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Atwood Cafe

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1 W Washington St, Hotel Burnham, Chicago, IL 60602 (State and Washington Streets)
Red Line - Lake Blue line - Washington
+1 312-368-1900
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Today
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 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
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night
Dessert

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  • 111
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  • 108
    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
Most recent review
Skip the holiday tea, order lunch

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... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed January 20, 2015
LUchicago
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Chicago
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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302 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Chicago
Top Contributor
128 reviews 128 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
146 helpful votes 146 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 Cafe, 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 Cafe, 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
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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 Cafe, 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
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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 Cafe, 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
42 reviews 42 reviews
29 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 Cafe, 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 Cafe, 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 

Chicago
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

The Bar at the Atwoid features a huge mirror, wood paneling and a lively atmosphere. Ray, the evening bartender is super quick, cheerful and inventive. Great place to stop in for a warm-up drink if you're visiting the Loop at Christmas-time.

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

luv2skiChicago, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Ray is an awesome bartender and we are proud to have him as a part of our team. Damien Palladino More 

Highland Lake County, Indiana
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

I have been here a few times before with my husband for dinner and we have had wonderful experiences. Yesterday I went for brunch with my five year old daughter. We were going to see a play downtown and I thought this would be a great place to eat beforehand. I was so excited that they had a wonderful kid's... More 

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

Alicia, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your experience with us. Your server Matt will be happy to hear you enjoyed his service. We are lucky to have him as a part of our family. Look forward to seeing you soon. Damien More 

boulder, co
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

My favorite aspect of the Atwood is the row of loveseats that line the windows. They're wonderful, private spots for a date. They serve equally well for a business meeting. The entire vibe of the Atwood is refined and civilized. The food is very good and the service it high-end. The location is a little hectic so plan on using... More 

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

elygreenstone, Thank you for the nice review! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Damien More 

Toronto, Canada
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

No complaints. This was a lovely place to eat. The food was beautiful and delicious and reasonably priced. The decor was classy and the wait staff were polite and knowledgeable. I loved the brussel sprouts!

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

Caerfinn, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. My staff always love to hear great feedback like yours. Damien More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 W Washington St, 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: +1 312-368-1900

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 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 - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 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?