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The Indian Garden

#575 of 8,445 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Near North Side
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247 E Ontario St, Chicago, IL 60611-7266 (Fairbanks& Ontario)
(312) 280-4910
Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Fine Dining
Large groups
Doing business
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 57
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
NOT VEGETARIAN

The first time I've been forced to eat meat in more than 40 years. If you're vegetarian steer clear of this place. They assume that you want a rotting carcass on your plate - never again!!!!

2 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
rockinvt
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Chelsea, Vermont
via mobile
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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145 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Chelsea, Vermont
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

The first time I've been forced to eat meat in more than 40 years. If you're vegetarian steer clear of this place. They assume that you want a rotting carcass on your plate - never again!!!!

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Bloomington, Illinois
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The location was very near the Ivy Hotel and was well-decorated. The food was fine but perhaps a bit over-priced. We had complimentary "bread" to begin with but the meal was somewhat a la carte in that neither naan or rice was included with the entree which seemed unusual. Service began with the waiter asking if our order had been... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

After traveling in India I can assure you that the food at the Indian garden is true indian food. The service and ambiance is great

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North Aurora, Illinois
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

This restaurant is really close to my hotel so I had to try some takeout before leaving tomorrow. Very excellent food, and was able to pick it up within 15 min.

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Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We have eaten at many, many Indian restaurants. We return only to find that the tandoori chicken has been changed and is now saucy, and not enjoyable. BUT The Indian Garden has consistently excellent, just dry enough on the outside, tender on the inside, tasty Tandoori Chicken. One of the best things you can eat for protein and enjoyment, hence... More 

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Los Angeles, California
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

As a former Chicagoan I have walked past this restaurant scores of times. Visiting from L.A. a friend took me here for Sunday lunch. My initial fears were assuaged when I spied several tables of large Indian/American families enjoying a leisurely meal. The vegetarian dishes far outshone the meat/fish/poultry, though the goat was very good. This was the Sunday buffet,... More 

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The Flatlands
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

One of my best dining experiences ever! The menu is quite inventive and inviting. You will enjoy discovering new and authentic dishes. I love Indian food, and this one will not disappoint you! If you don't believe me, all the discerning Indian diners patronizing this place should tell you something!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

A great variety of veg and meat entrees, flavors and spices were superb. Lovely atmosphere. Kind service. We like to try Indian restaurants in every city we visit and this is one of the best. And we've been to Indian restaurants in Kyoto, London, Nairobi, and more.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We had dinner at IG, it was well cooked and served food, authentic. The atmosphere of the resturant and the small details that was taking care of makes your experience unforgettable.

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New Zealand
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Our hotel recommended we try this restaurant for Indian cuisine. It was an enjoyable experience. The hospitality was good and the food delicious.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 247 E Ontario St, Chicago, IL 60611-7266
    (Fairbanks& Ontario)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Near North Side
  • Neighborhood: Near North Side
  • Phone Number: (312) 280-4910

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Large groups, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?