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

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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 32
    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
a pleasant evening in Evanston

This is a very good restaurant with a great choice of wines. The tasting of wine is great because they are very generous in quantity and the wines are excellent. The food is also excellent. Fois gras on brioche was outstanding. So was the lobster bisque and lamb chops. This is highly recommended... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is a very good restaurant with a great choice of wines. The tasting of wine is great because they are very generous in quantity and the wines are excellent. The food is also excellent. Fois gras on brioche was outstanding. So was the lobster bisque and lamb chops. This is highly recommended for visitors in Evanston.

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at this lovely wine bistro – one of the best Evanston restaurants we’ve eaten in. Instead of ordering entrees, the 3 of us shared 6 appetizers: lobster bisque, baby beet salad (with arugula), deviled eggs (with smoked salmon bacon, “tobiko” salmon caviar, and black truffle puree), escargot (with herb garlic custard, instead of herbed butter),... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

The Stained Glass is a destination restaurant in my opinion. The service is top notch. When asked, the staff offers spot on advice about the menu and wines. The food tastes as good as its presentation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We went last night for a casual dinner with friends. The menu was fresh, flavorful and innovative. The foie gras BLT is a must, the best appetizer I've had in a while. We ended up sharing appetizers and the fillet special with organic mushrooms. The wine list was diverse and comprehensive. We enjoyed some nice old world wines, which are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This beautiful bistro always wows us. Its creative menu is outstanding and in our opinion one of the midwest's best. Every dish we've ever ordered here makes it a tough choice on our next visit to order it again or try something else we know will be delicious. Kudos to the chef and staff!

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Went there on July 10 with a group of six friends after a long day of meetings. The food was gorgeous. Everyone ordered something different so we all got to see beautifully plated food. I was eating light that night so I had the Bibb lettuce salad and the Lobster bisque. Both were excellent! It took me awhile to figure... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The Stained Glass has been one of my favorite restaurants for special occasions: special celebrations, out-of-town family and guests, birthdays, etc. The service is excellent, reservations are honored on time, the choice of wines never disappoints, and the menu includes some unique entrees.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

My sister and I were looking for farm to table/organic restaurant options in evanston area and came across The Stained Glass. We shared deviled eggs with smoked salmon and salmon caviar which was excellent. While the steak was not 100% grass fed, there were organic/farm to table options. I highly recommend their scottish salmon entree. Too full to even try... More 

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Vestby
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Great service and food. The crab cakes were awesome. Good opportunities for vegans and vegetarians. Local and seasonal produce. Very cozy restaurant, and opportunities for private seating for larger groups.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Food fresh and interesting without being too esoteric. Wait staff attentive and restaurant vibe relaxing. Only comment would be to add actual ganache to their chocolate ganache cake. Filling was more like mousse and not ganache. But overall, we're coming back!

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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: Doing business
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?