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Chef's Station

915 Davis St, Chicago, IL 60610
(847) 570-9821
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Ranked #1,073 of 8,283 restaurants in Chicago
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Price range: $21 - $30
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, French, Eclectic, International
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Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Maple and Davis
Transit: Metra Davis Street Stop CTA Purple Line Davis Street Stop
Description: 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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21 reviews from our community

85% Recommend
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English first
Highland Park
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

I have been to Chef's Station several times over the past ten plus years. The food is always reliable, the staff is warm and welcoming without being intrusive or over-friendly. I met owner Peter Mills at an earlier visit and can say that this restaurant is a wonderful reflection of his sensibility of warmth, friendliness and enjoyment of a good... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Chef's Station was my son Spencer's favorite when he was a student at Northwestern. We ate with him there then, and have gone back regularly on the occasional times we return to Evanston. On our most recent visit in early August, the service was first-rate, and the food special. I had the pea soup, the soup of the day, and... More

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136 reviews 136 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013 via mobile

Finding Chef's Station was a bit of a challenge. Located under the tracks on Davis St. in Evanston you will find a hidden gem. The ambiance is great and the food and presentation match. It is a good special occasion restaurant. We did find it a bit on the expensive side. Three of us had the Char and found it... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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133 reviews 133 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013 via mobile

Second time here and can't wait to go back Quiet Great service and perfectly prepared meal I highly recommend !

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Chicago, Illinois
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53 reviews 53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Chef's Station has been lapped. It's in a cool location, has a cozy, dimly-lit ambiance and uniformly delicious food. The only downside (and at this price point and in Evanston, not an inconsequential one) is the service. More specifically, it's the inconsistency of the service that undermines the kitchen's quality. The greeting was warm and our server clearly had good... More

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Wheeling, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

Food could not hace been better, service was professional. Restaurant was almost empty - hoping it will stay in business for our next visit!

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Wilmette, IL
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

The food was excellent our only dislike was the choices for bottles of wine was limited. But we liked what we ordered.

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Savannah, Georgia
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

When next in downtown Evanston under the Metra tracks, enjoy an excellent upscale meal with delightful quiet, low light ambience literally located under railroad tracks without any shake, rattle or row or roll. Varied cuisine, the ladies enjoyed romaine or baby lettuce salads followed by the grilled salmon, while I enjoyed the hearty butternut squash soup followed by the veal... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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48 reviews 48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

Dinner-and-a-movie takes on a whole new dimension when the dinner is at Chef's Station -- a fine dining establishment that is literally in the commuter rail station across the street from one of Chicago's nicer multi-screen movie complexes. The menu probably varies a lot over time -- it's the kind of place where your server will suggest what is best... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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133 reviews 133 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

Yep, this is the best restaurant that I have been to in Evanston! We loved the atmosphere. Service was perfect, attentive and friendly. Great appetizers. Loved the veal, lamb and a swordsteak. And, I felt the price was completely worth it! Will definitely come back.

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