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The Walnut Room - Chicago

1418 reviews
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$30 and under
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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 is the first restaurant ever opened in a department store. With Circassian wood paneling imported from Russia and Austrian chandeliers, the 17,000 square foot dining room is both elegant and comfortable. Conveniently located in the heart of the Chicago theatre 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. And don't forget about the Wine Bar at the Walnut Room. Opened in November of 2007, the Wine Bar features a small plate menu as well as more than 20 wines by the glass. After all, in our store, we have been feeding the shopping tradition since 1905.
Enjoy a classic Mrs. Herring's Chicken Pot Pie, French onion soup, or choose from the more contemporary menu offerings created by some of the country's best known chefs as members of the Macy's Culinary Council.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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American, Vegetarian, Wine Bar
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 3:00pm;
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 8:00pm
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Phone number
(312) 781-3139
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Sara Hernandez
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Off-site catering provided by One Eleven Events Catering. Visit for more information.
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Cross street
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Parking details
Discounted parking for Macy's shoppers at the Randolph / Wabash parking garage. Validation available at Macy's express desk on 1st floor.
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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.
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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.

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What 1418 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

I thought the service and server were excellent. The quality of food was low and the cleanliness of the dining room (ie ceiling near vents and chandeliers) was atrocious.

5.0  Dined 4 days ago

We really enjoyed our food! My husband and I both ordered the BLT Jam Burger and it did NOT disappoint! I look forward to eating there again soon. We were also pleased that we could get a Revolution Anti Hero with our lunch too!

4.0  Dined 5 days ago

The Walnut Room is such an iconic and sumptuous Chicago dining destination. The interior is elegant with all the turn of the century classic wood interior and the views of State Street and yet it is casual and unpretentious. Our server was friendly and attentive and our food (I had the chicken pot pie and Wisconsin cheese platter and my friend had the flank steak salad) was delicious. I would definitely return.

vipHiddenDowntown (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

An old Chicago standard, easy to overlook (on 7th floor of Macy's), which makes it relatively easy to get in when other options are booked.

Food was good, on par with a neighborhood restaurant, a little below the typical downtown restaurant. Service was outstanding.

OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Meeting with friends

SusanM (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Server was very slow and just seemed like he was going through the motions.
We were in about 5:15pm on Saturday night. Food selections were very limited.
We were put in a dark corner table for 4 and there were about 4 other tables with other guests. Creepy feeling. Very disappointing for an icon of Chicago dining. I would only think about returning at Christmas when the tree is up.

Theresa (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Food was excellent, but service from our waiter (not anyone else on the staff) was lacking.

Chicago60660 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

We always have an excellent experience at the Walnut Room. We love the ambience, the service is always great, the food is always delicious, it’s great to go at a time other than Christmas as it usually never crowded and it’s always the perfect beginning of it lovely evening

Charlotte (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Having worked at the old Marshall Field’s, it is a treat for me to see how Macy’s has left the Walnut Room intact for this and, I hope, future generations. The Walnut Room should always stay a Chicago tradition. The service and food were excellent, too.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

Still a beautiful room and servers are very good. Wife’s Fish was very good. The famous P.O. pie no longer has a light and fluffy crust. That was my only disappointment