A wonderful meal in an elegant, sleekly modern and sophisticated dining room. A great spot for a special occasion or just an indulgent evening out. The food is great (the octopus was tender and perfect -- very hard to find) but the a-la-carte prices are not as steep as you might think. The red snapper en papiollote was excellent and the za'tar carrots and romanesco with romesco sauce are not-to-be-missed sides. A couple missteps by our server didn't diminish an overall great experience.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have dined frequently at the Langham -Huntington restaurants in Pasadena, CA, so we naturally had high expectations for our first visit to Travelle, in the Langham Chicago. Our high expectations were far, far surpassed! The quality and preparation of the food was exquisite, and the service was attentive, personable, and professional. We had breakfasts, lunch and dinner there. Each dining experience was just superb.
8/17/2013 5:00:00 PM
Chicago's Newest/Finest Restaurant
My husband & I went out with friends to celebrate their anniversary. The Langham Hotel is extravagant and beautiful walking in the front door. The staff is friendly and helpful; you don't have to worry about finding your way. The restaurant is modern and tastefully decorated. Our waiter was exceptional in serving us and was so knowledgeable about every item on the menu and how foods were prepared. The food was delicious and unique.
I'll return to this restaurant again and again. Travelle of Chicago is definitely Chicago's newest and finest restaurant. I can't to try the hotel!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice new spot
Travelle opened just three weeks ago. It aims to serve Mediterranean cuisine in a friendly, convivial fashion, and thus encourages sharing of dishes between guests at the same table. The food is tasty, well prepared and well presented, but will not vie for Michelin stars. The service was attentive, maybe a bit too much so. The waiter though it necessary to read us the entire menu as well as to address us as "we" (how are we doing tonight?) which immediately downgrades the place by several notches in my mind. The wine list was interesting, first time I see Château Musar (from Lebanon) featured in a US wine list. All in all a decent new addition iun an easily accessible location.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing Ambience, Service, and Food
We thoroughly enjoyed our evening! Chef Tim came to our table several times to ensure our satisfaction. The wait staff were incredibly attentive and helpful. The presentation and food choice was gourmet, yet "real" food that "real" people eat. The wine list was excellent! We can't wait to return.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
perhaps the best service I
perhaps the best service I ever experienced. Every member of the staff from somalier to busboy knew yur named and greeted you by name. Food was very good. pace was unhurried. Portion sizes just right. Excellant wine list and very knowledgeable somalier. After dinner the hotel car and driver, not a taxi, took us back to our rrsidence which was about 1 mile from the hotel.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Distinctive and excellent
Magic stuff with appetizers and a varied Mediterranean-style menu to die for. The chef came by the table to personally light our saganaki chicken wings, which were unique and may set the standard for wings. Beautiful open kitchen and window views. Only one small beef: We were welcomed by about three servers/staff people but after we got water none of them took responsibility for our table and so it took much longer than it should have for us to order food and wine. We were famished after a day at a football game and Travelle wasn't full, so the service gets only three stars. It would be two were it not for the chef's table visit to light the wings; he got back a star. I am confident this was an accident and the service standards are high.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Scenic view was only from the bar area but the space was beautiful. The suckling pig and Harissa Tartar were out of this world!
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Travelle offers an unexpected and beautiful view of Chicago's most exciting architecture. The fact that the interior ambience, service and food is superb adds to the experience. This is certainly a new find for the city. I enjoy seeing the expressions on my friends/clients faces as I introduce them to this gem.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tried this for a business
Tried this for a business lunch. Slow and quiet but not in a depressing way. The space is large, open and bright with lots of natural light. Menu is inventive, food very tasty. Service was strong, with some wrinkles to work out - for instance, multiple people would approach us and ask us the same question. Will definitely return.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Classy ambience for adult diners
Took a chance on hosting a business dinner here, and was not disappointed. It's location is non-conventional: second floor of old IBM building, in association with 5-star Langham. The decor is fantastic, very modern. I can't stand restaurants with throbbing music so loud you have to shout at the person next to you to be heard - not a problem here, happy to report. Noise level was just right. Crowd size on this Wed evening was very comfortable; can't comment on weekend nights. Service issues mentioned in other reviews appear to be ironed out - we were all pleased. Meals were fine, neither extraordinary nor lackluster. The lounge and bar set good vibes. Overall a great experience - you can have fun here.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Place to Celebrate
This was my second meal at Travelle, and it was even better second time around. I'm craving the suckling pig right now. I also really love the chicken wings...crispy with that great aioli.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious is the word! Really
Delicious is the word! Really enjoyed our meal and a lovely glass of wine. Beautiful surroundings. Excellent service.
10/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food, excellent service.
Great food, excellent service. This was my first visit, but I intent on returning soon
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding service, food
Met three friends there for birthday dinner. Bartenders knowledgable friendly generous with tastings til we found our wine. Hostess lovely. Wait and wine staff attentive friendly. Food delicious portions reasonable. Only con was wine list too focused on hi end. Puts entire restaurant into expense account territory for me. Too bad I don't have one. Was happy to find great by the glass.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Travelle is now in the Top 5 for my favorite restaurants and this includes places like NYC & Napa etc...
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed our dinner at Travelle. The service was outstanding from the minute we walked in the door until we left. Only wish the food had been up to the level of service. While the food was good, it was not as good as the service. Suckling pig seemed like it was the rib from a larger pig, though it was delicious. Every other dish was tweaked to just beyond where it needed to be. Less is more! Overall, an enjoyable experience. Superbly comfortable dining room with view of the kitchen and, as mentioned already, fabulous service!
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Anniversary Dinner Review
The service from entry to finish was excellent. The menu took some explaining but in the end great choices were made. the food was very delicious, well prepared and thorough.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service was attentive. Great space. The decor was modern, chic and and comfortable. Our group thought it might be pricey but we were pleasntly surpried to find reasonable offerings. We had the sausage flatbread which was delish. We also had the saganaki wings which were just ok. The mixed greens salad was huge and could be enough for two people. There was some interesting dishes like a boar meat ragu pasta which was tasty. I suggest they expand out their menu. Overall very good.
10/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
The Langham has done an excellent job in this fine dining, get not stuffy atmosphere. The menu is very creative and will tantalize your taste buds, The waiter Andrew obviously new the food and even the wines by the glass. Having said that, the sommelier, Richard, has created a first class wine list with priece points for all. My dughter is a foodie and thought this was one of the best restaurants she had ever been to. To sum it up, top notch food and wine as well as attentiveness by all. We live in Chicago and will be back.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dining that's fun
The attitude of the employees may be the most positive I've seen anywhere. The decor is light-hearted contemporary. With a modern twist to Mediteranean cuisine, the chef has managed to come up with many very original dishes that are almost like comfort food. Portions were a healthy size without spilling over the edges of the plate. We shared a 3-flight cheese course, the pita balloon and red pepper dip, and then each had our own entrees and desserts. It was just the right amount of food. Delicious! Our server was very knowledgable and eager to assist. The Nutella Backlava was out of this world! We are anxious to return to Travelle. It was a delightful night out. Terrific food, without taking themselves too seriously. Can't wait to return.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were greeted in a lovely manner and the hotel in general is stunning...clean lines yet not cold. Our server seemed bit awkward and did not approach table for about 10 minutes...he did apologize however and his service was efficient.
Manager stopped by and was quite efficient...not really warm...but pleasant. A second server stoppd by and was the antithesis tothese other two..warm lovely and engaging.
Overall a nice brunch food was very imaginative and tasty.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Travelle, in the Langham Hotel, is just right. The design is great, food outstanding and service was perfect. Can't wait to go back.
12/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great menu -- has vegetarian
Great menu -- has vegetarian options, which I really appreciated. The food was delicious, and the service attentive without hovering. Just right! Very enjoyable dining experience all the way around.
12/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great dinner, add linens!!
The service is top notch and the chef is fabulous ! The restaurants atmosphere doesn't match the quality . Having a view of the kitchen is cool but the ambiance of the restaurant reminds me of a typical hotel lunch room. I would suggest adding table cloths to dress up the room. The bar is beautiful and the tea room off of lobby should be the dining room.
Bottom line is the food is creative and will be back again but please add table cloths!
12/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place to relax and enjoy
Great place to relax and enjoy somew interesting entertainment. Good cocktail and wine service.
12/13/2013 4:00:00 PM