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Hamilton Walker's, Champaign, IL

Hamilton Walker's

4.8
4.8
1135 Reviews
$30 and under
American

Hamilton Walker’s is the community’s gathering place. Founded by three long-time residents of Champaign, this modern steakhouse with a chic 1940's Hollywood vibe is an inviting gathering place and backdrop for meeting, dining, and socializing; for friends, family, and business; for toasting special events and celebrating life.
Our mission is to offer memorable food and flawless service in an extraordinary setting.

The kitchen is stewarded by widely-respected culinarian, Chef Zachary Schweig. Our inspired menu—created from the finest premium aged meats, freshest seafood, and hand selected produce, and expertly prepared with the highest quality ingredients and flavorful seasonings—offers a superior dining experience, presented with Hamilton Walker's signature flair.

Hamilton Walker's team embraces the philosophy of exceptional service. We consider our employees our most important resource, our best ambassadors, our family.

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Booked 15 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Steakhouse, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (217) 350-0363

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Zachary Schweig

  • Catering

    HAMILTON WALKER'S weaves premium ingredients, time honored recipes, traditional culinary crafts, classic 1940's Hollywood ambiance, and exceptional service into a vivid dining experience for every taste.<br />HAMILTON WALKER’S brings you the flavors we know you will enjoy.<br />Fresh, natural flavors…subtle, elegant flavors...bold, contemporary flavors,<br />intermingled with the rich, traditional flavors of the American Heartland.<br />There is no substitute for experience.<br />HAMILTON WALKER’S<br />The embodiment of style — worldly, cultivated, all-American, timeless, classic.

  • Private party facilities

    Hamilton Walker's offers a private dining room for your special event for up to 50 guests. This room is available Sunday through Saturday nights. Please contact us for further details at gm@hamiltonwalkers.com!

  • Private party contact

    Eric Feltman: (217) 350-0363

  • Neighborhood

    Champaign

  • Cross street

    Park Avenue

  • Parking details

    Complimentary Parking at the Hill Street Parking Deck located at 125 W Hill St, Champaign, IL 61820. 2 hour max. Receive a parking voucher after dining. Due to our generous neighbor, Busey Bank, there is free parking after 5pm behind Hamilton Walker&#39;s as well as their own parking lot.

  • Public transit

    Church & Neil<br />University & Neil

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,135 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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    Best Food

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    Best Service

  • Central Illinois

    Best Ambiance

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  1. MC

    MCH85

    Chicago

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Splendid as usual. One huge indication that it is a great place to visit and work - one of our usual staff, Cara, was there, in non-work clothes, sitting at the bar eating and enjoying drinks made by Nick, her bartending colleague. If it were not up to par, would staff come and spend off-duty hours there? Of course not, and the excellence is always evident. I gave Nick "carte blanche" on an Old Fashioned, thinking he would use a different bourbon and maybe different bitters to change it up. He made me one with tequila, which was a great change of pace. The orange oils from the peel really smoothed it out. What can I say? Our favorite place to have a meal and enjoy. We will, of course, be back.

  2. R

    Ravenous1

    Cincinnati

    60 reviews

    4.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Very good dining experience. Surprisingly a bit slow on service even though not crowded and apparently plenty of staff. Food was very good and worth the price. Would return.

    Hamilton Walker'sResponded 7 days ago

    Our apologies on the delayed service. Definitely should have flowed without major gaps. Thank you for sending in your feedback and the kind words. Looking forward to serving you again!

  3. J

    Jules

    Chicago

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, great service. Outdoor dining at its best!!

    Hamilton Walker'sResponded on June 6, 2022

    Outdoor dining is great! Looking forward to more great weather and serving you again! Thanks for the review!

  4. HC

    HappyCeliac

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our filet mignons were delicious and cooked perfectly, which is difficult with such a thick cut of meat! Salads and sides were great also. I have a serious food allergy and they were able to accommodate me; both the chef and the restaurant manager checked in with me to assure me that they were taking proper precautions and to make sure that my meal was satisfactory. (it was superb!) Dining out safely is very challenging for me and I really appreciated their knowledge of food allergies and attention to my safety.

    Hamilton Walker'sResponded on June 6, 2022

    Always our pleasure when you're at Hamilton Walker's! It's our delight to prepare a meal for you regardless of your dietary restrictions. Looking forward to your next visit!

  5. D

    Dennis

    Hawaii

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Always get great food at Hamilton Walkers. We were there for a wine dinner. I'm not not a big fan of wine, but the food was excellent and we had a wonderful evening.

    Hamilton Walker'sResponded on June 6, 2022

    Thanks for the feedback Dennis. Great seeing you looking forward to your next visit!

  6. YA

    YadiraA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was perfect, the food, the wine, and the service. Will def come back again to celebrate another birthday.

    Hamilton Walker'sResponded on June 6, 2022

    Once again Happy Birthday YadiraA! Thanks for the great review and we look forward to your next visit!

  7. D

    Dennis

    Hawaii

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food. Lots of new things on their menu. Will have to go back to try some of them. Always enjoy HW.

    Hamilton Walker'sResponded on June 6, 2022

    Thanks for the great review Dennis! Great seeing you!

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great experience overall

    Hamilton Walker'sResponded 7 days ago

    Thanks for the feedback! Looking forward to serving you again soon!

  9. MB

    MichaelB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was my first time dining at Hamilton Walkers. The service was excellent from start to finish. The food was delicious. I had the best Old Fashioned I’ve ever had too.

    Hamilton Walker'sResponded on May 28, 2022

    Thanks for the great review MichaelB! Looking forward to your next visit!

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4

    Waitress was not good, but food was delicious

    Hamilton Walker'sResponded on May 28, 2022

    Happy to hear you enjoyed the cuisine. Please feel free to reach out to our management team to share about the service you experienced. Definitely not a trait of our service team. Thanks for sharing your feedback. Hoping you'll give us another shot.

  11. MC

    MCH85

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding as usual. Our guest was impressed and really enjoyed the experience.

    Hamilton Walker'sResponded on May 28, 2022

    Always our pleasure serving you! Happy you brought him in! See you soon.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Every time we’ve eaten at Hamilton Walkers it has been a wonderful experience.

    Hamilton Walker'sResponded on May 18, 2022

    Truly appreciate you!

  13. LK

    LeslieK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and service were outstanding! Our party had both steaks and seafood. Would absolutely go there again.

    Hamilton Walker'sResponded on May 18, 2022

    Thanks for the great review LeslieK! Looking forward to your next visit!

  14. LH

    LorethaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food was great! Busy night because of Graduation, but still able to get in and served

    Hamilton Walker'sResponded on May 18, 2022

    Thanks for the kind words LorethaH!

  15. GQ

    GradyQ

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    We had several cuts for our table of 8 and all were spot on. lamb chop and seafood bisque appetizers were superb. service was excellent. my favorite spot when visiting the area.

    Hamilton Walker'sResponded on May 18, 2022

    Thanks for taking the time to send in your feedback. Looking forward to serving you again!

  16. AB

    AlyssaB

    Oklahoma City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a delicious dinner with incredible service.

    Hamilton Walker'sResponded on June 6, 2022

    What great feedback AlyssaB! Always great to have you at the restaurant.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was perfect…food, staff, everything for Mother’s Day. We’ll definitely be back.

    Hamilton Walker'sResponded on May 18, 2022

    We love the word perfect! Thanks for taking the time to send in your review!

  18. KH

    KathleenH

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    All of the food was delicious! New take on a vegetable au gratin that even kids would love. Perfectly prepared scallops. Lovely to see Cara again.

    Hamilton Walker'sResponded on May 18, 2022

    Love the kind words KathleenH! We'll be sure to share this with our whole team. Always our pleasure serving you.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3

    Mother’s Day

    Hamilton Walker'sResponded on May 18, 2022

    Mother's Rock!

  20. TB

    TracyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were upgraded seating from bar to table, given free sparkling wine for Mothers day, and they also gave us half off our meal for Mothers Day. The food was delicious and the service was great!

    Hamilton Walker'sResponded on May 18, 2022

    What a great review. Thanks TracyB!

  21. PF

    PatrickF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    The service was fantastic! We were celebrating a special occasion, and this was a great place to be.

    Hamilton Walker'sResponded on May 18, 2022

    Thanks for the kind words PatrickF! Until next time!

  22. WW

    WendyW

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Prime rib was amazing salmon outstanding overall it was a great Mother’s Day meal and mom got half off

    Hamilton Walker'sResponded on May 18, 2022

    Thank you Wendy for the kind words.

  23. BK

    BruceK

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always one of our favorites with excellent service, drinks and food. I would recommend Hamilton Walkers to anyone!

    Hamilton Walker'sResponded on May 18, 2022

    Thanks for sending in the feedback BruceK! Always our pleasure serving you.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mother’s Day

    Hamilton Walker'sResponded on May 18, 2022

    Mother's Rock!

  25. PD

    PDUB

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Another great meal with great service. Have been here multiple times and have yet to be disappointed with food quality and service. Had the filet - was great quality to begin with and cooked just as I requested. Salads and other sides were great as well. The special treatment they gave the Moms in the specials they offered them were top notch and very classy! Great food, great vide, great atmosphere. Prices there are a premium but you get what you pay for and for special occasions its great.

    Hamilton Walker'sResponded on May 18, 2022

    What a great read PDUB! Thanks for taking the time to send in your feedback. Until next time!

  26. SL

    StevenL

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was outstanding. Server read excellent. Nathan, the manager was very attentive!

    Hamilton Walker'sResponded on May 18, 2022

    Thanks for the great feedback StevenL!

  27. A

    Appreciategoodfood

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic dining experience to celebrate our anniversary!

    Hamilton Walker'sResponded on May 18, 2022

    Happy anniversary once again! Thanks for your review and we look forward to your next visit!

  28. NN

    NativeNM

    New Mexico

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Expected more. The food did not live up to what we expected. The service was good. We felt the food was overpriced for the quality. The bar looked fun, and our mixed drinks were good.

    Hamilton Walker'sResponded on May 18, 2022

    Great to hear about your drinks however disappointing to hear about your experience with the cuisine. We hope we did everything to rectify the situation if something was not correct. Thanks for the feedback.

  29. MD

    MarinoD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I took my girlfriend out to eat for her birthday and I must say choosing Hamiltons was the best choice one can make. We had a great experience and my meal was Great. I will be back for no occasion.

    Hamilton Walker'sResponded on May 18, 2022

    Thanks for the great review MarinoD! Looking forward to your next visit.

  30. A

    Anonymous

    Houston

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service. Very knowledgeable wine steward. Steaks were fabulous.

    Hamilton Walker'sResponded on May 4, 2022

    Thanks for the kind words. We'll be sure to share this with our team. Until next time!

  31. KH

    KevinH

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3

    We went to Hamilton Walkers for a retirement celebration. Overall I was pleased. The service from the hostess, waitress, and food delivery people was excellent. The martinis were top notch. My only disappointment was the steak. I had the sirloin cap which is one of my favorites to cook at home. I suspect what I was served was grass-fed beef and possibly even select grade instead of choice. I wish I would have chosen a different entrée. Otherwise everything was great. Thanks.

    Hamilton Walker'sResponded on May 2, 2022

    Hello. Thank you for sending in your feedback about your experience with us. Happy to hear you were overall pleased however disappointed that you were not impressed with our beef. The beef is not grass fed nor select, rather corn/grain fed and upper 2/3rds choice. We hope you'll give us another chance to prove to you our excellent steak quality. Once again, thank you for the feedback.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our first visit and very excited to go back again. Impeccable service and every bite from appetizer to dessert was delicious. The back room is much quieter than seating up front, but the whole place has a great ambience. Pricey yes, but we felt it was money well spent!

    Hamilton Walker'sResponded on May 4, 2022

    What a great read! Thanks for taking the time to send in your feedback.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The staff was fabulous at accommodating out large group ! Food and service was outstanding!

    Hamilton Walker'sResponded on May 1, 2022

    It was our pleasure serving you. Thank you for the great review.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was wonderful! The service, food, ambiance—fabulous!

    Hamilton Walker'sResponded on May 1, 2022

    Thanks for the great feedback!

  35. MC

    MCH85

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent as usual. Even though our reservation for my wife’s birthday had to be cancelled, several staff wished her a belated birthday and insisted that we have her birthday dessert. Complimentary, of course.

    Hamilton Walker'sResponded on April 24, 2022

    Thank you for the great feedback MCH85! Always our pleasure serving you both.

  36. AB

    AlyssaB

    Oklahoma City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Such a pleasure to dine at Hamilton Walker's. From the moment you walk in, the staff is happy to see you and make you feel comfortable. Our son has multiple allergies and Chef Zach is always able to accommodate with such kindness. The kids menu is definitely the best in town! It's a wonderful spot to take the family because there is something delicious for everyone.

    Hamilton Walker'sResponded on April 24, 2022

    Thanks for the amazing review AlyssaB! Always our pleasure when you and the family are here. Until next time!

  37. KS

    KimS

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3

    Food is good, but super $$. Everything is extra. Last night the bar was busy so we didn’t get drinks until well after we finished our appetizers. Definitely not the dining experience we expected for $400 dinner.

    Hamilton Walker'sResponded on April 17, 2022

    Hello KimS. Thanks for sending in your feedback about your experience with us last night. Quite disappointing for us knowing you waited so long for your beverages. Definitely not our standard here at HW. Appreciate you commenting about enjoying the food. Hoping you'll give us another shot to prove to you our service expectations. Kind regards.

  38. AH

    AmyH

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I had filet mignon, my husband had ribeye. Both were perfection. Best steaks in the area, in our opinion. The staff is attentive and knowledgeable. A great place to celebrate a special occasion!

    Hamilton Walker'sResponded on April 17, 2022

    Thanks for the outstanding review AmyH! Always our pleasure serving you. Until next time!

  39. RP

    RobertP

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    We had a group of nine folks and the service and food entries were great. Would definitely recommend.

    Hamilton Walker'sResponded on April 17, 2022

    Thanks for the great feedback RobertP and the recommendation!

  40. DO

    DanielO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and excellent service. The steaks were perfectly done. We would definitely recommend Hamilton Walker's.

    Hamilton Walker'sResponded on April 17, 2022

    Thanks for the great review DanielO!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Hamilton Walker's using the Order Online button. Hamilton Walker's also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Hamilton Walker's also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (217) 350-0363.

Hamilton Walker's is rated 4.8 stars by 1135 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Google Map for Hamilton Walker's

201 N Neil St Champaign, IL 61820

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Park Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Champaign

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Steakhouse, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Complimentary Parking at the Hill Street Parking Deck located at 125 W Hill St, Champaign, IL 61820. 2 hour max. Receive a parking voucher after dining. Due to our generous neighbor, Busey Bank, there is free parking after 5pm behind Hamilton Walker&#39;s as well as their own parking lot.

  • Public transit

    Church & NeilUniversity & Neil

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Zachary Schweig

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (217) 350-0363

  • Catering

    HAMILTON WALKER'S weaves premium ingredients, time honored recipes, traditional culinary crafts, classic 1940's Hollywood ambiance, and exceptional service into a vivid dining experience for every taste.<br />HAMILTON WALKER’S brings you the flavors we know you will enjoy.<br />Fresh, natural flavors…subtle, elegant flavors...bold, contemporary flavors,<br />intermingled with the rich, traditional flavors of the American Heartland.<br />There is no substitute for experience.<br />HAMILTON WALKER’S<br />The embodiment of style — worldly, cultivated, all-American, timeless, classic.

  • Private party facilities

    Hamilton Walker's offers a private dining room for your special event for up to 50 guests. This room is available Sunday through Saturday nights. Please contact us for further details at gm@hamiltonwalkers.com!

  • Private party contact

    Eric Feltman: (217) 350-0363

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