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Date
Fri, 5/25
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9:30 PM
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Kurah Mediterranean

4.1
374 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
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Kurah Mediterranean in the South Loop offers wonderful, traditional Mediterranean dishes as well as unique and exotic twists on staple Mediterranean dishes. We also have a daily happy hour, a fantastic patio and serve brunch on the weekends.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Mediterranean, Halal, Middle Eastern
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 10:00pm
Friday: 11:30am - 11:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am-11:00pm
Sunday: 9:00am - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(312) 624-8611
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Catering
Catering options available. Please email catering@kurahchicago.com
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
14th and Michigan Ave
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Parking details
We co-valet with Chicago Firehouse. Pull up in front of Firehouse on Michigan ave, There is also a parking lot across the street and parking on our block is free unless there is an event at soldier field
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Public transit
A 7 min walk from the RED/ORANGE/GREEN LINE ROOSEVELT stop
A 10 minute walk from McCormak Place
Bus stop 1,3,4,12 right out front
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Entertainment
LIVE MUSIC EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT!
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Special events & promotions
Options available. Please contact the General Manager.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Father's Day Special Menus & Reservations

Join us for Father's Day where Dad gets a free dessert on us! Brunch from 9am-3pm for Unlimited Mimosas and Bloody Mary's and a fantastic brunch spread. We are also open for Lunch and Dinner! Book your reservation now, as space is limited!

Sunday, June 17, 2018

What 374 People Are Saying
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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Pleasant dining experience with quaint atmosphere. We would go back.

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4.0Dined on May 18, 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed this charming Lebanese restaurant and will be back often. The service was great. The portions could be more meaty but the flavors are outstanding.

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4.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Very impressed with Kurah, wide variety of Lebanese-nouveau cuisine, lots of GF options, cute place, easy to park, and good service. Would recommend.

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1.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Kurah Mediterranean,
1355 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605

We sit on top over having a partial view of Michigan Avenue at 14th Street. This was a crow's net seating.

The appetizer was a mix of olives accompanied with and over dried slice of french bread.

The olives bruschetta with feta cheese on top......
If your are a lover of salty tastes, this appetizer is well suited.


Blacken Salomon Salad has a dressing that left your wanting to eat your salad dry. The honey type dressing has a taste of a strange oily flavor .

The falafel appetizer was a security item on the menu, and that was eaten.

Please make sure Josh the waiter is off when you come.

We heard the greetings, and welcome provided to other tables by other waiters in restaurant.

Yes. If you like the dry greetings please request JOSH, oh there was no greeting ......


We highly recommend you pass this place and head to Firehouse restaurant just across the street.

Ro provided - minus 💎💎💎💎💎

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Took my mother for mother's day. She loved it. Our server was super nice. Food was excellent.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Great food, excellent service, ambiance/lighting doesn’t match the quality of the food/service

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2.0Dined on May 13, 2018

The overall food was decent. Nothing to shout about. I went there for my wife’s birthday. I told several people (including our servers) that it was my wife’s surprise birthday dinner and to bring out a skillet with a candle, but they just brought it out without a candle or anything. Did not surprise my wife and ruined that moment.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Delicious and a table for two by the window was the perfect location for my daughter and me to celebrate Mother's Day in a smaller, less noisy restaurant.

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4.0Dined on May 9, 2018

The appetizers were amazing
I did not care for the beef shawarma it was like steak cut into thin pieces to me shawarma in the Middle East is like the Greek gyro
The desert was very good Baklava with ice cream was very good

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4.0Dined on April 30, 2018

We were very happy to find a restaurant which had so many options for meat eaters and a vegan in our group. Tasty food, friendly service, good value. Will be back.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Always incredibly delicious! We try new items every time and have not been disappointed.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

As always this place is amazing. We went for a book club outing and everyone enjoyed it thoroughly.

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Bon rapport qualité-prix. La serveuse était super sympathique et les plats que j’avais choisis étaient parfaits!

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1.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Dismal food, slow service. I ordered a chicken shwarma, and what I received were tiny cubes of chicken on a bed of rice accompanied by roasted vegetables that looked like they'd been served to several customers before me. Shwarma is one of my favorite dishes: I've had dozens of versions, and I have NEVER seen or tasted anything like their "shwarma," which resembled little blocks of badly cooked meat product. It was a pretty small plate of food for the price (and for what usually shows up in Lebanese places), which turned out to be a blessing once I tasted it.

The server was earnest, but so inconsistent throughout our meal. She showed up on time, took our drink order, then disappeared. When the drinks did arrive, we were told they were "out of lemons." At a Middle Eastern restaurant with a bar! Say what? The waitress had recommended a glass of their most expensive wine and when it arrived, it looked like it had been measured out using an eye-dropper. We complained about the pour and were told it was their standard.

Eventually the food arrived... unfortunately. And our bill came to $40 per person (one drink and one entree per person), which was really expensive given the quality and quantity of food, the miserly glass of wine, the poor service, and NO LEMONS.

Bye, Felicia. Too many good Middle Eastern restaurants in Chicago for this nonsense.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Everyone should try their lentil soup--it's better than anyone else's! Everything is so fresh and flavorful.This a restaurant whose food makes you feel good. We got the Kurah appetizer plate, lentil soup, chicken sharwarma, and stuffed eggplant--all amazing and highly recommended! Our waiter Terry was one of the nicest waiters we've met anywhere. We are not locals but are traveling in Chicago, but we would go back any time to eat there.

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4.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Great staff!

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The appetizers were decent especially calamari. The main course was terrible - chicken kabab were inedible. Basmati rice had horrible after taste. The service was non existent. We were sitting on the upper floor and had to constantly get up to call them.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Kurah is one of my favorite go to restaurants! The food is great; it is well managed; and it's a relaxing place to eat and get caught up with your dining partners. I have never had a bad meal there. Keep up the good work!

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

I love the red lentil soup, spicy hummus, and the spaghetti squash!!

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2.0Dined on March 28, 2018

If you are from Kurah, you will know that this is not Lebanese. You should never need to be given a steak knife for lamb shanks.

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2.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Resturant was practically empty; a total of four tables were occupied. Oddly enough our server disappeared for a good 15min, granted she recognized this and was apologetic.

The food simply was not good. My steak kabobs were overcooked and the aioli(s) & sauces were flat out gross. No flavor. No taste.

All in all the price points and portion sizes are fair. The dishes we had were unappetizing.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Excellent food with a wide variety of choices. The best baba ganoush I've ever had! The pita bread was fresh and warm. The restaurant was cozy with good service.

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4.0Dined on March 13, 2018

In Chicago for a long weekend and looking for something different in the South Loop area. Very much enjoyed the evening, staff was very friendly and resourceful in their recommendations. Would return during another Chicago trip.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Get the bacon-wrapped dates. They’ll change your life.

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1.0Dined on March 3, 2018

All four in our party received food that was over cooked. Falafel hard as a brick on outside dry on inside. Beef was tough. Even bacon wrapped dates were over cooked.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

This is my 3rd time here and ill definitely be back. The food is good and a good price. We went for brunch and they offer great deals.

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4.0Dined on February 6, 2018

Great food, great service. Decor is fitting for the Mediterranean style of restaurant.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Loved it, great food and service. Very accommodating in allowing me to wait for my friend at my table.

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5.0Dined on February 1, 2018

Fantastic food, went for Chicago RW

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5.0Dined on January 24, 2018

Very nice place, I would recommend this place, but I would say that they need to have more staff available to handle the customer. We had reservation at 5pm but there was a crowd that came in. Nice food, great location, but under staff.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

We really enjoyed our visit to Kurah. While it is a fairly small place but the tables weren't positioned tightly together. The food was extremely flavorful and fresh. My wife and I shared a sampler platter as well as a couple of small plates. All of the dishes were very tasty and well presented. They also offered some interesting cocktails to choose from. We will definitely return.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

We loved Kurah! The food was absolutely phenomenal and authentic. The atmosphere was great without being overly trendy. Our server was fantastic - knowledgeable and friendly! Definitely check this out!

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4.0Dined on January 14, 2018

We were looking for something different and Kurah's offered that to us. The Red Lentil soup was really good, though I was surprised it wasn't red. The service was good, could have been more attentive but there was only one waitress and it did get busy. Overall, Kurah was a good place for something different, a tasty alternative to the standard fare.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

The evening started out with a mistaken understanding about my reservation. It had all of the makings of a bad experience. I went expecting a table but ended up sitting at the bar. The bartender recognized my discontent ,relayed it quickly to the owner who apologized and explained to me where the misunderstanding occurred. Then I proceeded to meet and talk with people at the bar and had one of the nicest evenings I’ve had in a long time. Not only was the fellowship good but I think it was the best Mediterranean/Middle Eastern food I’ve ever had. The mushroom spinach soup appetizer was delicious and the vegan platter with Kibbe hummus and falafel couldn’t have been better. There is a reason that this restaurant is busy. I will no doubt be back

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3.0Dined on January 13, 2018

My wife and I had a pleasant dinner here. The service was good, friendly, and fast. The atmosphere and décor were different and fun. The food was mediocre. I had the paella which had lots of mussels but lacked flavor and certainly wasn't prepared in a traditional way. The shawarma that my wife had also lacked flavor. I've made both dishes at home with better results. The desserts were fine.

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2.0Dined on January 3, 2018

We ordered the Paella which seemed to have mostly frozen fish and vegetables and was not seasoned well at all. The Lamb chops had a very sweet sauce and came to the table almost raw. We took them home rinsed off the sauce seasoned them and re cooked them. Very disappointed, needless to say we will not be returning.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

This was a great experience and a great location for NYE brunch! It was nice to have their private area for our group. The food is delicious and I look forward to going back

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

All of our food was great. The bruschetta was amazing. Next time we go, we'll order a bunch of appetizers as our meal. The restaurant was a little too warm for my liking but others were comfortable.

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4.0Dined on December 29, 2017

The food is always great here. We ate upstairs and it was uncomfortably hot. Would have ordered dessert but couldn't stand the temperature any longer. My advice - if they ask if you'd like to sit upstairs, decline and wait for a table on the main floor.

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

Met a friend at Kurah and although we dined at 6pm, the place was already packed! Even with cold weather and snow outside! The service was friendly and interacted with us to help round out our enjoyment of the evening. The food was fantastic and we plan to visit again.

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