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the Albert

4.6
4.6
519 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
The art of simplicity – creating Italian inspired dishes with focus on fresh ingredients, creative recipes and presentations that tease the senses. Twirled onto a fork, an array of homemade pastas inspired by traditional recipes.

the Albert is a playground for the senses, where guests revel in the season’s finest offerings and peak flavors in a room filled with self-discovery—from science novels and vintage copper pots to Surrealist murals along the walls. the Albert showcases an ultra-seasonal menu—selecting high quality, locally sourced ingredients, from both nearby farms and the urban, rooftop garden program that sits atop the building. This garden captures Chef Chiappetti's culinary vision, where he takes farm-to-table to a whole other level—integrating nature and seasonality and bringing freshness to the dishes he creates.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today
Experiences are available.

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Global, International, Dining Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Sat 7:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sun 7:00 am–1:30 pm Bar Mon, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (312) 471-3883

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Chef Steve Chiappetti

  • Private party facilities

    the Albert at Hotel EMC2 offers two artfully designed private rooms (up to 64 guests seated) as well as a semi-private dining option (up to 20 guests seated). From a reception on our terrace to a beautifully curated private dinner by our seasoned executive chef, the possibilities are endless.

  • Private party contact

    Stefanie Rowe: (312) 471-3810

  • Neighborhood

    Gold Coast / Streeterville

  • Cross street

    St. Clair

  • Parking details

    Valet parking is available for $14.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • The Art of Seasoning Cooking Class

    $59.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Aug 25, 2022 only
    The Art of Seasoning ~ Grilling season is still in full swing. Taste a variety of dry spices for your summer grilling with fresh fruit and herb blends. Executive Chef Steve Chiappetti will be demonstrating techniques and tips to elevate your grilling skills. Pair your pallet with summer time spirits to brighten up cocktail classics. Time: 6:30-9:30pm Location: Emmy Noether Room
  • Hearty & Flavorful Soups Cooking Class

    $59.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Sep 29, 2022 only
    Join us making a variety of easy yet hearty, flavorful soups in less than 30 minutes. Executive Chef Steve Chiappetti will be demonstrating skills, techniques and tips to elevate your at-home cooking game. Time: 6:30-9:30pm Location: Emmy Noether Room
  • Champagne & Spirits Mixology Class

    $40.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Oct 27, 2022 only
    Learn how to marry champagne and spirits to create delightful cocktails for friends and family this holiday season. Shake and sip a classic-twisted belini and a champagne spritz.

What 519 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. HM

    HeidiM

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was especially welcoming. And the specially made bread as a side for slighly spicey pasta was excellent! Consider adding it to your menu. We'll be back next time we are in Chicago!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    We had a great time and are looking forward to next month…
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great cocktails class!! Loved it the food is sooo good
  4. LN

    LaurenN

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Mixology class
  5. b

    biancas

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, great drinks, and incredible food. Go here for a nice dinner out!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    25 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    Service was a little slow …. Coffee was weak and the latte was the same. Tasted like hot water.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    Service was EXTREMELY slow. Our reservation was at 6:45 and we were not served till 8:00. The food and presentation was very well done however quite overpriced. Ambiance is nice as being in the EMC2 hotel. Dessert was also terrible, do not get the affogato (huge rip off).
  8. GC

    GerryC

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about our evening was exceptional. The service was terrific, the food outstanding. It was so good, we went back another night while we were in town.
  9. BH

    BrianH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Between the food, service, good drinks and manager coming over to make sure we felt welcomed, this is easily my new favorite restaurant in Chicago
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was an amazing experience! We had my husband’s mother birthday and retirement celebration! Food was impeccable! Our toddler was treated like a royalty with special dish and great attitude) All the cocktails were top notch!!!! Thank you and we will be back!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Foods was delicious( the Polenta and the cauliflower the best ) … great service
  12. B

    Bondy1b

    Detroit

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All four of us enjoyed our breakfast. Fresh and healthy options as well as sweet indulgences. Staff was super kind.
  13. D

    Davis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was truly a unique find during our stay in Chicago. The name Albert comes from Albert Einstein, and you will find the decor to be tastefully themed with sweeping walls of books, dim lighting, and earthy science-lab vibes. Our excellent experience did not end with the decor. We were delighted by some of the best table service we've received, especially if you are fortunate enough to be dazzled by Adam's expertise and charm. The food was simply incredible. We started our meal with a polenta board in which the polenta is poured onto a charcuterie board at the table. The ravioli with white truffle cream sauce was impeccable as well as the sirloin and ribeye. Highly recommend the Albert.
  14. LO

    LorrieO

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was absolutely amazing. Thanks to Adam for the lovely recommendations I was very pleased with everything. Steve was an amazing server and I will definitely be back. The Albert was aesthetically pleasing and I love the ambiance. A great experience!
  15. JL

    JuanL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was so delicious and the service was good too!
  16. MB

    MelB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific food, ambience and our server Ben was top class.
  17. MM

    MeganM

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great pasta and cocktails! It was really nice to sit outside!
  18. EJ

    EvelynJ

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Amazing place! Wish they had a few more vegan / veg options for my party but otherwise an awesome experience!!
  19. c

    christinew

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing best Risotto ever. The restaurant is beautiful
  20. R

    Robynjoy73

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Comfortable chairs! Very unique setting, lots to look at. Appetizers were delicious. Serving size of main course was nice and normal. We all enjoyed the dessert as well.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing mixology class!!!
  22. J

    Jacqueline

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We attended for brunch. The ambience and music was lovely and the environment was awesome. The art on the walls and books on the wall created a cool vibe. Our server was attentive and the brunch buffet was pretty good for $39. It is a one of a kind experience with a chic, trendy, cool vibe. Had a great time and would happily go back.
  23. CS

    ClaudiaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Dinner, Unbelievable Breakfast, Amazing Staff. Chef Chiappetti has created a top level Italian contemporary cuisine, without forgetting to be in the US. Martin and Adam increased the value of the overall experience. A place to come back, also for lunch next time! I will keep a great memory of you all coming back home. A great thank, Claudia
  24. j

    joshh

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience5
    The restaurant was very cool. Loved the decor and set up. Noise level was much better than I expected but it wasn't jammed either. I will say the presentation of the food was very good. The food and the service was subpar. Very boring. We all had pasta, different kinds. It wasn't bad. Just boring as hell. No ground pepper. No added parmesan. And it needed it. Big ups for the bartender though. Whiskey Sours were on point!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful Mother’s Day brunch at The Albert!
  26. SG

    SmokeyGrey

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Their pasta is like I died and went to heaven. I'm going BACK!!!!
  27. SS

    SarahS

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    we went for an early brunch on Easter - the staff was lovely and so kind to our kids. They made sure the kids food came out quickly, but without feeling like the meal was rushed. They talked to the kids about the artwork and how they put the space together - it was just a lovely experience. And, the food was so delish - we were early, so we ordered from the breakfast menu, not the prix fixe brunch - it was all delish - and a great latte. Many thanks for helping us celebrate!
  28. G

    Giajc

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    Food was amazing as well as the art and decor!! Our only issue was the wait staff service. Breakfast took forever and then it took forever to pay the check. Tried several times to get either the hostess or waitress's attention to no avail. Drinks were great at the bar the night before as well.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was knowledgeable about everything.
  30. KC

    KellyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambience and the food was amazing! I wasn’t expecting the flavors.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was amazing and our server was wonderful.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had breakfast while staying there. French Toast was quality, braised omelette was good cappuccino was also good. Great experience my expectations are high and they met them easily which means they are very consistent with there process.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food was excellent
  34. DN

    Doug54fromNC

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Restaurant week special menu was well thought out and show cased nice choices by chef. Desserts were outstanding!
  35. KN

    KendallN

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We stayed at EMC2 and found it easy to just go downstairs for a cocktail or meal. We stayed one night and ate there THREE times. I kid you not! Everything was gorgeous! Marty helped us for two meals and Adam helped us for a third. Both guys were fantastic. Helpful, funny and sweet. The atmosphere is CRAZY COOL! I took a picture of the cyclops lady and now use her as my profile pic at work. You may want to bring a sketchbook because this place inspires creativity! Suggestions: -The polenta is delicious but served in a very odd way - poured out on wood plank, the same sort of plank they use for charcuterie. @Chef - I recommend trying a different method, perhaps like a fondue? Some little crostini, pita chips or veg to dip in it might be fun. -Their wine menu is small and just OK. You may want to ask if you can bring your own and pay corkage if you're a wino like me.
  36. CS

    ChristinaS

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I'd been meaning to stop in here for a while but yesterday I made it happen. The decor is eclectic and visually appealing. The hostess on Sunday morning (03.20.2022) could not have been more welcoming or accommodating. We were warmly greeted and quickly seated. The service was good and the food was excellent. The peach bellini was the only disappointment but the omelette and waffles that we ordered were delicious and filling. The restaurant is quite a bit smaller than I expected so I likely wouldn't try it without a reservation during prime meal time. We had a reservation so this wasn't an issue. Highly recommend.
  37. p

    pmerrity

    Dallas

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great service and really good food. Highly recommend the 3 cheese omelet. Definitely pairs well with a mimosa on a Saturday morning
  38. CG

    ChrisG

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time here and what else can I say but BRAVO! Great, unique food dishes, well balanced cocktails, great service, cool atmosphere, romantic vibe, fun décor. Overall great experience and will come back again very soon! Ben was friendly and Chef Chiappetti is talented! Highly recommend! Curious to see what seasonal dished they throw in there!
  39. b

    bruncher

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great experience at The Albert. Our waiter was aweseom!
  40. MG

    MilesG

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Good food. Service didn’t match the experience of elevated space and menu. Wine was not served at the right temperature. Would go back but hope they can improve service.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

the Albert offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 471-3883.

the Albert is rated 4.6 stars by 519 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for the Albert

228 E Ontario St, Chicago, IL 60611

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    St. Clair

  • Neighborhood

    Gold Coast / Streeterville

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Sat 7:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sun 7:00 am–1:30 pm Bar Mon, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Global, International, Dining Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet parking is available for $14.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Steve Chiappetti

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (312) 471-3883

  • Private party facilities

    the Albert at Hotel EMC2 offers two artfully designed private rooms (up to 64 guests seated) as well as a semi-private dining option (up to 20 guests seated). From a reception on our terrace to a beautifully curated private dinner by our seasoned executive chef, the possibilities are endless.

  • Private party contact

    Stefanie Rowe: (312) 471-3810

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