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  • Review Count
    16
  • Helpfulness Votes
    3
  • First Review
    December 19, 2013
  • Last Review
    April 10, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    4.4
 
 
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Print Works Bistro uses fresh local ingredients to create extraordinary flavors and creative comfort foods. Enjoy traditional and modern versions of classic dishes popular in European-French Bistros at this restaurant adjacent to the LEED Platinum, eco-green Proximity Hotel. The vibrant dining room has walls of windows overlooking the gardens, with outdoor dining on the creek-side terrace. Plus, private dining areas accommodate up to 150 guests for a special event or wedding. The wonderful wine list features many by the glass. The friendly, honest drinking bar has carefully crafted cocktails and small plates of spirited soulful food. Weekly live music and mussels special every Wednesday night.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Salty!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 04/06/2014
 2013
Dined on 04/06/2014
 2013
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We ate at the bistro several times during the week, and most of the meals were extremely salty to the point that we had to cut off the outer layer of the food to get to the non-salty part. The bread was good as was the roasted garlic. The desserts were fine.
This season, the restaurant was disappointing. I was really looking forward to coming back here, and since we entertained a lot, it wasn't up to it's usual great standard. The wait staff was very nice, though.
Of all the entrees we tried, the salmon was the best."
Dined on 04/06/2014
 2013
Special Features: vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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Artisanal Fromagerie, Bistro and Wine Bar showcases the formidable creativity and passion of Chef-Proprietor Terrance Brennan who adds playful twists to classic French bistro dishes. Selecting only premium ingredients, Brennan’s commitment to the use of artisanal, sustainable and organic products is evident in the quality of each dish. Recalling a bustling Parisian bistro, Artisanal’s handsome Art Deco interior offers the sophisticated French specialties one might expect in Paris. As the name implies, Artisanal features a scrumptious selection of 250 hand-crafted cheeses from around the world. In the back of the dining room is the cheese cave, a temperature and humidity controlled room, where a number of the world’s finest artisanally-made cheeses are aged to optimum ripeness and peak flavor. Adjacent to the dining room is the wine bar, which boosts 75 wines by the glass.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Fabulous!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/24/2014
 2013
Dined on 03/24/2014
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The first bite of the skate fish with the blood orange sauce was like an explosion of taste and texture. WOW! Loved it and wanted to go back during my trip to NYC, but alas, no extra time.
European portions are perfect for leisurely dining that allows us to enjoy amazing food without being stuffed.
I'd highly recommend this restaurant. Great service, very gracious especially since we were there a long time for a business meeting."
Dined on 03/24/2014
 2013
Special Features: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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Located in The Strand Hotel in the Fashion District, The Strand Bistro serves new American cuisine, with contemporary influences. Chef Jason Krantz has created a menu that reflects the influences of his past, with an intuitive nod towards current, and evolving trends. As trends in the fashion industry are forever changing, there will always be those classic styles that remain timeless. Cuisine is very much the same way and Chef Jason demonstrate's this with his new menu. <br /><br><br><br />With a cozy and inviting lounge, a fireplace, and an enchanting fish tank (yes that's right a big fish tank!) the interior is quirky yet comfortable. There is a place to lounge, place to wine and place to dine, and after dinner you can have a cocktail at our relaxing roof top lounge at The Top of the Strand with stunning views of The Empire State Building.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Charming restaurant
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/26/2014
 2013
Dined on 03/26/2014
 2013
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"We didn't eat much because we were focused on the business meeting, but the ambiance was cozy and pleasant, and the wait staff was friendly though a little slow. We would return."
Dined on 03/26/2014
 2013
Special Features: great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem
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Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Best Indian Food I've Ever Had!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/26/2014
 2013
Dined on 03/26/2014
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"And I've had a lot over the years! The food was so good that I took my tech team to dinner a few days later and they are now raving fans. Try the crabmeat appetizer and the seafood dish - (Dosa was in the name) - it is a specialty of the restaurant. The desserts were fine, but by the end of our meal, we had such happy tummies that it didn't matter if the desserts were so so. The owner was charming and gracious. We thoroughly enjoyed our meals there, and my husband begged me to bring take-home to Denver since I raved about all of the dishes. You'll love it!"
Dined on 03/26/2014
 2013
Special Features: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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Enter one of our neighborhood restaurants across the metro area and lift your mood no matter the day. Da Noi holds its diners close and keeps life simple. The dining room exemplifies these qualities; dark wood trim contrasts with creamy lemon walls and the open wine racks and cherry wood bar add warmth. Neighborhood sociability is one reason the night is as inviting as the day. The décor and art retain its inviting atmosphere throughout the evening, while the dedicated staff provides you with superb service to compliment the ultimate dining experience. <br /><br />
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Fun restaurant for a group
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/27/2014
 2013
Dined on 03/27/2014
 2013
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"It was noisy, but fun. We enjoyed the amazing service, and the food was good - predictable for Italian. We felt as if we were in Italy with the friendly wait staff. Our group had a great time."
Dined on 03/27/2014
 2013
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem
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Welcome to the Curtis Club! We strive to provide locally sourced, and mindfully produced cuisine and beverages. Please join us for lunch, brunch, dinner, happy-hour, or later in the evening for adult beverages and live entertainment.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
European-sized portions
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 02/22/2014
 2013
Dined on 02/22/2014
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Meaning very small, but very tasty! It was restaurant week, so it could be that the prix fix impacted the restaurant's portion sizes so they could be profitable. I had the rabbit - excellent! My husband also enjoyed his dinner.
The bread pudding was outstanding.
The wine pairing was not worth the price.
The service was great, but too fast, so that is why the restaurant didn't get a perfect score. We barely ordered our wine, and everything was cleared quickly and the next course arrived as soon as the previous one was done. We were in and out in 50 minutes, and it was supposed to be a romantic evening. We weren't asked if we wanted another glass of wine, coffee or an after dinner drink."
Dined on 02/22/2014
 2013
Special Features: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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Enjoy spectacular dining in The Lobby, which was recently awarded a perfect Five Star review by Time Out Chicago Food Editor David Tamarkin. Experience a memorable dinner featuring incredible dishes in a contemporary yet approachable American style, complemented by live music. Traditional Afternoon Tea is served daily, while the weekend offers a fabulous Sunday brunch accompanied by a vivacious string quartet, together with the delectable "Chocolate After Dark". Children’s menus are available with a variety of offerings.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Try the lobster roll
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 02/25/2014
 2013
Dined on 02/25/2014
 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
"Delicious! The bread was slightly sweet and toasted perfectly. My colleague ordered the pasta with cranberries - it was a teensy serving in a huge bowl with a small reservoir. The presentation was nice, but she said the cranberries were just past their prime. She ordered the beignets, and again, the portion was small though tasty. She was ready for a real meal after the appetizer portion.
The wait staff is excellent as expected at the Peninsula. I would return again and order the lobster roll. Loved the tarragon sauce."
Dined on 02/25/2014
 2013
Special Features: fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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Recently ranked the number one "Chinese Restaurant in Chicago" by Zagat, the exquisite Asian decor enhances the intimate atmosphere of this venue, which is unique to the city of Chicago. Seating capacity fits 75 guests with additional seating on the Terrace during temperate weather. Also features an intimate Private Dining Room for up to 30 guests. The Shanghai Terrace offers Eastern skyline views over Chicago, serving Chinese cuisine with an emphasis on Cantonese and Shanghainese specialties.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Loved the decor
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 02/25/2014
 2013
Dined on 02/25/2014
 2013
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Being an interior designer, I appreciated the decor and lighting though the ceiling fixtures were not in keeping with the interior.
We enjoyed the service and presentation - it was a long dinner after a long day of meetings, but nice. My client loved her entree, I liked mine, but wasn't wowed with it. Skip the brulee and stick with the main courses."
Dined on 02/25/2014
 2013
Special Features: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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A warm, rich interior featuring Mahogany paneling & Persian rugs, RL Restaurant houses an art collection that reflects & represents a lifestyle vision of quality, integrity & timelessness - the design & cultural aesthetic of Polo Ralph Lauren. The menu is written daily with core items, some prepared tableside, which reflect the Ralph Lauren "aspirational lifestyle." The food is not based on how exotic the chef can appear with his creativity, but on how finely tuned & balanced are his compositions -- renditions of ideas that have a history on the American Table. ****Please note that reservations are for dining room only. Bar and Patio are first come first serve.******
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Great decor and disappointing food
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 02/27/2014
 2013
Dined on 02/27/2014
 2013
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"I travel and entertain a lot, and I was underwhelmed with the food. The chicken was very bland, the mashed potatoes were mushy and bland, and the bananas foster was overcooked (though it was fun to watch the waiter prepare it) and it needed more cinnamon. No comparison with a New Orleans bananas foster.
The interior was decidedly RL. Very understated and sophisticated.
It is a noisy place, so be prepared that you won't be able to hear each other very well."
Dined on 02/27/2014
 2013
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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Hillstone offers a refined casual dining experience in a rich atmosphere. Enjoy our made-from-scratch interpretations of American classics or try our freshly-rolled sushi. Join us in the Cherry Creek neighborhood where we feature live jazz nightly. We look forward to welcoming you soon!
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Always a favorite
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 01/26/2014
 2013
Dined on 01/26/2014
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"I do miss my favorite "off the menu" club salad, but the food is always great. Be sure to have their grilled artichoke. Tried the sea bass with crab - excellent."
Dined on 01/26/2014
 2013
Special Features: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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