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Walnut Room

$$ - $$$
Downtown / The Loop
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111 N State St Fl 7, Chicago, IL 60602-1659 (Randolph)
(312) 781-3125
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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Wilmette, Illinois
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243 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We chose to have lunch in the walnut room at Macy's even though the big Christmas tree was not up. They take reservations and honor them on time. Tables by the window have nice views. The kids menu is varied as is the regular menu. Fields staples like the open faced sandwich are on the menu but there are other... More 

Thank nurabbit
South Bend, Indiana, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I ate here the evening of October 8th and were shocked at how average most things were during our meal. We always eat here when we visit Chicago but for some reason, this meal, was disappointing. The restaurant itself was empty; there were no great crowds and it was relatively quiet. Our server was good but the... More 

Thank Chad G
Show Low, Arizona, United States
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to Chicago on vacation and one of the few restaurants I went in was the Walnut room for lunch.Very affordable and awesome food! This place has great views and is a very historic and elegant place to dine!

Thank Maria S
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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289 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A friend and I went for lunch because it was not busy ....but it should be. The food was excellent and so was the waiter. I ordered the seafood special: scallops with a red pepper sauce,; a melange of asparagus, eggplant, and scallions; and a nice side salad. it was delicious and everything was perfectly prepared. My friend had a... More 

Thank Susan S
Chicago, Illinois
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56 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A Chicago tradition dating back to when Marshall Fields existed ( it's now Macy's). The store itself opened in the late 19th century and has great architectural details. Generations get dressed up to have lunch under the amazing 3 story Christmas tree after a day of holiday shopping. I started coming in 1968 w/ my mother and grandmother. Reservations are... More 

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Franklin Ohio
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370 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The view is nice ..lovely woodwork and fountain ..the view of the city was nice. I gather this is the place the first pot pie was was served. Either way an elegant place.. I wish I'd been dressed better. Had been exploring all over that day and was dressed for comfort. There isn't a dress code but I just felt... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Burger fest! Half pound burger cooked to order with seasoned fries. $3.99. Iced tea with a pomegranate twist. We ate on China and we're served by a waiter. Me and the favorite wife were out for under $17. Take that Micky D.

Thank Thomas P
San Marcos, California
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238 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

We went here for lunch; and just walking into the Macy's (Old Marshal Fields) was pure heaven seeing a place right out of the past. We then went up to the Walnut Room, which was just beautiful. The staff was wonderful and the food was great. It was an experience not to be missed if you come to Chicago.

Thank ntflady
Manhattan, Kansas
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102 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

I went to the Walnut Room on the 7th floor in Macy's the other day for lunch. What a grand space. Too bad there were so few people there to enjoy it. The food was excellent and of average price.

Thank kskkgd
Longmont, Colorado
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

If you weren't aware, this is the location that invented a Nice Restaurant in a Department Store. Well over 100 years ago, and despite the current ownership, it still meets all expectations. Travel up to the 7th floor (take the long way and take the escalators; you can get some idea of what Downtown Flagship Department Stores used to look... 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
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view
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 Fl 7, 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: (312) 781-3125

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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 the most iconic landmarks in the city. A stunning skyline coupled with cultural attractions like the Art Institute of Chicago present a Downtown where work and play peacefully coexist.
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