Region

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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
A true neighborhood favorite and highly desired dining destination outside of the city of Chicago. Utilizing the diverse culinary bounty of this great nation, we aim to exceed your gastronomic expectations every visit.
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time, food and experience

JU
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place, food excellent. The low ceilings make it noisy. The guy in the next booth sounded like he was sitting right next to us. But... we would certainly come back and recommend to our friends.

M
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food is always good. We had the crab beignet appetizer and tuna poke. Arugula Cesar salad was yummy. My husband tried the bucatini and didn’t care for it. Pasta over cooked and dish not flavorful. They took it off our bill. The chef has better pasta dishes that he needs to go back to or maybe add a short rib papparedelle!

EM
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Friendly, very accommodating wait staff. Stuffed dates were outstanding. Arugula Caesar salad was too heavily dressed. Filets were excellent. Lamb shank with polenta was very tasty. Very nice reasonably priced wine selection. Sticky toffee spice cake outstanding

We look forward to our next visit

AR
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinner was exceptional! Service was great and our server Erika was excellent. It is a little on the pricey side but you pay for quality ingredients. We loved it!

W
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have been to Region a handful of times and each visit hits it out of the park. Bravo!

D
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Place was fabulous! Loved the atmosphere. We were a party of 2, there was nice table spacing so we weren’t on top of other people and could have private conversations.
For food we started with the steak tartar, beet salad and crab beignets. All were delicious! We shared the pork shank which fell off the bone. The flavor profiles on all the dishes were excellent. Ended by sharing the Creme Brûlée which was delicious also. No complaints! You can bring your own wine with a $25 corking fee. I was not aware of this. They had a nice wine menu but very limited of what you can get by the glass. My partner doesn’t drink so it wasn’t worth getting a bottle. That was the only thing I had an issue with (in itself not a big issue).
We will be returning!

KY
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We have been to Region about 5 times and it has been consistently excellent. This time is the first time that our meal wasn’t just perfect

My husband ordered the pork chop, which was on the special menu, but received ribs by mistake instead. He didn’t actually tell the waitress of the mistake. He liked the ribs fine. I ordered fried green tomatoes and they weren’t really cooked enough. They menu mentioned shrimp in the pimento cheese with it, but I only saw one small shrimp. I also had a crab cake that seemed a bit “fishy.”

Our friends seemed to like their food. Both had seafood.

Mixed drinks and desserts were very good

LW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My husband and I came to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Once again. Did not disappoint.

F
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We loved Region, and will definitely go back! So glad to have a great restaurant in the area!

The food was here good and cocktails and service were outstanding!

JC
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The meal and service were fantastic. We had reservations and were seated early. Had a martini at the bar and love the black and gold martini glasses. It was my birthday, so they brought out a wonderful, complimentary chocolate truffle. Overall, a great experience. I look forward to going back!

t
Chicago
49 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding service and advice by Thomas enhanced our appreciation of a very creative menu. We will be back!

EJ
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great. Service was solid.

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was reading thru the reviews as I usually do before trying a new restaurant and was pleasantly surprised to see this newer restaurant so highly rated. My experience certainly lived up to the expectations! Our hot rock steak was to die for, bacon wrapped dates & cioppino - yummmm and my walleye tasted like it was caught that morning!!! I will spread the word about this super tasty destination.

M
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time at Region--wont be our last! 4 of us, each getting something different and everyone enjoyed their meal. From cocktails to dessert ( horchata creme brûlée!) all was delicious. We were fortunate enough to eat outside on a lovely evening. Our server ,I can't remember name :( , was awesome. The bang bang cauliflower and fried green tomatoes are stellar small plates!

CH
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service, food, and cocktails. Using local ingredients.

JL
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Food was excellent. Service was very good. Noise level was extremely loud. Not sure I would eat in the main dining room again. Bar area was actually quieter, which is hard to believe.

JB
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Region was fantastic. Had always been a fan of Montarra, but Region will be our new go-to place. We really enjoyed the food.

c
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great! Service was attentive, food was flavorful and I can't stop thinking about the Meatballs!

RS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

Bad, bad, bad. Super bad food, so salty, so sweet, so much butter with no reason. Dont go and spend over priced food for discussing food...save your money

Region
Responded on September 25, 2019

It breaks our hearts to hear that you did not enjoy your dining experience at Region. We tried to contact you via phone in order to get more details but unfortunately missed you. Please email Jillian at jperlick@regionrestaurant. c o m with the best phone number you can be reached as well as the best time to call so that we may get to the bottom of what you ordered and how we can make it up to you. Thank you, Chef Dave and Jillian

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LL
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

The restaurant was crowded and the service felt rushed. The menu has so many selections it is hard to chose. Food was good but too many sauces masked the entrees. Salads had too much dressing. My fish entree was served with polenta but had cold green beans under the hot grouper and then raw garlic pesto and tomato salsa on top of the hot fish. The polenta cake was on the bottom. This plate needed some editing.

JM
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best place for ambiance and the best Brussels sprouts you’ll ever have!

SP
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved Region, from the service to the food, perfection!!

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Anniversary Dinner!

PD
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely perfect dining experience! A menu deep with classic dishes with modern twists, amazing wine selection, and service that sets the bar. I regret taking so long to investigate, for from now forward I will be a regular. Highly recommended that you make your reservations immediately.

DJ
Chicago
53 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my in-laws 50th wedding anniversary. Fantastic dinner and service that was attentive and cordial. Charming server with encyclopedic knowledge of the wines and menu. She is a treasure. Thanks for a terrific dinner and memorable evening for my in-laws.

RZ
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was good with a wide selection including a good vegetarian/vegan entree, service was good but it is on the loud side, probably would have given a 5 star overall rating if not for that

FB
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

P
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service was amazing. Loved eating outside.

F
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yep, it’s that good. Barrington and region is a great fit. I look forward to dinning often.

ST
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server was great. She was very knowledgeable and upbeat.
App Bang Bang cauliflower was outstanding

GN
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner and service. You

n
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We visited for the first time on a Sunday evening. Our server, Katie, was extremely personable and knowledgeable, and freely offered suggestions and recommendations. At her recommendation, I had the fresh crab fritters as an appetizer, and they were superb. My spouse had the steak tartare, which arrived in such a large portion that he was unable to finish it, but said it was outstanding. For an entree, I ordered the sous vide lamb shank, which was memorable...as tender as you can imagine, and no "lamb-y" flavor at all. My spouse ordered the prime ribeye peppercorn steak, which arrived overcooked. A replacement came along, and he reported it to be outstanding. Cocktails were great, especially the house Manhattan, which was one of the better ones I've had. The wine list is fairly reasonably priced, and of a manageable length. The only complaints we had: 1) There was a large party seated next to us, and the noise level was challenging. 2) After receiving an overcooked steak, and waiting for a replacement to come (I was already done with my entree before the replacement arrived), there was no offer of an adjustment on the price, or a complimentary dessert or drink. It wasn't as though we were obnoxious about requesting a replacement--in fact, it was at the server's urging that it was sent back. I guess we were surprised that in an establishment of this quality and at this price level that there would not have been some effort to compensate us for the trouble and the time. We're not the type of people to ask for such an adjustment--I think we just assume that in a restaurant at this level that such things are a matter of course. It's not enough of a problem that we won't go back, but it did sound a false note in an otherwise memorable experience.

GP
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 2ambience 2

They were out of what I ordered at 6:45. Keep in mind the restaurant opens at 5. I let my severer know and cold is an understatement her attitude the rest of the night. That being said, my wife loved it. I'm never going back. She can go with friends.

OT
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place food and service is always the tops. Our new favorite restaurant!

PW
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waitress, Krista, was outstanding!! She was very responsive to our requests and otherwise attentive to our party. Outstanding waitstaff makes a huge difference in the diners’ overall experience.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything was great!!
I gave 4 stars for the food because the short rib was tough. Tasted great! But I needed to really get after it with my knife. Should be fork tender in my opinion.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed or meal and their Staff

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my sister there for her 60th Birthday. The server very helpful in answering questions about the dishes, we were not rushed at all, and the food was delicious as usual. They even brought her a special dessert and a spoon for me so we could share it.

KY
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great menu and great food. Will be back

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