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1 W Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602

(312) 368-1900

Today: 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Located in the historic Reliance Building, we offer contemporary interpretations of classic American cuisine, served in a sleek and modern atmosphere. A welcoming destination for locals and visitors alike

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Fax: (312) 357-2875

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Price Range
Central Chicago, The Loop

Atwood Cafe

American Restaurants, Bars, Take Out Restaurants, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch Restaurants, Restaurant Delivery Service, Caterers, Restaurants
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Cuisines: Delivery, Caterers, American, Take Out, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch


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All form No substance

Went for lunch at Atwood for the total experience. Great location in a historically vital building. Charming interior. Ezcellant service. But the food was mediocre to just plain poor. The appetizer of calamity was passable. The trout salad was terrible including brown tinged apple slices. Microscopic cubes of smoked trout, over toasted corn nuts. Corn nuts? What are they thinking? Greens that were pale pieces of tired, which without a mix of greens is just plain bitter. The gelato had the texture and taste of cheap ice cream with frozen hard berries. Come on folks this is Chicago- prime time, not some suburban or small town hamlet venue trying to be " gourmet". Is it because you get so many tourists, you think you can get away with swill? Shame on you. Overall very limited choices, very uninspired. It is easy to source amazing food in the City. What is the problem? I am so sorry that the special luncheon with my daughter was such a flop.



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Great Food, Great Place!

I went here with my friend, Ryan, and we both thought it was pretty nice. I came in a penguin polo and didn't feel overdressed. Their dark chocolate cake was incredible, my favorite food other than chili fries under the pier!

Overall, the prices seemed a bit steep, but it was fair once you saw the quality of the food. It's quite a drive from Newport, but it's worth it!



Great Chocolate Martinis!

Food is excellent as well as the ambiance. One of the best chocolate martinis I've had.



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Good food

I thought that this would just be another over-priced hotel restaurant, but the service and food quality make this restaurant well worth the visit. My meal was so good i even decided to have dessert, (which i never do). I was very pleased with my experience here.



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Fine food and even better ambiance

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience at the Atwood. The food was beautifully presented and tasted excellent! The waiter was friendly and accomodating, all while being very professional. As awesome as the starters and entrees are, save room for dessert. You will not be disappointed!



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Fantastic. Everyone should eat here.

We went to the Atwood Cafe for the first time for my mom's birthday, and it was one of the best restaurant experiences i have ever had. This place puts out some very big flavors for such a small location. The ahi tuna and salmon tartar was our favorite appetizer of the evening. My mm loved her filet with truffle butter. I had an arctic char with rosemary sauce that was absolutely divine. we all enjoyed their banana bread pudding with white chocolate and caramel. all the portions were extremely generous and the staff was very attentive (for instance, i am an aspiring restaurateur, and the manager came over to have a lengthy discussion about the industry with me) over all, the Atwood Cafe offers not only a good meal but also a fantastic dining experience.



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Love the Atwood Cafe!

I have been there a few times for breakfast and each time it has been great! The food and service are awesome and the atmosphere is cozy and romantic. While I have never been for dinner or lunch I would definitely reccomend the Atwood for breakfast or brunch.



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A nice cup of coffee every time

If you're looking for a nice cup of coffee in a pleasant environment you should check out Atwood Cafe. I've recently been there and I had a nice time and a good cup of coffee. I highly recommend it.
Best regards,
Rick Menchaca



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A real Gem!

The food here is nothing short of super. The beef pasta is fantastic as are the lamb chops. All the starters and desserts I have tried have also been wonderful. The ambiance is also to die for, it could not be a nicer place to enjoy a lovely lunch or a pre-theater dinner, though they tend to want you out a little early if you go for a later dinner.



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It was OK - expensive for the meals

We went after Wicked - I made reservations several days earlier for 4 - they had us down for 3 - they questioned me about it and they were not very nice. You would have thought it was a HUGE problem switching a 3 to a 4. I eat out in Chicago quite often - the atmosphere was nice and cozy. The food was average for the expensive price. Two people had the duck breast which was medium well - not medium rare and another had lamb chops which were well done - not even close to med rare. The desserts were very good - nothing exceptional. It was over $200 for 4 with 3 glasses of wine.



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Superior Food and Service

My wife and I went here before Wicked last night. We called at 3 to get reservations and were lucky to get them. This place is amazing. We had the calamari which blew us away. We also both had the filet mignon, again, could not have tasted better. Despite the pre theatre crowd, service was not lacking. This place really knows how to make it work. Great food, drinks, and service! Highly recommend. not the most romantic place as it tends to get a little loud due to its smaller size



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I went on a dinner date to Atwood Cafe; it did not live up to all the hype. If you want something on the menu from their website, call ahead to see if they actually serve it; the website isn't updated. The salad was unbelievably bitter. It was uncomfortable dining in couches; we had to lean forward to eat our food. My date ordered a drink and it was served to him in a chipped glass. When he told the waitress about how the glass might be in his drink, she replaced the glass but with the old drink inside. I was charged for a side order that was not served to me. But we couldn't complain about the waitress herself, and the main course I ordered was delicious (the salmon) as well as the carmel apple tart. However, we won't be going back to the Atwood Cafe.



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I have been to the Atwood Cafe about five times. I've never had a meal that I didn't like. The desserts are AWESOME!!!

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