Permanently Closed - A10 Hyde Park

3.9
721 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary French / American

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About

This restaurant is permanently closed. A10 is the only restaurant South of Chinatown named to Michelin’s Bib Gourmand list in 2014. Our menu has been described by the Chicago Tribune’s food critic Phil Vettel as “a little French, a little Italian and a lot of American”. He added that A10 “should drop the 0 and call the restaurant A1, because that’s how good I think it is”. Chef Matthias Merges couldn’t agree more with the Chicago Tribune, adding that the menu is "about 75 percent recognizable and 25 percent dishes you may not have tried before but you’re gonna love!"

We’d be truly honored to welcome you to our table for your next dinner or event.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary French / American, Italian, French
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Hours of operation
Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(773) 288-1010
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Matthias Merges
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
53rd & Harper
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Parking details
A parking lot is available 1 block north on Harper Court. Street parking is also available.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, View, Wine
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3.9based on all time ratings
3.9
food
4.0
service
4.1
ambience
3.5
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80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Appetizers were great! Main courses were lacking and took a long time.

m
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food. Good service. Good neighborhood. Easy parking.

A
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

weak gluten free options and food very limited in choice

AM
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing meal. The chef came to our table and shared the details of the dishes. We had the asparagus appetizer that was perfectly cooked, tasty sauce and topped with a crunchy granola. The wild boar pasta was fresh and not gamey. The sea trout had a wonderful sauce. The gluten-free chocolate cake tower was fantastic. It was not overly sweet but with intense flavors.

We will go back soon and bring our friends!

F
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The wait staff was super responsive to our many dietary restrictions. Kudos to them. The food is always good. The bar is never fast, so don't be in a hurry. A10 is our most regular restaurant for an upscale, but not formal or stuffy, meal out.

SD
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Just average....the home made pasta was a bit gummy, but it's nice to have locally sourced produce.

A
Anchorage
17 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was truly delightful and the food was amazing. I can’t wait to go back again!

k
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a lovely dinner here Friday night. The kitchen is open later, which was exactly what we needed. Nicholas was our server and he was very attentive, patient, helpful, and so forth. He's an excellent server.
We had smoked mussels for an appetizer. I loved them. My friend had the lamb short ribs and I had the scallop & octopus. Both were delicious. I couldn't stop eating!
I had a lovely glass of cava and a really nice red wine that Nicholas recommended. My friend had the Paloma cocktail and the gin & tonic - both housemate cocktails and both delicious. I think it's the best gin & tonic I've had since being in Spain.
Thanks for a great meal and wonderful hospitality.

m
New England
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

The pasta dish was too salty to finish eating. The trout was good.

BC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Loved the food with one exception. They were very good about it and took off a couple of salads to compensate. Service was on the slow side but got put in time for our show.

SR
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment we walked in it was great, the hostess was friendly, the waitress was very knowledgeable about the menu, she frequently came to the table to see if we needed anything. I had bragged to my sister from DC about A10, so when she came to town I knew that's where we'd be going, thank you so much for an unforgettable evening.

YP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Definitely returning. Great dinner. Super friendly staff.

MP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

All in all, not bad. Good food, but it seems as though the wait staff is a bit confused or simply wish to rush through a table. Noise level was extremely high as one particular patron was "over-served" and oblivious to other patrons.

T
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Food thrown together and unappetizing

OT
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

When we arrived we were seated right away. After a few moments of getting settled in, we were greeted by our server and were informed that the menu had recently been revised to reflect the seasonal offerings. While deciding on our selections we never felt rushed and our server was very pleasant. Their wine selections were very good, as well as their offerings of in-house cocktails. We ordered a variety of menu options in order to get a true sense of the chef's abilities and we weren't disappointed. I recommend having an appetizer, a salad, a pasta and an entree which is how the menu should be experienced, much like they do in Italy. An after dinner digestivo before coffee and dessert will leave you quite satiated. This is a fantastic upscale restaurant and I'm looking forward to returning.

JL
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Overall, the experience was moderate. What disappointed me the most was that the reservation was never acknowledged. We specifically told the hostess that we booked a reservation, but she seated us without asking to confirm it. There were notes on the reservation that we were celebrating our anniversary, which were therefore never carried over to the hostess. We actually had our first date at A10, which is why we chose to go back for our anniversary. We live in Lakeview, on the opposite side of the city.

The ambiance in the restaurant is great. The decor, the music, the lighting, it all makes for a great dining experience. The service was moderate. Our server was friendly, but also low energy, so I can't rate the service higher than average. She didn't discuss any of the menu items in great detail or provide recommendations, which would have enhanced the experience (and ultimately would have led to a higher check too). Food quality is definitely very good, certainly higher than average, but also nothing mind-blowing to write home about.

I think the restaurant is a great addition to the Hyde Park neighborhood, but the overall guest experience could be improved upon if I were to consider returning.

BK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 4

food was ok. but my steak had a lot of cartilage and fat. portions small. barely any goat cheese on the goat cheese salad. poor selection of drinks. also the seating was strangely arranged and uncomfortable. the waitstaff was was dressed poorly street clothes, one chick I could see her underwear everytime she picked food up.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 1

Food was very cold and not fresh.

The room was also very chilly

JM
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious and well-presented. Server was attentive but not overbearing. Will definitely return.

DP
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Date night!

RM
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time dining here. We ordered the Brussel Sprouts for an appetizer. They were tasty and liked by all. Three out of four of us ordered the cheeseburger and we all thought it was very well cooked and tasty. Overall we enjoyed the food and the atmosphere.

VJ
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Didn't stay. Had reservations but couldn't partake of Happy Hour so we decided to sit at the bar. Was given drink specials for Happy Hour, we made our decision but was then told shipment didn't come in so only one drink was available. Food items weren't made to sound appealing so we left. Thanks for the water.

TI
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The fresh pasta dishes are highly recommended. There was a good selection of wines by the glass. The desserts were also innovative and there was an interesting selection of after dinner drinks.

M
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Amazing food, amazing service. A friend and I are both culinary students, and we were thoroughly impressed with our meal. We tasted 7 dishes from the menu, but we think everything would have been more than delicious. The focaccia is an absolute MUST to start with. And of course, save room for dessert 😉

SB
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It shouldn't be as easy to get a same-day Saturday reservation at A10 as it is. Hyde Park is often overlooked, so if A10 would be packed if it was anywhere on the north side.

We were really impressed by everything from the asthetics to the service to the food. Highlights were one of the best takes on a Manhatten I've had in a long time, perfectly prepared Brussels sprouts, and an amazing sweet brioche dessert.

We'll definitely be coming back.

TF
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 5

Would not go there again. They were out of many things and didn’t apologize. We ordered two different bottles of wine they were out of, a type of beer on the menu too and they wouldn’t give us a compromable item for the Same price. This was Friday of at Patrick’s Day and they should have been prepared. Carrots were burnt. And they were out of several types of tea too.

N
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is an awesome spot and is highly recommended!

LA
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 5

A-10 is a restaurant that would not return, their food was in an intermediate level, nothing special and also expensive ...

FC
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Service was fantastic, the food was hit or miss. We arrived at 5:00 and needed to leave by 6:45 for a movie in the area. It felt like the kitchen was not ready for the first diners of the evening. One entree was served cold and the other could have been hotter. Our waitress was doing everything she could to make it better. I don't mind paying top prices for a great dining experience but A10 did not deliver this time.

SB
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Wonderful evening for our party of eight, visiting our UChicago son with his friends.

KB
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was good and well presented, but nearly every pasta dish had dairy. I would have preferred to have more choice though the waitress was very helpful in guiding me with my final food choice.

c
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

A10, a Hyde Park staple delivers. Good cocktails and a great beer/wine list. Try the mussels. You will not be disappointed.

F
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 4

Sorry, but do not waste your time....went for Valentine’s Day and the food was bad. The menu is limited in the food area. Signature drinks were fair. It looks as though they had a rather large wine list. ( I am not a wine person.)
I had the New York strip, the only steak on the menu and it was pretty fatty. At least trim the fat off of the steak. Don’t serve an excessively fatty steak! The steak was uneventful and excessively fatty.
The starters were the lamb meatballs and the house bread...Yes, the house bread, with a different name (so they can charge)was on the menu. Please A10 see it expedient to serve your customers bread in the beginning. Non gratis.
The lamb meatball were ok. We had some left over, if that can tell the story. Over all....don’t waste your time.
Peace

MB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great job. Great ambiance, great server, creative cuisine.

A
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Terrible service. The food took over an hour. Taste not great.

M
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 4

The place is over all good, we will go there again for business dinners.
The quality of food was fair, for a mixed French\Italian cuisine, I am Italian.
It's a pity all waiters were not that talented, all the service was a bit clumsy.

KB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

My sisters were in town and wanted a healthy-ish, nice dinner. Reservation went smoothly. Service was not good. Both the hostest and server yawned widely while speaking to us. Server pushed getting a bottle over glasses, only to tell us the two bottles we wanted were unavailable. Food was mediocre. Empty wine glasses before entrees arrived but our server was missing throughout appetizers and entrees (delivered by runners) so we were unable to order more wine. 200 dollars later, we went to a liquor store to buy more wine and ate a snack when we got home. I’ve been to A10 a few times in the past year and it’s been disappointing every time. Probably won’t return.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Since I have only been in Hyde Park a short period of time, I try to go out and try restaurants in the area. The menu looked good so my friend and I decided to go. The service was great! The food was amazing! The housemade cocktail was to die for!! We were a little disappointed in the dessert selection, but overall, it was a wonderful dining experience for the both of us!

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A bunch of us met for a surprise birthday dinner. Everyone woking at A10 were super accommodating.

Thomas made amazing drinks!

F
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Good solid food, well presented. It wasn't as adventurous as I remember it from previous years. Excellent service.

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