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About ROOF on theWit

ROOF on theWit has earned international praise for its expressive design, sweeping skyline views, unique
hand-crafted cocktails and imaginative menus drawing inspiration from Moorish Spain. ROOF on theWit is a unique
experience set 27 stories above the city. Sip on specialty cocktails as you snack on chicken and chorizo paella,
grilled beef kebabs, roasted brussels sprouts and crispy flatbreads from our wood-burning oven. Have a
sweet tooth craving? Enjoy delectable salted chocolate chip madeleines, crema catalana, ice cream sandwiches and
seasonal macarons from our award-winning pastry chef.

201 N State St
Chicago, IL 60601
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates

Hours of Operation:
Daily hours: Wednesday - Friday: 4:00pm - 2:00am, Saturday: 2:00pm - 3:00am

Cross Street:
Lake St.

Dress Code:
Resort Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 239-9502

Website:
http://www.roofonthewit.com/

Entertainment:
Presenting an array of entertainment from live acoustic music to world renowned DJs,
ROOF on theWit is a unique experience set 27 stories above the city.

Catering:
​Celebrating the lifestyle and dynamic cuisine of the Western Mediterranean through food and culture,
Executive Chef Nathan Sears’ imaginative menu draws inspiration from Moorish Spain and surrounding
spice-bearing regions. The menu embraces classic Mediterranean dishes including slow cooked lamb
with roasted garlic tahini, grilled beef kebabs with pomegranate marinade and a robust flavor profile
incorporating cinnamon, cardamom, sumac and black pepper.

Parking Details:
Valet parking is offered through theWit Hotel.

Public Transit:
​State and Lake – Brown, Green, Orange, Pink, Purple, Red

Clark and Lake – Blue

Executive Chef:
Nathan Sears

Private Party Facilities:
ROOF has 7,000 square feet of beautiful and modern space including floor to ceiling windows with fantastic views of the city and lake. The outdoor area has views of Millennium Park, Marina Towers, and the Lake and is suspended 27 floors above the city.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
If you are interested in hosting a private event on ROOF at theWit Hotel, please contact our Catering Team at 312.239.9517 or catering@thewithotel.com for details.

ROOF on theWit Ratings and Reviews

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4.0

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.7

service

4.0

ambience

4.4

value

3.4

Noise

Moderate

60% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
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Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Bar Seating (2)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Business Meals (1)
Cozy (1)
Romantic (1)
Good for a Date (1)
Great Beer (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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.

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food3
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service4
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

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.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Disabled Access, Quick Bite, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 5, 2018

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.

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

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.

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food4
ambience4
service4
value3

 
 (Austin)·Dined on December 29, 2017

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 :/

Tags: Scenic View
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service4
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 11, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching
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food4
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service4
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Great view. Great service. Too noisy for a conversation but great fun.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options
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food5
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 23, 2017

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.

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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Seafood Paella!

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food5
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