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  • Review Count
    11
  • Helpfulness Votes
    0
  • First Review
    January 11, 2014
  • Last Review
    March 18, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    3.6
 
 
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Mahogany and slate flooring, flagstone walls, deep leather booths and an open kitchen are meticulously combined in this contemporary downtown Chicago brasserie to create a sexy, yet urban atmosphere, ideal for business meetings, intimate dinners, private events and pre or post opera performance cocktails. This uniquely dynamic kitchen and bar features a bold American cuisine with classic French and Italian influences, as well as an impressive wine list with selections available by the glass or bottle.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/17/2014
 2013
Dined on 03/17/2014
 2013
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"very nice room; noisy for lunch, but great location. Also very convenient for the Opera"
Dined on 03/17/2014
 2013
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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
Perfect before a concert
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/13/2014
 2013
Dined on 03/13/2014
 2013
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"It is a great place to go before the symphony. Of course the location could not be better but they are well prepared to deal with people on a time schedule. They are very welcoming and I never feel rushed."
Dined on 03/13/2014
 2013
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Lloyd's Chicago offers an upscale casual dining experience with an eclectic Midwest American influence & comfort food for that unique Chicago experience.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/05/2014
 2013
Dined on 03/05/2014
 2013
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"it is fine; nothing special but the location is very good."
Dined on 03/05/2014
 2013
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Regional Italian cuisine featuring a combination of local and Italian ingredients.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Is it up to past standards?
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 02/28/2014
 2013
Dined on 02/28/2014
 2013
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Everything was fine: the food, the service, the overall sense of the place, all good but a step back from past visits when I would have rated everything very good or excellent. I hope it was just the evening and not a lasting change."
Dined on 02/28/2014
 2013
Special Features: great for outdoor dining
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Lincoln Park's neighborhood gem! A modern yet cozy bistro, Gemini Bistro features approachable, contemporary American cuisine with French and Mediterranean touches. Chef Jason Paskewitz and partner Ryan O'Donnell are at the helm of this acclaimed neighborhood restaurant, named one of Chicago Magazine's "Best New Restaurants" of 2009, awarded 3 Stars from Chicago Tribune food critic Phil Vettel, and most recently the recipient of the coveted Michelin Bib Gourmand distinction. Located in a classic flatiron building built in 1919, the surroundings offer a stylish, relaxing environment with dark hardwood floors, tweed and leather booths, oversized drum lighting and turn-of-the-century reproduction Edison bulbs. The white marble bar is the perfect place to relax and sip a signature cocktail or glass of wine. Please also visit our sister restaurant, Rustic House, at 1967 N. Halsted St. <br />
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 02/22/2014
 2013
Dined on 02/22/2014
 2013
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
"Gemini has become a favorite for us. We live nearby and they always take good care of us."
Dined on 02/22/2014
 2013
Special Features: vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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Primebar is a contemporary American restaurant showcasing a menu featuring items such as sesame crusted tuna, prime steaks, flatbreads, 2 handed sandwiches, and a variety of all american burgers. <br /><br />Take a walk up to our bar featuring 40 beers on tap with a selection of Chicago's finest breweries and U.S. craft brews. Beer is not your drink of choice? Try one of our 30+ wines by the glass. A selection of the world finest vineyards are available for your palate. <br /><br />You can also try a cocktail constructed from grain spirits distilled right here in Chicago. Food, drink, and atmosphere; all we are missing is you! <br /><br />
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 02/17/2014
 2013
Dined on 02/17/2014
 2013
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I needed a "private" location for a confidential business discussion. They provided a perfect location and the server was very discreet. Overall, they did a great job."
Dined on 02/17/2014
 2013
Special Features: great for lunch
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The restaurant focuses on high quality and made-from-scratch cooking perfect for sharing. Start with one of the fine, brick-oven pizzas – maybe a white pizza bianca with homemade fresh mozzarella – then move on to one of several antipasti, perfect for sharing with friends. Pastas are imported from Italy or made in house, with so many delicious choices you may opt to try one of the three-version plates of our kitchen-fresh gnocchi or ravioli.<br /><br />Scoozi's Wine Spectator-award-winning wine list ranges from half-bottles to three-liter giants, and you'll find over 30 wines by the glass, as well as Italian specialty cocktails and cordials made in-house from fresh fruit.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 01/19/2014
 2013
Dined on 01/19/2014
 2013
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"My granddaughter loved making her own pizza. The food is good; the space is very appealing and service is top notch. It has stood the test of time."
Dined on 01/19/2014
 2013
Special Features: kid-friendly
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Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 01/16/2014
 2013
Dined on 01/16/2014
 2013
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"very good choice for a business lunch. Diverse menu; reasonable prices"
Dined on 01/16/2014
 2013
Special Features: great for lunch
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Lincoln Park's neighborhood gem! A modern yet cozy bistro, Gemini Bistro features approachable, contemporary American cuisine with French and Mediterranean touches. Chef Jason Paskewitz and partner Ryan O'Donnell are at the helm of this acclaimed neighborhood restaurant, named one of Chicago Magazine's "Best New Restaurants" of 2009, awarded 3 Stars from Chicago Tribune food critic Phil Vettel, and most recently the recipient of the coveted Michelin Bib Gourmand distinction. Located in a classic flatiron building built in 1919, the surroundings offer a stylish, relaxing environment with dark hardwood floors, tweed and leather booths, oversized drum lighting and turn-of-the-century reproduction Edison bulbs. The white marble bar is the perfect place to relax and sip a signature cocktail or glass of wine. Please also visit our sister restaurant, Rustic House, at 1967 N. Halsted St. <br />
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 01/18/2014
 2013
Dined on 01/18/2014
 2013
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"very good spot in my neighborhood. Warm, friendly atmosphere."
Dined on 01/18/2014
 2013
Special Features: vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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Seamlessly melding refined and rustic, vintage and contemporary, Sepia has the feel of an instant classic. The stylish space is warm and inviting, comfortable yet lively. Attention to detail runs throughout Sepia -- both in the room and on the plate -- from the custom Art Nouveau tile floor to the hand-crafted millwork and the vintage stemware. The easy elegance of the room serves as the perfect backdrop for the inventive American cuisine. Chef Andrew Zimmerman's product-driven, seasonal menu showcases the purity and quality of the ingredients, letting both the ingredients and his passion for what he does shine through. Sepia celebrates tradition – with a modern twist.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 01/11/2014
 2013
Dined on 01/11/2014
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"The food is interesting and different without being "trendy"or pretentious. Atmosphere is warm and inviting and the service is top notch. Overall, one of the best places in Chicago. You can't go wrong here."
Dined on 01/11/2014
 2013
Special Features: fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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