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“Excellent Steak and Chicken”
Review of Custom House - CLOSED

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Custom House
Price range: $40 - $60
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown / The Loop
Cross street: Congress
Transit: CTA: Blue, Red, Brown & Purple Line Trains
San Clemente, California
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Excellent Steak and Chicken”
Reviewed October 9, 2012

Custom house is a really good restaurant that has a very modern decor and a nice staff. The food is delicious and served in unique ways. I had the steak one night and you could cut it with a butter knife. Also, the roasted chicken took a little while to cook but was also delicious. This is a great place to go to wind down after a long day of work.

Visited October 2012
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English first
Avon, Connecticut
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Very good with food allergies”
Reviewed September 15, 2012

On a recent business trip, we enjoyed a fabulous dinner at the Custom House. I have a gluten allergy and it is very difficult to eat out and feel comfortable that the kitchen really understands how serious it is. From the moment we first met our server, she was extremely knowledgable about the menu and exactly what was gluten free. If you have an allergy, I highly recommend you visit the Custom House. And don't miss their fabulous home made unique ice creams!

Visited September 2012
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Thank Lori A
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Leeds, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“This restaurant is outstanding”
Reviewed May 27, 2012

We stayed at the hotel for a few nights on a business trip and amazingly the concierge did not recommend this restaurant. We instead visited the Chicago chop house which for us was vastly overpriced and just OK food. Custom house was our choice for the next evening and the menu was so interesting it was very hard to choose what to have. I have to say that the food on that night was outstanding, a very creative fusion of ingredients that set off explosions on the taste buds!
It was so good that we returned the next evening and were not disappointed. If you are looking for outstanding flavour and creativity then this place is essential !

  • Visited November 2011
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Saint Charles, Illinois
Level 4 Contributor
49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
Reviewed April 18, 2012

This was a business lunch. The hostess was on a personal call so it took a few minutes to be seated in a nearly empty restaurant. The service was slow. Our server was so quiet we could hardly hear him, he was not familiar with the menu, and was not attentive. The entrees were just okay. The sorbet was definitely ice cream - not sorbet - and tasted terrible. We sent it back and surprisingly no one seemed to care. Quite a contrast to the great dinner we had here last summer.

  • Visited April 2012
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Thank Valerie P
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Lincoln, Ne
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great oysters and clams”
Reviewed April 11, 2012

I was looking for a light lunch. I found it here. And .delicious. I also stopped here for a breakfast of Red Flannel hash. It was made with sweet potatos and beets. It was great. I highly recommend this restaurant. Clean and great music.

  • Visited April 2012
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Thank WorldeaterLincoln_Ne
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