Einstein once said “To keep your balance you must keep moving.” In this vein the Albert strives to embrace the eclectic and the seasonal. With an eye on aesthetic, our food and our cocktails serve to playfully present the familiar in a distinctly creative fashion - crafted with global influence and Midwestern ingredients.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Tomato Braised and Charred Octopus
parsnip puree, marble potatoes, hard cooked egg, pickled green bean vinaigrette, calabrian chili mayo
Pan Roasted Halibut
bonito braised kale, preserved sweety drop peppers, sunchoke puree, meyer lemon vinaigrette
Celery Root Soup
fried leeks, poached pears, nutmeg creme fraiche
Neat decor, good food, excellent service. Attached to hotel. Quiet and classy place.
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Visited this restaurant for restaurant week last night. The food was mediocre- flavor was very bland if not tasteless. Four of us ordered the pork collar and salmon; none of us liked our food. Deserts were not good either. It was a disappointment for the price we paid. However service was good.
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Ambiance and service were excellent. We were not wowed by the food. I would come back to get cocktails.
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Quaint and cute! The service was fantastic and everyone was personable. Can’t wait to come back!
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Food was excellent, and server was very helpful. But service was really slow; took 2.5 hours to complete the meal for 2.
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The food, atmosphere, and service were all fantastic! It’s probably one of the best meals I’ve had in a while.
My only negative feedback is that the music playing throughout the night was a collection of Top-40s from the past 10 years. It was a little strange to have such amazing food and service in a beautifully decorated place while listening to “Call Me Maybe.” I really hope they read this comment because it’d be such a simple change to implement.
on average we waited 45 min for each course.
We felt very safe and taken care of at The Albert. The food was life-changing, the drinks were so flavorful. Our server had great energy and was very attentive, and management checked on us as well. Great place for an occasion or just a very nice dinner. Would love to go back soon!
Very accommodating and friendly! Food was delicious. We celebrated our anniversary and the Albert staff made us feel so special and welcomed!
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Great ambiance, plus our server was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. Short ribs are fantastic!!
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The place is a hidden gem!!! Service, food and drinks two thumbs up!!
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Some of the best food and cocktails we've had in Chicago for a very reasonable price. We can't wait to come back!
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Celery root soup was savory, creamy, and rich, perfect for a winter evening and the fried maitake mushrooms were delightful
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Dining here was an overall good experience. We were given the table option located right by the open kitchen so the bustle of the kitchen added to the enjoyment of the experience. The food was pretty good I can’t say I was blown away but I think the problem that I had was some of the food was prepackaged and not prepared fresh and that to me dulled the flavors. Other than that, my experience was pleasantly enjoyable.
Staff was amazing—kind, attentive, and personable. Food was good. Perfect portions: just enough to make you full. Highly recommend for a date night!
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Food was done of the most delicious I've ever eaten in the over 30 years I've dined out in Chicago. Staff and service was flawless! Not cheap but for food and service like this, worth it!
The food was unbelievable and even on a busy Valentine’s Day the service was beyond attentive, while never overbearing.
Amazing experience from start to finish - While waiting on my guest, I started with a jasmine tea that was very terrific.
Once my guest arrived, we began with the potato and onion soup, and then had the octopus and fried chicken for our mains.
The soup - was absolutely exquisite and filled with flavor. It was good enough to eat 10 bowls of!
The octopus - was one of the most tender I have ever had and the flavors was absolutely phenomenal. It was such a thoughtful dish.
The fried chicken - was delicious! Crispy, moist, juicy and perfectly plated. I was intrigued by the presentation and the satsuma orange squeezed on top gave it such a refreshing vibe.
Incredibly fulfilling, well presented and tasty meal!
I found the service terrific and both helpful and attentive!
I was overcharged and had to bring it to attention.and no apology.
Waiter took my wine away before I was finished
pate was good but too small bread
Would not recommend
The Albert is something of a hidden gem since Chef Larry Feldmeier took over almost 2 years ago now. The food is dramatically better and the wine program is improving. The Chef's Tasting Menu is a bargain and, if Chef Larry is in the kitchen and has the time, he'll bring out some dishes personally. Definitely worth your time if you are the type who enjoys the tasting menu format.
We didn't realize it was restaurant week when we showed up and were hoping to enjoy the french toast and chorizo dish we say on the online menu. They staff was very kind to let us know they had a scaled back menu for restaurant week but those items would be coming back on the menu. We contemplating leaving but we are so glad we didn't. The staff was kind and patient. They gave us time with the menu and were helpful in describing the dishes. We enjoyed the brunch menu that is available from 11 AM to 2 PM on Saturdays. We enjoyed every single dish. The passion fruit parfait was out of this world. There were so many flavors that you were bombarded with in a good way! The potato soup will be the best you have every had. The smoked salmon that came with the soup? So fresh and tasty. The presentation and flavor combinations all came together very nicely. If you haven't been here for brunch, you should get here. You will not be disappointed.
We stayed at the Hotel EMC2 for 4 nights, and we dined at the Albert several times. The food is delicious. T
The menu is very unique. So check it out before you go. The beet salad was very good with great flavors. Also suggest the Tempura mushrooms appetizer. The staff are friendly, the restaurant layout very cool, with a hip vibe. Live singer on Thursday nights. We look forward to our return soon!
For my money, Chicago is serving up the best food in the US right now. There. I said it. Case in point: The Albert. Creative without being in your face about it. Seasonal. High quality execution. GREAT space (I love this room! And I super-dig the hotel).
I came in on a cold, drizzly Friday night. Grabbed a quick reservation and was delighted to find the restaurant not very full (there was a snow storm brewing outside). I felt like I wanted something cozy, rich and edging into the dark side. Perfect. The menu had Venison. I went with it. Paired intuitively with a Mission Fig salad that incorporated roasted beets and Black Walnuts. My table steward was in agreement. A couple of fantastic, Bourbon Manhattans and a gingerbread dessert later, I headed to my room a VERY contented man. (I might have sprung for the chestnut semifreddo too).
I managed one picture only - I was too busy savoring my meal. But trust, I will be back. Highly recommend. The Albert is worth a trip.
Met a friend for a Christmas evening price fixe dinner. It was all we hoped it would be...great waiter, ample amounts of delicious food and wine and a lively atmosphere. I look forward to going back for a ‘regular’ dinner and see what the chef has on offer. I am glad I discovered The Albert!
We went for our Christmas dinner and did not know what to expect. It was outstanding, the food and the cocktails. We would definitely recommend.
This was our third time at the Albert. I remain amazed that it has not gotten more press. The food is excellent and creative, the decor quirky and fun. Service was excellent and knowledgeable.
Everything was perfect. Young vibe and swanky. I asked for hand lotion and the server delivered haha
Food was absolutely scrumptious
My gf and I loved the place. Will be returning.
You really need to tell people it’s a hotel lobby restaurant. It was awful. Will never go back!
Had a great time at the Albert for dinner! The menu is relatively small, but the creations were all very good. We had two starting courses....both were excellent. Grilled octopus was really great, and the fois gras expertly prepared. I had the venison entree and it was outstanding, too. Service was pretty good; the waiter was thoughtful and helpful; the drawback is that it seemed to take a long time for the delivery of our entrees....like, maybe a little more than 30 minutes. The restaurant wasn't all that busy. But, for our table of six, all the meals came out at the right temperature, and were simply fantastic. The only complaint I have is that the drink prices seem a little high. Top shelf single malt scotch is way over priced, and the selection is limited to about 5-6 bottles. Wine is also pricey. But, aside from that, I would love to return to the Albert sometime soon.
Had thanksgiving dinner..fixed menu but so good from A to Z...service was great...servers were very nice and welcoming...their sage infused butter was to die for, perfectly roasted winter vegetables, beautiful salade frisée w roasted beets and figs, the turkey was not dry and gravy was perfect....mashed potatoes was very silky and creamy...strongly recommend it...the decor was very creative
My wife and I dined there for our anniversary. The food is great. The plate is beautiful decorated with a nice food presentation. We found the food really good. Don’t miss their bread offering!
They play nice background music that we enjoyed though didn’t disturb us talking.
The food was creative and delicious!
Nice restaurant within the EMC2 Hotel. Great vibe and good service. Food was very good and they make great cocktails.
The creativity shines through in the food and atmosphere of this restaurant. Enjoyed our multiple visits here during our stay- drinks, dinner, & breakfast!
Food was outstanding. Love the grilled octopus. Enjoyed my dessert, baked Amazon.
Great server. Great feeling to the space!
I had heard great things about this restaurant but was disappointed by my dining experience. The service was OK but it seemed that the wait staff were spending too much time talking with one another. The food was OK but not what I expected. The roasted mushroom starter was surprisingly good but could have used a bit more seasoning. The skirt steak was served medium rare but was a bit under-cooked and
a tad chewy. And, the red wine, was served way above room temperature which seems to be a common problem in Chicago restaurants. Suggestion: Serve Cabernet Sauvignon wines at 62 degrees Fahrenheit and not 76 degrees.
Amazing food and never disappoints. A hidden gem in Chicago.
the Albert offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 471-3883.
the Albert is rated 4.6 stars by 418 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.