Hensel310
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  • Review Count
    6
  • Helpfulness Votes
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  • First Review
    December 24, 2013
  • Last Review
    April 3, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
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  • Average Rating
    3.3
 
 
Hensel310's Reviews
 
Bellwether features an eclectic menu that includes steaks and fish as well as outstanding wine, beer, and spirits. The dining room features a massive wine room, vodka display, and 30 foot waterfall.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Great for pre-movie dinner
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 04/03/2014
 2005
Dined on 04/03/2014
 2005
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Bellwether is a large and pretty space. The cuisine is basically bar food with a few dishes that showed improvement on that genre.
Several large screen TVs so if you want to follow hockey, baseball, basketball or football, this would be a very nice place to do so.
I think there were about 10-12 bottled beers ..not to mention the ones they have on tap.
The noise level is not a problem so you can carry on a normal conversation. Service is very good, accommodating.
Prices are moderate."
Dined on 04/03/2014
 2005
Special Features: good for groups, kid-friendly
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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 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Wonderful Gold Coast hideaway
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/08/2014
 2005
Dined on 03/08/2014
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Allium is a true find, that is, if you can find it. Expansive and innovative menu, great wine and cocktail list and fantastic ambience and people watching. The seating is very comfortable, the rooms are beautiful, the food is delicious, the service is attentive, friendly and helpful. You will not ever be rushed to order or to leave...a huge plus if you just want to linger and enjoy.
I will return, always."
Dined on 03/08/2014
 2005
Special Features: fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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Kiki's is a French Bistro with regional specialties and has the look and feel of a French country inn. <br><br> It has received 3-star reviews from both *The Chicago Tribune* and *The Sun Times*, and now in its eighteenth year, Kiki's Bistro maintains its well-earned reputation of gastronomic excellence and friendly, professional service. A comfortable French country atmosphere attracts an eclectic array of food-lovers, including celebrities, politicians, and acclaimed chefs. <br><br> Previous to Kiki's Bistro, Georges "Kiki" Cuisance opened Le Bordeaux at Madison and State in 1969. The restaurant attained a revered status among cosmopolitan Chicagoans, and when "Kiki" moved his kitchen to its current River North digs, his avid following of regulars and Francophiles pursued without hesitation. In an official proclamation the City of Chicago praised Mr. Cuisance for being at the forefront of introducing French cuisine and savoir-vivre to Chicago's developing dining scene.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Kiki's continues to charm
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 01/25/2014
 2005
Dined on 01/25/2014
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Every time I eat at Kiki's I think...why don't I come here more often? We were seated by Kiki at a lovely corner table within seconds of arrival on a crowded Saturday night...with our reservation. Our server was attentive and knowledgeable. The place was packed but that did not affect the food or the service both of which were terrific.
We had the salmon and the grouper which were delicious and beautifully plated. We started with a fabulous spinach salad that featured dried cherries and walnuts. And we drank many glasses of White Burgundy.
This charming restaurant is so quaint and the menu is so wonderful that I plan to visit more often. I would highly recommend KiKi's to everyone who enjoys eating."
Dined on 01/25/2014
 2005
Special Features: fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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Classic Italian dishes with a contemporary flair have made Trattoria No.10 a Chicago favorite since 1989. Specialties on the daily menu include unique, homemade ravioli, rustic pastas, freshly prepared risotto, fresh fish selections and grilled filet of beef. The subdued elegance of the interior, with arched walkways, murals and original art provides an intimate atmosphere that is perfect for business lunches, pre-theater dining, romantic dinners or private parties.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Farm to Table Italian is a charmer
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 01/22/2014
 2005
Dined on 01/22/2014
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Trattoria No. 10 may be subterranean but that is the only aspect of this restaurant that is below standard. It feels like an intimate trattoria is actually much larger but doesn't appear that way because of the low light and curves of the room. Quiet room, perfect for good conversation.
The food was excellent. We had the octopus, the grilled caesar salad and the lobster ravioli...all were beautifully prepared and tasted great. Nice little wine list with evening specials. My glass of prosecco cost a mere $10 and was very good.
We did not have dessert but we saw a few on our way out and they looked fabulous.
I would return."
Dined on 01/22/2014
 2005
Special Features: good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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A rare steakhouse, well done. Rosebud Steakhouse knows a thing or two about the fine art of cooking. Located on a quiet stretch of Walton Street, this relaxing hideout is the perfect place to enjoy an unforgettable meal paired with a glass of wine from our impressive wine list. The extensive lunch and dinner menus offer mouthwatering steaks, classic dishes like prime New York Strip with herb butter, Chicago Cut Bone-in Ribeye, tender chicken entrees and seafood specialties which have been enhanced to euphoric perfection. The beloved hamburger, voted number one in the city of Chicago by the Chicago Tribune graces both lunch and dinner menus. Rosebud’s irresistible menu will tempt your stomach as much as the cool, hip atmosphere will tempt your eyes. Rosebud Steakhouse invites you to enjoy an unforgettable fine dining experience in a romantic setting.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Do not go out on Christmas
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/25/2013
 2005
Dined on 12/25/2013
 2005
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Note to self: it is far better to suffer through a family meal with crazy relatives than it is to dine in an overcrowded, overheated, overstimulated, overworked restaurant on Christmas.
It felt like we were dining in the middle of an emergency room after a rather large disaster.
the noise level was deafening---glasses shattering to the floor, chair scraping, people talking too loud, screaming, yelling from the kitchen, yelling from the bar, cheers from the bar, doors swinging shut, babies crying, I could go on.
To add insult to injury, the charge for the fettucine alfredo was $38. $38 for noodles with cream sauce, really? My hamburger was great, no complaints, and a mere $15, well worth it, I may add."
Dined on 12/25/2013
 2005
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McCormick & Schmick's prepares fresh seafood in a traditional manner with a contemporary twist, as well as many other original favorites such as sirloin steak, and McCormick and Schmick's classics.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Good food, erratic service
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/22/2013
 2005
Dined on 12/22/2013
 2005
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Maybe it was because it was a Sunday night and the first string waitstaff was not working, Maybe it was because there were only 10 tables of diners, leaving about 100 empty tables. Maybe it was because the boss was on holiday.
From the 10 minute wait at the front door, with reservations and an entirely empty restaurant, to the waitress bringing out our 6 entrees at 3 different times, the service at McCormick and Schmick's was terrible.
Our unsmiling waitress was attentive, actually overly attentive when we first sat down,but then her presence became divided between clearing other tables and then rushing back to ours to either take or deliver our order.
Most erratic service in a restaurant that I can remember.
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Dined on 12/22/2013
 2005
Special Features: good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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