Ada Street

4.7
330 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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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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
6 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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D
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, fast and full service at the bar!

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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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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
1 review
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
7 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
4 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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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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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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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
28 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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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

We went to their Star Wars themed Restaurant Week dinner. The ambiance and service was nice. However the food mirrored the quality of the Star Wars movies; first course was great, and then the second and third courses were very disappointing. All for the price of 2 watching all 6 episodes in theaters. Continuing the Star Wars themed I give this 2 Stars: “Light Savor”.

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KB
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Restaurant week menu was so fun! We booked before actually realizing the Star Wars theme (and needless to say my boyfriend was excited). The decorations for the night were just enough and not too over the top and the music was normal with the occasional Star Wars music score. Food was delicious and the theme was a great idea!

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W
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

We had a limited menu restaurant week so I don’t think they showcased their food.

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LL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went for restaurant week. Great drinks, great meatball, a new addiction to their cinnamon bun! There was a smoke machine so heads up on that as I wasn't expecting the restaurant to be all smokey. Make sure to take some food back home, they wrap your meal in foil paper with a cool shape!

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MT
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Great little place. We went for restaurant week so pre-fixed menu. My food was good but a bit cold when it came out, which makes me think it may have been plated ahead of time. Excellent drinks. Would go again because it’s a cool spot and want to try the regular menu out.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service! Laura was a fantastic server!

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M
Chicago
205 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

An out of the way location with a variety of delicious small bites. I had a Brussels sprout dish and a pasta bolognese that was delicious. Drinks were inventive and in very cool glassware. We sat at the bar and engaged in the "scene". You could ask for a high top facing the cooks and the kitchen. Very energetic.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it and will definitely return!

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience

It was a nice restaurant but I felt like I had to scream because the music was too loud. Also the lighting is horrible, very dark, hard to read the menu.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place! Love the ambiance. The food was terrific. The service was amazing. It was a perfect evening to share with a special person.

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