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#198 of 1,532 American in Chicago
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Downtown / The Loop
0.3 miles from The Art Institute of Chicago
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With its warm surroundings of hardwood floors, wood-paneled walls, mood lighting and tall leather booths, this urban chophouse and wine bar is the prime destination for power lunches, business meetings, intimate dinners or late night cocktails. Enjoy the finest Prime steaks, fresh seafood, pasta, salads and more, all with The Grillroom's exclusive flair. Directly in the heart of our Chicago Loop and prime Theatre District, The Grillroom offers a convenient location to relax and enjoy. Its friendly and personable staff will add to your experience through their professional manner and food & wine knowledge. We look forward to dining with you soon!
PRICE RANGE
$15 - $100
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
American, Steakhouse
FEATURES
Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed February 29, 2020 via mobile

I met some former colleagues for what turned out to be a long lunch, due to our need to catch up and our waiter’s savvy to not rush us. We made a reservation and were seated immediately. The quite, calm ambiance was perfect for a...business lunch. Tables are sufficiently spaced so there is a sense of privacy. I enjoyed the seafood gumbo, perfectly presented and right out of New Orleans. My colleague’s had the Cesar salad as a main course and a fish entree. Both were generous portions so doggy bags were needed. Will return for business lunch and highly recommend.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 1, 2020 via mobile

The service was good (only about 5 tables full), and we loved the artichoke appetizer. But both the filet and salmon were over cooked. Not something you expect in an empty steakhouse. Definitely not worth the money or your time. So many better places to...eat at this price point.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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rghospitalitygroup, Marketing at The Grillroom Chophouse & Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded February 10, 2020

Karen, thank you for taking the time to write this review! We are terribly sorry that you did not enjoy your meal when you dined with us. We hold ourselves to a high standard of quality and it sounds that you didn't get to experience...More

Reviewed December 10, 2019

We happened to luck into this place. Very nice atmosphere, the steaks were great and the service was too.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed December 1, 2019

Totally empty restaurant on one of the busiest days of the year (big conference in town). The manager refused to turn on one of the TV's so the game could be seen by the one table eating there...our table...claiming it would hurt their reputation. NO...ONE was in the dining area but us. NO ONE. We waited until 8:30pm...no one coming in. He refused. We tipped out the staff because it was the right thing to do, but I did not want to because it would indicate we were satisfied. We were not. We will not be back. 12/01/2019, 6pm reservation. Manager needs to be removed.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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rghospitalitygroup, Owner at The Grillroom Chophouse & Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded December 9, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We will be sure to pass these comments along to the staff to help us to learn from this experience. We do hope to see you again in the future.

Reviewed November 1, 2019 via mobile

I am so sorry I did not take a photo of the 22 oz Ribeye we shared. After the Onion Bread, French Onion Soup, Wedge Salad and Baked Potato with Sour Cream and Chives... we were in a Food Coma! On to Hamilton!

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 28, 2019 via mobile

Birthday celebration. Our server pushed us until I said slow down. Drinks good. Fish smothered in red sauce, pork chop good filet undersized, not to advertised weight, but good plates were cold. Crispy Brussels sprouts served cold. They forgot to bring birthday celebration

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 25, 2019

Jesse was our waiter and paid attention to every detail...so helpful with suggestions when deciding on our entree and sides. Will absolutely eat here again, can't wait to go back. Excellent location if going to CIBC Theatre.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 22, 2019 via mobile

With colleagues clamouring for meat we chose here, fortunately just after theatre goers were off to their shows. The filet mignon and porterhouse steaks were outstanding, the fries and green vegetables right on point and a colleagues salad was fresh, full of great ingredients and...the beer was grand too - a big success for the carnivores !More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 13, 2019 via mobile

We visited and enjoyed chops and other grilled food. Prices and service were good, the music a little too loud for a half full place, it made it slightly overbearing. That is the only gripe 🙂

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 5, 2019 via mobile

Three couples, dinner before Hamilton at CIBC. I can't say enough about the perfectly cooked 22 oz ribeye, nor the Beer and Goat Cheese Salad appetizer that was a meal in itself. Excellent bar, others at the table had the Filet, and the Pork Chop,...all raved about quality and perfection. Slightly expensive, but worth every dollar. Oh yes, the carrot cake at the end was superb.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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mcs010176
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Response from rdsw | Reviewed this property |
Yes. We saw a few families with grade school-age kids during our visit. Definitely a lesson in fine dining for them. Enjoy!
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kdadunn
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That meant to say NUT allergies... sorry
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