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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
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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

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4.4

Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.1

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (36)
Comfort Food (34)
Great for Lunch (22)
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Pre/post Theatre (21)
Good for Groups (16)
Cozy (14)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Kid-friendly (12)
Quick Bite (11)
Good for a Date (11)
Special Occasion (10)
Business Meals (10)
Fun (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Seasonal (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Authentic (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Healthy (3)
Hot Spot (3)
People Watching (3)
Romantic (3)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Vegan (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

My family frequently eats at Mity Nice, but it's been a while since we've written an Open Table review so here's a new one. Mity Nice is one of the best casual restaurants in Chicago: delicious comfort food, very reasonable prices, and an amazing set of managers and staff. I want to give a special shout out to the host, Antoine, who always makes us feel welcome, the managers Elise and Mike, and our most recent server Zach Z., each of whom performs at the highest levels. Mity Nice is exemplary in every category.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Fun, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Food is wonderful Biscuits are warm and delicious. Love the deserts.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Mity Nice is consistently a very good option for a weekend brunch or lunch. Food is good--menu has a range of choices that are accommodating of different tastes. Water Tower is not my favorite location, but being tucked in the back makes the experience much better.
Popovers are a treat! Service is always spot on. I'm a fan of the salads--which you can order without meat if you prefer.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

WOuld like regular comfort food lunch/dinner menu to begin at 1:00 on Saturday rather than at 3:00!

Some areas of room t very loud!

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Had a pleasant experience due to the friendly and courteous waiter. The service was excellent.

Tags: Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Excellent as always!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!! "............

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Located in Water Tower Place on Michigan Av in downtown Chicago, Mity Nice is convenient. Menu is varied. We've been here several times, and each menu item we've tried has been prepared well. Server was attentive and friendly. The evening noise level was quiet enough that we could enjoy a comfortable conversation.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Kid-friendly, Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 3, 2018

We dined at Mity Nice since Frankie's closed in the fall. The food was very good. They bring out these yummy popovers as a starter which are little bits of heavenly delight. Our meal consisted of tomato basil soup followed by the roast beef, mashed potatoes and brussel sprouts. The meat was very tender, the mashed potatoes were creamy and the soup was delicious. I normally love brussel sprouts but these were very salty. We definitely will be back to Mity Nice for its comfort food and cozy atmosphere.

Tags: Cozy, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Cozy and kid friendly spot inside foodlife. It can get busy during lunch/dinner hours so always get a reservation. Lots of gluten free options for kids and they accommodate allergy substitution. We felt very welcome and our server was very accommodating.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Cozy, Gluten Free Options
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Ate at Mity Nice Cafe before outing to see "Potted Potter." Would have like a bigger selection of lunch items. At 2 p.m. it was still a brunch menu. Food and service were good and cheese popovers was awesome.

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Perfect choice! Stopped for dinner after show at Broadway Playhouse. Excellent food, great prices and very comfortable ambiance. Highly recommend it!

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Disappointed after years of loving this place.
Server was weak. She hovered so much it was uncomfortable.
Hit with an extra food charge for lame (not homemade) chips when they didn't give enough for guacamole appetizer.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Ordinary dining and nothing notable. In Chicago there are 100 better restaurants.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Comfort food at it's finest, but don't go if you're in a hurry or want to speak to the person across the table. Way too loud, but great food.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Great food and service.

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·Dined on December 22, 2017

Mity Nice Bar and Grille rates at the top of Chicago dining for fresh, healthy high quality food, service , ambiance and price.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Quick Bite, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Vegan, Paleo Friendly, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 21, 2017

I used to take my children years ago. It was truly special then. Top of the line burger and great fries, salads and bread. Now after 10 or 15 years SAME quality. I love the service and drinks are great also. Sweets are very tasty.

Tags: Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Business Meals
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 21, 2017

We always love Mity Nice. We have since it opened. We took our boys there all the time when they were in high school and on. Love that chicken pot pie !!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Quick Bite, Casual, Fun
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Had a $25 coupon. It’s not a bad place just not interesting. Miss frankies which had better ambience.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Great! Always a staple in our holiday tradition.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 15, 2017

This restaurant needs a management overhaul. We waited 15 minutes (with a reservation) to be seated because the lovely young man who was hosting (Josh, who should get a raise) was seating, answering phones, clearing tables, resetting tables etc. There wasn’t a manager in sight and the whole place was predictably busy on a Friday before Christmas. I can’t imagine why anyone would choose to eat in this atmosphere, however our food and waiter were both good.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Fastau is the best!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch
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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
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 8, 2017

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

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Always great to eat here. Excellent food and service.

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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.

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 (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
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Best veggie burger in Chicago.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

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

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 (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.

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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
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 28, 2017

As always, very good.

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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!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 24, 2017

The Mity Nice Grill is always mighty nice!

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·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
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·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
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·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
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·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
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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
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