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Aba - Chicago, Chicago, IL
Aba - Chicago, Chicago, IL
Aba - Chicago, Chicago, IL
Aba - Chicago, Chicago, IL
Aba - Chicago, Chicago, IL

Aba - Chicago

4.8
4.8
2095 Reviews
$50 and over
Mediterranean
Aba is a Mediterranean restaurant with locations in Chicago, IL, Austin, TX, and Bal
Harbour, FL. Aba, meaning father in Hebrew, incorporates Chef CJ Jacobson’s lighter style
of cooking with influences from the Mediterranean, including Israel, Lebanon, Turkey, and
Greece. The bar program showcases rare Mediterranean-inspired wines and spirits.
Signature dishes include Smoky Garlic Hummus, Muhammara, Heirloom Crispy Chicken
Thigh, Shawarma-Spiced Skirt Steak, Grilled Salmon Kebab and more. The bar program
showcases rare Mediterranean-inspired wines and spirits.

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2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 333 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Californian, Meat
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 3:30 pm–11:00 pm Sun 3:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (773) 645-1400
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    Host your next meeting or event with help from Aba! Enjoy Catering options including<br />Hummus &amp; Spreads, Hot &amp; Cold Mezze, Dessert and more. Choose between the Mediterranean Feast with family-style options for a<br />minimum of eight, or order mezze favorites a la carte. 48 hour notice. Optional delivery is<br />handled via Doordash, and costs $7.00.
  • Private party facilities
    Let Aba cater your next celebration, meeting, or special event! Enjoy large group diningspaces, or our intimate semi-private Chef’s Table which can accommodate groups up to 10guests. For groups up to 600, join us in our private event hall, The Dalcy.
  • Neighborhood
    West Loop
  • Cross street
    W Fulton St &amp; N Green St
  • Parking details
    Street parking is available, in addition to garage and valet.
  • Additional
    Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,095 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Chicago / Illinois

    Mediterranean

  • Chicago / Illinois

    Most Booked

  • Chicago

    Mediterranean

  • Chicago

    Most Booked

2,095 Reviews
  1. sandhyan

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, excellent quality, multiple options for those with food allergies. The manager came out to take my order given my multiple allergies, communicated with the chef and made sure it was an awesome experience. Service by our waitress was excellent, super pleasant. The skirt steak frites is to die for! And as for ambience and experience, no other restaurant in the area compares to the designing of the space at Aba ( in my opinion)

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  2. Lauren

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great food and service!! One of our favorites!!

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  3. EAN728

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was great! Food was delicious. Will be returning

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  4. KSCB

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambiance is always delightful. The happy hour portion of the appetizer was pretty skimpy, but the food was delicious.

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  5. ShonnJ

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Each course was out standing!! We ordered five including dessert and everything was satisfying. 1. Short rib hummus— definitely the show stopper. The pita was pillowy, warm and nicely seasoned. It paired perfectly with the hummus. 10/10 2. Amish chicken schnitzel— we were not prepared for how delicious this entree was. It was very crispy and tasted great. I also do not typically like Brussels sprouts but enjoyed them in this case! 9.5/10 3. Crispy potatoes— incredible texture. I can see this becoming a reliable side for us, though it did not meet the expectations set by the earlier courses. That’s ok, though! 8/10 4. Lamb and beef kebabs— it is important to note that the portions are impressive! By the time we received this entree, we were really full so I don’t think I can give an accurate review of it. It tasted good though, and on an empty stomach I’m sure it would be an 8/10 or above. 5. crème brûlée pie and frozen Greek yogurt— similarly, these dishes tasted great but we were very full by this point. The yogurt was really refreshing. The pie was a bit of an acquired taste for me but got better with each bite. Yogurt - 8/10, Pie - 7/10 or more. Also of note, the service here was pretty great. This spot has quickly become one of our favorites in the city.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Fayetteville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Weird bossy waitress. Food was delicious! Hummus was to die for.

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  7. EvelynB

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of my favorite restaurants in Chicago. The shrimp scampi was misleading and the chicken schnitzel didn't have much flavor but the trio of spreads and the potatoes were amazing!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Aba was amazing! It had such a cool, relaxed vibe! I definitely will be returning!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful decor and ambiance. Every thing we had for brunch was delicious. The drinks were so pretty and dessert didn’t disappoint!

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  10. Sebastian

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible food, ambiance, location, and service - can’t ask for more!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of a kind ambiance, top notch drinks, food, and service. We had a great time hanging out with the bartenders who created some delicious unique cocktails. Highly recommend the short rib hummus, it’s large enough to serve as a meal for two people. Any of their lamb dishes will leave you craving it again days later. Make sure to get a reservation!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We travelled from Seattle to Chicago for my partner’s birthday and I reserved Aba a month in advance because we loved the food and ambience (in our prior visit) and thought it’d be perfect for a celebration. I had added a detailed note stating it is my partner’s birthday and we are celebrating an occasion. The hosts and servers paid no attention to it. I was hoping they’d make an effort to put a candle on our dessert atleast but it wasn’t. It was so disappointing and sad because I was really looking forward to celebrate his birthday. This was a complete disregard of notes and tags added during the reservation process and I hoped a place like Aba would pay attention to reservations. The restaurant seemed overwhelmed with some event going on and the food was coming out very scattered and slow . Food was was overall okay but the fact that we couldn’t celebrate really made the whole experience quite bad. I wish I reserved another dinner place instead. Wouldn’t recommend it for any celebration

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  13. SurajS

    Chicago

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent and service was the best I have seen in a long time . They made a small mistake with allergy in our order and took that off the check even though we didn’t make a fuss about it . Such courteous staff and amazing food ! This will be my go to spot with friends and family from now on!!!!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome - loved everything !! Brussel sprouts were a little mushy but everything else was wonderful

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The hostess staff was incredibly mean - very unusual for Lettuce Entertain You restaurants. Nick the manager was lovely & welcoming but the hostesses were the opposite.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, service, food and ambience at Aba were amazing! We had the whipped feta, falafel, and salmon kebab. This is my absolute favorite restaurant. Aba always delivers a great dining experience.

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  17. MarkS

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As we walked in the Host station was welcoming, friendly and professional. Our seat at the couch one of the couches was absolutely perfect with the view. Our sever was excellent explaining the menu quickly precisely. She was pleasant and energetic without being overbearing. Each food item was prepared perfectly with distinctive flavors. I would recommend Aba to anyone looking for a new upscale restaurant experience!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server JR was outstanding!! As always great food.

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  19. sarahi

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    pricey cocktails, but fabulous flavors! The food was exquisite.

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  20. Dfoodie

    Chicago

    84 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved it!! We ordered several things, all outstanding. I'd highly recommend.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I need the recipe for the hummus it’s one of the best I’ve ever had! Amazing food and very attentive waiter!

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  22. Ragas

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere for drinks and impressive dining. Ambiance was excellent. Service wasn't ideal but overall highly recommend.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My family came out to visit from North Dakota and I'm from the suburbs so it was a place all of us never been to. It was a great choice. The pork belly, steak frites, lamp chops, cauliflower kebabs and meatballs were all superb. Family style dining where it's encouraged to share. My cousin had a whiskey cocktail and I had a Mango beer. Delicious! I would go back there again.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great nice as usual. Wonderful dishes and outstanding service.

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  25. ArianaHM

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was delicious and the service was amazing. Will definitely visit again during the summer to dine on the patio

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  26. Ruddy

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We've eaten at Aba a couple of times now and the food was phenomenal. We went on Sunday for brunch and started with the short rib hummus, which had a sweet and savory taste. For our entrée we had the seasoned steak and eggs. The steak was cooked just right (medium rare) and deliciously seasoned. The eggs were prepared perfectly - my wife had them sunnyside up and I had them overeasy. The potatoes were ok. I would suggest trying to get a side of aioli or ketchup because they were pretty plain. The only downside was the service was average, at best. It took a while for the drinks to arrive. I ordered coffee and they forgot to bring cream and sugar. By the time the cream and sugar were delivered my coffee was cold. It was also difficult to get the waiter's attention for a refill on drinks. Ambiance, noise level, and overall setting was great.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The main courses were okay but the desserts were exceptional, especially their date cake. We loved the ambiance and the service, overall it was a great experience.

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  28. JennyF

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious brunch, beautiful spot, excellent service

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  29. HeidiB

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is amazing! We had 7 people and were seated on the heated patio. The sun was shining bright and over heated the patio making it uncomfortable.

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  30. calliemc4

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was amazing! Service was very slow and was waiting for food to be brought out for a long time. Would go again because the food was amazing!

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  31. Emily

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our favorite spots in Chicago! Still thinking about our wonderful meal.

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  32. TehraB

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely dinner in a lovely atmosphere! Enclosed patio is warm and beautiful. Food was wonderful! We will go back again and again!

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  33. Jerry

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything from service, atmosphere and food was amazing!!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    While we have been to Aba so many times, last night was the best dining experience we’ve had before. Despite it being a busy night, we were sat within minutes of the reservation. However, the reason we had the best experience at Aba yet was because of our server Juju. She was extremely tentative, caring and knew the menu inside and out. She helped us pick out the perfect drinks and food that would complement them (and the food was incredible as always). She was truly the best server we have had in ages in Chicago and she is an asset to Aba. We will definitely be coming back again and requesting her as our server!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    They made us wait for our table that was clearly ready. We were sat in their outdoor area that was freezing cold and the service was non existent. Even our waiter was telling us he’s so sorry the service was so bad. Food came out raw we all ate the raw food since the waiter told us the lamb is supposed to be rare. We all got terribly sick. From the service to the food everything was a disaster last night.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My partner and I had an amazing first time experience! Would highly recommend! Will definitely be back!

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  37. Kate

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The only thing that was good here was the hummus. The food was terrible, the service was slow. The shrimp scampi wasn’t pasta and it smelled liked curry.

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  38. JoshW

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Good: Interior Service Smoky Garlic Hummus Whipped Feta Bad: Faroe island salmon: overcooked--some parts were the texture of a jerky. Shrimp scampi: Six shrimp (literally) swimming in a muffin tin filled with oil--with some charred parmesan bread crumbs on top.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great time ! Our server was very knowledgeable and helpful and we enjoyed the food and ambiance!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Seating very crowded. Chairs from table behind me kept hitting me. Could barely hear anything. Good was great and good service.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings

FAQs

Aba - Chicago offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (773) 645-1400.

Aba - Chicago is rated 4.8 stars by 2095 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 333 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Aba - Chicago

302 N. Green Street, Chicago, IL 60607

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    W Fulton St &amp; N Green St
  • Neighborhood
    West Loop
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 3:30 pm–11:00 pm Sun 3:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Californian, Meat
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street parking is available, in addition to garage and valet.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (773) 645-1400
  • Catering
    Host your next meeting or event with help from Aba! Enjoy Catering options including<br />Hummus &amp; Spreads, Hot &amp; Cold Mezze, Dessert and more. Choose between the Mediterranean Feast with family-style options for a<br />minimum of eight, or order mezze favorites a la carte. 48 hour notice. Optional delivery is<br />handled via Doordash, and costs $7.00.
  • Private party facilities
    Let Aba cater your next celebration, meeting, or special event! Enjoy large group diningspaces, or our intimate semi-private Chef’s Table which can accommodate groups up to 10guests. For groups up to 600, join us in our private event hall, The Dalcy.
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