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The Franklin Room, Chicago, IL

The Franklin Room

4.8
4.8
1808 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
The Franklin Room celebrates the sense of connection one can only find in the neighborhood taverns of Chicago. Offering classic American tavern fare and no shortage of whiskey flair, our sophisticated speakeasy is your local go-to for quality meat dishes, fresh seafood, classic cocktails and the neighborhood tavern experience our city has perfected.

Our menu of delectable turn-of-the-century inspired American tavern fare starts there, then elevates the experience with a modern twist that creates a culinary experience you simply have to taste to believe. It's perfectly complimented by our beverage program, which showcases creative cocktails and a meticulous selection of spirits, wine and beer with a strong focus on independent distillers and limited-edition rare releases. Bring them together and you've got a uniquely Chicagoan experience, centuries in the making.


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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 26 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, American, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (312) 445-4686
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Namo Chowcharoen
  • Private party facilities
    Whether it’s a private event, cocktail party, semi-private dinner or whiskey tasting, The Franklin Room has a variety of customized options for your next event.
  • Private party contact
    our Private Dining Coordinator: (312) 445-4686
  • Neighborhood
    River North (Chicago)
  • Cross street
    On Franklin St. between Huron and Erie
  • Parking details
    There is plenty of street parking available during all business hours.
  • Public transit
    Purple and Brown Line EL stop on Chicago and Franklin. Number 11 CTA Bus stop on Orleans/Erie and Wells/Huron.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 1,808 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Chicago / Illinois

    Contemporary American

  • Chicago / Illinois

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

  • Chicago

    Contemporary American

  • Chicago

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

1,808 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and great food! Open table table reviews did not disappoint!

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  2. TomasM

    Charlotte

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a group of 10 and they expertly took great care of us. Service was outstanding. The group enjoyed the food from the lamb chop apps and especially the mussels app - yum! Get extra bread! Entrees were rated from good (pasta with seafood) to excellent (chicken, steak, etc). Desserts were also excellent! It’s not a huge room so book early to get the day/time you want.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food & drinks were as good as ever, our server (Dan) was perfect. Never have had a bad evening at The Franklin Room.

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  4. PhyllisJ

    Cincinnati

    153 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    153 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The chef tried many interesting combinations within each dish. We thought flavors didn’t quite meld together. We were surprised given the high rating from previous diners. Very surprisingly, our cocktails were also poorly mixed. A disappointing meal overall; service was top notch.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We sat at the bar and had excellent service! Loved the sauces with the oysters, the lamb chop starters were cooked to perfection and highly recommend the scallops!

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  6. Johnny3

    Chicago

    98 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    98 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service in a unique space. Cocktails and over 400 whiskeys make it a complete experience. Marinated butcher steak was fantastic.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our favorite neighborhood restaurant. Consistently excellent food, service, ambiance, etc. From the host, servers, bartenders, everyone goes above and beyond. 10/10

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was exceptional from the moment we walked in. The service was warm and attentive, but not intrusive. The food was beautifully prepared and delicious. The drinks were innovative and quite good. I highly recommend the Franklin room and plan to return.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best food in the city; excellent service! Our favorite place! Has a 'speak easy' feel as it is below ground, beautifully decorated, great atmosphere. If you need outdoors and a view during the summer not the best choice, HOWEVER, great for fall and winter. And if you don't need a view, best food and service in the city.

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  10. LindaO

    Exclusive

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was absolutely delicious. The Chef is creative and consistently produces gourmet dishes.

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FAQs

The Franklin Room offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 445-4686.

The Franklin Room is rated 4.8 stars by 1808 OpenTable diners.

The Franklin Room does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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 26 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Franklin Room

675 N. Franklin St., Chicago, IL 60654

Additional information

  • Cross street
    On Franklin St. between Huron and Erie
  • Neighborhood
    River North (Chicago)
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, American, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    There is plenty of street parking available during all business hours.
  • Public transit
    Purple and Brown Line EL stop on Chicago and Franklin. Number 11 CTA Bus stop on Orleans/Erie and Wells/Huron.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Namo Chowcharoen
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (312) 445-4686
  • Private party facilities
    Whether it’s a private event, cocktail party, semi-private dinner or whiskey tasting, The Franklin Room has a variety of customized options for your next event.
  • Private party contact
    our Private Dining Coordinator: (312) 445-4686
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