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.
This was our first trip to Hamilton Walkers. The food was very good, we really enjoyed it. Service was good, but not exactly what I would have expected from a nice steakhouse. I’m not sure if our server was just new or what. He didn’t walk us through the menu, or give any recommendations. He brought the bread and butter to the table but didn’t tell us what the butters were, and there were three kinds so it would have been nice to know. We would still eat here again though.
Nice place to take a date or group. Nice ambiance, friendly service good food. Fairly pricey in my opinion, however it was a nice experience will probably return at some point.
Our food was great and our server was great too. There was a variety of Bourbons listed on the menu (more than 10) which really pleased my husband.
This was a birthday celebration meal and I was disappointed. The three of us were seated next to a large table with young, noisy children. At times we were barely able to converse due to the commotion next to us. Food was average, nothing special. My prime rib was actually cool and I almost sent it back. Now wish I did. Sides were tasty. Service was ok, nothing outstanding. Overall, not a great value given the prices. Expected much more. Will probably not return.
We were so happy to find such great brunch food in Champaign! Will definitely go back!
great dinner and service as usual. The manager and head chef stopped by to make sure we were happy with everything...great time!
great waitress, great scallops, management checked on us twice during the meal. I will be coming back again very soon!
Delicious food. Great service. Super solid overall experience!
We had a 6pm reservation and were seated promptly. However, it took some time for the server to take our order. Our food was finally delivered to our table at 6:50pm. We had to quickly eat and did not have time to finish our meal as we needed to leave by 7:05pm to get to our event. This made for a very poor value for our money. Also, did not acknowledge my friend's birthday even though I specified it on the reservation AND mentioned it to the hostess as we were being seated. What little bit of food we were able to gobble down quickly tasted good.
Nice restaurant in the heart of downtown Champaign, IL. A somewhat limited select of menu choices at lunch but what we had was really good. So was the service; our waiter was very attentive but not pushy. Lots of good places to eat in downtown Champaign but I would definitely go back to Hamilton Walkers.
We were there last night, the seafood appetizer was great but went downhill after that. Had a hair in my soup and then our four steaks were all over done...after all of that, their method to "take care" of us was to offer us a free $6 dessert after spending $250 on dinner, very disappointing!
This was a relaxing space to catch up with old friends. The food and service were excellent. We will be back in April when we get together again.
I keep hearing great things about HW, but will have to disagree next time. The service was A+ and would have helped the cause, but when the food arrives 10 min later and we only ordered entree's no apps or salads made me very hesitate about was it truly a gourmet restaurant. The food was mediocre at best. Wish I could say I would go back.
1st visit to Hamilton Walkers. Overall Very Good-Strong 4.5 stars. Staff was excellent! Food was mostly a hit only missed on the cost of the "shared seafood appetizer special" The taste was quite good but If charging 23+ dollars there needs to actually be enough to share. Only other miss was the Choc. Cake- very dry, won't get that again but EVERYTHING ELSE: steaks x 3 people, Shrimp Entries X2 people, sides, and 3 other desserts were very good (we all shared)!! Note:the rib eye was prepared perfectly w/flavor that was unbeatable! We'll Be Back!
Best filet’s we’ve ever had. Service was top notch.
Best food I have ever had. Loved the place and the staff. Waitress was awesome. Taking my wife back again soon.
Dinner took a long time, and it was quite noisy with cramped dinner settings. When the food did arrive it was just mediocre. I do not plan on ever going back nor would I recommend this to a friend.
Our server was great, and the food was amazing! Highly recommend!
Amazing food. Great drinks and atmosphere. Staff treats you great and are very knowledgeable.
Valentine day dinner. Great food, service, and ambiance. Chocolate and gift was a nice touch.
Very nice ambiance- we dressed nice for special evening and table next to us in torn sweatshirts and jeans. Fantastic staff but food was very average especially considering the price. I will not return until I hear the food has gotten better. $44 steak was very mediocre. I don’t mind paying higher prices for food especially if it’s so good you can’t wait to tell others - not the case in my experience.
Food and service was great.
We visited during Valentine week. One diner had the 6 ounce steak special and loved it. Another had the salmon, which is always wonderful. As the house became more full, it felt a bit noisy. Maybe the music was a little too loud. Our server was attentive, and well informed, and the chef stopped by to chat and get feedback. I would come again and come often.
Always a great experience
My birthday dinner was outstanding from drinks, to appetizers, to entrees to dessert. Service was outstanding.
Firstly, props for this restaurant taking OpenTable reservations.
This was truly a pleasant find. A touch more expensive than perhaps Google Maps let on, but you pay for rich, quality food. The establishment is not large, but doesn't feel tight. If there is a lull in the conversation, Big Band music can be heard unobtrusively in the background, however most of the Saturday night, the room was filled with laughter I'll certainly return.
The service was outstanding and the ambience was excellent. They really make you feel special from the moment you walk in the door and throughout your entire experience. For these reasons, I will return to give them another chance with the food. The food was good, but not what I expected for a place like Hamilton's. The food was beautifully plated, but lukewarm. And although the crab/shrimp omelette was very good, the french toast was rated one star.
my filet, which was ordered Medium was undercooked
This was my second time eating here. First time was flawless. This time was almost as good, but my mother-in-law ordered a 6-oz filet and was served a filet that could not have been more than three oz. It was embarrassingly small. Quality of the food was excellent, but the portion was very small.
I have visited this restaurant several times and never had any issue with the food except for the following evening went I took two clients with me. All three of us ordered the chef's special which was sirloin tips and all of us ended the evening stating that the meat was very very grissly and that it must have been a very "poor" cut. As I mentioned, I have had filet's, fish as well as several other entrees and never had any issues. I hope that this was an isolated event and that the quality of beef will change in the future......
Anniversary dinner. Food was great, service was great, and nice ambience.
Unfortunately, toward the end of our meal, a large party (16) was seated near us. They were extremely loud and obnoxious- sometimes yelling from one end of the table to the other. They really were ridiculous! Even our fabulous waiter, Zach, had difficulty hearing us trying to talk to him. Thankfully we were finishing up our complimentary dessert!
We will definitely be back. Next time we’ll asked to be tucked away in a booth toward the back and by the windows.
We’ve finally found a place to have a nice dinner for special occasions.
Was a tad loud. Food wasn’t bad but nothing to brag much about. The lobster bisque was great! Steak was cooked perfect but the outside char was a bit standoffish. Mushrooms were a bit over done. Creme Brûlée was perfect as were the cocktails. Our server Nathaniel was superb! On top of things and made sure we had a great experience. One of the top servers I’ve had! Overall not bad but not 5 star. Close, but not all the way.
We recently went for Sunday lunch and everything was excellent. We have experienced slightly slow service in the past, but that seems to be resolved and this time everything was perfect. We will definitely return, Hamilton Walkers is a favorite stop when we visit our son at University of Illinois.
The prime rib was to die for. We took some home and had it the next day and it was still GREAT!! The bread and service were both excellent.
The service and food quality you receive when you dine at Hamilton Walkers is second to none. The staff go above and beyond to make sure your meal and experience are memorable. A true gem in Downtown Champaign.
We were there with our toddler for brunch. Restaurant was not busy and felt service was slow, especially since we had a child with us.
great food and experience. Just took a while to get our food over lunch hour so we were late getting back. The $5 burger special was very popular. Glad I made a reservation.
Best food in town. Worth every penny. Great cocktails.
Overall food quality was good portions are very small 7 dollar baked potato seems high!
Service was very slow at the start took long time for him to come to our table, once there he was attentive and took care of our table with no problems.
I took my girlfriend here for our To celebrate being together for one year. We are from Decatur and did the drive and it was worth it. Our Server, Zach, was every thing a server should be. The ribeye was flavorful and cooked to perfection while her filet was grilled to exact specs and was a good cut of meat, the food overall was amazing. Other than some guy coming to the complete empty dining room and nonstop complaining about everything from the restaurant to bird box, it was a great experience and would defiantly make the trip over there again!!!!!