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Willow Room

4.7
4.7
1431 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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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

Popular dishes

Menu

5pm-9:30pm

Starter

  • Soup of the Day$9.00

    • Burrata$17.00

      green apple, fig-apple jam, balsamic, grilled sourdough

      • Champagne & Fries$75.00

        bottle of Taittinger Brut LaFrancaise, truffle french fries, parmesan, herbs

        • Baked Chevre & Tomato$16.00

          chevre, san marzano tomato, parmesan, brioche

          • Candied Pork Belly$14.00

            maple reduction, apple salad, espelette, black pepper

            • Steak Tartare$18.00

              capers, dijon, caperberries, shallot, egg yolk, cholula, toasted brioche

              • Jamon Croquettes$14.00

                cured ham, potato, truffle oil, parmesan, paprika aioli

                • Mussels$18.00

                  garlic & white wine cream sauce, shallots, french bread

                  • Beet Salad$12.00

                    herbed goat cheese, black walnuts, citrus, arugula, passionfruit vinaigrette

                    • Kale Salad$14.00

                      orange ricotta, grapes, roasted pistachios, parmesan, honey vinaigrette

                      • Caesar Salad$14.00

                        romaine, parmesan, crouton

                        • Cobb Salad$16.00

                          iceberg, egg, bacon, bleu cheese, onion, tomato, ranch

                          • W/ Chicken$22.00

                        Main

                        • Gnocchi$22.00

                          mushroom, spinach, cherry tomato, short rib, demi-glace

                          • Lobster Ravioli$32.00

                            ricotta, lemon-garlic beurre fondue, asparagus, parmesan

                            • Risotto$19.00

                              asparagus, goat cheese, tarragon, lemon, garlic, shallot, parsley

                              • Pork Schnitzel$21.00

                                panko, argula, fennel, grilled lemon, remoulade

                                • 1/2 Chicken$24.00

                                  bacon, chicken confit, brussel sprout, potato, chicken jus

                                  • Halibut$35.00

                                    orange puree, white wine, garlic, shallot, cherry tomato, fruitti di mare rice, asparagus

                                    • Scallops$29.00

                                      pan seared scallops, asparagus cream, cous cous, bacon, arugula, basil-pesto with paprika

                                      • Salmon$28.00

                                        lemon, spinach, cherry tomato, chili flake, garlic, shallot

                                        • Burger$17.00

                                          double patty, dijonnaise, american, b&b pickles, red onion, brioche, fries

                                          • Short Rib$29.00

                                            pommes purée, carrots, demi-glace

                                            • Bone-In Pork Chop$32.00

                                              rosemary, honeyed sweet potato mash, spinach, pork demi-glace

                                              • Steak Diane

                                                new york strip, mushroom, shallot, garlic, sherry, worcestershire, cream, demi glace, broccolini

                                                • 8oz$33.00
                                                • 12oz$44.00
                                              • Beef Wellington$44.00

                                                mushroom duxelle, prosciutto, puff pastry, pommes puree, cauliflower, veal demi glace

                                                Side

                                                • Pommes Puree$8.00

                                                  veal jus, truffle oil, chives

                                                  • Cauliflower$8.00

                                                    pickled fresno, basil, honey mustard

                                                    • Broccolini$8.00

                                                      garlic, chili flake

                                                      Dessert

                                                      • Orange Ricotta Donuts$9.00

                                                        bourbon glaze

                                                        • Flourless Chocolate Cake$9.00

                                                          raspberry coulis, whipped cream

                                                          • Cheesecake$9.00

                                                            chocolate cookie crust, strawberry-blueberry coulis, whipped cream

                                                            • Vanilla Gelato$6.00

                                                              Last updated: March 22, 2022

                                                              What 1,431 people are saying

                                                              Overall ratings and reviews

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

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                                                                NancyW

                                                                Chicago

                                                                11 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                11 reviews

                                                                Dined 2 days ago

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Great evening with great food and drinks

                                                              2. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                Chicago

                                                                29 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                5.0

                                                                29 reviews

                                                                Dined 2 days ago

                                                                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!

                                                              3. AH

                                                                ArtfulHerring

                                                                1 review

                                                                4.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined 3 days ago

                                                                overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                Excellent service and flavorful food in a trendy setting.

                                                              4. C

                                                                Courtney

                                                                Chicago

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                5.0

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                Dined 6 days ago

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                              5. M

                                                                Meaghan

                                                                Chicago

                                                                202 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                5.0

                                                                202 reviews

                                                                Dined 6 days ago

                                                                overall5food4service5ambience4

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

                                                              6. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                Chicago

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined 6 days ago

                                                                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

                                                              7. JS

                                                                JoelS

                                                                Chicago

                                                                15 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                15 reviews

                                                                Dined 7 days ago

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                              8. V

                                                                Vince

                                                                Chicago

                                                                7 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                7 reviews

                                                                Dined 7 days ago

                                                                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.

                                                              9. JM

                                                                JuliaM

                                                                Chicago

                                                                1 review

                                                                vip
                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on May 12, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Wonderful food, service, and ambiance! Love dining here.

                                                              10. LP

                                                                LPLocal

                                                                Chicago

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on May 11, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                We have our GNO quarterly and always come to Willow Room as our main place locale. Best cocktails (Old Fashioned and Moscow Mules) and Rose. And our go-to appetizer family style multiple options. And Truffle fries and Donuts are a must!

                                                              11. PJ

                                                                PatrickJ

                                                                Chicago

                                                                3 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                3 reviews

                                                                Dined on May 11, 2022

                                                                overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                We ate outside in one of the greenhouses. It was wonderful. Food was delicious, service great. Try the scallops. Perfectly cooked and a generous portion.

                                                              12. CF

                                                                ChicagoFoodie

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on May 10, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                INCREDIBLE restaurant! I went for their $38 three course Mondays and fully enjoyed myself! The mussels, steak diane, short rib, doughnuts, and cheesecake were all delicious. The wait staff was extremely helpful and attentive. We were still a little hungry (i.e. not hungry at all but craving pasta) so we also ordered the lobster ravioli which was one of the best pasta dishes I have ever consumed. If I had ordered takeout I would have licked the plate clean!! Highly recommend and will be returning!

                                                              13. CT

                                                                CTompkins

                                                                Chicago

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Great food and good vibes! Great for date night or drinks with friends!

                                                              14. B

                                                                Buddy

                                                                New York Area

                                                                9 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                9 reviews

                                                                Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                They serviced us in one of their delightful outdoor igloos It was quiet and comfortable Our waitress Emily was terrific I was very happy with my Pinot noir.

                                                              15. E

                                                                Erin

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                The Lobster Ravioli and Sea Scallops were amazing.

                                                              16. DP

                                                                DeeP

                                                                Chicago

                                                                6 reviews

                                                                4.0

                                                                6 reviews

                                                                Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                We had asked for a table in the lower level...I knew it would be quieter for this dinner with clients of my husband. When we arrived they let us know there was a private event in the lower level. I sure wish I had known. Our meal was good. The pino grigio I had was great. Very nice choice. Our appetizer was okay...the burrata. Just missing something. I had the scallops, which were outstanding! Cooked perfectly. A lovely accompaniment. Really love my dish. My husband had the beef Wellington which was also outstanding. Cooked perfectly as well. And the cauliflower side...wow! The server was quite good. They did end up asking us to leave...needed the table for the next seating! Clearly the noisy atmosphere didn't stop us from being deep in conversation.

                                                              17. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                New York Area

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                3.0

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                overall3food5service5ambience3

                                                                Food (soup and short rib especially) was great. Seated in glass hut (ugh) when thought we had reserved a patio seating. Otherwise restaurant exceeded expectations.

                                                              18. RT

                                                                RandallT

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on May 4, 2022

                                                                overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                Fantastic service and ambiance. Food was delicious. Drink menu has a lot of variety and fairly priced.

                                                              19. M

                                                                Morgan

                                                                Chicago

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                3.0

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                Dined on May 4, 2022

                                                                overall3food3service2ambience2

                                                                While there was nothing 'bad' about our experience, there is nothing that would bring me back or have me recommending it to a friend. The food was just okay, nothing amazing. Even though there were open tables inside, we were seated outside in one of the green houses (it was cold and rainy). Service was just okay. Overall, a little overpriced for the experience.

                                                              20. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                Chicago

                                                                19 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                5.0

                                                                19 reviews

                                                                Dined on May 3, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Personable attentive server, delicious starters and entrees! Yum!

                                                              21. CM

                                                                CarolM

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Delicious food, our server was lovely. We had an early reservation.

                                                              22. TX

                                                                TXgirlfoodie

                                                                Washington DC

                                                                11 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                4.0

                                                                11 reviews

                                                                Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                overall4food5service3ambience5

                                                                As always, the food and ambience do not disappoint. The strange part of my visit to Willow Room is the service. The staff are dressed so casually and without any sort of uniform, so it’s hard to decipher who is staff and who are patrons. No one approached our table for awhile and then when they did, never identified themselves as our server. Throughout our meal, so many different people took our order, delivered food, refilled water, etc., that we weren’t really sure who the main person was that we should make requests to. I get that brunch is fun and casual, but the service was a little too lax and confusing today.

                                                              23. KE

                                                                KathyE

                                                                New England

                                                                25 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                5.0

                                                                25 reviews

                                                                Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                One of the best brunches I've had recently and definitely one of the best venues. absolutely beautiful spot

                                                              24. M

                                                                Michelle

                                                                Chicago

                                                                5 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                5 reviews

                                                                Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Great spot...enjoyed an Old Fashion at the bar downstairs after a delicious dinner.

                                                              25. EM

                                                                ElaineM

                                                                Chicago

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                5.0

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Branching was divine at Willow!

                                                              26. LO

                                                                LOMO

                                                                Chicago

                                                                19 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                5.0

                                                                19 reviews

                                                                Dined on April 26, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                My husband and I had a wonderful dinner - the halibut and lobster ravioli were delicious! We added cauliflower and a salad that were delightful. Plus, we treated ourselves to the “ donuts” for dessert. Jim said it was the one of the best Sancerres he has had!! Friendly, professional staff and inviting atmosphere. And all in the neighborhood!!

                                                              27. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                Chicago

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                The food was delicious and the cocktails were great!

                                                              28. AT

                                                                AmyT

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Tried Willow room for the first time. Great food and great service. Will definitely return.

                                                              29. AC

                                                                AlainaC

                                                                Raleigh

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                4.0

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                                overall4food5service5ambience3

                                                                A great spot for brunch in Lincoln Park! We were sitting outside in one of the greenhouses, which I wish they would take away for the summer. It got a little bit hot since there is only 1 door and a small skylight, and the winds rattle the plastic walls so it was pretty loud. Service, drinks, and food were all great! I had the avocado toast and a Willow mimosa, and my fiance had the eggs benedict and Thai iced coffee.

                                                              30. j

                                                                joey007

                                                                Chicago

                                                                1 review

                                                                4.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                Nice food nice place that I would recommend to anyone. Looking forward to going again.

                                                              31. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                Chicago

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on April 22, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Best spare ribs I’ve had in my life. Everything was beyond expectations. Definitely will visit regularly.

                                                              32. EM

                                                                EmilyM

                                                                San Francisco

                                                                5 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                5.0

                                                                5 reviews

                                                                Dined on April 21, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                The food here is always amazing, no matter what they have on the menu. Service is spectacular, and the ambiance is the best.

                                                              33. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                Chicago

                                                                1 review

                                                                vip
                                                                4.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                                overall4food3service5ambience5

                                                                Drinks were awesome. Risotto and mussels were lacking flavor. Pork and burger were awesome though!

                                                              34. AJ

                                                                AndyJ

                                                                Chicago

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Brother and sister in law were in town, and needed a brunch reservation for 6. Have been to Willow Room a couple of times but not for brunch. Everyone had a great experience - the food was a cut above, the service friendly and the atmosphere great (if a bit loud). Would highly recommend Willow Room for food or drinks - now also for brunch!

                                                              35. BC

                                                                BobC

                                                                Chicago

                                                                12 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                12 reviews

                                                                Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                Our neighborhood go-to…only wish they would have some specials or more new items on the menu

                                                              36. NT

                                                                NoraT

                                                                Chicago

                                                                25 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                5.0

                                                                25 reviews

                                                                Dined on April 15, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Fantastic food and great atmosphere

                                                              37. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                Chicago

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                Dined on April 10, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                The food was AMAZING!!!

                                                              38. FL

                                                                FLPJ

                                                                Chicago

                                                                40 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                4.0

                                                                40 reviews

                                                                Dined on April 10, 2022

                                                                overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                                Brunch menu was diverse with many classic entrees (Benedict’s/steak and eggs/breakfast burrito) and a couple of interesting additions (croque monsieur/chorizo hash). There is something for everybody.

                                                              39. B

                                                                Brunch

                                                                Chicago

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on April 10, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Went for brunch. All 4 of us enjoyed our meals. Loved the donuts as an appetizer.

                                                              40. R

                                                                Rodney

                                                                Chicago

                                                                3 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                3 reviews

                                                                Dined on April 10, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Came here for a double date. We had one of the greenhouses outside with a heater. The heater helped but it was still pretty chilly in the greenhouse. The food and drinks were good. We came early but we’re told there was no space at the bar for us to wait. We ended up going across the street for a drink while we waited for our reservation time.

                                                              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 1431 OpenTable diners.

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

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                                                              Booked 75 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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