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

Great Food, Great Place!
By SethCohen121 at Citysearch

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 chocolat... Read More

Good food
By rr6789 at Citysearch

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.... Read More

Fine food and even better ambiance
By jaxma1 at Citysearch

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience at the Atwood. The food was beautifully presented and tasted excellent! The waiter was fri... Read More

Fantastic. Everyone should eat here.
By mloudermilk01 at Citysearch

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 ... Read More