Aba

4.8
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1406 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mediterranean
Aba is a Mediterranean restaurant with a rooftop patio located in Chicago's historic Fulton Market District. This is Chef CJ Jacobson’s second restaurant with Lettuce Entertain You, and is an extension of Ema (mother in Hebrew) in River North. Aba, meaning father in Hebrew, incorporates a light style of cooking with a large emphasis on raw and cooked protein. The bar program is crafted by Lead Mixologist Liz Pearce and showcases rare Mediterranean-inspired wines and spirits. Please note that outdoor seating is first come first serve, is not available for reservations and is weather permitting.

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Lcd41
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff and great food. This was my third time at Aba for dinner and will definitely be back again.

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RhondaB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful everything!! Started with Michael, an attentive wonderful server, great wine, superb food and beautiful setting. Thanks ABA!

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Vanessa
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience and our server was very helpful!

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MayM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food and drinks were good, but expensive. Might not be worth the cost.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food. Good ambiance. Could be a regular here.

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NisargV
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place with amazing drinks and delicious Mediterranean food.

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MichaelW
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and server was amazing!!!

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vipHowardT
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Modern setting, flavors that pop, professional service: one of the most happening places happening right now in Chicago.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went here for my birthday dinner and had an amazing experience! Staff was friendly, nice ambiance and food was tooooo good. One of my new favorite spots in the west loop.

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Harc
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been here a handful of time and are always blown away by the service and the food. I'd highly recommend for a date night or special occasion!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my first time in Aba, the 3 hostesses were very welcoming, the service and food were outstanding, the hummus, lamb legs and the Moroccan chicken cutlets were something to die for, especially the Moroccan cutlets which are made the same as in my home country Morocco 🇲🇦. Thank you ABA for making this night so marvelous . I will definitely be back.

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Auren
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, the ambience was perfect, and the staff was all incredibly kind & helpful.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I found the food a little disappointing on this 3rd visit. The salmon I had was a bit skimpy and the rice serving and veggies smaller than usual. Service was okay, not super attentive. We may go back for the patio when the weather warms. I thought it was privy for medium quality.

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AndreaF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Great food! great drinks! Will definitely be back!

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vipKerriG
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Service and food were both lackluster. Hamachi dish lacked any seasoning and overall flavor. Wild mushroom hummus was one note... heavy truffle oil that drowned out any other flavor of the dish. Salt and Pepper Brocolli was also disappointing... no char, just dried out broccoli that tasted like salty twigs. Service was odd, as they couldn’t stop checking to see if our bread basket was empty. It was checked at least 4 times, and was taken away immediately when I took the last piece. Maybe they needed bread baskets for other tables? We were not offered any additional even though we still had half of our hummus plate left. Not impressed and will not be back.

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FlorenceS
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aba is one of my favorites! Amazing service amazing food amazing drinks!!

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ChrysE
Washington DC
1 review