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Review of Avenue M

Avenue M
Ranked #1,713 of 9,925 Restaurants in Chicago
Cuisines: American
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Neighborhood: Magnificent Mile
Description: Reflecting its fashionable surroundings inside The Allerton Hotel Chicago, M Avenue is a stylish dining spot open for breakfast and lunch, with daily lunch specials, in downtown Chicago. Sophisticated and chic, it's the perfect place to meet for creative seasonal cuisine and cool ambiance.Enjoy savory, progressive American fare complemented by contemporary design featuring shades of gray and silver, subtle splashes of color, and a fireplace in the center. For a private gathering, groups of up to 12 guests can enjoy their meal in a secluded dining area.Looking for a little evening libation? Located adjacent to our restaurant, M Avenue Lounge features comfortable seating and complimentary WiFi. Order your favorite cocktail and get some work done, or meet with friends for some lively conversation by the fireplace.
Reviewed April 8, 2013

We had breakfast there because we were staying at the Allerton and just needed a bite before the Shamrock Shuffle. Okay, you can't mess up oatmeal too badly, but the continental buffet was underwhelming. Fine. But then we went back for lunch and were sorely disappointed. It was difficult for the hostess to flag down a server, and then we were forgotten at our table. Finally another server took care of us, but the service was snail paced and somehow a steak salad turned into a steak sandwich, but still charged the same on the ticket. We found the food to be of average quality for the (high) price and there's lots of room for improvement in service here. With plenty of better eating options nearby, take your business elsewhere.

Thank Paula F
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Reviewed March 10, 2013

This place should be much better given its prices and location on Chicago's Mag Mile. The food was tasteless (lobster bisque was particularly disappointing); coffee was weak and cold. There was one wait staff for the whole dining room, so service was slow. We had to ask for water refills. When we sat down the busboy removed all the cups and saucers (???) and had to bring them back when I ordered coffee. Definitely would not recommend this place, especially given the nearby great competition.

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Thank RyanLChicago
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Reviewed July 4, 2012

The breakfast and lunch restaurant are alright for the price but there are many exceptional restaurants in this area for about the same price..easily reached by public transportation (always be alert with your belongings) --to Ohio/Ontario or walk a short distance to Rush. the mistake we made was to decide after a busy day of traveling to eat supper in the M Avenue Lounge....you are not allowed to eat in the acutal diningroom area. This area is closed off after lunch. The menu posted on the Allerton site on-line does not match the food on the menu...this was disappointing as we decided to eat here based upon the on line menu for dinner at the Allerton Hotel website. Once there, we were seated on high stools. The service was so-so, the food (we had ordered the highest priced entree) was nothing to exclaim about. The steak was tough. We were not even given salt and peppper on the table to season the food. The one positive event was the lounge was a good place to sit and talk-during the week they have low priced appetizers. We were excited about coming from out of town and eating here due to the history of the hotel. In the area we ate -on the high benches--the area had been modernized and little was left of the historical value. Over all --we will choose somewhere else next time. Please also note if you are out after 4 pm--petty crime is alive and well in the MIchigan Avenue area **as it is with other large cities throughout the world **. Don't let anyone- try to shine your shoes or drop something in front of you to distract your attention.

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Thank 2travelisgreat
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Reviewed November 17, 2011

I went to Avenue M bar located in the Allerton Hotel (701 N. Michigan) on a Saturday night. The place was dead and the prices are way overpriced even for Chicago, LA, or Ney York hotel bar standards. Do yourself a favor and drink out of the mini bar.

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Thank stillalarm
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Reviewed June 29, 2008


Thank SoniaBChicago
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