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The Stained Glass

1735 Benson Ave, Evanston, IL 60201-3704
+1 847-864-8600
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“tuna” (14 reviews)
“rack of lamb” (11 reviews)
“deviled eggs” (8 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
1735 Benson Ave, Evanston, IL 60201-3704
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Reviewed June 5, 2018

We had a large group dinner at The Stained Glass Restaurant and I was very impressed with the great service the staff provided for about 20 very "picky" business people. We were greeted with appetizers and wine before ordering our main courses, there was never...More

Thank Kent S
Reviewed May 23, 2018

We've eaten here several times in the past so it was the first place in Evanston I thought of when coordinating a place to eat with some younger friends. The waiter wasn't attentive and the meal left much to be desired. The lobster bisque was...More

1  Thank cherylbarratt
Reviewed April 11, 2018

Our team had a dinner here to welcome a new colleague into the fold. The food was exceptional, with attentive service. We shared the baked artichoke, crab cake and deviled egg appetizers. The first two were fantastic, the egg, just so-so. I had the rushing...More

Thank Orso52
Reviewed March 10, 2018 via mobile

We hadn’t been at The Stained Glass in quite a while. When we were invited to a dinner with friends this evening, we were just lukewarm about the idea. However, when we arrived, we were so pleasantly surprised. The venue is completely different. Well lit,...More

Thank Julie T
Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

Small tables for intimate chat. Great wine and good food. Loved the broiled lamb chops with their wonderfully tasteful potatoes.

Thank jmma678
Reviewed February 22, 2018

.....for these reasons we'll definitely be going back. We've wanted to try this restaurant for some time and finally did. Of course food quality is an imperative and Stained Glass met our expectations and then some. We each had a different seafood that was fresh...More

Thank gilmoreooa
Reviewed February 17, 2018

Delicious menu, good beer list. A lot of small plates good for sharing and sampling a broad array of food. We had one dish not to our taste (tuna poke); they were quick to take it back and replace it with another. Caesar salad, lamb...More

Thank jaz79h
Reviewed February 10, 2018

Went with a girlfriend for my birthday and it was fantastic. The sparking wine flights were excellent but the moscato with a strong pear flavor was the best I ever had. The deviled eggs were a tad too cold and a touch bland, but the...More

Thank Anne B
Reviewed February 9, 2018

The Stained Glass was the third of three restaurants we visited during a recent short trip to Evanston to visit our grandson: Tapas Barcelona, Found Kitchen and The Stained Glass. Each was different. Tapas Barcelona was the most fun, Found offered shared plates that were...More

Thank DAD38
Reviewed January 29, 2018

We ate an early dinner here on a Saturday prior to a show at Cahn Auditorium, and it was delicious. The menu has a variety of items as well as daily specials. Everything we had was tasty, and the service was first rate. All four...More

Thank CCRiderLLC
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Questions & Answers
December 13, 2016|
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Response from 680kevin | Property representative |
Yes sir. We offer gift cards in whatever amount you would like. You can purchase one either through our website or you may call the restaurant.
Trudy B
October 7, 2015|
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Response from Christian F | Reviewed this property |
The restaurant does not really have a view. I suggest you ask them what they recommend. There where no better tables as it is s pretty small place. Maybe one in a corner?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $40
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
The Stained Glass is a pioneer of the Evanston fine dining scene since opening its doors in 1999. Enjoy our New American cuisine.
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