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Walnut Room

#595 of 7,854 Restaurants in Chicago
#649 of 8,619 Places to Eat in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Neighborhood:
Downtown / The Loop
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111 N State St 7th Fl, Chicago, IL 60602-1659 (Randolph)
CTA Pink, Green, Orange, Purple and Brown lines at the Randolph / Wabash stop. Both the CTA Blue line (Washington stop) and CTA Red line (Lake street stop) are less than 1 block from the store.
(312) 781-3125
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11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 110
    Excellent
  • 99
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Inside Macy's

We had a business dinner on the 7th floor of Macy's Department Store. The food was very good. It was reasonably priced and very good service. Great view and beautiful room with fabulous bar. The only thing to note if there on business. Our Corp, AMEX was denied because the bill shows up as MACY'S... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
Gail W
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Newington, Connecticut, United States
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Families with children
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Newington, Connecticut, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We had a business dinner on the 7th floor of Macy's Department Store. The food was very good. It was reasonably priced and very good service. Great view and beautiful room with fabulous bar. The only thing to note if there on business. Our Corp, AMEX was denied because the bill shows up as MACY'S not the Walnut Room. Be... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

I understand that the Walnut Room is a hot ticket around Christmastime, but off-season, it's a sad, neglected jewel. The famous Walnut walls are still in good shape, but the furniture is chipped and still upholstered with that mauve color that was so popular in the 1980s. The staff are kind but appear to be overextended. Menu is small, with... More 

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Uniontown, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Ate dinner on the 7th floor of Macy's Department Store. Very good food, reasonably priced and very good service. Great view and beautiful room with fabulous bar.

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Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We enjoyed lunch here on a very hot afternoon and it felt like a little oasis. Ambience was lovely, with the fountain and wood paneling. Lunch was very reasonable. They're known for the chicken pot pie so we went for their specialty which came with a salad for $11.95. Had unsweetened iced tea which came with mint and lemon and... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

I've grew up in Chicago and I've been to the Walnut Room several times over the past 50 years but I must say that I was totally disappointed in this experience, June 24, 2015. A group of 40 of us, some seniors, went to the Walnut Room for an early dinner before the theater. My first impression was why is... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

While playing tourist one day in downtown Chicago our family went to the old Marshall Fields (now Macy's) and had lunch in this restaurant. The menu had several tasty looking options and everybody enjoyed what they ordered. The room is beautiful and very elegant!

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

I love the Walnut Room, and especially at Christmas. Last time I was in Chicago was over Thanksgiving 2014, we ate and drank at the Walnut Room, at the bar, a long bar where we met many people, both Chicagoans and visitors. It was so much fun! My Mom and Grandmother took me here as a child, so it is... More 

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Rensselaer, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Because the Walnut Room at Macy's/Marshall Field's is a historic and beautiful venue, I took my group of 26 middle and high school students and their parents there mid-afternoon for a dessert-only visit. Our servers, Laura and Charita, were wonderful and at my request Laura gave our group a little talk about the history of the restaurant and the variety... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I confess that I only had a bowl of soup for lunch (spicy chicken tortilla), but it was very tasty and reasonably priced. Other menu items were more in the mid-range for lunch.

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Cumming, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We've eaten in the Walnut Room at Macy's Downtown Chicago many times. Their food is consistently good and they still have white linen table service. A very nice place/landmark in Chicago. The tree at Christmas time is beautiful. Service wasn't outstanding but okay. Very pleasant waiter. A nice place to created a wonderful memory.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 111 N State St 7th Fl, Chicago, IL 60602-1659
    (Randolph)
  • Public Transportation: CTA Pink, Green, Orange, Purple and Brown lines at the Randolph / Wabash stop. Both the CTA Blue line (Washington stop) and CTA Red line (Lake street stop) are less than 1 block from the store.
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Downtown / The Loop
  • Neighborhood: Downtown / The Loop
  • Phone Number: (312) 781-3125

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 7:00 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?

Staying in Downtown / The Loop

Neighborhood Profile
Downtown / The Loop
Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a good starting point to sample the city's energy and flavor. This central business district boasts Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of the most iconic landmarks in the city. A stunning skyline coupled with cultural attractions like the Art Institute of Chicago present a Downtown where work and play peacefully coexist.