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“College dining was never like this!”

The Dining Room at Kendall College
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Ranked #684 of 9,712 Restaurants in Chicago
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: American, Contemporary, International
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Chicago & Halsted
Transit: Bus- Halsted 8 & Chicago 66 Subway- Red Line (North & Clybourn)
Description: Kendall College Dining Room is an extraordinary classroom that provides students with the opportunity to gain real-world experience in a student run fine dining restaurant under the supervision of Kendall's experienced instructors. Thanks to an outstanding faculty and dedicated students, Kendall College produces the finest talent in the hospitality and culinary fields in the Midwest. The Dining Room offers guests an amazing view of the Chicago skyline, multi-course meals at very reasonable prices, and ample parking. Come dine with the students before they become famous. The Dining Room at Kendall College is first and only culinary school restaurant included in MICHELIN Guide Chicago 2012.
Reviewed January 30, 2013

My wife was tipped off to the Dining room at Kendall College in Chicago by a friend. What a discovery. We have been to lunch on three occasions and took friends for dinner on another. It is part of the college's culinary school and the students, servers or cooks, do a magnificent job of turning a campus restaurant into a 4-star attraction--and it doesn't cost nearly as much as Chicago's more celebrated Spiaggia, Tru, Everest, Sixteen or Alinea. Trust me, you won't be disappointed with the food or the service. The presentation is what you'd expect at a 4-star restaurant. And there is a large glass window so diners can look into the cleanest kitchen you ever saw in your life to see the student chefs prepare the meals. Osso Buco for lunch! Would you believe it? There is bar seating, too, everything you'd expect of a big-time restaurant.

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Reviewed June 25, 2012

A remarkable surprise with sophisticated menu. The atmosphere is lovely, tastefully decorated. Bar seating and tables - full service liquor license for cocktails, beers, wines, etc. Widows for city viewing and one glass window looking into the kitchen to view student chefs at work. Service was attentive. Price is reasonable. Free parking in Kendall College lot (which is a plus in the city). For a culinary college dining facility, The Dining Room was professional and delicious. I would highly recommend a visit. We will be back. One note - not a spot for small children. Wait time can vary because this is still a student training facility.

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Reviewed June 19, 2012

Very interesting experience - sitting the fancy dining hall and watching the students for culinary arts preparing my orders.

The dishes is Fusion style, very tasty! and the service is friendly!

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1  Thank Assi A
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Reviewed June 18, 2012

The setting is nice as you see the Chicago skyline. The tables are spaced far enough apart that you can have personal conversations - and not hear personal conversations. The service is excellent. And the food is always delicious and interesting. Interesting in a good way...prepared unusually, sourced locally, different types of sauces, cheeses, etc. The price is reasonable for the calibre meal you are served.

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Reviewed May 11, 2012

This restaurant is perfect. Although in close proximity to downtown Chicago, it felt more like a quiet and remote location. A free parking lot in front of the school/restaurant is a great bonus.
The food and service were exquisite and the ambience was so quiet that our party was able to converse without a problem. A very relaxing and satisfying evening. Will return often.

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