Oriole

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$50 and over
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Contemporary American
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Tasting Menu
Oriole is a restaurant hidden down an alley-like street in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood, offering an extended tasting menu presented by Executive Chef & Owner Noah Sandoval. The Michelin-starred and Jean Banchet award-winning team hosts 28 in an intimate and elegant dining room shared with an open kitchen. Never bending to industry trends, the dishes and service at Oriole give guests a thought-provoking and interactive experience, where the diner is the true focus of the meal.

We each look forward to welcoming you to Oriole.
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great great great great

N
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

An unforgettable experience, in all the best ways. The service is the best I’ve ever had at any restaurant and the food was equally outstanding. I would highly recommend this experience.

JB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best meal of my life! Everything mas perfect and delicious!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was delicious and original, service is the best I’ve seen in the city.

CP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Perfect!
the staff is extremely professional and knowledgeable.

h
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We loved Erica. She was so well spoken and MADE our evening perfect.

B
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We loved it! Will be back as soon as we can. Thank you so much!

MS
Chicago
84 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I have always respected, but have never quite understood or agreed with Michelin's methodology of awarding the coveted stars to restaurants. But for sake of consistency, when I compare Oriole to other 3-Star restaurants from an overall fine-dining experience, I fine that Oriole not only matches but even exceeds the experience we have had around the world. Is it the Avante-garde reuse of an old industrial building? In my humble opinion, that is what makes Oriole so much more special. This is not our first time at Oriole. And yes, we were not as surprised by the contrast of the exterior appearance and the industrial-chic charm of the inside. But, we enjoyed it just the same. But to more important things..

The menu was expertly crafted with delicate treatments of exquisite ingredients sourced from the far reaches of Hokkaido to a local farm just hours from the city. But more impressive than just the outstanding presentation and preparation was the creative genius that went into conceiving the dishes. One case in point is the pairing of foie gras with blueberries. While it is not unusual to balance fatty foods with acidic contrasts, this was almost playfully surprising in its effect. Or the presentation of uni. I have always enjoyed this jewel of the seas as a cold or at least room temperature preparation. This offering over a warm risotto blew us away. I could go on about all of the courses - but I think you the reader get a general idea.

We did enjoy the standard wine pairing very much. Yes, there were the rare finds and the excellent explanations for the choice for each course. But most importantly - as impressive as the beverages were on their own - they complimented the courses and let the dish still be the star.

The service is a unique blend of observance of fine dining protocols and friendly welcoming hospitality. A combination that is difficult to achieve and even rarer to perfect. But this is Oriole, after all!

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food, presentation, taste and service was absolutely amazing! Definitely worth the cost.

MO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Oriole rivals some of the best fine dining restaurants in NYC or LA. The intimate setting provides a warmth and comfort that supports the entire meal. The staff is extremely knowledgable, friendly, and attentive - they were always one step ahead of us without being aggressive. The menu was fresh and innovative. Each course presented its own set of surprises while sticking to the tradition and spirit of the dish. I am glad that we chose to spend our anniversary at Oriole (we traveled in from Texas) and would recommend to anyone looking for a culinary adventure.

NH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The dining experience was simply amazing. One of the best meals I've ever had.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The best meal I’ve ever had in Chicago.

A
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What an amazing meal! Everything was perfect - the service, ambiance and food! Come here for a special occasion!

ID
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the best restaurant experiences we've ever had! Fabulous food and wine pairings with a very knowledgeable and friendly staff. Very deserving of their two Michelin stars. We will definitely be back!

RJ
New Zealand
4 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A truly fantastic experience from arrival to departure. Highly recommend.

JW
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

There are many great restaurants in Chicago, but there is a clear number one and this is it. Top notch in every way, from the extraordinary food to service that makes you feel like an honored guest. Stop everything and find a time to get yourself to this restaurant.

S
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Superlative. Everyone knows about the Michelin stars but the cuisine, atmosphere and service well exceeded our (quite high) expectations. From the first drop of a cocktail to the tiny bite sized ice-cream sandwich bit of desert, we were thrilled. The variety, originality and aesthetic of my vegetarian options was a delicious, beautiful and unusual as my sweetheart's offerings which included meat and seafood. Oriole would be a delightful place to celebrate a special occasion or to return often to appreciate the creativity and energy of this wonderful restaurant.

e
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It might have been one of the best meals I've had in my life, with others being sentimental meals (ones cooked by my grandma,) or ones that are about the location itself (e.g. Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo). The food pairings were outstanding and full of surprises. The food placement (plate decor) were a piece of art to look at. I don't know what else I could have asked for. P.S. the guest restroom was also super impressive with thoughtful one-time usage supplies, I'm in awe!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was an amazing experience from the time we arrived. Their attention to detail was spot on!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 3Food 1Service 5Ambience 5

The food, though exquisite, was too salty. Every dish was terribly over salted. Do not think we will go back ever!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best restaurant, highest quality I have ever dine in

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing experience from start to finish. I proposed here with the help of the restaurant crew. They went above and beyond to make our night truly a night to remember. The food was stupefyingly good. They accommodated my shellfish allergy and made truly unique substitutions. After every course I thought there was no way they could top that, and I was pleasantly surprised every time. Ambiance is really cozy. Hands down the best meal of my life. Bravo.

f
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was beyond a perfect dining experience. Being greeted at the unusual entrance with a welcoming drink was a lovely start to the evening. Each course was unusual, beautifully presented, but with approachable flavors. All staff were friendly and informative about each dish. The 3 hours flew by much too quickly. Definitely one of my best dining experiences ever. Perfect for a special occasion!!!

BB
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Oriole never disappoints! Food was terrific as always. Service was even better!

J
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This restaurant is fantastic - truly one of the best meals I've ever eaten, and I've been to numerous three Michelin stars around the world. The service was fantastic; every person my wife and I interacted with was passionate about the food and wine they were serving. The menu was varied and left us full but not bursting. I know the courses change with the seasons, so I can definitely say I'll be back to see what Oriole has in store the next time I'm in Chicago!

RW
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Superb cuisine and excellent selection of wines served by a friendly and knowledge staff. My wife and I enjoyed a truly memorable experience.

B
Naples
7 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It is hands down the most creative food that is also delicious while being beautifully presented in Chicago!
Its well worth the wait to get a reservation.

OT
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful food, beautiful service. A truly personalized experience and one that I will remember for a very long time.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazingggggg!!!!!

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MF
Hamburg Area
9 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food, great atmosphere

PM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a wonderful evening and look forward to our next visit.

b
Chicago
55 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Classy, sophisticated and VERY special without being at all stuffy. Service was outstanding. Descriptions of each of the dishes were thorough and eminently understandable. For special occasions, this is a wonderful place

H
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding creative food presented in a sublime fashion. This was our wedding celebration and the experience did not disappoint.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Exceeded all expectations. I don't typically walk away impressed with Prix fixe menus but I was blown away by Oriole.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

perfection.

RM
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was truly one of the best meals I’ve had in Chicago. The service was thorough, prompt and elevated without feeling pretentious or stuffy. Every course was incredible and the wine pairings were perfectly curated. Dinner at Oriole was a wonderful way to celebrate our anniversary and I haven’t been able to stop talking about it.

t
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The experience was perfect. Service was flawless. The food, as always was innovative and artfully presented. The flavors were complex and refreshing at the same time. For Summer it was a light and delicate menu that allowed you to experience of the ingredients at there perfect moment of ripeness. It was joyous to see such refinement.

WL
Chicago
112 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We have been to Oriole on a number of occasions, but I think this was our best experience. Every course was delicious, with a very Japanese focus. The standard wine pairing was well executed with interesting wines and great pairings. Service is over the top and the chef came out to do our truffles for the pasta course. It was a memorable evening and we look forward to our next visit

OT
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Exceptional experience!

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My favorite tasting menu in Chicago! Beautiful contemporary space. Understated sophistication!

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