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5553 N. Clark
Chicago, IL 60640
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Adriatic Restaurant Details
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Friday - Saturday: 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM.
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Order food for cary-out. Available for small or big parties.
Bryn Mawr Ave.
Bus stop is across the street, at the corner of Clark St and Bryn Mawr St.
We have parking available for our customers. Parking is located at the back of the restaurant and entrance is from the Bryn Mawr St.
A word from Adriatic Restaurant
Wonderful family run Mediterranean spot in Andersonville! Our friendly and helpful staff is spectacular and brings fluffy bread and oil to start. Choose from a plethora of salads and soups to start out as well as delicious entrees. Relax at the full bar and bring a date or some friends and
enjoy this neighborhood Adriatic Restaurant!
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Made reservations...first time
dining and for a birthday. Everything struck me as just OK; the food was ok but not memorable (in fact the calamari was really tough and the shrimp overcooked), the server was kind but not really attentive and a little slow, the drinks were ok but not worth the price. Perhaps it was because there was a party in the same room as the dining room that may have required a lot of attention. Dining outside might have been a better option, but not planning to return to find out."
Dined on 7/12/2014
Adriatic Restaurant has excellent
food, knowledgeable wait staff, and a spacious dining area. There is also a lovely garden patio space. The food is excellent, the portions are generous, and prices are reasonable. We loved the bruschetta. We had wonderful seafood dishes. The menu includes everything from pizza to filet mignon. And there is even a parking lot in back. I will definitely eat here again. "
Dined on 5/28/2014
A neighborhood restaurant in a
neighborhood filled with great restaurants, Adriatic goes a step further with a fine, well-priced menu sure to satisfy. The wine list has some Serbian options that after trying one has me craving more. Our waitress was wonderful! It was a touch cold when we went, so we didn't sit outdoors, but that area looked large and relaxed. And there is a parking lot for diners behind the restaurant - quite a coup for Andersonville!"
Dined on 5/24/2014
The food was delicious, with
generous portions. Service was friendly, knowledgeable, and prompt. The decor was lovely. The outside of the restaurant doesn't indicate all the wonderful things that lie within! So glad we tried it!"
Dined on 5/17/2014
We were here latish on a Monday
night so it was very quiet. We had a great server who friendly and prompt. We ordered an assortment of 3 appetizers on one plate: hummous, eggplant and a red pepper dip. The plate arrived with 3 "scoops" as tho they'd been made with an ice cream scoop. It was unappetizing to me. There was no garnish or vegetables on the plate and it was rather tasteless. Our main course of chicken was much better. Very generous portions and pretty flavorful. There is no explanation of the flavors or origins of the food, so I don't know anything about the ethnicity or region it represents. "
Dined on 5/5/2014
We found Adriatic Restaurant
looking for a place that had some Croatian food as our group is planning a trip. The restaurant is in Andersonville and when we arrived they confirmed our reservations. It was a slower night but that worked out to our advantage as the wait staff was very attentive, helpful and patient in allowing us to try a few wines before ordering, offering solid recommendations on menu items and they were incredibly friendly. I will say that most of the dishes were very good and the others were still good and tasty. We left knowing we would return."
Dined on 3/22/2014
So, I admit that I was late in
planning my Valentine's Day reservations but I am so glad that I did. They obviously knew we were celebrating the day, and made it memorable. We took forever to order but they did not care. I would say that their Valentine's prix menu was a little light but they allowed us to move to the standard menu. The place was not exceptionally busy, but there was a large birthday party and steady Valentine's lovers... The service was impeccable and cheerful. The drinks, could have been a touch more carefully crafted, but the food was amazing."
Dined on 2/14/2014
Great evening - wonderful food!
Would definitely go again."
Dined on 2/15/2014
Adriatic has become one of our
favorites. The menu contains options suitable for just about any taste or food preference of this sort of regional cuisine. The sea scallops entree is our favorite. It is consistently delicious. The service is warm, friendly, and diligent."
Dined on 1/25/2014
My husband is not adventurous, my
sister prefers vegetarian choices, I like variety and seasonings. Adriatic did it all for us. We enjoyed the neighborhood ambience, obviously a favorite spot for locals, but our server was most welcoming and friendly throughout. It was Christmas Day and not busy when we arrived shortly after 3p.m.; however, when the traffic picked up, our waiter managed to keep up with several tables. We enjoyed a delightful pumpkin soup, a feta cheese spicy appetizer, and each of us had a special entree--extremely generous servings. A carmel broulee was a superb dessert."
Dined on 12/25/2013
We went for dinner on a Thursday
evening at 6. It was pretty early so the restaurant was anything but crowded. Service was efficient and the food well-prepared and tasty. We started with an enormous cold meat and cheese mezze plate (at least a meal's worth of food). My guest had lobster ravioli and I had salmon. Both entrees were very good with good-sized portions. I'd recommend this place for a neighborhood meal."
Dined on 12/19/2013
Italy, Croatia and Greece border
on the Adriatic Sea. The cuisines of each country are represented by a wide variety of fish, meat, pasta, chicken and vegetarian dishes on the menu. With such variety comes a challenge - should the dishes remain distinct or be fused into a regional cuisine? Adriatic Restaurant maintains the distinctiveness of each country's flavorful approaches. And they are successful. You can enjoy a creamy seafood pasta, a delightful pork schnitzel, or a succulent lamb shank that compares favorably to the same dishes at an Italian trattoria, a Greek restaurant or Croatian cafe. Outdoor dining is available in the warm weather."
Dined on 12/15/2013
Would highly recommend! Lots of
good choices on menu. Decent wine list. Service was very attentive and quick."
Dined on 11/16/2013
We were initially attracted to the
outdoor seating area, so looked to Open Table for reviews. Given fairly good reviews we made reservations. Unfortunately, there was nothing we ordered that was memorable. The bacon on the bacon wrapped dates was 100% fat. The cheese in the stuffed banana peppers was bland and did nothing to compliment the pepper itself. Two people in our part ordered the specialty, Adriatic Chicken. It was dry, overcooked and salty. The wine list looked reasonably priced and we had a nice Barbera. Maybe we'll come back in the summer for a glass of wine on the patio......"
Dined on 10/11/2013
Good food, excellent service,
maybe because there were no other patrons the entire time we were there.Terrible music, discordant with the decor. Chuck Berry? James Brown?Laughable bread, looked and tasted store-bought, like buns from Dominick's that you have to pull apart. Maintenance staff noisily wheeled a mop and bucket right by us to clean the room next to us.Completely unacceptable!Finally, I ordered coffee and when the waiter offered to make a "very special coffee for the lady because it is not busy" I completely misunderstood that this was not on-the-house. There was a $3.50 charge on the check for something I really didn't want, but accepted because the waiter was so nice. I told them it was my friend's birthday but they did nothing"
Dined on 10/6/2013
A first time visit to this
restaurant to celebrate a birthday and we will definitely be back. We tried a variety of starters and enjoyed them all. We each had a different entree and everyone was pleased again. The scallops and lamp chops were both outstanding! And the desserts.... We all thought we won that competition. The crepes were spectacular (Nutella and strawberries) OMG"
Dined on 9/22/2013
Love this place. The water-garden
is beautiful. The owner takes pride in treating and feeding the fish. The food is always great and the service as well. I tried a new drink last time - a "Ginger Martini". Quite tasty. In addition, they allow dogs on the patio and as soon as they see you with the dog, they immediately bring a water dish. Now that's service. My dog goes everywhere with me --- what will be do in the winter?"
Dined on 9/7/2013
I was looking for a neighborhood
place to take my niece for dinner when I saw Adriatic. I really did not know what to expect when I got there but from the beginning the staff was friendly and helpful and the food was amazingly good. My guest and I had a leisurely dinner and were never rushed. I would highly recommend Adriatic for its combination of interesting and delicious food and excellent staff."
Dined on 9/6/2013
The outdoor dining was what caught
our eye and we had to try it! We were extremely satisfied. The food was delicious, service was fast, would definitely come back!"
Dined on 8/30/2013
I have never had a bad meal at
Adriatic. Service is always good and atmosphere is nice casual environment. Great for large parties!"
Dined on 8/30/2013
We had a wonderful all around
experience. We were looking for a different taste to celebrate our wedding anniversary, and Boy, this restaurant sure fitted that requisite. Parking was easy since the restaurant was not in the most hectic part of andersonville. As soon as we stepped in, we were nicely and warmly greeted. Contemporary yet adriatic decoration theme. To our delight, we were offered seating in their outdoor patio. It was beautiful outhere. Concrete flooring that led to a adriatic water garden. It had turtles, koi fish, and native vegetation. Our waiter Adam, was super attentative and knowledgable about the menu.Food did not fail, amazing flavors + quality ingredients+ good portion sizes. Prices well worth it! Will come back!"
Dined on 8/17/2013
We really lived our dinner (lamb
chops and paella). Beautiful outdoor area. Only problem is we ordered red velvet cake for dessert and it was stale. Told they don't make it in house but should have tasted before giving to customers."
Dined on 8/16/2013
A small group of girls went to
Adriatic for dinner. It was a beautiful summer evening and we wanted something with an outside patio that wasn't curbside. This was perfect. Service was great -- although I think they only had one waitress for the entire patio which was pretty full, but she did a great job of keeping up with everything. she was also spot on with her recommendations. She recommended the sampler platter for an appetizer - we got our choice of 3 spreads. They were all yummy. I had the lamb shank with plum sauce. Yum Yum. There some other things on the menu that looked good for a cold winter evening. Can't wait to go back and try them."
Dined on 7/22/2013
Wonderful! Great food, service,
ambiance ! Had a fantastic experience!"
Dined on 7/19/2013
We hosted our rehearsal dinner
here and were quite satisfied with the experience. The service was a little slow, for instance getting refills, and our bill took a little while... and another thing that bothered me was that the waitress had spilled over an entire glass of champagne because she overfilled 2 or 3 glasses at the table, and she laughed about it... I was upset that we paid for a bottle of champagne and lost an entire glass due to her not paying attention to what she was doing. I think it was because she laughed about it that it really bothered me. Other than that the food was excellent! I would say if you don't have somewhere to be or a large group then it's a great place!"
Dined on 6/28/2013
we had a good time-the food was
delicious and the menu had a nice selection and the price was very resonable-we will come back next time with our family to enjoy a nice dinner"
Dined on 6/22/2013
This was our second time and it
was just as enjoyable. The food was excellent, Dominick, our server, was very informative, attentive. We will be back."
Dined on 6/16/2013
This place is great for having fun
with friends AND with your pet on the beautiful well kept patio. There is a wonderful pond in the back of the patio with fish and frogs. So relaxing. I love this place and go again and again."
Dined on 6/8/2013
The server was very nice, but she
messed up our order twice. We ordered slad with dressing on the side and she brought it with the dressing on it. She fixed the problem immediately. We also ordered eggplant parmasen and she brought us chicken parmasen. I kept the chicken since I like Chicken also."
Dined on 4/21/2013
Was hoping to enjoy this
restaurant as it would be good to have a successful business in this location on Clark Street. However, the food was not good - particularly not for the prices being charged. When we complained about the food, the response from both the waitstaff and the manager was that we were wrong. When I did not like my dessert (it was stale), the waiter's response was that maybe I needed a massage. Inappropriate, to say the least. We will not be returning to this restaurant."
Dined on 2/14/2013
A refreshing gem with amazing food
and service. The Saganaki, which we dubbed "cheese candy" was the best we've ever had. Our waitress was so attentive and awesome. We're going back next week with more friends. A great blend of Serbian-Greek-Italian cuisine."
Dined on 1/28/2013
Great food and reasonable price,
place was empty which I was surprised to see. I dont think people realize how good it is, I will return."
Dined on 1/26/2013
Very Friendly wait staff.. Gave
good recommendations and spent time explaining menu items and history of the place.. I really enjoyed my time there..."
Dined on 10/16/2012
Some reviewers on other sites have
complained that Adriatic's menu seemed inconsistent. This is actually a product of the fact that it is a Balkan (primarily Serbian and Montenegran but also Slovenian) restaurant and not a Greek or Middle-Eastern one. There is much on the menu that's familiar, but often with a unique twist. For this reason alone, it's well worth a try. I had lamb chops, a basic enough dish, but they were done perfectly, seasoned richly, and served on a wonderful bed of vegetables. My wife had sea-scallops which were served with a champagne risotto that was out of this world. The wine and beer choices reflect the ethnic focus of the menu, and the waitstaff was helpful in making selections."
Dined on 12/8/2012
Warm comfortable atmosphere.
Service was exceptionally attentive and courteous. The food was very good, we had their Grillia appetizer which was grilled octopus and shrimp with spinach. I order the bacon wrapped stuffed pork. I could have done without the bacon but that was my mistake. The stuffing of spinach and feta was light but flavorable. My husband order the grilled mahi mahi with curried rice. That was excellent. The curry was delicate, not overwhelming. The mahi was cooked perfectly. We'll go again especially if our favorite Swing Band, The Flat Cats are there. It was their debut at Adriatic. Fairly spacious dance floor."
Dined on 12/7/2012
Had an excellent experience from
the moment I walked through the door until I left out. My sister and I decided to try a new place for her birthday, and it was amazing! We were greeted with warm smiles and happy hellos and were seated outside, since the weather was amazing! The food was ultra delicious! The service was Phenomenal! I will be back! And I have been telling others to try this place!"
Dined on 9/15/2012
Although the outdoor patio is very
pleasant and quiet for early diners, the food is quite mediocre. A bad sign is when the bread is bad. Each of the four in our party took one bite of the very uninteresting, white bread puffy rolls, and found them inedible. Bread usually is a harbinger of what is to come. Salad was ok and the grilled calamari also met expectations. Two of the three main courses were sub-par. One met expectations. Good but limited wine selection."
Dined on 8/25/2012
We ate on the patio a couple of
weeks ago. The patio is very nice and relasxing. Food was good to very good although the waitress got a few orders wrong. Decent value though for what we got. I would go back."
Dined on 7/22/2012
The food was just less than I
imagined it would be. The space is awesome. I think it would be fun to have a party there, but the food just wasn't the best."
Dined on 7/16/2012
I did enjoy the overall experience
but to many items were not available that night. (Hummus, Sausage and 3 different deserts)"
Dined on 7/14/2012
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