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The Stained Glass

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American, French, International, Contemporary
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1735 Benson Ave, Evanston, IL 60201-3704 (Church Street)
+1 847-864-8600
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Chicago, Illinois
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30 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

We went with a party of 8 when the restaurant first opened on a Tuesday night. The server was fantastic and the food did not disappoint! We ordered the deviled egg appetizer which was a nice twist to an old family picnic staple. Everyone ordered fish with the exception of one of our party who ordered the chicken. The trout,... More 

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somers. wisconsin
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126 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed our first visit here last Saturday evening. We had a fairly early reservation as we were going to a show later on. The decor is modern and elegant and service professional. I had the lobster bisque which was beautifully flavored and had a good amount of lobster chunks. My husband had the salad lyonnaise which... More 

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Northbrook, Illinois
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our group of four met for a leisurely 3-hr dinner on a Friday night. The restaurant was quiet, with maybe half the tables filled. I'm not sure why, we had a great evening. Everything our group ordered was prepared with a careful presentation and a great complement of flavors. Prices, while certainly not cheap, were less than most downtown Chicago... More 

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Thank NBKFamilyOfFour
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have eaten at this restaurant many times and it is just great. Menu is diverse and I usually order a fish dish which is always excellent. Service is attentive and responsive to all requests. It's a bit pricey but if you are looking for an upscale resraurant iin Evanston that makes you feel welcome and treats you well this... More 

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Thank clareg304
Chicago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I enjoy going to Stained Glass with good friends after work, or for a nice date before a movie or a play. Service is always good, and the interior is nicely lit with comfortable seating. Dining is a spin on comfort food--i.e., fancy fries, burgers, fish, bacon wrapped dates, all good and good quality. Cocktails are imaginative and yum. Prices... More 

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Grand Island, Nebraska
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Appetizer, main event, dessert, wine, service, ambiance...all top flight. Truly one of those meals you talk about long after--worth the price. Impeccably prepared, beautifully served. A wide-ranging palette--tremendous variety of tastes. All scrumptious. Well done!

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Thank Edpodalak
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

We knew this was going to be an expensive night. The staff made the prices worth while. The food was predictably top notch. Really not a complaint about anything on the menu - and with a large group we tried almost everything. But...and I hate that there's a "but"...there are exactly two toilets for two connected restaurants (The Cellar is... More 

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Thank Kacey811
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

Colleagues had raved about Stained Glass and after going I could see why. I went twice in a week as I was in Evanston on business. With weather damp and chilly I found the lobster bisque to do the trick for my stomach and cold bones. It was thick but not so much that it overwhelmed your stomach. I had... More 

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Thank webbervee
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

Went out with one other couple for dinner on a Saturday night. They have a small bar, plenty sufficient to have drinks before your meal. There are plenty of options for mixed drinks as well as at least four wine flights. We had the cheese appetizer, Lyonaise Salad, and Lobster Bisque. All were tasty. For entries, we had the lamb... More 

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Wilmette, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

I have been to this restaurant on numerous occasions and have always just loved the food and the service is very good. I would typically give it 5 stars but the last time I went the food was not quite as good as all the other times I have gone. It could have just been an off day for the... 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
$30 - $40
Cuisine
American, French, International, Contemporary
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings
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
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

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