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Filini

#198 of 7,507 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
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Downtown / The Loop
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221 N Columbus Dr, Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago, Chicago, IL 60601-7801 (E. Lower Lake St.)
13124770234
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6:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Tegucigalpa, Honduras
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

As a guest to hotel, I decided to try restaurant for an afternoon drink. The cocktail menu was quite fun, I enjoyed my drinks and outdoor seating.

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Thank ORD-TGU
Boise, Idaho
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200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I came here with a group of business associates and was blown away at how good the food was. I had the Chef's spontaneous four-course tasting menu and did not know what I was getting until the waiter served it. I was not disappointed. The first course was Bufala Mozzarello with heirloom tomatoes, as good as it gets. The second... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For $65 you can have a 4 course meal of chef's choice. Lobster soup and buffalo mozzarella are fantastic- best mozzarella I've had in a long time - and I live in Boston amongst tons of Italians- and this had just the right amount of saltiness. Wine pairings were perfect (all Italian wines) and service was attentive and pleasant. There... More 

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1 Thank Jennifer S
Radissonbluaqua, General Manager at Filini, responded to this review

Jennifer, Thanks so much for writing us! I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed our dishes, including the mozzarella! Thanks for dining at Filini and we hope to welcome you back again soon. Best, Damon Hernandez GM More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hollandaise was perfect, as were the poached eggs; but, the spinach wasn't drained enough making things a little soggy. $15 for the Benedict about right, but $5 for coffee - ouch.

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Thank BatGuano30
Radissonbluaqua, General Manager at Filini, responded to this review

Thanks for writing us! I'm sorry to hear that you were not 100% satisfied with your breakfast at Filini. We appreciate your feedback regarding the spinach and will relay this to the team so that we can fix it. Thanks for dining with us and have a good week. Best, Damon Hernandez Filini, GM More 

Arlington, Texas
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant has an awesome made to order omelet!!! The portion was so large I was truly sad that I could not finish it! Awesome Awesome Awesome!!!!

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Thank Elicia M
Radissonbluaqua, General Manager at Filini, responded to this review

Elicia - Thanks fro writing us! I'm thrilled to heat that you had the best egg white omelet ever at our restaurant. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best, Damon Hernandez Filini, GM More 

bloomington
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59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Around the corner from our Swissotel, we stumbled upon this open air restaurant/bar.It was a gorgeous day so we sat outside for drinks...service was dull and slow, maybe because we sat at the far end...some confusion about hubby's drink; she said a specialty drink was like a Bloody Mary, but was more a margarita with mescal served with cauliflower and... More 

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Radissonbluaqua, General Manager at Filini, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write us. I'm glad to hear that you gave us a shot while looking for a happy hours location. Sorry for any confusion regarding your cocktail. I will be sure to share your comments with my team to ensure that all servers are adequately educated on the types of cocktails on our menu. Thanks... More 

Grand Haven, Michigan
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38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

And then she disappeared for ten minutes to get our water and cream for my coffee....hello? Where did she go? Ok food, but no p,ace I'd hurry back to that's for sure. We had breakfast there.

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Thank flosue
Radissonbluaqua, General Manager at Filini, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write us. I'm sorry to hear of the wait you experienced while dining with us. We appreciate your feedback and hope to welcome you back again soon. Best, Damon Hernandez Filini, GM More 

Roscoe, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came into the city for the Chicago Jazz Festival and stayed at a hotel downtown. With no reservations or specific plans, we had a Chicago Tribune food section page which had a list of Italian Restaurants. After checking out reviews on Trip Advisor, we made a last minute reservation here. Meghan was our server. She was very courteous, friendly,... More 

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Thank Jeff D
Radissonbluaqua, General Manager at Filini, responded to this review

Jeff, It's great to hear form you thanks for taking the time to write us! Wow, what a wonderful review of your experience. I am so glad to hear that you loved the pasta dishes and that you chose us on a whim while heading to Jazz Fest. We appreciate your feedback, and I will be sure to share your... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The decorating is fun, comfortable and stylish. Food was first rate. But the best part is the service. The hostess went above and beyond, calling me in advance of our reservation to ask if I'd like to specify where in the restaurant I'd like to sit. Wait staff were friendly and helpful. The noise level was moderate to low, which... More 

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1 Thank Laurel S
Radissonbluaqua, General Manager at Filini, responded to this review

Laurel, Thanks for writing us, it's great to hear about your lovely experience. It sounds like from beginning to end, you had a memorable time. We appreciate your feedback so I will be sure to share your comments with my team. Thanks for dining at Filini and have a great day! Best, Damon Hernandez Filini, GM More 

naperville
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The sugared bacon and biscuit appetizer is a must! Breakfast, build your own omelet, fantastic! Service impeccable!

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Thank stewya416
Radissonbluaqua, General Manager at Filini, responded to this review

Thanks for writing us about your recent dining experience at Filini. It's to hear you enjoyed one of our new menu items. Thanks for the feedback and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best, Damon Hernandez Filini, GM More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$31 - $50
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 221 N Columbus Dr, Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago, Chicago, IL 60601-7801
    (E. Lower Lake St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Downtown / The Loop
  • Neighborhood: Downtown / The Loop
  • Phone Number: 13124770234
  • This restaurant is at Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel

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Staying in Downtown / The Loop

Neighborhood Profile
Downtown / The Loop
Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a good starting point to sample the city's energy and flavor. This central business district boasts Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of the most iconic landmarks in the city. A stunning skyline coupled with cultural attractions like the Art Institute of Chicago present a Downtown where work and play peacefully coexist.