The Stained Glass

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1477 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Located in the heart of downtown Evanston since 1999, The Stained Glass Bistro has earned a reputation as the perfect spot both for special occasions and a casual bite to eat. The culinary duo of Chef Germain Gonzalez and Chef de Cuisine Paul Caravelli specialize in contemporary American dishes with French, Latin, and Asian inspirations.
Enjoy the world-class wine program, featuring over 30 wines by the glass, 8 wine samplers, and an extensive bottle list, in a warm, welcoming environment complete with wood-beamed ceilings and exposed brick walls.

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Sun 7:30PM - 9:30PM
Mon - Wed 5:00PM - 6:00PM 7:30PM - 9:30PM
Thu 8:00PM - 9:00PM
Fri 8:30PM - 9:00PM

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Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I first visited The Stained Glass last year with a friend who, sadly, has since died. I was there again over the weekend with my wife and several family members. We has a WONDERFUL dinner -- perfect in every way.

The salad/appetizer course were superb -- especially the shaved Brussel sprouts salad.

The entrees were great, with special praise for the duck, the whitefish, and the scallops.

Desserts were awesome, with the warm pecan tart w/saboyan gelato leading the pack.

Service was attentive, and all the fine details were also perfect.

We'll definitely be back!

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DT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

An off night. Been there plenty, but the service was horrible. Our apps got there before our beverage. Server disappeared. She was PLENTY nice, but BAD.

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OT
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went there for a friend’s birthday and had a wonderful time! The food was terrific and the service was great.

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OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service and ambiance. We have been coming for years like that the wait staff is stable and knowledgeable.

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OT
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Our favorite spot in Evanston did not disappoint. Wonderful food expertly prepared. BLT and pecan tart were stand outs. Avoid the silk tart which was soggy and flavorless.

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D
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food in a well-run establishment. Creative menu items with gluten free and vegan options. Best choice in Evanston for a business dinner.

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Salt Lake City
7 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 3

Crabcake was disappointing for the price. Tasted like lots of breadcrumbs, very little crabmeat.
Had rack of lamb. Tasty n tender but presentation was not up to level for level of restaurant. Food runner not properly trained to put plate on table properly. I had expected better service for a nice restaurant.
Our server Joe was very nice.

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N
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s clear that this a place that cares about food. And the service was wonderful too.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food good, women bad!!

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R
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal for our 21st wedding anniversary. Starter course, the Brussels sprouts was interesting but raw shredded sprouts are a little hard to adjust to when you are used to cooked sprouts. Our main courses, the whitefish and the scallops, were excellent, especially the risotto that came as a bed for the scallops. Desert of three different types of crime brûlée was also great. I had asked that two glasses of. Hampagne be on the table when we were seated. They were. Lovely meal and very nice setting.

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L
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good service. Food was tasty & arrived timely. Enjoyed the crab cake..could have used a bit more sauce which was quite tasty. Disappointed when my husband ordered a Southern Comfort manhattan they did not have Southern Comfort. The scallots and whitefish were both good. Creme bruele sampler didn't live up to our expectations.

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SH
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meals. Fish perfectly cooked. Delicious French wine. My only disappointment was where we were seated. We had specifically asked for a quiet table to celebrate a anniversary. 6:30 reservation so there were many tables to choose from. Next thing we know there was a party of 20 being seated in the room directly behind my chair and the patrons spilling out of the room standing practically on top of our table and I am getting elbowed and knocked in the head with purses. Very hard to hear each other so it really spoiled the romantic mood we had in the beginning.

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AV
New England
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

Mother’s Day brunch

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D
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

My wife did not care for the chili special. Our 2 top table was too close to a loud 4 top, so they were distracting to our conversation.

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GR
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Menus was a little contrived & very rich
Service was warm ,friendly & attentive
We were greeted with graciousness and felt appreciated

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

The dinner was good and service was great. Just too much noise from the next (large) party.

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h
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite place to dine! Kevin and his staff are the best! Everything is delicious, and the wine flights are amazing. Whether you stop by the bar for a drink and appetizers, and settle in for a lovely dinner in the beautiful dining room, you'll have a wonderful experience.

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HP
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Good food. Attentive but slow service. Waiter could not keep the order straight and forgot several things. Noisy

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l
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The steak and the chicken were excellent, As was the brussels sprouts salad. One of the best restaurants in downtown Evanston. Worth a visit.

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v
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Easter Sunday brunch was just average, friends recommended the restaurant but it was just ok

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was incredible. It is the M-star(not officially) place to take the parents when they’re in town!

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very tasty food! I loved the combination of flavors in the dishes.

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Overall great place. I thought my meal could have been much hotter it was barely warm but the quality was great. Beer was excellent.
Prices were a bit on the high side and I thought the specials were overpriced. We had the warm pecan tart with gelato, it was really really good.

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P
Chicago
106 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great wine selections, try the flights! Servings are so generous , we had salad, truffled eggs and dessert(to share). The entrees were great last time, but very large for us.

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JS
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was well done, not a huge variety of entrees but enough to have several options. Wide wine list with option for flights.

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C
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

The food is always fantastic and the server was great.

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AR
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Loved this little gem! Food was so delish. I had the butter lettuce salad and the Burrata Ravioli. Both were outstanding. The hubs had the Steak Frites which came in a sauce that was darn near drinkable, it was that good. Wine flights are fun and reasonably priced. We weren't thrilled with our creme brulee trio which lacked pizazz/flavour. Definitely a place to visit again.

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SW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding whitefish preparation and salad. Service was beautiful also. The regular creme brulee in the sampler was the best; the others were more a good idea than a successful concoction. But on the whole, a most enjoyable evening!

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l
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Food did not live up to expectations, heavily salted, and flavors just not there for every dish. Would not go back

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d
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our entrees we're excellent, this is definitely a place fit for foodies. Vibe and cocktails we're a lot of fun. Worth the drive to Evanston

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PK
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. A little on the pricey side but enjoyable

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AW
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For my birthday food was excellent & we received great service

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OT
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chicken outstanding. Service fantastic. Wine list solid. Great overall dinner

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HF
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent food from the cheese selection to the pistachio crusted mahi mahi and the decadent chocolate cake. Also love the sparkling sampler

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VM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very nice place with good service. Food was overpriced for quality. We both ordered steak and frites with the same cook and they came out noticeably different and for the cut it should have been cheaper. Overall a nice place for a fancy date.

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g
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The duck was great. The chicken was great, too. So were the seafood bisque and the house charcutirie.
Reasonable corkage.

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KM
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As I say each time, a steadfast great restaurant!

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LD
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The restaurant, was empty and were placed at a small table up against the wall with the pillar sticking out between me and my wife. The whole other side was wide open and noticed many nicer tables were open as we left.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thus is the second time I have visited. The first was for a holiday buffet. Tonight was just dinner. Food and service are consistently top notch. Now on my favorites list.

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CC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Nice place to eat. Food was very good and wine selection perfect. Restaurant is a bit noisy.

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