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The Stained Glass

1309 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Top Tags:
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
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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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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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.
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 1309 People Are Saying
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Crlebr8te (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

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

jmgn (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
1.0  Dined 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.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

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

vipOpenTable Diner (Naples)
5.0  Dined 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!

vipcasualdiner6 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 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.

vipboulderfoodies (Denver)
5.0  Dined 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.

vipJimE (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

The food is consistently excellent. The service was atten

vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 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.

Terrapin (Chicago)
4.0  Dined 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.