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Willow Room

4.8
959 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Willow Room is located in Lincoln park, serving European/American bistro food set in a classic yet unique atmosphere.
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.8
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4.8
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4.6
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fun way to finally have a meal out during the pandemic! We had lunch in one of the little greenhouses. It was warm enough in there with the heater, that we were able to take our coats off on a 30° day! Food was delicious and fresh, and the service was great! The servers were very attentive, and I looked around and saw how they cleaned each greenhouse after a party would leave. If you’re looking for a way to still get out and do something unique during all of this, this is your place to go!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience4

The salmon was very bland and flavorless.
French fires dint even have a hint of salt and were extremely bland. Could improve on flavor. Otherwise not bad.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience with Covid restrictions. You get your own little structure outside with a heater and it’s warm enough to enjoy your meal without a huge coat on! And the food was phenomenal!

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Sheila
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

I love the Willow Room so much! The

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vipJenniferO
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

They did a GREAT job of making the private plastic “pod” warm and dry. It was a very cold and rainy night but we were all comfortable and cozy in our private “tent”. The server never entered our room and kept his mask on at all times so we felt very safe. The food and drinks were all outstanding. I think this is one of the few restaurants I will feel comfortable venturing out to during the pandemic.

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ThomasL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. I can't wait to go back.

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vipTate
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always incredible. I came for my birthday and got the pumpkin donut balls, which were INCREDIBLE. I’m obsessed with sweets and this is one of the best desserts I’ve EVER had.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
13 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

You get your own personal greenhouse with a heater so it was very private and very warm. It did feel a tad bit claustrophobic, but that’s just because I was with three men. Such a cute idea for dining outside. Loved the burger and the beef Wellington. April was our server and she was very sweet and prompt. A very unique Covid dining experience!

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NatB
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to willow room for a celebratory dinner. The individual greenhouses were perfect, warm and safe. They even had a little shimmer light in our greenhouse. The food was great! I thoroughly enjoyed the crab cake chowder and my husband loved the beef Wellington. We will be back!

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Russell
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The outdoor experience at Willow was a great one. The service was excellent and the delicious food arrived quickly and hot (despite the cold weather). Their Covid precautions helped keep us safe. Would definitely recommend.

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vipLeahD
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor space is so fun and safe! We had a fabulous time at brunch. The cocktails and food were amazing as always. Service was A+. Can’t wait to come back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
93 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We started off with the Burrata which was heavenly. Laura had the salmon which was delicious, and I had the scallops which were cooked to perfection and laid on a bed of risotto which was very tasty.

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DevonM
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!! Had such a great dinner with my boyfriend in our own greenhouse. Felt very safe, and I felt like the staff felt safe as well. Food was incredible

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been twice and partaken in the outdoor greenhouses both times. The food has been fantastic (I’ve had the burger and grilled chicken Ken sandwich), the staff very attentive (even though they have to make the trek outside) and the greenhouses have been very comfortable. Can’t wait to come back again!

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vipClaireA
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! This was our first time dining at a restaurant during covid since the summer and we felt extremely safe and cautious dining in the greenhouses. We have not seen many other restaurants clearly defining and meeting the standard we saw at Willow Room!

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NicolaC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the Willow Room setup for social distancing. The food and service is always great and the staff are positive and helpful.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I forget my servers name but she was a doll! The Greenhouses are so great and cozy as well. I had the shrimp tacos and they were good!

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DarnellaC
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I believe the food should be covered when bringing out to customers in the igloos

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JenniferB
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great- highly recommend the Veggie Wellington. We were nice and warm in our tent, and had a great experience

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vipfoodfave
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Willow Room is always a neighborhood gem but this was our first time dining in the outdoor huts (for Covid-19 restrictions) and we didn't know to expect. Needless to say, it was a wonderful experience once again! Food, service, and atmosphere were terrific. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and stayed cozy and warm our entire lunch.

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KayleeT
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My expectations were exceeded! Brunch was amazing and the greenhouses were the perfect size— even warm!

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TomJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were great. The staff made you feel safe and very clean.

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vipDorothyD
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great New Years Eve dinner. The staff did a super job which is hard considering you’re outdoors. And the flourless chocolate cake was “ to die for”.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent!! Loved the igloo!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous set up considering the times we are in!
Food and service awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the outside igloos and the service was amazing. Even in a snow storm we were super warm!

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vipKatieD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday- loved the greenhouse!!

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PaigeB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Good food, good service, cozy igloo setting. Felt safe with COVID protocol. Meals arrived amazingly warm and fresh especially given the snow and outdoor distance to igloo.

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vipLincolnPark
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Sat in the outside igloo/tent which was neat as it was snowing. Had a small heater which felt was enough, wasn’t overly warm or cold but comfortable to sit and eat. Service and food were both good. We ordered the baked chèvre as an appetizer and the pork schnitzel and burger for dinner which would recommend all (baked chèvre was good to get us warm again after walking there in the snow). Cocktails were good too. Would go again.

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Marisa
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!
I have only been during covid, but the inside looks so cute!
Easy to get a res and they have outdoor dining igloos. Food is incredible and the staff is super nice. Great option for a place to go out to eat or drink some wine. One of my new favorite places.

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CathyF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Superb service. Burger is awesome —- try it!!

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ColleenM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been to Willow Room a number of times and am always impressed. Their outdoor dining experience is just as enjoyable as it is in their adorable dining room.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

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vipJulieH
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated by 55th birthday on December 27 in one of the heated green houses at Willow Room. It was very memorable and felt very safe. I had the tartar and the new salmon entree—both were prepared perfectly and the salmon arrived very warm, even though we were served outside. There was a small heater in the green house and we were able to take our coats off and enjoy our dinner even thought it was 40 degrees that night. I watched the staff clean one of the other green houses between guests, while we were dining and they were incredibly thorough. All in all, a very enjoyable and safe experience, highlighted by the always exceptional food and service at Willow Room. I highly recommend!

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JeannaB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are concerned about outside seating where you may still be cold then worry no more and make a reservation here! Up to 4 people can fit inside their “greenhouses” set up outside and there is a heater in each. We went for brunch at noon and it was around 44 degrees outside. The temp inside the greenhouse was like dining inside the restaurant. The “greenhouse” is literally a see through greenhouse with a door that closes. It was great! Not to mention the service and food were outstanding.

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MPPPPP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the greenhouse seating and the food! So fun!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the little igloos outside! Very cool! Food was great too!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Sat in igloo. Perfect day. Good service. Nice meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great experience every time! The mini heated houses are perfect and cozy, the employees are considerate and make sure you have everything you need to be comfortable. It’s a regular brunch/lunch neighborhood spot for me!

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vipRebecca
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect night!

FAQs

Willow Room offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 982-2151.

Willow Room is rated 4.8 stars by 959 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.