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About Townhouse Chicago
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.
Chicago, IL 60606
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 11am - 9pm
Between Monroe and Adams
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Near Quincy Brown line stop. Near Monroe Blue line stop.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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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.
Townhouse Chicago Ratings and Reviews
While the food was excellent, the restaurant was so cold, again, that it totally distracts from everything else. My friend and I both wore our winter coats throughout the meal. This is the third time I've been there during the winter months and I won't be back until it's warmer. It's just too uncomfortable.
I booked this restaurant on a holiday trip to Chicago. We enjoyed delicious and stacked burgers and a few drinks as well. It is well located just a short distance from Willis Tower and the atmosphere was reasonably quiet being a Monday evening. I would definitely recommend especially for the burgers.
The food on the online menu looked AWESOME!!! ...which, unfortunately, just means that they have a great photographer.
In reality, the place was too noisy to have a meaningful business conversation, the food was mediocre at best, and the server - although working her tail off - was covering far too many tables to be prompt and attentive.
As to the food... the Jambalaya was watery and insubstantial with very little flavor and seriously over-cooked shrimp. The crab cake sandwich was dry and also lacking in flavor.
Lunch for two certainly did not FEEL like $70 for two... but, with tip (I said she was working hard), it sure was.
Sadly, I would not come back or recommend others to this place. Which is a bummer since I work a block away in the Willis tower and often entertain staff and clients.
The service and food were both generally good. I was impressed the the brisket flatbread we ordered was fairly delicious. It seems like every restaurant offers a "flatbread" nowadays, and most of them aren't any good at all. Both my date and I had salads. The steak on hers was rarer than she ordered, and the chicken on mine was a little dry and not too flavorful. The Swiss chocolate chalet cake for dessert was easily some of the best cake I've ever had (even though our waitress pronounced it "Swiss chocolate shallot").
Great little find in the near west loop area. Had their daily special, which was a mediterranean quinoa and was fabulous! Healthy, fresh and good. Attentive service, and a welcome addition to the mix of usual suspect luncheon spots in the loop. Was very suitable for my business luncheon. Also, nice energy without it being too loud.
Our sandwiches were pricey because we ordered green beans with our meal rather than french fries and $7 extra per sandwich was added onto the price of the sandwich when we substituted!
My crab cake sandwich was more expensive than every "large plate" main dish on the menu except one!
The place closes down way too early. It was barely 1:30pm, when the wait staff and management began stacking tables, and closing up for the day. It didn't really help the vibe, as we felt a bit chased out (and were the last table to leave - and it was only 2pm by then).
It was a nice day so we sat outside. Service was prompt and neither of us was ever short of Lake Michigan's finest H2O. We both had salads which were good but both were overdressed. We agreed that we'd probably ask for the dressing on the side next time. It was a little pricey ($35 for the 2 salads) but we'll be back.
Overall, I thought TownHouse was pretty good. The food was really tasty and our server was really friendly. The downfall was the fact that they told me they tried calling to let me know there was a private event later that evening (we came for a late lunch -- 1:30 pm) when in fact, they did not call because I did not have a missed call or a voicemail from the restaurant. The other downfall was that they marked me as a no-show through Open Table even though I did show up with my full party.
The restaurant is very loud. We had a difficult time hearing each other. The tacos were delicious. The Caesar salad was bitter - the lettuce was from the bottom of the head. The dressing lacked flavor. I had grilled salmon on the salad, it was was fantastic. The cheese curds and chocolate cake were very good. I won't go back because I like to speak to the people I am having lunch with.
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