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the Albert, Chicago, IL

the Albert

4.1
4.1
807 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
  • Charming
  • Innovative
  • Good for special occasions
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.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 22 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, American, 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

  • Wines of the Italian Summer

    $50.00 per person

    Jul 25, 2024 only
    Wines of the Italian Summer Thursday, July 27, 2022 6:30-9:00pm Location: Achieve Lounge $50 per person Let Italy inspire us with wines that are just are just great to drink. We will walk you thru which Italian wines are the best to buy and you will be able to buy wine at the event to for home.
    Wines of the Italian Summer Photo
  • Herbs and how to use them in Cocktails

    $55.00 per person

    Sep 26, 2024 only
    Thursday, September 28, 2022 6:30-9:00pm - $55 per person Location: Emmy Noether Room Martini making has never been so dynamic. Learn the in and outs of working with gin in cocktails. The juniper inspired classic jumps to front by mixing in the right balance of savory infusions created by our mixologist. Come join and learn about this fantastic quiet bar staple
    Herbs and how to use them in Cocktails Photo
  • Mushroom Galore

    $55.00 per person

    Oct 24, 2024 only
    6:30-9:00pm - $55 per person Location: Achieve Lounge Who doesn’t truly enjoy the benefits of mushrooms, from the health aspect of the mushroom to the taste. Let Chef Chiappetti walk you thru how to buy, what to buy and how to cook. Our wine specialist Kyle Heathman pairs up mushrooms focused food with great super Tuscan wines. Come taste and buy wines rarely found in America.
    Mushroom Galore Photo

What 807 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

807 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Very underwhelming! We didn't eat we ended up leaving and went to somewhere that had a better ambiance so I cannot comment about the food and then the service they really didn't come in get anything for us, even though it was really slow

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Pasta with sauce seemed aged from another day and without any time of seasoning/flavor. Fries came without cheese and appeared to be frozen.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time at The Albert. The food was amazing, but the service was extraordinary. They went above and beyond to acknowledge my wife’s birthday. The birthday cake was a nice touch. Try the Chef’s Cut. It was great. We will be back

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was great, but the service was very slow and inattentive.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Risotto was cold, server brought appetizers and main dish at the same time, almost 40 minutes after placing the order.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was very well prepared and everyone in our group had nothing but compliments on the menu. The only drawback was how long it took to get service, we even had a long wait just to order our drinks. If the waiter had once smiled or at least commented about the long wait- it would had been a stellar evening.

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  7. EatingAround

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had dinner at the Archive Lounge on the second floor overlooking the main restaurant. Great spot for relaxed, informal evening, with very good Sicilian pizza and small selection of antipasti dishes, Excellent tomato sauce and flavors on everything we tried. Small list of good, relatively inexpensive Italian wine options. Very nice, attentive waitress. Seems to be overlooked by neighborhood residents, but it shouldn't be.

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  8. ronw

    St. Louis

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food and service is just average. The layout of the dining room is terrible. We had a reservation for six people. If you have a reservation why is the table not set up at the reservation time.?? When we arrived at the restaurant they pushed 3 4-top tables together. The problem was the table was right next to the bar seating and the length of table ran the same way of the bar. There was a large party seated at the bar and additional people talking with them and standing behind them . One lady kept hitting one of us in the back of the head with her purse and another person kept bumping her butt into one our persons chair. We complained to the hostess and asked to be moved or have the people standing behind us to move. When the hostess talked with them, luckily they left. It seems the logical thing is to not set up a table so close to the bar. There was plenty of room on the other side table and the table could easily moved away from the bar. Whoever manages this place definitely not on top of things.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food quality poor. Food choices poor. One person at my table, wanted a plain vegetable, and there was none to order on the menu, only asparagus with ham wrapped on it and the server said they couldn’t make plain asparagus. Not on the same level with other similar type restaurants around the area.

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  10. GreatRiverLS

    New York City

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A special occasion and The Albert did not disappoint! Polenta and Artichoke appetizers were superb. Our waiter made excellent suggestions from the menu. Well recommended!!

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FAQs

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

the Albert is rated 4.1 stars by 807 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 22 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
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, American, 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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