Thorn Restaurant & Lounge

4
26 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Sip and savor at Thorn, the modern American restaurant & lounge located inside The Rose Hotel. The lounge features plush, comfortable seating areas or opt for a more formal dining experience in the restaurant area. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as brunch and late night cocktails, the menu includes comfort food favorites, signature Rose items, and Chef’s daily specials.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 26 people are saying
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3.9
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4.0
ambience
3.7
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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Good food…. they’re so strict on vaccine cards and ID’s to the point where it seems like a hassle to eat there

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food!

Thorn Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on January 6, 2022

Hello, Thank you for reviewing your recent experience at Thorn. We are so happy you enjoyed your excellent food and we hope you will return soon! -Thorn Restaurant & Lounge

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Jessica
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely love everything about the Thorn Restaurant, but the cocktails and dinner specials are always AMAZING! The service is excellent and quick!

Thorn Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on January 6, 2022

Jessica, Thank you so much for your sweet review! We are so glad you think our drinks and food are amazing! We really appreciate your business and we hope you return soon! -Thorn Restaurant & Lounge

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great first time at this restaurant experience. The drinks were ridiculous, and the fried chicken bao was delicious.

Thorn Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on January 6, 2022

Hello, Thank you for your kind review. We are so happy you enjoyed your drinks and food! We hope to see you again soon! -Thorn Restaurant & Lounge

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YJANNA
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Very intimate,very small, small menu, expensive for portions, food was okay.

Thorn Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on January 6, 2022

Yjanna, Thank you for taking your time to review your recent experience. We apologize if our menu was not what you were expecting. We hope you may return to give our restaurant another chance. We change up our menu often so there may be more options then. -Thorn Restaurant & Lounge

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My friend and i were there on a wednesday snowy night. There were a few people which was perfect to isolate from the crowd. Food and drinks were delicious.The staff were very nice.Perfect place to chill and dine w/ a small group. Definitely coming back and recommending it to people..

Thorn Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on December 30, 2021

Hello, Thank you for your kind review. We are so happy you had delicious food and drinks with us. We appreciate your feedback and we hope you come back soon! -Thorn Restaurant & Lounge

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JoseC
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

First off, need a sign somewhere to identify the restaurant and location. Nowhere to be found.
Love the decor. Menu has a good variety and the food tasted very good.
Not too expensive either.
Will be back

Thorn Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on December 30, 2021

Jose, Thank you for your kind review. We are in the works of creating a sign for our restaurant. We are looking forward for your return. Thank you again and we hope to see you soon! -Thorn Restaurant & Lounge

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A coffee shop in a hotel was not what I expected yet food was good and hot

Thorn Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on December 30, 2021

Hello, Thank you so much for your great review. We are so happy you enjoyed your food! -Thorn Restaurant & Lounge

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vipGourmetGnome
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience2

Very pleasant and served us well on a day (Christmas Eve) when many restaurants were closed. HOWEVER, it is less a restaurant than an eating area in the hotel lobby. Also, it is contained inside The Rose Hotel and there are no signs for "The Thorn Restaurant" so if you book on Open Table and go to the address it's quite confusing.

Thorn Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on December 27, 2021

Hello, Thank you for taking your time to review your experience at Thorn. We apologize if you were confused on our location. However, we are so happy to be open for you on Christmas Eve. We hope you had a nice meal and a great holiday! -Thorn Restaurant & Lounge

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ScottB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant/lounge was lovely! We had a wonderful time! The food was really good and the service was great! Highly recommend!

Thorn Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on December 23, 2021

Scott, Thank you so much for your lovely review! We are so happy you had a wonderful time and we appreciate you recommending us. We hope you come to dine with us again! -Thorn Restaurant & Lounge

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Choo
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The worst service. Ordered a burger with no bacon, I get my burger with bacon. Mind you it took 30 min to get my order. When I sent it back I received the same burger without the bacon 5 minutes later. Who are you fooling? Just terrible.

Thorn Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on December 14, 2021

Choo, Thank you for taking your time to review your recent experience. We are sincerely sorry your order was incorrect. We understand many people have food restrictions. Our kitchen was very busy that evening and the servers were covering many tables. We truly provided you a fresh burger without bacon. It came out quicker because it was already started so we gave you the next available one. We hope you may reconsider your experience. Thank you again. -Thorn Restaurant & Lounge

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Nisha
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was good. Service was a little slow. Will return again.

Thorn Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on December 14, 2021

Nisha, Thank you so much for your nice review. We apologize for the slow service, however, we are excited for you to return. We promise to cater to you better when you come back! -Thorn Restaurant & Lounge

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MichelleK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience2

There were only 3 tables yet service was incredibly slow and inattentive. We were not asked how our food was and when we needed our check we waiting 15+ minutes until I had to get up from our table and find our server. The food sounded like it would be amazing but it was very disappointing. Someone got the chicken and waffle which was very dry. I ordered fish and it was very bland and not very warm.

Thorn Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on December 2, 2021

Michelle, Thank you for taking your time to review your recent experience. We apologize for the slow and inattentive service. We have sent your notes about the food to the chef and we are sorry you were disappointed. If there is anything we can do to make up for this experience please reach out to us at our direct phone number. We thank you again and we hope you have a good day. -Thorn Restaurant & Lounge

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Brit
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Food was excellent, as were service and drinks! The servers/kitchen seemed short staffed but that considered, did an excellent job!

Thorn Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on December 4, 2021

Brit, Thank you so much for your excellent review! We apologize we are understaffed, however, we are working hard to fulfill new positions. We appreciate you noticed our efforts and we are glad you had a pleasant experience. We hope you visit us again soon! -Thorn Restaurant & Lounge

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vipoftendiner1
Chicago
169 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It is difficult to find a nice place to have breakfast at this time and the restaurant turned out to be a great meeting spot for business. I will definitely return and appreciate the service and opportunity to entertain a client. Great breakfast, very clean environment!

Thorn Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on November 26, 2021

Hello, Thank you so much for your nice review! We are excited to see you again! -Thorn Restaurant & Lounge

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vipJeffO
Naples
25 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Awesome food and beverage!

Thorn Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on November 19, 2021

Jeff, Thanks for the great rating! We are so glad you enjoyed your meal! -Thorn Restaurant & Lounge

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ErisT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

I am still in disbelief over my experience at this restaurant and lounge yesterday. I approached the front desk of the hotel and they directed me to go to their lounge. There was a small group of people huddled around the bar of the lounge but there were no lounge personnel around. After awkwardly standing around for two minutes I approached the bartender and she said to go ahead and take a seat at whatever table I wanted.

After sitting down and waiting for over 20 minutes I approached the bartender again and asked if someone was going to come to my table to take my order vs if I need to order at the bat. She apologized and said she would be there soon. After another 10 minutes she made her way over to my table, took my drink order, and then eventually I received my drink.

I had made these reservations with the hopes of eating dinner, but after waiting around for over an hour and a half, and after three different trips to the bartender, our party was continuously ignored and in summary we ended up leaving because we never even had our order taken.

No one really cared that we left or apologized for essentially wasting our time. We ended up going across the street and having a very pleasant experience a Trulucks.

Thorn Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on November 19, 2021

Eris, Thank you for taking your time to provide feedback from your experience. We sincerely apologize for the service issues which occurred during your visit and we are sorry we let you down. Hopefully, you will return and we can show how much your business means to us. -Thorn Restaurant & Lounge

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ChrisS21
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Thorn was a very unique eatery. During this time of COVID-19, the restaurant offered an excellent meal at a very modest price.

Thorn Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on December 17, 2021

Chris, Thank you so much for your nice review! We appreciate all your kind comments and we hope you return soon! -Thorn Restaurant & Lounge

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vipJeffO
Naples
26 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Awsome food!

Thorn Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on September 20, 2021

Jeff, Thank you so much for your review! We are so glad you enjoyed your awesome food! Hopefully, you can return to try some of our other delicious dishes. -Thorn Restaurant & Lounge

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DorianP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were very pleased with everything

Thorn Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on September 21, 2021

Dorian, Thank you so much for reviewing your recent experience at Thorn! We are so glad you were very pleased and we hope you dine with us again soon! -Thorn Restaurant & Lounge

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MrsSlick08
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

We were seated quickly and the server was attentive. Our only issue was that we had to fight fruit flies from attacking our drinks the whole time. We shouldn't have to do that and pay $100 for our meal.

Thorn Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on December 17, 2021

Hello, Thank you for taking your time to review your recent experience. We are so sorry about the fruit flies. We have handled this situation and we apologize for the unpleasant presence of them during your meal. We hope you may return again so we can prove our services are worth the price for you. We thank you again and we hope you have a great day! -Thorn Restaurant & Lounge

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
155 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I eat here often, it's in the Rose hotel and it's a nice little set up. The staff is always polite, professional, and give them a little time as they try to ramp up after the pandemic. I have breakfast here all the time as well, it's worth it. Juan, thanks for taking care of me.

Thorn Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on December 17, 2021

Thank you for reviewing your recent dining experience at Thorn! We are so happy to hear you dine with us often, and we appreciate your patience and understanding during the pandemic. We are glad you noted the worth our food and experience is for you, and we are looking forward for you to return soon! -Thorn Restaurant & Lounge

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

It took an hour for me to get my food. :(

Thorn Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on December 17, 2021

Hello, Thank you for taking your time to review your experience. We are so sorry your food took longer than expected for you to enjoy. We understand this is not okay and we have spoke with our staff to keep a close eye on orders. We hope you may return so we can prove our service can be great for you. -Thorn Restaurant & Lounge

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Ashley
Chicago
51 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Mother's Day High Tea was a nice change from the traditional Mother's Day brunch

Thorn Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on December 17, 2021

Ashley, Thank you so much for your kind review. We are delighted you enjoyed our Mother's Day High Tea, and we hope you will be back again! -Thorn Restaurant & Lounge

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience5

Great for Instagram pictures!

Thorn Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on March 12, 2021

Thank you for reviewing your recent experience at Thorn. We are excited to hear you shared your experience on Instagram, and how you took great pictures of your food. We hope you will come again! -Thorn Restaurant & Lounge Rosemont

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IreneS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just amazing it was romantic and cozy service was more then 5 stars food was very delicious and drinks was great definitely coming back

Thorn Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on March 12, 2021

Thank you for your great review! We are pleased to see you enjoyed your meal! We hope to serve you again soon! -Thorn Restaurant & Lounge Rosemont

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Thorn Restaurant & Lounge using the Order Online button. Thorn Restaurant & Lounge also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Thorn Restaurant & Lounge also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (847) 260-4774.

Thorn Restaurant & Lounge is rated 4 stars by 26 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.