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  • Review Count
    9
  • Helpfulness Votes
    1
  • First Review
    December 29, 2013
  • Last Review
    April 18, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    3.9
 
 
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Balena is first collobaration between Boka Restaurant Group and The Bristol Group. Led by Execeutive Chef/Partner Chris Pandel, the restaurant serves what he calls "Honest, Italian cooking." Balena's many accolades include Best New Restaurants in America by Gayot and Bon Appetit, 3 stars by the Chicago Tribune, and a James Beard semi-fnailist position for Best New Rstaurant at the James Beard Awards.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/16/2014
 2006
Dined on 4/16/2014
 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
Dined on 4/16/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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A fun American Bistro with European influences. A warm and comfortable environment to enjoy heartfelt cuisine and unique beverages.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 04/06/2014
 2006
Dined on 04/06/2014
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 04/06/2014
 2006
Special Features: fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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The Happ Inn is located on the Southeast corner of Willow and Happ roads, Northfield, Illinois.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 04/04/2014
 2006
Dined on 04/04/2014
 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
Dined on 04/04/2014
 2006
Special Features: great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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Atwood is an intimate, romantic, must dine Chicago classic restaurant adjacent to the world famous Burnham Hotel. (An Al Capone hangout) This is one of Chicago's most historical buildings located in the heart of Chicago's Central Business District. Only blocks away from Architectural river boat tours and directly along the State Street retail shopping circuit and the many Art’s of the theater district. Enjoy fresh, locally farmed ingredients while dining in our vibrant, must see, dining room. Chef Derek Simcik and our attentive staff offer excellent service, “contemporary” American comfort food in a memorable setting. Atwood is a Chicago staple, casual restaurant in the heart of the Loop, featuring a creative twist on what, in one time, was referred to as American comfort food. <br /><br><br><br />Come and ENJOY an inexpensive lunch, business breakfast, great brunch or fabulous intimate "one of a kind" dinner. Very close to tourist attractions too. See you there!
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Good not Great
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/26/2014
 2006
Dined on 03/26/2014
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The menu is eclectic. Designed with different sized portions for sharing. A bit pricey. $14 for 2 scallops is a bit much at any level. I didn't have the prawn dish. We had duck hash and the butterfish which was well prepared with a nice presentation and very tasty. The Duck has again was a bit short on the duck part. I tried the coffee bread pudding for dessert, served with ice cream and whipped cream as a trio on a slate plate. Again the presentation was great, however the bread pudding part was more like a bread cupcake and was a bit dry as compared to any bread pudding i have every had. I have been here a number of times and the kitchen is always slow, so give yourself some extra time if you are going to the theatre."
Dined on 03/26/2014
 2006
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Ruth's Chris Steak House in Northbrook, IL serves the finest USDA Prime beef available, broiled at 1,800° and served on 500° plates, so your steak stays hot, juicy and delicious from first bite to last. Enjoy our New Orleans-inspired appetizers, USDA Prime steaks, fresh seafood, signature side dishes and homemade desserts. All this while you enjoy our warm, inviting atmosphere and Ruth’s Chris’ genuine hospitality. So whether you’re a regular or have just been wondering what all the buzz is about, Ruth's Chris is the perfect excuse to enjoy the perfect night out. Dinner is served nightly, reservations are suggested and private dining and offsite catering may be arranged.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/08/2014
 2006
Dined on 03/08/2014
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 03/08/2014
 2006
Special Features: fit for foodies, special occasion
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Convito Café features dishes from both Betise Bistro and Convito Italiano that best reflect the homey flavors of the French and Italian countryside. The menus include steak, chicken, veal, daily fish and meat specials, earthy pasta dishes and an array of delicious appetizers and salads. Lunch includes a variety of sandwiches, pizza, salads and more. <br /><br />We have a beautiful outdoor cafe, however it is first come first serve. If you make a reservation, you will be guaranteed a table inside, and if there is a table available outside, we will accommodate you. <br /><br />A full bar will serve mixed drinks as well as wines from Italy, France and beyond.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 02/21/2014
 2006
Dined on 02/21/2014
 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
Dined on 02/21/2014
 2006
Special Features: fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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Roka Akor is premier Steak and Sushi restaurant; featuring Prime Steaks, Seafood,and local produce grilled to perfection over an open flame on a traditional, Japanese Robata Grill. Additionally, Bon Appetit Magazine recognized Roka Akor as one of the "Top 10 Sushi Spots" in the U.S., praising the restaurant for our beautifully prepared sushi and sashimi platters. The adjacent Roka Bar features house made, seasonal shochu infusions and signature cocktails in contemporary, relaxed surroundings.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great New spot
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 01/24/2014
 2006
Dined on 01/24/2014
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"This Japanese steak house has been open since July. Not what I expected to be in a Mall. High quality and high prices. This is right up there with any high end restaurant. Great presentation and very attentive wait staff that take pride in their food. Don't sit on the hard chair tables unless you have good padding. They are more like outdoor chairs, ask for a booth or a table with padded chairs. Didn't expect that at a restaurant with this price point. The special bone-in rib eye was cooked to perfection and they cut the steak for you so you can eat it with chop sticks. Entree was large enough to split. One entree, one side, one salad no drinks $80."
Dined on 01/24/2014
 2006
Special Features: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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Jolane's Restaurant & Bar in Glenview features exclusive contemporary cuisine with a European flair along with artesian libations. Patrons can enjoy one of the weekly dinner or lunch specials and a glass of our proudly hand selected wine in the intimate dining room, or elegant, sun-soaked conservatory. The unique menu is derived from high quality ingredients and is complemented by the dedicated service of each employee. <br /><br />Whether it's lunch or dinner, with close friends or a party; Jolane's is the perfect balance of comfort and sophistication.<br /><br />Visit Thursday for 1/2 price wines by the glass!<br /><br />We also have free Wi-Fi and a kids menu for our younger guests.<br /><br />Located in the Design Center at Abt.<br /><br />
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 01/18/2014
 2006
Dined on 01/18/2014
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 01/18/2014
 2006
Special Features: great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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The couple behind Follia built this chic, modern Italian spot in Wicker Park. Two wood-burning ovens churn out pizzas like the classic margherita plus there's a wine friendly menu of appetizers, homemade pasta and more. Expect selections such as tortelli in a truffle cream sauce, risotto of the day, fresh fish and steak.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Excellent
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/27/2013
 2006
Dined on 12/27/2013
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"If you are looking for authentic Italian food, this is the place to go. The owner Bruno went around to each table to make sure everything was OK. Portions are Italian sized not American, the pasta is flavored by the sauce and not drowned in it like so many restaurants. We didn't have one of the pizzas but they did look good. Tiramisu was home made and very good. Interesting wine list from different regions of Italy."
Dined on 12/27/2013
 2006
Special Features: fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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