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About The Grillroom

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.

33 W. Monroe
Chicago, IL 60603
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, American, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Monday: 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Tuesday - Friday: 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday: 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Sunday: 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Cross Street:
Dearborn or State

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 960-0000

Website:
http://www.grillroom-chicago.com/

Catering:
For catering inquiries, please contact our event coordinator at events@grillroom-chicago.com.

Parking Details:
Public parking lot accessible from Dearborn one half block north of Adams on the east side, as well as many other lots in the area.

Public Transit:
Walking distance from multiple lines (Red, Green, Blue, Brown) as well as walking distance to the Metra Stations.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We have multiple options for private or semi-private events to accommodate any occasion. Please contact our event coordinator at events@grillroom-chicago.com.

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Details
Sun 6:00PM - 8:00PM

Mon 5:00PM - 8:00PM

Tue - Fri 7:30PM - 9:30PM

Sat 8:00PM - 9:30PM

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Experience an authentic Windy City steakhouse right in the heart of Chicago’s Loop. We serve Prime steaks, fresh seafood, pasta, salads and more, all presented with The Grillroom’s exclusive flair.

The Grillroom Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (106)
Good for a Date (66)
Special Occasion (64)
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Good for Anniversaries (50)
Business Meals (37)
Good for Birthdays (35)
Romantic (30)
Good for Groups (23)
Quiet Conversation (23)
Casual (16)
Notable Wine List (16)
Bar Seating (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Cozy (15)
Fit for Foodies (14)
People Watching (13)
Fun (12)
Happy Hour (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Great for Lunch (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Hot Spot (9)
Authentic (8)
Late-night Find (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Paleo Friendly (6)
Healthy (4)
Seasonal (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Scenic View (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Sports (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Spicy (1)
Waterfront (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 hours ago

Was a very delicious meal for a very fair price!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

We selected the Grillroom based on its proximity to Oriental Theater and quality of menu offerings. We were seated immediately upon arrival, but unfortunately at a table next to the restroom door. Traffic to the restrooms was very high. Table service was good, despite the crowd level. Our food was delivered on a timely basis, enabling us to enjoy the meal without worrying about making the upcoming play. We enjoyed the evening and will consider this restaurant the next time we are downtown for the theater.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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food4
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

We ate here because we had tickets for the theatre and it was right across the street. It was cozy, quiet and the service and food was great.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Great service, delicious fare...they are very accommodating. They can customize a meal deviating from the menu to create custom combinations...Liz took great care of us.
The restaurant is right across from the CIBC theater with $17 evening parking right in the building

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 2017

It was completely empty for out 8:30 reservation. I know it's across the street from the theater but usually there are still many full tables, even near the theater. Otherwise, service was good and food was decent.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Excellent service, great cocktails. I ordered a very expensive steak and as usual, I ordered it a step more done than I actually like (Med instead of Medium Rare) because in my experience, steakhouses grill to the rare side. This turned out to be a mistake. Though it was a great steak, it was slightly overcoked for me. Lesson learned, my fault not theirs. The joint was jumping on Sat night at 6:45 with our reservation, but by 7:45, the place completely cleared out. A tip: make your reservation around curtain time for HAMILTON (right across the street) if you are looking for a more quiet dinner, and you will literally have your waiter all to yourself.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We chose this restaurant because of its proximity to the CIBC theatre. We reserved a table at 5:45 on a Saturday evening and were seated immediately upon arrival. We shared an appetizer and then I had a salad and my husband had soup. The food was well prepared and presented. There was a lag while we waited for dessert and then to get our check. It was quiet enough for easy conversation although we were seated near the restroom door and there were a lot of people coming and going through a heavy door. We finished just in time for our 8:00 theatre performance.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Tomahawk steak special for two was very tough. Everything else was good. Server was great. We'd go back but would select another entree.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Visited the Grillroom prior to attending Hamilton. Location is perfect as the theatre is across the street! The service was impeccable. Food was delicious. Had the wedge salad with steak and it was the perfect sized portion. Looking forward to going back to try the Mac and Cheese!

Tags: Seasonal, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Just by chance we made a reservation at The Grillroom. Wonderful food and atmosphere. Very reasonable pricing for the location and quality of the meal. We would like to come again and try more things on the menu. We had pork chop & steak - both were perfectly cooked and tasted wonderful. The restaurant was full the night we attended and our waiter always found time to see how we were doing, or did we need something else, or did we need more water or coffee. How he managed to do all that and wait on all of his tables is beyond me. He was very friendly and saw that we had everything we needed.

Tags: Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Late-night Find, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Somewhat disappointed that we were sat at a community high top when we had a reservation and there seemed to be tables available.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Overall a very nice meal and experience. A few minor nit picks. We were sat at a very tiny table jammed up against a corner when there was plenty of space. I could have asked to be re-sat but I did not. It was a bit tight, and did slightly hamper the meal experience. I only mention it because the dining room was not near capacity, even by the time we departed some 90 minutes or so later. There was 1 minor miscommunication between our server & the kitchen. It was swiftly rectified, and later at the end of the meal, our server did 'comp' us a desert even though we didn't explicitly order one. Merely inquired or remarked over the Creme Brulee, which was greatly appreciated, a nice touch, and not expected or requested, and delicious.
Food wise, very good, she ordered a Fillet & I the NY Strip both cooked excellently and great flavor. I did order the mushrooms as an addition and I did not care for them. They were entirely too 'earthy' which mushroom eaters will understand. Now, clearly you eat a mushroom, you want it to taste like something, but...these were a bit too pungent for my personal palette preference, so I'd pass on ordering them next time. Super convenient for CIBC Theater shows, as the door is quite literally across the street. Would dine here again.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

My wife and I ate here before we went to see Escape to Margaritaville at the Oriental Theater. The food is excellent. We started with soup, I had the gumbo and my wife had lobster bisque (a special that was not on the menu). The gumbo was very hearty and flavorful, with just the right amount of slow spices to get my mouth going. The bisque was smooth and rich. For our entrees, I ordered the 22oz ribeye and my wife had a surf and turf special that included a parmesan crusted filet and 6oz lobster tail. Her meal came with asparagus and lobster-mashed potatoes, and I ordered a side of small roasted potatoes. I ordered my steak medium-rare, and half of it was perfect but the back half was overdone to the point of being medium-well. It was served with a side of au jus that was so delicious I almost drank it! The steak was wonderful (even though a bit overdone). It was very tender and seasoned beautifully. My wife's steak was also very good. The parmesan crust was done it a very elaborate fashion, with strands of cheese extending down the sides. Her steak was cooked perfectly. The lobster was decadent and rich. Her sides were also very good, but my potatoes were not something I enjoyed (overcooked and flavorless). For dessert, my wife had creme brulee and I had fried ice cream. Both were wonderful. As for the service, it left a bit to be desired. We were seated right next to the bathroom when the restaurant was nearly empty. It was funny because a couple across from us noted also that it seemed odd to seat both of us near a restroom when the house was almost empty. And the door to the bathroom sticks, so it was almost comical to watch and people struggled to get in. Our server was absent for long periods of time. While our soup came out almost immediately, we waited a long time for the entrees. I would certainly come back for the food, but I will ask for a better table in the future.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The veggie Mac and cheese was delicious and enough for lunch the next day. Great wines by the glass.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 1, 2017

We came to see Hamilton like so many others. I had called earlier in the day to see if I could have some cake or desserts for after our meal as we were celebrating FIVE birthdays. The gentleman was so nice and assured he would have some cakes and fresh fruit for my daughter who is vegan. I didn’t want to have to whisper and call our server over.
After the planning and calling, nothing was brought to our table. Our server was nice enough, but obviously didn’t get the message. I didn’t want to make a big deal out of it and the girls were excited to get to the theatre. The best part about the restaurant was the location.

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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Steaks were excellent and the generous side dishes were enough to be shared. Menu is ala a carte. Excellent location for dining before a show at CIBC theatre. Pleasant atmosphere for a special occasion with attentive service.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Good overall experience

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Great food, location and service for a pre-theater dinner.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 29, 2017

We were there for a pre-Hamilton dinner on a weekday. Our service from Nick was great. He knew the wine and the menu very well answering all of our questions and was attentive throughout. The meal was very good. My wife and I both had steaks. Hers was done perfectly, mine was not. The restaurant itself was nice but needed some TLC as the booth we were in had cracked upholstery. At this price I expect, not just good food and atmosphere, but great. Would probably return, as it is so close to CIBC Theater and it was pretty good all-around.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2017

This is a wonderful restaurant when going to the CIBC Theater. Parking below the restaurant, theater right across the street, great food and terrific service.

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

We had a wonderful time at the Grillroom!Everyone enjoyed their meal , service was excellent, drinks at the bar before dinner was fun.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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·Dined on November 22, 2017

Very, very good and convenient to Hamilton! Had read some online reviews first and were a little concerned about timing our dinner before the 7:30 p.m. show, so we made reservations for 5:45, which was good. I wouldn't come any later. Every thing we ordered--there were six of us and we had appetizers, salads, entrees and dessert--was very, very good. Definitely will return when we are going to the theater.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Great service & food!

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·Dined on November 21, 2017

The Grillroom is the perfect spot for filling up before Hamilton. And being right across the street made it the clear choice for upscale dining for such a special occasion. The staff were all delightful and the food was delicious and well prepared.

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 18, 2017

The steaks at the Grillroom are consistently wonderful - tender, almost melt-in-your-mouth. Delicious! It's a great pre-theater choice but reservations definitely needed in a pre-showtime slot because of very popular show playing nearby. Service is attentive. Food is always excellent.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Classic steakhouse right across the the street from CIBC Theatre where the musical "Hamilton' is playing. Enjoyed the delicious surf & turf special w/ Parmesan cheese encrusted filet mignon and lobster tail. So good! Drink menu was themed on "Hamilton", and I had the Hamil-"Teeny", a dirty martini w/ bleu cheese olives. A terrific prelude for an outstanding play!

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 15, 2017

A nice spot for a pre-Hamilton dinner. The steaks were done perfectly and the service was great. Second time dining at The Grillroom. Both experiences exceeded expectations.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Restaurant was chosen due to theater location. Service was excellent. Entrees were not.
Pork chop was very dry and fish was mushy.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

Excellent food; attentive staff; chose The Grillroom over 3 other nearby restaurants for a business lunch with an out of state VIP and very pleased!

Tags: Business Meals
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Food was good but the service was really slow. There was just a few tables and it took over 15 minutes to get our drinks.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Good food. Waiter was excellent. Might be a little pricy as most things were ala carte

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Went before Hamilton so it was busy but extremely disappointed with everything we ordered. Even house Salad had lettuce that would normally be thrown out. Mac & cheese we were excited about was blah. Tuna Tatar and seafood entree were terrible.

Dirty plates stayed on table for entire meal. I understand they are swamped before show but bus boys walked by our table several times empty handed.

I wanted a second drink and had to track down waitress who never checked on us. Even the white wine was sour. Possibly the worst dining experience on my wife’s birthday. Also, this is the first review I have ever done

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Excellent meal. Tuna appetizer and seafood gumbo were delicious and well prepared. Ribeye was perfectly cooked medium rare.
Only complaint was the long delay between soup and our entree. We had theater tickets and were very rushed to finish our meal. Our waitress was very attentive and apologized for the delay from the kitchen. Not her fault but they specialize in catering to the theater crowd and should have been able to better accomadate

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Perfect dinner before Hamilton. Show was at 7:30– reservation was at 6. Great meal, wait staff and ambiance. Directly across street from theater. Parked in Grillroom’ss building’s lot. Easy exit after show. Will go again whether I’m going to the theater or not. Great!

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

The worst service I have ever experienced in my life. And management was completely indifferent. Do not even consider this place.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 10, 2017

My daughter and I went for her 16th birthday for dinner before seeing Hamilton. Free dessert and a birthday card! Service was excellent!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great for pre/post theater (Hamilton). Steaks just not on par with other great Chicago steakhouses. And to top it off, mine was overcooked. Expected better from a Chicago steakhouse at this price point.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Good food and convenient for getting to the show after...just walk across the street!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Very nice location and great steaks! I liked the atmosphere and the service reminded us of the theatre start times.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (Savannah)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Gumbo soup was excellent but expect a Cajun kick. Southwest salad was great except the chicken was a little dry. Excellent service. Right across the street from Hamilton.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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