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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, Drinks, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 68
    Excellent
  • 74
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 11
    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 hotel food

The place was reasonably busy on a Saturday night. Service was friendly and timely. Limited menu and wine list but the have a full service sushi bar next door that you can order from. I would not eat here if I was not staying at the hotel but is worth a visit if you are at the Fairmont.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 8, 2015
panster
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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
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Saskatoon, Canada
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133 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

So overpriced for the type/quality of food. What once was a 5 Star restaurant is now a 3 Star but has not accepted the decline or done anything about it. The staff were very friendly but service was on the slower side. Decor was modern and clean. And the Aria bar is infant friendly! - Ate breakfast there every morning... More 

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Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
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81 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

To me it feels like Aria is a 3 star restaurant pretending to be 5 star. Sure the decor is nice, but the food does not meet expectations. Especially not when you factor in the price you are paying for it. We ate supper at Aria twice. Best priced thing for the taste and value of the food was sushi... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

$40 breakfast but absolutely worth it! They also have an adjacent sushi bar which looked amazing. We never got to try it. We would definitely come back.

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

The place was reasonably busy on a Saturday night. Service was friendly and timely. Limited menu and wine list but the have a full service sushi bar next door that you can order from. I would not eat here if I was not staying at the hotel but is worth a visit if you are at the Fairmont.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

To be clear this is a review of the sushi bar. It looks both appealing and good but this is one of the few places I left a zero tip. From start to finish. We stat down at the sushi bar, only to be told that a waitress had to sit us down. Then we waited 5-10 mins for a... More 

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New York City, New York
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79 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

I'm ok when you arrive 30 Mins before the reservation for a 6, Pax Group Dinner the Host has not yet prepared the table, but there was more: - Waiter had no idea of the wine list and did not have more then 2 bottles each - Sparkling water was not chilled - After 1 hours wait the starters (salad,... More 

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Service was attentive but not intrusive. Our meals were delicious and it was so convenient those of us staying at the Fairmont Chicago Millenium Hotel.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

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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86 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
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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 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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Additional Information about Aria

Address: 200 N Columbus Dr, Chicago, IL 60601-7802
Phone Number: 312-444-9494
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Downtown / The Loop
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
Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
Cuisine: American, Sushi

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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: Doing business, Large groups, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions
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

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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.