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INTRO - Permanently Closed

4.5
4.5
321 Reviews
$31 to $50
Chinese
Intro presents Modern Chinese and Dim Sum. A la carte and family-style menus available, as well as Dim Sum brunch on Sundays.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Chinese, Dim Sum

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wednesday - Thursday 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday 5:30 to 10 p.m. Sunday Brunch 10:00am - 2 p.m. Monday/Tuesday: Closed

  • Phone number

    (773) 868-0002

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Stephen Gillanders

  • Private party facilities

    INTRO's semi- & fully-private dining rooms can accommodate 7-100 guests seated or 150 guests for a standing reception. Guests have the option of mingling in the gallery kitchen with the chefs for a unique cocktail reception. The decor in each space echoes the dining room aesthetic, with blonde Sen wood paneling and Chinese flair.

  • Private party contact

    Allison Gallese (agallese@leye.com): (877) 254-2782

  • Neighborhood

    Lincoln Park

  • Cross street

    Belden Avenue

  • Parking details

    Valet parking is available for $14 per car. Limited street parking is available in the area.

  • Entertainment

    N/A

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 321 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

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  1. d

    diamondeb

    Chicago

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful restaurant. The food the service and the restaurant is outstanding and their dim sum menu was amazing. Loved it
  2. EN

    ElNaught5

    Chicago

    29 reviews

    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I was glad to be able to make it back to Intro before the end of their Dim Sum theme. I note that the tasting menu was ever-evolving, and each time I was there the tasting menu was slightly different, but delicious.
  3. C

    Chris

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2017

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Mothers Day brunch. Food was just ok. Their Bloody Mary is strange. Way too much sesame oil. Yes...sesame oil. Just trying too hard on the bao too. Our main server was not attentive at all. Overall I expected more.
  4. j

    jfchicago

    Chicago

    58 reviews

    4.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2017

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The food was excellent. However, at about $32/person, no alcohol, for brunch and not a huge amount of food, it was on the pretty-darn-pricey side.
  5. W

    Walt

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great service from our waiter. This was the Dim Sum menu. Stars go to the white curry noodles and the chicken and lobster Baos. The truffle egg drop was great. Steak was pretty solid. Wasn't crazy about the duck fried rice though it was our last item and we were pretty full.
  6. JM

    JameyM

    Indiana

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been meaning to come here for a while. So glad I finally made it! Loved everything about our meal. Food and service were top-notch. Even my steak and potatoes boyfriend loved the meal. Not that there was anything crazy or over-the-top about our meal. He's just not a Chinese/dim sum kinda guy. But he thought the food was fantastic. Highly recommend.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very civilized way to spend an early Sunday afternoon, eating the innovative take on dim sum. Service was quick, friendly, and unobtrusive. The food, of course, was well-presented and delicious. It was also well-priced, especially considering the neighborhood and venue.
  8. QV

    QuasiVeganFoodie

    Chicago

    193 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    193 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you for always being so supportive of The Lynn Sage Foundation.
  9. N

    Naome

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came here for a double date and had a modern Chinese cuisine. I ordered the Dim Sum which gives you a portion of the different a la carte options so you get to taste almost everything. Every bite exploded with the perfect flavors. As the dishes come out, it may seem like it isn't enough for one person, but it totally is and is filling by the end. Our server David was exceptionally kind and attentive to our needs and questions. Compliments to the talented and creative chefs! Thank You!!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This menu was so fun, unique and interesting for brunch! I can't wait to go back for dinner.
  11. GM

    GrantM

    Chicago

    88 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have been to INTRO several times, but this was the first with this group of chefs - all former INTRO chefs. The menu they created in collaboration with each other was one of the tastier meals I've had in a long time. My girlfriend and I chose a la carte instead of the dim sum because there were so many things we wanted to try. And we tried a ton and loved it all. The baos were delicious, the beef was cooked perfect and the spices on everything were flavorful and not overwhelming. A few spicy things. The black truffle egg drop soup was one of the better soups I've ever had. The service is always great and the room is very comfortable and nice. I will definitely continue going to this LEY restaurant, maybe even for a second time with these chefs!
  12. J

    Joyroma

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Extraordinary dumplings Creative approach Superb service Beautiful setting Perfect
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    35 reviews

    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great concept in fine dinning ,very similar to NEXT.We went for Easter Brunch ,and we were all very pleasantly surprised on the quality of the dood(Dimsum).Great tasting and excellent service.will surely go back!
  14. l

    lincolnparkdiner

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for the dim sum and it was truly one of the best meals we've ever had. We tried to identify our favorite dish and we couldn't because they were all spectacular. The cuisine changes every three months or so. Can't wait to see what they do next.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2017

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The food was OUTSTANDING
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2017

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    Our server got several items of our order wrong, we did not complain as we are too kind to do so. He was also rather chatty into his personal life, which frankly we did not care to hear about. The entire group agreed that the truffle egg drop soup ruined the meal. The soup was intensely flavored with the truffle oil which overpowered the dish and left us all with a truffle taste that lined our mouths for the rest of the meal, even through desert. We would have complained but we are not that type of people to make a scene about it. Overall I give it a 6.5/10 and wouldn't go again or recommend it. If anything we should have asked for our money back.
  17. S

    Susansoev

    Chicago

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We opted for the family style 9 course dim sum dining experience and really enjoyed every course. We're going to be back to try the Sunday brunch option.
  18. L

    Lisa

    Chicago

    55 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The food was really good, but then we had dessert and it was AMAZING! The pastry chef deserves a metal!
  19. SO

    SOULMUSIC

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2017

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    It was ok, service was fantastic. Lovely wait staff. For being such a high profile restaurant the food was only ok. The cabbage salad was bland and under seasosned. The Mushroom salad just tasted like a mouthful of goat cheese. The curry noodles were good but overcooked, sauce was good. Shrimp was good but smelled fishy. Bao was great. The duck Fried was suggested but was the worst out of all dishes. Tasted like game and old rice stale rice. No flavor very disappointing last dish. It was a birthday dinner so I asked to put a candle in our dessert. Sorbet was very good. Overall 3 star. not bad, but could be way better. Again, service was the best part of the experience. Thanks
  20. C

    Chitownlady

    Chicago

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, superior service, a lovely evening. Plan to do it again soon.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2017

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Exceeded expectations. Wonderful dim sum brunch.
  22. n

    n1nna

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    We had the tasting menu, and each course was so flavorful and satisfying. Veggies were cooked perfectly, still had crunch and were dressed with a nice blend of spies/sauces. The prime beef, the last course, was so tender you didn't need a knife. And the ribs, OMG!
  23. B

    Birdman

    Chicago

    57 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We tried Intro for the first time for their Modern Chinese Dim menu. The three chefs did a very creative job and, at $45 dollars for lots of small plates, was a good value. We plan to return while this menu is still active - through May I believe
  24. MS

    MohitS

    Chicago

    97 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    97 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great place but not great value. Limited menu
  25. SF

    SofiaF

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2017

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great chef, great staff and awesome food. Enough variety to see the quality and the skill of the chef.
  26. DL

    DaleL

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed dim sum brunch. Can't wait to go back for dinner.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Really excellent food and service! The atmosphere is just ok.
  28. LW

    LizW

    Chicago

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the pleasure of enjoying the brunch menu on the launch day. Generous portions. Enough food to be full with out being stuffed. Great variety. Will beback
  29. 6

    60202foodie

    Chicago

    150 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    150 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Intro's homage to traditional Chinese dim sum is a wonderful experience for those I like these small treats. Lobster dumplings or short rib egg foo young are just two of the many dishes that are true to Chinese cuisine. Don't wait long to try this brunch since this menu will only remain until June.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place. Chef Stephen is a gem.
  31. RB

    RonaldB

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dim sum was unique and exceptional. Service was as well.
  32. F

    Foodlife

    Chicago

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2017

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Food was excellent as always. Server was good in short spurts, not consistently attentive. They had it noted it was my wife's birthday & it was great that the staff signed a card, however it was an anniversary card. None of these issues would prevent me from returning. Everyone has an off nite. Overall a positive experience.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2017

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Went from good to very bad quickly. Food and waitstaff disappeared halfway through our dinner. Excuses for the poor service were vague not at all genuine We will not be back.
  34. AS

    ASecondRound

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2017

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Fell short of my expectations and was unfortunately disappointed. It'd be hard to go back for another try. Food was good but that should be expected ambience was flat and service felt rushed - nothing to write home about...
  35. r

    redwine813

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2017

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Our second time here...we really enjoyed the tasting menu. The whole experience felt less upscale than our first time, but that's one of the things I love about this restaurant. You can dress up for a special occasion or go casual-glam and not feel out of place. Fine dining without the stuffy, uncomfortable, speak-only-in-whispers feeling. We can't wait to come back!
  36. MS

    MS58

    Chicago

    38 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2017

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We were disappointed in that we weren't wowed by the food. Really had much higher expectations. Much if it was on the bland side. Especially the Pearl Meatballs. Tasted like brown rice and nothing else.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous restaurant. Great dim sum menu, great service and atmosphere and reasonable pricing! Dessert tart is fantastic as well as short rib!!
  38. AK

    AcaciaK

    Washington DC

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service and atmosphere
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2017

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    Food delivered out of order/course Wait staff kept delivering another table's dishes to our table; was told our waiter "was new," as if that's an excuse One dish was completely forgotten, until we brought it to their attention Many of the noodle dishes were undercooked, and this was a dim sum menu Waited a loooooong time for the check Food was mediocre, service was even more subpar Spend your hard earned dollars elsewhere
  40. LT

    LindaT

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Hong Kong tart blew my damn mind.

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INTRO - Permanently Closed is rated 4.5 stars by 321 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Belden Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Lincoln Park

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wednesday - Thursday 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday 5:30 to 10 p.m. Sunday Brunch 10:00am - 2 p.m. Monday/Tuesday: Closed

  • Cuisines

    Chinese, Dim Sum

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet parking is available for $14 per car. Limited street parking is available in the area.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Stephen Gillanders

  • Entertainment

    N/A

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (773) 868-0002

  • Private party facilities

    INTRO's semi- & fully-private dining rooms can accommodate 7-100 guests seated or 150 guests for a standing reception. Guests have the option of mingling in the gallery kitchen with the chefs for a unique cocktail reception. The decor in each space echoes the dining room aesthetic, with blonde Sen wood paneling and Chinese flair.

  • Private party contact

    Allison Gallese (agallese@leye.com): (877) 254-2782

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