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  • Review Count
    3
  • Helpfulness Votes
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  • First Review
    October 25, 2014
  • Last Review
    December 16, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
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  • Average Rating
    4
 
 
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The Kitchen Chicago is a community bistro located in the historic Reid Murdoch Building downtown on the Chicago River, open seven days a week at 11AM. The menu focuses on rustic, organic plates sourced from local farmers and purveyors. The atmosphere and service reflects The Kitchen’s philosophy: community through food.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great scene, awesome mission
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/13/2014
 2008
Dined on 12/13/2014
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Lured by the non-profit side's mission, I made reservations to give The Kitchen a shot. The atmosphere is beautiful, great detail. I got a view of the lake, while the boyfriend got a view of a very energetic and well-done kitchen. For drinks, we opted for the Kitchen red, which was mellow and paired well with the food (to be discussed) and winter G&T, unique flavors for the season. Food wise, the spicy green salad is delicious and the mussels are quite sizable to be an entree. The pork loin is well cooked and the grilled apples tasted like apple pie--delicious. The trofie alla bolognese has a spice to it and quite tasty, especially for the carnivores--beef, pork, and lamb. Would definitely go back!"
Dined on 12/13/2014
 2008
Special Features: scenic view
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City Winery is the second of its kind, following the New York City flagship’s model: It’s a functioning winery, a top-notch music venue, and a full-service restaurant, all housed in a massive 33,000-square-foot facility in the West Loop.<br /><br />The wines are exceptional: Grapes are imported from renowned regions around the country, then crushed and aged on site. Wines are poured by the glass or bottle, with many available on tap.<br /><br />The menu features Mediterranean-inspired small plates designed to complement the extensive wine list. Burrata, arancini, flatbreads, and hearty meat dishes are varied enough to please a diverse crowd over a few rounds of wine. Servers are happy to point you toward their favorite bites and paired wines, and with a concert next door almost any given night, dinner at City Winery means there’s always something fun to experience.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/07/2014
 2008
Dined on 12/07/2014
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 12/07/2014
 2008
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Those interested in Fishing, Canoeing, Camping, Exploring, Mountain Climbing, Fire Grilling, Fly Fishing and other "Field and Stream" pursuits should be eagerly awaiting the new river north restaurant by Element Collective. Kinmont is proud to source 100% sustainable seafood, heirloom meats and local vegetables.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Just okay
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/23/2014
 2008
Dined on 10/23/2014
 2008
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Food was just okay...nothing to rave about particularly for the price. Salmon tartar was a miss and came out after our main dish. The cracker was horrible and tasted like seasoning. Broccoli didn't live up to the description and lacked flavor. The rolls wete very heavy and tasted like fried dough. Fish and chips is mediocre. The bright spot is the walleye, which was cooked well. We opted for it to be cooked with olive oil. Service was okay, did take 15-20 minutes to get our orders, but sent us a dessert for the delay with the tartar. The squash tart was good, with the grape finish.
Seating was unnecessarily tight. We sat at the booth wall and both sides of us had their stuff on top of us."
Dined on 10/23/2014
 2008
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