ZED451 - Chicago
Great Brunch ExperienceThis was our first visit to ZED451. Our family enjoyed a terrific dining experience, with lots of opportunities to try new tastes in the form of small bites, for a very fair price! It was perfect Father's Day outing!6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMBrunch is good, but incompleteBrunch was very good, and the service was very attentive. But we didn't get all the brunch items we were promised, and they cleared our plates without asking if we wanted anything else.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMFogo's got nothin.....I was very impressed! An open tasting brunch and then they bring meat to your table and cut it off skewers and on to your plate! Heavenly!!!!6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMFood with ThoughtGreat buffet with explanations of where each food is from and the lengthy process that goes into making some of the dishes. Great selection of food, simple dishes but with a exquisite twist. Fun atmosphere for groups although the tables make it a bit hard to get up to go to the buffet. Wide selection of meats to be served. Ending up stealing some delicious desserts to bring home!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMTop of the line.ZED451 is an excellent restaurant. The salad bar is excellent, their drinks are excellent, and the meats are top notch. Of course, their rooftop is really nice, as well. Trust me, dine there. You will not be disappointed.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMKeep Comin BackI keep coming back so I'm sure they're doing something right! I love their weekend brunch menu selection. This place is perfect to bring a friend or a group of people, they have something for everyone, no matter what taste buds the individual has. I love their 3$ mimosas (which was the drink special). Our lady server was extremely polite and accommodating. My only slight disappointment was our requesting 3 different chefs for a particular meat which never came out until finally asking our lady server, which was then brought out immediately. I will be back again it's great quality and a great price.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMgreateverything was great. the waitress needed to speak up though.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMUNEXPECTEDI was looking for a 3-4 star steakhouse, the king Chicago is well-known for. While Zed451 does not fit the traditional Palm-style mode, it was an excellent dining experience. The restaurant is prix fixe and menu starts with a vast array of tapas like dishes, set in a circle of modern wood, candles and glassed in wine vault. Stand outs were the salmon ceviche...so good...smoked duck, green apple chutney, mixed mushrooms with feta sauce and array of cheeses and charcuterie. The meat course...Fogo De Chao style...has endless visits from chefs and their rotisserie...aged rib eye with caramelized onion, Asian style pork belly, crispy, tender duck, hangar steak with serachi sauce and sushi grade salmon and whitefish. Everything was cut to order.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for FoodiesThis is a wonderful restaurant for people who like food. Service is excellent, with a lengthy wine list. The restaurant is beautiful, with an open fire pit in the middle of the salad buffet. The buffet items are unique and tasty, not at all 'cookie cutter' such as other types of restaurants. The circulating food includes steaks, duck, chicken, fish and sausage. There is something for everyone! No room for dessert.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome BrunchI absolutely love this restaurant for their brunch. You can never go wrong with Maple Glazed Bacon...YUM!!6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Perfect Ending to a GraduationMy son graduated from high school and our family chose his favorite restaurant to finalize the day's celebration. There was a variety of tasty foods, which is why he loves Zed 45. The ambiance was lovely as usual, we even had seating near the windows. The staff was warm and friendly, greeting us with smiles from our entrance to exit . There was a lot of meat, which the males in our party loved. I would have liked to sample for seafood entrees, seems they ran out of salmon that evening, but the Tilapia was excellent. We truly enjoyed the evening and my son had siles the entire evening. It was the perfect ending to a graduation day.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMCould not he happierHad a brunch with a group of friends . Unfortunately , due to emergency , some of us were very late . Not only we didn't hear any complaints from the staff , but even got the meats and the rest of the food despite the fact that it was closed.
Absolutely the best service ! Great food , meat was extremely moist and tender Best brunch experience .6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderfulI was referred to Zed451 by a coworker. My experience was wonderful the food was great and nicely presented. Our waiter was awesome this was our first time and he explained to use how everything worked. He was very attentive to our needs but he didn't hover . I will go again and recommend this place to anyone looking for good food in a place where the service and the ambiance is superb.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMMultifaceted Venue with great foodMultifaceted venue with great food, the varied but delicious flavors just make you want to sing. I shared the experience with Safeway friends, one of whom is EXTREMELY critical about food and she said she didn't have one bad bite. Its perfect for special events, wedding party dinners, dates and for no particular reason at all. The venue is lovely and the staff were efficient and welcoming. Definitely need to go more than once to take in the entire experience.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic FindWhat a gorgeous restaurant! Spacious, airy, welcoming and relaxing all at once. We had such a wonderful time! The staff was beyond friendly. They were falling over themselves to make sure you had a great experience. The "Harvest Stations" were delicious and creative. My big surprise was the fish selections. We were served salmon, swordfish and blackened catfish. I thought the fish was delicious and it actually out-shone the beef.
I thought the price was a delightful treat, as well!6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMMmmmm TastyHad an awesome time, went for a relatives Bachelor Party and the was delicious and plentiful.
Great cuts of meat full of flavor and tenderness, I guess when it comes to meat 48hrs seems to bd the magic number for marinating.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMAre you very hungry??This is the place for you. The service is very attentive. The meal does not proceed at a leisurely pace. But food is delicious and plentiful. Our server was lovely.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMI Njoyd your restaurant forI Njoyd your restaurant for everything it's worth and highly rate it at a 5+ Star!!! The hostess were so warm and welcoming I shall remain a loyal customer and BRAG wit SMILES!!!5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMSo happy I went!This place had something for everyone. If you are a foodie, you will love this place. The bar was lively and entertaining. The roof top seating is breath taking. Great for a hot summer night. The upstairs leading to the roof top seating is also nice. There's a fireplace and some seating right before you go outside. Perfect for drinks after work with friends. The music selection was great also. So even if you don't go for the food, I think it's an excellent place to meet up with friends for cocktails. I will definitely be back.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMChi town brunch MAJOR HIT!Besides being centrally located and absolutely beautiful with attention to every fine detail the staff was helpful, friendly, welcoming and more than pleasant. The food is top notch for Sunday Brunch served with their own 'infusion' style but served Argentinian steakhouse style....(try at least 1 of everything!) crab cake Benedict, 48hr ranch marinaded pork shoulder, friend chicken and waffles just to name a few of my favorites) the salad bar serve yourself area is clean, neat and FRESH....although its all delicious - dont eat too much, save yourself for the meats!
Highly recommended and definitely coming back!5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent foodGreat scene, loud but tables spaced out, and definitely excellent food. You will not go home hungry!5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMPositively PHENOMENAL experienceAlthough the concept of the restaurant alone is genius, it was the flawless execution that blew me away. The Harvest Tables were beautifully presented and offered a diverse selection. I was particularly impressed by the watermelon and cauliflower salad, poached peaches with blue cheese and walnuts, and charcuterie. The carving service was spectacular! Every one of the twelve selections was divine, but my personal favorites were the chicken and top round steak. The chefs were friendly and knowledgeable; it was a pleasure to get to know them. This sentiment is true of all of the restaurant staff, from the busboys to the manager we met at the end of our visit. Finally, the decor and ambiance of the restaurant are quite lovely.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent as always....myExcellent as always....my 7yr old's favorite restaurant5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMNever DisapppintingI've been to this place over 100 times in the past five years. It's never a disappointment. The food is always great! Service is spot on.My only negative comment would be pricing of some cocktails. I ordered a bialys and coffee and it was $13. A little overpriced!5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMIncredible brunch and service.Incredible brunch and service. Came in to celebrate Mohers Day (a week late). Awesome experience!5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place...You will never be disappointed with ZED 451. The food and service are excellent and the entire place is built on class. Just a wonderful experience.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMA place to definitely check outIf you like Brazzaz and Fogo, but want something more than beef, beef, beef, this is the place to check out. With seasonal items like Elk, or staples like Duck, Chicken, Beef (of course), Sausage, Pork Shoulder, etc., ZED451 is a great establishment. I would not have known about it had it not been for one of the chefs being on Windy City Live a week ago. They have an amazing outdoor patio upstairs, which is first-come, first-serve, but is worth the wait. The food is well-prepared and is served Brazilian steakhouse-style, so it's a familiar style. The music can get a tad loud, especially with all of the conversations going on, but the overall atmosphere is amazing and the glass wine "cube" in the front is a way to welcome your guests.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing ExperienceMy dinner there was a special dinner. I was celebrating a dating anniversary and was awed by the ambience, food & service. When I got the bill I was a little surprised but I thought... Every minute was worth every penny. Thank you so much ZED451, you have a new loyal customer.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Brunch!We had a wonderful Mother's Day Brunch at Zed451. The food was delicious! We could not believe the variety of dishes that kept coming to our table. Our server was very attentive and there was nothing we were in want of.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day BrunchWent with a party of 11 for Mother's Day brunch. Great service. The combination of a unique buffet along with dishes brought to the table (maple bacon, cinnamon rolls, crab cakes Benedict , and of course skewers of meat) was wonderful. Do not go expecting traditional breakfast foods. No scrambled eggs, sausage, omelet station, or pancakes. Our family had a wonderful time, and left stuffed to the gills!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect for celebrationsWe had a wonderful experience at Zed. There was so much food. The staff made sure that we tried every type of meat, fish, or poultry. Their salad bar is to die for as well. All in all this place is definitely worth the money.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for meat lovers and groupsVery attractive buffet-style selection of charcuterie, cheeses, salads. The variety of meats offered is also great, and most of them aer cooked to prefection and juicy. Fish choices could be improved. Good wine selection. Poor selection of desserts (I mean, really!). Attentive service. A bit too noisy background.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMYou're in for a treat!Although the menu is pricey, the quality of the food justifies the price, and hungry diners will get their money's worth. I would suggest coming with a group of friends to enhance the experience. If there is a downside to Zed 451, it's that people who prefer their meat medium will be disappointed since the 4 different steak selections presented at our table were medium rare to rare. I was delighted. but my spouse cringed...The food is well-seasoned but not overbearing. All in all, I'd recommend Zed 451.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMA terrific experience. TheA terrific experience. The service was great, attentive and thoughtful without being overwhelming. I would definately go back.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect NightI cannot say enough about the incredible night we had at ZED451. From the door to door service we received from the ZED451 bus, to the delicious food, to the best service we have ever experienced....ZED451 was the perfect place to celebrate my daughter's college graduation with our party of 9. Hands down, the best overall dining experience we have ever had.
Kudos to ZED451 for the great time. Beautiful restaurant!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing ExpereinceI went to ZED451 for my graduation dinner with my parents and boyfriend and had the most amazing time! Food was fantastic and it just all kept coming. It's a little pricey, but well worth every penny. The entire staff was so friendly too! Will absolutely be going back!5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMSpoiledI arrived late into Chicago for a meeting to find my dinner plans cancelled. I jumped on Open Table and found ZED451. I asked the host to seat me at the kitchen observation bar so I could watch the chef. It was 9pm on a Monday so not busy which put the wonderful culinary team in the mindset to spoil the single diner from out of town. About five different chefs brought me small plates (smalls at my request) of their favorite creation. Pork belly for the first time, duck, venison, three types and sauces of beef, salmon, swordfish, chicken and on and on...Not only was I so comfortable being a lone diner, the culinary team was so excited to connect with me, the guest, and treat me like I was in their home kitchen.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat brunch valueHomemade, warm cinnamon roll, thick cut maple cinnamon bacon, tomato basil frittata, glazed ham, roast sirloin, turkey, salmon, linguisa, cheeses, cured meats, chutneys, tapenade, mini desserts, fresh fruit, creative salads ie: shaved asparagus, kale and quinoa, southwest potato salad...the variety was amazing and the flavors fantastic...service was a little slow with the table side serving. Still highly recommended...5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMMore than we expected....We saw a TV segment on how chefs around town were preparing asparagus as it is in season. We liked the shaved asparagus salad offered here so we thought we'd give the place a try. Great concept, well executed. Friendly staff, some really unique salads, an abundant charcuterie bar, and some really well chosen varieties of meat, fish, and poultry that actually arrived hot at the table. A really enjoyable night out. We plan on visiting soon again with friends.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMMagnificent!!!!I have been at ZED451 a few times now and tried both the brunch and dinner menus.They are both exquisite in taste, variety and quality. Starting from the shuttle service received from the theatre and then back to the train station everything was flawless.The chefs were incredible, knowledgeable and professional...something I was impressed with specially with the younger ones.The staff is outstanding and always right there to serve your every need.They recently changed their salads which include an incredible assortment and combination of fruits, vegetables and nuts...INCREDIBLE!! They accomodate for special requests on certain items as needed.
Way to go ZED451 staff for putting together quite the show!!!!!..We will be back again and again.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAnniversary Dinner!I had been at Zed451 for work events and holiday parties and was always blown away by their service and food. We were greeted with 2 glasses of champagne and thought that was a nice touch. Our waitress was always around to answer questions and make sure we had everything we needed. The harvest tables were great and I loved the Tomato Basil soup, it had a nice kick to it. I enjoyed the proteins but for once really enjoyed the fish more then the meats. All in all, it was a wonderful time and we will go back.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMI visited Zed's for the 1stI visited Zed's for the 1st time this weekend during my all girls weekend. My friends and I are true foodies. We fell in love with Zed's. The food was scrumptious and the service was great. The manager came over and spoke with us and made us feel welcome. I appreciate the attention to detail and friendly service. In addition, Zed's was swanky and fit for a party. I WILL BE BACK!!!4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMLove this place. Great staff!Love this place. Great staff! The food is always amazing. The chocolate cake is a must have!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic service and gorgeousFantastic service and gorgeous restaurant! I wasn't thrilled with the fish selections, but everything else was awesome. The ambiance was so pretty - open, clean-lines, cozy atmosphere, beautiful colors!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMI had been wantin to try Zed451I had been wantin to try Zed451 for awhile and I'm glad I finally made it. The atmosphere is amazing. We were given a brief tour and explanation of the restaurant upon arrival. It was not crowded when I went so that was nice. The food was amazing. I told my server I did not eat red meat or pork and they made me a customized plate of seafood.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a great Sunday brunchWe had a great Sunday brunch experience. The food was excellent, without exception. Our server Rezna (?) was delightful. She was knowledgeable, friendly, and went out of her way to make us happy, including creating a personalized "birthday plate" for my daughter. We will go back!4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for weekend brunchThis is a great place to take a group or someone from out of town who loves to eat everything!
The brunch is outstanding. I recommend making the reservation around 11:30 or noon. We were an early dining group and our server forgot about us about halfway through our experience. The service seemed a little disorganized (EXCEPT for the skewer kids) The guys slicing the meats were ON TOP OF IT! I sat with a cold coffee for a really long time and we had other questions while dining but our server was MIA. Other than that, this place is a GEM! GO for it! Plus they pick you up and drop you off downtown!4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMI highly recommend Zed451This was my second time to Zed451 and it was as awesome as my first a few years ago. I wanted to share a cool dining experience with some friends and this place came first to mind. The amience was terrific, the food delicious, and the service top notch. This place was so cool that my friends were still raving about it the next day.
It's pricey, so be ready to pay some money, but it's well worth it.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was a great choice forThis was a great choice for my husbands birthday brunch. We had a round table which was great for all 9 of us. Everyone loved the food options and the experience made it very special.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMEXCELLENCE!!!Went for brunch with a group of friends and let me tell you, I wish i had three stomachs!! The food and the experience was amazing! I loved the fact that though the price was reasonable at $29.00 per person, the Mimosa was only $3.00!! What a deal. Loved this place. Highly recommended. All the meats were so tender and everything was fresh. Awesome. Just awesome.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AM