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    January 1, 2014
  • Last Review
    April 14, 2014
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The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is pleased to present Amuse, the brand new dining room and bar nestled on the third level overlooking the spectacular Cochrane Atrium. Our dining room is perfect for a leisurely lunch upon visiting the VMFA, with several local dishes conceived and produced daily by Chef Greg Haley. From the greens in our salads to the vodka in our specialty martinis, Amuse is proud to use the finest ingredients grown and perfected here in Virginia. Our bar is an ideal spot for a fine glass of wine or cocktail, fitted with comfortable retro lounge chairs and marble tables. Weather permitting, our balcony will be open for dining, providing a spectacular view of the campus and our new sculpture garden. Group dining is available in our main dining room or in one of our two adjacent banquet rooms, complete with floor to ceiling glass walls and access to our spacious balcony. Visit Amuse and see for yourself!
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 04/12/2014
 2013
Dined on 04/12/2014
 2013
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 04/12/2014
 2013
Special Features: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, scenic view, great for lunch
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Executive Chef Noah Sandoval (Schwa, Spring) brings his unique take on new American cuisine to the south east Lakeview neighborhood. Focusing on fresh, local ingredients and a blend of modern and classic techniques, the food of Senza explores a wide range of influences. Chef Sandoval's food is served in a dining room designed by Karen Harold (555 International), which features a unique blend of natural, hand-finished woods, warming textures, and modern art. The combination of flavors and space blend together to create a dining experience to satisfy the senses.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 04/08/2014
 2013
Dined on 04/08/2014
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 04/08/2014
 2013
Special Features: fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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Few regions of the world offer a culinary anthology like the Mediterranean. And there's no better place to celebrate culture and food than here, Chicago. Chef Tim Graham abides.<br /><br />Contemporary preparations guide a tour down the fertile slopes of Northern Italy to the sea, and from the shores of Southern France to the exotic spice markets of Turkey. And you can witness every creation through the glass-encased show kitchen, in the dining room. Or reserve a front row seat with good friends, at the chef's table.<br /><br />For a different kind of view, look south. You have a box seat just above the intersection of State Street and Wacker Drive and below, the Chicago River—a passage as vital to the city's soul today as to Fort Dearborn more than 200 years ago.<br /><br />Welcome. You've arrived at Travelle. Indulge yourself with the food and drinks, and the views. Enjoy your stay.<br />
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/03/2014
 2013
Dined on 03/03/2014
 2013
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 03/03/2014
 2013
Special Features: fit for foodies, notable wine list, great for lunch
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Executive Chef Noah Sandoval (Schwa, Spring) brings his unique take on new American cuisine to the south east Lakeview neighborhood. Focusing on fresh, local ingredients and a blend of modern and classic techniques, the food of Senza explores a wide range of influences. Chef Sandoval's food is served in a dining room designed by Karen Harold (555 International), which features a unique blend of natural, hand-finished woods, warming textures, and modern art. The combination of flavors and space blend together to create a dining experience to satisfy the senses.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/01/2014
 2013
Dined on 03/01/2014
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 03/01/2014
 2013
Special Features: fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
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From the team behind One Off Hospitality Group, Executive Chef Paul Kahan and restaurateurs Donnie Madia, Terry Alexander and Kimberly Galban present Nico Osteria. An authentically Italian seafood restaurant, Nico Osteria at Thompson Chicago hotel brings rustic simplicity to the heart of Chicago's Gold Coast. <br /><br />Chef Erling Wu-Bower’s house-made pastas and fresh seafood, alongside Pastry Chef Amanda Rockman's unconventionally creative and approachable style are perfectly suited for the setting’s rustic elegance. <br /><br />Salone Nico is a welcoming gathering space, celebrating the European tradition of afternoon apertifis and low-proof cocktails. The approachable wine list features wines from Italy and Greece, as well as grower champagne, with an emphasis on small producers and older vintages. Grab a cocktail, sneak in a light bite or settle in for a night cap at Salone Nico.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 02/18/2014
 2013
Dined on 02/18/2014
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 02/18/2014
 2013
Special Features: fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
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From the team behind One Off Hospitality Group, Executive Chef Paul Kahan and restaurateurs Donnie Madia, Terry Alexander and Kimberly Galban present Nico Osteria. An authentically Italian seafood restaurant, Nico Osteria at Thompson Chicago hotel brings rustic simplicity to the heart of Chicago's Gold Coast. <br /><br />Chef Erling Wu-Bower’s house-made pastas and fresh seafood, alongside Pastry Chef Amanda Rockman's unconventionally creative and approachable style are perfectly suited for the setting’s rustic elegance. <br /><br />Salone Nico is a welcoming gathering space, celebrating the European tradition of afternoon apertifis and low-proof cocktails. The approachable wine list features wines from Italy and Greece, as well as grower champagne, with an emphasis on small producers and older vintages. Grab a cocktail, sneak in a light bite or settle in for a night cap at Salone Nico.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 02/09/2014
 2013
Dined on 02/09/2014
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We sat at the chef's counter and watched all of the dishes go by - the most difficult part was determining what to eat. Great menu with much more than expected ingredients and combinations. The tastes and preparation were impressive and memorable. I can't wait to go back and try more."
Dined on 02/09/2014
 2013
Special Features: fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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Enjoy the breathtaking views of the Chicago skyline & Lake Michigan at Riva on the Navy Pier. Featuring a variety of premium seafood, steaks & daily chef’s specials, the nautically inspired dining room is complimented by the experienced service.
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 01/09/2014
 2013
Dined on 01/09/2014
 2013
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Great location and acceptable food for a pre-theatre dinner but not a food destination. My halibut was over cooked and dry. The potatoes were flavorless."
Dined on 01/09/2014
 2013
Special Features: scenic view
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Terzo Piano, located on the 3rd floor of the Modern Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago, is a must stop for lunch daily and Thursday dinner. It features the signature cuisine of Chef Tony Mantuano, who has been delighting Chicagoans for years at the four-star Italian restaurant, Spiaggia. The food is all fresh, local, organic and sustainably produced. In season, you may also dine al fresco on the covered piazza, while enjoying spectacular views of Millennium Park and the Chicago skyline.<br /><br /><br /><br />Terzo Piano is open to the public without requiring admission to the Art Institute.<br /><br /><br /><br />Guests may access the restaurant either via the Nichols Bridge which extends from Millennium Park and places you right at the restaurants entrance or off of the Monroe Drive entrance of Art Institute and take the elevator to the third floor
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/30/2013
 2013
Dined on 12/30/2013
 2013
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 12/30/2013
 2013
Special Features: scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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