Asparagus
Asparagus

Asparagus

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://asparagusrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 2197940000
  • 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
43 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (32)romantic (26)fit for foodies (23)neighborhood gem (22)good for groups (18)notable wine list (14)great for lunch (11)vibrant bar scene (9)hot spot (5)great for brunch (4)kid-friendly (4)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Tastefully elegant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    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
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awsome
    Lec225
    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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 21 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 195 reviews are from the Asparagus reviews archive.
  • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    lunchlady
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    Excellent ambience, food, service! Only downside as they place your menu's on your plate :( Please change this practice. Menu's are handled by mutliple people all day long and I sure do not want to eat off a plate after a menu sat on it. Our server was gracious when I asked for a new plate.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • fine dining in NW Indiana
    brunchVIP
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    very elegant - in décor and food. Great find. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for out-of-town guests
    diningdiva
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    We recently took a group of family members from New York to Asparagus. We made reservations through Open Table, and when we arrived, our table was waiting. The wine list is thorough with a great mix of moderate to higher priced wines. Since we had a group, it was suggested that a good appetizer would be the Satay. Definitely we will have again. Our dinners were delicious and share worthy. We will visit again very soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great time again!!
    ktdb
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Love the restaurant, food was amazing again as was the service! Love the appetizer selection especially the crab & cream cheese rolls. Martinis are fun and worth the $
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I found Asparagus to be a
    Finediner
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    I found Asparagus to be a very romantic yet energetic restaurant. I took my boyfriend for a birthday dinner and he absolutely loved it. As a diner who loves to try new cuisines and dishes, I found this restaurant to have a wide variety to choose from. I had the spicy baked salmon, and roasted quail as an appetizer. My boyfriend had the lamb shank and he loved it despite the heavy gravy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Reserved a table for a birthday celebration. Nothing special seemed to stand out. Staff was friendly, but it was a busy night, and service was a bit slow. I had been here before and was impressed enough to want to come back, but this second visit was not as impressive. Food was very salty. One of us ordered sea bass, but it seemed to be more like catfish and missing the rich, buttery flavor sea bass usually has. Portion size was decent. I would recommend this place for something casual, but if you're looking for something special or unique, this just didn't stand out. I will return, but won't be celebrating anything special there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My friend had the lamb chops
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    My friend had the lamb chops which were AMAZING. We both took home an order of pad thai - this was our favorite pad thai at Siam Marina and we couldn't leave without it (and it was exactly the same!)! I had the seafood panang curry which I found to be disappointing. The calamari was not the type of calamari I am used to. This stuff seemed like imitation. The shrimp were nice and big and horribly overcooked. The flovor was great, the ingredients just weren't great. We were shocked by the lack of a hostess. When we arrived, no one was around to greet us. A bus boy walked up and tried to take us to a private party. I attempted to go to the restroom, but first roamed the restaurant before someone was able to help me.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fresh creative food. owners
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    fresh creative food. owners very friendly. really enjoyed the whole expierence.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    It was my first time here. They sat me and my date at a nice table and forgot we were there. After about 15 min I had to ask who our waiter was. Then the night went well after that. The food was great and the service was great. I would go again. They have a lot on the menu.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just short of great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Had an early reservation thank goodness, service slowed at evening progressed. Food was good/great just missing on one minute detail per dish. Thin down and focus on the menu. Too many things to do them all consistently good. If the bill was 30-40% less maybe I would be less critical, but if you are going to charge those prices you need to deliver.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Inventive Menu, Varied Settings
    TravelDiner43
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    There were three dining areas--one around a bar (with televisions, which I hate in a formal dining setting), one traditional, and then a cluster of private rooms for small groups. The decor is difficult to define because, like the food, it represents a fusion of styles. But it works. The atmosphere was intimate and the main dining space was still small enough to be perfect for private conversations. The food was inventive and delicious (although I dare anyone to say "honey kumquat quail" ten times fast). The servers were very good, but they were having a problem with their linen service and had to fall back on paper napkins, which seemed to cause them considerable embarrassment. I would go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Just Off Highway Stop
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    The menu was interesting and many options. We had the pork shank and Sea Bass, both were very good. The sauce the pork sat in was delicious and good with the rice. The fried roll app we had was also good, but turned out to be the same sauce as the Sea Bass, so that was the only real issue and did not hurt. Wine list was nice and reasonable prices along with high end bottles as well. I would and will visit this place many times in the future now that I have discovered it. We were delayed 45 minutes because of weather and they still keep a table ready for us with a few updates calls from me.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal; wonderful service
    Nicole
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    We've all been to places where the staff seems not to want your business. They don't appear pleased to see you and reluctantly serve you a meal. Asparagus is definitely not that place! From the moment you walk through the front door, they are happy to take care of you. My friend had been there before and they remembered what she had ordered previously and made recommendations based on that. Service is attentive, but not hovering. Food was very good. The menu is quite extensive so I'll be going back soon to try more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • diamond in merrillville
    worldfoodieVIP
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    this was real surprise to find in merrillville. the food and service were very good. the staff really cared about our experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.