The Brasserie - Waldorf Astoria

4.6
64 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
What 64 people are saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.7
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4.3
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipKenC
Nashville
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jessie was an outstanding server. They have an outstanding wine list. The duck was exceptional.

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vipDeb15
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Spare menu, oriented to meat eaters and butter lovers. The one sad buttered fish sat on buttered mashed potatoes. The one salad offered was excellent.

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vipAmyO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always amazing - service top notch and atmosphere is moderately up scale, you can go dressy or nice casual

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SuzanneM
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service,
Excellent food!
Ambiance overall was perfect!

Every visit to restaurant is just spectacular!!!

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vipDiner1435
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

A friend and I had brunch at the Brasserie on a Saturday. The menu was varied enough to find something good and everything we ordered was very tasty and well-prepared.
Our server, James (?), was very friendly and accommodating.

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vipMickeyLikesIt
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Delicious food, great waiter (Alex), wonderful wine list, and delicious cocktails. What could be better?

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vipAllie
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best halibut I’ve ever had, we’ve been coming here for a while but coming back from COVID the chefs are really hitting it out of the park. The menu is smaller than it used to be but I think that ensures everything they make is at the highest quality. Kelly was our server and she was fabulous! We’ve had great service here every time we’ve came but last nights dinner really exceeded our expectations!

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Matheus
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience during our anniversary, service was phenomenal!

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vipfoodlover84
Detroit
19 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Me and my husband have breakfast here every time we are in Chicago. Things have changed slightly since the restaurant switched from Margaux Brasserie to Brasserie. Everything was amazing, especially the service (as always). The only thing that prevented me from awarding a five-star review was the fact the Potato Rösti were not on the menu anymore. These were way better than the new breakfast potatoes. Besides this, everything was lovely.

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FreddieT
Columbus
25 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had brunch - Benedict with smoked salmon was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service❤️

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

For this being in the Waldorf I was expecting the best service . The waiter forgot what we ordered and the meal was adequate . Not somewhere I would go for brunch again. The atmosphere was nice though .

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madymail
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Food arrived cold and service was dreadful. On the other hand the restaurant looks lovely

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vipApple10165
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat by big open window looking out onto rainy night. Waiter very attentive and recommended good drinks. Drinks delicious. Onion soup great on a cold night. Warm soft bread. Amazing halibut juicy and crisp.

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vippager
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Menu was too limited. Wine was overpriced. Service was good

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vipChristinaH
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for Sunday brunch. Nice Ambiance. They had soft live music. No outdoor dining options. Wait staff very attentive.

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vipMimiC
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the live music for brunch! Great waiter and delicious food. I’ll be back!

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Mads
Nashville
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every dish was spectacular. Kelly was an incredible waitress, and every staff member who stopped by to drop off/pick up dishes was kind and efficient. We were so thrilled to be received so warmly for our anniversary, and this meal was the highlight of our weekend.

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vipPaigeSChicago
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience1

If you are staying at this hotel the restaurant is fine for a meal. I thought it felt cold, corporate, dated and overpriced. The food was good and the service was nice, but I regretted picking it for my rare night out, not worth booking a babysitter.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Solid food. Great staff.

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vipmarisa
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding place to have dinner ! The ambiance, the food and service was phenomenal. I enjoyed dining at this incredible restaurant.

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CarolineM
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server James was amazing! I also highly recommend the brioche french toast.

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Tiffy
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I always have a wonderful experience at the Brasserie! I said that I was celebrating my graduation and they were so sweet and thoughtful to bring out some dessert. Their Onion Soup is a must.

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vipWalterK
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great experience here. The live music is a nice added touch. The hostess gave us two options for seating which was nice. The food was delicious and the service professional and unobtrusive. I would recommend highly.

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vipCarol
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Very ordinary. Nothing special.

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vipMichaelF
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The menu is extremely limited. The food is slightly overpriced. Our waitress was wonderful. The drinks are amazing.

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AubreyK
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. They had live music for mothers day. Everything was perfect. Would highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible service! My daughter asked for a macaron from the patisserie downstairs and the server went down and get her some even though the restaurant doesn’t typically serve them. Above & beyond in service!!

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AnneW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

We thought the meal would be a brunch since the weekend brunch was still advertised on the website.

The service was attentive but the food did not arrive hot. The lemon blueberry pancakes had very few blueberries in or around them. Overall disappointing for a Mother's Day breakfast.

Would probably recommend this after the pandemic is over, but right now it is lackluster for breakfast.