The Florentine

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$31 to $50
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Italian
Located in the JW Marriott Chicago, in the city’s bustling Loop Financial district, The Florentine offers an elegant yet accessible interpretation of seasonal Italian cuisine.

Characterized by simplicity and paramount ingredients, the menu showcases top imported Italian pastas, cheeses, salts and meats as well as ingredients from local farms.

The Florentine offers semi-private and private dining spaces, accommodating anywhere from an intimate dinner for six, to a cocktail reception for 130. Our large private dining room can seat 60, or be divided into two smaller rooms holding 20-30 guests. Semi-private dining for large groups is also available.
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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Meal was just okay.

E
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant, amazing food & service

C
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place for a work lunch. Haven't done dinner yet but would like to. They are polite, efficient and the food is good. They do a great job for weekday biz or casual lunches. No pretention.

TM
Chicago
82 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A business associate started at the bar for happy hour, having one drink each and getting a free pizza as part of the happy our special. We had the sweet corn pizza and it was excellent. We then moved to a table for dinner, ordering the crab shooters via a cucumber roll per se as the edible shot glass. It was a light and refreshing as far as appetizers fo. We split the Branzino and mushroom risotto both of which were excellent. Nice bottle of wine too (Chianti - il Molino di Grace), which we shared.

L
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was good. We had the salmon. The dessert was the panna cotta and was just sweet enough.

AL
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a great dinner. The food was delicious and the service was great. They accommodated my dietary needs (certain allergies), and when we didn't have time for dessert (we had to catch a show), they sent us home with a couple cookies for free. Would absolutely recommend this.

OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our 32 wedding anniversary and we were treated like royalty. Our server Angel and the matre d Gil made our experience top notch. All the servers worked as a team.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything from the service to our food was absolutely 5- star! Very authentic Italian food which my husband and I can’t get enough of. It was his birthday, and we were greeted with a handwritten card from the Florentine staff wishing him a Happy Birthday. As if that wasn’t sweet enough, we were also given two complimentary glasses of Champaign to celebrate the occasion. Our waiter was so attentive and did a great job in explaining the dishes to us. We definitely will be back very soon!

j
Oklahoma City
51 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely dinner. Great service all around from Manager who seated us, waiter was truly great, back waiter everyone was so nice and accomodating. Would highly recommend.

OT
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, lovely decor, great service

b
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I had a delicious salad with grilled chicken and various fruits and berries. Very healthy but also tasty. And service was very good and friendly. Plus the restaurant is attractive and not overly loud. Excellent business lunch venue.

TM
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Food just "OK". Typical salad with way too much dressing.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, staff, and ambience are spectacular at the Florentine Room.

JR
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of the best Italian meals ever. And we’ve taken pasta classes in Florence!

GR
San Antonio
18 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service & food!

LS
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Best Branzino in Chicago!!!!’

Had a really great business lunch here. Loved the food all around the table. It’s bright and always busy. Will be back when I am further into the Loop.

RN
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I selected your restaurant for a business meeting and the location was right. I looked at the menu and reviews. The servce and food was excellent. I am vegan and there were nice options for me.

I hope you will do a vegan risotto (option) add cheese and cream after to finish in the future-- like a mushroom risotto/shitake or portabello : )

I will definitely consider you for future business meetings and events,
Thank you

The Florentine
Responded on July 17, 2019

Thank you, Rob! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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v
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were excellent

EM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are long-time Chicago residents and enjoy our weekly nights out at the new restaurant du jour. We enjoy sampling new restaurants, but this is always our "go-to" when we want a relaxed, delicious meal with no pressure and no surprises. It always disappoints me that we can never find a restaurant like this at any hotel anywhere in the world.

B
New England
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

The New York strip steak was not a strip sirloin at all. It was a very poor cut of meat sliced like London Broil and hidden with mounds of over cooked French fries. It was fatty with much gristle and cooked rare when I specifically asked for medium rare; twice! It didn’t even qualify as dog food. I was with family and didn’t want to make a scene and the wait staff didn’t stick around anyway. A shameless bait and switch. A $250.00 tab for less than McDonalds quality and service.

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Can get really noisy in the back

b
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

It was loud

t
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Menu was not as diverse for an "Italian restaurant" as we hoped. Was expecting more pasta dishes.
Caesar salad was good. Had a filet with whipped potatoes on the side, both of which were very good.
Cocktail menu was too much and not something I would normally choose. I ended up having iced tea since their signature cocktails were just odd.
Wait staff was very attentive.
Ambiance was very pleasing to the eye but a little loud with the bar being in the main dining room.
We went to this restaurant because we were staying at the JW Marriott (The Florentine is on 2nd floor of this hotel.) I would try it again if we were in this area of the city.

BD
New Orleans
22 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had not been back to The Florentine in eight years. It was even better this time than the last.. everyone chose a different Italian entre . Everyone said it was their best meal in the last year. The wine list is interesting. We all like dry reds, so that is what we drank. The service was perfect.
We all want to go back the next time we meet in Chicago.

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a good meal great service and nice ambiance

MW
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

The receptionists were downright unhelpful, bordering on rude. Despite the fact that 3 of the 5 people in our party were present, they refused to seat us. When we asked, they said they wouldn't seat us until the exact time of the reservation. Even when all five of us were present, they said they would only seat us at 12:30, the exact time of the reservation. I won't be returning.

MQ
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Half off bottles of wine on Sunday. Calamari app was delicious. Steak perfectly cooked. Shrimp was outstanding. Only hiccup was parking, but was addressed and corrected.

JA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very nice ambiance and restaurant. Very welcoming Maître d'! Great food!

DB
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was one of the best dinner experiences we ever had. Food was unbelievable and everyone was extremely friendly.

K
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Condition is getting worn which is especially noticeable during the daytime—at a business lunch. Food cones quickly—a little too quickly even for a business lunch

PM
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a wonderful experience. Excellent food and friendly accommodating service.

PK
New England
15 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I was a little surprised to find this restaurant inside of a hotel - I generally avoid hotel restaurants unless I am exhausted.

This restaurant was a pleasure. Everyone enjoyed their food, as well as the service and experience.

HK
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed the dinner very much. I am looking forward to the next opportunity again.

PK
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service, and atmosphere were terrific. The menu had changed the day we were there. I had seen a dish on the old menu I was looking forward to and they agreed to make it for me.

G
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the Florentine. We have had dinner there for Christmas and most recently Easter. Surprised at how quiet it was - but, lovely. The food is wonderful..unique dishes - with just the right amount of spice. The service was wonderful as well.

G
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

The food was overpriced, selection was small. Waiter was nice and helpful. Fillet mignon, and potato’s were over cooked. Listed that it was my husbands birthday on the reservation- nothing.

AP
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easy to have meaningful conversation over great food!

LL
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I went for lunch with a couple of friends during the work week, and it was an overall pleasant experience. I would come back.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 5

Waiter was horrible. Condescending and unpleasant

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