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Chicago, IL 60618
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Valet parking available on weekends
Banquet, Beer, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Turquoise Ratings and Reviews
Made a reservation and got a table next to the entrance,meaning any time anyone entered or exited the door, me and my date were freezing. Food got cold quick from the cold draft but was still good. Any table would have been better. Feels like i made a reservation to inconvenience myself.
After seeing Turquoise on Check, Please!, my boyfriend and I decided to try it for Valentine's Day. We didn't know if they have a special V Day menu until a day before, but I trusted what they'd serve based on their regular menu. The food choices were wonderful and tasty, and the fixed price was quite reasonable. They even threw in a glass of pink champagne to make it more festive. I have to say, though, that the waitstaff seemed overwhelmed, and service was spotty. The tables were also very packed together, probably to optimize the number of people they could serve on V Day, and that was giving waitstaff and diners problems. On a regular evening, I imagine things would be calmer.
The bread served at the begiining of the meal was delicious. Some of our party were gluten free and the menu was incorrect in noting the gluten free items; however, the waiter was very accommodating and was able to verify the items that were gluten free for our party. It was a very nice meal and our dessert was also delicious.
The restaurant was very busy when we arrived and they were unprepared for us, we were eventually seated, but the table was not set and we actually had to ask for napkins after our meal arrived. It took over an hour to get our appetizer and our entree arrived within five minutes of getting our appetizer. They also forgot some of the order. They were clearly insufficiently staffed for the demand and should not have accepted the reservation.
The new owner is really nice
He welcomed us and spent time with is at the table!
The service was impeccable, everyone was friendly and the atmosphere very cosy.
Food was good and pretty authentic!
Definitely will be back there ;)
Food was great. Service was pretty bad. Waitress messed up my sisters order, never apologized. Informed us her actual order would take another 15 minutes. It took at least 20. We were all done by the time here came. Again, no apology. Took us 45 minutes to receive a cheesecake dessert order. No apology for the delay either. Were there for over three hours simply because of slow and unapologetic service.
Good was average, at best. It felt like any common chain restaurant. The table next to us, who were seated at least five minutes before us, ordered salads. But, we had completed our dining when their food finally arrived. Management doesn't seem to care and offered nothing, she even smirked at them when they said something.
Turquoise was a terrific find. Read the menu carefully, look for items that seem interesting. Leave your comfort zone and enjoy amazing flavors in well-prepared food. The servers are experienced in menu navigation. The house bread is amazing as is the spread served with it.
BE CAREFUL...you could eat all the bread and miss the appetizers and main courses. My white fish was excellent and the accompanying bed of deliciousness the fish rested on would make me want to learn to cook. Dessert was a stretch but we made the sacrifice.
Get over there...avoid bread binging...and have a great meal in a lovely room.
Our server was great, very efficient. But the steak I ordered well done was really medium with lots of pink. I think they try to rush people in and out. My party of 5, which included 2 out of state friends, was asked to leave a little over a hour of being there. Apparently we didn't order enough drinks or spend enough money to warrant a little visit at our table after we were done eating. I won't return for this reason.
The food is excellent - make sure to get the hummus. Not too noisy - can definitely hear people in a group as long as you go early. The only issue is that it's a small space and very popular, so if you're sitting close to door, as we were with a group, you will be blasted with cold air during the winter. Our server was great.
The service was absolutely perfect. Our waiter helped us choose our meals then other waiters were happy to jump in. If there was an empty plate it quickly disappeared and if they spotted us looking at somebody else's meal and had a questioning look on her face they were there with an answer. They weren't overly attentive it was just really nice to see that they noticed and offered assistance. My boyfriend had the leg of lamb with risotto and it was fabulous. Our appetizer was the grilled calamari which we had never tried before and it was really good. More like a salad which our waiter had told us would be. In fact it was so good looking and tasty but the table next to us ordered the same thing based on our recommendation. That is actually one of the facets of this restaurant which is unique in that you're sitting close to the other tables so there is an interaction with the other guests. The desert was scrumptious too. If you are looking for a quiet private moment with someone this isn't the place this is more of a social experience which you're sharing with others in the restaurant. We loved it and will be back.
Great place, great food! We arrived there 30 minutes early, but they gave us a table right away. Service was very good, although we could use a bit more explanation. The food presentation is soo beautiful and artsy so it was hard to destroy it. Great atmosphere, not too loud so we were able to talk and enjoy our company. Definitely, we will repeat.
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