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“Good food, generous portions” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Devon Seafood Grill

Devon Seafood Grill
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Ranked #147 of 9,467 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $60
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Soups
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Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Near North Side
Cross street: Wabash
Transit: Red Line "L" (Chicago/State)
Description: With an indulgent menu focused on superior quality seafood, Devon Seafood Grill crafts its dishes with exacting standards & pampers its guests in a comfortable atmosphere. Featuring a generous cellar selection, an oyster bar & creative cuisine, Devon delivers culinary excellence at a surprising value. Bar opens at 11am Lunch service starts at 11am Dinner service starts 4:00pm daily
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“Good food, generous portions”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2014

We tried Devon for lunch during Chicago Restaurant Week. They offered a 3 course meal for $22 -- very reasonable, given the quality and mount of food provided.

As for the starters, both the lobster bisque and the spicy gumbo were a hit. The gumbo was among the best we've had in Chicago. The grilled salmon panzanella was a dinner-sized portion of fish on a bed of well-dressed spinach, along with bread and tomatoes, of course. Definitely would have it again. The shrimp and white cheddar grits was also good, but maybe just a bit too much bacon (if that is possible.) The triple chocolate mousse cake was a disappointment -- it was very dry.

Regarding service, the server was attentive although the kitchen was a bit slow, especially given the few number of diners there for a late-ish lunch (1:30 PM). I don't think that the low number of patrons was a function of the restaurant; instead, Chicago is in the midst of a frigid streak and people are avoiding going out unless necessary.

All in all, it was well worth the price and worth visiting again.

  • Visited January 2014
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“One of my favorites”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I tried this place based on availability on Opentable. This was a great surprise. My wife and I eat here at least twice a month. My favorite feature is their "Tuesday Hookup" program for people on their emial list. They have a weekly special on Tuesdays that is always fantastic food at a fantastic price. You have to sign up for the deal on email to know the weeekly offering. Try it. You will love it.

Visited January 2014
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“Another Find”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2014

Only fish that can obtained fresh is served here. We were fortunate to dine here twice during our recent ten day visit to Chicago. The fish is prepared simply, but perfectly so that it is moist and full of flavor. With the fish are choices of various side dishes, made with a creative hand and not what is usually offered in restaurants of a more pedestrian nature. We love vegetables and so tried the roasted brussel sprouts and roasted cauliflower, both of which I hope to duplicate at home. Both dining spaces are aesthetically pleasing and comfortable and the service is professional and efficient.

Visited January 2014
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Dubuque, Iowa
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“Great food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2013

We have eaten here 3 times - once a year for the past three years on our annual trip for my daughter's birthday. The food has always been very good. She is not a seafood fan and the steaks are excellent and nicely prepared. I've had crab cakes and scallops and steak and they were all very good. Our service has always been top notch, with the exception of this past visit (12/28). Our waiter started suggesting many different seafood appetizers and when I politely turned them down he stated "well, why don't you tell me what you DO like so I don't have to keep suggesting things you DON'T want", which I would have preferred from the beginning. It was rather annoying and not a good way to start out a special dinner. Regardless of that, the food was excellent as always and the atmosphere is relaxed and beautiful. Perhaps with a bit of sensitivity training, the one waiter who was annoyed and annoying would do a better job. We will be back.

  • Visited December 2013
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2013 via mobile

Great great drinks. Friendly staff. Beautiful food presentation and it tastes great. Romantic private area for 2 to 4 people. I will come back.

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