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  • Review Count
    9
  • Helpfulness Votes
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  • First Review
    May 5, 2014
  • Last Review
    July 13, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    4.1
 
 
Fresser's Reviews
 
The first Lettuce Entertain You restaurant, Grunts still exudes the funky, devil-may-care lifestyle of the 70s in its style, décor, music, and menu. Happily for all of us, the best eating of that day continues to be some of the best today. <br /><br />While there"s a huge menu that's as much fun to eat your way through as it is to read, many of Grunts' old favorites spark return visits. The burgers are arguably the best in town. The salad bar boasts more than 50 ingredients daily. Giant malts and milkshakes are hand scooped and come in a rainbow of favors. Oh! Don't forget the barbecued baby back ribs and pulled pork sandwiches!
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/11/2014
 2007
Dined on 7/11/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 7/11/2014
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
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Classic Italian dishes with a contemporary flair have made Trattoria No.10 a Chicago favorite since 1989. Specialties on the daily menu include unique, homemade ravioli, rustic pastas, freshly prepared risotto, fresh fish selections and grilled filet of beef. The subdued elegance of the interior, with arched walkways, murals and original art provides an intimate atmosphere that is perfect for business lunches, pre-theater dining, romantic dinners or private parties.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
close but no cigar
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/08/2014
 2007
Dined on 7/08/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"good food, great location, nice staff. I like the place and will go back but I got stuck at a bad table."
Dined on 7/08/2014
 2007
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Gemini Bistro is a contemporary, inviting bistro serving seasonal American cuisine with French & Mediterranean influences from Executive Chef Jon Keeley. Named one of Chicago Magazine's "Best New Restaurants" of 2009, awarded 3 Stars from Chicago Tribune food critic Phil Vettel, and the recipient of the coveted Michelin Bib-Gourmand distinction 3 years running, Gemini Bistro truly is Lincoln Park’s "Neighborhood Gem."<br /><br />*Gorgeous outdoor seating on quiet, one-way Dickens Ave.<br />*Sunday Brunch from 10am-2:30pm <br />*Family Fried Chicken Dinners every Sunday from 5pm-9pm. <br /><br />Please visit our sister restaurant, RUSTIC HOUSE, at 1967 N Halsted St <br />
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
a neighborhood favorite
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/24/2014
 2007
Dined on 6/24/2014
 2007
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
"everything is done well here and it's only a mile from my house. friendly spot with a diverse clientele. I look forward to going back."
Dined on 6/24/2014
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Mon Ami Gabi is a classic French bistro and steakhouse. While the favorites are all here in abundance, there is always something new to try from the ever-evolving menu. The traditional menu features classics such as the warm Onion Soup Au Gratin, Frisée & Bacon Salad with a soft-poached egg and croutons, Roast Chicken grand-mère style with mushrooms, bacon and pearl onions, as well as the trademark Steak Frites.<br />To complement the cuisine, an extensive selection of over 80 boutique French wine varietals are served by the glass or bottle from our signature rolling wine cart. Guests will enjoy the airy interior with our large French windows opening out onto the Lincoln Park Conservatory, or in the summer months, the lovely outdoor garden.<br />Please Note: Reservations are taken for indoor seating only. Outdoor patio seating is available on first-come, first-serve bases.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
a fun spot
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/20/2014
 2007
Dined on 6/20/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"I always enjoy Mon Ami. The food is interesting and consistently good; good wines by the glass; great out door space and top notch service."
Dined on 6/20/2014
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for outdoor dining
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Chef Andrew Deuel is at the helm bringing Italian-inspired cuisine and global wines to this new neighborhood spot in the loop.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
we enjoy repeated visits
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/12/2014
 2007
Dined on 6/12/2014
 2007
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 are 10 concert CSO subscribers and generally have dinner at Tesori before each concert, not because there are no other choices, but because we always enjoy the experience. The food is varied and interesting and we look forward to the next visit."
Dined on 6/12/2014
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Chef Andrew Deuel is at the helm bringing Italian-inspired cuisine and global wines to this new neighborhood spot in the loop.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/05/2014
 2007
Dined on 6/05/2014
 2007
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
"This is my regular pre-concert spot. The food is very good as is the ambience. I am going again this week !"
Dined on 6/05/2014
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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**Due to internet connectivity issues, please contact the restaurant directly for reservation availability. ** mk The Restaurant celebrated 15 years of casual fine dining with unrivaled hospitality this past November. We have renovated our bar, lounge, and dining room and Chef Erick and his team have a beautiful new spring menu along with a small bite menu available only in the bar and lounge. Our new bar features window seating and more than 60 new craft spirits to choose from. Our private dining room with its skyline views is suitable for all of your catering and special event needs. <br /><br />Come in and experience for yourself why Food & Wine magazine said,“Windy City diners are blown away by mk."<br />
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/09/2014
 2007
Dined on 5/09/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"A bit expensive but worth it. An appealing and handsome room and an interesting and varied menu with something for anyone. My only criticism is that the server made me feel a bit like I was a tourist."
Dined on 5/09/2014
 2007
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, fit for foodies
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The revival of the All American Oyster bar arrives through Pearl Tavern on the banks of the Chicago River. Restaurant developer Adolfo Garcia is enthusiastic about venturing on his own with the inception of Pearl Tavern. It has been a great aspiration of his to develop such a concept, in a historical location that will revive the spirit of one of the oldest taverns in the loop, Coogan's Riverside Saloon. He is hoping to reflect the landscape of the new American table by celebrating the sharing experience with a perfect balance of Old World oyster bar and New World seafood delicacies.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/01/2014
 2007
Dined on 5/01/2014
 2007
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"A welcome addition to the neighborhood. a little pricy but better than the competition."
Dined on 5/01/2014
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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Chef Andrew Deuel is at the helm bringing Italian-inspired cuisine and global wines to this new neighborhood spot in the loop.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/01/2014
 2007
Dined on 5/01/2014
 2007
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
"a first class spot. great before a concert. worth a trip"
Dined on 5/01/2014
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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