Steadfast

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685 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American

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Steadfast brings an innovative, seasonal, chef-driven restaurant concept from The Fifty/50 Restaurant Group. Executive Chef Ender Oktayuren and our James Beard Semi Finalist Pastry Chef Christopher Teixeira, both formerly of two Michelin starred Sixteen, join to provide an adventurous menu blending seasonality and creativity with balanced characteristics of the two talented chefs. New American cuisine with European and North African influences reflect the cultural diversity of both Chefs. Our culinary team is paired with one of the most knowledgeable and hospitable service teams in the city. We aim to delight and surprise you at every opportunity and we are grateful for the opportunity to call you our guests.

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4.5
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chigrlomnivore
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a wonderful experience here! The food is easily accessible but elevated and delightful. Servers are all phenomenal, easy to talk to and knowledgeable. Everything is made in house with a lot of care into everything they do. This is a gem of a place.

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vipBengal
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Steadfast has cusine that is unique compared to other Loop restaurant choices. The area of the restaurant enclosed with glass is ideal in terms of noise level, able to have a conversation. Would recommend for lunch.

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vipFerencP
Memphis/West TN
10 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steadfast is in fact a hotel restaurant but it does not feel like it. It was very quiet on the Saturday evening we were there, in fact apart from a couple at the bar, there was nobody. It is strange as the decor is beautiful, the service was excellent and the food was outstanding (especially the bread basket!).

Hopefully on other nights it will be a bit more lively as we will certainly come back here.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Very bad experience with the dish I ordered. It was inedible. I contacted the restaurant but am waiting to hear back.

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vipRobertB
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience1

The bread was fantastic. We were seated by the open kitchen which was super loud and hot. I wish we had asked to move. Nothing was terribly wrong but nothing was that great either. I ordered the steak bordelaise medium rare. Which looked right but tasted well done though the sauce was amazing. I guess for a hotel restaurant it is very good. But compared to what the Chicago food scene has to offer, it’s definitely mediocre. If you’re not a serious foodie, you will be fine.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service was very slow and food was cold.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this place was amazing. The food and the service kept getting better as the night went on. You won’t leave hungry, and you won’t want to leave. Simply amazing!

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JennaM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic all around! Must haves are: large homemade bread basket, duck egg carbonara, salmon almondine, pork shank. The desserts are named after the major flavor profile of the dish. The Apple was spectacular but the Corn, Pumpkin, and Grape were also delicious. Order a few and pass them around the table for best effect! My family will definitely be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience4

poor food quality, overly expensive, worst fries ever

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vipAnnie
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and really beautiful setting. The menu was diverse and had something for everyone.

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youraveragediner
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great atmosphere, good food and service. Had a good energy and is very nice without any pretention.

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HenryK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Both sandwiches were very tough and hard to eat. The tables were too close together, impossible to have a private conversation. The French fries were very good.

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vipLolaE
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I was disappointed. I went for restaurant week, but they require the entire table to participate. I have not encountered that anywhere else during restaurant week. My guest could not part take in the menu, so I had to skip it and that was the reason I picked the restaurant. Had that been disclosed, we would not have gone and then felt we were stuck.

Food was good overall, but chicken added to salad was dry. Dessert was tiny.

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Provecho
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The butternut squash soup was delicious. The Ruben Sandwich meat was grisly couldn't eat and had to return it. Very accommodating to that and I ordered a steak sandwich, very good. One other person with us had to return the steak sandwich because it was not cooked as she asked. The staff was very accommodating and friendly.

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SharonO
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall4food1service4ambience3

I gave it a low rating because the pastrami was so tough I was unable to eat it. Our waiter only came around once so I couldn't ask him to bring me something else. The other food that my dining partners ate was fine. I was disappointed.

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lp525
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and drinks. Great service. Will most certainly return.

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toddp
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a good choice for restaurant week. All three courses were great.

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JamesH
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I liked my meal and the service was top notch but I paid $10 to have 2 ounces of salmon added to my salad. They also sat me next to angled wall just inside the door that made it difficult for me to get in and out and sit squarely at the table. Good food and drink, great service, but not in line with what I paid.

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vipgreat2eatout
Chicago
66 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Our lunch at Steadfast on Friday was okay, but not better than okay. The space was raucously loud when we arrived, but as the lunch crowd emptied out, it became reasonably quiet. I would not go to this restaurant at the height of lunch hour due to the noise level. The food was okay. I had the lobster roll, which was small and ordinary and came with a lot of French fries. To the point that I felt like I was having French fries for lunch. My friend had the soup, which he said was good, and a Greek salad, which was again okay but nothing special. I would not run back to Steadfast - it used to be better.

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vipAlexV
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

It's shiny and new and the staff are nice enough. I don't know how any business gets done over lunch, it is so loud inside, and I assume that's their primary audience during the week. The chicken served with salads was weird, it was like a pesto chicken served with every salad offering. Strange. But I ate it, and the chicken was cooked well.

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JacquelineH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed Steadfast. The staff was attentive and friendly. Food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive and friendly waiter, fabulous food, would definitely visit again when visiting Chicago

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience3

They didn’t have any pastries or waffles available and it was brunch!

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GregW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nathan, the server, was fantastic. He was very knowledgeable of the menu - a real pro.

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vipReubenK
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

This restaurant was fine. The menu was fine. The food was a little too fru-fru, especially the dessert.

Overall, not a bad place, but plenty others are better and a better value.

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LeonaZ
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waiter was incredible. I would definitely eat there again.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to go when traveling to Chicago

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MichaelK
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Holiday dinner with friends

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vipmbluvsne
Chicago
86 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had two starters each and the food was wonderful. Lobster tartine and mushroom blanquette for me and salmon rillettes and duck egg carbonara for my husband. Dan served us and was on top of details as always. Love this place.

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vipChip2017
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Super loud and dense. Food good. Service solid. Had some challenges with reservation.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Overall would not return. Slow service although friendly, we were in a rush a shared that with the waiter, but they still messed up an order and neglected to pay close attention to an allergy. Great ambiance though!!

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Bowl
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Started out with the artisan bread.
The pork shank melted in my mouth.
Waygu was also amazing!!
Of course the dessert was fantastic as always.
Tried the Corn this time.... too good for words.

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AlwaysLoveParkers
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food, & wine. I miss the caviar service they had in the past, though.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Duck is a must have! Staff is incredibly well-studied on the menu and ready to make recommendations that aren’t just careless up-sells. Fantastic food and a lovely way to spend your time if you find yourself downtown.

Only a couple blocks away from the Christkindlemarket (seasonal recommendation) if you’re looking for a place to grab a bite after being warmed up by some cider and mulled wine!

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vipBuffdiner
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience4

I met a friend for lunch on 11/22. We both ordered the exact same thing. After waiting a considerable amount of time, the waitress brought us food, but it belonged to the couple sitting next to us, who had arrived long after we did. It wasn’t until then that the waitress realized our order had been forgotten. Fortunately, we didn’t have tight time constraints. The food finally arrived - the cheeseburger and side salad were amazing. At no time did a manager come to our table to apologize and no one offered us a complimentary drink or dessert. When the bill arrived, we were charged the full amount. Maybe we should have escalated the situation ourselves, but really shouldn’t have had to.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Unfortunately the salmon was really greasy which made us not feel well after. Service was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner!

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vipJohnM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was delicious, as usual

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was outstanding!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

My only complaint is that the waiter brought us more appetizers than necessary for the number of people - hence inflating the bill and wasting food. My fault for leaving it up to him but I hate feeling like I was taken advantage of.

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Steadfast is rated 4.5 stars by 685 OpenTable diners.