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The Stained Glass

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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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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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13 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 

Thank Claudia M
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 

Iowa City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'd been expecting to love this restaurant, but I can say only that I liked it. I had halibut (which was mild and well prepared) served with "summer succotash" (the usual succotash with chopped zucchini added in a weirdly sweet sauce). My husband had lamb chops, which he loved--flavorful and quite large in a reasonably good brown sauce. We tried... More 

Thank Cheryl H
Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank Ellen G
somers. wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 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 

Thank grinisa
Northbrook, Illinois
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

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 

Thank NBKFamilyOfFour
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

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 

Thank clareg304
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

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 

Thank L9042SLmichellew
Grand Island, Nebraska
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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!

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 

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $40
American, French, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining, Full Bar
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?