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“Delicious food, great service, homey feel, unique concept”
Review of Taste

Taste
Ranked #2 of 68 Restaurants in South Haven
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
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Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Chicago, Illinois
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185 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Delicious food, great service, homey feel, unique concept”
Reviewed August 15, 2014

When we stopped in at 9 one Sunday evening, Taste was hopping. We were surprised to see so many families eating dinner so late. But when we looked at the menu, we saw that people could opt for small servings, just to tide them over till breakfast, in addition to full dinners. Interesting concept, and one that served us well at that hour also.

Another evening, we went back to Taste at a normal dinner hour and had more of a real meal. Again, portion sizes were just right. We each combined two small plates to make a flavorful meal. The menu is eclectic and fun. During our two visits, we enjoyed the tilapia taco, chicken skewers with cilantro lime crema, hand-rolled sushi, catfish, Caesar salad, and French fries. All were excellent.

Some menu items are marked Gluten-Free, or able to be adapted to Gluten-Free, but if you’re celiac, I recommend asking if your food will be cooked in a dedicated section. I say this because their French fries are labeled G-F but they don’t have a dedicated fryer.

We also very much enjoyed the ambiance at Taste. The music was mellow and folksy, and even with many patrons talking, noise levels felt calm. On both our visits, service was friendly and prompt.

  • Visited August 2014
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Richton Park, Illinois
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Delicious”
Reviewed August 11, 2014

We had a party of 9 for dinner and the food and service were great. Everyone ordered something different and it was all delicious. Try the blueberry vodka lemonade martini mmmmmm. We will definitely be back.

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank Barb N
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Evanston, Illinois
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Tasty!”
Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

Terrific dinner and service. We sampled a number of small plates and all were excellent. Very friendly wait staff.

Visited August 2014
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Thank Al K
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Des Moines, Iowa
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great flavors at a reasonable price”
Reviewed August 9, 2014

Yummy, affordable, reasonable portions and good service! Tapas style but generous portions makes for a individualized meal experience.

Visited August 2014
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Chicago, IL
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Best Eats in South Haven!”
Reviewed August 9, 2014

There are not many good restaurants in this small resort town, sadly. The short season, I suppose, makes the decent restaurants very, very pricy indeed. We liked Taste for the small plate choices and the location looking out into the harbor, down the river to the lighthouse, great view. The restaurant itself is not fancy, very spare, and not terribly clean either, but, hey, it's a vacation atmosphere. The food was acceptable.

Visited August 2014
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