ZED451 - Chicago
Incredible brunch and service.Incredible brunch and service. Came in to celebrate Mohers Day (a week late). Awesome experience!5/19/2013 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 AMGreat place for vegetariansGreat place for vegetarians and meat-lovers a like. Cheese offerings are amazing, as are the greens.
Meats are excellent.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMthe service and food qualitythe service and food quality was first rate. . Their gift of a free wine flight was a pleasant surprise and much appreciated. My only dissapointment was that they did not have crab cakes on their menu, which was listed on their web page. We will definately return and will highly recommend it to our friends.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMAs soon as we walked in weAs soon as we walked in we had everyones attention. We were greeted and promptly seated. We were immediately given a recommendation to try the potato salad which by the way is amazing. We have been to Brazzaz before which is somewhat similar but our experience at ZED 451 was beyond our expectations. We were celebrating my boyfriend's birthday and now I want to go back any opportunity possible. The chicken was amazing and my boyfriend never eats fish but every fish plate that we tried at ZED 451 changed his mind about fish. Thank you for this wonderful experience.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were in Chicago celebratingWe were in Chicago celebrating my 40th birthday and decided to try this restaurant. It truly was a dining "experience". The food was awesome and we received excellent customer service. The decor was unique and we will definitely be back the next time we are in town!4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMZed 451 "A Great Experience"You have to be meat lover to dine here. The selections were very good salmon, top sirloin and pork belly to name a few. The salad, meat and cheese were OK. I did not care for the soup. It is a great for a special occasion. Good dining experience for couples or friends. It was rather empty the night we went. It is pricey and with people watching their wallets these days I know why. The roof top is beautiful. I can see it being a fun place to have drinks. It was closed that night due to rain. Overall,Zed 451 was a great experience.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went to ZED451 for EasterWe went to ZED451 for Easter Brunch. There is a marvelous buffet featuring a variety of vegetable dishes. Also, there is a great selection of charcuterie at another station. Waitors came around with various meats on a spear and they carved off your selection. The food is very good. Service is fantastic and wait staff very friendly. One nice touch is the availability of car service to and from the restaurant within a certain radious. A small gratuity is suggested. ZED has special buffet luncheons every week-end. Book now for Mother's Day. Also, the price for all of this food is under $30.00.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMCame here during restaurantCame here during restaurant week with a group of 12 and had a wonderful experience. Decided to come back to celebrate my birthday here. The food is impeccable and the service is wonderful. Plus, almost all of the food offerings are naturally gluten free, which was a HUGE plus for me. Unlike other Brazilian-style steak houses, ZED451 has put in a lot of time and effort to come up with very unique and delicious offerings both on their harvest table (salad bar type thing but oh so much more) and in their meat and fish options. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone looking for a wonderful meal.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was incredible - unfortunatelFood was incredible - unfortunately the restaurant is big and the lack of people made it feel a bit off but could not complain about a thing. Service was great - choices unbelievable and very unique. Cross between and Argentinian steak house, fine dining brunch and a buffet - you leave stuffed even if you did not mean too.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious!Gorgeous Restaurant and even better food! Such a fun brunch concept to have both buffets and table-side chef selections. And it was affordable!!! I would recommend this restaurant to ANY Chicago resident or visitor. I know I will return the next time I'm in Chicago!! Can't wait to check out their roof.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWill return!!!!I took my wife for her birthday, after be referred by staff at Sapporro in Phoenix!!! The food was amazing and the service was outstanding. Our server went above and beyond to make our night fantanstic!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AM3rd visit and always happy3rd visit and always happy I came. Will go again. It is an American take on the Brazilian Steak House3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMI was pleased to have an excuseI was pleased to have an excuse to revisit Zed 451 and introduce the concept to out of town guests (who are "foodies"). The atmosphere is warm, the service friendly. The signature cocktails are a standout. The harvest table is the highlight, in my opinion, with everything being very fresh and there being a wide variety of choices. Of the 12 proteins served that evening, only the salmon and the rib-eye were truly excellent, but I appreciated the opportunity to try different selections. And the wine list was varied and extensive. All in all, it was a very satisfying meal and a delightful experience3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMYum451Everything about this place is great. This time, I went for brunch. It might be the best in the city. The turkey and bacon were standouts.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Brunch Spot In ChicagoMy dining experience at ZED451 this past weekend was AMAZING!!!! I've never been to a restaurant that was so elegant, breathtaking, upscale, but doesn’t make a person feel uncomfortable. This was my second time eating in a restaurant in Chicago, and by far THE BEST! It was my family’s first time visiting your establishment, along with my sister Jasmine, who frequents the place and recommended it highly for us to come over from Indiana and give it a try. It won’t be our last. We had the pleasure of being served by your wonderful hostess/waitress, Ms. Carmela, who was simply exceptional with her knowledge of the menu, drinks, (Arnold Palmer with the peach is my new drink), and just overall personality. (I had more but I ran out of room)3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMi was EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTEDi was EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTED with our table. not only did Zed451 take the liberty to upgrade us to the "Harvest Table" without notifying me but the table was too long for our party. no one could hear each other and it was especially upsetting since we never see one another, everyone is scattered all over the country.
i would only return with a smaller group (2-4 people).3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMMy family and I had a fineMy family and I had a fine time and were able to sit for a couple of hours over dinner without any pressure to move along. That we really appreciated. The food was excellent and varied. The wine list high quality. I would recommend it to anyone and will certainly return with guests. I discovered you only this winter so can't comment on summer dining. Am looking forward to trying you for brunch.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGREAT BRUNCHAWESOME place for bruch and AMAZING service. The staff is patient and always smiling3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMCome hungryFun, energetic place. Lots of food, so come hungry. Service was outstanding!2/23/2013 12:00:00 AM