Matt
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  • First Review
    November 12, 2014
  • Last Review
    March 19, 2015
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 The Portage
The Portage
Named as one of the Best New Restaurant by Chicago Magazine in 2011 and recently featured on the hit show Check, Please! The Portage is a friendly and welcoming restaurant in the heart of Portage Park. We offer refined American comfort food in a home-like setting, whether you choose to sit inside at one of our intimate tables or outside in our zen like garden.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Good food in a noisy crowded atmosphere
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/14/2015
 2009
Dined on 3/14/2015
 2009
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Thank goodness we refused the table in the main area of the restaurant and dined in the tiny back room. If we had not I doubt we could have heard each other during dinner and enjoyed our dinner conversation. The food was excellent from an appetizer of French fries to the salads and entrees. The house made ice cream is very good. Tables are very close together and your conversation can easily be heard at other tables and you can hear their conversations."
Dined on 3/14/2015
 2009
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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 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Fabulous view and excellent food
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/17/2015
 2009
Dined on 3/17/2015
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"This Navy Pier dining spot takes full advantage of the marvelous view to the south giving a great feeling of airiness and openness. The food is also extremely good and beautifully served. We shared an appetizer of pot stickers served on a bed of cabbage slaw and we both had entrees of fettuccine with bay scallops. The scallops were large and perfectly cooked. The fettuccine was in a delicious mushroom sauce. We again shared dessert of four flavors of ice cream. Desserts are large and meant to be shared. We had a soda and iced tea. With tip our bill was $96 even with the discount for showing our Shakespeare tickets and our entrée was one of the lower cost choices."
Dined on 3/17/2015
 2009
Special Features: scenic view, special occasion
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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 2/28/2015
 2009
Dined on 2/28/2015
 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
"We usually attend the opera on Fridays and eat here first, but our extra opera was on Saturday but we still chose to dine here. Service is always quick and attentive. Food is very good and prices for downtown are reasonable. We enjoy the meals. This time we had filet mignon medallions and Lloyd's stir fry with beef. I started with a tomato vegetable soup. All were very good and arrived so we could easily leave in time for the pre opera lecture, having been seated at our 5:30 PM reservation time.
The dining room was filled with opera goers on Saturday just as it is on Fridays, our usual opera night.
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Dined on 2/28/2015
 2009
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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
Wonderful place for pre-opera dining
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/27/2015
 2009
Dined on 2/27/2015
 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
"Quick and reliable service with food at reasonable prices make Lloyd's cater corner from the opera house a good choice for pre-opera dining. We often dine here before the opera and always fine excellent quick service and reliable food."
Dined on 2/27/2015
 2009
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Mity Nice Bar & Grill is modern comfort food; food you like to eat, familiar favorites with a twist.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Reliable food at Water Tower
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/29/2015
 2009
Dined on 1/29/2015
 2009
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"I always find the food reliable here at Water Tower. Pleasant atmosphere with decent service. Good food at reasonable prices."
Dined on 1/29/2015
 2009
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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
Great for pre opera dining
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/16/2015
 2009
Dined on 1/16/2015
 2009
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"We often dine at Lloyd's before attending the opera cater-corner from the restaurant. Service is always very fast and food is very good. This time we had their specials of meat loaf and voodoo chicken, spicy chicken with pasta. Both were very good. We were in and out in less than an hour.
Service was quick and attentive.
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Dined on 1/16/2015
 2009
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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
Excellent food in lovely atmosphere
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/10/2015
 2009
Dined on 1/10/2015
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Our party of four enjoyed a quiet meal, having good conversation during the repast. The food is excellently prepared with small portions. We enjoyed three different soups and one salad followed by two ravioli entrees, one pork shoulder and one beef rib, all well prepared but in small portions.
Prices are on the higher side.
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Dined on 1/10/2015
 2009
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Please join us on our rooftop patio, the Tavern Tree House!! It opens Monday through Saturday at 4pm. Unfortunately, we will be unable to accept reservations for our outdoor seating. Also, OpenTable points will not be rewarded for tables going to the roof. Tavern At The Park offers acclaimed New American cuisine in an upscale decor across from beautiful Millennium Park. Deep wood tones combined with leather and stone to create an atmosphere where rich Chicago history meets modern big-city style. Crain’s Chicago Business said “this elegant tavern epitomizes Chicago style and energy.” In the bar, which CitySearch referred to as “an off-the-clock cocktailers' dream”, you will find a creative seasonal drink list which offers the newest intoxicating trends as well as stylish and innovative beer and wine lists.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Wonderful big lunch
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/26/2014
 2009
Dined on 12/26/2014
 2009
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
"While my niece and her husband were in town they wanted to celebrate this year's events with us and we chose to dine at Tavern on the Park for lunch. It was a fitting celebration. Our food was excellent, prime rib medium rare was tender and juicy, chicken pot pie hot and creamy, Sides of potatoes and desserts are so ample that they easily feed more than one. In fact the blueberry bread pudding was more than enough for all four of us as well as being delicious. Service was attentive without being intrusive. We will continue to dine here many more times."
Dined on 12/26/2014
 2009
Special Features: special occasion
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Sola restaurant features distinctive contemporary American cuisine featuring Asian flavors made with the finest, freshest seasonal product available. Located in West Lakeview, the decor, menu and service are harmoniously designed to create exceptional dining at a comfortable price.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Excellent unusual fare
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/11/2014
 2009
Dined on 12/11/2014
 2009
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
"This was our first visit to Sola. As it is not on Lincoln Avenue as its address implies, but around the corner on Byron we had trouble finding it but a phone call solved that problem. A very clean modern look in the dining room, a bit noisy as there are few soft surfaces to absorb sound. The food was excellent as was the friendly service. Accompaniments are unusual on the vegetarian side. My friend had chicken and I salmon, both were very well prepared and tasty. Service was very good. Prices were a bit higher than I expected. We finished with home made ice cream which was superb. Do try the sesame brittle."
Dined on 12/11/2014
 2009
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Step back in time to when going out for dinner meant something really special. From the decor to the jazz music, Wildfire has the style and warmth that makes it perfect for celebrating with friends or a quiet evening for two. The extensive menu features broiled steaks and chops, wood-roasted seafood and roasted meats, all prepared in an open kitchen. Signature dishes include Horseradish Crusted Filet Mignon, Macadamia Nut Crusted Halibut, Wildfire Chopped Salad and Cedar Planked Salmon. So order a signature martini or one of our many wines by the glass, then sit back and enjoy the 1940s supper club experience of Wildfire.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Good steakhouse
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/07/2014
 2009
Dined on 12/07/2014
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We enjoyed our dinner, two of us had their famous prime rib, one a filet mignon and one a turkey dinner. All were delicious and well prepared. Extra gravy was brought on request of the turkey dinner diner. Service was very good."
Dined on 12/07/2014
 2009
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