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07/15/2012
By: mike.hampton.180
Telegraph
Having eaten at The Girl and The Goat the night before my standards were up pretty high when I stopped in to Telegraph for dinner last night and they delivered in every possible way. The food was phenomenal, the service was some of the best I can remember ever having and the space is beautiful.I was with a party of eight, not ideal for the type of dining that Telegraph offers, smaller plates created to be shared, but they did an awesome job of catering to our group. We started with drinks and appetizers, I highly recommend the Old Kentucky Tomme, and our server was super patient with the folks that wanted wine but couldn't decipher the list. With a few questions he had a glass to recommend and everybody came out happy. The olive oil poached tuna was a hit at out table. I had the pastrami spiced duck that came over an apricot puree and it was perfect, the waiter again had a recommendation for a wine, the gamay and I loved it, it really complemented they entree. We ended the night with dessert and from the way my cousin and his girlfriend inhaled the ice box cake I can't but assume it was delicious. Armita and I split a cheese plate of a rich and creamy roquefort carles, a milder but no less wonderful gubeen and a goat cheese from Indiana of all places that stole the show.I cannot recommend Telegraph highly enough. I am looking forward to a chance to go back.
02/03/2017
By: Kay T.
Jamaican Me Hungry
I hail from the Isles of the South Seas and had my 1st taste of jerk chicken/turkey/ribs at JAMAICAN ME HUNGRY on my very 1st visit to Chicago just in December. What an WHAT AN EXPERIENCE!!!! Simply amazing and delicious!!! The meats were soft and soo full of flavor!! The candied yams were just so tasty and ripened plantain on side was a really nice touch (reminded me of home, made the way I like). The staff and owner, Eddie, were very welcoming and friendly. I absolutely loved the reggae music playing in background! I totally LOVED IT!!! #MeLove #JamaicanMeHungry It truly is THEEE #BestJamaicanFoodInTownTrust this island girl, you will LOVE IT!!! That's right folks! Try this spot and taste the BEST JAMAICAN FOOD in town!!MENU:Jerk Chicken/Rib Tips/Shrimp/Catfish/Tilapia...Curry Chicken/Shrimp/Goat...Escovitch Red Snapper, Salmon, Turkey Tail, Oxtail, Brown Stewed Chicken, Candied yams, Plantains...**Sides: Red Beans & Rice, Mac & Cheese, Collard Greens, White Rice, Cabbage and Carrots...They have just added Jerk Tacos, Jerk Chicken Salad, Jerk Shrimp and a whole lot more. Stop in to see their latest additions. I recommend you call ahead and place your orders. Ohhhh and mention my review/name to get $2 off on a whole jerk chicken! Their hours of operation:Monday-Saturday 10am -10pm Sunday 11am - 7pmPhone (773)952-2121.Catering is available...
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07/15/2012
By: mike.hampton.180
Girl & The Goat
My lady and I walked into the Girl & the Goat at 7ish on a Friday night with no reservation and were eating within 45 minutes, sure we were at the bar but it wasn't long after that that the hostess called our name for a table. We decided to stay at the bar and let a friend I'd bumped into take the table but, like I said, 7 on a Friday night and less than an hour wait is not something that can be complained about. The only thing I didn't love about this place was the space itself. I felt like the decor was a bit disjointed, exposed brick, charred wooden planks, reclaimed wrought iron fire place dealies gives most of the restaurant a rustic feel that much of the menu shares but the bar area did not. That being said, this place is amazing. I'm a big fan of the smaller shareable plates style of eating so that was a winner for me. My date and I started with a loaf of fresh baked bread with a Wisconsin beer cheddar and a plate of oysters that were light and delicious. From there we ordered a few plates to share; pan fried shisheto peppers, sauteed skate, wood roasted pig face, and a goat belly served with lobster and crab meat that simply melted in your mouth. Everything was perfect from the cocktails to the food to the service. Get here soon.
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05/20/2015
By: makemehotp
Grand Lux Cafe
The view and decor of this place make the dining experience highly memorable. For that alone, its worth trip. Take all that away though, and you have an very average Cheesecake Factory...minus cheesecake even being on the menu. I probably wouldn't dine here as my first choice but I would give a fair recommendation to anyone seeking to try it out. Drinks & Appetizers The drinks were highly over priced. I ordered one of their signature drinks and it tasted like sugar water. However, they happened to make a Lemon Drop Martini the exact way my wife likes it so they get a pass on this round. We also ordered crab cakes as an appetizer and I have to say that the Sam's Club brand of homemade crab cakes taste better. #KanyeShrug. Entrees I ordered the Shrimp Scampi and it was good. I'd order that again. The shrimp were seasoned to perfection and the pasta sauce was very flavorful. My wife ordered the Chicken Ravello and substituted the chicken for salmon. She was satisfied and enjoyed her meal, but not overly impressed. So if you take her drink and my entree, you have the perfect combination.
12/24/2013
By: christyhandmrtibbs
Atwood
Went for lunch at Atwood for the total experience. Great location in a historically vital building. Charming interior. Ezcellant service. But the food was mediocre to just plain poor. The appetizer of calamity was passable. The trout salad was terrible including brown tinged apple slices. Microscopic cubes of smoked trout, over toasted corn nuts. Corn nuts? What are they thinking? Greens that were pale pieces of tired, which without a mix of greens is just plain bitter. The gelato had the texture and taste of cheap ice cream with frozen hard berries. Come on folks this is Chicago- prime time, not some suburban or small town hamlet venue trying to be " gourmet". Is it because you get so many tourists, you think you can get away with swill? Shame on you. Overall very limited choices, very uninspired. It is easy to source amazing food in the City. What is the problem? I am so sorry that the special luncheon with my daughter was such a flop.
04/03/2013
By: village120
Elephant & Castle
I've been to this place a few times over the years and I really enjoy going there every time. The food is great and it has very nice, friendly staff. Not to mention great beer! The only slight grievance I would have concerning a most recent visit was that I ordered something that was "on special" for that night, but when we got the bill, the price was the same as it would ordinarily be. I called later and talked to a staff member to make sure we were not overcharged and she confirmed that was indeed the price and said the special of the night more refers to the featured dish of the night. However, she also stated that this dish was available all the time. I find this slightly misleading and suggested they perhaps say, "featured dish of the evening" or something, as "special" implies a lesser price for that day. Either way, I would return there again for sure and hope to in the near future!
01/22/2015
By: Leo M.
Chan's King Wok
I was in town for work, and had rented a nearby place nearby for a period of 1 week. Unfamiliar with the area and swamped with work, I decided to order out; the decision really came down to Pizza or Chinese for delivery options, and found this place really close by with delivery. I don’t exactly recall what sides I ordered by I remember ordering the Spicy Basil Beef.For delivery, it was fresher than I expected and it was very well priced for what you got. The delivery guy was super nice and super quick. What I remember most about the night was working diligently on this report for the client and just smelling the aroma of the basil even after I had finished the meal. I ended up ordering out from the same place again the next day for lunch—was not disappointed. I rarely order twice from the same place on business travel (heck, you got an expense account why not explore right?), but this is one of those off cases.
08/08/2016
By: dave o.
Revival Social Club
My dining partner and I have enjoyed years of great food and drink in Chicago and Los Angeles, and our overall impression of Revival was simply this: "we had to find a bad one sooner or later!"- there were other seats, but they seated us directly under a large, unfiltered skylight at 1pm -- lots of squinting!- the room was a cacophony of sound; all right angles and hard surfaces, so everyone was raising their voices to be heard.- we left much of our meal unconsumed: an over-salted bloody mary, an "odd, sort of tex-mex" eggs benedict, chips that tasted heavy and bland, and nutella pancakes that had no flavor beyond the nutella itself.- we were surrounded by waitstaff chatting with each other and friends at tables, and couldn't get a check without resorting to unsubtle methods.In short, you can do better.
04/18/2013
By: dr.melissa.m.sisco
Dappers Restaurant East
Dapper's is an amazingly warm place that I love so much, I come each week with my business team. If you want the best service in town, ask for Esperanza, a wonderful woman who always welcomes you with a smile and she remembers your favorite drink which she has ready almost as quickly as you sit down. It's easy to get used to your 'normal table' and your 'favorite dish'. The owner is always at the front of the house, he and his wife are charming. If you support family run restaurants and really want to feel good from a delicious meal and delightful people, this is the place to go. It is amazingly affordable as well. Almost every dish comes with a free soup as well. Dappers East has grown to be 'our' place. I hope you have the opportunity to make it yours
09/28/2013
By: Cheryl D.
Chicago Chop House
Just finished our super delicious meal! Had the tomahawk rib eye with augratin potatoes and organc spinach salad with key lime pie for desert all of which were super delicious. Our waiter, the ex scuba diver , did an outstading job. Table service top notch with clean forks and knives with each course. Table swept clean, and if you leave your table during your meal, you will return to a folded napkin. Hostess kindly explained the local history of the building and neighborhood. I had to look hard to find fault, but being from old school service, I prefer my water and or drink glass to be removed from the table for refilling rather than reach across with a pitcher but that's just me. Enjoyed our first visit here and would definitely recommend.

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