Oriole

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Contemporary American
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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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful experience.

L
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely the best, this restaurant is a gem, very creative and delicious food, I really think the chef is a genius.
It is expensive so it is best for special occasions.

d
Nashville
17 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I was a little frustrated that they allow use of cell phones (voice) in the dining room. Table next to us took no less than 4 calls.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Oriole is one of the finest dining experiences I have had. The overall ambience, service, and menu were all up to a 5-star caliber. I have eaten at a couple of different multi-course, prix fixe menu restaurants, and this one reigns supreme over the others. It definitely earns its two Michelin stars—with a pairing of flavors and culinary surprises you may not expect to cohesively deliver a tasteful dish. I don’t want to spoil their current menu too much for those wanting to go in blind; so, I will just state I liked every single dish they brought forward.

Aside from the food, they also gave my partner and I a signed card and additional favors to make our anniversary particularly special. They seemed to really care how the diners felt about their restaurant and that type of thing definitely should not go unnoticed. I can’t wait until my next trip to Chicago as I have already booked a table well in advance for my return!

CC
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Unbelieveable. The experience, the food, the service, the ambience. Michelin has it wrong giving this place 2 stars. It should be 3. All of the food was hot. Drinks were extremely well balanced. Just unreal

J
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Mom visiting from Korea

S
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our evening at Oriole was very special and one that we will remember and cherish for years to come. Our server, Eryka was amazing, friendly, very knowledgeable, and absolutely darling. The staff worked seamlessly together, and we felt at home from the moment we walked in. It’s hard for us to pick just one favorite dish, as they were all incredible, but the mushroom really blew us away. They were also very accommodating to my allergies!
The staff at Oriole made Jeff’s birthday very special and we are very grateful for everyone that was a part of it. We look forward to returning!

HR
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best dining experiences and the best choice for my sister's birthday. The food was delicious and they accommodated our dietary needs. The service was impeccable and they made it a special evening all around. It was a beautiful space that was comfortable with a Chicago feel.

AG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Totally recommended. My husband and I celebrated our first anniversary here and the staff made us feel so special from beginning to end. Every single course was delicious and the wine pairing absolutely worth it. Amazing and unforgettable experience.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

4th time. just keeps getting better & better. maybe the best restaurant in the US currently.

W
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were excited to dine at Oriole for our 38th anniversary. Our dinner more than lived up to our expectations. Each course was beautifully presented, very well explained, and most importantly delicious to eat. The standard wine pairing was tasty, presented a broad range of wines (including sake and pear cider), and informative descriptions from either wait staff or the sommelier. As to the staff, they were extremely attentive, yet unobtrusive and there was absolutely no sense that we were being rushed (in fact, at the conclusion of our evening I was surprised to see that 2 1/2 hours had passed). A final delightful touch was the goody bag, including chocolate chip cookies (including a recipe sheet), a printed menu that included our names and anniversary wishes, and a detailed menu of the wine pairing selections.

OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and experience. Easily the best in Chicago

a
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience4

Overall an abundance of effort put into the food. Considering the 2.5 hour long meal, it is an experience rather than just a meal. However, the food was saltier than I would prefer.

OT
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It’s was all so beautiful.

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is divine. It is a true dining “experience”.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wow!!! Amazing experience- all around

ET
Cleveland
8 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Perhaps the best table service I've ever had. Like a well choreographed dance every step was perfect. While the dishes were very good, I didn't find them to be so delicious that I swooned over them and frankly, at this level I want to swoon! May be just my personal taste but my dining partner felt pretty much the same way. For perspective, I've dined at many fine restaurants over the years including Paul Bocuse Restaurant, Alinea and the French Laundry.

TP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wow! Amazing! I can’t wait for the menu to change to visit again. The staff is incredible.....& the culinary experience is 5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Treat yourself to the premium beverage experience & you won’t be disappointed. My only comment is that they should ask guests to refrain from wearing perfume or cologne....as it interferes with other guests experience.

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best meal I've had in the US

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous experience, the ambience, service was impeccable and every detail thought through. The food was exceptional, with every dish providing an incredible taste, texture and flavour. Would highly recommended.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food. Flavors and textures I’ve never experienced before. We shared the standard wine pairing which was plenty and definitely added to the overall dining experience. A full one would have been too much. Service was professional and courteous. The most expensive meal I’ve ever had. It’s was terrific but $650 for dinner for two and a split pairing (before) tip was a kick in the pants.

BD
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

incredible in every way!

c
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service. Very nice. Romantic, business, does not matter. Very good.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beyond this incredible! Hands down better than Aliena.

A
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Greatest dinner ever an experience of a lifetime

M
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Favorite restaurant on Earth!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Phenomenal , One of the best meals I’ve ever had.

FG
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An incredible experience. The sommelier was brilliant. The food was extraordinarily. The entry is unique and exciting, an experience unto itself. They treated us beautifully for our anniversary.

CT
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Easily one of the best three meals I've ever had. Only one of a few restaurants where EVERY course in the tasting menu was superlative.

DB
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the top restaurants in the city. Ate there a year ago, and while the ingredients were similar, it was completely new presentations of their classic dishes. That shows skill and creativity. The staff is the kindest and most intelligent in the city. Everyone who eats at Oriole recognizes it as the top.

R
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience4

My cab was 10 minutes late and she called me from Oriole wondering why. She told me they needed my table later that night and since I was ten minutes behind that I had better “keep up with the kitchen “. When google maps got us there we could not find the entrance. I was delayed ten more minutes looking for the entrance. Beware, you must “keep up with the kitchen “ and don’t let traffic delay you from servicing the diners coming after you!

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very elegant restaurant. Service was very good. Would have liked it better if all the servers explained about the dishes in a way that I could hear about them better. Some did a very fine job, while others were kind of whispering maybe because they are trying not to disrupt the ambience of the place. The dishes were unique, thoughtful, and very delicious. Specially enjoyed the sablefish course, as well as the rind and uni dish. The wagyu beef was phenomenal. The amount of dishes were just enough for the 2 1/2 hours experience. The cookie and the cookie recipe that were given as to go gifts were a nice touch.

JD
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely amazing! Can’t wait to go back. The food was sublime. The pairing was perfect. Service was excellent.

OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, fantastic service. I would imagine it takes tremendous talent and dedication to create this experience. Try the reserve wine pairing, it just might be the best wine pairing in the world!

MV
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great experience, service is one of a kind, and the food was amazing!!

R
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

After 35 years of special occasions at restaurants, this is in the top two and perhaps number one all time. Incredibly creative and delicious items, paired perfectly with wine, sake and other libations, with servers who are friendly and fastidious without pretension. An amazing experience.

JE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, experience Would definitely come back again

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great great great great

RT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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 on 13 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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