Odyssey Cruises Lake Michigan
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Sun 6:00AM - 2:00PM 5:00PM - 10:00PM
Mon - Thu 5:00PM - 10:00PM
Sat 6:00AM - 2:00PM
The food was served cold with a warm sauce. The quality of food was poor.although we have asked them on the same day if the cruise is still on in this weather and the answer was positive. Two hours before the cruise timing, we were informed that the dinner will remain dockside due to the weather conditions.
Our waiter couldn’t get our order right multiple times. Forgot to bring our cocktails. For the price you pay I would have hoped for much better service. Wouldn’t go back.
The food was not very good but the ambiance and being on the boat was lovely. They allowed me to swap out the side that came with my dinner for steamed veggies, which I appreciated, but the veggies served tasted like those frozen microwaveable mixed vegetable bags and the salmon was overcooked.
Need to fix the Open Table booking for this restaurant with a more prominent alert that a credit card is needed for the confirmation of your reservation. We made our reservation using the Open Table app-- the requirement for a credit card to hold the reservation was not readily apparent. Thus, when we arrived they had no record of our reservation. Luckily, seating was available and we were able to obtain seating.
The food and atmosphere were a 10..Our server Jamar was fantastic.
Need to do it if you haven't. The menu is limited, the cocktails are great, the food was very good the serve was 5* the cruise on the Chicago waterfront is unwatchable and the food, service and drinks make it worthwhile. Not a 5* restaurant but still white linen table cloths, comfortable seating so, no complaints. My reservation experience really sucked and included lots of confusion I think over the company trying to get out of cooperating with OpenTable. I am following up on that as I am an Opentable fan
View is the only selling point. Food is below average
We took advantage of a fixed price menu as part of Chicago Restaurant Week.
The hardest part was booking it, as you will need to contact the Odyssey directly. And there are some additional fees.
However, it was a great deal the city views and the staff were amazing.
Food was great, it was very nice and romantic!
There was a DJ on the dance floor.
We took the Thanksgiving luncheon cruise which was a wonderful experience. The waitresses we veey friendly and accommodating. Would definitely do this again.
I took the Sunday dinner, which leaves Navy Pier before sunset. It was a beautiful unmatched scenery of Chicago. The ship is nice. The deck is very nice. Food was okay. Not the greatest, and very little options, but it is not a big deal. What I didn't like is:
1- Charging kids the same amount as adults (a kid to have a Mac'n'cheese for $100+ is way too much)
2- I couldn't find regular black tea, which was astonishing
3- Charging $104 extra to have a window seating, while other tables are not less special/
4- Didn't accept my request to put a birthday cake in the kitchen. Any humans' restaurant will have a big enough fridge to take in a cake.
5- Server was offering the choice of drinks that they don't have on board.
The staff was excellent! We went for our 16th wedding anniversary and they made sure to really take care of us.
The cruise was great, excellent atmosphere, the food was okay, not the quality I was expecting from the price, could use some improvement
Would not accept Open Table Dining Cheque.
Request for window table for special occasion was ignored, reservation was made well in advance for this to be honored.
Noise level was LOUD. EXTRAS ON LIMITED MENU WERE OVERPRICED.
Love the ambiance. Great cityscape of Downtown Chicago. Crews are very accomodating. Would recommend this place.
can't beat the view--wonderful for special occasions
The food, ambiance and dancing make this a great special occasion spot. We did need to remind our server of a couple of upgrades we had purchased but all issues were promptly addressed and the evening was a complete success. We upgraded to the filet, but the standard meal choices were abundant in quantity and were very appealing. A fun choice for a dressed up night out.
The boat makes you feel like you are on a merry go 'round as the boat go in circles about 8 times during a 3 hr cruise. I was expecting a longer 1/2 hr up along the lake shore and back to Navy Pier. Service was mediocre at best. The food acceptable, nothing to right home about it and look warm. The Seafood linguine was greasy, the steak, an up charge of $19 was tough. The desert was served on a buffet style and again nothing good.
Was glad I did it once but will not do it again.
We booked a dinner cruise on the Odyssey in late August in celebration of a significant birthday and were not disappointed. The food was delicious and more than substantial (the lobster tail was fantastic) and the service was excellent. Dining while viewing the magnificent Chicago skyline is quite simply a wonderful experience. An added treat was watching the fireworks while sipping a glass of wine on the top deck sitting in comfortable sofas being entertained by the talented guitarist. The entertainment on the other decks (DJ) was very enjoyable and allowed those of us of "a certain age" to slow dance. I recommend this dining and sailing experience to everyone (but keep the kiddies home).
It is very good for special occasion for special evening to remember. Food was quite good, but I rather have more fish dish selection. But atmosphere and out side of Chicago night line is excellent view! And you could certainly enjoy beautiful fire works in the end of the cruise finale at Saturday night! Thanks for the memorable cruise dinner!