Atwood Cafe
Atwood Cafe

Atwood Café: New American Comforts in Downtown Chicago Style

You could work up quite an appetite exploring the Loop, Chicago's vibrant shopping and entertainment district. Luckily, our Michelin-rated New American restaurant is right there, in the center of the action, to feed your adventuresome side.

As one of the most lauded downtown Chicago restaurants, Atwood Café is named for Charles Atwood, one of the architects of the Reliance Building, the historic steel-and-glass landmark our restaurant resides in. The dining room's rich red and gold color scheme and nuanced Art Deco details give a chic nod to history - and pay homage to the fact that the building is on the National Registry of Historic Places.

While our design riffs on the building's illustrious history, our vibe is refreshingly of-the-moment. Chalk it up to the altogether bright and airy atmosphere evoked by our soaring, lofted ceiling and 18-foot-tall windows that look onto the bustling corner of State and Washington streets.

There's also something oh-so current about executive chef Derek Simcik's inspired American menus. He has a soft spot for fresh, seasonal ingredients and uses them in creative ways to cook a new kind of comfort food. Imagine dishes that you know and love but, when perched in our plush velvet seats, manage to still surprise you. Sometimes, it's a roasted chicken and vegetable pot pie with an extra-flaky crust. Other times, it's duck leg braised in - get this - root beer. Still other times, it's a burger with creative condiments like homemade shallot marmalade. Yes, Simcik is a rock-star chef (and has the tattoos to prove it).

Snack between shopping trips, savor a full-course, or drop by for a pre-theater nosh. Atwood Café is open for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner (and 'round-the-clock for room service).


Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Saturday, 8 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Sunday, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Monday - Saturday, 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Monday - Sunday, 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Our Downtown Chicago Location:   |   One W. Washington Street  |   Chicago, Illinois 60602
Tel: (312) 368-1900  |   Fax: (312) 357-2875  |   Visit our website and menus: