We each look forward to welcoming you to Oriole.
What Insiders Are Saying
Oriole is a fancy and expensive tasting menu restaurant that’s great for a special occasion.
Delicious food with many new items to try, wonderful alcohol pairing menu, could use a little more on the non alcohol pairing side. Wonderful and friendly wait staff. Certainly will be back.
This was the 2nd time we dined at Oriole and it has quickly become our favorite 5-Star Restaurant in Chicago. The staff is attentive without hovering, the ambiance is peaceful and the food is sublime. This is a restaurant that is all about the food (bringing it to a different level and pairing great flavors) vs. the circuses (though their presentation is flawless), which is as it should be for this level of restaurant. We look forward to many dinners to come at Oriole!
Incredible food and impeccable service.
Everything it should be, service and food. Creative and delicious. Truffle pasta amazing!
I just had the pleasure of making it to Oriole for the second time. Those were the best two meals of my life. It's far from cheap, but a meal that you won't soon forget.
Another amazing dinner. The food keeps getting better and the service is top notch. Very adventurous food and each dish got better than the previous. The restaurant is welcoming and the service makes you feel like family. Thank you again for another special dinner...we are so excited we get to celebrate the anniversary of your open with you.
One of the best restaurants in the world.
The food and service was outstanding! We came here to celebrate a promotion and it was well worth it. I have a gluten allergy but you would never know. Would definitely come again.
If I could give 10 stars for service I would.
Truly one of the best restaurants in the city. If you enjoy Alinea or Next, put this on your list!
Hands down our favorite restaurant!!!! I miss the jamon "breadstick" however it's a necessary evolution to change menus and this one didn't disappoint at all. We don't all over the world and continuously hold every restaurant to the bar set by Oriole. Better than Alinea, etc. No gimmicky stuff..... Amazing food and overall experience every time!
Hands down the best restaurant in Chicago. While other restaurants may get more attention, Oriole is comfortable, cutting edge and beautiful with well thought out and innovative wine pairings that truly help the food shine.
Impeccable. This restaurant absolutely lives up to the hype.
This is an absolute beautiful experience in dining. From walking in the door to leaving, it’s perfection. Bravo to all the chef’s who make this possible.
I have no words. Everything was IMPECCABLE!!!
Well paced and well sequenced dishes. Portions are the correct size and arrive at the right temperature. The flavors were very much to my taste.
Great experience at Oriole. Service, quality and the food was all amazing.
Had an excellent evening. Superb and outstanding food - great service
Amazing tasting menu. Great service. A little hard to find but worth it.
Wonderful! So much attention to detail - very thought out tasting menu. We celebrated our anniversary and the restaurant made us feel so welcomed. Will plan to go back with more company!
Most of the food was great; however, there were several missteps, which is not acceptable for a place of this high esteem. There was only 1 ingredient that we had requested (in advance) not to have due to a strong aversion. Before the meal began, the waitress re-stated that they knew about that ingredient and it would be avoided. Then, much to my chagrin, one of the main dishes, which I was very excited for, was ruined by the presence of this ingredient. When I alerted the waiter to this, he did not apologize, but instead, told me he would alert the kitchen. After this, we never heard from the waiter/waitress/chef, or anyone else about this misstep. This was extremely disappointing given what the service expectations are for a restaurant like this. More importantly, that dish was inedible and the remainder of the meal was tainted by this mid-meal misstep.
Nice and unique experience. The service exceeds expectation. Some details such as the waiter/waitress fluffed the pillow when a guest left the seat are really impressive. As for the food, it is innovative, looks pretty and the taste is multi-layer/multi-dimension (comment from my "foodie" friend).
My girlfriend and I have had the pleasure of dining at Oriole for two special occasions now, and both times we've been absolutely blown away. Oriole is simply superlative in every aspect. Each course we were served would be a standout for a restaurant that specialized in that particular dish (sushi fit for the city's best sushi restaurant, pasta fit for the city's best pasta restaurant, etc.). Noah Sandoval has created something really special with Oriole - flavors that you thought you knew are inexplicably just tastier here.
Service is also unmatched - all of the little details that many restaurants of a similar caliber overlook don't go unnoticed here. Restaurants this accomplished are often accompanied by a snooty and arrogant attitude, and maybe the best part about Oriole is that this is in no way the case here. The staff is tremendously warm and friendly - these are people who are just excited to show you what a 5 star dining experience really looks like.
In a city with a surplus of fantastic dining options, Oriole is unquestionably at the top of our list for any special occasion. Our only gripe is that people seem to be catching on, and it's getting harder to book a reservation!
Oriole is a top three restaurant for me, in the world. This place had amazing service, great ambiance, and the food was perfect.
Best dinner I've ever had. Definitely worth every dollar.
Continues to be the best restaurant anywhere!!!
Excellent food, amazing wine and overall great dining experience!
This was truly the best meal my husband and I have ever eaten. The service was amazing, the food was amazing and the ambiance was awesome. It is so neat to see right into the kitchen no matter where you sit. They truly make you feel special and take incredible care of your requests. My husband even wanted a basic after dinner drink at the end and they made it with a fun twist to make it even more incredible. It truly was a wonderful night and we will definitely be back again!
Superb and inventive. Excellent pairings. Great service. And no long waits between courses. Currently Chicago’s best restaurant.
Absolutely loved it!! Would recommend to anyone!!! The attention to detail on every level was oustanding
Perfect restaurant for that special occasion. Wonderful food and service. Price maybe a bit on the high side but you definitely get what you paid for. Especially liked being greeted and given a welcoming drink in the outer lobby.
The service at Oriole is unparalleled, you are taken care of from the moment you walk in until the moment you leave. The food was fabulous and very creative. A wonderful luxury dining experience.
The best dining experience my husband and I have had. Incredible food and stellar, thoughtful service.
I can rate our meal at Oriole as one of the best tasting menu experiences I've had. Other tasting menus have a few hits that are excellent, the remainder showing excellent technique and effort but may be lacking in flavor. At Oriole, every course was on point and delicious, making me want more. I still left satisfied but not overly stuffed. I would definitely come again.
They chose truly innovative ways to prepare the various dishes.
Excelente selección de ingredientes y manipulación de los mismos, una felicitación al chef por la perfección, los detalles sin duda los distingue, una experiencia única desde la recepción, gracias!
The tasting menu is good but didn’t feel to us amazing. With my first dish felt a bit of chlorine maybe from dishwasher.. that was unexpected for this level. Otherwise the menu is creative and diverse. Steak dish was too fat... it always is . Desert menu was ok, many options but unconsistent and without a clear message -pastry felt flat.
This Michelin restaurant definitely deserves its two stars. Food is unbelievably tasty, innovative, and with a lot of variety. It's a fabulous combination of steak, seafood, Asian, etc. Service is excellent too. Really don't need to say much - go experience yourself! The only thing is the location is a little hard to find on a quiet street without signs or banners. But once you enter the door it's a whole new world to explore.
Perfect place for adults who appreciate fine dining. Amusing entrance, small, very quiet room, well-spaced tables. Attentive, friendly, but not overbearing service. Every course was excellent and exceeded the prior one. Two minor tweaks: The paired wines could use a little tweaking for the first four or so offerings; those didn't knock my socks off as the food did. One of my dining partners though the dill overwhelmed the caviar. I didn't have that response. He either had a differently prepared piece, or more likely, his palate is more refined than mine. Oriole met or exceeded our prior fabulous experiences at Grace. We will return.
Really amazing experience. Phenomenal food and service. Every bite was savored, and the attention to details in service made me feel like royalty! Would absolutely have come here for the food alone, but the service makes the experience unforgettable. Two Michelin stars well deserved ... how does this place not have 3 !?