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Charlie Trotter's - CLOSED

816 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60614-4308
+1 773-248-6228
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good20%
  • Average12%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible11%
Mar 2, 2015
“5 Year Anniversary Dinner”
Aug 17, 2013
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Contemporary
816 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60614-4308
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Reviewed March 2, 2015

I wish I would have written this review this while it was opened, and Charlie was still with us (God Bless him), but if you had the opportunity, you would know this was a "must do" on your Chicago itinerary. We went in 2012, and...More

Thank net_mavin
Reviewed August 17, 2013

Amazing food, indulgent desserts and cheeses, and the wine list is out of this world! Highly highly highly recommend. Very pricey but worth every penny. The service, impecable!

Thank Mandy B
Reviewed July 27, 2013

An amazing fine dining experience is the exact and specific repeated mastery of many details. Being able to do this over and over again without fail. Its been many years since my wife and I had dinner at Charlies. Though I cannot confess to knowing...More

1  Thank hc437
Reviewed July 23, 2013

Not even the fact that our meal cost 700.00. I felt like i was eating in a Retirement home and served by a senior. Best Part of the resstaurant was getting a peek inside the kitchen.

Thank cantstoptravelling28
Reviewed January 5, 2013

I am thrilled I had the opportunity to go here for my 30th birthday before it closed! A once-in-a-lifetime experience at a place that was really ahead of its time.

Thank jessspiz
Reviewed September 5, 2012

I just don't understand all the hype surrounding this man's food or his arrogant staff. Quite frankly it is time for this place to close....trust me you haven't missed a thing!!

1  Thank keepmovin13
Reviewed August 26, 2012

It was just a wonderful night in its entirety. The food was as good as expected. Rich and full of flavours. The whole selection was well balanced and worth the effort. Wine list was great and reasonably priced. Each dish which came out was gradually...More

1  Thank Zoooch
Reviewed August 25, 2012

I made this reservation with such high expectations and unfortunately it didn't come close. Our bill for 3 was just under $1000 with wine. Our waiter seemed pretentious and his descriptions of each course so over the top I almost wondered where the hidden camera...More

1  Thank jpt67
Reviewed August 21, 2012

A treat given by our son and daughter-in-law. Very delicious Vegetarian food. Prepared with all care and served well. Memorable dinner party.

Thank Jayraman_ks
Reviewed August 9, 2012

Notification of the closing of Charlie Trotters took us to Chicago. The second seating in the converted home was packed with excitement. Each dish was presented with a passionate description and very savory. Portions were generous. I feel very privileged to have had the experience...More

Thank MsLATam
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$41 - $100
American, Contemporary
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 816 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60614-4308
  • Public Transportation: Located two blocks east of the CTA Brown Line Armitage Avenue stop.
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Lincoln Park
  • Neighborhood: Lincoln Park
  • Phone Number: +1 773-248-6228
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