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Walnut Room

$$ - $$$
Downtown / The Loop
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111 N State St 7th Fl, Chicago, IL 60602-1659 (Randolph)
+1 312-781-3125
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Mon 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Naperville, Illinois
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had lunch at the Walnut Room with my daughter yesterday and disappointed to say it wasn't a good experience. The wait for our food was over an hour. No silverware on the table and had to wait for 10 minutes after our appetizer was served as the waitress forgot. Ran out of bread....said the kitchen was extremely backed up. Aside... More 

Thank Jen C
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67 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Taking the granddaughters here to receive a fairy princess greeting and wish is always on our list at holiday time The chicken pot pie is good and the service at such a busy time is excellent however we never have luck to sit close to the tree but our granddaughters are so thrilled to see the princess that it doesn't... More 

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Brookfield, WI
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245 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have a family tradition of visiting The Walnut Room at Christmas during our annual Chicago adventure. The fantastic Christmas tree is worth the visit alone. But is you have the time, savor lunch as a respite from the holiday hustle and bustle.

Thank Jeff T
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76 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There are certain things that one does just for the experience. The Walnut Room is one of them. I'm glad we made reservations, because the line for walk-ins was much too long. The service was superb. The atmosphere was unmatched, featuring a huge Christmas tree in the middle of the room. The menu was varied and reasonably priced, with a... More 

Thank SouthsiEEED
boston, ma
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89 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited at Christmas and had a lovely lunch. The chicken pie is a tradition in the restaurant as it was the inspiration for its founding. We noticed it was ordered by a great number of people and it was perfectly fine. The original setting has been retained by Macy's. At Christmas a huge lighted tree greets guests and the... More 

Thank Fsteele
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63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's a wonderful tradition to get into the holiday spirit and taste really good food. Despite the chaos and lines it never loses its appeal to visitors and local people wanting to be part of this age old holiday tradition. The frango mint ice cream pie is the perfect way to end a great meal with friends.

Thank Grace K
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife booked dinner for our family at the Walnut Room. I didn't want to drive downtown and was not impressed when I looked at the menu. After we were seated, our waiter told us he would be with us "in a few minutes". Then it all got better. The food was surprisingly good (pot pie was great, chicken was... More 

Thank Augie1966
Chicago, Illinois
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238 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It pains me to give this rating but considering our experience this year at Walnut room it was poor. This is a family tradition for us, and many many others, during the holidays and we look forward to it each year. Yes, the wait is long but we expect that and consider that part of the experience. This year our... More 

Thank RitaLyC
Algonquin, Illinois
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122 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was so excited that I received my pager a little before 10:30 AM, but disappointed to be told it was a 2-2/12 hour wait (and then realize it was going to be even longer than that.) But, I really wanted to do this with my family as I thought I would hear Christmas music playing while seeing the beautiful... More 

Thank Cbjhome
Chicago, Illinois
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776 reviews
594 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for lunch as my wife wanted to eat here. Was down for a getaway day and overnighter. Waiting time to get in line for a table was 2 hours. They were using the number/buzzer system that was not being utilized very well at all. Overall, I think there seating system is poorly implemented and certainly does not even... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$21 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111 N State St 7th Fl, Chicago, IL 60602-1659
  • 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>  > Downtown / The Loop
  • Neighborhood: Downtown / The Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-781-3125

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Downtown / The Loop
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