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the Albert

4.6
4.6
539 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
The art of simplicity – creating Italian inspired dishes with focus on fresh ingredients, creative recipes and presentations that tease the senses. Twirled onto a fork, an array of homemade pastas inspired by traditional recipes.

the Albert is a playground for the senses, where guests revel in the season’s finest offerings and peak flavors in a room filled with self-discovery—from science novels and vintage copper pots to Surrealist murals along the walls. the Albert showcases an ultra-seasonal menu—selecting high quality, locally sourced ingredients, from both nearby farms and the urban, rooftop garden program that sits atop the building. This garden captures Chef Chiappetti's culinary vision, where he takes farm-to-table to a whole other level—integrating nature and seasonality and bringing freshness to the dishes he creates.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today
Experiences are available.

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Global, International, Dining Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Sat 7:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sun 7:00 am–1:30 pm Bar Mon, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (312) 471-3883

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Chef Steve Chiappetti

  • Private party facilities

    the Albert at Hotel EMC2 offers two artfully designed private rooms (up to 64 guests seated) as well as a semi-private dining option (up to 20 guests seated). From a reception on our terrace to a beautifully curated private dinner by our seasoned executive chef, the possibilities are endless.

  • Private party contact

    Stefanie Rowe: (312) 471-3810

  • Neighborhood

    Gold Coast / Streeterville

  • Cross street

    St. Clair

  • Parking details

    Valet parking is available for $14.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Champagne & Spirits Mixology Class

    $40.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Oct 27, 2022 only
    Learn how to marry champagne and spirits to create delightful cocktails for friends and family this holiday season. Shake and sip a classic-twisted belini and a champagne spritz.
  • Italian Inspired Holiday Cooking Class

    $59.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Nov 17, 2022 only
    Are you struggling to create your holiday menu for your friends and family? Join Chef Steve Chiappetti to prepare for an Italian inspired holiday meal. Watch how easy parties are to host in your own home with his helpful tips and tricks. Time: 6:30-9:30pm Location: Emmy Noether Room
  • Holiday Cocktail Mixology Class

    $40.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Dec 22, 2022 only
    Holiday cocktails bring spirit to any at-home celebration. Join the festivities as we blend spices with spirits to create seasonal drinks. These are simple and elegant cocktails to recreate and surprise your guests this holiday season. Time: 6:30-8:30pm Location: Emmy Noether Room

What 539 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. F

    Francophile19

    Chicago

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Great space, Friendly servers Food not as good as it has been in the past, although we all ordered the same thing - so not really a fair sampling! Avocado toast had a bread that was a bit soggy and the fried eggs were cool by the time we got them. We were hapoy with the bacon and beverages Stick to the omelettes (which I had previously and were good)
  2. OT

    OpenTableGene

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The Albert popped up as a close location to our hotel. Photos were cool and good reviews so we made a Rez. Salmon with artichokes were very good. The Romain Lettuce & Arugula salads were great. Martini’s top notch. My son in law had a chicken dish also top notch. Good prompt and friendly service. We are from SF and the waiter had spent a summer in Marin county so we had some decent banter with him. Decor and bathrooms are worth seeing over another choice you may have.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for a birthday dinner and I couldn’t be happier to have spent it at The Albert. Firstly, the atmosphere and decor definitely made it worth it. Secondly, the staff from the manager, server, bartenders and hostess were immensely friendly and accommodating which made the night a big success. I highly recommend having a drink at their super fun bar, a simple little diner between friends or even celebrating a birthday. Overall, great experience! If you haven’t checked it out yet, you should!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service from our server Steven and the manager celebrating my two friends birthdays. We had the back large table to ourselves and tried most of the dishes on the menu between the nine of us. The food was delicious and served all the different allergy and diet restrictions. The staff made sure we always had our drinks filled and were having an amazing time. We even got a awesome birthday rendition song by our server and 2 yummy desserts. Thanks so much for making my friends birthdays amazing!
  5. TG

    TomG

    Chicago

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional service, great people. Food was amazing. Atmosphere was great. Fun novel-themed cocktail names. Try a Vesuvius!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    The drinks took forever to arrive ( longer than the food in two independent instances).
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    After four days in Chicago, we decided to go to a place close to our hotel and thought the Albert looked fine. It ended up being our best and most enjoyable dinner in Chicago! The service was great with Adam greeting us, seating us and talking about dinner and then checking back and making pleasant conversation. Our waitress was Mariah Monet! She was fun, delightful and gave us great service. The pork chop was done to perfection and the spaghetti, with shrimp and a nice touch of small sweet peppers was fantastic. Highly recommend and will return.
  8. WH

    WilliamH

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Decor is gimmicky. Food is good but not great. Drinks were not well made. Server was very helpful.
  9. C

    Carol1955

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Inside a hotel, it was not easy to find from the street and there was no hostess to greet me. I gave up waiting and found my group at the bar. It was not very busy, but the service and good were very good. I didn’t like that we needed to download a Q code to view the menu on our phones. That really bothers me when there is no printed menu. Good food, though.
  10. GA

    GennaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was absolutely excellent as was the food. Highly recommend.
  11. BB

    BillB

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal service. Great food. Inventive drinks. Fun ambience.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and drinks were amazing! The staff was even better would definitely recommend!
  13. CV

    CarolV

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were great! Loved the artichokes! The sirloin steak was cooked perfectly as well! Great service overall!
  14. BN

    BenN

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Albert was phenomenal. A perfect place for an anniversary.
  15. AH

    AnthonyH

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I enjoyed an evening and dinner event at The Albert (Chicago, IL), celebrating both our 15th wedding anniversary as well as my milestone birthday. Words fail to accurately convey the truly amazing experience we had, which included a warm, personal greeting by the manager, Adam Jennings, a complimentary champagne toast and a handwritten card signed by every member of the staff, attentive service and delightful conversation with our server, Ben, a delicious array of food and drinks, and even a personalized birthday dessert. If that wasn’t enough, the evening ended with a guided tour of the restaurant and hotel by the manager, Adam, as he showed and explained the history and fun facts of the establishment. If you’re ever in Chicago, do yourself a favor and put this at the top of your list. You will not be disappointed!
  16. FS

    FatimaS

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful space, wonderful service, delicious food.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baja California

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The head bartender was amazing! And very helpful
  18. G

    Gilaman

    Chicago

    51 reviews

    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great night! Beautiful place, excellent bartender and GM. The drinks and the food were fantastic! The Tagliatelle and the Ravioli were insanely different and super good!! Brussels OMG! The appetizer that is making us want to go back is the Polenta…..it is completely insane good!!! Old Fashions were great! Can’t wait to go back. Staff makes you feel as if you’ve been there 20 times!
  19. l

    lisachica

    Cleveland

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Appetizers were good as well as the salads. Our four entrees were not great. Would not go back. Service was great!
  20. HM

    HeidiM

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was especially welcoming. And the specially made bread as a side for slighly spicey pasta was excellent! Consider adding it to your menu. We'll be back next time we are in Chicago!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    We had a great time and are looking forward to next month…
  22. LN

    LaurenN

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Mixology class
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great cocktails class!! Loved it the food is sooo good
  24. b

    biancas

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, great drinks, and incredible food. Go here for a nice dinner out!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    25 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    Service was a little slow …. Coffee was weak and the latte was the same. Tasted like hot water.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    Service was EXTREMELY slow. Our reservation was at 6:45 and we were not served till 8:00. The food and presentation was very well done however quite overpriced. Ambiance is nice as being in the EMC2 hotel. Dessert was also terrible, do not get the affogato (huge rip off).
  27. GC

    GerryC

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about our evening was exceptional. The service was terrific, the food outstanding. It was so good, we went back another night while we were in town.
  28. BH

    BrianH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Between the food, service, good drinks and manager coming over to make sure we felt welcomed, this is easily my new favorite restaurant in Chicago
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was an amazing experience! We had my husband’s mother birthday and retirement celebration! Food was impeccable! Our toddler was treated like a royalty with special dish and great attitude) All the cocktails were top notch!!!! Thank you and we will be back!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Foods was delicious( the Polenta and the cauliflower the best ) … great service
  31. B

    Bondy1b

    Detroit

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All four of us enjoyed our breakfast. Fresh and healthy options as well as sweet indulgences. Staff was super kind.
  32. D

    Davis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was truly a unique find during our stay in Chicago. The name Albert comes from Albert Einstein, and you will find the decor to be tastefully themed with sweeping walls of books, dim lighting, and earthy science-lab vibes. Our excellent experience did not end with the decor. We were delighted by some of the best table service we've received, especially if you are fortunate enough to be dazzled by Adam's expertise and charm. The food was simply incredible. We started our meal with a polenta board in which the polenta is poured onto a charcuterie board at the table. The ravioli with white truffle cream sauce was impeccable as well as the sirloin and ribeye. Highly recommend the Albert.
  33. LO

    LorrieO

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was absolutely amazing. Thanks to Adam for the lovely recommendations I was very pleased with everything. Steve was an amazing server and I will definitely be back. The Albert was aesthetically pleasing and I love the ambiance. A great experience!
  34. JL

    JuanL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was so delicious and the service was good too!
  35. MB

    MelB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific food, ambience and our server Ben was top class.
  36. MM

    MeganM

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great pasta and cocktails! It was really nice to sit outside!
  37. EJ

    EvelynJ

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Amazing place! Wish they had a few more vegan / veg options for my party but otherwise an awesome experience!!
  38. c

    christinew

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing best Risotto ever. The restaurant is beautiful
  39. R

    Robynjoy73

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Comfortable chairs! Very unique setting, lots to look at. Appetizers were delicious. Serving size of main course was nice and normal. We all enjoyed the dessert as well.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing mixology class!!!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

the Albert offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 471-3883.

the Albert is rated 4.6 stars by 539 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for the Albert

228 E Ontario St, Chicago, IL 60611

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    St. Clair

  • Neighborhood

    Gold Coast / Streeterville

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Sat 7:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sun 7:00 am–1:30 pm Bar Mon, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Global, International, Dining Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet parking is available for $14.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Steve Chiappetti

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (312) 471-3883

  • Private party facilities

    the Albert at Hotel EMC2 offers two artfully designed private rooms (up to 64 guests seated) as well as a semi-private dining option (up to 20 guests seated). From a reception on our terrace to a beautifully curated private dinner by our seasoned executive chef, the possibilities are endless.

  • Private party contact

    Stefanie Rowe: (312) 471-3810

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