Torali - located at The Ritz Carlton, Chicago

4.5
150 reviews
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Torali, Italian- Steak the new Italian concept located on the 12th floor of The Ritz-Carlton Chicago, is modern in approach and Italian in spirit featuring a contemporary, chef-driven menu. The menu highlights include fresh pastas made in-house daily, prime& dry-aged meats, wild fish and seafood, and celebrated Italian classics with an elevated twist.

The Old World inspired beverage program at the adjacent Torali Bar features both local and authentic Italian spirits and original cocktails, innovative house made infusions, limoncello, beer, and wine to complement the dining experience.

Venture past Torali Bar to the Rooftop at Torali for light, shareable plates and breathtaking views of the city.
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AP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Took my staff out to a working lunch and we enjoyed ourselves. The lunch menu was awesome and the food was great. The staff was friendly and space was amazing.

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EL
Chicago
103 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

The breakfast food was good - large portions matched with high prices. I had to ask for a coffee refill. That said - nice place to meet up with friends that is upscale.

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Austin
19 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Dined here for breakfast: phenomenal execution of every item on the menu we tried. The fried eggs in the Avacado toast are beautiful and unique.

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KW
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

The food was very expensive for the quality. The staff was friendly and timely. Overall, the food was just not to our taste.

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M
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent service and food. In general conversation friendly although the night we were there, a band was playing in the bar.

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MF
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 5Ambience 3

The steak was over cooked, the fish was undercooked. The waiter noticed it. The service was very good

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MW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

Caesar salad -leaves were wet and dressing just fell off. Service was impeccable. Salad was not worth $30.

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l
Chicago
81 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful lunch! The appetizers and entrees were delicious. Our waiter was fantastic!

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l
Chicago
81 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love the crab salad and they presented me with a wonderful birthday dessert!!!

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OT
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

The service was amazing. Professional and really friendly. The pasta was delicious but unfortunately the seafood didn't taste too fresh. Good desserts btw.

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OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Very expensive A pasta dish at 28 was ridiculous. I shared a salad and pasta and 1 drink each at a total of 84$. Way out of line. I dine out a lot in the Gold Coast and this is definitely too high for this food

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CP
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

This is an outstanding five-star restaurant. Wish only that it marketed more, as it does not seem to draw very many diners, at least on the nights I have eaten there.

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T
Chicago
71 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

We recently had two meals at Torali. One was excellent - very flavorful and beautifully prepared dishes, at a level one would seek out. The other was odd - one dish was so over-salted it was inedible. The staff member was very gracious about it and responded appropriately, but that should simply not be happening. The overall space is beautiful, with not only a restaurant but a bar and cafe, all very light, modern, elegant, and yet comfortable. So Torali excellent in many ways, with potential to be excellent in all ways. But the restaurant kitchen needs to be more precise in its cooking, and fulfill its evident potential rather than fritter it way with too much salt. I will try it again but one more negative experience and I will restrict myself to the bar and cafe.

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CD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Thank you for the fabulous service!

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S
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Mediocre. Nothing that stood out. Just tables off the ritz Carleton main entry. No view, no privacy, nothing. Menu, very few items and no variety.

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HM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The 5 oz. filet was the perfect size along with the two sides. The steak was cooked perfectly. The gorgonzola potatoes were very good.

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Columbus
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a wonderful surprise at the end of our meal for our anniversary! We completely enjoyed everything about our experience from the hostess to the environment!

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NN
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Everything we had as absolutely delicious! Service was great. They even brought out a free desert for my birthday. Beautiful ambiance too.

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JM
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely. The service is wonderful and the food is great. Thank you.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 3Food 1Service 5Ambience 5

The food was awful, the portions were so small and I paid way too much. The salad had two leafs on a plate and no dressing. Biggest waste of money. However the ambiance was intimate and quiet, and it was pretty inside. I would only go for a drink with a date. The service was great.

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Y
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

It is pricey.  But worth it for a special occasion. We spent about $800 on the party of 3. Half of the tab is our bottles.

I loved seafood linguini.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 1Food 5Service 1Ambience 5

I took my fiancé here for our Valentine’s Day dinner and, overall, had a wonderful experience. Until we realized the next morning that her Tiffany pearl earrings were stolen from her travel bag in the process of coat check.

Upon arrival, we were promptly greeted by the host. He of course offered to check our coats and two travel bags before being seated. Oddly enough—we were not offered a ticket for checking our possessions. Nonetheless, we were seated and had a wonderful dining experience: great food, good service. After finishing dinner and paying our check, we saw the same host and asked for our coats and bags. He then asked us for our coat check ticket—which we were never given—and after reminding him of such, he asked us to describe our possessions. So we described our coats *and travel bags* and he then left the hostess stand to retrieve them. However, he returned with only our coats, handed them to us, smiled, and thanked us for dining there. We then politely informed him that he forgot our travel bags—he then looked at us with a look of confusion and asked us to describe them. After describing them a second time, and after reminding him that we were never given a coat check ticket, he left the hostess stand again and finally retrieved our bags.

His behavior and demeanor seemed bizarre and suspicious, but, this being a high end restaurant in the Ritz Carlton, we shook it off and enjoyed the rest of our evening.

The next morning my fiancé opened her travel bag to put on her Tiffany pearl earrings and after opening her jewelry bag (located inside her travel bag) she realized they were missing. Being responsible adults, we searched our entire apartment from top to bottom. After coming up empty handed and being 100% certain she placed them inside her jewelry bag, inside her travel bag, we remembered the bizarre and suspicious behavior of the hostess and realized they had to be stolen during coat check.

Their response in person? “You must be mistaken.”

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MP
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great location to all the MI Ave shopping. Great vegetarian options and amazing service. Everyone was so nice. The food is amazing. All newly remodeled, so it was fun to see the new design.

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p
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 4

The cocktails were good, wine list was pricey but good quality wines. The atmosphere was very nice and felt intimate. The food was disappointing. From the appetizer to dessert. We had brusheta - the toppings were covering the toast but you could taste that the toast was burnt. The tri colore salad was poorly constructed with flavors that did not meld and the dressing had a bitter taste. I had a 5 oz fillet that was clearly cut from the end of the tenderloin. My husband had the duck and there were three tiny pieces. You would have to have the appetizer and a salad to be satisfied. My husband's desert was the best part of the meal for him - chocolate cake. I had the caramel apple custard that had a strange consistency and no flavor. The presentation was pretty but I ate 3 bites and gave up. The waiter was nice and attentive and it was not his fault but it was the most disappointing $450 meal I've ever had.

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l
Chicago
81 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful crab salad. Waiter the best!

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SR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Wasn’t managed well for NYE

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JC
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 3Food 1Service 5Ambience 5

I expected a lot more for a restaurant at the Ritz. My husband and I had dinner here on New Years Eve. The restaurant was not overly crowded. The best part of the meal were the olives and bread they give every table. We both ordered the filet. Everything came out cold!! The side of vegetables were horrible as they were in a red sauce. The truffle mashed potatoes were not even edible due to be cold and beyond dry. Our filet’s were over done and also cold. They were actually burnt on the top. The only good thing about this place is the staff. The servers and bus boys were amazing and attentive. The drinks were also great. Clearly the problem lies in the kitchen. It is beyond expensive. Normally we don’t care what we spend when we have great food, but I have never been more disappointed. I am not one to ever complain because I know it has nothing to do with the server, and I’m not that high maintenance. I felt compelled to leave a bad review because people should know this restaurant is really bad, and over priced.

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SF
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food & service!

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A
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic restaurant. Food was absolutely delicious, and the prices were reasonable for the quality of the food. Definitely recommend for a romantic date or a fancy occasion.

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c
Cincinnati
92 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

A very pleasant restaurant featuring well prepared food and excellent service. A very enjoyable and unrushed experience.

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SN
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Family holiday get together.

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F
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 5

Server was not familiar with wines to suggest. The cavatelli was loaded with tomato sauce and just not good. Prices too high. Wouldn’t return

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IE
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

STAFF WAS SUPER-FRIENDLY AND ATTENTIVE. AMBIANCE WAS FANTASTIC. FOOD WAS FABULOUS. WE WILL GO BACK THERE IN THE SUMMER!

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l
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

I was disappointed with the service. The food was just ok. The drinks were good. Value not worth it for me after all. We sat on a table by the glass wall. The server saw us, came and talk to the table next to us and left. That was it, he never came back, we were never acknowledged. After 10 minutes we walk by the bar and had drinks and a snack. The same server was standing there my friend asked for the bathroom and the server ignored him. Simple as that his name was Camilo. I couldn't believe his nerve to pretend he never saw us and he didn't heard my friend. The bar tender was ok, again we were disappointed. We had a room in the hotel but we had the rest of our meals outside this hotel and restaurant.

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DM
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Business meeting for breakfast. Awesome atmosphere!

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U
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Albert was phenomenal. Great experience and service

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F
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Incredible servers. We try to eat here at least a few times a year. The personnel are incredible

This is their best menu yet. A+

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CG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Nice place, very conveniently located at the Lobby of the Ritz Chicago!
Service is top notch, our server Mitko was great!

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f
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We had a lovely brunch on Saturday. The Ritz-Carlton did a great job renovating and redecorating their lobby/restaurant level. Love the Christmas decorations!

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D
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 2

The staff is exceptional: polite, courteous, accommodating to dietary needs. It was easy to carry on a conversation; Our waiter: Robert made us feel welcome . We plan to come back again

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