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The Drawing Room

The Drawing Room

(Now Closed)
Cocktail Bar, Lounge, and New American Restaurant$$$$
Streeterville, Chicago
  • The experts at The Wall Street Journal and Time Out Chicago recommend this place
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    • Time Out Chicago
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  • Renaissance Hotels
    Renaissance HotelsAugust 23, 2012
    One of the first and still one of the best cocktail bars in Chicago. Come here in the early evening for chief mixologist Cristiana DeLucca’s full attention and unbelievable, hand-crafted cocktails.
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoMarch 6, 2013
    The O’Leary’s Cow, a bitter mix of Old Weller 107 bourbon, Campari, Fernet and coffee liqueur with a rinse of peaty Laphroaig, is—like most drinks here—perfectly complex. Read more
  • Eater
    EaterApril 11, 2013
    You will have no problem bellying up to the bar at this modern restaurant and culinary cocktail lounge with an unmatched drink program, led by Cristiana DeLucca.
  • The Wall Street Journal
    This subterranean cocktail lounge turns out imaginative elixirs. Open until 4 a.m. on Saturdays, it's one of the few options for late-night fare like bacon-wrapped pork belly and fried avocados. Read more
  • Tammy
    TammyNovember 16, 2011
    Tasty drinks! Escargot and mushroom lasagna are perfection. Beware of NY Strip entree... there's some sort of sauce/seasoning on there that tastes funky. I haven't found one person that likes it yet!
  • Erik R.
    Erik RowleyJune 22, 2013
    This place is incredible, can't speak highly enough. The mixologists were excellent and the drinks are top notch. Perfect late night setting in downtown Chicago.
  • Peter B.
    Peter BeckerJanuary 20, 2013
    Awesome cocktails. Great food. Pleasant staff. This place has it all. Try the smoky Tequila drink, hushpuppies, and duck breast. You will not be disappointed.
  • Maureen H.
    Maureen HOctober 12, 2012
    Very cool place! Delicious cocktails, delicious food! Give the beef tartare a try! Excellent service by Ryan. Will definitely come back!
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithFebruary 6, 2013
    If you're a fan of bourbons with rich, smoky flavor, O'Leary's Cow would be an excellent choice. Your mouth will thank you later.
  • Morgan S.
    Morgan SOctober 1, 2011
    The bar in this restaurant is top notch, but there are literally 8 seats. Bartenders are skilled, but not pretentious. A friendly place to step out of your cocktail comfort zone.
  • Jon D.
    Jon DavisMarch 20, 2013
    Try the Monk, the old man and the sea cocktail. Can't really go wrong on the food. Everything rocks.
  • Sailing Spoken Here
    Sailing Spoken HereDecember 14, 2010
    A unique restaurant and cocktail lounge with an incredible ambiance. The Drwaing room features contemporary cuisine and culinary cocktails at their finest.
  • Chicago magazine
    Chicago magazineJanuary 16, 2012
    Must-try cocktail: Eve's Answer. Reposado tequila, mezcal mist, raisin syrup, cider, and cinnamon. It makes margaritas jealous.
  • Katie
    KatieJuly 7, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Hey Guys! Make sure to try the new Ceviche, fish and chips and fried guacamole! All the drinks are awesome and any dessert Boo touches will be perfect! Enjoy!
  • Daniel H.
    Daniel HJanuary 24, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Go for the three-course meal. Great food. Also, get one of the specialty drinks here. The bartenders actually are worthy of the title "mixologist" and they're some of the best around.
  • Jonathan P.
    Jonathan ParkerMay 16, 2010
    Great place to go late at night after you leave your respective night spot....I always find myself more than wasted when I leave le passage, but I do have a good time.
  • Mary Kay H.
    Mary Kay HardcastleJanuary 17, 2013
    Eater says try the Red Bush ($13), made with rooibos infused Scotch "rocks", Cointreau, cinnamon syrup, and fresh lemon sour.
  • Chandler C.
    Chandler CollinsFebruary 22, 2014
    The Old Man, the Monk, and the Sea was my favorite drink in the city. Now it's off the menu, and they don't have all the ingredients to make it. WAMP.
  • Yumi Y.
    Yumi YamauchiOctober 24, 2010
    Don't order your vodka tonics here, but take your time looking through the menu and try something new! The Midnight Mary is delicious <3
  • Food & Wine
    Food & WineApril 20, 2011
    At this subterranean lounge within Le Passage nightclub, guests can opt to have their drinks prepared tableside, accompanied by a cocktail history lesson.
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoMarch 30, 2012
    Try the beef tartare with fried nubs of potato and the refreshing salad of sautéed shrimp, jicama and cucumbers. Read more
    USA TODAYDecember 6, 2010
    This Rush Street watering hole feels like a speakeasy. Guests head downstairs, where they'll find small sitting areas where they can gather with friends. Read more
  • James M.
    James MillerApril 17, 2010
    April 29th for the Chicago After Work networking event from 6-10pm. Admission is $10 in advance and includes: 300+ Chicago Professionals, Open Bar from 6-7pm from Tito' Vodka, Appetizers from The Draw Read more
  • Kamilah M.
    Kamilah MOctober 3, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Always sit at the bar if it is an option, if not request cocktails are prepared table side!
  • Bill D.
    Bill DaleyNovember 20, 2009
    Do take a leap of faith with your cocktail + order something out of the ordinary . You will be rewarded. Love the cocktail amuse bouche that sometimes greets you on arrival.
  • Daniel H.
    Daniel HJune 29, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    As good as ever. Three years after my last tip, the joint is still rocking!
  • Esquire
    EsquireMay 24, 2011
    Congratulations, you've found one of Esquire's Best Bars in America. Ask Charles Joly to make you The Old Man, the Monk, and the Sea. Read more
  • Esther S.
    Esther ShamieAugust 28, 2014
    Will is a mixology genius. So fun to sit by the bar! Pretty decor...A+ bar!
  • Redeye Chicago
    Redeye ChicagoAugust 3, 2014
    It's time to take your pick of both classic and modern creations from the bar talent at this subterranean lounge. Read more
  • TheYumYum F.
    TheYumYum FoodieMarch 5, 2014
    Great cocktails and a Jazz club next door. It's a win win.
  • Dazey R.
    Dazey RoxxMarch 9, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Go to the Drawing Room, tell the server or mixologist what flavors you like, and watch them create a cocktail for you from scratch!
  • kristen l.
    kristen loperDecember 10, 2009
    be adventuresome with the drink menu, and shoot for a seat at the bar. not only do you get a great drink, but you get an entertaining show, and even info about mixology!
  • Robert R.
    Robert RichardsonMay 18, 2012
    Try the FEW gin. Great local (Evanston) distillery.
  • Sailing Spoken Here
    Sailing Spoken HereDecember 14, 2010
    One of Chicago’s hottest nightclubs located in the Gold Coast, this is a destination spot for many local and traveling celebrities.
  • Ross S.
    Ross SchendelJanuary 25, 2014
    if you're only going for a drink the bar only has 8 seats!
  • Teresa G.
    Teresa GreenleesApril 14, 2012
    Charles is the consummate host. Charming, attentive and totally knows his shit.
  • Michael Y.
    Michael Y.February 7, 2010
    Awesome drinks, awesome food, awesome decor. Very unpretentious place in the middle of the Viagra triangle.
  • Tom F.
    Tom FoxSeptember 20, 2013
    The drinks are outstanding. Have a Manhattan!
  • Adam S.
    Adam SegerSeptember 9, 2011
    Jaegger is for Freshmen. Try a chilled shot of locally-made 70 Proof hum, The World's Most Unique Rum.
  • Jay R.
    Jay RunnfeldtAugust 21, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    There is a new menu that came out this week. You have to try the duck sausage.
  • Bruce P.
    Bruce PaulOctober 16, 2011
    One of my favorite places, when I first moved back to the city.
  • Kristina W.
    Kristina WangOctober 23, 2013
    Taormina cocktail is delicious, but strong.
  • Tyler M.
    Tyler McPheetersJanuary 21, 2012
    The Old-Old Fashion is really bad, the Manhattan and Double Agent are both good.
  • Stephanie M.
    Stephanie MarkadonatosSeptember 19, 2013
    Drinks are good and unique. I can't say the same for the food. It lacked flavor and I wouldn't eat there again.
  • Mike A.
    Mike AllenMarch 24, 2013
    We had a blast with Sergio. Great place.
  • Jan D.
    Jan DouglasJuly 7, 2011
    Try the 400lb monkey, great english styley ale
  • Leyla A.
    Leyla ArsanNovember 29, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Try an old school classic or one of their very own creations
  • Nicole
    NicoleMarch 9, 2014
    Chocolate mouse for dessert. Yum!!!
  • Shannon H.
    Shannon HeathFebruary 1, 2013
    Try "The old man monk and the sea"
  • Mike C.
    Mike CostelloNovember 6, 2009
    This place was not my (or my friend's) scene at all, but the one shining recommendation that I can make was the Peanut Crème Brûlée. It an was an absolutely outstanding dessert.
  • Paul
    PaulJune 22, 2013
    They have a great punch service.
  • Shane S.
    Shane ScrantonJune 26, 2014
    Amazing drinks, good conversation
  • C L.
    C LuMay 3, 2014
    They are not aware of the foursquare check in.
  • Yura L.
    Yura LeeOctober 6, 2014
    Awesome bartenders. The end.
  • AJ
    AJSeptember 13, 2012
    best late night desserts
  • Ian B.
    Ian B.April 15, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Simply perfect manhattan
  • Chris Z.
    Chris ZJuly 11, 2013
    "By Hook or by Crook" is phenomenal
  • Nick D.
    Nick DazAugust 22, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Stop in the service bar and have a shot with @nickdaz on Saturday nights!
  • Ben F.
    Ben FosterApril 4, 2010
    The mixologists (bartenders) are your friends. Put your fate in their hands.
  • Sebastiaan V.
    Great cocktails!
  • Eric M.
    Eric MerschOctober 10, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    This place is a must if you are in Chicago.
  • Jason
    JasonDecember 19, 2009
    good place. Unique vibe. definitely one of my barhop destinations
  • Katie
    KatieJuly 7, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Hey there! Stop in the service bar and say Hello! Have a blast and DM @Kt_Go for table reservations!
  • Matt A.
    Matt AlterAugust 3, 2013
    Drinks are killer
  • Eric S.
    Eric SmithMay 28, 2010
    Absolutely have to try the sazerac!
  • Michelle J.
    Michelle JeonAugust 26, 2012
    look for Ryan! Greattt waiter!!
  • John K.
    John KohtJanuary 24, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    the kitchen bar is the best spot to chill with some friends
  • Cristin
    CristinMay 23, 2010
    Don't miss the bacon squared!
  • Noelle N.
    Noelle NewhouseMay 8, 2011
    Try the Greystone
  • Leigh J.
    Leigh J HJune 27, 2010
    Best drink = trifecta. So good.
  • @nicoleyeary
    @nicoleyearyMay 27, 2010
    Fried Guacamole - yum! Read more
  • Brandon R.
    Brandon RileySeptember 22, 2009
    Been here 50+ times
    Not just a night club. Best bottle service in the city.
  • Nick D.
    Nick DazNovember 21, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Jameson it's what we do here
  • LaToya A.
    LaToya AllenJuly 31, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Come check me out behind the bar !
  • Drew N.
    Drew NausedaSeptember 25, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Drewzilla is the mayor and always will be.
  • Marialla M.
    Marialla MagloireJuly 17, 2010
    Perhaps tonight... :)
  • Mark G.
    Mark GundlachSeptember 26, 2010
    Try the 'it ain't easy being...'
  • Benjamin W.
    Benjamin WebbMarch 20, 2010
    Test the Mixologists!
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