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Aria

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Downtown / The Loop
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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 - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Drinks, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Visitor rating
  • 77
    Excellent
  • 80
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 13
    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
Asian / Fusion at the Fairmont

Good food and wine, very nice decor, excellent service. Would have liked more seasoning, but maybe that's just me.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 7, 2015
jeffOnTheRoad2010
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Phoenix, Arizona
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New York City, New York
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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Fresh and healthy sushi and vegetables options; service is discrete and effective. Took 2 clients for lunch and dinner separetely and was very pleased with the ambiance, the cuisine and the price.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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111 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

Good food and wine, very nice decor, excellent service. Would have liked more seasoning, but maybe that's just me.

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Thank jeffOnTheRoad2010
Reading, Pennsylvania
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58 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

We ate at Aria on our last morning in Chicago. We decided to skip the buffet and selected an omelet and blueberry pancakes. Both were excellent. Service was prompt and friendly.

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Thank Palmtree021
Franklin Lakes, New Jersey
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

The food was not terrible but not excellent. The price was not cheap. The atmosphere was nonexistent. Will recommend this place only for the convenience, not for value.

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Thank drmingi
Northville, Michigan
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

The sushi I had was excellent and, because I got there before seven p.m., it was half price! I got great service in a comfortable, laid back atmosphere.

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Thank Lance G
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Just had some pupus after a long flight. Food was delicious and service was great, even though we were about the last guests that evening.

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Thank Ralf A
Michigan
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015 via mobile

Our service was so slow and we had a hard time getting water glasses filled, plates cleared or the check. Lunch for 5 people shouldn't have taken that long. Disappointing as it was so close to getting great reviews!

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Thank MichiganFrqtravler
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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58 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

We were hugely surprised and pleased by our meal at Aria. We strongly recommend a selection of their custom rolls - which we found a delightful mix of flavors. The mixed green salad was also delicious with flavors well balanced. One of the best selection of rolls we have had anywhere!

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Thank geonat1
Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Our meal was excellent, service was well above par. The chef's blend of flavours is music to your taste buds

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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287 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed Aria in the Fairmont. The ambiance was chic and sophisticated. The food was good; the wine was great; and the service was phenomenal. I wanted to sit at the sushi bar but was with a large group so we were in a separate room. It was quite warm but eventually got comfortable. We went in the bar area... More 

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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, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings
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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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.