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Viand Bar and Kitchen

155 E Ontario St, Chicago, IL 60611 (Near North Side)
312-255-8505
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Ranked #1,712 of 8,187 restaurants in Chicago
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Near North Side
Cross street: Ontario and Michigan
Transit: .5 Blocks away from CTA Bus Route 3, 10, 145, 146, 147, and 151. 4 Blocks West and 2 blocks North of Grand Red Line
Description: Viand Bar and kitchen is situated in the electric Streeterville neighborhood in the Courtyard Chicago Downtown/Magnificent Mile hotel. Indulge in a time-honored American meal infused with the multi-cultural heritage of Chicago. Traditional comfort food is freshly prepared with wholesome fresh ingredients and paired with signature cocktails and a variety of beers on tap and micro-brews from the Great Lakes region. Capable of hosting intimate dinners for two or banquets for 60, this restaurant is both versatile and accommodating for any occasion. Combining a one-of-a-kind menu with friendly service and a welcoming decor, Viand is a hidden gem among Magnificent Mile restaurants.
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Boulder, CO
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Although we did have a good time at the bar late one night, the restaurant itself left a lot to be desired. FIrst of all, the Sunday lunch menu was printed on something a little larger than a 3x5 notecard and did not have much variety. The french fries lacked seasoning and the chips and salsa were served in a... More

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Viand C, Manager at Viand Bar and Kitchen, responded to this review

Lisa C, Thank you for your review and feedback on your experience at Viand. I do apologize that the experience was not satisfactory and I am sharing your comments with our Chef and culinary team. Through the month of April we are going through a menu change and one of our targets to improve is the Sunday midday experience. Please... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014 via mobile

My fiancé and I came down to Chicago for a romantic weekend and were looking for good food that wasn't over priced and didn't require a dress code as we didn't feel like dressing up. We searched forever looking for a place and stumbled on this place. We were both hesitant after reading some of the negative reviews but loved... More

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Viand C, Manager at Viand Bar and Kitchen, responded to this review

Hi Ambliss, I'm extremely pleased you had an amazing experience in our restaruant this past weekend. I will pass your comments on to both Dimitar and Allison, we are lucky to have both of them. We hope that you are able to come and visit us soon, we should be going through a menu change in the near future in... More

Grosse Pointe, Michigan
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23 reviews 23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

This restaurant doesn't look like the type that would be open for breakfast, and most of the breakfast business appears to be from guests staying at the Marriott Courtyard next door. The breakfast bar has fresh fruits, cereals, waffles, eggs, meats and cheese. The service is great. The chef will prepare eggs and omelets to order. Some nice features are... More

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Viand C, Manager at Viand Bar and Kitchen, responded to this review

Susan C, We really appreciate the comments on your breakfast experience! We are also working on additional improvements to the breakfast expereince so please come back soon to see the exciting things we are doing! Best regards, Dominic Angotti Food and Beverage Manager More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

I would not recommend this restaurant. The staff was rude, unpleasant, and unaccommodating. We were guests of the hotel this restaurant is in, and were told that there were no more available reservations for the night. This was at 8:30pm and the restaurant was practically empty.. However, upon hearing this, we decided to do take-out and just eat up in... More

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Viand C, Manager at Viand Bar and Kitchen, responded to this review

AnywhereButHere23, Thank you for the review and insight to the experience you had at Viand Bar & Kitchen. I want to apologize for the unsatisfactory experience you received upon your arrival. We are working on better equipping our staff with training and support on the reservation management software to ensure all of our guests can have a wonderful experience for... More

Sullivan, Illinois, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

We were caught in a rain shower and sought shelter here. My, were we glad it rained. The wonderful staff was attentive and friendly even though we looked like drowned rats. We ordered the flourless chocolate cake and were delighted by this rich concoction. I'll be back. If the rest of their food is as good as that cake, this... More

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Viand C, Manager at Viand Bar and Kitchen, responded to this review

Dear Becky L, We are really glad that you enjoyed the dessert when you happened upon us! Hopefully you will get to come back soon and try some of our other dishes, without the rainfall next time! Dominic Angotti - Restaurant Manager More

Indianapolis, Indiana
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47 reviews 47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013 via mobile

Viand is located in the lower lobby of a Courtyard Marriott, and the breakfast buffet looks exactly like what you will see in a lot of Marriott's lobby's for breakfast. The only problem is Viand charges $18 for it. I really wish I had taken a picture, it's identical to other Marriotts; powdered eggs, frozen potatoes, frozen sausage patties, tons... More

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Viand C, Manager at Viand Bar and Kitchen, responded to this review

Bummedwiththebeach, Thank you for feedback on your breakfast experience. I apologize that it was not up to your standard. I will make sure our executive chef is aware and hopefully next time we have some new creations for you! I'm glad our servers were friendly and accommodating, they pride themselves in making sure every guest is a VIP! We hope... More

Loranger
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39 reviews 39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Usually the restaurant and bar at a hotel are hit or miss. Most of the time the bar is OK but the restaurant is just a place to get something to eat in a pinch. Viand is a hit in both areas. A great bar and a great restaurant both with excellent service. The food was top rate and the... More

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Viand C, Manager at Viand Bar and Kitchen, responded to this review

Cuzn, Thanks for the great review! We are extremely glad you enjoyed your experience at Viand! Hopefully you were able to try a few different dishes and cocktails. Which were your favorite? Dominic Angotti - Manager More

Thunder Bay, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013 via mobile

Accidentally discovered this restaurant one day while adventuring through the city. The food was well above my expectations. From the appetizer, to the entree, to the dessert, to even the coffee, everything was unbelievably delicious. Presentation was clean and appealing. Staff were very warm and friendly. Overall I was amazed with my experience at this restaurant. It is certainly on... More

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Viand C, Manager at Viand Bar and Kitchen, responded to this review

Shyve, Thanks for the nice feedback on the food and presentation. Chef Bolanos's new menu items have been receiving great reviews. We hope you get to visit Chicago again very soon! Dominic Angotti - Manager More

Raleigh, North Carolina
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69 reviews 69 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

We went on a Tuesday and the place was not busy at all. Drinks and food were good quality. Waitress was great and watching our needs as necessary (since it was not busy). We can go again.

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Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

They have quick, friendly ane efficient service. Other then their fish tacos though the rest of the food is mediocre.

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Viand C, Manager at Viand Bar and Kitchen, responded to this review

HrayrA, Thank you for the feedback. I am very happy that you enjoyed the friendly and attentive service provided to you. I apologize that the food wasn't up to your standard but are very glad you enjoyed the fish tacos. They are one of our favorites as well! We will be changing over menus in the next two weeks, we... More

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