Grace

Grace

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.grace-restaurant.com/
  • Phone: 3122349494x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Curtis Duffy
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: No
  • Additional Details: Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The private dining space at Grace accommodates up to 12 for a seated event. For larger events, we offer the option of renting out the entire space. Our main dining room seats up to 64 guests, and the lounge is the perfect place to start the evening off with a cocktail reception. Grace is fully wifi-enabled, and a private entrance for the private dining space is available if desired.
  • Private Party Contact: Michael Muser 3122349494x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Des Plaines
  • Public Transit: The closest CTA El stop is the Clinton Green stop. Head west on Lake Street to Des Plaines and go south (left) to Randolph. Turn right; Grace will be on the right.



    Accessible CTA bus routes in the area are the 56 Milwaukee, 20 Madison, 14 Jeffery Express & 8 Halsted.



    Also nearby is the Metra Ogilvie Station.
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Grace
Grace, the highly anticipated restaurant from acclaimed chef Curtis Duffy, opened late 2012 in the Randolph Street area, just west of downtown Chicago. The subtle elegance of the dining room provides a comfortably luxurious setting in which to enjoy Chef Duffy's Progressive American cuisine, offered in a tasting menu format. In addition to the dining room, a private dining space to accommodate up to 12 is available, as well as a lounge for a pre- or post-dinner drink.
Grace looks forward to welcoming you.
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Grace reviews from OpenTable diners
31 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.9
  • Food4.8
    Service5
  • Ambiance4.9
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (26)fit for foodies (24)romantic (21)notable wine list (18)neighborhood gem (5)hot spot (2)good for groups (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Are there 6 stars?
    skidocVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    This place is fantastic if you can afford it. The creativity of Chef Duffy is great. The service is friendly without the stuffiness common in places like this. The portions are small but not tiny. You will leave satisfied without being stuffed. The flavors are clean and pure. You only need to choose Flora or Fauna on the menu. Priced the same. Orders adjusted to dietary restrictions. I would suggest getting both at the table so you can see what each menu has. Both are great. The wine list is impressive and the prices are reasonable. Need to try this place if you are a foodie. If you are not a foodie, this is a great place to really appreciate why you may want to explore fine high end cuisine.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Amazing Grace
    HKFoodies
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    We loved the restaurant. From its unassuming entrance, elegant yet modern interior, superbly presented and outstanding food, excellent wine pairing and a staff that were knowledgeable, polite, consummate professionals, this was one of the best overall dining experiences my wife and I have ever had.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't say enough - Full of Grace!
    MFReviewVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    This is an exceptional dining experience not to be missed. The presentation of the food, creative combinations of tastes and textures, amazing wine pairings. The staff is extremely knowledgeable and there just when you want them to be. Not stuffy but always wanting to teach you about what is coming next. Felt like everyone there knew about every detail on the menu. Loved the kitchen tour at the end. It was the cherry on the sundae!! Would return in a heartbeat!!
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  • Memorable evening
    YummyEats
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    My wife and I had a truly memorable evening at Grace. The food was exquisite and incredibly creative; the environment was perfect for our anniversary dinner; the service was impeccable; and the extras (visit to the kitchen and take-home gift bag) were wonderful finishing touches. We will certainly come back again!
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    Happytrvlr
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    I don't think you can get much better than this! Food, wine, service, all too notch.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Memorable experience
    LPDinerVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Grace should take a prime spot on every foodies list as one of the best Chicago restaurants! The entire experience from first tasting course to the kitchen tour were phenomenal. The experience comes with a hefty price tag, but so well worth it!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Near Perfection in Dining
    salcornVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Grace is certainly deserving of its two Michelin stars. Everything about the experience is near perfection, from the extremely professional yet friendly service to the plating of the food, which turns each dish into an individual work of art, combining delicate and varied flavors in surprising and visually appealing ways. The dining room is sophisticated, understated, and calm, a serenity that extends even into the visible kitchen, yet the contemporary soundtrack keeps the experience upbeat and fun. My only quibble is with the winelist, which has a strong focus on wines from the Loire region, not my favorite. Truly one of Chicago's best dining experiences.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Fantastic
    ARCHM
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Wonderful dining experience. Enjoy the Fauna menu and it was both playful in presentation and a pleasurable journey for my sense of sight, smell, and especially taste. The desert courses were good but when compared with the first six courses, they were underwhelming. Of the 50 or so 5 star restaurants that I have dined at, this would likely be in my top 5 or 6.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely!
    cookiefiendVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We had a fantastic dinner, everything was literally perfection from the time we were seated. Beautiful presentation, seamless service, and amazing food.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistency is key!
    luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Time & time again I travel to this marvelous destination. Every single visit seems to one up the next. The menu changes yearly with just the right seasonal finesse. Chef & staff truly enjoy what they do here. Their hard work & endless determination is showcased throughout your experience. Between the divine cuisine & attention to detail focused service one is sure to enjoy their visit every time. Thank you Grace!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful evening
    map314159
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Across the board a delightful evening. The service was excellent as always, attentive but not hovering. The food was wonderful -- interesting, delicious and intriguing. The conversation among the wait and wine staff made the food and wine more interesting and enjoyable. Truely another delightful evening
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • AMAZING FOOD
    amifjVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    THIS JUST ART, CAN'T WAIT NEXT TIME, AMAZING EXPERIENCE
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    romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow!
    ChicagoBillVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Grace is a truly amazing restaurant. The top-notch kitchen seamlessly blends modern and classic gastronomic techniques to provide some of the tastiest food in Chicago. The pacing of the courses is perfect - and why shouldn't it be, when they employ a person whose job it is to keep track of every table's tasting menu. The portion sizes are spot-on. And the wait staff is knowledgeable, friendly - even playful, and attentive without being intrusive. This is one of my top three favorite restaurants in Chicago!
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  • Probably best restaurant meal ever
    Torontotraveller
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    While my wife and I are not really "foodies", we travel widely throughout the world and try to dine at well-regarded restaurants.Based on your rating Grace so highly, we used you to make a reservation on our first visit to Chicago.We are so glad we did.The menu is simply a choice of two tasting menus: flora and fauna.We chose fauna, and there followed nine courses of really quite exquisite, and very interesting, food.Portions are small enough that one is not overfed, the wine list is extensive and very well explained by a highly knowledgeable sommelier, and the service is prompt, friendly and competent.One warning: this comes at a price.We paid $950, including two good bottles of wine and a generous tip, but it was worth every penny.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 17 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.8
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4.8
    • Service4.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 81 reviews are from the Grace reviews archive.
  • A Perfect Culinary Adventure
    PartnerVIP
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Grace won my admiration on every criteria I could conjure. Curtis Duffy's cuisine is beyond extraordinary, exquisitely designed and executed with an endless array of one-of-a-kind tastes and textures in beautifully designed presentations. The service, professional yet friendly, pairs well with the incomparable Flora and Fauna menus and the educated wine list. We could hear each other exclaiming over each glorious item in the quiet environment. Every aspect of the restaurant is carefully orchestrated. All the performers are top notch and in sync with the conductor. I have recommended Grace to a friend who now is planning to celebrate her wedding anniversary at the restaurant this summer. Bravo!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Service and Dinner!
    HyalkerVIP
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Overall fantastic dinner, it was a birthday gift for a great friend, and the service was phenomenal while being firendly/laid-back at the same time. We did the wine pairing menu as well which was on spoit for every dish!! Worth its Michelin stars!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MUST DINE AT GRACE
    ReviewerVIP
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    For anyone that enjoys fine dining, you must make Grace THE top priority. The staff was very friendly, knowledgeable and professional. Jose was an excellent host! The food and wine was amazing. Chef Curtis Duffy was so nice and friendly. We had the opportunity to meet him in the kitchen. It was an amazing experience and night I will remember forever.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    We no longer dine out frequently as we choose to use the opportunity to enjoy truly exceptional food and exceptional experiences. Grace provides both consistently. We have been there twice within in the past two months and though the menu was the same, the nuances were noticeable and enjoyable. By far the best dining experience at this level. A true tasting menu which allows you to savor the unique flavors of each course ...you never feel as if you cannot finish or have eaten too much. and the flavors are extradordinary. We will be back again.
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  • A very special experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    The opportunity to visit the kitchen after dinner was special to see the food in preparation. Very professional staff. Explanations of the individual courses wa excellent and added to the overall experience. A restaurant not to be missed.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best tasting menu
    bixieVIP
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    An amazing 9 course tasting menu. The restaurant only does two tasting menus. It does not do an à la cart menu. The tasting menu is fantastic and the restaurant is lovely. A true dining experience but expensive!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Inspirational
    luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    The feeling one has after embracing thee entire experience here, leaves an individual with the hope that anything can be achieved!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Increadable experience !!!
    Mili
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    Very expensive, but worth every penny. Incredible food, there are 8 plates to taste. wonderful flavors in each plate. Presented beautiful and gourmet food. The wines presented from the waitress were delicious , each wine were perfect for each plate (entrées, main plates and desserts). I couldn't eat all plates. At first you see very small portions but after 8 different plates at the end your satisfied. I really recommended it!!!
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    Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wow
    Brenda
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    This was the final night of our first trip to Chicago. Grace was just amazing. It had such ambience; the staff was professional but not pretentious; each course was so delicious and beautifully prepared. We were warned how expensive it was so be prepared! Thankyou, Brenda
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    Fit For Foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Completely Wonderful
    JD27VIP
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    An outstanding experience from every perspective. The service was impeccable. The food was remarkable for its inventive creativity that melded so many complementary flavors in unique ways. Each course stood out and even a week later, we were revisiting individual dishes and how delightful they were. For a special occasion for people who love the tops of gastronomy, we couldn't recommend Grace any higher.
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    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
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  • new and bold
    DanEatsChicago
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    My wife and I went to Grace for our anniversary. We had dined at Grace 6 months earlier and thought it was great, this time it was fantastic, the food and presentation was creatively done and beautifully presented. I'd put this restaurant up against the top in Chicago. The service was great, not too in your face, not too stiff and formal, very attentive and knowledgeable.
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    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Notable Wine List
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  • High prices great food
    mexicanbonvivant
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    Is a place for foodies, great gourmet experience but you have to pay at least US700 for two people.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect in Every Way
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    Grace is in the same league as Alinea. If you enjoy creative, adventurous dining, don't miss it.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    Lovely space and excellent service, despite the pretentious speeches. Outstanding wine service especially. But the food was underwhelming. Only two dishes really came together (duck with consomme, and an inspired beef with Vietnamese flavors) and amounted to something special. That's not a great batting average at this price. We dined at Moto the next night, and it had vastly better food.
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  • Exquisite
    KathyabbyVIP
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    The understated chic dining room with the exquisite glassed in kitchen, check out the counters and spice rack, was stunning. Loved the beige linen tablecloths and napkins, the oversized stemware and delicate minimalist utensils. We chose the wine pairings with the Fauna menu. My favorites were the Alaskan king Crab course with the Mulheimer Sonnenlay-Zeppelin and the Scallops with tamarind, smoke and flavors of licorice paired with an exquisite Maison Fouched-La Vigne des Sablons. The plating was spectacularly inventive especially for the scallops and the spectacular Miyazaki Beef, which had a deep fried Vietnamese style crepe. The raspberry, lychee, Kokomo nasturtium dessert plate had to be the most beautiful plate.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a wonderful experience
    6tribes
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    Three of us dined here and it was an amazing experience. The atmosphere, service and food was impeccable. We felt as we had enter a spa. It was so peaceful and enjoyable. We had the fauna menu. The layers of flavors were delicious. We enjoyed each course, especially the King crab, scallop and Miyasaki beef. We were so full, 9 courses are filling! We were celebrating a lot of blessings at this meal and it made a great memory.
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  • Notta so good
    TomEatsALot
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    No professional foodie here so taking that into consideration I was shocked at how average at best most of the food was. It looks beautiful but with the exception of the crab nothing was memorable except for it's having been marginal. I can't believe how truly Yuch it was. Maybe I'm just no foodie but I was with one and she had the same opinion and even disliked a few dishes enough so as not to eat much of them. The bill was with tip nearly $900 for two and I'd spend $100 9x at La Scarola before ever doing this again. It must have been the tire company that gave them two Michelin stars. To be fair the place is beautiful and the service is beyond compare. They go above and beyond. I have owned a great restaurant. This place is not one.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfection
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    Grace is truly exquisite. Calm and lovely modern decor; excellent but understated service; food is beautiful and incredibly delicious but not showy or theatrical; and perfect wine pairings. We loved it.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    MrsDVIP
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    I cannot praise this restaurant enough! Our food was wonderful, really interesting and beautifully presented. The service was really outstanding, especially Christopher the sommelier who was helpful, informative and generous. I wish I could remember all the other names as they all combined to make this a truly memorable evening. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just go!
    luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    No words in any language on planet earth can give true justice to thee experience one has at this establishment!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service, good food.
    ChicagoFoodie
    Dined on 1/29/2014
    Service was spectacular, food was good, but not great. They were beautifully presented, but the taste could have been a bit better. Great experience, but think the taste fell slightly short.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    Steph
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    From the hostess to the servers to the chefs and all the people who made this experience so wonderful, we applaud you. So glad you are in Chicago.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We found Grace a lovely experience,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 1/22/2014
    We found Grace a lovely experience, but a bit underwhelming in terms of culinary delight and overall deliciousness. Each course seemed te be a bit of an amalgamation of different and various ingredients, and while usually tasty, things just didn't quite jive. Perhaps it was just the current menu, but when compared to other such establishments as Next, PerSe, or Nobu, it didn't quite seem to stack up.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Over The Top
    Rick
    Dined on 1/22/2014
    The food and service lived up to it's reputation. The wine pairings were exceptional! Either tasting menu is great. Be prepared for over the top pricing. Either menu is $185.00 per person and the wine pairing is $125.00 a person not including tip! Not for the feint of heart. Nonetheless, it was an exceptional experience.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Finding Grace
    JWChicago
    Dined on 12/22/2013
    Do not be intimidated by the men in suits and ties, one to a diner, waiting to push your chair in for you at your round table, minimally decorated with a single Bernardaud votive. The restaurant dress is business casual, and it follows that the ambiance is not at all stuffy. Your head waiter is there to guide you through your selection of one of two prix fixe menus, "Flora" (vegetarian) or "Fauna," both with a sticker price of $185. The Fauna menu is worth it for the Miyasaki Beef alone, the best beef we've ever had in our lives. It's no surprise that Chef Curtis Duffy was Chef de Cuisine at Alinea, since its opening. The experience at Grace almost rivals that of Alinea.
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  • Superb food, service, & ambience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 12/18/2013
    Superb food, service, & ambience. Could not Imagine a better meal!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.