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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
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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

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4.9

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.9

service

4.9

ambience

4.9

value

4.5

Noise

Quiet

100% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (54)
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Creative Cuisine (43)
Good for Anniversaries (40)
Romantic (39)
Good for a Date (36)
Good for Birthdays (24)
Quiet Conversation (24)
Worth the Drive (21)
Notable Wine List (21)
Hot Spot (14)
Fun (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Cozy (9)
Business Meals (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Seasonal (7)
Local Ingredients (5)
Authentic (4)
Tapas (3)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Vegan (2)
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Gluten Free Options (1)
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Good for Groups (1)
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Healthy (1)
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Organic (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Incredible. Best meal of my life. If you get the chance, enjoy Oriole with someone you love and who loves food. This truly was incredible, from the welcome drink to the very last treat. Perfect experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Very well managed an orchestrated restaurant. The food was impressive and the service faultless.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Phenomenal experience start to finish. Highest level of attention to detail. Every dish was executed to perfection. The wine pairings were particularly impressive and probably the best pairings I’ve had in a tasting menu experience.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Simply the best tasting menu and service we have experienced in Chicago, New York, SF and Paris. We were blown away by every element and the experience reminded us of experiencing a world-class symphony at the top of their game or sharing a bottle of 1982 Chateau Latour.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Was excellent experience. Nice wine selection, amazing courses, and the service was top notch.

Tags: Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

A really amazing experience from start to finish. The service is perfection, the food is incredible, and the drink pairings are heavenly. This restaurant was totally worth the wait, and lived up to all the hype I heard before hand!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

That was wonderful. That was refined and the waiters are very sympathetic and professional.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Romantic, Business Meals
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great experience ! Food was terrific !

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Came here for my best friends birthday and was an incredible experience. Everything from the food to the service was impeccable. I highly recommend coming here to celebrate something special because this dinner was exactly what I was hoping for to help celebrate my friends birthday!!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 30, 2017

It was an amazing experience.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Outstanding in every way. One of the best dining experiences I’ve had. Every course was perfect and left you wanting just one more bite.

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Great food and service rivaling any best restaurant in the world!

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 29, 2017

You are in for a real treat and surprise! Just hand yourself over to these experts for a once in a lifetime experience. Even the reviews didn’t prepare me for this memorable meal. I have eaten throughout the world at Michelin restaurants and this is the BEST meal I have had in decades. Kudos to the whole team! Do the pairing - the tastes are surprising- Sublime food - great ambiance- live the entryway

Tags: Cozy, Hot Spot, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Organic, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

The non-alcoholic paring drinks provided an opportunity to young people like me who were under legal age yet could still enjoy beverages besides normal beverages.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Happy Hour
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 23, 2017

One of the best meals I’ve ever had! Could not recommend more highly.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Everything is so good

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Because I recently had their new menu, I decided to change things up and get the non-alcoholic pairings. Interesting, delicious, and complemented the food very well. Another top-notch on the experience from Noah and the rest of the staff at Oriole. Can’t wait to return!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Once again if you do go to Oriole you truly are missing a dinning experience second to none

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 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Wonderful!!! Service and food were exceptional!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Incredible food, service, atmosphere. Memorable night. Quiet and romantic.

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·Dined on November 16, 2017

I took my food loving fiance out for her 30th birthday and everything about Oriole exceeded our expectations, even the bathrooms were great. Usually I don't buy in for the drink pairing but did this time and it was exceptional. The staff even recognized her birthday with a nice personal touch. I would recommend Oriole to anyone looking for a memorable dining experience in the city.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Amazing Sophisticated Exceptional Wonderful Decadent Sumptuous

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Always divine!
#1 restaurant in Chicago!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

There are only a few meals that you can rate as outstanding - this was one. We enjoyed the "surprise" aspect of the tasting menu and enjoyed every course. The wine and cocktail pairings were perfect. I can't wait to return to Chicago for a repeat!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Such a fancy & romantic date. Nice staff; not snooty at all, very helpful. From the surprise hot cocktail at the door, to the surprise take-home pie at the end. I loved all the seafood courses at the beginning, while my date loved the pork best. I never spend so much on dinner but i’m hooked now. I’ll came back during a different season when they change the menu

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 10, 2017

A comfortable and generaous space. Coarses come one after another with great timing and terrific wine pairings. The result is a completely pampered evening with food beyond discription A culinary journey you hope will never end, but it does when you are presented with a small pie gift boxed just for you...amazing.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, People Watching
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

I've traveled the word and have eaten at some of the finest dining establishments around the globe but, I have never had as good a meal and overall experience as I had at Oriole in Chicago. Each of the 15 dishes kept building off the last so, by the end, I was completely wowed. The sad part is that I did not want this to end. The quality of the food, the creativity of each dish, overall eating experience was unparalleled. While the price was on the very high end of the spectrum, the value of the overall experience makes it well worth it. I strongly recommend this restaurant for any food lover who wants a once in a lifetime culinary experience. If I could give this place 10 stars I would do it without hesitation.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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 (Panama)·Dined on November 8, 2017

This place is amazing, overall the food was spectacular. The most memorable dishes were the capellini and truffles, the A5 Wagyu, the foie gras and scallops, and the mangalica and oyster. Got the non alcoholic pairing and the drinks were spectacular as well. The service is outstanding, as you feel well taken care of but not overwhelmed. Best dining experience of my life would definitely come back!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Absolutely fabulous experience, from the minute we stepped in and offered a cocktail as we were removing our coats to the atmosphere, the great service, and then the food! Imaginative and so very tasty.
A very memorable evening indeed.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Ive eaten at Michelin restaurants all over the US and this was far and away the greatest meal of my entire life. A++ for quality of ingredients, presentation, the themes weaving the tasting menu dishes together, service, creativity and environment. This meal is simply to die for, and should not be missed at any cost.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Just an incredible experience!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 2, 2017

I’m not quite sure how they are able to do it, but Noah, Genie, Tim, Aaron, Cara, and Michelle created a dining experience that somehow exceeded my last two, and I just didn’t think it would be possible to get any better than those. It was a bit sad to see some of my favorite dishes rotated off their new menu, but the new creations more than made up for it. Worth every penny. Can’t wait to go back. 6 stars.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 2, 2017

The most incredible dinner experience. I would possibly even say as good as Alinea. I felt embarrassed as I felt I was making too many inappropriate sounds in public as I couldn’t even talk anymore. It was mind blowing. Can’t wait to go back. Better than most top restaurants in nyc for sure and they aren’t jaded. Yet :). And great way to enter the restaurant. You are in for a very special night.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 31, 2017

The 'Nantucket Bay Scallop with Maitake, dried wild blueberry and oxalis' was mouthwateringly delicious! I could eat everyday for dinner and it would never get old. The perfectly dichotomous complexities of this plate are everything!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 24, 2017

I am a foodie and this is hands down best dining experience of my life! Everything was exquisite and so deliciously creative

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Everything was amazing and perfect! Best meal ever! Genie and Noah 💯🙌🏻

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The single best dining experience of my life. Some of the dishes - I couldn’t eat slow enough, couldn’t cut them into any smaller pieces as I wanted to savor it and for it never to end.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Despite being one of the most expensive meals I've ever experienced, Oriole continues to impress. Complex flavors that left me satiated and pleased (and not overserved and stuffed as is the case with some other tasting menus and wine pairings.)

My spouse and I shared one reserve wine pairing and one standard wine pairing. While the reserve wine pairing was interesting, in the future I'd lean towards the standard wine pairing. The wines were equally impressive, and I'm not sure the reserve is a better overall experience for the price. If there are two of you, I'd avoid you both ordering the reserve wine pairing as you'll miss out on some great wine/food matchings from the standard wine pairing.

The food was outstanding. Complex, we'll presented, appropriate portions. Beautiful.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 20, 2017

I thoroughly enjoyed my dining experience at Oriole. The attention to detail and complex flavor profiles were exceptional.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Tasting Menu
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Excellent dining experience! The food was delicious and presented beautifully. The service staff were knowledgeable, friendly and professional. Quiet atmosphere. And loved being able to see kitchen staff preparing the food.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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