Two

4.7
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416 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
The comfortable atmosphere, with artful second-life décor, makes it a perfect West Side neighborhood gathering place. TWO sources from trusted, small mid-western farms. They are often the first Chicago restaurant to feature renowned items, such as the heritage Hampshire pork, on their menu. TWO chefs make all their bacon, sausage, jerky, cheese, sauces and pastas in house and are constantly exploring new and seasonal dishes to feature those ingredients.
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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a gem, the food is incredible and service is always great. Highly recommend!

GD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dinners we've had recently. Every dish we ordered came out perfect, as was the pace in which they came out. The cocktails were great, and the service was even better. We tend to sit at the bar, over the dining area, as we like to chat. Questions were answered, and the recommendations were spot on. Definitely a great spot.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

k
Chicago
174 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

YUM, wow was this a delicious meal. Food is layered and flavorful, the cabbage dish was truly remarkable and SO incredible but we loved every thing we tried. We went early and it was easy to talk although they got busy. The restaurant has a lovely feel too and staff were great and friendly. HIGHLY Recommend

RS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were a half hour early for our reservation, and were seated immediately. Our server, Zoe, was knowledgable and friendly. She gave a quick description of the restaurant and highlighted some menu items.
We opened with the duck fat potato croquettes and grilled broccoli. The croquettes were crisp and just melted in your mouth. The broccoli had a beautiful char and was seasoned perfectly.
I ordered the grilled octopus as my entree, and my wife went with the cavatelli. Both were outstanding- the octopus was tender and its flavor was allowed to shine through.
As my Proposition Joe cocktail was hitting hard, we ordered the pork sausage and homemade naan bread. This may have been my wife's favorite course within the meal.
To finish, we shared the cheese cake and the yellow cake. Both were delightful- the yellow cake would be perfect with a giant glass of milk, but was still excellent with their coffee.
Strongly recommend for an upscale casual experience, or in a group where you can share plates

OT
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love that it was tapas-style but larger portions- very cute for sharing and great food!

M
New England
29 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food as usual and great service again with Oscar!!

f
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome dinner at Two. All the dishes are simple and delicious, with great combinations of fresh ingredients

S
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

My wife and I enjoyed our visit. Our server was exceptional. The food was way above average. I had the cavatelli and my wife has the spaghetti. Really nice work on those dishes. We will be back. Hopefully to try the burger next time :)

T
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Two was amazing. I would highly recommend this restaurant for a special ocassion or just great dining. EVERYTHING I ate was excellent.

SG
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Not one of my regular hangouts. The service was outstanding! They don't filter their water and you can smell the chlorine. This is the main reason I don't frequent this restaurant. About a year ago, I asked our waiter why they don't filter the water and he said it's because the establishment wants patrons to purchase bottled water. Not thrilled with the response. I assume that all of the food is rinsed and cooked with non-filtered water. Also, are the ice cubes in my cocktail unfiltered? The food is pricey, but I would still recommend this place (not highly) as the food is good.

H
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Two is amazing. One of the best kept secrets in Chicago.

JM
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was celebrating my 22nd wedding anniversary. My wife,my daughter and I really had a great time.
Thank you!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My boyfriend and I went to Two and loved our romantic night out. The food was fantastic, the drinks were delicious, and we had an overall wonderful time! Highly recommend.

FM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the variety and taste of everything we ate. Finally, a place that doesn't think adding "heat" to everything makes it taste good.

OT
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

The chef needs to get over himself. We asked to sub a side starch for a vegetable on a dish and he refused. He wouldn’t modify ANYTHING. The place felt like a dive bar. The poor waiter didn’t even feel comfortable asking the chef to serve broccoli instead of potatoes with a fish entree. We ended up leaving disappointed. Will not go back.

R
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A hidden gem, a must go to restaurant especially if you are a foodie.

OT
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We met friends and really enjoyed the shared plates and the service. The food and drinks were wonderful.

BP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Perfect for dates, family and everything in between

j
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place to eat. Everything was delicious. We had the chefs tasting and loved every meal.

K
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

From the first time we went to Two (years ago), the waiters, bartenders, kitchen staff and managers have been perfectly attentive and extremely friendly - outstanding service without exception! We always feel welcome and relaxed, and have a glass of wine (nice selection of wines by the glass) before dinner. And The FOOD! We go for the food !! We share as many dishes as we can each visit in order to taste everything! Appetizers are so tasty. Croquettes are always melt-in-your-mouth, as is the grilled octopus (!!) every time we have it. Pasta dishes are fantastic, and well, Pork belly -- we always have to order two because neither of us wants to share that! Top fave (in the top five!) restaurant!

HS
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have dined multiple times at Two and it remains our favorite dining spot in Chicago. You are warmly greeted by the owner and Oscar is a terrific server. We asked the owner for his top recommendation and he suggested the charred cabbage. We gave it a try and it was fabulous. We also had the grilled prawns, grilled octopus, and duck fettuccine which were excellent as well!

TC
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience4

The food was too bland! Presentation wasnt upto mark

D
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal!

OT
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best food in Chicago at the best value. The service was exceptional, and the bartender knew his stuff. My favorite date night spot.

RK
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date night dinner for my boyfriend and I. We had the Chef's Selection and all of our courses were delicious. Would highly recommend TWO and hoping to return again soon.

D
Chicago
69 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Chose “Two” for after theatre dinner-someplace new. I had the walleye that was bland but not fishy. Potatoes chips on top???? My friend had the burger/fries. She asked for ketchup and was told the restaurant didn’t carry it?? She didn’t like the burger-ate a quarter of it.
No bread is served($9 on menu). More like a coffee shop atmosphere but not as cheap!!

N
Chicago
76 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. There were 5 of us for dinner. We pretty much had 80% of everything on the menu. Everything was delicious. Grilled octopus, prime hanger steak, PEI mussels, double cheeseburger, roasted chicken, curried cauliflower, bread with edamame hummus, duck fat potato croquettes (my favorite!), puppy chow, & honey cheesecake with raspberries. Delicious wines by the glass. Great service!

CC
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful Food and Service
Recently had a delightful dining experience at Two. I had bought a Groupon for a "chef selection dinner" of four shared courses (starter, seafood, pasta and dessert plus a bottle of wine). It was expiring within days so we were there early for dinner on Sunday. We started with a couple of their tasty cocktails -- I had the Lady T. (whiskey, sake, vermouth and cardamon bitters) and my husband the Eleven thirty TWO (bourbon, heering, rhubarb bitters and cherries). All four courses included in the chef selection were innovative and delicious. The bottle of wine turned out to be one of my favorite Zinfandels, too. We were both pleasantly surprised considering it was a Groupon. Oscar, our server, was attentive and on point, up to and including sharing plates and new tableware after each course -- on par with any fine dining establishment. Check it out. Street parking is fairly easy.

BM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve already told a couple friends about Two! Me and my husband went there for his birthday, I had previously bought a LivingSocial where you get the 5 course chef selection. The 1st course was bacon with cous cous and pesto, it was absolutely delicious! Second course was a walleye that was spectacular, my husband doesn’t even like fish but he thought this was the best fish he’s had. The third course was steak which was perfectly done. The fourth course was duck pasta which was absolutely delicious, it was our favorite dish, the duck was melt in your mouth! The fifth course was raspberry cheesecake which was good, especially the graham cracker crust. The staff was so friendly and informative! The host and the waiter were the best! We can’t wait to come back!

OT
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super great! Like every dish! Excellent service!

a
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Innovative menu and attentive service. Trendy farm to table restaurant with an unpretentious vibe. We had a great meal.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal service, great food, very friendly and quick.

T
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food is all so fresh and delicious.
the service staff is very friendly and also helpful in explaining what can be made gluten free.

ML
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was very good. The space was small and even moderate conversation around us made the space very loud. There were four of us. We shared 8 dishes including salads, meats, seafood and dessert. The highlights were the Brussels sprouts and Walleye. Service was OK - there were long gaps between dishes of up to 30 mins (it took 2.5 hours to finish dinner) and there were long stretches where our server disappeared for a long time. The server also did not mention to us when dishes came with 3 elements (for our four-person group) - we would have liked to have added or modified our order if we knew that it would super awkward to share 4 ways. Overall: reasonable prices for very good food. I would recommend it for a small group that is in no hurry to get anywhere else that night.

M
New England
30 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual! New items on the menu-- grilled purple asparagus and grilled octopus with black ink --are yummy.

OT
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The bartender Graham was fantastic. Sit at the bar if you can. Food was awesome. Burger and panzanella especially. Definitely coming back.

F
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good, not great inventive dinning. Cocktails too sweet, as I’ve found to be a common issue. Food was inventive and tasty, but lacked a little in both conception and execution.

V
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been here several times, and the food and service is always excellent. This time we were there for the Drinko de Mayo fest, and in addition to the usual fantastic options (walleye and brussel sprouts this time) there were several excellent Mexican options as well.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!!

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