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 USDA Prime 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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Sun 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Mon 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Tue - Fri 7:30PM - 9:00PM
Sat 8:00PM - 9:00PM

What 2613 People Are Saying
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AW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing restaurant! The atmosphere was perfect, food was delicious, and service was outstanding. Would return in a heartbeat!

DH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to The Grillroom before Hamilton on a Saturday night. Everything was excellent. Our fillets were prepared as requested. Sides were sufficient for 2. Service was excellent.

RB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome night great food cooked to perfection waiter was on top of his game. Bus people very attentive

JK
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome place before a show.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are here for a birthday dinner, before seeing Hamilton. What a wonderful experience! Our server was perfectly attentive, and the food and wine were delicious!

J
Las Vegas
98 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server was outstanding and made the evening very special. The food was excellent. Word to the wise the restaurant uses a lot of garlic on its sides and meats. Would definitely come back

MC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The reservation app defaulted to the name of a reservation I made for a friend in the past. The broccoli was too hard to eat. There were four of us at dinner and everything else was exceptional.

W
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the steaks! I ordered the 14 oz. bone-in ribeye, medium. It arrived a little redder on the inside than expected, but the perfect bit of char on the outside offset that to result in an exquisite tasting piece of beef. The seasoning was perfect for me, and I had asked for special treatment, not desiring garlic. The chef delivered! Delicious cream of asparagus soup as well. Very pleasant wait staff as well, and we were seated immediately, even with arriving early for our reservation.

JH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

I loved the ambiance! The restaurant was spacious and the tables were not sitting on top of each other. The noise level was moderate so the three of us were able to talk without shouting across the table to each other. I ordered the Gumbo and a Wedge Salad. The Gumbo was gravy with there pieces of sausage and a few vegetables and it was not hot. I will not order it again. The Wedge Salad was deconstructed which was a little off putting. Wedge Salads are old school and I was looking forward to an old fashioned Wedge Salad. Yet I had to assemble it myself. I would not order it again. The service was very good! I would recommend it and I would dine here again.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Conveniently located right across the street from the CIBC theater. Nice ambience. I thought food was decent enough though pricey. $18 for one crab cake, and I found the crab cake to be a little too salty. I also ordered the grilled pear and goat cheese salad, and though it was good, they really skimped on the goat cheese and walnuts. The salad was mostly greens. Someone else in my party ordered the tomato and buffalo mozzarella, and they skimped on the mozzarella as well.

DP
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good food, good service. Would recommend this restaurant to my friends

T
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

My wife and I visited the Grillroom to celebrate our anniversary. Disappointed is the best adjective to describe out visit. The food was "fair" at best. Pork Chop totally overcooked and very dry; even though, I requested medium. My wife's salmon was also very dry and overcooked. The "free" carrot cake had the same fate. However, the ahi tuna tartar was excellent. With so many superb restaurants in Chicago, not sure I'll be back on my next visit.

OT
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food...better service!

C
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Place needs a good cleaning. The cloth on the walls a covered in visual dust. Not appealing around food.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Show and dinner for my wife’s birthday.

TP
Chicago
54 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food is always delicious at the Grillroom and this visit was no exception. Steaks are tender and done just as ordered. I was disappointed by service on this visit. Restaurant was busy with pre-theater crowd they were great. Overall, food is great and service is usually good.

OT
Montreal
6 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Very ordinary

l
New England
10 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I did not find the steaks to be at the level of quality that I expect from a steak house

BP
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed ourEvening very much.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice evening thanks dine before seeing Hamilton . Very good service. We all had the Petite filet and it was done perfectly.
The sides were plentiful if not a little over cooked.
Nice atmosphere. It’s not “fine dining” but I would highly recommend it.

ST
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Pleasant, efficient staff.

Had a steak salad. Meat was delicious, but mediocre salad.

Overpriced.

CF
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service! Food served quickly if you tell them you’re going to a Theater performance! Great Filet, good to our request. Thanks for great food, fun service and very efficient !

LB
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second time in and it was excellent as expected! Scallops special was delicious and my filet was perfectly medium and even tasted great as leftovers the next day. They are great about getting you out in time for the show across the street, just let them know ahead of time.

DS
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

excellent service, quiet atmosphere, entrees done to perfection!

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic as always. I enjiyed the special salmon. My husband said the tuna was superb.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

My sister and I were visiting Chicago and wanted to find a nice steakhouse. After we both ate scallops as an appetizer here, we became violently ill the next day. I called called to inform them and they were not helpful and instead defensive saying we couldn’t “prove anything”. This was the only meal my brother and I shared this whole weekend. They were unwilling to do anything about it. Additionally, for a steakhouse, they were ill-prepared and out of three popular types of cuts (the whole reason we went). I asked for the steak I ordered to be cooked medium and it came out very, very rare. The inside was cold. I will never recommend this place and will absolutely never go back again. There’s a lot of restaurants in Chicago!

The Grillroom
Responded on September 24, 2019

Hi Kelsey, My name is Kathryn. It seems we really dropped the ball with you. I was actually in the office with the General Manager when he was speaking with your brother. I would love the opportunity to talk with you. My direct email is Kathryn@rghospitalitygroup. I understand you were in from out of town and I sincerely apologize that your experience with us was not wonderful from start to finish. But I think we can still make things right. I look forward to hearing back from you.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Dinner before Hamilton.

N
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to grab a steak. If you plan to see a show at CBIC, Grillroom is right across the street.

PF
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and location. I will recommend and return

OT
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was good, but I've definitely had better from less expensive places. Very convenient if going to see Hamilton across the street.

DJ
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my daughters to see Hamilton, which was at the theater across the street. The Grillroom was just the restaurant to set the tone. Great food and attentive service. It’s a bit pricey, but it IS across the street from a historic theater featuring the hottest performance in town. Try the Tres Leche cake for dessert. It was a dream!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to dinner before seeing Hamilton and the experience was outstanding. We had a drink in the bar and the bartender was very friendly and knowledgeable. Our waiter had a great personality and know the menu in detail. All around great experience.

TH
Cincinnati
42 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great… I brought friends and family there for dinner, then we went to the Theater across the street. After the show we met more friends and family for drinks and dessert. The food was marvelous and the service was great.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

We went prior to a show and our waiter seemed to be in control and told us we had plenty of time. He rarely checked in with us and we had to flag him down in order to get out in time. Steak was great-Mac and cheese was horrible-but my family should not have ordered that at a steakhouse.

The Grillroom
Responded on October 1, 2019

Thank you for the review! We are glad that you enjoyed your steak when you dined with us but we are sorry that the service you received was not a highlight of your time spent with us. We will be sure to pass these comments along to the wait staff to help us to improve and avoid any situations like this in the future. We hope to see you again soon.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Really disappointed. Vegetables in both entrees were barely cooked. Super convenient location for going to show at CIBC, but this time was not worth the convenience.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Lunch before the Hamilton play so the location was very convenient and everything was very nice.

K
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

Terribly cooked Salmon. Food very bland. Will not return.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Server was too busy so service was a little slow

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

For a business lunch, I like the privacy and quiet of a booth. I always get the Chicken Caesar Salad here, but this time the chicken was dry.

AS
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was beyond amazing. The food was outstanding, the staff were helpful and polite and went out of their way to make our experance the best possible. Will 1000% go back.

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