Opened in 1905, The Walnut Room is one of Chicago's most beloved landmarks. You can still sit by the 17-foot marble fountain, amid the original Circassian Walnut paneling and Austrian chandeliers, and enjoy a traditional pot pie made from Mrs. Hering's here.
The world-famous Walnut Room was the first restaurant ever opened in a department store. The soaring 17,000-square-foot dining room is both elegant and comfortable. Conveniently located in the heart of the Chicago theater district, the restaurant is an excellent choice for taking a break from shopping or for a meal and a glass of wine before a show.
The Great Tree Lighting & Buffet
The Walnut Room is also known for its spectacular holiday décor and special holiday menu. Many people visit the restaurant annually to see and dine alongside the lighted 45-foot Great Tree that graces the restaurant each November through early January.
This year, The Tree Lighting event takes place on Saturday, November 3 from
11 am - 8 pm and the Great Tree can be viewed during operating hours through Sunday, January 6, 2019.
The Holiday Great Tree Buffet will be offered all day, from November 3 through January 6, 2019.
Reservations are limited. Visit macysrestaurants.com to check availability and make a reservation. If there are no open times available, you may join the Walnut Room seating waitlist the day of your arrival by visiting the 7th floor iPad/tech station. The restaurant will employ a first-come first-served pager system for dining.
111 North State Street
Chicago, IL 60602
A Tradition of Excellence
The Walnut Room is best known for classic dishes, like Mrs. Hering’s Chicken Pot Pie and French Onion Soup, as well as more contemporary menu items created by members of the Macy’s Culinary Council—some of the best chefs in the United States.