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Oriole

4.9
1154 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Oriole is a 2 Michelin starred restaurant located in the West Loop of Chicago offering an extended tasting menu created by James Beard nominated Chef Noah Sandoval and Chef de Cuisine Jeff Eichem. An Old World inspired wine list as well as pairings are curated by Wine Director Aaron McManus, while spirit free options including a pairing is designed by Bar Director Julia Momose.

We are taking every precaution to keep our guests and staff safe and ask that visitors to Oriole help us ensure the highest standards are upheld.

We require all guests to wear masks or face coverings while in the restaurant and while Oriole staff is present at the table.

We also ask that guests do not exceed their reservation time more than two hours. The experience is timed to about 1.5 hours.

Upon booking, we will contact each guest with more details as well as a questionnaire to complete before joining us.

We look forward to seeing you!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1154 people are saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
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5.0
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4.9
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KiwiNotTheFruit
Seattle
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service and ambiance. But not quite worth it.

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vipMarko
Chicago
69 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Simply, an incredible dining experience. The food is about as good as you will ever experience and the service is also top-notch. This is definitely a place that should be on any foodies list. The dining room is simple which allows the food to be the star of the show. My wife is a vegetarian and they did an excellent job of accommodating her.

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vipStevenF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love love this restaurant

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aaronmg1
New England
11 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal ..went to 4 Michelin restaurants in 4 nights .. Oriole was the best we all thought.. great meal out of the 27 Michelin star restaurants I have been to this was towards the top

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal I've ever had.

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sarah
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not only is the food exceptional, but the service is lovely. Oriole offers an elevated dining experience that is personable, intimate and on point. We thoroughly enjoyed all flavors and aesthetics, and look forward to dining here again in the future (may we be so lucky). To be honest, I woke up thinking about several of the dishes the following morning. 100.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic in every way

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing experience and a great job by the team to make my wife and I feel very safe in these strange times. The menu is very inventive, diverse and of course, delicious. The Wine pairings are on point and are recommended for sure. Worth a visit for sure!

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zstar
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

one of the best tasting meals I've ever had. food was outstanding, service was exceptional.

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RachelAnn
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner at Oriole was outstanding. Every dish was a different and expertly designed work of art. The creativity and skill demonstrated in each otherworldly course did not stop at the food. From the moment we stepped from the alley and into the unusual freight elevator, we encountered thoughtfulness and attention to detail that I’ve not experienced anywhere else. I highly recommend Oriole!

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viphanley
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service as always. Best experience for the money amongst all the high end tasting menus in town, Alinea included.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining with Oriole, such a great experience. All staff were professional, super nice. Special thanks to the chef, Noah Sandoval and Erica. I will visit again with my family next time. Thanks for everything.

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vipDrDave
Chicago
231 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oriole remains our #1 restaurant in Chicago, though several other are only small notches behind and we haven't tried Ever yet. The food that Chef Sandoval and his team creates is sublime—amazing layers of aroma, flavor, and texture that never fight, but create beautiful melodies and harmonies. The staff is warm, knowledgeable, and a joy to have around. The new, post-lockdown menu is as good, perhaps better, than any from before. Sadly, the capacity is greatly restricted by current health and safety requirements, but they will eventually be back to full capacity and more people can enjoy this great restaurant.

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vipKennethW
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Could not have asked for a better dining experience from food, service and overall ambience. Just outstanding in every respect!!

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vipTORiaJ
Chicago
163 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time indoor dining during COVID restrictions. The new dishes were superb - clearly Noah Sandoval has used the time off to create more than just fabulous new pizza! The safety precautions made this our first choice for a dine in experience. For years we have celebrated birthdays and anniversaries here so we didn't want to skip an October birthday. So happy to see them back. Go now! Because in a short time they are going to be doing a two month shut down while they handle a refresh/renew of their space. Always worth every penny. #loveyouguys

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vipToddS
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional as always!!

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viptianjiz
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

perfect! everything!we love it

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StuartP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time dining at Oriole and folks, it's true... Lightning does strike twice. From the moment we entered the restaurant to the door closing behind us we were made to feel welcome and at home by a knowledgeable and friendly staff. During a challenging period for dining out the Oriole team clearly put thought and care into the entire experience and went above and beyond to adapt and accommodate preferences. We are big fans of the restaurant and can't wait to return.

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vipTonyH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in chicago

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vipBirdman
Chicago
51 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We felt extremely safe in the restaurant. The lanyard for clipping onto the mask is a great idea - like managing reading glasses - and the personal hand sanitizer bottles were thoughtful. The food was extraordinary - could not pick a favorite - and just right the quantity. The printed explanations of each course and the wine parings were most helpful and minimized staff time at the table. Compared to some other very high end restaurants, the food price was reasonable. The wine pairing, while very good, was a bit overpriced though. We look forward to returning, probably before the menu changes.

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vipefeld22
Chicago
52 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oriole never disappoints but this time they were over the top outstanding! Every course was spot on. The adjustments they made to keep everyone safe did not interrupt the fine dining experience. Thank you again for an amazing meal!

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vipSliceNDine
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While an expensive meal, the care, detail, and love put into the food made this one of the best meals of my life!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best meal of your life.

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vipValentina
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely loved Oriole! The food was so tasty & the staff was very welcoming and accommodating. Ask ahead a few days for the vegetarian menu, you won't be disjointed!

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vipjodi
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I dined at Oriole in 2016 - the year they opened - with a friend. We knew then that they'd receive a Michelin star. Surprise, they have 2! Anyway, I finally returned a few nights ago to celebrate getting married. I did a pescetarian menu, though I am aware that the Wagyu dish is life-altering. Everything about the journey is perfect - from when you arrive, to the recommendations, to the food itself. We thank the staff of Oriole for a memorable evening. And also a huge thank you to the wonderful table next to us, who we found had left the best gift ever, when the bill arrived! Still a top 5 dining experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was 9.5+. A bit small on portion but really exceptional
Wine paring was a 10
Service was a 10

It was our first time. Really great for a special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As good an experience as we have had in any restaurant, in any city, in any country

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vipChristinaL
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great inventive menu and wonderful service. Good for small numbers and foodies. Menu and wine is expensive, but on par for their status.

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vipDanK
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always. Cannot wait to return and see what magic Chef Noah and Team can create.

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KristineL
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most unique Restaurant I have lately been!!!
Intriguing entrance, ambiance- on point, team- is TEAM :)
Menu :) OMG admired every course like exhibit in art museum at first and only then turned into Ratatouille to indulge the unique combination of flavors and imagination!
thank you for being there and don't ever loose your imagination and passion!!!
Will return!!!

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CharlesF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fabulous experience. Loved almost everything that we ate.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply amazing way to celebrate a 20 year wedding anniversary. We were taken on an effortless food journey paired with amazing wines.

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RoyF
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A truly beautiful culinary experience! The staff was passionate and knowledge, and they welcomed our questions. The food was by far the highest quality and best prepared we've ever had, and the beverage pairings were perfect. Thanks to everyone at Oriole for an unforgettable evening!

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vipJorgeV
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had never experienced better service than we received at Oriole. Will definitely return. Everyone was amazing from Marylin to the entire staff. At times it almost seemed that I was watching an amazingly choreographed ballet. Extraordinary experience far beyond what was expected even for a Michelin Star restaurant

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Elisa
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best meal of my life! Also the best service! Highly recommended. Plus it’s byob ;)

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vipKentS
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oriole is a very special place and a wonderful way to celebrate a special occasion. The food presentation could be in the art Institute. Thank you for the great experience.

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vipEvaD
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Some of the best food I’ve ever eaten. And tremendous service!! Perfect night.

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vipMarceyR
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely SUPERB.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Perhaps the best meal I have ever eaten

BH
vipBH79
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a night out with someone that is extremely special to you!!

FAQs

Oriole is rated 4.9 stars by 1154 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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