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Grace Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.grace-restaurant.com
  • Phone: (312) 234-9494
  • 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 (312) 234-9494

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.
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Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "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! "
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "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!"
    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."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "The feeling one has after embracing thee entire experience here, leaves an individual with the hope that anything can be achieved!"
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "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!!!"
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "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."
    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. "
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Is a place for foodies, great gourmet experience but you have to pay at least US700 for two people."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Grace is in the same league as Alinea. If you enjoy creative, adventurous dining, don't miss it."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "No words in any language on planet earth can give true justice to thee experience one has at this establishment!"
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "Superb food, service, & ambience. Could not Imagine a better meal!"
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "From start to finish our experience at Grace was fantastic. The restaurant accommodated a personalized menu and birthday dessert plate at no additional cost. The service was impeccable and each course of food was delicious in its own right. We dined off the Fauna menu and were extremely impressed with the combination of flavors that progressed throughout the courses. It was also nice to be able to view the kitchen through a glass window in the main dining room to see how much effort, love, and skill goes into each dish. After our meal we were able to tour the kithen and meet Chef Curtis Duffy, who was extremely warm and friendly. I would highly recommend Grace for a special occasion."
    Dined on 12/17/2013
  • "In a nutshell, this wonderful Tuesday night experience was elegant, fun, beautiful, scientific, complicated yet simple. One of the first bites still resonates in my mouth - king crab with a bursting bubble of butter. Outstanding."
    Dined on 12/10/2013
  • "Absolutely wonderful! Great food and presentation."
    Dined on 12/10/2013
  • "I enjoyed my experience at Grace in general. It's a pretty dining space, very attentive service, and attractively plated food. It's just not worth what you spend on the meal. $500 (tip included) for a party of two with one non-aloholic beverage each. The food at Next and Nightwood is far better for less than half the price."
    Dined on 12/5/2013
  • "The creativity and artistic presentation of the dishes was over the top. However we found the eclectic food combinations not always to our liking. We did have people in our party with food allergies/restrictions and the restaurant staff was quite accomodating. Perhaps the food substitutions impacted the quality of our experience. We did love the ambience, large tables, and the tour of the kitchen at the end."
    Dined on 11/21/2013
  • "It got two stars and it deserves it. Such delicious creativity in such beautiful surroundings , all carried off with GRACE"
    Dined on 11/19/2013
  • "I am new to the whole molecular gastronomy movement but experiencing the menu is one of those once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. With each course you can taste the Chef's commitment and ingenuity. The choices are simple a meat-based selection (fauna) or a vegetarian-based (flora) one that does incorporate some seafood. The service nothing like I've ever experienced before. Nicolas and Jason were both top not h. They were able to explain the dishes with ease. Jason did well to keep the pacing of the meal intact. Meeting Chef and touring the kitchen was the highlight of the evening. It was great speaking with him about the menu selection and management."
    Dined on 11/14/2013
  • "For a perfect evening of dining, Grace provides it all. The food, the service, the quiet beauty of the room is pure elegance. An invitation to tour the kitchen of Chef Duffy was the frosting on the cake. He and his staff were warm and gracious. It wasn't just a meal, it was a culinary adventure."
    Dined on 10/29/2013
  • "We were there to celebrate my boyfriend's birthday. We have been eating at upscale restaurants for special occasions for years and both of us agree the food at Grace is absolutely fantastic in terms of presentation and taste. I like the idea they offer us a short tour of kitchen after dinner. Don't forget to check out their washroom ( yeah..you read it right.) instead of standard washrooms, four of them have different theme to present four seasons."
    Dined on 10/23/2013
  • "I was fortunate enough to "experience" this restaurant while in Chicago for busines and taking a client out to dinner. In a word, the reastaurant was "fabulous"! Every portion of the tasting menu was beautiful to view and then delicious to eat. The service was outstanding and the ambiance was calming and very inviting. It was a four hour dinner that flew by. Loved it, loved I, loved it!"
    Dined on 10/16/2013
  • "Only two of the courses tasted unique. One of the courses reminded me of a fast food Indian restaurant. Where have I had this before? I thought to myself. Then I remembered. For this kind of money everything should be unusual, unique and wonderful. Really, people shouldn't go to these kinds of places. It's of course pretentious. It was like being at work. Having to listen to the wait staff go through their spiel about each item, fully aware that they aren't part of this world of luxury dining and that they are trying to make their ends meet. where I could come and go as I pleased instead of feeling like I was being fed and not feeding myself. Our bill was $500. I will never do this again anywhere"
    Dined on 10/16/2013
  • "The food is superb and beautifully presented. Less exotic that Alinea but impeccably executed. The service is seamless and warm. This is an exceptional restaurant."
    Dined on 10/15/2013
  • "We were there to celebrate a birthday, and the menu had "Happy Birthday, with my friend's name at the top, which we were given to take home. We each chose one of the two 8- course tasting menus, and, as the staff said, sat back to enjoy the experience. The service was impeccable, without being stuffy, the presentations beautiful, and the flavors amazing. The seating was comfortable, and setting relaxing, without a lot of noise. We enjoyed the whole experience, and were impressed when we were brought to the kitchen to have the tour at the end. The staff are very engaged and happy, and proud of the chef and this amazing restaurant. It is extremely expensive, so be prepared. But it will be an experience we will always remember."
    Dined on 10/10/2013