Hardly found the place but
Hardly found the place but once you enter through what's not very promising you are in for a nice surprise.....
3/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Peter was attentive and very
Peter was attentive and very proficient at interpreting the special cocktails; matching the offerings with the fancy liqueurs to our personal tastes. The plates were distinctive and delicious. After dining, we were escorted to the Back Room where we were delighted with The Right Now Band. The pairing makes a lovely evening on the town with minimal effort!
3/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
The drinks were exceptional.
The drinks were exceptional. The food was nothing to rave about, avoid the chickpea appetizer. The Braised Octopus appetizer was fantastic and so flavorful.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Came here on separate occasions
Came here on separate occasions - once for dinner and once for drinks - both were fantastic! It's great to have an accessible restaurant that caters to both occasions (AND stays open late). Delicious and beautifully presented food. Great waitstaff - brought me a cocktail that perfectly described my interests, ensured we were comfortable, and came around enough just when we needed him. Access to next door venue "The Back Room" is an added bonus.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food was great, service was
Food was great, service was attentive, great cocktail menu. The Backroom had wonderful music and a full bar. Overall a great evening.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was great. The cocktails
Food was great. The cocktails were amazing & strong. The service lacked for such an upscale place. It's perfect for some fancy drinks but I wouldn't recommend it for dinner.
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food here was surprisingly
The food here was surprisingly good (given that most people don't go for the food) but well over to the pricey side of things. If you're hungry, I'd go elsewhere, but If you want one of the best drinks in down this should be high on your list. You walk in and the entire room is centered around the bar, so it must be important. The cocktail list can satisfy everyone in the group, from the painstakingly sweet but delicious Jack Rose to their own twist on the Manhattan (heavy on the bitters if you're a purist, but who's a purist any more?).
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and good service.
Great food and good service. We sat for about 10-15 minutes before seeing our server so I went to the hostess stand and asked for menus. The manager then brought over complimentary champagne for our wait and apologized. After that, the service was great and the food was very good. I'd definitely recommend the place to friends.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Comfortable and Vibrant
I had a really fun time here with a couple of girlfriends on a Saturday night. We made a reservation for 9:30. We had to wait a few minutes to be seated so I would recommend making a reservation. It was very crowded but not loud, a good level of energy. We didn't order food, just cocktails. We had the Red Bush, Jack Rose and French French 75, all very different from each other, strong and tasted great! Our server was very knowledgeable, we will be back!
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
excellent experience....it was a congratulatory date night for me an my wife....so the ambience was perfect
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great cocktail selection. A must place to check out.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
I loved the food and the attention
I loved the food and the attention given by the staff. The whole experience was one I would love to have again.
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was great, drinks
The food was great, drinks were unique, and the music afterwards was fantastic.
My only complaint was that the seating was not comfortable. I understand they are going for a trendy seating arrangment, however, the seats were hard to get in and out of, and the table was so low and with a support stem awkwardly placed. It made it very difficult for us to position our legs in a manner that was comfortable. We're not that tall (5'8" & 6'1"). New tables/seating would be a weclomed change and a great investment for the restaurant, and they could be arranganged in a way that would not lose space, ambiance, or the # of available seats.
Besids that, the staff was friendly, the food was great, and the music in the backroom was fantastic.
7/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
I got the Old Old Fashioned and Charlie's Manhattan, and both were the best I've ever had.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
I really enjoy the inventive
I really enjoy the inventive cocktails and expert waitstaff. Good place for a date or to start a night out.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent meal, amazing drinks
Drawing Room serves a really great meal, with some eclectic and creative offerings, with the best of them really impressing. I'm blown away by their bartenders. The creativity with the drinks is something special, especially their ability to take a random request (i.e., I want something like this, but different) and turn it into exactly what you are looking for.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best cocktails in the city
Some of the best drinks I've ever had, including a 200 y/o whiskey. Incredible. Not to mention the staff is highly knowledgable and incredibly witty. Food is top notch and its a great place to enjoy a romantic evening.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
great for a special night out
Great place to take your significant other out and be sure to order their cocktails as they are fantastic and novel!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
A friend recommend I try this restaurant for a date I had planned. I called the day before to make a special request and spoke to the manager. He was great and very accommodating. He even greeted us when we arrived for our dinner and sat us down himself. The waiter was awesome and recommended some great signature cocktails to start. The food was delicious and perfect portions. The night went perfect. Definitely a great spot to take someone special.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Four of us went to the Drawing Room for post-concert dinner and drinks, and it was perfect. My friends raved about the cocktails and ordered the same drink several times, and the food was excellently done. My half-chicken was juicy and flavorful, and the lentils and shrimp appetizers had an incredible amount of taste for their size.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best place in chicago
I love this place. i took some clients out as a little treat and boy did this place help me deliver. All of our drinks were custom made by the very attentive bar staff. the food was also amazing. I loved everything about this place.
10/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Such a beautiful spot and great service, will go there agin!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM