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Grace - Permanently Closed

4.8
4.8
168 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Grace, the highly anticipated restaurant from acclaimed chef Curtis Duffy, opened late 2012 in the Randolph Street area, just west of downtown Chicago. The subtle elegance of the dining room provides a comfortably luxurious setting in which to enjoy Chef Duffy's Progressive American cuisine, offered in a tasting menu format. In addition to the dining room, a private dining space to accommodate up to 12 is available, as well as a lounge for a pre- or post-dinner drink. Grace looks forward to welcoming you.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday, 5:30pm - 10:30pm

  • Phone number

    (312) 234-9494

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Curtis Duffy

  • Private party facilities

    The private dining space at Grace accommodates up to 12 for a seated event. For larger events, we offer the option of renting out the entire space. Our main dining room seats up to 64 guests, and the lounge is the perfect place to start the evening off with a cocktail reception. Grace is fully wifi-enabled, and a private entrance for the private dining space is available if desired.

  • Private party contact

    Michael Muser: (312) 234-9494

  • Neighborhood

    West Loop

  • Cross street

    Des Plaines

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    The closest CTA El stop is the Clinton Green stop. Head west on Lake Street to Des Plaines and go south (left) to Randolph. Turn right; Grace will be on the right.<br /><br><br><br />Accessible CTA bus routes in the area are the 56 Milwaukee, 20 Madison, 14 Jeffery Express & 8 Halsted.<br /><br><br><br />Also nearby is the Metra Ogilvie Station.

  • Additional

    Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

What 168 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.8
4.8 based on all time ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came here for my wife's 25th birthday. From the moment we walked in the door to sit until the moment we left, we were in a culinary gaze. Every dish was well crafted.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Once in a lifetime. Absolutely phenomenal
  3. SG

    StinkyGreens

    Nashville

    89 reviews

    5.0

    89 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Grace was wonderful. Chef Duffy has created a beautiful kitchen that is producing some extremely creative and tasty food. Service was impeccable, from walking in the door, to calling a ride to the hotel. Don't go here to eat, go here to learn what eating can be.
  4. DB

    DawnB

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Words simply cannot describe the experience, other than "amazing." Food is over the top. Service is absolutely flawless. Definitely worth trying at least once if you enjoy fine dining.
  5. S

    Snoopy

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Grace is the BEST restaurant in Chicago.
  6. m

    missshe

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I've been to many Michelin-starred fine-dining restaurants and Grace definitely ranks top 3 in terms of the total experience. The service was flawless, the food was divine (both vegetarian and non-vegetarian menus), and wine pairing was beyond artful. We really appreciated the attention to detail and the thoughtfulness that went into everything. Bravo.
  7. JW

    JackieW

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience!! Attention to detail and drive for greatness was impressive! Really enjoyed the tour and the food OMG is fantastic!
  8. H

    Happyeater

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2017

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    It is not that it's not a good meal. But for a three star Michelin restaurant, and you have to pay almost $1000 dollars for two people including tip, I was expecting more surprises, extra services, more personal care, and more unique style. Everything is done in a high quality, but seems almost too business and corporate like. There are other one/two Michelin star restaurants that I would choose to go back to, and recommend them to friends over this experience.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing tasting menu put together by Chief Duffy and Staff. From the moment you walk in you can see why they have kept their three Michelin star rating. Truly amazing that we have one of the best restaurants in the world in our backyard. The harmonies of flavor in every dish matched perfectly with our paired wines. The warmth of the staff also made this night above and beyond. Cannot recommend enough.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kuala Lumpur

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The servers were very attentive and very friendly. I would say the customer service was really excellent. The food was fantastic and was presented in a very creative way making this a unique experience.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Michelin 3-star chef from Johnstown Ohio in Chicago, who sources ingredients from Huron Ohio. What a treat it was to dine at Grace Restaurant. Imagine eating a work of art that combines vaguely familiar ingredients repurposed to create vivid flavors never experienced before, dazzling your taste buds, on a continuously evolving menu that changes with the seasons. And a world renown chef who meets all of his patrons individually at the end of the night. Above and beyond the usual fine dining. Get reservations a few months in advance!
  12. k

    kelsey

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow. Where to start. The service at Grace--unparalleled. We have never had such a flawless experience; it is very obvious that everyone working at Grace is more than a team, but rather, a family. Big thank you to Adam, Amy and our sommelier with the black glasses (sorry we didn't catch your name). Nothing pretentious about what is going on at Grace, just humble yet professional people who truly care about the food and beverage they serve. On that note, the food was incredible. Each dish was executed beautifully, with a perfect contrast of textures and temperatures, playing on seasonal high-quality ingredients. It was a real adventure for the palate! Now to the wine, we did the standard pairing and we were absolutely blown away by how well each glass complimented the food. Unique selection that did not overpower any of the dishes, but brought out some of the more hidden flavours. The explanation offered by each person who dropped a plate and then finally by the Somm, who explained perfectly why the wine was chosen for that dish, couldn't have been better. We ate at Alinea two days later and did the reserve wine pairing which had nothing on Grace's standard pairing. In fact, Alinea was a mile away from Grace in terms of both food and especially service, which did not match their 3 star repertoire. Hate to compare the two restaurants, but we were terribly disappointed with Alinea meanwhile Grace will forever be a restaurant we would feel so privileged to eat in again. The dining room in Grace is so tasteful and elegant and had a calm, warm feel to it. The best dining experience we've had to date, it will definitely be hard to top. A final note, thank you for remembering our birthdays and making our trip to Chicago so special (we came from Vancouver for this meal). Should be on Worlds 50 Best . Well deserved ***
  13. C

    Cathy

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our entire experience at Grace was like none other. From the moment we walked into Grace, we felt absolute warmth and attentiveness not only from the staff, but also through each dish we tasted. Every aspect of the restaurant was so well-thought-out, from each item on the Fauna menu to every piece of decor in each room. After our meal, we were welcomed to see the kitchen where each chef was so friendly and willing to answer any questions about the dishes we had. I definitely see myself coming again, and so I highly recommend Grace to all who appreciate culinary excellence as well as an upbeat atmosphere.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2017

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    We had a pleasant time. I loved 2 courses of the floral menu that we very refined: asparagus from Belgium with caviar and a very fresh artistic plate with lemon and broccoli. My husband was a little disappointed with his protein menu where the meats were well prepared but did not have a more refined taste in themselves if it makes sense... The service for great and the ambiance was quiet and agreeable. Overall, I think it is a little too expensive for the tasting experience.
  15. g

    golfing4par

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an extraordinary experience. The service was a one, the servers were like ninjas, ever so quietly clearing the table. The food and Therese notation of the food was truly incredible. Enjoyed every minute and entree of the evening.
  16. D

    Dale

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a winner. We loved the hostess, the food, the waiter- everything. Thanks for the menu and wine list.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect experience!! All the food are well cooked and they tastes so good! This is my favorite Michelin restaurant! Grace worth it!
  18. AC

    AidanC

    Buckinghamshire

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A superb evening of inventive and excellently delivered dishes. Super wine list. Excellent and knowledgeable staff. Our second visit. We'll go again for sure.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    3 years anniversary
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply amazing.
  21. FL

    FabioL

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant experience of my life. The service was impeccable. The ambiance was sophisticated and beautiful. Most food courses were delicious and creative. The explanation of the meals and wine pairing were excellent. The precision and craft that certain meals took to be put together is really impressive. I am not surprised that Grace is a 3 star michelin restaurant.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing dining experience!
  23. SC

    SCLadies

    Sacramento

    62 reviews

    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Loved the attention to detail and willingness of team to engage with guests in a non-rigid fashion. Keep it up! Down to earth foodies exist and enjoy talking @ things other than the restaurant industry. I do wish that the environment included interesting musical accompaniment-difficult to please everyone, but the silence is uninteresting.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The experience left me in awe of the level of attention to detail. Worth every penny.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and wonderful service. Definitely a high cost dining experience but worth every penny. As a treat, at the conclusion of the meal, the staff gave us a tour of the kitchen.
  26. c

    champ

    Los Angeles

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2017

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    I have never been to a 3 star that did not have any fist growths on the wine list. That set the tone for a dismal evening. I food was OK at best. There is no way they should even have one star, this is perplexing!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food, service and ambiance. Best wine pairing experience ever.
  28. BZ

    BrianZ

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible experience. The quality and simplicity of great ingredients would shine through, while also transformed and complex at the same time. A food lovers dream
  29. C

    Chitown2820

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2016

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    One of the most Under Whelming Dining Experience of my Life If given the choice again would rather go to Oriele - Grace was a huge Disapointment
  30. c

    caferienne

    Chicago

    62 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2016

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Grace was, as expected, fantastic overall. The food was inventive and delicious with only minor considerations of overly modern style that was pretty but did not necessarily heighten the dishes. We both had the fauna menu and loved the lamb sausage, the smoky mushrooms and Miyazaki beef. All of the desserts were delicious for me and I enjoyed the balance of texture and sweet/savory in these. Service was very good if a bit staunch. I know they are going for a more austere look and atmosphere and they achieve this, but that does not always lend itself to the most enjoyable experience. Perhaps a balance in service, design and atmosphere can be found that allows for the beauty of simplicity and austerity without feeling like you, the guest, are under glass.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was beyond belief! Service blew us away! Then to top the evening off we received a tour of kitchen and met Curtis the chef. What a place and an amazing guy!!!
  32. g

    garbanzo

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb dining experience, waitstaff, ambience, & wine list.
  33. t

    thetwizzler

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a gastronomic experience not to be missed. Superb dining, I had the vegetarian option which I found to be as amazing as the meat option which my husband had! The service is impeccable without being overbearing Meeting Chef Curtis Duffy at the end of our evening was so special. He took pics with every table. Definitely a very special memory and evening
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! Top 3 in Chicago.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2016

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Everything was lovely! Pricey but worth the experience!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best experience ever
  37. N

    Newyorker

    San Diego

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the best meal I have had to date and my wife and I go to plenty of tasting menus... I strongly recommend for anyone and everyone to experience Grace once in their lives...
  38. m

    marianas

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was beyond imaginable! The chef is not only creative but also an artist. The food looked so good that we wanted to make posters of each dish! He deserves not only 3 michelin stars but 4 if they ever invent it! The combination of flavors and colors was outstanding. Each dish was an amazing surprise not only to the eyes but also to the mouth! The sommelier was very attentive explaining each wine and the combinations she made with the food was exquisite! She is a genius! (We had the tasting menu with the paring wines. Very recommendable). The service was excellent from the beginning until the end. Adam was in charge the night we were there and was paying attention to every little detail. If you ever go to Chicago you must visit Grace it´s an experience you will never forget! Congratulations to the whole team that works in the restaurant!
  39. g

    globalhungryman

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2016

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The food is tasty and well balanced with some of the best plate designs. I do personally feel there are too many ingredients on the plate. Subsequently it is a bit hard to taste every single ingredients. I have always enjoyed that aspect of dining at Alinea hence I return from time to time.
  40. d

    dineout

    Chicago

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Grace is a wonderful experience! The hostess is welcoming. The dining room is subtle and elegant. The stemware, china, flatware, and linens are lovely. The service is friendly and knowledgeable - perfect. The food is gorgeous and delicious! Treat yourself to an evening at Grace - you deserve it!

FAQs

Grace - Permanently Closed is rated 4.8 stars by 168 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Des Plaines

  • Neighborhood

    West Loop

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday, 5:30pm - 10:30pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    The closest CTA El stop is the Clinton Green stop. Head west on Lake Street to Des Plaines and go south (left) to Randolph. Turn right; Grace will be on the right.Accessible CTA bus routes in the area are the 56 Milwaukee, 20 Madison, 14 Jeffery Express & 8 Halsted.Also nearby is the Metra Ogilvie Station.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Curtis Duffy

  • Additional

    Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

  • Phone number

    (312) 234-9494

  • Private party facilities

    The private dining space at Grace accommodates up to 12 for a seated event. For larger events, we offer the option of renting out the entire space. Our main dining room seats up to 64 guests, and the lounge is the perfect place to start the evening off with a cocktail reception. Grace is fully wifi-enabled, and a private entrance for the private dining space is available if desired.

  • Private party contact

    Michael Muser: (312) 234-9494

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