Jeong

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Contemporary Korean
Modern Korean dining in an elegant yet approachable atmosphere.
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SC
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They customized their tasting menu for pescatarians which was highly appreciated. Everything tasted delicate and well thought out. The portions were smaller than I’ve had for a tasting menu but I still loved the experience. The service was excellent.

N
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place never disappoints. Another great meal. Love that this place has fine dining food without the stuffy fine dining feel. It’s all about the food. The chocolate cake is a must try. So heavenly. Congratulations Dave, Jennifer, and staff.

M
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our experience at Jeong was fantastic. The entire staff was friendly and attentive. Great ambience. We had the tasting menu and it was delicious!!! Our favorites were the scallop and the salmon tartare. The only thing we noted was that the American wagyu, although tasty, was stringy. Would definitely recommend to anyone interested on a modern take on Korean food.

B
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My wife and I got the tasting menu and everything we had was generally hood but with that said the overall experience was not mindblowing for a restaurant of this price point. The stand out dishes were the duck and the beef. I think the Korean inspired angle should be more prominent in the food. Again it was good but I would not be in a rush to go back.

DK
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My second time there, got the tasting menu and every dish was on point. My date also got the tasting menu, and on the fly requested dairy free, which they accommodated without hesitation. Still salivating over the salmon, the really freaking big (and delicious) scallop, and that steak. Cannot wait to return.

l
Chicago
79 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great flavors and textures.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The tasting menu was mostly tasty but I wasn't impressed for the price with the wine pairing. The scallop was the standout course. They were able to make a dietary substitution which was great. The service also felt a little rushed. I think we were out in an hour and fifteen minutes. If you haven't been I'd still recommend to keep it on your list to try.

J
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was wonderful, staff very friendly and attentive. The owner made you feel like she’s known you forever.
I can’t wait to go back for the tasting menu. Would highly recommend Jeong!!!

SC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals we have had in a long time, and we eat out a lot! The 4 of us that dined all that the praise this new restaurant is receiving is well deserved. Can't wait to come back in the future!

ML
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved every bite more than the last! Amazing place! Great, attentive service, and lovely hostess.

c
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

We came to the place for a friend’s birthday. I was surprised by the service quality here given that the restaurant is quite high end. First of all our waitress didn’t explain the menu AT ALL, didn’t check on us throughout the meal, and put the check on our table at the end without us even asking for it.

Usually the service staff would at least say a happy birthday after knowing this is a celebration dinner. She had no reaction whatsoever and was indifferent and mean the whole time. We felt not welcomed there.

I am sure this is probably just an individual event, and doesn’t reflect the staff there as a whole. But still it’s frustrating to deal with on a Friday night for a special occasion.

Fine dining food but corner street store service, probably won’t come back.

SS
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I came to Jeong for our wedding anniversary and had a wonderful experience. The staff could not have been friendlier and the food was out of this world. Each course was an amazing and perfect combination of flavors. Thank you!

V
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easily my best meal in Chicago. Cant stop telling everyone about it and cant wait to go back!!

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

C
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unbelievable meal. The entire staff makes the experience even better. Upscale yet approachable. Awesome music too. Highly, highly recommend.

C
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food flavors were outstanding. However the portions are small and prices are high. I think they need to increase their portion sizes or lower their prices. Also it's not very vegetarian friendly; lots of meat options. We are trying to eat less meat now so would prefer more seafood and vegetables on the menu. Limited menu over all. Not sure I'll go back until their menu increases in options.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The tasting menu is simply amazing.

L
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we have been fans of David and Jen since their Hanbun days. our second visit to their chic restaurant amazed us. we ordered ala carte and still trying to figure put our favorite diah...perhaps the short ribs?? cocktails are unique and delicious. wish i could dine here once a week.

DD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

On the expensive side for the chef tasting menu, but so incredibly delicious!!!! We will definitely go back!!! Presentation was perfect. Truly a wonderful restaurant.

PB
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best dining experience of 2019! The food, service and ambiance were all outstanding.

S
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible experience - love that Jeong is bringing Korean to the forefront and showing that it can be a high end experience.

GK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The tasting menu was incredible!! The presentation, flavors and combination of textures of the various servings was amazing. Note: We are unsure of the remaining aspects of the menu.

AS
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding chef and service. The menu is innovative, the plates small, and presentation is minimalist. Order more dishes for a large appetite. A place for special dates. Reserve in advance as it seems always booked. One of the best in Chicago.

z
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Small portions for what you pay. Also I know this is very specific, but the smaller plates come in pieces of 3 (3 items per plate). For a restaurant with mostly 2-tops, I feel like they should probably stick to even numbers. Just saying. Super tasty though.

R
Chicago
53 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The chefs choice with wine pairings was a great option but didn’t include the items we really wanted to try. We added them and they were our favorite dishes! The mackerel and short ribs were phenomenal and the salmon tartare excellent. I loved the little rice pearls. If we come back it will probably be for the ala carte menu.

g
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place!

TM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Wonderful experience...inventive and creative tasting menu...

SA
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This is my new favorite restaurant! Everything was absolute perfection from start to finish.

IF
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Full disclosure: I've been a fan of David Park's culinary genius since Hanbun. But having experienced five seasonal tasting menus along with his ala carte fare, you would think I would be sampling repeats. Not at all. David's brilliance is how he innovates flavors and textures by using new ingredients and familiar standbys. For example, last night’s tasting menu included a salmon tartare – not that uncommon in fine dining establishments. But Jeong’s version included dwenjang yuza gastrique, bubu arare, creme fraiche. I had no idea what half of these ingredients were, but instead of just being pretentious, they were delicious: like nothing I’ve tasted before. The entire $87 tasting menu was filled with such delights. The portions were also pretty sizeable and our entire party agreed that we were pleasantly full after our meal. We ordered the wine pairings with our tasting menu and the wine choices were well curated with each dish. The first dish, a Silken Tofu with king crab, maesil, chili braised fern, was paired with an unexpected, but well balanced sake. Jeong’s craft cocktails also didn’t disappoint and maintained the Modern Korean nuances while remaining recognizable to the palate.

If David is the genius in the kitchen, then his fiancée, Jennifer, is the heart of the house. The service is attentive without being disruptive and you can tell that the waitstaff is well informed and enjoys working there. The restaurant itself is in a cozy corner building in West Town. There was plenty of on street parking on a busy Saturday night. The interiors are elegant but approachable, and lest I get accused of writing an unbalanced review, I will say that the it’s bit dark inside. Wonderful for intimacy, but hard to take pictures in an Instagram age! Although Jeong’s well deserved popularity and excellent reviews make it a hard place to get a seat, we consider it worth the wait and will definitely return to check out Jeong’s ala carte selections!

OF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Had tasting menu. No sure why this restaurant gets the accolades that it does. The quality of the ingredients were fine. The salmon tasted like Whole Foods salmon. American Wagyu makes me laugh every time I see it on the menu. And the desserts were a joke. Funny they call the first dessert a palate cleanser which I later find out was one of the desserts on the tasting and barely edible. Lastly, the food was definitely lacking in complexity. I would skip...

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb. Apparently that word alone wasn't enough for OpenTable. Find out for yourselves.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely loved Jeong - best tasting menu for your buck

TS
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Everything was excellent but it was too hot to really enjoy the food. It was hotter inside than outside and my dining companion had trouble eating the food because of the discomfort. Another couple sat down next to us near the end of our meal and both immediately mentioned the temperature.

c
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was delicious and presentation was elegant. Service was attentive and dishes came out quickly.

Favorite dish was the sashimi. Crispy rice added a crunchy texture to the sashimi and spicy sauce. Mandu provided the perfect bite of pork and kimchi, as well as the Odeng shrimp cake.

A
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

The food was mediocre, with the exception of the dumplings which were amazing!

The service was ok. For the price point I can’t complain, but better service could make up for the mediocre food.

I’m 50/50 if I would recommend Jeong.

m
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is the best meal that I have had in years. This tasting menu was perfect and the wine pairings right on. A great experience.

R
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious. We all did the tasting menu and loved it. The salmon tartare was a standout!

S
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is simply delicious and gorgeously presented. The tasting menu is exceptional having flavors of Korean ingredients with a contemporary style. Had most of the a la carte items and they did not disappoint. The short rib is a must and the broccoli has a great smoked char that surprises your palate. It's only a matter of time for this place to get a Michelin star or two.

OP
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow. Just check it out. Pound for pound this place is simply the incredible.

KY
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent with constant attention and care. The food was delicious and the courses of the tasting menu were well spaced out. The meats (duck and American wagyu steak) were a little too undercooked so they were a bit too chewy, especially the duck. However, the sauces and other complements to the meat were delicious. Jeong is well worth the wait!

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