Fresh 1800 is located inside the Hyatt Regency. I do not recall if the location of being inside the Hyatt regency was clear or stated on in the description of the restaurant or in Open Table page. If so I missed it. If not, please make it clearer the restaurant is located inside the Hyatt Regency as I was looking for a free standing location or one with an outside sign. Overall very nice for lunch location and food was excellent. I will return.
We bring family to this restaurant located inside the Hyatt Schaumburg.
Great breakfast and great lunch menu.
Unfortunately, for the restaurant, the place is typically empty.
I've never had shrimp so delicious. The sauces were great and entrees unique. Price point competitive. Definitely will go again.
There was not a soul in the restaurant and yet no one was around to serve. I've had better food at fast food places. The dessert wine list was comprised of 80% of wines the manager told us where not available. This is one of the worst restaurants I've ever been to. Save you time and money and go to any drive thru restaurant.
The restaurant was empty, service was ok and food over priced. Thank goodness for the restaurant.com certificate or I would have felt ripped-off.
My husband and I stayed at the Hyatt Regency for our anniversary and decided to give Fresh 1800 a try. We were happy we did! The food was excellent and reasonably priced for a hotel restaurant. Not a large menu but good choices. Also the wine and beer lists were not long, but they had solid options. Generous wine pours. Attentive, friendly service. The restaurant itself was fine but a little generic - could use some interior decorating to make it more inviting.
We were seated at 6:45 p.m. There were 2 other tables in the empty restaurant. The waiter was the host as well, because they must never get busy on Sunday evening. I don't remember his name, but he was the only one there. We ordered a bottle of white wine and he brought it, screwed the top off and poured it into both of our glasses without letting us taste it first. He said he'd be right back with a cooler and set the bottle down on the next table. He took so long to bring it that we had to stand up and get the bottle and pour it ourselves. By the time he remembered it the bottle was almost empty. The fish I had was the fish of the day and it was fishy tasting. My husband had the pork medallions and said they were pretty good. At the end of our meal the manager came to our table and asked if I wanted my leftovers wrapped up and if he could bring us anything else. We did order another glass of wine and the check. I am a server in a local restaurant, so I know how good our service should have been with only a couple other people he had to take care of besides us. Very disappointed in this establishment because it is connected to the Hyatt and expected higher standards. We will never go back.
The food was magnificent. Just the right portions and it tasted wonderful. Our server, Derek was fantastic. He was attentive and extremely polite. It made for an outstanding anniversary dinner
First thing you notice upon entering is a gun. Multiple gun signs all over the front entrance. Guns aren't what I want my family to think about during dinner
On a cold Saturday night, the hotel was filled with adults and high schoolers attending some sort of weekend conference. There were 2 waiters and one bus boy --so service was slow and spotty.
Food was very good, but the service, settings and ambiance does not match the price of the menu items.
We went here on a Friday evening, it was the day after New Year's Day so it was pretty especially since the restaurant is inside a hotel. The food was really good, we both had the mahi mahi special and thought it was delicious! We tried some of their alcoholic beverages and would recommend the Pecan Pie Martini to anyone looking for a yummy dessert martini! All in all, a good place for food. It's right across from the hotel's front desk in the main lobby, pretty casual but good food! Would go back again!
Excellent food and service, but ambience was casual with not much holiday decor.
The brunch was blah. Not a huge selection especially for $39.95 per person! The only 2 things on the menu that were memorable was the French toast & bacon. Though the servers were very nice - they didn't come around much.
I would have never thought to visit the local Hyatt's "Hotel Restaurant", because I travel for work frequently and the menus are typically the same, "Contemporary American", and the quality is average at best. I was pleasantly surprised. The quality of the food was incredible and it was prepared perfectly. On top of my great meal, the service was awesome. I will definitely visit Fresh 1800 again.
OpenTable VIP for 12 years and I have never written a review. I was impressed.
When I made the reservation, I didn't realize the restaurant was in a hotel. The bar was filled with out-of-towners and my family were the only diners at the restaurant. There was no waitstaff. We were waited on by the bartender who was very nice, but also very busy tending to his customers at the bar. I had the salmon and my husband had the short rib. Everything was very oily and super heavy. Even the steamed vegetables were soaked in oil. With all the restaurant options available in Chicago, I cannot recommend this restaurant to any Chicago foodie.
I couldnt rate the food because we did not stay long enough. The resturant was very dated and seemed dusty, so we left our table and moved to the bar area since the overall appearance of the dining room turned us off completely. We ordered two Stellas from the tap but there was only enough for one and a half glasses so the bartender in his infinite wisdom filled the half empty glass with a botteled Stella, at this point I had seen enough and left.
This looked like a good choice from the offered options on Open Table, and the food was good and presented well. However, this restaurant is in the lobby of the Hyatt hotel (which is not listed in any of the Open Table description of Fresh 1800). In addition, there is absolutely no signage outside to announce this restaurant, so it resulted in driving all around looking for a separate building/restaurant. The place was a ghost town, as there was only one other person in the place when we were seated.
We thought the decor was good and the staff was very friendly. The menu was limited and it didn't warrant the high prices. My pasta dish was okay and my husband liked his pork chop, though his mashed potatoes were cold. I would not recommend it because I don't think the overall atmosphere and location of the restaurant deserved the prices it was asking...hotel restaurant that you enter through a back entrance.
The food was very good and prepared to our liking. The menu was very limited.
This used to be a breakfast place a million years ago - so when we arrived I was afraid of what I had booked for 'Date Night' with my wife. Surprisingly, it turned out , pretty well. I had the pork chop which was very tasty and my wife had the Ahi Tuna, which was good although it was cold toward the middle. The waitress was fantastic.
I had salmon on a bed of vegetables that was outstanding - I had to finish all of it! The restaurant is simple but elegant with the tables well-spaced. The waiter checked in but was not intrusive and allowed us to have a quiet dinner conversation without feeling rushed or bothered.
When we rode up and saw that this great sounding place was at the Hyatt we almost did a u turn but it was Saturday night and we were hungry. New reservations would mean a wait. The restaurant is right off the lobby and is bland in appearance. There are only tables (no booths) and the view we had was of an empty pool or the lobby...nothing that would create a good feeling. The waitress was delightful and the attention was great. The food was good and there was something for everyone. Prices were comparable to neighboring restaurants so we felt we got a good meal for a good price. Would I come back? In a pinch, or if I was in need of a very quiet, private conversation. When I consider all the great places nearby, it would be last on my list.
The chef was able to accommodate our request for "blackened" salmon, even though it was not on that evening's menu. It was absolutely delicious, as were the steamed vegetables and the fresh hot rolls. The garlic bread that accompanied the ceasar's salad was outstanding! Even though the ambience was not as inviting as we would have liked it, we highly recommend this restaurant.
Our waiter was excellent, had a good sense of humor and made for a great experience! It was a quite evening and we enjoyed that greatly as there was 5 of us and were able to sit and visit. The food was excellent!
Very enjoyable, the food was excellent as well as attentive wait staff, we would definitely return.
Went to fresh 1800 for Mother's Day brunch with my family. Overall, thought that the buffet items were pretty good with a large selection. The real problem was the service. We were seated for at least 10 mins and received no help. I finally had to ask a waiter to get us some water, coffee and orange juice. Whenever we needed more coffee, I had to get up and get it myself because the waiter never came around to see if we needed anything. Never got champagne or mimosas as we were supposed to. Our used plates weren't picked up until we had already paid our bill. My impression was that they simply did not have enough help for the volume of patrons. Frankly, would never go back there for brunch after this experience.
Serviceable to get a bite to eat. Certainly better than a chain or fast food. But nothing to cross the street for.
We, unfortunately, went on an evening where they had a "special menu" due to a large event
that the hotel was hosting. The food was good but probably would have been much better on a normal night. The service was outstanding and the pace of the meal was perfect. The manager visited us twice to see how we were doing. We would try this place again.
We're very happy we tried Fresh 1800. Food and service was very good. Also, they accommodated our requests to substitute. A very unique restaurant and setting. We will definitely be back.
very good waiter & waitstaff. Actually cooked my burger to medium rare, which I was very pleased with.
Poor communication between server and the kitchen - waited over 1 hour dishes and others in the same party received their food quickly. Did receive a discount on the total bill.
First time at restaurant and was very impressed. Since it was Thanksgiving Day and both my mom and I didn't want to cook - this was a great find for dinner (buffet style). Service and food were very good. We were not rushed. Will definitely try again.
My brother and I were looking for a place for Thanksgiving dinner. This place was convenient for both of us. The service was very good. Our table was ready when we arrived. The server was very attentive and answered all of our questions. This was a buffet dinner. All of the Thanksgiving staples were there. Turkey, ham and prime rib. Mashed potatoes and sweet potatoes. Stuffing and green beans. They had a selection of cheeses and sausages, shrimp and salmon. A very nice dessert selection. All in all it filled our needs in a satisfying manner. May make it a regular Thanksgiving stop.
Nice place. Got there kinda early. Serivce was outstanding. Food was very good. Had all the essentials for Thanksgiving without being too obnoxiuos. Went home very stuffed indeed.
Other than a brief wait to be greeted at the door, the experience at Fresh 1800 was wonderful. Our waiter was attentive and charming, our food (grilled scallops and grilled salmon) was exceptionally good, and the setting was quiet and comfortable. We will definitely return.
Only a few patrons during time we were there. Service was very good, but may or may not be indication during a busy period.
What a little gem hidden away in the lobby of the Woodfield Hyatt! I never knew it was there until I saw the listing on Open Table.
The menu was small but the offerings were surprisingly trendy with thought given to healthy options. The food was fresh, well-prepared and artfully plated. Rush over there while it's still summer so that you can enjoy the tomato-avocado salad -- it was a delight to both eye and tongue!
OVERALL FOR A RESTAURANT IN A HOTEL A+. LOST A STAR SINCE THERE WAS NO ONE WAITING IN LINE AND IT TOOK OVER 10 MINUTES TO SIT US. SPECIALITY TYPE FOODS. A DEFINITE REVISIT
This restaurant is one of the area's best-kept secrets. Its low profile inside a hotel is probably the reason, but don't let that stop you. While the menu may be limited, the food is excellent, some of it locally grown. There are rarely more than a few tables occupied, so getting in is no problem, and service is attentive.