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Columbus Tap

4.1
4.1
184 Reviews
$30 and under
Unspecified
Columbus Tap offers a quintessential Windy City tap house experience and a fresh Midwest-focused menu that flirts with seasonal and regional ingredients, created to pair perfectly with the restaurant's unique and extensive beer selection.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 5 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Unspecified

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 7:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (312) 565-6644

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    William Schultz

  • Private party facilities

    Private dining available for 5-150 people. Please inquire for our private offering menu options.

  • Private party contact

    John Gustafson: (844) 830-6060

  • Neighbourhood

    Downtown / Loop

  • Cross Street

    between Wacker Drive and Randolph on Upper Columbus

  • Parking Details

    Self Parking available across the street at the Aqua Tower

  • Public Transit

    CTA Bus & Train, Randolph / Michigan, Wacker / Columbus.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 184 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  1. AL

    ALR1

    Chicago

    45 reviews

    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Salads are fantastic. We had the chopped salad and added chicken and the grilled salmon salad. Both were excellent.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good is delicious, and our server was phenomenal (as he always is).
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed the food. Our server was prompt and got us to our show in time!! Highly recommend!
  4. J

    Jugos

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience1
    Nothing special !!!!! Waste money and time !!
  5. BL

    BusinessLunch

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    Food is solid (nothing spectacular or unique), which makes up for the incredibly subpar service. Clearly still trying to recover from covid issues with staffing and quality services. Very noticeable. Just like everything in downtown area, the prices are off the charts unreasonable. $17 for a cheeseburger? Lol.
  6. DP

    DinerPatron

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Mediocre food and high prices. Only go for the convenience if you're staying in the hotel. Otherwise I'd go elsewhere
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Veronica provided outstanding service. The ambiance is wonderful. The crispy Brussels sprouts were delicious, and the beer list is excellent.
  8. IF

    InternationalFoodie1

    Denver

    70 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We stayed at a rearby hotel who had no option for sit-down breakfast. I found Columbus online. The place was not busy (thankfully), very comfortable, high quality food, pro waitstaff. We were recommended a place nearby that, at breakfast, have throngs waiting for a table. I call it a feed lot. One one a half blocks away is a superb breakfast option. Lavanzza Coffee. Columbus has its own entrance near the entrance to the hotel. Highly recommend.
  9. l

    luvseafood

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service. I asked to wrap my partially eaten lunch. He took it back and said they threw it out by mistake and were remaking the meal. So they gave me a new lunch. Excellent waiter.
  10. PZ

    PamelaZ

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    So conveniently located in the hotel we stayed at. Perfect for dining before taking in a show in the theatre district.
  11. LL

    LorraineL

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The restaurant was busy on St Pats day but the staff was efficient and the food was great. Had a great time
  12. U

    Unique

    Chicago

    37 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    They are unfortunately understaffed
  13. M

    Marcia

    Chicago

    48 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    VG Old Fashion. Fish and chips delicious. Friendly people.
  14. HL

    HollyL

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and food prices were fine. Drinks were very pricey. Sad to see not many customers anywhere downtown.
  15. K

    Kcustomer

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Walked in and was never acknowledged by any employee . After 30 minutes I decided to get food elsewhere.
  16. RP

    RichP

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent, except for their special french fries, which were so so. Everything else, wonderful. Very good salads, burger, turkey club and drinks.
  17. SH

    StevenH

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    overall2food5service2ambience3
    Really poor service at outrageous prices! To be fair, we complained and the Manager did provide us with a significant discount, but $27.00 for one drink- really? (And that price was nowhere to be seen on the drink menu)
  18. J

    Jolthammer

    Chicago

    71 reviews

    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat at the bar. Food and Service were great.
  19. D

    Diner213

    Indiana

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and great service! Our server was very knowledgeable and helped us select beer to pair well with dinner.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2021

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    very busy-food took a long time. Food was ok. High prices and low service.
  21. J

    Jolthammer

    Chicago

    71 reviews

    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Sat at the bar. Danny was great. Our fries were cold with dinner, but Danny got us some warmer fries. Meal was fine after that.
  22. EM

    ElizabethM

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Easy, casual pub in Fairmount hotel. Good for a simple but tasty meal
  23. JB

    JanetB

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    After a long day at a football game it was great to have dinner right in the hotel The food was great and drinks were perfect. Veronica our waitress was super fun and did a great job We had wings and calamari for apps. Both were delicious We had burgers, the pizza , chicken sandwich and salad w salmon -no complaints from my picky crew. Best part was 10 steps to the elevator to our room.
  24. RH

    RalphH

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The Seared Branzino with cauliflower was delicious. Outstanding preparation ,when I go back to the Fairmont I’ll order it again.
  25. MJ

    MJackson

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a really nice time. We had put in a request for a corner table, got it. Website had shown Friday happy hour, but it wasn’t the case. The restaurant honored the website on request! We had a very good experience. Thank you.
  26. L

    Lauren

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2021

    overall2food3service4ambience3
    We ordered an appetizer and drinks, which arrived fairly quickly, but the rest of our meal took over an hour (beyond the time we already waited for appetizers). The server was knowledgeable and friendly but the amount of time we waited, and the price of the food, was what prompted the lower rating. We have no problem paying good money for good food, but nothing we ordered seems worth the price.
  27. P

    Pfishmon

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Enjoyable place to meet with a couple of friends. The waitstaff were very patient as we wanted to chat a lot. We were fortunate that there were always open tables.
  28. CL

    CheriseL

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great happy hour spot. Very quiet so to restrictions. Awesome food and drinks for a low happy hour cost.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2021

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    It was okay, typical hotel restaurant.
  30. F

    Forest

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2021

    overall4food2service5ambience2
    Great service and easy spot to get a table last minute on a Friday night.
  31. ML

    MaryL

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Very pleasant service. Limited menu during Covid. Lots of beer selection; more limited on spirits. Very handy in the Fairmont Hotel, especially if you are staying there.
  32. SM

    SarahM

    Chicago

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Fun atmosphere and great service! Had a great meal and enjoyed the menu.
  33. Y

    Yvon

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was here for a work lunch. Good food and atmosphere.
  34. PM

    PatM

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service. Staff was wonderful and thoughtfully acknowledged our US citizenship celebration today. Thank you!!!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Excellent food! We had the spicy chicken sandwich and kale salad and was surprised by how delicious everything was. Great service but a little loud.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2020

    overall2food4service2ambience4
    Wait staff seemed to forget about us, and no one really seemed like they wanted to be working (including the hostess...not all that friendly when she sat us). Usually a solid place for lunch, but today wasn’t so great.
  37. JM

    JML12

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2019

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    This is our 2nd time at Columbus Tap since staying at the Swissotel annually. It’s actually located in the Fairmont Hotel, however, it’s convenient since it’s just a short walk through the pedway. The menu changed with very limited selection and a high price point for what it was. Some of the apps were good, but nothing spectacular. The entree selection didn’t offer a wide variety. My friends ordered the steak and was disappointed that the description wasn’t clear on the exact preparation. I had the salmon salad and the dressing was underwhelming, and the salmon was dry. I was told by a hotel employee that they are remodeling, hence the limited menu. Hoping they turn around the menu since the service and location are decent.
  38. KM

    KevinM

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2019

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    I think they had a bad day. I've been to Columbus tap many times and the food is always good and service is adequate, but this week was the exception. Our server literally did not care about us or anything. On top of that it took over an hour for our food to arrive and even with those issues the service never got better. the manager ended up talking to us and he was nice but that had no impact on the level of care and attention we got from our server! -- I'll go back because I know this was not a common experience and the food is very good.
  39. M

    Marcia

    Chicago

    48 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The falafel bowl was fabulous.
  40. D

    Dallasepicure

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2019

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Slow and limited menu Over priced —$36 dollars for a glass of wine!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Columbus Tap offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 565-6644.

Columbus Tap is rated 4.1 stars by 184 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 5 times today
Google Map for Columbus Tap

200 North Columbus Drive Chicago, IL 60601

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    between Wacker Drive and Randolph on Upper Columbus

  • Neighbourhood

    Downtown / Loop

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 7:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Unspecified

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Self Parking available across the street at the Aqua Tower

  • Public Transit

    CTA Bus & Train, Randolph / Michigan, Wacker / Columbus.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    William Schultz

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (312) 565-6644

  • Private party facilities

    Private dining available for 5-150 people. Please inquire for our private offering menu options.

  • Private party contact

    John Gustafson: (844) 830-6060

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