Devon Seafood Grill - Chicago
Food very good, service not great.We arrived a few minutes early, the hostess looked up our reservation and asked if we wanted a table in the bar, because the table was not ready. She took us to a tiny pub table in the corner of the bar. When we stated that there were four of us, she said, "Oh, I thought your reservation was for two." She then walked us to a booth right next to the servers station that was so dark, you couldn't even read the menu. We decided to wait for the table downstairs. After 10 minutes, we were walked downstairs, and given a table for six, and told we could wait there for the rest of our party! Why so much confusion about our reservation? Not sure why we even had to wait, because the restaurant was fairly empty. Our server was not very attentive.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful graduation dinner!We went here for my graduation dinner, and it was also a special occasion dinner, as my parents were meeting my girlfriend's parents for the first time as well. Our food was outstanding, and the fish was fresh and beautifully cooked. The char-crusted ahi was the standout dish, and the tuna tartare and crab cake appetizers were also amazing. My dad had the ribeye, which he also said was fantastic. We had wonderful service, and it was a great site for being able to talk amongst the 6 of us at the table. The ambiance is great, and our experience overall was amazing. I definitely will be back!6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food too noisyVery good food...especially the crab cakes !! Excellent service & attention!
My only complaint was the noise level. Very noisy but I would definitely go back.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMwonderfulI was celebrating my boyfriend's birthday and the atmosphere with the wonderful service allowed us to have an intimate moment.the food was excellent6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMDevon with FamilyMy family and I went to Devon last week for dinner without grand child. Everything went very well we sat down stairs and had excellent service. The food was very good we all had seafood. My seafood grill was excellent and done to my expectations. The Mac and cheese with lobster was superb, our grandchild loved it. Overall great meal, great service and good price. I highly recommend Devon for families who would like a great atmoshere and great food.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat sea foodMy husband and I picked this restaurant because it was close to our hotel and specializes in seafood which is our favorite. We were very impressed and both enjoyed our meals. Will definitely go back.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMOUR WEDNESDAY NIGHT OUTINGEveryone in our group loves everything Devon has to offer. Our waiter, Blake is outstanding! As we are seated, he has our drinks right there, as he remembers from week to week what we drink.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMnice quiet spot for business dinnerQuiet, not rushed, and excellent fish. Waiters were attentive, not intrusive. The decor is dark (basement tables) or dim as you wish. The best part is that the architecture has accomplished quiet sound management so it is easy to hear your guest(s) even with a relatively noisy large group next to you.6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMBirthday dinnerAttentive staff delicious food filet was perfect medium rare and lobster Mac and cheese was out of this world. Private room seating made my wife's birthday that much more enjoyable.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat as usualWe have never been disappointed in the quality of food at Devon's. Their continual effort to please the customer is very satisfying and condusive to returning customers. Their specials are always a great way to enjoy fine dining at a reasonable cost.5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMService staff was trained correctlyService was spot on. Very nice waitress who was attentive to our needs but gave us the space for us enjoy our dinner.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMDevon Seafood is a favoriteDevon Seafood is a favorite local restaurant. Friendly professional hostesses on reception. Food is very good indeed. Service is excellent and server Tameka is absolutely superb. Atmosphere in the restaurant is cool and refined with a very nice eclectic mix of patrons. Fine separate dining areas , almost Japanese in outward appearance but without having to sit cross legged on the floor! The wine room is also excellent for good sized parties incorporating a higher degree of privacy. Devon Seafood's Tuna Tartare makes a great appetizer and the Seafood Mixed Grill or Seared Ahi Tuna make excellent entrees. A-Z Oregon Pinot Noir by the glass is good5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful MealMy husband and I ate at Devon Seafood Grill while we were vacationing in Chicago. We had won a gift certificate to the restaurant and were very pleased with everything. The menu had lots of tastey options without overwhelming you, their wine list was very nice and the atmosphere was lovely. We both ordered fresh fish and it was outstanding. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone!5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGoodI love the food at Devon. I also think the service and drinks are great. The ambience though has gone down. It could really use a refresh.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMPrivate partyI had a small informal wedding shower for a friend and the staff was more than accomodating. The waiter even gave us a complimentary dessert sampler. It was outstanding. I had ordered champagne for the table ahead of time and it was chilling when we arrived. The food was exemplirary and the service impecible. Highly recomend5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat new brunch menuDevon has been serving great seafood for years. They have started serving a brunch menu which is also great.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMSerious SeafoodDevon Seafood is a favorite local restaurant. Friendly professional hostesses on reception. Food is very good indeed. Service is excellent and server Tameka is absolutely superb. Atmosphere in the restaurant is cool and refined with a very nice eclectic mix of patrons. Fine separate dining areas , almost Japanese in outward appearance but without having to sit cross legged on the floor! The wine room is also excellent for good sized parties incorporating a higher degree of privacy. Devon Seafood's Tuna Tartare makes a great appetizer and the Seafood Mixed Grill or Seared Ahi Tuna make excellent entrees. A-Z Oregon Pinot Noir by the glass is good. Puts other well know Seafood restaurants to shame!5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat fresh seafood!Menu changes daily and us based on what quality fish is available that day. The blackened grouper I had was as good as any I've had in Florida, Hilton Head, Aruba, or Hawaii. Service was outstanding. Save room for the Molten Ava Cake dessert. It's worth the wait (15 minute baking time) and the calories!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMTerrific seafood and fishSimple food, fresh, well prepared. Delicious wine. Not pretentious or overpriced.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ExperienceDevon Seafood is a favorite local restaurant. Friendly professional hostesses on reception. Food is very good indeed. Service is excellent and server Tameka is absolutely superb. Atmosphere in the restaurant is cool and refined with a very nice eclectic mix of patrons. Fine separate dining areas , almost Japanese in outward appearance but without having to sit cross legged on the floor! The wine room is also excellent for good sized parties incorporating a higher degree of privacy. Devon Seafood's Tuna Tartare makes a great appetizer and the Seafood Mixed Grill or Seared Ahi Tuna make excellent entrees. A-Z Oregon Pinot Noir by the glass is good5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazingWe went for Mother's Day and had a great time. The service was excellent, food was amazing and drinks were on point. We love this place!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMnice timeFood was amazing. Treated mother out too dinner.. she loved it.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGood brunch optionThis brunch menu is not the most extensive option but in comparison to some of the other upscale options I like this one the best. The food that I ate was very good. I cannot say that anything I ate I did not enjoy. Another thing that I liked is that they do not charge an arm and a leg for children like other brunch options do. I really appreciate this. Additionally the hostess actually picked a table that was away from the main crowd. This allowed me to dine at ease because I knew our family would not be disturbing the rest of patrons. If I am in the market for brunch again, I will definitely return.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMHappy Mother's DayWent to Devon for Mother's Day brunch and had a nice experience for $29 pp. The shrimp quesadillas were terrific.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Spot!Had done a Yelp search for seafood restaurants in downtown Chicago - Devon Seafood Grill came pretty highly rated. Made a quick reservation for a Sunday evening via Open Table and we were set. Arrived to find a crowd around the hostess stand but we were seated immediately. Others must have been drop-ins without reservations. Anyway, we were quickly greeted by our server, Noel (sp?) and he did a great job of describing various menu items to us. Sunday is 1/2 price wine night so we took advantage of this as well. We had the mini lobster roll appetizer - which was great! Wife had blacked halibut which was very good. I had the seafood mixed grill which included shrimp, scallops, fish and a crab cake - all very good. Would recommend!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Fish I Ever HadHands down, the best tuna steak I'd ever had. Perfectly seasoned along the crust, and rare inside. It was beyond amazing. Lobster bisque was great and oysters were moderatly priced. Been here for lunch before and you get the best deal imaginable. Can be pricey if you are going for dinner though, but at least then you know it's great quality! Would def come back5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMvery good seafood with somevery good seafood with some real gems on the menu. The service was just ok. Felt rushed at times and ignored at other times.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMNice dinnerThe food at Devon was very good. We were happy that we were in a somewhat private room, as it was quite loud and a little difficult to hear others in our party, even in the private room, I can only imagine how loud it would have been in the main dining area. Servoice was excellent.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful CelebrationWe had a lovely celebration meal at Devon on a busy Thursday night. We arrived early for our reservation, but the hostess seated us right away, and the waiter immediately offered a complimentary glass of champagne to help us begin our celebration. The food was amazing, the drinks were great, and the ambiance was a lot of fun. Our waiter was patient and kind, answering questions and offering advice. This is absolutely a restaurant I would recommend for happy hour, or a nice dinner. I will certainly be back!5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic lobster dealCame here for both my b-day and my boyfriends b-day. Gotta love the Wednesday lobster special and the tuna tataki is one of my favorites. Great service too. We will be back again.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a good timeTook a friend there to celebrate a new career and needless to say, we had a good time that we stayed long enough for me to get a parking ticket because we lost track of time LOL. Anyway, food was always good, server was friendly and attentive to when we need drinks or something else without us having to ask for it, atmosphere was always nice. Great location to hangout and see who comes through as well. We dined upstairs this time instead of downstairs since it was more happy hour that turned into dinner. Food was only 4 stars this round, still great main courses, but appetizers were a little cold, particularly my bisque this time. Otherwise not a deal breaker, still a great place and will be returning soon.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat placeThis is a great place for an intimate dinner. We had an 830 reservation, we were seated on time, and greeted immediately. Food and service was great. Martinis were great. I would definitely return to this place.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time and will returnHad wonderful meals at Devon. This was our first time and don't think of Chicago for seafood. Devon has changed that for us.
Problem is we usually stay two nights and can only pick two. But Devon will be at my top of list.
Really enjoyed everything.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMDevon Seafood is a favoriteDevon Seafood is a favorite local restaurant. Not met by the usual friendly professional Hostesses on reception; maybe because we were too early for the usual team. Food is very good indeed. Service is excellent and server Tameka is absolutely superb. Atmosphere in the restaurant is cool and refined with a very nice eclectic mix of patrons. Fine separate dining areas , almost Japanese in outward appearance but without having to sit cross legged on the floor! The wine room is also excellent for good sized parties incorporating a higher degree of privacy. Devon Seafood's Tuna Tartare makes a great appetizer and the Seafood Mixed Grill or Seared Ahi Tuna make excellent entrees. A-Z Oregon Pinot Noir by the glass is good5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent SeafoodThe best seafood I've had in long while. Great food and service. Shrimp, Scallop and Crab cake paridise. I will dine here anytime I'm in Chicago. Could not have been better. The apple and celary salad is unique and delicious.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat first experienceI went with an out-of-town friend based on a recommendation from the GM at Red Roof Inn. Food was great, atmostphere was very nice, got a booth in the back. Service was great - Beth was friendly and genuine. I would recommend to anyone.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMOpentable Awesome !Great food, great service, awesome atmosphere for private dining. The "Opentable App" was so fast and simple to use, provides such direct, timely information that made setting up reservations a breeze.
It's easy to see why the "Opentable App" is rated so high.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMWe will be back! The foodWe will be back! The food was very good and service was outstanding!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMOur food was exceptional andOur food was exceptional and out waiter David was extremely knowledgeable with all of the menu selections and wines.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMUpscale modern décor. FoodUpscale modern décor. Food and service matched with décor.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a great time can't waitHad a great time can't wait to go back, food staff and service was number one.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat seafood and servicedelightful. didn't know they were here. among the best seafood restaurants in Chicago. price was right. Great seafood and service4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMHappy hour all day on SundaysHappy hour all day on Sundays which means all botles of wine under $100 is half off as well as numerous appys at a discount. Recommend the chipotle shrimp and calamari.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMfresh and deliciousBoyfriend took me here for my b-day. All courses were fresh and delish. The tuna tartare app was the best I've ever had. Only mistakes were the server forgot the lobster mac n cheese, but we were too full anyways :-)
Also, please note the b-day cake wasn't free.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThere were 5 of us and weThere were 5 of us and we ate our way through the appetizer menu. The waitress recommended wine that want well with all our choices. Food was great, service excellent. We had a great time and will return (so that we can continue sampling the entire menu).4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMMrs. ChicagoDevon has great food with amazing ambiance. Just the butter alone is a reason to go there to try out this magnificent gem ;) All kidding aside, the seafood is always fresh and the steak is spot on every time. The appetizers are outstanding and different than you will find anywhere in the city. The lobster bisque is the best in the city.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGREATI will give this restaurant 10 stars if I could. The service was great, food was very good, and it was very romantic.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMFor years, Shaws has beenFor years, Shaws has been our go-to seafood restaurant, but Devon, only a block away from our apartment, is a close second. The servings are huge. They have a great gumbo that I sent back half finished because I didn't want to be tempted to finish it and not be able to enjoy my entree. The rainbow trout, simply grilled, was outstanding and I even ate most of my vegetables. My wife's crab cake entree was exceptional -- baked, not fried -- and as tasty as her homemade. We ordered carrot cake with two forks, ate our fill and had enough left over for three more people. Our waitress was friendly and efficient. It's a very good place.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMRedeemed a $25 gift certificateRedeemed a $25 gift certificate for my birthday lunch. Seated at a great window table to people watch. Fantastic glass of vino. Delectable scallop, shrimp, salmon, crab cake, potatoe & asparagus meal. Thank you for a great birthday lunch!4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMFrom the moment we walkedFrom the moment we walked in the door from the time we left..Everything was GREAT,..........4/17/2013 12:00:00 AM