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About The Florentine
La Cucina Locale Italia (Local Italian Kitchen)
Chicago, IL 60604
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
Between Wells and LaSalle
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
Metra Quincy/Wells Blue, Brown, Purple, Orange
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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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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