ROOF on theWit

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636 Reviews
$30 and under
Pizza Bar
Recently reimagined, theWit Hotel’s rooftop bar, ROOF, is now offering inspired Neapolitan style pizzas freshly made in our hearth oven along with classic cocktails and unparalleled city views. Experience ROOF, 27 stories above it all.





Experiences

  • Booking Policy

    $10.00 per personPrepaid

    Multiple dates available

    A $10 dollar per person booking fee will be required for all parties up to 4 guests to mitigate no shows and late cancellations. This amount will NOT be deducted from your final bill while dining at our restaurant. This fee is transferable but is non-refundable. All tables of 1-4 guests have a time limit of an hour and a half time from when you are seated. This is to ensure we can accommodate all of our guests who want to experience the ROOF!
  • Deposit for parties 5+ for Weekends

    $75.00 per personPrepaid

    Multiple dates available

    Parties of 5 or more require a $75 deposit per person which goes toward your food and beverage table minimum for Fridays and Saturdays only. This deposit will be removed from your bill at the time that you pay, or refunded in full if you use a different payment method. All tables of 5-15 guests have a time limit of 2-3 hours based on size so that we can accommodate all guests who wan tot experience the ROOF!
  • Deposit of parties 5+

    $50.00 per personPrepaid

    Multiple dates available

    Parties of 5 or more require a $50 deposit per person which goes toward your food and beverage table minimum for weekdays only. This deposit will be removed from your bill at the time that you pay, or refunded in full if you use a different payment method. All tables of 5-15 guests have a time limit of 2-3 hours based on size so that we can accommodate all guests who wan tot experience the ROOF!

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
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 636 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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VHeat
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Beautifull space! Extremely loud DJ music for our 6:30 dinner reservation.

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ChrisN
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great View and very cozy atmosphere, would remember everyone try the Lemon Bar Desert.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Overall excellent!

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Fozi
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great music choices! Delicious food and drinks. Service was a bit slow then normal. Love the ambiance. Great security. We felt safe. Got there early , but we were quickly accommodated and didn’t have to wait to be seated.

ROOF on theWit
Responded on January 16, 2022

Fozi, Thank you so much for your review! We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon! Mia GM, ROOF on theWit

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BenjaminB
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice views of the city, good drinks and good food but the music was very European clubby and a bit too loud for the chill mood of the venue.

ROOF on theWit
Responded on January 12, 2022

Benjamin, Thank you so much for your review! We just invested in a new sound system so it does tend to be a bit loud. However, we hope you come back during the summer months when the roof is fully open and it's a little quieter! See you soon, Mia GM, ROOF on theWit

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wish the reservation did not require $20. A little ridiculous

ROOF on theWit
Responded on January 12, 2022

Thank you for your review! Unfortunately we were having a lot of issues with people not showing up for their reservations, so the $20 booking fee helps mitigate that problem and allows us to accommodate more people. The next time you need a reservation, feel free to email me directly at mcrusto@thewithotel Mia GM, ROOF on theWit

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Lana
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Server was super nice just didn’t have quick drink refills. Food was excellent!

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SagarH
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

NYE was fantastic. Amazing music, decor & friendly, amazing staff !

ROOF on theWit
Responded on January 4, 2022

Sagar, Thank you so much for your positive review! We hope to see you another time soon. Happy New Year to you! Mia GM, ROOF on theWit

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

NYE was AMAZING at the Wit, our hostess was exceptional, the music was literally the BEST ever! Honestly we’re all not “clubbing/table” type people and we had soooo much fun!

ROOF on theWit
Responded on January 8, 2022

Thank you so much for the positive review! I'm so glad you enjoyed our NYE party and we hope to see you another time! Mia GM, ROOF on theWit

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Pizza was awful… service was really poor…sushi was good but came out when we asked for the check! Overpriced for food quality and lack of service

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1foodlover
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience4

The ambiance & setting was beautiful. However, it seemed like they were short staffed from the beginning. Only 2 waitresses for the entire room. Our waitresse kept forgetting to check with our table for additional needs, we had to get the attention of several supervisors/bus boys for additional services. Food was ok nothing special but the best part was the ambiance. This was a simple lack of leadership set up on behalf of management that reflects poorly on the level of service.

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CherryBlossom
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

I enjoyed the vibe and ambience of the Wit!! I think it was very overpriced, food and drinks. Very small portions and drinks. Also very limited menu options. Don’t go here for dinner. It’s more of a stop in for quick snack/lunch/drink spot. Pretty much paying for the ‘location’. The view was nice but there’s better. It was the top floor but not actually a rooftop!! There was access to the roof for view purposes. Overall it was just okay. Wouldn’t really go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience5

I felt everything was great. Except I misread when we had to put what I thought was a deposit down to reserve because people were abiling on reservations. This is a $20 charge just to make a reservation. Personally feel once you show up ot should be taken off the bill. Other than that was good aside from a hiccup being seated. PLEASE NOTE they may seat you on low couches when making the resevation. Overall OK. Would have been great aside from the pay to reserve.

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vipVictor3
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience5

A first, bad pizza - cardboard crust, flavorless sauce and convenient store quality toppings

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible. I paid $40 to sit outdoors and was seated at a terrible location not outdoors. I asked the manager to refund my money as I didn’t get the outdoor seating I paid for. She was rude and said this is what everyone has to pay to come to the restaurant. The music was terrible rap and extremely loud. Horrible experience with terrible service. I will never be back

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Storm
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Loved the Ambience, But the Service is just poor. Waitress was not attentive at all and it wasn’t even over crowded on Christmas Eve. Menu could be better.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Food is just ok. Server not wearing mask properly. Ambiance and location are very good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

La vista dejaba mucho que desear la musica estaba muy alta y de golpe la cortaron ademas teniamos reserva para una hora y a los 5 minutos que llegamos nos dijeron que tebiamos que pedir ya por qye cerraban

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GeneClark
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Like many places, Roof was short staffed so long wait and order was incorrect. I hope Roof makes it until things get better...maybe by the summer when the roof can be opened!

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Fr1da
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience2

First time going to this place and I really wanted to like it.
Starting with the dress code, it specifically says "smart casual... dress to impress" and so we did.
However as people started showing up, there were gym shoes, men with torn pants and half way down their butts. (if we had known that was allowed, we would've dress down a bit).
Then we order our drinks (We've had better drinks elsewhere btw) and my friend gets a drink with a little piece of broken glass that made it to her lips. We told the waitress and she went to the manager,,, the manager never even showed face but sent the waiters back with a "next round of drinks on the house."

We were not sure what to eat, the waitress recommended the lobster roll DELICIOUS!
then we ordered a salad and a prosciutto with arugula pizza,,,, we waited for it about 45 mins --mind you our reservation was at 1:00pm, it was 2:30 pm and we were still seating waiting for our salad and pizza which the waitress had not put in the order.
We get our salad with chicken (we had asked no chicken) but we ate it anyway.
After that, we get a pizza Margherita... which we did not order!!! So now we had to wait again for our Prosciutto and Arugula pizza which was AMAZING, and then again the manager never showed face at our table!!
Call me old fashion but you would think that after a broken piece of glass in a drink and hours to get our food he would stop by and say something! Well, he didn't!

The music was good, the food was DELICIOUS, drinks are meh, our waitress was nice but the service could've been better.
Would I go back? NO
Would I recommend? Maybe go and try their food and ambiance, but other than that I probably wouldn't.
But that's just me.

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DredG
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

The table we got (more like a lounge sofa, but I have booked a table) was in the middle of the bar around all private parties, although there where many empty tables around and we asked 3 times to be seated elsewhere.
We were not allowed to order at the bar. However after being seated nobody came to us for more than 20mins to even great us or leave the menu or a glass of water. And there where at least few servers around, few of them passed by, looked at us and did not react at all. I speak from personal experience of an ex bar manager. It wasn't that busy.
The music was bad and loud. I don't mean it was not to my preferences, but just remixed and played poorly. The loudness of the music was unbearable. Even in dance clubs music is not played at that unpleasant volume, and we are often club visitors. Beautiful interior though, I have to admit. Food which, we didn't have a chance to try, smelt very nice... from the kitchen.
Overall a terrible experience. We have just wasted time. And to think that I chose this place to visit with my wife for our anniversary.
We will not be coming back and I will discourage friends from visiting.
Fortunately there are few more rooftop places in close distance, no reservations required and staff was just great. We have visited that night few others and that saved the night.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience4

Very very loud. Terrible service.

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ashleyr
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Went for a birthday celebration. Great food, busy, and service acknowledged the delay.

ROOF on theWit
Responded on January 8, 2022

Thank you so much for your review! Please come back and see us soon! Mia GM, ROOF on theWit

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MeidiR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience3

To start it is pretty loud, but you'll adjust so don't be deterred by the loud music at first. My overall rating is poor but let me explain why, and for the record I am separating the overall service from the service provided by our server. My rating is for ROOF in general.

First and foremost to the person who took care of our table which wasn't in her section thank you very much, you did a great job. It was my wife's and my 5 year anniversary and you helped recover was was turning into a terrible experience.

I paid my $10 / person reservation fee for a 6pm reservation. Although we were admittedly 7 minutes late we were still well within the 15 min grace period. We were immediately seated, and sit we did. For 40 minutes with out anybody acknowledging or presence even for a drink order. We were trying to be understanding that maybe they were short staffed but there were plenty of staff walking by while we watched people seated 20 min after us having their orders taken. We had already started looking for another place to go but I didn't want to leave without having something lined up. I finally got up and asked a server if we could have someone take our order explaining we had been there for 40 minutes already. She kindly apologized telling us we weren't in her section but she would take our order anyway and find the person who was covering our section.

The person who was supposed to be covering our section then came by and asked if we were being taken care of and I said yes I got up to find somebody to take our order. She put her hand up in an 'oh well' position and said "SoRrY i MisSeD yOu GuYs" and walked away. ?!?!? Missed us? You walked past half a dozen times, we even made eye contact! You knew we were there. You ignored us. For 40 minutes. Until I got up to get somebody's attention. Like I said, to the person who took care of us thank you, you did great. I hope you got that message in my tip. As for ROOF in general, no thanks. Would not recommend.

ROOF on theWit
Responded on January 8, 2022

Thank you for your review. My apologies for the mishap in service. I would like to hear more about what happened so we can find ways to improve if you could email me at mcrusto@thewithotel and tell me more? Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you, Mia GM, ROOF on theWit

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RahulM
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Fantastic ambiance, great service , energetic drinks, scope of improvement in food variety. I know all fine diners have very few entries but section should be wider. It’s just pizza and sushi here.

ROOF on theWit
Responded on January 8, 2022

Thank you so much for your review! Please come back and see us soon! Mia GM, ROOF on theWit

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RaulA
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I loved our date at ROOF! The food and drinks were delicious and the music (I think it was by DJ Rogue Vogue) was outstanding.

The crowd was not in dancing mood, though, but that was not for lack of energetic music, good sound and lights, etc.

ROOF on theWit
Responded on January 8, 2022

Thank you so much for your review! Please come back and see us soon. Mia GM, ROOF on theWit

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Gals’ night out on the town! Hit this spot before a show at the chicago theatre. Just across the street, so very convenient! However, service was pretty bad - took 10+ minutes before ordering food and drink. Fries were amazing. Drinks were good. But the service was what stuck in our minds, sadly.

ROOF on theWit
Responded on January 8, 2022

Thank you for your review. My apologies for the wait on your drinks. Unfortunately we have been a little short staffed and service has not been able to meet our expectations. I hope you come back and give us a chance to make it up. Please email me to make a reservation and I would be happy to take care of a round of drinks to make up for it. mcrusto@thewithotel Mia GM, ROOF on theWit

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Madeline
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I made a reservation a week prior to the time we had hoped to attend. Two hours before the reservation, I received a call from the restaurant telling me that my reservation would no longer be honored because they had booked a private event in the space. This is a Friday night in downtown Chicago, and my party was set to attend a show starting at 8PM, so we had limited flexibility. The person from the restaurant offered us a reservation in the restaurant downstairs or the rooftop at 8:30PM, but the menu was entirely different, out of our price range, and not friendly to the dietary restrictions in the group. We were left scrambling trying to find another place to eat. The concierge at the hotel we were staying at was baffled at this encounter. Seems entirely disrespectful to the plenty of people who have made reservations on a busy evening and were left trying to find alternative plans among limited options at the last minute. I wouldn't take the risk again, as there are plenty of other good options if you plan ahead.

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AntonioR
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and you can't beat the view! This is a perfect venue for date night or a special occasion.

My sliders were delicious and I loved the variety of drinks available.


I'll definitely be back!

ROOF on theWit
Responded on January 8, 2022

Thank you for your review! We look forward to seeing you again! Mia GM, ROOF on theWit

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CherylAnn
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall1food3service5ambience5

Unnecessarily TOO LOUD! Could not hear the server or carry on a relaxed conversation. Food is "just OK"

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CK1KC
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Fun atmosphere - however confusing reservation system with "outside" tables that aren't outside and some tables require a $10 non-refundable fee (cover charge). Some tables aren't even a table - they are chairs and a low sitting couch (our table).
The pizza's & cocktails are excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Service was awful, food took forever

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Drinks with a view!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

I used to waitress and cocktail here, so I feel that my review is relevant. Service was mediocre at best, waitress was inattentive and forgot my son’s drink, after we asked for for a list of what was available and she went and wrote it down from the bar, and then stated she did not know we ordered a drink? Food was good, music was too loud for an afternoon lunch. Would revisit but no to sit and eat, only for the drinks and only in the summer.

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JenniferJ
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience5

The music was a tad loud, the service a tad slow, but the menu sucked

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

the meat for the charcuterie board had a very odd, almost sweaty taste

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ShaneG
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Just a bit pricey for us but not to bad really service was good though

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

We were given a half a couch with a low table. Other half for was kids that kept moving and being loud. No one came to serve us for atleast 20 min. We finally got up and left

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vipPierreD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Clearly not the good fit for us.
You have to be very fancy and at least pretend.
Awful experience.
If you want to be seen and be not well treated, please go there,
If not pass your way

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pizza was great, and the DJ was playing great music. It took us a little bit to be acknowledged by a server. Daniela stepped in and helped us! She was so nice and sweet! Great rooftop experience to stop by and enjoy while visiting downtown Chicago.

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ROOF on theWit is rated 4 stars by 636 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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