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Custom House - CLOSED

500 S. Dearborn St. at the Blake Hotel, Chicago, IL 60605-1502
+1 312-523-0200
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good40%
  • Average21%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
16 Jan 2013
“Great Lunch Spot - Dinner not so much.”
4 Nov 2012
“Fantastic find!”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
500 S. Dearborn St. at the Blake Hotel, Chicago, IL 60605-1502
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Reviewed 16 January 2013

This restaurant in the heart of lower downtown Chicago tries very hard to present great dishes. The room seems much more inviting at lunchtime. The large windows on three sides make you feel like sitting in a fishbowl at night. Service was ok, food better...More

1  Thank pittsburgh_joe
Reviewed 5 November 2012

Service and food were fantastic. The appetizer of pasta, butternut squash puree, shaved brussel sprouts, and toasted almonds was out of this world, one of the best things I have ever eaten! The service was also stellar.

Thank kimber0668
Reviewed 27 October 2012

The atmosphere, food, and service were all wonderful at the Custom House. It was attached to our hotel (Wyndom's Blake) so it was an easy choice. We enjoyed the experience, but hamburgers and fries with a couple of drinks was well over $100 for a...More

1  Thank monarchlady77
Reviewed 22 October 2012

Nice seasonal menu and excellent service. Located in Printers' Row, Custom House offers dishes using fresh seasonal ingredients and a fun bar/wine list.

Thank David M
Reviewed 18 October 2012

This place is expensive, and there are so many cheaper options in Printers Row that this is a special occasion place for us. The drinks are really really good, and the food is amazing. Good place to kick back after work or with a bunch...More

Thank HappyDesiNomad
Reviewed 10 October 2012

Custom house is a really good restaurant that has a very modern decor and a nice staff. The food is delicious and served in unique ways. I had the steak one night and you could cut it with a butter knife. Also, the roasted chicken...More

Thank Gregoryg63
Reviewed 15 September 2012

On a recent business trip, we enjoyed a fabulous dinner at the Custom House. I have a gluten allergy and it is very difficult to eat out and feel comfortable that the kitchen really understands how serious it is. From the moment we first met...More

Thank Lori A
Reviewed 27 May 2012

We stayed at the hotel for a few nights on a business trip and amazingly the concierge did not recommend this restaurant. We instead visited the Chicago chop house which for us was vastly overpriced and just OK food. Custom house was our choice for...More

Thank BusinessTraveller760
Reviewed 18 April 2012

This was a business lunch. The hostess was on a personal call so it took a few minutes to be seated in a nearly empty restaurant. The service was slow. Our server was so quiet we could hardly hear him, he was not familiar with...More

Thank Valerie P
Reviewed 12 April 2012

I was looking for a light lunch. I found it here. And .delicious. I also stopped here for a breakfast of Red Flannel hash. It was made with sweet potatos and beets. It was great. I highly recommend this restaurant. Clean and great music.

Thank WorldeaterLincoln_Ne
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$ 40 - US$ 60
American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 500 S. Dearborn St. at the Blake Hotel, Chicago, IL 60605-1502
  • Public Transportation: CTA: Blue, Red, Brown & Purple Line Trains
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Downtown / The Loop
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / The Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-523-0200
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