Oriole

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843 reviews
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Contemporary American
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.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef made accommodations for dietary restrictions and the result was amazing and delicious.

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Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

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.

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KM
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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L
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food and impeccable service.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything it should be, service and food. Creative and delicious. Truffle pasta amazing!

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s
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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e
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants in the world.

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GM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If I could give 10 stars for service I would.

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JZ
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly one of the best restaurants in the city. If you enjoy Alinea or Next, put this on your list!

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Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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M
Chicago
51 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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EL
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable. This restaurant absolutely lives up to the hype.

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J
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have no words. Everything was IMPECCABLE!!!

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CA
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

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.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great experience at Oriole. Service, quality and the food was all amazing.

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Munich
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an excellent evening. Superb and outstanding food - great service

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SS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing tasting menu. Great service. A little hard to find but worth it.

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d
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 5

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.

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SM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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).

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LR
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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m
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Oriole is a top three restaurant for me, in the world. This place had amazing service, great ambiance, and the food was perfect.

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SP
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best dinner I've ever had. Definitely worth every dollar.

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F
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Continues to be the best restaurant anywhere!!!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food, amazing wine and overall great dining experience!

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BH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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Indiana
17 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Superb and inventive. Excellent pairings. Great service. And no long waits between courses. Currently Chicago’s best restaurant.

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R
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely loved it!! Would recommend to anyone!!! The attention to detail on every level was oustanding

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OT
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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E
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best dining experience my husband and I have had. Incredible food and stellar, thoughtful service.

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J
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I can rate our meal at Oriole as one of the best tasting menu experiences I've had. Other tasting menus have a few hits that are excellent, the remainder showing excellent technique and effort but may be lacking in flavor. At Oriole, every course was on point and delicious, making me want more. I still left satisfied but not overly stuffed. I would definitely come again.

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G
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They chose truly innovative ways to prepare the various dishes.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelente selección de ingredientes y manipulación de los mismos, una felicitación al chef por la perfección, los detalles sin duda los distingue, una experiencia única desde la recepción, gracias!

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MS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The tasting menu is good but didn’t feel to us amazing. With my first dish felt a bit of chlorine maybe from dishwasher.. that was unexpected for this level. Otherwise the menu is creative and diverse. Steak dish was too fat... it always is . Desert menu was ok, many options but unconsistent and without a clear message -pastry felt flat.

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A
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This Michelin restaurant definitely deserves its two stars. Food is unbelievably tasty, innovative, and with a lot of variety. It's a fabulous combination of steak, seafood, Asian, etc. Service is excellent too. Really don't need to say much - go experience yourself! The only thing is the location is a little hard to find on a quiet street without signs or banners. But once you enter the door it's a whole new world to explore.

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