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1 W Washington Street, Hotel Burnham, Chicago, IL 60602 (State and Washington Streets)
Red Line - Lake Blue line - Washington
(312) 368-1900
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Today
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Fri 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Located in the historic Reliance Building, we offer contemporary...
Located in the historic Reliance Building, we offer contemporary interpretations of classic American cuisine, served in an Art Deco atmosphere. A welcoming destination for locals and visitors alike
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Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance
Doing business
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 114
    Excellent
  • 109
    Very good
  • 60
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
good food, less than good service-opening chitters?

We ate at the Atwood Cafe prior to attending a play down the street. The restaurant had reopened this week after undergoing a renovation. The ambiance lovely and the food was creative, beautifully presented and tasty, unfortunately our service got off to a very poor start. Hopefully it was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 9, 2015
babs-12352
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Toledo, Ohio, United States
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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306 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Novi, MI
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We have dined here many times in the past. The newly renovated restaurant is lovely, with a menu(s) to match. We had lunches and dinners here on our latest visit and found good choices all times. HIghly recommend reservations.

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Damien P, General Manager at Atwood, responded to this review

JudyNovi_MI, Thanks for the review on your experience at the Atwood. Next time you are in town visit us for our weekend brunch. Damien More 

Decatur, Illinois
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Friendly staff! Atmosphere is great even if you're just sippin a coffee. Or coffee with something in it. Brunch looked awesome. Will be back soon.

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Damien P, General Manager at Atwood, responded to this review

lpeacox, thanks for the review. You must come back for brunch! You will love it!! And the entire staff is incredibly nice. One big happy family here at the Atwood. Damien More 

Toledo, Ohio, United States
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We ate at the Atwood Cafe prior to attending a play down the street. The restaurant had reopened this week after undergoing a renovation. The ambiance lovely and the food was creative, beautifully presented and tasty, unfortunately our service got off to a very poor start. Hopefully it was opening disorganization, because our waiter once he did come to the... More 

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Damien P, General Manager at Atwood, responded to this review

Babs-12352, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Sorry for the service portion of your visit. We will be sure to address it with the team. We appreciate your feedback! Damien More 

South Bend, Indiana
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Atwood Cafe has recently undergone a renovation (along with the lobby of the Hotel Burnham), and it turned out beautifully. We ate breakfast there this morning and it was top notch. Delicious burrito!

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Damien P, General Manager at Atwood, responded to this review

ProfPayne, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am happy you enjoyed our new look and new menu. Every meal period has a new menu driven by our very talented chef Brian Millman. Come back and enjoy! Damien More 

Chicago
Top Contributor
143 reviews 143 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The Atwood afternoon tea has been a family tradition for several years and this will definitely be the last year for tea. We love the ambiance, the history, the location, the service but the food for afternoon tea is.....well, consistently awful and disappointing. First of all, there isn't even enough to satisfy a child's need for a snack, and the... More 

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Damien P, General Manager at Atwood, responded to this review

LUchicago, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am sorry you did not find the tea to be very good. I will certainly share your sentiments with the Chef and he will be able to make adjustments based on your comments. Damien More 

Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We had not been to the Atwood for many years and decided to have lunch there on a pre-Christmas shopping trip. The decor seems to promise comforting upper-crust pub food, and I think that's what they meant it to be. The problem is that the lunch menu is very limited with little room for substitutions. What we had to eat... More 

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Damien P, General Manager at Atwood, responded to this review

my place in the sun, Thanks for taking the time to write a review. Sorry to hear that you found the menu limited. Perhaps you came in the late afternoon when we are switching from lunch to dinner? Be sure to come visit us in the Spring when we have a fresh new look and amazing menus for all meal... More 

Oak Lawn, Illinois
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Very nice restaurant nice view of state street, good food and good drinks and the staff were very helpful

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Damien P, General Manager at Atwood, responded to this review

Tjames1018 - Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Damien More 

New York City, New York
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We had an interesting twist on eggs benedict here - mine, southern, was a base of fabulous corn bread, pulled pork, and what an interesting dish. My husband had his on sourdough, with frisee, and the egg poached in red wine. Flavorful, great meshing of tastes. We had great service and the space is lovely. The bar looks like such... More 

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Damien P, General Manager at Atwood, responded to this review

cece20142014 - Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Come see us again when you are back in Chicago. We will have the same great food but a new fresh look as we are renovating our space. Damien More 

Schaumburg, Illinois
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I've reviewed this restaurant previously and it remains an excellent choice before or after the theater. The ambiance is festive, the service usually prompt and attentive (although a little slow at this visit) and the food outstanding. This time, my broccoli appetizer was dry and fibrous, but the generously-sized short rib was tender and flavorful.

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Damien P, General Manager at Atwood, responded to this review

Mark, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are so happy you enjoyed! Come visit us in the Spring of 2015 as we are undergoing a renovation for a fresh new look. Damien General Manager More 

Chicago, Illinois
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We have been here many times to dine and always had a wonderful experience. This time was very different. We had a reservation booked before a show that evening at the Chicago theater. We did inform them of this when we arrived and were told that it would be no problem. We ordered very quickly to give them plenty of... More 

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Damien P, General Manager at Atwood, responded to this review

Jetsonboy, Thanks for taking the time to write a review on your dining experience. I apologize for the timing of your meal. I will be sure to address this with the team. We appreciate your feedback. Please contact me directly next time you would like to come in. Damien damien.palladino@atwoodrestaurant.com 312 368 1900 More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 W Washington Street, Hotel Burnham, Chicago, IL 60602
    (State and Washington Streets)
  • Public Transportation: Red Line - Lake Blue line - Washington
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: (312) 368-1900

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 80
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

Located in the historic Reliance Building, we offer contemporary interpretations of classic American cuisine, served in an Art Deco atmosphere. A welcoming destination for locals and visitors alike
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:30 pm

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?