Two Lights Seafood & Oyster

4.6
152 reviews
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Each summer we are fortunate to spend the month of July on the coast of Maine. Our days start with an early morning dip into the 55 degree salty ocean and finish with cocktails, oysters, and laughs with family and friends. It is truly a “Reset” and “Rejuvenation” for our family. With Two Lights Seafood & Oyster, we look to share a little of that special time with you. Please enjoy! #oystersforever
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Chicago
57 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Laura had the Vietnamese steak tartare which was heavenly. For entrees we had the swordfish tacos and skate.

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Responded 3 days ago

We're so delighted you had a great time with us at Two Lights. See you again very soon for brunch or dinner. Best, All of us at Two Lights Seafood & Oyster

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RR
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a great time! We split 4 small plates a blueberry dessert and the lobster bisque as well as 2 different types of cocktails. I highly recommend the Sunfish cocktail! The only very minor disappointment was the bisque. It came last which felt a little odd and was a watery almost light tomato soup so I would not order that if you're expecting a robust more traditional soup. Maybe it was their summer take but compared to all the other plates it tasted almost like water. Again though, this was so minor. We will be going back and highly recommend :)

Two Lights Seafood & Oyster
Responded 3 days ago

Hi there, RaeRr and thank you for joining us at Two Lights. We're so glad you had a great time with us. Please know that I have personally passed your notes regarding the Lobster Bisque along to our owner, Keene Addington to review with our kitchen staff. It should not have been watery, so we thank you tremendously for bringing that to our attention. Again, we are so glad you came to see us at Two Lights and hope to see you again soon for a meal. Best, Shelby Forsyth, Marketing Coordinator

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MN
New Mexico
7 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Wow! Chicago has so many choices and I was looking for a great place to spend an evening on our last night here. The menu has small plates, salads, sandwiches and large plates. Some excellent seafood options. I had the grilled octopus and my wife ordered the fish & chips. Crab salad was very good and also the lightly fried shrimp.

Highly recommend this for a fun night out.

Two Lights Seafood & Oyster
Responded on 11 July 2019

MarkinNM, we are so excited you enjoyed your dining experience with us at Two Lights. Thank you so much for joining us and for taking the time to leave a review. Can't wait to see you next time for brunch or dinner! Best, All of us at Two Lights Seafood & Oyster

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K
Las Vegas
16 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really great service and food. Maybe the best lobster roll I’ve ever had. Definitely coming back!

Two Lights Seafood & Oyster
Responded on 11 July 2019

Thank you so much for coming to see us at Two Lights, Kevin! We look forward to seeing you again soon for a New England Lobster Roll! Best, All of us at Two Lights Seafood & Oyster

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Came here with friends- had a wonderful meal. The food and drinks were great. Our server had excellent recommendations. The hamachi was out of this world!

Two Lights Seafood & Oyster
Responded on 11 July 2019

Thank you for joining us at Two Lights for dinner. We are so thrilled you and your friends enjoyed our Hamachi Tiradito. We can't wait to see you next time. Best, All of us at Two Lights Seafood & Oyster

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

I can’t remember the bartender’s name but he made a delicious drink called “The Sunfish” it was great and he was really nice!

Two Lights Seafood & Oyster
Responded on 9 July 2019

Thank you so much for joining us at Two Lights! Our Sunfish cocktail is perfect for summertime. We hope to see you again soon for brunch or dinner. Best, All of us at Two Lights Seafood & Oyster

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CB
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious New England style seafood done to perfection!

Two Lights Seafood & Oyster
Responded on 11 July 2019

Hooray! Thank you ChicagoBigEater, for joining us at Two Lights Seafood & Oyster. We can't wait to see you again soon for brunch or dinner. Best, All of us at Two Lights Seafood & Oyster

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KG
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This place is good for all occasions.

Two Lights Seafood & Oyster
Responded on 8 July 2019

Thank you so much for joining us at Two Lights! We're so glad you had a great time. Best, All of us at Two Lights Seafood & Oyster

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c
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Megan was great, as was the hostess who greeted me. Very friendly and accommodating! Food was wonderful and the cocktails, too!

Two Lights Seafood & Oyster
Responded on 8 July 2019

Thanks so much for joining us at Two Lights! We can't wait to see you again soon for brunch or dinner. Best, All of us at Two Lights Seafood & Oyster

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BM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

we enjoyed a sampling from appetizers, oysters, salad, fish & chips. good tastes all around.

Two Lights Seafood & Oyster
Responded on 2 July 2019

Thank you so much for joining us at Two Lights! We're so glad you enjoyed our selection of seafood and small plates. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Best, All of us at Two Lights Seafood & Oyster

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Such a fun birthday brunch with the windows open to North Ave. Sasha was so great! Love the summery vibe.

Two Lights Seafood & Oyster
Responded on 1 July 2019

We're so glad you came to see us at Two Lights for a special occasion. Happy Birthday from all of us and we hope to see you again soon. Best, All of us at Two Lights Seafood & Oyster

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VT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The food tasted good but I ordered shrimp and got four small pieces for $10. And then a single taco was $7. If ya got the money, it’s great. If you’re hungry and don’t have the money, this isn’t the place for you.

Two Lights Seafood & Oyster
Responded on 1 July 2019

Thank you so much for joining us at Two Lights Seafood & Oyster. I'm so sorry that your dining experience with us did not meet your expectations. Please know that I have personally forwarded your notes on pricing to our owner, Keene Addington, for further review. We are always looking for ways to update our menu based on guest feedback. Thank you so much for dining with us at Two Lights and we do hope to see you again for brunch or dinner. Best, Shelby Forsyth, Marketing Coordinator

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BS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Joey was absolutely GREAT! The food was delicious and I love my "birthday cake" surprise!!

Two Lights Seafood & Oyster
Responded on 27 June 2019

Brooke, thank you so much for joining us for dinner at Two Lights and for your lovely comments about our server, Joey. A very Happy Birthday to you! Best, All of us at Two Lights Seafood & Oyster

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W
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Two Lights is across the street from Second City Comedy club. Service was excellent and decor modern minimalist. The dinner was great. We enjoyed the Seaside Salad and Shrimp fritters. Our entrees were the prime flat iron steak and the pan seared Halibut. My husband ate his steak in silence (which is a good sign). After a bland lunch at the Berghoff my taste buds were screaming for a tasty dinner and I was not disappointed with pan seared Alaskan Halibut. We also tried both desserts and the gooey butter cake won hands down.

Two Lights Seafood & Oyster
Responded on 27 June 2019

Joanne, thank you so much for joining us for dinner at Two Lights! We're so glad you came to see us. We make all of our dishes fresh in-house including our Gooey Butter Cake! We hope to see you and your husband again soon for brunch or dinner. Best, All of us at Two Lights Seafood & Oyster

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t
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The Lobster rolls are not very big so you need to order additional items. The mussels were delicious. The chowder was good.

Two Lights Seafood & Oyster
Responded on 27 June 2019

Hi there, tima, and thank you so much for joining us for dinner at Two Lights. We're so glad you came to see us. I have passed your notes regarding our menu along to our owner, Keene, to review further. We are always looking for feedback on our menu and ideas for innovating into the future. Best from all of us at Two Lights, Shelby Forsyth, Marketing Coordinator

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OT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This place was tasty. We had brunch and ate seafood lovers. The fish didn’t taste fishy and the cocktails were different and innovative. I had the poke tacos and my fiancé had the octopus. Will come back again

Two Lights Seafood & Oyster
Responded on 27 June 2019

We're so glad you joined us for brunch at Two Lights! Thank you so much for taking the time to review us here on OpenTable. See you next time at Two Lights. Best, All of us at Two Lights Seafood & Oyster

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BK
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love the service and the ambience, food was delicious but tiny tiny portions and the sides are just average. One of the best fish sandwiches I’ve had but it would be stellar if they could develop sides for their dishes.

Two Lights Seafood & Oyster
Responded on 27 June 2019

Hi there, Bonnie, and thank you so much for joining us at Two Lights! We're so glad you had a great time with your server and enjoyed being in our restaurant. We love our Icelandic Cod Fish Sandwich too! I have passed your comments regarding our menu along to our owner, Kenee, for further review. We are always looking for ways to update and innovate our selections. Best from all of us at Two Lights, Shelby Forsyth, Marketing Coordinator

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FK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great atmosphere and food! The price was a little high for the portion sizes, but overall a good experience

Two Lights Seafood & Oyster
Responded on 27 June 2019

Thank you so much for joining us at Two Lights and for taking the time to leave a review. We're so glad you enjoyed your experience with us. I have passed your notes on pricing along to our owner, Keene, for further review as we are always looking out for ways to innovate and update our menu. Best from all of us at Two Lights, Shelby Forsyth, Marketing Coordinator

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TP
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

There were some outstanding aspects of the restaurant, unfortunately none of them positive. Portions were outstandingly small, and the bill was outstandingly high.
Food, on the other hand, was mediocre. It is a collection of quick bites, with prices of big meals. You order beef tartare, you get 1/2 of a slice of bread with thin layer of meat, for $12. Etc.
We really wanted to like it, living now just a block away but I don't think we'll be back.
If you want good fish dishes at reasonable prices, Alohe Poke is just 1 block east.

Two Lights Seafood & Oyster
Responded on 20 June 2019

Hi there TomaszP and thank you for joining us at Two Lights. We so value you sharing your thoughts here on OpenTable. I am so sorry that you did not have the experience with us that you were expecting. If it's alright with you, I would like to put you in touch with our owner, Keene Addington, to discuss your feedback. If you would be so kind, please send an email address and phone number where you can be reached to marketing@tortoiseclub.co m. Best, Shelby Forsyth, Marketing Coordinator

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The food was outstanding! We really loved the menu.

Two Lights Seafood & Oyster
Responded on 27 June 2019

We're so glad you joined us! See you soon for brunch or dinner at Two Lights. Best, All of us at Two Lights Seafood & Oyster

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JL
Chicago
85 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

First time visit - we will return to try more menu items. Love the creative cocktails as well.

Two Lights Seafood & Oyster
Responded on 20 June 2019

Thank you so much for coming to see us at Two Lights! We can't wait to see you next time. Best, All of us at Two Lights Seafood & Oyster

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Y
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The octopus dish was amazing

Two Lights Seafood & Oyster
Responded on 17 June 2019

We love that Spanish Octopus! Thank you so much for coming to see us at Two Lights. We look forward to hosting you again soon. Best, All of us at Two Lights Seafood & Oyster

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c
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was delicious, creative, and beautifully presented. There were so many things we wanted to try we got several small plates and some shared mains. Super fresh seafood, friendly and attentive service, and modern / coastal ambience made this a fantastic meal. Already planning our return!

Two Lights Seafood & Oyster
Responded on 17 June 2019

Thank you for coming to see us at Two Lights! We are so delighted you had a wonderful time and really dove into the "shared" aspect of our small plates. We're so looking forward to seeing you again. Best, All of us at Two Lights Seafood & Oyster

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R
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Nice set up, great service. Would like more oyster choices than the two they mentioned.

Two Lights Seafood & Oyster
Responded on 20 June 2019

Hi there and thank you so much for joining us at Two Lights! We fly our oysters in fresh daily and are always changing our selections so we do hope you'll join us again very soon. Best, All of us at Two Lights Seafood & Oyster

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KJ
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Two Lights is one of my favorite restaurants. The food is impeccable. The staff are charismatic and welcoming. The owners really care about the customer and always go above and beyond in order to ensure that you are having the best experience possible. If you haven't tried this place, I recommend it highly. Maybe it will become one of your favorites too.

Two Lights Seafood & Oyster
Responded on 17 June 2019

Hi Katie and thank you so much for joining us at Two Lights! We're so glad you had a wonderful time with our staff. We look forward to seeing you again soon for brunch or dinner. Best, All of us at Two Lights Seafood & Oyster

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CH
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

I had a significant stomach ache after i got home.. I had the fish and chips with lobster bisque. I wonder if it was bad oil? Symptoms carried over through the next morning then we’re gone. Overall I like the place and came recommended mended by y good friend. Next time I would definitely steer clear of the fish and chips.

Two Lights Seafood & Oyster
Responded on 17 June 2019

Hi there, Carrie, and thank you for joining us at Two Lights. I am so sorry about the stomach ache you experienced after visiting us. This is not the experience we want any guest to have and I am truly sorry. I sent your notes along to our owner, Keene Addington, to review with our staff. We are constantly innovating our menu based on guest feedback and hope you will join us again in the future for brunch or dinner. Best, Shelby Forsyth, Marketing Coordinator

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M
Chicago
41 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Two Lights is a nice addition to the Old Town neighborhood. Nice wine list and reasonably priced by the glass. Have been twice and I think the food is generally good - not outstanding. The crab dip was rather flavorless, and the consistency too watery. I had the cod sandwich was was good. My friend had the hangar steak which was very spicy - not sure that was conveyed to us at order. Service is excellent. Hope they continue to tweak the menu and add new options.

Two Lights Seafood & Oyster
Responded on 17 June 2019

Thank you so much for joining us at Two Lights! I will let you know I've passed your notes regarding our menu onto our owner, Keene, for further review. We are always looking for ways to innovate and update our menu and will surely take your feedback into consideration. Thanks so much for joining us again—we hope to see you again soon for brunch or dinner. Best, Shelby Forsyth, Marketing Coordinator

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JM
Charleston
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 1

This was my husband’s birthday I was so disappointed in the service. The food was good but I would never go back.

Two Lights Seafood & Oyster
Responded on 11 June 2019

JanineM, I'm so sorry for the experience you had with us at Two Lights on your husband's birthday. It sounds like the two of you were celebrating a special occasion and your experience fell short of expectations. Our owner, Keene Addington, would like to be in touch regarding your review. If it's alright with you, please send a phone number and email address where you can be reached to marketing@tortoiseclub.c om. We do hope to hear from you soon. Best, Shelby Forsyth, Marketing Coordinator

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SP
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We were very happy with our dining experience. We had a reservation and were seated on time. Our waitress was excellent. Her explanations of the menu items, and her helpful suggestions were appreciated. The raw oysters were delicious. My husband and I had the Alaskan halibut, which was terrific; in fact we were tempted to lick our plates. We will definitely go back to enjoy a wonderful dinner.

Two Lights Seafood & Oyster
Responded on 11 June 2019

SusanP, thank you so very much for joining us at Two Lights. We're so glad you had a great time with your server and that you enjoyed our halibut and oysters. We are looking forward to seeing you next time! Best, All of us at Two Lights Seafood & Oyster

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KS
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Wow, this place was so good - I'm not a huge oyster lover but they had great oysters and I enjoyed them so much! Now that is an accomplishment! The ambiance/decor is super charming and cute, I enjoyed this place so much, I can't wait to come back to Chicago just so I can go here. Other spot on items we had were the lobster bisque and crab salad , they were sooo good. Can't think of anything less than perfect here.

Two Lights Seafood & Oyster
Responded on 11 June 2019

We're so delighted you came to see us at Two Lights (and hooray for oysters!). Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of your experience. We hope to see you again very soon. Best, All of us at Two Lights Seafood & Oyster

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BN
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent "Lobsta" rolls' though small. Fish and chips are great, not greasy. Yummy bowl of mexican street corn, enuf for 2. Bright and airy, a nice change from dark and dramatic restaurants. Transports you out of Chicago. Attentive staff. I will return.

Two Lights Seafood & Oyster
Responded on 11 June 2019

Thank you so much for joining us at Two Lights! We're so glad you enjoyed our ambiance and New England vibe. We look forward to seeing you again next time. Best, All of us at Two Lights Seafood & Oyster

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s
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Favorite local date night restaurant.

Two Lights Seafood & Oyster
Responded on 6 June 2019

Thank you so much for joining us for date night! We look forward to seeing you next time. Best, All of us at Two Lights Seafood & Oyster

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

The lobster bisque was room temp - not sure of that was intended or not. I wouldn’t have paid $12 for that small a portion, either. The fish sandwich was good, but again, small:

Two Lights Seafood & Oyster
Responded on 4 June 2019

Hi there and thank you for sharing your experience with us. I am so sorry that your Lobster Bisque was room temperature and that your experience was not what you expected. I have forwarded your comments regarding our menu along our owner, Keene Addington, as well as our team for further review as we are always looking to guest feedback to innovate and create. Thank you so much for joining us at Two Lights. We do hope to serve you again soon. Best, Shelby Forsyth, Marketing Coordinator

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AS
St. Louis
28 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food, knowledgeable staff, fantastic cocktails, great atmosphere.

Two Lights Seafood & Oyster
Responded on 3 June 2019

We're so glad you came to see us at Two Lights! Thank you so much for taking the time to share you experience here on OpenTable. Looking forward to seeing you next time. Best, All of us at Two Lights Seafood & Oyster

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M
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The restaurant was great, as the service was great and the food was yummy! I had a large group and they were able to accommodate us all.

Two Lights Seafood & Oyster
Responded on 3 June 2019

Maura, thank you so much for joining us at Two Lights! We're so delighted you and your group had a great time with us. We hope to see you at Two Lights again soon. Best, All of us at Two Lights Seafood & Oyster

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OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food great service charming space

Two Lights Seafood & Oyster
Responded on 28 May 2019

Thank you so much for joining us at Two Lights! We can't wait to see you next time. Best, All of us at Two Lights Seafood & Oyster

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R
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved the place!

Two Lights Seafood & Oyster
Responded on 28 May 2019

Thank you so much for joining us at Two Lights! Best, All of us at Two Lights Seafood & Oyster

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DS
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Overall, I enjoyed the experience. The decor and ambience is great, but I felt the food wasn't the best. We ordered the octopus appetizer and it was a bit chewy, but flavorful. I didn't enjoy the salmon tartare (I found it fishy), and the oysters were acceptable but not great. I really enjoyed my cocktail (their take on a spicy margarita) and glass of wine, and the staff was all very pleasant.

Two Lights Seafood & Oyster
Responded on 30 May 2019

Hi there, Danielle and thank you so much for joining us for dinner at Two Lights. I'm so glad you enjoyed your drinks and the ambiance we've created. I've sent your notes regarding your meal along to our team for review as we are always looking for ways to update and innovate our menu. We do hope you'll join us again for brunch or dinner. Best, Shelby Forsyth, Marketing Coordinator

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MG
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, had the fish and chips and it wasn't too greasy. Staff was amazing. Sang happy birthday to our friend. Would definitely recommend.

Two Lights Seafood & Oyster
Responded on 28 May 2019

We're so honored you joined us for a birthday at Two Lights! Thank you so much for taking the time to review on OpenTable. Looking forward to serving you and your friends next time. Best, All of us at Two Lights Seafood & Oyster

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E
Chicago
440 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is a fantastic place with interesting choices meant for sharing. We had a feast! Excellent New England clam chowder; prime oysters; amazing tuna poke tacos; fun shrimp fritters; luscious hamachi, and a home made Whoopie pie to close. That was only a fraction of the many things we considered. Service was perfect, drinks were imaginative, and prices moderate. What a terrific restaurant! We’ll be back for sure to get those items we missed! Our server Gavin was energetic and enthusiastic. He added to an overall peak experience!

Two Lights Seafood & Oyster
Responded on 28 May 2019

Thank you so much for joining us at Two Lights! We are delighted you got to "feast" on seafood and creative small plates with us and look forward to seeing you again very soon. Best, All of us at Two Lights Seafood & Oyster

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