Atwood Cafe

Atwood Cafe

"Sophisticated American cafe in the Hotel Burnham stands on its own as a pre-theater destination."

1 W Washington St, Chicago, IL
(312) 368-1900 serving: Loop, Central
open:Sun 8am-9pm, Mon-Thu 7am-9pm, Fri 7am-10pm, Sat 8am-10pm

Sidewalk Score: 10 out of 10
Location, Location, Location:


Restaurants, Traditional American, $$$$, Brunch, Business Breakfast, Food Delivery, Local Favorite, Lunch Spot, Online Reservations, People Watching, Romantic Dining, American Express Accepted, Debit Card Accepted, Diners Club Accepted, Discover Accepted, Mastercard Accepted, Visa Accepted, Bars & Clubs, Catering,

The Low Down


The Extras: During the winter, high tea is a treat, with finger sandwiches, pastries and individual tea service ($20).

When to Go: Monday nights feature smaller tasting portions of dinner menu plates along with two-ounce pours of 10 wines not offered by the glass.

Save Money: A fixed-price menu of starter, entree and dessert ($38 with wine, $28 without) is perfect for pre-theater dining.

Rants, Raves & Reviews

by at Gayot

This petite, theatrical-looking dining room in the historic, Deco-style Hotel Burnham---a favorite among State Street shoppers---is overseen by Derek Simcik, a well-traveled chef who draws inspiration from his multicultural past in…
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Can't believe people recommend this place!
By jogower1 at Menuism

I was in Chicago for business and took two authors to Atwood Cafe with several other colleagues. The... Read More

atmospheric pressure.
By annie at Menuism

my mom and i live right around the atwood, so it would be logical for us to go all the time. but we only... Read More

By globug2 at Menuism

It was a while ago but had the their prix fixe dinner. Food was very good. *chairs are way comfy! Read More

You'll Feel Like You're Having Lunch Onstage
By Christine Z. at Judy's Book

This small jewel of a restaurant is located in the refurbished Burnham Hotel, an architectural landmark in Chicago, conveniently located just acros... Read More

Perfect Luncheon Spot in the Loop
By Christine Z at Insider Pages

This is truly a great place to have lunch (or dinner) in the Loop. Located in the Burnham Hotel, just across from Marshall Field's, its location is... Read More