Located in the historic Tribune Tower on Michigan Avenue, Howells & Hood has event space to host intimate dinners, weddings, large corporate events and everything in between. Impress your guests with the largest draft beer selection in Chicago & gourmet cuisine. Buyouts available.View Private Dining Details
Something on the menu for everyone but it's sports bar quality and setting.
Food was delicious. Nice children’s menu. Need to upgrade desserts, not enough options.
Great spot to get together with friends or coworkers. Average age is late twenties to mid-thirties.
Get it while you Can! This amazing location (Tribune Tower) will no longer be their address as of October 1st, 2018!
What a great place to eat! The place was not as busy as you might expect for the center of downtown Chicago but that was a plus for us because we were not in the mood for waiting to eat.
The wait staff and the food were better than the rating I gave but I rated them in terms of all the places I've experienced in Chicago which may not be fair but I think appropriate. I felt that this place was great price, great ambience, and great food.
The drinks were awesome and they even provide samplers for the vast amount of craft beers they carry from across the country. I had the ribs and they were tender and moist with the right amount of sauce (that doesn't drip in your lap). Presentation of all the plates was really appropriate for what you would expect.
I plan to visit again on my next trip!
Had a great meal on a Saturday night in February. Friendly wait staff, food was good, not to noisy.
Enjoyed the wide variety of beer. The appetizers were delicious and we loved the fish tacos! Great ambience and service! A great spot in Chicago!
Waiter could have been quicker and more attentive but was very friendly
Love this place. Can’t say enough good things about it. Get the French Onion Soup and the Risotto - amazing.
We were rushed because the restaurant was having an employee party that evening. They could have told us that when we made the reservation. Fish tacos were fried and hard. Thanks but no thanks.
We had a great experience. The food was phenomenal! I definitely recommend any of their cheeseburgers. Our waitress was a little weird but other than that we had a great time.
Great place for lunch and a beer while your downtown shopping.
Food was terrific as was the service. Will definitely come back.
Leave this restaurant to desperate tourists. It is a great location on Michigan Ave. very convenient to a lot of attractions and restaurants that take a bit more time and care. The ambiance is nice. I liked the quotes around the lobby but you can do way better a block off Michigan for less money
Food was very typical and didnt give me a reason to pick this restaurant over anywhere else. Our waitress was very disappointing, she didn’t provide silverware, ignored the table and rarely checked if we needed anything. It wasn’t busy so I was surprised.
I’ve been here before with friends for drinks and had a decent time. I suggest sticking to some beers and getting food elsewhere. They also serve wine in massive beakers which was a plus.
Always a favorite. The food and service are always top notch. The cauliflower appetizer is wonderful, and the on-tap beer selection is amazing. Never disappointed and always a spot we consider when in the city.
If you're a beer lover, then you can't go wrong with Howells & Hood. 120 beers on tap. The ribs and pulled BBQ are pretty good as well. Typical sports bar atmosphere.
Food was great... great beer menu . is in a fantastic location , right off Michigan ave , and river
Very cold inside
Service was really good. Food was unique and interesting. Great work lunch or after work hangout.
Our party thought we were getting the Hangover Brunch of 2017 due to the incorrect reading of Google information by one of the seniors, me. It turned into a wonderful morning normal brunch food, lunch food or multiple choices. The Bloody Marys were excellent. Our waitress had so much personality we all really enjoyed her attentiveness and sense of humor. What, no senior discount LOL
Very upset with my experience. First off I went for NYE after seeing their promotion for their “NYE PARTY”. They said they would have a DJ and videographer- both no where to be found. It was also dead. Not one person at the bar. I guess their promo didn’t go well but it would have been nice to have been called and told that the party was no longer a party. My boyfriend and I were visiting from NY and looking for a fun, upbeat restaurant to give us the NYE vibe while still having an intimate dinner.
The place has such potential and seems like it could be a fun place with the big bar and open space, however the service I had was weird. Barely saw the waitress and when we did she didn’t hide that she didn’t want to be there. She also sent over another waitress to ask us questions (that waitress was much better anyway). I have to say the drinks were great and creative, but overpriced for the experience. Finally we both ordered the risotto and it was WAYYY to salty and I even like a lot of salt. It’s as if they accidentally dropped too much salt when cooking.
I had high hopes for this place and was really disappointed as I was in town for only two days and that night being NYE which is a night to celebrate. Wish I never went.
Great service. Our server was very attentive and responded quickly to any requests.
I tried to make it for their late brunch but being a holiday weekend Saturday (Christmas Eve Eve), they ended it early due to lack of demand. I changed my mind to a mid-afternoon snack and ordered their stew, which was quite delicious, as well as a flight of limited edition stout from Deschutes Brewery (a taste of Oregon!) for before and after. I felt refreshed, rejuvenated and content for the rest of the afternoon through the late dinner that I had scheduled that evening. And a very convenient location, after my visit to the new Apple Store!
Food was fair, but nothing great. I had fish and chips...the batter on the fish was doughy. The fries were ok. The slaw was different and not the type that I would prefer. Service was good.
I had the best burger off my life! I forgot the name of it, but it had bbq pork, onion jam, onion rings etc on it. I would def go back just for that burger. Bartender did mess up my drink, though. Had to return it cuz we had to leave. Still very good good
Food was not good. More like “Chili’s and very over priced for dull food. Cocktails were $15 for subpar drinks. An outrage.
I have enjoyed dining at Howells and Hood for at least four times. Very good service.
Great beer selection. Fish tacos were great and service was very good.
So it’s a great location, they have a great beer menu but otherwise it was nothing special. They have a big check in area with unfriendly folks checking you in. Service was intermittent, food came out fairly quickly and wasn’t bad but certainly nothing special. They need to turn it up a notch somehow to make it more memorable.
They have a lot of beers.
They were a little bit slow.
The BBQ chicken salad was average at best and they left out one of the ingredients!
Portions were exceptional. My wife had an excellent Reuben on the sandwich side and I enjoyed a delicious meatloaf entre that had a distinctive sauce.
Another outstanding evening at this wonderful restaurant at Tribune Tower. Our server Nikki was terrific and food knowledgeable. We loved the Kung Pao Cauliflower bites starter as much as the umami-rich Kohlrabi Dragon Noodles w/ shaved ribeye. And don't hesitate if you're a BBQ fan. The house-smoked slab of ribs was hugely rewarding. Everything was tasty, imaginative, and beautifully plated !
Manager Jay stopped by our table to see how we were enjoying our evening and we assured him everything was very right at Howells & Hood on the Mag Mile.
Howells and Hood was a great new find for us! We come to this area of Chicago about 4 times a year and had no idea that Howells and Hood existed! It is not a place that you will just happen past as it is located inside the Chicago Tribune building. Maybe for that reason, it was not busy at all after Hamilton, where other similar restaurants had a 1-2 hour wait. The staff was friendly and efficient, the food was good, and the atmosphere was just what we were looking for--quiet and casual. This will become a regular stop for us!
Dinner was exceptional.
Overall really good, they were out of one of the appetizers and a few of the beers but everything we had was really good.
Love this place, although unusually loud compared to going in the past. So sad it’s closing.