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The Stained Glass

4.5
1328 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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  • Notable Wine List
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic
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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, French, Asian
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(847) 864-8600
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Kevin O'Malley
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Church Street
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Parking details
Valet parking available on Fridays & Saturdays. Convenient Street & Garage parking daily.
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Public transit
One block north of the the Davis Street L-station (Purple line) and Metra stop.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1328 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Super gourmet, beautiful interior, great mixology, pro friendly service. We both loved it.

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

As always, before dinner cocktail was the best, but my partner’s steak/lobster mac n cheese left much to be desired.

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3.0Dined 7 days ago

Very good food. Limited menu. Service was outstanding.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Everything we tasted was delicious and presentations were lovely. We had crab cake, soup and salads for appetizers, tuna and chicken for entrees and skipped dessert because we were rushing to a movie. They had half price bottles of wine and the Syrah was wonderful. We will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Good overall experience, felt a tad bit rushed to order. But otherwise food & service were excellent. Strip steak, tuna, chicken entrees were enjoyed. Crab cakes were also great appetizers. Drinks - excellent. A nice atmosphere, but quite expensive.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter Brunch was a great value. Nice food and selection in a nice atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Amazing Easter brunch! Carving station and desserts were out of this world and who does not love a complimentary mimosa or bloody mary?

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Went for Easter brunch. Everything was outstanding. Will definitely go back for dinner.

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

It used to be a GREAT restaurant, but the food quality has slipped since I was last there.
The artichoke appetizer was flavorful, as was the duck but the squash risotto was bland and topped by bell peppers whose only flavor was vinegar.
Disappointing.
They gave us our choice of dessert as it was our anniversary which was a nice touch. That said, while the flavor of the cheesecake was yummy... it was cake and not cheesecake.
1/2 price wine on a Friday night made the meal much more reasonably priced, given that we only ate the artichoke and the duck entree.
While I will still go back, my partner did say to me "I won't go back".

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Could not have been better.

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4.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Delicious food and fantastic service! This is a real Evanston gem!

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Birthday. Delicious!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Staff was very welcoming and the food was great. Our waitress was kind and paid attention to all our requests and made good recommendations.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Food and service were wonderful we love that testraint

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3.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Good but not great so not worth the price. Three scallops on a mountain of risotto for $32 is definitely not what I was expecting as a "delicate" entree

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Excellent food and service. Server Brian was on top of his game and fun.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Great, attentive service. 3 out 4 dishes were excellent. Acorn squash dish was the only one that did not impress.

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3.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Our party of 3 was seated at the lone table between three large groups, all connected to each other through the same course program at NU - ridiculous.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Nice atmosphere and great menu. Wine flights are always a winner.

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

We were celebrating two birthdays and were treated totally. Wonderful service and delicious food. The atmosphere was quiet and cozy. Elegant but not pretentious.

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Lovely evening. Attentive and pleasant wait staff. Wine flights were great! Food was delicious and nicely presented. Highly recommend for a special dinner.

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1.0Dined on February 12, 2018

I have gone to the restaurant on many occasions in prior years. I took my mom there for her birthday this year. I never write reviews, but I have to say that the food was really awful. 2 out of three dishes were sent back. The lamb chops were cold and tasted boiled (it's hard to screw up lamb). The trout was covered in onions and lost all fish taste. Even the bread at the beginning of the meal was awful...wonder bread.

A huge disappointment. And I felt awful because it was a special occasion.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Lovely experience from start to finish!
Always made to feel special & the food was superb, as always!

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Stained Glass is superb in every way. Their menu is exceptional, their service is fabulous , and I love the ambiance in the restaurant ! The tuna tuna tuna is my favorite -- coupled with those truffled mayonnaise fries and the salad lyonnaise!

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

We always enjoy Stained Glass. The food is very creative, with fun combinations. The wine fights are great! Our service has always been outstanding - gracious, perfectly timed, very attentive, but never overbearing. The deviled egg starter is one of the best we've had. There was both a vegetarian and vegan option for entrees. We would definitely recommend.

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5.0Dined on February 5, 2018

My wife and I met our grandson (a freshman at Northwestern) at The Stained Glass during our recent visit to Chicago. The Stained Glass is an upscale, yet comfortable, place to meet. It was our first time at this restaurant, but we would highly recommend it for good food, good service and an excellent ambiance. Our table was in a small, well-appointed room at the back of the restaurant, and the noise level was low enough that we could enjoy easy conversation. Our waiter was prompt and efficient. We started with the soup (lobster bisque and tomato bisque) and both were very good. My wife had the Amish chicken, which wasn't exactly to her liking, but okay. My grandson and I had the steak special and it was delicious. Both entrees were well presented. My wife had a drink called a "POM" and loved it. I had a glass each of albarino and shiraz, both very good. All in all, we enjoyed The Stained Glass and would definitely go there again the next time we visit Evanston.

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5.0Dined on February 1, 2018

The food is consistently excellent. The service was atten

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

We had a lovely time here last night. Very relaxing and romantic atmosphere. Perfect for date night. Attentive and very friendly service. The waitress who told us about the specials was so enthusiastic we wanted to order everything lol. The food was delicious and the wine tastings complemented it perfectly. For the wonderful evening we had the price was very reasonable. Can't wait to go back.

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Frequent diner at Stained Glass. Was very pleased at the food and service as a step up from our last visit.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

This was our first time at the restaurant and it was excellent. Great service and a really good menu. The wine was excellent and we started with the stuffed artichoke. Great place...

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2.0Dined on January 15, 2018

I've dined at The Stained Glass before and have had good experiences but this visit was very disappointing. There were 3 of us eating and none of us enjoyed our meals very much and were shocked to see how expensive the check was. Not sure if the kitchen was just having an off night but overall not a good dining experience.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

We celebrated our Anniversary here last week and were very impressed all around. The atmosphere is lovely, terrific service, great wines, and an outstanding meal.
The duck was exceptional, as was the tuna trio. I had the ciopinno special which was delicious, if a little on the skimpy side.
Will definitely go back!

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4.0Dined on January 5, 2018

Menu was amazing and the food was very good. We had the strip steak special which involved two small steaks with coatings. In each case one was overcooked (thinner meat) and the other was fine. Our waiter never came by to check on us or the meal. He was not very attentive. That said, the food was very good and the atmosphere was very nice as well.

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5.0Dined on January 5, 2018

Always great food and excellent ambience. Great wine flights and manycocktails too.

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4.0Dined on January 5, 2018

The ambiance and atmosphere was very nice. Pete was a pleasure to have as our server. We enjoyed the wine flights very much. Coffee was great. The trio of creme brulee was not the best.

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3.0Dined on January 4, 2018

A cute place that is perfect for small and large parties alike. I was impressed that when our server was working with another table when we arrived, the bartender came out to get our drink order. Very nice! I've found service to be slow this week at many restaurants, perhaps because students are on break? This place was the exception.

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3.0Dined on December 31, 2017

The food on New Years’ Eve was very disappointing.

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3.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Went there for New Year's Eve. Very limited choices. Food quality was OK. Crab cake was mostly corn meal. Halibut small and dry. Not worth the cost at all. Also was supposed to get a glass of champagne with the meal but never got it.

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3.0Dined on December 31, 2017

We had a good table in a quiet corner. Server was adequate but not personable or attentive. More food (New Years menu) than I usually eat and not outstanding. Maybe because we were in an out-of-the-way spot, it did not feel special.

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Three couples gathered for a New Year's Eve meal. The fixe prix menu was diverse and tasty. The bottles of Italian Sangiovese were great and a relative value. The service was a little challenged by the crowd, but were attentive and cheerful. My fried oyster appetizer and the 'Italian Donut' desert were the alpha and omega for my meal selections. We'll go back !!!

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