The Brasserie - Waldorf Astoria

4.6
164 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Offering traditional American 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
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 164 people are saying
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4.7
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4.6
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service the thanksgiving food is fabulous

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MichaelJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting, amazing views and impeccable service.

CC
ChrisC
Chicago
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Service was outstanding. My only negative comment was the table was scratched and having a table cloth would have been better

SS
vipShawnScott
Cincinnati
13 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite spot in the city. The thanksgiving meal was incredible. My server, Alex, always does an incredible job.

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vipMidwesterner
New York Area
114 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very nice place for Saturday & Sunday brunch. Good and interesting food in nice upscale atmosphere.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Onion soup tasted diluted; needed longer cooking time and more flavor, better quality cheese. Cocktail arrived late.

KP
KaterinaP
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

A bit overpriced and very small portions but nice and polite staff, quiet and overall pleasant ambiance

JI
JImgo
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love the brunch with Jazz. We were two tables away and their soft vibes never bothered our talk. Wonderfull take on spinach Benedict over croissant and they do know how to crisp bacon. French toast with raspberry topping better than lemon pancakes but not by much. Great service with never a need to call for refills, but never rushed.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all enjoyed a very lovely dinner with different but equally tasty meals, attentive service and a very pretty room.

AB
vipAlisonB
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb service and food. Pricey, but worth it.

CY
CynthiaY
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Very nice staff and restaurant just felt There were not a lot of choices on the menu

JW
JenniferW
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Expensive but lovely
WONDERFUL bday treat.
We had a great time.

JUst expensive and need to remember
Maybe more appetizer to share items.

MD
MaryD
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding place for Brunch! Their eggs benedict was the best I have ever had. Excellent Cappuccino too. Extensive menu and outstanding service!! I will be back soon!

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Alexander
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience4

This is not the good old high French cuisine that pre covid reviews are talking about.
The chef left and the restaurant increased prices but lowered the quality of the food.
Cooked meals were terrible.
Chicken dish was dry and chewy. Sauce was rationed.
Halibut was okay, nothing special.
Mash potatoes was cleverly described as different for both dishes but were the same.
The only good thing was the Seafood platter we ordered as an appetizer. nice oysters from east and west coasts, tasty shrimp and salmon butter. Perfect for sharing between 2, or max 3 people. The grilled bread included with the plate was a perfect combination, but some of it was burned, which should have been thrown away and not served.
Oh, the starter bread was stale.☹️
The restaurant presents themselves as a luxury french restaurant but for the price point they charge they don’t deliver. Disappointed.

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vipLocal
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Food was good but at those prices it should have been great. Same thing with the service, not nearly as high quality as the cost might indicate.

SS
vipStephanieS
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

While our server was a little curt and standoffish (I'm giving him the benefit of the doubt; could have been a rough day/time), the food was excellent and we will definitely go back.

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vipAntoinette
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It doesn't matter how stressful the work week has been as soon as I enter the Brasserie for their Sunday Jazz Brunch I start to unwind. Everyone is so courteous, friendly, professional and the music is so good and the food is so good - the experience is just wonderful.

The staff are like family to me.


Antoinette

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vipIsabellS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great option for brunch.
Trio provided lovely entertainment.

SP
SelamiP
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. Excellent service!!!

JB
JonB
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The steak knives( I sampled two) were terribly dull. They need to be sharpened or replaced.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect atmosphere to reconnect with old friend. Excellent service… did not feel rushed

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vipSteve4031
Kansas City
88 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

DH
DHIN
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Limited menu but good wine selections by glass and excellent cocktails. My wife’s roasted chicken need more herbs and pizazz. My halibut was excellent. Server was really helpful and quite gracious and efficient.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Sadly we had lovely service, but food was disappointing. Tasteless onion soup, entrees appetizer sized and everything overpriced

JJ
JackJ
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

I don’t ever write a bad review but we took our daughter for her birthday and we’re very disappointed. Ok ambiance. Beautiful hotel! Everything about the restaurant is fair at best. Not wort the $500 we spent. Too many great restaurants in the city to waste a meal here. Go for a n overpriced drink and then go out to eat!

SB
SoniaB
Chicago
2 reviews