Matt
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    11
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  • First Review
    October 19, 2014
  • Last Review
    January 18, 2015
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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
Energetic
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.
"
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.
"
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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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
Lloyd's is my favorite before opera dining spot.
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/05/2014
 2009
Dined on 12/05/2014
 2009
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Lloyd's remains my favorite before opera dining spot because service is always fast, efficient, friendly and unobtrusive. The food is very good with specials each evening and prepared well and quickly. Prices are also reasonable for downtown. I highly recommend Lloyd's for good dining, you will not be disappointed. This time we both took the special Haddock and chips and it was excellent. I also enjoyed the minestrone soup before. Come and dine here for a well priced tasty dinner."
Dined on 12/05/2014
 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 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Pre opera dining
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/21/2014
 2009
Dined on 11/21/2014
 2009
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Lloyd's has long been a favorite place for us to dine before going to the opera. Convenient, fast, reliable good food. We noticed this time that food prices have gone up and portions have grown a bit smaller, but service remains very fast. Lloyd's remains a great place to have dinner before attending the opera cater corner across the streets."
Dined on 11/21/2014
 2009
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 Chicago Firehouse Restaurant
Chicago Firehouse Restaurant
The Chicago Firehouse restaurant is in an attractive turn-of-the-century building that formerly housed the Chicago Fire Department and was completely remodeled in 1999. The Chicago Firehouse Restaurant retained its charm with original tin ceilings, fire-glazed walls and brass poles. Just as the setting pleases your eye, the American fare will tantalize your taste buds.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Disappointed
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/08/2014
 2009
Dined on 11/08/2014
 2009
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"It had been some time since we were last at the Chicago Firehouse. We found the prices had increased and the quality of the food had decreased. As we reported to the manager when he stopped by, the pea soup was very watery. We will say the onion soup was excellent as were salads. The filets were very good, but the pork chop was tough and as were the short ribs. I doubt we will return."
Dined on 11/08/2014
 2009
Special Features: special occasion
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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
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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