Ada Street

4.7
341 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Ada Street is a bar & restaurant from DMK Restaurants (DMK Burger Bar, Fish Bar) founders David Morton and Michael Kornick.

Located in the Elston Industrial District--not quite Bucktown, not quite Lincoln Park--Ada Street offers dinner and late night service six days a week.
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4.7
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4.8
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food & cocktails - can't wait to come back to try more of the menu. Perfect spot for a date night.

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VH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice ambiance, friendly service and great food! It is a little pricy, but worth it for a special occasion. Perfect place for a date!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

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m
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great local gem. Must try!

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S
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my daughter's favorite restaurant and went there to celebrate her birthday. We sampled four menu items (be sure to get the brussell sprouts) and each was delicious. My only negative was the loudness of the music, but I am an old person. Most others would not mind it.

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AL
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pay attention when getting there as our Uber driver thought we were in the wrong place...which made it BETTER! The entrance is unique and I don't want to give it away. The inside is very cool and nice to see it has an outdoor space if spring/summer arrives. Looking forward to visiting again in the future!

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MM
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Excellent food. Wonderful service and ambiance.

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s
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

The food quality was very poor. Overdone steak and Brussels soaked in too much sauce. The dessert was bitter. The wait staff rushed us out after spending over $200.

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P
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was great. Food was amazing but small so order the whole menu. There was 3 of us and we walked out very full. With cocktails, a bottle of wine and one of almost everything on the menu it was just under $300 a person. Not bad

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversarry

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GA
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Ambience is great. Wish the food was as good. Food should never be worse than the ambience. We ordered several items and none were "wow", all pretty much "meh".

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L
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Parents night out! It was my second time (first was just one week ago) and my husband’s first time. Absolutely delicious! We’re already planning who we’re going to be bringing back with us :) .

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CR
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing dinner, service, and experience

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t
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place!!! Great service and great food. Waiter recommended 5 plates to share between 2 of us and it was the perfect amount of food.

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LM
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite Chicago restaurant. Never had less than an excellent dining experience. Love the small plates format. The pretzel bread pudding is to die for.

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MN
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

I was expecting something more spectacular. The food was just ok.

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JP
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful food and a kind & thoughtful server made for a comfortable, relaxed, enjoyable meal.

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D
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, fast and full service at the bar!

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DT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All good, excellent food, reasonable prices

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DW
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an outstanding time. Starting with a beautiful setting.
We tried their new spring menu and it didn’t disappoint! In fact, it was luxurious.

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RB
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great drinks and small plates to share!

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LW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If it is just 2 people dining, I highly recommend just sitting at the bar. Great Service. Food is on point. Don't let the location fool you!

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P
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious dining experience! Everything was perfect.

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B
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have always loved this place and hadn’t been for a while. Nice to see it’s as good as ever!

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CC
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

My last trip to Ada Street I had a delightful meal, but this time it was just the opposite. Don't know what has happened but the food was like cafeteria food. There were only four tables occupied at the busiest time for most restaurants. The manager tried his best to make it a good experience, but it really was dreadful. Won't be going back.

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J
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite restaurants in town. Our visit was for two celebrating Valentine’s Day. The fixed price menu was an Italian theme. The service was great just as the food and drinks. Restaurant was dimmed yet lighted by candlelights.

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KK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

It is a very nice spot. Tables are very close together so you are able to hear all conversations around you. Went the weekend after Valentines Day and had a pre-fixed menu. Would like to go back to explore the whole menu as the food was very good.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Pre-fixed menu that we were unaware of when we booked the reservation.

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OT
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Autumn was fantastic and made the experience outstanding! The occasion was Valentines Day and the menu did not disappoint. Quality options for a prix fixe menu. From start to finish they did not disappoint. Can’t wait to go back.

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B
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentines Day

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OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My girlfriend and I went here for Valentine’s Day. We were both pleased with the food and service!

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GD
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very romantic dining experience

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambience
Friendly and attentive staff
Good value for the food

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The kitchen was terrifically accommodating and we appreciated that very much.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We went to Ada street to celebrate a birthday and everything was great! They had a Star Wars themed pre-fixe menu for restaurant week that was super creative and made it a perfect way to celebrate my man's bday as he loves Star Wars. The Tie Fighter Wings were awesome and the cocktails were unique and delicious. My only disappointment was that the BB8 meatball was just one large meatball and didn't have a smaller one on top for his head. We loved the service and the atmosphere and are excited to go back and try their regular menu!

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JK
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

We came here for restaurant week and were a bit disappointed. We had all been here before and loved it, but the restaurant week menu was just meh. The appetizers were pretty good. My main was a delicious meatball and so-so fettucine. My friends all got the fish and nobody ate more than half of it. The desserts were pretty good. My friend's first cocktail was bad, she sent it back, but the others were tasty. Service was decent. Décor was awesome.

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MR
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very unique place. Small but outstanding menu and just a really cool place!

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D
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went for Restaurant Week, which was Star Wars themed at Ada. Truly enjoyed the food and the service. We will go back.

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O
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great theme for restaurant Week this year. Shouts out to chad who took care of us!

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for restaurant week and everything was amazing!

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