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The Boarding House

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720 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60654-3510
+1 312-280-0720
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“venison” (23 reviews)
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American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
720 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60654-3510
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We met before our dinner reservation downstairs for happy hour where wine is half off. It was good and we got a great table in the corner. The staff was fun. Then we proceeded on the elevator upstairs for a table for 8. Some had...More

Thank Kimo688889
Reviewed 6 days ago

This restaurant was near an old office of mine so it was great to see how well they decorated it. Ms Alpina S. has great sense of design and fantastic guts to pull off truly magnificent chandeliers on the 1st & 3rd Floors. Food was...More

Thank Andrew F
Reviewed 6 days ago

We have dined here at least five times and it never disappoints. There are multiple dining spaces, however, the main dining room is our favorite with its original wine bottle constellation hanging from the ceiling. Service was attentive and when my salmon entree wasn't cooked...More

Thank Linds595
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our meal at this highly recommended restaurant. The food was quite savoury and well presented. The ambiance was excellent with great décor and low noise for easy conversations. The menu is limited which allows the chef to produce great quality food. I...More

Thank jeffreyhunt
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful dinner. First time for us and we loved it. Wonderful great combinations of food. And the owner has selected some of the best wines of the world. Some of my favorite dishes we tried - scallops, venison and the polenta fries (with...More

1  Thank John N
Reviewed March 30, 2017

Dinner was superb. Food and service both get top marks. It's an eclectic place, with different atmospheres in its different rooms and seating spread throughout several levels, so it feels smaller (a good thing IMHO) than it actually is. They're famous for the light fixtures...More

Thank Rodolfo P
Reviewed February 25, 2017 via mobile

I was in town for a conference and the Boarding House was recommended by a friend. She was spot on with her recommendation. Our whole office crew went out for this wonderful meal. We had the best waiter and somalier. He was friendly and knowledgeable....More

1  Thank GraceRDH
Reviewed February 14, 2017

Great place for an after dinner drink. We did not eat there so I cannot comment on the food but the service was fantastic. Our server appeared when we needed her but didn't bother us either while we sipped out drinks. I would definitely go...More

Thank teachforlife
Reviewed February 3, 2017 via mobile

We wanted to try someplace new for Restaurant Week. This was the perfect choice! The menu was diverse and delicious. Patrick, our waiter, was attentive and professional. And, the dining room was funky and,at the same time, really beautiful. There were an eclectic group of...More

Thank Meg K
Reviewed December 6, 2016

A good time at the Boarding House with some of the family. Great server with a sense of humor and knowledge of the menu. The wine selections were spot on with the meal.

Thank Larry A
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John M
Average price permeal to compare with Restaurant of same name in Scptland. Grandson is comic her in new one
August 13, 2016|
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Response from Grant M | Reviewed this property |
The full menu is on their website with prices included. I suggest you visit that. Our meal was fantastic and the service friendly and faultless.
John M
Average price permeal to compare with Restaurant of same name in Scptland. Grandson is comic her in new one
August 13, 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Valet Parking
Good for
Bar scene, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 720 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60654-3510
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: +1 312-280-0720
  • E-mail