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  • Review Count
    5
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  • First Review
    June 27, 2014
  • Last Review
    October 21, 2014
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Located in Chicago’s exciting theatre district, in the city’s “Loop” area, Petterino’s offers prime steaks, fresh seafood and classic specialties. Featuring a 1940’s style look, with original drawings of actors who have performed in Chicago, Petterino’s celebrates the Golden Age of Glamour and the Theatre while offering delicious cuisine with a full menu of favorites from tomato bisque soup to a shrimp de jonghe to fettuccine alberto.<br /><br />Pre-theatre and after work specials are available daily. Petterino's location is ideal for business lunches as well as a break from shopping or touring in the nearby State Street and Millennium Park venues. Pre-theatre diners have the option of leaving their car with Petterino's while they attend the show and can then pick it up after the performance is completed.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Liked very much
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/19/2014
 2006
Dined on 10/19/2014
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I have been to Petterino's many times. The dinner menu is excellent and we all enjoyed selections from the Prix Fixe menu that includes more than the food a restaurant wants to get rid of. I ordered the horseradish whitefish that was flavorful and not overwhelming. The othes in my party also ate every bite of their Chicken Schnitzel and salmon. The tiramisu needed more coffee and was slightly bland. We had to ask the waiter for bread which is a big faux pas for me, so the gratuity was only 15%."
Dined on 10/19/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion
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Big Jones invites you to enjoy gracious Southern Hospitality for brunch, lunch, and dinner, seven days a week. Named a "Best New Restaurant" by Chicago Magazine, and rated 3 stars by Phil Vettel at the Chicago Tribune. We offer freshly home-made dishes featuring locally grown, organic, and pastured farm produce, and sustainable seafood.<br /><br><br />Parties of six or more, please call us directly at (773) 275-5725.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Very Good Southern American Food
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/15/2014
 2006
Dined on 10/15/2014
 2006
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Two friends were visiting from London and I wanted them to taste Southern cooking, without me doing the work. They thoroughly enjoyed the fried chicken cooked in leaf lard and said it was the best chicken they had ever eaten. Each also raved about the falafel and gumbo yaya. GREAT JOB BIG JONES. Now on to my meal. The duck tamales were overcooked so the masa was hard and I had to use a knife to cut through it. My catfish on the other hand was not cooked enough so the light breading (much appreciated than heavy breading) was not tan, but still beige so was a little gummy. All three of us agreed that the collard greens had so much vinegar that you couldn't taste the vegetable, only vinegar bitterness."
Dined on 10/15/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, special occasion
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Enso.<br /><br><br><br />In Japan, it means circle.<br /><br><br><br />In life, it stands for the moment in which your mind is free for the body or spirit to create.<br /><br><br><br />In Chicago, it is a place where you can sit back and relax in the presence of good company and good food. The philosophy behind the name allows us to give back to Chicago in a way where dining is not just about putting food into your system because you’re supposed to. It’s about satisfying your hearts desires through the palate. It’s fulfilling your taste buds with complementary flavors that absorb into your well-being and make you feel good about yourself. We build on the fundamentals of Japanese ingredients with our own personality. And present to you – ENSO Sushi & Bar.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Darn good food
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/12/2014
 2006
Dined on 8/12/2014
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"My second time here and the pomegranate ginger martini's are excellent. Now to the food. Really liked the pork belly buns. The pork was tender and seasoned well. They also gave you enough to fill the bun."
Dined on 8/12/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Big and Bustling, Shaw's Crab House stands as a monument to fish and seafood. Besides the usual popular dishes, Shaw's management team is passionate about presenting treats such as Pacific salmon, fresh king crab, and smelt during their short seasons. Reservations made through Open Table will be for Shaw's Main Dining Room. If you would like to dine in the Oyster Bar, all seating is on a first come first serve basis.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Back again - 2nd time this month
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/15/2014
 2006
Dined on 7/15/2014
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Had to come back again for the soft shelled crab. Friend and I sat in the casual section of restaurant this time. Very lively crowd and quite loud. Unfortunately we left just as the band was starting but their first song was excellent. Made me want to start a New Orleans second line. OK you're wondering about the food. Soft shell crab was tender and seasoned perfectly. Lobster bisque flavor was excellent but carrot strips were too long and constantly fell off of spoon. Friend ordered the jambalaya and liked it but there was so much crammed into the cup that everytime he stirred it, some of the food fell out. Don't decrease the amount of food, but increase the container to make it easier to eat and more visually appealing."
Dined on 7/15/2014
 2006
Special Features: great for brunch
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South Water Kitchen, adjacent to Chicago's hip Hotel Monaco, is a neighborhood restaurant offering American Home cooking. As a tribute to the kitchen table, South Water Kitchen remembers the time when the kitchen was the center of the home and the family meal was the most important time of the day.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Excellent scallops
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/25/2014
 2006
Dined on 6/25/2014
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Scallops were cooked perfectly. The wild mushroom barley was too dry for my taste. The ceviche salad with frisee was yummy. This is also one of the few restaurants where they serve Kung Fu girl riesling. The only reisling I know that doesn't taste like candy."
Dined on 6/25/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion, great for outdoor dining
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