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Web site promised lively buffet Sunday brunch. When we arrived, the hostess barely acknowledged our presence. Than she told us buffet brunch was no longer offered. After the food was brought to the table, we were not able to find the server to get more water or coffee refill until it was time to bring the check. The restaurant was deserted. There was no ambience, the food was very average and the service unacceptable. We will not be back.
Ita a beach type spot. Food ok.
I thought this place would be a lot more luxurious based on their postings on social media. I expected to see European style restaurant on the beach which would be an amazing place to hang out all summer. Well, it was a beach cafe, and the food was awful ( breakfast). Service was very slow. The idea is great but execution is weak.
A very disappointing evening.
Service was horrible. Drinks took forever, one appetizer came after we were served our main course, wine came after we finished our main course, music was awful and they over-charged us by 13% (though it was eventually reimbursed). The food was no better; not one of our meals was even good. The wine list is deplorable, though the house cocktail is nice. None of this is worthy of the beach setting; though we probably would have had a better meal at Castaways in the North Ave beach house, for much less money and hassle.
This seasonal place should stay closed after the season ends, unless they can get their act together. Sad for such a nice location.
Very very bad service. Hair in drink. Over cooked eggs Benedict both times we sent it back. Had to get up and get our waitress twice.
Beautiful place, they just need to get their kitchen and service together.
Took 30 minutes to get an overpriced appetizer. The drinks were not good..
Great food and even better views! Perfect location for a lunch on a beautiful day in Chicago.
Horrible service from the host stand/start to finish. Food & drinks was over priced for no reason.
Great location but the food was just about average and overpriced.
I went here for an anniversary dinner. The ambiance is Jersey Shore meets Miami Beach, and I really wanted it to work. The food was fine, I especially liked the burrata appetizer and my husband liked the lobster tacos. The beef filet sandwiches were just okay. We got a great table with a front-row view of the lakefront path and beach, for good people-watching. We rode bikes here and the management kindly allowed us to keep them inside the restaurant area on the patio. Other than bike I don't know how people will get here. Our server was kind but soft-spoken and it was very loud inside. I really want this restaurant to be successful. Just needs a few tweaks.
Food was good, and location was great but the music was crazy loud. It's like being in a nightclub, but you are trying to eat a meal and talk with friends and you can't, and the kind of music they are playing is thumping club music which is a disconnect. I understand they are trying to capture a young, fun audience but lunch time on a Wednesday is not the same audience at a night club... Nor is it on a Friday night for dinner. Play good music, not club music and don't play it so crazy loud!!
Great to have a restaurant right on the beach with upper-class good food.
Glad we finally have a cool restaurant/bar on North Ave Beach. (No offense, Castaways ;) The frosé is fabulous! Beet paté is surprisingly good; lobster tacos are also delish. The poké tuna is just okay; it needs to be cut into smaller pieces.
Nice for a chill day at the lake, worth checking out just to see it for yourself since Chicago isn't known for it's lakefront dinning.
Had the avocado toast for an appetizer and didn't really care for it. Was somewhat bland
The egg and stake to me was horrible and tasted like sour/bitter liver, but my sister totally disagreed, and ate it all. She thought it was "ok, eatable."
I had the Thai Chicken Lettuce wrap, which was just okay. Rhe lettuce wasn't as crispy and crunchy as I like, but rather limp and not wide enough to hold the Ingredients in. I've had and made better lettuce wraps.
Overall, I'd recommend it since it's worth checking out just for the experience, but wouldn't go back or say it's a must try!
Visiting a friend in Chicago and she heard about it so we tried it... awesome place, didn't feel like I was in city but on a island... moved to the cabana and just relaxed ... server was great , wish I could remember her name
Great view, creative menu that still needs work, especially on execution. Hopefully, it will be really great by next year summer!
Food was good, service and prices were less than desirable
I have always loved octopus and have had it all over the World.... the grilled baby octopus was by FAR the best I have EVER had (and that's saying something)! Highly recommended! Also we got the fresh burrata cheese and it didn't disappoint. Planning on going back soon and getting in at least a couple more visits this season.
I was so happy to see so many menu items I could have on my diet- enjoyed the Thai Chicken lettuce wraps! I didn't have a drink this time but will in the future, the staff was very nice and I felt at home and relaxed.
The view was wonderful. The service, the food and the music were the not enjoyable. Especially the service.