Taste 222

4.5
51 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.
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Chicago
98 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A few notches above a gastro-pub with a sports bar twist. Great place!9

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RO
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The cuisine is outstanding. Great options for vegetarians. We went for brunch the first Sunday they were open for brunch and they were a little understaffed. It’s okay - who’s in a hurry on a Sunday?! I’m sure they will adjust that going forward. The coffee has great flavor and they were playing a nice mix of music - great local vibe. Definitely going back! The owners greeted all the guests which is a nice touch. Makes you feel appreciated!

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RM
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Howard was awesome. Really enthusiastic and enjoyed his work.

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PP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jerk pork chop was delish! It was a special so may not be around forever but it was definitely a winner!

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k
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Wonderful ambiance and food. I highly recommend for those two qualities alone.

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J
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The new lunch menu is fantastic! The spice roasted pork belly gyro is awesome!

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OT
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great waitstaff!

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DL
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

We went after work not many choices for appetizers and the meat a d cheese tray had more meat than cheese overpriced for what.we got

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JH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Enteresting setting and menu options, enjoyed the blackened salmon recommendation of waitress.

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CM
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous delicious food. Beautiful intimate atmosphere. Best of all, service just amazing.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was good, ambiance was cute but more romantic than seemed appropriate for the area. service was very slow.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dining experience

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We came on Fat Tuesday so a busy night was expected. The manager Iman was super accommodating; will be back next time I’m in Chicago to taste new menu

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RP
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful as always! A nice way to spend Fat Tuesday! I’d love to see more dinner/music events there.

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C
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and food for business or friends. Range of appetizers is very attractive if you desire lighter fare.

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LB
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Ambiance is great and conducive meeting a friend or colleague for lunch.

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TB
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply AMAZING!!!
Great Food
Great Service
Great Entertainment

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j
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Charming, cozy and comfortable neighborhood establishment with excellent food, (try the shrimp toast), service and a tremendous bang for your buck. If I lived west of the Chicago River I’d be there 2 or 3 times a week.

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LL
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Small but sweet and charming. Lovely interior. They had a delicious vegetarian dish that was unique. There can be a lot of redundancy for vegetarians at restaurants so it was nice to have something different and delicious. Went on a Monday evening and it was very quiet. I think they have music on Tuesday evenings in a separate room so may be livelier.

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RB
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for an after work gathering downtown, centrally located for events and special occasions. The food was delicious, portions were shareable and the Happy Hour menu offered great selections as well.

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B
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
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 on February 18, 2019
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
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 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 8, 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 4, 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
5 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 25, 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
34 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
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great menu, interesting space!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My date and thoroughly enjoyed our experience there!

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N
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

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

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DW
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Social events at the restaurant are a great addition.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 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 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional!

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OM
Chicago
16 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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