ZED451 - Chicago

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Brazilian Steakhouse
Travel the world, without leaving your table. ZED451 is Chicago's Brazilian Steakhouse where chefs bring a wide selection of fire-grilled fare and hand-carved rotisserie directly to your table, so you can taste the best of the season at your own pace. Embark on a personal culinary experience, where the best of a Brazilian steakhouse meets an abundant selection of international flavors.
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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had an enjoyable experience. Would definitely go back to bask in the environment.

JM
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food, great service, great value! Our server, Jay, took excellent care of us!

b
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food and excellent service with affordable mimosa's and bloody Marys'

DD
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch here is always OUTSTANDING and our server Jay was phenomenal, this was carried over to the entire staff; the manager Louis was also a delight to meet and chat with. Louis told us about other offerings at ZED451 and we certainly plan to come to enjoy some of them.

JN
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Zed451 is certainly not the restaurant it once was. Selections were poor and customer service leaves a lot to be desired. It's definitely no longer worth the cost, with so many other fabulous restaurants in Chicago.

J
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

Was not impressed at all with the food itself... but the atmosphere and service was very nice.. I would definitely come back for the rooftop otherwise probably will not be returning

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best brunch in Chicago hands down!

TW
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I came to ZED451 to celebrate my birthday. It was such a great experience. Great food! Chicken and Waffles are amazing!. Will definitely plan to go back soon!

MK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 5

This was my 3rd time going there and the worst. There were fruit flys by the bread. I repeatedly asked for medium rar meat and it was well done with each sample. The fries were luke warm

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great service!

DJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about this venue speak YES! From the ambiance to the service. Very happy I celebrated a special event here. ZED451 is the truth.

DT
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the most Amazing time! The food service and the ambiance was on point! Laila made my Birthday dinner Fabulous! She was great and a delight to have! I will definitely recommend this restaurant! Loved it! Plus the food was delish!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 5

Went on a Saturday around 1pm. Picked the place due to the great reviews and awesome space. Seemed understaffed for the amount of customers. We waited ~7-8 min in between servers - which is not normal for a Brazilian steakhouse. Manager (?) and servers seemed to notice our frustration and came by to ask if they could bring something specific. Manager even came back with food at one point, which was appreciated, but too little too late.

Couple other points
-There were flies on the buffet food
-The first serving of bottom sirloin was very rare - looked like they went though a lot before getting to us.

I’m sure this place is great 99/100 times. Unfortunately I can not justify trying this place again with another perfectly good Brazilian Steakhouse right around the corner.

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

Anniversary

NL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a great experience! Dionte, one of the chefs, was especially helpful and made our experience a lot more enjoyable. We left feeling full and satisfied!

AA
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants in Chicago, my client loved it too. Recommend for casual, dates and business. Weather permit take the stairs and enjoy the view in their rooftop.

HH
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch was fabulous. Jose was the best! Kept us laughing the whole time we were there. Great food. Great service! Definitely going back.

RG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the time we walked in the door and sat down, all the staff was very welcoming and most accommodating. Our server Fernando was super awesome. The food was amazing. To be honest I didn't eat anything else until later that evening because I ate so much at ZED451 Weekend brunch. Thanks everyone. We'll be back.

j
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding night!

Thanks for Tiffany our amazing waitress.

Jason

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Not impressed by the selection

NH
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Since the moment I stepped foot into ZED I was blown away. The drinks are amazing and food is even more memorable. Every bite I took was a different sensation. Definitely a 10 out of 10.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful experience, great food, great waiter!

NS
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to experience Brazilian eating experience.

KA
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Meh....Quite expensive for the meal and service delivered. In the past, had been a favorite. Hoping we just had a bad night. Overcooked and slow to arrive meats, not attentive waitress, mediocre at best salads...for $100/person with dinner and 2 glasses of low end wine...not worth it.

OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch was amazing!

SL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, outstanding service, great atmosphere, great music

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

One of the Servers was acting really weird and made me and my date kind of uncomfortable! The food was good, I’ve had better experiences at Zed before.

JS
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

For how much we paid for the food, I was surprised to see a buffet style format with fruit flies buzzing all around. They buffet cheapened the entire experience. I also didn’t like that the sommelier brought me out a wine other than what I asked for as an additional recommendation. It made it seem like I didn’t know what I was doing, and also put me in the uncomfortable position of clearly turning down the more expensive bottle. Also, the pricing should have more flexibility for people who want to experience smaller tastes and not the full on courses. We were busting at the seams by the end because we felt we had to get the full value out of what we paid.

KW
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good Food and Good Service! The meat is some of the most tender meats, I have ever encountered. The best bacon I ever had!

ST
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time there for brunch and it was delicious! We had a group of 10 celebrating a bday and graduation and I couldn't have picked a better place!!!

M
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a drink at the bar while waiting to be seated and staff was very friendly and drinks were awesome. We got seated quickly. Our waiter was very nice, but he gave the table next to us way more attention and service than us. I had to ask multiple times for water and he kept forgetting to bring it. The food was amazing and the chefs bringing the meats were very nice and made small talk when they came to the table.

OT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

We arrived for our reservation on time, but were still made wait 20 minutes for our table. When we were seated, the table next to us had screaming toddlers with them and there were toys scattered all over the floor making it hard to navigate to or from my table, which was in a corner.
For the first course of the meal, I found there was literal garbage in my salad, which I sent back to the kitchen and did not receive a new one.
We ordered a bottle of wine, and before doing so, confirmed the bottle and price with the waiter. When we received our bill, the price of the bottle was double what the waiter had said it was. I felt taken advantage of and lied to, especially after confirming the cost with the waiter upon ordering.
When the chefs brought around the meat, often by the time it would reach our table (every 30 minutes or so) it was cold. On top of that, the same three meats were brought to our table despite seeing chef’s with other options going to other tables with food.
For the duration of the meal our waiter was very inattentive and only came to our table a handful of times, and when I asked him if he could bring some other meat options to our table (I thought they maybe were skipping us because we were in a corner), he instead proceeded to bring us our checks. Our waiter could be seen sitting and chatting with other tables for extended periods of time.

I will not ever be dining at this restaurant ever again and will not suggest this location to my clients or friends.

FS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was exceptional in every way possible. She was so attentive to details and couldn’t do enough for us. She made our anniversary celebration very memorable. The chefs carving the meats were so friendly and personable and went out of their way for us on several occasions. The restaurant is clean and modern. The food was excellent and the options were abundant. I highly recommend this restaurant- you will not be disappointed.

RP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Took my boyfriend to ZED for his birthday! The food was as expected, some high quality some low quality meat options. However, the highlight of the evening was our wonderful waiter. He took special note of our celebration and offered us dessert and champagne on the house in the wine cellar. It was a great way to celebrate!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Service was great but the food was underwhelming. Not many meat selections.

R
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great rooftop, very knowledgeable and friendly staff. You can't ask for anything better.

DD
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoy coming here for brunch! Come hungry! The Peach Sangria is our favorite.

T
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Zed 451 is in a great location. Salad bar selection is limited and lacks variety. Restaurant caters to individuals that like eating medium rare meat. I asked numerous times for my meat to be cooked more and ended up leaving hungry.

J
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 5

"My wife and I were celebrating her 37th birthday Saturday Aug 3rd and this was also our first time visiting. We both liked the relaxed feel and nice comfortable atmosphere of this place. I don't think we will be visiting again though. The evening started off with my wife noticing a fairly long strand of what looked like human hair in my cocktail drink. I called for the waiter, pointed out the contaminated drink, and it seemed like I was bothering him for pointing out what was wrong with my drink. Instead of apologizing and being genuinely concerned about this unexceptable turn of events he responded in a very unapologetic way and asked me if I wanted another drink. I guess he thought I actually wanted to keep that drink with the hair in it. For most of the visit he seemed to be more interested in helping others on a regular more than trying to make my wife's birthday and first time visit a pleasurable experience by giving us good to great customer service. Near the end of the evening he came back to our table to tell my wife happy birthday and the house had a delicious dessert coming her way for this occasion. We both then got a little excited that the restaurant would bless my wife with such an extremely kind gesture until the bill came and I noticed he charged us for the dessert. We did not order this dessert and was put under the impression that it was a birthday gift on the house. All of these unpleasant experiences during our first time visit and most importantly my wife's 37th birthday celebration was unacceptable and will be the reasons why we will not make a 2nd visit. Although most of the meats we tried tasted really good the poor customer service overshadowed the delectable little pieces of heaven. Sorry I had to give such a bad review but I was just being honest.

PH
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Food was average and server was annoying.

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