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Townhouse Chicago

This distinctly urban restaurant and wine bar provides an elegant yet casual feel, ideal for lunch, dinner, or after work cocktails. Townhouse's unique menu offers a large selection of small plates, sandwiches, salads and entrees to suit any taste.
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322 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
3.8 / 5
(Very Good) 3.8 / 5
(322 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 322 reviews
5 stars
(82)
4 stars
(131)
3 stars
(79)
2 stars
(25)
1 star
(5)
Food 
3.8 / 5
(Very Good) 3.8 / 5
Service 
3.9 / 5
(Very Good) 3.9 / 5
Ambiance 
3.6 / 5
(Very Good) 3.6 / 5
Noise Level
2.2 / 3
Energetic
Value 
3.4 / 5
(Very Good) 3.4 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • great for lunch(128)
  • good for groups(70)
  • vibrant bar scene(40)
  • fit for foodies(34)
  • hot spot(22)
  • notable wine list(19)
Townhouse Chicago Reviews List
Review 1 for Townhouse Chicago
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 5/04/2016
 2015
Dined on 5/04/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
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Dined on 5/04/2016
 2015
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Review 2 for Townhouse Chicago
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 4/27/2016
 2009
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Review 3 for Townhouse Chicago
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 4/28/2016
 2016
Dined on 4/28/2016
 2016
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 4/28/2016
 2016
Special Features: great for lunch
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Review 4 for Townhouse Chicago
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 5/02/2016
 2014
Dined on 5/02/2016
 2014
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 5/02/2016
 2014
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Review 5 for Townhouse Chicago
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/25/2016
 2009
Dined on 4/25/2016
 2009
Dined on 4/25/2016
 2009
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Review 6 for Townhouse Chicago
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Dined on 4/18/2016
 2010
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Review 7 for Townhouse Chicago
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Dined on 4/12/2016
 2010
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Review 8 for Townhouse Chicago
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 4/21/2016
 2013
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Review 9 for Townhouse Chicago
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

NEVER AGAIN!!! Just won't get better

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/14/2016
 2005
Dined on 4/14/2016
 2005
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"I've been to Townhouse quite a few times over the past few years. And every time I leave I feel like it's not that great but will get better. Well unfortunately it hasn't gotten better even though it has great potential with a good menu. But service just destroyed it for me.
We were seated very promptly, and then the delays began. First, after waiting at least ten minutes for our waitress to at least come over and greet us, I finally asked another waiter if he would at least take our drink order. He was more than willing to help and understood service. The drinks were delivered another ten min late by our waitress. She didn't apologize for any delays, didn't smile, and simply asked if we were ready to order. We asked her to check on us in five minutes. 20 minutes later she still hasn't checked in with us even though she's smiling and being friendly to every other table. Honestly, I didn't understand why she would serve us. So we ended up asking the waiter who took our drink order if he could take our order. Unbelievably, he apologized for her bad service and stepped in. After that our meals were served promptly. He did a check back about five minutes into the entire. And did a spectacular job.
The waitress never apologized even though she took care of all the tables around us. Simply disappointing and I won't be back. I shared my experience with everyone in the office. So we're all done with Townhouse.
Very discouraged."
Dined on 4/14/2016
 2005
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Review 10 for Townhouse Chicago
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 4/18/2016
 2005
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Review 11 for Townhouse Chicago
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 4/19/2016
 2011
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Review 12 for Townhouse Chicago
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 4/15/2016
 2007
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Review 13 for Townhouse Chicago
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 4/06/2016
 2012
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Review 14 for Townhouse Chicago
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/13/2016
 2006
Special Features: great for lunch
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Review 15 for Townhouse Chicago
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 4/15/2016
 2012
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Review 16 for Townhouse Chicago
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 4/07/2016
 2011
Dined on 4/07/2016
 2011
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 4/07/2016
 2011
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Review 17 for Townhouse Chicago
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 4/11/2016
 2006
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Review 18 for Townhouse Chicago
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 4/04/2016
 2001
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Review 19 for Townhouse Chicago
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/11/2016
 2016
Dined on 4/11/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 4/11/2016
 2016
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Review 20 for Townhouse Chicago
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Dined on 4/06/2016
 2014
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Review 21 for Townhouse Chicago
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 4/08/2016
 2012
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Review 22 for Townhouse Chicago
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/04/2016
 2009
Dined on 4/04/2016
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/04/2016
 2009
Special Features: good for groups, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 23 for Townhouse Chicago
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 4/04/2016
 2008
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Review 24 for Townhouse Chicago
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 3/31/2016
 2013
Dined on 3/31/2016
 2013
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 3/31/2016
 2013
Special Features: hot spot, great for lunch
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Review 25 for Townhouse Chicago
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 3/29/2016
 2002
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Review 26 for Townhouse Chicago
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Disappointing but...

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"Never been here for dinner. Sirrachi calamari was saved by the dip. Calamari was bland; tasted only like breading. Had salmon salad. Salmon was cooked nicely. Salad was 95% greens and therefore boring. Nice wine selection. I'd recommend the restaurant b/c I figure this had to be an off night. If have second experience like the first, won't go back and or recommend."
Dined on 3/30/2016
 2010
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Review 27 for Townhouse Chicago
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Was not impressed"
Dined on 3/30/2016
 2011
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Review 28 for Townhouse Chicago
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 3/29/2016
 2010
Dined on 3/29/2016
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 3/29/2016
 2010
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Review 29 for Townhouse Chicago
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 3/25/2016
 2009
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Review 30 for Townhouse Chicago
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 3/28/2016
 2015
Dined on 3/28/2016
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 3/28/2016
 2015
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Review 31 for Townhouse Chicago
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 3/24/2016
 2015
Dined on 3/24/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 3/24/2016
 2015
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Review 32 for Townhouse Chicago
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 3/25/2016
 2008
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Review 33 for Townhouse Chicago
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/23/2016
 2007
Dined on 3/23/2016
 2007
Dined on 3/23/2016
 2007
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Review 34 for Townhouse Chicago
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 3/17/2016
 2004
Special Features: vibrant bar scene
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Review 35 for Townhouse Chicago
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Much prefer outdoor dining than indoor. Noisy.

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Dined on 3/23/2016
 2015
Dined on 3/23/2016
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 3/23/2016
 2015
Special Features: great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Review 36 for Townhouse Chicago
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Dined on 3/23/2016
 2005
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Review 37 for Townhouse Chicago
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 3/18/2016
 2005
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Review 38 for Townhouse Chicago
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 3/18/2016
 2014
Dined on 3/18/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 3/18/2016
 2014
Special Features: good for groups, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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Review 39 for Townhouse Chicago
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 3/17/2016
 2012
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Review 40 for Townhouse Chicago
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 3/18/2016
 2008
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Review 41 for Townhouse Chicago
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 3/18/2016
 2013
Dined on 3/18/2016
 2013
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 3/18/2016
 2013
Special Features: great for lunch
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Review 42 for Townhouse Chicago
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 3/11/2016
 2013
Dined on 3/11/2016
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 3/11/2016
 2013
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Review 43 for Townhouse Chicago
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Dined on 3/01/2016
 2010
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Review 44 for Townhouse Chicago
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Very disappointed. My salad tasted old, the dressing was watered-down, and the so called charred grilled octopus was neither charred or grilled....tasted boiled. ..yuk. service was mediocre at best and the noise level was extremely high."
Dined on 3/14/2016
 2006
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Review 45 for Townhouse Chicago
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 3/02/2016
 2012
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Review 46 for Townhouse Chicago
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/11/2016
 2006
Dined on 3/11/2016
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 3/11/2016
 2006
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Review 47 for Townhouse Chicago
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 3/08/2016
 2014
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
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Review 48 for Townhouse Chicago
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Dined on 3/04/2016
 2011
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Review 49 for Townhouse Chicago
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 3/01/2016
 2006
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Review 50 for Townhouse Chicago
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Dined on 3/03/2016
 2013
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