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Sat, 2/24
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7:00 PM
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Nico Osteria

4.6
1597 reviews
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$50 and over
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Italian
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The team behind One Off Hospitality Group, Executive Chef Paul Kahan and restaurateurs Donnie Madia, Terry Alexander and Kimberly Galban, presents Nico Osteria, an authentic Italian seafood restaurant at Thompson hotel in the heart of Chicago’s Gold Coast.

Chef Bill Montagne’s house-made pastas and fresh seafood, alongside Pastry Chef Leigh Omilinsky’s creative and approachable style are perfectly suited for the setting’s rustic elegance.

Salone Nico is a welcoming space, celebrating the European tradition of afternoon aperitifs and craft cocktails. The wine list features producers from Italy and Greece, as well as grower champagne. Grab a cocktail, sneak in a light bite or settle in for a night cap at Salone Nico.

We invite guests to contact us by phone for last-minute reservations or those hoping to reserve seats at the Chef’s Counter overlooking our open kitchen in the main dining room.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Breakfast
Mon–Fri 7:30 am–10:30 am
Brunch
Sat, Sun 9:00 am–4:30 pm
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:30 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
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Phone number
(312) 994-7100
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Paul Kahan
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Cross street
Rush and Bellevue
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Parking details
Nico Osteria offers valet parking at our main entrance, 1015 N. Rush Street. There is also ample street metered parking available.
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Public transit
The closest red line stops are at either Clark/Division or Chicago Avenue.

The closest bus route, number 151, stops at Division and inner lake shore drive.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Nico Osteria's private dining space, located on the second floor of the restaurant, is composed of three private dining rooms & a semi-private bar & lounge area. With floating walls, we can accommodate 100 guests for a seated breakfast, lunch, or dinner & 150 guests for a reception-style events

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Sun 10:00AM - 11:00AM 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Mon - Tue 12:00PM - 1:00PM 5:00PM - 6:00PM 9:30PM - 10:00PM
Wed - Fri 12:00PM - 1:00PM 5:00PM - 5:30PM 9:30PM - 10:00PM
Sat 10:00AM - 11:00AM 9:30PM - 10:00PM

What 1597 People Are Saying
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4.4
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

The burger is outstanding🤗

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined 7 days ago

We like the menu here generally and a typically fun/bustling vibe. However, during our most recent visit we were rather disappointed. The food was decent enough, but a bit pricey for what it is. For example, the truffle cacio e pepe was good, but not $36 good... I love truffle and I love that dish on any day but didn’t see how the taste justified the price. Par for the location to be sure, but was not “wow’d” overall. Very touristy. (Again, par for the location.)

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Our favorite place to dine in the neighborhood. The creativity of the chef, the attention to detail in the presentation, excellent service by waitstaff, and the sommelier who always has a creative and unique wine pairing to offer....all add up to a wonderful dining experience each time we visit.

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PJMCC (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

My wife and I were happy with the food. The meatball appetizer was good, we shared the stuffed papardelle, and the lobster spaghetti. The papardelle was the star of the night. The lobster spaghetti was good, but didn't wow us. Very little private seating. We had asked for it during our reservation, but didn't get it. Then asked while being seated and didn't get, even though private tables were available. For us, it put a damper on the experience.

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vipLateJohnKathy (Cincinnati)
2.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

I am sorry to say that this visit did not turn out well. I believe that the two person tables that line the middle of the restaurant are not very good to start with, but made worse by ‘nasty neighbors.” The couple next to us sat down, coughed, then sneezed into the restaurant’s napkin, and then coughed the rest of our stay...I saw another couple who was being seated next the couple and they turned around and walked away...I think they were then seated in a different spot. Service was disappointing. Once seated, we were left alone for over 12 minutes while others, who were rated after us, received multiple visits from their servers...Obviously a bad start. It is not get better. Our waitress was so scarce that at one point, we got up and had to order from our waitress that was folding napkins....The oysters were awesome! Given the above, we cannot provide a good review. We are sorry, but it was worse for us, we paid for it.

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TRACEYJ 
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

The food was great! I enjoyed my lobster spaghetti & the whole fish. However, the alcohol drink I order (a daiquiri) was not good. The mix drinks left a lot to be desired.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Wonderful with a special complimentary dessert

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vipJanowsk (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Food was good, service was better. Jasmine did a great job with timing. Didn’t feel rushed at all and it made for a great night.

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vipGoodeater2 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

Nico osteria was fantastic. Our server was very knowledgeable and helpful and accommodating. She really was attuned to the mood and flow of the table. The food was fantastic. Outstanding and a gift from the kitchen was the Brussels Sprout bruschetta. Wow. Everyone's meal was delicious - orchietta with tuna sausage, bolonese etc. The restaurant is casual in feel. High end in food and service. Wine list is huge by Italian regions. Again server knew her stuff and steered us exactly where we wanted to be in price and type. Will be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

Our experience at Nico was outstanding, largely because the food, service, and ambience - all elements needed for a total dining experience - were wonderful. Our starters included raw fish, beautifully prepared and excellent quality. We split a whole fish (Branzino) for our main course. It was superb, and we want to do this again. Our server, Adrienne, made the entire experience perfect. She was very knowledgeable about menu options and portion sizes, and when we asked her to recommend wines by the glass that paired well with our menu items, she had no hesitation about doing so. We loved her choices! She was always "there" when we needed her, always upbeat and willing, thus making the entire experience stress-free. Fortunately, we do not live too far away from Nico, and we definitely plan to put it on our list of "regular" restaurants in Chicago.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

We love this place! Not a cheap dinner, but fabulous food and great service makes it worth the splurge! One of our favorite Chicago restaurants.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

The server ERIK was great

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vipSMAgolfer (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Excellent all around. We had the Chicago Restaurant Week menu. We’re used to enjoying Nico at regular price. This menu was a great bargain. No skimping on portion size or quality. Generous and flavorful salad. Orzo pasta with quinoa and shrimp was yum. Both desserts were terrific. We may go back again before the week is over.

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vipCheryl (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

I was so disappointed in the food and the service. Everyone in our party ordered from the restaurant week menu and the meal lasted 2 1/2 hours! The best part of the dinner was the bread and wine. The service was extremely slow and the restaurant wasn’t even packed. Our server offered no explanation to the very long wait between each course. A little attention would have gone a long way. The food was overall average or below. The highlight was the veal meatballs appetizer and the potato soup- both starters. The salad was dry and bland, the swordfish was barely warm. The pastas were just ok. I will not be back.

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viphaikuboy (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

This was my first experience where I did not agree with a majority of reviews. Food was bland. Oysters had no flavor, Crudo chef's special all tasted fishy, tuna app was fishy and bland, ribeye was also missing flavor. Nico's Old Fashion was good, waiter was good. Disappointed as all their other places are awesome. Would not go back

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