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The Indian Garden - Chicago

The Indian Garden - Chicago Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://indiangardenchicago.com
  • Phone: (312) 280-4910
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm, Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:45pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:15pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Executive Chef: Chef K. C. Padam
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Smoking Area (bar only), Takeout
  • Catering: The Indian Garden caters for 35 to 100 people and are affiliated with most major Banquet Halls & Hotels in the downtown area. Indian Garden specializes in weddings, baby showers, birthdays, sweet sixteens and anniversaries. Everything is custom designed to the needs of the event; special dishes off the regular catering menu can also be requested.
  • Private Party Facilities: The Indian Garden offers a huge space for private parties. These parties are usually held by reputed corporate clients. Custom made menus with top of the line service is their specialty.
  • Private Party Contact: Maria Benadine (312) 280-4910

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Fairbanks& Ontario
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: We have excellent valet service during dinner. The valet parking is $10.00. We have meter parking during lunch hours.
A word from The Indian Garden - Chicago
DISCOVER CULINARY NIRVANA and great variety of Indian culture as experienced through her many regional cuisines-from Bombay and Delhi to Goa. The essence of Indian Cuisine lies in the variety of spices available and the aromas generated by their use. A visit to Indian Garden is a culinary voyage of discovery to the exotic tastes and textures of India and the warmth and hospitality of her people.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "While pricier than most, the buffet here is excellent and worth the premium. I highly recommend it."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "We'll prepared Indian cuisine, excellent service and good ambiance."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Not impressed with the food or service. Stairs were not much fun either."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Hidden upstairs on Ontario but worth looking for. A great experience. Indian decor adds to the atmosphere and the food was authentic and delicious. Highly recommend this restaurant. Good for groups with large portions to share many dishes."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "I brought 5 vegetarian clients from India here and they all really enjoyed the food. One of the managers happened to also be from the same state as two of my guests so that was nice as well. I thought the good was great as well. This is not a lively place to bring a date but certainly a place to come with a group to catch up. It's not your typical downtown scene and you will for sure have native people serving you!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The service was quite poor. They got our order wrong and gave us chicken tikka masala instead of the lamb dish we requested. The dish they claimed was chicken korma looked and tasted nothing like the chicken korma we've had a dozens of other excellent Indian restaurants in Chicago, New York, and Atlanta. It was full of tiny little bones, which they claimed is the "way we serve chicken korma" though I've never had a chicken curry with bones in it at any other Indian restaurant. And the "curry" tasted like brown gravy from a bottle. The lamb samosas were dry and tasteless. After we spoke with the waiter about the error and the disappointment with the food, he just shrugged his shoulders and walked away."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Wait staff needed to be more efficient and pay attention to the clientele. We waited 10 min before someone came to take our drink order and that was only after we asked."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The waiter was exceptional and this is not the first time I have had this experience. The food and ambiance are great. "
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "The food was ok- nothing fantastic. The spice level was not that great everng though we asked for heat. No chapatis?? only nan. Overll the food wak ok if you are in a pinch. Nice ambience, decent service. Would not go back unless I am desperat."
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "Had reservation, but still waited a few minutes. Host is a nice guy. Had good knowledge of menu options. We had to stop a waiter to help us as were couldnot wait any longer for someone to arrive to take our order. Prices high but food good."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "The food and staff were amazing, I will be going back for sure! "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Consistently good food and reasonable prices. Easily my favorite Indian restaurant."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "My husband and I were in Chicago over the weekend and had a fun and relaxing dinner at the Indian Garden. The food was excellent, but what really "made it" was that kind and personable service by our Romanian waiter (arrived from the Timisoara area 8 months ago). He was very knowledgeable and helped guide us through the menu choices and made our meal fun."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "The food and service were incredible. I had the chicken marsala dish. It wad enough food. Very tasty. I will be back for more when I am in town."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "This is a good alternative to all the pricy Steak Houses in the neighborhood. If you want a reasonably priced tasty Indian meal in a venue with a pleasant Asian decor, this is a good one."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "The decor in this neighborhood gem is spot on. With lush fabric and melodic fountains, you're instantly transported to another land. The food was delicious and plentiful, the service friendly and prompt. My husband and I were delighted that they serve kashmiri naan, which is one of our favorites."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We really like this restaurant. In this age of high noise levels, the restaurant is quiet and you can have a nice dinner and talk. The food is outstanding as always. We will be back time and time again."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "We loved our time with Marios...he was fun, highly versed regarding the menu and made us feel very special. We'll be back, thanks to him!"
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Wasn't my first choice but after 1st choice went Out of Business and 2nd choice did a blanket cancellation of all reservations I went with Indian Garden. Thanks La Grand Vie and Bandera.... Even with reservations we needed to wait about 25 minutes and then the valet couldn't find multiple patron's cars. He actually drove up with random vehicles and asked "Is this your car?" We waited another 25-30 minutes in the restaurants cold hallway until our car arrived."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "A great place for the Indian food lovers. The variety of dishes is very impressive, even at the lunch buffet and by far more so in the extensive menu. The cousin is reasonably authentic according to our many Indian friends. The staff is friendly and efficient. We had to wait 10-15 min even though we had reservations and one of us had a flight to catch, but then everything was very efficient and fast. No mater whether there are only two of you, or 20, it is a great place for lunch or dinner."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Place decoration and ambiance was very good. Food and service on the other hand was average."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "most of the food here were so so salty!!!! the chicken and lamb and curry...... seriously i wasnt satisfied... pls cook all the food mildly...... too salty .........."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Is a great Indian restaurant, the decoration includes lots of Indian statues and things. Food great. They have Indian wines I wasn't aware there were any"
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "Rasmalai and Kheer desserts are not authentic. I suggest avoiding them."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "The Indian food was well prepared and the ambiance was very comfortable. Attentive, but not pushy, service."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "This is our family's favorite Indian Restaurant, and it never disappoints. They grind their own spices fresh every time, and it makes a huge difference in the aromatic flavours of their curries. They will adjust seasoning for folks who like it less heat. This second floor gem has a lovely ambience. We had a large party there once for 30 people, and they gave us the back of the restaurant and were very helpful in planning the menu and arranging the room so we could mingle before sitting down. We often come for dinner before a movie at River East 21."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "It was better than the 21 Zagat gives it, particularly since we had the buffet. Food was authentic, well made with attentive staff. Price was 15.99 which was reasonable. The decor was GREAT! and very typical of a place in India and in my opinion very tasteful. In my opinion if I were to rate it based on Zagat 23 for food, 25 for decor (not 15) and 23 for service. So Zagat needs to send their surveyors to other countries to get it too!"
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "Hadn't been to IG for awhile and forgot how good it is. There's nothing terribly unusual about IG's food, but whatever they do, they do very well. We had cottage cheese pakoras for openers - light and subtle. We shared a great shrimp dish and the vegetarian thali. All perfectly cooked and delicious. Owners and waitstaff were attentive and friendly. Prices are fair (though I thought $21.95 for the thali was a little high). The decor is attractive and comforting. All in all, if you're in the neighborhood and want Indian, you can't go wrong here."
    Dined on 11/27/2013
  • "Indian Food is one of my favorite; reach spices and flavors. The only issue I had was with the very slow service. it took almost 20 minutes for a waiter to take our order."
    Dined on 10/13/2013
  • "We went here with a table of four and were served stale papadums, the food obviously sat in the kitchen a while before being served, it had dried out on top. The service was slow and we were stopped on the way out because the waiter realized he charged us for a cheaper beer than we were given, the difference was one dollar, ridiculous!"
    Dined on 10/4/2013
  • "The service was slow and we were greeted almost as if they could have cared less that we came to eat there. Fortunately the food was excellent and therefore the evening was enjoyable. I just the host showed a little more enthusiasm about our presence."
    Dined on 10/3/2013
  • "I went based on Zagat's review and was SO pleased. I made reservations on line (super easy) and my 5 friends all LOVED this place and the excellent food. Chicken Tikka Marsala is a MUST. Lovely staff, very friendly. Pretty murals. Great job, IG!!!"
    Dined on 9/28/2013
  • "Yummy food rogan josh was awesome musr visit. Best in town"
    Dined on 9/28/2013
  • "I went to this restaurant for lunch on a first date and was surprised by how beautifully decorated it was. There surprisingly weren't very many people there despite the Sunday brunch buffet, but that just made for a quiet, overall enjoyable experience in the lovely environment. The service wasn't outstanding, but they weren't terrible either. We needed to figure out what items on the menu were vegan, which should have been simple enough, but we spent a few minutes awkwardly standing near the front desk while we waited to get someone's attention. That aside, the service was adequate. As an Indian I can say that the food was excellently prepared. I was shocked to see how inexpensive the meal was for two entrees with quality that great!"
    Dined on 9/22/2013
  • "overall, good food. Tandoori dishes were overcooked (Dry). Gajar halwa too mushy, and fine and would not reccommend. Vegetable dishes were good."
    Dined on 8/13/2013
  • "Group of 4 and we all ordered differnt dishes - shared them all and they were all so flavorful and authentic. This was my 2nd time at this restaurant and both experiences were great. Will go back again!"
    Dined on 8/10/2013
  • "The food has always been good here (try the saffron tandoori chicken, the lamb chops, the lentils, the spinach), and now the place has undergone a lovely refurbishing. The entryway which was once dark is now bright and light. The interior decorating is much improved and the setting is now quite lovely and it compliments the food."
    Dined on 8/9/2013
  • "On our recent visit to this restaurant, that we have always enjoyed during our previous visits, we were severely disappointed with the food. It was so hot (chili-hot) that we couldn't taste anything. We left dissatisfied with a case of the sniffles. Most people in our lunch party ate the Indian bread -- naan, which was the only item we could eat without losing our sense of taste to taste-bud-numbing, chili powder-laced food. Very disappointed indeed. We will neither be returning here for a while nor recommending it to anyone."
    Dined on 7/4/2013
  • "My wife and I went there last week for dinner. even though the restaurant was not busy the service was slow, on top that our waiter put in the food order incorrectly twice. I had to walk up to the hostess table to get a manger after waiting for ten minutes for a mangerto show up at our table,. after getting the manger involved everything went well."
    Dined on 6/29/2013
  • "The food was excellent. If you like spicy, try the Chicken Tikka Masala. The Assorted Appetizer platter is a nice way to start your meal. Enjoy!"
    Dined on 6/25/2013