The Grillroom

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Steakhouse

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With its warm surroundings of hardwood floors, wood-paneled walls, mood lighting, and tall leather booths, this urban chophouse and wine bar is the perfect destination for power lunches, business meetings, intimate dinners, or after-work cocktails.

Enjoy the finest steaks, fresh seafood, pasta, salads and more, all with The Grillroom's exclusive flair. In the heart of the Chicago Loop and Theatre District, The Grillroom offers a convenient location to relax and enjoy.

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Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Dinner at the Grillroom Chophouse is a wonderful way to spend your Valentines Day! We are offering a 3 course $60 per person prix fixe menu that includes a complimentary champagne toast. Our full a la carte dinner menu will be available. Come join us for a memorable evening! February 14-15, 2020.

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OT
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best service. And the bartender Tatsy makes the best Espresso martinis. My partner always asks how he makes them so we can order them the same way at other restaurants. He said the secret is love. Useless. But still amazing.

LM
Chicago
48 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and quick service for a business lunch. Have not dined for anything else other than lunch but would imagine it would b good or dinner being that is close to the theatre district. Definitely recommend it for good food and service,

MM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Ordered NY Strip med rare, while cooked as requested, the piece of meat wasn't that great in that it contained a little to much gristle for my pallet. The Buttery mash potatoes were a bad choice in that the lack of flavor evened when seasoned were left in serving dish. 8.00 wasted.
Side salad was very fresh but heavily laidened w dressing of choice, l should have asked for it on side. my mistake.
Cocktail Drink was excellent. Excellent support staff, prompt and courteous.

First time I have dined here, for $85.00 + tip , expected better.

W
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it so much we went again the next night! Oysters fresh and delicious. Filet mignon and lobster tail perfect. The herb-crusted whitefish was one of the best dishes I’ve ever had. Great drinks and wine. Even the mashed potatoes were special. Above all, the service—including our waiter, the busser, and the host—was impeccable: attentive, friendly but not intrusive, perfectly timed, just brilliant!

PL
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place ... great spot for lunch

S
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The wrong meal was delivered to the table for the person I was having lunch with Seems like the correct meal was then rushed because the sauce wasn't hot. My food was fine but I had to start eating alone so my fish wouldn't get cold.

The Grillroom
Responded on January 10, 2020

Hi Stevie, I want to thank you for taking the time and providing us with this valuable feedback. It does make for a slightly awkward situation when the incorrect meal is brought out to a guest at a table. Mistakes do occur on occasion, but the main concern of ours is always guest awareness, and happiness. I will address this type of issue with my staff, and have them prerpared more on how to handle it. Ask for me directly next time you are making a reservation. My name is Jason and I am the GM

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MG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great place, seemingly unknown, with excellent food, service and atmosphere. A regular place I'll take clients for those reasons (and value!)

SH
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and the food was delicious.. The steak was cooked perfectly and had great flavor.. Our server was very attentive and the food was timely..

MS
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an amazing evening. From walking in the door to walking out the door everything was wonderful! The service was top notch. Very knowledgeable waiter with great recommendations. The food and drinks were excellent! The host was very kind and took pictures for us (more than once).

OT
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We ordered the tomahawk steak... asked for medium but got medium rare ... the steak was so flavorful... it was perfect. Went to the show across the street then came back for dessert and a nightcap.... carrot cake was DELISH 😋

DS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Family stop before Hamilton.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My teenage children and i are here before going to CIBC theater for Hamilton. They were very accommodating as we had a showtime to attend to and we were late because of traffic. I love that they are literally across the street from the theater entrance and have a wonderful parking garage connected below. We did not need to bring coats. The food was amazing and so was our server-so kind and delightful! We had a wonderful experience there and will return! I highly recommend!

AZ
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Grillroom has a wonderful upscale ambiance with reasonable prices for great food! It is easy to find and the entire staff was lovely. We enjoyed our dinner there and hope to return on our next trip to Chicago!

PB
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was fantastic! Arguably one of the best steaks I've ever eaten! The wait staff was amazing, and I loved the ambience. Perfect dinner before enjoying a play =)

ML
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good food, great service, pleasant ambiance. Excellent for a group of 5 or 6.

j
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall, I enjoyed The Grillroom. My boyfriend and I went there for dinner on NYE. I had a salad and he had a steak. We were both pleased with our dishes. The server was nice and we didn't feel rushed or neglected. The place wasn't packed, but it was busy enough for a holiday. I'd go back.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was outstanding! We will for sure be back!

DB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Nice atmosphere, especially if you sit in the back, food was de-lish-us, and our waitress was patient, friendly and attentive. Really nice night out for our anniversary. Thanks Grillroom!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent: will certainly be back when next in Chicago

SV
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Grillroom has a great menu and wine choices were comprehensive, with some really interesting options. We had oysters, sesame ahi tuna, paired perfectly with a delicious white wine. The service was professional and friendly. They are clearly used to getting theater goers in and out on time, without making them feel rushed.

If we were in town longer, we would go back and try one of the steak options.

GC
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

It was a horrendous experience. We ordered a specific wine and was given the incorrect one. We waited 20 minutes for our meal order to be taken and then had to wait 30 minutes for our salad. The food eventually arrived but was cold and the waitress was unapologetic. The manager said they were short, but that did not excuse the poor customer service. I hope they just had a bad day. Having spent over $250.00 I would have expected better service. There are many restaurants in the loop, I would suggest a different one instead of this one.

The Grillroom
Responded on January 13, 2020

Thank you for leaving this review! We are sorry that this experience with us was not a positive one. We hold ourselves to a very high level with our service and it seems that we missed the mark with your visit. We have spoken to staff to help avoid situations like this from happening again. We hope to see you again in the future.

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M
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We brought our 12 and 14 year old children for a special Christmas dinner. We were treated like royalty to an exceptional experience. Our waitress was fantastic. Our food was delicious and perfectly cooked. A great overall memorable experience.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with the kids

BH
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Ate here because of location to CIBC theatre. Food was just okay

OT
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Other then waiting for five minutes or longer for a waiter to show up at the table to ask us if we needed a drink. The experience was wonderful

M
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Beautiful place for dinner!

3
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great spot to go to before seeing Hamilton. Food was excellent! Great dirty martini!

CM
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Most of the food in our group of 6 was good: however, my 9-year old ordered pasta with shrimp and the shrimp was spoiled...smelled and tasted like ammonia as was the French onion soup (soured) for another person in our group. They did the usual and offered my daughter a 'free' dessert, which she declined...yet charged us for both returned, uneaten food items. Very disappointed that I spent over $400 here when there are so many other fine dining options in the area.

The Grillroom
Responded on January 13, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write this review, Craig! We are very disheartened to hear that your daughter's meal was not what was expected. We pride ourselves on the food that we serve and we are sorry to hear that we missed the mark with your experience. We will be sure to pass these comments on to our staff to help prevent situations like this from happening in the future. We hope to see you again in the future.

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NM
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will be back in our next trip to Chicago. We stayed directly across the street at the hotel.

BR
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Nice restaurant, especially convenient for the Theater. We were seated in a separate room with a small number of tables, it was nice, and not very noisy.
The food was delicious, the only issue encountered was the server got one of my party's order wrong. My niece ordered fish, but the server heard chicken.
The other disappointment was the leftovers leaked before we got home.

NH
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance and good food. Definitely recommend.

OT
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Steak was great. Location was great. Service was great. Charcuterie board price vs what you get was a joke. Side dish of roasted potatoes was incredibly dry and bland. The delicious sear on the steaks saved the entire experience from what would have been an underwhelming “fine dining” disappointment.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made reservation 2 months and and got a table next to the restroom.

ME
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great pre-theatre dining experience. Attentive service without feeling rushed.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Are waiter didn’t say a word to us so we left after our waters

The Grillroom
Responded on January 13, 2020

We are sorry for the experience that you had with us. We will be sure to address staff to prevent these types of situations from occurring again. We hope to see you again soon.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pasta dish was sauced just right. Others ordered steaks and they were perfectly done. Service was not rushed and friendly.

a
Chicago
96 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Restaurant was good. The service was a little slow, which is surprising because It is right across the street from a theater. My wife really enjoyed her crab cake. My pork chop was good! Just nothing exceptional.

EN
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for lunch. A good menu and efficient service.

CH
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good vibe and atmosphere. Food was very good, priced on the higher side, but mostly fair. Excellent spot for heading to the theater.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas family dinner

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