About Mity Nice Bar & Grill

Mity Nice Bar & Grill is modern comfort food; food you like to eat, familiar favorites with a twist.

Water Tower Place 835 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
View Larger Map

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Mon-Thurs 11:30am - 8:30pm
Friday 11:30am - 9:00pm
Saturday 11:30am - 9:00pm
Sun 12:00pm - 8:00pm

Cross Street:
Pearson

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 335-4745

Website:
http://www.mitynicechicago.com/

Catering:
Inquire with our Catering & Party Manager Adriana Gonzalez (312)335-3663 x. 354

Parking Details:
Water Tower Mall has underground parking lot. Reduced ($11) rate when validated & parked after 5:00pm.

Public Transit:
Red Line - Chicago Avenue Stop, CTA Bus

Executive Chef:
John Chiakulas

Private Party Facilities:
Semi-private seating for up to 60 people.

Private Party Contact:
Ana Gonzalez: (312) 335-3663 ext. 354

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Mity Nice Bar & Grill Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.1

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Comfort Food (34)
Casual (33)
Great for Lunch (20)
See All
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Good for Groups (14)
Cozy (13)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Good for a Date (11)
Quick Bite (11)
Kid-friendly (10)
Special Occasion (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Business Meals (8)
Fun (8)
Bar Seating (6)
Seasonal (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Authentic (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Healthy (3)
Hot Spot (3)
People Watching (3)
Romantic (3)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Sports (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Organic (1)
Vegan (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
Sort by
S
1346 reviews
Loading Reviews ...

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Fastau is the best!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Now that Frankie's is no longer open Mity Nice is our best neighborhood choice.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Warm and Welcoming - Antoine and his team are always spot on. Food is dependable and consistent. Waitstaff are all professionals and do a great job. Great neighborhood place in Watertower on No Michigan Ave. Love this place.

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value5

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Excellent place to dine especially in Water Tower—away from the hustle and bustle of Xmas Shopping.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Always great to eat here. Excellent food and service.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 7, 2017

The waiter took an order for a second glass of wine for one of the guests and brought it after we were finished with the dinner. We refused it.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service2
value5

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 5, 2017

When I read comfort food in the description of the restaurant, I didn't expect much. But the food was very nicely prepared, tasty and the restaurant was relaxing. Would recommend for a dinner before the theatre.

Tags: Disabled Access, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service5
value4

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Always an excellent experience at Mity Nice. That’s why we keep coming back.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The restaurant was very busy on Saturday noon but this was no excuse for our waiter coming to our table only once until the meal was almost finished. We ask a bus boy for a setting of silverware which we never received. Our drinks were never refilled til the end of the meal after we ask twice. All item we ordered for the meal, never came but was on the check. This was the second Saturday after Thanksgiving and I blame the management for at least half the problems. Christmas shopping was in full swing and the wait staff should have been increased.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service2

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Loved the special, healthy chicken breast, with salad. We opted out of the potatoes! A bit heavy on the lemon vinegarette though delicious
Great to have a healthy option,
lower in calories Hoping it will
be part of your regular menu

Tags: Organic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 28, 2017

As always, very good.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 24, 2017

I was disappointed in he food. Had high expectations since it was part of the lettuce entertain you management. We ordered chicken finger, and they had very heavy breading, which was falling off before we could eat them. The chicken nachos, were scarce on ingredients to the point where I wasn't sure what was on them. The only good thing was the blueberry cobbler dessert! Would not go back, as the place was tucked in a food court, and food very mediocre!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience2
service4
value2

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 24, 2017

The Mity Nice Grill is always mighty nice!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on November 23, 2017

We enjoyed a fabulous Thanksgiving dinner—all of the foods we usually cook for ourselves, and so many more, were prepared scrumptiously! There was so many delicious options that my only disappointment was not being able to eat more than I did. Thanks for a fabulous holiday dinner!

Tags: Seasonal, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Cozy
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
·Dined on November 23, 2017

Had the Thanksgiving Brunch. Turkey was not Carved Whole Turkey but Processed Turkey Brest, it had a good taste but would have liked carved turkey for thanksgiving. Prime roast was seasoned with too much peppercorn. Was there last year and food was better quality. Overall 3 of 5 stars for us.

Tags: Good for a Date, Seasonal, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Casual
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service4
value3

 
·Dined on November 23, 2017

We did their Thanksgiving buffet. Terrific, priced right, great service,and Security ran the elevator for my older in-laws. Nice.

Tags: Disabled Access, Comfort Food, Fun, Good for Groups, Casual
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on November 23, 2017

Had Thanksgiving lunch on first visit to Chicago and it was fabulous! Recommended by a friend and it was as good as they said it would be!

Tags: Seasonal, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Good basic menu, good value, well made drinks at fair prices

Tags: Good for Groups, Quick Bite, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service3
value4

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Martin was wonderful, as always! Great place to dine when shopping.

Tags: Great for Lunch
1 person found this review helpful.
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

 
·Dined on November 12, 2017

Very enjoyable restaurant for Brunch, during a weekend of shopping.

Tags: Casual, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We dined on a Saturday late afternoon with our son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter after attending a high school musical at St. Ignatius. Jose was our server and he was outstanding, made on point recommendations. Our table was ready when we arrived, a very nice round booth in the back with a great vista of the restaurant. The guacamole appetizer was a big hit!
We all enjoyed our entrees which included the Thanksgiving dinner, fish tacos, cheeseburger and a pork tenderloin sandwich. Our only complaint was the booth next to us had a group of adults who were very loud and appeared to be quite inebriated. They left during our meal so we did not have to deal with it for our entire visit.

Tags: Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Fun, Hot Spot, Authentic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on November 11, 2017

The ne menu was very limited. Not impressed with the chooses

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service5
value2

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Really enjoyed it. The tuna tacos are definitely my favorite.

Tags: Quick Bite
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Located on the Mezzanine in Water Tower Place, Mity Nice is tucked behind FoodLife away from the mall traffic, quiet and comfortable. My wife and I went in between events in the area on the 1st Sat. of November, their first day for the Brunch menu. Nice mix of choices (see the menu) well done. Enjoyed our meal and visit.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Casual
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value3

 
 (Charleston)·Dined on October 28, 2017

great for kids and families

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

After visiting Chicago and getting our fill of deep dish we wanted something different for dinner. The menu had comfort food and enough diversity to please.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Cozy
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Miami)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Food and service was wonderful as always. Five of us had lunch , and we all loved it all. Desserts were fabulous

Tags: Great for Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience3
service5
value5

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Our neighborhood "go to " spot. Good basic food; well made drinks.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service4
value3

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 17, 2017

This is one of our favorite go-to restaurants - the food never disappoints and the service always good. Tried the white fish for the first time and it was fantastic - the deviled eggs are always our favorite starter. Mike, one of the managers - stopped by to make sure that everything was to our satisfaction. They even had $5.00/glass wine specials the night we were in which was a plus. You can't go wrong dining at Mity Nice!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great comfort food... calm environment and an inspiring message within. I would definitely recommend!!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 8, 2017

They always have an excellent service and excellent foods.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
·Dined on October 7, 2017

The food was good, I just wish there were a few more options (like pasta or grilled chicken).

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on October 5, 2017

Mity Nice Bar & Grill is located in the lower level food court of Water Tower Place and that is its only problem.

It is located way back in the corner of the food court. You go through what looks like the concourse of an airport to find it. Once there it is a cut above so much that is out in front that one thinks "if this place had street exposure you wouldn't be able to get in.

I had the turkey pastrami sandwich which was my error because turkey is turkey no matter how you dress it up. The sandwich was great and the home make potato chips were amazing! Order those! The wine was good.

I always ask myself when I leave a place: Would I go back? The answer her is: Yes.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value5

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 5, 2017

We eat here often. The food is always excellent. This is the best value in downtown Chicago.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Perfect! Everything perfect. Our favorite “go to” restaurant. Phenomenal service and food tonight. Thank you LEYE, Antoine and Elise. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Neighborhood standard. Not exciting but always good. However please put back the fried chicken on Sundays (daily) and whitefish (or salmon?) on the plank

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Casual, Quiet Conversation
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Mity Nice is a go-to option when you need a break from Michigan Avenue bustle.
Food is excellent, service always great--and the popovers are a secret treat. Very yummy.
It's a quiet and lower light atmosphere, but balanced by the high quality food.
Lighter version of enchiladas and tacos are so very welcome--healthy and tasty.
We find ourselves here often--don't be put off by the location, Mity Nice is a neighborhood gem.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Didn't realize it was in a food court when I booked it. Very underwhelmed.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience1
service2
value3

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 22, 2017

always pleased with yummy food and great service
has been an excellent consistent choice for many years

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Maybe an off night. It started out by arriving and host tried to seat us before I could state that I had an open table reservation. Then he checked the system and saw that we did and proceeded to take us to a small cramped table after I had requested a booth. So, he did not read the open table request. I pointed out my request and he promptly seated us at a booth. The food is always good but restaurant didn't seem all that clean that night and service was very slow. I have never had an off experience like that before so we will give another chance but had it been our first time, we would have never returned.

Tags: Comfort Food
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service2
value3

Report this review as inappropriate?

If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.