Dragonfly Mandarin
Dragonfly Mandarin
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Dragonfly Mandarin

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.dragonflymandarin.com/
  • Phone: 3124551400
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Sunday - Saturday: 11:00am-4:00pm Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: 4:00pm-11:00pm Lounge: til 2am / 3am on Saturdays (call to find out which nights are open)
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Asian, Chinese
  • Executive Chef: Michael Lin
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please call 312-455-1400 and speak to Gabriel if you have any questions or special requests. You may get our catering menu online at www.dragonflymandarin.com
  • Private Party Facilities: Dragonfly Mandarin can accommodate private parties, please call for details. Seated parties during restaurant hours & lounge setup after hours. The entire second floor may be rented out for your intimate private event.
  • Private Party Contact: Sarah 3124551400

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Halsted
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: $10.00 charge for valet parking.
    Plenty of Street parking also available.
A word from Dragonfly Mandarin
Dragonfly Mandarin has taken the true Chinese dining experience to the next level. A Gold Coast transplant, the unique restaurant/lounge hybrid has been open for over seven years now in the West Loop and has quickly become the choice destination for a perfect combination of traditional Chinese cuisine and late-night festivities. The emphasis here is to preserve the authenticity of classic Chinese cuisine. The sauces are subtle with the freshness and the high quality of the food prevalent with every bite. Each plate is delivered with pristine presentation. The atmosphere is charming and seductive, with a modern attitude. The overall experience is unique and memorable. Winner five years in a row for Best Chinese Restaurant in Chicago on Citysearch.com & Msn.com. Open seven days a week. Lunch 11am - 4pm. Dinner 4pm - 11pm. Street and Valet parking available. Delivery and take-out available everyday. 832 W. Randolph St. in the infamous Randolph St. dining district
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Dragonfly Mandarin reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Very rare to find a spot where
    Foodie
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    Very rare to find a spot where we have no complaints in any ariea. Our lovely waitress accurately explained all - so no surprises or disappointments. Martinis were yummy - teasers, maki roll and main entree all luscious. Definitely a spot to try again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    fokker
    Dined on 10/20/2013
    honestly we didn't have a great exerience as the ambient was pretty noisy (the other guests were also screaming on the phone and the direction didn't take any action) , second floor was not available for a more private dinner and the waiter, being new, couldn't give us all the info we required on food. May be next time.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food
    Chris
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    We had a terrific appetizer (duo tartare), a very nice sushi dish (sunset), and some of the best sesame chicken I've ever had. Everything about the meal impressed, and the service was excellent as well.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience Overall
    Ryan
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    My fiancé and I had a great experience. The server was incredible and the food was delicious!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    KD8214
    Dined on 8/27/2013
    Food was phenomenal and the service was wonderful as well. The restaurant was very, very hot, however. I believe the AC must have been broken so we were quite uncomfortable for the first half of our meal. I highly recommend the Fruit of the Emperor martini and the Dragonfly maki roll.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food, nice patio, ok service
    buckeyegirlVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2013
    crab legs were great but came with no small fork and no extra napkins or wet naps or a bowl to put the shells in. strange that we had to ask for that. had to ask for straws twice, they were out of the drink I wanted (but the replacement drink was delicious), and out of the dessert we wanted (how can you not have nutella or banana).
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Experience!!!
    topgun17
    Dined on 7/17/2013
    Dragonfly Mandarin was such a wonderful experience! My son and I ate there, and everything about the restaurant was first-rate. The food was wonderfully prepared, and the service was exemplary. My son had such a wonderful time there, and I will definitely go back on my next visit to Chicago! A must-go-to restaurant for anyone in the area!!!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the menu and food is
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/13/2013
    Love the menu and food is exceptional! Service was the best. Took an out of town guest there and they were VERY impressed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and Service
    BrunchedVIP
    Dined on 6/10/2013
    One ot our favorite Chinese/Mandarin restaurants in Chicago; easy to get to and free parking on the street. The food is always fresh and delicious. This time we brought our 9 y/o son who also loved the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for Drinks and Sushi
    Dubow21VIP
    Dined on 6/5/2013
    Very surprised this place isn't more crowded. The drinks and sushi were very very good with average pricing. Outdoor seating is great. Ordered the Honeymoon Chicken famiy style as an entree and it wasnt the greatest but the Sushi, drinks and appetizers more than made up for it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was a horrible experience,
    Mike
    Dined on 5/18/2013
    It was a horrible experience, seating is not good and the service was so poor. You almost have to eat so fast so the guys can clean up your table. I am not happy and will not be back
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  • We choose Dragonfly in order
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 5/13/2013
    We choose Dragonfly in order to experience the All You Can Eat Crab Legs. We were disappointed when they ran out of Crab Legs at 8:15. Also, they won't let you take your leftover side dishes home, even if you didn't ask for anything beyond what they initially gave you, so we were disappointed that we wouldn't be able to enjoy our leftover rice and potates and it would just be thrown out. One person ordered the Mongolian Beef off the menu and was fortunate to be able to take those leftovers home. She said it was the best Mongolian Beef she'd had thus far. We would not go back for the All You Can Eat Crab Legs again. Too pricey for what you actually get, but we might give it another try and just order off the menu.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Hadn't had Chinese food in
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 5/10/2013
    Hadn't had Chinese food in a very long time and nothing wow'd me here
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  • Nothing spectacular
    PowerLunchGuruVIP
    Dined on 5/4/2013
    Has the appearance of a restaurant that already had its heyday. Most of the entrees lacked in flavor and were greasy and the drinks were weak. The appetizers were the only saving grace.
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  • Sharable Portions, Great Taste!
    TakingTimeToEatWellVIP
    Dined on 4/29/2013
    This is the perfect place to order entrees that are sharable. From the mooshu steak to the honey walnut prawns and maki rolls, everything had great flavor without being too salty or drowned in too much sauce. Our previous time here we enjoyed the Basil Chicken and duck fried rice-both were fantastic as well! Solid service and great to eat outdoors when the temps are warm.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Many options in varied menu
    ORDTGUVIP
    Dined on 4/23/2013
    I liked the decor, found the service very good, food quality was very good. Drinks were good, smaller glasses than I am used to. It is a little bit louder than I am used to. Priced right and many weekly offers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great lunch menu prices. Nothing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 4/16/2013
    Great lunch menu prices. Nothing special. Great location.
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  • A miss
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/13/2013
    We were very disappointed. Everything was clearly pre-packaged and just served up hot. It is as if La Choy opened up a restaurant and charged west loop prices.
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  • this was some of the worse
    johngVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2013
    this was some of the worse food i have eveer had. i don't know how anyone could have rated this place any more than a 1.
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  • Chinese food doesn't seem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 4/4/2013
    Chinese food doesn't seem to be a big thing in the West Loop, probably because people just go over to Chinatown, but if you really want Chinese, then Dragonfly Mandarin will satisfy. The food isn't that great but it's better than most places. The crispy sesame chicken is really good. The decor is nice, staff friendly and entree portions large.
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    good for groups, great for lunch
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  • Really, just an average Asian
    LPboyVIP
    Dined on 3/28/2013
    Really, just an average Asian restaurant. Not bad, but not special. The food was ok. They forgot my salad and the service was slow. I've had better.
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  • Good Food, Great Drinks
    LyndseyBVIP
    Dined on 3/23/2013
    Dragonfly Mandarin has a large menu with some standard items that you might find at other Chinese restaurants, but some other more unique items. We opted for some of the basic items (Crab Rangoon, Rainbow Maki, Mongolian Beef) and they were all delicious. But the food was outshined by their creative and flavorful cocktails. I'm a wine person, but I would say that the cocktails here are not to be missed. We had an early evening reservation, so the place was not very busy. Service was friendly and helpful. Atmosphere was interesting, but nothing too fancy. It reminded me of the "after" on Restaurant Impossible. Overall, worth a visit.
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  • Not worth visiting. Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/20/2013
    Not worth visiting. Food was mediocre at best. One of my guests returned the soup because it was terrible.
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  • Whenever I'm in the city for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    Whenever I'm in the city for lunch this is my favorite place to dine - the service is always friendly and professional, and the food is always expertly-prepared and delicious. During the week their lunch specials are the best considering this is Chicago we're talking about, and I always end up taking food home because their portion sizes are amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
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  • Great Value for a Great Meal
    SpoonAsKnife82VIP
    Dined on 3/4/2013
    Dragonfly is always a place of great value. We come here about 4-5 times a year on a Monday to dine in and have some King Crab buffet for $39. My family can devour about 2-3 lbs. of King Crabs per person. The waitstaff are always attentive and checks in on customers every 5-10 minutes. This place have great presentation on meals and always commendable on their sauces. If you are looking for value, this is the place to be.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • I still have a hard time adjusting
    luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 3/3/2013
    I still have a hard time adjusting to the new menu at DM. The food is very good with no complaints. During this visit tho, I found the service too be a little on the slow side.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
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  • SERVICE WAS GOOD . WAITER
    CHICAGO
    Dined on 2/19/2013
    SERVICE WAS GOOD . WAITER ADORABLR. APPETIZERS WERE FAB!!! ENTREE WERWE AVERAGE TO BORING. WILL STOP IN AGAIN FOR APPETIZERS AND SAKE AND SKIP ENTREES.
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  • Food is excellent and weekday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/18/2013
    Food is excellent and weekday lunch special is a great deal.
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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  • Happy Customer
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/17/2013
    My server Brian was great! After reading some reviews I was afraid to give them a try. Food was delicious, no long wait and hot! Thanks again Brian and Vanessa! See you again soon. I didn't like the fact that we were sat next to a large group and they were loud.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Went there for lunch on a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    Went there for lunch on a Saturday. The place was totally empty. Food was ok, but did not try the sushi items available. Seems this place would have a nice ambiance at night with a larger crowd.
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  • Crab Legs good deal!
    lkchangirlVIP
    Dined on 2/4/2013
    We went for the all you can eat king crab legs. Great experience. The fried rice is nothing to me (but I'm Chinese & picky about that). The mandarin potatoes were different and good. The corn was probably frozen but okay. The crab legs were excellent and plentiful. They bring them out one at a time so they don't get cold. Nice touch. They continually refill the sides without you asking. It wasn't busy so I asked for a 4 top for more space and they accommodated us immediately. Very friendly nice staff. We would go back again.
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  • Service was an issue. There
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/19/2013
    Service was an issue. There were no bartenders so waiters & waitresses had to make there own drinks. Looked chaotic behind the bar. We sat for 15 minutes before asking a passing waitress if we were going to be waited on. A waiter finally showed up and asked for our order, problem was we hadn't weven been given menus yet! Not returning here.
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  • Great lunch spot!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 1/18/2013
    Great lunch special and not very crowded. As long as you don't mind some ambient house music in the background its a perfect spot in the West Loop for lunch.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for lunch
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  • Friendly staff and decent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 1/5/2013
    Friendly staff and decent looking place but the food was horrible. Tasted like overcooked pieced of fried meat with sauce that was bland. There was a reason we were the only ones in the restaurant until two other diners eventually came in... It's a shame.
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  • I took some friends from out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/24/2012
    I took some friends from out of town to this place, we had a great time and the food was excellent. The basil chicken was outstanding :)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • Dragonfly has changed it's
    luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 12/17/2012
    Dragonfly has changed it's menu somewhat from what the manager told me (added sushi) because the neighboring restaurant closed up. The food was still very good and no complaints whatsoever. The manager was very nice and polite also.
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    kid-friendly
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  • Delicious Asian Food
    NancyVIP
    Dined on 12/16/2012
    We went on a Sunday evening & were seated by the window which was nice because we had a view of the city skyline. Good cocktail & Japanese beer selections. We had the crab won tons & the Godzilla maki rolls to start. These were both very fresh, delicious & good portion sizes. For our entree we shared the sesame chicken & brown rice. Plenty of chicken & rice for two which was cooked to perfection. We had a great dinning experience. Good service & delicious food in a nice atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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  • Everything was good. The specialty
    KsilfmVIP
    Dined on 12/11/2012
    Everything was good. The specialty cocktails were fantastic
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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  • Fabulous restaurant great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/8/2012
    Fabulous restaurant great location. Just a 10 minute walk from Ogilvie train station. Food and service beyond compare. Awesome mojitos!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • Don't waste your time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/3/2012
    Horrible service. Went for a special night that had all you could eat crab legs and they said they didn't have enough left. The place had about 5 tables full. The waitress clearly hated her job too. I felt I was bothering her to even ask for a drink.
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