Filini Restaurant and Bar-Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel
Modern Tea is available Friday through Sunday from 2pm to 4pm. Guests can enjoy a selection of sweet and savory bites alongside a pot of tea from Rare Tea Cellars or Craft fully made Tea Cocktails . Reservations require 24-hour advance notice and are available by phone only. Please call 312-477-0234. A Modern Twist on an Afternoon Tradition.
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Enjoyed the lunch and atmosphere. Needs a little touch up in the booths.
Waiter was inattentive and intrusive. Food over priced and only adequate quality. Filini was a much better restaurant before the make-over.
Selected because of proximity to Harris Theater, and we were very disappointed. Food is okay at best, but it is enormously overpriced. The worst value I can recall having ever received for my money. Menu is limited and very uninspiring. We will never go again.
a bit confusing trying to decide whether i am at an italian inspired restaurant, a sushi restaurant, or something different. The sushi, some of the best I have had in a long time, and was presented very well. Drinks were good, but a bit overpriced... and meal was good, with my pork chop and her salmon being cooked nicely, but description vs delivery was different.
A great spot, and the food was good... was it 40 dollar per entree good? ehhhh...
Awesome service and delicious food for a good price!
Amazing food, gnocchi with squash vegetables and mushroom was amazing! and the wine was great too! The gnocchi were not heavy, they were like little angel pillows! Cheers
Absolutely loved our server. He was so nice and attentive. Would go back just to sit in his area again.
Had an impromptu dinner with people who live in the neighborhood. Easy to park at the hotel. With it being the holiday season, it was pretty both in the restaurant as well as the view outside. The atmosphere is quiet and was conducive to nice conversation. While the menu isn't large, the options were pretty wide-ranging so we could each find something we liked. The pasta choices as well as the steak were all tasty, well prepared and nicely presented. Reasonable portion size as well. Our waitress was excellent - attentive and welcoming without hovering. It was a nice find for a last minute dinner.
Came for high tea on a Sunday afternoon. Really slow and poor service even though there was one other party in the entire place. We were seated for 40 minutes before our order was taken and it was over an hour until we got served our tea. Really no excuse for our group to be sitting around waiting to flag a waitress when the entire place was empty! The decor and ambiance is gorgeous so I wish I could love it, but would not recommend anyone to visit this place. Also- the tea was good but the small bites were just a bunch of sweet desserts and one savory option. Nothing special.
Absolutely loved it food was amazing especially the fried calamari
Manager did a great job attending to us. Will be back hope he’s there
The service never seems quick enough but the food tastes outstanding.
Very nice atmosphere and the food was good. A little bit on the expensive side, but overall no complaints.
Food was okay but extremely expensive. I suppose this is what you get downtown Chicago. I felt like the server didnt think we were fancy enough to eat there. Again, just my feelings.
We went to Filini for a small bachelorette dinner. We sat at the bar and had cocktails while we waited for beyond to arrived. The bar area is very nice and you can have a good conversation. We ate upstairs. The food was delicious! We each had a different dish from the salmon, risotto, steak, and chicken. None of us were disappointed at all. The dessert and coffee were amazing as well. The best part was our server, Benjamin. He was phenomenal and made us feel like royalty. He took wonderful care of us and went out of his way to make our Bride-to-Be feel amazing! Thank you, Benjamin!
The only food choices that were really delicious were the burrata, meatballs and the Bolognese pasta. The polenta was ok; the grilled octopus - mushy. The place does not feel cozy or authentic; just big hotel restaurant.
Good ambience and service. But the Food is Excellent. Our of all the places that I have tied in the city (many) I think they have the very best Burrata and Rissotto. I also love their Mushroom Pizza. I think all of their food including the cauliflower tempura, tomato basil soup and ceasar's salad are excellent.
Enjoyed the food and ambiance. The service was good, not great. The manager and server both would ask if we wanted anything but neither bright it until we asked a second time.
Food had very bad taste.
Table of six, 5 of them did not like their plates.
Excellent venue for a business meal for special occasion. Food was exceptional and the customer service was on point. Atmosphere was great, perhaps a little loud, but that added to the vibe of the venue.
I like this place for a happy hour but did not prefer it for a business breakfast.
Lovely outdoor seating on a nice day. Shaded and quiet but still fresh air. Prompt service, good food.
Great food, service and wine list
We mistakenly went in the bar door which was very noisy, with several TVs, but when we mentioned our reservations, the hostess led us upstairs to the very peaceful dining area with a front window view of the street below. The staff was very friendly and attentive, but not intrusive. We both had the mushroom risotto which was tasty and very filling. The only complaint was the amount of wine offered was very small, especially for the $14 price. The over-all experience was relaxing and calm.
I ordered the special cheeseburger medium. It was brought to my table very rare, almost raw. They returned with a replacement that was very well done; it was hard, dry and without taste. The did not charge me and did give a complementary dessert.
The service was extremely poor, the employees were rude and dismissive and the food lacked any flavor and was poorly cooked. How is this place in business?
We were presented with 2 menus that were the same as on the Open Table web site except for prices. The Open Table web site has the lower prices and $$ rating. We asked which were correct and they replaced the lower priced menu with the higher priced one. For example, mushroom risotto entre went from $18 to $26. We then left and went nearby to Mescalina down in the park for a very nice dinner at much lower cost even though Open Table lists them at $$. Columbus Tap across the street from Filini is also better.
Good lunch spot!
Good food, enormous cake.
Filini has an excellent menu and great ambiance. We visited Filini for wine and appetizers. Service began strong, however quickly deteriorated. We ordered focaccia for the table which took 45 minutes and several requests to finally get. When we received it, there were two pieces for 4 people. By this point we were over it and requested our check. The manager was apologetic and comped our focaccia, but it should not have gotten to that point.
We had lunch on a quiet Monday. There was barely anyone else dining. The ambiance was nice and the food was good. The waiter was adequate. Plan ahead if you are valet parking as you have to pay at the front desk. When we were there one person was attending the front desk and there was a line of people waiting. We waited a good 10 minutes just to pay for the valet. When you are on a schedule that can be a problem. I commented that they should have someone to help her but she didn't seem to care.
The Mother’s Day brunch was excellent and most importantly the musicians were fabulous!! Such great selections of music and their performance was very enjoyable!
Terrible service. Poor waiter seemed to be the only server working. Had tables all over restaurant AND outside while 2 managers wandered aimlessly doing nothing. Long wait for a burger and then got cold fries. With so many choices in chicago.....go elsewhere.
Was unreasonably loud, food was cold when it came out, and only saw our waiter once the entire meal.
The service was very slow. We waited 30 minutes for our food (during lunch) and went if finslly arrives, we both got the wrong thing! It took another 5 minutes for us to tell our waiter about the mistake, then another 10 minutes to get the food we ordered.
They were very apologetic and gave us one of our lunches free, which was very nice.
The service was way too slow for a business lunch and the Caprese Panini was disappointing.
Outstanding service, great flexibility. Everyone, kids through business professionals enjoyed the meal.
Outstanding food and service. Our waiter was available but not intrusive, particularly great for a long breakfast.
Very good food and selection for lunch. Noise level was very high making difficult to engage in business conversation. Service was very good as well. Willing to give it another but a for pleasure or casual event.
Filini was a great find. It was available via the Chicago Pedway from Swissotel. So, when weather is bad, it is a short walk in the Pedway. The food was amazing! The pasta was homemade. The serving sizes were appropriate and the service was fabulous!