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About The Florentine

La Cucina Locale Italia (Local Italian Kitchen)

151 West Adams Street
Chicago, IL 60604
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast (Daily): 6:30am - 10:45am

Lunch (Monday-Friday) and Brunch (Saturday & Sunday):
11:00am - 2:00pm

Dinner (Monday-Saturday): 5:00pm - 10:00pm; (Sunday): 9:00pm

Lounge Menu (Monday-Thursday): Open until 11:00pm



Cross Street:
Between Wells and LaSalle

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 660-8866

Website:
http://www.the-florentine.net/

Parking Details:
Valet is on Adams St., available by the JW Marriott. Valet desk is located on the first floor of the JW Marriott, on the East side of the building.

Public Transit:
Metra Quincy/Wells Blue, Brown, Purple, Orange

Executive Chef:
Zachery Walrath

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Private Dining

The Florentine offers private and semi private dining space, available for reservation from 6:30am-10:00pm Mon-Sun. Our versatile spaces are perfect for business dinners, meetings, cocktail receptions, and other social gatherings. Both of our private rooms are equipped with AV for your convenience!

The Florentine Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Business Meals (31)
Great for Lunch (20)
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Casual (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Special Occasion (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Good for a Date (7)
Romantic (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Cozy (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Authentic (3)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Fun (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
People Watching (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Seasonal (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Spicy (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
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Great Beer (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Florentine is the perfect place for a business lunch in the city.

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (Raleigh)·Dined 5 days ago

Amazing service and food! Server made great recommendations for wine and food and all were spot on!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined 5 days ago

Jamie Lee was fantastic!!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Service was slow compared to weekday lunch. It looked like they had skeleton staff

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 6, 2017

We made a lunch reservation for 2:30pm. What OpenTable does NOT tell you is that this restaurant is open at 2:30 - but the kitchen shuts down from 2pm until dinner and there is only a small appetizer menu available. Since we specifically chose this restaurant to try the menu, this was disappointing. We will try again as the atmosphere was very nice.

Tags: Business Meals, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

The food was very good and our server was exceptional very out going and accommodating. We had a great time! I highly recommend trying it!

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We went after Touring the Sears/Willis Tower. I was able to make a reservation for a Saturday night that morning. The food was pricey, as was indicated $$$, it was good. The waiter was attentive, but it was not crowded at all. Which was great for us, not as great for the restaurant. We shared a salad, had the scallops and salmon and for dessert an affogato and sorbetto. The tab with no drinks and a tip was $130 for two. A great evening.

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Food was very good, service acceptable, ambiance quiet and conversation friendly on a Saturday evening (this hotel restaurant is in the financial district, so busiest during the week) -- all very favorable. However, very over-priced compared to comparable quality free-standing restaurants. Will not dine there again.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 27, 2017

A very special restaurant. We visit each year at Thanksgiving time when we spend a weekend in Chicago attending opera at the Lyric. Food is always excellent and the service is fantastic.

Tags: Business Meals, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We work downtown and went for a birthday lunch. The service and timing outstanding. Was expensive for our options of salad and soup however. They brought dessert for my friend and her birthday celebration which was lovely. She did not like her appetizer of Figs which was not as described on the menu.
Chosen for a nice setting and quiet for conversation and it delivered on that.
Would recommend for business lunch on expense account.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Food and service was above par
Pricing was fair for wine and food

Tags: Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Fantastic Pasta

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Convenient for business lunch. Great service and wide menu.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 2, 2017

The food was excellent. The seating was however way too close. It made it way too hard to hear each other.

Tags: Business Meals
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

We had Sunday brunch at the Florentine. We were seated promptly and once we ordered, our food came in a timely manner. I ordered 2 eggs which came with plenty of sides. The scrambled eggs were moist and beautifully plated along with salad greens, bacon, 3 roasted potatoes , and toast. The other two orders were buttermilk pancakes which came with a lemon curd sauce, blueberry sauce, syrup and granola. Sauces were tasty. All in all, great experience.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We went to Florentine for a pre-theatre dinner. The cocktails were excellent (Hemingway in Paris for me and Peanut butter infused Old Fashioned for my husband). We had the mozzarella appetizer and my husband had the Bronzini entree and I had the proscuitto wrapped salmon. Excellent food. Our server Jelena was amazing and offered to place a half order of pasta just so we could taste the home-made pasta. Great service, excellent food, beautiful interior, quiet and romantic. A bit overpriced but the theater district always is.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

Pros-Waitress and cooking staff were aware of my time sensitive lunch, ensured meal went out fast. Really appreciated it that. Con-Bread had too much salt, as well as the chicken.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Convenient, great food and service. Too noisy for me. Hard to have a conversation.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 17, 2017

A great place for a business lunch. Right noise level, good spacing, something. Something for all tastes on the menu.

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Great spot for a business lunch. Not as noisy as most restaurants downtown at that time of day and the tables are spread out so you can have a conversation without the neighboring table hearing everything.

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Limited menu due to Marathon.
Risotto had no protein or vegetables in it. Either would have improved it. It had some spice that was little sticks. Lots of them. Good thing I love risotto. Pepsi products? Really?! Ew.
Server was FABULOUS. Restaurant is GORGEOUS.

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 (Western KY)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We were visiting from out of town and were so excited to try their food. But when we got there we found that they had a limited menu due to the marathon. Not quite sure why because they were not busy at all. But we were pretty disappointed because we couldn't order anything we wanted to order. We stayed because we figured it would be hard to find something else last minute on a Saturday night.

The service was great. Our waiter was friendly and gave good recommendations for wine and even brought us each an extra glass to try. So I don't fault him for anything but the food itself was very lackluster.

We both had the Bolognese and could barely find any meat. We ordered meatballs to try and add to it but the meatballs weren't even good so we didn't even want to finish them. I think the waiter noticed that we were disappointed so they didn't charge us for the meatballs.
I just expected everything to be better quality for the price. I would consider giving it another try on a regular night but there are so many places in Chicago that I imagine are better.

The service was definitely good though and the flavors were good just lacking in overall quality and not worth the price.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The food was good, not great, but the positive review ends there. We ordered an appetizer and entrees. Our waiter let us know it’d be a little bit of a wait but it was a wait. We waiting 75+ minutes for the entrees which were brought out without a word from our waiter. Seemed like the staff was slow and everyone was getting frustrated. I won’t be going back.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Good Italian, quiet at start, packed by the end, comfortable and accommodating for our 2 kids. All the food was tasty and better than anticipated. Restaurants in hotels sometimes get a bad rep but Florentine's exceeded our expectations.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 6, 2017

This was a business lunch. It’s so loud in there you can’t hear each other talk.
Small portions with big price tags for lunch... it was at best hotel food.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 5, 2017

This restaurant has so much potential. It’s secorated nicely and a good space but I really think they need to revamp the menu. Dustin the manager took good care of us and the overall service was really good.

Tags: Business Meals
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Filet mignon was great as well as the blueberry pie dessert. Edgar the waiter did a very good job and was attentive.

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Excellent preparations of many different options. My wife and I are eating carb free these days so did not try the homemade pasta (to our chagrin). We found many other options including sea food and many nice antipasti options. Good wine list, medium expensive. We liked this dining experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

Was a guest at hotel staying with my grand children. Their kids meals were good. It was our pasta dishes that left a lot to be desired.

Tags: Bar Seating
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Outstanding

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 16, 2017

The restaurant is too close to the bar. Very loud!

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Good for a hotel restaurant, but better can be found. If you are a confined hotel guest with limited time to find alternatives, Florentine is a good choice.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 11, 2017

I had the brisket. Very fatty sandwich and not really very good. This is the first time I did not enjoy my meal. Usually very consistent and good.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Best option for a business lunch in this part of the loop. Food was enjoyed by all 4 of the guests and service was very good. Conducted business lunch which was a bit loud for the person on the opposite side of the table.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 7, 2017

I have been to the Florentine many times, and it is always great. As usual, the food, drink, and service did not disappoint. We enjoyed splitting a prosciutto pizza and kale salad, and it made a great lunch! We'll be back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Server was nice, but didn't refill my drink. Food was good as usual

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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on August 22, 2017

If your inside the loop and hungry, run don't walk...

Tags: Fun, Spicy, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Disabled Access, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 21, 2017

I used to love the Florentine but the food this time were not even average. I didn't like my pasta and way too much sauce.

Tags: Business Meals
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Florentine is always good. Good food, great service. A little noisy at lunch but not awful. We were there for a business lunch but Florentine also has a great bar scene at night and a very good brunch.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Great Beer
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·Dined on August 9, 2017

Delicious food. However, when reservations are made for 2 in advance I expect to be seated in the main dining area not a side room opened up with 4 tables. Unacceptable! Was the reason due to two women in attendance? Extremely upsetting and embarrassing. Will not return.

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