Great service, never an empty
Great service, never an empty glass. Dinner was delicious. Just wish the volume in the restaurant wasn't so loud. Not sure if it was the restaurant itself or if it was the lower level action rising up to us.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
The Tavern was awesome! We've
The Tavern was awesome! We've actually walked past here dozens of times on our way to the bar next door,
Which happens to have the same owner. Great food selections, very creative chips with caviar. The menu is only surpassed
By the wine list, quite extensive.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
An Amazing Meal
This is our second time at the Tavern and it makes me wonder why we waited so long between trips. I had the Shrimp Acapulco for an appetizer and my wife the steamed mussels. Both were exceptional. For entrees I had the 8 ounce filet which was perfectly charred on the outside, tender on the inside - the taste made me slow down and savor each bite. My wife had sautéed striped bass which she loved. I did taste her entree and really enjoyed it. I may order this on our next visit. It's just so difficult to say no to that filet...
The entrees are served ala carte, so for our sides my wife chose wild rice and assorted mushrooms. These were also extraordinary delights. Our waitress was warm, knowledgable, and attentive; the service outstanding.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
The Tavern has long been a
The Tavern has long been a go-to spot for a great dinner.
3/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
Many great dishes, but you
Many great dishes, but you would be hard-pressed to find a better steak in all of Chicago!
3/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
We always have great meal
We always have great meal at the Tavern...Note there is a upstairs restaurant and downstairs bar...The Bar scene tends to be more lively and we love hanging out down there for hours with friends...For this occasion, we were dining in the restaurant on a Monday evening, which I think is a first...We're usually there on the weekend or later in the week when there are a lot more people...The restaurant gets a little more lively than the "quiet" I rated it when all the tables are full, but later on a Monday evening, there were only 5 or 6 tables seated when we arrived...The ambiance is great...You could spend the whole evening looking at the decor and you wouldn't see everything...Food and Service are always excellent value!
3/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
The quality of the food and
The quality of the food and service here is second to none. One of our favorite spots for an enjoyable adult evening out!
3/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great service and wine list!
Great service and wine list! I always love the Tavern's eclectic/romantic atmosphere. We sat upstairs in the dining area... Next time I will be bringing friends back for a girls night downstairs in the Lounge... The menu is a little easier on my wallet (different menu downstairs that has more 'sandwich type options compared to upstairs entree's.) looking forward to y next visit back!
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
We dined early so they were
We dined early so they were not extremely busy. The staff was very friendly and attentive but didn't hover. Our food was very good but the baked French Onion soup for my taste could have used more onion and less bread. My husband and I enjoyed it and would go again as a special treat, or special occasion.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
The Tavern was an interesting
The Tavern was an interesting and good find. The food was delicious and fresh. There were many choices. The decor is almost over the top, with all the sparkly chandeliers, flowery wallpaper and doodads. It might have felt suffocating if the food wasn't so good and the service wonderful. The staff were attentive and friendly and knowledgeable. The selection of breads were delicious. All the chicken is organic/free range. Would definitely go again.
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
My husband and I regularly
My husband and I regularly dine at The Tavern. The food, service and ambiance is outstanding.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Like being in the Moulan Rouge,
Like being in the Moulan Rouge, dining here was the gem of this past year!! Hands down best mussels my friend and I have ever tasted. Divine dining!
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
GREAT food and service. It
GREAT food and service. It was a little loud as there were a few larger parties, but the noise did not detract from the overall experience. Awesome place!
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Tavern is one of our favorite places to go. The food is fabulous and you couldn't ask for better service.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
For our 27th anniversary we chose our favorite restaurant. Josh & Tom were excellent. The food, service & wine were wonderful which is why we keep returning, year after year! Great place!
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
The atmosphere is charming
The atmosphere is charming with a retro style bar and attractive upstairs dining. We loved the complimentary lentil spread with crisp toasts. We ordered the soft shell crab appetizer which had a delicious sauce. For our entrees we went with the rib eye and sirloin - both perfectly done. Service was good, cosmopolitan cocktail was great. We'll be back.
5/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our special occasion go too
Always top notch food and service. Done right, every time.
5/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
consistently great atmosphere
consistently great atmosphere and food. Server was efficient, but slightly cold. Bread is really great, and excellent menu selection. Very enjoyable evening.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent menu selections and beautiful atmosphere. Romantic. Extensive wine list.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place to dine
We've been going to this neighborhood restaurant for years. Great place for special occasions. The steaks are the best I've ever tasted. The wait staff is friendly and helpful. Overall an outstanding experience.
5/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dinner was great. Food wonderful, attentive servers, and cake with a candle for the birthday boy!! Would DEFINITELY recommend it to friends and family.
6/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had an excellent meal for a friend's birthday. Great food, excellent wine and just the right amount of attention from the staff and management. Was not very crowded which added to the our enjoyment of the evening. We will definitely return.
6/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Better Service Can Only Enhance
The Tavern came highly recommended from several friends. Waiter was pleasant but seemed distracted to the point of dysfunction. Not that we were in a rush, but some attention, or noticing of what was going on at the few tables he was responsible for attending to, would have been nice. Waiter didn't notice butter was used up, despite my tipping the small bowl on its side which should have looked awkward. No offering of coffee/cappuchino/dessert wine with dessert or following dessert was made. The food was excellent; steak was done to perfection. Side of Asparagus and broccoli were both nicely done as well. Wine selection by the bottle was excellent. Good varied selection by the glass as well.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our favorite restaurant thanks to Check Please over the last several years didn't disappoint. Our best friend was in town & we brought him up for dinner! Tom & the staff were superb as usual! The calamari, the salmon & the scallops were delicious as was the chicken! The Tavern does it all & superbly! Another wonderful evening! Our friend from San Leandro, CA was duly impressed!
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
My new favorite place!
Love this restaurant. They serve high quality food (organic, grass-fed, wild caught fish, etc) and its delicious! One of the most beautiful interiors....So unique! Service was outstanding and I will certainly be back again and again!
6/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Upstairs dining room
Only thing that would be nice is an elevator to bring limited mobility patrons upstairs more easily.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was great with a minor deviation, I ordered the filet medium but it came closer to rare. The dining room was comfortable, intimate and welcoming. The service was the best I have had in years. Our meals were put together by ordering each individual dish. The specialty breads were delicious.
7/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tavern was terrific- 7/03/2013
This was our first visit and it was terrific-
My wife and I had an appetizer of Shrimp Acapulco and a Tavern salad to start, both were great in flavor and texture. We both ordered steak, Filet and Delmonico, and a soft-shell crab to split. Both entrees were prepared exactly as ordered, the steaks were well seasoned and incredibly flavorful. We had a few side dishes as well, the grilled asparagus is a must as are the Tavern Fried potatoes (outstanding!!). The menu for the lounge is superb by itself and may require attention before the next dinner here. The service is pretty fabulous as well, professional wait staff with knowledge of the menu and preparation. This is a wonderful destination, take a guest to impress!
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nothing but Extraordinary
There was nothing mediocre to speak of at the Tavern. From the knowledgeable staff, to the memorable ambiance, to the outstanding food (we had the filet and halibut). Even the side dishes were above and beyond expectations. The dining room is very intimate with only a dozen or so tables. If you don't mind spending a little extra for an above and beyond experience, then this is the place to go. Would high recommend [and already have recommended] this restaurant. We'll be sure to return.
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Never a problem here. Always great food and great service.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have been going to the
We have been going to the Tavern for about 20 years. It is not inexpensive but is well worth the price and is very well managed.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Just love this place. Took a colleague whom has lived in the area for years and she never knew it was here. She'll never be going back to a chain steakhouse again.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pricey but fun
This was my first visit to the Tavern. the interior is amazingly wonderful. we had beverages, dinner, dessert and coffee. it was about $80 per person (including tip). i won't visit oftern, but certainly enjoyed the evening.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
If you want excellent food, and are willing to accept slightly high prices The Tavern is for you. Took some friends to dinner, quiet enough to talk, good atmosphere, excellent service.
8/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Overall this was a great restaurant. The food was great (we all had steaks which were cooked perfectly. Great, friendly service. I'll be back.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of our favorites for a
One of our favorites for a special occasion! We like to go early, before our dinner reservation, to enjoy the relaxing lounge area for a cocktail and appetizer. It's so hard to find a somewhat quiet restaurant these days, and when we dine at The Tavern, it has been so relaxing and subdued! The food is top notch!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, ambiance and friendly service.
Expectations where exceeded!
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a gem! We loved everything about The Tavern. Steaks are a must here and all sides were spot on as well. To top it off ...staff was fantastic! We will be back.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Wonderful Neighborhood Find
The Tavern is a special upscale restaurant with top-notch food and comfortable ambiance. Service is timely and it's a wonderful place to have a special celebration.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Flew in from out of town to make customer calls for a couple of days. One evening we had reserved dinner at the The Tavern to entertain one of our customers. Service and Food were excellent and made for a very enjoyable experience for us and our customer. Great steaks and wonderful desserts. The service was just right as the wait staff didn't "over" bother us as it allowed for good conversation with our customer without un-necessary interuptions. Would recommend The Tavern and if the opportunity arises, will come back.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love the Tavern
The Tavern has been my go to resturant for over ten years now. Always great food and outstanding service. If you are only in the mood for a beverage, then the downstairs lounge is the place to be. Go to the Tavern, you will love it!!
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
What else is there to say, this place is unique, great atmosphere and food is fantastic. Rare find in today's environment of chain restaurants. Recomend this place to anyone who can appreciate such a nice place.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
A fantastic 5th Anniversary
Our food was fantastic. You have to try the Organic Uruguayan beef steak. It melts in your mouth. Their presentation for the smoked salmon was very original. I was very impressed with the wine list. The service was excellent and the decor very quaint. We will come back. The bar downstairs seems to be a great place to hang-out
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Surf and Turf!
We had the Surf and Turf Special Friday night. I think this could go down as the best lobster I have ever had and I have had a few lobsters in my days. The wine list is the deepest in the northern surburbs. The bonus part of the night was my wife and I could not agree on a bottle of wine so she had somthing light (Pinot) by the glass, and they have the Nickle and Nickle CC Ranch Cab by the glass for me. Fun night for everyone!
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great as Usual
Local elegant restaurant upstairs with fun bar and lounge downstairs. Food was outstanding as usual (steak) and wine list superb. Service was great with delivery of courses timed very well.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
As always, our entire experience was outstanding! Amazing staff, food, and service!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of our local favorites
When we frequent the Tavern, we always know we will find something good to eat, find a good bottle of wine, have great service and enjoy our evening. What more can you ask for?
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
From the beautiful ambience and colorful chandeliers, the amazing service, the outstanding food,...yes... the evening was simply PERFECT!! We can't wait to go back again and again....really a treat not one complaint about anything!!!
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Every think is wonderful: food, decor and service.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything was fantastic
Would recommend the grilled shrimp
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM