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Pump Room

Pump Room

American Restaurant$$$$
Gold Coast, Chicago
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  • sami a.
    "Try the Crab toast + lavender daiquiri, delicious"(4 Tips)
    Naz F. G.
    "Recommend - ginger margarita, salmon crispy rice, tuna tartare!"(4 Tips)
    Veronica H.
    "Great open area with fireplaces and cozy seats"(3 Tips)
    Ausra D.
    "... decor and delicious "Pump and Circumstance"(gin with a hint of lavender syrup and egg..."(2 Tips)
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  • Martin S.
    Great ambiance and decor; excellent menu, food and service! Loved the wide range of choices. Bar was hopping. Very good place and will go again for sure!
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoAugust 2, 2014
    The secret of this food is its spice: It’s the toasty cumin seeds tying together the roasted carrots and dollop of sour cream in a salad—a salad!—that is the best dish. Read more
  • F Lo L.
    F Lo LoMay 1, 2013
    NYC transplant? Here's home away from home. Come for brunch ( order the french toast and a PB&J donut ) and stay for games by the fireplace. If you're lucky, you just might meet an angel.
  • Angela
    AngelaNovember 20, 2014
    Restaurant is great for wine and they offer great appetizers to pair up with the wine. Nice, cozy atmosphere here as well. The bar gets too crowded though so stick with the dining room.
  • Mitzi L.
    Mitzi LawrenceNovember 24, 2013
    Food better than expected. Some of the best in the city, actually. Short ribs are amazing, beef tenderloin perfectly prepared, tuna tartare is heavenly, and don't forget dessert!
  • Lani Love
    Lani LoveAugust 15, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Salmon appetizer w/ crispy rice & chipotle aioli is always a crowd pleaser. Salads might sound boring, but here they're usually a highlight of the meal. New peach cobbler w/ bourbon ice cream, yes!
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoApril 17, 2012
    Executive chef Moosah Reaume seamlessly churns out farm-to-table dishes such as roasted beets with housemade yogurt, and whole-wheat flatbread topped with spinach, goat cheese and herbs. Read more
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoMarch 6, 2013
    Cocktails at this revived classic nightspot are competently executed versions of the classics. Order the ginger margarita made with Olmeca Altos tequila: http://tmoutchi.us/13EV7jr Read more
  • Lee C.
    Lee CochranMarch 14, 2015
    Everything is delicious. The bass is blackened with pepper and awesome. The fried chicken is deliciously juicy. The flatbreads to die for and forget about the cookie dessert. Unreal.
  • Naz F. G.
    Naz F. GérdabiNovember 6, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    neighborhood gem! gorgeous lights, great service, delicious & unique cocktails...it's really hard to not like EVERYTHING on the menu. Recommend - ginger margarita, salmon crispy rice, tuna tartare!
  • Dolce&Gabbana
    Dolce&GabbanaOctober 26, 2011
    Reopened focusing on farm-to-table and organic cuisine. On the menu, among the dishes are: slow-baked Atlantic salmon, over roasted lobster, chicken-liver toast and roasted carrot and avocado salad.
  • James W.
    James Wooten IIIDecember 8, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Chicly decorated. The crispy walleye is perfectly prepared as is the beef tenderloin. If you're at the bar, you must have the crab toast. Pair it with the prosecco. You'll thank me. Bon appetit.
  • Kindall H.
    Kindall HAugust 17
    A Chicago landmark recently renovated, this places is super chic and cool. The food and service are outstanding as well as their drinks. Best blue cheese olives of my life!
  • Linda D.
    Linda DSeptember 8, 2012
    Food was awesome. Tuna tartare extremely fresh and tasty. The House Roasted Turkey sandwich wonderful. Cherry Cobbler a great finish to an amazing lunch. Service was gracious and professional.
  • Chicago magazine
    Chicago magazineDecember 5, 2011
    Say yes to the parmigiano-topped tagliatelle with Brussels sprouts on pistachio pesto and the crisp, warm Italian bread layered with chicken liver and fried sage. Skip the salt-and-pepper shrimp.
  • Laurie
    LaurieApril 23, 2012
    Mixed age range. Young and old together in the newly renovated lounge. In terms of the specialty cocktails, the "Pump and Circumstance" is my favorite (hint of egg wash and lavender too).
  • Veronica H.
    Veronica HApril 5, 2013
    Thursday evenings you'll find the well-heeled downing cocktails in the lounge. Great open area with fireplaces and cozy seats and its a historic Chicago spot!
  • Raksha R.
    Raksha RavikumarFebruary 26, 2014
    Maybe I was buzzed off of the best Moscow Mule I've ever shamelessly guzzled, but I'm pretty sure the Spinach, Goat Cheese and Herb Flatbread told me the meaning of life. #vegetarian
  • Hotel Indigo
    Hotel IndigoJanuary 24, 2013
    Legendary bar where you might rub elbows with Chicago’s A-list! The Old English Gentleman is made with scotch, sweet vermouth, egg whites, lemon juice and simple syrup infused with tobacco. Read more
  • ISC C.
    ISC ChicagoMay 17, 2013
    Gilt City had an excellent deal: $90 for two - one app, two entrees, one side, one dessert to share, plus two cocktails each (or a bottle of wine). Loved the peeky toe crab toast!
  • Bryant "Breeze" H.
    Bryant "Breeze" HortonSeptember 21, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    A new Ian Schrager hotel that gives guest and customers a unique and classy experience. The Pump Room offers a great atomosphere to eat, socialize, and to drink a fabolous cocktail.
  • Mahi
    MahiOctober 4, 2013
    Chair next to the fireplace, champagne in hand and anything dessert here is amazing especially the one with caramel popcorn and coffee ice cream
  • Brandan O.
    Brandan OrtegaNovember 3, 2011
    Very contemporary style with views of the bar from dining room. Amazing ambience with spherical lights. Great service and food meet at an affordable price-point.
  • Hotel I.
    Hotel IndigoJanuary 23, 2013
    Choose from substantial wine & beer listings or try a specialty cocktail. The Old English Gentleman is made with scotch, sweet vermouth, egg whites, lemon juice and simple syrup infused with tobacco. Read more
  • Ausra D.
    Ausra DabkuteAugust 10, 2012
    lounge, laid back atmosphere, cool decor and delicious "Pump and Circumstance"(gin with a hint of lavender syrup and egg white foam) specialty martini!
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoDecember 6, 2011
    Try the roast carrot and avocado salad from our 100 Best list:Crunchy with seeds, redolent with spices and enhanced with crème fraîche, this is proof there is such a thing as salad evolution.
  • Cory S.
    Cory StevensSeptember 14, 2014
    Salmon sashimi is like heaven on a plate. The fried chicken and cucumber cake are phenomenal and the wait staff are friendly, attentive, and skilled.
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoFebruary 17, 2012
    The crab toast and the carrot-avocado salad prove exceptions to the rule, competing for attention with the room and its once-again A-list clientele. Read more
  • LaTosha J.
    LaTosha JohnsonApril 28, 2012
    Everything was amazing. Definitely try the spinach goat cheese flatbread swordfish and ended our meal with an awesome sundae. Yummy!
  • Sanaz L.
    Sanaz LimoueeAugust 24, 2014
    LOVE!! Amazing menu and so many gourmet small plates you can enjoy at the bar. Favs: foie gras + flatbreads.
  • hellaHongKong
    hellaHongKongDecember 28, 2011
    Beet + yogurt salad = amazing x 10. Everything else was okay (pork chop too salty, snitzel really light but a little too much spice, brussel sprouts/avocado swimming in balsamic)
  • Emily J.
    Emily JurlinaNovember 10, 2014
    Extensive cocktail menus. The flatbreads are more like a pizza and they are awesome.
  • Crain's Chicago Business
    Crain's Chicago BusinessOctober 31, 2011
    Pay special attention to the sandwiches, made with chewy ciabatta, meats cooked in-house and wonderful spreads like the herb mayonnaise on turkey with bacon, arugula and jalapeños ($12). Read more
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoJanuary 24, 2012
    An exemplar of its form, this French toast teams thick-cut slices of challah with two strips of extra-crispy bacon for the perfect sweet-salty combo. Read more
  • Robert G.
    Robert GibbsSeptember 11, 2011
    Have the Wiener Schnitzel and a side of broccoli... a fun combination of both Jean-George AND classic Pump Room. Delicious.
  • Benny T.
    Benny ThomasApril 11, 2013
    Try the passion chili bourbon cocktail. Comes with a kick.
  • stephanie b.
    stephanie brassinneApril 4, 2015
    Nice atmosphere and good place for drinks and diner, Recommended for young crew who want to party. A bit pricy and noisy.
  • Matt N.
    Matt NFebruary 24, 2015
    Calamari, short ribs and salmon are amazing. Flatbread is good but spend your cash on a better dish.
  • Dave N.
    Dave NathanAugust 11, 2013
    Skip the simply grilled Filet Mignon. It's 7 ounces AT BEST and is simply a waste. You're better off getting the burger which looks amazing.
  • Tasting Table
    Tasting TableMay 10, 2012
    Pounded thin and surrounded by thick, flavorful breading, try the Wiener schnitzel--an old-school classic: Read more
  • Kevin R.
    Kevin RaglandOctober 3, 2013
    Good food. Great drinks. Amazing people watching.
  • Doug L.
    Doug LeutholdSeptember 8, 2011
    Fantastic renovations! Very updated and fun. Try the veal Milanese and doughnuts with bacon fudge!
  • Isa G.
    Isa GJanuary 15, 2013
    The lobster ravioli was magnificent! Absolutely delicious!!!
  • Justin R.
    Justin RJanuary 1, 2013
    Try the Sunnyside Up Frittata - Breakfast at the hotel on New Year's morning turned out to be damn good.
  • Jennifer G.
    Jennifer GrantOctober 30, 2011
    Can we please talk about the fried chicken?! I don't even LIKE fried food and I had this dish for lunch and dinner! So good!
  • EArchitect
    EArchitectAugust 7, 2015
    Don't opt for the prix fixe meals. Portions are ridiculously small. Wait service is painfully slow too. Good for drinks but not sit down meals. Nice ambiance.
  • Melissa J.
    Melissa JonesFebruary 11, 2015
    Salmon, crispy sushi rice and chipotle aioli
  • Allison K.
    Allison KaminskiJanuary 3, 2015
    Cocktails are great! Love the ambiance!
  • Olivier
    OlivierDecember 15, 2011
    Try the mash potatoes when ordering your fried chicken. You won't be sorry.
  • Adriana i.
    Adriana ibarraFebruary 26, 2015
    The Best food I have had in the area! Nice, clean, good service.
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