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Townhouse Chicago, Chicago, IL

Townhouse Chicago

4.6
4.6
708 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American

This distinctly urban restaurant and wine bar provides an elegant yet casual feel, ideal for lunch, dinner, or after work cocktails. Townhouse's unique menu offers a large selection of small plates, sandwiches, salads and entrees to suit any taste.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 11:00 am–7:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (312) 726-3676

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Catering

    For catering inquiries, please contact our event coordinator at events@townhousewinebar.com.

  • Private party facilities

    Featuring warm wood-paneled walls, steel beams, an alluring wine wall and floor to ceiling windows, this distinctively urban restaurant and wine bar, in the center of Chicago's bustling financial district, provides an elegant yet casual feel, ideal for lunch, cocktails, and dinner.

  • Private party contact

    Townhouse: (312) 726-3676

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Loop

  • Cross street

    Between Monroe and Adams

  • Parking details

    Parking garage in building located off Monroe just east of Wacker. We do not validate parking.

  • Public transit

    Near Quincy Brown line stop. Near Monroe Blue line stop. Close to Metro and Union Station.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

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What 708 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. JG

    JenG

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Food was good - there is something for everyone. It was super busy with low wait staff, but the waitress was top notch. Drinks were good. It is incredibly noisy. Almost impossible to hear people at a small table for 4.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service1ambience5

    Anniversary

  3. b

    bkharma

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2

    I guess the trend is to not handout menus anymore? Although the server was nice enough she seemed harried even though there were only 2 other tables filled besides ours, making it a total of 6 people at that time for lunch. That said, I cleaned my plate. The Chop Salad, Brussels Sprouts and flourless chocolate cake were delicious and I am definitely coming back.

  4. RS

    RogerS

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    Efficient and fast service. A good lunch spot to get in and out of quickly.

  5. NM

    NateM

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Due to lack of server overall, service was good .Our waitress a beautiful black woman inspire of all the table she has to address was attentive. Orders the crab cake, don’t order. Too mushy..need work. Decent wine list. Truffle fries were the pets and the burger. I’d go back as there are few places near the lyric opera to eat.

  6. B

    Bethie7602

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Our server was great, kind and knowledgeable about the menu items. They were very busy and we had a long wait for our cocktails (maybe 25 minutes or more after ordering them) but once many people left for there show things improved greatly. Food was delicious! Loved my drink- The Boss Lady, and The crab cake BLT was rich and savory. We will definitely eat here again.

  7. OF

    OperaFan

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent choice for pre-Lyric dining, convenient to both Union and Ogilvie stations. Very friendly staff, prompt service, and good food.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great happy hour drinks and friendly service.

  9. F

    Foodie

    Cincinnati

    18 reviews

    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience1

    Loud. Kitchen closed a half hour after our 7 pm reservation. Wouldn’t go here again in the evening.

  10. a

    annm

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Great service, delish lunch

  11. S

    Shedo

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    With my family.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was very comfortable which is what I was looking for?

  13. K

    King

    Chicago

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Food and service are always solid - prices are a bit high, but not outside the normal downtown range

  14. K

    Kerry

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The scallops with asparagus risotto and bacon was amazing - one of the best meals I’ve ever had! The service was excellent and the staff were very helpful with making drink recommendations. I would highly recommend Townhouse to my friends!

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place!

  16. P

    Pjc10324

    Chicago

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Dined here before a Blackhawks game as I work nearby. Bang Bang Shrimp appetizer was delicious and served three perfectly. Great fresh salads and hanger steak. Perfect service by host and waitstaff. Will dine here again.

  17. ME

    MichaelE

    Pittsburgh

    203 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    203 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Visited during the holiday week. It wasn't busy which allowed us to have a true leisurely lunch. Cocktails were great and we reconne d the charcuterie board to start with.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Dinner before Nutcracker

  19. M

    frankM

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    What a big difference from last time.. They fixed the ceiling and now the place is warm when it's freezing outside. We left a message that we were going to the opera that evening.. they service was fast friendly and never felt rushed, Out server was excellent. And the food we had was great.. cooked perfectly. Compared to other downtown restaurants,, the price was within reason for Chicago.If your going to the opera..try this place out

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2021

    overall5food3service5ambience3

    Service was absolutely amazing!!!

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience2

    i ordered a side of mushrooms and it was lowkey mushy. otherwise pretty good!

  22. D

    Doug

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Extremely good value and such a terrific menu. Everyone, especially the wait staff were stellar.

  23. F

    Fagas

    Chicago

    96 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    96 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This restaurant never disappoints. Cocktails are well made with generous volumes. The food is excellent... I've never had a dish I didn't like. Highly recommended are the Bang Bang Shrimp and Tai Salmon. The service is outstanding. A great place to go before the theatre or opera.

  24. SR

    SueR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our 5PM reservation was honored the minute we walked in the restaurant. And tables & bar area were filling up fast. Server was attentive and helpful. Food was just as described. I would order our appetizer and entree again. But, noise level almost inhibited conversation. No one group was noisy-just inadequate acoustics. Large groups of after work hour people enjoying being together.

  25. AJ

    AlexJ

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2021

    overall3food1service3ambience2

    Food is not tasty at all… the only upside is the convenient location for business lunch.

    Townhouse ChicagoResponded on January 12, 2022

    Hi Alex J, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. It sounds like we missed the mark on providing you with the top quality Townhouse dining experience that we truly strive for. We value your feedback & we use it as a way for us to learn and be better. We apologize that we did not meet your expectations this time, & we'd love the opportunity to have you in again. If this sounds good to you, I have sent you a PM with my direct email address. Hope to see you again!

  26. D

    Dfoodie

    Chicago

    69 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Good food, lots of options. We enjoyed our lunch. Would recommend.

  27. n

    nonickname

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great business lunch spot. Tables are far enough apart to not feel crowded. Good service. Good food.

  28. GB

    GrayBrook

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    We visited after the Lyric Opera - it was very convenient as it was only one block away. When we arrived, the music inside was turned up so loud that it would have made conversation difficult - so we sat outside on the patio along the street. While the patio had some planters, it didn’t have much ambiance. We enjoyed a flatbread and a couple of appetizers. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The other guests were mostly young professionals, in groups, enjoying happy hour.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Server was great. !!

  30. F

    Fagas

    Chicago

    96 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    96 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is my favorite restaurant to go to before attending the opera (Lyric opera is one block away. The Thai salmon is a must, but honestly, I have never had a bad meal here. There cocktails are mixed extremely well. This restaurant is a keeper.

  31. DA

    DougA

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    We were seated right away and they had no problem with us deciding to change tables and eat in the outdoor dining area. The food was excellent.

  32. N

    Nelson

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We sat outside in a two seater. Good clean area, good service, and good menu options, and food was tasty.

  33. MM

    MargaretM

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Such a gem! Great food and drinks with outdoor seating on wacker in the loop! Really great.

  34. PP

    PatrickP

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    food and service was excellent. Entrance door work over lunch seemed odd

  35. RJ

    RexJ

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great with outdoor seating and pleasant staff. Would definitely go there again.

  36. JH

    JamesH

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    We went for dinner and it’s clear that this predominantly a business lunch restaurant. They provided the best service possible with small staff. Pleasant outdoor seating.

  37. CO

    CatherineO

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2021

    overall2food2service5ambience4

    Food was meh. Chicken in chicken sandwich was hard. None of the part of 3 was happy with the meal. Pre-COVID this was a good restaurant IMO; what happened. Service friendly.

  38. LA

    LorinA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Sat outside on a nice weekday evening, service was prompt and attentive, drinks and food were very good, everyone enjoyed the choice. If you like Manhattan's suggest trying their Dibs on the Barrel. Only negative was the early closing at 7 pm, we arrived late to our reservation, closer to the closing time, and to their credit we weren't rushed out, but the employees were closing down around us as we were finishing. Even just an hour later closing time would help, but I'm guessing it is driven by the current Covid environment. I would definitely recommend, and return, if looking for good food and drinks in this area of downtown, just suggest getting there before 6.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was a great place, there chicken wrap was amazing and the waitress was so nice

  40. LR

    LRob

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Efficient, personable staff, from entry to completion. Food (salads) was good, ingredients fresh, water/tea frequently refilled. Overall solid experience.

Safety precautions

  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Townhouse Chicago is rated 4.6 stars by 708 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Townhouse Chicago

111 S. Wacker Chicago, IL 60606

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between Monroe and Adams

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Loop

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 11:00 am–7:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Parking garage in building located off Monroe just east of Wacker. We do not validate parking.

  • Public transit

    Near Quincy Brown line stop. Near Monroe Blue line stop. Close to Metro and Union Station.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (312) 726-3676

  • Catering

    For catering inquiries, please contact our event coordinator at events@townhousewinebar.com.

  • Private party facilities

    Featuring warm wood-paneled walls, steel beams, an alluring wine wall and floor to ceiling windows, this distinctively urban restaurant and wine bar, in the center of Chicago's bustling financial district, provides an elegant yet casual feel, ideal for lunch, cocktails, and dinner.

  • Private party contact

    Townhouse: (312) 726-3676

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