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Brass Tack Burger - Brass Tack, Chicago, IL

Brass Tack

4.4
4.4
589 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
For anyone seeking a truly unforgettable dining experience in Chicago, Brass Tack is a must-visit destination. Located on the 3rd floor of the famous Waldorf Astoria Chicago, this upscale restaurant seamlessly blends classic brasserie ambiance with a Chicago twist, creating a welcoming atmosphere that is perfect for any occasion.

Brass Tack's impressive menu features modern American cuisine that highlights the freshest and finest ingredients sourced from local farmers and purveyors. Executive Chef Nicholas Marino expertly fuses classic traditions with a bold and welcoming American culinary style that is uniquely Chicagoan.

In addition to its exceptional cuisine, Brass Tack also boasts an impressive bar program. With over 3,500 bottles of wine, the restaurant received Wine Spectators' Best Of Award of Excellence. The bar team is passionate about mixology and expertly curates an extensive selection of craft cocktails, wine, and beer to complement the menu perfectly.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 9 times today
Experiences are available.
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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Wine Bar, Steak
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 7:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 7:00 am–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (312) 646-1402
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Nicolas Marino
  • Private party facilities
    The Brass Tack’s newly designed private dining areas exude a captivating ambiance with its blend of vintage charm and striking elements. The dining rooms offer guests a private, sophisticated, and elegant setting overlooking the Gold Coast’s lively streets from the Waldorf Astoria’s third floor.
  • Private party contact
    Brass Tack Events: (312) 646-1324
  • Neighbourhood
    Gold Coast / Streeterville
  • Cross Street
    E Walton between N State and N Rush
  • Parking Details
    $20 valet parking is available through the Waldorf Astoria for up to three hours with validation. Meter Parking is also available on Walton Street and around the neighborhood.
  • Public Transit
    The Chicago Red Line State Street Stop is a five minute walk (North on State St.) to the restaurant.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Gold + Brass Live Music Sunday Brunch

    Apr 14 - Jun 2, 2024
    Brass Tack, nestled in the heart of Chicago’s posh Gold Coast neighborhood, invites you to a scintillating Sunday brunch. From 10 am to 2 pm, savor the harmonious blend of live music and culinary delights. Everlasting Rosé sets the tone as you immerse yourself in an ambiance adorned with brass and splendor. Indulge in exquisite dishes like Short Rib Chilaquiles, PB&J French Toast, or our renowned B.T. Burger. Live music starts at 11 am!
    Gold + Brass Live Music Sunday Brunch photo
  • Clicquot Courtyard at Waldorf Astoria Chicago

    US$175.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Jun 14 - Jun 28, 2024
    Step into the magnificent and sophisticated Clicquot Courtyard in Peacock Garden at Waldorf Astoria Chicago. Nestled within the French chateau-inspired courtyard, this sanctuary offers an escape from Chicago’s bustling streets. Collaborating with iconic Veuve Clicquot, it’s “la cour de Clicquot,” where time slows down, and every sip of champagne becomes a celebration. Endless pours of Veuve Clicquot flow, each drop a testament to luxury. Settle around the bistro table, where a charcuterie board of artisanal cheeses and cured meats—harmonizes flavors, creating a symphony on your palate. What to Expect: 1-hour outdoor experience with a sumptuous meat and cheese charcuterie paired with bottomless pours of Veuve Clicquot.
    Clicquot Courtyard at Waldorf Astoria Chicago photo

What 589 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

1,519 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Went for the French onion soup, did not disappoint, 10/10. Salad was mediocre for the price.

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  2. Corbin

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great Mother’s Day brunch with bottomless rose. Food was a bit pricey but everything was delicious.

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  3. HeyMoe

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    It took a long time for the food to be served and the restaurant was fairly empty. Even 1 dessert took a long time to serve. I would go back.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was not that amazing for $200 for two people. I would not go back and I would not recommend that restaurant to a friend.

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  5. Joey

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    My partner and I decided to try somewhere new for brunch at Brass Tack, but from the moment we stepped up to the host stand, the experience already started to unravel. There was no one at the host stand and it took several minutes for her to come back up. They seemed to be a bit short staffed but she wasn’t really moving with an urgency. Once we were sat, it kept gradually getting worse. The food itself was good, but it was not very pleasing to the eye. The potato bun on the breakfast sandwich looked like a Jewel grocery store bun and the short rib chilaquiles was delicious but looked somewhat unappealing. The final straw was trying to use my OpenTable reward. They could not get it to work even with multiple attempts and the manager calling OpenTable. The manager did try to help but in the end she gave us a much lower discount than the reward and we were on our way out the door. Might give it a try again in the future. I would say book a table with lowered expectations. Not quite the quality you would expect from the Waldorf Astoria.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Went for lunch and ordered a very nice bottle of wine to share with an old friend. 10 minutes pass, no sign of the bottle or the waiter. 15 minutes pass, no update and no one has even come to see if we’d like to order food while we wait. 30 minutes in we finally catch the waiter and he said the cellar was in the basement of the hotel so it could take some time. A half hour to pull a bottle from the cellar? We were also on the third floor! Service was appalling and we left. No one noticed or seemed to care. Figured they would be thrilled to have guests who wanted to spend money and have a great lunch catching up, but apparently not. Bizarre, and shame on the Waldorf for this experience. Had a great lunch at Gibson’s instead.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The lobster on the lobster toast was overcooked and chewy, the eggs were also overdone and the bread soggy because the dish had sat too long. Also, the shakshuka was bland and lacked flavor. The service was fine. The noise level was a little too loud for our taste - we went over the weekend when they had live music.

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  8. CDLC

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Sunday brunch. Live music & bottomless mimosas were A+!

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  9. EllenV

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The wait staff was extremely professional and attentive without hovering. We truly enjoyed our meal. The only caveat is that it is pricey!!

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  10. donna

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was great. The food was very good French Bristro food. Service excellent. Love the ambiance.

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  11. PBudaM

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I hosted breakfast for four and highly recommend it as it is a great value all around.

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  12. JamesC

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ate here while staying at the Waldorf Astoria. The service was absolutely great, and the ambiance was one of my favorites of any restaurant I’ve ever been to. It was beautifully appointed and designed but was not too formal. The meal was on the pricier side, but the steak was cooked perfectly and we found the quality to match the price. We really appreciated a to-go dessert since we were celebrating a birthday! We’ll definitely be back.

    1 person found this helpful

  13. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and drinks was very good but my server Alex was the best! Thank you!

    1 person found this helpful

  14. CSmithGSC

    Cleveland

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great breakfast and a beautiful restaurant! Thanks for a wonderful meal!

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  15. JohnK

    Phoenix

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We really enjoyed the restaurant. Great service, great quality!!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Oustanding service, views, ambiance and cuisine. Feels welcoming without being ostentatious. Brilliant!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful and classy establishment. Solid food, great service.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    James was amazing, attentive, thoughtful, and timely. Great experience.

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  19. MaddyK

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Slow service, decent food and large portions. Don’t think the value was worth the price. Quiet.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I celebrated my wife’s birthday there, everything was awesome Travis our server was very professional. Definitely we will back soon.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    83 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Not very busy at dinner time. Menu is somewhat limited for a restaurant in the heart of the Gold Coast. Server was attentive and efficient. Very friendly. Burgers were decent and fries perfect. Wine was on the mark. Two burgers, glass of wine, and tip was $100. A bit pricy for such modest fare.

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  22. AndreaO

    Chihuahua

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The cocktail selection is very good. They make the best old fashioned in Chicago. The Sheppard’s pie is delicious!

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  23. Juppstar

    Greater Boston

    557 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    557 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a nice lunch at Brass Tack. Clubby atmosphere with plenty of booths. Excellent service. We split a turkey club and a Caesar salad. Other than not having anchovies to add to the salad the food was very good and plenty for both of us. French fries a hit. Much better to do this than the $29 lunch deal on the menu.

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  24. theatrediner

    Denver

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a beautiful place for brunch. Had a couple of mishaps with the order, but nothing major and easily fixable. Was never pressured and felt welcomed. Food was wonderful.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We tried the lobster toast from the weekend brunch menu. It was prepared well with very good flavors. Wish it came with some greens on the side. The omelette was good but nothing too special. Slightly overpriced.

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  26. LaurieD

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was very good. The drinks were delicious, but served in small glasses. Besides that, great experience.

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  27. ARNY

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    There is a limited menu. My partner had the scallops. Three pieces and they could have been warmer. She said they were good. I had the pasta. It was good. Our server was excellent. It was my partner's birthday and gave us an incredibly delicious chocolate, very thin, soft brownie like layer with fruit and tiny cookies on the top. It was large enough for two. They also sat us in a back cove by a window. It was private and wonderful. We arrived early and sat at the bar. This added to the experience. Warm feel and friendly bartenders. The atmosphere is elegantly casual.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Ordered two appetizers, a soup, and an entree. All four were disappointing. Burrata was bland (maybe some balsamic would help). Focaccia was decent. Beef short rip shepard’s pie was tragically underseasoned. Then there was the slow service. Once we finished the bottle of water, another wasn’t offered for the rest of the meal. I finally asked for some but should one have to ask for water after being without for 30 minutes? Overall I would give them a solid C-

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Really good attentative service. The waiter welcomed me back. The food was delicious. The timing of the entrees came a bit too close to the appetizer. Quiet, easy to converse over your meal.

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  30. ZakG

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great valentines day dinner! The ambiance was excellent! The set menu was great but I was looking forward to the entire menu.

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  31. Groggo

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    OK food, nice joint. Nothing special. Pricey for the product you get.......

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  32. MK9fam

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was amazing from the moment we walked in the doors till we walked out. The hostess, Alicia addressed us by name and set our table up to perfection with candles. Our waiter, Chris greeted us warmly and made sure our beverages were never empty and even sent out dessert with a ‘happy anniversary’ which was so kind. The food runner, Angel also congratulated us and the manager Emile stopped by as well which was delightful. Bar cocktails were so delicious and personally delivered by the bartender, Leonard. The FOOD was to die for. Absolutely everything we ate was cooked to perfection and bursting with flavor that we literally talked all night about it. Highly recommend this place if you want to treat yourself to something special. Thank you all for making our experience unforgettable!

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  33. BrianM

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice place. Upscale but def still had that in a hotel feel. Great service. Food was very good but maybe not excellent.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love the brasstrack and all the staff, good is always really good. Beautiful ambience, wonderful staff. 10/10 experience every time!

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  35. chicagofoodlover48

    Chicago

    28 reviews

    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was decent and there was an additional menu for restaurant week. That said, the service was rushed and there were a few changes of waitstaff which I found confusing and that distracted me from my conversation with my guest. Food is good but I wish the menu had more items and more affordable dishes.

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  36. HeidiH

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service. Great food. We were there for breakfast and it was busy but quiet.

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  37. MichaelA

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I truly enjoyed my meal and the service. The host and my waiter were amazing.

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  38. 2dyners

    Chicago

    27 reviews

    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Lots of high quality menu choices. Small wine list.

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  39. Beth

    Chicago

    72 reviews

    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great French onion soup and shrimp cocktail. Service was amazing

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Rude service, seating options were not great, they were also unclear about what menus they would be serving and made you feel guilty and tried to rush you into ordering.

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FAQs

Brass Tack is rated 4.4 stars by 589 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 9 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Brass Tack

11 E. Walton, Chicago, IL 60611

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    E Walton between N State and N Rush
  • Neighbourhood
    Gold Coast / Streeterville
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 7:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 7:00 am–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Wine Bar, Steak
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    $20 valet parking is available through the Waldorf Astoria for up to three hours with validation. Meter Parking is also available on Walton Street and around the neighborhood.
  • Public Transit
    The Chicago Red Line State Street Stop is a five minute walk (North on State St.) to the restaurant.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Nicolas Marino
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (312) 646-1402
  • Private party facilities
    The Brass Tack’s newly designed private dining areas exude a captivating ambiance with its blend of vintage charm and striking elements. The dining rooms offer guests a private, sophisticated, and elegant setting overlooking the Gold Coast’s lively streets from the Waldorf Astoria’s third floor.
  • Private party contact
    Brass Tack Events: (312) 646-1324
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