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Walnut Room

#543 of 7,760 Restaurants in Chicago
#586 of 8,516 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
Today
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, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 106
    Excellent
  • 95
    Very good
  • 27
    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
Nice place to take a break from shopping

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
bjp941
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Windermere
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Scenic view
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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254 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Windermere
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

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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84 reviews 84 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

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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Peoria, Illinois
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

White linen tablecloths, waiters in jackets...yes, this is old-style dining on the 7th floor of the Marshall Field's (it will never be Macy's) Building. The chicken pot pie will not disappoint. Getting a Frango mint with your check is a nice bonus. Call and make a reservation, and ask for a table along the windows. At Christmas, ask to sit... More 

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Hollywood, Florida
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103 reviews 103 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
213 helpful votes 213 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We had lunch here. It was fine. Nothing spectacular, but everything was tasty enough. The service was not as slow as some other reviewers have commented on. You really come here just to say you've seen it and experienced it rather than for top notch food. The room itself is beautiful and has a calm, somewhat old world, charm about... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

My daughter and I had dinner at the Walnut Room on a whim - it is well worth a visit just for the architecture - we both had french onion soup which was fine and I had a lovely glass of wine. What made this visit outstanding was the following: When I went to pay I discovered that my wallet... More 

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Addison, Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We had theater tickets and decided to have dinner at the Walnut Room in Field's.oh wait..Macy's (old habits die hard), What a pleasant evening. Everyone tries to go when the Christmas tree is up...but why wait. They are open daily. The menu is reasonably priced, with good portions. We found out on Wednesday, it was 1/2 price bottle of wine.... More 

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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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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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178 reviews 178 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 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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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: Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Doing business, Romantic
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.