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The Stained Glass

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1735 Benson Ave, Evanston, IL 60201-3704 (Church Street)
+1 847-864-8600
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Evanston, Illinois
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10 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We both found the food much to "rich" (that is to say, sauces were excessively "creamy" for our taste) and left us feeling queasy and overly filled in spite of not being overly indulgent. We chose not to return.

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Highland Park, Illinois
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41 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a dinner for a large group- 12 and it was wonderful. I had been there before prior to the new owners and enjoyed it. It was still great. Very good service, interesting cocktails and delicious food. The starters of lobster bisque and brussel sprout salad we very good. The main courses were also very good. And we loved... More 

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Delray Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017 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 January 1, 2017

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016 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.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016

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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $40
Cuisine
American, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
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
Description
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?