Taste 222

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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 is a restaurant and event space focusing on unique experiences with an upscale vibe. We are a full-service restaurant with rich beverage and culinary offerings set in a beautiful space reminiscent of home.

We provide “Cheers”- like service. We know our customers’ names, their orders...we HUG! With a family-like atmosphere, Taste 222 provides great service, and delicious, comforting food in a warm and sophisticated environment.
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timothyswatson
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I took my wife there for the first time and she loved it. We ordered the ancho chile glazed salmon, lamb loin chops, mac & cheese, brussel sprouts, and broccoli & cheese soup and loved all of the dishes. The ambiance was great and it was easy to find parking as well. We will be coming back to this restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Really great decor and service. Had the ribs on two occasions and both times they were dry and skimpy on the meat. Will not order ribs again. Side dishes (mac & cheese, corn bread, brussels) were just ok. The lamb was good but pricey. Loved the Boss (non-alcoholic) drink and the chocolate caramel cake.

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MargotW
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Way over priced. Slow for a lunch spot. Nothing stands out about food.

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JanetL
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautiful space. Like the variety of table settings and spaces available. Food was wonderful, fresh and nicely presented. The poke bowl and salmon Niçoise salad were delightfully tasty.

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LisaN
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Special Creole menu for Mardi Gras. Pricey with very small portions.
2 large shrimp on a plate for $15????
Gumbo, was okay. Not great, just okay!

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LauraB
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food wad delicious drinks on point. Will be back

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FeliciaB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food2service5ambience5

Taste 222 is always great. I was a tad bit disappointed with the taste of some of food items for Fat Tuesday.

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vipJohnS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding restaurant. A true gem!!!

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KevinG
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

It was a Friday night. We were expecting 6 and a couple backed out making it 4. The restaurant gave a little attitude because they made a table for more then what we had. We sat down and from that moment we didn’t even get our food until about 2 hours in. It seemed like they only had 2-3 working the kitchen for a full restaurant on a Friday night. Our waiter seemed to be pushing wine on us that was marked up 400% on the bottle..a little extreme I’d say. We ended up spending over 3 hours in the restaurant basically waiting on food. Ended up spending about $400 on a bottle of wine for the table and 4 meals off the restaurant week “special” with tax and tip. For what the experience was worth I wouldn’t go back.

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MichelleM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience3

I would recommend for the food but not for the service.

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vipEllenC
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We went for restaurant week and our group pretty much tried everything. It was fantastic! I love my steak medium rare and they cooked it so well. My boyfriend got the lamb and he said it was some of the best lamb he's had. They have fun cocktails and a decent wine list. It's a very small place so it would be great for a romantic dinner or happy hour with a couple of girlfriends. Definitely want to go back!

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vipJZMjzm
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Unimpressed. Food presentation was beautiful, but was either flavorless or over-sauced/trying too hard. Entrees were overcooked. Felt like a suburban (lesser quality) restaurant in the city. Won’t go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was good I had turkey panini and my friend had kale salad with salmon. Very good. Went for lunch.

Service was good - pet peeve of mine though at restaurants don’t automatically split a bill. I love my friends but I don’t want or need to pay for their food and drinks. If you’re going to split the bill. Put food and drinks on the appropriate checks.
Do not automatically just split evenly. It’s annoying.

Solution is me asking for separate checks which industry seems to have a problem with But customers first! 😀

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was amazing!!! Service was unreal and the space is super cool! Will be back again!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Enjoyed my overall experience at Taste 222 and will definitely be back! My only issue is the seating. My groups was placed at a round table for 5 ppl but the seats were not comfortable and conducive for older patrons. This won’t keep me away but will definitely have to consider the group if the seating does not change.

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viplfantl
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great atmosphere in the front room. Our server, Rashid was gracious and attentive.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience5

Horrible service, incorrect orders, very slow.

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cliff
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

We were looking forward to trying a new restaurant during restaurant week. After a fairly long wait, the Filet mignon were served cold. The butter that was on on wasn't melted at all. We would have brought it to our waiter's attention when served but we couldn't find him so we ate the cold meat.

Further, my wife ordered another glass of wine during the first course. It finally came after we were served dessert. I let her drink my wine.

The manager graciously said they wouldn't charge us for the wine we didn't drink. And we received a slight discount for the poor food. I recommend they invest in some warming lamps.,,,and bring ordered drinks a little sooner. We were about six feet from the bar. I almost got up to ask the bartender.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience3

The food was phenomenal!!!

The service was awful.

Slow and no acknowledgement that the service was bad.

Want to go back but hesitate.

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vipjennyk
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was excellent and the ambience also pleasing. The problem was with the speed with which the food was brought. We felt as they we were being unnecessarily hurried through our meals

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MaitriS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I went with a friend for lunch and the service was incredible. We were quickly seated and our food arrived soon after. We both ordered the grilled cheese with fries with the chocolate bread pudding for dessert. The dessert was amazing and the toffee sauce is probably one of my favorites. Overall it was a great experience.

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vipLove2eat
Memphis
6 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a pleasant surprise! I relocated here from Tennessee and this was a gem!

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vipShikha
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service wish there wasn’t televisions in one of the dining rooms takes away from the beautiful ambience

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great presentation, prices were great and great service to match!

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vipPaulH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic personal service with a cool atmosphere

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amgmahoney
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was yummy and everyone was very service minded.

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ElsV
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience5

This restaurant was top quality. From the special cocktails to dessert, and everything in between, the food was fantastic. Fresh, unique, creative, tasty, and well -presented. I had made a reservation on OpenTable and mentioned it was my husband's birthday and asked them to put a candle in the dessert, but they did not. The service in general was not as high quality as the food. We had to ask what the soup of the day was, rather than him volunteering it, and coffee did not come out with our dessert. He was very pleasant and nice though. Overall the food was so outstanding we were willing to overlook the service. Would definitely return!

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islandconcierge
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was only there for drinks but while there the experience was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall1food4service2ambience1

Reservation accepted and then canceled upon arrival. We sat at the bar for our entire function (2.5 hours) all while 5 tables sat empty the entire time. Drinks were phenomenal; confounding decision to deny us a seat after confirming the reservation will keep me from returning.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Holiday lunch with team. Holiday decorations were beautiful and the food was great!

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IuliiaP
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service is great! Vine selection doesn't follow. The general atmosphere is very nice and people working there are awesome.

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vipWindycitygal
Chicago
41 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant, good food, interesting menu & service. Convenient location.

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Marti
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience in a quiet restaurant that focuses on quality. The service and food are amazing.

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vipHezz
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While I haven't tried dinner, I eat lunch here pretty regularly, and the food is excellent. The service is great. They also have happy hour specials that are fantastic. Highly recommend.

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vipDisappointed
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was, as always, delicious! The shaved brussel sprouts were really light and nutritious! Another reason to ❤ sprouts! Also had the small plate ribs! The perfect portion. Slightly spicy sauce! Tender and scrumptious! Sharing small plates helps to leave room for dessert. We had the key lime pie and the chocolate caramel cake! And really, really great coffee! A wonderful Date Night dining experience!!

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vipBenjaminB
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A gem in the city. Not sure why this place hasn’t generated more buzz. We have now eaten most of the menu and still can’t find anything we don’t like. Food is delicious. Ambience is great. You can hear the person across from you. One of our favorite spots.

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vipAmyG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Beautiful space and the food was outstanding. Service was only fair - perhaps an off night, but we didn't get all that we ordered, table was not cleared of dirty dishes, hardly ever came to table at all. But, we would go back for sure!

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Outdoorenthusiasts
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Very distinct ambience between front room (quiet semi-formal) and back room (sports bar). Know what you're in for...

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vipPaulH
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff who pay attention to their customers. Have been there at least 6-7 times in the past year.

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Taste 222 offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 383-6620.

Taste 222 is rated 4.6 stars by 178 OpenTable diners.

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