Despite the beautiful contemporary
Despite the beautiful contemporary decor Filini is beautifully cozy with it's high back booths. The food is delicious and the special tasting menu is great for large groups. The server was very helpful in making suggestions. Highly recommend going to the Radisson Blu Aqua whether you are staying there or not. It is a beautiful hotel with a great setting.
3/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Osso Buco!
Every week-day there is a special dish. We purposely went on Wednesday for lunch, when the special was Osso Buco. It was a large delicious portion with excellent risotto rice. The meat was extremely tender and full of flavor. The ambiance is delightful and the wait staff very professional and helpful. On another occasion I had brunch there which was excellent. Eggs and bacon and potatoes done to perfection.
3/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great Food/Bad Service
the food was delicious however our waitress was terrible. We had to ask for things more than once before getting it. Also, she was very slow. We would definitely go back but make sure we didn't get the same waitress.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
I'm still thinking about the
I'm still thinking about the veal dish and the taste test I had from my friend's ravioli and that was four days ago! It was fabulous. The waitstaff did an excellent job. If only I lived closer to Chicago.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
A must...BRUSCHETTA CARPACCIO
Made reservations as I was staying in the hotel for the weekend. Emily our server shared suggestions with wine, food courses and pairings. Wine was wonderful. Appetizer was so delish! Dinner was cooked perfectly and just when we thought we couldn't eat another bite- the lemon pudding with winter fruit hit the spot! Such a delightful meal and the service was wonderful. Emily also surprised us with a birthday treat! Wonderful food,pleasant and geniune service, will make this a place we will come back to again!
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
For the second year, I dined
For the second year, I dined at Filini with a large group from an annual conference late in the evening. They happily accommodated the separate checks as we are all on expense accounts, and the service and food were stellar. I recommend this restaurant to everyone I can that attends that conference and this year we had over 4000.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great service. good food.
Great service. good food. reasonable prices. Try the prushutto - it was great appitizer
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very much appreciated the
Very much appreciated the assistance in booking a table for a business meeting during the Bio2013 Convention.
4/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had a wonderful experience.
Had a wonderful experience. Absolutely nothing to complain about. Food, service, atmosphere all will bring us back for more.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Decor & good menu choices
The lobby, restaurant & bar design deserve a visit just to look. The menu is well crafted without being overly large. The specials were citrus salad with olives & arugula and a potato gnocchi with peas & pea purée. Portions are reasonable. Arctic char, chicken, pastas - all that we tried, we liked.
5/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
beautiful restaurant & vibrant bar
Modern Scadanavian decor, very good food and service. The bar was hopping, but the large restaurant allowed for leisurely dining and conversation. Best hotel restaurant S. of Chicago River.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Food; Quality Service
Filini is sophisticated, yet not at all pretentious. The décor is lovely - modern, with silver and hardwoods mixed throughout the space. Since the restaurant offers a mixture of long tables in the open center with booths on the perimeter, it can serve both diners looking for a lively family dinner or business gathering, as well as couples seeking a more private space. The food was quite good, and not overdone with sauces, which we truly appreciated. Most important to mention, however, is the quality of service. The hostess is quite nice, and we've found Tomas to be very professional and accommodating each time he has been our server.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
perfect ravioi -- extraordinary trout -- splendid Chianti classico and the amazing ice cream desert with olive oil and sea salt. Wonderful spot.
6/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Filini is magnifico
The menu was very appealing and different. For instance, Swordfish Saltimbocca, which was excellent. The appetizers, salads, and entrees were all delicious and the creativity of the chef is unquestioned. Wine list is very attractive, affordable, and some wines were being offered at discount for the evening. Dessert for our group was the gelato, by choice, and it was as good as we tasted in Italy. Our guests were from out-of-town and they raved about the food and the ambience. Filini will become a favorite of ours.
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were in town for a race and did not want to walk over to River North for dinner. We saw that Filini was in the hotel. The food was amazing and the right portion size. We all enjoyed our meal and our server was pleasant.
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good night at Filini
We dined modestly on two appetizers, a salad, and a gelato dessert.
The scallops and caprese appetizers were exceptional. Full of flavor, wonderful presentation.
The zucchini salad was a joy of interestingly cut zucchini. We asked the kitchen for an unusually light amount of dressing and they delivered exactly what was requested.
We finished with the vanilla gelato dessert garnished with olive oil, sea salt, and a chocolate biscotto. The dish was interesting in its presentation of salty vs. sweet and the interplay of the texture of the gelato and the drizzled olive oil. We'd recommend the gelato dish as a new experience, but are likely to try some of the alternatives on the dessert menu at our next visit.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love Filini. We've been here a number of times for brunch and its always amazing. The food is consistent, the service is great, and its super stylish! We didnt partake in the buffet breakfast, but it looked awesome. At one point a kid dropped his plate at the buffet line and the restaurant went out of their way to let him know that everything would be ok as he was about to cry from embarrassment. This warmed the heart of everyone in the restaurant!
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Incredible Ambiance + Value
I went for my anniversary. The food was incredible. The waiter was honest about his preferences on the menu and made excellent recommendations. The food was absolutely delicious and beautifully presented. The restaurant itself was striking. When the check came, I was shocked at how reasonable the prices were. It was an expensive meal, but based on our overall experience I was expecting astronomically expensive. I'd recommend it for any special occasion.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
great Chicago restaurant
From the reservationist through the waiter and chef, everyone was great--and the food was consistently well prepared and delicious. We particularly appreciated the diversity of options from appetizers through dessert--unlike some restaurants, this one has more than one "style" of food, so each of us was able to order foods that match our favorites. And they were very gracious about adjusting the seasonings for me. Unlike some hotels, you don't have to leave the hotel to get great food, just go to the lobby. While this was not a special occasion, the really gracious staff and excellent food and wine made it one.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had an excellent experience
We had an excellent experience at Filini! The food was solid, lots of great choices on the menu. The staff helped us select four courses and wine without going overboard on spending. Lovely, sleek atmosphere with an open kitchen. The garganelli was especially good. Definitely save room for the house-made cannoli.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Filini Restaurant is Amazing!
I just had dinner at Filini on August 8th. The staff was very friendly and helpful, especially our server, Emily. She paid close attention to every single detail in order to enhance our experience. The food was delicious - the beet salad and scallop appetizers were amazing. I ordered a tenderloin that melted like butter in your mouth. Finally, the gelato was so good that we literally inhaled it. I would highly recommend this restaurant to everyone, and we will be definitely going back.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a Great Dinner after a
Had a Great Dinner after a play at Cadillac Palace Theater loved the look of this place and great food & service
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed this beautiful restaurant after our architectural tour. This restaurant gets my recommendation for all aspects, lactation, service and food!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful creative Italian Food. Carefully prepared, excellent service, and a lovely space.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Hotel Restaurant
You can't go wrong with dining at Filini. Food and Service are terrific. The atmosphere is truly unique. We will return.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I loved it. I have never had risotto before and for my first time out was great! My wife had the ravioli and it was great! Very nice staff! Great ambiance and great food! An excellent night out!
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
everything about this breakfast was great! Unique style with the decor and amazing service. The food was incredible too! Overall, a homerun!
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sleek and Value
Nice atmosphere. Tasty food. Was not overly busy when were there (Friday noon). Not pressure.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Radisson Gem
Filini is a superb restaurant situated in The Radisson Blu in Chicago. The lamb chops,
served "au jus" were terrific and the slad was perfectly prepared. You won't be
disappointed with Filini.
10/17/2013 5:00:00 PM
Hip Italian in a Cool Location
Located in the Radisson Blu hotel in the noteworthy Aqua Tower, this restaurant is worth visiting for the decor...and worth staying for to enjoy the nicely presented and delicious Italian menu items. The "quick lunch" option is a great deal and a nice way to sample some of the main courses that cost far more when ordered separately at either lunch or dinner.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and great service
Had a wonderful lunch with my coworkers. The food was just enough and we could sit and chat. The menu was diverse and everyone enjoyed their meals. The service was spot on too.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
An undiscovered gem
Do yourself a favor and visit Fillipini in the Radison Blu hotel. The food alone will make you glad you did. A talented kitchen prepared a delicious meal of classic favorites with sophisticated ingredients and sensibility. To say I had soup and a salad does not do justice to the meal that left me longing to return. The bean soup was topped with fried kale and European bacon. The spinach salad featured small, very flavorable gourmet mushrooms and shaved Italian cheese, and was dressed with a fine olive oil. Add a glass of a delicious Italian red wine and you have a memorable meal. And Filini is worth visiting for its modern design as well. Among the notable features is a visually clever tile ceiling that makes the room conversation friendly.
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great lunch spot near Millennium Pk
I have been involved in on-going construction projects at Millennium Park for several years now and find Filini to be a great place for lunch. It is convenient to Millennium Park and is not overrun by tourists. Service and food there has always been top notch. I highly recommend it to anyone. Have not had dinner there yet.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Beautiful room, stunning bar, nice
Filini is located inside the gorgeous Radisson blu hotel on upper Columbus St
The bar is visually stunning, the drinks are mixed well and the food id pretty and delicious. This resto is the perfect choice if you are attending a performance at the Harris theatre, for a quick bite or for a longer romantic meal in the upstairs dining room
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best tiramisu in Chicago,
Best tiramisu in Chicago, great spaghetti (and I am Italian )
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM