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“Lovely steak.... if a wee bit pricey.”

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Ranked #821 of 9,604 Restaurants in Chicago
Price range: $20 - $80
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Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: South Loop
Cross street: 14th Street
Transit: Michigan Avenue Bus - #4, #3, #1, #12 CTA Red Line Train, CTA Orange Line Train, CTA Green Line Train - Roosevelt stop
Glasgow, UK
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Lovely steak.... if a wee bit pricey.”
Reviewed June 22, 2013

Very busy and noisy for a Wednesday evening - a very effective mixture of casual dining and white linen service. At the table we had rib-eye with blue cheese crust, bone-in rib-eye, filet and double cut pork chop. Everything was lovely and cooked to perfection. Service was first class - friendly and very informed about the food and drinks on offer. Would definitely visit this place again - some lovely things on the menu that I'd be keen to try!!

  • Visited June 2013
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South East England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
“Interesting location - pity they won't cook food to order.”
Reviewed June 19, 2013 via mobile

This was a disappointing experience. I specifically requested the meat to be well cooked but something was lost between the table and the kitchen and this spoiled the experience. The starter was fine as was the dessert but I shan't be hurrying back - one e ending meal of a two evening trip failed to deliver.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Pi31415
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La Crosse, Wisconsin
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Authentic place in a "Fire Department"”
Reviewed June 2, 2013 via mobile

I visited this restaurant and a very beautiful atmosphere inside. It's built in a Fire Department. Go to the corner and you will notice poles fir the fire fighters exits.
The overall service was excellent.
The food was good. The drinks were great.
It was pricy overall though!!!
Enjoy :)

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Bravo1982
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great food in a awesome building”
Reviewed May 26, 2013 via mobile

The old Chicago firehouse was really unique and had modern touches but still left the fire poles and gave a warm inviting atmosphere. Good was awesome and had some great surf and turf specials. It's a little pricey but you get what you pay for.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank PDOII
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Santa Cruz
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great meal in a historic setting”
Reviewed May 23, 2013

This restaurant is a favorite of some friends of ours that live nearby, so my wife and I decided to give it a try on our visit to Chicago. It was mid-afternoon on a weekday, well between lunch and dinner times, but it was open, and their full menu was available. It was a great time to go for a quiet meal, as it was practically empty. And the food was fabulous - the salads, my steak, my wife's enormous pork chop, and the sides we tried were really really good. Service was great, as well, and our waiter was very friendly. Pricey, for sure, like any good steak house (and some not-so-good ones we've been to), but we understand now why our local friends keep coming back.

  • Visited May 2013
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