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Steakhouse, Sushi
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Kosher, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed August 31, 2022

I have ordered twice from there and those two times a lady has answered the phone with the worst attitude ever. Not accommodating at all. I have requested something on the side and she said "yeah I am not doing that." Teachable moment: You can...say "I am sorry we are unable to do that." Its not what you say, its how you say it. Please hire people that have interpersonal skills. ThanksMore

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 23, 2022 via mobile

Some friends in Dallas suggested I go to Shallots for my date night in Chicago. Had a very memorable evening. Started with a great bottle of wine. Our Server Jimmy was spot on with all his recommendations for the evening. We sampled 3 different appetizers...and had the prime steak for dinner, cooked a perfect medium rare. The ambience was very nice and the service was 5 star all the way. Will definitely return. Again and again!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed June 22, 2022 via mobile

The worst and most expensive steak I ever had . $71.00 for a steak that was dry and tougher the my shoe soles. Manager was unfriendly and did not offer any help. Never Again.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed October 4, 2021

Always good, great selection. expensive and upscale. They serve meat and sushi. Excellent food. Nothing else to address

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed November 26, 2019 via mobile

Mixed reactions. We keep kosher and are from a town that only recently got its first kosher flashic restaurant. Having a flashic restaurant with an extensive menu was a treat beyond compare, especially for my wife who follows kashrut more strictly than I do. The...food, however, was a bit uneven and a bit expensive. Among the items we had, the brisket sliders were excellent. I could have made a full meal of them. While my wife’s steak was very good, my sirloin was a bit tough….and is sirloin kosher!?More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed November 6, 2019 via mobile

Loved the food and service. We split a cauliflower salad. My husband had a bourbon steak that was not only very tender, but extremely delicious. I had sea bass in parchment paper (advice of waiter) on a medley of veggies and it was probably the...best version of this dish I ever tasted.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed July 29, 2019

Superb food served by waiting staff who really understand the menu. Just excellent, whether you eat Kosher or not.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed May 29, 2019

A treat for your taste buds, from the moment you enter this establishment you are in for a treat. The ambiance is that of a world class restaurant. The staff attentive, well-mannered and friendly, the menu so many choices were too were to start. The...food -first presentation beautiful like a gorgeous rose. Second – portion size fit for a King. And third Taste – a real treat for the discerning palette – a circus for the taste buds. Although not cheap Shallots is First class Dinning all the way, and worth the trip from any were. My hat is off to them, I rate them on a scale of 1-10 a resounding 12.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed May 28, 2019 via mobile

Full dinner and separate light (bar) menus available. Enjoyed their wings and then each of us had a burger variety from the light menu. Service was prompt and accurate. Candle with dessert for our birthday and graduation celebrations.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed May 23, 2019

Food and service is very good. Very expensive. I had a $45 burger that was very tasty. Honestly though, I could get a tasty burger with everything in the bun that I like and cooked to my desire for a third of the price. Nice...to go to to blow money once but wouldn't go back anytime soon cause of price unless someone else is treating :)More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed April 4, 2019 via mobile

Stopped here while charging my Tesla. I didn’t get the item I ordered and there wasn’t much effort to make it right. Expensive for the value.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed December 15, 2018

The waiter was very cordial and patient. He erxplained everything in great detail. The starter was OK. I had a steak which was horrible. They just burned the steak in the kitchen. It was inadible. The french fries were not fresh and I had the...sensatio they were rewarmed in the microwave.I will not go there again.More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed December 4, 2018

We stopped in for lunch thinking it was an Italian restaurant and were pleased to find it was an upscale place to eat. It wasn't terribly crowded on a Monday, but our server, Andrew, was extremely attentive and helpful. He made several recommendations and our...service was excellent. The beef brisket sandwich was delicious and filling, as was the pastrami burger. The churros and ice cream for dessert were just the taste of something sweet we needed at the end of the meal. It's a great place for a leisurely lunch or a business lunch.More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed November 30, 2018

The food and service are excellent. I really should have brought a crew of friends to help me eat the bistro burger -- it is HUGE! Remodeling is almost complete. The remaining projects are putting in a new floor and replacing the chairs. Personally I...find the renovation somber rather than tranquil (which is what I think they were going for), but I come for the food, not the ambiance. The fireplace is a lovely addition. plenty of parkingMore

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed November 5, 2018

We had heard a lot about Shallots and were able to stop by for dinner last week. Our high expectations were not met with great food. None of the food was bad, it just wasn't great. At these prices and with this reputation, we expected...great. The food we had: My wife tried the butternut squash soup, but it was too sweet for her and not to her liking. I finished most of it off. It tasted more like a pumpkin soup, especially with the spices, which seemed to be pumpkin spice and allspice. It was not what she was expecting. My son and daughter had the meatball barley soup which was on the salty side. My son had 2 appetizers, the beef sliders and the beef tacos. They're the same filling in a different presentation. He thought the pretzel buns were better carriers. I tried both, they were good. My wife had a chicken dish. It was good, not great. My daughter had sushi, the lion king roll, which my wife tasted as well. They both said it was the best sushi they'd ever had. Which I think is funny, as great sushi was not what I was expecting to eat/order here. I had the gnocchetti as an appetizer. They were good but unevenly cooked. Some were soft/normal, some had more of a hard, fried edge. I then had the Chef's Special steak. Again, it was good, but not great. That was basically the theme of the night. Good, but not great, with the exception of the sushi, which is what earns the extra 1/2 star. The ambiance was fine, the service was good. An expensive place for good. I hope it was just an off night.More

Date of visit: November 2018
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