Province
Province
Reviews Coming Soon

Province

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.provincerestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 3126699900
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch and Dinner : Monday - Thursday: 11:30 am - 10:30pm, Friday 11:30am - 11:30pm, Saturday Dinner only: 5:00pm - 11:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Latin / Spanish
  • Executive Chef: Randy Zweiban
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Province welcomes your guests in two Private Dining Rooms that can accommodate groups of 10-40 for lunch or dinner and up to 60 for a cocktail party. The Private Dining Rooms reflect the modern approach to farmhouse aesthetic that is the signature design of Province.
  • Private Party Contact: Megan 3126699900

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Randolph & Lake
  • Public Transit: CTA Green Line Clinton Stop, #56 Milwaukee Bus (Jefferson & Lake or Desplaines & Lake)
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Province
Province is an American café influenced by the modern, evolving cuisines of Spain and South America. Housed in a gold-level LEED-certified green building, Province incorporates green building materials, recycled design materials and Energy Star-rated equipment. Sustainable, organic, and biodynamic sources are the foundation for food, wine, and beverages of Province. In the warmer months enjoy Province's spacious and comfortable patio. With seating for up to 50 guests, the dramatic space is one of the West Loop's most desirable outdoor dining destinations.
Continued
Foodspotting photos
See all photos
Province reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Yum
    MIke
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    Food was really good, and fresh. Chef even sent out a complimentary tasting and it was awesome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Impeccable Service and Preparation
    swasgrafx
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    From farm to table, well sourced ingredients make these dishes really stand out. The small, Mediums and sides are enough for a table of four. Must have the Lobster mashed potatoes, Farm vegetables and Scallops. The Salmon, Tuna and Paella are notable for their spot on preparation. We helped celebrate their 5 year anniversary with 50% off wine, in this case the 2009 Temparanillo. Can't wait to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I looked for a place near
    WomanOverboardVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    I looked for a place near my office (Madison and Wacker) that was new. I thoroughly enjoyed Province and was surprised when they told me they have been around for five years. I would go back for lunch and maybe even dinner again. I loved the Business lunch special. Smart and very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Creative & Contemporary date spot!
    AvidChicagoDiner
    Dined on 10/29/2013
    Food is creative & outstanding! The host and manager were very welcoming. Contemporary decor is fun and my pear cocktail was delicious. We had the duck/chorizo cannelloni for an appetizer which was incredible and the perfect portion for the 2 of us. I had the California Himachi which was so flavorful and flawless. My date very much enjoyed the surf and turf- sea scallops and short ribs. The food was executed very well and will definitely bring us back in the future. Our waitress was not the most enthusiastic person but the manager made up for that with his energy & was personally very attentive to our table as well as the other tables. The restaurant was the perfect noise level that Tuesday- quiet enough to be romantic but still vibrant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sustaining and spectacular
    joncarolVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    OUr Chef's choice dinner was superb. We ate here because it was close to the Lyric prior to Otello. We asked if we could have the wonderful sounding Tasting menu and still make the curtain. The server assured us we could (and we did) and we never felt rushed but enjoyed every bite and every sip. It's a great bargain for luscious, creative food and delightful wines ($74.00). We heartily recommend this to any and every one and plan to enjoy another tasting menu with our family at our family reunion in March.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • evening at province
    Rozi
    Dined on 10/23/2013
    I was tasked to find a place for me and my fiance to take his cousin who was in town for just a couple of days. She is pescatarian so I was looking for a place that had many options for all of us. I hadn't been to Province but it looked good on Fodor's, the website and Yelp reviews. It was fantastic, the food was wonderful with many options, the servers were great and it wasn't crazy expensive. The ambience was nice, a comfortable place for us to sit, see and hear each other. We put it on our list and we will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
    Arde
    Dined on 10/21/2013
    It is almost impossible to find a quiet place to have lunch around the downtown Chicago area. Province is that and more. The food is excellently presented in good portions at acceptable prices by friendly and helpful staff. The Bonuses are that the food tastes great and you can hear the person with whom you are dining with without shouting. This is a great place to have that business lunch with a client or the special occasion lunch with someone with whom you would like to converse. I highly recommend Province.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lunch with friend. Took the
    cookie1950
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    Lunch with friend. Took the business lunch special. Choice from 2 appetizers and 3 entrees. Three of these five choices were salads. Could have more variety. Food was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great pre-opera choice
    rluekens
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    I was looking for a different restaurant to eat lunch prior to the opera matinee for my wife and me. I could not have been happier with my choice. Province was not as crowded as the choices up on Wacker Drive and had food that was unique and tasty. We had the 11:30 am reservation and were the first people in the restaurant. It soon filled to about 3/4 full. The service was outstanding as our waiters seemed to be intent on catching our signals whenever we needed anything. It was delightful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    BrunchloverVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2013
    This was a wonderful dining experience . Wed mites are tasting menu with the wine pairings included in the price...a great value!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a wonderful experience!
    ElyArtist
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    Province is one of those restaurants that is consistently great. We love the fact that portion sizes are small enough to allow us to share lots of wonderful dishes. We always enjoy eating at Province and are very fortunate to have it as a "neighborhood restaurant."
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bland and slow
    me2222VIP
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    The server greeted us right away, but then abandoned us for 17 minutes before we could order, we had a show to catch. Once we ordered the food was delivered in normal, but not fast. Fall Squash salad had mushy squash and scissor cut lettuce, pretty bland. The Ahi tacos were ok, but again bland with sauces that had color, but little taste. It was quiet ( I love that) , and the decor was nice.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food was great and service
    char
    Dined on 10/3/2013
    Food was great and service was friendly. Try the Mushroom appitizer.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful.
    Sisters
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    This place was DELICIOUS. The food was amazing. Service was awesome. Atmosphere was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Artisan cooking, sleek but welcomin
    FloridaGalVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2013
    Had a wonderful lunch here. The grilled vegetable side ($4) was smashing -- swiss chard, carrots, root vegetables, all caramelized perfectly. Also had the tuna taco on house made corn tortilla. It was a bit bland until I added the supplied ancho chile and tomatillo sauces. Divine. I will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Started out fine...
    CloverMayVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2013
    I met friends there at 6 PM on a Monday. About 3/4 of the tables filled up. The waitress seemed knowledgeable about the menu and we ordered first courses and entrees. The bass seviche is a misnomer - the fish seemed to be raw with a lime sauce poured over, instead of the fish cured in the citrus, and was hard. The entrees came promptly and we all enjoyed our choices. It took the server some time after bringing the dessert menus to take our decaf coffee orders. After at least 20 minutes or so we asked where the coffee was and she said they were brewing a new pot - really it takes that long? After she brought the check it took another 20 minutes to flag someone to take our credit cards. Good thing we had plenty to chat about.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellant Food
    Foodme
    Dined on 9/14/2013
    The menu has many unique and creative offerings, but utilizes more familiar ingredients, which I feel was a good thing. I had trouble deciding, there was a lot I wanted to try. Ended up really enjoying the Masa Flatbread (Manchego cheese....phenomenal!), the Daurude fish entrée and Donuts and Coffee Ice Cream desert. All of them outstanding. And a real solid wine list as well. If you like fresh vegetables and fish, expertly prepared with some unique flavor combinations, you should try this place. Warning, bring a sweater because its cold and stark inside.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • everything was under seasoned,
    ncr1jmj
    Dined on 9/12/2013
    everything was under seasoned, the flatbread was especially bland
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yummy
    Clement95
    Dined on 9/9/2013
    This restaurant is an experience. The tastes begin with the visual, then transform to savory with each bite. My buddy and I got the Monday special burgers and they were cooked perfectly - the pork belly topper and complementary beer matched exactly. Delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Less is more!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 9/5/2013
    This was a wonderful evening. Simple and streamlined menu which offered really exciting combinations. Meal portions were perfect to be tantalizing without overdoing anything. Accessible yet extensive drinks menu made pairing the meal a breeze. Service was friendly, there when needed, and attentive (they picked up that dinner was a quiet birthday outing with a friend and they made dessert with a special touch). All around a great night out. For me, I was not looking for a loud venue, so this after-work-Thursday location was quiet but with good traffic where a conversation could be easily maintained.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • All Good
    EmmyVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2013
    Our first experience was excellent, and we will be back next weekend with an out-of-town visitor. The food was fresh and well prepared, the room is pretty and the noise level moderate. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre at best
    Beachsop
    Dined on 8/28/2013
    Did tasting menu with wine pairings. Food was uninspiring. The wines were paired very well but our server could never manage to have the wine at our table until well after the food course was served
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Quiet Delight
    TuesdayNightsVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2013
    Province is a wonderful place to go any time for a nice, quiet meal. The food is good; the wine is outstanding; and the restaurant itself is spacious and serene.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprise Romantic Neigjborhood Gem
    PIPoodleVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2013
    Tasting menu was wonderf, they even substituted out the high mercury fish for little preggie me. The outdoor seating was cozy, no bigs, with great ambiance. Quiet street so quiet atmosphere. The only thing, our actual waitress could have been a tad more friendly. She didn't even tell us her name. The wine guy was great and presented excellent paired wines (says my man). Dessert was over the top amazing. Overall great value!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The tortilla soup was awful,,
    Foodwiz
    Dined on 8/9/2013
    The tortilla soup was awful,, the soup tasted out of a can and it wasn't properly warmed , the rotisserie chicken inside the soup was obviously freezer burned.......I had big hopes for this place ..... Disappointed
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • interesting
    funtravelerVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2013
    Food was creative and good, would have liked more spices, chef uses mostly fats and salt for flavor. Overall good though
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Scrumptious
    ChuckVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2013
    The tasting menu with matching wines was great fun. Wonderful sangria too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always an excellent choice...
    BirdlegzVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2013
    The Wednesday $49 tasting and wine pairing is a fabulous deal. Five generous pours and small plates offer a delicious, integrated gourmet experience that is well worth making the trip downtown for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just average
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2013
    The food was good, not great. Nice presentation. Our waitress wasn't very friendly. She got the job done - wasn't rude, but we didn't get the impression she was very "into" serving us. The outside looked nice - we chose inside but the patio was very pretty.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wine Wednesday is a great
    DennisVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2013
    Wine Wednesday is a great value and an opportunity to try a variety of wines
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect blend of modernity
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/31/2013
    Perfect blend of modernity and warmth, crisp and fresh yet romantic. True for both the atmosphere and food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful Outdoor Dining!
    Foodie08VIP
    Dined on 7/25/2013
    I had previously dined indoors at Province for both lunch and dinner, and enjoyed it very much. Last week I returned with a guest specifically to try out their outdoor patio for dinner. The food, ambiance, and low noise level were all terrific, and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a very civilized, neighborhood gem evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dessert downer
    HopefulHydePark
    Dined on 7/19/2013
    Had tasting menu with wine and all of our party thought the courses up until dessert were above average. Bitter, grainy corn bread didn't do the fresh berries credit and closed off an otherwise enjoyable meal on a downer. Wine choices were largely appropriate, but significant variability in pour size between dinners at the same table suggests more training may be in order. For the price, there are better choices for locavore-style dining.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Been there 3 times. Got 3
    TeateaVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2013
    Been there 3 times. Got 3 different fish sandwiches. They were not good. The only thing I liked was the tortilla soup.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Modern American w/a Spanish twist
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/16/2013
    I loved the casual relaxed feel of the restaurant, food was creative and high quality. I was in town for a convention, this restaurant was a welcome change to the typical business type places. It had a more neighborhood feel to it. Service was very good. I enjoyed it so much after my dinner the next day I returned for lunch!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • poor
    paula
    Dined on 7/16/2013
    We waited 10 minutes to be seated though we had a reservation and were stuck in the back. Our server was extremely slow. My client's food had a piece of a latek glove in it. No one could eat after that and they only took off one meal and it took forever to get a check.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always so good!
    CG75VIP
    Dined on 7/15/2013
    We love this place! My husband and I often come here by ourselves, but lately have been bringing friends. Never a complaint from any of them. Only raves! Sitting outside in the summer is fun, as well as sitting inside the airy indoor space. The amuse bouche, and cookies upon leaving add to the enjoyment of the always delicious and well serviced experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for outdoor dining
    ChicagoTexanVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2013
    Love the canopy, which blocks out sun but keeps you cool on a clear, sunny day. Complimentary crispy flat bread with garlic butter is yummy; the apple salad looked good but had way too much apple; he that ate burger swallowed it; the tuna taco was a winner for he that wanted something small and light. I had the lunch special with tortilla soup (great presentation, a tad salty), chicken Caesar salad (you get thrown off by the fact they boiled and shredded their own chicken), and refreshing pineapple fro-yo for dessert.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great choice!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/10/2013
    Delicious seasonal fresh food. Amazing courses. We shared squash salad, tomato salad and shrimp and grits. Delicious Bass and Hamachi. The dessert of goat cheese and figs with a grape sorbet was so unusual and spectacular. I would recommend this restaurant to everyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lunch near ogilvie transportation
    jeanne
    Dined on 7/8/2013
    very casual, lots of light, presentation was great. would recommend the yogurt for dessert.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate