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South Branch, Chicago, IL
South Branch, Chicago, IL
South Branch, Chicago, IL
South Branch, Chicago, IL
South Branch, Chicago, IL

South Branch

4.5
4.5
1199 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
One of the best restaurants in Chicago’s Loop in the heart of downtown. Enjoy full views of the Chicago River, nestled among the city’s skyline.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 73 times today

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Private dining

Private dining

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Contemporary American, Sports Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Mon, Tue, Fri 11:00 am–8:00 pm Wed, Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (312) 546-6177
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    https://www.ezcater.com/catering/pvt/south-branch-chicago
  • Private party facilities
    Our restaurant offers a beautiful indoor and outdoor event space which can host groups of 15 to 300 people.Whether organizing a company outing, wedding, charity event, or just celebrating with friends, our restaurant’s five star-rated event coordinators will help every step of the way.https://www.southbranchchicago.com/private-parties/
  • Private party contact
    Events Team: (312) 546-6177
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown / Loop
  • Cross street
    W Monroe St & S Wacker Dr
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    Wacker & Adams
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,199 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

1,199 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Easy spot for a work lunch, gets busy around 11:30 so make a reservation

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    First time at South Branch. Server was inattentive, took far too long to get a water. Food was great. But after payment our server questioned about a tip before I could reach in my pocket for cash. Assumed correctly her service was bad. I reassured her that I tip in cash, and not on my credit card. Maybe she having a bad day? But it was Valentine’s Day and me and my girlfriend were not even given suggestions or asked if it was our first time. But we still made the best of it and had a good time.

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  3. HaroldK

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, chef is flexible on making meals work for me.

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  4. AnissaR

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I thought it was odd that both times I went there, they did not give you a receipt but just wanted your credit card before you could see how much your bill was. That should be a right, then we can add tip, sign and get a final receipt.

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  5. JMac

    Chicago

    32 reviews

    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice menu and vibrant after work spot. Good selection of beers.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hi, Live the whole thing except the tab. $85 lunch?!? A salad, wrap, app, and two soft drinks. I won’t be returning until summer when the outdoor bar is open and I meet friends/clients for beers. Inflation and taxes are killing my appetite for lunch in city. Thanks, A fan

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and drinks were delicious. Food came out super fast which was great since we’re were heading to the opera right from dinner.

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  8. David

    Chihuahua

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Easy to make a reservation using Opentable, Seated on schedule, friendly skilled server, delicious food. I highly recommend South Branch for any meal.

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  9. RobertM

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The poke bowl was excellent and the waitress very attentive

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  10. MeganH

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The atmosphere was phenomenal and totalay what we expected for a Friday night! The food and service were exceptional! We'll be back!

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  11. SaraNChris2016

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great lunch with a perfect view, we say inside along the river and it was perfect! Service was great too! Thank you!

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  12. JOHNM

    Milwaukee

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall, it remains one of my favorite lunch spots in Chicago. Food is delicious and the servers are friendly and attentive. My first time ordering soup was a mixed experience however. The clam chowder I ordered was flavorful and one of the better chowders I've had--however--it was also served at room temperature and the portion was barely enough to coat my spoon a couple times.

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  13. DoreenC

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Noise level was terrible - ala a nightclub - there are no noise dampening panels or other methods. Had to shout at my co-diners and server. Food was good, server was doing her best with things so busy. I would not return except at mid afternoon or other very low traffic time.

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  14. CeeDawg

    Chicago

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Good stop off spot for venturing into the City; way better in warmer months. Good drinks . Short on staff, lots of waiting to be served or pay the check.

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  15. Peaches

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    South Branch is a nice place to eat. Has a pleasant staff and nice ambiance.

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  16. Asimosis

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Waitress was rude cutting customers off and just quickly leaving. I understands restaurants can be busy but just be kind and open about it versus cutting people off.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    Service and food were excellent, but the restaurant was so loud that we couldn’t hear each other speak and when we got outside after dining, my ear was ringing. I felt I needed earplugs inside!

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  18. Teresa

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Huge space filled nearly to capacity made for LOUD background noise. However, we had a most accommodating waitress who served us delicious food. If I were sixty years younger, I'd probably love it; however, as a mid-octogenarian, I'd probably choose something more intimate and quiet.

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  19. CAPSy

    Indiana

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It’s a great spot if you can tolerate the noise! Frustrating to have to shout to the person sitting across from you. Gets more manageable closer to 7 - post happy hour and networking events.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Pretty noisy. The food was good. Service was fine, though a little rushed.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    My guest was served the wrong lunch and my lunch arrived with a black hair in it. My hair is blond. So disappointing.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great wine deals! Will definitely be going back soon

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The server rushed us. I understand needing to flip tables but this was too aggressive for me

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  24. GailH

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Seated quickly, served quickly. Basic bar food selection, well prepared. A bit noisy for me but efficient and responsive server.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and great service in a wonderful atmosphere!

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  26. stephanieN

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Fun atmosphere, but open space makes it very loud.

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  27. MICHELEP

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Even though we showed up early, we were able to get seated quickly. The staff was attentive but so much so that it interruped our conversation. Both the food and drinks were delicious. I especially recommend the white sangria.

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  28. Jamie

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A beautiful patio on a beautiful day with excellent food.

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  29. JarridE

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I ordered the nashville hot chicken wrap and it was not the best. The chicken was a little undercooked, but the fries were great.

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  30. Thebritinme

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food and excellent service but we chose to sit outside due to the amazing weather but were attacked by the numerous wasps so finished our meal inside the restaurant. Some repellent would be useful!!!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    There was an unusual amount of bees swarming in the outside seating area which forced us inside

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  32. AgnieszkaK

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience! Excellent service on a beautiful September afternoon before our visit to lyric opera. Looking forward for the next reservation at your place!

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  33. food4u

    Chicago

    97 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    97 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The chopped salad is excellent. Service was excellent. The atmosphere is conversationally challenged.

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  34. Sniffy

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Took a few minutes before we received assistance.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I always have to stop here for the Nola salad whenever I am in Chicago!

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  36. NoraG

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    AWESOME food, service, bar, great to watch sports events! A 10!

    1 person found this helpful

  37. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and nice place to have dinner with friends and family

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  38. BobbyDubz

    Chicago

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good. I had the fish tacos. Service was quick. A little pricey and I LATER LEARNED THERE WAS AN OPTOIONAL "INFLATIO CHARGE" THAT I COULD HAVE REMOVED.

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  39. PaulC

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We met for a business lunch and were seat quick in a table with a nice view of the river. It was too hot too eat outside. The waitstaff was friendly and made great suggestions. Food can out within 10min of ordering- very fast. The poke bowl was amazing - no chopstick unfortunately. The others ordered the Batata chicken sandwich and it was tasty as well. The only downside was the noise level - it was loud and challenging for conversion. He dessert menu had two items - we ordered the cookie dough ice cream- it was delicious take on the concept. This seems to be a place for after work drinks - the liquor/ spirits menu was extensive

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great. Service and timing of apps to entrees - we ordered much more than necessary for only 2 of us and each dish impressed. Great find for our vacation!
    South BranchResponded on August 25, 2023
    Thanks for dining with us and leaving a glowing review. We're so glad to hear you enjoyed everything. We hope you enjoy the rest of your vacation!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from South Branch using the Order Online button. South Branch also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 546-6177.

South Branch is rated 4.5 stars by 1199 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 73 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for South Branch

100 South Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60606

Additional information

  • Cross street
    W Monroe St & S Wacker Dr
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown / Loop
  • Hours of operation
    Mon, Tue, Fri 11:00 am–8:00 pm Wed, Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Contemporary American, Sports Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    Wacker & Adams
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (312) 546-6177
  • Catering
    https://www.ezcater.com/catering/pvt/south-branch-chicago
  • Private party facilities
    Our restaurant offers a beautiful indoor and outdoor event space which can host groups of 15 to 300 people.Whether organizing a company outing, wedding, charity event, or just celebrating with friends, our restaurant’s five star-rated event coordinators will help every step of the way.https://www.southbranchchicago.com/private-parties/
  • Private party contact
    Events Team: (312) 546-6177
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