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deca Restaurant + Bar located at The Ritz-Carlton, a Four Seasons hotel

4.0
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774 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary French

The casual elegance of art deco and brasserie-inspired cuisine come together in deca restaurant + bar – a new dining scene on the Magnificent Mile in The Ritz-Carlton Chicago, a Four Seasons Hotel.

The recent recipent of a Michelin Bib Gourmand Award, deca celebrates the latest culinary trends with inventive twists on classic dishes. Executive Chef Mark Payne’s market driven menus showcase the ingredients from farmers near and far with his innovative cooking style.

The authenticity of the cuisine and the warmth of a stylish, comfortable setting is enhanced by approachable and personable service making for a memorable experience morning to night.

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Menu

Starters

  • Creamy Mushroom Soup

    Sauteed Mushrooms, Creme Fraiche

    • Onion Soup Gratinee

      Two Cheese Croutons

      • Foie Gras

        Pan Seared Spiced Torchon, Grits, Matsutake, Candied Lemons, Watercress

        • Oysters

          Mignonette, 6 piece minimum

          • Fresh Seafood Tower

            Shrimp, Oysters, Crab Claws, Steamed Mussels, Pickled Octopus. Served with a Kimchi Aioli and Cucumber Salad

            • Fried Olives

              Stuffed with Spiced Veal, Arugula, Smoke Paprika Aioli

              • Roasted Bone Marrow

                Oxtail Jam, Parsley Salad

                • Smoked Eggplant "Farrotto"

                  Charred Kale, Feta, Gremolata

                  • Charred Asparagus

                    Miso, Poached Egg, Bonito, Blackened Tuna, Multigrain Crumble

                    • Whisky Cured Steelhead

                      Smoked Creme Fraiche, Wild Greens, Lemon Confit

                      Salads

                      • Butter Lettuce Salad

                        Poached Egg, Tyrol Speck, Crispy Shallots, Sour Dough Bread, Anchovy Dressing

                        • DECA Salad

                          Romaine, Asparagus, Avocado, Fennel, Bread Crumbs, Parmesan Cheese, Roasted Beets, Banyuls Vinaigrette

                          Mains

                          • Whole Roasted Wild Mushrooms

                            Ancient Grains, Asparagus, Chermoula Dressing, Baby Greens

                            • Scallops

                              Wild Mushrooms, Purple Potato, Miso Dashi Broth

                              • "Loch Etive" Steelhead Salmon

                                Caramelized Salsify, Pearled Barley

                                • Sable Fish

                                  Roasted with Cilantro, Cumin Garlic "Chermoula Style", Cucumber Mache Salad, Yogurt Dressing

                                  • Choucroute Garni au Mer

                                    Sauerkraut, Sable Fish, Smoked Black Cod, Scallops, Lobster Sausage, Bacon

                                    • Roasted Berkshire Pork Tenderloin

                                      Organic Carrots, Hazelnut-Bacon Crumble, Port Wine Sauce

                                      • Rack of Lamb

                                        Wild Rice, Vadouvan Pilaf, Olive-Walnut Relish

                                        • Prime Filet Mignon

                                          Grilled Asparagus, Homemade French Fries, Pepper Sauce

                                          • Prime New York Steak 16oz

                                            Mizuna, Ginger Sesame Dressing

                                            • Deca O.T.T. Burger

                                              Wagyu Beef, Braised BBQ Short Rib, Gouda, Housemade Onion Ring

                                              Dishes to Share Or Not

                                              • 1/2 or Whole Roasted Chicken

                                                Prepared with Deca Spice Mix or Lemon Parsley Yogurt. Served with Smashed Olive Oil Potatoes

                                                • 1/2 or Whole "Chicken Tagine"

                                                  Harissa, Organic Vegetables

                                                  • Prime Bone in Ribeye 22oz

                                                    Chef M's Bearnaise

                                                    Sides

                                                    • Roasted Market Vegetables

                                                      • Whole Roasted Baby Cauliflower, Curry Aioli

                                                        • Root Vegetable Gratin

                                                          • Candy Striped Herb Beets

                                                            • Cheese Spaetzle

                                                              • Country Style Mashed Potato

                                                                • Sauteed Potatoes, Fromage Blanc, Chives

                                                                  • Housemade French Fries

                                                                    Dessert

                                                                    • Chocolate

                                                                      Decadent Ten Layered Chocolate Cake Chocolate Frosting

                                                                      • Elderflower Float

                                                                        Housemade Elderflower Soda, Apple Sorbet, Creme Fraiche Ice Cream, Almond Cookies

                                                                        • Butterscotch Pot de Creme

                                                                          Chocolate Streusel, Cognac Marshmallow

                                                                          • Plum Pavlova

                                                                            Poached Plum, Frozen Cinnamon Yogurt, Rum and Lime Caramel

                                                                            • Chocolate Ganache

                                                                              Peanut Caramel, Slated Pretzel Crust, Banana

                                                                              • Lemon Curd Beignet

                                                                                Naval Orange Sorbet, Chantilly Cream

                                                                                • Lemon

                                                                                  Lemon Tart, Sable Crust, Fresh Raspberries

                                                                                  • Seasonal Fresh Berries

                                                                                    Choice of a Single Scoop of Ice Cream, Sorbet or Sugar-Free Sorbet

                                                                                    Last updated: August 12, 2015

                                                                                    What 774 people are saying

                                                                                    Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                                                    4.0
                                                                                    4.0 based on all time ratings
                                                                                    • 4.1Food
                                                                                    • 4.0Service
                                                                                    • 4.0Ambience

                                                                                    NoiseModerate

                                                                                    85% of people would recommend it to a friend

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                                                                                    1. MF

                                                                                      MyFavoritePlaces

                                                                                      Chicago

                                                                                      119 reviews

                                                                                      vip
                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                      119 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on July 23, 2015

                                                                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                      We had a group of 8 for a special occasion and the service was wonderful. Everyone enjoyed their food. The girls liked the specialty cocktails - very imaginative. The best part was dessert! Even if you can't come for dinner, I'd highly recommend stopping in for dessert and coffee or after dinner drink. The pastry chef is amazing.

                                                                                    2. OT

                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                      Chicago

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      Dined on July 5, 2015

                                                                                      overall3food2service4ambience4

                                                                                      Everything was good except the foods. Maybe because of July 5th, the main chef was off so the foods tasted strange and so so.

                                                                                    3. I

                                                                                      Irenka

                                                                                      Chicago

                                                                                      17 reviews

                                                                                      vip
                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                      17 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on June 22, 2015

                                                                                      overall3food3service3ambience5

                                                                                      I Went to this restaurant many times, always enjoyed the food and the service. This time I was little disappointed. I brought visitor from Australia, she was very impressed with the beautiful setting. She had a pasta, which was good, I had trout burger, which was not the best. It was very bland. Needs some seasoning. We were not offered desert menu, had to ask for it, the waiter was ready to check us out. When we arrived, the hostess didn't make any effort to check us in, I had to remind her, that I do have a reservation. I will go back, hopefully this was one of the few visits I can't write the best of it.

                                                                                    4. r

                                                                                      rucks

                                                                                      Las Vegas

                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                      1.0

                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on June 9, 2015

                                                                                      overall1food2service2ambience1

                                                                                      For a Ritz Carlton the entire experience was simply disaapointing. Mediocracy is the only way to descibe the lobby bar feel. No ambiance, limited menu, and so so service.

                                                                                    5. CW

                                                                                      CWL615

                                                                                      Chicago

                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                      vip
                                                                                      2.0

                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on June 7, 2015

                                                                                      overall2food3service1ambience2

                                                                                      We came during a quiet Sunday brunch but we were seated in a corner away from the majority of the other guests. Our waiter was friendly but inattentive, which was unexpected due to how quiet the restaurant was and how upscale the restaurant was supposed to be. The food was good, but not good enough to overlook the poor service for second visit.

                                                                                    6. d

                                                                                      dining4

                                                                                      Chicago

                                                                                      25 reviews

                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                      25 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on May 28, 2015

                                                                                      overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                                                      It's a good place to go when you want to be outdoors and grab a salad or a great, juicy burger. I'd return for lunch.

                                                                                    7. L

                                                                                      Lori

                                                                                      Chicago

                                                                                      114 reviews

                                                                                      vip
                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      114 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on May 12, 2015

                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                      The food, service, ambiance, everything was superb! I am still thinking about the delicious chicken entre that thoroughly enjoyed! I would return in an instant! Yum yum yum . . . . . . .

                                                                                    8. D

                                                                                      Debbie

                                                                                      Chicago

                                                                                      11 reviews

                                                                                      vip
                                                                                      2.0

                                                                                      11 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on May 10, 2015

                                                                                      overall2food3service4ambience4

                                                                                      Ambience is lovely but for the price ($400 including tax and tips for 2 - Sun brunch), would expect food to be more impressive. Food didn't taste bad but it definitely felt like "just another brunch" and totally not worth the money paid. Would not recommend it.

                                                                                    9. F

                                                                                      Food4fun

                                                                                      Chicago

                                                                                      88 reviews

                                                                                      vip
                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      88 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on April 14, 2015

                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                      We love deca! Fantastic food, great service, and wonderful by the glass wine choices. We especially enjoyed the fried stuffed olives and the roasted baby cauliflower. The trout was perfectly cooked. Just sorry we didn't have room for dessert! Don't be put off because deca is in a hotel (the lovely Ritz-Carlton). Can't wait to go back - preferably during the summer when the outdoor space is open.

                                                                                    10. AK

                                                                                      AngelaK

                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                      53 reviews

                                                                                      vip
                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      53 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on April 12, 2015

                                                                                      overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                      Food was imaginative. Wine was truly excellent. It is one of the most beautiful restaurants I have ever seen. I would definitely return.

                                                                                    11. CV

                                                                                      CafeyVino22

                                                                                      Chicago

                                                                                      75 reviews

                                                                                      vip
                                                                                      2.0

                                                                                      75 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on April 9, 2015

                                                                                      overall2food2service2ambience3

                                                                                      The food was just average. The service was regular. Nothing to write home about. I was very disappointed. My friends were really looking forward to having dinner at deca. It was a sad meal no creativity or flavor. The wine list was good. We did have a fabulous Borolo!!! We could have had a better meal at any local fast food restaurant in the area. Don't waste your time and money at deca. Unless you are going for the Borolo. That is always worth the money.

                                                                                    12. m

                                                                                      mrchiguy

                                                                                      Chicago

                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on April 8, 2015

                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                      The room, which is part of the lobby of the hotel, is quiet, warm, relaxing, and spacious. Rather than an extensive and lengthy wine list, the Sommelier has limited the selection to some of the finest wines within a varying price range. My potato leek soup with salmon was exquisitely and uniquely flavorful. Their fried olives stuffed with Spiced Veal, Arugula, and Smoke Paprika Aioli, something I have never before seen on a menu, were an unexpected explosion of flavor. The Smoked Eggplant "Farrotto" starter was also flavorful and well-prepared. The entree special, a grilled halibut in beurre blanc with baby carrots was prepared to perfection with the sauce gently supporting the fish rather than smothering it. The "Choucroute Garni au Mer" was a perfect fusion of flavors and textures. The service was second to none. We were treated as important guests with just the right amount of attention to ensure everything was to our liking.

                                                                                    13. m

                                                                                      murph

                                                                                      Chicago

                                                                                      87 reviews

                                                                                      vip
                                                                                      2.0

                                                                                      87 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on April 5, 2015

                                                                                      overall2food4service2ambience4

                                                                                      My mistake. We've been to Deca many times for a great, if somewhat expensive breakfast. I made a reservation for Easter Sunday, not realizing that brunch was now served in the restaurant instead of in one of the ballrooms as in the past. We decided to stay anyway even though a buffet brunch is generally a waste of money. But $400 for 3 people without liquor and before tip? That's ridiculous. And even though the only thing our servers were responsible for was removing dishes and refreshing coffee, my coffee cup sat empty most of the time and I had to constantly ask for refills. Definitely not worth the money.

                                                                                    14. V

                                                                                      Vamanosyeah

                                                                                      Chicago

                                                                                      9 reviews

                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                      9 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on March 21, 2015

                                                                                      overall4food4service3ambience4

                                                                                      My hubby and I came here for a birthday celebration with a Travelzoo coupon for a fixed-price 3 course meal. That was a good deal. They split our Deca house salad, which was pretty good but not especially flavorful. I had the pork chops, which were superb, especially with the carmelized pistachios on a bed of pureed sweet potato. Nice flavors, suitable for foody tastes. My husband had the scallops, which he also enjoyed. The lemon tart is fantastic, with just the right balance of flavors, served with raspberries. At 8, a jazz duo started up, which was a perfect backdrop. Easy to have conversation here and nice lighting to make for a good date spot, or for groups that still want to chat.

                                                                                    15. SB

                                                                                      SBXlady

                                                                                      Chicago

                                                                                      70 reviews

                                                                                      vip
                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      70 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on March 20, 2015

                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                      We sat at a lovely corner table. The staff was very attentive and had good suggestions. The food was delicious. My steak was prime quality and cooked perfectly. The musicians were a great addition to the ambiance. The lighting was soft and dessert with coffee was very nice too. We will definitely dine here again.

                                                                                    16. MC

                                                                                      MihaelaC

                                                                                      Chicago

                                                                                      7 reviews

                                                                                      vip
                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                      7 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on March 20, 2015

                                                                                      overall3food3service2ambience4

                                                                                      the order got mixed. when we got the right order the food was cold.

                                                                                    17. l

                                                                                      lam1

                                                                                      Chicago

                                                                                      84 reviews

                                                                                      vip
                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      84 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on March 19, 2015

                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                      Loved the availability of WiFi and they gave our birthday girl a beautiful piece of cake!

                                                                                    18. B

                                                                                      Browns50

                                                                                      Las Vegas

                                                                                      17 reviews

                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                      17 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on March 16, 2015

                                                                                      overall3food2service5ambience3

                                                                                      Perhaps we were responsible for our high expectations. But the Ritz-Carlton, we expected more than we received. The servers were very attentive and friendly. The food was okay. Some of the lettuce in the salad was brown. The onion soup was very unspectacular. the asparagus was inedible. The steak was good. The ambiance was very ordinary. We expected a view but the restaurant is just an open area in the lobby. Very disappointing especially for the money we spent over and above the voucher. This was our first disappointment with Travel Zoo vouchers.

                                                                                    19. BR

                                                                                      BRAD

                                                                                      Chicago

                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on March 7, 2015

                                                                                      overall4food3service5ambience5

                                                                                      Impeccable staff. Food was nothing special for such an upscale establishment.

                                                                                    20. E

                                                                                      Erin

                                                                                      Chicago

                                                                                      12 reviews

                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                      12 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on February 28, 2015

                                                                                      overall3food3service5ambience4

                                                                                      Went to Deca for a girls' weekend. I was really looking forward to the meal. The food was good, but I didn't feel like it was outstanding. My pork tenderloin was overly done and very dry. Our server was very gracious but only came to check on us right when we got our meals. He did not come back until the staff started clearing our plates and I mentioned my pork was dry. They offered to make another dish for me but the rest of my party was already done eating so they took it off our bill. I'm not usually one to complain and they were very apologetic about it. It was still a lovely night and the desserts were amazing.

                                                                                    21. l

                                                                                      ladysprite

                                                                                      Chicago

                                                                                      7 reviews

                                                                                      2.0

                                                                                      7 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on February 28, 2015

                                                                                      overall2food1service3ambience5

                                                                                      the wait staff was great. Very attentive. That's the only reason we'd come back. The soup, I ordered mushroom, and my boyfriend ordered onion. The mushroom soup was really spicy, which it shouldn't have been. The onion was way too sweet. Onion soup is supposed to be hearty. Yes the onions should provide some sweetness, but it tasted like the cook had a heavy hand with the sugar. The wait staff took it back, no problem. Then we got a salad, instead, which was actually delicious. Then when our dinner plates finally came, the meats were cold. And by cold, I mean like it had set in the refrigerator for 20 minutes kind of cold. The only thing warm on my plate was the mashed potatoes. (which were excellent) And the service took and incredibly long time. We were waiting for our dinner for over 1/2 hour. The restaurant wasn't that busy. Our reservations were for 7 pm, we didn't get out of there until 9. Just to tell you how slow the service was. And there were plenty of open tables. For these kinds of prices, the food should be excellent. I have eaten there before ,and it was fantastic. Maybe the regular chef was out . whoever was cooking.. needs to pay more attention to what he sends out of his kitchen. I don't really want to go back now. For that kind of money, i'd rather go to seasons 52, which is always delicious.

                                                                                    22. PK

                                                                                      PhilipK

                                                                                      Chicago

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      Dined on February 26, 2015

                                                                                      overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                                                      It's hard describe the ambience of the restaurant that is basically located in a hotel lobby. But with solid food choices a fantastic wine list good service and a great place to relax,this was just what my wife and I were looking for. Not overly priced, but not necessarily frugal either. Worth every penny though. Overall it just made for an enjoyable evening, dinner, and it's worth the trip just to try the over-the-top burger

                                                                                    23. CF

                                                                                      CarolF

                                                                                      Chicago

                                                                                      63 reviews

                                                                                      vip
                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                      63 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on February 6, 2015

                                                                                      overall3food3service2ambience5

                                                                                      The food was good enough to return, not amazing. The wait staff was bumbling, the chicken was brought too pink, sent back and came back correctly...maybe a thermometer in the kitchen would work. The hostess was not polite...curt and lacked warmth. Being with close friends was our objective and the room is perfectly lovely, offered a private, quiet setting to share in.

                                                                                    24. O

                                                                                      Occasionalgrazer

                                                                                      Chicago

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      Dined on February 3, 2015

                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                      The food was delicious and the service impeccable. They had great choices for my vegetarian friend.

                                                                                    25. r

                                                                                      roadsavvy

                                                                                      Chicago

                                                                                      22 reviews

                                                                                      vip
                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                      22 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on January 31, 2015

                                                                                      overall3food2service3ambience3

                                                                                      The ambiance was nice; the service was very good. The order did not come as requested. However, our server did adjust our bill. We came because deca was included in Restaurant Week and thought it would be above par. It missed the mark, The beet salad was fine; the entrees were not enjoyable. The steak came near rare and very tough. The chicken sandwich was on such hard, toasted bread it was difficult to eat.

                                                                                    26. F

                                                                                      Fabian

                                                                                      Chicago

                                                                                      20 reviews

                                                                                      vip
                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                      20 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on January 28, 2015

                                                                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                      Everything was great. I couldn't ask for more. It was a pleasant evening of food and atmosphere.

                                                                                    27. d

                                                                                      diningpair

                                                                                      Chicago

                                                                                      16 reviews

                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      16 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on January 24, 2015

                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                      Our food was outstanding, the service was excellent and we enjoyed the choices!

                                                                                    28. s

                                                                                      sarah

                                                                                      Chicago

                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on January 19, 2015

                                                                                      overall4food3service4ambience4

                                                                                      Deca is always very well kept and has fabulous table service. Food is very nice. Small comment on hostess: please clarify for her (and me) if parking validation is available. I know I have gotten it in prior visits but she said no. Also, requested a certain table with armrests on chairs (place was quite empty at the time of our visit. My mom turned 89 that day, uses a "red roller" cart to help her walk and always requests Deca for her Bday lunch!) Were told it was "reserved" (no one ever came the whole time we were there) and wanted to know if we wanted to sit way in the back booths that are elevated (lovely booths but too hard to manuver!) Sure she is lovely young lady but perhaps a few more hostessing tips would help her

                                                                                    29. R

                                                                                      Rach

                                                                                      Chicago

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      Dined on January 18, 2015

                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                      Albert was very helpful and made my birthday dinner really fun. My friends and I rewarded him for MVP of the night, he made everything good and was really kind.

                                                                                    30. C

                                                                                      2014Chicagovisit

                                                                                      Chicago

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      Dined on January 16, 2015

                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                      First rate dining . Start to finish enjoyable experience with great service and even better food.

                                                                                    31. OT

                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                      Chicago

                                                                                      5 reviews

                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                      5 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on January 15, 2015

                                                                                      overall4food4service5ambience3

                                                                                      Great food, very courteous staff, very attentive, great service. Would definitely recommend it.

                                                                                    32. r

                                                                                      rfgf1

                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                      12 reviews

                                                                                      vip
                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      12 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on January 2, 2015

                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                      We spent a memorable lunch here with our guests from out of town. The food was very good, the atmosphere was upscale and very nice, and the waitstaff darn near perfect! Prices are in line with the location, and this is one of two go-to places we like for a quiet lunch on the Mag Mile.

                                                                                    33. RK

                                                                                      RKWCHW

                                                                                      Chicago

                                                                                      24 reviews

                                                                                      vip
                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      24 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on December 28, 2014

                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                      We have dined here several times and always enjoy the open space around the restaurant. This is especially true during the Christmas season when everything is beautifully decorated. There have been many changes in the dinner menu with something for everyone. We liked the soups, seafood offerings and desert. Wait staff is always friendly, helpful and professional. Service is just right, not too fast and not too slow

                                                                                    34. J

                                                                                      Jax2d

                                                                                      Chicago

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      1.0

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      Dined on December 26, 2014

                                                                                      overall1food2service1ambience3

                                                                                      My sister and I had reservations for Christmas Eve for 2:00. We were seated at a small table up a little balcony. Our waiter was Albert who greeted us very well. But it all went down hill quickly from there. You can imagine they were very busy. There were some menus on the table that I wish I had kept. In essence, it must have been something special for Christmas Eve, something similar to high tea. I don't think I would have ordered a cocktail if I had known that. When we asked for the LUNCH menu, he said that this special "high tea" thing was it. "That's it" he said. If only I had listened to my sister when she said, "Let's go". My drink went to waste and so did my $40 for "high tea" and our $20 tip. I would probably have enjoyed it if we had come earlier and that was what we were expecting. It was sort of a pyramid of small sandwiches and pastries. But we had booked through Open Table for LUNCH. I don't know what to say about how this MISUNDERSTANDING took place about it being only one menu and NO LUNCH MENU!!!? My sister said, "THATS All!" To me that's some degree or mixture of serious incompetence, poor listening, or simply not caring. The next day I contacted the restaurant. Mark, the assistant manager called. I explained what happened. Somehow he didn't really apologize specifically for Albert but was nice about offering us a complimentary lunch. Believe it or not, this time we had a rather flippant waiter whose first words to us were, "Well what are you having." No welcome or introduction, just plain rude. Our bell boy (Hispanic) was supper nice and accomodating, went out of his way to find out what drink I wanted...a delicious LEMON DROP MARTINI, with sugar around the glass. The food was good, salmon with barley and wedge salad with pieces of bacon that I dream of. BUT BECAUSE OF THE SERVICE ISSUES I would not want to go back. Our waiter still tried to present us with a bill for our complimentary lunch. More poor listening.

                                                                                    35. S

                                                                                      Stplbccb

                                                                                      Chicago

                                                                                      11 reviews

                                                                                      vip
                                                                                      2.0

                                                                                      11 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on December 25, 2014

                                                                                      overall2food1service3ambience4

                                                                                      My wife and I choose the Ritz for Christmas Day Brunch because while dating it was one of the first places I took her for evening drinks after a dinner in the city. Since, we have visited for drinks multiple times and as a kid my parents took the family their so it is one of my favorite places. We figured the Christmas Day brunch would be amazing however it fell short of our expectations. Obviously I made a reservation and when we arrived and checked in at the host stand the lady took my name and just said "you will have to wait because there are many people in front of you". Ok not how I would of put it but then we were offered a glass of Prosecco quickly and sat down after about 10 minutes. The table side staff were very nice and tended to whatever we needed. Regarding the food I guess we were expecting more of a culinary experience. It was fairly basic but the Asian food table was nice. What bothers me are unattended food display tables and empty platters. The Ritz level of service expectations is fresh hot food always on display and that was not the case at all. Coupled with the basic assortment of dishes it just was not the experience we were hoping for. Hopefully next time.

                                                                                    36. w

                                                                                      wineandine

                                                                                      Chicago

                                                                                      6 reviews

                                                                                      vip
                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      6 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on December 14, 2014

                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                      Had brunch for six on Sunday. The service and food were excellent. We were not rushed and the noise level was perfect so that we could truly enjoy visiting with one another. The holiday decorations were wonderful. Overall, it was the perfect place to spend a few hours on Sunday with good friends.

                                                                                    37. S

                                                                                      Seanu

                                                                                      Orlando

                                                                                      8 reviews

                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                      8 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on December 14, 2014

                                                                                      overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                      Great atmoshpere in a beautiful lobby, impeccable service and very good food. We only had breakfast but it was very well done and tasty. Its expensive but thats to be expected given the location. Beautiful setting and gracious attentive staff make for a great meal!

                                                                                    38. DE

                                                                                      DECA

                                                                                      Chicago

                                                                                      6 reviews

                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      6 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on December 13, 2014

                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                      Excellent experience in late night dining. Food superb and service to match. Ambiance is enhanced by the settings in the Ritz Carlton.

                                                                                    39. B

                                                                                      Bernt

                                                                                      Chicago

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      Dined on December 4, 2014

                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                      I´ve been at the deca restaurant 3 times during the last 4 years in conjunction with the RSNA and always found it very good. We have our summing up meeting and "grand finale" here and we all find it very good.

                                                                                    40. B

                                                                                      Bonana

                                                                                      Chicago

                                                                                      54 reviews

                                                                                      vip
                                                                                      2.0

                                                                                      54 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on December 3, 2014

                                                                                      overall2food2service2ambience3

                                                                                      Although a pretty place and convenient to the North end of Michigan Ave., I found the food as well as the service very disappointing.

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