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the Albert, Chicago, IL
the Albert, Chicago, IL
the Albert, Chicago, IL
the Albert, Chicago, IL
the Albert, Chicago, IL

the Albert

4.2
4.2
783 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
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 18 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

  • La Fiesta Mixology and Tasting

    $55.00 per person

    Apr 25, 2024 only
    La Vida Fiesta Thursday, April 25, 2024 6:30-9:00pm Patio $55 per person Join us to celebrate the Mexican holiday with Chef Maribel Areas. She will be teaching a cooking class featuring family dishes passed down to her. Tequila cocktails takes front and center stage with our guest mixologist from Don Julio brand tequila. A night of spice and delight.
    La Fiesta Mixology and Tasting Photo
  • Mother's Day Brunch

    $60.00 per person

    May 12, 2024 only
    Mother’s Day Brunch May 12, 2024 $60 Per Person Mother’s Day is a special time for me, honoring the woman who inspired me to become the Chef I am today. In that spirit, I have created an experience for you and your family. Come enjoy the holiday and taste your way thru mom’s favorites.
    Mother's Day Brunch Photo

What 783 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

783 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food. The Cioppino and salmon dinners were wonderful as was the smoked duck appetizer. Finishing up with the olive oil cake and a cappuccino was a perfect ending. We have never been disappointed at The Albert.

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  2. ArlinWasserman

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We booked dinner at the Albert. Our waiter brought us a glass of wine and after an hour he never returned so we asked someone else for a check and left. We never got to order dinner.

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  3. LizaL

    Boise

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was excellent, I feel like they were understaffed for the amount of tables that they had, we ordered a bottle of wine, and the waiter only poured a tasting, and never came back to Poor the rest for the other people having wine. I know it’s difficult to get servers, but I hate to lower my standards when I’m having a nice meal I expect my servers to be trained. He also did not come back one time to ask how everything was. I would definitely recommend based on the food, I just think that they need to do better training for their staff. We had six people in our party, and they were gracious enough to tell us they added 20% gratuity, but for this amount of gratuity, I would’ve expected better service.

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  4. ConnieC

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter was fantastic. Food was excellent. Drinks could use improvement. Martini should served in a proper martini glass & you should always have Grey Goose on hand. Mojito Mocktail was horrible! But, food & especially our waiter were GREAT.

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  5. Underwhelmed

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I was a bit disappointed in the selection for the Easter buffet. The antipasti was fine, but the hot dishes were a lot of sides that didn't really mesh well with one another. The flavors seemed to be random. On top of that 2 of the wines I selected were out along with all 3 of the cider options. It seemed like they were not prepared to be open for the holiday. Lastly, the banquette I was sitting on had lots of crumbs. The service, though, was stellar. So, I wonder if it just was an off day.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    The Easter brunch was lovely but during the course of our visit we were robbed. Three people were seated directly behind us and they stolen my wallet out of my handbag. The people who robbed us never placed and order and didn’t have a reservation. They came in to find a target and steal from patrons having brunch. Such a sad situation. The assistant manager was understanding but offered no reason why they were able to sit at a table and not order - just watching the people going to and from the buffet.

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  7. HappyDiner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    My husband, brother and sister in law went for Easter brunch. The atmosphere is very laid back and comfortable like a library. The food was very good and the staff was quite pleasant. They had an amazing selection of meats, antipasto, salads and sides. I would definitely go back for a holiday brunch. The price was perfect.

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  8. FlorenceS

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great lox sandwich. Love the vibe of the room. Will be back

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  9. FlorenceS

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great vibe to the restaurant. Our server Steve was amazing with wonderful suggestions for the menu. We loved our dinner

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  10. SarahH

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was not very good considering the prices. The bacon was bad and a $7 mocha had no milk? Staff was great and service quick:)

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  11. Ragas

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    They decorated this spot real well. Incredible espresso martini and apps.

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  12. STLLori

    St. Louis

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server, Kay, was so nice. The food was exceptional -- so much better than what one would expect at a hotel restaurant. I would come here even if I were not staying at EMC2. Loved the food, the vibe, and the ambience. Highly recommend!!

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  13. TRPM

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was incredible and share-able, especially if your waitstaff offers to have the kitchen split it. Our waitstaff was so helpful and gave great suggestions. The cocktails and wine were delicious and the space was warm, inviting, and a little bit quirky in the best way.

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  14. maryL

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My guest from Australia and I enjoyed a nice meal on a quiet Tuesday evening. Our waiter Ryan was attentive and not pushy. We enjoyed a reasonably priced, nice Rose and the beet salad, smoked duck, tagliatelle (really good) and a side of asparagus with crispy prosciutto was excellent.

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  15. JillL

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the Albert! The atmosphere can't be beat—it has that WOW-factor that reinforces why it is so great to live in a major city! The food was tasty, the bathroom was beyond fun (giant eyeballs for mirrors) but a major factor in our experience was Kate, our server. She was accommodating, cheerful and a sheet delight. We would have had a nice time without her but I have no doubt that we had a better time with her!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great time! Great service and delicious food can’t wait to go back

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  17. ElizabethV

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved the ambiance of the restaurant, the service was outstanding. We indulged in the Polenta Board served with two chefs sauces of the day Mushroom Crostini - Grilled ciabatta, ricotta cheese smear, roasted mushrooms with Asiago 4 cheese Ravioli with a white truffle cream sauce and aged balsamic glaze Lamb chops stuffed with pesto, served with roasted artichokes and a roasted almond pepper sauce And sides of honey mint glazed baby carrots and crispy Brussel sprouts with Parmesan cheese Took home the Olive oil cake which was amazing! Will definitely be back

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  18. Rabbits77

    Las Vegas

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great dinner and service on my 3rd visit and look forward to our next visit

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  19. Darlene

    Dallas

    111 reviews

    5.0

    111 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is very good here. The mushroom bruschetta was delicious!!!!!

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  20. Darlene

    Dallas

    111 reviews

    5.0

    111 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It's a nice bar and restaurant right in the lobby of Hotel EMC2, where we’re staying. The food, atmosphere and staff have been exceptional.

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  21. Alex

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Subpar service, extremely cold no temperature regulation. Food took well over and hour and half from taking our order to getting it. Not to mention it was below average.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We were “seated” 15 min late for our reservation, in a separate seating area on the second floor. The hostess and wait staff didn’t communicate so it took a while for them to actually seat us in the second area, too. The waitress never took a drink order or appetizer, so after 10 min of waiting with no one coming back, we left for a restaurant that wanted customers. Francesca’s on Chestnut was a fantastic choice. We were seated timely, front of house and wait staff were great, and the food was awesome. It was everything the Albert was not.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was delicious, but extremely poor service.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Unique delicious stylish ambiance. Comfortable seating. Amazing food. We indulged in the focaccia beet salad, 4 cheese ravioli, crispy Brussel Sprouts. Great combo my daughter and I shared. The Pinot Noir was not very good but the Cabernet and the Pinot Grigio were excellent. Highly recommend!!

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  25. JohnF

    Chicago

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great mushroom risotto! Great Valentine day deals!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Kate was really nice. The food was subpar. The cinnamon apple protein “smoothie” had the consistency of water. The lemon ricotta pancakes were okay, sausage was good, farm style cheesy potatoes were good but it was just air fried hashbrowns — no cheese in sight. The syrup for the pancakes was in an olive oil bottle & because of its consistency you had to shake it about 100 times just to get a small amount out. Makes no sense. Great ambiance though. Would not come back.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant was amazing the steak tenderloin was so delicious and flavorful. Thank you to the serve Steve who was also an amazing server.

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  28. TRad

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for a quiet dinner. I was not crazy about my dish, but my wife had the duck and it was great!

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  29. AlfredT

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We celebrated a wedding anniversary on a Tuesday night. Very few patrons, so restaurant was quiet. Steve, our waiter, was polite, respectful but not cold, very attentive, made great wine pairing suggestions, and let us enjoy a relaxed dinner. Food was exceptionally well prepared and presented. Cocktails were well-balanced and large. Rest rooms were very clean. Overall experience was outstanding.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food with amazing service. Will definitely be back.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious, service was amazing, such a cool restaurant, definitely recommend.

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  32. SGLFOOD

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Breakfast was good. The smoothies were terrible. Don’t recommend

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The kitchen kept burning food so the whole dining experienced was filled with smoke. Service was extremely slow and poor

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  34. EHEH

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience start to finish. Cocktails, apps, main course, even dessert were all exceptional. Service was impeccable. Ambiance was special. Went with 5 people for a business dinner - everyone was very happy - still talking about the dinner. Highly recommended.

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  35. Randim

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Seafood pasta was incredible. And the first restaurant in Chicago that made a good dirty martini

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We went for the Chicago Restaurant Week Set Menu. The starters (ahi tuna and artichoke salad) were very nice, I would have loved a bigger portion. The main was a beautiful ravioli with white truffle sauce, it was perfect. The dessert was a choice between a chocolate lava cake and an olive oil sponge cake. We tried both and preferred the olive oil cake with pistachios. Big portions for desserts, yes! The margaritas were also good. As for the service , it was ok. It felt a bit rushed, but maybe it was being over attentive that it may have translated as being rushed. All in all, we liked the tasting menu, and the venue. Recommend? YES!

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  37. heathert

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great first experience at the Albert! The ambience and value will keep me coming back!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time, everything was absolutely perfect. staff was professional.

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  39. LisaT

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambiance. Food was good but seemed very expensive for quality. Ordered the baked eggs in tomato sauce dish. The menu said it included sausage but no sausage was found. Room itself was great and chairs at table were very comfortable. We reserved a table right before the breakfast menu was ending and restaurant was closing but didn’t feel rushed.

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  40. MelissaH

    Indiana

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are from Indianapolis and were in Chicago visiting family. I saw The Albert on line when I was searching for a restaurant across from our hotel and made a reservation through Open Table. We were there for dinner on December 27 and our experience was incredible. The food was absolutely outstanding, the restaurant is beautiful inside and the service was wonderful. Jose was our waiter and he was attentive and professional. I would HIGHLY recommend this restaurant and we will definitely be back. Our dinner at The Albert was one of the highlights of our trip. I'm so, so glad we went there.

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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 4.2 stars by 783 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 18 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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