I've read mixed reviews so was not expecting much. We were a party of three and everyone enjoyed their meal. My steak was prepared perfectly. I had the oyster appetizer and it was ok.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
This is the second time we've
This is the second time we've been there and have been truly impressed each time. The dishes are inventive and have a lot of flavors coming together in a very balanced combination. Great job!
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
I loved how attentive and
I loved how attentive and helpful the staff was. As soon as you enter, they make you feel welcome and cater to you. The cocktails are great and pair well with the menu. All the food was top quality, well prepared and presented. It is great if you are feeling a little adventurous and willing to try new things. An excellent fun night out.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Had a great experience on all levels. Food was amazing and the service friendly and attentive but not over done. Looking forward to my next dinner here! Well Done!
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food was amazing and really
Food was amazing and really enjoyed the overall ambiance and black and white decor with the pop of red flowers on table and colorful food. The only downside was the unusually slow service when it seemed to be sufficiently staffed and not overly crowded. Will definitely be returning!
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Lovely dinner. It was not
Lovely dinner. It was not very crowded, but enjoyable for a Tuesday evening. The Arugala salad was terrific, and the rolls are yummy.
Their wine by the glass is a small pour, but they have nice choices.
3/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Exotic surf & turf menu featuring
Exotic surf & turf menu featuring a small selection of excellent quality dishes. My date & I enjoyed Antelope, Lamb & Lobster. The Sommelier was very helpful & knowledgeable in making both food and beverage decisions. Prices were reasonable for fine dining, but the decor/ambiance was fitting of a hospital cafeteria. I would definately go back for the food in a group setting, but not for a romantic dinner.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Highly pleased with Storefront
Highly pleased with Storefront Company - would most definitely recommend! The food, service and ambiance were exceptional. Highlight items: lamb meatballs, european cheese plate, kabocha squash, antelope. Will definitely be going back!
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food and good service
Great food and good service made this night one to remember.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
The team more than made up
The team more than made up for our table not being ready - they even hailed me a cab and walked me to it with an umbrella as we left. The service alone is worth a visit.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything about storefront
Everything about storefront is outstanding including the wonderful owners.
4/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
great overall experience.
great overall experience. staff was friendly and informative but not overbearing. food was fantastic, will definitely be back many times!
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great staff, friendly. They
Great staff, friendly. They remember you from time to time. Great treats on the way out. Food is consistent, different from time to time and always great.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Storefront Company...um, yes!
Impeccable service and delectable dishes in a creative, urban chic ambience. Great libations and quality, reasonably priced wine list.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
This restaurant was surprisingly
This restaurant was surprisingly more like a Michelin star restaurant than a bib gourmand. We did the chefs tasting menu. You must sit at the bar counter if you would like to do that (so if you're interested, request to sit there when you make your reservation). They had run out of a few things that had been listed on the menu and made substitutions (we were only informed of one ahead of time and the 2 occurred). The foods were well presented - delicate and ornate. Some parts were hit of miss. The make shift items seemed sort of thrown together rather than the composed dishes one expects at that level. The desserts were well done and creative. I loved cracking into the meringue to get to an ice cream center.
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Cocktails -- Good variety
Cocktails -- Good variety and the bartender was very knowledgable & helpful. Food -- Wonderful. There was 6 of us for dinner and we tried to order different dishes so we could try them and every single one was amazing. Service -- One of the best I've received in a very long time. From the greeting by the host/hostess to the bartender to the wait staff, we were treated so graciously. Ambiance -- The restaurant is on the smaller side, but it doesn't feel small. The decor is very modern and clean, but warm. If you get the chance, sit at the bar and enjoy the show of the bartenders making interesting cocktails to the view of the open kitchen & what the chefs are doing. We would definitely go back again!!
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Truly a dining experience
We went to the Storefront Company on a Friday night and it was absolutely wonderful. The staff was charming and informative and they worked seamlessly. There were five of us, including my 60-some parents, and we sat in the back nook - the ambience was upbeat yet you had no trouble hearing conversation. It would also be a lovely date night. The food was truly a dining experience. Innovative parings, melt-in-your-mouth morsels of food. I cannot wait to go back!
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Small portions but extremely tasty
Also, very well presented and served with attention. The wine list is small and wines are expensive (eg not a single Cabernet Sauvigon under $100). Everything else, perfect. We just came back from 6 yrs in Europe (Madrid) and this place is par to the best ones over there.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
First time diners at Storefront
First time diners at Storefront Company. Really impressed with every aspect of the experience. The front of the house staff was very attentive, the bartender had a great personality and the server was great. The food was delicious and while sitting at the bar you can watch the extremely talented dessert chef prepare the beautiful desserts. The only thing missing were burgundy wines on the wine list.
5/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our second visit was just like the first...everything just terrific.
It all starts with the friendly greeting when you arrive and continues with the attentive and informative dining room staff.
The food is creative and tasty., we simply haven't sampled anything we didn't enjoy. The wine list is modest, but well chosen selections are aplenty.
This is simply one of our favorite spots in Bucktown.
5/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Easily the best service I've
Easily the best service I've ever had in the neighborhood. Try to get a seat at the bar with a view of the open kitchen. When you order from the bib menu you'll receive your food directly from the chef with a brief explanation of the dish. Everything was delicious, perfectly proportioned and served with great wine pairings. We will definitely be going back soon.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Service was a little scattered
Service was a little scattered but the food was excellent. Small, unusual menu but if you are up for an adventure and trying new tastes, check this place out for sure!
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Every time I'm to Chicago dinner at Storefront is always a must. The food is some of the best I've had in any city and the ambiance is great. Everything from the cocktail list to the desserts is amazing. Highly recommend Storefront. Company.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great selection of menu. I enjoyed both small plates and larger plates. The presentation was excellent. Definitely go back, hope I can find a good parking space.
6/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
There were four of us for dinner, and food was terrific. Highly recommend the lobster appetizer and the lamb main course. Very interesting and delicious use of ingredients. Our desserts were terrific as well. We also really enjoyed the blood orange martini's. Really great wait staff too.
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Terrific - Marvelous food
Terrific - Marvelous food - beautiful presentation - Lovely attitude by all the staff - gracious owner - Must go!
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service was outstanding! Very nice people with a very attentive wait staff that was extremely knowledgeable about the menu.
6/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
I almost never give an "outstanding
I almost never give an "outstanding" rating, but Storefront definitely deserves it! It was simply superb!
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our New Favorite Restaurant
We have eaten at Storefront Company twice and each experience was fabulous.
From the greeting at the door to the bartender to the owners and the servers, nothing was less than perfect.
Our experience was enhanced by the friendliness of every single person in the restaurant. You feel as if you are in their home.
Cocktails are delicious-you can see the care they put into every single drink.
We tried a variety of items from the menu-the spring greens salad, the mushroom appetizer, the Hen entree and one of the fish entrees (sorry I can't remember the name) along with a wonderful cheese course and a delicious strawberry dessert. If you sit at the bar you can watch the dessert chef work her magic...her creations are beautiful.
We will be back!
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
great fare at a pricey fare
farm fresh, innovative fare, wonderfully plated, short menu. prices unfortunately on the high side. tuesday night; noise level moderate as there were few tables occupied
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our first experience, had great seats at the counter, able to watch the action up close in the kitchen. Personally served each course by the Chef himself. Great food, great experience, highly recommended!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had no idea what to expect when we came to Storefront. Now we will never forget. The food across the board was beautiful, unique and delicious! The service was exceptional as well. I love when a black napkin is given for someone wearing black slacks! Usually you only get service like that in a more formal setting. The wines were perfectly chosen by the wine steward. The ambience is upscale but very comfortable. I highly recommend this gem.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent restaurant in hip area. Food is excellent. Don't let the limited size of the menu fool you. Suggest that you do wine pairing.
Rabbit is superb!!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Innovative and wonderful
The food here is just amazing and I hope people will flock there to try it. The menu is made up of three prix fix options, and my group had the 3-course, which was PLENTY of food but not over the top. Every dish is beautiful, intricate and full of delights and surprises. Nonetheless, the food remains accessible. To start, our group of four tried all three of the first courses (scallops, quail and truffle pasta). We also were able to try all of the main courses (steak over heirloom tomatoes; an amazing fish; and rabbit). There is a cheese course option and then just wonderful desserts. This is elevated farm to table food at a level that I hope Bucktown can support.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food and the service were exceptional!
Portions were generous and the pacing of each course was great.
We also loved the decor....so modern and elegant!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
I took my dad here (we are both foodies) and we had the best time. The food was incredible (we both had the full tasting menu) and the service outstanding (our waiter was so imformative about the dishes and the restaurant), we did not want to leave!
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great dining experience
I was impressed by the whole experience. It was a family dinner, with six people. The menu is set up for sharing, so we ordered two of everything for the table. One daughter is lactose intolerant, something we mentioned after we ordered. We joked that this would be a good challenge for someone on those competitive cooking shows. Care was taken to separate the creamy parts of each dish when possible, and to inform her when it was not possible. A special dessert was made for her. The food was very unusual, and every bite delicious. It was pricey, but worth it.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this place!
I really enjoy Storefront everytime I go! The owner, servers, host, and atmosphere are one-of-a-kind! The food is delicious as well! Very elegant and superb! Love! ;)
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
I cannot say enough great
I cannot say enough great things about Storefront, including how nice the owners are. I almost hesitate to be too enthusiastic because I might not get in if it gets too popular.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent prix fixe options
I chose the 3-course prix fixe with the scallops, rabbit and Chimay Grand Cru cheese plate. Every dish was fantastic and included a small sorbet plate before the cheese course. The wine list is good, although a little pricy.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
A perfect evening
Visiting from out of town, a local friend recommended Storefront and our party of six was so glad she did. The service was perfect - welcoming, knowledgeable, gracefully handled numerous special requests, and the food...oh my, the food! Inventive, beautiful, perfectly executed, delicious.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Spectacular "Under the Radar" Gem
Simply wonderful neighborhood gem in Bucktown. The service is warm and friendly, while at the same time efficient and professional. The food ranges from very good to truly creative and outstanding, and there is a wide variety of dishes and preparations to entertain a group or a repeat customer (we ate there two nights in a row). Wine pairings with the tasting menu were well thought out and quite complementary.
While the meal is not cheap, the quality and preparation justify, as does the ample servings. Compared to similar restaurants in Chicago and beyond, a meal is very reasonably priced. Run here before it is discovered and overrun.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
storefront company has a great vibe. black and white decor seems to make everything about the service and the food. you could feel the passionate committment of the staff. they were paying attention. we chose the tasting with wine pairings. excellent! all of it. we will definitely go back.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went here for our 4th wedding anniversary and were blown away by the food and incredible service. Very flavorful, unique dishes. Well worth the money and a great place to impress your date! The owner is a great guy and personally makes sure you're enjoying your experience. We'll definitely be back.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had read great reviews in the trib and was thrilled to finally go. We were just blown away by the quality and variety of the good on the tasting menu. Every course was outstanding, a d it was best wine pairing i have had. We go out frequently, and both agreed if I'd one of our top 3 meals in the last 10 years.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great dining experience. We
Great dining experience. We chose the Chef's menu which was elegant.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
We chose the Storefront Company from the "ftr for foodies" listing in Chicago, looking for a restaurant not downtown (presumably less stuffy) and new. So we knew nothing more about the restaurant than the last few Open Table reviews. It was Friday night. The prix fixe menu (as far as I know there were not a la carte selections) was $99 per person and the wine pairing was an additional $69 each. Not an inexpensive evening when you add tax and tip. However, the food was delicious. The chef is not afraid to use bold flavors and let them shine. For example, a small piece of rabbit loin was served with rabbit heart and kidney with fennel flavor. Fantastic. If only the portion was doubled. The wine pairing was eclectic and generous.
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Delivered as promised
It is a Vettel 3 star and lived up to its billing. Food was great, just the right amount. Wine was great. The service was especially good. Always right there when you wanted them, but not too much. Pacing was just right as well. The rabbit was sooo good. Only complaint is that I couldn't supersize that course. Comparable to Moto and Elliot's at not quite half the price.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM