Permanently Closed - Nacional 27
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Eat. Drink. Dance. Located in Chicago's River North and celebrating 20 years as a modern Latin restaurant featuring a fusion of flavors from 27 countries from Central and South America and award-winning margaritas, mojitos and signature cocktails. The adjacent Tallboy Taco features creative tacos on hand-made Mexican tortillas and a list of unique tallboy beers, sangria and spirits. Live DJs, dancing and bottle service from 11pm - 2am on Fridays and 11pm - 3am on Saturdays. PLEASE NOTE: There is a 2 hour time limit on all dinner reservations.
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Server was very attentive food came out quick. Real chill vibe.
Everything was amazing! From the food to the service to the atmosphere I loved everything
i been going to National27 for over 10 years and boy i had not been back to national in the last 2 years and it changed so much!!!!
National used to be a nice classy latin resturant/lounge/club and now its so trashy i use to remember the type of crow at national both men and women were so much better dressed now you have people with tshirts and gym shoes and hoodies such as shame ! National 27 and Rumba were the nice classy latin places to go now Rumba its gone i would not be surprise if national closes as well. And by the way you changed the recipe on the EL CORAZON its not the same!
Great service we really enjoyed my husband birthday
The bartenders is so rude ,when im going to the bar she skip me several times.I expect more from the food. The waitres is awesome
Small portions and not very tasty. DJ was not very good and all over the place with this mix.
Always a good time at N27!
Ordered medium steak on the gaucho and it was so rare we couldn’t eat. The rest of the food was ok just not worth the final bill.
It is so dark we had to pull the flashlights from our phones! Not impressed with the service at all.
Great intimate date spot!
AMAZING food, great ambiance - perfect for a date night!
Had dinner at Nacional 27 for Valentine's day. There was a pre-fix menu. The food was good but wouldn't say it is outstanding. The quantity of food was just enough. Definitely recommend this place. Also they have dancing afterwards.
Valentines dinner - they had a preset meal for $49/person
Completely unbeknownst to us we were given a limited Valentine’s Day menu that contained none of the options we went to the restaurant to have. We ended up leaving, shortly after being seated. It was not an ideal experience.
The service was horrible. We waited almost 20 minutes for WATER, another 15 for drinks. Our waiter kept apologizing, great...didn’t change his ways though. Just kept saying they were so busy. The manager was walking around frantic. Another woman (unsure of her title) was doing a bunch of different things (i.e. behind the bar, showing people around, walking around the restaurant) was not very friendly. She was in the bathroom the same time as me too and did not use soap. Gross.
We were disappointed. Made reservations a while ago - were seated at a table that was situated half on the dance floor. The result was a wobbly table in the dark. It took three or four requests before someone stabilized the table. Only one full menu and one drink menu for 5 of us. Needed to ask for water fill-ups. Checked in to add points for the visit and they were not posted. So nothing earth-shattering but for an expensive restaurant, we expected a better night.
Definitely not up to LEYE standards
Visited during restaurant week and the place was jumping. Food was excellent and service started out great but, after we had to ask for our water refilled for the third time, our experience was tarnished. However, we are sure this is an exception given the special occasion and will absolutely be back!
This restaurant has really gone down hill. Used to frequent it a lot 10-15 years ago and was excited to come back but was disappointed. No valet, dusty bottles on the bar, really slow server. Appetizers for half of the table came out a half an hour earlier than for the rest of the table. Ordered a glass of wine that took at least 20-25 minutes to arrive. Empanada dough not cooked thoroughly, dessert delivered without silverware. We waited 15-20 minutes for the silverware. There were many more misses but I’ll stop here. Just shocked that Lettuce is keeping this alive in the shape it’s in
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We went for restaurant week. Had dinner, the food was delicious, the service was great and the ambiance was beautiful. Would go again.
Beautiful ambiance. Quieter than expected in a good way. Excellent food and service. The flan is amazing
Great music, great food and service!
Disappointing experience. Food was average, at best. Entree served before we were finished with our salad and appetizers. Felt extremely rushed! Had to return the steak because it was so bad. The salmon was good. No servers on the floor for long, very long periods of time. Then had to wait for about a hour for our dessert. To top it off, we both received other people’s leftovers!
Will never return. Sad because I used to love National 27
Loved the music the food and drinks !! Hope to go again soon
Just thought the ambiance was disappointing. Went at 7:45pm. Kind of quiet.
Server missed delivering drinks and didn’t monitor our table. Had to flag her down for check and then again to have check settled. Not a big deal as there was no hurry but it was a consistent oversight.
We went to the restaurant because we had gift certificates from an auction. We arrived for a 6 PM reservation and the restaurant was empty. That was fine for us but we should’ve thought that might have been a clue. We sat in the restaurant with the full menu, but perhaps the bar with the taco menu may have been a better choice. My poloma cocktail was OK but our French 75 came out with flat Prosecco and was warm - It was kind of gross and we sent it back. The appetizers were OK, the ceviche seemed to be fresh, and the guacamole was ok. Our entrées were OK but we sent back the shrimp and scallops as the shrimp smelled and tasted too fishy. The other entrées, the steak tacos and chicken arroz were good but not great. We would not go back to this restaurant.
New Years Eve
So glad you could celebrate with us! Looking forward to seeing you again soon!
Great food. Great vibes
Thanks so much for the great review!
Disappointed that restaurant now caters to those willing to pay for bottle service rather than those who come for dining experience.
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Very good overall.food was excellent . dj was on point,
Thanks for the great review, Serron. See you again soon!
Made a reservation to celebrate our anniversary. Rite after paying we got kicked out of our table. We were advised to move to a back table and we were fine with that but then another employee tells us we have to move from table in a rudely matter. We choose to leave. I would not consider going back.
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La comida estuvo terrible poco sabor, los frijoles duros, la carne del mala calidad. El costo de los platos muy caro para lo que dieron, pedí un guacamole y llego frío como que lo sacaron de la nevera. No fresco recién hecho. Y lo que más nos molestó fue que cuando llegamos preguntamos específicamente sobre la discoteca, y nos dijeron que si se convertía en discoteca el sitio después de las 11pm, que si estábamos comiendo que podíamos quedarnos pero no mencionaron que nos iban a levantar de la mesa que estamos consumiendo. La cena nos costó $180 dólares por 2 persona sin incluir el tip. Y todabia nos votaron de la mesa. Nos quedamos un rato para escuchar la musica y bailar un poco. La música estuvo bien el DJ fue bueno, pero dejamos nuestros tragos en una mesita para bailar un poco y cuando voltiamos a buscarlos desaparecieron. Otra cosa que nos llamo la atención es que la gente en estaban ahí era un poco rudos, los muchachos andaba como en buscan de problemas. Nosotros somos de Miami y hemos visitados lugares similares en todo Miami y en otros estados cuando estamos de vacaciones y este es el menos que nos gusto.
Worked well for a large group at 730pm on a saturday night
My wife and myself had an amazing dinner. This was not the first time for us and will surely not be the last.
Only comment I would make is that we came to celebrate my wife’s 50th birthday and although it was mentioned in the reservation, no one said anything about it. I was a bit surprised.
Nevertheless, an awesome meal.
Waitstaff is extremely attentive to our every need. The ambiance is beautiful.
Place was good, liked the food and music. Service on the other hand was not the best. We felt rushed if it wasn’t for us we would’ve not eaten because of the lack of communication from our server. We had to be looking for her to order more drinks. I get it they had to close the dinning area but what not explain to the customers. We were there to have a good time so we let it go. When we paid I asked our server to add the points to my lettuce entertain you account which she didn’t. Never came back after she got paid even tho we still had plates at our table. I wish the service was better. I think we would come back hopping to get a more professional knowledgeable waiter.
I’m goimg back next Saturday
Food was excellent and crowd evenbetter
Food was excellent! Such a variety of flavors. And the service was top notch. Both the host and our server were personable and knew their stuff. One thing my wife and I both noted was the pacing of our server - appetizers (ceviche!), the main course, etc. all came at just the right time. We never felt rushed or like we had food served too soon - nor did we wait. Oh - and try the coconut mojito!
Dinner menu is overpriced for the quality of the food. Same for drinks. The DJ/dancing is great, but unfortunately drinks/food is definitely missing the mark
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We ordered tapas, so maybe the entrees are different. But overall the food was bland and mostly fried. The sauces and dips were pretty good. The cocktail my husband ordered was confronted by the server flatly saying, "I don't have that." My cocktail was average.
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Permanently Closed - Nacional 27 is rated 4.1 stars by 1878 OpenTable diners.