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.

160 E. Huron
Chicago, IL 60611
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
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

Cross Street:
St. Clair

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 943-7777

Website:
http://www.thewindsorchicago.com/

Entertainment:
Sunday, December 20, 2015 we will be hosting a Santa Brunch from 11 - 2

Parking Details:
There is a valet conveniently located at the entrance to the Hotel, on Huron Street.

Public Transit:
Michigan Avenue Bus stop is 1/2 a block from our front door at the intersection of Michigan and Huron.

Executive Chef:
Nolan Narut

Additional:
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

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Details
Sun 10:00AM - 2:00PM

Sat 10:00AM - 2:00PM

Private Dining

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

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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Quiet

83% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (5)
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Bar Seating (3)
Great Beer (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
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Fun (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Healthy (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

Went for breakfast. Were out of several items and were unable to accommodate certain requests like making breakfast potatoes without hollandaise sauce.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Came in for Brunch and we had the pancakes and a shrimp salad. The food is very flavorful and fresh.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating
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·Dined 6 days ago

My wife and I were staying at the attached Hampton Inn and visited The Windsor on a couple of occasions - every aspect of food, service, fun time was outstanding. Would highly recommend if you are close to this area.

Tags: Fun
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We celebrated an 86th birthday and the youngest in the party was only 3 years old. Everyone enjoyed the food, the atmosphere and especially the great service. Bloody Mary's are quite special.

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 1, 2017

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!

Tags: Quick Bite
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Service very slow. Took over 1/2an hour to get meal served. At least the check was lowered to reflect bad service

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great spot!

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 (Northern MI)·Dined on November 11, 2017

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.

Tags: Business Meals
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Great food and service... would highly recommend this place

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Favorite neighborhood place. Love their burgers and fries. Great value and consistent!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Dun!! Sad place when Cubs loose...

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Wonderful hospitality. Friendly staff. Gaddy food and quick kitchen.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 7, 2017

It was a really good meal. I had the scallops and they were outstanding. Really fast service and the waitress and hostess were really friendly. A little pricy as it is connected to a hotel and that is to be expected. I would recommend giving it a try.

Tags: Late-night Find, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Great happy hour selection includes bacon wrapped hotdog with coleslaw.

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Great Beer
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 26, 2017

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!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Healthy, Bar Seating, Great Beer
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Enjoyed a very tasty veggie burger with coleslaw. Both the taste and texture of the burger were excellent.

Tags: Good for Groups, Happy Hour
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on September 11, 2017

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Good little place inside a hotel. The crab toast was really good. Bartender was attentive and pleasant. Nice that it was open to the outside. Wine was pretty good too. Would go back!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 9, 2017

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

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Delicious chips and onion dip. Excellent salmon with summer succotash

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 (Des Moines)·Dined on August 6, 2017

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.

Tags: Late-night Find, Happy Hour, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Tapas
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Very nice and balanced service and good quality meals. I say at a high top in the bar area, and had a very attentive server.
The crab avocado toast was buttery and delicate. A great appetizer to share, ir light lunch!

Tags: Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Casual, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Quick Bite
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 29, 2017

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.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 29, 2017

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.

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·Dined on July 29, 2017

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.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Delicious food from appetizers to salads, turkey burger to steak. Priced well

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Was so pleasantly surprised with this place. Clean and updated decor and really great food. The deviled eggs were to die for. I'd go back just for that! All the staff was friendly and accommodating. It was my last night in Chicago but I'll be back!

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Dined here with a coworker for lunch after some meetings. Really great menu options. Not crowded - we were able to sit near the big open windows on a beautiful day!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Wonderful menu. A bit dark and tavern-like inside, choice of booths, big tables, outdoor seating.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 12, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Great food and drink menu! Cool vibe/atmosphere. Quick and attentive service.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 24, 2017

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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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 15, 2017

The food was mediocre and not worth the price. You are def paying for the tourist trap Mich ave fees. Service was also mediocre. On serveral ocastions I had to get up and look for my server.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 14, 2017

We really enjoyed our dinner here. Our food was very good and our server was friendly and attentive.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Detroit)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Service was pretty terrible. Food came out at all different times. Would not recommend.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 24, 2017

Fantastic. Food is great, consistently good. 4 stars not 5 for ambience because lighting was too bright tonight.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Cozy
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 (Detroit)·Dined on May 17, 2017

Nice atmosphere

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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 29, 2017

I've been here for happy hour with friends, lunch with family, and date night with the hubby. Good food and drink. Nice ambience. Great service!

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Quick Bite
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on April 28, 2017

The Windsor is a very special place in the hustle and bustle of a large hotel. Warm and welcoming with a lovely staff and accommodations.
The menu has something for everyone.
I highly recommend The Windsor.

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 (New England)·Dined on April 25, 2017

This was a good neighborhood restaurant, where the services was good and the price was affordable. This seem to be a place where many hospital workers/students come after a long day.

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