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Walnut Room

#536 of 7,782 Restaurants in Chicago
#587 of 8,544 Places to Eat in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
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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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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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  • 108
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    Very good
  • 28
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  • 10
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  • 16
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good food, beautiful restaurant

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!

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
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Tampa, Florida
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Scenic view
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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Chicago, Illinois
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19 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

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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61 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
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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3 reviews
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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Windermere
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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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Peoria, Illinois
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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
15 restaurant reviews
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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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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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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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Additional Information about Walnut Room

Address: 111 N State St 7th Fl, Chicago, IL 60602-1659
Phone Number: (312) 781-3125
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Downtown / The Loop
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
Average Prices: USD $21 to $30
Cuisine: American

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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 to $30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, 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

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  • 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.