Loves2DineWell
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  • Review Count
    3
  • Helpfulness Votes
    0
  • First Review
    December 15, 2014
  • Last Review
    March 16, 2015
  • Featured Reviews
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  • Average Rating
    3.3
 
 
Loves2DineWell's Reviews
 
Serving delicious Greek cuisine in a classic old world setting. Indoors, enjoy our fine Greek architecture and art, with comfortable seating and warm fireplaces. Outdoors, dine on our patio with an award-winning view of the Chicago skyline. Our newly renovated, glass retractable doomed patio seats year round and has heated floors and a fireplace in the winter and fountains and beautiful flowers all summer. Come enjoy a piece of Greece!!!
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Outdoorsy feel -- inside!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/14/2015
 2001
Dined on 3/14/2015
 2001
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Loved the large room with windows looking out onto the street on one side and into a courtyard with a fountain on the other and diffused light coming through the ceiling panels. But the whole room is enclosed with climate control. Very nice atmosphere!
Village Salad was plentiful; unfortunately, the tomatoes were pale and tasteless. (For a salad in which tomatoes play a dominant role, the restaurant should splurge on vine-ripened ones so they have some flavor!) Salad could have used more than one small, thin pat of feta cheese, too.
Fried calamari, served with a slightly spicy sauce, was tender and delicious,.
Size and flavor of my seafood kebab was adequate. My husband's mousaka was enormous (and he's a hearty eater), but (he said) rather bland.
Standard Greek desserts were tasty and reasonably priced for their size.
Server and wait staff were attentive enough, but our server exhibited no personality or enthusiasm for his job. (He just did it.)
Much as I enjoyed the setting in the "patio room," next time we want Greek food, we'll go elsewhere along Halsted Street..
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Dined on 3/14/2015
 2001
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A Chicago institution since 1977, Carson's is the place visited by presidents, America's favorite athletes, stars of TV, the big screen, and literally millions of BBQ devotees. With hearty portions and a no holds barred attitude of offering only the finest quality available, Carson's promises to be a fabulous dining experience. For those seeking the best in an undeniably American dining tradition, Carson’s is a must!
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Served saved the day (dinner, actually)
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/21/2015
 2001
Dined on 2/21/2015
 2001
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Arrived 15 min early for our 6PM reservation on a Saturday evening. The entry way was packed with people and all tables were full. Not a good sign we'd get seated on time. Checked in and was told we'd likely be seated 5-10 min after our res time. OK..... No one can predict how long diners will take exactly. Checked with the hostess again. She apologized for the delay. At 6:25, I told her we were at the tipping point...if we did not get seated soon, we'd have to leave--unhappy and unfed--because we had tickets to a show that started at 8PM. That seemed to do the trick. We were seated at 6:30 and immediately told our server of the time constraint. Jo-Jo was AWESOME. Prompt, cheerful, efficient. We ate too fast to enjoy the food (good, meaty smoky ribs; yummy cornbread, so-so French fries and key lime pie) -- because we had to get back to our car, drive, repark, and get into our show seats in a rush. If lengthy delays for people with reservations is a common occurrence (and I bet it is, esp. on Saturday evenings), then Carson's should consider taking fewer reservations. There were plenty of walk-ins who showed up with no reservations so tables wouldn't go empty. (Who knows how long those people waited to be seated that night!?!)
Recommend to a friend....with caveats.
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Dined on 2/21/2015
 2001
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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 USDA Prime steaks, fresh seafood, pasta, salads and more, all with The Grillroom's exclusive flair. In the heart of the Chicago Loop and Theatre District, The Grillroom offers a convenient location to relax and enjoy.
 
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
Energetic
Energetic
"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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