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Permanently Closed - INTRO

320 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Chinese, Dim Sum
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Hours of operation
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
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Phone number
(773) 868-0002
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Stephen Gillanders
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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.
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Private party contact
Allison Gallese ( (877) 254-2782
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Cross street
Belden Avenue
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Parking details
Valet parking is available for $14 per car. Limited street parking is available in the area.
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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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vipdiamondeb (Chicago)
5.0  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

ElNaught5 (Chicago)
4.0  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.

vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  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.

vipjfchicago (Chicago)
4.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  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.

vipJameyM (St. Louis)
5.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  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.

vipNaome (Chicago)
5.0  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!!

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on April 23, 2017

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

vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  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!