The Walnut Room - Chicago

4.8
2416 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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Experiences

  • 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.
  • Mother's Day Brunch

    May 9, 2021 only

    Go all out this Mother's Day! Join us @ The Walnut Room on May 9th for our delicious new take on classic Brunch items. Featuring Mimosa Flights, Short Rib Hash, and Salmon Benedict.
  • Jazz Brunch Join Us For Live Music!

    Apr 11, 2021 only

    Join us at The Walnut Room for a delicious new take on classic brunch items. Featuring Mimosa Flights, Short Rib Hash, and Salmon Cake Benedict.
  • Jazz Brunch Come Join Us for Live Music!

    Apr 25, 2021 only

    Join us at the Walnut Room for a 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 2416 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.9
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4.7
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4.5
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DianeDianrJ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Friendly service and staff.

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TraceyF
Chicago
3 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
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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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience5

Didn't seem to have enough options on the menu

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DeniseS
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
18 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food, good service.

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Foodie
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
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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Dlawler616
Milwaukee
3 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
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our visit to the Walnut Room was great and enjoyable!

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KarenY
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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KimE
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
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and prices reasonable.

I will return again

Delcine

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DomesticDiva
Washington DC
15 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
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
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
9 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
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
2 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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Volodya1990
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! The service was great, the food fantastic. No complaints, only happy, well-fed patrons.

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JoshV
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very good, I really liked the meatloaf, the pot pie was very good too

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EricaH
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect fast & friendy
The food was very tasteful season to perfection iwould most definitely refer more friends

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines dinner was great

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food, someone got engaged next to us. We got a Champaign toast. Great experience

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MattS
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place with terrific food and excellent service. So glad they are open again. Cannot beat the ambiance with the unique and incomparable, century-old paneling and the giant windows with the gorgeous city views.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Walked in at opening and floor needed vacuuming

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vipChicago12
Chicago
53 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food3service3ambience5

The room is magnificent and grand. The food is good the service is OK. Come for the rich history and grand dining room!

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SharonB
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience2

Memories of the Walnut Room have changed. The venue now is extremely dull and lifeless.
ADD FLOWERS...

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AlexV
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super service! Made my day extra special!

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vipHappy11Again
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

My server, Stephanie, was charming and highly efficient. I have not eaten at The Walnut Room in a while and was more than pleasantly surprised at the updated menu and how wonderful the food tasted. Looking forward to returning again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Walnut Room on holidays and Sundays is a must go. But I can never understand why more people don’t go there for regular dining. The food is very good, the wait staff friendly and efficient, and you can actually converse with others at your table without shouting. And the view’s not bad either!

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DeloH
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Our waiter, Miguel, was very personable, professional, and knowledgeable of the menu.

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MarianC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Superb as always. I love the Walnut Roo--espeially the wonderful salads. Yesterday I had a great clam chowder there.

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vipShelli
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I brought my 10-year old great niece to lunch since she enjoys the Walnut Room. However, I did not realize they were only serving Brunch. Although she was originally disappointed, she decided to give it a chance, and was glad she did. She ate everything and was clapping during the live music performance. She thoroughly enjoyed herself, as did I! We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went on a Sunday where they only do the brunch buffet. This was our first time in Chicago and I was recommend this place from a friend who lives here. There was a variety of food at the buffet (breakfast and non-breakfast) and it was all very good! Also, nice quiet live jazz trio.

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SarahR
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Risotto was under-cooked but otherwise very good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience3

The Walnut Room is a classic. As child I came here with my mother in the 50’s and 60’s. Went on my own in the 70’s and 80’s but haven’t been back until now. I took my daughter and granddaughter before a show at the Chicago Theater. Loved that it is consistently the same but new items with a modern twist. Everything was delicious and well prepared. It was a grand building. Sad to see the deterioration of Macy’s.

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The Walnut Room - Chicago is rated 4.8 stars by 2416 OpenTable diners.

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