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Oriole

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585 reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary American
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  • Creative Cuisine
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  • Tasting Menu
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. 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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Dinner:
Tuesday-Saturday, 5:30-9:30pm
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Phone number
(312) 877-5339
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AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Noah Sandoval
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Union
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Fabulous experience! After traveling all day, my husband and I were unable to make our 5:30 reservation. I frantically called to schedule a later time and Erin was very understanding and cooperative. Our experience was the best ever!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

I was expecting amazing, but Oriole truly blew me away. Normally in tasting menus, there are always a couple of dishes that I don't care for - but I absolutely loved every single bite. It was the perfect amount of food to feel 100% satisfied without feeling uncomfortable full. The Chef even came out to shave fresh truffle on one of the dishes. His attention to detail can be seen and tasted in every dish. Truly an experience everyone needs to have!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Fantastic, an experience worth traveling to Chicago for. Thanks a lot from the Norwegians!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Fantastic experience - A must!
Unique and unexpected location.
The whole crew is making everything to get the best experience ever and you cannot be disappointed....
Food was absolutely outstanding - the best I ever had in the US (am à French fellow!)

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

Pretentious , precious, and way overpriced. One daily tasting , and no clue what you will be served until each miniature course appears. All part of the experience. While the staff calls in advance to see if you have allergies, there are no other questions asked about preferences. The only options provided are whether one wants the standard wine pairing, the tea pairing, or the reserve pairing (at $250 per person in addition to the menu). A la carte is only offered for beverages. We opted for the reserve pairing and were underwhelmed. Each wine was described in unnecessarily painstaking - indeed at times intrusive - detail, primarily to let us know how few bottles the vintners produced and how lucky we were to taste these unique wines. Unfortunately rarity did not equate to tasty or impressive. The wines - virtually all white - were fine. I find it difficult to imagine that the standard pairing was so inferior to make the premium worth it. It seems to be the kind of place where you say you've been and loved it to say you've been and loved it. Sorry - from the perspective of this old New Yorker, who has had many fine dining experiences, this was disappointing.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

We went for our wedding anniversary. Definitely a special occasion place BUT not because it is stuffy or "special occasion", it was just so very very delicious and the atmosphere is cool, chic and beautiful. The food was incredible. We have been to the French Laundry, many of Alain Ducasse's restaurants, and many other Michelon Star restaurants and this was/is one of my favorites.

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4.0Dined on May 11, 2018

excellent service, good plating, good decoration for the restaurant, food was great but wasn't excellent, a bit salty for me

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

One of America’s best restaurants.

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Our 4th Time dining at Oriole. Always amazing food and service

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Great restaurent. The food was excellent. The wine was outstanding. Credit to the sommelier, she really knows her stuff. A tad pricy but given the compexity and quality of the food I understand why it costs so much. Definately one the top restaurents in the US. I highly recommend everyone goes.

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Amazing, wonderful, perfect. Every dish was superb and beautifully presented. The wine pairing was interesting and the whole evening was just special!

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Hands down the best restaurant in Chicago (and we’ve been to Alinea). Pairings were perfection. Food constantly changes and improves with every visit. Flawless service!

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Had an exceptional experience at Oriole! The service was amazing and the food exquisite! I took my mom and dad out since I have been away for so long to show them my appreciation for what they do. It was an experiance that will not be forgotten.

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Everything was exquisite

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

One of the best meals I've had in my life! Food, and service were incredible. Highly recommended as a "bucket list" restaurant, if you are a foodie.

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3.0Dined on May 2, 2018

I learned something new about Michelin stars by going to Oriole. Michelin no longer considers ambiance when rating a restaurant. This was confirmed by a program that I recently saw on TV. The new head of Michelin has changed the rating system and they no longer consider ambiance.

The food was excellent even though the portions were very small for the most part. The ambiance was better suited for a craft beer and hamburger joint. It included brick walls, very little decorations, paper globe lights which you can find at IKEA, exposed HVAC ducts, and an old industrial elevator you walk through to get into the restaurant.

The other disappointment was that the food came out to quick. I ordered the wine pairing and I soon had three wines on the table which made it hard to pair the wine with the course I was having. What made matters worse was the waitress came over and told me that the food was "time sensitive". It was very irritating to be rushed when paying these prices.

I was also shocked that there wa no valet. Really, a Michelin 2 Star with no valet, and on a street that looked more like a not too safe alley behind some warehouses.

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

We were celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary and had a night to remember. The food was spectacular and the service was perfect — attentive without being imposing. Highly recommend this for a truly special night.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Best culinary experience of my life. An amazing journey through each bite and sip. Pairings were spot on! Staff was most hospitable, nothing pretentious. A must-do in Chicago. You will not be disappointed!

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Incredible food and customer service. Can’t give enough praise. Would absolutely go again. Bravo!

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Very nice evening! World class dining...

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

As usual- beautifully presented creative food in a relaxed atmosphere with very pleasant, knowledgeable staff. A fun experience not to be missed.

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2018

Amazing! Only reason why value is lower than perfect is that it’s an expensive splurge, but we left full and happy!

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2018

Exemplary, special, invites tactical nostalgia with each course, contemporary and therefore accessible, and most of all,fun! A real treat to meet Chef Noah, to boot.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Chef Noah is a genius . Amazing food amazing presentation. Very welcoming

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

A well rounded experience from the pre dining texts to excellent support staff and cuisine. The wine pairings were delightful. The 13 menu items were creative. We were preplay but everything was timed perfectly including the taxi and we made it there with no issues. Thank you to the entire team for making the evening a memorable experience.

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

It was an amazing foody moment !
Our best experience about food !

The waiters were so great !!

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

One word for Oriole: Amazing!

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Great service food was awesome couldn’t find a bad thing to say if I tried

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Continued excellence
Spectacular service and food

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Oriole is one of the best restaurants in Chicago with a stellar tasting menu, marvelous service and an elegant dining room that exudes ambience. Bring a high-dollar credit card to be able to depart with cash left in your pocket.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Our experience was superb. Every component of the 13-course tasting menu was both creative and delicious. The service was beyond outstanding. Each of the several servers was willing to take a moment for friendly conversation. Attention to detail was jaw-dropping. When the servers noted that my wife is left-handed, the, without comment, arranged the cutlery to reflect it. At the end of the meal we were presented with printed menus. On my wife's, one item differed from mine---she avoids oysters and the souvenir reflected the substitution. The price was steep, but absolutely worth it. I hope that we will visit many times in the future.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Food was amazing! Every course was better than the last. Additionally the service was top-notch as they were incredibly attentive without being overbearing. They really went above and beyond to make our night special.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

We were very excited to try Oriole after a friend recommended it. It does not disappoint! Several days before the reservation they texted me asking for dietary restrictions. I can't eat gluten, dairy, or egg. I was prepared to "cheat" or give some of my courses to my husband. However, most of the dishes did not need adjustment and for some they created a new dish just for me that looked exactly like the "normal" one. And everything was delicious!! Great service, great attention to detail, and most importantly really really great food. I highly recommend this place.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

My all time favorite restaurant in the world. I've eaten at some of the finest restaurants in NYC, New Jersey and middle east. Oriole destroys every Michelin Star restaurant I've ever been to. It was 13 courses. They were able to change some items on the menu for me because of my dietary restriction. I don't drink alcohol but they have an amazing non alcoholic drink paring. So 13 courses and 9 non alcoholic drink pairing. Absolutely the best meal of my life. Noah Sandoval is a magician. He was very happy to hear when I told him he's a magician haha. I'm already looking forward to his second restaurant he is planning to open in summer. I'm from Jersey but I'd fly again just to eat there. The entire team at Oriole is incredible. I'll never forget this experience.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The 2nd best meal I have had in my life. Deeply imaginative. Will go again and again.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

A fantastic tasting menu that makes sure to place deliciousness above all. While there is certainly a lot of creativity, they don't over do it and wind up with dishes that are more "interesting" than delicious. The meal is well paced and the service is seamless.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Amazing. Absolutely outstanding - everything was perfect, well balanced. Can’t wait to go back!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Oriole was a revelation. Excellent service/ambiance/food. Definitely a place that impresses.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Spectacular
Again
Food only rivaled by the service

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Everything was perfect from walking through the old freight elevator to the bathrooms- we couldn’t have asked for a better experience. They have really thought of it all and you can tell the care and quality that goes into everything. The food and drinks were perfectly balanced- every bite was mesmerizing!

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