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Cherry Circle

12 S Michigan Ave, Between Madison Street & Monroe Street, The Loop, Chicago, IL 60603-3300
+1 312-792-3515
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (15 reviews)
“chateaubriand” (8 reviews)
“duck” (14 reviews)
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12 S Michigan Ave, Between Madison Street & Monroe Street, The Loop, Chicago, IL 60603-3300
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful room with a large sweeping bar. The wall are all (I'm assuming cherry) wood. with the room packed with people the conversation noise is loud, but the room and ambience is still very nice. We had a sampling of several plates and a main...More

Thank LFA11111
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can't decide whether I like breakfast or dinner better in the Cherry Circle room. Both are outstanding.

Thank Civil_War_Tourist
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although booths were available, we were shown to a ridiculously tiny table for two. When we demurred, they finally led us to a booth. The fish entree was quite good. The risotto was inedible. They did not charge for it. The cheese plate was good....More

Thank Rosemarie3740
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Classic restaurant bar located on the back of the Athletic Club hotel. I needed the security guard to lead me to the elevator way in back. I guess the name is because the room is circle shaped and is a classic old bar with cherry...More

Thank Lacheng
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The atmosphere is great...completely takes you back in time! The food was wonderful...we had the tuna tartare with carrot chips, best octopus I’ve ever had and the chateaubriand with cauliflower. One of the best meals I’ve ever had in Chicago!!

Thank Abby S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best dark chocolate creme brulee I ever had. Best crispy duck breast I've ever had. The Chateaubriand steak was excellent the French couldn't have done it better. It was uber busy but well worth it if you want great tasting food that you don't get...More

Thank Rebecca C
Reviewed 5 February 2018

This was suggested by the CAA's wonderful Concierge Joyce.We're a mixed bunch from England and Chicago and went for Brunch on a Sunday morning. This hidden gem in the historic Chicago Athletic Association is wonderful. Let's start with our waiter Tom. He was extremely friendly,...More

Thank DouglasP64
Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

The ambiance of the place is kind of 60s or post-modern. It lacks a single window and has a lot of dark tones with attempts at brightening via the lighter tones of the wooden shelves behind the bar. The china, the napkins and some of...More

Thank Kristen B
Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

Great vibe and very cool location. Nice that you can slip into the lounge for drinks straight after. I found the menu expensive but I guess that’s chicago! (40 usd for a mini salmon filet) Excellent wine list.

Thank Aubert1979
Reviewed 9 January 2018

I already reviewed this last year but I went back because I love their wine list. I think it is the best if not one of the best winelists in Chicago in terms of variety, quality, price. I wrote hidden gem because it is not...More

Thank EC145
Downtown / The Loop
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30 December 2016|
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Response from 1KirstenV | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea. It's very supper club-y so it was meat centric. I would call and ask.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 S Michigan Ave, Between Madison Street & Monroe Street, The Loop, Chicago, IL 60603-3300
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Downtown / The Loop
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / The Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-792-3515
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