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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 (72)
Good for a Date (66)
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Good for Anniversaries (51)
Good for Birthdays (35)
Business Meals (33)
Romantic (26)
Quiet Conversation (24)
Good for Groups (21)
Cozy (19)
Handcrafted Cocktails (18)
Notable Wine List (18)
Fun (17)
Casual (16)
Bar Seating (15)
Worth the Drive (15)
Great for Lunch (13)
Happy Hour (12)
Vibrant Bar Scene (12)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
People Watching (11)
Comfort Food (9)
Authentic (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Late-night Find (7)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Healthy (4)
Seasonal (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Scenic View (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Sports (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Waterfront (1)
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined 3 days ago

Truly amazing steak. Service was great, I only wish they had a theater menu or they allowed kitchen splits for items. Would 100% return.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined 4 days ago

We had eaten here on the 10th after flying in from Baltimore. We sat at a bar table. On the 11th, we decided to try again. We walked in and asked if they had a table and was told no. Nothing is available until at least 7:30. Not the friendliest encounter, but not terrible. We walked outside, went online and booked a table for 6:30 and turned around and walked back in and asked to check in. We were seated right away. Thought it kind of odd that we were told no, but reserved a table for the exact same time. Not very friendly when we went back in and asked to check in either, but we figured they were a little irked that we got a reservation after we were told there was no opening. Our experience the day before on the 10th was awesome. The food was fantastic both times a was our servers on both occasions.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

This is the perfect spot to have dinner before a show at CIBC - the food was great, the service fast and the atmosphere was elegant but fun!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Fun
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·Dined 5 days ago

Food was great. Server Brendan was terrific. We were seated right away and it was lovely. The only downside was my margarita on the rocks had a lot of rocks and was a bit watery tasting. But overall highly recommended and I will return the next time I am at the theatre!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great menu, good food with reasonable prices and the service was excellent. Perfect spot for a pre-theater dinner or a desert afterwards. Nice, quiet conversation friendly atmosphere. We were in a bit of a rush as we were going across the street to the CIBC, but the wait staff asked and paid attention to the fact we needed to get done on time. Will definitely recommend to friends.

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation
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 (Toledo)·Dined on January 6, 2018

My steak was delicious (Filet-Oscar). They gave a nice portion of crab and a very generous serving of asparagus. Good wine, craft beer and cocktail selection.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We had dinner at this restaurant before seeing Hamilton. It is conveniently located across from the theater and the staff were sure to help us leave on time. The food was good and the server helped us select child-friendly food for our 8 year old. We would return.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Ambience was very nice and food was delicious. We were seated right away and our waiter was both knowledgeable and friendly. He explained the drink menu and answered all our questions about the food. We had made the reservation because we were going to a play and the theater was directly across the street. We would go there again even if we didn't have play tickets!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Great location. Very good food, but not excellent. Probably over priced for its quality

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Fantastic experience!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 4, 2018

The food was quite good but not excellent though the prices weren't too bad. Of course, it could not have been closer to the CIBC theatre which was exactly what we were looking for. The staff and service was outstanding.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Before or after Theater, great location, wonderful service and menu. Creative chef, great food and wine. Priced for downtown Chophouse. Highly recommended

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

It is across the street from Hamilton. Not much else about it is interesting.

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

The hot rolls served right away were much appreciated after a long day of travel. The calamari was very well prepared, southwest salad satisfied my craving for something light, and my husband’s rare ribeye met his expectations. Hamilton-themed specialty drinks (hurricane and gentleman’s agreement) were strong and attractively presented. We shared the flourless chocolate cake and walked away feeling very happy with our dining experience.
The one thing that I did not love was the booth seat in the back next to the door leading to the restroom area. The trade off was we had ample room and were away from the time traffic of the front door.

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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We went to the Grillroom before going to Hamilton across the street...as did at least a hundred others that evening. The steaks we had were great. The service was excellent. We would go back - especially if we were going to the. CIBC Theater for another show. By the way Hamilton was outstanding.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

We went before seeing Hamilton. One of the best streaks I've ever had. Service was great and the food came promptly.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Gluten Free Options, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Easy access to the theaters. Our waiter had little knowledge of the menu items and cocktails, but tables around us had excellent service .

Get the scallops for an appetizer

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

The restaurant was freezing cold which made the food luke warm. Service was good and food was great, had it been warmer in the restaurant and the food hot i would have been inclined to give a higher rating because i likely would have had a better experience. Unfortunate but reality.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 27, 2017

I have been to Hamilton 3 times, and all three times I went across the street and took my group here. It is not priced for the faint of heart (steaks around $50, surf and turn $60), but the service is impeccable and the food is delicious. Reservations required on busy nights for sure. Definitely for meat and seafood lovers. The salmon one in our party ordered was delicious.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Romantic
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Perfect location for a pre-Hamilton lunch on a frigid day, if you don’t mind the $40 parking in the basement. The theatre is right across the street. We arrived at opening time and it was freezing in the restaurant. Most guests ate while wearing their coats. The Mac & Cheese as an appetizer and 3 sandwiches we had (one vegetarian) were excellent. Watch the themed cocktails; server described one as a margarita but when it came out it was spicy and not drinkable. He then tried to charge us for it but did remove the $13 charge at my request. Overall, great food and location makes this a recommended restaurant.

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on December 26, 2017

Food was served quickly, but had absolutely no flavor.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Always a nice lunch dining experience. Great food, good service, and excellent location.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Going to theatre

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Great food, fast (had theater tix), friendly and knowledgeable service. Will definitely return!

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 (Montana)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Wonderful & attentive service. Food was outstanding. Possibly the best steak I ever had!

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 20, 2017

We arrived early but were seated immediately. The wait staff was attentive and informative. Wine recommendations were spot on. Appetizers were delicious and unique. The daily special of halibut on lobster mashed potatoes was devoured by my guest. The beef salad featured a wonderful cut of beef cooked perfectly. We were never rushed, and enjoyed our meal before walking across the street to see Hamilton. Very satisfying!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on December 20, 2017

This was the perfect pre-theatre restaurant for our family. So often, when you go to the theatre, you compromise on the food in order to be close to and on time for the performance. This was not the case with The Grillroom! We would choose it for a great meal in a delightful setting anytime!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 19, 2017

We ate here before our showing of Hamilton and had a fantastic time. The staff was friendly and attentive and the food and drinks were delicious. The trip into the city was worth it for the restaurant alone but I would highly recommend it especially if you are seeing Hamilton (or whatever is playing in the future) at the theater just across the street.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Great Beer
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We were seated immediately. Our waiter was very genuine and engaged. Multiple people worked together to serve things right away, i.e. drinks and food served by different people.

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Great food and service. The perfect location for a meal before and after a show in the Loop.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Was a very delicious meal for a very fair price!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Our reservation was at 7 and they placed us at the booth right outside the door to the restroom. No less than 75 people passed our table to use the restroom before leaving for the 7:30 Hamilton performance. Every time the door closed I jolted the back of my seat. We asked to move to an open table and it took 10 minutes to make that happen. Then my steak was tough and grisly. Huge disappointment. Would not recommend.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 14, 2017

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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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 13, 2017

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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·Dined on December 13, 2017

We choose the Grill room for its proximity to the CIBC theatre and were very happy with our choice. My two teenage children and I had an amazing dinner. We had tickets to Hamilton and liked that the restaurant had Hamilton themed drink items. We were 15 minutes late to our reservation and the restaurant was very busy. I was nervous about timing but we were seated right away. Service was prompt and friendly. The food was very good and we walked in the theatre with plenty of time. I would definitely recommend this restaurant and would come back again!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 12, 2017

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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