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“Why All The Hype”
Review of Charlie Trotter's - CLOSED

Charlie Trotter's
Price range: $41 - $100
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Lincoln Park
Cross street: Halsted
Transit: Located two blocks east of the CTA Brown Line Armitage Avenue stop.
New York City, New York
Level 5 Contributor
97 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Why All The Hype”
Reviewed September 5, 2012

I just don't understand all the hype surrounding this man's food or his arrogant staff. Quite frankly it is time for this place to close....trust me you haven't missed a thing!!

Visited August 2012
Helpful?
1 Thank keepmovin13
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Wonderful.”
Reviewed August 26, 2012

It was just a wonderful night in its entirety. The food was as good as expected. Rich and full of flavours. The whole selection was well balanced and worth the effort. Wine list was great and reasonably priced. Each dish which came out was gradually better than the one before and by the end of the night you could tell the kitchen was working as professionals. Meatscwere well cooked and punchy with taste. A tour of the kitchen and meeting of chefs was icing on the cake. Great pr. Would certainly make the effort to go back when next in Chicago..

  • Visited September 2011
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1 Thank Zoooch
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Boerne, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Sadly, an expensive disappointment”
Reviewed August 25, 2012

I made this reservation with such high expectations and unfortunately it didn't come close. Our bill for 3 was just under $1000 with wine. Our waiter seemed pretentious and his descriptions of each course so over the top I almost wondered where the hidden camera was filming the joke. As for the food, I wanted to like it as did my guests but it was just ok. Nothing to match up with the CT reputation.

  • Visited September 2011
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1 Thank jpt67
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New Delhi, India
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Vegetarian Food”
Reviewed August 21, 2012

A treat given by our son and daughter-in-law. Very delicious Vegetarian food. Prepared with all care and served well. Memorable dinner party.

  • Visited August 2012
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Helpful?
Thank Jayraman_ks
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Carlsbad, California
Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“A Privilege to Experience”
Reviewed August 9, 2012

Notification of the closing of Charlie Trotters took us to Chicago. The second seating in the converted home was packed with excitement. Each dish was presented with a passionate description and very savory. Portions were generous. I feel very privileged to have had the experience at Charlie Trotter's.

Visited August 2012
Helpful?
Thank MsLATam
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