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Hamilton Walker's weaves premium ingredients, time honored recipes, traditional culinary crafts, classic 1940's Hollywood ambiance, and exceptional service into a vivid dining experience for every taste. Our inspired menu-created from the finest premium aged meats, freshest seafood, hand selected produce, and expertly prepared with the highest quality ingredients and flavorful seasonings-offers a superior dining experience, presented with Hamilton Walker's signature flair. Our beverage menu features a thoughtfully curated wine list and a handcrafted cocktails selection inspired by Prohibition era classics.
$17 - $40
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks, Brunch
American, Steakhouse
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Takeout, Private Dining, Gift Cards Available
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All reviews steak crab cakes salad surf and turf chocolate mousse perfectly cooked salmon sauvignon blanc gluten free options barbecue sauce attentive service prepared perfectly downtown champaign nice restaurant from chicago champaign area hw appetizers
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Reviewed September 25, 2020 via mobile

We’ve spent the last three days eating and drinking in downtown Champaign, and the service at Hamilton Walker’s has been, by far, the most attentive. Even without a reservation, the wait for a table was minimal on a busy Friday night. The cocktails and food...are also notably exceptional. Highly, highly recommend.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed August 19, 2020

My date and I waited and watched as table after table was served. We were not acknowledged for at least 30 minutes. We we were the manger came over and immediately stated that "we are not like that here" and dessert and drinks were on...him. We had not even mentioned that we noticed 3 white couples sat and served drinks within 2 minutes of them sitting down and they came in after us. I WILL NEVER EAT HERE AGAINMore

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed June 28, 2020 via mobile

I enjoyed my meal at HW. The food was excellent and the staff was courteous. The staff catered to my needs and my group was very satisfied. We will return.

Date of visit: June 2020
HWManager, General Manager at Hamilton Walker's, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2020

Hi James. Thank you for your kind words. We look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed June 14, 2020

Another outstanding meal at HW's included great cocktails, a wonderful spinach salad, and perfectly cooked salmon. Other faves in our group was Chef Zach's famous meatloaf and the surf and turf. Had a great experience with the polite and knowledgeable wait staff. Plan to return...soon.More

Date of visit: June 2020
HWManager, General Manager at Hamilton Walker's, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2020

You're so kind to write this review. We're so happy you enjoyed yourself. We look forward to serving you again!

Reviewed February 11, 2020

Coming from Chicago and staying at the HYATT Place, my expectation was that the attached Hamilton would be a good restaurant. IT WAS GREAT! My associate had a nice glass of Sauvignon Blanc, which the waiter suggested, and she enjoyed it! I enjoyed a couple...of house Old Fashions, also very good. Nice Restaurant Week meals and we split their delightful bread pudding!! Ask for Kyle, he was very nice and efficient. Jake and Elwood ChicagoMore

Date of visit: January 2020
SocialResponse, Agency / Consultant at Hamilton Walker's, responded to this reviewResponded February 12, 2020

Hello, Thank you for choosing to leave a review for us. It's good to know that you liked the overall experience here at Hamilton. It was truly a pleasure to serve you. Be back soon!

Reviewed January 13, 2020 via mobile

Good quality food, attentive service, with a wide spirit selection are featured. Priced if it was in downtown Chicago, but if that's what you want it's the place for you. Hint the ice cream is to die for.More

Date of visit: January 2020
SocialResponse, Owner at Hamilton Walker's, responded to this reviewResponded January 13, 2020

Hello Arthur, Thank you for your feedback, it means a lot to us. We're happy to know that you've had a pleasant experience with us. It's comments like yours that reassure us that we're heading in the right direction. We would love to have you...More

Reviewed December 17, 2019 via mobile

First proper meal in Champaign and it was very nice. Everyone besides myself got steak and no one complained. I ordered the lambchop which was prepared perfectly. They gave me barbecue sauce with my chops though... Sweet homemade BBQ sauce. It was an insult to...the dish I felt. The Greek in me recovered the dish by ordering tzatsiki sauce (which was delicious and freshly made in-house and the waitress didn't know what it was, lol). Service was OK.More

Date of visit: December 2019
SocialResponse, Customer Service at Hamilton Walker's, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2019

Hi Andreas, Thank you for choosing us for a meal. We strive to make sure that every customer leaves happy and it is evident from your review that you did. For the service, please be assured that we're committed towards providing the best service in...More

Reviewed September 14, 2019

Shrimp cocktail and lobster bisque were very good, whitefish was replaced with halibut, my favored fish, but dry and chewy. Meatloaf was OK, but came with bland garnish. I did not like the beer, too sour unfiltered ale. Bread pudding was big and tasty, though...sickly sweet. Cappuccino unexpectedly good. Service very good, but the space way too noisy probably because of poor ceiling design. Unfortunately, we did not try the steak. We paid $100 for their cheapest dishes without appetizers and with two beers. Makes no sense. makes no sense.More

Date of visit: September 2019
SocialResponse, Customer Service at Hamilton Walker's, responded to this reviewResponded September 15, 2019

Hello, We're sorry to know about your experience with us and thank you for bringing the concern to our attention. We want everything we put out to be excellent, so your feedback regarding this is very important to us. Needless to say, we would work...More

Reviewed September 5, 2019 via mobile

I enjoyed this place. I went here on a recommendation from a colleague. The classy atmosphere is a nice change from the normal bar and grill. The staff was great.

Date of visit: September 2019
SocialResponse, Customer Service at Hamilton Walker's, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2019

Hello, Thank you for letting us know about your experience. The way that you've appreciated us on the food, atmosphere and everything else goes on to show that you had a good time on your visit. Looking forward to the next time you're here!

Reviewed August 26, 2019

I am a frequent diner at Hamilton Walkers and have never been disappointed. If I am entertaining out of town guests, enjoying a special event, having a meal with a colleague, or just grabbing a quick bite alone this place is comfortable and my top...pick. The menu provides a wide range of options and they are very Celiac aware and provide gluten-free options for nearly the entire menu. We are always greeted warmly by the staff. The Executive Chef has taken time to talk with me personally about meal planning for an event. The General Manager is a consummate professional. He remembers us, notes when we have not visited in a while, always has a warm smile, and will come to the table to address any questions or concerns e.g. one night they were out of a dessert he came to the table himself instead of sending the server and offered us a replacement at no charge. I have been here for a fancy night out on the town dinner and enjoyed a 7-course meal with a nice wine selection, appetizers, entrées, salads, and desserts. The Baked Goat Cheese appetizer was to die for! They were able to make this with GF bread. I have sampled several different cuts of Beef and each one was cooked perfectly, tender, and full of flavor. Gluten-free desserts include Crème Brulee, Chocolate Mousse, ice cream, and a Root Beer Float. Gf desserts are hard to come by so this is always exciting! They offer brunch on Saturdays and Sundays with bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Mary’s for a very reasonable price. Generally, I opt for a sandwich on GF bread but they have breakfast brunch items as well. The HW'S Aged Steak Burger and the Smoked Pork Shoulder are my go-to’s with French Fries as Hamilton Walkers have a dedicated fryer to ensure no cross-contamination. GF French Fries are another hard to find GF item. My service dog occasionally accompanies me when I am working and when I stop by for a meal they are always very accommodating and professional.More

Date of visit: August 2019
SocialResponse, Customer Service at Hamilton Walker's, responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2019

Hello, Thank you for the humble remark and crediting us with a 5-star rating. We are delighted to know that you thoroughly enjoyed the food, especially our gluten-free options. The customer's satisfaction is our ultimate objective and we seem to have succeeded in doing that....More

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