Oriole

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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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PV
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. We celebrated our anniversary with our son.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most amazing and delicious dining experience. Their food is art and carefully crafted to bring flavors and textures together for the perfect bites. The service and stellar and you feel welcomed from the moment you walk into their cool, low key side alley. It almost feels like a secret club. Worth it!

JS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best meal in Chicago and the US! Worth every penny

C
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a singular dining experience. Easily the best meal of my life. The service showed minute attention to detail. Each course was well timed and a perfect amount to enjoy. Thank you so much for a memorable evening.

S
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. The customer service was outstanding. I would definitely recommended. Parking was easy to find also.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful. Everything was delicious! The only negative thing worth mentioning is that they priced the vegetarian tasting menu at the same rate as the omnivore tasting which I feel isn’t comparable cost wise. The vegetarian tasting menu should be less expensive. As an example, during one of the courses my husband had A5 wagyu steak and I had a beet...not nearly the same price, yet paid the same? Other than that, the ambiance was lovely and the staff was very friendly and attentive.

D
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, delicious food, beautiful presentation. Absolutely worth the money!

DR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oriole is one of the top restaurants in my mind. We spended a wonderful Valentine's Day here. Excellent food and drinks. I highly recommend to have the non-alcoholic beverage pairing, which are perfectly matching with the food. I will definitely visit there again in the future.

B
Cancun
22 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Súper recomendable. Todo riquísimo y la atención excelente. Volveremos a nuestra siguiente visita a Chicago sin duda

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MK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Without a doubt the most expensive meal I've ever had...but the waitstaff was something to behold and the foold was sublime. Worth the splurge.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is really good as I expected. The dish with foie gras is fantastic and delicious. Great environment with professional and friendly service!

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive service and nice ambiance. There were surprises with every course.

DK
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my 17th time there, so I’m running out of ways to say how fabulous Oriole is (and I like to think I have an expansive vocabulary). Incredible, as always. Cannot wait to return.

S
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best service I have ever had at a restaurant. It was an amazing experience.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience5

Food is so bad as a Michelin 2 stars

AS
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow, wow,wow !!!! From beginning till the end everything was delicious, rick in flavor. Service wow, cocktails wow, atmosphere wow!!! Highly recommend!!! Words can not describe, you have to taste it, hear the story of each dish and feel its deep flavors of very interesting ingredients.Its 12 dishes course and Hope in future they will have options to choose menu with extra courses 14 or 16 dishes.Art of food experience was amazing , looking forward to eat there again soon!!!! Very soon!!!!!! Especially when they adding new dishes and changing menu seasonly,cant wait to try new stuff there !!!!!

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Had the reserve wine pairing which was delightful.

RS
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extraordinarily good food, genuinely nice and engaging staff, wine pairing spot on. Will return.

KH
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable and exquisite. An absolute delight. Chef Sandoval and his wife Cara have created magic. Can’t wait to visit again soon!

JW
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was simply one of the best meals I have ever enjoyed, and I select that verb since in high end restaurants, quality doesn't always come with such enjoyment. The amount of food and wine was just right; we had eaten enough and were not drunk, even with the wine pairing (standard). It is impossible to say any dish was inferior to any other; all seemed perfect (and were presented on beautiful dishes too). The service was attentive but not intrusive. The space was elegant and comfortable and we scarcely noticed anyone else. Oriole equals Alinea in quality but is a very different experience, not theatrical, not startling, but full of pleasing surprises. I hope to find an excuse (and the means) to return – we're truly fortunate to have such a restaurant in Chicago.

GF
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and outstanding service. Pricey but it’s worth it for a special occasion.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal experience. Menu builds perfectly and the pairings were spot on.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration was just perfect in every way!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding experience. Definitely worth a visit!

s
Chicago
166 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent experience with both food and service! A perfect evening.

l
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible dinner. How it does not have a third star is honestly astonishing. Warm, polite yet also extremely attentive to detail and indicative of an excellent fine dining experience. The food is sumptuous and truly well constructed. Highly recommend

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing and incredibly thoughtful. The menu for the evening we went for our anniversary was perfect.

W
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An exceptional culinary experience; courses, wine pairings, flavors, and presentation all well thought out; one need just sit back, relax, eat and drink with pleasure. Ambiance suits the food and style--understated, quiet and relaxing. It's not "cheap" (quite the opposite--very expensive), but worth the price for the food and experience. We'd go back!

a
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food - cuisine with so much attention to presentation as well as inventive flavor combinations. Although there a a number of courses, none was too large. We were satisfied but not stuffed at the end of our meal. We do return about once a year for a special occasion and nor is any course disappointing

D
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply an outstanding meal. The service was very attentive without being intrusive. The atmosphere was intimate and cozy. The food was amazing - each course was delicious and elegant. A few bites left you wanting a whole plateful... but on to the next course with something more wonderful each time! We had the "non-alcoholic" beverage pairing with the meal. Really interesting concoctions of juices, teas, ciders, etc. that complemented the food without overpowering it. Bonus that we weren't too buzzed by the end to enjoy the later courses. Worth every penny!!

SR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal of my life. Oriole deserves a 3rd star!

J
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All aspects of this restaurant are outstanding. The food is superb and creative, the staff is super pleasant and remember your quirks and preferences. Overall among the very top in the city!!

RZ
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the pleasure to eat at the Oriole last Saturday and it was a real joy. I had the pleasure to eat in several Michelin starred restaurants all over the world and I have to say it was one of the best culinary experience of my live. Ambiance, service, food and wine pairing was outstanding. Especially the meat for the main course was probably the best ever. Unfortunately I am living to far away for a visit soon again.
Big thank you and compliment for the whole crew of the Oriole.
Remo & Patrick from Zurich Switzerland

KM
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the greeting at the door with a warm cocktail to the service which was attentive, but not smothering, everything was near perfection. The food was outstanding and the desire to accommodate special requests regarding shellfish and seafood was truly impressive. Worth every penny.

OT
Corpus Christi
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food experience of the last 5 years. In that time, I’ve dined at Alinea, Meadowood, Quince. Oriole’s offering surpassed those meals.

OT
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very impressive experience.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was wonderful, the food was delicious and that’s all you can ask for when going to a restaurant.

DF
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Returning from a wonderful trip cannot get better than with dinner at Oriole that serves new American cuisine. It is evident in the complete execution of all courses that they are aiming very high and should soon receive the accolades that come with it. It is my third time here, and it is fascinating to see how chef Sandoval is evolving with his cuisine. This time he delivered a translucent vision of cuisine a la America that genuinely absorbs the world via the melting pot, as the gastronomy embraces what tastes delectable. World-Class!

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing experience. Every bite was pure gold. This restaurant is a hidden gem with world class service. Bonus points for having a non-alcoholic beverage pairing.

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