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The Stained Glass

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Sun, 4/21
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Cheese for Two
Daily selection of three artisan cheeses with fresh fruit, candied walnuts, sunflower-raisin toast
House Charcuterie
Daily selection of cured meats and patés, mustard, sunflower-raisin toast
Baked Artichoke
Portabella mushrooms, sautéed spinach, gorgonzola cheese, herb parmesan crust, brown caper butter
Crab Cake
Roasted corn, poblano peppers, jicama slaw, lime / cilantro aioli
Foie Gras "BLT"
Seared foie gras, toasted brioche, Applewood smoked bacon, cherry tomatoes, micro greens, white truffle mayonnaise
Lobster Bisque
Garnished with lobster, micro greens
Salad Lyonnaise
Thick cut cured bacon, baby frisée, poached egg, brioche croutons, warm bacon vinaigrette
Butter Lettuce Salad
Kalamata olives, caramelized walnuts, feta cheese
Deviled Eggs
Deviled eggs, smoked salmon "bacon", salmon caviar, mushroom / black olive tapenade
Tenderloin Steak Tartare*
Shallots, Dijon mustard, cornichons, field greens, sriracha aioli, grilled toast points
Shaved Brussel Sprout Salad
Shaved Brussel sprouts, parsley, roasted walnuts, pecorino cheese, dried cranberries, Dijon vinaigrette
Lake Superior Whitefish
Porcini and hazelnut crusted whitefish, wild mushroom spätzel, shaved asparagus and heirloom carrot salad, sautéed chanterelles, dill caper beurre blanc
Australian Rack of Lamb
Parmesan and white truffle crème brûlée, Hollandaise, haricots verts, mint pesto
Seared Diver Scallops
Pan seared diver scallops, parmesan herb risotto, haricot verts and saffron beurre blanc
Duo of Maple Leaf Duck
Roasted duck breast, duck leg confit, braised Belgium endive, beluga lentil flan, lingonberry sauce
Norwegian Salmon Salad
Baby greens, goat cheese, cherry tomatoes, pickled red onion, mint key lime vinaigrette
Duo of Amish Chicken
Roasted chicken breast, chicken leg confit, hoisin glazed carrots, stone ground white grits, cured Meyer lemon
Steak Frites
Bavette steak, grilled asparagus, house-made fries tossed in black garlic herb butter, cognac peppercorn sauce
Roasted Acorn Squash
Roasted acorn squash, mushroom risotto, fire roasted tomato sauce and pickled pepper and jicama salad
Burrata Ravioli
Burrata ravioli, summer peas, cherry tomatoes, fried Brussels sprout leaves, ciliegine, cured egg yolk, peppadew pepper Romesco
Tuna, Tuna, Tuna*
Tuna sashimi with pickled vegetable salad, Pastrami spice-crusted tuna, red cabbage slaw, Tuna tartare
Haricots Verts
Brussels Sprouts
Baby Broccoli
Pommes Frites, Truffle Mayonnaise
The Stained Glass is a pioneer of the Evanston fine dining scene since opening its doors in 1999. Enjoy our New American cuisine.
$30 - $40
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
American, International, Contemporary
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quiet and elegant the Stained Glass would be great for a special date or celebration. The food is interesting,unique and delicious. A little pricey for everyday.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank nancyc1217nw
Reviewed February 24, 2019

Stained Glass is a lovely restaurant in the heart of Evanston, serving food that is reliably delicious and not outrageously expensive. Vegetarian and gluten-free dishes are available as well as exotic dishes. Service has always been cordial and efficient. I has been a good place...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Barb K
Reviewed January 23, 2019

We had a family dinner here on a Sunday night. There were only a few tables that were occupied so the sound level was low, which we like. The flights of wine choices are very nice and the pours good. The server was excellent. All...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Priscilla L
Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

Loved the foie gras appetizer and cheese course. Both were outstanding and large portions. Wine pours (glass and flights) were generous. We really enjoyed the diver scallops and lamb chops entrees. Only downsides were a relatively small selection of bottles, close tables, and average bread....More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank ILLisa
Reviewed January 1, 2019 via mobile

Words cannot describe how perfect our evening was. Ambiance, table in corner so my husband could hear better, service, food, wine flights. Absolutely superb! Recommended by wine staff at Schaefer’s Wines, Foods & Spirits shop in Skokie, IL. We will be back again during our...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank krdee1993
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

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank 439kents
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

Date of visit: April 2018
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

Date of visit: April 2018
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

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank JulieT785
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.

Date of visit: April 2017
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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 cfredrickson | 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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