Allium

4.5
965 reviews
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Contemporary American
Allium is marked by a more approachable environment, featuring farm-to-table, regional American cuisine. Allium continues to uphold the Hotel’s trademark of exemplary, engaging service in a new relaxed atmosphere, making it the ultimate Chicago gathering place.

Allium’s seasonal menu focuses on sustainable ingredients. Vegetables drive the ever-evolving menu, sourced both from local farmers and the Hotel’s own rooftop garden. Meats, one of the Midwest’s greatest culinary staples, are well represented, from dry aged filet chop to the menu’s From the Meat Locker section, featuring a selection of premium steaks and chops from Midwestern ranchers.
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1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

It was very bad.

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J
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Being a five star hotel, it should be better. Need a Michelin star chef. Great ambiance though.

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M
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

We were not sure who our waiter was since different people came and went. Not offered a second drink. Had to ask for coffee. Not told where buffet was or if we should start our meal. No bagels with lox. Small selection of food, only inexpensive options. Had to flag someone down so we could get check. Brunch buffet lacked traditional carving station. No seafood selections. Only 4 dessert offerings. We were very disappointed and embarrassed that the guest we were hosting was brought here.

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RA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was very good. I don't know if this was the most I have spent on a meal but it was probably close to it if not the most. I suspect that was due mostly to the location.

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

It was our anniversary and had a wonderful experience! Cocktails were good. The waiter was awesome and brought a special vegan menu for my wife. She loved her meal...the truffle fries were AMAZING! I had the filet mignon with fried cauliflower...delicious. Great service...great ambience...wonderful for a special occasion!

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OT
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The Brunch Buffet was affordable but still not worth it-particularly if you don't like eggs or salmon. The advertised Applewood Smoked Bacon was nowhere to be found. Feels like because we ordered the buffet the server didn't feel the need to pay any attention to us. It was not what you would expect at the Four Seasons.

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B
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Change in Cobb Salad presentation was disappointing!
Service was very good!

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JE
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice, and classic! Good value, great environment!

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L
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very attentive staff and great dry martinis, but the food choice for a brunch was quite limited. Having said that, it was delicious.

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MD
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We visited Allium right after Valentine's Day, so it was really quiet. We enjoyed everything. Some highlights: Sarah, our server was outstanding-funny, witty, and knowledgeable about the menu. Tuna Tacos were interesting, Pappadelle was really tasty, as were the Waygu sliders. Simple, but very tasty. One highlight was ordering the Davis Bynum Pinot Noir, 2015. Very smooth and something you could drink all night long. A little pricey at $18. per glass. All the servers were polite and very willing to make sure we were happy. Finally, do try the Lavash--a sorta warm homemade cracker flatbread. It's something playful and yet addicting. We love forward to our next visit. Thank you, Sarah, for a wonderful evening.

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GF
Miami
91 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great breakfast & amazing service. Thank you Stacy

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GF
Miami
91 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sarah & Chef Jose was spectacular make the evening very memorable... and the lovely hostess Kim. Gray staff & awesome food. TJ thanks as well

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l
Indiana
200 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

We arrived at the hotel on Valentine's Day and opted to have dinner there after a long drive. We got one of our favorite tables by the window. The food was terrific as always. The service was a bit slow despite the fact that the restaurant was not full, which surprised us since we have eaten here for many years and never had service issues. We had never seen our waiter before; perhaps he was new.

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B
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Allium has a warm inviting ambience. Our guests have been looking for such a warm comfortable environment to go to in this area. They are new to Streeterville. They are thrilled about having this lobby and restaurant to come to during this cold winter season!!

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CB
Miami
37 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The Sunday brunch was very good and priced fairly at $38/person.

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

we went for restaurant week and had a 3 course meal for lunch. The chestnut soup was outstanding ,the dessert very good and entrees were good.
I would not hesitate to go back next year.

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OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The poached pear with blue cheese was divine, simple salad on the side. Our waitress was Catherine and she was simply delightful although the space was busy, she was so friendly and helpful. The Theodore and the Resposado and spice cocktails were absolutely on point, we were very happy with our choices, can’t wait to see what the spring cocktails will be.

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PM
New England
16 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

Terrible experience. Food arrived cold. Asked for wine had to remind waiter to bring it. Asked for bread it never arrived. Really not good.

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AM
Boise
6 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Catherine was wonderful!

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Responded on January 9, 2019

AndrewM, Thank you for your feedback regarding Catherine! We will be sure to make sure she is recognized for her efforts! Warm regards, William Mitchell, Allium General Manager

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AW
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

We had NYE dinner here and it was not worth the cost. Food was fine but not served hot enough; we had a guest who was a vegetarian and though the kitchen was alerted to their need a month earlier, every one of her courses but one was a complete disappointment (the 'entree' was four squares of barely warmed tofu over a sloppy 'salad.') We complained about this and they brought out a plate of grilled broccolini and cauliflower with multiple cloves of garlic (at least it was hot.) Small touches were missing - like a tablecloth - despite the high price point. Will not return.

Allium
Responded on January 9, 2019

Good Evening AmyW, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with valuable insight regarding your New Years Eve experience. I am sorry to hear that your dinner with us did not meet your expectations. I can assure you that your feedback will be shared with the team to make improvements for the future. Thank you again for your review, I truly hope that we will have the opportunity to regain your trust in Allium in the future. Warm regards, William Mitchell, Allium General Manager

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b
Portland
31 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Hostess never checked us in on Open Table. Burger was not quality of past visits.

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HT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

I was disappointed with the holiday tea. I have experienced a few different teas downtown and this one was nothing memorable. The scone was good but all other items seemed stale.

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KH
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service from our waiter and the food was great, nice job!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fabulous Xmas Eve Brunch at Allium. Service and ambiance were fabulous, and food and drinks were perfect. They accommodated our family with two small children so seamlessly. We will definitely be back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there for lunch. Mahi Mahi tacos were outstanding, as was the service. The lobby, restaurant, and even the elevator area has museum quality artwork including Warhol, Lichtenstein. Also numbered lithographs of Magritte and Matisse.
Overall experience was great.

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B
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great setting, lovely table. Good food. Service a little slow.

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OT
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

Very disappointed. The restaurant was just average. Especially for what we paid. There are so many great restaurants in Chicago. Try them first.

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D
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Service was very poor. Dirty plates were left on the table until we asked for them to be removed. Food on buffet was not replaced when empty and this four seasons hotel was had trash laying everywhere in the entryway. #notimpressed

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CV
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and a view of Michigan Ave. The service was outstanding. Loved the rabbit potpie!

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CI
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Four Seasons Lobby was wonderfully decked out for the Holidays and the entrance to the Allium surrounded in garland. The Afternoon Tea was elegant with amazing sweet and savory morsels. The wait staff was attentive. It was a festive atmosphere perfect for December.

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B
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Birthday luncheon for Granddaughter! Very nice dessert treat for her!!

Service sometimes inconsistent as far as attention, but overall acceptable.

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SB
Miami
127 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Pricey, but excellent service. Had Cauliflower soup and soup of the day: Parsnip soup: both were
excellent. Had lobster rolls for lunch. You get three small brioche buns with lobster meat. They were good, but for $24 I've had better with more lobster. Lunch for 2 people without drinks was $100.
Probably would try another place for lunch

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EB
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a reservation at Allium to celebrate a birthday. The food was wonderful, views were exquisite, and the service perfection. I would definitely recommend it and had just a great experience overall.

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C
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Pretty room at a great location. Should have arrived sooner than 1:45pm. We were told that the staff starts cleaning up around 2. That comment rushed us.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Group dinner with friends

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MO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Before coming out to Chicago I watches a video on the many Hot Dogs of the area and I was giddy to see that this restaurant in the Four Seasons hotel served their own version. The idea of having what is considered low brow food in that kind of atmosphere just excited me. Then I went there and it was amazing. The restaurant is beautiful and the seating is very comfortable. We had a lovely time able right across from the fireplace which was very cozy.

We ordered two of their specialty drinks which were pricey but very good. Then we ordered the Hot Dogs and they were great. Everything was house made and really good, it was a hot dog but it was elevated just enough to justify the price.

The waiter was attentive and wished is a happy anniversary which was a nice touch. I know it was in the system but in the past places we have gone to have ignored info we have entered. Later after he charged us for a desert that was given as a gift he apologized and he really didn't have to I was happy to pay for the desert and he was so great, we tipped him based in the original bill anyway.

We left the restaurant feeling giddy, the kind of giddy that good food, service and atmosphere can only give you. I can't wait to come back to go again.

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OT
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always great!

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AB
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The place and the experience was at best mediocre. The pasta appetizer was almost inedible. I expected a much better experience

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JM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was fantastic, food was delicious. The window views were beautiful

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Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice brunch menu with very attentive staff and cozy atmosphere. Menu and buffet choices were smaller than a few years ago but maybe because it was an ordinary Sunday.

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