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About the Albert

Offering globally inspired cuisine, the Albert is a contemporary restaurant serving lunch and dinner in the heart of Chicago's Streeterville neighborhood, steps from Michigan Avenue's Magnificent Mile.

Showcasing Chef Brandon Brumback's seasonal menu, the Albert features unique flavors in an approachable atmosphere, along with inspired craft cocktails, international wines and boutique spirits.

The Albert’s service is an experience driven by an unwavering commitment to hospitality. A spot on our patio, cocktails at the bar, or dinner with a view; the Albert will engage, stimulate and revive.

228 E Ontario St
Chicago, IL 60611
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Global, International, Dining Bar

Hours of Operation:
Thursday - Saturday 11am - 11pm
Sunday - Wednesday 11am - 10pm

*Brunch Menu Served Friday - Sunday from 11am-2pm*

Cross Street:
St. Clair

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 471-3883

Website:
http://www.thealbertchicago.com/

Executive Chef:
Brandon Brumback

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor dining, View, Wine

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Details
Sun 12:30PM - 1:45PM 5:00PM - 6:45PM

Mon - Thu 5:00PM - 6:45PM

Fri 12:30PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 1:45PM

Sat 12:30PM - 1:45PM

Private Dining

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 25 guests seated). From a reception on our terrace to a beautifully curated private dinner by our seasoned executive chef, the possibilities are endless.

the Albert Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

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Quiet

82% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (29)
Creative Cuisine (24)
Good for a Date (20)
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Special Occasion (14)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Bar Seating (13)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Romantic (12)
Business Meals (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Cozy (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Fun (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Authentic (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Healthy (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Seasonal (5)
Local Ingredients (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Casual (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
People Watching (1)
Scenic View (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 9, 2018

First class all around. From the servers who are passionate and know every aspect of the menu to the Michelin experienced Head Chef. The Albert is a hidden gem in Chicago. Very highly recommended.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Amazing food and amazing service!!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Amazing night out. Impeccable food and service. We will be back!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The Albert exceeded all expectations that my boyfriend and I had! It was a set menu for NYE '18 and every dish we had was creative, unique, and delicious. Our server was Queen, who made great cocktail recommendations, and was very fun and casual at the table. Her service was A+++ without coming off as recited or phony. We loved everything about The Albert, will recommend to friends, and be back for sure!

Tags: Hot Spot, Cozy, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We dined there on New Year's Eve and was disappointed. The bill for 3 people was over $600 dollars and that included only 2 glasses of wine. We left hungry. The servings were tiny, but you could 'upcharge' to get additional food, which we passed on. The appetizer was odd, the salad was bitter and the duck was tough. Will not be going back.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Server never asked about the meat and brought out rare cooked steak.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We had great food, sea trout was outstanding and desert was one of the best we had tried in long time...

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 26, 2017

The food was amazing- the chef even came out to tell me his secret ingredients! Queen our waitress was amazing! Love Love Love!!

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Extremely disappointed. Went for the Christmas day prixe fixe menu. Upon arrival, hostess was cold and distant. Seated, then forgotten about. We watched tables sat after us being served while we waited. I asked the waitress and instead of empathy or apology, she was very defensive, stating "I just saw you, I saw them first", with a ton of attitude. As if that matters in any way? It means you weren't paying attention and you should own the mistake. We made reservations elsewhere while we waited. It felt like we were in a large cafeteria and we all should be "lucky" to have them serving us. ALL of the wait staff seemed resentful that they were working. Had a fantastic experience at the new place we selected once we left. The only upside is that the manager was very professional about us departing.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 25, 2017

The service was excellent. We were there on Christmas Day. Prix Fixe, good value. The roast beef was served extremely rare, ok for us, but I wonder if a request for slightly more cooking would have been accommodated. Other items on the menu very creative. Very nice ambiance.

Tags: Vegan, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Excellent tasting menu on Xmas Day. Chef thanked our party for dining at The Albert.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
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 (London)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Perfect Christmas Day meal here

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas dinner.
We had the set Christmas dinner menu with wine pairing but neither the service or food was impressive. Wine was ok but the pairing didn’t really hit it home for us. Too bad because the place is great and our hopes were high

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Great place to spend Christmas eve. The menu was streamlined but satisfying.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We had a great prefix meal on Christmas Eve

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Fantastic brunch and great service! A hidden gem!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 20, 2017

This is sooooo overpriced for what you get, tiny portions that are very expensive. My dinner was $95 per person and I had two drinks and left hungry. The small amount of food I had was tasty, but with all the competition in Chicago, I won’t be returning.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Love this place. The duck is fantastic

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Food and ambiance is terrific. Perfect for date night.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Romantic, Authentic, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Server was very pleasant and curteous but service was VERY slow in a practically empty restaurant.

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

The duck was amazing as well as the Colorado lamb. The drinks were all very good. The restaurant is beautiful. Very fun

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We really enjoyed the menu and cocktails! Looking forward to going back soon!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Amazing food and the wait staff was great as well

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Excellent. Inventive dishes. Will go again.

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·Dined on November 29, 2017

The Albert is an excellent restaurant. Great everything.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Loved it. Just two of us looking to try someplace new. Great interior, very knowledgeable and friendly wait staff. We had the stuffed sunchokes, which were outstanding. I had the acorn squash with maple, pomegranate, pecans - Delicious (and I'm not vegan). Husband had the black pepper pasta, also delicious. Dessert was a deconstructed Creme brûlée, custard infused with vanilla and rosemary. Not too sweet, not too much rosemary. Really different and unexpected creative menu. Try this place!

Tags: Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Beautifully designed eclectic restaurant/bar inside Marriott EMC2 hotel. Wonderful food and presentation with good service. Moderately expensive.

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We booked a spontaneous trip to Chicago for Thanksgiving (with less than 24 hours notice) and needed to find a restaurant that was open for Thanksgiving dinner.

Wow! The Albert far exceeded our expectations. The prix-fixed menu was a series of holiday and season-themed courses that were not only unique but memorably delicious. From the winter fruit salad, to the grilled kale with cranberries and pecans, to the Tur-Duck-En.....Yes, I said it, this was a french-style rolled turkey breast stuffed with chicken breast and ground duck that was slow roasted and served with gravy.

Our server, Emily was terrific. The bar and wine selections were all top drawer.

We have already recommended The Albert to several other people in Chicago and planning to visit.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fun, Happy Hour, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Fantastic all around. Perfect

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We just celebrated Thanksgiving with the special menu at The Albert, and it was impeccable. The chef crafted a menu that gave a nod to traditions, but with subtle, delicious nuances I could never duplicate at home. Nothing heavy-handed here. It was clearly a labor of love and thought. The wine pairings were perfect. I imagine the everyday at The Albert has a touch of extraordinary, and would love to come back. Everyone on staff was warm and welcoming.

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Loved the simple choices and at the same CV complex, delicious taste of the food. The pumpkin dessert was to die for! Will go back soon!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

Great place. Decor is incredible. Small plates are in fact small. Service was amazing. Food was interesting and very good. Great spot. Great ambiance. Highly recommend.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Loved the Albert! Great Brunch spot. Will definitely go again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 11, 2017

It was excellent! Highly recommend.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

I chose this restaurant for dinner with an old friend mainly because it was quiet. Had a fantastic evening. Homemade breads and desserts were especially good, but really everything was excellent. My only quibble is that the duck seemed overpriced in relation to the rest of the menu. Service was outstanding.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

I went to the Albert on what must have been a bad night - shipments of dishes advertised as specialties hadn’t come in, alternates were only served family style, and they couldn’t accommodate dietary restrictions. Wait staff was nice enough, but for a business meeting, this was a disappointing experience.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Food that is both beautiful and full of flavor, coupled with warm and attentive service. Would absolutely return!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Food was delicious and the place was beautiful very nice for any week night dinner or meeting with friends.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Business Meals
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·Dined on November 2, 2017

Absolutely fantastic! Had dinner on a Wednesday evening. Walked in and the warm, wonderful aromas of baking and the other cooking immediately made us realize we were in for a treat. They bake their own bread for the table and you can order for one if you like. We had the trout and fried octopus which were both amazing and flavorful dishes. I would make a special trip there just for either. Excellent wine list and many French options.

Highly recommended.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 29, 2017

This is a hidden gem in Streeterville. Quality of food and plating is top notch. And love the "art-science" vibe with the modern paintings and old-school library.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Romantic
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