The Grillroom

4.7
2740 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse

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Pre/post Theatre
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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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PatB
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Our waiter was good and doing his best but they only had one server working

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Felt a bit rushed.

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Ruby
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice evening, food is good

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vipRebeccaJ
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Nice outside seating. Great lace to have a business lunch and converse without having to raise your voice.

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CRRrenie
Indiana
11 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed the atmosphere and the host and waitress were excellent ,attentive and efficient. However the bone in rib-eye was over cooked and the loaded potato was cold. We did not complain as we know restaurants are just getting reopened. The blackened filet was perfect and the onion soup delicious.

We have eaten here before and our experience was always good.

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PattiZ
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Had Filet Mignon and Riley especially, loaded baked potatoes, and split Brussels Sprouts. It all tasted so good! Manager Jason was very personable and visited with us. The servers and staff were friendly and thorough. Would definitely recommend!

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DebraS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Food was tasty but service was very slow. 2 hrs for dinner for 2. Waited at least 30 minutes to get our 1st drink. Extra dirty martini arrive with zero olive juice so server brought a small bottle so that I could add it myself. 1 Ice tea, 1 martini, Buffalo mozzarella & tomato appetizer, 8 oz filet & grilled salmon $170 inc tip

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LucindaW
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent. I had the pasta and gumbo....the gumbo is the best I have ever had...so delicious. The drinks were good, with the best price I have seen in the city. The only drawback, they are not open Sat and Sun

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OwenH
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great location, very good steak cooked to order would highly recommend.

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CST2000
Atlanta
35 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience! Food was delicious and plentiful, service was nice, friendly and prompt. Enjoyed the outdoor setting and will definitely come back.

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AllisonP
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING!!! The food was phenomenal- and the staff was attentive without being overbearing.

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vipElliott
Chicago
100 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wanted a steak, baked potato, and shrimp cocktail. Just basic and classic. I found it here: the steak was great; baked potato came with lots of interesting additions; shrimp cocktail was excellent, meaning of course that the cocktail sauce was very good.

The greeting was effusive. The service was absolutely as it should be. Not too much, but not too little. Thank you, Rafael.

The room is old-time Steakhouse with music to match.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday & Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I work in the Loop pre and post-Covid and was very pleased to see this place open for business, since many are sadly closing all around us in the city. The restaurant is warm and cozy, and looks like it would be great for work get togethers or nice small dinners with family or friends in a safe and open dining area. Their food was outstanding. I got the pulled pork sandwich on the pretzel bun. All their meats are all smoked in-house and this really had to be one of the best pulled pork sandwiches I’ve ever had. Highly recommend! Also, the sangria is very tasty!!! Depending on the season you’ll get the red or white! Yummy. If you need a solid place to grab a bite in the loop, check this place out.

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vipDiner19
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!

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MarcusH
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my wife there for her birthday, everything was amazing! We definitely plan on going back soon.

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vipNolagirl
Dallas
151 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chicken wings were outstanding. Smoky and grilled to perfection. The filet kabobs are amazing. So tender and great flavor. Aaron was awesome and personable.

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SDtheFoodie
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made a very last minute online reservation for Friday night at 8:30p, but due to a possible scheduled protest the restaurant was closing down for the night as we arrived. They promptly re-opened just for us and had staff stay to give us an amazing experience! I had a blue cheese crusted fillet and my wife had the Salmon, both were cooked to perfection, but the real star of the night was the Brussels sprouts , which we cannot wait to have again! This will be our new go to dinner spot in the city!

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Sandy
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent steaks and service! Can’t wait for the theaters to reopen since this restaurant sit right across the street from the CIBC theatre and it is wonderful to watch the hustle and bustle from your table.

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MichaelT
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere and great service. The food, French Dip sandwich was dry and not very flavorful, even with the au jus.

I would go again, but would order something else.

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vipAmyP
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and staff was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service and timely delivery of food

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JasonB
Grand Rapids
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was visiting Chicago for a weekend and looking for a nice place to grab dinner with my wife. Found The Grillroom and was able to get a last minute reservation .

The restaurant was terrific. My steak was perfect and the sides were delicious. My wife ordered scallops and was wowed. Great Chicago steakhouse. Will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Took 25 minutes for the waitress to come to our table after being seated. Other than that everything was delicious

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vipOnebravegirl
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Quiet place, you can have a convo here. We had dinner here at 6PM on a Saturday and the place was pretty empty. The food was average good, had a steak and my friend had salmon.

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vipSimpletaste
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great location. Fabulous food. Booth was a little bit squishy. My chest was 2 inches away.

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LilianaB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It wasn’t what I expected. Drinks were ok. Food was just fine but nothing interesting on their flavor or unique. They didn’t have two of the cuts that we wanted. N

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PatrickL
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic and our waitress went above and beyond. We will definitely be returning.

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mrodr311
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My husband loved the steak. I love salmon and honestly I was a little disappointed. This may sound funny but it tasted way too fish otherwise everything was excellent.

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vipBarringtonBelle
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed a lovely 4 course Valentine's Day dinner featuring oysters Rockefeller, lobster bisque, pistachio encrusted halibut, and chocolate covered strawberries. Each course was delicious. The service was excellent and the ambiance suitable for a romantic dinner or any other type of dinner. The location is very convenient to Chicago Symphony Center and the Art Institute.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Not amazing, we were not impressed at all beginning to end. The gentleman who initially greeted and sat us seemed annoyed. It was not busy at all but our server kept forgetting simple items, like straws after we asked. We would’ve excused that but the food was also mediocre. We came bc online the menu said lamb chops, which we wanted but they didn’t actually have any. We decided to split a ribeye and lobster tail—the ribeye was quite small and overly salted, the lobster tail was cold and overcooked, very rubbery. The best part of our meal were the crispy brussel sprouts.

The Grillroom
Responded on March 2, 2020

Thanks for leaving this review! We are so sorry to hear that your meal was not what you had expected. We hold ourselves to a high level of service and food and we are disappointed you didn't get to experience it. We hope you come back so so we can show you what we are really capable of.

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bhipp
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from the greeting to the farewell was a pleasure.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Accommodated our large party very well. Food was spectacular and the service was above and beyond. Highly recommend! It’s almost like a hidden gem.

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FelixM
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent menu offerings - extensive food and wine list

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BrianO
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent they have a nice wine list not huge but a very good variety of selections and well priced. Steak was very good quality and done as requested. Very fresh oysters also excellent.

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vipJohnM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Tasty efficient meal. Always a pleasure to dine at the grille!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
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.

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vipLMCM
Chicago
50 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
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,

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful from start to finish. Dining room was a bit quiet but our server was perceptive and friendly without being either overbearing or non-existent. Always there when we needed him and had great suggestions. Support staff was equally as attentive. Bar was quite busy. Seafood appetizers were fresh and steaks were cooked perfect. We will be back!

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MikeM
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
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.

The Grillroom
Responded on January 27, 2020

Hi Mike, thank you for taking the time to provide us with valuable feedback from your experience. I do apologize that it was not 100 % what you had expected, and I will use your notes as training tools to improve on in the future. I hope you dine with us again someday soon, and please ask for me personally. My name is Jason, and I am the GM

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The Grillroom is rated 4.7 stars by 2740 OpenTable diners.

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