Greg
Share Greg's profile
 
Facebook Twitter
 
 
 
Greg's Stats
 
  • Review Count
    6
  • Helpfulness Votes
    0
  • First Review
    December 21, 2013
  • Last Review
    March 15, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    4
 
 
Greg's Reviews
 
From the team behind One Off Hospitality Group, Executive Chef Paul Kahan and restaurateurs Donnie Madia, Terry Alexander and Kimberly Galban present Nico Osteria. An authentically Italian seafood restaurant, Nico Osteria at Thompson Chicago hotel brings rustic simplicity to the heart of Chicago's Gold Coast. <br /><br />Chef Erling Wu-Bower’s house-made pastas and fresh seafood, alongside Pastry Chef Amanda Rockman's unconventionally creative and approachable style are perfectly suited for the setting’s rustic elegance. <br /><br />Salone Nico is a welcoming gathering space, celebrating the European tradition of afternoon apertifis and low-proof cocktails. The approachable wine list features wines from Italy and Greece, as well as grower champagne, with an emphasis on small producers and older vintages. Grab a cocktail, sneak in a light bite or settle in for a night cap at Salone Nico.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Very good food--overpriced
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/13/2014
 2011
Dined on 03/13/2014
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"The food was imaginative and tasty. The service was attentive--although they were pretty quick to hand us the check, but everything was priced a few dollars too high. As our cab driver said, 'It is a place for tourists' and when someone else is footing the bill."
Dined on 03/13/2014
 2011
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
 
Prepare for a dining experience unlike any other. Prepare for a dining experience unlike any other. Watch as your personal chef performs the ancient art of Teppanyaki. Listen as razor-sharp blades slice through tender steak and juicy chicken. Take in the aroma of sizzling shrimp, lobster and savory vegetables.<br><br>Or visit our sushi bar, where your sushi chef will prepare fresh nigiri, sashimi and specialty rolls, all with the same flair that made Benihana a legend in Japanese cuisine.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Good place go a family special occa
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/09/2014
 2011
Dined on 03/09/2014
 2011
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Nine of us went for my sister-in-laws birthday. We got exactly what you would expect from Benehana - good food, good service and a kid friendly "nice" meal at a reasonable price. It is a great place to go if you want a moderately priced teppanaki experience"
Dined on 03/09/2014
 2011
Special Features: good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
 
Brought to you by Boka Restaurant Group, GT Fish & Oyster is an oyster bar and seafood-centric eatery named after chef/partner Giuseppe Tentori. Recently named the most anticipated opening of 2011 by Chicago Social Magazine, GT offers both traditional seafood dishes, such as clam chowder, lobster rolls, and fish and chips and modern classics such as stuffed squid with chorizo and saffron rice.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 02/04/2014
 2011
Dined on 02/04/2014
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 02/04/2014
 2011
Special Features: fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
 
RPM Italian presents cuisine that is modern in approach and Italian in spirit, with dishes intended to be shared. Chef partner Doug Psaltis has created a menu which features a variety of cold and hot antipasti, more than a dozen freshly prepared in-house pastas, and a selection of salads, prime steaks, chops and slow-roasted meats. The restaurant also has an open bar area where guests can order a signature cocktail created by acclaimed bartender Paul McGee, or enjoy a glass of wine from their extensive list. Sophisticated and chic, RPM Italian is perfect for a great meal or late night out.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Restaurant Week Dessert a Miss
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 01/27/2014
 2011
Dined on 01/27/2014
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We went during restaurant week. The appetizers and entrees were interesting and tasty. Dessert was a choice between a caramelly chocolate mousse and three scoops of lemon sorbet, a dessert far better suited as a palate cleanser. A heaping bowl of lemon ice cream--could the chef have shown less imagination?"
Dined on 01/27/2014
 2011
Special Features: fit for foodies, romantic
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
 
Critically-acclaimed Blackbird is home base for Executive Chef Paul Kahan, winner of the 2004 James Beard Award for Best Chef of the Midwest, and nominee for Outstanding Chef in 2007. Blackbird's principal partner, Donnie Madia, crafted a unique urban chic atmosphere that earned the James Beard Award for Best Restaurant Design in 2002.<br /><BR><br />Chef de Cuisine David Posey joined Kahan in the kitchen in 2010. Together they reinterpret classic recipes using simple, local, farm-fresh ingredients, and cutting-edge culinary technique. Their menu is, at once, highly creative and utterly approachable.<br /><BR><br />Blackbird is the premier, pioneer West Loop restaurant. Its award-winning cuisine, high energy, and precise service offer a modern approach to fine dining. Blackbird earned a place on Gourmet's 2004 list of the country's 50 Best Restaurants, an Ivy Award from Restaurants & Institutions, and induction into the Nation's Restaurant News Fine Dining Hall of Fame.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 01/21/2014
 2011
Dined on 01/21/2014
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 01/21/2014
 2011
Special Features: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
 
L2O is a modern seafood restaurant located in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood. Divided into a number of distinct spaces, L2O offers guests a sense of intimacy. The dining room features a 4-course prix-fixe menu and a 13-course tasting menu. The wine list is both approachable and global in its scope, and many cocktails are prepared tableside.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/19/2013
 2011
Dined on 12/19/2013
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"There are a number of first rate restaurants in Chicago, but the L2O experience is a near perfect one from the service to presentation and taste of food. If you are looking for the best choice for a special occasion, L2O should be one your short-list"
Dined on 12/19/2013
 2011
Special Features: fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.