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About The Stained Glass
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.
Evanston, IL 60201
Contemporary American, French, Asian
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Valet parking available on Fridays & Saturdays. Convenient Street & Garage parking daily.
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
The Stained Glass Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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 !!!
Our food was a big disappointment. For the cost, we were expecting more. For one course, we had King Crab Cakes. Couldn't find the crab, only breading. Next we had a New York Strip Steak. We expected good pieces of meat. However, we both had pieces with a lot of sinew, which made the dish difficult to eat. We had heard great things from friends about this restaurant, but were very disappointed with what we got for our buck.
This is a restaurant to come to experience the food. The crab bisque was very nice along with the crab cakes. We both enjoyed the steak. We went New Years Eve so the menu was a special menu with limited choices. I probably would not have gotten the fancy donut that our server recommended. It was nothing special. We would come back again.
A FANTASTIC RESTAURANT WITH EXCELLENT FOOD---GREAT MENU!! IT'S EXPENSIVE BUT THE FOOD IS FRESH AND PRESENTATION IS GREAT!! OUR WAITRESS WAS WONDERFUL WITH GOOD SERVICE & KNOWLEDGE OF MENU ITEMS ALONG WITH WINE SELECTION.
I WOULD DEFINITELY RECOMMEND THE STAINED GLASS!!!
The Stained Glass has an elegant and relaxing atmosphere and the food is wonderful!! My favorite dish is the roasted chicken! It’s a standard item on most restaurant menus but their preparation really makes it stand out. Highly recommend the Stained Glass!’
This is the second time we've been to the Stained Glass and on both occasions the service has been bad. The second time, in December, 2017, it was stupendously bad. The waiter was crotchety, dismissive and seemed to not care even after the manager came over to apologize for the 45 minute wait for main courses, and the 20 minute wait for donuts.
The food was mediocre - lamb was fatty, the salad was swimming in dressing and the trout looked like it had been strangled. All in all, an unpleasant surprise for a holiday dinner party
I have dined here often. On this occasion, I ordered the trout, with the enthusiastic endorsement of the server. The trout must have been not fresh or something. It was extremely fishy and probably an entree I have not liked to this degree in two,years of restaurant dining. My partner’s entree, the skirt teak, was excellent. My advice would be to avoid the trout!
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