Taste 222

4.5
31 reviews
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$30 and under
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Taste 222 is the storefront showcase of Cleveland Avenue headquarters, a venture capital and consulting firm that invests in remarkable food, beverage and restaurant concepts.

Taste 222 honors entrepreneurs by providing a supportive and experiential environment for their food and beverage creations. In addition to original offerings from our culinary team, Taste 222 features new products from entrepreneurs ranging from grab-and-go beverages to delectable desserts.

The restaurant also gives other Cleveland Avenue business partners a retail venue to test new food and beverage concepts with consumers.
What 31 People Are Saying
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B
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

They didn’t have our table ready when we arrived for our reservation. Waited maybe 5-10 minutes, which was during a lunch interview. I made a reservation so I wouldn’t have to wait for a table. The table we received was right by the front door, and the table itself was not adequate for 3 people (too small) and appeared to be broken. I will not be going back, despite working very close by.

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a
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 2ambience 5

Waitress forgot a large entree we ordered (catfish). 30 minutes after 2nd dish asked us if we wanted dessert. Had to remind her of our order. Catfish was my least favorite dish.

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BP
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

They brought the salad appetizers and main dishes all that same time. When I mentioned to the waitress she laughed about it. I had to ask them to take back the steak and salmon because it wouldnt fit. One app we ordered didnt come though I asked about it. The food wasnt very good either. Horrible valentines day experience

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WD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOVEEEE this restaurant. The vibe is casual, yet upscale. The food and cocktails were superb. This is my favorite restaurant inn Chicago, hands down.

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DB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The after work crowd in the back room was a little loud but they were just having fun. It would be nice to see half of the TV screens with fireplace video when no one is watch the games.
Unfortunately they ran out of the beer I ordered after 1/2 glass then didn’t have my next two requests from the beer list.
Food was prepared to perfection!
The staff was pleasant and helpful.
Overall we enjoyed the experience and plan to return.

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J
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always perfect 10

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J
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first visit. Loved it. Beautiful space. Service and food were very good. We will be back very soon.

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OT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love my experience here!!!

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M
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Great lunch spot walking distance from the office. Food was great and they were very accommodating to our group.

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KW
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went here for a quick lunch. The food was delicious. It was a chilly day, so I suspect it was slower than usual and much more quiet than usual. Overall, this was a wonderful choice and will certainly go back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food! I had creole shrimp great dish but they need to at least give 3 pieces of shrimp instead of 2

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DA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely restaurant. Exquisite food. Relaxed atmosphere. Great for conversations.

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FG
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great ambiance. They even had a wonderful selection of teas. I went for lunch but can’t wait to go back for happy hour so I can try their cocktails.

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TS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great menu, interesting space!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My date and thoroughly enjoyed our experience there!

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DW
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Social events at the restaurant are a great addition.

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N
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

The decor is fabulous and the live entertainment was out of this world!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a hidden gem! The ambiance is great, the staff is friendly, and the food is priced great!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional!

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OM
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great little place with a short menu but delicious food. I like the decoration.

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l
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This is not our first visit to Taste 222. We have enjoyed each visit. Will definitely return.

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

Great spot for business lunch. This is my 3rd time visiting Taste 222 and it has wonderful vegetarian options.

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JC
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice warm atmosphere, casual but sophisticated. Attentive service, good drinks, excellent food. My wife and I really enjoyed a mid week dinner out and will definitely return.

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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

I heard such great things about dinner I had to try this place. The food was good except I specifically asked for something to be omitted and it wasn’t. It wasn’t a huge deal but the server seemed very busy and I didn’t have time to wait for another dish to be prepared.

I ordered fish tacos to go and only 1 has sauce on it.

I’m giving this feedback in hopes that it would help improve because I want to see it stay in the area.

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L
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a welcoming place! The ambiance is totally Chicago. Iron paned windows. Intimate dining. Feels a bit like you’re in someone’s library. Open view of the kitchen. Food and beverages are delicious. Waitstaff is attentive without fuss. Love this place. I will return.

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DA
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great spot for some delicious cuisine. Small plates are wonderful. Great cocktails and service. Try the ribs and lamb chops. Everything we ordered was delicious.

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RW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect service. Great food and comfortable, cool atmosphere.

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MH
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and great staff!!!

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

Wonderful environment!

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C
Chicago
58 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ate here yesterday for lunch. First experience with this restaurant which is 2 blocks from where I live. Wonder why it took me so long to drop in? Food was great. Prices were more than reasonable. Have since booked two more reservations and recommended it to my husband who intends to go there,too.

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Naples
105 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We tried the fried chicken sandwich and shrimp and grits. Both were outstanding. Our waiter, Hank did a nice job. The ambiance is lovely at Taste 222. We have been there twice, and would highly recommend.

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