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Foundation Room House of Blues Chicago

4.4
4.4
92 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Foundation Room Chicago - tucked away on the top floor of House of Blues in Downtown Chicago, this luxurious lounge takes everything you love about House of Blues to the next level.
Enjoy an extensive seasonal menu with sophisticated and classic items such as the award-winning "Haute" Wings tossed in a Honey Sriracha sauce, voted Best of Fest & Best Mild Wing at the 2019 Chicago Wing Fest or our thirty-two ounce Bone-In Prime Ribeye paired with a harmonious wine from our expansive wine list or a one of a kind, hand-crafted cocktail, each made by one of Chicago's most talented mixologists.
Whether you're looking for an intimate night out with that special someone or an unforgettable experience with a group of long time friends, Foundation Room Chicago has everything you're looking for.
For more information about Foundation Room Membership, please call 312.923.7060. For any other questions, call our Concierge 312.923.7050

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2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Steakhouse, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of operation

    DINING ROOM HOURS Thu–Sat 6:00 pm–10:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (312) 923-7050

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Foundation Room Chicago is excited to meet your fine dining needs. Please contact us for details.

  • Private party contact

    Tara Babic: (312) 923-7050

  • Neighborhood

    River North (Chicago)

  • Cross street

    Wacker Drive

  • Parking details

    Marina City Valet Parking is available in front of the entrance. Enter from State Street.

  • Entertainment

    Comedy & Cocktails- Featuring local stand up comics & their favorite cocktails Tuesday: 7:30pm Uncorked & Unplugged- Featuring local and national musicians with half price wine specials Wednesday: 8:00pm

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 92 people are saying

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4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4Value

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  1. R

    Roger

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service and Music! Cobb Salad was excellent.
  2. JC

    JadeC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ordered the Tempura Cauliflower and Blackend Salmon. Both ere delicious. Loved the atmosphere, very mellow and eclectic. The servers and bartenders were some of the most talented and personal I have had.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall1food3service2ambience3
    I booked a table for four for dinner but when we got there we were sat in the lounge that area would be nice for having some drinks with friends but I don’t know how that expect someone to eat a meal at a 1’ round table 2’ high. We were told that there was a private event going on in the dinning room. There was a call to verify our reservation, at that time it should have been communicated that the dinning room would not be available.
  4. BB

    BrotherBluff

    Chicago

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    I really enjoy the Foundation Room lounge and this was my first time to dine in the restaurant at the FR. It was awesome in that we had the place to ourselves...great music playing and the decor is very cool, too. We had great service, too. I think the only reason why I can't give it a better review is that the menu has been pared down so much that the dining options are now pretty limited. Photos uploaded to OpenTable by the FR of all the great food they serve were not at all similar to what is still available in the restaurant. I'm disappointed in the selection, but what we did order was pretty good, just not legendary enough to want to order again. The wagyu burger was cooked perfectly as asked, but nothing special about the presentation. Aside from that, I still look forward to returning to try something else next time.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Love foundation room very unique environment and great prices
  6. K

    Ktone

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    I had a wonderful time..will go back!
  7. X

    Xkwwwx

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dan and the staff were amazing, the food was of incredible quality. The ambience is beyond enticing. I must for any occasion.
  8. LW

    LizW

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress was busy, but attentive and gracious considering most of the diners were there before a concert and pretty much all arrived at the same time. The food was delicious & I loved the atmosphere in the restaurant! It was all together a wonderful dining experience.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing . Server Katie was the best ; try the scallops , so good ! Can’t wait to go back !
  10. E

    Elizabeth

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance, drinks, bartenders. Will definitely be going back. Kyle is a gem!
  11. M

    Martinigirlmina

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2020

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    We had a reservation for over a month. When we arrived we were pleasantly greeted in the HOB and sent up to the Foundation Room. We were asked if a high top in the bar was ok (even though there were plenty of wide open tables) - we said yes, but that was not knowing that a group of about 20 people would be arriving and taking up the sofas located right next to us. Needless to say our table was knocked into several times, by people tripping over bags in the isle or getting around the large group - not off to a good start. We ordered 2 appetizers and drinks. Waited 30 minutes for the first appetizer to arrive. Our other appetizer was the tacos - our server told us she was sorry but they ran out of pita (it was 5:30 res) and had to run out to buy some. I am getting figitty now. But she kept wanting to serve us more drinks - of course at $15 - $20/drink! call me cheap, but the wine wasn't even that good, especially at $18/glass. Of course the cheaper one we asked for - you guessed it - they were out of it. My cucumber cocktail was delightful - best part of the evening. Now for the food - meatballs over ricotta with red sauce and toast - not bad, but by the time we got them, they were cold - not good. We could have used a few more pieces of toast, but at this point with the big group it was hard to get the servers attention. The tacos finally arrived and they were luke warm at best, but tasty - only thing was they kept coming back on me all night. I'm sure the people next to us wanted to die. All in all it was not the pre-concert experience I was hoping for, especially since we don't get to go down to the city that often.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely incredible food. The wings are the best ever. The atmosphere is tru
  13. KK

    KatrinaK

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2020

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    The food was expensive and not good. No one liked what they ordered.
  14. c

    camille

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2020

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Hmm how to say... not what I expected. Maybe more fitting for men.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2019

    overall2food1service1ambience3
    This experience was very disappointing considering. It took over an hour to get our food even though we were one of the only people in the Foundation room at the time. Once served, two of our entrees were missing. We ended up having to wait an additional twenty minutes to see our entrees arrive. All in all, it was quite a disappointing experience.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    the comedians were hilarious! food & drinks were great! Overall good time.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I made reservations at the Foundation Room at House of Blues. Upon arrival I was informed that to was closed. So we at at their normal restaurant. Food and service was poor.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Over all great. It took a long time to get the food.
  19. A

    Angela

    Chicago

    36 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I made reservation for four . They called to confirm. I requested the booths as i have done before. When we arrived at 6:45 they put us by the bar in high top table. I’m disabled and can’t sit in those high top tables . It was plenty of floor tables and two booth empty when we arrived. I spoke with the promoter and the manager they said that we had to sit by the door at the high top table . We couldn’t see the comedy show . It was terrible she didn’t try to accommodate us AT ALL . It’s my birthday month month I made reservations and had planned on going every Tuesday I live two blocks away I had became a regular on Tuesday nights . I’m Very disappointed !!
  20. SB

    StaciB

    Kansas City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun, eclectic atmosphere
  21. BS

    BradleyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Since I’m an out of towner...this place has been on my to do list for a couple years now. Now I’m wishing I woulda made the stop much sooner...seriously a great experience and I wanna thank the servers and staff for making it such a nice experience. Food and cocktails were literally outta this world delicious. Every one of our party of 4 all agreed food item was one of if not the best we ever had, from from the steak to the French fries. Lots to experience here Nothing was disappointing....and I genuinely mean that. Thank you all...you come with my highest recommendation.
  22. SM

    SaudiaM

    Detroit

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a jewel! Had never been before or even heard of this exclusive room in the House of Blues. The food was delicious, drinks were strong and service was nothing short of amazing and attentive. It's very chic and private...made us feel very special. The room transformed into a nightclub right before our eyes at10pm. Food, drinks, table service, live DJ, great music, dancing all in one. We felt like rock stars. It was like being at a resort in Chicago. Can't wait to return!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Private members only
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service!
  25. KS

    KathleenS

    Cleveland

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice venue but music in foundation room was too loud to hear others speaking. We had to move to a private room to enjoy our dinner and conversation
  26. DK

    DavidK

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2019

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    The service was disappointing for a Chicago restaurant. We ordered a tommahawk 32oz steak for two. They brought it to the table and left it to us to cut it up. It was not busy, but we didn't see the server as often as we should have. The feel I got was that they were more about the ambience in the restaurant (decor, music, etc.) than ensuring patrons had a great dining experience. I wanted to like it alot more than I did.
  27. CM

    ChilondaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was delicious. Waited a little long for drinks and food for it to only be a few people up there but when it came it was delicious. We had vip tickets to the 9:00 show and the GM Ryan was awesome at getting us what we needed and personally walked us to our seats. It was a great experience!!!
  28. AC

    AnkitC

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2019

    overall5food3service4ambience5
    Absolutely stunning interiors and decor Service was little slow but dint bothered us . All in all worth to visit
  29. r

    raclah

    Philadelphia

    18 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2019

    overall1food2service3ambience4
    Extremely overpriced for average food!! $105 for a supposed 32oz. tomahawk steak for two that was very fatty with barely enough meat for one person. Manager was completely unhelpful! Don’t bother to eat here, there are so many better places to eat in Chicago!!

    Foundation Room House of Blues ChicagoResponded on June 24, 2019Hi there, We're so sorry to hear this. Our General Manager would like to speak with you further regarding your experience and formally apologize for this. Please send us a message with your phone number and we will be in touch right away. Thank you- Team HOB

  30. JS

    JustinaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Looking for some very cool decor!! House of Blues is your place! My two friends and I went on a Tuesday night for dinner & comedy show! We had a blast! The grilled cheese with granny smith apples sounds sooo weird but it was extremely good!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    In town from Atlanta to celebrate my birthday..really enjoyed everything!!
  32. JN

    JNelly30

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The South City Collective were fantastic. Will be back to see them again.
  33. RR

    RocknRollHoocheeKoo

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good eats surrounded by the rocknroll/blues/outsider art we've come to expect. We were here on a K-Pop night so there weren't adults flooding the exclusive rooms of the Foundation House. If you're going to see a concert here or at The Chicago Theater with a group of folks 8-20, this place is superb for quick, well-prepared finger eats (or expensive plates.) Great service.
  34. c

    crein73

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our 20 year wedding anniversary and could not have been happier with our evening. We were greeted with champagne upon arrival and the service level for the entire evening was superb. I had a bourbon mule which was delish and one of the best I have ever had. The food was amazing...the filet was cut with a butter knife and the salmon was cooked perfectly and the size of the piece was huge! Then complementary dessert to top it off. Thanks Gary and the entire staff for making our night very memorable.
  35. S

    Scott

    Columbus

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Large portions so be prepared. Cauliflower appetizer is excellent. Good cocktails... only problem was the gatekeepers had no idea where we were going. A concert was happening at 9 we had dinner reservations at 8 and they just put us in the concert venue. A greater concern was that to leave the dining room you COULD NOT use the steps...walked down a level to exit and could not continue. A security person said you had to go to the 4th floor to access the elevator (up 2 more floors) to get to the ground... in case of fire what happens ? ridiculous... will not return until there is a devoted exit
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The bao buns and cauliflower tempura are amazing! A must try. The foundation room is great with its swanky feel and great rock and roll playing in the background as you hang out and enjoy. Highly recommend trying!
  37. k

    kmfj

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were treated so politely by everyone we encountered throughout the evening. The concierge, Ken Burroughs was extremely hospitable and the bartender/server, Neil provided us with very attentive service. This is type of experience is the standard for which other establishments should follow.
  38. j

    jimnkristy

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Pretty eclectic, pretty cool. Ordered the Thai curry and roasted chicken. Curry should of used the typical coconut milk, instead had a lot of clear broth. Had the Korean Bao buns and they were non-remarkable. Food only a C+ but the service, ambiance and restaurant easily grade A. Would definitely recommend to friends.
  39. R

    Ralph

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2018

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Wow płace with VIp treatment !
  40. K

    Kitka

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2018

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    Service was terrible, it took forever to get anyone to greet us and then had to get up to get attention to get service. We were there for a laid back evening but made it clear that we intended to get to a show in an hour and a half but still hadn't had our order an hour and a half later. Loud, drunk obnoxious people all around us. Not a good impression.

FAQs

Foundation Room House of Blues Chicago is rated 4.4 stars by 92 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 1 time today
Google Map for Foundation Room House of Blues Chicago

329 N. Dearborn, Chicago, IL 60654

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Wacker Drive

  • Neighborhood

    River North (Chicago)

  • Hours of operation

    DINING ROOM HOURS Thu–Sat 6:00 pm–10:45 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Steakhouse, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Marina City Valet Parking is available in front of the entrance. Enter from State Street.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    Comedy & Cocktails- Featuring local stand up comics & their favorite cocktails Tuesday: 7:30pm Uncorked & Unplugged- Featuring local and national musicians with half price wine specials Wednesday: 8:00pm

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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