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The Stained Glass

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French, American, International, Contemporary
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1735 Benson Ave, Evanston, IL 60201-3704 (Church Street)
One block north of the the Davis Street L-station (Purple line) and Metra stop.
+1 847-864-8600
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Good for:
Fine Dining
Entertaining clients

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  • 28
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
The best I've seen so far in Evanston

The portions are like everywhere in Chicago oversized. But the food is more sensitively prepared than I've seen at most Chicago restaurants. And the wine sections and desserts are notable.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
Philip S
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Baltimore, Maryland
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  • Entertaining clients
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68 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Baltimore, Maryland
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239 reviews 239 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

The portions are like everywhere in Chicago oversized. But the food is more sensitively prepared than I've seen at most Chicago restaurants. And the wine sections and desserts are notable.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Not as high end cooking as Michael's in Winnetka but unlike at Michael's I fell good after eating there and I wanted to go back. It is the best restaurant to take a date or invite friends in this part of the city. The food is impecable. The wine list is great. Wish they were open for lunch.

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Chicago, Illinois
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144 reviews 144 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This was just a bit off, this place. Some of the food (escargot) was outstanding, others (beet salad, salmon, three tunas) was simply average. The service was good, the atmosphere good and while not what I would consider to be "high priced" I felt the quality of the food was below what was being charged. The salmon was both fishy... More 

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Jackson, Wisconsin
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132 reviews 132 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

we ate here this week before a concert at The Space. We arrived early at 5:30 and were seated immediately. The atmosphere is very upscale and wait staff very knowledgeable and attentive. An extensive gluten free menu was available. I ended up choosing the salmon with broccoli and panisse( a cornmeal based custard) it was very good. My husband had... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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59 reviews 59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Last month we had a chance to eat out here. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience. It was my first time to try escargot -which was delicious there. We as a table shared and tried different dishes and found the fish and beef fillet to be quite delicious. The only disappointment was that the acorn squash dish was lacking any distinct... More 

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Chicago, IL
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233 reviews 233 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We had a lovely meal here recently. My husband loves deviled eggs and ordered the gourmet prepared eggs on this menu which he said were fantastic. Our entrees were the Australian rack of lamb and the hanger steak. I ordered the steak medium and it came out very rare so I had to send it back which was not a... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

My husband took me here to celebrate my birthday. We had reservations for a Friday night but luckily it wasn't terribly crowded. Unfortunately, our dining experience started off poorly right from the beginning when we were sandwiched in between two other tables. There were plenty of other open tables. From there on we had our wine delivered to the wrong... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The selection of wines and menu items was great. Very nice ambience and great service. I would definitely recommend this anyone visiting the area.

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Glencoe, Il
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123 reviews 123 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Our third time split with great food news and horrendously bad service news. It;s a shame when Michael found us seats on a Friday nite without prior reservations and Seth waited our table. What courtesy, professionalism and care for the customer. We selected, received our flights of wine, ordered from the hard what to pick menu. Then began the wait... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1735 Benson Ave, Evanston, IL 60201-3704
    (Church Street)
  • Public Transportation: One block north of the the Davis Street L-station (Purple line) and Metra stop.
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Evanston
  • Phone Number: +1 847-864-8600

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 40
  • Cuisine: French, American, International, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Entertaining clients
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

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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?