EricaD
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  • Review Count
    4
  • Helpfulness Votes
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  • First Review
    December 30, 2013
  • Last Review
    March 30, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
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  • Average Rating
    3.5
 
 
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Nellcôte is an impertinent take on fine dining. Chef Jared Van Camp has crafted an “obsessively house made” and locally focused bill of fare - while taking influence from France, Italy and Spain, the ingredients and products are sourced exclusively from the Midwest. The vibe is Rock'n'roll bohemian chic. With a defiant return to glamour...Nellcôte is a sexy and high-energy nightspot with absolutely no pretense. <br />
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Plates and drinks pack a punch!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/28/2014
 2003
Dined on 03/28/2014
 2003
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Although a somewhat limited menu, everything (particularly pastas) are flavor and style concentrated. If you want to embellish a dish with any other available ingredient, your server will make that order happen. Lots of nice drinks to choose from. Pizzas are well topped and although they get pretty soggy in the center, the sauces and crust are still really really good to eat. I love the different dining areas--each makes every dining experience different. Since the crowd make up changes as the evening goes on, your specific dining experience changes too. Don't forget to order any pasta--the egg noodles are rich and phenomenoal to the bite!"
Dined on 03/28/2014
 2003
Special Features: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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Stephanie Izard, James Beard "Best Chef: Great Lakes," and Food & Wine "Best New Chef 2011," opened Little Goat with BOKA Restaurant Group in December 2012. Following the success of Girl & the Goat, Little Goat Diner serves the Izard take on classic diner offerings. <br /><br />Adjacent you'll find Little Goat Bread, serving pastries in the morning, soup and sandwiches for lunch and freshly roasted Stumptown drip coffee for grab 'n go throughout the day. Full loaves of bread are available for purchase daily - perfect for picking up a loaf on the way home to make dinner. You can also purchase merchandise and Stephanie's line of sauces and rubs, The Flavor, at Little Goat Bread.<br /><br />Also located within Little Goat Bread is the bar - where craft beer, wine and cocktails are served.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Something for everyone, any time
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 02/25/2014
 2003
Dined on 02/25/2014
 2003
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"So this giant menu provides for getting whatever you're in the mood for (and your companions), at almost any time of the day or night. There doesn't seem to be a time that it is not busy. Use the reservation feature rather than walk in. Flavorwise, best burger meat we can recall. Some things are pricey and not a good value (eg, breakfast spaghetti); others give a lot of bang for the extra buck or two. Full bar but somewhat limited wine/beer/specialty cocktail lists. Fun place to go now and then but some of the gloss has worn off for us by now. Buy stuff in the bakery. You won't be disappointed!"
Dined on 02/25/2014
 2003
Special Features: fit for foodies, good for groups
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Chef/owner Chris Santos has teamed up with Tao owner Richard Wolf, Peter Kane originally of Double Happiness and Happy Ending, and the James Beard 'Best New Restaurant Design' award winning firm AvroKo, to create the newest 'jewel' of Manhattan's Lower East Side. <br /><br />The design of this three level hot spot tips it's hat to the neighborhood’s garment history and offers diners a culinary odyssey. All menu items are designed for sharing, offering guests a chance to experience multiple dishes and flavors throughout their meal. In addition to its 120 seats, The Stanton Social offers a raw bar, a lounge and the hippest new bar in New York City. Dishes range from $7 - $18 each.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 02/20/2014
 2003
Dined on 02/20/2014
 2003
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Maybe execution used to be better. Menu items sound great on paper but weren't as thrilling as anticipated. Place was packed and vibe was good. Server did his thing but not all that much more. Portions were decent but nothing came to the table warm, which was a bummer with the beef Wellington (even the soup dumplings, so raved about it, weren't hot. or soupy. and the crouton was hard). Drink selection is good and we enjoyed both our cocktails and wine. Many different dining areas. And lines at all the restrooms always. Glad we stopped in but probably won't come back until a few other places get tried."
Dined on 02/20/2014
 2003
Special Features: fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
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Prosecco, in the heart of the River North Gallery District, is a chic, yet welcoming restaurant serving comfort foods from all 20 regions of Italy and Chicago's largest selection of sparkling wine. The decor, inspired by the faded, gilded beauty of Venice, is filled with silk damask drapes, carved wood chandeliers and gold-framed artwork. The coup de grace is the 35' long bar, hand burnished to resemble a piece of antique Venetian furniture. The bar serves Italian finger food and offers a wide selection of European spirits. Enjoy classic comfort foods -- from house-made pasta to nightly beef, fish and game menu additions. Dine with the Chef at the Carpaccio bar, where a selection of fresh cured and smoked meats and the freshest fish, are sliced nightly. Prices are moderate, but those wishing to indulge in an evening of culinary mischief will not be disappointed!
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Lovely Take on Upscale Italian
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/27/2013
 2003
Dined on 12/27/2013
 2003
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 tagged our reservation as a birthday dinner and our first time in. Had a couple of well crafted cocktails at the bar before being seated. The bar is beautiful (as is the whole restaurant), the staff friendly, warm and helpful. Dinner menu including specials had many wonderful options. All our dishes were beautifully presented and well executed (only the veal saltimbocca did not wow us). Server was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. We declined to add a shower of truffles to our dishes (the orecchiette was super truffly at baseline. Highly recommended!) A splash of prosecco while reading the menu is a nice touch. We had no complaints and would recommend to anyone. However, I don't think we'll be rushing back and I can't really say why."
Dined on 12/27/2013
 2003
Special Features: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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