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The Stained Glass

1735 Benson Ave, Evanston, IL 60201-3704
+1 847-864-8600
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Ranked #18 of 221 restaurants in Evanston
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $30 - $40
Cuisines: American, French, Contemporary, International
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Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining options: Private Dining
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Church Street
Transit: One block north of the the Davis Street L-station (Purple line) and Metra stop.
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  • English first
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English first
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

The staff at the restaurant were excellent and so professional in dealing with a small business dinner I recently hosted. From the initial reservation, to helping select wine, to the service that night, they made the evening go smoothly for me and my guests - several foodie's among them were quite pleased, and promised to visit for a social evening!

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Evanston
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41 reviews 41 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

The Stained Glass has a nice space and elegant design. The food, though, does not stand to the expected standard. The starter, baked artichoke with mushrooms and gorgonzola cheese for two, was impossible to eat. We were sure this will be stuffed artichoke hearts; instead we got a huge artichoke head creamed with a huge amount of cheese (that, by... More

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Chicago
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108 reviews 108 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

We went here with another couple to celebrate two birthdays. We picked The Stained a Glass based on a recommendation that we got from someone when we were dining in another restaurant. We were seated on time, which is a big plus. We started with a wine flight. The wine list was extensive and had wines from all regions and... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

I recently attended a dinner business meeting at The Stained Glass. The warehouse-style dining space provided plenty of room for mingling prior to the sit-down dinner. With approximately 50 people attending plus a piano player for added ambiance, the venue and acoustics were perfect for active dialogue and plenty of room to walk around. The "finger foods" were to-die for.... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

I took my wife and parents to The Stained Glass. We all had terrific dinners (the Barramundi, in particular, was outstanding), enjoyed the diverse wine choices and indulged in unique and memorable desserts (I'd recommend trying the donuts). The restaurant was crowded but reservations were relatively easy to get on short notice. It's not cheap but is a very strong... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Wandering through Evanston we found this small restaurant before the rush hour dinner crush. The wines offered were fairly priced and diverse and the service and food just amazing. The pizza/flatbreads were excellent - would go back in a heart beat.

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Milwaukee
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Our dinner at the The Stained Glass on a Saturday evening in November couldn't have been better. The service and food were outstanding. One of the nicest qualities is the atmosphere. The restaurant was packed, yet the seven of us could carry on a conversation without raising the volume of our voices. Favorites were "Tuna, Tuna, Tuna" and the Rack... More

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Skokie, IL
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64 reviews 64 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

I have been living in the area for some time but for some reason had never heard of this restaurant. Perhaps it is due to the fact that it focuses on also being a wine bar and has many wine flights available for tastings and some nice pairings with desserts. We are not big wine drinkers (and didn't have any... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Good portions. Fresh food. Very nice service. Good wine selection. Reservations recommended for weekend.

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Wilmette, Illinois
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66 reviews 66 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

I ate here with my parents and we shared some appetizers that were very unique and tasty. I ordered tha Panisse which was not what I was expecting but still very good! The wine selection is great and the atmosphere is really nice! I would return!

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