Matt
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  • Review Count
    8
  • Helpfulness Votes
    1
  • First Review
    January 13, 2014
  • Last Review
    April 7, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    3.1
 
 
Matt's Reviews
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Wonderful food, excellent service
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 04/05/2014
 2011
Dined on 04/05/2014
 2011
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Half of our party of four had never been to Turquoise before. They were glad I had chosen it and expressed great satisfaction with the food and service. We arrived earlier than expected, but were seated immediately anyway. We found the creamy lentil soup truly wonderful. Each member enjoyed their entrees -- one had a rack of lamb, more to eat than he had expected, two had lamb kabob and both found it delicious with good sides, and I had beef kabob, which I also found delicious with good sides. One of us had an order of mashed potatoes which he found superior. Desserts of ice cream sherbet and rice pudding were great, the rice pudding is especially to be enjoyed. We had a wonderful dinner, good conversation."
Dined on 04/05/2014
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Famed chef Kerry Simon has returned to his hometown of Chicago to bring his contemporary and flavorful approach to American cuisine.<br /><br />Situated between the Magnificent Mile and Millennium Park in the heart of downtown, Chuck’s: A Kerry Simon Kitchen is a Michigan Avenue retro chic restaurant offering Chicago diners a sophisticated yet crowd-pleasing menu staying true to Chef Simon’s preference for homestyle classics.<br /><br />Enjoy the mouth-watering sandwich sensation that won “Iron Chef America – Battle Hamburger” along with many of Chef Simon’s other signature bites, sips and sweets.<br /><br /><br />
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Excellent food and service
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/16/2014
 2011
Dined on 03/16/2014
 2011
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
"Four us chose to dine here after attending a Sunday matinee performance at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance. It was not busy in the restaurant at this time. Service was very attentive and friendly. We each had different entrees and found all of them very good. Steak, lump crab cakes, pork chop and one a variety of appetizers, sausage, salad and soup. We also shared some desserts. Everything was well prepared and nicely presented. We agreed that we would return to this new restaurant in the Hard Rock Hotel."
Dined on 03/16/2014
 2011
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Lloyd's Chicago offers an upscale casual dining experience with an eclectic Midwest American influence & comfort food for that unique Chicago experience.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Excellent Place for Opera dining
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/14/2014
 2011
Dined on 03/14/2014
 2011
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"As always found the fast service and good food an excellent choice for before opera dining. I enjoyed the signature corn chowder while we both enjoyed Lloyd's burgers with fries and Cole slaw. Service was quick, attentive and made it easy for us to dine and get to the before opera lecture on time."
Dined on 03/14/2014
 2011
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Located near the main entrance to Navy Pier, Harry Caray’s Tavern’s waterfront location, family friendly menu and the Chicago Sports Museum combine to create a one-of-a-kind dining experience for guests of all ages. The extensive menu includes flavorful sandwiches and wraps, pastas, fresh salads and homemade pizzas. The mahogany paneled walls and beautifully crafted display cabinets feature a rotating collection of museum-quality sports memorabilia, including an extensive collection of artifacts, photographs and vintage newspapers celebrating Chicago sports legends, past and present. Harry’s extensive patio and offers the perfect place to enjoy the beauty of Lake Michigan and the excitement of Navy Pier. HDTVs mounted around the bar provide great outdoor viewing of all major sporting events. Additionally, passersby can walk up to the outdoor island bar, order a drink, and take it with them as they continue their stroll down the Pier.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Good food, excellent service
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/04/2014
 2011
Dined on 03/04/2014
 2011
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We often dine at Harry Caray's Tavern before attending Chicago Shakespeare Theater. The food is always very good and the service excellent. This time we had fish and chips and a BBQ chicken sandwich, both of which were very good and service as usual was quick and attentive."
Dined on 03/04/2014
 2011
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Lloyd's Chicago offers an upscale casual dining experience with an eclectic Midwest American influence & comfort food for that unique Chicago experience.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Good before opera dining
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 02/21/2014
 2011
Dined on 02/21/2014
 2011
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Service is always quick and attentive and food is good and reasonably priced. A great place for before opera dining. Good food, quickly served with nice ambience."
Dined on 02/21/2014
 2011
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Lloyd's Chicago offers an upscale casual dining experience with an eclectic Midwest American influence & comfort food for that unique Chicago experience.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Great place for pre opera dining
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 01/17/2014
 2011
Dined on 01/17/2014
 2011
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We enjoy the good food and quick efficient service at Lloyd's before we go to the opera. Food is consistently good and service is excellent. We got there at 5:30 and easily made it to the pre opera lecture."
Dined on 01/17/2014
 2011
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Located near the main entrance to Navy Pier, Harry Caray’s Tavern’s waterfront location, family friendly menu and the Chicago Sports Museum combine to create a one-of-a-kind dining experience for guests of all ages. The extensive menu includes flavorful sandwiches and wraps, pastas, fresh salads and homemade pizzas. The mahogany paneled walls and beautifully crafted display cabinets feature a rotating collection of museum-quality sports memorabilia, including an extensive collection of artifacts, photographs and vintage newspapers celebrating Chicago sports legends, past and present. Harry’s extensive patio and offers the perfect place to enjoy the beauty of Lake Michigan and the excitement of Navy Pier. HDTVs mounted around the bar provide great outdoor viewing of all major sporting events. Additionally, passersby can walk up to the outdoor island bar, order a drink, and take it with them as they continue their stroll down the Pier.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Reliable dining
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 01/14/2014
 2011
Dined on 01/14/2014
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We usually dine here before attending Chicago Shakespeare Theater and always find the service very quick and the food good.
It is a very reliable place to dine, although this time they were obviously short of some help, but even so service was good and there was no problem finishing in time to walk to the theater.
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Dined on 01/14/2014
 2011
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Embeya aims to creatively retool the ubiquitous Asian concept. Developing dishes based on a range of Asian ingredients, flavors and textures integrated with traditional French technique. Chef Thai will offer a progressive Asian menu in a casual, energetic space designed by 555 International, and will serve as a destination restaurant as well as a neighborhood hub. <br /><br><br><br />Embeya takes its name from the Vietnamese word "em bé," which means "little one" and was Chef Thai's nickname growing up as the youngest of ten children. Drawing inspiration from both his Vietnamese upbringing and his travels across Asia, Chef Thai offers an eclectic mix of traditional and contemporary takes on Asian cuisine. <br /><br><br><br />Embeya, the partnership between hospitality veteran Attila Gyulai (former director of operations at the Elysian Hotel Chicago, Four Seasons) and up-and-coming executive chef Thai Dang (RIA, L2O, Zentan), is located at 564 W. Randolph in Chicago's West Loop.
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Gorgeous setting
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 01/11/2014
 2011
Dined on 01/11/2014
 2011
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We were impressed when we entered Embeya with its décor and overall lushness. Unfortunately we did not find that the food and service matched the impressiveness of the décor. We did not believe the food was particularly tasty nor did we find the fried rice anything like fried rice but rather just white rice with some other items in it, but the look and feel of steamed rice. Most satisfying were the spring and summer rolls. The bay scallops on noodles were also very large and well done. The chicken seemed dry and tasteless. All food was beautifully presented, but we did not find the taste up to the gorgeous presentation. The servers had no idea who had ordered what. The two desserts ordred arrived at wildly different times."
Dined on 01/11/2014
 2011
Special Features: special occasion
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