WoodWind

4.6
174 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
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vipnomad
Chicago
116 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Will definitely return! Convenient location, nice views, good food (salmon was fantastic), pleasant and accommodating service.
Only downsides were didn’t like one of our cocktails and service was a little slow but I think they are short-staffed due to the pandemic.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food1service5ambience5

Not the place for a vegetarian to go. However, the experience was still great.

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vipArunD
Chicago
107 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding lunch experience - the pre-fix menu is an amazing value. Everything I ordered was absolutely delicious!

I particularly enjoyed the Kale salad, spring onion soup, pork tacos, and smoked pot de creme

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience5

The service was terrible it took them hours to give us our food and rarely checked on us. The manager was rude and dismissive

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sundaynycbrunch
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great place to go to for the price! The food was really good!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love love this place! Great service, great food, atmosphere, beautiful view, everything is ALWAYS perfect. Highly recommended!

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ChicagoRach
Milwaukee
14 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food! So great to go somewhere where the menu is different, creative, fresh and inspiring. Wonderful on all counts.

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vipcrtneyv
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved EVERYTHING about Woodwind! Honestly, some of the best food and cocktails in the city. It’s truly a hidden gem...and more people need to check it out! D. E. L. I. C. I. O. U. S.

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vipKevinH
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding hidden gem in the city. Woodwind offers fantastic value, delicious food and was one of the best places we’ve eaten at in awhile. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food...I love around the corner and had no idea this existed. If I wasn’t moving out of Chicago, this would be a monthly visit. Chef says he will switch up the menu regularly....flavor combos are incredible and imaginative. Give this one a shot...

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down one of the best restaurant in the city. Food is to die for! Great view, great staff, and phenomenal food.

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Bernice
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Woodwind is a hidden gem! Food and drinks were delicious. Beautiful views from the rooftop. Definitely recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The burger and fries were awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super cute & quiet place. The views were so great & the food was so different!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Woodwind was such a memorable time. The head chef and their staff created a warm, ambient, and fabulous food experience. All the food was high quality and so fresh and flavorful. The restaurant also gave one of the best deals for Easter brunch! I treated my mother to Easter brunch here and we got four courses for a great, competitive rate! We really enjoy the rooftop and basking in the sun with great food; that was also very creative and ingenious! I highly recommend this restaurant; a best in Chicago.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite rooftop in Chicago! And all my friends now love it too! Thank you!

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ErinH
Salt Lake City
13 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stopped in for lunch on the roof. Our server was fantastic, as was the food (and the presentation!).

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, highly recommended

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NickO
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

A hidden gem. Great place for a quiet lunch. The fixed price lunch was a good value and very tasty food. I would definitely like to eat here again.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was all really good. The service was great. They really went above and beyond. I will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner. Food was excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Overall Woodwind was great, but the service was very slow. We had to wait very long in between each course. We ended up asking for our checks before our dessert came out because it had been over 3 hours since we sat down. The ambiance and the food was very good though.

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Mary
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second visit. Three of the four of us had the prix fixe dinner. The standouts were the house ricotta, chicken chicharron, brussel sprouts and pork belly tacos. The chocolate pot de la creme was out of this world. And the cotton candy surprise at the end is so much fun. Our server Oscar was the best. Thank you for a wonderful evening.

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Yummy
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made my day at the hospital a great experience.
Excellent food, not the run of the mill - great waiter
and the prixe fix was quite a value !

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day

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vipCassie
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We really enjoyed our time at WoodWind on Valentine's Day weekend. They had a prix-fixed menu with a really appropriate price tag and good variety. I felt some of the smaller plates/soup was a bit of an afterthought but overall still REALLY tasty, especially the main dishes. As a avid cocktail explorer-I appreciated the cocktail trio menu they also included as an option. I hope they continue this in the future. Flow was a bit bumpy (might still be working out some kinks), but the waitstaff was very respectful and friendly. Even though its winter-this rooftop restaurant still provides a classy, great date-night spot. Can't wait to go back when we can go outside on the balcony.

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vipAlyV
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The restaurant itself is beautiful and is in an unexpected place being in Northwestern hospital. Was so happy to be going out after being inside for so many months. Service was slow and the food just was OK. Was hoping for better. I will still try it again in a few months maybe they just need time to get restarted again. They have a nice outdoor area to sit in so that will be nice in the summer months. We got hamburgers and scallops and they were just adequate nothing special. Will give it another try in a few months.

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vipJF07
St. Louis
16 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & service

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vipDrSuz
Chicago
64 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy the food, wine, cocktails and service here.

WoodWind
Responded on February 4, 2021

I am Glad you enjoyed you visit at Woodwind! Thank you for taking the time to write a review, looking forward to welcoming you back.

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vipRogerS
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great experience. excellent food and great value. Quiet ambiente and outstanding service.

WoodWind
Responded on February 4, 2021

Thanks for writing a review and I am glad you enjoyed your visit at Woodwind. We hope to see you soon again

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TylerJ
Columbus
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was phenomenal. The best value for the buck that we had ever had.

WoodWind
Responded on February 4, 2021

Thanks for sharing your feedback, we hope to see you soon again.

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AmyH
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the view, ambiance and service. Food was fantastic as were the cocktails. We will definitely return!

WoodWind
Responded on February 4, 2021

I am glad you enjoyed your visit at woodwind, we hope to see you soon again

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vipNotapleasanttime
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When you walk into the medical building you’re skeptical, but then you go to the 18th floor and Wow! Ambiance was amazing, decor was outstanding and then the food. You can tell the chef worked at a previous Michelin starred restaurant, it was exceptional. Each dish was better than the one before and the service was outstanding as well. The wine list is expansive and thought out and this is by far a superb dining spot for an exceptional dinner. You’d be missing out if you didn’t dine here, it’s memorable and I can’t wait to come back again month after month.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience2

Food selection horrible

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viplove2dinewithJin
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good place for dinner! We enjoyed the food, the environment.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to have a rewind after doctor’s appointment. Food and service were excellent. I will come back here again (even without Dr appt).

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Very nice presentation and interesting flavors.

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vipRogerS
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience in difficult times. highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and drinks! Have been coming here since August, and always have a wonderful experience. Waiters are very nice, polite and make the dining experience even more enjoyable. Highly recommend this gem!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food3service1ambience1

Sat us down inside during the new rules so we ending up leaving. Giving a good review since we didn’t actually experience it.

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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 4.6 stars by 174 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.