The Grillroom

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Steakhouse
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 2576 People Are Saying
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K
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

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

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Server was too busy so service was a little slow

AS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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.

x
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Food was serve very quicky, but cold, it was not fresh, rise taste old.

Waiter too busy, hard to find him

JB
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent as well as the service. The location was great for theatre goers as well.

D
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great location with quality food. We wanted a good spot near the theater and this place delivered on food, service, and setting!

B
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and had never heard of the Grillroom since we're from Indiana and don't eat in downtown Chicago very often. For our 19th anniversary we decided to try the Grillroom since it's across the street from the theater where we were going to see Hamilton. We couldn't have been more pleased. We arrived 25 minutes before our reservation, but they went ahead and sat us anyway. The server was friendly, fun, and professional being ever present without being hawkish. Even the staff the filled water and cleared empty dishes were courteous, kind, and pleasant. My wife is a smaller eater that loves good salmon and prior to the Grillroom had found the best salmon of her life in an upscale restaurant in Springfield, MO. After eating the salmon at the Grillroom she said that this is the best salmon she'd ever had by more than a hundred times. So much so, that she contemplating ordering a second dinner because it was that amazing (if we thought we could reheat it and maintain the flavor, taste, etc. we probably would have). They even gave us a complimentary desert since it was a special occasion. I'm very grateful that the Grillroom was so wonderful for us on our anniversary, and I've already been telling friends and family to eat there the next time they're in the city. Thank you very much!!!

TM
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A great place to eat across from the CIBC Theatre. We sat outside and it was very pleasant.

JE
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Pre theater. Perfect if watching Hamilton across the street.

B
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good place for a business lunch. Noise level is low, making it easier to have a conversation and not lean over the table. Had excellent whitefish entrée.

Hope to visit again in near term.

MP
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This has become my go-to restaurant when seeing Hamilton across the street. The service is always fantastic, and the steaks are delicious.

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

Food was great perfect
Location for Play

PL
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We had wonderful food before our theater event; they served us quickly but never felt rushed. Great soups, sandwiches and salads

OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service and food were very good. Scallop appetizer was amazing. Wish there was more! In general, the food was plentiful and delicious!

GS
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hated the tiny table that was way too close to the next table.

CH
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was great, perfectly cooked and very tasteful. I would have given it 5 stars but the service was ok at best. Our server never checked up on us once the food came out or asked if we needed refills.

OT
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about this restaurant was great.

W
Cleveland
11 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The grill room waitress was quite informative, very helpful and personable. The food was done to perfection with excellent flavors.

R
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

KC bone In strip was tough and not worth the price.

KS
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Dinner was AHMAZZING!! Server was not very friendly, acted annoyed and put out for the first half of meal. Slightly improved when it got time for the tip.

C
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

All in all we enjoyed the meal. The service was a little choppy and the food was okay for the price.

C
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 1

The only thing keeping this place in business is its vicinity to the CIBC Theatre. Steak quality is subpar, side vegetables were bland, and the bathrooms were dirty, in need of remodeling. For the money it charges, find a real steakhouse!

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 3

Dining experience was fine. Food was good, service was timely. Having lunch with someone I hadn’t seen in awhile and really not paying too much attention to the surroundings. Waitress was fine until the very end. Bill came, I signed it, waitress left. A few minutes later she came storming back and asked that I return the receipts, particularly their signed copy. I had no idea what she was talking about, I hadn’t even kept my own copy. I suggested it may have fallen out, nope, she said not possible, doesn’t see it. After a few more minutes of her insisting I have the receipt, someone found it. Big surprise. No apology and didn’t even fully come back to our table, she kind of waved it at me.

It won’t keep me from going back but it bugged me enough to say something since I’m also in a service industry.

The Grillroom
Responded on September 10, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to write this response, we are glad that you enjoyed your meal but we are sorry for the confusion with the misplaced check. We are happy that this did not sully your idea of Grillroom and we hope to see you in the future.

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KT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My Fiancée and I just wanted to have a beautiful dinner in Chicago being that it is my first time visiting in over 10 years. I must say that my experience was fantastic! The food was delicious and the price point is unbeatable. Thank you and I look forward to visiting again.

GR
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second time eating at this restaurant, both times same great service and food.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ate dinner here before seeing Hamilton at CIBC. Food was fantastic and the service was stellar. Highly recommend the Grillroom. And its right across the street from the theater.

ED
Toledo
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed dinner before walking across the street to see Hamilton. Great location, delicious food & quality atmosphere. Would highly recommend.

P
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Nice ambience , good service. Food not so good!! Wonderful location for the theatre.

JW
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I were attending Hamilton across the street. The server made us feel very welcome and told us to enjoy ourselves and take our time. He also suggested not going over there until about 1:20 because the lines were always so long. We really appreciated that.

CS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

My wife and her friend asked to split a meal but were not provided with a second plate until we asked. The waitress was a little slow after we were seated.

BG
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

The lobster and steak were kind of dry. Otherwise it was good

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great from the prompt, courteous, service to the food. The food came out quickly, generous portions, reasonable prices (compared to other fine dining steakhouses). They were also accommodating when it came to requesting substations. As requested, the assistant server/busser thoroughly packaged up my leftovers so I could take them home with me the next day via my flight home!! It was in a plastic container, wrapped with plastic wrap, wrapped in tin foil, and then in a brown paper bag stapled close. My food was flight ready!! Although I ate it while I was delayed in the airport! Ha! In short, nothing bad to say. It was great all around!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The cocktails are expertly crafted. The crabcake was superb. The steak was a bit over cooked. Finishing off with the baked apple dumplings was the best choice.

BG
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent all around! The service and our waiter was fantastic and very helpful. The food exceeded our expectations. They even moved our dinner along to time our entry to Hamilton perfectly.

L
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Dinner before the theater. Nothing bad. Just not fantastic. Overall good. Service good. Food good.

S
Detroit
29 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Both my wife and I enjoyed the 8oz Filet. Both were cooked perfectly. Also had a 2016 Trefethen Cab from their great wine list, and it did not disappoint. Since it was outperform Anniversary, the waiter brought us a Tres Leches Dessert. Perfect touch and our waiter was amazing, attentive without being intrusive.

ST
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The steaks were excellent. Wine was delicious. Side orders were average in preparation but huge in quantity. We both thought our waiter should have informed us of this as we ended up wasting a lot of food because we were returning to our homes after a vacation in Chicago, and could not take doggie bags. We would have ordered half the sides had we known.

D
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall excellent dining experience. Beautiful presentation, food was very good. Kid friendly.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Located across the street from CIBC Theater makes it a perfect location for lunch before the matinee. We ate outside which understandably increased the noise but not an issue.

SB
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect place for happy hour and dinner before seeing Hamilton! Drinks, food & service wonderful!!

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