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The Stained Glass

1735 Benson Ave, Evanston, IL 60201-3704
+1 847-864-8600
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Ranked #16 of 228 restaurants in Evanston
Price range: $30 - $40
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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83% Recommend
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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109 reviews 109 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Top Contributor
129 reviews 129 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

We went here with another couple to celebrate two birthdays. We picked The Stained a Glass based on a recommendation that we got from someone when we were dining in another restaurant. We were seated on time, which is a big plus. We started with a wine flight. The wine list was extensive and had wines from all regions and... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

I recently attended a dinner business meeting at The Stained Glass. The warehouse-style dining space provided plenty of room for mingling prior to the sit-down dinner. With approximately 50 people attending plus a piano player for added ambiance, the venue and acoustics were perfect for active dialogue and plenty of room to walk around. The "finger foods" were to-die for.... More

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Chicago, Illinois
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

I took my wife and parents to The Stained Glass. We all had terrific dinners (the Barramundi, in particular, was outstanding), enjoyed the diverse wine choices and indulged in unique and memorable desserts (I'd recommend trying the donuts). The restaurant was crowded but reservations were relatively easy to get on short notice. It's not cheap but is a very strong... More

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