About Kendall College Dining Room
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Kendall College Dining Room is an extraordinary classroom that provides students with the opportunity to gain real-world experience in a student run fine dining restaurant under the supervision of Kendall's experienced instructors. Thanks to an outstanding faculty and dedicated students, Kendall College produces the finest talent in the hospitality and culinary fields in the Midwest. The Dining Room offers guests an amazing view of the Chicago skyline, multi-course meals at very reasonable prices, and ample parking. Come dine with the students before they become famous. The Dining Room at Kendall College is first and only culinary school restaurant included in MICHELIN Guide Chicago 2013.
Chicago, IL 60642
Contemporary American, American, Contemporary French
Hours of Operation:
OCTOBER 9 - OCTOBER 20
OCTOBER 25 - NOVEMBER 7
NOVEMBER 10 - NOVEMBER 29*
DECEMBER 4 - DECEMBER 15
October 7th - November 7th
November 10th – December 16th*
*Closed November 22 - 25 for Thanksgiving .
Monday Night Dining: Seven Seas**
Oct 23: Arctic Ocean
Oct 30: North Atlantic Ocean
Nov 6: South Atlantic Ocean
Nov 13: North Pacific Ocean
Nov 20: South Pacific Ocean
Nov 27: Indian Ocean
Dec 4: Antarctic Ocean
**Please note that the Prix Fixe Menu and the A La Carte Menu are not available on Monday nights.
Chicago & Halsted
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management students prepare and serve dinner in this living classroom with a glass enclosed kitchen.
Complimentary parking is available in front of the school building. Additionally, there is ample street parking available.
Bus- Halsted 8 & Chicago 66 Subway- Red Line (North & Clybourn)
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Kendall College Dining Room Ratings and Reviews
This place is a gem. Its has all the makings of fine dining including a beautiful space, full bar, views, and well crafted food. It lacks the execution of a fine dining experience and therefore would not be ideal for business or a serious date. However if you want Michelin quality at an unbeatable price this spot delivers.
I have been going to the Dining Room for a long time. It has been such a culinary treasure. I tell people about how much I like it there all the time. I love to cook and bake myself and sometimes a dish is so good I ask for the recipe and most times I get it. Thank you
I have had food there that I have not tried before, always with great results. Keep up the fabulous work with your students.
We had been to Kendall a few years back and enjoyed the entire experience. Being a Chicago native and teacher myself I especially enjoyed watching the teachers and students interact.
The students were eager to please and very polite and accommodating. Was fun watching the food prep through the glass observation area as well. The dining room is clean and spacious with very nice views of the real "Chicago" I remember as a kid.
A trip down memory lane, delicious food, a gracious atmosphere..what more can you ask for when visiting Chicago!
We will be back and we will recommend Kendall to all our friends.
We always enjoy the atmosphere , the food, and the staff
We don’t understand why we have to sit downstairs until the exact time of the reservation. We live 60 miles away and hard to get there exactly in time. We usually are 25 to 30 minutes early.
I’ve wanted to dine at the Kendall College Dining Room for many years. As a teaching location, we learned from the pointers that were given to the students waiting on us.
I’ve never had a meal where every bite was so flavorful - it is almost overwhelming! But very delicious. So recommended.
Very enjoyable. I introduced a friend to the afternoon dining room. She absolutely loved it. Food was very good with just a couple of stumbles. The server did his best but after all, he is learning. Hopefully he will become more comfortable with the process. Overall, I thought it was better than a recent Monday night dining-series experience.
Kendall College luncheon dining is a hidden treasure! The choices for the 1st course and entree are wide and varied. Each presentation was top flight, and what a bargain price point! I enjoy bringing friends here for their first time. We look forward to your next session's menu. Keep up the outstanding "internship" for future restauranteurs.
Enjoyed an amazing lunch with my friend. The food was extremely satisfying. The lunch menu offers an interesting variety. The students created amazing dish from seasonal ingredients, the combinations were interesting and the fusion of flavor were refreshing. The portion sizes were perfect for a busy lunch. I truly must commend the wait staff for their patience. My lunch companion was very fussy and she really hassled the staff about the drinks that were offered during lunch. However, the wait staff was very accommodating. She was dissatisfied with her first drink, so they replaced her drink and offered her many off the menu drink options. They tried to make sure that she was satisfied and they worked over and above what was necessary. I enjoyed every morsel and so did my companion once she realized that the food was superb. Especially, the banana cardamom creme brulee. I've been a patron of Kendall for many years and the quality of the food is always top notch. The staff is well trained and very accommodating. The is a place for five-star food that won't break the bank.
The 4 stars for food is only because the desserts very highly disappointing. The starter and the main were fantastic and deserve 5 stars. 1 star for the dessert. Highly unimaginative like a slightly refined version of a diner.
The savory food, on the contrary, was beautifully prepared with excellent flavor balance and spot on cooking temperatures. I will go back for sure and probably skip the prix fixe so I can save all my appetite for the delicious entrees.
Kendall College dining experience was WONDERFUL. Food was fantastic! The staff was very professional and considerate. Choices of food were interesting. Would definitely recommend this place to all of my friends and family. Look forward to going again. Will bring a group with to share.
Excellent meal, terrific service & wonderful view of the city & the kitchen where the students are preparing your food! Also great that they have "free parking".
Fantastic service--especially as when I came out I had a flat tire. The receptionist called two of their maintenance men & they were outstanding! Changed my tire for me in minutes & brought a hydraulic lift. Knew exactly what to do & I made it to my appointment downtown with 5 minutes to spare!
Can't wait to go back! Everyone is so customer service oriented!
The waitstaff was wonderful! They were students in training, however I received better service than I did last week while dining at a seafood chain in Atlanta. The best dishes were the salmon and the wild shrimp salad. I made a reservation the day prior. The day of the reservation , James called several hours before the reservation to confirm and inquire if anyone had a good allergy! Great service. Thanks!
Today is our 30th wedding anniversary. We watch cooking shows all the time. The food at Kendall looked just like the best plates on Gordon Ramsey show. But we got to taste beautiful dishes. Great service from confirming out reservation to the end of our meal. They even accommodated our unexpected guest. What a great experience.
I took my boyfriend and two siblings to the Monday night dining series. The theme was strawberry. I love the service and ambiance of Kendall dining room. It's also pretty cool that the kitchen has a glass wall so you can watch the students prepare your meal. The series was also byob without the corking fee.
After our five course meal, we had q&a with the students who prepared or meals. It was a great experience for the three of us.
For a creative foodie experience try the Kendall College Dining Room. The students present a lovely meal with good service in a pleasant atmosphere. Tables are spread out so you are able to carry on a conversation with your friends in private. Bright and pleasant room. Sit by the kitchen and watch the food preparation.
Great for lunch or dinner.
Our reservation was for 1 pm. We arrived at exactly 1:05 due to traffic. We phoned on the road and were told at 1:05 the kitchen would close.
When we arrived, the 'host' refused to seat us and insisted that the kitchen was closed! We then spoke with the chef who seemed surprised by the 'host'. We were told, 'Of course we will seat you, please select a table!'
If the kitchen is to close exactly at 1 pm, reservations should not be allowed after 12:45.
Food was great. And the remainder of the lunch was *.
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