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About Permanently Closed - INTRO

This restaurant is permanently closed. Intro presents Modern Chinese and Dim Sum. A la carte and family-style menus available, as well as Dim Sum brunch on Sundays.

2300 N. Lincoln Park West
Chicago, IL 60614
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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

Cross Street:
Belden Avenue

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

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

Phone Number:
(773) 868-0002

Website:
http://www.introchicago.com/

Entertainment:
N/A

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

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

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

INTRO - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

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4.5

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4.5

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4.4

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4.0

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90% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (458)
Special Occasion (398)
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Neighborhood Gem (142)
Notable Wine List (132)
Hot Spot (130)
Creative Cuisine (71)
Good for Groups (63)
Good for a Date (58)
Good for Anniversaries (46)
Tasting Menu (40)
Good for Birthdays (31)
Quiet Conversation (31)
Fun (20)
Handcrafted Cocktails (20)
Great for Brunch (17)
Cozy (17)
Worth the Drive (17)
Authentic (16)
Late-night Find (14)
Seasonal (13)
Business Meals (11)
Local Ingredients (10)
Tapas (8)
Healthy (7)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Casual (5)
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Outstanding Value (5)
People Watching (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on May 19, 2017

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

Tags: Healthy, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Seasonal, Vegan, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Tasting Menu
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 17, 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on May 14, 2017

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.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 12, 2017

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.

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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on May 12, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 7, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on April 26, 2017

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!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 23, 2017

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fun
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on April 21, 2017

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!

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on April 20, 2017

Extraordinary dumplings
Creative approach
Superb service
Beautiful setting
Perfect

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on April 16, 2017

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!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 13, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 9, 2017

The food was OUTSTANDING

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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 6, 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on April 6, 2017

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.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 1, 2017

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

Tags: Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 31, 2017

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

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on March 24, 2017

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

Tags: Hot Spot, Romantic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on March 19, 2017

Exceeded expectations. Wonderful dim sum brunch.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 16, 2017

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!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on March 16, 2017

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on March 12, 2017

Great place but not great value. Limited menu

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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 11, 2017

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

Tags: Hot Spot
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on March 5, 2017

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

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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on March 3, 2017

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

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 26, 2017

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

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Outstanding Value, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Fun, Great for Brunch, Authentic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 26, 2017

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.

Tags: Fun
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 26, 2017

Great place. Chef Stephen is a gem.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 26, 2017

Dim sum was unique and exceptional. Service was as well.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 18, 2017

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.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 18, 2017

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.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 14, 2017

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...

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 11, 2017

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!

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 11, 2017

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.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 11, 2017

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

Tags: Special Occasion, Outstanding Value
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2017

Great food, service and atmosphere

Tags: Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 9, 2017

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

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 7, 2017

The Hong Kong tart blew my damn mind.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 6, 2017

I really loved INTRO. They offer such a variety of dishes, all with amazing flavor combinations. I ordered their restaurant week menu - amazing collection of different plates. The brulee tart was one of the best desserts I have ever had!!

Tags: Cozy
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