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All 233 Evanston Restaurants

The Stained Glass

1735 Benson Ave, Evanston, IL 60201-3704
+1 847-864-8600
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Ranked #10 of 233 Restaurants in Evanston
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
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

I celebrated a milestone birthday here last weekend and everything was PERFECT. Our server, Audra, enjoyed the merriment of the moment and helped us take photos - food was delicious, wine list creative and everyone had a wonderful time. Can't thank you enough.

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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

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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
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

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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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86 reviews 86 reviews
71 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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116 reviews 116 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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108 reviews 108 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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Additional Information about The Stained Glass

Address: 1735 Benson Ave, Evanston, IL 60201-3704
Phone Number: +1 847-864-8600
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Evanston
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 40
Cuisine: American, French, Contemporary, International

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