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About Permanently Closed - mEAT on Chestnut

This restaurant is permanently closed.

With its hip and welcoming atmosphere and its unique offerings, Meat On Chestnut in Chicago, IL is a fantastic experience. Specializing in skewered meats, it also offers up vegetable choices alongside some unforgettable signature drinks.

The menu for Meat On Chestnut is divided into its fun and innovative "before we meat" section full of appealing and light appetizers like the cucumber cups and the stuffed mushrooms. There is a delicious bacon and egg salad and nice array of flat breads. A special fondue menu ensures that skewers have good company, and the family-sized sides are a nice addition to any meal at Meat On Chestnut. Desserts are a world of fun and focus on fondue with fruits and chocolates for dunking.

215 E Chestnut St
Chicago, IL 60611
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Brazilian Steakhouse, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: Dinner from 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday -Saturday: Dinner from 4:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday : Dinner from 4:00pm- 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Mies van der Rohe Way

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 643-0856

Website:
http://www.eatatmeat.com/

Parking Details:
There is street parking as well as nearby garage parking. there are also valet services across the street.

Public Transit:
One block east of Michigan Avenue Chestnut bus stop. A few blocks north east of the Chicago Red Line stop.

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Meat can host birthday parties, wedding receptions, corporate events, and any special occasion! Please contact us for details!

mEAT on Chestnut - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

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based on all time ratingsThis restaurant has not received enough recent ratings to display a current ratings snapshot
food

4.2

service

4.1

ambience

4.1

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (318)
Neighborhood Gem (255)
Good for Groups (236)
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Special Occasion (179)
Romantic (178)
Hot Spot (88)
Great for Outdoor Dining (87)
Late-night Find (78)
Vibrant Bar Scene (47)
Great for Lunch (45)
Kid-friendly (37)
Great for Brunch (27)
Notable Wine List (22)
Scenic View (17)
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 13, 2016

Place was closed. Owner changed the locks. Online they say they are open but it is a lie.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 8, 2016

The food had too much balsamic glaze on pretty much everything. It appears that there's only one server to cover the inside as well as the patio.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 5, 2016

the place was great, service and food was exellent..thank you and keep up with the good work.. will be back soon

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 30, 2016

Excellent meat and seafood skewers

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 30, 2016

There was literally no one else in the dining room on a Saturday night which seemed odd. The skewers were good but certainly not good enough to warrant the price. Plus, I got sick in the middle of the night which I can only assume was from the food. I honestly would have been more satisfied going to a fast food place and spending $20.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 28, 2016

Loved the place . A pricey but worthitiwoulddoitagain

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 22, 2016

Great food, waitress was very fun and made the experience really great!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 20, 2016

The food and drinks were both amazing

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 18, 2016

Great atmosphere, customer service. A great experience.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 10, 2016

The unique-ness of the menu stood out, which is why I purchased a Groupon for this restaurant. However, this place disappointed. We planned on getting the beef tenderloin and salmon and they were out of both of those options. I almost cried because u had been looking forward to some good beef for dinner and my husband was excited for the salmon. I ordered a lemonade and I was told all they have is coke, diet coke, and sprite, plus they were also out of lemons! What? I asked the waitress why they were out of so many things and she responded "well, it's Sunday, and we don't keep a lot on hand." Ummmmmm...??? We ordered the stuffed mushrooms, which were good, but had WAY too many breadcrumbs, making it almost a stuffing. We ended up ordering the bacon wrapped dates (which were the best part of our meal), the pork (was ok), and the meatballs (which were not good). We ordered the loaded mashed potatoes, which looked amazing when they came out, but definitely lacked flavor all around, and they were dry! Our waitress did well with refills on my husband's coke and she even gave me a free refill on my shirley temple. (We're not big drinkers). Would I go back or suggest it to others? No, probably not.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 7, 2016

This was my first visit to mEAT and I enjoyed myself thoroughly! Great food, great service, great ambience, and all around great dining experience! I've already recommended mEAT to my friends and family.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 3, 2016

The food was outstanding. The service very friendly. All in all a very good experience. We already recommended it to some friends and we'll be back soon.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 29, 2016

Table silverware was dirty and the drink was nasty and the food was way over cook. Definitely will not be back.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 26, 2016

Food was good, WAY OVER PRICED, service that was fair at best !

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 20, 2016

Only thing they didn't have was hot sauce. Other than that we really enjoyed ourselves and the music was great

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 18, 2016

The steak and shrimp were amazing, as were the mashed potatoes! Would definitely come back!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on June 17, 2016

Unique dinning experience. If you want to try the fondue appetizers you have to sit indoors. City code prohibits open flame outdoors. Salmon skewers were very good and would go back just for those. Very nice combo of flavors. Chicken was cooked well and moist, but not a lot of flavor. Lobster risotto was very good, also, and quite a bargain for what you get. Wisconsin cheese fondue was uneventful without any other depth of flavor. Fondue Mac and cheese was good, but even better the next day warmed up. Note: no ice was provided for our water and it was just semi cold. No salt or pepper on table.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 16, 2016

All the meat kabobs, appetizers, and sides were fantastic. The service was weak. I feel we were separated from the rest of the restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 15, 2016

Great local place to go

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 11, 2016

We had a party of five on a Saturday night, we ordered the tuna flatbread, stuffed mushrooms and the fondue. Our entrees were shrimp, andouille sausage, pistachio pork chop, meatballs and beef tips, the sides were grilled vegetables and loaded mashed potatoes. We had more than enough to eat, with leftovers. The food was really good, we will go back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 9, 2016

So many skewers to choose from. Portions are large so you do not need to "over order". We try to order different ones each time we go but the shrimp skewer is a favorite and the salmon is out of this world.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 3, 2016

The food was all just slighlty over cooked, nothing so bad that I would send it back. Chicken dry, sausages a bit tough, and skillet cookie a bit burnt at the edges. For the price there are other places in the city that do skewered meats better. Also if you want any of their fondues don't sit outside. We were not informed until after we had been seated that they only serve fondue inside.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 29, 2016

The location is nice and our waitress was nice. This place is over priced. The food was just okay. The magic Margarita was very yummy but I can get drinks anywhere. We literally tried everything and it wasn't anything to wow home about. This was our first and last visit.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on May 28, 2016

Food was tasty... service due to understaffing could improve. Had the Mac & cheese(excellent), bacon wrapped dates and the shrimp. No salads or bread.....With 2 glasses of wine and tip close to $100. It seemed over priced this year. Average in neighbor restaurants probably closer to the $70.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 26, 2016

Excellent food. Mac and cheese is some of the best I've had.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 19, 2016

Food was good but the menu a bit limited. Perfect if you're counting carbs as menu featured meat, of course, and a good selection of veggies. Service was attentive.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Late-night Find
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on May 15, 2016

It is great to go back and try something different each time you go. The skewers are plentiful and the sauces that accompany truly complete the meal. They have everything from beef, pork, chicken, seafood. Many great choices and hard to decide. Never had anything I did not like!!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on May 15, 2016

Wow! That is the word we used when we got our Drinks and Food. The Meat was delicious as was the shrimp salad. And they give you a ton of it for the price. We will be back,

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 15, 2016

We arrived right as the restaurant opened and were the only ones in the restaurant besides one other table. Waited on us right away to order, but after that service was not very good. Only one waitress and she waited on a table of 10 as well. In the end, we had to wait 30 minutes to have our food boxed up and receive a bill. She took a long time waiting on the larger table, and felt the need to bus the entire table of all dishes and glasses before coming to our table to see if we wanted our food boxed up and receive a bill. If she was paying attention to us at all, she would have realized that we had not been eating our food for quite some time and were just sitting there waiting. I would love to recommend this place to others, but really felt the food was nothing spectacular and poor service. I will say the food was received pretty quickly and it was hot.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 12, 2016

We arrived late for our reservation due to traffic. We were greeted and assured it was no problem. We were in a hurry so we could make it to the theater. Waiter was very helpful in rushing our order and making sure we were able to get served and make the show. The food was delicious. We ordered several items and shared among our group. We will be back when we can take more time and try dessert.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on May 9, 2016

We went here for my boyfriend's birthday. It was just romantic enough to not be cheesy. The portions are substantial that you don't feel as thought you are going to be hungry 30 minutes later. The pork was a bit overdone but the surf n turf dish made up for it. Would definitely recommend that for anyone who tries out the restaurant.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 9, 2016

The skewered scallops were fantastic.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on May 4, 2016

mEAT includes meat and seafood on skewers, cheese fondue to start the day and a chocolate fondue in case you haven't eaten enough calories by dessert. There are also side dishes and a few other more traditional items on the menu. We had beef, chicken, shrimp and scallops on skewers and the fondues noted above. All were excellent. Service was friendly and sufficiently attentive. This food combo was for four people, to give a sense of quantities. mEAT, like similar Brazilian-type steak houses, is not for the faint of wallet, but there are pretty frequent coupons and Groupons to lessen the blow. All in all, an enjoyable and delicious place to visit.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on May 1, 2016

Very helpful if you have any specific restrictions on diet

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on April 23, 2016

Food is always good, however, the evening we went the service lacked a bit. In the past it did not. Our skewers came without any of the sauces to accompany them. We asked for them but the wait to get them was so long they were almost all eaten before the sauces finally came. That never happened before. Usually they come with the meal itself.

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 23, 2016

Scallops were the best I've ever had.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 23, 2016

My wife is pretty sensitive to lots of foods and this was one of few restaurants we've been able to go to. Very paleo friendly.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on April 22, 2016

We came to mEAT to celebrate a birthday and the wait staff exceeded my expectations. We have been to the Lakeview location and were excited to try out the Chestnut location. I was more than pleased with the different menu but overall same quality and great dining experience! Will definitely come again!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 20, 2016

The restaurant has a nice vibe and good ambiance. The food was good and flavorful but the prices are ridiculously expensive, especially for the a la carte skewer. 18 bucks for a few pieces of beef, 17 dollars for a few pieces of pork which were slightly overcook and not as tender as I would have made them, 25 dollars for a few scallops and finally small portions of alcoholic beverages with the full market price. If you have money to waste go for it. I would recommend you visit Fogo de Chao and spend a few bucks more for unlimited food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on April 19, 2016

The bacon wrapped dates are amazing... The bacon onion tart they used to make was equally impressive, but no longer on the menu?

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