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Tradition

4.6
4.6
123 Reviews
$30 and under
American

Tradition is Chicago’s newest Gastro Pub in the heart of the Loop. With a wide variety of classic American fare and elevated bar bites, drinks, and comfortable decor, Tradition is your spot for a quick lunch or a late night downtown. Check out our extensive draft beer list and monthly specials!

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Booked 5 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Gastro Pub

  • Hours of operation

    Mon 11:00 am–2:00 pm
    Tue–Fri 10:00 am–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (312) 263-0260

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Menu

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  • Nachos$15.00

    habanero beer cheddar, chihuahua, guac, citrus crema, fresh corn poblano salsa, pico, guac

    • Pretzel Bites$9.00

      sea salt, habanero beer cheddar sauce

      • Buffalo Sliders$13.00

        house tenders, diced celery and tomato, bleu cheese

        • Steak Sliders$15.00

          ribeye, dijon horseradish sauce, fried shallots

          • Scorpion Sliders$13.00

            habanero hot spread, hot honey, pickle

            • Loaded Buffalo Fries$11.00

              fresh cut fries, mozzarella, buffalo tenders, ranch drizzle

              • Tenders + Fries$13.00

                house tenders, fresh-cut fries, your call two sauces

                Slice

                • Margherita$13.00

                  marinara, slow roasted tomatoes, basil

                  • California$15.00

                    chipotle aioli, pico, habanero cheese, chicken, mozzarella, pico, avocado

                    • Pepperoni$14.00

                      marinara, mozzarella, parmesan

                      • BBQ Chicken$14.00

                        tradition bbq, grilled chicken, red onions, bacon

                        • Nash Hot$14.00

                          garlic butter crust, mozzarella, fried chicken, nashville hot spread, ranch drizzle

                          Graze

                          Any salad can be a wrap—just ask

                          • Roasted Salmon$17.00

                            salmon, spinach, pickled red onion, tomatoes, toasted walnuts, goat cheese, maple vinaigrette

                            • Crispy Sprouts$13.00

                              roasted sprouts, cabbage, fried shallots, carrots, parmesan-dijon vinaigrette

                              • Chicken Caesar$13.00

                                romaine, grilled chicken, house croutons

                                • Southwest Chicken$15.00

                                  spring greens, black beans, grilled chicken, fresh corn-poblano salsa, avocado, chipotle ranch dressing

                                  Grab

                                  Sub or Add: Any Fries for Tater Tots or Onion Rings: $1. Sub Any Patty for An Impossible or Turkey $1

                                  • Tradition Burger$16.00

                                    tradition sauce, pepper jack, bacon jam, fried egg, tomato, pickle

                                    • Backyard Burger$13.00

                                      double the merkt's cheddar, grilled onion, tomato, pickle

                                      • South West Burger$15.00

                                        pepper jack, pico, tortilla strips, salsa verde

                                        • Western Burger$15.00

                                          bourbon bbq sauce, cheddar, bacon jam, fried shallots

                                          • Steak Sandwich$17.00

                                            petite filet, grilled onions, bbq sauce, side dijon horseradish

                                            • Med$15.00

                                              grilled chicken breast, goat cheese, spring greens, tomato, focaccia roll

                                              • Buffalo Chicken Wrap$15.00

                                                buffalo tenders, diced celery, tomato, ranch or bleu cheese

                                                • Trad BLT$15.00

                                                  grilled chicken breast, lettuce, tomato, bacon, avocado, herb aioli

                                                  • Oktober Brat$12.00

                                                    lager marinated grilled bratwurst, grilled onion, german mustard

                                                    • Ribeye Philly$15.00

                                                      ribeye, mozzarella, swiss, caramelized onion, green pepper, french roll

                                                      Chicken Sandwich

                                                      Buttermilk-marinated breast. Secret breading

                                                      • Tradition$15.00

                                                        tomato, pickle, lettuce, tradition sauce

                                                        • Buffalo$15.00

                                                          hot or mild, lettuce, pickle, tomato, ranch or blue cheese

                                                          • Nashville Hot$15.00

                                                            nashville hot spread, pickles, slaw

                                                            • The Scorpion$15.00

                                                              habanero hot spread, hot honey, pickle

                                                              Catch

                                                              Sauces: tradition, chipotle aioli, tradition bbq, buffalo, giardiniera ketchup, hot honey

                                                              • Fish Tacos$15.00

                                                                house-battered cod, slaw, chipotle aioli, pico, side of guac

                                                                • N'Chips$16.00

                                                                  house-battered cod, tradition tartar sauce, lemon wedge

                                                                  Beer

                                                                  • 3 Floyds Cherry Canis Invertus, Flemish Red Ale, 8.5%

                                                                    • 3 Floyds Permanent Funeral, Double IPA, 10.5%

                                                                      • 3 Floyds Gumball Head, Wheat Beer, 5.6%

                                                                        • 3 Floyds Alpha Klaus, Christmas Porter, 7.3%

                                                                          • Middlebrow Yard Work, Kölsch, 4%

                                                                            • Eris Mojo Van Van, Blueberry Cider, 6.2%

                                                                              • War Pigs Four Phantoms, Blonde Ale, 6.2%

                                                                                • Pipeworks Blood of the Unicorn, Hoppy Red Ale, 6.5%

                                                                                  • Begyle Neighborly, Stout, 6%

                                                                                    • Delirium Tremens, Strong Belgian Blonde Ale, 8.5%

                                                                                      • New Holland Dragon's Milk, Imperial Stout, 11%

                                                                                        • Maplewood Brownie Points, Brown Ale with Vanilla, 5.7%

                                                                                          • Tradition Brown Ale, English Brown Ale, 5.2%

                                                                                            • Kwak, Strong Pale Ale, 8.4%

                                                                                              • St. Bernardus Wit, Belgian White, 5.5%

                                                                                                • Lagunitas Little Sumpin', American IPA, 7.5%

                                                                                                  • Dovetail Hefeweizen, Hefeweizen, 4.8%

                                                                                                    • Miller Lite, Light Lager, 4.2%

                                                                                                      • Guinness, Irish Dry Stout, 4.2%

                                                                                                        • Goose Island Lost Palate, Hazy IPA, 6.3%

                                                                                                          • Stella Artois, European Pale Lager, 5.2%

                                                                                                            • Kentucky Bourbon Barrel, English Strong Ale, 8.2%

                                                                                                              • War Pigs Foggy Geezer, American Hazy IPA, 6.8%

                                                                                                                • Coors Light, Light Lager, 4.2%

                                                                                                                  Bottles and Seltzers

                                                                                                                  • Bud Light

                                                                                                                    • Corona

                                                                                                                      • High Life

                                                                                                                        • Heineken

                                                                                                                          • Miller Lite

                                                                                                                            • Ultra

                                                                                                                              • Vandermill Cider

                                                                                                                                • Aspall Cider

                                                                                                                                  • Aspall Blush Cider

                                                                                                                                    • Goose Island Golden Ale

                                                                                                                                      • White Claw Watermelon

                                                                                                                                        • White Claw Mango

                                                                                                                                          • White Claw Black Cherry

                                                                                                                                            • Budweiser

                                                                                                                                              • Coors Light

                                                                                                                                                • Corona Premier

                                                                                                                                                  • Harp

                                                                                                                                                    • Heineken Light

                                                                                                                                                      • Magners

                                                                                                                                                        • Modelo Especial

                                                                                                                                                          • Odouls

                                                                                                                                                            • Blue Moon

                                                                                                                                                              • Stiegl Radler

                                                                                                                                                                • Press Blackberry Hibiscus

                                                                                                                                                                  • Truly Strawberry Lemonade

                                                                                                                                                                    Red

                                                                                                                                                                    • Erath Pinot Noir$12.00

                                                                                                                                                                      • Meiomi Pinot Noir$14.00

                                                                                                                                                                        • Freakshow Cabernet Sauvignon$14.00

                                                                                                                                                                          • Prisoner Red Blend$15.00

                                                                                                                                                                            Rosé

                                                                                                                                                                            • Villa Graziella Rosato Toscano$12.00

                                                                                                                                                                              • Beler Sabine$13.00

                                                                                                                                                                                Sparkling and White

                                                                                                                                                                                • Mionetto Prosecco

                                                                                                                                                                                  • Split$9.00
                                                                                                                                                                                • Ruffino Lumina Pinot Grigio$12.00

                                                                                                                                                                                  • Black Stallion Chardonnay$13.00

                                                                                                                                                                                    • Kung Fu Girl Riesling$12.00

                                                                                                                                                                                      • Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc$13.00

                                                                                                                                                                                        Cocktails and Slushies

                                                                                                                                                                                        • Moscow Mule$13.00

                                                                                                                                                                                          Tito's vodka, ginger beer, orange bitters, lime

                                                                                                                                                                                          • Government Mule$13.00

                                                                                                                                                                                            Casamigos tequila, ginger beer, lime, orange bitters

                                                                                                                                                                                            • Kentucky Runner$14.00

                                                                                                                                                                                              Bulleit rye, lemon, orange, honey syrup, egg white

                                                                                                                                                                                              • Daisy Collins$13.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                Tanqueray gin, cointreau, lemon, mint

                                                                                                                                                                                                • Tropical Rum Punch$13.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Bacardi Rum, Bacardi Limon, cranberry, orange, pineapple

                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Spicy Mary$13.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Tito's Vodka, Uncle Dougie's Mix, scorpion sauce, mango spiced rim

                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Maple Smash$13.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Bulleit Bourbon, maple syrup, lemon, orange,

                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Rotating Slushie$11.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                        ask your server!

                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Rotating Slushie$11.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                          ask your server!

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Monday

                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Tenders!$9.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Ketel One Bloody Marys!$9.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Tuesday

                                                                                                                                                                                                              • 1/2 Off Wine Bottles!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Flatbreads!$10.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Wednesday

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Slushies!$7.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Buffalo Sliders!$10.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Thursday

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Variety Seltzer Buckets!$22.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Nachos!$11.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Friday

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Margaritas!$10.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Busker Whiskey Shots!$6.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Last updated: October 30, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              What 123 people are saying

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              4.6
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              4.6 based on recent ratings
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • 4.1Food
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • 4.5Service
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • 4.4Ambience
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • 4.4Value

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                PaulaL

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Chicago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on July 14, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                overall3food4service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                This was a convenient meeting place for old friends. The salmon on the graze menu was definitely overcooked and it would have been nice to have the stems of the spinach trimmed. The burger that my friend ordered looked amazing. And I really enjoyed the Tradition IPA!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                AngelaS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Chicago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on June 8, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                This was my first lunch inside a restaurant since Covid. They were very careful, all the staff were wearing masks and they seated people in a socially distant manner. The food was excellent and the service was very attentive.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              3. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Chicago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on February 28, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Service was outstanding!!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              4. LN

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                LaylaN

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                New England

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on February 7, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Great service! The server was super attentive and never left us waiting. Thanks for the great service!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              5. JK

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                JeremyK

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Chicago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                15 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                15 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on February 6, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                overall3food3service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I used open table to book this lunch. I found it very odd that we were not allowed to have a booth because we didn't have 5 people in our party. There were many available and still available 30 mins later. I had a reservation, but couldn't sit in A more private area to discuss business. The rest of the service was very good. The food was average,but I'd go back if the hostess didn't dismiss me so quickly. How many people come in with 5 or more for lunch? You can't push tables together?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                NAPAKRUM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Chicago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                103 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                103 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on January 29, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The food was great and service was fine and we will definitely be going back. Thanks

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              7. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Chicago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on December 6, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Food and service was awesome!!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              8. MB

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                MelanieB

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Chicago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on November 4, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                overall3food2service1ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The food was bland. And I had a hair in my food. They apologized once, but didn't take it off the bill or say anything later on. The waitress also came over to fill our drinks at the end, and the place was not busy at all. Disappointing since it's close to work.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              9. FG

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                FayeGK

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Chicago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                10 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                10 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on October 11, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Shrimp tacos were disappointing. Very noisy—understandable for a pub in a Friday afternoon. Slow service.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              10. s

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                sewold

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Chicago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on August 8, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Food was good. It is definitely more for the after work crowd who like a lot of noise. Noisier than I would have preferred, but dinner and drinks were very good.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              11. S

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Shif

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Chicago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                37 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                37 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on August 7, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                overall3food4service4ambience2

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                For the young!!! 4 65 yr old ladies ate here pre-there. The food and service was very good. The noise level was unbearable. Was a shame as we really enjoyed what we were eating but rushed through to get out of there. I've eaten in many restaurants with mediocre acoustics but never this loud. Can't recommend for that reason.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              12. m

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                mlsorrel

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Atlanta

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                35 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                35 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on August 2, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                overall1food1service3ambience1

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                This restuarant completely misrepresents itself on OpenTable. if you're looking for a rowdy sports bar, head here, but if you're looking for someplace to grab dinner with friends - where you can actually hear each other - keep looking.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Lori

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Chicago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                115 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                115 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on July 10, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                overall4food5service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                This was my 3rd visit to Tradition. The food and beer was excellent. Service was ok and it was super loud, but totally worth it for the beer and food!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              14. J

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Julie

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Chicago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on June 14, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Great lunch spot!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                TimothyWagner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Chicago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on May 22, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                overall4food5service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Service was a little iffy, but not horrible. Waitress forgot what our drink order was and brought incorrect beverages. Also, having someone other than the waitress bring out the dishes makes it a question and answer session for the guy as he has no idea who ordered what. Also the waitress put a card on our booth on who it was reserved for before we were finished. Not a good move. Food is pub type, and very well done! This is more of a casual dining place, great for coworkers and friends, or for business with people you know well(as in this case ). Not expensive, so good on a budget as well.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              16. MB

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                MBAChi

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Chicago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                48 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                48 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on May 16, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I Food and service were very good!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Always

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Las Vegas

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                11 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                11 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 17, 2019

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Slow service but nice Too LOUD and could hardly hear conversation- try some noise abatement panels

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              18. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Chicago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 10, 2019

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Always great service. Food is delicious

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              19. B

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Belle

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Chicago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                48 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                48 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 10, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                overall2food2service2ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I love their Arugula shrimp flatbread and they took it off their menu. The chicken avocado bacon flatbread was ok, but sad to lose my favorite. Then the service was slow, no refills for drinks and took forever to get check. However they were quick to take away empty plates.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              20. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 3, 2019

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Great burgers and good ice tea. Looked like a great beer selection, but I did not have any since it was a business lunch.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              21. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Detroit

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 2, 2019

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Good menu, with a variety of pub grub and healthier choices. Good beer menu. My only complaint is that the kitchen closes in early evening, so you can’t come here late or linger for more than a drink or two after work.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              22. DD

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                DeerpathDon

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Chicago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on March 26, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Tradition never disappoints. Great beer selection, tasty food and fantastic staff. Will be back soon

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              23. TH

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                TommyH

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Chicago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on March 13, 2019

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Met up with old work friends and we all had a wonderful time. Great beer and food and excellent service.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              24. CH

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                CarolineH

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Chicago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on March 12, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Great place for lunch in the loop! Nice selection of lunch fare, great salads. Perfect pint!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              25. JC

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                JCN33

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Chicago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                32 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                32 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on March 7, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Location, food, and service are always great. That's why I keep having my lunch meetings at Tradition! Keep up the great work!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              26. JH

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                JaneH

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on February 6, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Went with a group of 6. Everyone liked their food and those who had never been to Traditions said they would come again.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              27. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Columbus

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on January 29, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                We stuck to the appetizers but they all have great flavor. BBQ wings and buffalo chicken sliders are always a must when we visit.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              28. JW

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                JtotheW

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Minneapolis

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on January 24, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                overall2food4service1ambience2

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The hostess was rude, the waitress was okay. Shrimp tacos were delicious, but won't be coming back.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              29. KJ

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                KJJ1

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Chicago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on December 29, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Great pre/post theater place! Good food and service

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              30. M

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Mike

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Chicago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                84 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                84 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on December 19, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Was disappointed to learn that open table reservation for 8 people is equivalent to a 2 top. Was not notified before arrival so had no choice but to accept. Place is fine, but needs to better sync reservation system.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              31. TH

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                TommyH

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Chicago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on December 19, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Had a group get-together there on a Wednesday night. Everyone had an awesome time. The atmosphere of Tradition is exciting and upbeat. We had great service and our waitress was very friendly. Our beers, drinks and food were very good. Looking forward to going back.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              32. JS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                JohnS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Chicago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on December 14, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Our reservation for 20 was kept for us, and our server was very attentive during a very busy 5:30pm time. Thank you for taking care of us!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              33. MW

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                MattW

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on December 13, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Always fast, fun, friendly, and delicious. The cowboy burger is AMAZING!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              34. JS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                JaneS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Indiana

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on December 5, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Went there for lunch before a weekday matinee show. Made my reservation online as we drove to Chicago from about two hours away. Found that we were going to run late due to traffic issues and easily modified my reservation as we traveled. We were seated immediately at our table and our server quickly took our drink orders. She also offered advice on the beers that were on tap, and recommended one that matched my preference perfectly. Our beverages and food arrived quickly and were well prepared and very tasty. I ordered the nachos, and it was a very ample portion. The atmosphere was bustling a little loud, but it was a great place for a lunch before the theater.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              35. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Philadelphia

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on November 24, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Made a reservation for colleagues and showed up to find the restaurant closed.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              36. GP

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                GaryP

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Chicago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                52 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                52 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on November 9, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Good place for a sandwich and a draft beer.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              37. j

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                jodiw

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Chicago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on October 12, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                overall3food3service4ambience2

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Good food, good service, just way too loud to have a conversation.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              38. S

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Steve

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Chicago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                11 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                11 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on September 18, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Always excellent.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              39. DG

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                DavidG

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Chicago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on August 7, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                overall3food3service1ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                This place is fine for happy hour if you have a group of at least 4-5 people. For lunch, not very good, especially on the service front. Waitress was completely disinterested. Messed up drink order and never got around to taking our lunch order. Good thing the floor manager picked up the slack. Food was OK but not worth the $$.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              40. JC

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                JCN33

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Chicago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                33 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                33 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on July 30, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Tradition food never disappoints. The staff is prompt, courteous, and attentive too ... which keeps me coming back. Keep up the great work.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              160 N Franklin St Chicago, IL 60654

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Downtown / Loop

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Mon 11:00 am–2:00 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Tue–Fri 10:00 am–8:00 pm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Cuisines

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                American, Gastro Pub

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Dining style

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Casual Dining

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Casual Dress

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