Asparagus
Asparagus

Asparagus

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://asparagusrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (219) 794-0000
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - friday: 11:00am-3:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - thursday: 3:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday 3:00pm-10:30pm, saturday: 11-10:30 Sunday: 12:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Thai French, Vietnamese
  • Executive Chef: Tammy Pham
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We"re happy to work with you to make your special event enjoyable and memorable. You can rely on our years of experience planning private parties to create a menu that fits your needs and your pocket book. We're ready to serve you!
  • Private Party Contact: Kate or Tammy 2197940000
  • Entertainment: A variety of world-class musicians provide live entertainment the first & third Saturday nights each month in the lounge from 7:00 until 11:00 pm. To see the schedule please go to our website asparagusrestaurant.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Route 30
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Asparagus
ASPARAGUS distinguishes itself by offering a rare opportunity to experience fine dining in a serenely elegant, Zen-like environment while savoring dishes freshly fashioned from the cuisines of Thailand, Vietnam and the Americas, all informed with classic French culinary artistry.
The menu"s distinctive character comes from a flawless blend of talent and creativity. We are delighted to offer everything from Seafood Pad Thai to Honey Kumquat Quail and Wasabi Herb-Crusted Lamb Rack to Hoisin Marinated Pork Chop and Five Peppercorn Grilled Rib-eye Steak as well as our signature lobster mango spring roll and a variety of satays. The serene eatery accommodates 250+ guests. not to mention the Lemon Grass Room, a private dining room for parties and meetings with up to 70 guests, as well as the intimate Waterfall Room, 16-person private dining room adjacent to the sumptuously appointed lounge which is equipped with a beautiful baby grand piano.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Asparagus reviews from OpenTable diners
54 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (37)fit for foodies (26)romantic (26)neighborhood gem (24)good for groups (23)great for lunch (14)notable wine list (12)vibrant bar scene (8)hot spot (6)kid-friendly (3)great for brunch (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Service a disappointment this last visit
    Barb
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    I love the food at Asparagus. I have never been disappointed with anything I have ordered --- interesting flavors, lots of choices, always delightful. But this last Saturday the service was lacking. We were the only table for our waiter in the area where we were seated and it took 20 minutes for him to return to take our drink orders after we asked for a wine list. Later I had to ask for him to come so we could place our food orders. He was very personable and knowledgeable but just not available enough. He never came to check if we needed anything after food arrived. A disappointment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • VERY POOR CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Patking1
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    I made reservation for my girlfriend and I for 7:30. We both were excited to dine at this place for the first. We arrived a little earlier then our appointed reservation time. Walking in the restaurant we both thought what a lovely place. However, that was quickly turned around to an negative opinion when we stood at the door UNGREETED for 15 minutes while servers and other members of the staff walked passed us several times, not even so much as saying someone will be with you (if in fact it was a busy night for them). We were finally seated by the hostess and he led us to a table in the back. We were given our drink and food menu (not even waiting until we were seated) the hostess was gone. We looked at our menu and sat at the table for 37 minutes still ignored by staff while they walked passed us several times to wait on a table with a party of 13, another table adjacent to them with a party of 5 (of whom stood at the door along with us and received acknowledgement and service), and a table by the entrance door to the back room that we were in of 3. I had in mind to leave, not knowing minutes later she would excuse herself to ask for a manager. They both returned to our table the manager was apologetic and made us aware that the hostess did not inform a staff member that we were a table that needed to be serviced. We are clearly not invisible that was no excuse as to why we were walked passed repeatedly without being served. Being that it is a Saturday night most couples/friends/families/groups/or parties like to dine the most on this day of the week so being equipped with a sufficient number of staff to fully accommodate all highly paying customers would have been logical. The manager asked us if we would like a drink/bottle, or an appetizer we gave her our request. She served us the entire night. At the end of our meal she gave us a dessert. We were only accommodated on our over $100 bill by just receiving a dessert off on our bill that we did not even ask for.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Favorite for special occasions
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We have dined at Asparagus many, many times, and have also conducted a party in their banquet room. The choosiest diner in our family is always pleased with the atmosphere, cuisine and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Celebration
    like2eatout
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    My friend and I had a great dining experience. The service was excellent and even though I can't recall our server's name (sorry), the service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too much msg in food
    CstacyVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    We had a great waitress and a relaxing mood in the bar. We have eaten here before and is just not consistent in the kitchen or the freshness of some of the offerings. That's why I'm reluctant to say that I would recommend it to others!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was delicious and interesting!
    Dave
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    ... and the service was great! Loved the Pad noodles
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A gem!
    shellygurl
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Very pleasant experience. I heard there was live jazz but unfortunately, there was none when I went.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pap
    HowdyFoodie
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    After having gotten a strong recommendation, I booked a table for two with anticipation. Upon arriving (15 minutes late) I was very happy to receive a warm and genuine welcome from the gentleman who greeted us and showed us to our table which was very nice. The server, Karen, was very knowledgeable and caring. The cocktails were of good quality as well. My menu choice was the Asparagus scallops and shrimp. I was very disappointed to find upon my first bite that the pea pods, white asparagus, green asparagus, and all the vegetables in my entrée were not just a little mushy but very mushy with not the slightest hint of body or firmness to them. They were cooked to a pap fit for infant food. Such a let down. You can, and should do better!
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • very nice
    almostatefastfood
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Went there for our anniversary very impressed by the food and service. Food and service were excellent, different flavors but very good would recommend this place to.friends.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rick
    Panther86
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Went to Aspargus for lunch and had a very enjoyable time. At first the background music was too loud, but eventually they turned it down. Really don't think music needs to be played at all, especially if it causes interference with conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, romantic
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • AWSOME
    Lec225VIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We just love this place. The service, food ambience is always at top level.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Pleasant lunch experience; great menu choices; delicious food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tastefully elegant
    Seniorfoodie
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    This was my 1st time here and I was pleasantly surprised with the elegant warm atmosphere. Food presentation and taste were spot on. Would definitely go back and experience a new entrée.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Varied Choices
    Foodie
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Tons of options; nice ambiance. Will definitely be back to try more items
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expensive
    Disappointed
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Appetizers were pretty good. Waiter did not write down our order and brought us the wrong food. Food was not what we expected for the expense. Drinks were very expensive. Double chocolate dessert was bland and not very chocolatety. Overall I dont know that I would come back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • philly steak no cheese
    phillysteaknocheese
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Our server, Michael, was excellent. As it was our first visit, he explained menu and made several recommendations. The lemongrass beef appetizer was excellent. For entrees we had grouper with saffron and sesame en crusted mahi. Wife enjoyed grouper very much. Mahi was good but the heat from peppers overwhelmed the flavor of the fish. The menu is extensive and we want to go back to try other offerings. Bus personnel were also attentive without being annoying.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Wonderful experience. Our waitress,Kate, was very knowledgable & kind.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • refreshing menu
    realfoodluvr
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The menu is outstanding , pleasantly suprised ! Loved the feel and service, perfect for my anniversary and will definately go back !!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superlative every time!
    VictorN
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We've been here several times, driving form Orland Park, and it has become our favorite among restaurants. The menu has some real gems, that being said, I have Celiac disease and have to avoid Gluten. I have no problem finding a wide choice here, and am assured the kitchen can alter some dishes to be gluten free that are otherwise not indicated. My wife and I love Thai and Vietnamese food and Asparagus does everything exceedingly well. Tammy (chef and owner) and family have created a really wonderful dining experience, with exquisite food preparations and a large set of choices. There is truly something to please every palate.. This is a must destination for anyone who enjoys Asian cuisine!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    BCvalpo
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Asparagus exceeded our expectations and we will definitely be back. Great ambiance, authentic and tasty food and good service. Our particular server was not that awesome but we noticed the other two servers serving tables around us were excellent. We recently moved from the west coast to Valpariso and were glad to find great Thai so close to home!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Munster
    fav4two
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Lovely lunch for the college kids and their grandparents!!! We had a great server who explained everything. The food was fresh, and delicious. Service was attentive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Flavorful Thai
    Cricket
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Service was excellent. Our food was very tasty, but a lot of extra juice and oil in the dish than usual.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • First Timer
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    It was my first time at Asparagus & it was wonderful. I enjoyed all of it....the atmosphere, the service, the martinis, and the food was excellent. You do have to like food with a bit of a "heat" kick to it. I like that once in awhile. I will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    Indycolts42
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    The service was fantastic and the food ..... incredible. I would highly recommend this to anyone!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 4dine.occasion
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    asparagus has great zin .The bar is a nice place to sit very relaxing if just for two. awesome menu so many delicious dishes to chose from . best service they very friendly and knowledgeable in the food and wine
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 29 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 207 reviews are from the Asparagus reviews archive.
  • Fabulous food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Amazing choices. All our meals were great taste and presentation.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • swoopwhoop
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Food was good. Portions were big. Dessert was not fantastic and was expensive. I would not get either dessert we split again and we paid $22 for two. Asian Pear Martini was great. Service was good but nothing amazing. They are good at filling water glasses and getting dishes out of your way once you're done.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Please leave kids at home
    outandabout
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Food and service was superb. A little pricey, but perfect for special occasion. Michael, our waiter, was exceptional. Only complaint was loud family of inconsiderate diners. Not a place for young children unless well behaved.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We went here for my nieces birthday dinner and we couldn't have picked a better place. The food was delicious the list of Martinis is INSANE!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome Restaurant
    ChiGirlFoodie
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Asparagus is simply marvelous! Everything about the place is great!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing restaurant!!!!!
    Amandala76
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    This could quite possibly be the best restaurant in Northwest Indiana. Fabulous food, drinks & service. We sat in the bar area for it's ambiance at tall tables which we enjoyed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love asparagus,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001VIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Excellent food. Lovely atmosphere. Courteous service. Love the crab and asparagus soup. Get it every time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awsome!!
    ilovefood
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    This was our second visit and we again ordered 11 different Appetizers. We very much enjoyed a Tapas style dinner with friends. I highly recommend this restaurant and all of the food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service was Lacking
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    This is the 5th or 6th time we have been here and the service looks to be slipping. Managment should be concerned about the level of service when the owners are out of town. It is not as the same level as when they are there. Just a word to the wise.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dinner
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    I enjoy dining here, but the waiters was obsessive. They continued to ask if we were finished, and made us feel rushed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awsome
    Lec225VIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Just love this place. EVERY time we go the service, food, atmosphere is so enjoyable. Our favorite restaurant in area.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic as always!
    Natalie
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We celebrated my daughter's graduation from nursing school there the other night. The food was amazing, as usual. The people with us enjoyed every bite. The waiter couldn't have been more perfect. He was attentive, but not overly where he was hovering over the table all of the time. It was a great time and it was nice having people who had never been there enjoy one of our favorite restaurants.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Grad Celebration
    funtimes
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    We were highly impressed by the the ambiance of the whole facility. We loved the scenery, the different rooms (1 bar setting, 1 romantic dinner for 2 setting, and party group setting). The food was very good, a little too salty on the soy sauce but over all it was great! The prices were reasonable. We had more guest arrive than anticipated but the manager was very accommodating and everyone's food arrived in a timely manner. We really enjoyed the experience, we would recommend to others and we will be returning.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Triple play great spot
    Miler
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Good food, ambiance and service make this a really enjoyable place to go. The owners work hard at making sure you enjoy yourself and the food is notably different and exceptional. If you enjoy Thai food this menu is quite extensive and
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Food good but overpriced. Lobster roll for $15.00 had barely any lobster
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.