Willow Room

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$30 and under
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American
Willow Room is a new restaurant located in Lincoln park, serving European/American bistro food set in a classic yet unique atmosphere.
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Tuesday 1/2 Off Bottles of Wine

1/2 Off Bottles of Wine all night!
Bring a friend.

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: May 29, 2019

Ends: May 30, 2118

Availability: Tue 5:00PM-11:00PM

The Sparkling Hour

How can you make Friday even better? 1/2 off all bottles of sparkling wine and champagne, that's how.

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: April 2, 2019

Ends: April 3, 2118

Availability: Fri 5:15PM-6:30PM

Cracklin' Rose' get on board!

Whether by the glass or by the bottle; from California, France or Italy, still or sparkling, 1/2 off all Rose'.

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: April 2, 2019

Ends: April 3, 2118

Availability: Thu 5:00PM-6:30PM

3 Course Monday

Finally, it's Monday! Enjoy the entire Willow Room experience (appetizer, entree, dessert), for only $36.

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: April 2, 2019

Ends: April 3, 2118

Availability: Mon 5:00PM-10:00PM

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What 697 People Are Saying
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OT
Chicago
48 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely neighborhood gem with great service and a nice selection.

s
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice place for a pre-theatre dinner. Good food and service.

CR
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant! Love how warm & welcoming not only the staff is but the space itself. Went on a Tuesday, they offer a great deal with the 1/2 on wines by the bottle - they have a nice list to choose from too! Thank you Willow Room for making our Tuesday girls night out special. Will be back soon!

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything! Food and wine was delicious and the staff was super hospitable and lovely. Great room.

CC
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Overall, we enjoyed our visit to the Willow Room. Of the 5 entrees, all but the chicken were creative and tasty. The 1/2 chicken was quite boring. The burrata was exceptional, as was the halibut. What was disappointing was that we informed the waiter that there was a nut allergy at the table, he offered to put the nuts on the meat and cheese platter on the side so that our daughter could eat from the platter, yet when it was served, there they were: nuts right on the meat and cheese platter. They need to take allergies more seriously! When we pointed out the error, he offered to "wipe them off." That is not how it works.

ML
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure dining here. Food is delicious and the staff is friendly.

A
Chicago
186 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went for lunch. My husband enjoyed his burger and I my avocado toast. Bonus points for an excellent Old Fashion. The ambiance is very pleasant. Great choice if you're attending a play nearby or in the neighborhood.

R
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Annual holiday dinner with former work colleagues

TC
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and service.

EN
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was tasty as always. But portions seem to be shrinking. The 1/2 chicken was from the smallest possible chicken. Better to have served a chicken breast that was a reason size. The scallop order was only three medium-sized scallops, far less than the 5 or 6 I’ve received from other restaurants for the same price. Drinks were good pours and salads were enough to be shared. One of the better Steppenwolf restaurants.

BG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very cozy! I love the ambience of this restaurant. Our server was fantastic, the food is good, a little fancy for my taste, but I found something I enjoyed.

R
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was excellent. Service was average, they were out of 1 of 2 roses by the bottle.

OT
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there and we will be back! Great cocktails and the steak tartare was perfect!

t
Tucson
13 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time at this place for Brunch. Eggs Benidicte was very good. Asked for scrambled egg whites, received scrambled eggs. Seemed to take a long time to correct the order.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food but tiny portions.

CF
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always good. Service this time was outstanding and food was delicious

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Burger in town! Great wine list too.
We were craving burgers and had family in town. We talked up the Willow Room burger and they were not disappointed!

OT
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had a great dinner! Split a bottle of cab, burrata, mussels, and truffle pasta with my bff. We will be back very very soon! Everything was delicious.

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience2

The food was great. I made an early reservation for 5pm, the place was empty when I arrived and they sat us right next to the front doors, squeezed next to the staircase, and the glass windows. It was so cold I had to keep my coat on throughout dinner and had to ask for a space heater to be brought out for me. It was completely ridiculous. How about turn up the heat or don’t seat guests in an empty room right next to the door?

I may eat at the bar on a second visit but probably that won’t happen. There’s just as good of food out there that doesn’t require you to freeze to eat it.

OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent spot. Great atmosphere and a perfect weekday dinner grab. Enjoyed cocktails for a while recently and service was great. Nicely sized space as well and never feels like some overwhelming foodie restaurant. Two thumbs up.

LR
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely persimmon salad. Wonderful butternut squash cannolis. Great wine recommendations.

b
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is great. Excellent food and service. Upscale without feeling pretentious at all.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and ambiance. Recommend octopus, steak tartare, scallops

J
Berkshire
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food as always. We have been coming here for 2 years now. Very friendly with young kids. A nice mixture of people and age groups. I often recommend this as a good place to take your parents when they visit town!

I do miss the old style potatoes they made previously. Now we have bland breakfast potatoes that could be served anywhere. They used to be these deliciously crispy crushed potatoes coated in salt and chilli. Oh gosh

AW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The risotto was to die for. I have never had acorn squash before, and I am so glad that I tried it. Love the wine list.

C
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for brunch with out of town guests, and as always Willow Room never disappoints - food was delicious and the service was fantastic. Love this place!

RH
Chicago
63 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place.

KK
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. Found it because of open table at a reservation at the time and location I needed, I was so happy with my choice!

RG
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Brunch was good, service was very good. However I went craving their croque madame because it was the best brunch item I’ve ever had and I was so sad to see that they removed it from the menu! Please bring it back!

DC
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed our meal and the setting!

DM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went to brunch with my partner and kids. Service was incredible, food was great. We will be back

JS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The downstairs is a cool spot for a drink or bite. Great drink menu and staff.

MS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a phenomenal time at Willow room. I took two of my girlfriends here for dinner and our experience was absolutely lovely. Not only was our waiter attentive and friendly, but he was so thoughtful of our experience. Of the three of us (my two friends and I), I recommended the restaurant so there was a certain “pressure” to impress. The Willow Room staff did not disappoint. We were celebrating a birthday and they were so thoughtful of that - brought us a birthday dessert and drink and made the entire night so special. This was my 4th time visiting Willow Room and I will 100% be back again.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our go-to restaurant before Steppenwolf. They rotate dishes seasonally so I never get sick of the menu, and everything is delicious. I have never ordered a dish I didn’t love. The wine is also great, and on Tuesdays bottles are half off. Don’t forget to leave room for dessert!

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered the Burrata, steak tartare, autumn salad and then main meals were scallops and risotto and everything was incredible. We loved it all but both were obsessed with the risotto and scallops. It all has unique and strong flavors and it all went well together. We can’t wait to go back and get something new because it is al so good

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love their food and wine selection. Great ambiance and love the open yet quiet decor! If you’re debating GO!!

VH
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was very personable and professional. The food was excellent t. We had Steppenwolf theater tickets and had no issues with timing or feeling rushed. We will be back!

r
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat downstairs which was very Cozy. THeir seasonal old fashioned was phenomenal. That and the burrata appetizer were probably the highlights but the steak and scallops were tasty as well.

DJ
London
7 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Slick service, great food, just a bit boring.

MO
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

I had the steak, it was over cooked and tasted more like seafood than meat. Our server never checked in after we got our meal and someone else cleared our plates, and didn't mention anything about the fact that I barely touched my food.