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Willow Room

4.7
4.7
1463 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Willow Room is located in Lincoln park, serving European/American bistro food set in a classic yet unique atmosphere.

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2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 33 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 11:00 am–9:30 pm Sat, Sun 9:00 am–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (312) 982-2151

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Native/Indigenous

  • Private party facilities

    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.

  • Private party contact

    Matt Butler: (312) 982-2151

  • Neighborhood

    Lincoln Park

  • Cross street

    Halsted and Willow

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Brown Line- Armitage<br />Red Line - North Avenue

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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What 1,463 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. SD

    SusanneD

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food. Lively atmosphere but very noisy. Liked the wine selection.
  2. JH

    JohnnyHux

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    Enjoyed our meal at Willow Room. Three of our party of four had the Monday night $38 three course meal, which was a good deal. The Steak Dianne was very good, flavorful, and cooked as I requested. Also had the mussels appetizer which was also very good as was the cheesecake desert, which was creamy and tasty. Our server was very nice and friendly, though delivery of the meal was a bit slow. The ambience was loud and made it difficult to hold a conversation. The din of other customer conversations was made louder because of the brick walls and high non-acoustical ceiling. The noise level was enhanced by the heavy base background music that didn't add anything positive to our experience. Overall, enjoyed the meal, server was friendly and helpful, but ambience was loud and uncomfortable.
  3. g

    goatcheesegal

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    I love Willow Room! Service was a little slow, but my meals are always great, everyone is very friendly, I love the decor and ambience, and can't wait to go back!
  4. SD

    StephenD

    Chicago

    42 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    42 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    A nice dining experience. Room is lovely and the service was great. Only thing average was the food. I started with the tuna tartare, which was really avocado with a hint of tuna and the steak Diane, which had the thinnest piece of meat I’ve ever seen. My guest had the Wellington which was very good but the accompaniment were below par.
  5. LL

    LeftyLenya

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Everything we ordered was delicious, from the kale salad that we split to my wife's steak (which was cooked perfectly) and my lobster ravioli (which was decadent and rich). The drinks were also excellent. We ate outside, and although our table was near the HVAC unit, the atmosphere was still charming. The patio is cozy and covered in string lights, and the surrounding view of the Lincoln Park neighborhood was lovely. We will definitely be coming back!
  6. C

    Chipwoow

    Chicago

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great salads, fun bubbles and cocktails. Bright, open space. Everything was great!
  7. MC

    MadelineC

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a favorite! Food and service are wonderful.
  8. LP

    LaurenP

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome neighborhood vibes with architectural detail and delicious plates.
  9. K

    Kellyv

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience1
    Smelled like sewage but food was still good. Great service.
  10. m

    mjk00

    Chicago

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Always a good meal and service with a seasonal rotating menu. Neighbor friendly and nice atmosphere.
  11. TB

    TommyB

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing food!
  12. KR

    KristenR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    I have to admit I was underwhelmed by our experience at Willow Room. I think they were understaffed, and our server did a good job, but unfortunately we barely saw him, and sat for close to 20 mins before he first came to the table. The food was decent but not amazing.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We showed up a little early and had a drink at the bar. It was busy but we were served right away. Great wine selection. Our meal was delicious. The halibut was amazing. Overall, great ambiance, great service, great food. Will definitely be back.
  14. DJ

    DiningJen

    Indiana

    115 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    115 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding dinner from the croquettes to the kale salad to the lobster ravioli to the steak Diane to the orange ricotta donuts and chocolate flourless cake. Excellent service and setting for our graduation celebration- thank you!
  15. G

    Gigi8

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent Loved that patio. Best cream of cauliflower soup. Had the market salad+chicken SOOO GOOD Wished I would have taken pictures. We were celebrating with our son as he was in The Seagull at the Steppenwolf
  16. PQ

    PQueen

    Orange County

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Mandy gave us superb service. The ahi appetizer and kale salad were wonderful. A great spot before a play at Steppenwolf Theater.
  17. LM

    LaurenM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Staff was friendly and food was great it was just SO LOUD in there our whole table felt like we couldn't hear each other.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall2food4service3ambience1
    Food was excellent but for that price point, one would have expected a quieter environment. The noise was fierce — all hard surfaces — made it impossible to carry on a conversation. Eventually we had a gracious, thoughtful server but that was after about a fifteen minute wait having to ask three different people for menus.
  19. j

    jmags5

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Great dinner after a Steppenwolf show
  20. RW

    RobertW

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Our first time there and we enjoyed our visit. The food and service vas very good and we will return in the near future
  21. LP

    LaurenP

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    OK food. OK service. OK ambiance. Fine option for dinner close to Steppenwolf, but definitely not a destination.
  22. MM

    MaryMoe

    Chicago

    86 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    86 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great outdoor seating available. Terrific brunch menu. Great service from attentive servers. This is not always the case when you’re outside in other restaurants. The food was excellent. Simple bacon and eggs prepared exactly as we asked. Orange ricotta donuts were yummy. We will be back.
  23. JM

    JMStL

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful Brunch with friends. Loved the Bloody Mary’s and Avocado Toast with Egg. Our service was great and so was the vibe.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very nice. Excellent tuna tartare!
  25. s

    skiergirl88

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We stopped into the Willow Room for drinks and dinner before a Steppenwolf Theater performance. We really enjoyed the ambience, decor and great wait staff! Enjoyed our Paloma and Manhattan drinks, and the tuna appetizer, Salmon Entree and Lobster Ravioli were fantastic! We can't wait to return.
  26. b

    boulderfoodies

    Denver

    220 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    220 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I met with three friends (from different parts of the country) who we had not seen in a number of years. I was in charge of choosing the five restaurants we would visit and chose Willow Room based on reviews. It turned out that Willow Room was the favorite of everyone - thanks in large part to the great service provided by Maggie. Our goals were to have ample time to carry on a conversation and to enjoy good food. Both goals were met! We started with a variety of appetizers and drinks. Our mains were lobster ravioli, short ribs (2), pork chop and scallops. All were excellent, but the short rib got raves - in fact, it was passed around so everyone could share a bite. We enjoyed this meal on the last night of our visit, so it was a great "finishing touch." Thank you Maggie!
  27. SD

    SD48

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for brunch. Best bloody mary I've ever had. Unique mimosas. Food was delicious. Service was excellent and quick
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Starters were delicious mains were okay
  29. KC

    KCH3

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We ate on the patio before a Steppenwolf performance. It was perfect weather. The food was delicious! It was easy walking distance to the theatre.
  30. LB

    LoisB

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    A pleasant environment. The food is excellent and moderately priced. I wish restaurants were still checking vaccination status, though
  31. MM

    MollieMac

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Monday night special! food was delicious and polite service.
  32. NW

    NancyW

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great evening with great food and drinks
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I had no idea this was here and will definitely be back soon. I fell in love with the ambience right away and our server was fantastic, although I didn’t get her name. The croquetas were tasty and I loved the Demi glaze paired with the steak Diane. The truffle fries were simply phenomenal, and we finished our meal with a sweet slice of cheesecake. 9/10 would recommend!
  34. AH

    ArtfulHerring

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Excellent service and flavorful food in a trendy setting.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    Risotto was bad and the service took forever
  36. C

    Courtney

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a great spot! Perfect for a date night or brunch with friends. Food and drinks never dissapoint.
  37. M

    Meaghan

    Chicago

    203 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    203 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We love WR for breakfast out with our toddler — just need to go early enough!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome time! Also left my purse behind and they saved it for me and co tasted me to let me know where it was. Very nice staff
  39. JS

    JoelS

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was very good and was able to get to our play at the Steppenwolf in plenty of time
  40. V

    Vince

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hosts, wait staff, food and drinks were all excellent. The four of us enjoyed all our choices and expect to return soon. Thank you all for a lovely dinner.

FAQs

Willow Room offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 982-2151.

Willow Room is rated 4.7 stars by 1463 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 33 times today
Google Map for Willow Room

1800 N Halsted Chicago, IL 60614

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Halsted and Willow

  • Neighborhood

    Lincoln Park

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 11:00 am–9:30 pm Sat, Sun 9:00 am–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Brown Line- ArmitageRed Line - North Avenue

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Native/Indigenous

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    (312) 982-2151

  • Private party facilities

    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.

  • Private party contact

    Matt Butler: (312) 982-2151

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