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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
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Scenic view

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Visitor rating
  • 104
    Excellent
  • 89
    Very good
  • 26
    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
Convenient Location

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.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
Ina A
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Saint Louis, Missouri
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
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243 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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86 reviews 86 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

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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64 reviews 64 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
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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Skokie, Illinois
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85 reviews 85 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The 110-year-old Walnut Room has never received high marks for culinary excellence or innovation. It was conceived as a 'tea room,' a place where ladies and families could take a break from shopping and enjoy some basic American comfort foods in an elegant but relaxed setting. And so it remains today, a genteel department store tradition from a forgotten era,... More 

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Michigan City, Indiana
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78 reviews 78 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 via mobile

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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43 reviews 43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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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

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