Mid America Club

4.4
153 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
The private members only club is a favorite of Chicago's elite, and welcomes you to experience the highest dining experience in Chicago! The Mid-America Club is the only club in Chicago with a panoramic view of the city’s distinctive skyline, perched on the 80th Floor overlooking Buckingham Fountain, Millennium Park, The Bean, Lake Michigan, Navy Pier, the Chicago River and more. The Chef team features traditional America fine-dining cuisine, and the menu is a favorite for special occasions, entertaining clients, and an evening out. Allow our team to wow you with our hospitality, service, and "magic moments!"

Please note the Club does not accept cash payments. Additionally, guests are invited to observe the Club dress code; business professional, or cocktail attire.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • 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
  • Staff temperature check required
What 153 people are saying
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vipPsuep
Palm Springs
50 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food & service by Lisa and thanks to Maggie for arranging such a special evening for us!

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vipEatDrinkandbeMerry
Pittsburgh
26 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Private club, beautiful views.
All good..try the cannoli.
Was not told we would be in the casual bar area.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great views from our seated area. Food was perfect. Staff was on point with service, suggestions on wine, and short arrival time when as food was ready and cooked to perfection. Would go back.

A word of caution… the valet is not affiliated with the restaurant so please tale any belongings of value with you. I had my iPad under papers in glove compartment hidden pretty well. When I picked up my car the iPad was missing.
I was devastated, but your ticket says that the valet is not responsible for missing valuables. Please be aware.
Lesson learned

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RobertH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Salad tasted so bad and strange. There was something wrong with it that nobody could put their finger on. Everyone's food apart from mine sucked. Mine was OK. Views were great though. Go somewhere else.

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vipJosephH
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My birthday

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LynneD
New England
15 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view alone is worth it!
Service,food,ambiance is beyond amazing !

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Was a nice experience

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CalebOinAustin
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Mid-America Club is always a winner when I visit Chicago.
Treated like a VIP from walk in to departure. Great cuisine selections for seasonal menu. The view is the best in Chicago. I'm all smiles!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food was amazing and the staff were so kind even when we stayed past closing time. the restaurant was on the 80th floor so we had a beautiful view! def worth it for the money

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KosLove
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I made reservations at Mid America Club for a date night. Wanted a good view of the city. It was a perfect place. The food was good and the staff was friendly. If you want to dine at Mid America Club the window tables are the best option.

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Ashley
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Both my boyfriend and I work within the commercial banking sector at 2 top 5 financial institutions here in Chicago. His colleagues have been raving and trying to get him to join 2 clubs in the area, so when I saw that mid-American was apart of restaurant week, I thought “perfect”—we can celebrate his birthday over dinner w/ an amazing view and finally check this place out!

Welp—our waitress couldn’t stop cleverly reiterating the fact that they just opened up to the “public” (the underlying message was clear). I was referred to as his “date” and there was little effort to get us window seating as requested greater than a week in advance.

We’re perfectly fine, but there was definitely an opportunity missed here from a business perspective.

It would unfair for me not to note that there was one saving grace (I wish I had gotten her name)—she wore a grey suite so I assume she was a manager. She was the only one that kept her eye open for movement within our waitress’s area. Thank you.

LL
vipLynnL
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. Can't go wrong.
"I love the relaxed feel of this place. I definitely would return to try more dishes. The bang band shrimp was amazing. Service was well-timed and friendly, wines were affordable."

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BeccaV
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing meal - This view is AMAZING! We started off with the Bang Bang Shrimp, Guacamole with King Crab and Braised Beef Short Rib Mac and Cheese. Talk about an amazing start to a feast! All of the appetizers were succulent and got our taste-buds begging for more. Our prime Filet of Beef and Salmon were cooked perfectly. The staff was so accommodating and the drinks were also fantastic. Such a memorable view and experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

How nice to find a conversation-friendly restaurant with fabulous views and excellent service. The octopus was very good and the steak was tender and cooked to order.

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vipTable41Please
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was my first visit to the Mid-America Club and I will certainly be back. The views of the city from the 80th floor of the Aon Center building are extraordinary, particularly the south-facing views. The restaurant was quiet and elegant. Service was absolutely top notch - always attentive but never intrusive. Of course, the food should be the star of a dining experience and it certainly was here. My guest and I opted for the restaurant week menu and the meal was exquisite. The steak was cooked to perfection and the price point was far less than any other fine dining restaurant in that area. Overall, this is a hidden gem that needs to be experienced!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience4

The dining experience itself was good, however, after calling to ask for my guests name to be added to the security list Bree forgot to add mine. We ended up having to wait 30 minutes to be cleared to go upstairs because no one would answer the phone to give security the ok. Then once up there they gave little direction on where to go as the lady at the front was too busy talking to another worker to help us.

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MaryD
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our servers were excellent and we enjoyed out evening.

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vipMKG67
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience4

Had the strip steak from the Restaurant Week menu - ordered it medium rare - it was like eating a shoe - could barely cut it.

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Tacolover
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Ambience and service was great. The view is beautiful but the food was absolutely horrendous. Not sure if going during restaurant week played a role in the quality of food but the menu sounded great. The food was not at all though. Pretty disappointed.

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vipAmandaA
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Came here to try it out during restaurant week. We were excited to see that it wasn't overly packed, but obviously had some "regulars or members" there as well. Every person on the staff was SO nice and friendly!

When we got our entrees, my steak was medium-well/well done instead of the medium rare ordered and they quickly had the kitchen prepare a new one and comped us a round of drinks, which we definitely appreciated since we were there celebrating, but when my second steak came out, it was PERFECTLY COOKED. I wouldn't call it the best steak dinner I've ever had (but they dont claim this), but I had No complaints when we finally left.

We had a wonderful night, enjoyed the beautiful views, never felt silly for asking staff to take pics of us, and were encouraged to go around the place to look out.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience1

Date night, so I saw this so called special on Travelzoo I purchased it! Read the fine print and noticed the 20% service charge + tax ! Wasn’t happy about that but because I couldn’t get a refund we went anyway. Service was great and I really enjoyed my dinner. Drinks were so-so but I’d return for the view!

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foodconsultant
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top Notch everything!! They must have the best chef in Chicagoland!! Service outstanding as well!!

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Debo
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I used to belong to a private dining club so it was as expected. Great service, good food and an opportunity to enjoy the meal and the club.

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CalebOinAustin
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is one of the best elevated dining experiences I've ever had. This is an amazing club venue. All the staff is accommodating to each our needs. Delicious cuisine and tremendous view to boot. I will be back next time in Chicago.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

It was kind of boring

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NancyG
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant evening
Waiter most helpfullq, menu varied and good offerings. Dinner served beautifully and perfect temperature
Great place to dine when in Chicago.

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vipPatrickM
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Beautiful setting. Limited menu wine list. Surprise, there’s a significant service charge added to your bill. You are advised this is not to be considered a tip or gratuity. Together the tip and service charge was almost $80 on a $200.00 meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed it!

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vipLaheila
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The views were impeccable and the food was delicious as expected. Although, I would prefer that sides come with the steak since my husband’s potatoes came a little late. However, the service was great and everyone was apologetic. Would definitely love to go back!

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vipELMAM
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My dads bday dinner and he felt very special. Everything was excellent

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vipchrischicago
Chicago
45 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Views are amazing. Service was very good and friendly. Most of the food tasted good and looked nice, but most of the portions were skimpy and in some cases almost offensive given the price. It's also strange how the server specifically said there was a service charge added to the bill but it's not considered a "tip." After asking for clarification from him and also the manager, I was still confused; sounds a little shady and a way for the club staff to get additional/double gratuity. I think it should be clearer...or don't make it confusing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

The food was terrible!!!!! It took us 2 hours to get the food and it tasted like it came from a nursing home.

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EdwardW
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience4

Security was very rude to me and my group and took a very long time to let us in (~20-30 min with a reservation). Once we got into the restaurant, things were ok.

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vipWe8well
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mid America club is a great venue for good dining and spectacular views. The only caveat that I have is that they charge a special fee for access to the club if you are not a member. Other than that keep this venue in your "very special dining" category.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view is amazing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience3

As an exec assistant I am regularly making dining reservations for my boss and also for myself. This time while making the reservation on the app I failed to change the name to her name. So I called to confirm that everything was good to go. I had never been spoken to so blatantly condescending for not putting it under her name. The person on the phone sounded exasperated and inconvenienced that I would do such a thing. Luckily my boss didn’t have any problems, but you can bet this will be the last time I make a reservation for this restaurant.

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CalebOinAustin
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Mid America Club is sure worthy of an encore on my Chicago trip! I'm always pleased with the quality of food and service here. Stunning view up there to boot. I will be back. 😇

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CalebOinAustin
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed so much the Mid American Club. This is my go-to place to dine when in Chicago. Awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Private club, food was sub par for the price. Poor ambience and felt lie foodservice food. Played more like a lounge.

Great view though...

LH
LynneH
Omaha
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First, let me say that Christina was an excellent server. She gave us great advice and went above and beyond to make sure we got to experience all the best views of the city.
We were lucky enough to be there on a Friday night when they were featuring their filet and lobster tail combo for less than $40! This also came with salad, sides and dessert! I am a foodie, and we raise our own beef, so I have high expectations. However, for this price in Chicago, I wasn’t sure what we would get. They COMPLETELY EXCEEDED my expectations! There were four of us dining together and we all ordered the same thing. Every meal was perfectly cooked a beautiful meadium rare on the beef and the lobster was very flavorful. Another surprise was their pomegranate margarita. I do not care for tequila and usually don’t order a margarita. However, my daughter got this margarita and when I tried it I had to have one. It was probably one of the best cocktails I have ever had. I would go here just to have this margarita, and that is saying a lot for me.

I was surprised there were not more people dining here. We would ABSOLUTELY go again!

FAQs

Mid America Club offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 861-1100.

Mid America Club is rated 4.4 stars by 153 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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