Chicago >Food & Dining > Mity Nice Grill
835 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL | Directions 6061141.898199 -87.623836
Monday To Thursday From 11:00 AM To 09:00 PM Friday To Saturday From 11:00 AM To 09:30 PM Sunday From 11:00 AM To 08:00 PM
Neighborhoods: Central, Near North Side
It's tucked away in the back of the Mezzanine of Water Tower place, great comfort food. Mac N Cheese to die for!
This is a hidden gem away from the hustle and bustle of downtown. It is located behind the food court in Water Tower Place and I guarantee you won't regret going here for any meal. The staff is very nice, the food is excellent and it has a relaxing homey feel to it. If you do eat there, you can't go wrong as all of the food is great but I recommend trying the french onion soup, it is the best you will ever have. There is a nice range of food too from burgers to more complete dinners such as fish and chicken and steak.
A pleasant surprise food-wise, but lousy service – We drove all the way downtown originally planning to eat at the italian place in Bloomingdale's only to find that it was closed til 4 due to a private party. It was pouring rain out, so by the time we got to Water Tower, we were rather irritated and very hungry. All the lines were so long, and then they called out for Mity Nice. None of us had ever heard of it, and we were starving, so we decided to give it a go. Lo and behold, it turned out to be perfect. The food was surprisingly great. I would still choose Weber Grill over this place any day, but it was definitely surprising that all of us were satisfied with our meals (we're all quite picky!) The prices were pretty decent considering it was inside water tower. The service was extremely sloppy. Our waiter came maybe every 10-15 minutes and even then, he was very impersonal and unfriendly. He didn't give us bread and barely paid any attention to us the whole time we were there. I would gladly eat here again, but I'd have my fingers crossed for better service.
Shoppers and businesspeople take a break for lunch at this 1940s-style bar and grill. – In Short
Cozy booths hug the walls of this Lettuce Entertain You restaurant nestled behind Foodlife in tony, touristy Water Tower Place. Big-band music wafts over the din of clanging silverware, and huge black-and-white photos of kids adorn the walls. Comfort foods like macaroni and cheese and meat loaf abound, as well as fancier offerings like garlic-crusted whitefish and filet mignon. Burgers are the main attraction, though: half-pounders with classic toppings like sauteed mushrooms and grilled onions.
Strange Location – Great drinks! And the ambience is very cool. The food overall was good. The much celebrated Mac-n-Cheese is actually Rigatoni. It was good, but you can certainly get better. We visited on a Friday with family. The perch-n-chips were great. Moist fillets and crispy fries. The salmon looked delicious. And the flatbread was a hit all around. But it is a big overpriced - and the location is strange (in Water Tower). I'm still not sure if we will be back. Again, slightly above average experience.
Mity but....... – Not worthy of a 10 in my opinion. $10 for Macaroni and Cheese doesn't do much for the value rating, no matter how good. The tuna salad was excellent; the quiche was so-so. Awesome Goose Island Root Beet on draft - a must try. Don't get me wrong, this is a very nice restaurant and the food is quite good with generous portions. However, in the sea of great restaurants that Chicago is, this one is above average, but no better. For lunch I preferred Ditka's. Mity is non-smoking - a bonus. While it is in Water Tower, don't hold that against it. You'd never know you were in the mall, other than the lack of windows. Worth it if you're in the neighborhood, but not worth an exceptional effort to go there. My wife and I were visiting from out of town when we dined here.
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