Oriole

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796 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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Chicago
29 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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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WE
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect place for adults who appreciate fine dining. Amusing entrance, small, very quiet room, well-spaced tables. Attentive, friendly, but not overbearing service. Every course was excellent and exceeded the prior one. Two minor tweaks: The paired wines could use a little tweaking for the first four or so offerings; those didn't knock my socks off as the food did. One of my dining partners though the dill overwhelmed the caviar. I didn't have that response. He either had a differently prepared piece, or more likely, his palate is more refined than mine. Oriole met or exceeded our prior fabulous experiences at Grace. We will return.

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

Really amazing experience. Phenomenal food and service. Every bite was savored, and the attention to details in service made me feel like royalty! Would absolutely have come here for the food alone, but the service makes the experience unforgettable. Two Michelin stars well deserved ... how does this place not have 3 !?

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S
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Oriole was a amazing experience. From the clean, simple and comforting decor to the amazing food to the competent, attentive and helpful staff. Definitely worth the trip!

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TC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our 2nd time back....

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AM
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Loved everything about this experience.
Food, ambiance, service, everything was exceptional.

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M
St. Louis
18 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Special and wonderful on every level!

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We eat at a lot of Michelin starred restaurants and we have eaten at all of the three and two Michelin starred restaurants in Chicago. I think that Oriole is the finest restaurant in Chicago. The food put out by Noah and his team is world class. It’s a luxurious experience with A5 Miyazaki beef, white truffle pasta, foie gras, oysters, etc. Some restaurants are intellectual experiences but I want food that’s delicious first and then beautiful second. Oriole plates beautifully but the deliciousness factor is incredibly high. The only negative is that the space isn’t beautiful. You enter through an alley and freight elevator which is unique but not a good match for the heavenly food. This place deserves its accolades and won’t disappoint you.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best meal of my life. Everything was thought through.

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Minneapolis
43 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was one of the best meals of my life! (and I don't say that lightly... I'm 47, and have eaten at some of the best restaurants in NYC & Chicago.) It's a 13 course tasting menu, and the food is "a surprise". Every morsel was not just delicious, but beautiful. My husband had the drink pairing, which wasn't just wine, but also included cocktails and cider. The service was exceptional. Their Michelin stars are well deserved!

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SL
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second time, it is always amazing! The food and service is phenomenal!

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AV
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is a godsend, n I'm not even religious. But I believe in what this outstanding chef n staff are doing. I personally think it's the best restaurant in the city...possibly the world. It's definitely choreographed like a dramatic play, each course very deliberately leading n building to the next. Sometimes your submerged in a bath of aromas n flavors n inundated, n then brought up in the next one out of the sea to breathe in the welcome air. Well, I can't come up with good enough analogies to give this experience justice. All I can say..is GO..TRY IT..N PREPARE FOR THE CULINARY EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME.

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A
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every course is delicious. Loved everything about my visit.

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F
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great as always. The best anywhere.

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k
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service, and experience was wonderful.

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DR
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was one of the finest dining experiences of my life. An amazing experience.

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S
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dinner!!!

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AQ
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply superb food, service, presentation, and ambiance.

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RJ
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Owner and Executive Chef Noah Sandoval is both a genius when it comes to creating artistic gastronomical delights and a most pleasant individual. My husband and I enjoy fine dining in Chicago every December to celebrate our anniversary so we are no stranger to the fine dining scene. Our experience at Oriole was so pleasurable, flavorful, and delightful that it is our new favorite. The food Noah prepared that evening was a feast to behold yet had to be savored with closed eyes and delighted sighs. From the interesting entry experience to the conclusion of the evening with a pleasant chat with Noah in the kitchen Oriole exceeded every expectation. The wait staff and restaurant ambiance were also noteworthy. We can hardly wait for next December.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Had a great second time here for my wife’s birthday ! Will certainly return.

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We absolute enjoyed Oriole. Service was impeccable. The food was very good, and so were the pairings. We were able to nab a 7:30pm table for a Saturday night, 48 hrs before. It was simply meant to be! Highly recommend! Book it. You won’t regret it!

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DK
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my 12th time here, and I simply don’t understand how Oriole keeps getting better. Just when you think the experience can’t be topped, they somehow do it yet again. Thank you again Noah, Cara, and the rest of your wonderful staff for a beautiful and delicious evening.

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LJ
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply amazing. This was our second visit and we were celebrating my birthday. My husband said he thinks it’s the best meal he’s ever experienced at a restaurant. Food was divine, service impeccable but friendly, perfect ambience with plenty of room between diners for privacy. Overall, wonderful birthday celebration....thank you! We love this restaurant and can’t wait to return!

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the ambiance and the service was superb! The food was delicious and beautiful. Also we’ve done a handful of wine pairings in the last few years and this was by far the best wine pairing we’ve experienced. Worked perfectly with every single plate and even enhanced some of the courses. Highly recommend this place!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was above expectations. Food, service and the humble Chef Noah.

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OT
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely the best food & reserve wine pairings to be found in Chicago today.

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H
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants in Chicago, if not the best.

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AD
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is quiet beautifully done space that comforts the customer with amazing cuisine, knowlegeable staff
and tastes you won't be able to forgetor find anywhere else.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

楽しいお見せでした!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely superb and the pairings were the best food matches I have experienced. A very special treat and will be back

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z
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down one of the greatest dining experiences I've ever had, and top 3 fine dining restaurants in Chicago. The staff's attention to detail is immaculate. The wine pairing is spectacular. Can't go wrong here.

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dining experience. True gastronomy!

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ST
London
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stunning heavily Japanese influenced tasting menu, the staff are incredible - they work as such a cohesive unit, like they’re all extensions of the same limbs! They were so attentive but not over the top, knowledgable and affable. Overall such a treat and I would happily go back / recommend to all.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Oriole never disappoints!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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I
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time doing a tasting menu. It completely exceeded all of my expectations. I liked the ambience in a old commercial structure turned into a modern space, staff was superb, friendly, approachable, and the food was an experience. Worth its money. More seafood and Asian flavors then I expected, several classics with new twists including Foie gras, Truffle over pasta, Sushi, most tender beef, etc I shared wine paring with my husband, however for me the amount of wine was a bit too much.

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HT
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was amazing! Make your reservation today! I can't wait to go back!

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SG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was amazing. Time to wait between plates and wine pairings was a little too long

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JE
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was by far the most unique and delightful meal I've had in a long time. From presentation to taste, every dish was artfully created and wonderful. Service was impeccable from start to finish—We were greeted at the host station with a welcome cocktail, and each server was very knowledgable on the dishes and helped created a very pleasant atmosphere. Some highlights were the chef's unique twists on caviar, foie gras, and sea urchin. Absolutely worth the price tag and several month wait for a reservation.

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J
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a wonderful dining experience. Flavor profiles were well thought out and creative. Highly recommend the full wine pairing as it adds to the dining pleasure.

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