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Walnut Room

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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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Today
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Scenic view

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Visitor rating
  • 104
    Excellent
  • 92
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 10
    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
A Trip Back In Time

You wouldn't think you would find a place like this in a department store. Was recommended by a friend so we gave it a try for lunch since we were staying at the Burnham hotel across the street. It was like being thrown back in time. The old place shows it's age a bit but that is the charm of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
E P
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Tampa Florida
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
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Tampa Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

You wouldn't think you would find a place like this in a department store. Was recommended by a friend so we gave it a try for lunch since we were staying at the Burnham hotel across the street. It was like being thrown back in time. The old place shows it's age a bit but that is the charm of... More 

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Louisville, ky
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This restaurant will take you back to the glory days of old downtown department stores. Gone are the long lines of yesteryear (except at Christmas when the great tree is in the center), but still going strong. Famous for their chicken pot pie, which is still excellent. Meatloaf is also good, Frango pie always a treat. Service is somewhat inconsistent-... More 

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Oak Park, Illinois
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This was a jewel in Chicago's crown in years gone by but those days are gone. The place is run down and the food too

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Saint Joseph, Michigan
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161 reviews 161 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 via mobile

I very seldom write bad reviews, but the old Marshall Field's building has seen much better days. Macy's has not put any money into keeping it up. The same is true with the Walnut Room. It's been years since I've been here and it will be years before I return. I had the clam chowder- very watery and not much... More 

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chicago
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

The Walnut Room is a longtime Chicago favorite! I frequented the restaurant years ago when I worked downtown and before Marshall Field's became Macy's. I was stunned to see that the place has not changed one bit. Still classic beauty that will take you back in time - in the best possible way. Sit back and enjoy the gorgeous views... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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86 reviews 86 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Restos in chicago are always busy and need early reservation. Having this resto close to where we stayed is very convenient. Food was good and serving staff were nice.

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New York City, New York
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71 reviews 71 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

My daughter and I have been visiting Chicago for years, yet somehow just stumbled into the Walnut Room on a recent shopping trip to Macy's. We were stunned at the elegance, food and service. Our late lunch consisted of a spicy shrimp kabob, grilled salmon with rice, and for dessert, a flourless chocolate cake. The food was very good and... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Fabulous historic room, towering Christmas tree, superlative service. I had the much-touted chicken pot pie, which was good, but not as good as they think it is. Lobster bisque was okay, I forget what we had for dessert. One thing that troubled me greatly: the vast majority of diners were white, the entire serving staff was people of color. Very... More 

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Miami, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

This restaurant does have its charm and history. If you set next to a window for lunch you will have a great view of the city from above. This was a perfect lunch to warm up from the Chicago cold. I will say that the if you go try the chicken pot pie and the meatloaf both were excellent!

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15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We visited the Walnut Room at Christmas time and it was just beautiful. We decided to stop in again while on a shopping trip to Chicago. It is a very lovely old room with walnut wood everywhere. I ordered the Asiago-crusted chicken for lunch. It was packed full of flavors. The whole grain mustard added a wonderful flavor to the... More 

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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: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Scenic view
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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Posting guidelines
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.