The Grillroom

4.6
2347 reviews
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Steakhouse
Top tags:
  • Pre/post-theatre
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
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 5:00PM - 8:00PM
Tue - Fri 7:30PM - 9:30PM
Sat 8:00PM - 9:30PM

What 2347 People Are Saying
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Washington DC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Hosted a business happy hour and there was never an empty glass. Excellent service. Our server even brought me hot tea because I had laryngitis.

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P
Chicago
48 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Food was delicious as always
We brought a guest who had never been there before and she was impressed ether food both presentation and taste

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JC
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We dined at The Grillroom following the theatre performance across the street, and it was a very pleasant dining experience. The steaks were delicious, and the wait staff were very friendly, welcoming and attentive.

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MQ
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Our bartender Julia was very personable. Her recommendations were spot on. My NY bone in strip was delicious as was the calamari. Wine selection was great without being pages long.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Amber was amazing. Highly recommend her as a server. Loved the food besides the lobster tail but she took great care of that. Would go back, steak and salmon was good. Sides were good as well but the service was phenomenal. Can’t thank Amber enough for taking care of us.

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JK
Detroit
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were going to see Hamilton so it was very convenient to go there since the theater is right across the street. The food was very good.

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F
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

We dined here before a show and the food was good. The drinks, salad and entrees were very good. The drinks took a long time to arrive, and the pacing on salads and entrees was really off. Salads arrived and we were barely 2-3 minutes into them before the entrees showed up. Dessert (carrot cake) was just ok.

The location is excellent for pre-theatre dining and that does challenge the restaurant since it is very popular. I would not hesitate to eat here for the convenience— and would have rated it 4 stars if the pacing of service and the dessert were better.

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HF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food was very good, but the prices were a little steep, would only recommend going on a special occasion like we were doing.

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OT
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The steak was a little overcooked. My 'medium-rare' steak was actually closer to medium. I expect better from a steakhouse.

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MI
Fayetteville
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Attending a performance of Hamilton!

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SB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had the filet minon and it was SO good! Great dinner before Hamilton!!!

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A
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good food, great service, nice ambiance! I enjoyed dinner and would come back.

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

Everything from soup to steak to mac & cheese was fantastic. The only thing that was so so were the drinks.

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BR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Theres absolutely nothing bad i can say. This was a very enjoyable experience for our party. The food ,environment, and atmosphere were just perfectly delightful. The service was wonderful and the personal touch of the manager was top notch. Prices were reasonable also. Ill definitely be comming back if i have the need for a fine dinning experience .

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OT
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Jason MGR
Edwardo Host
Amanda Waitress

All fabulous and gracious to their guests.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing dining experience before Hamilton. Brendan our server asked us immediately if we had theater tickets. I asked for dinner recommendations and he was spot on. A PERFECT dining experience

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P
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Friendly location for a business lunch and conversation

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JI
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, nice variety, and fabulous staff. We went there before seeing Hamilton and had a great experience.

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KP
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great friendly service! Fantastic steaks with yummy choice of sides. Great wine list and authentic Italian decor and atmosphere! We’re from Sydney Australia and loved it.

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N
New England
17 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place to dine before the theatre, location across the street is really convenient. Steaks were delicious as were the wine options. Great service too!

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A
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always, simply sublime. Ambiance, food, and service were perfect. My business guests loved it.

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LB
Hamburg Area
16 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was amazing. The food was so awesome, I asked to speak with the chef (I thought that was a thing, since I saw it on tv). Even though they said no to that request, the food was awesome. We had two issues, but the waiter and manager both addressed it immediately. The scallops were the best I’ve ever had in my life. The salmon was phenomenal. The entire evening was just great. I can’t wait to get back to Chicago to get back here!!!!

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BC
Kansas City
34 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great service
My grandson did not really eat his entree & they took it off our bill

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KC
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Cold waiter. Slow start. Over-priced. Overall = Meh.

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DH
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 4

Wait staff was very poor...inaudible (low talker)...$150 bottle of wine was incorrectly marked on the wine list (2 years younger)...waiter did bot point it out while serving...food was exquisite...steak done perfectly.

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AH
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

The Good -
The atmosphere was great. Location even better. Our table was ready even though we arrived 5-10 minutes early. And they even had a birthday card on the table for my wife.

The Not-so-Good -
The drinks were not good. Probably the worst version of a hurricane I've ever had.
The waitress let me and my wife both order a side of mashed potatoes with our steaks, even though they come in huge shareable sizes.
Then the steak I ordered medium well came out extremely pink in the middle. I eat my ribeyes around the edges first, so I didn't notice for quite some time. Additionally, the steak was super fatty. I like well marbled steaks but this one was on the extreme level.

When I brought it to the waitresses attention, they ultimately credited my bill after offering to recook or prepare me a new steak. So that was appreciated.
But paying those kind of prices I expected a flawless (or close to it) dining experience.....and this wasn't that.

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DD
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and great location. Went to see Hamilton right after dinner, worked out great

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OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent all around. Our server was fantastic. Food was amazing. I would recommend to anyone looking for a great meal.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Cerita our waitress was phenomenal and we had ordered a bottle of Prisoner and she suggested

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F
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic pre show meal!

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PL
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience. Server and food was great. Definitely return.

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KE
Caribbean
4 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

It was a bit quiet (we dined on a Monday night), but the food and service was great. We liked the lobster mac and cheese in particular.

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S
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We only had 45 minutes to eat and leave for a show and the waiter was amazing. We were served a lovely meal and was out the door in exactly 45 minutes.

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BD
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food and great service. Pricey, but we were expecting that. It was a wonderful dining experience and I would certainly recommend it, especially in combination with Hamilton right across the street!

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LA
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was great and service was excellent. We will return.

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J
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Early dinner reservation (4:45pm) for 8:00pm performance of Hamilton. Booth seating for two was perfect. Good food (slightly over cooked steak on one order (Surf & Turf) slightly undercooked on the other (Petite Filet)). Drinks were excellent - try the Playwright, an excellent drink! Service (Nelly) was very good - attentive and accommodating. Would go back again !

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DB
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Very flavorful steak that was well prepared. Probably should have ordered larger and shared. Sides are quite generous and are best shared. Wait staff was knowledgable, friendly and efficient.

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DL
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amber was our server. She was fabulous and attentive. The filet was flavorful without add-ons if you desire. The peppery buttery meat melts in your mouth.
The salmon was simple and tasty just how I like it. We started with charcuterie tray and scallops! Oh my! The scallops were nestled in a qarm vegetable relish that was great by itself. The cheeses and meats were great with cocktails.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Birthday celebration before Hamilton, across the street. Can’t beat the location! Happy hour while waiting for others to arrive. Friendly staff, very good food and wine, and a complimentary piece of yummy carrot cake. We will be back!

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T
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Nice alternative for downtown lunch. Not very noisy. The appetizer beet salad is outstanding. I added chicken and it was really a lot to eat. The portions are generous.

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