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Located atop the John Hancock Center, The Signature Room at the 95th offers Contemporary American fare with sweeping views of Chicago. The elegant wood designs and art-deco interior create an inviting and intimate atmosphere for you and your guests. Our acclaimed cellar features 250 wines from the finest wineries. Watch the city lights glimmer in the night sky from The Signature Lounge on the 96th floor. In addition to our signature cocktails, we offer a gourmet menu with appetizers, sandwiches, and dessert selections. Experience why we are "The Restaurant Chicago Looks Up To!"

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Phone: (312) 787-7230

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John Hancock Ctr
Streeterville, Central Chicago, Near North Side

The Signature Room at the 95th

the Signature Room

The Signature Room at the 95th®

Signature Room at the 95th

The Signature Lounge At The 96th

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Parking: Paid

Wi-Fi: Free

Bike Parking: No

Attire: Dressy

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: American, Bar & Grills

Alcohol: Cocktails, Full Bar, Wine

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: No

Price Range : Above Average

Good For Groups: Yes


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Provided by Citysearch - 
Failed Vday Pre-fix dinner. Avoid next year.

Disappointed. I had high hopes for this place & was excited to spend Valentines Day out with my boyfriend(culinary student) here. Sad to say the meal & service didn't meet the $100/plate price tag. The appetizers were well designed & tasty, those were a win, however, the soup & salad course left much to be desired. The lobster soup was luke warm and tasteless. The salad had crisp greens but I had to stop eating it half way thru because the vinegar in the dressing was overpowering & burning my tongue. The steak was excellent but dessert fell apart. Please keep in mind this was a pre-fix menu so we had limited choices. The pallet cleanser of passion fruit soup, again, was so tart that it hurt my tongue. The chocolate tart was well crafted but lacked any sort of flavor development. Not a very satisfying end to a meal. We were also disappointed that our pre-ordered chocolate covered strawberries never arrived. The server removed them from out bill & when we spoke to the manager about it he said, rather sharply, ""well if you were still at your table I could do something about it."" Realize that we were waiting at the elevator to leave & had not put on our coats, the table we had sat at (which was right next to the stairs, a table like this should not exist in an establishment like this) was still empty, we might as well still have been at it. All in all an overrated establishment for the price. I would say that this place is a tourist stop you can do without!



Provided by Citysearch - 
Good food, high prices, GREAT View of Chicago

The headline really says it all. I was there this past Saturday for the buffet. With one drink, one dessert, tax and tip it came to $54. Kind of pricey for lunch.

The food though was very good. Just one entree, a couple of vegetable dishes, and some salads. And fresh hot bread. With butter.

Had a Long Island Iced Tea for $15 which was not strong enough for my taste, but still good.

My waiter, Brent, was a fine waiter. Helpful and polite/respectful.

Of course, like many others have mentioned, it is really the view that is the main attraction. Luckily for me it was a bright, sunny day and I could see most of the city and the lake.

I left this place with a lighter wallet but nonetheless quite satisfied with the experience.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Great view, Great food, HORRIBLE service

Great night view, great waiter, and great food.
However, we had a HORRIBLE service from the woman who was in charge of reservations.

We actually complained about the incident to the manager, and we were able to talk to that woman. However, we were shocked at her stubborn and rude manner. She said she?s sorry, but also included that she?d done nothing wrong. One of my friends was so angry about her attitude, we had to take him out and wrap up our conversation.

She actually discriminated us from riding the elevator. She did not believe that we had a reservation so we had to give our first and last name while the other customers said ""we have a reservation"" and was able to ride the elevator!

We were properly dressed, but were dishonored by that lady. It ruined our dinner!!!!

I cannot believe that the fancy and high level restaurant such as Signature Room had actually hired the person with disrespect for the customers! I never felt so mortified in the restaurant, especially in this kind of place.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Awesome Experience

The signature room @ the 95th was an awesome experience. Upon our arrival to Chicago we made reservations with some skepticism. In which we were blown away with the friendly customer service, and the food was worth every cent, the view was an incentitve to the overall experience. I would definetly go back and would recommend the signature room, for anyone who is looking to WOW a date, rekindle their love or who is just wanting to be on top (literally). This is the place to go.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Great View! Splurge on a Drink Pass on Buffet!

You won't find a neat place to visit in chicago. We didnt go to sears tower (willis tower) because of the reccomendations to go the signature lounge. We went to the resturant on the 95th floor and had the buffet, which was pathetic. The qauntity was huge, the food and taste was not so good. I only wanted to brush my teeth afterwards. It wasnt good. I would have gladly spent $$ on a drink to enjoy the view. Id say go and eat off the menu



Provided by Citysearch - 
Wonderful Dining Experience

It had been 10 years since my last visit here, and didn?t know if they would still match my expectations. I?m happy to share that this place is still one of the best spots in Chicago for dinner. You can get better food at lots of great Chicago restaurants, but the combo of the view (at night) and a great staff make it hard to beat. Keep it simple, go with the Surf and Turf and you'll be a happy camper!

Jay Wilson


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""Guys"" ""Guys""?

Yes the view is very nice, (more on that in a sec) and the food isn't bad. But, two different employees, one at check in, referred to us as 'guys'. (We are a middle aged couple, and my wife is clearly not a 'guy) Topping that off, however, was the host who was walking around through the restaurant checking on table vacancies chewing gum. Possibly there was a shortage of staff last night and they sent over a few people from Ed Debevic's to work. That could be the only excuse for this attitude from staff.
Initial service was very slow. We sat for almost 10 minutes before the first waiter came by with the menus, and ask for drink orders. No water yet, or bread. (no bread basket, someone comes around and gives you a roll. Actually, he was about the most efficient employee all evening)
The initial waiter came back about 5 minutes later and explained some of the specials, and took our drink order. A few minutes another waiter came by and mentioned specials for the night, included some that the first one didn't.
We had soup, which was okay, not great. I had the pork tenderloin, which was very very good. Possibly the best I have had. The mashed/whipped potatoes were okay. I referred to them by the name(don't remember which one it was) as it was listed on the menu, and the waiter referred to them as something else, almost like I was wrong for calling them what they were listed as.
At $7 for a small plate of whipped/mashed potatoes that generally reminded me something from a box, I was not impressed.
We had a creme brule for dessert, which was okay. I've had better.
As far as table setting: we had no special event or anything to celebrate and while a window seat would have been nice, it generally wasn't all that important to us. However, there was a young couple next to us sitting a row over from the window. Towards the end of the meal the waiter brought over a dessert to the young lady which contained a ring. The young man got down on one knee and proposed, which was very nice.
Now, given that this was pre-arranged, couldn't someone at the desk given them a window seat? It probably didn't make much difference to them, but it would have been nice of the place.
Generally, given both the food and almost all the staff, as I mentioned, this place did not exceed expectations. It was nice, but we probably won't be back.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Great Place for a Celebration!

This was the first time my husband and I ate at the Signature Room at the 95th. Wanted to for years and finally decided to splurge. Entering the restaurant takes you back to a fifties feeling but we liked it and felt it works. The views are amazing as you walk out of the elevator. Staff were very pleasant and attentive. We left feeling that the food, service and view were worth the pricey bill. Drinks are priced from $8 beers to $13 for a glass of wine. We had a very good cheese plate appetiser that could have been improved by providing an assortment of crackers. I wanted to try their lobster bisque but just could not talk myself into spending the excessive $10 for a small bowl of soup. Our entrees of pork tenderloin($30) and filet of steak($40) were excellent. They were both cooked perfectly and accompanied with outstanding sauces. Side dish choices were alacarte and enough for two to share. Yes, we left with a pricey bill of $120. We never spend this much while eating out. However, this was well worth it for a special two hour celebration, seated by the window, overlooking our beautiful City of Chicago.



Best Views in Chicago

The Signature Lounge located on the 96th floor of the Hancock Tower has by far the best views of the entire city of Chicago. You could not ask for a more relaxing environment. The drink prices are higher but that is obviously expected since the premium is for the view ! If you are visiting Chicago, you must stop here for a drink and appetizer !



We loved it!

The Signature room is where my son wanted to celebrate his 21st birthday. We went for the wonderful view, but found the service and food wonderful as well. We were seated at a corner window table and had great views of the city. There were seven of us, six ordered filets and one salmon. The salads, soups and entrees were all very good. They really made the evening special bringing the birthday boy a fresh fruit sundae with chocolate writing on the plate. The dinners cost about $100.00 per person including 2 drinks per person, coffee, tax and tip. Not the place we would go to often, but was wonderful for a special occasion. Our waiter was a joy, he has worked there for many years, had great advice, and a great sense of humor. We really loved the place. If you want to have a window table on a Saturday night, make reservations no later than 6:00.



Provided by Citysearch - 
How do you not like this place

Yum! We really enjoy the Signature Room and everything it offers: Good Food, Good Drinks, Great Service, Great Deserts. The only downfall is the parking (lot at $24) and sometimes the wait time. Otherwise, the view is wonderful, especially if you can catch the fireworks at Navy Pier.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Worst Event Staff ever!!!

A view that is undeniable, food is just good, not excellent. However, what is up with the service staff?
The staff seems careless about business, and it is even worse when trying to send big parties to them. If you really want something with a view, visit the Mid-America Club instead!



Provided by Citysearch - 
Good lunch buffet - Great View!

Locals - On a beautiful, clear day...try the lunch buffet. At $18.00 for all you can eat, you won't break the bank and the view is tremendous! Great fun for a special occasion or business lunch.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Very Exquisite Venue

Absolutely love and appreciate the Signature Room! It seems to whisk you away into a high-landing fairytale while dining on the 95th floor of the Hancock Building. The restaurant overlooks Chicago's great skyline, as it is the neighbor to many notable skycrapers. Pricey, very pricey, but the food, the ambience, the intimate setting, the convenience presented to the patrons, is all worth it. Upscale, sleek, and urbane place to enjoy the company of one or more.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Great Service and perfect view

I was thinking about not going due to all the bad reviews from people. I went for my anniversary , I made reservations about a week ahead and they asked me if there was any special ocassion and I told them yes. It was on a saturday night, we got there about 30 min late and as soon as we got there we got seated no waiting (and it was sweeties day) They gave us a window seat towards navy pier, so at 9:00 pm we got to see the fireworks, The service was perfect and the food was real good, The price's are alright depending on what u get they start from $20.00 and the dishes are a good portion I had the NY strip with mash and it stuff me up. Then the cheef sent my wife a fruit cocktail with a chocolate writing that read ""Happy Anniversary"" at no charge. The View is beatifull and the service is great. Note that there is a dress code. Shirt and slacks, Tie is optional. Great place 5 stars all the way



Provided by Citysearch - 
Barely worth it

Went for lunch and were able to get a window table. The view is as great as you would expect. The service and food, however, are average. We had to ask for drink refills and they were not timely - at $3.50 for a soda in a Collins glass you are going to want at least one refill! We went with the buffet as none of the lunch entrees seemed remarkable. The buffet food was OK but I would expect a larger selection for the price, as well as at least one hot vegetable. There were a lot of families (the American Girl store is across the street) so it was a little noisy and less romantic than we expected.



Provided by Citysearch - 
amazing view

Food and view were both very good. Service was a little different. We had to ask for refills on drinks and when we did, there was a ten minute wait before we received it. We felt that you don't get the right amount of attention for a $250 dinner. Because of the amazing view and pretty good food we would go back. We were also a little disappointed that after spending that much money we thought we would be able to get in at the lounge, but the person running the line to get into the 96th floor lounge was very rude and acted more like a bounce of a night club rather than a person from a nice restaurant.



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Amazing Restaurant, Alright Food

I took my girlfriend here as a surprise to end a trip to Chicago. I made reservations for 8PM(Because sunset was listed for 8:15, but things don't get dark until about 9). To get there you take an express elevator which takes probably less than a minute to scale 95 floors(Your ears definitely pop!). When you get there, you're greeted with the most spectacular view of the city you could ever hope for. I got there 30 minutes early because I wanted to request a south window seat early(The view of the city which has the skyscrapers, lake, Navy Pier, etc) and you are NOT able to request a table with your reservations, meaning that we had to wait for one. At 8 the server said that it could be over an hour before we were seated, but amazingly at 8:30 he called our name and gave us an amazing table. The service here was impeccable, the only issue is that the servers did not seem very personal at all. We were served by about 3 or 4 different people, none of which introduced themselves, and they seemed to serve the section as a group, as several people got their dessert, checks, etc all at once. We ordered almost all of the vegetarian selections on the menu, the appetizer was a mushroom strudel with goat cheese and truffle which was delicious, even though I don't like mushrooms! It was also very well presented. The main courses were a different story. I ordered the grilled eggplant which was drenched in a sauce which didn't taste very good and didn't feel like it was cooked amazingly well(It was, however, well-presented). My girlfriend got pasta primavera which was delicious, but it didn't seem to be anything you couldn't find elsewhere. The desserts were well-priced, she got the creme brulee which was about what you would expect, and delicious. The atmosphere well makes up for all of this, it is a sight that cannot be captured in the photos.




This has to be one of the places you must visit if your from out of town to appreciate Chicago and the great view because there's nothing like it anywhere the food and drinks are good not the best but no one in Chicago can give you the best view of Chicago either.



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My husband took me there for our anniversary. The atmosphere is very elegant and classy. My husband made reservations beforehand to get a table by a window. If you want good seats, I suggest you make reservations beforehand. The view is amazing. You get great food and a one of a kind view at the same time. The service was great. Our waiter did not rush us. He took his time and checked if we needed anything. The food was also fabulous!

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