The Brasserie - Waldorf Astoria

4.7
23 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
A classic, French dining experience reminiscent of 1920’s Paris. Offering traditional brasserie fare, The Brasserie offers a tip of its hat to Chicago with the warmth, hospitality and dining sensibilities synonymous with the Midwest.

Located on the third floor of the Waldorf Astoria Chicago, The Brasserie is a destination for lively drinks and convivial dining.

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
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required

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Enjoy The Brasserie French Toast, Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict, Everlasting Rosé and more. With an elevated French take on classic dishes, The Brasserie at Waldorf Astoria Chicago is the ideal brunch spot in Chicago’s Gold Coast featuring live entertainment.

What 23 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing - service was great, food was awesome.
Would def. come back.

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Lindsey
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and atmosphere. I also felt they enforced COVID safety guidelines really well and I felt safe. Will definitely visit again.

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SusanC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Excellent drinks from the bar! The service was superlative and the restaurant has awesome ambience. We all enjoyed the food well enough, however the menu was somewhat limited.

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LindaR
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is lovely, has an authentic 'Brasserie' feel. The menu is short, but the items offered are diverse. We loved our wait person, she guided us expertly with our dinner choices. The food arrived perfectly cooked and delicious. We would highly recommend The Brasserie.

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vipKathleenF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the steak frites. Just wonderful

The service was perfect and the ambience is amazing

Can’t wait to go back!

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vipChicagoFrequentDiner
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere, service and food were all excellent. The brunch is one of the best I've had in Chicago.

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JHlavacek
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Used to be one of my favorite spots before covid. Sooo glad they’ve reopened!

CF
ChicagoFoodLover
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We had cocktails and appetizers at the bar. The drinks and food were excellent, though the abbreviated menu (maybe a COVID thing) provided a shorter list of choices than I expected. The staff appeared to be working very hard to keep up with the clientele, but seemed a bit too small to provide excellent service.

It was a wonderful experience, and I'd go back.

JG
JimG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply fantastic. Definitely cannot wait to go back!

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vipRyoichiN
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We two enjoyed restaurant week dinner.
Every plate was very classic and delicious.
Ambiance was good,and our server was so attentive and kind.

Will visit again.

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HienL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The French onion soup was really good but the main courses were just okay.

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SaraK
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really love the experience with The Brasserie Waldorf Astoria.
Food and service, everything was perfect 😍

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DanNel
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was fantastic, the cocktail i ordered was maybe one of the best I’ve ever had and their halibut was a 10/10.

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vipShawnScott
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in Chicago.

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vipStacieR
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time back at a restaurant and they made me feel very comfortable!! Great food and service!

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Nancy
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a lovely experience from all aspects. The halibut was delicious.

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SuzanneM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent. Surroundings excellent!

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NickM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience5

Great location, great ambiance, great service, unfortunately food was just not good. One of the worst French onion soups I’ve eaten ever... to bad...
Just not worth the $$.

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JimC
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Love this spot, but my steak and salad (with green goddess dressing) was way too salty and the Halibut had way too much butter ... overall the meal was over-priced.

However, I would recommend this spot to a friend, but be sure to ask for low/no salt and butter :)

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vipDPro
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just 3rd day re-opened and on Valentines Day so menu was abbreviated.
Had 2 apps, Steak Frites and Halibut superb. Profiteroles were great and the wine list very comprehensive. Good romantic date

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Hammi
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a very special anniversary thanks to the service and kitchen. The ambiance was great, table layout made for intimacy. Lighting and music were at the right setting for creating atmosphere without overpowering the table space. We were able to comfortably converse at the table. The servers were attentive, personable and very enthusiastic to be back. The kitchen knocked the plating, taste and temps out of the park.

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Undisclosed
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience4

Took a long time to get acknowledged both at the hostess stand and at the table, but once the server came by he was pretty good. We ordered a cocktail which again took a very long time to be delivered. Menu is limited as they just opened back up on the 11th. We tried different items on the menu, food was okay, nothing remarkable. There are so many great places to dine in Chicago, The Brasserie is definitely not a restaurant that leaves you wanting to go back.

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vipChicagoPops
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner. Comfortable setting. Great food. Excellent service.

The reviews below were submitted before February 8th 2021, when this restaurant changed its chef.
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RaymondD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant, service was amazing and each course didn’t disappoint.

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vipmarisa
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the best place to have a wonderful dinner. The staff are outrageously knowledgeable and friendly. They are very attentive throughout the whole dinner. I can’t rave enough of this fabulous gem. Great food and cozy atmosphere.

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vipDavidD
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. We celebrated a late Valentines Day. The food was excellent and the French wine list was superb.

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vipKMurphy
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were able to accommodate my gluten free diet. Walker was our server and was very personable and attentive. We had brunch with bottomless bubbles and it do NOT disappoint. Look forward to returning!

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KarolS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! they went above and beyond to make my wife and I's anniversary memorable.

MB
MelanieB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, full of lovely attentions! We’ll come back.

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vipAce40059
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply amazing. I make a point to seek out French bistros wherever I go. I am so glad I followed the recommendation of a friend in NY. No idea where to start or finish. Just sublime.

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FrenchFoodLover
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food runner brought out my entree twice. I thought that was very odd.

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vipCaddy62
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoy the Brunch and the band very much . Staff and service is first class . Food is top notch . You won’t be disappointed.

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vipChicagoanWorldTraveller
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding all around as per usual. Our new favorite standard for a quiet date night, a family dinner or a business meeting.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing!

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babs
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall2food3service5ambience3

Our service was excellent. However the food was not up to par this time. The steak tartare was discolored and the duck breast not warm. My loupe de mare was wonderful. Perhaps this was just an off-night. I'll give it another try.

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VHughes
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the best French toast I’ve ever had!!!!

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Alex
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

I was there for my birthday but my waiter was awful. Just didn’t pay attention and kept me waiting for every single requirement

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KristenW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was perfect! Beautiful place and amazing food! Get the Lemon/Blueberry french toast!

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vipdean1234
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Food was incredible and the service was the best I've ever encountered. We are already planning our next dinner there.

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RobertW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting, wonderful service and delicious food. My party was well taken care of.

FAQs

The Brasserie - Waldorf Astoria is rated 4.7 stars by 23 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.