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Chef's Station

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French, American, International
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915 Davis St, Chicago, IL 60201 (Maple and Davis)
Metra Davis Street Stop CTA Purple Line Davis Street Stop
(847) 570-9821
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic
Description: The perfect juxtaposition of lighthearted attitude and intense flavor in an...
The perfect juxtaposition of lighthearted attitude and intense flavor in an atmosphere that proves fine dining doesn’t have to be uptight.
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  • 16
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  • 10
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 0
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Our Evanston Favorite

Chef’s Station is our choice for best restaurant in Evanston. The menu is varied and interesting, the wine list excellent, the service impeccable, and the quiet atmosphere ideal for relaxed conversation. If you don’t think of meatloaf as a gourmet entrée, think again – the way they serve it here... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 29, 2015
Rick S
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Evanston, Illinois
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31 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Portland, Maine
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53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Four of us went to dinner, and the other three of us were ok, although my husband found the meatloaf to be less than tasty. My pork shanks tasted good, but were so full of hidden fat that I got ill later. I am just not used to such heavy food.

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Thank Julie M
Evanston, Illinois
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Chef’s Station is our choice for best restaurant in Evanston. The menu is varied and interesting, the wine list excellent, the service impeccable, and the quiet atmosphere ideal for relaxed conversation. If you don’t think of meatloaf as a gourmet entrée, think again – the way they serve it here is a revelation. When available, the fresh walleye is also... More 

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1 Thank Rick S
Chicago, Illinois
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58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

This is a favorite of locals in Evanston. The interior is intimate and comfortable. Food is American/Continental and the chef is quite talented. A good selection of wines is offered. Service is attentive.

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Thank Bruce F
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Eleven of us celebrated our 50th college reunion here Friday, October 16th. Our reservation had been made weeks in advance (chef and owner Elio Romero-the only person at the restaurant-had made the reservation for us; chatty, obviously a very cool guy as well as an accomplished chef). Even though arriving early and very busy,everything was ready for us in a... More 

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Bedford, TX
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Open on a holiday weekend, wonderful service, music, excellent menu and wines. Quiet, comfortable, wide range of food choices.

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Thank jmdevries
San Francisco
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52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Happened upon this restaurant as I was visiting Evanston and decided to walk the neighborhood surrounding the hotel. It's tucked away under the Metra station. They had tables sitting outside and that was the only way that I knew it was there. Service was GREAT! I was offered seating, wine, water, and bread right away. I ordered the foie gras,... More 

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Thank msfetch
Chicago, IL
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Chef's station is a gem, in range of some of the finest Chicago has to offer in a sophisticated environment with attentive service and excellent cuisine. As a bonus you can arrive on the Metra train.

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Thank anglophile2013
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 via mobile

I would like to be able to say better things about Chef's Station, but I can't justify high praise. The restaurant is a very comfortable space under the Davis street Metra station, with excellent chairs and wide spacing between tables, and good soundproofing (I didn't hear any train noises). Our server greeted us warmly, took drink orders and then was... More 

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Thank Steve R
Chicago, Illinois
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80 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Have eaten here before over the years and have always enjoyed the menu. Yew Years eve was a fixed five course meal that offered modest size but a lip smacking set of courses. Delightfully presented and served timely. A large wait staff made this a truly enjoyable meal.

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Thank Robsy5111
San Francisco, California
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37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I come to Evanston regularly for work from California and can't believe I have never found this place! Our group was trying to get into a different spot, but it was booked so I decided to give this restaurant a try after reading the food reviews on Tripadvisor. I have to concur with most of the reviews below…the decor is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 915 Davis St, Chicago, IL 60201
    (Maple and Davis)
  • Public Transportation: Metra Davis Street Stop CTA Purple Line Davis Street Stop
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: (847) 570-9821

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: French, American, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romantic

Description

The perfect juxtaposition of lighthearted attitude and intense flavor in an atmosphere that proves fine dining doesn’t have to be uptight.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?