The charcuterie and cheese combo board was outstanding! Per other reviews, the service wasn’t great. They were (seemingly intentionally) understaffed and the one guy there didn’t seem to really care. The atmosphere was great. The Korean meatballs were spicy and had a nice flavor, but very dry. The gin fizz was fantastic, but the other cocktails that we ordered were underwhelming (don’t order the house red).
Poor service, the wait staff seemed to do a good job of avoiding my husband and I. We've since learned this is normal. Expensive for the quality of food and the drink menu wasn't great. We wanted to love this place but just couldn't.
Went with my husband for a date night. Was so pleased with the ambiance of this cute little gem. Very romantic with cozy booth seating. Great service. Limited menu. More for appetizers than a meal but great meat and cheese platter. Highly recommend for a group for drinks.
Really cute bar/tapas with great drinks and yummy apps.
Cute, hip and cozy. Nice hospitality. Limited menu, good stop for appetizer, tapas and a drink.
Great experience, good food and service. Only feedback is it smells a bit like the kitchen in restaurant so your clothes carry the restaurant smell home. Nice music too, a bonus we weren’t expecting.
Super small plates worthy of sharing! We split the figs, the leek soup, the korean meatballs (great spice) and the Charcuterie and cheese tray - which was AMAZING! Loved out wine flight and had a great evening.
The ambiance of the restaurant is great, but the food was very underwhelming. Nothing original and very high prices. The Korean meatballs were also VERY spicy, which was noted nowhere on the menu nor mentioned by our waitress who recommended them.
Expected a place to have a nice dinner. Ended up ordering the massive charcuterie plate, which was delicious. But be prepared. It’s not a fine dining place. More like drinks and small plates.
Always enjoy coming to Stem. It feels like an adult place for food and drink. I gave five stars for the food even though the sweet potato gnocchi balls were almost impenetrable. It's the only thing I've ever had there that disappointed. Otherwise, great small plates to share with wine, beer or cocktails.
Love this place. The drinks are good and the combo board is the best!
Have wanted to try Stem for a long time. I wasn't disappointed. The service was great, food and wine delish, decor is charming, great girlfriends night out.
Fantastic venue for a cozy date night!!
We had a business gathering for six - appetizers and drinks. The cocktail, beer, and wine menu are outstanding and we had the combo fromage and charcuterie platter, wrapped dates, and spinach and feta dip. All the food was well prepared, presented, and tasty. Our service was not good however we were sure our waiter was subbing for someone and suspect they were short staffed. I would definitely go again as I assume the poor service was not normal.
Went in for the chartreuse board and it was amazing.
Excellent date night! The decor is very romantic, the food fabulous, the drinks amazing and the service is top notch!
Unfortunately the service and the food did not meet the our expectations. Server only responded to my partner when I asked questions- never looking me in the eye. Gnocchi was terrible.
Ambience was gorgeous- sad waste of a space
Great ambiance, dark, groovin tunes, good service. We had the Korean Meatballs, Brie spread with bread, bacon & goat cheese wrapped dates, Rice balls - all were terrific just right portions. The goat cheese wrapped dates were my faves - definitely a great place to take your date!
We sat at the bar. Loved the ambiance and the service. The Steak Tartare was excellent.
Food was great, but selection was very limited. Waitress was great.
Hard to find, it's in Northeast not the north loop, I would say it's $$ not $. Other then the fact the open table advertising is off, for was good and cocktails were good.
great cocktails and wine options-love the unique list. the vibe of this place is totally cool - comfortable and unique ambiance. shared a variety of items on the menu loved it will be back
Gorgeous place inside with a nice romantic setting for you date night. Service comes across a little unhappy at the start but in time they warmed to us. Delicious food and great drinks list.
Server was aloof, almost seemed angry. Food was okay but tiny portions for a BIG price.
Drinks and wine selection is very good, ambiance is great too, it is a lovely, romantic venue.
Too pricey for regular visits.
Love this place - been several times and its fun to see what new menu items they have as i notice they rotate fairly often and i like places with variety, always a beautiful ambiance, will be back soon !
Romantic, sexy vibe reminds me of something from Chelsea or Brooklyn go Mpls!!!! great cocktails i could spend hours in here....
This was my fourth time at Stem and every other time has been realky positive. This time the food was a little off. We had probably 8 different dishes and with few exception, each one was disappointing. The service was wonderful, as always. As a comp for the food, the server gave us two free drink tickets for next time. I'll go back again, but it may be a while.
Always a lovely setting.
Great ambiance! Perfect for a date night or girls night.
Server was not very attentive, small table for four to have a meal. Price was not reflective of service and food.
Very chic place!! Will return.
We reserved a large table for tapas before heading out dancing on a Saturday night. We ended up having an extra person join, there was no problem accommodating an extra seat! We lived the combo cheese and meat tray! Between seven of us we couldn't polish it off, but there was something on the platter for everyone - even fruit and nuts for a vegan friend. Even one was very pleased with their food from soups and salads to tapas and entrees.
Our only complaint was that the lighting is very low. Candles are provided at the table, but we still had to use the flashlights on our phones to sort through the meat & cheese tray and read the menu.
This place is a gem in NE, and we will be back! Thanks so much!
Nice looking, great vodka infusions. Cheapest wine by the glass was $12 which for a wine bar is absurd. We tried to order to different small plate items and both were unavailable. Our server did rectify the situation by providing us with two drinks on the house.
Tasty happy hour wine selections.
Get the Combo Board! Dates too.
Charming little neighborhood gem. Great drinks as well as wonderful wine and beer selections. We enjoyed ordering several jtems and sharing them. Our waiter was attentive and charming without being overbearing.
Nice and quiet. Exactly what we were looking for. Enjoyed the beef tartare and Korean meatballs. Will return
Loved this little gem...very chic. Good wine selections in a variety of prices ranges. Food was good but not great and VERY expensive. Would go again for a happy hour but wouldn’t eat here.
Great ambiance! We went for happy hour and the value was fantastic!