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The Walnut Room - Chicago, Chicago, IL

The Walnut Room - Chicago

4.4
4.4
4550 Reviews
$31 to $50
American


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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 times today
Experiences are available.
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Vegetarian, Wine Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 3:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (312) 781-3139

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Brad Saylor

  • Catering

    Private Dining and Catering available. Email: walnutroom@macys.com Check out our website: macysrestaurants.com/walnut-room/

  • Private party facilities

    Our historic building is home to five unique venues, available to host a number of occasions including wedding ceremonies and receptions, birthday and anniversary celebrations, bar and bat mitzvahs, fundraising galas, teambuilding cooking classes and corporate events.

  • Private party contact

    Gino Tarallo: (312) 781-3139

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Loop

  • Cross street

    Randolph

  • Parking details

    Discounted parking for Macy's shoppers at the Randolph / Wabash parking garage. Validation available at Macy's Visitor Center on 1st floor. Valet is available on Wabash.

  • Public transit

    CTA Pink, Green, Orange, Purple and Brown lines at the Randolph / Wabash stop. Both the CTA Blue line (Washington stop) and CTA Red line (Lake street stop) are less than 1 block from the store.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Valentine's Day Menu Prix Fixe for 2

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    Valentine's Day Menu Prix Fixe for 2 $110.00 Sparkling Toast Included Starters (Choose One) Grilled Artisan Romaine or Cream of Cauliflower and Rice Entrees(Choose One) Pan Seared Halibut and Tiger Shrimp with Saffron Rice, Grilled Asparagus, and Roasted Red Pepper or Filet Mignon with Smoked Gouda Mashed Potato, Wild Mushroom Cognac, and Charred Broccolini Dessert(Choose One) White Chocolate Bread Pudding with Carmel and Fresh Strawberry Carrot Cake with Raisin, Walnut, Pineapple, and Cream Cheese Icing Frango Mint Cheesecake
  • Valentine's Day Menu Prix Fixe for 2 $110.00

    Feb 11, 2023 only
    Valentine's Day Menu Prix Fixe for 2 $110.00 Sparkling Toast Included Starters (Choose One) Grilled Artisan Romaine or Cream of Cauliflower and Rice Entrees(Choose One) Pan Seared Halibut and Tiger Shrimp with Saffron Rice, Grilled Asparagus, and Roasted Red Pepper or Filet Mignon with Smoked Gouda Mashed Potato, Wild Mushroom Cognac, and Charred Broccolini Dessert(Choose One) White Chocolate Bread Pudding with Carmel and Fresh Strawberry Carrot Cake with Raisin, Walnut, Pineapple, and Cream Cheese Icing Frango Mint Cheesecake

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What 4,550 people are saying

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Jesus is always so hospitable and provides wonderful service. The manager stopped by and dropped off little treats for our kids, so nice of her!
  2. TG

    ThomasG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    My first time going to the Walnut Room in many years. We were greeted by a very nice hostess and were seated near the large windows overlooking State St. I asked the hostess if she could lower the volume of the music. Even our waiter said that they get complaints about the volume. She said that she would look into it. About 15 minutes later the hostess was seating another couple and asked her if they would lower the volume again. she the volume has to be lower on the third floor, not on the same floor we were on. I contacted Macy’s for a follow-up. We both ordered their famous Chicken Pot Pie. They were delicious with a perfectly cooked top crust and a good mix of vegetables, and chunks of chicken, no wonder it’s their most famous dish. I can’t say as much for the Caesar Salad it was anemic with hardly any dressing on it. I didn’t even finish half of it. On the other hand, there was a nice “citrusy” tossed salad that came with the Chicken Pot Pie, it was ten times better than the Caesar Salad. We asked for the dessert menu but decided on a slice of Carrot Cake to go. My friend said it was the “best ever”. We decided not to have coffee and dessert there for obvious reasons.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Not impressed at all by the food. Place felt outdated. Glass had lipstick marks. Waiter was annoyed when I brought up the lipstick issue.
  4. M

    Mariajuana

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We had a wonderful time at the Walnut Room, our table was by the windows, with a beautiful view of the city. Food was excellent and service was impeccable. Restaurant was quiet enough to have a conversation with my dinner companion without raising my voice. 100% would go there again.
  5. H

    Hulahome

    Hawaii

    45 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall2food1service5ambience1
    The famous pot pie was terrible. Mostly gravy and a stamped out top crust. Furnishings stark white tablecloths and dark wood chairs nothing soft like fabrics or flowers. Very disappointing.
  6. HE

    HungryEye

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific quick stop for yummy light lunch before a movie at Block 37. The walnut petit salad was really perfectly sized to compliment a cup of chicken noodle soup. Service was above and beyond in under two minutes a host got a fresh tablecloth and set me up on a great table near window. Great unexpected service by the already busy hostess. My server was also polite, polished, cheerful and quick. Splendid experience all around. Thank you !
  7. JS

    JuanS

    Chicago

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Bucket Liat item checked off.
  8. CH

    CarlosH

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Very pleasant day and relaxing time
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Janae was great and the food was superb!
  10. f

    felicia

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    NOW THAT THE HOLIDAYS ARE OVE, it was easy to get a reservation. Nice quiet room, good food. Loved our server, but they are a bit understaffed.
  11. DL

    DianneLS

    Chicago

    31 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Lunch with Walter room, specialty chicken pot pie very tasty, excellent service not the same place as when Marshall fields operated it
  12. J

    Jill

    Dublin

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Putting tables so close together to maximize profit doesn’t make for a pleasant dining experience. Being seated so close to another’s table where you can hearing every word of their conversation along with bumping into them when you stand up from your chair gave us quite an unpleasant experience. The table next to us had rambunctious children and they bumped into us one too many times for our liking. Trying to enjoy a delicious meal and then getting my chair bumped into as the kids got out of their seats made us uncomfortable. My guest had to switch seats because the person at the next table sat with their chair pushed out which didn’t allow my guest to comfortably get up from his chair. We were literally arms length from the table with the energetic kids and would’ve preferred to not be seated by them since we were just 2 adults that was there for a nice romantic lunch date. We were constantly interrupted by that table and weren’t allowed to moved elsewhere. We quickly finished our lunch and hurried out of there. Please reconsider seating a couple next to large groups along with spacing the tables out. We would like some space and some resemblance of privacy. Food was fantastic! Server was good and attentive but when asked about substitutions, they couldn’t give an answer. I have a food allergy and asked about a substitution for a salad dressing and they didn’t have an answer so I had to switch my order to something else.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    Slow service. 5 menu items (2 drink items/desert/espresso) not available. Coffee & Frango pie very good
  14. P

    Pamb

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server , Lizbeth, was excellent. So attentive, friendly and patient. Atmosphere is elegant, quiet and food always good.
  15. D

    Downtownies

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed the experience. Our server was really nice and very caring. The food was really good. We look forward to coming back.
  16. AD

    AlisaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our group enjoyed the Chicken Pot Pie, Chicken Salad Croissant, Salmon, and Asiago Chicken. We ended with a sweet treat- the Frango Mint Cheesecake and Ice Cream Pie! All were very good!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    We went there for our yearly Christmas tradition again this year. Sadly you were out of certain foods that we enjoy. I had to make the reservation for January because nothing else was available. The only reason you received 4 stars for was for our server. He was awesome. The fairy never went to our table so I missed out on our yearly wish sprinkle and no one came around asking if we wanted our picture by the tree. Disappointing this year.
  18. PM

    PeggyM

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    First time for all, three generations. We all enjoyed ourselves and hope to make this an annual event!
  19. JM

    JackyM

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Service was really great! We mainly went to go see the Xmas tree while having food and drinks. It wasn’t as packed which was perfect for us. Food taste could’ve been a bit better for what we paid for. But overall, nice experience to try out once.
  20. J

    Jill

    Dublin

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Waiter forgot a couple things and had to ask a couple times to remind them. Also felt rushed to order dessert before we even ordered the main course. The final time we were asked about ordering dessert, we were enjoying our meal and conversation. Without seeing a dessert menu to choose from, we felt pressured to order something. Was delivered the check without requesting it and while we were still eating dinner. They kept returning to see if we took care of the check even though we were STILL eating our meal.
  21. CG

    CarmenG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    It was a bucket list item for me, but you get the feeling it's fast food off a limited menu to get patrons in and out. No drink refills or personalized service. There are many better places to eat in Chicago.
  22. E

    Ejjj

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Best chicken pot pie I have ever had.
  23. JM

    JennieM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    Mediocre food and slow service. The ambiance doesn’t make up for this. Not worth my time or money.
  24. BH

    BrandiH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall4food1service5ambience5
    Everything but the food was amazing. The service was excellent The food tasted like microwaved store brought items
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Server was exceptional!
  26. L

    Lidia

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall3food3service1ambience2
    The service was very poor. Left us sitting at a table for 20min before we had to asked for a server. The server was not friendly and felt rushed to order. She didn't return to see if we needed anything else. We once again sat there waiting for the check.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Walnut room Christmas luncheon First table unsatisfactory. Moved to another table with no problem.
  28. K

    Kathy

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    My friend and I had a nice quiet lunch. This is the first time I’ve been to the Walnut Room and I’m 75. I wish that the window holiday decorations were still on display, since the Tree is display until Sunday 1/9.
  29. MT

    MizTee1

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I recommended friends from LA to dine here snd decided to treat myself and go. The short ribs of beef, mashed potatoes, carrots and Caesar salad were delicious. I was tossed between ordering the short ribs or salmon.
  30. LR

    LindaR

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always love the walnut room around Christmas time. I highly recommend the meatloaf. It’s outstanding. The walnut room salad is also excellent. Great ambience and good service!
  31. N

    Nina

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    It just wasn't what I use to remember. My expectations were higher than I experienced it. The best part of all was the visit from the Fairies during the Christmas season, the make your own snowman and the beautiful tree. I remember it being more than what I seen, with decorations hanging from the ceiling, just the Christmas spirit everywhere. It was an experience for my granddaughter and daughter which they enjoyed being there first time. Would I do it again? I would rather go somewhere else.
  32. JR

    JulieR

    Chicago

    83 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food, drinks and service were excellent. We enjoyed our lunch very much. The only issue was getting our lunch corrected and simply getting a check at the bar. Make sure to review your check closely. The manager made it all right but it took awhile to find someone.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was excellent, available and informative. The lobster soup was warm and creamy. As always, the chicken pot pie was delicious.
  34. SB

    SeaBassLover

    Chicago

    176 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    176 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I haven’t been to the Walnut Room for years since our kids were younger. We had such a nice time going again. Food and service were excellent! Loved the beautiful Christmas tree. We went after Christmas to avoid the crowds. Will do it again next Christmas.
  35. D

    Denise

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall4food1service4ambience5
    This was our first time dinning there. We were so excited. I took my mom and daughter. I called and looked up the menu for gluten free options. Turkey was an option. So I was happy for that. However, Turkey was not on the menu. The only option I was given was salmon which I can't eat and a salad. Very disappointed, but enjoyed a mother, daughter, granddaughter lunch.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    We would have ordered an appetizer, but there were not many options. Two of the starters are salad and the pot pie comes with a side salad (pot pies all around; comes with the top crust only). Someone forgot to dress the salad, so we asked for some dressing separate. All the food was delicous! The food came out quickly, but the service in between courses was slow. Took a long time to ask for the dressing, get the dressing, order dessert, pay etc. No one asked if I wanted a refill. The staff was very friendly, but lacking that something extra. Would go again.
  37. h

    haroldb

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Outstanding service ambience— food was good. A must stop every time we are in Chicago, a truly beautiful historic location, always a memorable occasion
  38. BL

    BeckyL

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall2food5service5ambience4
    This was my first time experiencing after decades of hype. The bathrooms were DISGUSTING. I mean SOOOOOOO gross it kind-of ruined my night. Water leaking everywhere. Broken toilet paper holders, non-working toilet. Just gross. Took my parents there for their anniversary. They were out of some entrees, desserts, specialty drinks and beer and our reservation was at 6pm. Confused as to why they were out of so many things so early. What we did get was delicious and our server was awesome, but I'm not sure I will do this again.
  39. SK

    SandraK

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating the new year
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Mother/son dinner before a concert. Great atmosphere, Christmas tree was beautiful!

FAQs

The Walnut Room - Chicago offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 781-3139.

The Walnut Room - Chicago is rated 4.4 stars by 4550 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Walnut Room - Chicago

111 North State Street, Chicago, IL 60602

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Randolph

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Loop

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 3:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Vegetarian, Wine Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Discounted parking for Macy's shoppers at the Randolph / Wabash parking garage. Validation available at Macy's Visitor Center on 1st floor. Valet is available on Wabash.

  • Public transit

    CTA Pink, Green, Orange, Purple and Brown lines at the Randolph / Wabash stop. Both the CTA Blue line (Washington stop) and CTA Red line (Lake street stop) are less than 1 block from the store.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Brad Saylor

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (312) 781-3139

  • Catering

    Private Dining and Catering available. Email: walnutroom@macys.com Check out our website: macysrestaurants.com/walnut-room/

  • Private party facilities

    Our historic building is home to five unique venues, available to host a number of occasions including wedding ceremonies and receptions, birthday and anniversary celebrations, bar and bat mitzvahs, fundraising galas, teambuilding cooking classes and corporate events.

  • Private party contact

    Gino Tarallo: (312) 781-3139

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