1723 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614, USA

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4.7 / 5

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    Carmela Ver
    July 21, 2022

    Amazing experience and incredible food. The most flavorful dishes were the Thai, Japanese, and Mexican inspired dishes. The French and American dishes were salty, bland, and overly creamy. Dessert was the best part and incorporated many flavors and textures at once. I recommend getting the wine pairing as well, even if you're not a big fan of wine it is still worth it. The service was also perfect. We felt like we could focus on eating without worrying about or asking for anything. The table was cleaned between courses, new silverware brought out and water glasses were constantly full. The staff were friendly, attentive and made great conversation. The kitchen was able to accommodate our dietary restrictions (vegetarian and no red meat/pork). Overall, this is one of the best of all the Michelin star restaurants we've been to. We were so happy with our experience and look forward to coming back in a week!

    Ngoc Do
    April 24, 2022

    It's an EXPERIENCE. When you're there, you have to remember you're paying for the experience in addition to the food.The food by itself is not worth price. The food and experience are subjective depending on who you ask. My experience was good. There were courses that were amazing to eat and unlike anything else I've had - those were mostly the seafood dishes. Chef Grant has an amazing palette for seafood, other cuisines not as much. The other dishes were high quality but not top tier as if you were to get them from a high quality restaurant of that cuisine. The experience made it fun though, as you were eating it in new ways than before. The price was steep, and it's a once in a very long time experience to pay. I might come back in 5-10 years if I did. The 6 person kitchen table has a clear glass wall where you can see the staff and sometimes Chef Grant, and I would highly recommend that. If the price was lowered, I would consider giving this a 5 rating.

    Madeleine England
    February 03, 2022

    We sat at the glassed in kitchen table. It was a wonderful view of the action in the kitchen and many of the kitchen staff engaged with us. Definitely more exciting than the dining room. Also, we were loud. So it was nice to be away from others as to not disturb them. The meal is unlike any other you will have in Chicago. Amazing and exciting and delicious. The service is wonderful; you are taken care of so well. A couple of my guests got the wine pairing too. It was very interesting and worth it. Use the valet; it’s also super worth it.

    Melissa Pate
    June 29, 2022

    I had high expectations as we saw Chef Grant on a cooking show. We flew to Chicago for the weekend just to visit this restaurant. The food was very good though not all my style. There were only a few dishes that I really savored. I expected amazing! Some details were amiss considering they’re a 3 star Michelin restaurant. The staff was very nice but seemed like they needed more. It was a fun experience, but I don’t think it’s worth the price tag. Michelin restaurants in the US seems to cost a lot more without much justification. It was very good, just not an all around WOW.

    Max Ford
    January 31, 2022

    Not worth the hype. Come in and be amazed by the service and details that are not missed here. Gold leaf.. truffles and wine pairings are awesome however you will be hungry when you leave because everything is a sample. Lmao we literally went straight to another restaurant after because we was starving. This place is cute at best and a fun experience but I would never recommend it for the price you could fly almost anywhere on earth and eat great.


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