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Near North Side, Chicago
110 Tips and reviews
  • rooftop
  • cocktails
  • brunch food
  • good for dates
  • cajun bacon
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  • Michael "NaS" M.
    I swear l love this place. They make all the drinks from scratch. Fresh ingredients from lemons, oranges; etc. You can definitely taste the difference compared to other bars Ask for Nelson bartender
  • Michael "NaS" M.
    I swear l love this place. They make all the drinks from scratch. Fresh ingredients from lemons, oranges; etc. You can definitely taste the difference compared to other bars. Ask for Nelson bartender
  • caroline l.
    caroline lewisSeptember 20, 2013
    This place is truly amazing!!! The food quality is fantastic! The service is also five star! Will definitely be back! The bread pudding was the best I've ever had!! Everything was fab!
  • Anna B.
    Anna BokunApril 3, 2013
    Brazilian-American, Zed451 surprised me; I enjoyed the salad bar a lot more than the meat selections (say wuuut). Also, beware of the hints of pistachio on the duck, especially if you're allergic...
  • Chicago Tribune
    Chicago TribuneFebruary 25, 2015
    Grab a specialty cocktail (such as the tequila negroni) and a wooden bench next to the glass-encased fireplace in the lounge. Read more
  • Jen K.
    Jen KeeganOctober 13, 2012
    Go for brunch! A must! Maple Cajun bacon and vanilla steel cut oatmeal are game changers!!! Turkey with cranberry sauce was the best turkey I have ever had hands down.
  • Anamaria H.
    Anamaria HernandezFebruary 3, 2014
    The buffet is delicious but save room for the meat. And ask for more of those biscuits! Once they give you the dessert plates, they remove the biscuits from the table.
  • Andrew S.
    Andrew SandlerMay 27, 2016
    Used the upstairs room for a corporate cocktail party. Staff was awesome and the passed appetizers were really tasty. Buffalo shrimp FTW
  • Anita M.
    Anita MettilleJune 10, 2016
    A perfect blend of contemporary ambiance, delicious foods presented beautifully and a wine list full of worldly varietals. I'll be back!
  • Ashley G.
    Ashley GoldsteinApril 25, 2015
    Highly suggest this place!! Amazing!! Everything you could imagine plus more! And all you can eat!
  • Dana J.
    Dana JensenFebruary 9, 2015
    Really impressive spread of charcuterie. Salads were enh but holy crud was the meat skewer situation wonderful. Especially the signature beef. Wow.
  • Sarah S.
    Sarah SizzleAugust 26, 2010
    Blueberry Mojito is amazing. The food is phenomenal, the coriander chicken was my favorite & the "salad" bar blew my mind with the selection of completely unique side dishes. Try the chocolate chili.
  • Mat M.
    Mat MAugust 19, 2014
    Be sure to sit at the chef's table, all the chef's are super friendly and you get first dibs as the meat comes out
  • Amanda C.
    Amanda CooperJanuary 12, 2012
    This winter they have 1/2 off bottles of wine on Tuesday and live acoustic music on Wednesday. Check out their brunch on Sat. & Sun and rooftop in the summer!
  • Kelli S.
    Kelli ShivesMarch 21, 2014
    Best brunch EVER. Be hungry and ready for $3 mimosas. Keep your rocks on the table and save room for the chicken and waffles when they come around.
  • Aaron C.
    Aaron CruzJuly 24, 2013
    Grab a drink on the rooftop and Happy Hour and enjoy the fresh air and Chi-town skyline. Mojitos and their desserts are recommended.
  • Chicago Tribune
    Chicago TribuneAugust 1, 2014
    Zed also has a "cravings" lounge menu of small plates such as grilled prawns, chicken samosas, ceviche and barbecued ribs. Read more
  • Eater
    EaterJanuary 13
    This churrascaria knows how to play with fire in both the main dining room and the lounge area. Read more
  • Joshua H.
    Joshua HernandezJuly 4, 2010
    Great drinks. A bit pricey but worth it. All their martinis are great my favorites the Clemintini, Strawberry Basil, Blackberry Champagne, and Orange crush. Drink menu is seasonal.
  • Jennifer R.
    Jennifer ReinholdFebruary 20, 2014
    Great brunch! Something for everyone and everything was delicious. Especially the cinnamon roll!
  • Dani G.
    Dani GintzlerSeptember 7, 2013
    Don't go there and order al la carte, do The Zed Experience! And don't leave before checking out the rooftop terrace!
  • Stephanie W.
    Stephanie WardJuly 12, 2015
    Brunch was awesome! Best service I've had in a long time. Buffalo chicken and waffles were awesome!
  • Amy L.
    Amy LynnJune 25, 2012
    You must order the Cajun BLT slider, it's like $4 and will blow your friggin mind. That bacon is UNREAL.
  • Pocket S.
    Pocket SunAugust 11, 2014
    Bar menu is good, open seating. I really enjoy the pad thai tacos and kimchee egg rolls.
  • Toni H.
    Toni H.July 27, 2012
    The brunch is wonderful and they have shuttle service to the local spots if you RSVP with them.
  • ZED 4.
    ZED 451September 27, 2011
    During football season, get $5 ZED burgers and $3 drafts in the lounge on Saturday, Sunday and Monday evenings. Go Bears!!
  • Ryan
    RyanSeptember 12, 2014
    A step up from fogo de chao or Texas de Brazil. Each meat has a unique sauce.
  • Daniela D.
    Daniela DBOctober 13, 2014
    Amazing!!! Must try it!! great salad bar... Trust me one serving is enough!
  • ZED 4.
    ZED 451September 27, 2011
    During football season, ZED offers $5 burgers and $3 drafts in the lounge on Saturday, Sunday and Monday evenings. Go Bears!
  • Carol H.
    Carol HJuly 16, 2010
    Incredible food!! Don't eat for a week before you come for dinner. The peach sangria, poached pears and 12 types of "protein" are fabulous.
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoSeptember 14, 2010
    If ZED’s rooftop lounge were yours alone, you’d be the most popular kid in town, because this space is primed for entertaining: It has an outdoor bar, rustic lounges and a sleek fireplace. Read more
  • Meagan L.
    Meagan LopezMay 7, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Honestly, if you're there for brunch, you must make them bring seconds of the homemade beignets. Amazing.
  • Contessa G.
    Contessa GibsonMarch 17, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    If you visit Zed451 for brunch, be sure to have the cajun bacon...absolutely AMAZING.
  • Sarah
    SarahMarch 21, 2010
    Go to the rooftop of Zed 451 and ask for an original mojito. They have a fancy frufru version on the menu, but skip it and go plain, it's the best!
  • Noel P.
    Noel Padilla Jr.April 26, 2014
    This use to be Harry A. Levinson's jewelry store. He was a close friend of Tony Accardo.
  • Ethan L.
    Ethan LemkeFebruary 3, 2013
    Absolutely amazing food in an awesome setting. The harvest is awesome, as is the meat
  • Irem U.
    Irem UnluDecember 12, 2016
    Plus: food is delicious,wine list is expansive Minus: service is unprofessional
  • Feb S.
    Feb SJanuary 4, 2012
    Nice place for nice food. Kinda pricey though. But that's what you'd have to pay for the great environment.
  • Summer
    SummerSeptember 4, 2011
    The meat is so tender/flavorful and the salad bar is full of high $ delights! Save room for dessert and a cortado! Yum!
  • Nastasia
    NastasiaJune 23, 2012
    Awesome place for brunch! Come hungry!
  • Chris J.
    Chris JordanMay 17, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Pick any three wines on the by the glass menu for a flight of only $12 including Veuve.
  • Akera S.
    Akera SwainMarch 16, 2013
    Everything is AMAZING...I will return really soon!!
  • Tommy H.
    Tommy HenselDecember 31, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    This is the best wine tasting deal in Chicago, IMHO. Ask for Chef Patrick when you book.
  • Joe E.
    Joe E.May 17, 2011
    Skip wine. Get the wine flight. For $12, get the veuve as part of the flight.
  • Brent S.
    Brent SappApril 12, 2010
    This is the most unique, sumptuous, adventurous eating experience in Chicago. You feel like you're a billionaire's guest in his favorite house. Read more
  • Tina S.
    Tina SMay 21, 2013
    Best chicken samosas.. Just melts in the mouth.
  • Robert R.
    Robert RaffOctober 17, 2010
    Don't know what all the hubbub is about, the salad bar is sub par, the selection of meat doesn't hold a candle to Texas De Brazil, not to mention it comes out bleeding. The atmosphere was nice! 
  • Christian C.
    Christian CalderonJuly 21, 2014
    Place nice drinks no good server 👎the mojito 👍
  • Jewel R.
    Jewel RitchieNovember 16, 2014
    Brunch is divine! A must do!
  • Chicago Tribune
    Chicago TribuneAugust 1, 2014
    Known for its "harvest table" buffet and unlimited rodizio-style service. Read more
  • Allison K.
    Allison KaminskiJanuary 3, 2015
    Great brunch! Come with a group!
  • Linda A.
    Linda AAugust 19, 2010
    Some of the best mixed drinks you can get anywhere! The menu changes seasonally.
  • Candice W.
    Candice WagnerDecember 9, 2012
    Sunday Funday. 3 dollar drafts and the best burgers for 5 bucks. Awesome.
  • Vincent J.
    Vincent JamesMarch 1, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Best brunch in Chicago w/o the unlimited mimosas.
  • Louis S.
    Louis SSeptember 26, 2011
    Quite possibly the best value for brunch in River North.
  • flavvio13 .
    Butterscotch Bread Pudding.( )
  • Fotiny D.
    Fotiny DSeptember 22, 2014
  • Patrick S.
    Patrick ShawJuly 23, 2015
    Awesome roof deck!!
  • ben b.
    ben baileyFebruary 28, 2016
    Jenny is the best! Here she is with dessert!
  • Rob K.
    Rob KolminMarch 25, 2015
    Dessert and cocktails.... Is there anything else that matters?
  • Victoria
    VictoriaJune 17, 2010
    Rumor has it that in 1919, Victoria was spread across Mexico by revolutionary troops. For our American launch we’ve decided to use a more conventional form of distribution. That’s how we got here. Read more
  • Brandice L.
    Brandice LabadieOctober 17, 2010
    The meat is served medium rare which ruins the entire experience for someone like myself that eats red meat medium well.
  • MafiaHairdresser J. has ao many events here. Love em.
  • Dani G.
    Dani GintzlerNovember 9, 2013
    Best Brunch! Great mimosas.
  • Jessica K.
    Jessica KimAugust 13, 2014
    Great space for drinks and catching up
  • ben b.
    ben baileyFebruary 28, 2016
    Jenny! She's great here!
  • Amber
    AmberJuly 14, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Weekdays - for a limited time - half off select Cravings Menu items in the lounge and on the rooftop. 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
  • Aishwarya S.
    Aishwarya SharmaSeptember 8, 2016
    Rooftop bar, cocktails, light bites
  • Jennifer S.
    Jennifer StraubDecember 22, 2011
    GO HERE FOR BRUNCH! But, come VERY hungry.
  • michelle j.
    michelle jimenezAugust 25, 2015
    Roof top is pretty cool
  • Jordan B.
    Jordan BishoppJanuary 20, 2016
    Pork belly with kimchi <3
  • Crystal B.
    Crystal BNovember 28, 2014
    Prepare to spend all night getting interrupted by servers pushing meat on a stick like they're trying to marry off their homeliest daughter.
  • Nicolas C.
    Nicolas ColeAugust 15, 2013
    The pear dish is unbelievable.
  • Sammy O.
    Sammy OjedaJanuary 18, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Live Acoustic Music Today and Every Wednesday! 7-10PM
  • Bjoern B.
    Bjoern BlahaJuly 25, 2010
    Best brunch ever. Food and service are amazing...!!!
  • Bill B.
    Bill B.February 6, 2012
    Great food for Sunday brunch.
  • Lance L.
    Lance LNovember 26, 2012
    Blackberry mojitos are F'in terrific!
  • Fernando Y.
    Nice fireplace in Chicago
  • Frank v.
    Frank van HyfteMay 12, 2012
    The Boucaine Chardonnay from Napa is elegant, full and good value.
  • David S.
    David SimonsJune 19, 2015
    Great outdoor terrace.
  • Lisa J.
    Lisa JarsDecember 5, 2016
    Delicious breakfast and bloody Mary's
  • Wendy B.
    Wendy BradshawFebruary 14, 2015
    Great staff and atmosphere.
  • ISC C.
    ISC ChicagoSeptember 26, 2016
    Creative cocktails
  • Kelly .
    Kelly 🍰August 8, 2014
    Basically a super fancy buffet
  • Patricia G.
    Kids eat brunch for free. Can't beat that!
  • Melanie M.
    Melanie MooreFebruary 4, 2012
    The butterscotch bread pudding.
  • Kristal M.
    Kristal ManakulJanuary 12, 2013
    Love the meat fondue
  • Kathleen W.
    Kathleen WesleyJuly 7, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Sangria on the rooftop is perfect on a hot summer day :)
  • ISC C.
    ISC ChicagoJanuary 23
    Cocktails to end the evening
  • Adam S.
    Adam SegerJune 17, 2011
    The raspberry hum sangria ROCKS!
  • Lee Anne O.
    Lee Anne OrangeSeptember 12, 2014
    Awesome mojitis!!
  • Zonahi Ariana Z.
    Zonahi Ariana ZamudioDecember 31, 2010
    Venison and Kobe is outstanding!
  • James H.
    James HillsOctober 1, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Buttermilk sirloin rocks!
  • Ashley H.
    Ashley HarmonOctober 25, 2010
    Three words: Butterscotch Bread Pudding. Game changer
  • Jesse N.
    Jesse NoriegaMay 30, 2016
    Bad service and ribs are basically bone, don't come here if you are hungry, only the busser was actually doing his job 👎
  • Ambra R.
    Ambra RobertsJuly 31, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The meat fondue!!!
  • Maria E.
    Maria EvansAugust 6, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    People who complain that the meat here isn't overcooked are freaks.
  • Suzanne E.
    Suzanne EL-MoursiApril 10, 2010
    The BEST cucumber sage martinis :)
  • Jeff C.
    Jeff CaseyMay 22, 2011
    Rooftop, yes please. Service, I'll pass.
  • Kris
    KrisNovember 20, 2011
    $5 berger$3 drafts
  • Jess S.
    Jess SgSeptember 18, 2014
    Carne de venado, pan de queso, carne de pato todo exquisito..
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