I have eaten here twice, interesting menu with great food. For some reason both times I went, it was completely empty. I dont know why as it is in a very busy area. I loved the food, great staff, highly recommend!
2/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Neighborhood Gem
I've been coming to Viand for a few years now and it never disappoints. It's one of the rare finds in a city with vast choices for good dining. Although it's located in the middle of the highly touristy Michigan Ave, it is not one very well known by tourists so there are no lines. Wonderful food and excellent service! Try the Chilean Seabass dish and you won't regret it. A+
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Nice and simple. Good for business lunch meeting. Not too crowded and was able to provide round table for 6 people.
4/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
As always, a good experience
My hub and I took my parents there for their birthdays. I had flowers delivered to the restaurant ahead of time, and the note I left on the reservation about me being a vegan was not ignored.
In fact, the waitress and chef made me a special veggie stir fry and even informed me that if I wanted fries, I should be aware that they are cooked in the same oils that meat is fried in. A lot of restaurants won't tell you that, so the veg-head consumer is left to hope that their food was not in contact with animal flesh.
I was grateful for the whipped up dish, tho it was very salty and there was way too much rice, but that's ok. I was glad they could accomodate me, and my family was very pleased with their meals and b-day dessert.
5/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Really great experience
Wow, read a review abut this place on Zagat's which recommended as good, fresh, hearty midwest/american food. It did not disappoint. Great location and really great food. Our party had the filet, striped bass and chicken-all were spectacular. The chef visited the table and she was really great to talk to (nice touch). Ended with some homemade ice cream and the flourless chocolate cake-best I've ever had. Highly recommended.
6/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've lived in Chicago for 2 years and this is the best meal I've had. Great spot. So underrated. Get there, you won't be sorry!
7/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
I took my friend there for her birthday. The food was ok not bad just ok. I ordered my steak medium & they over cooked it & it took a while for me to get another one but when I did get it, it was perfect. The service was a little slow & our waitress was not that attentive & it was not that busy. But overall it was ok.
8/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
I was traveling for work and decided to try out this restaurant in the Courtyard and was surprised with the quality!! I had ordered the Filet Mignon with chimichurri sauce and the food came cooked perfectly and tasted amazing. The staff was very attentive and I can't wait for my next business trip to return to this gem.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
CELEBRATING 40TH ANNIVERSARY
Excellent place for small group celebration. Our children treated us for our 40th anniversary to this place. It was walking distance to our show at Navy Pier. Four people in our group and we all loved our dinner. The appetizers are fabulous and their staff are young and friendly. Very clean, decorated well, nice ambience and just the right space. Next to Starbucks!
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
For an appetizer my group ordered the flat bread and it was really good. Everyone except for me got the half order of ravioli and they didn't even finish the 5 because it was so rich but it was really good. I had the burger and that was really good and they have great french fries and onion rings that come with the burger. When we arrived we were seated in a private room which was really kinda cool and we could still hear the live music. Our waitress was really helpful and nice, friendly and made good recommendations.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had our mid-day Thanksgiving meal--perfect!
Salad bar, dessert bar, and several entree choices. Services was excellent and the food yummy
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
I was patting myself on the back for selecting Viand Kitchen and Bar for Thanksgiving dinner. I'm a person that loves variety, but without chaos and that's exactly what they delivered. Salad and dessert buffet, but a plate entree. Perfect! And, don't let the term buffet think wrong. It was more like a salad table and a dessert table. Best thing was the chocolate fountain. I only wish the items to dip in the chocolate would have been better. The cake and rice krispies were tough. The chocolate itself was excellent.
The waitress was funny and friendly. I'm not sure of the position of the guy in the suit that helped my indecisive Mother on a drink choice, but he was just fantastic. I truly felt like this was a fine dining experience.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food & fun little party room
We had dinner with a group of 6. We were seated in a separate little party room (wine storage). We loved having our won little space and had a great time. We opted for the prix fix dinner of 3 courses and we all loved our entrees! The cocktails were delicious. The music was great. A musician played all kinds of great songs on his guitar. Love it and will definitely return.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM