Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.20mi
  2. Distance: 0.56mi
  3. Distance: 0.57mi
  4. Distance: 0.57mi

Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.20mi
  2. Distance: 0.56mi
  3. Distance: 0.57mi
  4. Distance: 0.57mi

About Oriole

Oriole is a restaurant hidden down an alley-like street in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood, offering an extended tasting menu presented by Executive Chef & Owner Noah Sandoval and Pastry Chef & Partner Genie Kwon.

The Michelin-starred and Jean Banchet award-winning team hosts 28 in an intimate and elegant dining room shared with an open kitchen.

Never bending to industry trends, the dishes and service at Oriole give guests a thought-provoking and interactive experience, where the diner is the true focus of the meal.

We each look forward to welcoming you to Oriole.

661 W. Walnut St.
Chicago, IL 60661
View Larger Map

Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday-Saturday: 5:30-9:30pm

Cross Street:
Union

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 877-5339

Website:
http://www.oriolechicago.com/

Executive Chef:
Noah Sandoval

Additional:
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine

Oriole Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

5.0

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

5.0

service

5.0

ambience

4.9

value

4.6

Noise

Quiet

100% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (48)
Fit for Foodies (42)
Good for Anniversaries (38)
See All
Tasting Menu (36)
Creative Cuisine (35)
Good for a Date (26)
Romantic (26)
Notable Wine List (22)
Worth the Drive (18)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Cozy (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Authentic (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Seasonal (5)
Fun (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Business Meals (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Tapas (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Casual (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Healthy (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
People Watching (1)
Vegan (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Sort by
S
520 reviews
Loading Reviews ...

vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined 4 days ago

A wonderful 14 course tasting menu with perfectly paired wines and cocktails.
The ambience was ideal for the experience - quiet, warm and inviting.
The service was exceptional and kind.
Each course was unique with flavor and texture that made you savor each bite.
The wines and cocktails accentuated the taste of each course in a way that seemed amazing.
Very unique presentations for each course added to the visual appeal.

Highly recommended, but be prepared for the cost - $$$$

We will very much look forward to dining here again.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

An amazing experience. Outstanding service. Was not sure what to expect but I truly enjoyed my dinner at Oriole. Food was great. I'm not a fan of two hour dinners but Oriole pulled it off. It was slightly difficult to find but parking was easy. I would definitely come back.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value3

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Get ready for your mind to be blown. This place is amazing. Though a pricey tasting menu with wine pairing option, it is worth the experience. We tried to compare this to when we dined at Alinea, but you can't - they offer two unique experiences and both have terrific food. I went to Oriole while pregnant and the substitutions they made for me were outstanding. I opted for the 'zero-proof' beverage pairing and it was a great call. How they made teas taste so good is beyond me. The best part of the meal was probably the dessert courses. Genie is the bomb. Hope you enjoy it as much as my husband and I did!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Amazing meal. One of the best we have had in the past few years.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value3

 
 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Amazing evening. Great food, service and wine pairings. So happy to have had the opportunity to visit. Worth any wait to get a reservation! Solid A meal and highly recommended!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (London)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Everything was outstanding. The service, the menu, the presentation, all were exceptional down the last detail.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Oriole was phenomenal. The food was one delicious bite after another, with everything perfect. A truly amazing experience. I will be back.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Amazing. Certainly the best meal I’ve had recently and one of the best I’ve ever had

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Incredible service, presentation, and quality. Best meal so far.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Enjoyed a wonderful birthday dinner at this classy, casual restaurant. They adjusted the tasting menu to avoid foie gras, which neither of us enjoy and all the courses served were excellent. Service was friendly and efficient. One of the best restaurants we've visited among many in Chicago.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Amazing. - can't say enough positive things. There are many fine dining restaurants in Chicago, but this ranks up there as one of the best.

The food got better and better with each course. Service was excellent. It was professional, but also personable.

There was a cool vibe in the restaurant. It lacked the pretentiousness of all of the other restaurants of this caliber, which is a major bonus in my book.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 8, 2018

From start to finish, every plate was well executed and meticulously prepared. The presentation was colorful and well thought out. The wine and cocktail pairings were spot on. I enjoyed every plate and pairing.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Outstanding in every way. It is fancy without being pretentious. The food is exceptional.

Tags: Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Oriole just keeps getting better. It may be the best restaurant in the US now- definitely 3 star Michelin- if you aren't put off by the speakeasy entrance in an alley. Loved the foie gras, all the seafood bites, the pasta, and the wagyu. The wine pairing seems to have good quality for the price, or you can just get a few glasses.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Outstanding service all around and the food was excellent

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value3

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Amazing experience. Best restaurant in Chicago.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Exquisite food, presentation, and service. There is no menu but the meal is served as a series of beautifully presented plates, all thoughtfully prepared and just the right amounts. (The restaurant contacts you beforehand to inquire about dietary restrictions.) The service is friendly, professional and welcoming. The dining room is intimate, warm and just the right amount of formality without too much. It was a pleasure to speak with Chef Noah at our table. I love this hidden gem for special occasions.

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 2, 2018

This is a fantastic and special experience. food and presentaton - fabulous; staff - superb, informative and friendly/approachable; owners young and very attentive and visit each table. Small (24 seating/tables at a time ). Expensive but well worth a splurge. Best restaurant of any 2 or 3 star Michelin spots. Each course (15 course no menu or choice) a work or art and palate pleaser. Been there twice and hope to go every year at least. Ask for Alexander and Aaron (the wine one)

Tags: Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 31, 2018

This was one of the best meals I have ever had. Every single dish was delicious, my husband and I were sad when it was time to go. I would highly recommend this for a special occasion or even just a date night.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Superb gourmet restaurant. Worth of its Michelin awards.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Beyond being one of the finest dining experiences in Chicago...it rivals all but the absolutely elite experiences in world cuisine. Outstanding.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Probably the finest dining experience I and my wife have ever had. For us it was a special event.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Cozy
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value3

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 19, 2018

We loved the 14 course tasting menu, and the wine/cocktail pairing was fantastic! The non-alcoholic tasting looked VERY interesting, as well. It was well worth the $$$$. It’s perfect for a special occasion.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Five star experience , best restaurant in Chicago , staff and chef are fabulous ! You will love this dining experience .

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 16, 2018

We went to Oriole for my wife's birthday. It was the best meal I've had in Chicago in five years, and this includes meals at TRU, Alinea, Next, Spiaggia, MK, etc. This was a truly remarkable meal. Also, we had someone at the table with a dietary restriction that they gracefully accommodated in a world where many chefs will not accommodate menu modifications on chef's menus. The warm welcome cocktail on a chilly Chicago night was a treat and a great way to begin the experience. The price, though expensive, was a great value - I've paid $500 a person for dinners that were not nearly of this quality. Presentation and service was nonpareil, including inventive platings and a very nice dessert presentation; nothing felt overdone or staged. I would highly recommend Oriole to others. Worth every minute and penny.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Fun
2 people found this review helpful.
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Spectacular.
Again.
Food. Service. Venue.
Everything is better than perfect!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Cozy, Romantic, Worth the Drive
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2018

I have been trying to get a reservation here for so long and I’m so glad we finally got one. The food is decadent. There are a few courses and it’s tough to pick my favorite dish (it’s like choosing your favorite child). I loved all of them. The top two, if I had to choose, was the foie grass and the mackerel. However, the wagyu beef and the lamb were also fabulous. We left full but not too much, so we got to appreciate the wonderful desserts too. The staff were so awesome too, so helpful and gracious. I hope we can have the chance to go back soon Very highly recommend Oriole!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 11, 2018

We are foodies. This was our second time at Oriole and the best meal we have had in several years. Every course was a new experience. Standard wine pairings were very well done and of more than adequate quality for the price.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Don’t hesitate. Just go.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Lovely meal as always. Unique courses and nice pairings. All courses were delicious and timing was great. Conversation friendly atmosphere. Hard to get a reservation but really worth the wait

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

I have visited several tasting restaurants in Chicago and Oriole did not disappoint (twice). It's my recommendation for the BEST tasting menu in the city. Amazing!

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

This was the best tasting dinner I’ve ever done outside of maybe Alinea. The wine pairings made the meal. The service was beyond compare. Overall a more enjoyable experience than anywhere I’ve ever been.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Seattle)·Dined on January 5, 2018

It was an amazing meal and chef Noah and his team did an amazing job on every course.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Best experience ever.
From the amuse to the petit four. It was three hours journey. The ambiance was good.
The service was fantastic and the food was great!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Most memorable dinner my wife and I have enjoyed in a few years (Alinea, Grace, Smyth, etc). Oriole separated themselves from other standout restaurants by the investment in small details to create a warm, intimate environment. Elevated cuisine with flawless execution has become the standard for fine dining in Chicago, and yet Oriole found a way to stand above the rest (for us).

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 28, 2017

I loved the new caviar course. my favorite was the Hudson Valley Foie Gras. Beautifully plated with wonderfull balance. Everything was delicious and the service was both efficient and friendly. The non alcoholic pairing was fabulous and well worth it. Kudos for taking the time to pair with such amazing flavors. Wine pairing was nice. Lovely overall. And on a side note I do so much appreciate quality soap In The ladies room. Just an added bonus.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Fabulous from beginning to end! Top dining experience of 2017.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 28, 2017

A great restaurant. We had fabulous and innovative dining. The service was outstanding.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 27, 2017

On par with Charlie Trotter’s in its heyday.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service4
value5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Great experience. Not better than Alinea, but still extremely good. Small portions kept me feeling hungry. Eat before coming.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Report this review as inappropriate?

If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.