The Grillroom

4.6
2455 reviews
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Steakhouse
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  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
With its warm surroundings of hardwood floors, wood-paneled walls, mood lighting, and tall leather booths, this urban chophouse and wine bar is the perfect destination for power lunches, business meetings, intimate dinners, or after-work cocktails.

Enjoy the finest USDA Prime steaks, fresh seafood, pasta, salads and more, all with The Grillroom's exclusive flair. In the heart of the Chicago Loop and Theatre District, The Grillroom offers a convenient location to relax and enjoy.

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Sun 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Mon 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Tue - Fri 7:30PM - 9:00PM
Sat 8:00PM - 9:00PM

What 2455 People Are Saying
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JM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food. Friendly service. Huge plates of foods, definitely could have shared one with two people and been fine.

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EP
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great meal. Terrific service. Lots of choices

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MT
Western NC
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

Cold lobster tails. Sub-par meats. And, a $350 price tag. Worst part of our awesome Chicago experience. Guess that’s what we get for dining in the theater district!

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SH
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

From the service to the food ..EVERYTHING was amazing! The most tender and perfectly prepared filet I have had in a long time!

The Grillroom
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for such high praise, it is really appreciated. We get some of the best prime steaks Chicago has to offer to ensure the highest of quality for our guests. We hope to see you back again soon.

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C
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Perfect place to eat before we walked across the street for the show at the theatre. Wonderful food and service.

The Grillroom
Responded 6 days ago

That is very kind of you to say, thank you. We understand that our restaurant is an important catalyst in creating a once in a lifetime experience for our guests, and strive for perfection always. I hope to have you come back and visit again someday soon.

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R
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great food and lived up to the name. Service was great too. The tables were to close together, which made it a bit uncomfortable but if that is the worst I can say we will be back. Also ideally located next to the Palmer House.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were small plating it and found all the selections to be delicious. Tres leches was superb !

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OT
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Prices were a bit high for the quality of food. Most items were undercooked. The bus boy was very attentive and accommodating. The server was average. She was rarely present, despite the place being empty.

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C
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Very convenient when going to see Hamilton just across the street--food was good though we needed the full hour and a half we had before the show to finish the experience.

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Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We planned dinner here as we were attending the 8:00 performance of Hamilton that is across the street. I wish I wrote down our server’s name as she was wonderful. Our food was very good, my steak (22 oz ribeye) was cooked perfectly.

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RS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The grillroom was amazing! We were heading to see a show at the theater there in Chicago, so, the location is perfect. The food was good and the service was amazing. I would like to thank our waitress Amber for providing some awesome service!!

The Grillroom
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for your kind words, they mean a lot to our restaurant as a whole. I am so pleased that your experience was enhanced by stellar service. That is always our main objective and will continue to be. I will be sure to inform Amber of such a remarkable review, and feel free to personally request her on your next visit if you like.

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Anchorage
2 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Seated immediately at the time of our reservation. Server was very attentive (can’t remember his name! Sorry, server guy!) the special included the very best scallops I’ve ever had in my whole life! Wedge salad was sooo good. My cousins Ahi Tuna was a bit overcooked for her taste. Hubs steak was perfect. Overall a great meal completed in time to walk across the street to see Hamilton! Perfect evening.

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HH
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent food and service. Directly across the street from the theatre showing Hamilton.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I took my kids there 11-year old twins) and they loved their dinners. We had filets and chicken. The wine was incredible. Service was top notch. I’d go there more often if it wasn’t far from my house.

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S
Indiana
25 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We both had the special... halibut with crab mashed potatoes. Can I just say, I could have liked the plate!! The best halibut I have EVER had.

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OT
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful! Dinner rolls were warm and buttery. Steaks cooked to perfection. Sides were large and great for sharing. Giant loaded baked potato was the standout. Staff was attentive without being overbearing giving us plenty of time to relax and have a leisurely dinner. Manager was helpful giving us pro-tips of what to do in Chicago and invited us back on our next visit. We will return and will come hungry-thank you Grillroom!

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DS
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The staff and service was exceptional. I will definitely make the restaurant part of my regular rounds.

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LA
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Got last minute tickets to Hamilton. This was across the street and fit the bill wonderfully. Sat on the patio, enjoyed the food and service and the scene.

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EM
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had some of the best service we’ve ever received at a restaurant. The staff was friendly and helpful. They offered suggestions about the drink list and the food.
And the food...was amazing! The steak was cooked to perfection and the sides were absolutely wonderful. We will absolutely visit again on our next trip to Chicago.

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MC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service that was very timely so we didn’t have to stress about the seeing our show on time. The food was outstanding, but the cocktails were a little weird. Overall, we were extremely pleased.

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Memphis
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Food was not good.
Oysters tasted so bad. The server said they will take off the bill and didn’t.
They were rude and nosy.
Never dine there again.
There is a reason that place was available while everything else was booked.

The Grillroom
Responded on 4 June 2019

Thank you for leaving your thoughts. We are always looking to improve our dining experience and we appreciate any constructive criticism from our guests. We will be sure to address these issues with our staff. We really hope you give us another shot, we know we can do better.

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PN
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Food was good. Desserts were horrible.

The Grillroom
Responded on 31 May 2019

I am so sorry to hear you did not care for the desserts. Our chef makes everything in house, including the frostings on several of our cakes. When you make your next reservation, please contact me first. My name is Jason, and I am the GM of the restaurant and would like to introduce myself in person and get your feedback.

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MR
New England
24 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious good, great service!

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AB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Celebrating a new job! Always have a great experience when we dine at The Grillroom.

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KS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 4

Waitress never checked on us & rushed us.

The Grillroom
Responded on 31 May 2019

Hi Kamal, I am sorry that you felt rushed during your last visit. We pride ourselves in ensuring that our guests have an amazing meal, and timed perfectly for their needs. I appreciate your feedback on your service, and will re-emphasize the importance of guest awareness with my staff.

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GP
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Classic chop house menu. Great cocktails. Convenient to theatre. Perfect spot for Loop dining!

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d
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

I took a group to the Grillroom to celebrate a graduation in the family and so we arrived when the restaurant was not very busy. It is in the heart of the theater district. The service was excellent. I ordered a prime New York strip steak which was good, but it really didn't seem to be a prime steak. The waitress convinced one of the people in my group to order a special bone-in steak ("we are the only restaurant in Chicago that has this") which turned out to be $130. Okay, we didn't ask, but still it was over-hyped and over-priced. But we had a good time in a very nice place.

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KS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Great steaks. Staff were very attentive and happy to help . We had a very good meal.

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TW
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The Grillroom nailed it!! We celebrated our anniversary this past weekend and they went above and beyond all of our expectations. They arranged for flowers at our table and delivered a fantastic dessert after our meal. Jessie was our server and was perfect. Compliments from all of the staff that waited on us wishing us a Happy Anniversary. We are going back in two weeks to enjoy The Grillroom once again. Looking forward to another incredible meal and wonderful experience. See you soon Grillroom!!!

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ML
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The Grillroom has become our go-to pre-theater dining choice. Food and service seldom disappoint.

On this occasion, I had forgotten to mention when booking that it was my husband's birthday. When we arrived, the maitre d' overheard us talking about it being my husband's birthday, and he told us he'd get a free dessert.

Sure enough, our waiter was informed about this and offered him a dessert of his choice on the house. That's great service. The other server, who filled water, brought bread and entrees and cleared our plates, was extremely attentive.

Food-wide, both soups we ordered were good. The clam chowder was teeming with clams, but the broth was a tad on the runny side. The seafood gumbo had great flavor, but was close to being too spicy for me. The menu nor the waiter disclosed this, although I heard him tell a subsequent diner that the gumbo was indeed spicy.

I wish the sesame-crusted ahi tuna that I ordered had some of the sauce drizzled on top instead of all the sauce being on the bottom mixed with the rice. The tuna alone, thus, had no flavor. I don't think I'll order it again.

The filet mignon was cooked perfectly, but it was disappointing that it came only with a half bulb of roasted garlic. We thought on previous visits that the filet came with at least a little bit of potato. So we had to order a side vegetable just to have enough to eat.

We had a bit of a wait for our free dessert of fried vanilla bean ice cream, and then had to rush through it because we were afraid we'd be late for our show. But all in all, the Grillroom remains our preferred spot for pre-theater dining.

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SK
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went to eat here before seeing Hamilton. The atmosphere was good and wait staff very nice. We had delicious food at a reasonable price and enjoyed our meal before the play. The food variety was perfect for us. The waitress knew we were going to the play and assured us she would have us out the door in plenty of time. She did and we were not rushed. Very enjoyable meal. I would go again and recommend to anyone.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Lovely service, great food, great restaurant. Definitely recommend

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T
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Perfect location if you're going to the CIBC theatre - it's right across the street. It's in the same building as the theatre parking garage as well, so super convenient. The staff asked if we were there to see Hamilton (which we were) and ensured that we had enough time to eat (without being rushed) and make it over to the theatre on time. My husband and I both had filet mignon which was delicious - cooked exactly the way we requested. Service was attentive and courteous. Definitely recommend.

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LB
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very convenient to the theatre with excellent food and service!

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DB
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My sister and I were in town to see the play Hamilton and went to eat dinner before the play. We each had the Surf and Turf and it was delicious. She also had the cream of mushroom soup, she enjoyed that too.

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j
Toledo
46 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Pre theatre dinner. Terrific in all aspects. Got served in a timely manner, excellent food and drinks. Awesome service!

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DN
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food and right across the street from the theatre.

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JT
New England
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a great find! Wonderfully suited for a pre-theater dinner; with perfectly prepared dishes and delicious drinks!

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JJ
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Food was great but restaurant felt like 100* and they couldn't change the temp.

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Cleveland
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Good not great

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