Steadfast

4.6
513 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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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Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came to Steadfast after seeing Hamilton midday on Saturday and really really enjoyed the 5 course tasting menu. The service was excellent, the food was amazing, and the ambiance was lovely. Next time we're in town, I have a feeling we'll be back for more!

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

Great service and a great menu! Definitely a good spot for a date or special occasion.

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NS
Seattle
33 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Tasty but more casual food (gourmet sandwiches vs. entres), very well prepared, service was pleasant but a bit stretched at lunch time, restaurant was very noisy.

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N
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, service and ambiance. Will be going back.

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g
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

The menu is different (or odd) for a restaurant that appears to cater to businesspeople. Burgers and fries were delicious but I would not go here to impress a client. The service was average and messed up one of our orders but took it off the bill.

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DD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife and I had a spectacular dinner at Steadfast. All the courses were great. Her steak was magnificent -- better than at the top steak restaurants in Chicago. An all-around wonderful experience.

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service is always exceptional. Try to make it in before 6 o’ clock for the Happy Hour.

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SS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I have been to Steadfast a few times for business lunches. It has a small but good menu. I haven't yet been disappointed with the food or service. The only reason it doesn't get five stars is that after three or four times, there isn't much new to try.

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HW
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food creatively & expertly prepared.
We sampled many of the appetizers & at least 5 or 6 entrees, & a variety of drinks. We would also have ordered desserts, but ran out of time (theatre night).
Everyone pronounced everything delicious!
Service was perfect. We loved the space too.
All in all, an enjoyable meal for all 7 of us.
We’d go back in a heartbeat. Unfortunately only one of us was a native Chicagoan.

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BL
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came in as a four-top for New Years and ordered the 5 course chef tasting. The food was marvelous. Presentation was consistent and service was impeccable. And I knew when the server brought Second dessert, it was going to be a great night

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N
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good lobster chowder. Quite unique. Fresh biscuits in the chowder. Generous, delicious pieces of lobster. "The Greek", which is listed in the menu just as "The Greek", turns out to be pretty average Greek salad. They did not have any bread to go with the salad or the chowder, but when I asked for some the waitress said she would inquire. And inquire she did! After much ado, and repeated trips to the table to confirm I wanted bread (to which I said, no bother, don't worry), they brought me two fresh, and very warm, baguettes. I would not get The Greek again. I would go back just for the lobster chowder.

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SH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent and different, cozy atmosphere. There was a mistake in delivering what was ordered and they went out of there way to correct- wonderful!

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s
Chicago
162 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Breakfast at Steadfast provided a good opportunity to talk, enjoy a good meal, and good service. We'll make this a regular spot.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Before a shoa

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great ambiance. Lunch menu appetizers were small portion for sharing with group but sandwich menu was perfect size for lunch. Low noise level was a plus!

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RS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The $25 charcuterie plate is not a good value. I've ordered many of these, and in that price range, the volume of food is typically a lot higher. This is a $10-$12 charcuterie plate. The food our table had was all very good, but not "value priced" and that's fine. Ambiance-wise, try as they might, the restaurant still feels like a hotel lobby. Our server was attentive, knowledgeable, and friendly, but when the restaurant got busy, the staff was overstretched and it was tough to get the check. Overall, it was a decent meal, but there are better restaurants for ambiance, value, and food within only a few blocks.

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CE
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Had the bread tasting along with the 5 course prefix and everything was fantastic. Special thanks to Nate for the exelent Service! Would recommend this place and the service for sure!

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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Food took forever to come out and when it did, eggs were cold, toast was harder than a rock. Manager was very apologetic though and comped half of our meal.

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KL
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tasting menu was amazing! Ambience in the restaurant perfect for an after show dinner.

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OT
Chicago
50 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Filet was like BUTTER! Ruth's Chris are rookies compared to Steadfast.

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US
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great Cubans, salad, appetizers and burgers.

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C
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an unexpected find. We had tickets for a show at the Cadillac theater and of course I waited until last minute to make a reservation and we totally lucked out. Arrived a bit late due to traffic but we were seated right away. The place is small and very intimate, I thought it would be a large bar setting based on the pictures, but it was a nice surprise to find it perfect for a date night. Comfy seating, great service! We were tight on time but our wait staff showed great team work in getting us the full 6 course tasting menu in under 1 hour, next time we will try the wine pairing as well . I would recommend, that you give yourself 1.5 hours for the tasting menu to fully enjoy its flavor. Simply amazing food, we will be back.

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TW
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you for getting us in early! Love that it is QUIET! No need to compete with loud music...great service and food was delicious...great place for intimate, post-wedding brunch for four...thank you.

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DW
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nathan was a real Pro. Food was great

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LS
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We chose Steadfast to celebrate a milestone birthday, and were delighted by the excellent food, memorable cocktails and first-rate service. Josh was especially helpful with menu and drink choices, and we were frankly startled by how quickly our dinners arrived. The fresh-baked bread was a treat in itself. We will definitely return during our next visit to Chicago.

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HS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good service

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AE
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Good service, nice five course offerings, good ambiance, and cool atmosphere. A bit pricey for their offerings but tasty nevertheless.

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DH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Location isn’t the most convenient but the food, drinks and ambience more than offsets that.

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Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous duck!!! Great wine pairings!

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LV
Washington DC
317 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 1

Well the food and service were great when I can theclast time. This time....Steadfast was closed though we had a confirmed reservation. I went to the restaurant this morning and the general manager was aghast at what happened. Claimed open table should never have allowed the reservation to go through as they decided to close the day after thanksgiving. Wanted to comp us dinner but we are leaving town today. A bit of chicken and egg issue but open table needs to investigate.

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CD
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Waiter was fantastic!! Food was just “eh” unfortunately.

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RD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Traffic forced us to revise our 5:45 pre-orchestra dinner to 6:15, but the host graciously welcomed us and the kitchen and our server accommodated our time crunch. The 5-course tasting menu was excellent and filling and I think the 10 course tasting menu would have been too much food. Highlights were the wedge salad and the filet, as recommended by our wonderful server (I wish I had caught his name). The St. Andre cheese presentation was confusing and we did not care for the deep fried cracker, but we appreciated the attempt. We both loved the Steadfast Manhattan and the Syrah by the glass, which was Jean-Louis Chave Selection Saint-Joseph Offerus 2015. Beautiful room, comfortable seating, and subtle nighttime lighting. We'll be back!

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OT
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The tasting menu was an outstanding value. The service was wonderful, very attentive and knowledgeable without being intrusive. Great ambiance and location.

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BB
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a really great experience and a bit of a surprise as to how good the food was. The atmosphere is terrific as well.

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A
Chicago
247 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable service and food. Always a reliably outstanding choice

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JO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Nice location. Very kid friendly. Good service. Food was okay. No parking validation. Only restaurant in Jack London that doesn't validate parking.

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner before a show

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L
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Won’t be back. Service was terrible. Can’t blame the server. He was stretched way too thin. Food was way overpriced for mediocrity in the city.

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A
Chicago
247 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great service and food!

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K
San Francisco
42 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Steadfast has stolen my heart. I am here for the second time this week and my third time in a year...and I live outside San Francisco. I love that it is attached to The Gray. So nice to get dressed up and just take the elevator down. Great food and excellent service.

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