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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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North Tustin, CA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

This is a solid restaurant with good food and service. There just wasn't anything that stood out about it for me to rate it better than average.

Thank MDHNorthTustin_CA
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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68 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

A flight of red to pair with a really extraordinary rack of lamb. Indulgent - maybe, but it over the top excellent. Worth noting that this was a business dinner, and our party was there for at least 2 hours. No pressure and great service throughout.

Thank Don C
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2015

We went with a party of 8 on parent's weekend at Northwestern. Our daughter hadn't heard of the restaurant even though it was about three blocks from her residence. She correctly said that it would either be awful or too pricey for students. I am glad to report that it is the latter. The pear salad was fabulous. My filet... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2015

This is probably the most consistent fine dining restaurant in Evanston. The space is cozy, the service professional and mostly helpful, and the preparations are inventive but well-balanced. The wine selections, especially for the various flights, are quite good too. The menu often features tuna in both appetizer and main forms, as well as other seasonal fish, in addition to... More 

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Evanston, Illinois
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2015

Although this restaurant appears to be a favorite with many people, my friend and I both thought it was pretentious and overpriced both for the wine and the meals we had. I had a special fish dish which was expensive and not that great nor satisfying. It is not a restaurant that I would visit again. The atmosphere is pleasant... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2015

Food is excellent, great wine selection. Great for a drink at the bar after work or an special couple's evening

Thank Linda D
Mundelein, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

Before attending an eerie magic event at the Charles Gates Dawes House, we found this lovely restaurant via Trip Advisor. Absolutely outstanding from start to finish! Apps are included Pumpkin gnocchi with kale, cranberries and ricotta; German fingerling potato salad. Entrees - Australian Rack of Lamb with mint pesto and Parmesan white truffle creme boiler. Amish chicken with parsnip puree,... More 

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Evanston, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2015 via mobile

A great experience..Rack of Lamb was plentiful and so tasty. Filet with mushrooms special next time! Had the Cabernet was great also. A delicious designer cappuccino after made by our own outstanding waiter.

Thank Bill W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2015

The food was really good. For a wine bar I found the wines by the glass just ok. The service started strong but ended really weak. And for whatever reason the lights kept flickering which took away from what otherwise would have been a lovely atmosphere. But I'm gonna go with 4 stars because the food was delicious.

Thank trvldoc
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2015

Fantastic dinner! The ambiance, the food, the wine - and the service all exceeded our expectations. Very impressive for Evanston!

Thank rona o

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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, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?