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172 W Adams St, W Chicago City Center, Chicago, IL 60603-7602 (LaSalle/Adams)
+1 312-917-5608
Today
17:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 13:00
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 06:30 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 13:00
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Ridgewood, New Jersey
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105 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Despite a cafeteria-like setting, the food at this restaurant is excellent. I was pleasantly surprised with the quality and taste of the beet salad and Salomon bowl.

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Thank parkerw2014
Swaffham, United Kingdom
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128 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

By comparison to the average hotel this resides in, this restaurant is lovely. Attentive friendly staff. Lots of coffee and smiles. My wife went for the eggs benedict whilst I went for the chorizo omelette Both were beautiful and plentiful

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Thank Matt C
Chicago
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272 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

The W Hotel has transformed the Midland Club building into an upscale hotel with the IPO Restaurant adjacent to its entrance. While the hotel has maintained much of the historic architecture, the black, white, gray and chrome restaurant has a modern yet warm ambience. The brunch menu is limited but offers some unique dishes like lobster skillet and lobster claw... More 

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Mount Prospect, Illinois
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284 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

On a Friday at lunch time there were more managers than wait staff and the restaurant was only a quarter full . The service was fine. We ate a crab cake and a brie and ham sandwich, the latter came with tomato soup in place of a salad or fries. The food was tasty enough. The prices were what you... More 

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Thank Dedgehog
Chennai (Madras), India
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

We were delighted to celebrate our wedding anniversary with the fine staff at IPO. Once they knew it was our anniversary, they bumped the service up a notch, and the food was exquisite. A wonderful place for a special event dinner, or just somewhere to dine in.

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Thank gamortie
Saint Louis, Missouri
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

We had lunch here after a conference at the JW Marriot. The offerings and atmosphere was very modern. If you like small portions and kale this is the place for you. Pricing was a little expensive for what you receive but not a bad overall experience.

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Thank Yankee_September_02
Chicago, Illinois
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116 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

Have been to IPO, which is inside the W hotel on Adams, on a dozen occasions. The menu has changed over the past five years, becoming moderately healthier (though I miss the skirt steak previously served at lunch time). The restaurant has always had a table ready as reserved for lunch. Sandwiches and entrees are all pretty good. The entries... More 

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Thank nlman1985
London
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146 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

Went for breakfast as the restaurant is part of The W Hotel. Bad coffee, warm orange juice, slow service and a very odd selection on the menu. Not worth it, lots of better places including the McDonald's right next door.

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Thank showbizandi
Seattle, Washington
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016

I've eaten here 2 times. Had a latte both times. Weak and no flavor, even with extra shots. And to add insult to injury $14!! Bacon is lackluster. Missing that smoky meaty flavor. The lobster claw benedict at $21- horrible. The biscuits were cold. Lobster chewy, stringy, and no flavor. The "truffle" hollandaise was also cold and watery. Trader Joe's... More 

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Thank Ken A
Chicago, Illinois
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216 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016

I had a green & white omelet with fruit and hubby had steel cut oatmeal with fruit and hazelnuts. We bought our own coffee, but breakfast for 2 was over $30.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$60
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 13:00
Monday
06:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
06:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
06:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 13:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 172 W Adams St, W Chicago City Center, Chicago, IL 60603-7602
    (LaSalle/Adams)
  • Public Transportation: Blue Line "Jackson", Brown Line "Quincy" or "Monroe"
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Downtown / The Loop
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / The Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-917-5608
  • This restaurant is at W Chicago - City Center

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Downtown / The Loop
Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a good starting point to sample the city's energy and flavor. This central business district boasts Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of the most iconic landmarks in the city. A stunning skyline coupled with cultural attractions like the Art Institute of Chicago present a Downtown where work and play peacefully coexist.
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