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The Indian Garden

#438 of 8,179 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Neighborhood:
Streeterville
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247 E Ontario St, Chicago, IL 60611-7266 (Fairbanks& Ontario)
(312) 280-4910
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Today
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 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, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Visitor rating
  • 75
    Excellent
  • 67
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Indian Fine Dinning, great food and ambiance

Went for Birthday Dinner of my better half, could not find a better Indian dinning house than this one. The ambiance is perfectly crafted to give that Indian feel in downtown Chicago. Service was very good so was the food. I would recommend this place for meetings and team dinners.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Deepak S
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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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Chicago, Illinois
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67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The buffet offers a splendid sampling of what to eat on the great sub-continent of India. Lots of vegetarian choices, chicken and little meat. All superbly flavored.

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Thank Rolf A
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for Birthday Dinner of my better half, could not find a better Indian dinning house than this one. The ambiance is perfectly crafted to give that Indian feel in downtown Chicago. Service was very good so was the food. I would recommend this place for meetings and team dinners.

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Thank Deepak S
Chennai
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved the food - Biriyani was absolutely amazing. One of the best I have had in quite a while. Yum! Tandoori chicken was very dry and not tasty but this was the only negative in the entire lunch buffet menu. Our waiter was very sweet and very attentive. I am giving a rating of 3 only because of the... More 

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Merida, Mexico
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222 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

Hands down, best meal of the trip to Chicago. We loved everything about this restaurant - the food was wonderful and lots of it in your order and the people were GREAT! Thank you Nasir for making our dinning in Chicago a great experience. We will be back next year and will make it to your fine restaurant more than... More 

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Thank L0calO
Michigan
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255 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

There's nothing extraordinary about The Indian Garden, but the food is tasty, the portions are substantial, and the prices are reasonable. The chandni chowk aloo tikki appetizer was new to us, and its spicing was well complemented by the accompanying tamarind sauce and mint chutney. For the main dishes, we ordered the malai kofta and the murg chilli masala, both... More 

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Thank MichiganBanjoMan
Chicago, Illinois
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42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Indian Garden is a treasure for those who are seeking a bargain lunch buffet. Absolutely delicious and fresh. Look for Groupon offerings for the best deal and be aware that the place can be extremely crowded at lunch. Come hungry, go off any diet and enjoy. I try to eat healthy, but "go off" a couple of times a year... More 

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Thank chicagomelinda
Ft Lauderdale
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

One of our party ordered chicken korma..it was brown, not yellow, no coconut or almond like it is supposed to..Pointed this out to the waiter who ambviliant at best. Weird location on 2nd floor. Won't return.

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Thank barcatripleta2009
Weston, Florida
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

Always try a korma at a new Indian place! I have been eating them since the 80's and this is the first time I have EVER tried a dark brown one. It was nothing like one I have ever tried. I ended up changing it for a tikka masala. The waiter told me they had been doing it this way... More 

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Thank Jean H
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

We found it using trip advisor (as always), nice place and nice ambient. The staff was friendly. The food was good but not good enough for the price you pay. In fact it was our expensive ticket in Chicago.

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Thank Ricardo L
Kalamazoo, MI
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

We had a wonderful dinner at the Indian Garden. The food was fabulous. The only reasons for 4 instead of 5 stars: 1) We could have used better direction from the waiter on how much rice to order. It does not come with the entree but must be ordered separately. We asked how much to get (2 orders) and ended... More 

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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: Families with children, Large groups, Business meetings
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.