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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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 45
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 3
    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
Love the wine flights

Service was good, enjoyed the availability of wine flights to be able to sample several different wines. Food was unique and tasty. I had the squash blossom fritters which were outstanding and sampled the Tuna, Tuna, Tuna which was also yummy.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
Janno814
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Columbia, md
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Columbia, md
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Service was good, enjoyed the availability of wine flights to be able to sample several different wines. Food was unique and tasty. I had the squash blossom fritters which were outstanding and sampled the Tuna, Tuna, Tuna which was also yummy.

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Thank Janno814
Evanston, Illinois
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

We came here for our engagement celebration and it was amazing. The lamb was absolutely devine. This place is perfect for special occasions.

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Thank OleColorado2014
North Tustin, CA
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164 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

This is a solid restaurant with good food and service. There just wasn't anything that stood out about it for me to rate it better than average.

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Thank MDHNorthTustin_CA
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

A flight of red to pair with a really extraordinary rack of lamb. Indulgent - maybe, but it over the top excellent. Worth noting that this was a business dinner, and our party was there for at least 2 hours. No pressure and great service throughout.

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Thank Don C
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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130 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

We went with a party of 8 on parent's weekend at Northwestern. Our daughter hadn't heard of the restaurant even though it was about three blocks from her residence. She correctly said that it would either be awful or too pricey for students. I am glad to report that it is the latter. The pear salad was fabulous. My filet... More 

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Thank landc2015
Chicago, Illinois
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81 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

This is probably the most consistent fine dining restaurant in Evanston. The space is cozy, the service professional and mostly helpful, and the preparations are inventive but well-balanced. The wine selections, especially for the various flights, are quite good too. The menu often features tuna in both appetizer and main forms, as well as other seasonal fish, in addition to... More 

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Thank foodie019
Evanston, Illinois
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

Although this restaurant appears to be a favorite with many people, my friend and I both thought it was pretentious and overpriced both for the wine and the meals we had. I had a special fish dish which was expensive and not that great nor satisfying. It is not a restaurant that I would visit again. The atmosphere is pleasant... More 

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Thank Stanley B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Food is excellent, great wine selection. Great for a drink at the bar after work or an special couple's evening

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Thank Linda D
Mundelein, Illinois
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

Before attending an eerie magic event at the Charles Gates Dawes House, we found this lovely restaurant via Trip Advisor. Absolutely outstanding from start to finish! Apps are included Pumpkin gnocchi with kale, cranberries and ricotta; German fingerling potato salad. Entrees - Australian Rack of Lamb with mint pesto and Parmesan white truffle creme boiler. Amish chicken with parsnip puree,... More 

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Thank Jenn B
Evanston, Illinois
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 via mobile

A great experience..Rack of Lamb was plentiful and so tasty. Filet with mushrooms special next time! Had the Cabernet was great also. A delicious designer cappuccino after made by our own outstanding waiter.

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Thank Bill W

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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: Business meetings
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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