Hensel310
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  • Review Count
    7
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  • First Review
    May 27, 2014
  • Last Review
    August 31, 2014
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  • Average Rating
    3.6
 
 
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Beatrix is a neighborhood restaurant, coffeehouse and meeting place located in Chicago’s River North. Our chef partners Susan Weaver, Rita Dever and John Chiakulas have created a menu inspired by food made in Lettuce’s test kitchen. <br /><br />Beatrix is open daily for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night offerings. <br /><br />All pastries, breads and sweets are baked in house daily. Some of our favorites include Seeded Rye English Muffins, Honey Butter Cinnamon Buns and Thin & Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies. Our coffee and tea program will showcase two iconic Chicago roasters, Intelligensia and Metropolis.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Beatrix is the best.
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/29/2014
 2005
Dined on 8/29/2014
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"So far, my seven experiences at Beatrix have all been exceptional. The food is beautifully presented and always fresh & delicious. The menu selections are diverse enough to satisfy every palate. The service is quick, gracious and efficient. I can recommend pretty much every thing on the menu as I have tasted most of the dishes. The dessert selection on the menu is amazing but don't forget to pick up a cookie, muffin, scone or freshly made granola on your way out. If you want a great meal at a reasonable price, you really cannot do any better than Beatrix. I know, I've eaten there 7 times in the past year."
Dined on 8/29/2014
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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Topolobampo, specializes in authentic regional cuisine served in an elegant, upscale setting. Sister restaurant, Frontera Grill serves authentic Mexican Food in a fun, casual & relaxed atmosphere. Topolobampo takes advance reservations for all parties. If you do not see what you are looking for, please call us for further information.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Fantastico.
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/19/2014
 2005
Dined on 8/19/2014
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Topolobampo definitely lives up to it's very high expectations. The unique / creative dishes are taken from a Mexican cookbook dating back to the 1800s. What appears to be small portions turns out to be an extremely filling and very satisfying meal, in addition to being incredibly delicious.
The presentations are gorgeous, the service is gracious, well paced and attentive. The desserts are amazing.
This is a tasting menu with 3, 5 or 7 course options. The wine list is unique with a selection of wines from Baja Mexico...who knew? Even the art work on the dining room walls is lively and stunning. Topolobampo is a rare restaurant that offers a wonderful dining experience on every level year after year. Bravo Rick Bayless.
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Dined on 8/19/2014
 2005
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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D4 Irish Pub & Cafe, named after Dublin's premiere zip code, brings a taste of Dublin to Chicago's Streeterville neighborhood. Serving modern favorites with an Irish flair, our kitchen puts the comfort of home cooking into all of our signature dishes. From our rustic shepherd's pie and hand battered fish & chips to our towering Angus beef burgers and warm bread pudding, D4 uses the finest and freshest ingredients in all of our homemade recipes. Cozy up next to one of our two fireplaces during the colder months or enjoy a private table in our main dining room. Alfresco dining is also available on our lush and expansive outdoor patio during the summer months. D4's libations list offers a vast collection of craft and imported beers, wines from around the world, seasonal cocktails and an extensive scotch and whiskey list to satisfy your every whim. Join us for a business lunch, a memorable dinner, or a relaxing weekend brunch and experience a little taste of home.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Great neighborhood bar and resto
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/15/2014
 2005
Dined on 8/15/2014
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"D4 is a pretty authentic Irish bar serving a terrific selection of very good food.
The large interior pub is very spacious featuring a dining room and a bar area. There is outdoor seating amidst a pretty urban garden which is a very nice place to be on a beautiful summer evening. The waitstaff is terrific, very accommodating and friendly.
The menu selections are vast with great burgers as you would expect but also include fish tacos, quinoa and kale salads, a range of sandwiches and cooked meat, chicken and fish. All plates are nicely presented with quick service.
I have always had a great experience at D4, it is dependable, friendly and the food is delicious. Will return."
Dined on 8/15/2014
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for outdoor dining
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Libertad is a casual, chef-driven neighborhood restaurant featuring Latin American inspired cuisine. <br><br><br /><br />Executive Chef Armando Gonzalez, whose experience includes Chicago"s most notable restaurants, pairs bold and exciting flavors for a seasonal menu of small plates ideal for sharing and experiencing the diverse mosaic of the countries that make up Latin America.<br /><br><br><br />Noted mixologist Adam Seger has put together a fun and creative cocktail menu while Sommelier Shebnem Ince compiled a succinct wine list that complements the menu with by the glass and bottle selections.<br /><br><br><br />You'll quickly find that Libertad personifies the true neighborhood restaurant - a place you want and can dine at all the time because it's welcoming, relaxing and offers a menu so good it's hard to choose. The answer to that dilemma? Visit often.
 
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Miserable experience
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/27/2014
 2005
Dined on 7/27/2014
 2005
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Four of us went to brunch at Libertad. it was not busy.
We ordered the eggs benedict, the omelette and a pork scramble. The pork scramble was the only dish that was half way okay.
Have you ever heard of an omelette with peas? this dish was like eating a pea pie, disgusting. There were other vegetables in this rubbery concoction but there were so many peas that the other flavors were lost.
There was no salt and pepper, hot sauce, not enough set ups on our table, (I had to get up and ask for all 3) and to make matters worse, a two top came in 20 minutes after we were seated, and they were served 10 minutes before we were. the music was too loud, even for the 24 year old who was dining with us. Worst brunch EVER."
Dined on 7/27/2014
 2005
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Cafe Lucci’s motto, “Good Food, Good Wine, Good People,” is the distinguishing hallmark of this North Shore family-owned and operated restaurant, which is a favorite for neighborhood regulars, including many executives and professionals who hail from nearby corporations and businesses. Cafe Lucci also is a weekend and special-occasion destination for many folks who live in Chicago and have discovered an exceptional dining experience in Glenview.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Delicious and great service
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/10/2014
 2005
Dined on 7/10/2014
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"First visit to Cafe Lucci.
Zagat gave good marks to this resto so I gambled and took my pal to lunch for her birthday.
We were not disappointed. Lovely old school place. Great menu, nice wine list and the service is outstanding.
We split an arugula and a seafood salad...both were quite large. Tons of seafood on the salad.
Our waiter served my pal a giant piece of tiramisu with a candle at no charge. Unheard of in this day and age. Big points for that.
The prices are extremely fair for the large portions.
All in all, I would recommend to all and return for dinner.
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Dined on 7/10/2014
 2005
Special Features: great for lunch, notable wine list
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As the more casual sibling of renowned Spiaggia, Cafe Spiaggia has come into its own as a favorite dining destination for locals and visitors alike. In an artful, warm setting featuring reproductions of 15th century Italian murals, the contemporary Cafe serves dishes reminiscent of authentic Italian sidewalk eateries and trattorias. Chicago Magazine said, “This stylish Cafe sends out lively versions of regional classics…topnotch handmade pastas, fine main courses, and the best tiramisu and ice creams in town."
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Nice meal with a view
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/20/2014
 2005
Dined on 6/20/2014
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"The food at the recently renovated Cafe Spiaggia tastes as wonderful as the new decor looks. The room looks great.
The menu is small but serves great dishes from all of the food groups. We had the ravioli in pesto, the Amish chicken (half a chicken!) and the crab/seafood pasta and a fritto misto. There were 2 clean plates and since the chicken portion was so large, we left with half the bird. All entrees were delicious and beautifully plated.
As always a great bread selection and we had a trio of gelato, chocolate hazelnut, raspberry and a chocolate chip with banana.
You can make a meal here a leisurely as you want as our waiter never rushed us to leave our table.
I would recommend to all."
Dined on 6/20/2014
 2005
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, scenic view, notable wine list
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Allium is marked by a more approachable environment, featuring farm-to-table, regional American cuisine. Allium continues to uphold the Hotel’s trademark of exemplary, engaging service in a new relaxed atmosphere, making it the ultimate Chicago gathering place. <br /><br />Allium’s seasonal menu focuses on sustainable ingredients. Vegetables drive the ever-evolving menu, sourced both from local farmers and the Hotel’s own rooftop garden. Meats, one of the Midwest’s greatest culinary staples, are well represented, from dry aged filet chop to the menu’s From the Meat Locker section, featuring a selection of premium steaks and chops from Midwestern ranchers.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Allium delights
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/26/2014
 2005
Dined on 5/26/2014
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Allium is a wonderful restaurant featuring highly attentive service, a lovely setting and beautifully prepared delicious food.
The service is impeccable and unobtrusive. The available wines by the glass are thoughtfully selected and represents a wide range from around the world. The food is sensational. The unique menu features an interesting take on main courses. The shrimp risotto is rich and delicious. The hamburger is served with a fried egg and crispy onions and is fabulous. The brussels sprouts with bacon are amazing. But the cheese crisp is incredible. Skip the rolls and order this cheese crisp. Desserts are as delicious as they are stunning.
Highly recommend Allium.
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Dined on 5/26/2014
 2005
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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