Allium
Allium
  • Address:
    120 E. Delaware Street
    7th Floor
    Chicago, IL 60611
    Neighborhood:
    Gold Coast / Streeterville
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

Allium

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.alliumchicago.com/
  • Phone: 3127994900x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast - 6:30am to 11:00am
    Lunch - 11:00am to 3:00pm
    Dinner - 5:00pm to 10:30pm
    Sunday Brunch - 11:00am to 3:00 pm

    Bar - 11:00am to Midnight (Friday and Saturday until 2:00am)
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Michigan Ave and Rush Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Self-parking is available in the 900 N. Michigan Ave Parking Garage with access to the hotel & restaurant at a discounted rate.
A word from Allium
Allium is marked by a more approachable environment, featuring farm-to-table, regional American cuisine. Allium continues to uphold the Hotel’s trademark of exemplary, engaging service in a new relaxed atmosphere, making it the ultimate Chicago gathering place.

Allium’s seasonal menu focuses on sustainable ingredients. Vegetables drive the ever-evolving menu, sourced both from local farmers and the Hotel’s own rooftop garden. Meats, one of the Midwest’s greatest culinary staples, are well represented, from dry aged filet chop to the menu’s From the Meat Locker section, featuring a selection of premium steaks and chops from Midwestern ranchers.
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Allium reviews from OpenTable diners
50 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (28)fit for foodies (24)great for brunch (15)romantic (15)great for lunch (12)scenic view (12)notable wine list (11)good for groups (10)neighborhood gem (9)kid-friendly (6)late-night find (5)vibrant bar scene (3)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Restaurant Week
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    Went for Restaurant Week and the food was solid and the service from Brooke was great! She was very excited about being part of restaurant week and took time to walk us through the menu and make reccomendations. We did the restaurant week menu and ordered additional appetizers and an additional side (the cauliflower gratin, delicious!). Thanks again to Brooke for a wonderful experience.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delightful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    We had a marvelous evening from start to finish. Very interesting menu of unusual items. Great service. Loved the Malbec offered by the glass.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thursday Night in the City
    Doclsk15
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    The decor of Allium is absolutely beautiful. From the lighting to the art to the fireplace in the room, one cannot help but feel both relaxed and visually spoiled. From the perfectly made Cosmo to the superbly roasted vegetables to the incredible sauce on the scallops, it was a a memorable meal. Would definitely return for a midweek dinner or a special occasion.
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely spot
    Tom2VIP
    Dined on 1/22/2014
    Went here for a working dinner with colleagues. Perfect spot for conversation. Limited menu but everything was excellent. The service was outstanding. It is what you would expect at the Four Seasons at a reasonable price. We each had a glass of decent wine, shared an appetizer and had either a combination of small plates or an entree and we all paid around $40 each which we felt was fair and within our allotted expense account. Nice evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect snack before Lookingglass
    Cher
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    While Allium is an extraordinary space, with exquisite dining and drinks, it is also an efficient (quick) choice for a pre-theatre dinner for those headed the block down the street to the Lookingglass Theatre. It is wonderful to have a great meal despite having limited time. The service was exceptional: considerate and entertaining! Parking can be steep so be sure to get your ticket validated.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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  • Small plates ...
    Anne
    Dined on 1/9/2014
    ... Which are wonderful. The quality of the food is without equal. I would definitely come here again. My only complaint would be that the wine pours are also on the small side.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • January 2014
    jbfoodie
    Dined on 1/9/2014
    Great and unusual choices for appetizers. The mushroom fat bread is delish as are the pretzel bites and deviled eggs. The atmosphere is cozy, like sitting in a lodge with a roaring fire. The service is attentive and prices are reasonable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lunch menu and fireplace
    AmberVIP
    Dined on 1/6/2014
    I enjoyed the 500-calorie lunch, although I'm skeptical that the amount of food (including two scoops of chocolate sorbet!) was really merely 500 calories. Nevertheless, it was a filling and delicious lunch that was lighter than many of the other menu options. The winter citrus salad with hearts of palm and feta was quite tasty and seasonally appropriate and the diver scallops were cooked well, with hedgehog mushrooms, salsify and lentils. I've enjoyed the 99 percent chocolate sorbet before in the milkshake and it's equally tasty on its own sprinkled with fresh raspberries. On a frigid Chi-beria day, this was a great place to warm up in a cozy chair by the fireplace and service is always attentive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful. Superb service,
    ChicagoFoodFan
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    Wonderful. Superb service, excellent food. Great atmosphere
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect night out
    Winendine
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    This was our first time dining at Allium and we were not disappointed. If you are looking for a quiet evening with excellent food and prompt service, Allium will not disappoint. Who would have guessed a hot dog could be so good!! The menu overall is innovative yet still manages to taste and feel like comfort food. Great restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Four Seasons Restaurant Allium
    DennisSVIP
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    This was our second time visiting Allium. The experience was perfect. We had seating near the fireplace. The servers were professional and friendly, knew the menu items and made some great recommendations. Great restaurant for special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect group dining experience
    laureey
    Dined on 12/26/2013
    Look, it's at the Four Seasons so right there you know it will be interesting. I took a group of eight relatives and it was the perfect place. Why? First, it's beautiful and comfortable with plenty of room between tables. Next, the menu is best experienced as a sharing experience. The written menu is a little precious with categories like "bites" "mine", etc. but the food is great. Kimchee Johnnycakes and Lavosh are the stars here. Tenderloin is out of this world. Do not ignore the dessert selections. The menu does them no service at all. The tastes are as complex as the menu descriptions are not. The Miso caramel "shake" is not to be missed. Get a tray of all the small bites and share--be nice now.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service needs attention. Resto
    Jean
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    Service needs attention. Resto is very loud. For the level of resto the tables need cloths.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place and food
    hut52
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    I dined here during the holidays when they were serving a pre-fixe menu. The food was amazing and the ambiance even better as we were sat right next to a roaring fire. However, the prices were extremely high and I'm not sure I would pay that price again.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Let down by service at Allium...
    MichaelVIP
    Dined on 12/23/2013
    No wait person for ten minutes after we were seated, wait person failed to check on us after making a suggestion re: drink order and failed to do so, remarkably our entrees were sent out at different times, and we were generally underwhelmed by our experience at Allium.
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  • Always a wonderful experience.
    ThomAndDennisVIP
    Dined on 12/23/2013
    Always a wonderful experience. Great concept, small plates. Cheese Lavosh is phenomenal and their homemade hot dogs are amazing
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Suberb ambiance and service!
    SeabayVIP
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    I have such a wonderful time every time at Allium. First off, the ambiance is perfect for a romantic date or for a small group of friends. The noise level is great for intimate conversations and service is superb as usual. This time, we got Champagne (real Champagne) and even though we only had 45 minutes to dine before a show we had to attend, the waiter made sure everything went smoothly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Well Thought out setting
    Shev
    Dined on 12/18/2013
    This restaurant had a couple notable things that really stood out to me: The room itself was beautiful. with a mix of asian, modern, and american style the fusion worked very well. The tables were spread out perfectly so, so that you had privacy, no table was to close to another. The chair were very comfortable. We were seated right by window, with views of multiple chicago landmarks such as the john hancock building as well as the drake hotel we had a fantastic feel for the city of Chicago. One of the BEST carrot side dishes i have ever tasted. I highly highly recommend this dish. Aside from not getting the steak quite right it was still delicious and the service was professional, very quick, and clearly knew what they were doing.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service in
    wilmettediner
    Dined on 12/18/2013
    Great food and service in a very classy atmosphere.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food good, waitstaff not good
    AjeeVIP
    Dined on 12/17/2013
    I've been here several time and although the food is good although a limited menu, the servers all act like hotel restaurant servers which they are. Very robotic, not friendly and ours was downright unpleasant.
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  • disappointing service
    GreenQuinoa
    Dined on 12/15/2013
    I was there for brunch and while the food was everything I would expect of the Four Seasons, the service was sub par. At best. Despite the restaurant being nearly empty for the first half-hour we were seated, the waiter was very slow. We had to flag him back to our table just to place our order. Throughout the meal, the water carafe was consistently empty-- to say nothing of the fact that our individual water glasses were not kept full by the waiter. We had to continually flag him down to get refills. Little gestures that you would expect from a restaurant of this caliber were overlooked.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/15/2013
    My daughter and I have an amazing lunch at Allium. It was our first time dining there and we were amazed at how beautiful it was, how great the service was, and the food was outstanding and fresh. We had the brunch selection at $58.00 per person, but it was well worth it. My daughter had the walleye entree selection and I had the chicken / egg selection. Everything was delicious and we just leisurely enjoyed our lunch and the ambiance of the restaurant. Would definitely go there again and would heartily recommend it to friends and family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    Christy
    Dined on 12/15/2013
    My compliments to the chef...brunch was an amazing combination of flavors! I left full and satisfied without feeling weighed down. The dessert table was too beautiful to eat but I did anyway. Soooo good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for upscale casual meal
    DrDaveVIP
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    Allium has a greta menu of small, medium and large plates idea for sharing with drinks with colleagues, friends or special friends. It has a sort of old-school feel (dark paneling, large chairs) while still feeling very modern and casual. Great place when you want to eat well, but in a casual atmosphere.
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    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not a four season's experience
    KEVINC50
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    From the front hostesses with a fast food attitude to the very young servers this was more like a Buffalo Wild Wings experience. I love to stay at this hotel but can't believe I was at the Four Seasons Hotel. Brought my wife, kids, and in-laws for a birthday dinner and pre-theater dinner....totally ridiculous service. Seemed really chaotic and the food was just ok. Will consider going to the Peninsula next time..
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  • Great Chicago Hot Dog!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/12/2013
    Our first chance to try the famous Chicago hot dog. It was fabulous! We did have a champagne flight to go with it and ended up having the hot dog with Dom Perignon 2002 - what a combination! Didn't have room to try the famous milkshake - next time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, late-night find, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Solid Second Visit...
    halbermoleVIP
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    Wasn't quite as wowed on my second visit. I had the "Fat Bread" again and this time it was a little overcooked and there were rather ungainly lumps of salsify which didn't quite fit the flavor profile. I had a delicious Broccoli salad to start with and our waitress was excellent. However, overall our group of eight was very satisfied and given the addition of cocktails and wine, the final bill was modestly appropriate to the experience.
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    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No Idea
    Foodie01
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    Second time we came here. Tried for HIgh Tea. They have no idea what High Tea is. Horrible food and experience and when we complained, no one there would address. Had to go up ladder to corporate and still no timely apology. Came for "free" dinner that was offered for lame High Tea. Did not even stay for the meal. Menu has no theme to dishes. NOthing looked appetizing. Cannot figure out what they are trying to do here. Will never go there again.
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  • New Menu is Fabulous!
    Carbonara7VIP
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    For an appetizer - try the pumpkin seed/cranberry foccacia with a light blue cheese topping. Big enough to share. The lobster/gnocci is to die for. The gnocci is gently sauteed and there is an ample serving of chunks of tender lobster. The sauce combining this is delicious without being too heavy. Let me note that the price for this is under $20.00! Also, try the skirt steak and pommes frites. Steak was juicy and very tender - seared to perfection. On another occasion we had the "Chicago Dog" a chef's version which really works. The dining room is very cozy - we sat by the fireplace - but the window seats are also very pleasant.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • Great ambience and atmosphere.
    foodie23
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    Great ambience and atmosphere. Great diverse menu and the gourmet hot dog is incredible!
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    fit for foodies
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  • Thought it would have its
    Sk20VIP
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    Thought it would have its own look, rather than just a new "hipper" menu plugged into the old Seasons space.
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  • The Best
    SnappyVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    Love coming here. The food is unique and delicious. What is better than being in a cozy living room with a fireplace enjoying company you can hear, great food and fine wine. Thank you ! Ps. Cheese lavosh, sliders and hot dog pairs quite well with Silver Oak!
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    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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  • Just what we needed
    Lupin
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    We needed a good restaurant that was open at eleven for brunch on a Friday. Not so easy to find. Allium Is dependably good, sophisticated and quiet enough for real conversation. I like hotel restaurants; there is a particular ambiance, as if everyone dining is on holiday. We ordered, between us three, Mexican eggs, eggs Benedict and a sort of roast beef hash, but made with a duck confit with a duck egg on top. The plates were good to look at and the food was good, too.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, scenic view, great for lunch
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  • Ambience relaxed and quiet,
    eatwell
    Dined on 11/5/2013
    Ambience relaxed and quiet, maybe because we were the only guests 5:30PM; The waiter initially attentive, however later ignored us, event hough he was not busy at all. Did not answer the questionable price item on the bill. Brussels spouts burned, fish rubbery. But at least the espresso was excellent.
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    romantic, scenic view
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  • Beautiful
    BrianVIP
    Dined on 11/3/2013
    It is what it should be, situated off the lobby of the Four Seasons--a stunning room with impeccable service. Went for Sunday brunch but ate off the breakfast menu (brunch is $58/person). The food (the Chicago scramble, the huevos rancheros) was very good although not quite amazing. The mimosas, however, were perfect. Lovely time in a lovely place... Just can't afford to do it often!
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    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent...will be back!
    BrettVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    For such a nice place - inside the luxurious Four Seasons - the menu is very reasonably priced. There didn't look like a bad choice on the menu. Lots of great, unique choices. Service was also top-notch - friendly and knowledgeable. We're certainly coming back.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    We go to Allium quite often and this time were a little disappointed as the menu had changed recently and some of my favorites were not offered. I did have the large greens salad which was very good and the brussels sprouts maple inhanced which were delicious. I had somewhat like a spice cake with apple sorbet which was very good but missed the maple bacon funnel cake that used to be on the menu. They still have much on the menu which are wonderul selections, the lamb chops are among the best I have had. I would still highly recommend the Allium because of the excellent service, the atmosphere, and the food.
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    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great special brunch spot
    Lauren
    Dined on 10/27/2013
    We had a great experience at the Allium for Sunday brunch. They sat us at a great table and were amazingly accommodating to my food allergies. The staff was attentive and the food was great. I would definitely go back.
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    great for brunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Must have been an off night
    JeffHVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    Went on a busy Saturday night, service was very nice but slow. Unfortunately the kitchen was either off or the servers backed up, one of our main entrees was tepid and the fries that came with the in-house made Chicago hot dog were cold and limp. The staff was apologetic and comped the cold main and offered us dessert so kudos for making amends.
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  • food was ok very expensive
    bhop
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    food was ok very expensive for portion size , desserts were ok
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    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.