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  • Review Count
    14
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  • First Review
    March 26, 2014
  • Last Review
    July 17, 2014
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    3.6
 
 
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At MAX’s Wine Dive, we’re all about bringing “gourmet comfort food” to our guests alongside a constantly curated selection of wines from around the world, some of which cannot be found anywhere else, all served with a down-to-earth, rock-n-roll style.<br><br>MAX’s Wine Dive is a restaurant and wine bar that’s fun, funky, eclectic and a complete juxtaposition that captures the qualities of a casual, industrial feel with a top-notch food and wine program.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Great wine and champagne selection!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/16/2014
 2011
Dined on 7/16/2014
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Great wine and champagne selection! You can taste each one before you buy a glass which is lovely, and the wait staff are very friendly and knowledgable. We did not try the food but kept seeing it go by and it looked and smelled amazing we all decided we will be back for the food as well!!!!"
Dined on 7/16/2014
 2011
Special Features: notable wine list
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**PLEASE NOTE** ALL PATIO SEATING IS FIRST COME FIRST SERVE. OUTDOOR SEATING IS NOT GUARANTEED.<br /><br />Homestead is a literal farm-to-table restaurant featuring rustic, yet elegant cuisine from executive chef Chris "Chip" Davies; specialty cocktails, wines, spirits, and beers from beverage director Patrick Henaghan; and desserts and breads from executive pastry chef Chris Teixeira. <br /><br />New for Summer 2014 is a retractable awning for outdoor dining during rainy days. <br /><br />The rooftop patio of Homestead features 80 outdoor seats with full views of our L-shaped 1,000-square foot organic rooftop and vertical hanging gardens. There is over 2500 square feet of edible produce and herbs which is incorporated into all of our dishes and cocktails. <br /><br />The light-filled second-floor interior air-conditioned room at Homestead features an additional 60 seats at tables and another 12 seats at the bar.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Cool rooftop
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/26/2014
 2011
Dined on 6/26/2014
 2011
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"It was very quiet for a Thursday happy hour on a rooftop in nice weather... BUT drinks were great! The Cucumber Gin cocktail was great! The ice cubes were are from the cucumber and the blueberry rum drink seas super refreshing and yummy!"
Dined on 6/26/2014
 2011
Special Features: great for outdoor dining
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Quartino, an urban Italian restaurant and wine bar, is the creation of Hugo Ralli, Steve Lombardo (owners of Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse, Hugo’s Frog Bar & Fish House, LUXBAR) and Exec Chef / Partner John Coletta. Quartino combines the best of Italy’s osteria and enoteca to offer an authentic everyday Italian food and wine experience. “Where wine is cheaper than water” Throughout Europe, in bistro after osteria after enoteca, fresh local wines of high quality and unique characteristics are priced as a less expensive alternative to bottled water. Reservation requests for patio seating are not accepted. Patio seating is first come, first serve.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
William is a great bartender!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/10/2014
 2011
Dined on 6/10/2014
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"The Donuts desert is TO DIE FOR! Get the honey AND chocolate. It's AMAZING. Also the Aglianico Del Vulture wine is awesome. Fun times for a Tuesday night too- packed and good crowd!"
Dined on 6/10/2014
 2011
Special Features: vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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Enjoy our fresh whole foods prepared daily including pastries, whole wheat dough, sausages, sauces, infused oils, dressings, seasonings, italian ice, and much more.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Nice outdoor seating
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/06/2014
 2011
Dined on 6/06/2014
 2011
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"A friend and I shared the soup and wedge salad and it was alright.. nothing great. I think we need to try the pizza. Outdoor seating it quite lovely though and the server was really sweet."
Dined on 6/06/2014
 2011
Special Features: great for outdoor dining
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Chicago q is the modern urban BBq experience. <br /><br /><br />What makes q so good? It could be our savory North Carolina BBq rubs tirelessly mastered by ‘BBQ Pitmaster’ and Chef Partner Lee Ann Whippin. Lee Ann earned her place in the BBq hall-of-fame with countless accolades often featured on TLC’s BBQ Pitmasters and the Food Network. Our Chef Partner takes BBq seriously.<br /><br /><br /><br />
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Great happy hour spot
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/03/2014
 2011
Dined on 6/03/2014
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Went on a Tuesday night for happy hour and it was really fun! Not too crowded but still a decent crowd- LOVE the pickles and chips you get upon arrival and Andrea was a GREAT server. The Wine was good and bartender was friendly as well as hostesses. I will for sure be back! Also- the fried green tomatoes and Shrimp and grits apps are AWESOME and great to share for two people."
Dined on 6/03/2014
 2011
Special Features: vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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Ditka's Restaurant, located in the heart of Chicago's Gold Coast between Rush & Michigan, is a Chicago Landmark. Ditka's has a decidedly understated sports motif, white linen table clothes, hardwood floors, intimate leather booths & rich mahogany wood accents. Chef Tom Kenny presides over the menu with passion & expertise. Known for Chops & Steaks including the signature dish "Da Pork Chop" along with a wide variety of fresh, sustainable seafood and contemporary American classics. The lunch menu is full of wonderful fresh salads & sandwiches including the "Best Burger in Chicago", the Fridge Burger. Service is approachable & friendly in a comfortable atmosphere. Don't be surprised to catch sight of Da Coach himself.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great Breakfast/Brunch menu
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/24/2014
 2011
Dined on 5/24/2014
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Went here on a Sat for brunch and loved the menu and food! Service was great also and huge portions. The Pork scramble hash breakfast item was DELISH! MMMM I will for sure be back!"
Dined on 5/24/2014
 2011
Special Features: great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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Enjoy American Bistro cuisine perfectly matched with a variety of wines. We offer 30 wines by the glass as well as a nice bottle selection that pairs perfectly with our menu. (If you wish to bring a personal wine, please note there is a corkage fee.) Select from our small and large plates to fit your appetite. Patio seating is available on a first come, first serve basis. <br /><br />Free parking is available, please call for details. 773.278.2233
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great food, odd establishment
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/14/2014
 2011
Dined on 5/14/2014
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Walking into this restaurant, you aren't sure if it's a spinach tapas place, an asian fusion spot or a country cookin' cozy hide away. It's blue and yellow colors with all different wooden chairs scream cozy living room, but the paintings of bulls and matadors are a nod to spanish flair and the overall aroma was asian tempura. BUT our waiter was a gem! He was so nice and ignored our girly gossip and politely blushed. We had a bottle of Chianti which was fabulous, and the brussels to start. Great app (really a side) for sharing. The 3 of us then split the Quinoa and Prosciutto flatbread, leaving plenty of room for the FRIED NUTELLA. HELLO yumminess! I will be back! Hopefully they can revamp their interior. I would be happy to help! :)"
Dined on 5/14/2014
 2011
Special Features: notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Welcome to Sumi Robata Bar. Chicago's first true Robatayaki (Japanese BBQ). Enjoy the highest quality ingredients cooked over Japanese charcoal and cooked in front of you! We look forward to seeing you soon.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Awesome drink menu
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/07/2014
 2011
Dined on 5/07/2014
 2011
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Game of Thrones drink menu theme and STRONG cocktails in the Charcoal Bar downstairs. SUPER cool and trendy, hidden gem!!!"
Dined on 5/07/2014
 2011
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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Prasino is an eco-friendly restaurant in Chicago that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. The name of the restaurant is the Greek word for green which is at the heart of the restaurant's mission - to provide healthy food at an affordable price in a modern, environmentally conscious setting. Prasino emphasizes seasonal, local, and organic food whenever possible. Its commitment to sustainability is incorporated in Prasino's eco-chic design.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Brunch outside
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/03/2014
 2011
Dined on 5/03/2014
 2011
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Brunch on the patio outside was great!! So many tables so not a long wait and the staff is so friendly and accommodating."
Dined on 5/03/2014
 2011
Special Features: great for brunch, great for lunch
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Quartino, an urban Italian restaurant and wine bar, is the creation of Hugo Ralli, Steve Lombardo (owners of Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse, Hugo’s Frog Bar & Fish House, LUXBAR) and Exec Chef / Partner John Coletta. Quartino combines the best of Italy’s osteria and enoteca to offer an authentic everyday Italian food and wine experience. “Where wine is cheaper than water” Throughout Europe, in bistro after osteria after enoteca, fresh local wines of high quality and unique characteristics are priced as a less expensive alternative to bottled water. Reservation requests for patio seating are not accepted. Patio seating is first come, first serve.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Wine on Wednesdays!!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/30/2014
 2011
Dined on 4/30/2014
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"They offer two wine bottles for $20- one white, one red and it was great wine. I will definitely keep them in mind for the next time I go out for wine on a Wednesday. Also- the broccolini was awesome and so were the fries as two side dishes to share with a friend! Perfect apps!"
Dined on 4/30/2014
 2011
Special Features: notable wine list
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