Viand Bar and Kitchen
Viand Bar and Kitchen

Viand Bar and Kitchen

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.viandchicago.com/
  • Phone: (312) 255-8505
  • Hours of Operation:
    Mon. - Fri. Breakfast 6:30am - 11:00am
    Lunch 11:00am - 4:00pm
    Dinner 4:00pm - 10:00pm
    Bar 8:00am - 11:00pm
    Sat. Breakfast 6:30am - 12:00pm
    Lunch 12:00pm - 4:00pm
    Dinner 4:00pm - 10:00pm
    Bar 8:00am - 11:00pm
    Sun. Breakfast 6:30pm - 12:00pm
    Lunch CLOSED
    Dinner 4:00pm - 10:00pm
    Bar 10:00am - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Comfort Food, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Tyler Nelson
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please inquire regarding catering your offsite events. Viand also caters to the adjacent Courtyard Magnificent Mile which can host all of your business meetings, holiday parties, cocktail receptions, and much more.
  • Entertainment: Check out upcoming events, promotions, and entertainment at www.viandchicago.com/calendar/index.php
  • Special Events: Please visit http://www.viandchicago.com/book.php for inquiries on private events!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Ontario and Michigan
  • Public Transit: .5 Blocks away from CTA Bus Route 3, 10, 145, 146, 147, and 151.
    4 Blocks West and 2 blocks North of Grand Red Line
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking available in Courtyard Chicago Downtowon Garage on St. Clair bewteen Ohio and Ontario Streets.
A word from Viand Bar and Kitchen
Situated in the electric Streeterville neighborhood, Viand Bar and Kitchen offers an oasis of serenity. Indulge in a time-honored meal infused with the multicultural heritage of Chicago. Wholesome, fresh ingredients are prepared and served by a passionate staff, and you may even find the Executive Chef herself making sure patrons are enjoying their meals. The bold flavorful dishes celebrate our love for the city and its culinary traditions. From outings with family and friends, a Saturday night date or even a company gathering, this hidden gem is a wonderful place for any occasion.
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Viand Bar and Kitchen reviews from OpenTable diners
21 reviews since July 23, 2014
Overall Rating3.6
  • Food3.9
    Service3.6
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
77% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (8)great for lunch (7)neighborhood gem (7)great for brunch (6)fit for foodies (4)romantic (3)special occasion (3)kid-friendly (2)great for outdoor dining (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Great food with great presentation.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/27/2012
    Great food with great presentation. There should be a waiting list to get in here. The food was excellent and priced fairly for the area. A little known gem in the heart of Chicago.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is in our neighborhood,
    ScotVIP
    Dined on 3/21/2012
    This is in our neighborhood, we finally tried it, and it's quite good. The food was very tasty.
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  • The food was great but service
    Zina
    Dined on 3/16/2012
    The food was great but service was sub par.......the hostess was not there to greet us when w got there, our water was warm and even though it was empty, they wanted to seat us in the weirdest spot. However the food was amazing! Oh my goodness the food was definetly tasty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great breakfast menu, the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/15/2012
    Great breakfast menu, the reason why I say Viand is great for brunch is the breakfast menu doesn't disappear until 10:30 am~~ Highly recommend Granola~~~
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Although located in the Courtyard
    BabsVIP
    Dined on 3/7/2012
    Although located in the Courtyard Marriott hotel, this restaurant is truly worth going to even if you're not staying there. I had the cheeseburger one night; with great French fries...given the neighborhood, a tremendous bargain at about $9. Next night I had the salmon, and although it was a little overcooked (I asked for medium) it was moist and excellent. This is a very nice place to dine, alone or with a group.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • An absolute gem! Fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/2/2012
    An absolute gem! Fantastic food perfectly prepared sea bass and excellent sides as well. The chef was very interested in the customer's opinion. We were so pleasantly surprised that we highly recommend this hidden gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service! Our group
    Chicagogirl92VIP
    Dined on 2/25/2012
    Great service! Our group of 4 really enjoyed our meal. Ate off the restaurant week menu and we were not disappointed. Will visit again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful experience
    Jess
    Dined on 2/24/2012
    The wine was great, the food was delicious! I was truly impressed all around by this restaurant...I can't remember the last time I liked everything about a place, seriously. Thank goodness for restaurant week or I would have most likely never have found this gem!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Much to our surprise had a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 2/17/2012
    Much to our surprise had a great dining experience. the food including all 4 courses was wonderful, waitstaff and management very attentive. Will recomend and likely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food and service were
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/17/2012
    The food and service were just great. We will look forward to the renovation as a more inviting atmosphere would greatly improve the experience. Dining out is the whole experience is important to us.
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  • I made reservations based
    Root
    Dined on 2/14/2012
    I made reservations based on customer reviews so was a little taken aback when i saw that the restaurant is connected via a lobby to the Marriot Courtyard on Ontario. It was Valentine's day so I looked at my date and thought: hmmm is she going to want to go in. Glad we did. We both had filets and the meat was excellent, cooked perfectly for medium rare taste. Salads were big and tastey. We split asperagus which was perfectly cooked as well. Wait person was attentive but not hugely intrusive on our valentines dinner.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • There was basically nobody
    Compose4LifeVIP
    Dined on 2/3/2012
    There was basically nobody there because we had a very late reservation, which was nice because we didn't have to fight to have a conversation like some places. The place was nice, and I don't have any complaints, but it was not especially memorable for some reason (which might be because I was in the beginning stages of a month-long sickness). I had the Beef Tenderloin Tower, and it was quite delicious. Overall, a nice dinner experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • We were the only party larger
    SatisfiedVIP
    Dined on 1/31/2012
    We were the only party larger than 1 or 2 in the restaurant; service was unreasonably slow and inattentive. Prior visits were better but disappointing this time. Food was good but didn't make up for the service shortcomings.
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  • Group of 10 Bday dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/21/2012
    I went to celebrate my 28th birthday and had a blast! Our server was professional and very accommodating to our group of 10. I used the open table save 30% RSVP and saved 150 dollars. I am so glad I went here. The food was not only amazing but it was considerably cheap compared to others in the area. Our server gave us three free desserts because of our bday occasion. I would recommend Viand for small and large groups. I loved it!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our Server, Matt, was wonderful.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/21/2012
    Our Server, Matt, was wonderful. It was my birthday weekend and he made it GRAND! Even though I was a bit late to my reservation for a larger party, Viand's hostess and Matt were awesome towards my party.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We just stopped in for an
    AYJYVIP
    Dined on 1/17/2012
    We just stopped in for an evening drink and dessert. Everything was wonderful! I wish the fireplace on the other side of the restaurant was connnected, this restaurant needs a fireplace.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our family group of eight
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 12/17/2011
    Our family group of eight was seated in the quiet wine room. Everything was just perfect. The wait staff was wonderful. We were very pleased with this new restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • This just gets better and
    Tracymanning
    Dined on 12/10/2011
    This just gets better and better every time. My all time favorite
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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  • Overall, the food was good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/3/2011
    Overall, the food was good and the service was very good. The ambiance good be improved because the place was too bright and reminded me of a Denny's. The steak and white fish were very good. The gelato was disappointing. The pita bread was awesome; the bread melted in your mouth. The place was quiet which was nice to be able to have a conversation.
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  • We had a very good meal at
    Kiarmuid
    Dined on 12/3/2011
    We had a very good meal at Viand with service that was as good as the highest end restaurants. Yana was very helpful and very knowledgeable re: gluten free items. The steak and fries were wonderful; the filet was cooked perfectly and so were the crispy fries. My wife got the small ravioli plate and caesar salad and both were very good. Yes, it is a hotel restaurant, but it for the location and the price it was a nice find.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food and service plus
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/24/2011
    Good food and service plus great salad and bottomless dessert bar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was well prepared,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/24/2011
    The food was well prepared, with much effort going into presentation. The salad bar was very appealing with its wide variety of colors and textures. The dessert bar left no-one wanting with its artfully prepared goodies. To say the main courses were delicious would be an abominable understatement. They were fabulous, and very well portioned. The waitstaff were especially pleasant and prompt, and appeared genuinely pleased to be there serving. The overall atmosphere was befitting a fine restaurant for gentlemen out with their ladies. The quiet, yet partylike crowd truely enjoyed themselves this evening.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Thanksgiving Day dinner!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 11/24/2011
    Great Thanksgiving Day dinner! Would definitely go back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I LOVED Viand American Bistro!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/24/2011
    I LOVED Viand American Bistro! I went there on thanksgiving and I had a wonderful meal with my family. I am planing on another visit there, stay good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We was there in thanksgiving
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/24/2011
    We was there in thanksgiving and a have to say !perfect! Great place, nice people and good food
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We went for Thanksgiving dinner.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/24/2011
    We went for Thanksgiving dinner. The turkey, stuffing and potatoes were fine, but the veggies were awful. The green beans looked and tasted like they were out of a can. The dessert bar had a lot of offerings, but nothing special. The salad bar was the best part of our meal. Our server was very nice but couldn't answer basic questions about the food.
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  • Excellent food - tasty and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 11/18/2011
    Excellent food - tasty and well-presented. Wait staff was helpfull and accomodating.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • average all the way around.
    AnotherSteakPlaceVIP
    Dined on 11/12/2011
    average all the way around. location good and comfortable but it needs that indefinable something that separates the very good and exceptional
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  • We reserved the private wine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/12/2011
    We reserved the private wine library for a special occasion. The room was the perfect size for our party of eight. The waiter and staff were always courteous and accommodating, although the service was very slow. One of the duck dishes came out too rare, and the waiter was apologetic and prompt in rectifying the situation. The food was outstanding and the prices very reasonable for the quality of food served. Overall, a great evening. I recommend Viand and will be back myself.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Viand - A Good Find
    GReatFood
    Dined on 11/5/2011
    Viand was a fine experience, with great food and wonderful service. The diverse American-skewed menu was easy to understand and great for a range of picky eaters. The bar was lively as was the atmosphere, with excellent low lighting for a romantic evening or a group outing. The ravioli was awesome, as were the cocktails.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • nothing special for my birthday,
    ChrisLovesDiningOut
    Dined on 11/4/2011
    nothing special for my birthday, food was ok, but staff were very nice and it was quiet enough for us to talk and enjoy our dinner.
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  • Appetizers were fine. Both
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 11/4/2011
    Appetizers were fine. Both our meat orders were to be medium rare; they both came out medium well. the staff was extremely courteous in giving us a new order and comping our wine. The second order was closer to medium than medium rare. We liked the ambiance, the wait staff was great; maybe the chef was just having a bad night.
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  • Viand was a terrific find.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 11/2/2011
    Viand was a terrific find. Both the food and service were wonderful. No sighs from the service staff because we do not drink or that we like to share starters. Our server Nicholas was a delight. Right around the corner from NW Memorial so convenient after a trip to the doctor.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • So-So
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/29/2011
    Had a good broad menue and wine selection and the food was fine. Not great, merely fine. Regular menu prices were acceptable but we got a 30% off discount so I was quite satisfied. I suspect Chicago has better restaurants in this price range and I know Evanston does. Being in a hotel the restaurant fulfills a need and convenience but we were not staying in the hotel so my needs were different. Waitstaff was very friendly and curtious but not knowledgeable or assistive.
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  • Food was very good. Our waiter
    Zubes
    Dined on 10/22/2011
    Food was very good. Our waiter was helpful in explaining the dishes and specials.Would recoomend this resturant to friends
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • the food was actually good
    GenevaskiVIP
    Dined on 10/14/2011
    the food was actually good but not great. Pretty average and maybe good but not much more than that. When I go out to eat, I will expect more, especially for their prices. The pot stickers we ordered for an appetizer for the table were very salty and too "saucy". The steaks ordered at the table were also a bit too salty. Mussels were quite good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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  • Lowkey atmosphere, but food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/30/2011
    Lowkey atmosphere, but food was delicious and well presented. Service was excellent. Would definitely return on next trip to Chicago.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • Friendly staff, tasty comfort food
    rhubarblover
    Dined on 9/24/2011
    Very efficient and always friendly staff. Tasty, well prepared comfort food with some flair. Music (vocalists singing standards, jazz etc) was to my taste but too loud for unwinding after business day. (It was Saturday so not really a business day for the rest of the world!) If I were there for pleasure vs. business I would have enjoyed ths it more.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Meal and Great Service
    RonnieVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2011
    There was no waiting time to get into this restaurant as compared to some other places in the vicinity. The staff were very friendly and efficient. They even gave my son a free plate of cheese, turkey and crackers because they thought it would take fairly long to get his food prepared - which was only a few minutes. Food was tastey and the $30 for 3 courses was a good deal. All in all it was a pleasant and not too expensive dining experience.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was simply one of the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/3/2011
    This was simply one of the worst meals I've had in years. I ordered a beef dish that was served on a bed of mashed potatoes. The meet was slightly overcooked, but it was by far the best part of the dish. The potatoes were at best frozen pre-mashed, and possibly instant. The sauce tasted like canned gravy from the grocery store. Everything was far too salty, and I am not someone who often complains about too much salt in food. It was to the point I couldn't eat anymore, even if I had wanted to, because of the salt content. There was a small espresso cup of roasted red pepper soup served before the meal that was actually quite tasty. That was the only satisfying part of the meal. There are so many gems in Chicago, don't eat h
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