Willow Room

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727 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Willow Room is 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!
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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

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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 727 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great. The food was reasonably priced but the portions were a bit on the small side.

C
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautiful setting with outstanding service. Fantastic date night spot!

V
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance, food and service were all amazing. It couldn’t have been better. And to sweeten it, Tuesday’s have half off for bottles of wine. It really was a great meal.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service was outstanding

H
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great meal and excellent wine selection. Our server was great and very knowledgeable.

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here on New Yeas Day, excellent food and service.

MO
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Love everything about it!

OT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Food was good, we got the round table by the window, which was really nice since it had natural light. Food was good, simple. Service was okay...

L
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Ambience and atmosphere were good and lively. Food selection was promising but was not very tasty and probably not worth the price.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Go on Monday - 3 course meal for $36!

B
Chicago
57 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Chicken looked like it was fake food. Advertized as 1/2 chicken but in actuality it was a very small thigh and leg. Not appealing to the eye and the flavor was just ok. Burger was ordered rare - definitely emphasized it to the waiter, came well done, had to send it back. The fries were nice and hot. Many dining options in Lincoln Park and this will not be a repeat for us.

K
Chicago
96 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Willow Room is really an excellent restaurant. We started with the champagne and frites appetizer. The fries were done just right, crisp and garlicky with a yummy aioli sauce for dipping. And of course the Tattinger on the side was just the right touch. We shared the mussels which we were perhaps the best we’ve enjoyed in the city. They were plump and juicy in a not overpowering chorizo sauce with grilled bread for sopping up all the delicious sauce. I had the chicken, a breast so moist it must be sous vie, with spaetzle and confit chicken. My husband had the halibut with house made kimchi. To die for. We always seem to be chasing the latest “hot” new restaurants with impossible reservations and crowds and noise to go with them when there are true gems like the Willow Room to be explored. I urge you to go. You won’t be disappointed.

RQ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service was absolutely wonderful! Best burrata I've ever had:)

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, delicious food, great for get-togethers! I will definitely return next time
I’m in Chicago.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great Birthday

JD
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

This was our second visit to Willow Room, and both times, we've been blown away by the food. I really think Willow Room may have the best burger in Chicago!

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a lovely girls brunch afternoon in the front corner window, and our server Bernadette was fabulous!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The food was pretty bad. Avocado toast was inedible.

JF
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and exceptional food!

s
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Love this place but some black ceiling mounted sound proofing/absorption panels would be awesome.

JO
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe for a date spot or with girlfriends. Food was awesome and loved going to it during the holidays!

G
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighborhood spot! The food is always great, the ambiance is upscale but not stuffy, the staff is friendly and the drinks are well crafted. So glad they are open for lunch now!

AK
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had a great experience and were seated in the basement of the restaurant which proved to be cozy and quirky. The food was very good, and offered a nice selection of options to try. I would come back to try the brunch. I liked that there were share-able plates as well as entrees.

I
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant. The food is excellent and the staff is friendly. We started with the hamachi appetizer which was great. For entrees my husband and I shared the truffle pasta and the scallops. The scallops were served with vegetables that complemented the scallops so well. Our server suggested we get one additional scallop since we were sharing and the standard order comes with three. I appreciated the suggestion. Everything was so good, we cleaned our plates! We also shared a side of the shaved brussel sprouts. They really know how to do veggies! Yum! We will be back.

M
Grand Rapids
65 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Early dinner before a play down the street. Even at 5:30 on a Saturday, quite busy. The service is okay, but it's a cute place and the food is very good. Solid grilled octopus. We split the Wellington (more than enough for two) and the mixed drinks were also good. Would return to try dessert or some other things on the menu.

TS
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the Willow Room-- from the half off bottles of bubbles to the delectable shareable starters to the delightful desserts, everything about this restaurant is comfortable, delicious and fun. Amazing bar program, and really top notch service.

DY
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I truly enjoyed the freshness of the food and the amazing service. Our waitress was very cordial, attentive and pleasant.

m
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great wine list and delicious food. The restaurant is cozy and relaxed and the service is excellent. How can you not enjoy a restaurant with champagne and frites on the starters list? 😊

DZ
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place for a date! Nice city ambience with patrons dressed to go out. Started with drinks at the comfy bar, took them to the table to continue the evening with a nice varied dinner and wine menu to choose from. Service was good but not intrusive. Would come back for another date nite in the future.

OT
Chicago
50 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely neighborhood gem with great service and a nice selection.

s
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

CR
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
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 on December 3, 2019
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
187 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
15 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.