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Aria

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200 N Columbus Dr, Chicago, IL 60601-7802 (between Wacker Drive and Randolph on Upper Columbus)
CTA Bus & Train, Randolph / Michigan, Wacker / Columbus.
312-444-9494
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6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 67
    Excellent
  • 73
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food and excellent service

We came in after seeing a Broadway show and the placed was packed but still found a place to sit on a couch. The waitress moved some small tables to accommodate our food and drinks. She was very friendly and we got our food quickly too. Had the Goose Island beer, delicious cheeseburgers (with fried... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
StLTravelers314
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Saint Louis, Missouri
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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English first
Saint Louis, Missouri
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We came in after seeing a Broadway show and the placed was packed but still found a place to sit on a couch. The waitress moved some small tables to accommodate our food and drinks. She was very friendly and we got our food quickly too. Had the Goose Island beer, delicious cheeseburgers (with fried onions) and fries, and only... More 

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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80 reviews 80 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I ate at Aria for breakfast. I had the GreekTown Skillet and it was absolutely delicious. Our waitress and all of the staff were very helpful and friendly.

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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The staff was excellent. Had really good ideas for wine. The Osso Bucco was outstanding. The restaurant is dark. The menu has two or three entries each for Indian, Asian, Italian, etc. The house bread is naan.

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Oakland, California
Top Contributor
228 reviews 228 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

I loved this restaruant for lunch. The california role is just unique and delicious. service excellent at lunch.. at night for coctails there is an odd vibe... and the cocktails.. One old fashioned 18 dollars... this is just too much.. there is no view and the space is not particularly interesting so I would say dine here only.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

I live next door and come here somewhat regularly . The bartenders are all amazing and you can always get quality food or cocktails- consistently !!! WARNING: Great conversations happen here!! I've even bumped into coworkers traveling! You will always feel comfortable and well taken care of here- and its unpretentious but with a fancy modern lounge environment! I <3... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Had soup and sandwich one day: it was just OK. Another day, had pappardelle pasta with broccoli rabe and tomatoes. A bit overly salted, but good. Nice atmosphere. Somewhat limited menu.

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Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

For a restaurant named Aria, this restaurant in the Fairmont Hotel has a great sushi bar. Fresh fish and seafood, perfectly crafted and, on Thursdays, a great deal.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Went here on a business outing. The food and service were good, but I would highly recommend checking the menu options before going. Again, everything was good, but if you are with folks who prefer options and also foods they are familiar with this will not be the place to go.

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Satin John, IN
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113 reviews 113 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We visited Aria on a girls trip to Chicago. The service was extremely slow (with an attitude). The bar area was nearly empty, and it took 21 minutes to get a drink (with an attitude). My makimono lobster roll was out of this world. Top notch. If Aria could get servers who want to hustle and provide a great customer... More 

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United States
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105 reviews 105 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
346 helpful votes 346 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Restaurant was so busy we opted for the bar, noisier than restaurant but with most of the same food, and can also eat from restaurant menu. Wait service works really hard and it's quick. Spent our meal watching sushi being made, absolutely fascinating. Sushi, fish and chips, burgers, a good choice of food, and excellent salads. Highly recommend.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 200 N Columbus Dr, Chicago, IL 60601-7802
    (between Wacker Drive and Randolph on Upper Columbus)
  • Public Transportation: CTA Bus & Train, Randolph / Michigan, Wacker / Columbus.
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Downtown / The Loop
  • Neighborhood: Downtown / The Loop
  • Phone Number: 312-444-9494

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: American, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Doing business, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 10:30 pm

Questions & Answers

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Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Downtown / The Loop

Neighborhood Profile
Downtown / The Loop
Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a good starting point to sample the city's energy and flavor. This central business district boasts Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of the most iconic landmarks in the city. A stunning skyline coupled with cultural attractions like the Art Institute of Chicago present a Downtown where work and play peacefully coexist.