Taste 222

4.6
82 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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What 82 People Are Saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Not a great experience.

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DW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing restaurant with a great staff and really good food!

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SS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing, the service was amazing and the atmosphere was simply gorgeous. A true gem!

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EW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and excellent service. The front of the restaurant has a really lovely decor which was perfect for our girls lunch. The back room has a bit of a different vibe with a wall of TV screens so there is something for everyone.

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DB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I’ve only dined here a few times but I must say each time the food has been exquisite. I’ll be back.

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MG
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to get coffee or breakfast, and cocktails! Beautiful setting and the staff and service was very attentive and accommodating!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the place and the food! Would definitely go back.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Good food as always, but very slow service. This is in contrast to my other visits.

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AM
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

The food was GREAT! The service could have been much better.

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SA
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Simply perfection. We went there for brunch. I had the their burger. It was truly one of the best I've ever had. The place is beautiful and the staff is wonderful. I love Taste 222.

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KY
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Sunday breakfast brunch place. Great atmosphere, awesome staff. Hats off to our waiter Rashid.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband really loves restaurants. I was referred here by a friend and they did not disappoint. My husband loves his meal; mine was a tad sweet for me. They saw I wasn’t thrilled and offered me something else. I really appreciated that. I ended up with chicken sausage, grits and biscuits. It was REALLY good. Great Sunday brunch option.

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EH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and excellent food! My only regret is not finding out about this place sooner.

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c
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Nice atmosphere, excellent food, and noise level was low - whic is hard to find downtown. Well worth it!

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M
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure!

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NR
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome food and service! Definitely going back!!

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TS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a hidden gem in Chicago. The ambiance and food were fantastic. I will definitely be going back to Taste 222.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had Mother’s Day Brunch, Food was fantastic.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I was in town and went to dinner with my family. From the moment we arrived, the staff and even other patrons were welcoming and accommodating. My Dad uses a walker to ambulate and was received very graciously and warmly. We were snapping selfies and another patron stopped eating to take a picture for us (thanks again Maxwell!) The service we received was excellent. CJ and the staff were great. I have a lovely time with my parents and uncle.

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VA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very friendly staff. Was a little disappointed that a wine that we selected was not available. Also they changed from the fried Mac and cheese that we've enjoyed before to a good but not as good version. And cmon $8.00 for that small serving of cornbread is totally unreasonable. Desert selection could improve. However, in general we did enjoy the meal.

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CN
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

We sat by the door and each time the door opened, a blast of wind would blow onto us. I would rather have eaten at home. It was an unpleasant experience.

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GL
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was excellent!

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

This experience was simply amazing. From the food, to the music, all the way to the amazing staff.

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JA
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Food and service was great. Desert was also great!

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PP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favorites - shrimp avocado toast, grilled cheese, jerk pork (that was a special, but I hope it comes back). Perfect for business/personal meet-ups. Great atmosphere, quality food, reasonable prices.

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LJ
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Service was great, nice ambiance, but the star of the show was the food. Truly enjoyed the shrimp & grits, chicken & waffles and the lobster roll.

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B
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy the experience!

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BD
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 2service 5ambience 5

The service was great, but the brunch food was disappointing. I had the city slicker eggs and was disappointed in the over cooked and dry salmon. They also forgot the sauce. I’m glad I tried this place, but I won’t be a regular.

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WC
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

What a nice surprise. Went with some friends and the food was wonderful, service beyond. Would easily go back to this restaurant.

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JW
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

I’m guessing we there on an off night. Everyone was very nice, but the service was inconsistent and sort of strange. For a restaurant that offers shared plates, it was very odd that everything we ordered showed up all at once. There was not room on the table and it was difficult to manage. One item showed up 20 minutes later after all of our plates had been cleared. And one item we ordered showed up not at all. When we asked about this our server did not ask us if we still wanted it, but said that she would take it off the check. We were there for several hours, but it was still odd to have our original server stop by to let us know she was leaving for the night and that another server would be taking over. She did not bring her replacement to introduce her when she told us this. Which seems sort of odd. Our second server also left while we were there as we were told by our third server. I like the space and would likely give it one more try. The food was good.

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S
Chicago
99 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
13 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
2 reviews
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
3 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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