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“Fantastic find!” 5 of 5 stars
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Custom House
500 S. Dearborn St. at the Blake Hotel, Chicago, IL 60605 (The Loop)
312-523-0200
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Ranked #2,185 of 8,390 Restaurants in Chicago
Price range: $40 - $60
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: The Loop
Cross street: Congress
Transit: CTA: Blue, Red, Brown & Purple Line Trains
Atlanta, Georgia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Fantastic find!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

Service and food were fantastic. The appetizer of pasta, butternut squash puree, shaved brussel sprouts, and toasted almonds was out of this world, one of the best things I have ever eaten! The service was also stellar.

Visited October 2012
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  • English first
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English first
Northfield, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great Place Kind of Expensive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

The atmosphere, food, and service were all wonderful at the Custom House. It was attached to our hotel (Wyndom's Blake) so it was an easy choice. We enjoyed the experience, but hamburgers and fries with a couple of drinks was well over $100 for a couple. The wait staff was exceptionally friendly and the food was prepared perfectly. They didn't have any of the beers my husband was looking for, but were helpful in finding him an alternative. Quiet and nice for conversation!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Good nouveau american”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

Nice seasonal menu and excellent service. Located in Printers' Row, Custom House offers dishes using fresh seasonal ingredients and a fun bar/wine list.

Visited October 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Great food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

This place is expensive, and there are so many cheaper options in Printers Row that this is a special occasion place for us. The drinks are really really good, and the food is amazing. Good place to kick back after work or with a bunch of friends.

Visited July 2012
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San Clemente, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Excellent Steak and Chicken”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

Custom house is a really good restaurant that has a very modern decor and a nice staff. The food is delicious and served in unique ways. I had the steak one night and you could cut it with a butter knife. Also, the roasted chicken took a little while to cook but was also delicious. This is a great place to go to wind down after a long day of work.

Visited October 2012
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