Seared - Westin Hotel Chicago Northwest

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$31 to $50
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Steak
Artful plates, technically exquisite food and elegant service are found at Seared, our fine dining restaurant. Private dining options are perfect for enjoying time with family or reconnecting with colleagues.
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vipJamesK
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Our waiter, Tom, was great; however, the wait staff appeared understaffed and service was slow. Further, the sole vegetarian dish offered was bland and unimaginative and the steak I had was overcooked. Overall, it was a disappointing dinner and we will not return.

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michelleb
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality of food and quality of service was excellent!

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HpyNewWife
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Food and service were spectacular. The couch like chairs made me feel uncomfortable to get in and out of and the closeness of the tables makes the idea of ‘romance’ a little less than desired. It’s very pretty, just too compact in my opinion. Best martini, although I would’ve liked to see a little bigger cocktail menu for choices.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Valentines Day

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vipPB72
Seattle
21 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Average at best.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had reservations for New Year’s Eve at 8:30 pm and even though we were a bit early, we were seated immediately. We decided to try Seared because the special menu looked interesting and was very fairly priced. All of our selections were delicious and beautifully presented. Our waitress was personable and attentive to our needs and requests. We like the smaller, more intimate room and found the seats very comfortable. The entire evening was excellent and we plan to return.

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ScottD
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The restaurant looks very nice and warming. However I did not have the best experience, there was a few issues. First of all the chairs were comfortable but kinda low. The food was just ok to be honest. I had a house salad which was decent and my daughter had the lobster bisque which tasted good but it wasn’t very hot. We had the New York strip and there was no flavor that we had to put pepper and salt on it to make it somewhat better. Our sides were the steak fries which were very good along with the green beans which had excellent flavor. Our server laureen I believe her name was, was very sweet but kinda forgetful. Overall I don’t recommend.

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Gary
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Natalie and Everyone at Seared is always outstanding and very friendly. You could not ask for a better experience.

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Cmh19
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife an I have been to this restaurant four times and we always have had a great experience. The server, Natalie, was very nice, attentive, and took care of us. The food was great as usual. Seared is an overall great place to dine at.

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Hmmm
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had 4 great meals at Seared. Great service, great food.
Chais sit low. Definitely expensive. But all 4 of us agreeed that
to food was exceptional.

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vipPamM
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great service but very pricey. Special event dining.

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vipTraileysMom
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always great food, drinks and service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Everything was great, it was just that Friday night is not their busy business time and the restaurant was almost empty. Great service and food.

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vipluvgreatfood
Little Rock
26 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food loved everything. Server was wonderful. Loved the steak and Nutella desert

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Dispatch7
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very delicious food and great service. We went for restaurant week and the menu had great selections.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food, amazing ambiance, wonderful service, and an astounding environment for one on one or group social. You pay for what you get, and you leave without disappointment. I can't wait to go back.

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tstcc
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Service was very good and friendly. Dining area is relatively small and seems crowded with tables close together. Food was good but seemed expensive given the ambience and variety. One order was delivered without the side ordered and by time the missing side arrived most people had finished almost 2/3 of their entrees. I don't know if the error was the kitchen or the server forgot to order it. They did comp a glass of wine for the error but I believe they should have also comped the side. Given the ambience, sports on televisions seemed out of place during dining hours, might be OK on weekends and afternoons but not dining hours, doesn't match the desired surroundings.

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BetteC
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very nice eve, delicious meal...our server “outstanding “

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Teteof13
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked this place last minute for New Years Eve. We were pleasantly surprised!!! Our server was outstanding and the food was perfect!!!! I felt it was a little pricey but will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made a reservation for Seared before a show at the United Center. It was fantastic. Servers were knowledgeable and friendly, the food was delicious, and the wine list is impressive. Higher end, dim lighting and quiet - perfect for a date. Be prepared to spend a bit, but it’s definitely worth it!

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vipLSid
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall3food4service5ambience5

We were the only ones in the restaurant, so the service was excellent. Food was very good. I noticed a few changes to some of the menu items we had previously ordered at Shula's, unfortunately those changes weren't for the better. The prices were more for people with expense accounts. For the money, you can do better at one of the steakhouses that's not in a hotel.

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Rachel
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good spot for business dinner we were at a hotel conference. Food well presented and tasty.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
49 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2018
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We got ribeye steak and Chilean sea bass... steak was great, but fish not that good. Service was excellent & ambiance was fun. The Nutella Crepes dessert is also definitely worth trying

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vipKlself0321
Indiana
18 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was really really good, one of the best steaks we’ve had in some time.

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vipJimbo
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server. Food was excellent

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JimK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The duck duet and pretzel crusted chicken were both fantastic. The prices for the food seemed very reasonable based on the quality of the food. We ordered the house Pinot Grigio, which at $16/glass seemed a bit much. Service was very good and the atmosphere top notch.

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TeriB
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fine dining with great service. It was a wonderful date night with our friends and we were able to enjoy many menu options at a nice price for Restaurant Week.

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vipJP007
Chicago
87 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seared is the definition of a Fine Dining Restaurant. The sophisticated decor, easy listening music, and great services, makes for a special dining experience.

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vipDianeP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere great service. Menu selection spectacular

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LifelngChicagoan
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Disappointed. This is a new restaurant. We are local and went for the NYE prix fix dinner. The lamb chops were overcooked while the filet was undercooked. Replacement lamb chops were then undercooked and excessively fatty. Our server was pleasant but slow, especially given there were only four other tables occupied and there were other servers. Deserts were bland and the mango ice cream seemed previously thawed and refrozen. The only positive was the quality of the meat was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A bit expensive for what they serve. The Chilean Sea Bass a must. Filet was slightly over cooked so a touch dry.

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Gary
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding when I was there. Natalie and April are fabulous in every way. They are part of what makes it so great to come to Seared.

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vipAnon
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2017
Overall1food1service4ambience2

Steak was overcooked and tasted funny. so I sent it back. Second steak was cooked as requested, but also tasted funny. I've never had a steak taste quite so weird... and an expensive one at that. Garlic fries were cold and tasted like frozen fries. Asparagus was overcooked. It also took 30 minutes-plus to get our food and another 20 minutes to get my second steak. Everybody else was done by the time my second one showed up For what it was, the food was terribly overpriced. Avoid this place. There are plenty of other good restaurants near the mall in Schaumburg. Better food. Better ambience. Significantly better value.

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vipSalty
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was prepared perfect and was very delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We went for our anniversary--The food and the service were exemplary! The pork belly taco appetizer is excellent and unlike any you have tried before, and the duck and lamb entrees were wonderful! The ambiance was good, better after the table next to ours was cleared. We will return:)

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience by the entire staff. Kenny and April, the hostess and food server were outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2017
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Small room and we were the only ones there. Wedding party from banquet came in and dominated the bar and the service was nonexistent when that happened. The food came out cold Very small menu. The filet was nicely done. It was a one person waitstaff!

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saohr
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

They need to add some green salads to their appetizers. Prices are a little high, but the food (mostly beef at our table) was very good. I suggest new utensils as no one in my group was able to rest their steak knife on their plate during bites - the knives kept falling off the plate. It became a game/challenge to keep the steak knife on the edge of the plate and no one won! Also, the seating was too low.

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vipWonderful
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2017
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Food was good, but not at the standard that demands the price being charged. There is no Ambiance, looks like a conference room with tables and a bar, very stark. Server was attentive, but slow with food considering there were only 3 tables active. If your on an expense account with no transportation, I guess you could do worse. Otherwise, call a cab and go elsewhere.

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Seared - Westin Hotel Chicago Northwest is rated 4.4 stars by 39 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.