Matt
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  • Review Count
    4
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  • First Review
    September 1, 2014
  • Last Review
    October 25, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
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  • Average Rating
    2.5
 
 
Matt's Reviews
 
Aquitaine is a comfortable bistro located in Lincoln Park focusing on European influenced fare, perfect for intimate dinners or small get-togethers. First class desserts are provided by the Vanille Patisserie. <br /><br />The last Tuesday of every month Chef Willoughby teams up with one of our wine vendors to present a five-course tasting menu with wine pairings. Join us for this fun opportunity to explore something new together each month! <br /><br />Take a look at our website for current promotions, photos and more.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Superior food in noisy environment
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/23/2014
 2009
Dined on 10/23/2014
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"This was our first time that this lovely restaurant. It has a refined atmosphere ruined by the noise level due to no sound absorbing surfaces. The food may take a bit long to get to you but it is well worth the wait as it is beautifully prepared and presented. I had trout, cooked perfectly and my friend a steak, also cooked to perfection. Vegetable sides were not overcooked and very tasty. Mashed potatoes smooth and creamy. I started with cream of cauliflower soup, a very smooth delicious velvety soup. We were going to the theater and had no time to try desserts. We are sure to return but must still say the noise level was much too high."
Dined on 10/23/2014
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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The revival of the All American Oyster bar arrives through Pearl Tavern on the banks of the Chicago River. Restaurant developer Adolfo Garcia is enthusiastic about venturing on his own with the inception of Pearl Tavern. It has been a great aspiration of his to develop such a concept, in a historical location that will revive the spirit of one of the oldest taverns in the loop, Coogan's Riverside Saloon. He is hoping to reflect the landscape of the new American table by celebrating the sharing experience with a perfect balance of Old World oyster bar and New World seafood delicacies.
 
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noisy Bar
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/22/2014
 2009
Dined on 10/22/2014
 2009
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We thought we would try this new place but found it not to our liking. We would say it is a noisy bar rather than a restaurant. We had burgers which we found quite salty (I think this may have been the pretzel bun) and found them not very good. I would not recommend this as a place to dine. Service was quite slow with little checking to see if you were satisfied. I was also disappointed that the only tables were high bar stool type with no low tables available as all the lower tables were in a section of the restaurant closed for a private party. I will not return and would not recommend dining here. It is really a place to drink with food as an incidental in my opinion. It is very very very noisy."
Dined on 10/22/2014
 2009
Special Features: vibrant bar scene
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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 pre-opera dining
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/17/2014
 2009
Dined on 10/17/2014
 2009
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We enjoy dining at Lloyd's before attending the opera. Food is very good and service quick and excellent. This time one of us had the rib eye steak which came medium rare as ordered and the other the salad with chicken which was very good. Food arrived quickly. We started with soups which came immediately and were warm and ready to eat."
Dined on 10/17/2014
 2009
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From the moment you step through the door of Trattoria Isabella, you take in the best of Italian dining within a warm ,romantic, contemporary setting. The airy restaurant features floor to ceiling windows that allow natural light to flood the space. And when the weather is nice we have a palatial patio with it’s own bar , flat screen TV’s, and quaint sidewalk café. Trattoria Isabella’s extensive menu caters to many tastes, featuring appetizers, filet mignon, chicken, veal chop, seafood entrees, and homemade pasta dishes, as well as a variety of tempting desserts. We now have our very own brick oven imported directly from Italy up and running. Executive chef, Michael Serratore, returning to his roots, has created a menu that incorporated family recipes handed down through generations, to bring the taste of traditional Italian cooking to Chicago’s Fulton river district. <br /><br />**This restaurant requires a corkage fee of 15$ for any outside liquor.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Wonderful Patio
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/30/2014
 2009
Dined on 8/30/2014
 2009
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Five of us had our after matinee dinner at Trattoria Isabella on their wonderful patio. We arrived early but were seated immediately. One of our members remarked he always enjoys coming here, good food and very convenient for us. Easy parking, near our homes. The food was excellent, veal, lamb, chicken, and pasta as well as Caesar salads, a pizza for an appetizer and a salad with octopus. We also enjoyed some gelato and
Grandmother's cake for dessert as well as a bottle or two of red wine. I am sure we will return in the future.
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Dined on 8/30/2014
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for outdoor dining
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