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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Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went on Xmas- reservation at 2 pm. We were a little disappointed that the full menu was not available. Instead it was the brunch menu until 4 pm. This left little non- brunch choices. Although the food was terrific- my husband had a hamburger. Not special for Xmas and we would have preferred a larger choice. Service is wonderful.

SP
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Branzino was excellent, well worth the price! Would dine here again.

TP
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was unreal!!!! Makes everything else great

OT
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was not as good as we expected.

e
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Horrible. We arrived at our reservation time at 5:30. We ordered apps and dinner at 5:45. Our apps came out about 30 minutes later. But...By 7:45 we still had not received our food! 2 hours!

We finally had to leave for an even we had, without dinner. It never came!

F
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

I had been to The Florentine before Goodman Theatre, but it was always on a Saturday evening. This visit was on a Thursday evening, and what a difference in noise levels. The noise, primarily from the after work bar crowd was so loud, we could not carry on a normal table conversation. The meal was quite good. I do wish the filet was not served on a bed of mashed potatoes. Next time I order it, I will request the kitchen to substitue a green such as the broccolini. Service was personable and the pastas were delicious.

OT
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server was very personable and was always ahead of our needs. The food was very good. I recommend this restaurant.

CL
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. Try the squash rings. I was skeptical but they were amazing. If you are going on a night the pre-theater menu is available, it offers an amazing bargain. The food was amazing and the service was even better. Highly recommend.

CT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stopped in at Florentine before going to the theater. The prefix menu is outstanding! Three sumptuous courses all served fairly quickly with the idea of getting you in and out in plenty of time to make it to the show. I enjoyed the Caesar salad, the beef fillet (+ $10) and ice cream for dessert. My daughter enjoyed the same salad, the Scottish salmon which was outstanding and mango sorbet for dessert. Both of us were in gastronomic heaven! Keep doing what you do at the Florentine.

OT
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My daughter and I wanted a non-traditional Thanksgiving dinner and we had a delicious meal at Florentine. The waitstaff were very attentive and the atmosphere was quiet and elegant.

OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Food is typically excellent. But this visit food was really over salted. It won’t stop me from going back again, as this seemed like maybe just a one-off.

CD
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Go for yourself, group or business.

RK
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice atmosphere with some exciting menu items! service was very good and wait staff knowledgeable.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very pleasant atmosphere and food is excellent

i
Milwaukee
48 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always delicious here. We like Hugo as our waiter.

c
Chicago
88 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There were 3 adults in our party & we enjoyed delicious brunch items - eggs Benedict, pancakes & French toast. They were beautifully presented & tasted fabulous. Our server was very attentive. We will definitely return.

M
Grand Rapids
66 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Above average for a hotel restaurant. We were there for brunch. Service was attentive and friendly when present. They have some fun Italianate dishes on the brunch menu. The brunch Amatriciana should use guanciale and not pancetta but it was tasty. The eggs with truffle and pecorino were excellent. The chai was also really good. The breakfast donuts were tasty too. Overall would recommend in this area especially appreciated a decent but quickish brunch that left time to go to Art Institute before the ballet matinee.

f
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Was pouring rain, so wanted to stay close to where I was staying and found a gem right in the hotel! Excellent food and service. Watched a manager who looked just like my brother visit each table to add that personal touch to the dining experience. Highly recommended!

C
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall2food3service4ambience4

We reserved Based on menu choices online and when we showed up and were seated they said they only had a small menu that night due to the Marathon. We would have expected to get a notice or something as there were minimal choices and the portions were extremely small for the prices . Our waiter was ok but didn’t offer desert or anything to make up for our disappointing night . We had planned in advance as my son was running the marathon .

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We had to wait for almost an hour for our meal.

AH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

I was there for the Chicago Marathon. They had a limited menu which I appreciated. The kitchen could not keep up and the wait was a bit longer than one would expect. All and all it was fine and I got the pasta I needed for the race but would not recommend for any special occasion.

C
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very nice place, well decorated and quite large. Food is very tasty and staff very accommodating. We really enjoyed it!

OT
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Closeby to the Lyric Opera.
Always Excellent service.

LR
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

we had a great experience at The Florentine. The manager was highly involved in everyone's service experience and made himself present which I really enjoyed. The food was good, we really enjoyed all of the wait staff's recommendations. I would 100% return!

LS
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening where they made the birthday one of us was celebrating special as well. Friendly staff, food was excellent.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Would highly recommend.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Meal was just okay.

E
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, amazing food & service

C
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
85 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

AL
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
56 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, lovely decor, great service

b
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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
39 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

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

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JL
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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