The Walnut Room - Chicago

4.6
2488 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 2488 people are saying
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GabrielaB19
Miami
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place was clean and beautiful. Food was delicious and staff courteous and so welcoming! Next time I am in Chicago I will visit again.

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kaii
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall2food1service4ambience3

I appreciate that the room has a rich historic but nothing I experienced did that justice. The food was mediocre, at best. The famous pot pie was simple a scoop of fill in a ramekin with a crust topper. The quiche tasted frozen.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The pot pie was very good, but my friend said that the salmon was just ok. For such a remarkable space, it saddens me they took the bar counter out. Service was great and attentive. The open table reservation system does not reflect reality. It’s definitely nostalgic and great to make new memories. There was just something missing that did not make it like the Marshall Field’s former experience.

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Karenchgony
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Walnut Room continues to be perfect in every way: The food, the management, the ambience, the servers! Everyone is so gracious, warm and thoughtful. Absolutely lovely...it is such a pleasure to dine here

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JoJo
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful historic restaurant! Service was excellent! Food delicious!! Thank you!!

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Tonya
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience5

I didn't like it really. The waitstaff were nice. A lot of tables and space. I wondered why they didn't spread us out a little more. Food was mediocre and not as hot. They brought salad and entrée out together.

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vipRunnerGirl763
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best chicken pot pie and meatloaf. The Frango mint pie is also delicious

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MarilynW
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, atmosphere and service.

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vipKathleenF
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our server, Myla. Prompt service and a very sunny disposition.

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BillyB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. The waiter Sven was super friendly and schooled us on the history of the Walnut Room's Pot Pie history.

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AlbertM
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter, Swen, was prompt and courteous. The food was excellent, as usual.

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felicia
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat on a Wednesday for lunch. Quiet good service, nice food. Get there before holiday rush!

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SuzanneB
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great. As always!

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lynn
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining at the Walnut Room is like walking back in time. With a beautiful view of Chicago, the diner is more than safely spaced from other diners. The service is truly the best. My father has celiac disease and was helped extensively by our wonderful server to choose gluten-free options. The drinks were inventive and delicious, and the food was amply portioned comfort food that hit the spot for a day of theatre and shopping.

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vipArthurK
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Latonya our server was great. And the food was excellent!

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JaniceLombardo
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, a wonderful experience. All of the wait staff were polite. Fast service, yet still leisurely. Will be back soon!

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LaurenS
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

What a lovely place to have lunch and enjoy the beautiful views of downtown Chicago.

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FrancesM
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quiet, cool and a great view of the city. We would go back.

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RichardB
New England
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely setting. Delicious Food. Great ambience. Nice view of loop. Reasonable Prices.

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RoyalK
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love that the chef will continue to make the Field's special salad even though its no longer on the menu
😍😍😍

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Rezwan
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A friend of mine was visiting from out of state. Thought about this place since I haven't been there myself as well. Online reservation was fast and easy. The restaurant was spectacular. I was very impressed with the ambience and the decor. Our server, Steven, was very nice and friendly. Being there on a Sunday, our option was limited to the weekend brunch. The lobster bisque was delicious. I rate it 8/10. My friend went for their signature chicken pot pie while I opted for the Alaskan salmon cake benedict. We decided to share our entrees so as to get a taste of both. I would give the pot pie a 6/10 while the salmon gets a 9/10. We finished the course with chocolate brownie sundae (5/10) and toffee pie (7/10). As for drinks, we both had mimosas. Overall, I would say that my experience was great. Considering the time we went, it wasn't crowded at all. We didn't feel rushed at all. The price of the food was fairly reasonable considering the portion size. And certainly the venue/location. I would most certainly recommend the restaurant to anybody for a great dining experience in Chicago!!!

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SuzanneB
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The Walnut Room has been a long time favorite of mine and I am ecstatic that it has "hung on" through our Covid trials. The brunch menu is super -- I almost always have one of the long-time specials, Chicken Pot Pie (which has reverted from the puff pastry version of many years to the original pie crust menu again) but this time I tried the quiche for the first time. It was truly delicious. I would have had some ice cream or something but we had theater tickets so didn't have enough time.

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vipMarie
Jacksonville
24 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been going to the Walnut Room since I was a child. Nothing has changed other than it isn't Marshall Fields anymore :(. Glad it will never change!! :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Very limited brunch menu. Not your typical breakfast food. Chairs need some renovations.

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JohnS
New England
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress was welcoming, gracious, competent, and kind. She made our meal most pleasant and enjoyable. Her 15 years of service was obvious in her abilities to make our meal memorable. Well done!

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Mary
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a lovely place to dine when in Chicago. The Frango Mint ice cream pie is as good as always!

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JenniferW
Memphis/West TN
6 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

For a brunch, the menu was limited and not what I imagined for choices. The pastry basket was filled with cold pastries that were likely sourced from a big box store. The strawberry mimosa was delightful! The pot pie was good, but it was the only thing slightly appealing to me and not what I wanted to eat for brunch.

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EricK
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A good value for the money and a step back in time to more refined surroundings

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vipShowgirl
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The lobster bisque is fantastic, but the soup offering could change daily so it's good to check in advance

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RichardC
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The menu is limited, but covers the crowd favorites well. Service is good, with some problems on food delivery to the right table. Pricey. The trio that was playing was pretty loud.

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SuzanneB
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

One of my favorites in Chicago for 40 years. Today there was a problem with the live music being too loud for me.

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ChristenM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great enjoyable historical spot for a meal.

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GCFLA
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We brought our grand daughter to the Walnut Room to celebrate her 13th birthday. She was very pleased with the grandeur of the room. It was her first fine dining experience!

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Anna
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

We got super lucky to find this place and enjoy jazz brunch. Really good band and great service. But food was so so. Not fresh pastry, not the best Benedict but overall it’s still very pleasant experience :)

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ElizabethH
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely lunch! The beautiful room with a view of thr city was lovely. The food was delicious and the service was awesome! Will be back!

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REW3
Mississippi
4 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Two of us had the chicken pot pie with side salad. The side salad was absolutely excellent. The chicken pot pie was very good.

The third member of our party had the brisket which she said was excellent.

While we had reservations, they were unnecessary. The restaurant was less than 25% full and everyone who wanted to could sit at a window table which I highly recommend.

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Casioma
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small and excellent menu
Franco mint ice cream pie will be dreamt about for awhile

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JessicaW
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! A great place for memories at the holidays and a nice place in the off season when it is not so crowded and loud.

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BarbaraM
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We have eaten at The Walnut Room many times over the years, and while it's still there we wanted to go again, maybe for the last time (we're in our 80s).
Everything was lovely, and we enjoyed it . . . just sad to see it so empty.

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vipChicagomik
Milwaukee
16 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice and quiet experience

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The Walnut Room - Chicago is rated 4.6 stars by 2488 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.

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