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768 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60642-5939
312-666-9322
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Today
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Fri 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Sat 6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Visitor rating
  • 19
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Dinner and a couple of drinks

I liked the experience. Something different and not run of the mill. Not for a family affair with kids but fun to have a couple of drinks and something to eat - mostly sandwiches on the menu, but well-prepared and presented. Service was good - prompt and helpful. We asked some questions that the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Alamills
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Bogota, Colombia
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Bogota, Colombia
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88 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I liked the experience. Something different and not run of the mill. Not for a family affair with kids but fun to have a couple of drinks and something to eat - mostly sandwiches on the menu, but well-prepared and presented. Service was good - prompt and helpful. We asked some questions that the waitress needed to confirm the answers... More 

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Thank Alamills
Great Neck, New York, United States
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Whats awesome about this place is that they have a dining room in a train car. The food is pretty good and the service is of good quality. Great restaurant if you want modern American Cuisine. If im back in Chicago i'd definitely return.

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Thank Cfrie1014
Bloomington
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015 via mobile

My sister and I a great time here! Make sure to try out the chocolate cake and tater tot appetizer. The atmosphere is really nice and it was just around the corner from a play we went to see.

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Thank Angelina S
Charlottesville, Virginia
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Great dining atmosphere in an actual 1947 Budd Dining Car. The restaurant and bar are named after the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, run by Amtrak from Washington, DC to Miami. The Rainbow Trout is delicious. Nice wine list too.

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Thank Roma M
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Very good food, served in an old passenger train car. A really fun, unique, place to have dinner in the city, especially when paired with the Matchbox bar next door. Being that the train car is small, we found it a little too noisy on our second visit, but we're still planning on a 3rd visit soon!

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Thank RSandT
Newark
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Especially if you're a railroad fan, eating in a railroad dining car is a nice change from a typical restaurant. The service was efficient, friendly, and relaxed. The ambience was overly casual, especially in light of the 2 loud and overly active kids at the next table over whom nobody, waitress included, had any control. The only true disappointment was... More 

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Thank Jeff K
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101 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

Sit in choo choo and have the chicken, moist, delicious , to die for. Appetizer of asparagus and kale was delicious with a little squeeze of lemon. Friend had chicken sandwich and it was awesome, it was a crowded Friday but service was still excellent . Stop by you won't disappointed.

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Thank John M
Toronto, Canada
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190 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Very cool experience eating in a railcar. I came to try the Three Little Pigs sandwich. It was absolutely amazing. We split one sandwich between 2 people and shared an appetizer and that was very filling! Wasn't expensive at all. Note that the restaurant is closed Monday and Tuesday. Very close to Chicago station on the blue line. Only about... More 

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Thank pdmse
Green Bay, WI
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48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The site is an Atlantic Coast Line diner car serving food from various railroad menus. Can't wait to go back. This is a summer only restaurant. Try this, pick with your eyes closed.

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Thank bonchance_8
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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291 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Took a bunch of picky, foodie, colleagues from France and they loved it! For appetizers we loved the warm goat cheese in a spicy tomato sauce served with brioche toast. Their onion soup is fantastic. Their famous Three Little Pig sandwich should be shared unless you go there starving. Their lemon drop martini is yummy.

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Thank CanadianAmericanGirl

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 768 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60642-5939
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: 312-666-9322

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
6:00 pm - 2:00 am

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