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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
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Delray Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed a great dinner just a couple of nights ago at this establishment. The comfortable welcoming atmosphere was quite engaging. The General Manager even hosted our ten year old granddaughter on a tour of the restaurant. Cocktails were well-prepared, and wine choices abound. We started with four appetizers for our party of ten, including stuffed artichokes, steak tartar, Brussel... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food...this is our special occasion restaurant. We wish the tables were not so close together, but otherwise food and ervice can't be beat.

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Denver, Colorado
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250 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Five of us had a long, leisurely dinner with fresh appetizers, excellent entrees, and fine wine. We also met the new-ish owner and heard his story of learning the fine dining business from the bottom up. He is active and exercising a positive influence on the vibe of the place.

Thank John B
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Had dinner with our son here to celebrate and found menu options interesting and tasty. Service was great! Had a trout dish that was fresh and very good and dessert was also excellent.

Thank JLL1975
Boston, MA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016 via mobile

I had been before for dinner and this time enjoyed a relaxing brunch. The food was good...I had a spinach and mushroom crepe. Service was pleasant but slow

Thank Opinioned_traveler
Kevin O, Owner at The Stained Glass, responded to this review

Thank you for coming back to check out our brunch! Sorry if the service wasn't as fast as we like it to be, our brunch crowds can get quite large. Still, glad you enjoyed your crepe and we hope you'lll be back to try some more food! Hope to see you again very soon, Kevin, Owner More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Because of the proximity of Northwestern, it seemed to me that many of the restaurants in Evanston have similar menus and ambiances. The Stained Glass seemed to pull it off as one of the best, and we were pleasantly surprised at how affordable it was at the end.

Thank Glenn T U
Kevin O, Owner at The Stained Glass, responded to this review

So great to hear, Glenn! We try and make every meal a little something special. We hope you'll dine with us again next time you're in the area! Hope to see you again very soon. -Kevin, Owner More 

San Francisco Bay Area
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

Frequented this restaurant often over the past few years. Love their appetizers. Note they have two separate restaurants linked. They used to have this Pork Belly Trio! Yum. The owner is from New Zealand or Australia. He has a ton of experience in the restaurant business. Personable gentleman.

Thank Acommon1
Kevin O, Owner at The Stained Glass, responded to this review

Thank you so much for being such a frequent guest and taking the time to leave your thoughts! I am so glad you like our place, and our pork belly trio! I wanted to clarify, though, that I'm not from New Zealand, although we do have a bartender from there! Maybe this is who you spoke with? Regardless, I'm so... More 

Rocky Mount, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

I had the duck. My friends had fish and steak and more fish (I think there were 3 options. Everyone was pleased. We had a group of 15. Our server kept up, kept us happy and has me looking forward to going back. The wine, by the way, was excellent. Pricey, but worth it.

Thank Skip C
Kevin O, Owner at The Stained Glass, responded to this review

I'm so glad we were able to give your whole group such a great meal, Skip! I hope you will all come back to try some more food and wine. Hope to see you again very soon! -Kevin, Owner More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

We ate here this past week abd had a wonderful dinner -- duck, fish and a curry vegie dish. All were seasoned well, cooked properly, delicious! Our waiter was excelkent too.

Thank kathy t
Kevin O, Owner at The Stained Glass, responded to this review

So glad you have a great experience with us, Kathy! Sounds like you got to try some great dishes. Hope to see you again very soon! -Kevin, Owner More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

We have been to this restaurant many times over the years but our last visit did not measure up to previous experiences. Our level of service didn't meet the typical standards of a fine dining experience. When I asked the waiter about an entree he said "What do you want to know about it?" The food was okay but not... More 

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Management response:

Hi Claudia, Thank you so much for coming in to the restaurant and also to take the time present me with feed back on your experience. I apologize if the food and service were below the standard you hold us to. I will speak to both my servers and my Chef to get everything back to the level that it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $40
American, French, International, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?