Chic restaurant great for dates
Our server was very attentive and engaging. The food came out promptly and the staff made sure our water was filled and empty plates cleared. We had the spaghetti and sausage pizza. Flavors coming out of our the pizza and pasta were great.
Pizza was good for 2 people to share. The spaghetti was more of a tapas portion, waitress told us portions were smaller for sharing.
Cocktails were great, the decor was really nice and classy while being unpretentious. Very fun place to bring a date or have drinks with friends.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is delicious, just wish the portions offered a little more of it. Love the made from scratch pizza crust and pasta noodles. Drink list is expansive and ambiance is nice. A nice evening out.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
who would a thought CORN ice cream?
a wonderful and inventive small plate restaurant. Featuring locally grown and seasonal produce, we loved the Agnolotti (with Pea puree), the Squash blossome and heirloom tomato pizza and especially the Corn Gelato! Definitely would go back!
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Although we just had a small
Although we just had a small meal Macaroni and the Heirloom Tomato Salad and a couple glasses of wine, everything was outstanding and I plan to go again. We sat inside but the outdoor seating is great too. The wait staff and hostesses were friendly and knowledgeable. There are plenty of food options, it was hard to pick just a couple. They have a great beer list too. The only possible negative I can think of is that although they say small plates the prices seemed more like full plate prices. But the food was amazing so no major complaints
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Interviewing job candidate
Needed to impress a propest for a new employee.
Food and service were excellent as always. Plenty of non- meat choices for a vegetarian in our group.
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is simply fantastic and the decor is amazing. I want to take up residence!
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious food in a beautiful setting! Even the simplest brunch dishes were outstanding, especially ones with the in-house milled flour! Definitely recommend the assorted item brunch plate, everything on it is fantastic individually and in combination. Whole wheat citrus pancakes are unbelievably light, seared organic salmon is also wonderfully light and moist (the dish w/arugula). Pizza with fontina and the hour egg is simple but tasty. Chocolate parfait is a wonderful dessert - light and flavorful, especially thanks to the hazelnut praline.
8/9/2013 5:00:00 PM
The small plates were excellent, full of flavor. The pizza was fresh and filling. The ambiance is trendy with a fun flare.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Attentive to a T
Our entire evening was cradled with outstanding service; the staff were gracious, pleasant, and the beverage/water server demonstrated impeccable timing. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with you. It was a great dining experience. Thank you!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
A fun night out!
Great ambiance paired with amazing food. Service was very attentive. Our server was extremely knowledgeable about the menu. Specialty cocktails were as much fun as the food!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
The salads, bread and pastas
The salads, bread and pastas were awesome - the pizzas were just ok. Service is also pretty slow.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love the cocktails! Thank
I love the cocktails! Thank you for not using cocktail mixes.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went for Sunday brunch. Delicious
Went for Sunday brunch. Delicious bloody mary with roasted tomatos. Started with an appetizer plate for two which included proscieutto, madelines, brioche, plums and three spreads. The lobster hash was perfect. My husband had the French omelet which came with a mesclun salade. The restaurant is absolutely beautiful and very comfortable to dine in. Waiters have great personality and obviously like their job.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Food and Great Ambiance
Went with a group of 5 people. The server was friendly and knowledgable. I have food allergies and they were able to accommodate me easily. I loved the scene there. Reminds me of the SLS hotel in LA.
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
The interior design of Nellcote is so lovely! I feel so comfortable, yet special at your restaurant. Love to bring my girlfriends here.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is my second time here. The first time was with my husband for my birthday last summer. This time was with a friend for dinner. The decor is unapologetically girly, which we both loved. Our waitress was super cool and accommodating... really one of the best service experiences ever! Cocktails were great and we had multiple. We shared the pizza with the egg on it which was to die for! We also had a very yummy salad with some radishes and split the lemon semifreddo that had a nice salty crust to balance out the sweet. It was energetic and even got a little loud at some point, which was cool because we were very energized ourselves. Overall really lovely and would go back again.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overall, our evening at Nellcote
Overall, our evening at Nellcote was a great experience! I went to dinner with two of my best girlfriends and we ended up staying until midnight--the food, ambiance, service and drinks were all fantastic!
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I went to Nellcote last Friday before the Eagles concert. I had thought about it before, but this gave us a great reason to go. As a hardcore Rolling Stones fan I am aware of the importance of Nellcote. I think they have given the ambience that matches well to that vibe. House bread was great! We LOVED the smoked green and waxed beans, the spicy corn, the linguini with artichokes and the margherita pizza. The cocktails were great, and they have a nice wine list. Our server was very attentive yet not too much so, and answered a lot of my queries on the place and how they do things. Even at 6pm the place was starting to get busy, with a rather mixed crowd from our age group (old.....) downward. We shall return.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
I took my best friend and my sister for a lovely dinner, but it was so much more. We were impressed by the service, the food, the presentation, the wine, etc. But, it was the ambiance that solidified the evening. The decor interpreted from a great period in rock history really soaked into our being, and everyone felt a little bit more special that evening because of it.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really enjoyed the time I had at Nellcote, the food was great and our server was outstanding. The one thing I was upset was I got there at 8:50 for a 9:00pm reservation and they said it would be a 45 minute wait. After questioning the host about why have a reservation if it is going to be an HOUR later, we got seated right away. If this is going to be the case, we would not have left the place that we were having a pre-dinner drink so fast. I would be nice to be notified via text or a call as many places have this technology in place.
9/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
I initially made reservations here because it looked really romantic. When I walked in, I really surprised to see a lot of groups dining as well as there to drink in the bar area. The food was really good, and I will definitely be back.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dined there on a Friday...nice experience, good food and ambience. Wait staff seemed out of place but very friendly! Very good place to dine and hang out. I forgot this was the old Marche' spot.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
A New After-Work Favorite
Nellcote has great small artisanal pizzas for sharing with a stiff cocktail after work. The space is gorgeous and offers a little something more eclectic and cozy than the standard sterile modern loop restaurant/bars.
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had such a great experience
We had such a great experience at Nellcote - went to RM Champagne for drinks beforehand (amazing ambiance + cocktails). We waited for about 15 minutes for our 8:15PM reservation (which was no hassle), but one of the managers was super apologetic and could not have handled the delay with better customer service! Very much made our experience better - not to mention the great sausage pizza and gnocchi!
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Original and delicious
Nellcote's décor is lovely and the service is outstanding. We were there for brunch for which they make their own breads and jams. The brunch sampler at $4 per person is a bargain...everything is delicious. The lobster hash was excellent. My only complaints are about the Eggs en cocotte (which I didn't like) and there needs to be French red and white wines by the glass especially since it is, after all, French inspired.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service, food and server.
Great service, food and server. Everything was delicious, hot and quick.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
a wonderful night @ nellcote!
my colleagues and i spent the evening at nellcote on tuesday, which is one of my top 3 restaurants in the city. the service was top notch, the cocktails were a huge hit, and the new fall menu is spectacular. there were 5 of us dining and they put us in a great corner banquette. we could marvel at the beautiful decor and partake in some great people watching too! what i love about the restaurant is that its adaptable - its perfectly suited for romatic evenings with my boyfriend or a great spot to take work friends. kudos to the chef as well - the venison tartar, macaroni with pork, sunny side up egg pizza, and hazelnut chocolate dessert were all to die for. thanks for a great treat mid-week nellcote. i'll be back very soon!
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed the brunch at Nellcote tremendously. The food was great, and so was the service. I had the lobster hash and my husband had the steak and eggs. Both were delicious and good sized. We had a Gilt City voucher, which was honored with no problem. In fact, they gave us a starter plate of meat and cheese and madeleines and biscuits that was not even included on our voucher. We sat outside and it was great. Highly recommend.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Brunch spot!
Not too crowded or loud at brunch. A nice variety of breakfast/lunch items.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Decent food, great atmosphere
I went to Nellcote on a Monday night with a friend who was in town for work. Neither of us had been there before, but we immediately loved the decor and the atmosphere. It was classy and modern and I loved the chandeliers. We asked the waiter for wine recommendations and though he put on a good front, it was clear he had no idea what he was talking about. Regardless, we ended up with a great wine (our selection, not his). The food was good. I had heard raves from others about it, but I didn't find it all that it was cracked up to be. We had a variety of things, including a flatbread (labeled "fork and knife" on the menu, but no one tells me how to eat a pizza and I intermixed utensils and hands). Overall it was good and would go back.
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Inventive design and food an excellent porter on draft
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Food, Good Service
We went on a Friday night, early (6pm). The service was great, the food was very good, great pizza and the speciality drinks very good. Overall, a good place we will go again.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
superb in every sense . .
superb in every sense . . the kindest hospitality that is possible . . great generosity on the part of the kitchen (in celebrating World Champagne Day) . . in a word, SPLENDID . .
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice atmosphere with great food
When we arrived we were offered a choice of tables to sit at which was very nice. The server suggested ordering several dishes to share, which we did, and everything we ordered was excellent. Definitely try the duck, amish chicken and the pasta with lamb! For dessert we shared the apple crisp which was plenty for two and delicious.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our meal was wonderful. The waitress was an informed foodie and could have designed out dinning experience for us if had choose not to order. But, since we are foodies and cooks ourselves, we ordered and were not disappointed. The pasta was wonderful - the perfect bite and sauce. All the dishes were right on target and the ambiance was fitting for a romantic night.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I went here
My husband and I went here for a date night - we really enjoyed the food (would definitely recommend the homemade pastas and pizza) and our waitress gave us great advice while ordering. Great food and ambience without being too expensive.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went for brunch and loved it all. Great drinks, although the Bloody Mary was not one our favorites. Lobster hash, French Toast, and Quiche Lorraine were all delicious. The service was outstanding - and ambience was so great. I want to go back here soon.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice Spot to Dine Before the Game
We dined at Nellcote before the Blackhawk game and enjoyed the experience very much! Our servers were attentive and the ambiance is unique. The lobster hash was particularly delicious. We will return soon!
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
The menu had changed since
The menu had changed since the last time we were there, but the new items were wonderful.
Hope they bring back the Pate though.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent veggie dishes
We had a wonderful experience at Nellcote and it exceeded our expectations. It was busy and there was a large group seated near us, but, it didn't bother us in any way. Great attentive service and the food was wonderful. The veggies in particular were outstanding and could have been a meal all on their own. We will definitely be going back for the fun atmosphere and excellent food.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
went for brunch with friends
went for brunch with friends and we absolutely loved everything about nelcotte! when we first walked in, we were in love with the decor... i had only been there at night for drinks before so i hadn't noticed it all... i had the best pancakes and bacon i'd ever had in my life, and one of my friends with us said the same thing! the pancakes were the citrus whole wheat pancakes and they came with berries and delicious syrup. The bacon was a think bacon that tasted like it was drizzled with honey. the brunch drink options were delicious and service was great... quiet atmopshere, too, which i prefer for brunch. definitely a MUST for brunchers! but our husbands aren't really into brunch so they each got pizza and loved it, too! great choices!
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Tasty food and a bread to die for
The restaurant is very well decorated and I like the mix of the old and new. Chandeliers are all over. The place is very trendy. I had the venison tartar which was paired well with the house made bread. I could not believe how delicious this was.
Anyway this is a great place to come with friend or on a data. Afterward take the back door to the RM restaurant which is in the same building and own by the same people, for deserts and champagne.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Went for dinner & was surprised how roomy the place was considering some of the other restaurants on Randolph St. Regardless, the place was energetic and the food awesome! I had the Skuna Bay salmon, polenta with mushrooms & the brussel sprout salad w/pears. The only disappointing side to the dinner was our waitress D*nice; while she was nice enough, she wasn't very attentive to our table where we had to ask other servers for small things like the pepper and other silverware. The guy who filled our water glasses came to our table more than she did. Yes, the place was busy but she seemed to disappear too often at just the wrong times. Otherwise, wonderful place. I'll be going back..
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
A crowd pleaser
Ever travel with a group of people with lots of different dietary needs but who still want to eat somewhere with some personality? Then I would give Nellcote a try. They were very sensitive about allergies at the table and their small plates mean that there is something for everyone. The service was exceptional. The cocktail list is not to be missed. The mains were mixed. It is not so much that any were disappointing, it was just that some were phenomenal and thus impossible to compete with (I am thinking here of the mashed potatoes, yes mashed potatoes). Everyone is our fussy party of six agreed that this was a great find. Bon appétit :)
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was good. Not great.
Food was good. Not great. But like small plates and atmosphere. Service great
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fun girls nights out
Lots of small plates to share. Cauliflower and Brussel sprout sides were excellent.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
excellent food, great drinks, great staff, they were wonderful about accommodating us when a parade prevented us from getting their on time
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
This restaurant has it all - amazing food, ultra friendly service and a beautiful atmosphere. Sunday brunch was fantastic!!! Can't wait to go back! A true gem in Chicago!!!
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
I would not recommend the pizzas. The Magherita pizza was bland.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Really great experience! The
Really great experience! The hostess directed us to R&M Champagne Salon for after dinner drinks and we really enjoyed it!! Really fun date night!!
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM