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Chef's Station

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American, French, Eclectic, International
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915 Davis St, Chicago, IL 60610 (Maple and Davis)
Metra Davis Street Stop CTA Purple Line Davis Street Stop
(847) 570-9821
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Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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: Lunch, Reservations
Description: The perfect juxtaposition of lighthearted attitude and intense flavor in...
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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Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance
Outdoor seating
Lunch
Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 13
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
An exceptional five course meal on New Year's Eve

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 9, 2015
Robsy5111
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Chicago, Illinois
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Romance
  • Outdoor seating
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
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23 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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San Francisco, California
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Highland Park, Illinois
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Chicago
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182 reviews 182 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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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177 reviews 177 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
26 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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant 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
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 915 Davis St, Chicago, IL 60610
    (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: American, French, Eclectic, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating

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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?