Oriole

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$50 and over
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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
4 reviews
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service. Had the reserve wine pairing which was delightful.

RS
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Extraordinarily good food, genuinely nice and engaging staff, wine pairing spot on. Will return.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Phenomenal experience. Menu builds perfectly and the pairings were spot on.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday celebration was just perfect in every way!

OT
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding experience. Definitely worth a visit!

s
Chicago
164 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An excellent experience with both food and service! A perfect evening.

l
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible dinner. How it does not have a third star is honestly astonishing. Warm, polite yet also extremely attentive to detail and indicative of an excellent fine dining experience. The food is sumptuous and truly well constructed. Highly recommend

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing and incredibly thoughtful. The menu for the evening we went for our anniversary was perfect.

W
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An exceptional culinary experience; courses, wine pairings, flavors, and presentation all well thought out; one need just sit back, relax, eat and drink with pleasure. Ambiance suits the food and style--understated, quiet and relaxing. It's not "cheap" (quite the opposite--very expensive), but worth the price for the food and experience. We'd go back!

a
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food - cuisine with so much attention to presentation as well as inventive flavor combinations. Although there a a number of courses, none was too large. We were satisfied but not stuffed at the end of our meal. We do return about once a year for a special occasion and nor is any course disappointing

D
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Simply an outstanding meal. The service was very attentive without being intrusive. The atmosphere was intimate and cozy. The food was amazing - each course was delicious and elegant. A few bites left you wanting a whole plateful... but on to the next course with something more wonderful each time! We had the "non-alcoholic" beverage pairing with the meal. Really interesting concoctions of juices, teas, ciders, etc. that complemented the food without overpowering it. Bonus that we weren't too buzzed by the end to enjoy the later courses. Worth every penny!!

SR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best meal of my life. Oriole deserves a 3rd star!

J
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

All aspects of this restaurant are outstanding. The food is superb and creative, the staff is super pleasant and remember your quirks and preferences. Overall among the very top in the city!!

RZ
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the pleasure to eat at the Oriole last Saturday and it was a real joy. I had the pleasure to eat in several Michelin starred restaurants all over the world and I have to say it was one of the best culinary experience of my live. Ambiance, service, food and wine pairing was outstanding. Especially the meat for the main course was probably the best ever. Unfortunately I am living to far away for a visit soon again.
Big thank you and compliment for the whole crew of the Oriole.
Remo & Patrick from Zurich Switzerland

KM
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From the greeting at the door with a warm cocktail to the service which was attentive, but not smothering, everything was near perfection. The food was outstanding and the desire to accommodate special requests regarding shellfish and seafood was truly impressive. Worth every penny.

OT
Corpus Christi
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best food experience of the last 5 years. In that time, I’ve dined at Alinea, Meadowood, Quince. Oriole’s offering surpassed those meals.

OT
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very impressive experience.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff was wonderful, the food was delicious and that’s all you can ask for when going to a restaurant.

DF
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Returning from a wonderful trip cannot get better than with dinner at Oriole that serves new American cuisine. It is evident in the complete execution of all courses that they are aiming very high and should soon receive the accolades that come with it. It is my third time here, and it is fascinating to see how chef Sandoval is evolving with his cuisine. This time he delivered a translucent vision of cuisine a la America that genuinely absorbs the world via the melting pot, as the gastronomy embraces what tastes delectable. World-Class!

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An amazing experience. Every bite was pure gold. This restaurant is a hidden gem with world class service. Bonus points for having a non-alcoholic beverage pairing.

SW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Oriole has quickly become our favorite Chicago dining destination - the atmosphere is cozy and warm, the service is friendly, knowledgeable and efficient - and of course the food is absolutely spectacular!

A *MUST* for any fine dining fan!

JP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Oriole was for us a fun once-in-a-lifetime dining experience. The food was incredible. The ambience was really wonderful. The service was stellar, except for this one faux pas: Apparently, there are two seatings, 6:30 and 9:30. Probably right around 9:00, we were about to order a couple of after-dinner drinks, and the
bill was rather abruptly presented to us, before we even had a chance to ask to see the after-dinner drink menu. This was not the best way to conclude this rather costly elegant meal. It felt like we were being pushed out the door, and, again, for what we paid for this meal, that didn't feel like a good way to end what otherwise could have been a phenomenal experience.

DS
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A spectacular meal at all levels. Everything from the text messaging before the meal down to the tea was perfect. Absolutely outstanding meal. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

JS
Detroit
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My first time at a Michelin restaurant. Loved every single bite (and sip). Some dishes were familiar but excellently executed, some were completely unique flavor combinations that were a joy to experience, and some others were truly the best version of that particular food that I think I can image. Truly an amazing experience. I can't afford to do this on the regular, but I also wouldn't regret a bill like that every couple of years if it meant I got to enjoy a similar evening.

s
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were here in Chicago visiting our daughter and wanted to have a special night out!! It was awesome!!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best restaurants in the United States. Incredible but you pay the price...

JH
Raleigh
18 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience from beginning to end. Marilyn contacted me before our meal to make sure all things were taken care of. My husband and I have some food allergies and she made sure all of them were taken care of and notesd. Service was impeccable and staff didn't miss anu details. The food and wine pairings were spot on. A beautiful experience to celebrate my birthday. We will be back.

MS
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This quite possibly was the best overall meal my wife and I have ever had. Everything was spot on and flavors hit in the exact way you’d want them to. I cannot say enough about how fantastic this was.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic!! Best tasting menu restaurant ever... inventive and tasty!!! And the service was the best we had ever had... period.

MG
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was such a special evening. From the moment we arrived to the end of the meal when we received our bag with cookies, menu, and recipe, we felt completely taken care of. Everything was just incredible, and I was particularly impressed with how serene the kitchen was. Tone is set at the top, and the ease with which everyone on staff handled everything reflected that. Thank you for a wonderful mini-vacation in our own town.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Oriole is the perfect fine dining restaurant - giving Alinea a run for its money as the best in Chicago.

ME
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is my third visit to Oriole and this was by far one of my most favorite meals of all time! It was just perfect. The service, the food, the wine were just spot on. I can't wait to go back again!

A
Chicago
91 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic, memorable meal. From service to food - this place is a gem! A must try. Deserving of a 3rd star in my opinion...
Thanks Oriole!

OT
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Oriole is an outstanding experience that stays with you long after you’ve left and has you planning your next visit before the meal even ends.

T
London
9 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect dinner and I definitely have never said that before! Can’t recommend this highly enough.

OT
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible.

MP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing as usual. Perfect food and wine pairings. Great experience. Didn’t disappoint!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Superb! It’s exceeded my expectations. Very much content with every single dish and service.

DM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wow! Oriole is a special place. Best meal that our family had in any restaurant in 2019. All of us agreed that every dish served was amazing. Since it's a tasting menu, it's at a pretty high price point, so we'll only go there on special occasions... but our family will definitely be back. Thank you to all the staff for making my wife's birthday memorable for years to come.

C
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a wonderful experience! Everything was done to perfection. A must go place.

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