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With views of the iconic Chicago River, Hoyt's Chicago reflects modern tavern fare while focusing on the atmosphere of a Chicago neighborhood dining experience. We feature seasonal, market fresh, and healthy offerings while emphasizing Hoyt's creative twist on traditional comfort foods. Get your day started "Hoyt's style" with a cup of coffee and a pastry, or choose from our a la carte and "grab and go" breakfast options. We pack big tavern taste into our lunch items, where you can grab a quick mid-day bite in between meetings or enjoy a late lunch. In the evening, Hoyt's comes alive to capture an after work crowd looking for a high energy and social environment. Hoyt's dinner menu features signature shared items like Hoyt´s Lobster Mac & Cheese and our Calamari, balanced with simple, yet sophisticated tavern entrée items like Beef Short Ribs or our Blue Crab Stuffed Salmon. Our all American wines, beers and cocktails will complete your evening with a memorable spin.
"Great food, great service (but allow at least an hour for appetizers or dessert), great view of the Chicago River but beware that it can be loud. Tables for two are near the bar with TV screens turned to sports so your conversation could be drowned out by sports-watching bros. There are more romantic options in the city. Very generous portions to either share or take home for tasty leftovers. Decent wine list-I enjoyed the Tempranillo."
Dined on 12/06/2014
Special Features: good for groups, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
"This hotel restaurant is better than the average hotel restaurant. It is small, but has plenty of space for the diners. The meals we had were fine, especially for the 10 and 12 year olds. The wine was outstanding. Overlooking the river, the view was the best. I would go back for dinner or for some wine."
Dined on 2/13/2015
Special Features: scenic view, notable wine list, kid-friendly
"My friend and I went to Hoyt's for lunch for Chicago Restaurant Week. It took 20 minutes for anyone to take a drink order. After we'd been there for an hour, we still had only received our appetizers. Eventually, since this is LUNCH during a work day, we asked for the food to go. How disappointing to go out to lunch, only to end up eating at your desk anyway. It would have been more tolerable if the wait staff had talked to us or refilled our drinks, but they were missing. They didn't even apologize for how long they took.
I should mention that the restaurant was half empty when we got there.
The food was just okay. Nothing great. Some stuff was kind of bland."
"The menu is limited and the sweet potato gnocchi was not as described on the menu. The chop chop salad had ingredients added that were not listed on the menu. It was a cold evening and every time the door opened a burst of frigid chicago air would swirl in. Server was great but he can't make up for the mediocre food."
Dined on 1/24/2015
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Review 8 for Hoyt's Tavern
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Dined on 12/20/2014
Dined on 12/20/2014
"Our group of 4 went to Hoyt's for the first time for a pre-theater dinner. We were surprised it was so small and since the Bar took up the majority of space, we figured the menu options would be limited and the food...not so special. Wrong! The menu wasn't large but eclectic and the food presentation and choices were anything but typical bar food (except for the burger that was exceptional). Our only negative was that the chef was a little heavy handed with the salt (and I'm a "salt" person). But it was all delicious and we'll definitely be back."
"After two visits to Hoyt's I'm surprised they are't packed all the time. The food is fantastic! The first time I dined here it was during Restaurant Week 2014 with a group of 6 and everyone kept going on and on about how great every single course was. My husband and I just went back again and had another great experience. The farro risotto I had was amazing! The service here is friendly and attentive. Make this a place to visit!"
"Not impressed with the quality and service for the price. Service was decent until the food came, then we never saw anyone again until I flagged someone down for the check. The whiskey sour was poorly made and not worth drinking. I assume I got the house whiskey since no one asked me what kind of whiskey or bourbon I wanted. The mac and cheese was actually the best part of the meal, but the beef tenderloin was passable at best. Considering what we paid, I expected much better quality and service."
"The food was incredible and the portions were very representative of the price. The cheese board was an excellent assortment and the fish was amazing. The shrimp appetizer could be a main course meal."
Dined on 12/21/2014
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, special occasion
"We visited after going to the Theatre nearby. It was a pleasant location with very good satisfying food. Our waiter went out of his way, making recommendation to make sure we enjoyed our visit. We plan on visiting again soon."