WoodWind

4.7
430 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Offering sophisticated dining, cocktails, and views 18 floors above Chicago’s Streeterville neighborhood, WoodWind celebrates the integrity of ingredients at their peak, presented with creativity and refined techniques. Its contemporary American menu brims with regionally sourced ingredients and epicurean playfulness through dishes designed by Chef Matt O’Neill and sensibly paired with imaginative seasonal cocktails from Mixologist Carolina Gonzalez. Boldly off the beaten path, on the 18th floor of the Lavin Family Pavilion within the Northwestern Medicine Campus, the restaurant offers guests a gourmet getaway just blocks from the Magnificent Mile in a comfortable and decidedly classic Chicagoan setting.

Safety precautions

Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine outdoors
What 430 people are saying
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vipTheresaS
Chicago
72 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

An unexpected location for really fine dining; extensive menu; items with interesting presentations; interesting wine list; excellent service... Giovani was attentive and pleasant. Moderate portions; so, try the three course option....

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very unique menu items. Excellent service in a lovely setting.

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vipMarisa1972
Central Coast
35 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This restaurant is literally a hidden gem, excellent food and outstanding service, it’s a great value for every day dining

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vipTheresaS
Chicago
73 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Extensive menu offering creative preparations; interesting presentation; outstanding service... appetizer, entrees and desserts were all delicious and attractive.
Server Emiliano was knowledgeable, attentive, very pleasant.

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YufengP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, nice patio, and delicious food. My wife and I had a wonderful time there.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful atmosphere and an amazing wait staff….not to mention the fantastic food!Would highly recommend. I posted on social media with hopes that it would entice people to try it out.

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an excellent night in Woodwind. It was super quiet, everything was good, and most importantly, we felt super safe considering we're in the midst of COVID19. I don't usually like to refer names in these reviews, but Juan, our waiter, made our night that much special. Definitely going back!

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WillD
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely enjoyed our dinner at Woodwind. The staff were extremely helpful. The Prixe Fixe menu provided an amazing option of foods. Highly recommend Woodwind if you are looking for an excellent foodie experience. You will not leave hungry and get to enjoy some amazing foods

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vipManasviK
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing drinks, great service. The cocktails take a while because they prepare everything from scratch but the end result is so worth the wait. Their cocktail menu is so good and I highly recommend Big Boss.

This place never dis

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This place is a hidden gem and definitely should be patroned if in the downtown area. They are 2020 and 2021 local restaurant award winners for a reason obviously. Cody was great! He knew the menu (to include the cocktails) and made great recommendations! The food and service is something I would return for hands down! They have an awesome cocktail menu! Their menu competes with fine dining from my travels. Quality food and a great price. If you are looking a for spot for fine dining quality & excellent service - visit here.

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Celine
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Woodwind was an incredible experience. Oscar was the best server I have ever had, so attentive and thoughtful. He made the experience phenomenal and we would go back just for him! However the food was also outstanding, we loved all of our meal but the winter squash soup was exceptionally delicious. The ambience and view were delightful, we couldn’t believe the restaurant wasn’t busier. This restaurant is truly a hidden gem. Next time we are in Chicago we will absolutely be dining here again!

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RichardC
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was innovative and flavorful. The staff was friendly and attentive. Stepping off the elevator is a surprise as the restaurant is located in a medical facility. The restaurant feels sophisticated and modern with rich wood tones.

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ITChiefExec
Orlando
17 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience 5*

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CLG1
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We ate early, so it was not busy. Service was good, and the food was creative and excellent. However, there was no mention of my birthday, which disappointed me a little.

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vipFRQS
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely setting with city views from the large windows, n I could see there’d be outdoor dining later! Service lovely, food quite good. Loved the surprise dessert!

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Jessica
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My server was fantastic!

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RalphO
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great view ; good cocktails; reasonable food choices

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VictoriaI
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great place to celebrate the holidays, food was good nice wine list

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vipCityGirl
Chicago
53 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit and we were impressed by the ambience, the food, and especially the service by our great waiter.

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ValleycoastTravel
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my first time having dinner at Woodwind. I enjoyed the weekend brunch several times. However, the evening dinner vibe at Woodwind is fantastic! The food delicious, the wait staff wonderful! Shout out to the amazing Brandon our waiter for the evening.
Can't wait to keep going back!

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JamieW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is good and moderately priced, Oscar is fantastic

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NicoletD
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Each dish was flavorful and beautifully presented. The wait staff was efficient and friendly.

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chifoodie
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was fantastic. When making the reservation I noted one guest had several allergies; those were addressed and options were offered.
While the ambiance is a bit lacking, the view is wonderful as is the service and, of course, the food!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A table for four by the window overlooking the Chicago skyline and winter lights. Service was superb. Our server Oscar was fantastic, knowledgeable, humorous and courteous.

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craigl
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Streeterville gem. great place to host a celebration or dine. good ambience. The food was on point. Service was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great views and food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious brunch. Way too much food, but therefore great value. Servers were great but they seemed slightly understaffed when it got busier.

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ajs1mom
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wonderful service. Definitely a hidden gem on the q8th floor on NMH.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Burger and short rib were fantastic although the cocktails were a little disappointing

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my wife’s birthday, had an amazing time. Very cool place.

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vipVVR23
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Interesting menu. Talented kitchen and service staff. Food was beautifully prepared and top quality ingredients. Space is lovely, especially window area “patio”.

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AliaS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We built a vegetarian tapas meal with 5 different small plates and it was so great! The homemade ricotta was out of this world!!

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RayG
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great hidden gem. Food is magnificent. Internal ambiance is meh. Staff were very attentive.

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Cecile
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Finest food in Chicago, wonderful plates and perfect service. A wonderful surprise.

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BrendaA
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience5

The ambience was great the waiter was not the most pleasant and he seemed to disappear for a long time the food was a different flair but overall it was a okay experience !!! kind of pricey and couldn’t substitute any items

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vipPicky2014eater
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our Thanksgiving celebration last night! The food and presentation was phenomenal. The drinks were strong and the cotton candy at the end was a special touch. Visiting from the DMV, we enjoyed our time and highly recommend!

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colormedavid
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Thanksgiving dinner with the prix-fixe menu. The turkey was moist and tender with great presentation and smoke effects on drinks and desserts. We will definitely come back next time we’re in Chicago.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was a wonderful experience for Thanksgiving dinner. Whirlwind of flavors. They captured perfect sweet and savory in every dish.

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BookgirlABQ
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving

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JordanM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Will be back.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from WoodWind using the Order Online button. WoodWind also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 283-4270.

WoodWind is rated 4.7 stars by 430 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.