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About The Windsor
The Windsor is your neighborhood restaurant in a downtown locale, welcoming guests to sit back relax and enjoy a casual dining experience just off the hustle of the Magnificent Mile. Chef Todd Stein"s inventive romp through a classic American Bar and Grill features fresh seafood, hearty entree salads, amazing steaks, delicious chops, and mouth-watering prime rib from the rotisserie. The Windsor will bring a sense of comfort and friendly service for which the neighborhood restaurants of 4-Star Restaurant Group are known to Streeterville. Dressed up or dressed down, come in, sit back and let us take care of the rest.
Chicago, IL 60611
American, Comfort Food, Gastro Pub
Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00am
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Sunday, December 20, 2015 we will be hosting a Santa Brunch from 11 - 2
There is a valet conveniently located at the entrance to the Hotel, on Huron Street.
Michigan Avenue Bus stop is 1/2 a block from our front door at the intersection of Michigan and Huron.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, The Windsor can accommodate all your special event needs.
The Windsor Ratings and Reviews
While the food and ambiance is amazing at The Windsor, the service in incredibly slow. It took over 10 minutes to receive a drink and the servers and bussers were rushing us even though the place was almost empty when we left around 8pm. Not sure we will be back despite how yummy the food is!
We were hoping it would look like an English Pub or a traditional restaurant in Britain. Instead it looked like a restaurant attached to a motel and that was disappointing. However, the food was quite good as was the service, so overall it was an ok experience.
The place is beautiful! The food was great. Our waiter was great. The bartender was cranky!!!
I asked politely if we could put on the Cubs game on the bar tv. she said, if it doesn't interfear with her Cowboys game? I then, very quietly and politely asked for a refill on my beer. she snapped at me, when i have a chance!
The restaurant was part of the hotel so I expected better quality
At the time we walked in only one other couple was in there yet it took awhile to get seated. After making our decision on food we were informed the salmon had run out, it was early. Really? The menu had the fewest items I've ever seen to pick from. We elected to share an order of 12 oz steak that arrived about the size of an 8 oz steak. Cooked great, skimpy on the side of mashed potatoes, maybe there's a potato shortage
Overall it was ok but I would not promote this place
I've dined here before, but this was my first time outside on the street. It turns out, the best location is a window seat indoors. The noise level makes for a less enjoyable dining experience.
My waiter was pleasant and prompt. He was courteous. I ordered the diver scallops which were cooked perfectly. The grits were also done very nicely. The mushrooms were heavily salted which was a shame because the texture was delicious.
I would definitely try the scallops again but would substitute a different vegetable.
Typically, this restaurant earns at least four stars, but the overall ambience this time round combined with the overly salty mushrooms just didn't compare to previous meals.
In fairness, once I pointed out the floor, the waiter did offer to have the mushrooms prepared again.
Everyone has a bad day, the food was perfectly fine but not outstanding this time
Service was awesome a thousand times better then Giordano pizza on rush street the night before where we went the for pizza. The Windsor has a great small deep dish cast iron cookie and ice cream for 10.00 did the desert Saturday and Sunday both. Awesome would eat again on next visit.
My reservation thru Open Table was never acknowledged, and I had to follow up with the hostess to make sure I wasn't listed as a no show (received an email about being a no-show during my meal). I waited 20 minutes for my second drink which essentially ruined the flow. Had the grilled mahi mahi sandwich and it was a bit on the burned side. By the end of the meal, our server was missing an action. To be fair, they seemed under staffed, but as a customer I was looking for better service. The food, however, was good even though my sandwich was over cooked. My friends meals were great. We were interested in dessert, but were afraid it would take too long.
I've been to the Windsor several times since it is less than a block from the Cambria Magnificent Mile hotel. Oven not been disappointed. The service is attentive, not stifling. The atmosphere "neighborly" and warm. In the good weather, I've enjoyed the outdoor dining option.
Indoors is usually very lively, a good place for friends to socialize., especially the "30-somethings".
Avoid happy hour if you are dining alone, but expect great service.
The waiter was not very enthusiastic, I didn't even bother catching his name. Had the fish, it was not very crispy for fish and chips, so I certainly would not recommend the fish to anyone. The clams for an appetizer were very hot and crispy, as well as the mac and cheese- perfect.
I work in the area, so I've been there for lunch, happy hour and dinner and very much enjoyed it. Good for groups. I'd consider it an upscale grub pub. Food is very good. I particularly enjoy the Wrightwood salad. Since it is so good for groups, I wish they had more appetizer options. It can get moderately loud for happy hour and dinner, but when I've been there at lunch, you can definitely have a quiet conversation and hear each other well. There tables are also spaced out nicely, so you don't feel like you're inadvertently eavesdropping on your neighbors.
Unfortunately our weekend brunch experience at The Windsor was extremely disappointing. The server greeted us by letting us know that half the menu wasn't available because they were "waiting on a shipment." This included, of course, the things we wanted most, such as both types of sliders. We should have gone with our gut and just left at that point, but given all our positive experiences at their sister restaurant, Remington's, we decided to stay. We started with the spinach and artichoke dip which was just as delicious as it always is at Remington's. I ordered a particular type of Chardonnay, and rather than tell me they were out and suggest something else, they just brought me something else which had to have either been corked or open for a very long time. It was really bad. I let them know and the bartender worked with me to find another that I liked. They had the windows open to the patio that day, which would have been nice except for one of the servers constantly walking back and forth to the patio right behind me constantly bumping my chair and purse. Other diners saw him doing it, so soon it was a regular traffic pattern which was extremely rude and disruptive to our meal. I wound up ordering the chicken dip which unfortunately was dry and very bland. I would not recommend it. The fries were good. My husband ordered the rotisserie chicken skillet hash and was also very disappointed. Given the many positive experiences we've had at Remington's (including, food, service, and ambiance), it is really difficult to understand how the two restaurants operate so differently. We do not plan to return to The Windsor.
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