Beautiful night to sit outside
The reviews did make it sound like you just have to visit theWit ROOF for an amazing experience and for us it was average, nothing over the top. The cocktails were expensive and there are better places to hang out.
The weather was iffy so the roof was closed, but there was still a great view. We had the meat and cheese appetizer and it was very good. The cocktails were all delicious as well. It was early, so an after work vibe. The beats were good too.
I stayed at theWit and was excited to learn of the “top 3 rooftop bar in the world”, Roof, and made reservations for an evening dinner date with my wife. We read the stern dress code enforcement rules on their website and dressed appropriately, only to arrive and note the “jeans and T-shirt” look listed as forbidden online, was rampant in the restaurant. On what appeared to be a fairly slow day, it took a nearly 20 minutes to be noticed by the waitstaff after being seated. Even worse, the wrong appetizer was ordered by our aloof waitress and the correct one came out after the meal was finished, with no offer to try and correct the situation by not charging us for it, even though the meal was over. The menu was very limited in general and overpriced. I would not recommend this place for general dining. Maybe the night life scene is why it is so highly rated, but the dinner was a major letdown.
Christine, our server, went above and beyond. The view is unmatchable. The food is a fancy, which is a good and bad thing. I like fancy food when the point of the outing is to talk and socialize. If you are starving and just want to eat, this may not be the place.
Definitely see the potential, I think I may have just come on a short staffed evening. Waitresses did the best they can, but there were only 2 and they both had a lot of tables. Quality of the drinks was not my favorite, but the food was good. Would give this place a second chance when I return to Chicago.
Came with friends for tapas after theater. Main room is very nice, great views, attentive staff. Ordered a martini, no Belvedere, no blue cheese olives - bad start. We ordered the seafood paella - mussels and clams were tiny, way over cooked, and the chorizo was 1/4 in cubes that were fried to death. The lamb dish was a small portion, dried out and stringy. The food was amateurish poorly prepared and presented. Might work as a bar scene but check the inventory. In short, for the money, would not go back.
Food was just okay, not much of a menu. Place is very nice, would be a better visit in the summer. The service is a bit confusing in which we didn’t have one dedicated server. We had, at my count, at least 4 different people taking out order. Took a bit of time to get someone’s attention when it came to receiving bill. One sever actually ignored my wife when she tried to get someone’s attention. We know the sever saw her. Would still go again for drinks, but nothing more.
Greeting of the waitress Andrea was not welcoming. The falafel flatbread plate was dry. At 10:30pm, they close the restaurant side so you are forced to go on the other side if you just want to continue drinking after eating. The ambiance is nice but it wasn’t worth the amount of money spent. Also the view from the window on the restaurant part is just another building, nothing special.
It was a little loud. I think that’s what they were going for. I just did not expect it.
As guests of the Wit hotel, this was a very disappointing experience. Made a reservation for dinner here 2 months prior for evening of St Patrick’s Day. When making the reservation I was asked if we wanted a high top table or a dining table and I selected dining. When we got there, the music was blaring and we were put at a high top table in what felt like the middle of a club. Didn’t even sit down before realizing we needed to leave and go somewhere else. It seems like ROOF on the Wit did not even remember they had reservations that night. And when they called 3 days prior to confirm, there was no mention that there would still be a party going on while they would attempt to serve other guests dinner. Maybe my own fault for not knowing this wouldn’t be a restaurant for this high-profile night in the city but would have appreciated a heads up when I made the reservation or when they called to confirm.
I was pretty disappointed. I had to check out what the 3rd best rooftop bar in the world was like while in Chicago! The service was good, the food was just okay, the drinks were tiny and WAY overpriced. ( Their signature cocktail was just shy of $20 and filled half of a champagne flute) I read this same feedback in the reviews before going, so none of this surprised me, but I was surprised by the view. I thought this place had a great ratings by the travel magazine because of the amazing view, but you literally could only see into neighboring hotel rooms and office buildings.
Wonderful experience. Impeccable service & outstanding food & drink. Excellent dining with a great vibe!
Nice setting overlooking the city. Small selection of food. Great ambient lighting.
The Roof is a nightclub. It is not a fine dining establishment. My wife and I ordered empanadas and paella and both were the worst we have ever had. The paella was disgraceful and disgusting. It had a funky color to it and an even more funky taste. Do not go here for dinner!
The experience was great..I will definitely come again
We were underwhelmed with the menu offerings. Incredibly expensive for tiny portions on the meat and cheese tray. Not worth the extra cash, a lot of better options. However if you are looking for a cool bar atmosphere for a drink after work or meeting friends, its great for a bar hop.
The view is stunning and the service is great! The cocktails were excellent, and the live music made this a truly enjoyable experience. The only problem is the food. We tried some small plates: fried prosciutto bread, Brussels sprouts and empanadas. The empanadas were awful, flavorless and dry. The Brussels sprouts were not great, and really had no flavor whatsoever. The fried bread managed to be flavorless and spicy hot at the same time, which was weird. Bottom line: I would come here again in the future, but only for cocktails.
Not if it’s trying to be a club, a lounge or a restaurant but it’s too schizophrenic to enjoy. Horrible food, expensive drinks, music too loud for conversation but nice service
I work as a concierge at another non-Hilton Property. And, I recommended a couple to try the restaurant and booked them under my Open Table Account.
We were a bit disappointed. The restaurant is in the same space as the rooftop night club. When we were there (Sat night 7-9pm) it was restaurant seating only and fairly empty and quiet. It was a restaurant plunked down into 'club' space. It looked and felt like night club. The staff was very friendly and attentive. The food was just okay, not great, just okay. The menu and cocktail list were both pretty limited. It was Spanish Tapas menu in a contemporary night club setting. The macaroon desserts were outstanding, by far the best part of the meal....really really good.
Delicious food and amazing pro service, beautiful room. I just wish that we were served our food at a higher table, we had to bend over to the coffee table.
The ROOF was fantastic! Our waitress was really nice and provided excellent recommendations. We went during restaurant week and can’t wait to go back to try even more of their menu. The Last Crusade drink was delicious. Definitely recommend for a girls night out or date night!
The setting is the real value here. Very cool space that would be amazing in the summer with the roof open to the sky. The falafel flatbread was the most interesting of the three plates we shared. Probably would come back but for some fun cocktails and leave dinner to someplace else.
The space is super dark and was pretty loud. If you're into that, great, but I was trying to catch up with some friends after work and we ended up shouting our conversation. Food was pretty good although the paper thin pizza crust was a disappointment.
The waitress was pretty uninterested in serving us and the food was extremely salty. The food was just okay given the price. Beautiful restaurant with beautiful view, everything else was not worth it. I don’t think I’ll ever eat here again but maybe for a drink. Though their drink list was lacking as well.
We went as a family with kids (tweens) because we were staying there. The food was good, the service was good but it’s really meant to just be a bar/nightclub. Even though we made reservations we were seated on a couch and had our meal there. It was fine but not really a traditional dinner place. They serve full dinners so the message of what type of place it is is a little confusing.
Went for dinner and had to eat the bone-in chicken we ordered off low coffee tables ; the food listings were very deceiving in that they were very small bites or large pieces of meat you had to eat with fingers ; food was not memorable at all and not worth the high prices; the drinks were nothing special and pricey and only a couple wines that are not good; the view was nice but so
Is the Hancock tower ! It is a bar that’s it ! Enjoy a great dinner at the many options in Chicago !! But not at this place :/
I have been to the rooftop at the Wit before and it never disappoints. Good atmosphere. Noise level is not too bad. Food and beverages are good, but a little pricey. Would have been nice to hear holiday music considering the time of year. I will come back and would recommend it.
Great view. Great service. Too noisy for a conversation but great fun.
Booked a party of 5 for 9pm on a Wednesday which was pretty slow at the time. They wanted to seat us in the center but my gf wanted a window table. The host was very accommodating (and patient while my girlfriend had some requests) and allowed us to pull up a chair and sat us by the window. Thank you for that! We wanted a better view for our guests (which are in town from Mexico.) Our server Andrea was very knowledgeable on the menu and welcoming when we arrived and made some great drink recommendations for our party. However, there were a few downsides to our experience. After a round or 2, she stopped checking back as frequently as we needed. A few of us wanted at least 1 or 2 more drinks that she wasnt there to order. I've been in the industry for a 9 years so I notice small things, which i tend to ignore for the sake of having a good time, but when the bussers walk by and stare at the collection of at least 10 empty glasses I neatly placed at the edge of our table and pretend to not see them, it was getting frustrating. I mean I clearly watched the older gentleman stare directly at the empty glasses, then at the women at our table, and continue to walk past us. To top it off, I'm not sure if 20 percent gratuity is automatically added to parties of 5 or if our server assumed 5 mexicans wouldn't tip appropriately but our bill was over $250 without ordering food and frankly It's almost insulting. Given better service, I would have made sure to leave better than 20% but to add it without giving proper service is very unfair. Overall the place was great, drinks were great, music was great. Service... not so much.