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  • Review Count
    5
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  • First Review
    October 28, 2014
  • Last Review
    January 8, 2015
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  • Average Rating
    4.2
 
 
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From the owners of Coco Pazzo and Coco Pazzo Cafe, Tre Soldi invites you to delight in the flavors of Rome. Tre Soldi is a Roman-style trattoria located on bustling Ohio Street, just off the Magnificent Mile and walking distance to Lurie Children's, Northwestern Hospital and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. <br /><br />Tre Soldi (meaning three coins in Italian) garners inspiration from the Trevi Fountain in Rome, made famous in the 1954 movie Three Coins in the Fountain. Murals of the iconic fountain and the rooftops of Rome bring a warm ambiance to the casual, contemporary atmosphere. The menu features classic house-made pastas, pizza as well as daily fish and meat specials. An emphasis is given to local farmers' offerings. The full bar features several Italian craft beers, more that 20 wines by the glass or quartino, and a 100 bottle wine list. Outdoor seating opens in late July.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/03/2015
 2006
Dined on 1/03/2015
 2006
Dined on 1/03/2015
 2006
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The Kitchen Chicago is a community bistro located in the historic Reid Murdoch Building downtown on the Chicago River, open seven days a week at 11AM. The menu focuses on rustic, organic plates sourced from local farmers and purveyors. The atmosphere and service reflects The Kitchen’s philosophy: community through food.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great river north addition
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/26/2014
 2006
Dined on 11/26/2014
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We enjoyed our dinner a great deal @ the Kitchen. The menu is inventive and delicious. Loved the roasted squash salad and the goat pasta. Different from the usual and so tasty. The greens with the steak were spicy and awesome. Service was attentive but not bothersome. Chocolate dessert very rich - you'd better share. We will definitely return"
Dined on 11/26/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, scenic view, fit for foodies
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Michelin starred Boka Restaurant has been a fixture in Chicago dining since 2003. A new chapter of the restaurant begins with the acquisition of new Chef/Partner Lee Wolen. Lee who honed his skills at both El Bulli and Eleven Madison Park, was recently awarded a Michelin Star and 4 stars from Chicago Magazine for his work at The Lobby.He was also named Breakout Chef of the year by Time Out Chicago in 2013. Boka’s space was given a complete re-design by acclaimed designer Simeone Deary (Elysian Hotel) in January of 2014. In its 10 year history Boka's Chefs have received both Food and Wine’s coveted Best New Chefs in 2008 and Best New Pastry Chef in 2013. Boka's food features contemporary, American cuisine, focusing on seasonality and sourcing as many local ingredients as possible.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Boka even better than before
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/14/2014
 2006
Dined on 11/14/2014
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"I have been a fan of Boka for many years. But this was the first time we have returned since they closed and reinvented themselves. The results are even better than before. Both of us agreed it was the best meal we have eaten in Chicago in some time. The roasted carrot salad is divine- I shared this with my husband but would have preferred it all for myself. Other dishes- the octopus, the walleye, our chocolate cake were all outstanding but the best entree was the venison.Expertly prepared and the flavor was excellent. It would be my choice for next time if still on the menu. Our waitress was great and the room is comfortable. As you can tell, I am already planning my return meal!"
Dined on 11/14/2014
 2006
Special Features: special occasion, fit for foodies
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Located in the heart of Chicago’s Noble Square, Unite Urban Grill is the creation of husband and wife team Joe and Megan Krouse. Inspiration for the restaurant comes from Joe and Megan’s love for diverse cuisines. As a health conscious yogi, Megan has a special place in her palete for fresh vegetables and grains. Joe is a meat lover; before he met Megan there were only two food groups, “meat and no thanks.” But through their love of food, the pair teamed up to Unite taste buds.<br /><br />Unite Urban Grill offers an accessible menu with quality seasonal ingredients and fresh grilled items. From the contemporary dining room to the open-air lounge and patio, guests can enjoy their meal in a relaxed and comfortable environment. The full bar features local craft beers, wine and specialty cocktails.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great Food Comfortable Space
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/07/2014
 2006
Dined on 11/07/2014
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"I really enjoy Unite. It has earned a spot in my favorites rotation. I like the diversity of the menu- some casual, some a bit more complex. Price points are good. Service is friendly.Music is always good. I love the spiced lentils and the farro side. Both meat and fish entrees have been tasty. They deserve more recognition!"
Dined on 11/07/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Vora is a neighborhood restaurant located where Chicago's Gold Coast meets Old Town. Owned by a Taiwanese restaurant family with a successful spot in the South Loop and the goal of bringing quality Asian cuisine to the near North-side . VORA stems from the the word vorous meaning to feed/gain sustenance and is about simple, healthy and delicious cuisine. The Pan-Asian menu features authentic Japanese, Chinese, Thai and Taiwanese dishes with a focus on fresh sushi/sashimi and unique signature maki's, Shabu Shabu (hot pot) and Taiwanese Dim Sum (street food). <br /><br />Our bar program offers an amazing selection of wine's hand picked to compliment our cuisine. Asian craft beers and Asian inspired craft cocktail menu made w/small batch liquors. A quality selection of Sake and whiskey to boot!<br /><br />The space is warm and inviting, with a sleek contemporary modern design that has already garnered praises from critics. We invite you to join us soon!
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Love the variety
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/26/2014
 2006
Dined on 10/26/2014
 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
"I love Vora. I like the options- some Taiwanese street food, shabu, shabu some sushi. All good. And the people are so nice. The best is their multigrain rice with chopped veges that you get if you get a large plate. Go hungry! Enjoy!"
Dined on 10/26/2014
 2006
Special Features: good for groups
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