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  • Review Count
    23
  • Helpfulness Votes
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  • First Review
    November 12, 2014
  • Last Review
    March 9, 2015
  • Featured Reviews
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  • Average Rating
    4.4
 
 
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Spoke & Steele is a modern perspective on the classics. From first sip to the last bite, ingredient driven dishes and local craft spirits deliver authentic flavors and textures that ignite the Indy dining scene.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/09/2015
 2006
Dined on 3/09/2015
 2006
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Good. Average service. Cmon!! Get it together. Cool place but need to pick up on the attention to customers."
Dined on 3/09/2015
 2006
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Jacks on Halsted will be undergoing a name change...so watch out for Drew's at Jack's on Halsted, incorporating Asian, Mediterranean and New World making it a true American blend. For the past 18 years Jack’s has been serving distinctive, skillfully prepared, high quality food for all to enjoy. We strive to use the finest and freshest ingredients available. We are passionate about two things, serving healthful, excellent food and being sensible about our prices. Drew's at Jack’s on Halsted is committed to offering the best food value possible.<br />ORGANIC<br /> LOCAL GROWN<br />VEGAN<br />VEGETARIAN <br />GLUTEN FREE<br />SELECTIONS AVAILABLE<br />
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
We LOVE Jacks!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/18/2015
 2006
Dined on 2/18/2015
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Every time I'm in Chicago I go to Jacks. The service and bar tenders are fun and friendly. You can't go wrong with the menu. Fish specials are great choice. I am partial to the hamburger. Thanks Jack!!!"
Dined on 2/18/2015
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, fit for foodies
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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 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
What a great experience at RL
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/18/2015
 2006
Dined on 2/18/2015
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We had lunch at the bar. Terry the bartender was excellent. He hooked us up with some great cocktail ideas. The charcuterie plate was excellent. I had the Tuna Niçoise salad. One of the best I've had. Thanks for a great afternoon."
Dined on 2/18/2015
 2006
Special Features: hot spot, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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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 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Excellent, excellent!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/17/2015
 2006
Dined on 2/17/2015
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I hosted a business meal at Nico. The service was impeccable. The salads and entrees were fresh and plentiful. Great drinks too! Thanks."
Dined on 2/17/2015
 2006
Special Features: romantic, hot spot, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Where Palm Springs Eat's & Drink's. Located in the the Uptown Design District. An energetic, desert-casual atmosphere and great American modern food at reasonable prices - A place where anyone can come in, sit down and feel at home. Where the locals hangout, eat, drink and have fun. Experience Cocktail hour in the bar from 11am-7pm, $3 Well, $5 Martini's, Margarita's, Mojitos and featuring The Uptown Design District 3 course prix fixe for only $19 from 11am to 6pm 7 days a week.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great in the desert
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/01/2015
 2006
Dined on 2/01/2015
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"We always enjoy Trio. Great food. Great people. Great cocktails"
Dined on 2/01/2015
 2006
Special Features: good for groups, hot spot, great for outdoor dining
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As soon as you walk through the doors of The Grill on the Alley in Chicago, you are transported to another time and place reminiscent of the great American grills of yesteryear. The unique decor has an elegant feel with its polished hard wood floors, leather banquettes, and white linen tablecloths. A virtual art gallery adorns the walls of our many dining rooms while the sounds of Ella Fitzgerald linger in the background as white-jacketed waiters attend to your every need. <br /><br><br><br />Since opening in June 2000, this high-end steak and seafood house has made its mark on Chicago with locals, and tourists alike. The Grill has become one of the most popular places to gather for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and all types of special occasions. Located on the floor level of the Westin Hotel, The Grill on the Alley is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Chicago with easy access to the McCormick Place Convention Center, shops, museums and theaters.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
always a great spot for lunch
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/19/2015
 2006
Dined on 1/19/2015
 2006
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
"excellent service. Ask for the Crab Louie salad off the menu. Big chunks of lump crab. Dressing on the side. Vinaigrette of course."
Dined on 1/19/2015
 2006
Special Features: great for brunch
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From the team behind Blackbird and avec comes this homage to beer, pork, and fish. Executive Chef Paul Kahan and Chef de Cuisine Cosmo Goss have developed a network of proveyors to supply the restaurant with hand-selected, sustainably-harvested fish and seafood as well as sustainably-raised heirloom pork to anchor a rustic menu of simple, eclectic fare. The extensive international beer list, developed by partners Eduard Seitan and Terry Alexander, features 100 or so ales, lagers, stouts and ciders by the bottle, 12 of those available on tap. Like Blackbird and avec, The Publican is a design partnership from the James Beard Award-winning team of Thomas Schlesser and partner Donnie Madia.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great food. Great fun.
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/19/2015
 2006
Dined on 1/19/2015
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"we had a small group dinner and really enjoyed the sampler plate. The mussels were excellent too. Fun crowd. Like we were in Munich."
Dined on 1/19/2015
 2006
Special Features: good for groups, hot spot, fit for foodies
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Jacks on Halsted will be undergoing a name change...so watch out for Drew's at Jack's on Halsted, incorporating Asian, Mediterranean and New World making it a true American blend. For the past 18 years Jack’s has been serving distinctive, skillfully prepared, high quality food for all to enjoy. We strive to use the finest and freshest ingredients available. We are passionate about two things, serving healthful, excellent food and being sensible about our prices. Drew's at Jack’s on Halsted is committed to offering the best food value possible.<br />ORGANIC<br /> LOCAL GROWN<br />VEGAN<br />VEGETARIAN <br />GLUTEN FREE<br />SELECTIONS AVAILABLE<br />
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Always a reliable favorite
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/11/2014
 2006
Dined on 12/11/2014
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"Whenever I'm in town we always go to Jacks. The food is great. The service is excellent. And they staff is fun. Thanks! Gotta get Ruby Red Martinis. Multiple!!"
Dined on 12/11/2014
 2006
0points
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Delphine offers Contemporary American cuisine that is California inspired with a focus on fresh, organic ingredients. The menu features a selection of starters from the house favorite kale salad and charred brussels sprouts to entree specialties like the famous Delphine Burger, 12oz bone-in filet, and seared Maine diver scallops. Delphine also has a separate bar menu available all night in addition to Happy Hour daily from 5-7 in the bar area.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great for a quick salad and glass of wine
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/17/2014
 2006
Dined on 12/17/2014
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"Thanks for a nice meal. The salad was excellent. Service was very friendly. It was a quick choice before a dinner meeting."
Dined on 12/17/2014
 2006
Special Features: hot spot, fit for foodies
0points
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This beautifully redesigned island seafood restaurant features locally caught fish fresh from the auction using high heat aromatic herb roasting or prepared with authentic local tropical flavors. A carefully chosen wine list accents the delicate seafood flavors. Open only in the evenings the venue spills out towards the Pacific with views of the water from nearly every vantage point.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
AMAZING!!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/15/2015
 2006
Dined on 1/15/2015
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"What an amazing view and the food is excellent. I had the seafood salad and the prawns. Some of the best I've ever had. Service was great and quick. Thank you"
Dined on 1/15/2015
 2006
Special Features: romantic, scenic view, special occasion, fit for foodies
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