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The Indian Garden

#700 of 7,782 Restaurants in Chicago
#760 of 8,544 Places to Eat in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Neighborhood:
Streeterville
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 60
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  • 57
    Very good
  • 25
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  • 5
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  • 7
    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
The Indian Garden, 247 E Ontario Street, 2nd Floor, Chicago IL 60611

For those who like India cuisine this restaurant offers a treat. When my wife & I visited this establishment in May 2015 many of the diners were Indian families and this is always a sure sign that the food is good and authentic. We were not disappointed. I would certainly recommend.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 10, 2015
Pete_from_Kent
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West Malling, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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West Malling, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

For those who like India cuisine this restaurant offers a treat. When my wife & I visited this establishment in May 2015 many of the diners were Indian families and this is always a sure sign that the food is good and authentic. We were not disappointed. I would certainly recommend.

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Ahmedabad, India
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

I don't know why it has been showing on number one in Indian cuisine restaurant list. Food is very average, price is too much high for what they are serving and most important the attitude, it's seems like they don't want to serve their food to Indian guests. Come on guys, you are running an Indian restaurant at least little... More 

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Milan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I had the Sunday brunch while visiting Chicago. I was skeptic as I don't like brunch in general, but I had one of the best Indian meal so far :) there were around seven vegetarian dishes and a couple of fish/meat dishes which I did not try, and two desserts (gulab jamun and kheer). I spent 15 dollars including freshly... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

It was very tired day after visiting few places in the chicago downtown and we were really hungry and wanted to have Indian food, found this restaurant online with good review. Initially we never believed 4/5 rating since we hardly found good reviews about indian restaurants. We visited and had buffet we were impressed with different varieties for dishes. And... More 

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Ludhiana, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Whenever I am in Chicago,I always eat from here a couple of times. The location is very Central,the place is huge and done up well. the staff is friendly and most of all,the food is great. Rightly spiced and lots of variety and big servings. I would highly recommend this place for Indian Food. Only thing I found a bit... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The food here is very authentic Indian and real tasty. They didn't add unnecessary cream or oil to make the food tastier, and the cooks were very well trained in using of Indian spices. Many Indian restaurants' cooks across US do not know how actual Indian food tastes. So they just keep adding spices and butters, and other stuffs. But... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Was seated quickly on a Friday night. Staff friendly and attentive. The appetizer pate was great. However, the entrees were mediocre. The meat was tender but the sauces were a little soupy. We enjoyed the meal but would not rush back.

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Leavenworth, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Let me start by saying that we have sponsored a number of Indian officers and their families while they have attended training at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, so we have enjoyed many home cooked Indian meals. That being said, we really enjoyed the food, service, and atmosphere of this restaurant. For appetizers, we ordered some garlic nan bread (fresh made!) and... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Nice ambiance and good buffet. Had an awesome variety of veg and non-veg dishes. Just had the buffet..shrimp and chicken were really good. The number of veg dishes were the max i have seen amongst the buffets in other Indian restaurants. Desserts were a not that great. Location is pretty good.

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Chelsea, Vermont
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 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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Additional Information about The Indian Garden

Address: 247 E Ontario St, Chicago, IL 60611-7266
Phone Number: (312) 280-4910
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Streeterville
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
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: Indian

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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>  > Streeterville
  • Neighborhood: Streeterville
  • 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

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

Staying in Streeterville

Neighborhood Profile
Streeterville
Streeterville is where visitors head for play at Navy Pier, a pseudo amusement park and development of restaurants, shops, rides, and other activities. You’ll find lots of action and excitement on the docks. Along the pier, you’ll see the statue of the captain for whom Streeterville is named. While you enjoy your fair share of sightseeing at the pier, you can also visit other popular attractions there such as the Chicago Children’s Museum and the Chicago Shakespeare Theater. Off the pier you’ll find more restaurants from low-cost pubs to high-end establishments. Arts and culture aficionados should be sure not to miss the Museum of Contemporary Art.