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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%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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1735 Benson Ave, Evanston, IL 60201-3704
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Reviewed November 8, 2017

We have eaten here many times and always have a good dinner. Can not say great but food is always good and there is a large wine selection. I hads the duck was I must say was really not great. Had nice service and the...More

Thank Kenneth L
Reviewed September 20, 2017

Nice decor, great service. Food was very good. Waiter was friendly and knowledgeable. Portions were somewhat small at $30+ an entree.

Thank Jim L
Reviewed September 13, 2017 via mobile

I went to the Stained Glass for a business dinner. The atmosphere was informal yet with the service and food is what you would expect from an upscale restaurant. Highly recommended.

Thank visitor264
Reviewed August 5, 2017

It has been a long time since we had eaten here. We were here over graduation weekend. They were very busy and service was stretched, but they were trying. The food was good.

Thank jennifer1NY
Reviewed July 29, 2017

My husband and I went to dinner here on a Wednesday evening. The service was great, and the food was generally tasty. Warm bread (always a plus). We both had the soup of the evening (ginger carrot), which was good. I ordered the spring pea...More

Thank Jen C
Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

Have been here at least ten times over the years, usually for special occasions. We always order their flights of wines. It's an excellent place to experience really good wines. And the food is so good! This is a white table cloth kind of place...More

Thank James J
Reviewed July 5, 2017 via mobile

Staff did a wonderful job accommodating a large group at the last meetings nite for a birthday party. Wine was great. Food was better. Unique and interesting meals. Great preparation. Better service. We don't come here often enough.

Thank dfutransky
Reviewed June 8, 2017 via mobile

We were in town for a trip to Northwestern University and wanted something special. I had duck and my wife had the thinnest lamb chops in the world, and both were slathered with what seemed to be the same brown sauce. If you scrapped it...More

Thank Christopher W
Reviewed April 12, 2017 via mobile

A group of 8 of us had a lot of sweet treats to select from. The eggs Benedict were perfect and the spicy Bloody Mary was a hit. A warm donut with bacon bit sprinkles or the Jan filled crepes to share. Had a great...More

Thank genoxxxx
Reviewed March 29, 2017 via mobile

We went here for my birthday! The food was very tasty with a good selection. We thoroughly enjoyed getting wine flights and trying a variety of wines. Wait staff was knowledgeable and attentive. Highly recommend their sister restaurant, The Cellar, as well for smaller groups.

Thank Jennifer F
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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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
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
  • 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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