Wednesdays: Complimentary Salsa Lessons with a purchase, every Wednesday from 7:30-8:30pm
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
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First Seating 6:00-7:30: $39.95 for our Brazilian Churrascaria
Second Seating 7:30-10:00: $99 for Brazilian Churrascaria (replenishable) & glass of champagne. All tables are a 2 hour limit.
Monday, December 31, 2018
Food was okay. Not much veggie options.
Service was ok. Seems like waitress was not interested in listening to customers or left too early before we complete.
Came for my birthday and left unhappy. Service was very slow, food was okay (had the all you can eat meat skewers and steak was too chewy and burned), wine was brought out 20min late, and no one acknowledged my birthday even when I let them know prior. As a concierge professional, I would not recommend this restaurant to others.
The food was mediocre and it didn't help that both my shrimp and our guest's tacos were not hot when they arrived at the table. The servers where very attentive but the food made the experience less than great. Add to that the fact that we arrived at about 5 minutes before 6 pm (for a 6 pm reservation) and yet, another group of young people who arrived after we did, was seated immediately while we all (including my 86-year old mother in law) stood by the door. We are big fans of most Lettuce Entertain You restaurant. This is no longer one of them.
This place is delish! Cevice sampler is so yummy and the corn fundito is so cheesy and good! One of our dinner side dishes was brought out at a random time but they brought a second with the meal. Such good food, we will definitely be back soon!
We had a 2 hour limit on our table and before time was up we were getting rushed out, the manager then moved us to a corner table and comped us two bottles of champagne which were later spilled by a bus boy, all over my friend and then the mess and broken glass was just left there.
Cold steak, extremely salty vegetables, too much ice for a cocktail, expensive for the quality of the meat and the food in general, rude manager, overloaded place.
My wife and I had a great time. Food was great, we did some dancing, had a alot of fun. Defentaly gonna go again.
Always a blast and the Mojitos are the best!
Food was good
Drinks were good
Bar service was good
Table service for drinks and food was not good
DJ didn’t show up so there was no dancing - not good
Felt rushed. The 2 hour limit was a bit much given we were there quite a bit earlier than our reservation.
We were told that once we sat down the clock would start ticking. Opted to wait at bar until rest of group got there.
it was decent
I really enjoyed the place, the service, and the food. A little pricey but the experience is worth it.
Unlike most restaurants, the chef did a great job in creating a vegan dish that was not on the menu. The food was delicious. The only downside was that both our starters and entrees were served at the same time, while we specifically asked if they could be served separately. The ambiance is amazing! We've heard that they have salsa nights as well, so we will definitely come back for another bite to eat and some dancing afterwards.
For a Friday night this place was dead. We were really disappointed in it. We won’t return. Food was good but nothing special. Small portions. Lack luster
Perfect for latins, or Latin music lovers who just want to have fun dancing. Great place for couples who like to dance
Way too many men looking for girls so that was a bit anoying but hey if you’re looking for them then go there and dance the night away.
Nothing special at all. Limited menu
Just not a great vibe. Food is bland. And not accommodating. Restaurant was empty and I wanted a booth (more comfortable) - hostess said no. Very disappointed in this Lettuce Entertain You restaurant. Will never go back or recommend.
Pretty good dishes with modern and traditional flavors. It was very slow, so I was surprised when our server plus trainee forgot our appetizer and the time between dishes were far too long. Overall, a disappointing experience.
Not sure if it was a good idea to go on Salsa night, but the food and service were subpar, kudos on making changes to the menu, but a few more veggie options in the main course will help
This is always my first pick when celebrating a birthday. Great food, drinks and good lighting.
Great place to enjoy good drinks, food, while listening to Latin music. Stick around for the dancing with Latin music (DJ). The only thing I would change and unfortunately will probably prevent me from Dining or drinking here again are the prices. They are over priced for the value on both the dinner and especially the drinks. Basic drinks for $13/14 dollars each? This is not Vegas or Miami. Not sure how they get away with that
We had a fantastic time at Nacional 27. The food, service, and ambiance is great. I highly recommend for a date spot, and we will definitely be returning.
I love this place. Salsa dancing lessons on Wednesday night was such a fun way to have a business meeting. The food and service was excellent. The atmosphere is so warm and inviting. Learning to dance is a fun bonus!
Great time at Nacional 27. The service was excellent and the mojitos were off the chart!
The food was a little hit or miss. Some items were great and some were simply okay. We did the big churrascaria and I am glad we did. We were able to sample a lot of food to find out that there are good things on the menu. Thank God they let us take food home because it was a lot. We cooked our gauchos again for leftovers since it had been so rare and it was delicious. Overall though we had a great time and the service was incredible!
Drinks were great! Food could have been a little better.
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Kids birthday was topped off by mini cupcake with candle and ice cream. Thank you for the hospitality.
My first visit to Chicago and saw this on Open Table. I’m glad we chose it. Had a great night.
Went for our daughters 16th birthday, the service was terrible! The bus boys were more attentive than our waitress. She had zero personality. Restaurant was empty so there was no reason not to be attentive or a little bit friendly. Food was so so, not as good as it used to be.
We attended Nacional for a birthday get together. We enjoyed the food, delicious. We ordered the Brazilian course where the whole table had to get the same thing. Great variety! The only problem was that they started to dim the lights too much when it was getting close to 11pm. We still needed to see our food & finish eating. It would have been best if they had let us get seated as our party arrived & not til more than half had arrived. They were getting ready to open up the dance floor, Vida27. The dance floor is too small & the tiles outside are uneven. My friend twished her ankle because of it. The Vida27 staff was rude, telling us to move now! They needed the table, ok, but they were extremely rude. The dining staff was nice, though. I would not return because of the Vida27 staff, they have a terrible way at kicking people out at the end of the night, too. The drinks were ok, I've had better.
The food was wonderful and the service was spectacular. The dining space felt very personal and quiet, which was great for wonderful conversation and a relaxing night out to eat.
I have not been there in many years but my wife and daughter go there often when we visit, love the creativity of the chef, miss the best crème brûlée on earth from the first time, coconut crème brûlée is not on the menu!
Beautiful venue and amazing food. I do not recommend the sangria whatsoever. It was basically over crowded fruit punch. Way way too much ice in the drinks, weakens them. I did shots for the rest of the night.
The ambiance was really nice. The waitress was very attentive and checked on our table consistently. The background music was excellent
The food and drinks were very tasty, but a little expensive, especially considering the portions provided.
Fantastic dinner for my wife's birthday. The service was phenomenal and the drinks had some wonderfully surprising flavors. My only mistake was stopping in for dinner too early. This is definitely a great late night spot with a fun atmosphere.
The food was awesome, ambiance just right! The DJ- not so good but we had a good time. Will definitely come back.
Food was great! Great value. Great music & dancing afterwards! Parking was easy!