CDA

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$31 to $50
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Mediterranean
Food and drink is the focal point of any social gathering and CDA is a community meeting place that encourages making new friends and connecting with old. Our food, beer, wine, and cocktails are inspired by the bounty and diversity that the Mediterranean has to offer. We work with local farmers, growers, and purveyors to help showcase products that are true to the region and are in the peak of their seasonality. Our chefs create a unique dining experience with familiar classic small plates that are delivered in fun and creative ways, all focused around the concept of sharing. We encourage you to sip a drink. Share as much food as you can. Hang out. And feel welcome
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AS
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2011
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb service and the most delicious lunch in Chicago!

SV
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2011
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Dinner was delicious. We sat outside, and there was lots of activity coming and going from the Sofitel hotel--was a bit distracting but also entertaining.

E
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2011
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Disappointing food. Overpriced.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2011
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It turned out to be perfect for sitting outside despite it's Lack of people watching. The service was perfect! Not too much and not too little. We had the five course tasting menu with wine pairing. I give them a four for food more because of the wine itself than the food. The food was good but I wouldn't say outstanding, however the wine pairing was perfect! The tasting menu was confusing however. We are typically fans of tasting menus because it allows us to try different foods. Our criticism is that we were served different menus/dishes. We are accustomed to each of us receiving the same dish on each course of the tasting menu, however this was not the case and we found it obscure. Overall good food, good service. We'll be back.

OT
Portland
195 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2011
Overall4food5service4ambience3

A bit pricey, but otherwise, an excellent dining experience.

SL
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2011
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our birthdays and had the Degustation menu with the wine pairings. It was lovely. The wines were excellent and paired really well.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2011
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I truly enjoyed your restaurant. The food and service were outstanding, We've found that most "in-house" restaurants at hotels aren't that exceptional, but yours is indeed an exception to that belief. We will most certainly return on our next visit to Chicago.

LS
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2011
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Our food was very good, however, our waitress did not seem to be knowledgeable in either the food or the wine. At a restaurant of this calibre, appreciative foodies want to chat a bit about the ingredients, the preparation -- ask a few questions. Even though two of our party had the seven-course tasting menu, they did not seem to pay as much attention to the wine selections as the food. The chocolate bar dessert, however, was one of the best desserts I have ever tasted.

OT
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2011
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good spot in Sofitel Hotel. Great design, service, outstanding tasting menu (OpenTable Spotlight deal), using locally grown foods and fresh ingredients. Good wine list. Fairly expensive, so recommend for special occasions.

C
Chicago
41 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2011
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice menu. Great service. Very friendly. Very relaxed. One of the best dinners we have had out in a while.

OT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2011
Overall4food4service4ambience4

CDA was a great dining experience. The food was well-presented and very good, the service was just right, and the decor is modernly elegant. While the menu is somewhat limited, everything was very tasty.

F
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2011
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent!! The best halibut I have ever had. The service is outstanding!!! Very impressive!!!

G
Chicago
69 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2011
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed the salmon rillettes, door gras, salads, halibut, walleye, pork tenderloin, and short ribs, as well as the very creative desserts. The three course prix fixe is outstanding value.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2011
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Mesclun salad with champagne vinaigrette dressing was superb.

OT
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2011
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We selected the restaurant for our 28th Anniversay. The evening was fabulous! The food is exquisite, each course more memorable than the last. Lots of little touches and extras. Great service, great wine list with surprisingly good values. Desserts were spectacular. Although the room is large and open, within minutes your experience is quite private and intimate. The chef even came out to our table during dessert, dropped on one knee and sang La Vie en Rose to my wife! Charming and Romantic! The artistry with the food was really extraordinary!

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2011
Overall5food5service5ambience5

CDA has the best service and continues to maintain its reputation for impeccable fine dining. From "amuse-bouche" to the piping hot french press coffee at tableside, it is french dining at its finest without any pretension. I highly recommend CDA for a splurge meal that is well worth it!

K
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2011
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was actually out of this world! Worth Michelin stars! Wonderful contrasts of taste and texture and little surprises along the way. We dine out frequently and I still have to say that this was a true "dining experience".

OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2011
Overall2food1service2ambience4

What a shame the new chef can't cook. This is a lovely spot with outdoor seating that puts most patios to shame. But the food is now inedible and the service is unsupervised. Take it off your list.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2011
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the food was wonderful, and the wait staff was attentive and helpful. Restaurant setting is on the ground floor, so there is a street view. Furnishing is modern and decoration is vibrant. It is definitely a higher priced choice, but everything was perfect for our anniversary dinner.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2011
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT PLACE , FOOD WAS great !!!!!! WAITER WAS VERY NICE AND HELPFUL , will go back for sure !!!!!!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2011
Overall3food5service3ambience1

The food is outstanding. It's a shame the location doesn't do it justice. Room is similar to a chain hotel breakfast venue. Noisy with bar music and sound very evident which didn't decline during the meal. Few other diners made the facilities seem even more sparse. The food staff deserves to have their wonderful creations offered in a more hospitable environment.

OT
Chicago
196 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2011
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Everything sounds good on paper but doesn't translate to the actual experience. The hyper-modern decor doesn't meld with the classic style of food. Each course of the tasting menu was garnished with a variation of the same 4 ingredients (sweet potato, asparagus, favas, butter sauce). Seasoning was bland or heavily salted. The wine list doesn't venture too far past what most people know and the service doesn't expect customers to have a sophisticated palate. We were told our Ravenwood pairing for duck was "shiraz/zinfandel" (it was just Zin). A very citrusy sauv blanc came with the hamachi (which did not taste very fresh) and clashed with the yuzu gelee. Carpaccio was seared (call it "tataki" then). Sadly overall, not too impressive.

e
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2011
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Have been at the restaurant many times, the service lately is not what it used to be.

f
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2011
Overall5food4service4ambience4

It was a special birthday for my husband,he has dificulty with noise in restaurant.
It was perfect and the food and wine were outstanding. The service at first was
very slow but then the very French waiter became attentive and offered a very good
suggestion for the wine. They also brought an extra little birthday desert. After we
had had a great desert

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2011
Overall5food5service3ambience4

We did the chef's tasting and loved the food. All of the courses were well prepared and flowed nicely.

We didn't feel rushed between courses, or before or after the meal.

It was a lovely way to celebrate a friend's birthday!

OT
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2011
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was a little loud, but otherwise a very nice place for dinner.

OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2011
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved every minute. The food was out of this world.

DB
Chicago
93 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2011
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great menus, wonderful food, outstanding service.

B
San Francisco
47 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2011
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The staff were amazing and accommodating. It was my 2 year anniversary with my girlfriend and they all were congratulating us upon arrival. They had a table already set up for us in a good location, and they even did a note that said "Happy 2 year Anniversary" spelled out in chocolate! The decor is modern and aesthetically pleasing. We were just there for a wine/cheese/charcuterie flight but the experience was great. I Definitely recommend to others.

BB
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2011
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall a great restaurant with great atmosphere. The only drawback is that it is a hotel restaurant.

K
Baltimore
160 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2011
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was amazing. The oysters were incredible, the cheese was heaven, the tuna was seared to perfection, and the halibut was one of the most flavorful dishes I've ever eaten. The service was also impeccible.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2011
Overall4food3service4ambience4

food portions for the pixie fix menu was small, but after 5 course we were stuff. love the ambiance and servers were on hand.

R
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2011
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We dined last Friday night to celebrate a new job offer. Had never been before and I think this was my favorite meal in Chicago! Loved the atmosphere (we sat on the red banquet along the window), lighting, and variety of furniture. The service was outstanding; they got it perfect! Attentive without being "in your face".
We had a delicious meal. I had the pea shoot salad and tuna entree. Both were excellent. My partner had the goat cheese tart and halibut. Also excellent. We shared the sampler dessert plate.
I can't wait to go back! All in all, a wonderful meal out.

OT
Chicago
80 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2011
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The menu is quite varied, the preparation is imaginative but still conservative, and the results are just as edible as the last visit we had 2 years ago. Given the quality of the food, the price is reasonable.

OT
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2011
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went for Mother's Day dinner, fantastic service (very attentive) and great food. Tuna seared perfectly and duck amazingly moist.

DS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2011
Overall1food1service3ambience4

The food was horrible and quite expensive for what was served. I will not return.

L
Tampa
16 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2011
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was delicious and a very good price for fine French fare. I had the halibut and it was very light and prefectly prepared. My husband had the 3-course choice and everything was great. The bar is a little lacking for after dinner, but Le Bar is just a 100ft. away so not worries if you want to continue the evening.

OT
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2011
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My party enjoyed everything about this restaurant - atmosphere, food and service. The pea shoot salad was wonderful and everyone raved about their individual entrees (filet, pike, tuna). Both the chocolate box and sorbet trio for dessert were the perfect ending to our modern French meal. The service was great and the chefs were extremely accommodating to special dietary restrictions (gluten). Will definitely return.

OT
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2011
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Appropriately priced great food, although when we were there it was a busy night and the order-to-serve time span was far too long. I would return if I had nowhere to be afterward.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2011
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We ordered the 5 course degustation. Each course was excellent, as was the meal as a whole, particularly considering that we informed the staff of our dietary restrictions. The chef managed to work with and around those restrictions brilliantly.

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