The Walnut Room - Chicago

4.7
2439 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Come join us for Brunch every Saturday and Sunday.
Try our new take on brunch classics, Featuring Mimosa Flights, Salmon Cake Benedict and Short Rib Hash.

The world famous Walnut Room has been a Chicago tradition since 1907. Located on the 7th floor of Macy's on State Street, the Walnut Room was the first restaurant ever opened in a department store. Conveniently located in the heart of the Chicago theater district, the Walnut Room is an excellent choice to take a break from shopping or for a meal and a glass of wine before the show.
Enjoy our Famous Mrs. Herring's Chicken Pot Pie and other well known favorites on the menu.

The Walnut Room also offers private dining/ catering for any occasion! Please email us at walnutroom@macys.com for more information.



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  • Brunch at The Walnut Room

    Mar 6 - Oct 31, 2021

    Join us at The Walnut for our delicious new take on classic brunch items. Featuring Mimosa Flights, Short Rib Hash, and Salmon Cake Benedict.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2439 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.6
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4.5
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RuthH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the Walnut Room! The chicken salad and Franco cheesecake were outstanding! Our server was so pleasant and efficient!! A five-star experience........but........... no one was there! A total of maybe 3 tables of people who ate and then we were totally alone at 1:30 on a Wed.
So sad...........I do hope the restaurant stays open. Ruthie Hornaday

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance and experience was just as I remembered! Before Covid my family and I would go to the Walnut room around Christmas time every year! I’m so glad it’s back open!

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BethL
Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a pleasure to spend Mother's Day at such an iconic venue. The service was outstanding and the food was superb.

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NancyP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here recently for lunch. Our waiter was one of the best we’ve ever had. The food was great, prices were very reasonable. The ambience was classic, of a time gone by error.

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Rodney
Jackson Hole
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have seen out waiter before, he does a great job. What you could use is some flowers on the tables by the window, you don't have to do them all, just the one's being used. My fish and chips was excellent and was my wife's meal.

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RichardC
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The spacing between tables is compliant with social distancing. The staff are following the guidelines. The classic menu is back. The jazz trio was a bit loud, but entertaining. The food was up to their usual standards. The portions are large and rather pricy.

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BonnieS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, great service, socially distant, prompt and courteous staff

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vipCarolJ
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

I didn’t enjoy the experience room to dark, because the room was spaced out the noise level from the musicians was loud .

I expected a brunch, but they had menu service only

Waitress Diane was pleasant and friendly although had problems splitting the check

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vipBella
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience5

The live music was phenomenal!
The Lorin Paige Trio 5 stars

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GregoryG
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely, everything we hoped it would be. The chicken pot pie was wonderful as was the ambiance!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nostalgic!!! Good great. Service great. Clean. Beautiful

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CynthiaG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It was a little depressing, there wee hardly any people in that big room. The food was fair, I ordered the meat loaf which I think had been prepaared ahead of time and heated in a microwave oven, at least I think it was /the service was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The experience was nice - not what I thought...very casual. Do to COVID-19 the rooms were changed to a “ballroom” setting in the 7th floor for space and seating. Overall, I enjoy the live music.

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StacyS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience4

Mable and our server provided excellent service. It was nice to dine again in the Walnut Room. We missed not being to attend happy hour and Sunday brunch,

The menu choices were limited, severely. The quiche was not of the quality I expected. It was not tasteful. It tasted like scrambled eggs with no seasoning in a pie shell. I know how good the quiche used to taste. The salad was good.

If someone asks me about dining in the Walnut room, I will tell them of my experience.

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MidWhiteCrisis
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding. Hadn't been to the Walnut Room since I was a child. Wonderful value and service was terrific. We paid much higher prices for far less, and you can't ask for a more beautiful setting.

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chocolatemalt
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect in every way! Gracious, delicious and beautifully covid safe. Ambiance is lovely, and the room is it's gorgeous self!

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BetsyG
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect time to enjoy the Walnut Room. Social distance, clean and everyone cheerful.

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DianeDianrJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!! Very quiet and service was superb. Food was hot and delicious. Desert we always order was mouth watering. Would recommend the Walnut Room to anyone, family's are always welcome.

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GriseldaG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Friendly service and staff.

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TraceyF
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Hostess Mabel and server Curtis were amazing. Nice food portions and very delicious. So glad that the walnut room participated in restaurant week. Very social distanced, clean, and great ambiance

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Chas
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the chicken pot pie.. delicious.. coupled it that cheese Hawaiian bread..take some to go or you'll regret it..it was lunchtime great atmosphere.. Mr Curtis our server was a delight..ask for him..great time

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience5

Didn't seem to have enough options on the menu

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DeniseS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

We went for Brunch with the Easter Bunny. I was hoping for more of an Easter ambience but it was just the same place with an Easter Bunny at the front. Very little effort to make it a celebratory environment and the food was just okay. Limited menu with high food and drink prices for just okay food. Positives were our waitress who was very nice, the bunny who was great with children, and the view outside which is always nice.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food, good service.

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Foodie
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Eggs Benedict served on stale bread with runny egg whites. Yuck! Couldn't eat it

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GeorgeG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Disappointed to hear that our longtime server Francis has passed away. She had met all of my family including the grandchildren (who ae now in their 20's). A wonderful lady. I shall remember her every time I visit the Walnut Room.

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vipDlawler616
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

James was a fantastic server. We had a great lunch I just wish they had a few other choices on the menu. Maybe a hamburger or turkey sandwich - it would be nice.

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JOHNH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our visit to the Walnut Room was great and enjoyable!

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KarenY
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elegant, loved being able to have a family-style girls day out.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The windows there are so cool, however, it would be really nice if they were cleaned! Part of the charm of the place is to be able to look outside and enjoy the view.
My service was great and so was all the food.

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KimE
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So much history at the walnut room! The food was wonderful and our waiter was perfect.

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DelcineP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and prices reasonable.

I will return again

Delcine

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FoodieGuy
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Despite the pandemic, The Walnut Room did an excellent job in still exuding elegance and charm. The service by Fawn was excellent. We even had a greeting from the manager, Gino. The food was presented beautifully and was amazingly delicious. I can’t believe how reasonably priced the menu is . We use to visit the Walnut Room during Christmas and we brought visitors here today for brunch. Try the mimosa sampler. You’ll drink it all cause they’re that good!

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PhilipP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff and delicious menu of signature favorites and new offerings too.

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SuzanneB
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was terrific, the food was wonderful. They had spaced the tables way far apart, much more than 6 feet, so I feel very safe. It was so nice to be back in a restaurant after all these months.

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ViolinH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Our server was very attentive, the food was good, the lobster bisque was not. Our server said that chef was overwhelmed. The Walnut Room has been around since the beginning of time. The restaurant has just reopened on Wednesday. Our reservation was on Saturday. Of course there was going to be a lot of people. They had just increased the seating capacity to 50%. They should have been better prepared.

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CarolF
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

It was quiet but service was slow. Food was good. Price was a bit high for the food.

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JoyceC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

it was great to be able to go back to the Walnut Room. I really enjoyed it and will visit again soon.

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MaryW
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely time over lunch on Friday! Fawn was a great server, and the food was great, as always. So happy it’s open again!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Nice to have the Walnut Room back opened. It was definitely different due to covid. Sad because it wasn’t decorated much like we are used to when we go for Christmas.

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The Walnut Room - Chicago is rated 4.7 stars by 2439 OpenTable diners.

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