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Kostali, Chicago, IL

Kostali

4.3
4.3
56 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
"Relaxing, carefree and casually elegant, Kostali offers a transportive coastal experience in the heart of Chicago. Here, we offer cuisine inspired by the great coasts of the Mediterranean, including Spain, Italy, France, Greece, Tunisia, Lebanon, Israel and Morocco."

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, European, Southwest French
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (312) 327-0600
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Carrie Nahabedian
  • Neighborhood
    River North (Chicago)
  • Cross street
    Grand Avenue and Rush Street
  • Parking details
    Valet is offered at $20 for all Kostali diners.
  • Public transit
    CTA Red Line Grand Stop
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 56 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

56 Reviews
  1. AndyW

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food! Very interesting wine list. And the service was fantastic!

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  2. ExNewYorker

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    After some initial problems in getting our party of four seated, we enjoyed all the drink, food and desserts. Three in our party had the cod and reported it was one of the finest seafood dishes they've ever had. I had the tagine and while I don't particular like chickpeas or couscous, I really enjoyed the dish. Drinks were excellent although I thought $23 for a martini was a bit high. The breads were delicious as was the burrata. Our waiter was a bit hyper and offputting, but that did not prevent our 75th birthday celebration.

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  3. RobertF

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Having enjoyed the other NAHA restaurants we were excited to eat at Kostali. The hostesses at the front desk were unfriendly and flippant regarding our difficulty getting parking at the Hotel and parked in the lot across the street. Kostali offers NO discounted parking and it was $42 to park for 2 hours in the parking lot across the street. Our waitress was lovely, the food was OK, nothing we would crave and return for or pay the exorbitant parking rates for!

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  4. LaurenG

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was not good. The ceilings were very low. Go elsewhere.

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  5. Madge

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful place, great food AND there is no live music to disrupt the ambiance.

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  6. Omahan

    Omaha

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Awkward service is the best way to describe that part of the experience. The food, however, shone! Pretty atmosphere. We showed up at 7:08 for our 7:15 reservation and were told that we'd be seated "closer to our reservation time". We made our way to the bar, and by 7:45 checked back in with our hostess, who indicated she had forgotten about us. Thankfully, our glass of rose and French 75 held us over. After we were seated, it took quite a while before we were greeted by our server, probably about 5 minutes. A very nice gentleman, but seemed to have his opening lines memorized, and spoke very quickly. It appeared he had been assigned way too many tables; he seemed overwhelmed, and was not very attentive to our table. We watched a group of 4 women be seated, and walk-out 15 min later after no one greeted them for service. In all, my dinner date and I were there for nearly 3 hours, which is well beyond the time it should have taken. Good thing we had nothing but time. Cocktails were flowing and conversation was great. The Burrata with cipollini onions, squash, freekah and grapes, pomegranate, mint and greens was delicious and the highlight of our meal! We also had the Bread with taramasalata and my dinner date is still talking about this delicious spread with roe. We shared the Garganelli pasta, which left more to be desired - having just 3 clams and two shrimp. I would give this place a second chance and hope for better service experience next time.

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  7. TimH

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Went to dinner before a Second City and had been a frequent Naha visitor. Kostali was a very fun experience and the food was as you would expect sensational. We had oysters, hummus, the Kostali salad and the Mothers' Feta cheese Turnovers (which were amazing). All were tremendous. Then we had the chicken poussin and the whole Branzino which they fileted for us. The flavor of both were exceptional. This is a shared plates concept and there were 4 of us and it was just enough but we could have maybe done one more dish had we had time. The price point is very compelling. It looks like a very simple menu but it has a bit of everything and the ability to share made it a perfect place. While it is not the old Naha, it is a tremendous alternative to Brindille and I will definitely be heading back soon

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  8. JamesK

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The feta cheese whip for the bread was fantastic, and my girlfriend's food came out great. The ribeye was fine tasting, but was very tough in some areas, and the fat was almost impossible to cut through. I would expect more from a 60 dollar steak. But it was still enjoyable. Service was great. But nothing too special about the place

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  9. jasonK

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Wickedly over priced. Bland food, bland setting, would not recommend

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  10. Foodie2enjoy

    Chicago

    337 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    337 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We enjoyed our dinner but were disappointed that we only found out the day before that there would b a special menu because it was THE DAY AFTER Valentines Day. We had been looking forward to viewing and ordering from the complete menu.

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Google Map for Kostali

521 N Rush St, Chicago, IL 60611-3646

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Grand Avenue and Rush Street
  • Neighborhood
    River North (Chicago)
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, European, Southwest French
  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet is offered at $20 for all Kostali diners.
  • Public transit
    CTA Red Line Grand Stop
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Carrie Nahabedian
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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