The Chocolate Sanctuary

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$30 and under
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American
One-of-a-kind chocolate inspired restaurant opening early 2015. A fun and casual restaurant, lounge and boutique for foodies and chocolate lovers alike.
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.5
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.3
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Chicago
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

2 Birthday’s

TJ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our server Marie was awesome sauce. I hope she’s there when we come back. We couldn’t have asked for a better server.

SS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were very pleased with our lunch. We loved the luncheon special that offers a choice of 1/2 of the regular sandwich as well as soup or salad, chips or fries as well as a lovely dessert. The portions were very generous and the price is reasonable.

LB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 5

Have gone to Chocolate Sanctuary for years and always loved it. My friend and I waited over 45 minutes for a 1/2 sandwich and cup of soup each. She received her meal almost 10 minutes before I received my meal. Her sandwich was incorrect. When I finally received my meal, my sandwich was incorrect. Not a happy experience at all

B
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a delightful afternoon lunch get together. Our meals were perfect as well as the service. We appreciated some of the extra attention we received from our server. So glad that the pre-fixed hoice finally had some small chocolate treats!

CS
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Chocolate Sanctuary was a wonderful experience. We had visitors from Spain and we wanted to take them to a special place. We succeeded!

JZ
Denver
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Unique dining experience with Chocolate infused dishes and cocktails - everything was good from start to finish

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Our waitress Shelby was wonderful.

KS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good food, great drinks, and wonderful service. Shelby is an excellent server. We will be back!!!!

E
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Great food, but portions seem to be getting smaller. This time, the service was too slow - it took a long time to get food, then the check.

L
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Our service far outweighed our main entree but it's a very pretty restaurant and very unique in options. My choice of food of the chicken Romano was not the best as it was supposed to be lightly breaded but it was more like deep-fried. But other than that everything else made the visit very enjoyable. Our server couldn't have been better. She was constantly available for any assistance. That alone would make me go back.

JS
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

No detail is too small to assure your experience is beyond expectations at the Chocolate Sanctuary.

OT
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Ok for the price

LD
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very nice anniversary treat with a toast and Chocolate.

SG
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

To quote my partner from Germany, „this is the best food I have ever had in the USA.“ The food was amazing, the drinks even better! I have already recommended the Chocolate Sanctuary to friends and look forward to going there again in the future!

BD
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My son took me to celebrate my birthday. I was not disappointed. Great quiet atmosphere, great food, and a great birthday dessert on the house.

A
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 1Food 5Service 1Ambience 1

Poor service

BS
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

This was our 3rd time dinning there. All 3 times about the same experience. Food either under or over done. The quality was somewhat expectable. Scallops were border line bad.
Each time we had to send food back for under cooked or overcooked. No one wants to wait while others are eating their dinner.
Need a new chef.
3 times and your out.
Won’t be going back here.

MC
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a fun experience. The food and service were excellent. I was there to see off a coworker as she is moving out of town and they surprised her with a nice dessert that said bon voyage. They pay close attention to detail and it shows.

JS
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful food and great service. Our new go-to anniversary destination!

KD
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was extremely good. Waiter was outstanding. This is our 'go top place' for any celebration.

AS
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Shelby was our waitress and she was OUTSTANDING. When I come back I want her to be our waitress. She asked if it was anyone's anniversary or birthday and my husband said it was his bday and then said he was kidding and we ordered a slice of the choc. cake and she brought out a huge plate that said happy birthday in choc. and a teeny piece of the choc. cake with whipped cream and a candle. That was totally going outside the realm of service in my opinion. Loved her.

CH
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really good food and amazing chocolate cocktails. Will be back!

MH
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was amazing and staff was awesome! Really close to six flags, a very nice needed break!

OT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

What a fun idea to feature cocoa throughout the meal. I enjoyed a pretty typical wrap with homemade potato chips dusted with cocoa - the chips were even better leftover, you could taste a bit of a zing of the cocoa more pronounced.

JF
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The staff was very friendly. They presented my son with a free dessert to celebrate his graduation from boot camp. Butternut squash soup was delicious. Chocolate cocktail was delicious but you may want to save it for desert. The mole was very flavorful in small tastes but the dish itself was a bit much - I would advise against it (the server warned me too). Everyone else thoroughly enjoyed their meals.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Brunch, as always, was wonderful. Great choice of food, excellent chefs, more choices of food than you can eat in one sitting. Make a reservation. People are aware of the great food.

GD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great restaurant with terrific service. The chocolate is amazing of course but even their in house bread is exceptional. Well with the visit for dinner or just dessert.

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

Celebrated a birthday. The service and food was great per usual !!

D
Indiana
44 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Leigh was our server and Chris was our bartender..they were outstanding. Food was so delicious. The manager made sure that my daughter with food allergies had exactly what she ordered. It was a wonderful experience!

KW
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Upscale, but not stuffy. Great cocktails and desserts. Butternut squash soup was fabulous. My main entree (Chicken spinach artichoke papardelle) was pretty good, but not all it could have been. (The artichoke pieces and some of the noodles were rather big/long, and I felt the need to sprinkle with a little salt before eating as well.) Service was attentive, and they do a free slice birthday cake if someone is celebrating.

PS
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

food was good seems overpriced, drinks are great, service was great

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

A friend’s birthday - very nice. She felt pampered.

LN
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Definitely a place where you should put the cell phones away and enjoy each others company and some chocolate goodies hovering around the place.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Server was amazing! Food was good. Awesome restaurant for date nights.

c
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fun infusion of chocolate in almost every item on the menu! Friendly service

LL
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a great way to ring in my husbands birthday! We went to the Sunday brunch and it was great. We can’t wait to return!

CD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We always love our visits to the Chocolate Sanctuary...food is great and so is the service. All the choices are delicious.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best brunch around, great choices! The monthly high tea is also my favorite

AJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service was impeccable as usual. This is mine and my husband’s favorite date night spot. The ambiance is perfect and the food is to die for. Also the cocktails and dessert martinis are some of the best I have ever had. They also included complimentary truffles and champagne for our anniversary which was a really nice surprise!