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The Stained Glass

1735 Benson Ave, Evanston, IL 60201-3704
+1 847-864-8600
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Ranked #11 of 230 Restaurants in Evanston
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Price range: $30 - $40
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, French, Contemporary, International
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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.
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English first
Livingston, NJ
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

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Omaha, Nebraska
3 reviews 3 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

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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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

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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.

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Chicago, Illinois
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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

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Washington D.C.
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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.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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75 reviews 75 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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

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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!

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Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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