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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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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

91% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (102)
Special Occasion (77)
Good for a Date (65)
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Good for Anniversaries (55)
Business Meals (39)
Good for Birthdays (39)
Romantic (33)
Quiet Conversation (27)
Handcrafted Cocktails (23)
Good for Groups (22)
Notable Wine List (20)
Casual (18)
Cozy (17)
Fun (16)
Great for Lunch (16)
Bar Seating (16)
Vibrant Bar Scene (15)
Comfort Food (14)
Happy Hour (14)
Worth the Drive (14)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Authentic (10)
Fit for Foodies (10)
People Watching (8)
Late-night Find (7)
Hot Spot (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Healthy (4)
Quick Bite (3)
Seasonal (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Live Sports (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Scenic View (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Organic (1)
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 4 days ago

Good place with good food!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

We stopped in for appetizers and a Hamilton themed cocktail. The shrimp cocktail was fabulous- tangy sauce. We also shared the cheese/meat board. It was delicious and really too much for just the two of us. (Not a complaint- just noting it’s a large platter).

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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

We went for dinner after the theater. The service and the food were excellent.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined 5 days ago

Super convenient if you have Hamilton tickets - it’s right across the street. Food and service were good -

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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Had a lovely early meal before the theatre. The food was outstanding! From the skewers as an appetizer to rare tuna, surf and turf and creme brulee, everything done to perfection.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent food made better by server who was so friendly and attentive. Wonderful cocktails as well. Loved it!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 14, 2018

The Grillroom is always reliable for lunches. It's pricey for everyday use, but fairly standard for a decent table-service place in the Loop for a business lunch. It can be loud but wasn't on the day we went recently, probably because it wasn't terribly full. The food is decent, although you have to get creative to have a healthy option. They were pushing their iced tea but it wasn't made in-house; it was bottled.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 13, 2018

We had a 6:00 reservation for dinner so we could attend a 7.30 performance of Hamilton which is across the street. We arrived at the restaurant at least 20 minutes late due to blocked off streets. The restaurant held our reservation, gave us wonderful service and delicious food and we made to the show with time to spare. I will eat there anytime we are attending a play in that area and in our next visit to Chicago.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Great food , across the street from "Hamilton" . Easy parking.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

I was very impress with the service. The drinks were fantastic. The food was even better. The portions of food for the sides were plentiful. The place just made us feel welcome and appreciated.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We were greeted with a friendly smile and sat at a very nice table. For anyone going to see Hamilton, I highly recommend The Grillroom as it is directly across the street from the CIBC Theater. All dishes were amazing and the service was excellent. You will not be disappointed.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Loved our server, Timothy “Tim”. He went out of his way to ask the chef if he could prepare the corn & bean salsa without onions. It comes premade, so Tim said it would take a little longer to prepare without onions. But our meal was served quickly, in spite of the extra prep. My husbands steak was prepared perfectly and it looked so good...I wanted it. The Yukon Gold mashed potatoes were incredible. Tim was always nearby to assist with any questions or special needs. We had a very comfy booth. They hang your coats, right at the door. I gave one less star for food, because I found some brown lettuce in my salad., but aside from that, the Southwest Salad was full of grilled chicken and delicious. There was an anniversary card at the table when we arrived and we were presented with a special desert, on the house, afterwards. It was a special night, made more special by the excellent service. The hostess stopped by and greeted us, which made us feel like VIP’s. We were here 4 years ago and I reviewed it then with 5 stars. They are across the street from CIBC theater playing Hamilton, so the place was packed when we went there, but the service remained excellent.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on February 9, 2018

I ate at the Grillroom twice during my trip to Chicago and both times the food and service were excellent! I had steak the first night which was one of the best Filet's I have ever had. The second time I had the salmon which was outstanding. Definitely recommend this restaurant!

Tags: Comfort Food, Healthy, Authentic, Cozy, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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 (Detroit)·Dined on February 8, 2018

After reading other reviews I wanted to be sure to have enough time for dinner before going across the street to see Hamilton. I made a 5:30 pm reservation and our service was fast & food was delicious!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Generally good. But expensive for what it was

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Food was average. Hot tea & Caesar salad were bland, steak was chewy,, broccoli was limp and lacked char grill taste, baked potato was dry & overbaked, but huge in size and chocolate cake dessert was chalky. It was conveniently located right across the street from CBIC Theater which was convenient since we were heading there after dinner to see “Hamilton”. Probably wouldn’t revisit. Too many better chophouse choices to choose from in the city.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Perfect for PRE-theatre!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Ate dinner here before seeing Hamilton across the street. Both of us had Surf and Turf. Lobster was generous and fantastic. Filet Mignons were very good although cooked slightly longer than we would have preferred. We ordered Medium Rare. Next time I would order Rare. Service is very, very good. Tony took very good care of us!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We had a delicious meal at the Grillroom. My husband said his prime rib had to be "the best he has ever eaten"! It had a slight peppery crust that was delicious. I had the tuna with asparagus over rice which was a nice portion and very flavorful. The ambiance is really nice - warm, cozy but the right amount of noise. Our waitress was busy so it took a little time to get a new salad that wasn't dripping with dressing (get your dressing on the side). We were going to the theater and the restaurant was very accommodating to our schedule. There is no valet parking but there is a parking lot in the same building so you don't even have to go outside. I definitely would go again!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We ate here after seeing Hamilton. Arrived a few minutes early and were seated right away. Hamilton tickets and a steak dinner were birthday treats for my grandson. All four of us had steaks and shared some sides. My grandson enjoyed the onion soup. It got very busy by the time we were ready to leave, so we had to find the server to get our check. That was a little bothersome. Other than that, we enjoyed the meal and I would definitely return again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 2, 2018

We had a great dinner, apps and drinks well-timed with our entrees, and right across the street from our theater.

Tags: Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Had dinner before seeing Hamilton with hubby, so convenient as it is right across the street from the theater. We both ordered the halibut, a special that evening, is was outstanding with a celery root puree and green beans. Our server was very attentive and efficient- great start to a wonderful evening!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Convenient to the Hamilton theater but expensive unless it is a corporate dinner or a splurge

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 31, 2018

We were seated in a smaller room off the main dining area . It was quieter and great for conversation after enjoying Hamilton!

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 31, 2018

We chose this restaurant based on reviews and the fact that it was near the theater. This was an after matinee performance meal that we reserved for 4:45 pm. We were a little early, but were seated right away at a nice table for two. Our waitress was attentive and brought us our requested drinks . The cocktails were nice, but not cold....don't really care for a lukewarm martini up. Water and bread with butter came quickly and we tried to enjoy our drink. We ordered a strip steak to share along with potato sides and wedge salad to share and it was just the right amount for us. The salad was OK, but no offer was made to plate it separately before bringing it to the table...so we had to do that ourselves. Not a big issue, but it's awkward and most places we've gone to plate it for us ahead of time. The marble potatoes were unmemorable. The steak was cooked properly and tasty, but it was also just warm. How can a steak be grilled at high temp and come to the table barely warm enough....it should sizzle and the plate should be hot. The menu prices were competitive with other steak and chophouses in the city. At the time we ordered and received our food the restaurant was not at all busy. The before theater crowd had not yet come in full force and there were plenty of empty tables, so we assume the kitchen was not overwhelmed. Our server was pleasant, but we cannot recommend this place as there are far too many wonderful restaurants near the theater to choose from that are better, although we wanted to give a new place a try.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 30, 2018

The food was delicious. The service was efficient. I have been there twice for pre-show dining. It is very convenient. The parking is indoors. You can eat a great dinner with wine and then cross the street for the show. Loved it! Would definitely recommend to others.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 30, 2018

We had tickets to Hamilton, and the Grillroom is literally across the street from the theater, with parking that is attached to their building (at $19...not too bad for the area!). So while it had all of that going for it, the dining experience was just OK.

Ambiance/Decor: Overall the restaurant was kind of cookie cutter, hard surfaces that made it loud, uninspiring colors and signage. Definitely a B-

Coziness: Because it was loud and VERY drafty (and it was a nice night...in the 30's), they need to look into ways to keep it warmer.

Drinks/Wine List: Seemed like a decent assortment of wine by the glass, certainly not overwhelming, but consistent with what one would expect from a quality steak house

Menu: A bit disappointing. Most steakhouses understand they still need quality fish options, and they just did not have many. They focus on beef, and my wife had a flat iron steak, while I had the Rib Eye.

Steaks: Flat iron was a good choice, as it was a good size, flavorful, and I would classify it as a good value. The Rib Eye however was not. For $48 I expect a really good quality piece of beef, however it lacked proper marbling, flavor and tenderness. It reminded more of a $9.99/pound ribeye you might find at your local Jewel, rather than a fine piece of meat at a high quality steak house. To top it off, it was overcooked, all the way to medium when I asked for rare/medium rare.

Wait Staff: Our server tried very hard, however he was very stressed out as the restaurant lost its automated point of sale system, so he had to hand write out every item on a bill, then total it, and manually collect the credit card info...took over 10 minutes just to get the bill, but luckily we had a very short walk to the theater!

Overall: I wanted to like it, and there were bits and pieces where it worked...but overall it failed to live up to expectations...however if I was going back to see Hamilton again, I would definitely go there!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We made a reservation for 6:00 p.m. prior to seeing Hamilton. The play began at 8:00 and we had no problem making the 8:00 play across the street at the CIBC theater. The service was excellent with helpful suggestions and answers to questions about the meals. The "Hamil-tini" was so good, the best crab cake appetizer I've ever had and the surf & turf was amazing. Too stuffed for dessert but the table next to us had ordered dessert that looked fantastic. I can't wait to go again soon. Thank you to the Grillroom for a lovely meal!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

East Coast Oysters were way to small. Petite Filet in Speaial Surf and Turf was over cooked. Came out Medium Well Vs Meaium Rare. Apple Dumpling was more of a crumble tart. DIsappointed.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 26, 2018

It was incredible! The food was beyond perfect. The service staff were never far away; we didn’t have to ask for anything. They just knew! It was a truly great experience.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We were headed to "Hamilton" and The Grill could not be more conveniently located. We delighted with the meal were were served and then quality of the service.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 26, 2018

WHITE FISH GOOD---THICK CUT PORK CHOP OVERCOOKED AND TOUGH, FLAVOR OK

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 26, 2018

I recommend the beet salad. Everything was very good.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Fun, Comfort Food, Romantic, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Excellent pre-theater meal. Waitstaff understands and advises on timing in order to make the show. Food was delicious, simple recipes let the quality of meat and vegetables shine through. Imaginative, Hamilton-inspired cocktails were a fun addition.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Very nice dinner and wine. Beautiful view. Great service. Was a little noisy but they found a quieter table for us.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Great pre-show meal! Hubs and I split a steak and baked potato and with a salad it was a perfect meal. Wait staff was extremely attentive and let us leisurely enjoy our cocktails before serving salads. I’ll be back!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Excellent food and good service. Well suited for pre or post theatre (Hamilton at this timr)

Tags: Live Sports, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 21, 2018

great steaks!! excellent wait staff... very attentive.

Tags: Live Sports, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Went for an early dinner before a show, seated right away in a cozy table perfect for enjoying the atmosphere. Close to shopping and theatre district. Good, friendly service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Way overpriced for the minuscule amount of food they give you. It also took FOREVER to get a glass of wine, even though we told them that we were going to the show and they’re supposedly a “wine bar”. Save your money and go anywhere else.

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