We each look forward to welcoming you to Oriole.
What Insiders Are Saying
Oriole is a fancy and expensive tasting menu restaurant that’s great for a special occasion.
Amazing food and spectacular service! Highly recommended.
This is my second time eating at Oriole - each time has been a unique and pleasurable experience. Before my first time at the restaurant I’d had good food before, but this was truly a life changing experience.
Spectacular tasting menu and the service was really fine without hovering, but still always available and helpful. They noticed I was left handed and switched to placing drinks and tableware on the left. Wine steward knew his stuff and explained without going overboard. The king crab dumpling and Japanese milk bread with king crab dip was ti die for and the real Japanese Kobe Wagyu beef steak was melt in your mouth delicious. Nearly impossible to rank which were our favorites because they were all fabulous.
Everything about Oriole is stunning. This is a restaurant for Foodies without the gimmicks and pretenses. One of the best meals I’ve had; the caviar and scallop dish is now my “last supper” choice!
Took my girlfriend there for her birthday both this year and last. She says it was the two best meals she’s ever had.
Chef made accommodations for dietary restrictions and the result was amazing and delicious.
Delicious food with many new items to try, wonderful alcohol pairing menu, could use a little more on the non alcohol pairing side. Wonderful and friendly wait staff. Certainly will be back.
This was the 2nd time we dined at Oriole and it has quickly become our favorite 5-Star Restaurant in Chicago. The staff is attentive without hovering, the ambiance is peaceful and the food is sublime. This is a restaurant that is all about the food (bringing it to a different level and pairing great flavors) vs. the circuses (though their presentation is flawless), which is as it should be for this level of restaurant. We look forward to many dinners to come at Oriole!
Incredible food and impeccable service.
Everything it should be, service and food. Creative and delicious. Truffle pasta amazing!
I just had the pleasure of making it to Oriole for the second time. Those were the best two meals of my life. It's far from cheap, but a meal that you won't soon forget.
Unpretentious fine dining. Excellent all around
Another amazing dinner. The food keeps getting better and the service is top notch. Very adventurous food and each dish got better than the previous. The restaurant is welcoming and the service makes you feel like family. Thank you again for another special dinner...we are so excited we get to celebrate the anniversary of your open with you.
One of the best restaurants in the world.
The food and service was outstanding! We came here to celebrate a promotion and it was well worth it. I have a gluten allergy but you would never know. Would definitely come again.
If I could give 10 stars for service I would.
Truly one of the best restaurants in the city. If you enjoy Alinea or Next, put this on your list!
Hands down our favorite restaurant!!!! I miss the jamon "breadstick" however it's a necessary evolution to change menus and this one didn't disappoint at all. We don't all over the world and continuously hold every restaurant to the bar set by Oriole. Better than Alinea, etc. No gimmicky stuff..... Amazing food and overall experience every time!
Hands down the best restaurant in Chicago. While other restaurants may get more attention, Oriole is comfortable, cutting edge and beautiful with well thought out and innovative wine pairings that truly help the food shine.
Impeccable. This restaurant absolutely lives up to the hype.
This is an absolute beautiful experience in dining. From walking in the door to leaving, it’s perfection. Bravo to all the chef’s who make this possible.
I have no words. Everything was IMPECCABLE!!!
Well paced and well sequenced dishes. Portions are the correct size and arrive at the right temperature. The flavors were very much to my taste.
Great experience at Oriole. Service, quality and the food was all amazing.
Had an excellent evening. Superb and outstanding food - great service
Amazing tasting menu. Great service. A little hard to find but worth it.
Wonderful! So much attention to detail - very thought out tasting menu. We celebrated our anniversary and the restaurant made us feel so welcomed. Will plan to go back with more company!
Most of the food was great; however, there were several missteps, which is not acceptable for a place of this high esteem. There was only 1 ingredient that we had requested (in advance) not to have due to a strong aversion. Before the meal began, the waitress re-stated that they knew about that ingredient and it would be avoided. Then, much to my chagrin, one of the main dishes, which I was very excited for, was ruined by the presence of this ingredient. When I alerted the waiter to this, he did not apologize, but instead, told me he would alert the kitchen. After this, we never heard from the waiter/waitress/chef, or anyone else about this misstep. This was extremely disappointing given what the service expectations are for a restaurant like this. More importantly, that dish was inedible and the remainder of the meal was tainted by this mid-meal misstep.
Nice and unique experience. The service exceeds expectation. Some details such as the waiter/waitress fluffed the pillow when a guest left the seat are really impressive. As for the food, it is innovative, looks pretty and the taste is multi-layer/multi-dimension (comment from my "foodie" friend).
My girlfriend and I have had the pleasure of dining at Oriole for two special occasions now, and both times we've been absolutely blown away. Oriole is simply superlative in every aspect. Each course we were served would be a standout for a restaurant that specialized in that particular dish (sushi fit for the city's best sushi restaurant, pasta fit for the city's best pasta restaurant, etc.). Noah Sandoval has created something really special with Oriole - flavors that you thought you knew are inexplicably just tastier here.
Service is also unmatched - all of the little details that many restaurants of a similar caliber overlook don't go unnoticed here. Restaurants this accomplished are often accompanied by a snooty and arrogant attitude, and maybe the best part about Oriole is that this is in no way the case here. The staff is tremendously warm and friendly - these are people who are just excited to show you what a 5 star dining experience really looks like.
In a city with a surplus of fantastic dining options, Oriole is unquestionably at the top of our list for any special occasion. Our only gripe is that people seem to be catching on, and it's getting harder to book a reservation!
Oriole is a top three restaurant for me, in the world. This place had amazing service, great ambiance, and the food was perfect.
Best dinner I've ever had. Definitely worth every dollar.
Continues to be the best restaurant anywhere!!!
Excellent food, amazing wine and overall great dining experience!
This was truly the best meal my husband and I have ever eaten. The service was amazing, the food was amazing and the ambiance was awesome. It is so neat to see right into the kitchen no matter where you sit. They truly make you feel special and take incredible care of your requests. My husband even wanted a basic after dinner drink at the end and they made it with a fun twist to make it even more incredible. It truly was a wonderful night and we will definitely be back again!
Superb and inventive. Excellent pairings. Great service. And no long waits between courses. Currently Chicago’s best restaurant.
Absolutely loved it!! Would recommend to anyone!!! The attention to detail on every level was oustanding
Perfect restaurant for that special occasion. Wonderful food and service. Price maybe a bit on the high side but you definitely get what you paid for. Especially liked being greeted and given a welcoming drink in the outer lobby.
The service at Oriole is unparalleled, you are taken care of from the moment you walk in until the moment you leave. The food was fabulous and very creative. A wonderful luxury dining experience.
The best dining experience my husband and I have had. Incredible food and stellar, thoughtful service.