Unite Urban Grill
Unite Urban Grill

Unite Urban Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://uniteurbangrill.com/
  • Phone: 3124558900x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm and 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, American, Vegetarian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Joe Krouse 3124558900x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Bishop
  • Public Transit: Accessible Public Transit:
    Blue Line, Chicago
    #66 Chicago Bus
    #9 Ashland Bus
    #56 Milwaukee Bus
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Unite Urban Grill
Located in the heart of Chicago’s Noble Square, Unite Urban Grill is the creation of husband and wife team Joe and Megan Krouse. Inspiration for the restaurant comes from Joe and Megan’s love for diverse cuisines. As a health conscious yogi, Megan has a special place in her palete for fresh vegetables and grains. Joe is a meat lover; before he met Megan there were only two food groups, “meat and no thanks.” But through their love of food, the pair teamed up to Unite taste buds.

Unite Urban Grill offers an accessible menu with quality seasonal ingredients and fresh grilled items. From the contemporary dining room to the open-air lounge and patio, guests can enjoy their meal in a relaxed and comfortable environment. The full bar features local craft beers, wine and specialty cocktails.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Unite Urban Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
64 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (47)fit for foodies (41)good for groups (28)romantic (19)special occasion (19)hot spot (19)great for outdoor dining (16)great for brunch (14)notable wine list (7)late-night find (7)kid-friendly (5)vibrant bar scene (5)great for lunch (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Nice surprise
    bluedog01
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I had read some reviews stating this establishment was for the tourist crowd. I was pleasantly surprised to find this was not the case. The ambience is cozy and intimate with low lighting. The menu choices are not extensive but varied enough to please a variety of tastes. Items are a la carte. They are known for grilled meats. My husband had a perfectly cooked ribeye, I had delicious tender ribs, and our son had the vegetable gratin. We shared 2 sides - I would definitely recommend the asparagus (crunchy with balsamic reduction and parmesan) and the mushrooms (a tasteful assortment cooked in olive oil). We shared a huge piece of chocolate peanut butter cake. It was so good we ate every bite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good find
    Mowse1228
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Great atmosphere. Small outdoor space I thd front. A good front area for group gathering at low tables & comfy seating. A good banquet, bar and table seating throughout! The salmon crudet Appetizer was very small. Our fish dinners were very tasty! The sides of groomed asparagus & spicy carrots were a good size and tasty! Everything was good, the only negative was that it added up to be over $150 for 2 since everything is ala carte.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently performs!
    HWHWVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Having been to Unite many times, it continues to maintain its high standard for interesting food and professional comfortable service. We always enjoy the flatbreads and my particular favorite, the hangar steak. It's always high on the list for a good dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • WolfdogVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Not a particularly inventive menu; emphasis is on grilled meat, but the vegaterian sides are much better and more appealing. Go for the vegaterian dishes; they're inventive and tasty.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great find!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    I had seen something about Unite online and when our kids wanted brunch in the city, we decided to try it. It is a beautiful place, great service and great food. Street parking was available close by. It was a beautiful Sunday morning and so the front windows were open, adding to the ambience. I would highly recommend this restaurant for any meal.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    foodiewannabe
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    My first trip was a success. Staff was very, very attentive. Cocktails were fabulous, food was very delicious. If you live nearby and haven't been you are missing out. If you don't live nearby it's worth a trip! Flatbreads were amazing, lamb-balls were delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect Birthday
    Dinnerndrinks
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Went here for my husbands birthday and was blown away. Great personal service, fantastic drinks and hands down the best Rib Eye steak we have ever had. (And we hail from New York City.. We know our beef!) It was a fabulous night topped off with a personal touch from the owner. Couldn't recommend it more! Will come back again and again :).
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Welcoming place with great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Second time at the restaurant. Two of us had steak and two had salmon, all cooked perfectly to our individual requests. The appetizer, salad and sides were all delicious and easily shared among the 4 of us. The service was very good again and the atmosphere welcoming. The owner stopped by briefly to check on us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nothing exceptional
    NotHappeface
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    I selected this restaurant based on reviews. The area wasn't lively and light on diner's. I was there on a Sunday 530pm. The food was nothing special. I had the White Fish...it was beautiful cooked (moist) but no flavor!! I put as much lemon on it as I could. If I didn't have the quinoa and ate french fries some others plates, it would have been a very dissatisfying meal. Price for just fish $17. all but sandwiches are ala carte. Our party of 5 (4 ordered burgers!) -- too pricey for tasteless food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice atmosphere, great pork chops!
    FarleyVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Nice atmosphere, trendy look, not very crowded for a Friday nite, a few prime outdoor seats. Mostly great food, pork chops especially, but waiter said that the sides were meant for two to share. Not the case unless you are a bird. Sides were great, but need to make the portions a little larger. (exception, the French fries, which had fine portion size for two.) Waiter non-verbally took offense to my criticism of the sides portion sizes. Salmon entrée also mediocre, small portion, and just average.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Food was amazing. I had the best Steak ever. I loved everything.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Spot, Great Food
    Annk
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    This was probably our 4th or 5th time at Unite. Honestly, it just has the very best food in town. Now that they offer a half slab of ribs, our group of 4 ordered that to share as an appetizer. Their ribs are outstanding.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food in a relaxed setting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    The charcuterie board meats were very good and the cheeses were good but not necessarily special. The steak dishes and gazpacho were excellent and the salmon and side of broccoli a real treat. Dessert was great as well. The service was knowledgeable and friendly, and the waiter gave us good advice on the food and wine. The owner stopped by our table and was very interested in our dining experience. We look forward to going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loving it
    yummyVIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    We really enjoyed the whole experience. The food is delicious and creative. The service timely and helpful. I already know what I am ordering next time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good all around
    Perl
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Our table had 2 croque-monsieurs, a really neat salad/veggie/poached egg dish and an omelet. All were excellent. Sat outside in a nice small sidewalk area but the inside looked very cool. Service was excellent. Very nice list of cocktails and beers. Nice people, good food. Not one thing to complain about.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious neighborhood gem
    LexiVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Unpretentious restaurant with a great healthy, seasonal menu. Went on a Saturday with another couple. We ordered short rib sliders and caprese salad to sart. Both were awesome. I had the organic salmon (a la carte) and mushrooms (a delicious mix of various types). My husband had the pork chop which was amazing. We had the peanut butter mouse cake for dessert. Overall it was an excellent experience and we'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it!
    AElizabeth
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Always loving the menu - it changes with what is in season, and this dinner was a total hit. The salmon is always wonderfully cooked - I've had it twice, and when they ask how I want it done, and I saw "very rare" - they really do it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and cocktails were great
    Ruha
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Second time we have been there, and we were again impressed with the dishes throughout the meal. The Pilsen cocktail was one of the better drinks I have had, especially for summer.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food, great atmosphere
    BrookeHMVIP
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    food is fantastic and the menu is perfect for the veggie lovers and carnivores alike…very cool vibe and lovely staff and service. really good prices for such good food and service. we keep going back again and again. love it!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and service
    StuartVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We really enjoyed the menu selection. We had heard from friends this was a restaurant to try. We made the trip from the Northern Suburbs and found the ambiance, food and service to be outstanding. This restaurant has a very nice selection of entrees, sandwiches, appetizers, salads, desserts and more. The restaurant is well run, very clean and portions are great. The owner and his wife are walking around, and this really helps especially when the owner is nice and cares. We tried several appetizers and each was wonderful. We also tried several entrees and sandwiches and once again, every meal was well flavored and cooked perfectly. Staff is well trained as well.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful
    Annk
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    We were a party of 4. We shared flatbread & lamb meatballs for appetizers and the they were both delicious. In fact the flatbread was so good that we ordered a second one. My whitefish was the best I have had anywhere, not the usual thin sliver but a delicate, tasty piece of fish. My table mates had burgers which they all said were the best hamburger around. I really recommend Unite - the staff is helpful without being over powering and the ambiance is warm and inviting. It was a nice night so the large open window brought the beauty of the night inside. A really good restaurant with a great vibe.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    LRod
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    On a Sunday evening of Memorial weekend, we came across this little gem because it had availability for a large party. We arrived and the restaurant was quiet and had plenty of space for all of us. We were greeted and seated immediately. Everything is a la carte, but the selection is good. We didn't order any appetizers, because our libations distracted us. The hanger steak was tender and juicy. A couple ordered the fish, but said it was small and were still hungry at the end of the meal. Overall, good choice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • nice east village gem
    TonyTonyTony
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    my wife and I had an early 10th anniversary dinner there and it was perfect. The ribeye was spot on. We had short rib sliders and the bidd salad for apps and my wife had the ravioli. the Peanut butter cake for desert was nice, great wine, soem craft cocktails and we were on our way to a great dining experience. Joe and Megan and wonderful hosts. Fabulous mom and pop shop here with great attention to detail. wishing these guys the best of luck for a long running neighborhood staple.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 41 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 73 reviews are from the Unite Urban Grill reviews archive.
  • Excellent food and service
    GlutenistheenemyVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    This fresh food to table restaurant has seasonal specials and simple, well prepared dishes. There are many options on the menu for those avoiding gluten. All the vegetable sides were well received by my family. For entrees, my family enjoyed the chicken dish, the hanger steak, pork chops, french dip and salmon.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great spot in burgeoning West Town
    MeaghanVIP
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    Cheese & charcuterie board was the first, and best, thing we ordered! That was followed by a salad with Tahini dressing (take it or leave it), short rib sliders (could have been SO good on the brioche bun with horseradish sauce, but meat was very tough) and spinach flatbread (great except, in my opinion, too much spinach). Waiter was knowledgeable, helpful and passionate about the food. Bet this spot will be awesome in the summer! Wonder if they will but any tables out front ...?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Went for dinner with a friend on a Wednesday night. Everything was great. The owner came over and asked if you liked the food, service and if there was anything we they could do better - we honestly said no, it was fabulous. The space is cute, feels like a neighborhood favorite already.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good food at moderate price
    impsquirrelVIP
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    UNITE is a popular restaurant, good food priced moderately. The dual track , vegetarian and meat, is practical, anyone can find a dish she will enjoy. Street parking can be a challenge, valet avaiklable.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Charging for ice not noted on menu
    rdluu
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    Food was very good but once we got the check we found that two drinks cost more than what was shown on the menu. It turns out the restaurant charges more for drinks when they are on ice because they pour more liquor in the glass. This all fine except they never mention it on the menu and when we asked them to explain they were quite rude. I have no problem paying for whatever I buy, I just want to know ahead of time how much it is going to cost. I will not be going back to this restaurant because of their attitude.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great neighborhood spot
    HillymdVIP
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    Nice surprise. Food was very good. Get the pork chops. Nice wine list, too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great new find
    noname
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Friendly, welcoming owner and staff, appealing space. Server was knowledgeable and unobtrusive. The spinach flatbread was wonderful as was the salmon and asparagus --both perfectly cooked. My friend had the whitefish and loved it. Highly recommend; will definitely tell othes to go and will return.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great neighborhood jem.
    AuntLN
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    This was just a fun evening at dinner. Decor was very unique and it felt like we were at a very trendy restaurant. Our waitress was laid back and friendly. She appeared just when we needed her but was not overbearing. Food was great. We had flatbread appetizer that was piping hot when we got it. One of our party had a house salad which was extremely fresh and we all had to try it after we saw how good it looked. For entrees we had the hanger steak and ribs. All were perfectly done. The fingerling potatoes were fabulous. We were trying to share them between us, but we all wanted more than our fair share. Even thogh we were just a couple of blocks on the West side of the Kennedy, it felt like we were miles from downtown Chicago.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Everything was great ,but food took a really long time to get.......we would definitely go back r another try!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find
    Davos
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    Read about Unite. I had the rib eye and my wife had the salmon. Everything was well prepared and presented. Food was very good. We will return with friends.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sunday brunch
    Rddanny
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Our experience here was fantastic! The food can't be beat. A great place for me, who loves good vegis and healthy, real, food and great for my husband who likes good meat and great wine. We have eaten here for dinner and brunch and never disappointed! Owner is very friendly, making everyone feel welcome. Definately a favorite for us!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Hot Spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great New West Town Find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    Unite Urban Grill is a relatively new neighborhood spot in West Town. It was our first time dining and the service was fantastic, the food was great and the menu was perfect for anyone looking for variety. We enjoyed the Ribeye and the Pork Chops which were both cooked perfectly and were delicious. There were multiple, shareable sides to choose from which were everything from your standard French fries to unique and flavorful options like faro and cauliflower or Quinoa salad. It was really a great option for a causal, but delicious dining experience! And dessert was great too!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yum
    kd8rVIP
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    What a great find. Unite had the best veggie burger I've ever had and a fabulous meat burger too. The brussel sprouts were roasted with pistachios and super tasty. The people were nice, attentive without being overly present, and helpful. They want you to have a good time :) Quiet enough to have a conversation. Overall a great experience. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I had been there before and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    I had been there before and really enjoyed it, and this visit was less than impressive. We were a party of four and the two men both ordered roast chicken and they liked it just fine, although, they thought it was perhaps a bit small. Anyway, after a few apps, my friend and I were not hungry and just split a burger. It was served 15 minuets after our husband's meals were and there was nothing on it. Very disappointing. Usually, if the waiter screws something up, like forgetting to put our order in, there is at least the offer of a dessert on the house. He didn't even appear to care, after he told us he forgot to put our order in.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was excellent and
    Chicagofoodster
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    The food was excellent and the portions were hearty. The space is modern, but warm and inviting. The owners and waitstaff were very friendly and helpful throughout our dining experience. The salmon was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • best steak I've had in a long time!
    csrlpz
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    Me and my wife decided to try out the spot after a few of are friends couldn't stop talking about the steaks. We also had the salmon crudo, and the lamb meatballs delicious. The rib eye steak was the big winner. Service was great.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find
    ckspireVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Picked this due to the proximity to an event we were attending earlier in the evening. Walking through the door we found a vibrant and welcoming environment. Once seated, staff took us through their libations and starter offerings. Once settled in with drinks, staff takes us on a journey for our main course, so many incredible offerings. It's agreed that this dinner is the most memorable and satisfying in a long time. I highly recommend Unite Urban Grill. From the moment we walked though the door until we left Unite did not fail to surpass expectations. Upon leaving staff informed us that they would soon be open for bunch, looking forward for a return trip for brunch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.