Taste 222

4.8
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$30 and under
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American
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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Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

PH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic personal service with a cool atmosphere

a
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was yummy and everyone was very service minded.

EV
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!

i
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
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.

OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

IP
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.

W
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

M
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.

WT
Chicago
32 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!!

BB
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.

AG
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!

O
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...

PH
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.

OT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere

t
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and delicious food at a reasonable price.

GC
Orange County
26 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a great experience at Taste. It has been a pleasure to watch the restaurant grow into a wonderful place to meet, mix, mingle and get great food.

The servers are always gracious and helpful and food is outstanding. Never a bad meal and great appetizers to boot.

GG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

All the food came at once and was all pretty mediocre.

CT
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Finally a restaurant that had it all... Great food, excellent service, an enjoyable atmosphere, reasonably priced, and a place where you can actually hear the person across from you! This small restaurant is a gem in the heart of the city. I can’t believe I haven’t made it here sooner. We will definitely be back!

Taste 222
Responded on November 1, 2019

ChiTownDiner thank you for taking the time to share your experience! Taste 222 is your home away from home and we so much loved having you here. We greatly appreciate your feedback and look forward to hosting you at Taste 222 again. Best, I . Dean

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JP
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, ambience and service.

Taste 222
Responded on November 1, 2019

JohnP Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. Food, ambiance, and service are the cornerstone of how we approach the Taste experience and I am elated that you received that with us. Look forward to hosting you in the near future. Best, I . Dean

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JM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved finding this gem so close to the train station. The decor was great, spacious, so easy to hear. Lots to choose from on menu and great service. Great wines. I will be back.

Taste 222
Responded on November 1, 2019

JaneM Thank you so much! WOW! thank you so much for all your awesome feedback. Taste 222 is a gem for us and we are excited to share that experience with you. See you soon! Best, I . Dean

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal and very attentive and engaging service.

Taste 222
Responded on November 1, 2019

Greetings! thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us! Look forward to seeing you soon!

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W
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu, cozy interior & convenient location.

Taste 222
Responded on November 1, 2019

Windycitygal - thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We sincerely appreciate your feedback and will share it with our team. Best, I . Dean

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JW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food....taste absolutely fabulous! Enough TVs and comfort to watch the game!

Taste 222
Responded on November 1, 2019

JayW Thank you for your feedback. If you're looking for a place to watch the game come join us! Taste 222, your home away from home!

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JG
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our server was outstanding...that young man made us feel right at home.

Taste 222
Responded on November 1, 2019

JasonG, This is great! Taste is your home away from home so we are excited to hear this! Do you remember who your server was? We would love to share your feedback with him. Best, I . Dean

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y
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was top notch (thanks Dan), food great and decor stunning. Music and lighting set a relaxing tone. Loved it. Highly recommend! Scallops appetizer was delish as was the Mac n cheese.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to meet friends! Great food & atmosphere!

AD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Took clients here and they really enjoyed the lunch offerings!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall4food2service5ambience4

Food not good. I am usually happy there, but the brisket was cold, and not as described

CK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food and service was very good, tables are a decent distance away from each other but the acoustics leave a bit to be desired as the background noise level is pretty high - you can still hear your dining companions, it is just a bit distracting.

Taste 222
Responded on September 27, 2019

Hi, I'm sorry to hear the acoustics were distracting. We have taken this into consideration and will be more mindful of the music moving forward. All feedback helps us strengthen service and our offering, so we thank you. Please say hi next time you're in to visit. Best, Iman Dean

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M
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place, great food, drinks, and ambiance

Taste 222
Responded on September 26, 2019

@Mike THANK YOU we thank you for your feedback and hope to see you soon. Best, I. Dean - General Manager

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service2ambience5

The ambiance is amazing! The food was great. Service was ok, I wasn’t to fond of my server. I would go again.

DA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service was great and the service staff were super nice

Taste 222
Responded on September 26, 2019

DebbieA, THANK YOU for the 5-star rating and feedback. The team and I look forward to your next visit. Best, I. Dean - General Manager

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YP
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful!! This was my 3rd visit and every time I’ve sinned at Taste 222 the experience has been excellent.
I’d like to give a special thanks to Yuchi our server and tour guide. He was the BOMB😊

Taste 222
Responded on September 26, 2019

YvetteP, thank you, thank you, thank you, we sincerely appreciate you taking time to share your great experience and make mention of Yuchi!! We look forward to your FORTH visit. Best, I. Dean - General Manager

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PH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first visit to Taste 222, and everything about it was outstanding!

JG
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Lunch service should be considerate of one hour lunch breaks.

KW
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite go to spots. Stop in for breakfast as well it's a good treat and the coffee is great.

GO
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Staff was friendly and attentive. Knew when to approach and when to leave guests alone. Food was excellent.

Taste 222
Responded on September 26, 2019

GwendolynO, thank you! we are so happy you had a great time and look forward to your next visit.

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