Loves2DineWell
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  • Review Count
    5
  • Helpfulness Votes
    0
  • First Review
    November 12, 2014
  • Last Review
    December 15, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
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  • Average Rating
    3.8
 
 
Loves2DineWell's Reviews
 
With its warm surroundings of hardwood floors, wood-paneled walls, mood lighting, and tall leather booths, this urban chophouse and wine bar is the perfect destination for power lunches, business meetings, intimate dinners, or after-work cocktails. <br /><br />Enjoy the finest Stock Yards Prime steaks, fresh seafood, pasta, salads and more, all with The Grillroom's exclusive flair. Directly in the heart of our Chicago Loop and Theatre District, The Grillroom offers a convenient location to relax and enjoy. <br /><br />Its friendly and personable staff will add to your experience through their professional manner and food and wine knowledge. We look forward to dining with you soon!
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Quiet downtown dining
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/13/2014
 2001
Dined on 12/13/2014
 2001
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We chose to sit in a booth near the back of the restaurant and found it to be a delightfully quiet spot, even when the restaurant was full. Overall ambiance is pleasant and busy, but subdued. We ordered calamari and Caesar salad for starters. The breading on the calamari was puffy and light, but there was no taste or "bite" sensation of calamari inside those puffs. Wait staff other than our server whisked that plate away and brought the entrees....no salad appeared. We mentioned the oversight to our server and left it at that. Per its name, Grillroom's menu is heavy on steak options. My husband said his sirloin special (butterflied with blue-cheese crust) was so-so. My salmon on a cedar plank was fine, but the vegetable side was overwhelmed by some gooey sauce and the big triangles of polenta were dry and tasteless. Without any prompting, our server offered free dessert to compensate for the missing salad course. We split the carrot cake, which is a mini two-layer cake with a pineapple slice baked on top. It was a pale cakey concoction with carrot flecks; its consistency was not like the traditional (hearty, dense, nutty) carrot cake I was expecting."
Dined on 12/13/2014
 2001
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Owned by the company that set the standards for outdoor cooking: Weber Grill Restaurant is the culmination of fifty years of grilling expertise. With everything prepared on authentic Weber charcoal kettles, the menu offers the best in Classic Outdoor Grilling including: steaks, barbecue, hamburgers. The restaurant boasts an open kitchen, customized private events, patio seating, & grilling tips.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Fine Thanksgiving feast
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/27/2014
 2001
Dined on 11/27/2014
 2001
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Our first Thanksgiving without family around could have been a downer, but our server Jen and the tasty "turkey and all the trimmings" meal made it a winner. Turkey was moist and flavorful, sausage dressing was fluffy and tasty, and the brussel sprouts were delicious. Plus there were warm rolls, a choice of soup or salad, sweet potatoes or mashed, and pie for dessert. When neither pie option appealed to me, Jen cheerfully delivered a suitable substitute.. a la mode, even! Left pleasantly full AND with a doggy bag for two more meals at home! Despite the room being full of diners, noise was not overwhelming...we could easily carry on a conversation. Jen was attentive, personable, and fun. A very good experience and our first time at this restaurant. We'll return!"
Dined on 11/27/2014
 2001
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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Bar Takito is a Latin inspired shared-plate restaurant and bar drawing inspiration from Mexico, Central and South America.<br /><br />The menu, which uses fresh and local ingredients, features seasonal shared plates, ceviches, seafood from the plancha, arepas, tacos and more. The complementary beverage program offers an expansive specialty cocktail, margarita, and craft beer selection.<br /><br />Bar Takito seats 130 to 160 people for lunch, dinner, and soon-after-opening, brunch. It has a semi-private area with a private bar that accommodates 40-seated guests and 50 to 60 standing. There is also seating for 60 to 80 guests along Morgan St. during the warmer months.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Short menu yields terrific dinner
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/08/2014
 2001
Dined on 11/08/2014
 2001
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Ambiance is "diner-like" and crowd noise (at 75% capacity when we were there, dining early) was "energetic" but not too loud to converse. The valet parking guy offered suggestions when we dropped off our car and those were among our favorites. Shrimp ceviche (with pomegranate and citrus) was slightly spicy and fabulous! Chorizo-stuffed peppers were tasty little pop-in-your mouth morsels. My husband's rave was the pork belly tacos (I thought the corn tortillas were a bit too prominent in the taste) and my gushed-over dinner delight was the many-layered beer cheese arepa...with pickled veggies, chorizo, and chicken. Yum, yum! Desserts were a bit disappointing: mousse was like thin yogurt (though tasty). Malt flan was small & odd texture/taste"
Dined on 11/08/2014
 2001
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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L'Eiffel Bistrot is a 6000sq.ft. restaurant that is designed in the Art Nouveau style recreating the nostalgic ambiance of an authentic Parisian bistrot. L'Eiffel Bistrot has assembled a strong and energetic team to guarantee you a unique dining experience. It is their dedication to detail that makes L'Eiffel Bistrot grand.<br /><br />L'Eiffel Bistro and Creperie's Cuisine ...<br />is based on authenticity, creativity and quality of product. They stay true to the classical preparations of Bistrot dishes, but also introduce "nouvelle cuisine" to keep their customers enthused. L'Eiffel uses locally grown and organic produce whenever possible, and all of their cooking is from scratch. The food quality and standards are as fresh and as high as possible.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
More misses than hits
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/08/2014
 2001
Dined on 11/08/2014
 2001
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Had lunch with two friends. Lovely interior. Rolls dense and hard to chew/swallow. Why not have great French bread at a place like this? Lunch menu offers quiche, sandwiches, and crepes. We all went with crepes. Every one arrived barely warm on the plates. Sent them back. The replacements were barely any warmer. Flavors in the ratatouille/chicken crepe were delicious, though. Split two desserts among the three of us. The apple tart was mostly pastry; had a couple slices of apple in the bottom. Bananas Foster crepe was better. Wait staff attentive with water refills and plate-clearing. Not much food (quantity-wise), so not a place for hungry guys. Server was apologetic about lukewarm entrees as we paid and departed, but no comp offered."
Dined on 11/08/2014
 2001
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The Ram Restaurant & Brewery is the place for fun! Whether the occasion is meeting co-workers for freshly brewed beer after work, a cozy family dinner, or meeting friends for the big game; The Ram will make your event a memorable one! The smartly decorated interior houses a casual, though sophisticated environment; & there are no dress code requirements.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great burger, great service
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/06/2014
 2001
Dined on 11/06/2014
 2001
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Suggested by a former colleague, we met here for a weeknight dinner. She recommended the burgers; many variations from which to choose. I picked the Hillbilly (beef burger, bacon, gorgonzola cheese, crispy fried onions, ...) and it was a wonderful combination of flavors and textures. Homemade potato chips were good, too. Our server (Lauren) was super -- enthusiastic, attentive without hovering so we could eat at a leisurely pace and catch up on lots of talking. Got a nice glass of wine at a decent price (they have LOTS of beer options). Bread pudding dessert was OK -- nothing much going on with the flavors in the bread pudding itself, but the caramel sauce (not too sweet) and ice cream helped."
Dined on 11/06/2014
 2001
Special Features: great for lunch
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