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Graham Elliot

(Now Closed)
New American Restaurant$$$$
River North, Chicago
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  • Jessica Y.
    Jessica YoungSeptember 15, 2011
    Go here for a special occasion (or any day if you're a big spender) and definitely go for the tasting menu with wine pairings. The food and service are some of the best I've ever had.
  • Free2BVee
    Free2BVeeAugust 27, 2013
    The dining experience was AMAZING and I highly recommend Chef Graham Elliot's take on s'mores. The sweetness of the graham, ganache and chocolate really was the highlight of my visit. ;-)
  • Chicago magazine
    Chicago magazineApril 16, 2012
    Inspired flavors and textures keep us coming back, as do new-to-us ingredients such as marsh samphire and dishes like Colorado lamb with pea cannelloni and roasted Jidori chicken with carrots. Read more
  • GourmetLive
    GourmetLiveDecember 7, 2010
    It’s hard to notice the casual subtleties, like waiters in Converse or the comfortable décor, when there’s a root beer–glazed pork chop topped with corn nuts and watermelon sitting in front of you.
  • Bullfrog & Baum
    Bullfrog & BaumJanuary 24, 2011
    Graham Elliot's bistronomic restaurant has a contemporary american cuisine influenced menu. The butternut bisque has toasted coconut and pumpkin seeds that make each better than the last.
  • Chris S.
    Chris ShackletonMarch 8, 2013
    I ate here two years ago and wasn't that impressed. I came back last night and was blown away. Definitely deserving if the second Michelin Star. Loved the tasting menu and music.
  • Epicurious
    EpicuriousAugust 23, 2010
    This eponymous restaurant from a rising culinary star does not disappoint. Its small-plate offerings, like a gigantic buffalo chicken wing with Budweiser foam, are a joyous, delicious laugh.
  • P. Griffin B.
    P. Griffin BaronOctober 20, 2010
    The ice cream they use for the indoor s'mores is incredible. It tastes like a campfire. I can't think of any other explanation than that. It's a smoky marshmallow taste that compliments perfectly.
  • The Feast
    The FeastJune 9, 2011
    Since dropping his last name, Graham Elliot is now one with his eponymous restaurant. Elliot throws rules out the window, leaning towards playful food like truffled popcorn and sweetbread empanadas.
  • David B.
    David BiggsOctober 18, 2013
    Wow - incredibly technical, delicate and beautiful food that will leave your mouth agape long after the last bite is gone. More words won't do Graham Elliot's food justice.. reserve a table already!
  • Tasting Table
    Tasting TableJune 19, 2012
    If you can, go for the full progression in the repertoire menu. Food this ambitious and seamless can only be found at a few restaurants in the city: Read more
  • Travel Channel
    Travel ChannelMarch 3, 2011
    Don't miss the foie-ly pops, foie gras rolled in pop rocks all on a stick. This is haute cuisine that looks like junk food. -- Andrew Zimmern, Bizarre Foods Read more
  • Michelin Travel & Lifestyle
    Wine-vinegar lollipops arouse the palate for plates like venison tartare, lamb loin, or strawberry-goat cheese macarons.– Green Guide Editor
  • Crain's Chicago Business
    Sure to win over the table, the scallops here are glazed with maple syrup and seared, then served with oatmeal and whipped butternut squash. Read more
  • Monika M.
    Monika McMahonSeptember 7, 2013
    Get the drink the Freebird: tequila, lavender, honey and a dash of maraschino. Delicious and not too sweet!
  • Joe M.
    Joe MathieuFebruary 9, 2011
    Go with a group to enjoy the 10-course feast. The food was beyond compare, and the service was impeccable.
  • Patrick M.
    Patrick McHughDecember 2, 2012
    Loved tasting menu . Sommelier fantastic especially his ties. Would've loved a couple rolls.
  • Marco M.
    Marco MorelliJune 3, 2010
    Amazing food (scallops and tuna tartare). Service was great and the music selection was amazing.
  • Alexandra I.
    Alexandra IonidesJune 25, 2010
    Arguably one of the best-rest of Chicago...truffled popcorn and perfectly prepared lamb, nom.
  • Aaron M.
    Aaron M.May 17, 2011
    The foie-ly pops may not be on the physical menu but they'll still make it for you if you ask.
  • Rawli P.
    Rawli PuigMarch 23, 2013
    The Chef's Tasting Menu is a unique experience. It is a must do.
  • R. J.
    R. J.September 22, 2012
    Great food. Great chef. Even saw a man get down on one knee and propose to his girlfriend. She said yes.
  • Tina N.
    Tina NotaroJuly 31, 2011
    Everything was delicious and wonderfully presented. Great atmosphere, great service, great experience.
  • Claudine C.
    Claudine CoSeptember 12, 2009
    if the Foielipops with poprocks aren't on the menu, see if the kitchen can make them for you!
  • Stuart W.
    Stuart WoodJanuary 28, 2012
    Kentucky mai tai is a thing of beauty. Great mixologist on staff.
  • Aubrey L.
    Aubrey LynnMay 6, 2010
    Do The Experience tasting menu. So amazing, but takes a long time for ten courses.
  • Joshua G.
    Joshua GordonNovember 27, 2011
    Try the Wagyu Beef With Aerated Bone Marrow And Poached Egg Sous Vide - Ohh Emm Gee
  • Joshua H.
    Joshua HernandezJuly 4, 2010
    $$$$ But good. Ask for the Foie gras lollipop with poprocks coating. Trust me, it's good.
  • David J.
    David JaraFebruary 18, 2012
    Absolutely delicious, fantastic service. Not worth leaving hungry after spending over $400.
  • Leyla A.
    Leyla ArsanJuly 24, 2010
    Great food. Smoke monster cocktail + they play album sides. Win. Win. Win. @FIJIhunt
  • Dillon
    DillonDecember 29, 2012
    I only got good vibes from all the servers, and I totally have a crush on the sommelière.
  • Marco H.
    Marco HowellSeptember 15, 2011
    The food is good but you'll have to order a lot of it. The portions are ridiculously small.
  • Leyla A.
    Leyla ArsanNovember 5, 2011
    My happy place. If you like it here we can be friends.
  • Laura P. R.
    Laura P. RamirezDecember 31, 2010
    Chrisas Ale Manhattan made by Alex (Alecs?) is incredible!
  • ShoeHefner
    ShoeHefnerMarch 23, 2011
    Love the complimentary truffle popcorn...
  • Ben F.
    Ben FosterApril 4, 2010
    Have Michael Simon tell you all about the pairings. Very entertaining and not pretentious.
  • Jessica P.
    Jessica PerryAugust 31, 2010
    Try not to fight over the truffle popcorn - it's hard!
  • ShopTRACY B.
    ShopTRACY BURTONAugust 14, 2010
    amazing cocktails - a must!
  • Erin D.
    Erin DSMay 1, 2010
    awesome night at graham elliot, good food, great service
  • Jeff
    JeffNovember 15, 2012
    2013 - 2 Michelin Stars
  • Kennard B.
    Kennard BoltOctober 5, 2013
    They play a lot of Arcade Fire
  • Betty B.
    Betty Bennett FerenceOctober 3, 2011
    Save your money. Portion size is two bites per course
  • Frank L.
    Frank LizzadroMarch 2, 2011
    Perfection. Every time.
  • La Dolce Vita
    La Dolce VitaDecember 16, 2013
    Two Michelin stars
  • Robert M.
    Robert MullenSeptember 21, 2011
    Very disappointing first visit to this restaurant!!! Food has the makings of innovation - unfortunately overshadowed by very poor customer service
  • Dion H.
    Dion HinchcliffeNovember 17, 2010
    Try the Foielipop
  • Danny D.
    Danny DawsonSeptember 9, 2009
    eat here.
  • Sharon H.
    Sharon HaftSeptember 20, 2011
    Very expensive and absolutely not worth it
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