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Walnut Room

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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/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Scenic view
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Reservations

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  • 101
    Excellent
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    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Very Pleasant Lunch

I haven't been to the Walnut Room for many years; last visit was at Christmas time. My grandmother used to take me every year, when it was Marshall Field's. It looks rather different without the tree, you can see all the way across the room and appreciate the amount of woodwork and huge windows... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 4, 2015
Kris C
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Michigan City, Indiana
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
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237 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Michigan City, Indiana
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I haven't been to the Walnut Room for many years; last visit was at Christmas time. My grandmother used to take me every year, when it was Marshall Field's. It looks rather different without the tree, you can see all the way across the room and appreciate the amount of woodwork and huge windows. Our server was friendly, she's worked... More 

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Villa Park, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I Always wanted to come here. We tried last year but there was a 5 hour wait. What?? So we hopped on the train and hit the city early to eat breakfast. It was lovely. The tree was gorgeous and walking though the old Marshall Fields is like stepping back in time. So elegant. Our waiter was just wonderful, kind,... More 

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London, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Formerly Marshall Fields, Macy's Department Store on State still houses the Walnut room, a classy and quite large old-style walnut-clad restaurant from a time when shopping included a sophisticated lunch rather than a mall-burger. My wife, who grew up in Illinois, remembers coming here with her mom and grandmother as a child. We were pleased to see that this tradition... More 

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La Grande, Oregon
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Great atmosphere with Christmas tree and light show. We were here after Christmas, it was busy but slowing down after the rush. Nice lunch menu. The food was good but not outstanding.

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Chicago, Illinois
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62 reviews 62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We had drinks and appetizers at the Wine Bar in the Walnut Room. A delightful place if you want to escape loud crowds and blaring televisions. Nice jazz soundtrack, plus the classic woodwork and paneling of the historic Marshall Field's restaurant--which fortunately Macy's has preserved. The wine list is short, but high-quality selections in the $8-12 per glass (a nice... More 

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Chicago
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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This was my first time there. I must say the room, tree and ambience were amazing. They honored my request for a table by the tree. The food was amazing and fresh. I had the short ribs and every one else had the Famous Pot Pie. Our servier was just ordinary. He weas not very attentove, no requests for refills... More 

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

Thank goodness that some of the classic beauty and charm of Marshall Field's has remained intact at the Walnut Room (inside the State Street store now known as Macy's). So much was lost when the store was re-branded several years ago, but the Walnut Room has maintained the civility and grace for which it became famous over 100 years ago... More 

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Marshall, MIchigan
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114 reviews 114 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

What a beautiful setting during the holidays! They were super busy, but we got very good service. The setting is perfect, and the food - though pricey - was very good. Enjoyed a reasonably priced glass of wine too.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The Walnut Room is a classic location from the days when it was part of Marshal Fields, crystal chandeliers and dark walnut wood straight out of a bygone era. We visited during the holiday season partly because we heard it was beautifully decorated for the holidays. We arrived for a pre-theater dinner and didn't have to wait, but had heard... More 

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Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I used to come here as a little girl every Christmas with my mother. We visited just to see it, we didn't eat on what would be Mom's 90th birthday. It is as beautiful and festive as I remembered it.

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