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  • Review Count
    11
  • Helpfulness Votes
    2
  • First Review
    December 24, 2013
  • Last Review
    April 14, 2014
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  • Average Rating
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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 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Was not a lunch favorite
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 04/14/2014
 2012
Dined on 04/14/2014
 2012
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"First of all, I have been here a few times and always enjoyed it.. however today I went for lunch and not so much. It was really stuffy in the main dining room for lunch, and they don't have any specials for lunch... which I find to be odd. I ordered the clam chowder bowl of soup which was pretty good and a wedge salad which was awful! There was ONE tomato on the salad. ONE. The bacon bits were just that.. TINY BITS.. not even recognizable to be bacon.. and way too much dressing. For the prices they charge, I would expect a little more of a better eating experience. The staff is friendly. Kudos to y'all!"
Dined on 04/14/2014
 2012
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HUB 51 is the River North creation from R.J. and Jerrod Melman, the younger generation of the Lettuce Entertain You organization. HUB 51 is a convergence of entertainment, nightlife, dining and social activity-much like the offbeat creations of LEYE were years ago. Striving to be at the heart of Chicago's social and dining scene, the attitude at HUB 51 is to expect the unexpected, a place offering unconventional perks, and outstanding food, drink and service in a spacious urban setting.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
SHAKI SHAKI TUNA
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/23/2014
 2012
Dined on 03/23/2014
 2012
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
"SHAKI SHAKI TUNA is my FAVE!!!!!! I wish there were more than 4 in an order."
Dined on 03/23/2014
 2012
Special Features: good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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At La Madia, two pleasures - great food and distinctive, delicious wines - come together. La Madia is an urban restaurant that upholds Italian tradition. Every day, our chefs make our pizza dough and fresh pasta from scratch from little more than flour, water, and salt.<br />The menu is designed for sharing, with flavor-packed, wood-fired pizzas that change seasonally, inventive salads, and savory pasta dishes. Desserts are all made on the premises, in keeping with what's available in the market.The wine list is a wine lover's dream, with more than 75 wines by the glass and hundreds of bottles. And every week, we feature two of our favorite wines for just $6 per glass. In addition to wine and more than 25 beers, La Madia offers innovative cocktails, many of which are made from spirits infused in-house.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Parma Classic is so good
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/11/2014
 2012
Dined on 03/11/2014
 2012
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Love the lunch special for two! Great food and the price is doable! :)"
Dined on 03/11/2014
 2012
Special Features: great for lunch
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Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Bad wine and food was just ok
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 02/14/2014
 2012
Dined on 02/14/2014
 2012
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I have been here before and loved it. However, I went for Valentine's Day this year and it was not great. The wine was really bad and food was mediocre at best. I think I prefer the original Piccolo Sogno."
Dined on 02/14/2014
 2012
Special Features: romantic, special occasion
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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
HIDDEN GEM FOR SURE
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 02/25/2014
 2012
Dined on 02/25/2014
 2012
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"I went with girlfriends and we tried just about everything on the menu! So fun! The lamb here is the best I have ever had and the duck too! Definite favorites! Reasonably priced too- unless you go crazy like us girls did, but so worth it and really fun! After dinner go down to the Charcoal Bar- SO FUN! Great bartender, dark and feels like an underground secret which is fun! Also, the drink menu was awesome- All the drinks were themed around Game of Thrones which is fun for the fans of the show and they were super tasty! AND- we saw Iron Chef Morimoto so it was an awesome added bonus! I will be back for sure."
Dined on 02/25/2014
 2012
Special Features: fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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Big Bowl is a pioneering Asian restaurant, vibrant in design and cuisine, offering the latest in Chinese and Thai food. Using market-fresh ingredients, Big Bowl’s signatures include dim sum-sized appetizers, pad thai, seafood, some truly hot and spicy food and fresh made ginger ale.<br /><br />Big Bowl:<br /><br />Join the Big Bowl Mobile Club<br />Text BIGBOWL to 30364 for exclusive offers & free eats!<br /><br />Message and data rates may apply. You may receive up to 4 messages per month. Text STOP to cancel. Text HELP for help. Mobile Privacy Policy: http://www.leye.com/privacy-policy
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great lunch date spot
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 02/08/2014
 2012
Dined on 02/08/2014
 2012
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Hot n sour soup is perfect for sharing on a snowy day and the stir fry bar is always amazing!!! I love being able to customize my own lunch :)"
Dined on 02/08/2014
 2012
Special Features: great for lunch
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Union Sushi + Barbeque Bar is a bustling neighborhood restaurant located in Chicago's popular River North neighborhood. Union combines the tempered art of Japanese dining with a fresh, colorful and urban vibe. Embracing an American warmth and personality, this playful juxtaposition reveals a restaurant that is welcoming, accommodating and stylish. A true riff on what is expected or traditional - East or West. <br /><br />Union ups the ante on Japanese dining with its high-energy beat, creativity and playful approach to Japanese-influenced cuisine. The menu boasts a variety of flavorful offerings from the Kitchen, Sushi Bar and signature Barbeque Bar showcasing the 600° Robata Grill. The beverage program offers a varied cocktail menu of carefully handcrafted and inventive cocktails. A thorough sake collection is available as well as extensive craft beers, liquors and a spirited wine list.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Get the Black Rice sushi sampler
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 01/17/2014
 2012
Dined on 01/17/2014
 2012
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
"Black rice sushi sampler is great to share for lunch for two people and their wine line is small but precise, which is nice bc it's not overwhelming but they are all good selections! The Cauliflower salad is also a good starter to share! Super light and flavorful!"
Dined on 01/17/2014
 2012
Special Features: fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
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With a bustling location in Lincoln Park and another in River North, Taco Joint brings the different flavors found throughout the streets and marketplaces of Mexico to Chicago. The menu includes a selection of tacos made with braised and grilled meats, housemade salsas and handmade tortillas including; Barbacoa from Central Mexico, Cochinita Pibil from Yucatan and Carnitas from Jalisco. Other street fare includes flautas, tortas, tamales and quesadillas. The cantina features a variety of specialty margaritas and cocktails, Mexican and craft beers plus Chicago's first tequila cages. The interior combines natural wood accents and iron along with colorful distressed walls and murals to give you the feel of a small town in Mexico nestled in the hustle and bustle of Chicago.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
A little over proced for the taste
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 01/03/2014
 2012
Dined on 01/03/2014
 2012
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Not too impressed with the food here. It seems like a fun atmosphere but the food isn't anything to write home about."
Dined on 01/03/2014
 2012
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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 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
GREAT SUSHI
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/27/2013
 2012
Dined on 12/27/2013
 2012
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
"We had the tuna tartare to start and then two sushi rolls and they were all fantastic! The waitress was sweet as she can be also! I will definitely be back!"
Dined on 12/27/2013
 2012
Special Features: fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
+1point
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Welcome to Nightwood. Jason Hammel and Amalea Tshilds, owners of Logan Square's Lula Cafe, invite you to join us in Pilsen -- at our open kitchen, on our patio, in our wine room, with the warmth and fragrance of applewood scenting the air.<br /><br />We are a farm to table restaurant, featuring local produce and sustainably sourced meats and fish on an ever-changing, handwritten menu. <br /><br />Spit roasted chicken, whole slow cooked pork, squash grilled over the open flame, a simple bowl of perfect fruit and sorbet. Hand in hand with the best farmers and craftspeople of the midwest, we cook with bold simplicity and care. We are looking forward to seeing you soon.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
AWESOME food! Hidden gem!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/21/2013
 2012
Dined on 12/21/2013
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"The burger is outstanding! The fries are amazing and perfectly salty and the fried squid appetizer is one of my favorites!!!! I have been twice and WILL go back soon!"
Dined on 12/21/2013
 2012
Special Features: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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