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Grace

New American Restaurant$$$$
West Loop, Chicago
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  • Kelly W.
    Kelly WongOctober 4, 2015
    Curtis Duffy and his staff created an amazing fauna set menu. Each dish is creative and delicious. The wine pairing is worth trying. Friendly and attentive staff. Definitely ask for the kitchen tour!
  • Alice M.
    Alice MayJanuary 25
    The tasting menus are both lovely (flora for veggies, fauna for meat/seafood). For a special occasion, I recommend the Camille Saves 2004 champagne from Bouzy. Hard to find amazing bubbly!
  • Eater
    EaterJuly 9, 2013
    Grace's fine dining has been wowing diners, and media, from its inception. A glass-enclosed kitchen, spot-on wine pairings, and fascinating backstory only add to the draw. [Eater 38 Member]
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoAugust 2, 2014
    Chef Curtis Duffy and sommelier Michael Muser have executed small but key differences between Grace and its fine-dining cohorts, and though these tweaks to the formula are subtle, they add up. Read more
  • Epicurious
    EpicuriousJanuary 13, 2015
    While Chicago loves its dive pop-ups and faux-farmhouse cafés, there's still a fan base for prix-fixe, multi-course degustation dining. This spots success lies in their zealously foraged veg dishes. Read more
  • Eden K.
    Eden KMay 18, 2013
    Absolutely unbelievable. Heaven on earth. Chef Duffy is a culinary genius. My mind was blown. Will be back again and again and again. Beyond perfect service. Dishes are out of this world. I'm in love!
  • Water W.
    Water WaterDecember 17, 2016
    Wine pairing is magical, highly recommended and definitely worth the price. Menu-wise I think the meat/seafood one is better than the vegetarian one; the later is good but less variations in each dish
  • Pooneet K.
    Pooneet KantMay 29, 2013
    Really awesome meal! Have half your party get the "flora" and half the "fauna" menu so you can try everything. The wine pairings were very well done, and make sure to check out the bathrooms!
  • Jawwad A.
    Jawwad AkhtarOctober 17, 2014
    They're great about letting you sub a course or two from the flora/fauna menus. Consistently the best service I've ever had in Chicago. The whole team really cares, and it's obvious. Go!
  • Chicago Tribune
    Luxurious dining at its finest; chef Curtis Duffy is a master of precision and refinement, and his multicourse meals (one flora, one fauna) progress so naturally it’s like having a conversation. Read more
  • Sandy
    SandyJuly 14, 2013
    What a perfect blend of a beautiful, comfortable space, impeccable yet friendly service and some of the most creative and amazing food you'll ever taste. It is well worth the price.
  • Eater
    EaterJanuary 18
    Duffy and his kitchen's tasting menus exude nearly unparalleled precision and refinement, while partner Michael Muser's wine and service are equally destination-worthy. Read more
  • Martin S.
    Martin SlusarzNovember 20, 2014
    This is the finest overall dining experience of my life!! Really! Every mouthful, every sip, every detail was spectacular. Service was excellent and respectful. Go here!
    Upvoted Jul 4
  • Ozzy N.
    Ozzy NoriegaMay 8, 2013
    One of the best dinners I've had in Chicago so far. Comparable with Alinea I hope they get 3 Michelin stars next year since they would be well deserved.
  • Chicago Tribune
    Chicago TribuneAugust 1, 2014
    One absolutely must visit the restrooms. There are four, each dedicated to one season. My favorite so far is the white-on-white winter room.
  • Clarissa H.
    Clarissa HoOctober 18, 2016
    Amazing food (fauna menu) & wine pairing. Service can be improved, waiters appeared nervous and uptight
  • Matt F.
    Matt FJune 26, 2013
    One of the best meals and experiences in Chicago. Service never missed a beat. Wine pairing was excellent!! Menu was excellent.
  • Chicago Tribune
    Chicago TribuneApril 5, 2013
    4 of 4 stars. "So good, the $400 one spends for dinner here (based on the $185 tasting menu, wine pairing, tax and tip; your mileage may vary) seems like a sensible investment." -- Phil Vettel
  • Chema S.
    Great menu. Creative presentation. You have to be willing to pay if you want to taste the best food in the city.
  • Annie M.
    Annie MurphyMarch 30
    Fauna option was delightful. Service was spot on. Wine pairings are a must!
  • Geff K.
    Geff KenlyMay 11, 2013
    Crazy great food....amazing service, beautiful room with a truly inspired chef and staff. It was a culinary ballet......AMAZING
  • Adriana
    AdrianaJuly 8, 2015
    Had the Fauna tasting menu. Excellent! Loved the Miyazaki Beef.
  • Rui L.
    Rui LiApril 19, 2013
    The Scottish Salmon & the Miyazaki Beef were my favorites. Overall a great experience must get the pairing!!!
  • Lulu A.
    Lulu AJune 13, 2014
    Walk into kitchen after dinner and meet chef Curtis and kitchen staff. Jars of spices make an amusing focal point.
  • Michelin Travel & Lifestyle
    Begin with a stylized "parsnip," then try nairagi sashimi or Matsusaka beef, and finish with a dish of sudachi custard. – Green Guide Editor
  • Nauman N.
    Nauman NoorSeptember 4, 2013
    Amazing service and food. Worthy of 3 Michelin stars.
  • Amanda H.
    Amanda HessJanuary 19, 2014
    Table next to the kitchen was great - get to watch all the action
  • Lee A.
    Lee AllenAugust 7, 2014
    Go for the wine pairings. They sent my wife home with a bottle of her favorite one at the end of our anniversary meal.
  • Chicago Tribune
    Chicago TribuneAugust 1, 2014
    There's a terrific veal-cheek dish with wine-braised endive, black mint and tempura anchovies.
  • Noah P.
    Noah PinzurJuly 17, 2014
    Sit back and relax and enjoy the show. Food was outstandinf and service was even better
  • Chicago Tribune
    Chicago TribuneAugust 1, 2014
    There are two menus — one all-vegetable — each consisting of eight to 12 courses and priced identically.
  • Katy N.
    Katy NielsenFebruary 7, 2014
    Better than Alinea. Everyone that loves unique food experiences should go here.
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoDecember 20, 2013
    The sunchoke at Grace is one of the 100 best things we ate this year. http://tmout.us/rLOtk Read more
  • Maureen S.
    Maureen SanchezFebruary 22, 2013
    Amazing meal. Superb service. Creative, fun, beautiful.
  • Marie D.
    Marie DicosolaFebruary 20, 2015
    The service, the food, the ambiance!
  • Chris W.
    Chris WilliamsSeptember 17, 2013
    Awesome! Beautiful! Pricy but it was fun
  • Michele C.
    Michele CaporaliAugust 10, 2013
    Amazing...all that needs to be said.
  • Julianna
    JuliannaAugust 16, 2016
    Weekends booked well in advance.
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedAugust 22, 2014
    Matthew Accarrino, chef of SPQR, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Flora tasting menu. Read more
  • Annie L.
    Annie LucFebruary 24, 2014
    Tasting meal. So good and pretty
  • La Dolce Vita
    La Dolce VitaDecember 16, 2013
    Two Michelin stars
  • Frank L.
    Frank LeperaMarch 27, 2014
    Amazeballs.
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