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“Chocolate Flourless Cake - DIVINE”
Review of Viand Bar and Kitchen - CLOSED

Viand Bar and Kitchen
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Magnificent Mile
Cross street: Ontario and Michigan
Transit: .5 Blocks away from CTA Bus Route 3, 10, 145, 146, 147, and 151. 4 Blocks West and 2 blocks North of Grand Red Line
Description: Viand Bar and kitchen is situated in the electric Streeterville neighborhood in the Courtyard Chicago Downtown/Magnificent Mile hotel. Indulge in a time-honored American meal infused with the multi-cultural heritage of Chicago. Traditional comfort food is freshly prepared with wholesome fresh ingredients and paired with signature cocktails and a variety of beers on tap and micro-brews from the Great Lakes region. Capable of hosting intimate dinners for two or banquets for 60, this restaurant is both versatile and accommodating for any occasion. Combining a one-of-a-kind menu with friendly service and a welcoming decor, Viand is a hidden gem among Magnificent Mile restaurants.
Reviewed July 23, 2013

We were caught in a rain shower and sought shelter here. My, were we glad it rained. The wonderful staff was attentive and friendly even though we looked like drowned rats. We ordered the flourless chocolate cake and were delighted by this rich concoction. I'll be back. If the rest of their food is as good as that cake, this is not a spot to miss.

Thank Becky L
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Viand C, Manager at Viand Bar and Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2013

Dear Becky L,

We are really glad that you enjoyed the dessert when you happened upon us! Hopefully you will get to come back soon and try some of our other dishes, without the rainfall next time!

Dominic Angotti - Restaurant Manager

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Reviewed July 1, 2013 via mobile

Viand is located in the lower lobby of a Courtyard Marriott, and the breakfast buffet looks exactly like what you will see in a lot of Marriott's lobby's for breakfast. The only problem is Viand charges $18 for it. I really wish I had taken a picture, it's identical to other Marriotts; powdered eggs, frozen potatoes, frozen sausage patties, tons of bread/Danish, plenty of beverages to choose from and a native concoction of potatoes, chorizo and cheese that actually wasn't too bad. Other than that, stupidly overpriced and remarkably subpar in an area with plenty of other choices.
The only positive was the staff, they were very attentive and very friendly, constantly offering refills and offering advice on local attractions.
So...for three of us we paid almost $50 for what is free at most Marriott hotels, and left with heartburn and feeling like crime victims. Can't speak for lunch/dinner but the breakfast is a definite pass. Should have gotten a bucket of popcorn at the Garrett's next door.

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Thank Bummedwiththebeach
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Viand C, Manager at Viand Bar and Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2013

Bummedwiththebeach,

Thank you for feedback on your breakfast experience. I apologize that it was not up to your standard. I will make sure our executive chef is aware and hopefully next time we have some new creations for you! I'm glad our servers were friendly and accommodating, they pride themselves in making sure every guest is a VIP!

We hope to see you soon!

Dominic Angotti - Manager

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Reviewed July 1, 2013

Usually the restaurant and bar at a hotel are hit or miss. Most of the time the bar is OK but the restaurant is just a place to get something to eat in a pinch. Viand is a hit in both areas. A great bar and a great restaurant both with excellent service. The food was top rate and the service was attentive but not smothering.

Thank cuzn
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Viand C, Manager at Viand Bar and Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2013

Cuzn,

Thanks for the great review! We are extremely glad you enjoyed your experience at Viand! Hopefully you were able to try a few different dishes and cocktails. Which were your favorite?

Dominic Angotti - Manager

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Reviewed June 19, 2013 via mobile

Accidentally discovered this restaurant one day while adventuring through the city. The food was well above my expectations. From the appetizer, to the entree, to the dessert, to even the coffee, everything was unbelievably delicious. Presentation was clean and appealing. Staff were very warm and friendly.
Overall I was amazed with my experience at this restaurant. It is certainly on my "to do again" list for when I return to visit Chicago again.

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Thank Shyve
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Viand C, Manager at Viand Bar and Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2013

Shyve,

Thanks for the nice feedback on the food and presentation. Chef Bolanos's new menu items have been receiving great reviews. We hope you get to visit Chicago again very soon!

Dominic Angotti - Manager

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Reviewed May 30, 2013

We went on a Tuesday and the place was not busy at all. Drinks and food were good quality. Waitress was great and watching our needs as necessary (since it was not busy). We can go again.

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Thank Anonymous49463
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