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Walnut Room

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111 N State St Fl 7, Chicago, IL 60602-1659 (Randolph)
+1 312-781-3125
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11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Mon 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Holland, Michigan
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72 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited last evening for our annual Christmas fix. The fairy princesses are a little less exciting than princesses past. The food offering is limited and I can't recommend the meat loaf or pot pie. Kids love the tree and the service was good with photo taking waiters. All in all a good tradition for the atmosphere, if not the cuisine.

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82 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I take my daughters here every year for lunch during the Christmas season. Used to be Marshall Fields, but now Macy's owns the store. The Walnut Room (named for the walnut panelling) is on the 7th floor of the flagship store and is open year round, taking reservations except during the time the tree is up. This year was the... More 

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Thank EJJourney
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great day...this is the holidays... and here it is..the Walnut Room at Macy's. So you get in line to get a pager...and wait 3 hours to get in your next line to wait another 45 minutes to be seated in the beautiful Walnut Dinning Room. Crowded with Families...like dining in a sweat box...need air on with a 1000 fellow diners... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The restaurant is very ordinary in a special sort of way. The decor is lovely. The Christmas tree in the middle of the room breath taking, but the food is below average and the staff was inconsiderate.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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116 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Four of us had a late lunch at the Walnut Room on the 7th Floor of Macy's yesterday. The system to get a reservation/sitting is way too complicated, and as we found out...quite flawed. When we arrived at the 4th "place" that we were told to go to register for a table, we were stressed...and not happy. We were given... More 

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RatherNotSay
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Original Pot Pie. I find myself wondering how frustrated the exec chef of the Walnut Room must be each time another order for Mrs. Hering's Original Pot Pie comes into the kitchen, knowing that his hands are shackled from touching the recipe for over-peppered bland stew and flavorless pastry crust. I'm sure back in the late 1800's, a warm... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I took a European friend to this place of memorable childhood lunches with my family. The Frango Cheesecake is still worth a trip to the 7th floor, but Macy's has let this glorious space fade horribly. Seems to be a truly missed opportunity. Marshall Field knew what he was doing by creating this fabulous space to lure shoppers into the... More 

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Elk Grove Village, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A few months ago my 11 year old son mentioned eating at Macy's Walnut room. Over the past few years my husband and I had taken him and his now 13 year old brother to see the Christmas tree from the 8th floor and have dinner in the area. I knew my husband couldn't join us and I'd be responsible... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sadly our experience was SUCH a disappointment. This is the 3rd year in a row we have come to the Walnut room. It wasn't until after we started eating that we remembered saying to ourselves last year "let's just go look at the tree and have a glass of wine then eat somewhere else." We felt the same way this... More 

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Bloomington, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have visited the Walnut Room as a couple, with our children, and with out of town friends for many years. It has a rich, dark walnut interior throughout. The Christmas tree is always amazing, standing in the center of the restaurant. The menu has many traditional offerings, including their historic chicken pot pie which began about a century ago... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$21 - $30
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Scenic view, Kids, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111 N State St Fl 7, Chicago, IL 60602-1659
    (Randolph)
  • 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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