Nacional 27 can host private parties in our private dining room, cocktail classes with a master Mixologist in our bar, and large events which require the entire restaurant space! Our spaces can host cocktail parties or full seated dinners!View Private Dining Details
Food and service were excellent, especially the corn fundido appetizer, the grilled salmon, and the pork shoulder (spicy!). The drinks are yummy, though the red sangria tasted like fruit juice - any wine that might have been in it was completely undetectable. The atmosphere is noisy and fun, with latin music and a party atmosphere.
However, we were very put off by N27's reservation policy. When they called the day before to confirm our reservation, I was told we could only have the table for 2 hours - strictly enforced. The individual who called was adamant that we would not be able to keep our table for more than 2 hours because of the need to set up the dance floor. Our reservation was at 7:15 pm and dancing does not begin until 11:00 pm, so the pre-emptive enforcement of this policy seemed like overkill - especially since our party continued to order food and drinks the entire time we were there.
We were seated at a built-in booth slightly elevated above the dance floor area, meaning that the table wasn't going anywhere and would not have to be cleared to permit set-up for dancing. There were empty tables the entire time we were there, and our friendly server kept telling us to "stay as long as we liked," so the inconsistency was irritating. While the food was great, I won't be back unless the 2-hr time limitation policy is eliminated.
Service was great. Food was delicious. Thank you so much! We was celebrating my sister bachelorette. We were a big group and service was wonderful. Thank you. Location was Perfect. It was our 1st time there.
Drinks were fantastic & the $39.99 pre-fixed dinner is highly recommended. You will be stuffed with a fabulous array of appetizers and creative food.
I shall return soon!
Wonderful food, great environment and fantastic service!
Really good music and delicious food. The service was great.
We had dined at Nacional 27 many years ago and it was the best dining experience ever.
This time was no exception. We choose the special 3-course dinner and everything was amazing. The food was fresh and the favors of each item were wonderful. This was a special evening that we were celebrating and going to the theater after. My only regret that the food was so plentiful, I didn't have room for dessert!
The service was horrible and rude. I would not return.
Creative menu. Food was outstanding. Service very good. Only complaint would be it was very loud (music over the speakers) and made for challenging conversation.
The food it really good, but I think it's slightly over priced. Must get the plantain croquetas! Also the steak as amazing and their version of moscow mule is also a must try!
The server and staff were very pleasant and friendly
I went with a few friends for restaurant week and salsa night. The food was great and our waitress was very kind. The dancing was a full hour class and lots of fun! I would go again on a Havana night, it appeared to be a better deal than the restaurant week!
We visited on a Friday and the first day of Chicago Resturant Week and surprisingly it wasn’t crowded. Everything was great, except our server. The bbq lamb taco was for die for.
We have never been to this restaurant before and were pleasantly surprised by the
excellent service, and delicious food. We had the $39 price fixed menu that had a
wonderful selection of appetizers and main courses. I'd definitely recommend this
restaurant to a friend and will plan on going back myself. Good value for the money.
Amazing . Great ambience
Outstanding overall!!! Great food, service and ambiance from start to finish!!! My expectations where high but I have to say, the food and customer service were way above my expectations. Thank you very much and I will definitely be recommending this restaurant to business partners, family, friends and anyone who asks what I recommend in Chicago.
Great services, great food. Free dancing. Great experience
We chose Nacional27 to celebrate a Birthday. We worked with the restaurant's special events directors, all of whom were wonderful and accommodating. Our group of 9 reserved a table at 9pm for dinner, which included a group menu that was fabulous, (shrimp and scallops and veggies on large skewers, salmon with salsa verde, chips and guac, veggies, spicy potatoes, shrimp adobo with coconut rice, etc.), and we were able to keep the table for the dancing portion of the evening. Some of our group couldn't join until later, and the staff was able to add them to a guest list and allow them to skip the line. Thank you to Nacional27 for a wonderful evening. The only thing that would have made it better (a suggestion) is if they offered a dessert on the house, since they knew it was a birthday celebration. Those are the kinds of things that make moments magical and memorable. So, if you're celebrating something special, you'll likely have to mention or ask.
The food was just mediocre. Also, we sent back one of the dishes because it was completely dry. It would've been nice if the waitress said anything or had asked how our meal was.
I had been here a couple years ago and the food was phenomenal. This recent visit makes me very unlikely to return.
Food was very good especially items on the starter and tapas lists. Loved the mini lamb tacos. The signature drink made with thyme was delicious and fun (see photo). Our server was excellent. The negative was that we were initially seated on the second tier surrounding the dance floor. We asked to move to a booth on the main level because the chairs are hard and uncomfortable and the carpeting in the area is worn, dirty and needs replacing. The tile on the main floor is dirty, as well. It had awful grout and even an old flattened wad of gum. I can’t imagine how the dining area would look with the lights up. Shame on Lettuce Entertain You for not keeping up the facility!
This was a fun dinner with good food, a delightful waiter and the best margarita I have ever had. I would recommend the jicama salad and the trio of ceviches. The guacamole was a bit spicy for my taste but the chips the best ever. Although the entrees are limited, there is enough variety to please all tastes. I will happily return.
It was a COLD Thursday night in the city-we shared the entire place with just one other couple-the food was so good, but we were hoping for something with a little more atmosphere. On the weekends this place should be packed.
The food was outstanding. We had the option to buy a package that brought us a family style dinning option. It was fantastic. The elote was the best part! Will definitely return.
Had a great time during your New Year’s Eve party. The course menu was great and the dessert was excellent. Bottle service made the night special as well.
New Year’s Eve reservation. The second we sat down first course came, then second. We were wanting to sit a while and enjoy our time together. Server dropped some glasses and next thing we knew he was gone. 17 minutes with no one until someone finally came and said he had a breakdown. We had to tell her we didn’t get our dessert yet, then didn’t get the champagne. I asked for a box to take my remaining food in, it never came. Will not return.
I did not get credit on open table for this restaurant. We arrived earlier then our reservations and never got credit for the reservation. I’m getting more and more disappointed with this site as this has happened before the front host should get it together instead of these mistakes. I will not return to this restaurant because of this. And I’m sick and tired of open table and the restaurant screwing things up.
I went here for NYE dinner. I loved the ambiance they created and the NYE decorations. The service was great-they consistently asked us how we were doing and what else we needed. The chips were hot and so tasty with the salsa and guacamole. I had the shrimp adobo with coconut rice as my entree. I am still tasting the shrimp in my mouth because it was so good. Highly recommend getting the sangria-you will not regret it!
Attentive customer service when modifying the reservation. Great cuisine even for picky eaters. Staff answered to my party questions they had about the dishes on the menu. Very good drinks from the bar. The late night club was a good closing for the dinner.
The only negative thing was that when paying for dinner, my credit card was mixed up with another one. It was fixed right away. However, the restaurant was not in a rush hour when sometimes this issue could have happened.
In general, I might say that it was a successful night.
The restaurant was darker than I thought it would be, but the phenomenal food made up for it. The shrimp adobo and their play on the elotes was to die for. I loved the presentation of skirt steak/chorizo! The coursed meal for $39 a person was perfect for our party of two, we both took food home. We will for sure be back!
Complimentary salsa lessons were pretty fun! Food was tasty and the ambiance was very nice for "date night"!
The dinner was ok. Drinks - nothing special, but the worst part was when the time was getting closer for night club to start we were rushed to finish the food and pay the bill and then unpleasant lady came over with her security guards and told us to leave the table ASAP because it was bottle service only... she never even asked maybe we would be interested in bottle service, she just basically told us to get out of the table... the mood was ruined... we will never go back to this place!
Quantities of Havana Night special were extremely small, overpriced in my opinion. The dance lessons were great for beginners and will draw you closer to your partner! (Not that partners are needed!)
Great job to instructor for making a memorable night of dancing.
Attended free Wednesday evening salsa and bachata lessons. SO MUCH FUN! The instructor was excellent. We were dancing from 7:30-8:45pm and I was able to sneak back to my nearby table to sip on my (really good) sangria. Ordered the chips and salsa and enjoyed it. Sampled a friend's ceviche sampler and also thought that was very good. I will definitely be back.
The food was just ok and service forgot about us. I won't be back.
Way to crowded not enough space to dance. Not enough bathrooms had to wait in line every time we went to the bathroom. DJ was mediocre.
I was early and they seated us right away. Waiter was excellent, food was ok. But when it turned into a dance club the rudeness started, wasnt completely done with meal and drinks and they were removing tables to open the small dance floor. Floor was over crowded and no real room to dance. Everyone was shoulder to shoulder. Dance was not a good experience
I can't wait to visit this place again. While the portions are moderate, it definitely does not miss on flavor. I prefer my sangria a little sweeter but the corn con queso and the Peruvian skirt steak with potatoes, and their extensive cocktail menu is definitely worth another visit. Our party was over a half- hour late for our reservations, they still sat us and the kitchen doesn't close until 12. They also turn into a night club at 11 pm, so it makes the perfect combination for night life dining and eating. They also have excellent quick service.
I was there on a Thursday with girlfriends for a birthday. The place was dead, there was no ambiance. We had a drink and an appetizer and left. We kept looking at the menu and nothing there was tempting. I like to look at a menu and have a hard time deciding what to order because there are a few items that I would like to choose from...Making me want to come back. The drinks were really good and fresh. We had the ceviche sampler that was good. The service we received in that short amount of time was great. This place might be happening on their salsa night or DJ night. We had to leave, we wanted to an up beat ambiance and with people in the restaurant so, I called RPM Steak and secured a reservation!
Great food! Amazing price fixe menu. Highly recommend.
Good fresh food with a lot of variety. It was not a great value as I found the items were a little pricey.
The steaks we had were tasty, but the gazpacho was nothing special. The Chimichurri sauce was much too oily altho the mole was very good. We had a nice Chilean red wine, but it was served in very small white wine glasses- a major no-no for red wine aficionados! I felt like we were at a "has been" kind of restaurant. LEYE can and should do better. We liked our server but there's really no reason to return here.