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ROOF on theWit

201 N State St, 27th Floor, Chicago, IL 60601-2402
+1 312-239-9502
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good31%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible12%
Jul 9, 2018
“Spacious rooftop in the heart of the loop”
Jun 17, 2018
“Great location but always too busy”
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201 N State St, 27th Floor, Chicago, IL 60601-2402
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Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

I’d booked a table after reading that this was the third best bar in a guide book... I may as well have been reading fiction. We waited over half an hour to be served and then another ten minutes for drinks. All the while a...More

Thank vickyg724
Ryan K, Manager at ROOF on theWit, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2018

Dear vickyg724, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We take great pride in delivering the highest level of service and we apologize that we did not meet your expectations. We would like to hear more about your experience as we are...More

Reviewed July 9, 2018

Still a wonderful venue in the wake of newer more hip rooftop bars in the city. They even had a live band playing when we went there on a Thursday nite.

Thank nik_mchicago
Ryan K, Manager at ROOF on theWit, responded to this reviewResponded August 3, 2018

Dear nik_mchicago, Thank you for the kind feedback. We’re pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience with us. We hope you will join us again for the Champagne All Stars, who perform every Thursday from 6-9 pm. Kind Regards, ROOF Management Team

Reviewed June 17, 2018

I like the location, the open roof top (there's also an inside section), but it is always very busy here which can be frustrating if you want good service with the priceMore

Thank stephenwG3346KY
Ryan K, Manager at ROOF on theWit, responded to this reviewResponded June 20, 2018

Dear Stephen, Thank you for visiting ROOF. We strive to provide each guest with the best possible guest experience and we’re disappointed to learn that we did not exceed your expectations. We encourage you to reach out to Rreservationions@thewithotel.com as we would like to hear...More

Reviewed June 15, 2018

We stayed at theWIT, not all THAT long ago, and I do not remember Roof. [Checked, and I stayed there in July, 2015, so not as recently, as I thought.] How could I have missed it? I was not actually heading to theWIT, but near-by,...More

1  Thank The_Loup_Garou
Ryan K, Manager at ROOF on theWit, responded to this reviewResponded June 20, 2018

Dear The_Loup_Garou, Thank you for taking the time to share your review. We appreciate your feedback and are happy to hear that you had a pleasant experience with us. Thank you again for visiting ROOF. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back...More

Reviewed June 8, 2018

Big disappointment! Was in Chicago on business and made reservations here to have a small business meeting. Disappointed from the moment of walking in and speaking to the very unfriendly and crass hostess who showed us to our table (which again, we had reservations) was...More

1  Thank StaCrays
Ryan K, Manager at ROOF on theWit, responded to this reviewResponded June 19, 2018

Dear StaCrays, Thank you taking the time to share your experience. We take great pride in delivering the highest level of service and we’re sorry to learn that apologize we didn't meet your expectations. We will use your feedback to review and retrain our team...More

Reviewed April 10, 2018

We stumbled into ROOF on a Tuesday evening after returning from Kingston Mines on Halsted. We basically came to see the view. There was only two other couples sitting at the bar. I asked the manager if we could sit at the fireplace and he...More

1  Thank DCCR336
Ryan K, Manager at ROOF on theWit, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2018

Dear DCCR336, Thank you for the positive feedback. We’re pleased to hear that you enjoyed your recent visit on ROOF. We look forward to welcoming you back this summer. Kind Regards, ROOF Management Team

Reviewed October 30, 2017

The food here is different. Wasn't sure I was going to like any of it but was pleasantly surprised. Loved everything we ordered. The specialty drink that we ordered was great. highly recommend it.

Thank _lmquillinan
Reviewed October 6, 2017 via mobile

Attended a private function here last weekend. It's very crowded and loud. The bar staff was confused what drink coupons could be used on.

Thank AMiller7880
Reviewed September 12, 2017

We stayed at the WIT, so we had to check out the roof top. It had nice views of the city, including the bean. Cocktails were a little pricey but that's expected at such a hip and busy place. Would go there again.

Thank islesfan4lyf
Reviewed August 13, 2017 via mobile

We had been told great things about this place on top of our hotel. However we were greeted with a rude host and looked down on us as we're in the third class. The place is dead and it was already an hour into happy...More

1  Thank Jeff H
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $100
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Special occasions, Business meetings, Scenic view
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
2:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 N State St, 27th Floor, Chicago, IL 60601-2402 (Formerly ROOF)
  • Public Transportation: CTA Brown Line: State and Lake CTA Red Line: State and Lake
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Downtown / The Loop
  • Neighborhood: Downtown / The Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-239-9502
Celebrating the lifestyle and dynamic cuisine of the Western Mediterranean through food and culture, Executive Chef Nathan Sears’ imaginative menu draws inspiration from Moorish Spain and surrounding spice-bearing regions. The menu embraces classic Mediterranean dishes including slow cooked lamb with roasted garlic tahini, grilled beef kebabs with pomegranate marinade and a robust flavor profile incorporating cinnamon, cardamom, sumac and black pepper.
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