521 North Rush Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611 USA
+1 312-645-1500

Authentic American Dining

Sit, eat and enjoy the variety of restaurants at The Gwen, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Michigan Avenue Chicago. Whether you're looking to dine for breakfast, lunch or dinner, there is a one-of-a-kind experience waiting for you at one of our two American restaurants. Upstairs at The Gwen, our sleek rooftop restaurant,  features signature cocktails illuminated by the glow of our tabletop fire pits. Relax in the contemporary setting of the Circa Restaurant and Lounge, perfect for intimate gatherings or lavish events in downtown Chicago.

Chef Bio

Executive Chef, Matt Jergens

Chef Matt began his culinary career in Boston and quickly moved up the ladder. With a focus on utilizing local farmers and purveyors, menus will evolve to reflect the changing seasons and ingredients that accompany them.

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Weekend Brunch

Join us every weekend as we feature culinary delights from Executive Chef Matt Jergens, and our American craft cocktail list.

Superior Suite - King Terrace

In-Room Dining

Enjoy our delicious restaurant fare from the privacy and comfort of your room. The room service menu offers the best from our kitchen and serves it to you fresh, hot, and in no time at all.

Dining Services

Room service, 24-hour

Room service


Continental breakfast, fee from 16.00 USD

Full American breakfast, fee from 25.00 USD


Upstairs at The Gwen

A modern rooftop restaurant, where busy Chicago meets quiet seclusion, Upstairs at The Gwen creates a one-of-a-kind experience featuring signature cocktails, tabletop fire pits, delicious American cuisine and a bird's-eye view of downtown Chicago.

Open for lunch and dinner Dress code: Casual Phone: +1 312-645-1500


Circa Restaurant and Lounge

Relax in the private dining experience offered by Circa Restaurant and Lounge. Whether you're eating a western omelette for breakfast or a classic The Gwen Burger for lunch, our Midwestern restaurant is ideal for a calm night in Chicago.

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner Dress code: Casual Phone: +1 312-645-1500

Steakhouse, 0.3 MILES

Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab

Classic steak and seafood fare, including signature stone crab claws, served by a tuxedo-clad staff.

Open for lunch and dinner Dress code: Formal Phone: +1 312-379-5637

Mediterranean, 0.2 MILES

The Purple Pig

Adventurous small plates plus house-cured meats and a lengthy wine list in small, lively quarters.

Open for lunch and dinner Dress code: Casual Phone: +1 312-464-1744

American, 0.2 MILES

Doc B's Fresh Kitchen

Counter-serve American spot offering seasonal comfort food in modern and spacious surroundings.

Open for lunch and dinner Dress code: Casual Phone: +1 312-999-9300

Seafood, 0.3 MILES

Benny's Chop House

High-end contemporary steakhouse serving aged steaks, seafood and pasta with piano music most nights.

Open for lunch and dinner Dress code: Formal Phone: +1 312-626-2444

American, 0.2 MILES

Shaw's Crab House

Seafood restaurant and oyster bar with classic fare and sushi in clubby space with frequent live music.

Open for lunch and dinner Dress code: Casual Phone: +1 312-527-2722

American, 0.4 MILES

Michael Jordan's Steak House

Luxury steakhouse with seafood and American classics, plus a 1st-floor bar and images of its namesake.

Open for lunch and dinner Dress code: Smart Casual Phone: +1 312-321-8823