We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 230 Evanston Restaurants

The Stained Glass

1735 Benson Ave, Evanston, IL 60201-3704
+1 847-864-8600
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Reserve with OpenTable
Ranked #9 of 230 Restaurants in Evanston
Price range: $30 - $40
Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, French, Contemporary, International
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations, 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.
Write a Review

58 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    24
    25
    8
    1
    0
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
chicago
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Last evening I took friends and a cousin from Amsterdam for dinner. The service was impeccable, the menu was a study in innovative pairings. I found a buttery lettuce salad with touches of olive, toasted pecans and cheese, a perfect beginning. Others agreed. Then I had a delicious and generous appetizer, again, a tongue pleasing combination of flavors. Others at... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Livingston, NJ
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This was one of the best and creative meals I've had in long time. Starting with the "foie gras" BLT and ending with a desert grilled cheese -- the meal would rival anything that we'd get back home in the NYC region. Aside from the wonderful wines and wine flights, they had an wide variety of liquors and I had... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Omaha, Nebraska
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We shared a meal with our son and his wife, sampling a little of everything. The appetizers were excellent with the Foie Gras BLT's being the favorite. Entrees included salmon, hangar steak, pork chop, and tuna - all were wonderful. They have a great wine selection and a wine flight sampler of 3 half glasses for various wine categories. Service... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
London
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Perhaps I'm a bit jet lagged but I couldn't remember the name of this restaurant when I eventually got home from my trip to Chicago. We went for a family gathering and generally enjoyed ourselves, but.. For a start, I always worry when the dishes sound too complex on the menu as was the case here. Complexity and more ingredients... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We had heard of The Stained Glass for a while but hadn't had occasion to try it until last evening. It was really good. My husband said it was worth the trip just for the desserts, but I would say the same for the appetizers. We shared the escargots, the crab cake (my personal favorite) and the deviled eggs. We... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We dined here for a special evening and absolutely loved it. We've been to many of the nicer restaurants in Evanston and on the North Shore, but this one is one that we seem to always overlook (perhaps because it's so close), but we will not be overlooking it anymore! Great food, attentive service, lovely ambiance.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We had not been to Stained Glass for several years. Not clear why, but we'll be back again very soon. We had two very nice flights of wine to accompany our meal, based on our server's recommendation. They both were well suited for us and what we ate. My wife started with a foie gras "sandwich". She was unsure of... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Washington D.C.
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014 via mobile

I was not aware of the Stained Glass - I'm glad I found it and will return. I chose the lamb - that dish was excellent. A bit too much going on on the plate (could drop the basil pesto) but the meat was outstanding. Nice and complete wine list. Expensive.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Baltimore, Maryland
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

This is a quite nice place to eat in Evanston for an unrushed and civilized meal. The service is attentive and for a place striving to be "continental" the portions are quite large by today's standards. The clientele consists of mostly people from nearby Northwestern, and as usual academics are a pretty discriminating crowd. Escargots were a plentiful portion atop... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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!

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed The Stained Glass also viewed

 

Been to The Stained Glass? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing