Asparagus

4.6
383 Reviews
$30 and under
Thai French
ASPARAGUS distinguishes itself by offering a rare opportunity to experience fine dining in a serenely elegant, Zen-like environment while savoring dishes freshly fashioned from the cuisines of Thailand, Vietnam and the Americas, all informed with classic French culinary artistry.
The menu"s distinctive character comes from a flawless blend of talent and creativity. We are delighted to offer everything from Seafood Pad Thai to Honey Kumquat Quail and Wasabi Herb-Crusted Lamb Rack to Hoisin Marinated Pork Chop and Five Peppercorn Grilled Rib-eye Steak as well as our signature lobster mango spring roll and a variety of satays. The serene eatery accommodates 250+ guests. not to mention the Lemon Grass Room, a private dining room for parties and meetings with up to 70 guests, as well as the intimate Waterfall Room, 16-person private dining room adjacent to the sumptuously appointed lounge which is equipped with a beautiful baby grand piano.
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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vipLec225
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kate did an awesome job of taking care of us and others when needed. Love the food, drinks, service.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal and great service. Asparagus never disappoints!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The waiter we had only came back twice over the course of an hour and a half or so, he didn't seem to be very busy, we weren't in the bar and there were only two other tables that another waitress had. Not the best.

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vipLec225
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in North West Indiana. The food has so many flavors, cocktails are high-quality and very tasty. I recommend for anybody, just love this place.

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vipoftendiner1
Chicago
136 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Extensive menu with proteins to cover any persons needs. Excellent service and perfectly crafted cocktails. the appetizers are creative and beautifully presented. Every entrée was cooked to perfection and delicious. This is a wonderful restaurant.

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vtn29
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have been to Asparagus multiple times and they never disappoint. Even the pickiest of eater should find something they like on their extensive menu. Service is always very good as well.

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Aliyah
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very elegant space with excellent food. Our server Samantha was great!

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Justus2
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Unfortunately the drunken noodles were extremely salty and had to be sent back. I ordered the Hawaiian or pineapple fried rice with shrimp and it was OK. The shrimp crispy egg rolls were delicious.

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JoseV
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks!

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TravelDinerDB
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic and the drink choices very plentiful. Staff does a great job with recommendations and assisting with any food allergies

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JosephG
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have not been to Asparagus for months, but needed a meeting place for a client from Chicago. Asparagus worked out perfectly! Food was every bit as good as I remember, and the wait staff as attentive as ever. My go-to dish there is the red curry, and once again outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal. Very fresh vegetables delicious!!!

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vipJonathanBotkin
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sam our waitress was amazing

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Kris
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food! I highly recommend Asparagus. My only complaint was a child screaming. Not Asparagus fault; the little kid was just tired of being at dinner.

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obiemvy6
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, amazing service, great atmosphere. Perfect place for a date night or special occasion. Nutty Chicken was amazing, and really loved the cream cheese and crab rolls appetizer too.

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Wazzy
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time at Asparagus. We were celebrating my wifes birthday. The experience was great, food was great and the staff was awesome.

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maggie
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Our waiter was excellent and the food and service was very good. Looked like the bar area had much more ambience than the dining area. Was very cold but our waiter did get it turned down for us. A bit pricey for the region. It overall we had a nice dinner.

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KathleenB
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was great, staff super friendly! Very pricey though!

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flagdaybaby
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints. Went during lunch and had lunch special. As always, was wonderful. The green bean appetizer was the best!

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DougZ
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Asparagus always delivers excellent food. The ambiance is great especially in the bar area. A hidden gem in bleak Merrillville.

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TracyB
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went out with family in a group of 6. Everyone ordered something different. The menu is extensive. The food was perfectly prepared and the service by Nick was great! All of us would recommend it in a heartbeat. The only slight disappointment was a couple of the cocktails were not exceptional but we would rate as just good.

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DebD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can always count on Asparagus for a wonderful meal with outstanding service.

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LATRICED
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I truly enjoyed my Birthday celebration and felt really good to be back in a normal setting in regards to the pandemic. Thank you

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Bubzee
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food never disappoints and there is so many wonderful dishes to choose from.

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BrianP
Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our first time visiting Asparagus and everything from the martinis, appetizers to dinner was fantastic!

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NicoleJ
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, as always! Drinks are outrageously priced, so we will stick with water from now on and go elsewhere for cocktails!

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AnthonyP
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice little gem in Northwest Indiana that is Vegan friendly. They can make almost anything on the menu Vegan. Great atmosphere and great food

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Jimbo
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family visit.
Food was fantastic as usual. Waitress went out of her way to to make sure our experience was great

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've frequented this place's sister site Siam Marina in Tinley Park (even when it was located in Calumet City) and we've enjoyed the experience every time. Excellent food, atmosphere and service on each visit. The owner even comes out to check on customers on occasion... very pleasant. The only thing I would add to Asparagus is that I thought the setting was even cozier. All in all a good choice for dining.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. I will be back

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CarolF
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Asparagus never disappoints. The food was outstanding and the service was excellent.

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ChristinaC
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and great food as usual! Our favorite restaurant by far

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Great service and great food and drinks.

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MichaelC
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, decorum, preparation and presentation of food was great. The building structure itself was impressive. My wife and I totally enjoyed the whole experience. Staff was attentive and courteous. There is also a private room for family or business events. We will definitely be going back again!

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AaronV
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Service was a bit slow and there were a few things (took nearly 15 minutes for a server to come, no refills on drinks) that were a bit annoying but overall the device was acceptable. The food itself was amazing and would definitely go back.

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AdryanB
St. Louis
12 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for my husbands birthday and it was great as usual. The precautions they are taking to Social distance and keep things sanitary is great. 👍🏽

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TeharahJ
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! A must go if you’re in the area or even if you’re willing travel. It won’t disappoint.

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StephieD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was great! The drinks were just okay! We had crab and cream cheese spring roll, shrimp and celery wrapped in bacon spring rolls, Asian spareribs, pad tai and Asparagus fried rice. All was really yummy!!!

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AngelaG
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

We used to visit Asparagus regularly, but sadly we will never go back. They refuse to list prices on their menu now, which is annoying. The waiter told us (with a snobby attitude) that the prices are based on "pick your protein" options - fine, but there aren't even base prices! I ordered lemon chicken, which was described as chicken with a lemon sauce and mushrooms. It was served as a soup, even though it was not supposed to be a soup. The mushrooms were too hard to bite into and had a bad flavor. It was so gross that I couldn't force myself to eat it. I sent it back and ordered Pad Thai instead, which was alright but did not taste authentic. I don't know what happened to Asparagus, but the staff is quite rude now and the food is just mediocre.

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RustyN
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We ate in the bar area which I think has a better vibe than the main restaurant. This is one of the best Thai (mainly) based restaurants that I've ever had the pleasure to eat at. The menu is extensive and varied and I've never had a bad dish here. The mixture of flavors is exquisite and is always cooked perfectly. An additional plus is that the specialty cocktails are FANTASTIC! One of our favorite go-to restaurants, however, don't expect typical Thai food take out type of prices. I would consider this moderately expensive but if you are looking for a stellar meal and service, the price is worth it. Two thumbs up!

FAQs

Asparagus offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (219) 794-0000.

Asparagus is rated 4.6 stars by 383 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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