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Machine: Engineered Dining and Drink, Chicago, IL

Machine: Engineered Dining and Drink

4.6
4.6
919 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Machine serves a globally-inspired, modern-American menu with an innovative craft cocktail program along with an on-site flower shop. The trinity combines to create an approachable neighborhood concept in the heart of Wicker Park. Our team consists of some of the sharpest & untapped minds this city has to offer. The only way to challenge ourselves is to push the boundaries that have imprisoned tradition; the only way to introduce our creativity...is to challenge you. Every meal, cocktail, bouquet & menu has been thoughtfully engineered for a new dining & drinking experience.

Please note: a gratuity of 20% will be added to parties of 6 or more.
All experiences are limited to 90-minute periods in order to accommodate all guests.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 37 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Global, International, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (773) 276-7422

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Black/African American

  • Executive chef

    Kristofer Lohraff

  • Private party facilities

    We would love to host your next event at Machine! Please contact Brian for more information at Brian@machinehospitality.com

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator: (773) 276-7422

  • Neighborhood

    Bucktown / Wicker Park

  • Cross street

    Division Street and Marion Court

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Blue line stop near by. Division and Wood Bus stop.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Pre-assembled Featured Bouquet

    Multiple dates available
    Take your dining experience to the next level with an elegant pre-made bouquet at your table. Choose between our Standard or Engineered bouquet for your special occasion or date night. Payment will be separate from your final bill.
  • Tableside flower cart service

    Multiple dates available
    Our signature Tableside Flower Cart service is a build-your-own experience that allows you to create your own unique custom bouquet. Simply pick your favorite blooms with one of our talented in-house florists, then we’ll arrange and present your one-of-a-kind bouquet at your table while you dine. Flowers are priced per stem *24 hour notice is required for flower crowns. Please contact uryah@machinehospitality.com to reserve your crown.*

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What 919 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really loved our time at Machine! The food was amazing and because we were celebrating my bday, they provided me with a birthday card and flowers for our table! Very relaxing and dessert was also the best.

    Machine: Engineered Dining and DrinkResponded todayWe're thrilled you had a wonderful birthday here with us, thank you for celebrating at Machine!

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Food plates are very small but overall a good spot for a date or to hang with friends.
  3. H

    Halo

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Beautiful ambiance, delicious food, service could have been a little better
  4. D

    Delightful

    Chicago

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal brunch experience! The food, beverage and service were all excellent — and we had a party of 12! They easily accommodated gluten free diners and were very mindful of a peanut allergy. The gorgeous flowers were an additional delight. I would definitely return and recommend!

    Machine: Engineered Dining and DrinkResponded 1 day agoWe definitely try our best to take allergies and dietary restrictions very seriously. We're glad you had such a wonderful time at brunch and we can't wait to see you again!

  5. CF

    ChandlerF

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my third time going and it was still fun and exciting. The outdoor seating is perfect as the sun sets. Not too hot because of the shade

    Machine: Engineered Dining and DrinkResponded 1 day agoWe can't wait to see you for a fourth time Chandler! Thanks for your continued support!

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Table layout could use improvement

    Machine: Engineered Dining and DrinkResponded 1 day agoThank you for your feedback. We'd love to hear more about your experience if you could reach out to us directly at daniel@machinehospitality.co.m. The best way for us to be better is by hearing feedback from our guests on what we are doing well and what we need to work on. We look forward to hearing from you!

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious. The drinks are beautiful and taste great! Just an overall great experience.

    Machine: Engineered Dining and DrinkResponded 1 day agoThank you for your kind words and 5-star review!

  8. TK

    TyKi

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    The drinks and the servers were great. 10/10 would come back for that. The food however was just ok and for the price point that's not great.

    Machine: Engineered Dining and DrinkResponded 6 days agoThank you for your review. We'd love to hear more about your food experience to see where we can improve. Please feel free to reach out to Daniel@machinehospitality.co.m

  9. SD

    SunnyD

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Zack was fantastic! Highly recommend the Mediterranean Bowl with Salmon

    Machine: Engineered Dining and DrinkResponded 6 days agoThank you so much for your 5-star review! We will be sure to pass on the kind words to Zack as well!

  10. M

    Mimi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Everything was exceptional and amazing from the service to ambiance and our drinks. For my food wise the Mediterranean dish, I wasn’t a big fan of. I mainly got it for cauliflower flower and eggplants. But there was barely any cauliflower and it was soggy to me. Over all though everything was great!!! Thank you so much for taking care of us.

    Machine: Engineered Dining and DrinkResponded 6 days agoThank you so much for your review Mimi! We're thrilled you had a good time but are sad the Mediterranean dish wasn't up to par for you. We will definitely look at portion sizes for that dish to make sure we are putting enough cauliflower in it as well as following up with our service staff to describe it appropriately moving forward!

  11. DR

    DanR

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unique and delicious food and drinks. A culinary adventure!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dani was an excellent service provider. Food and drinks were great.

    Machine: Engineered Dining and DrinkResponded 6 days agoThank you so much for your 5-star review!

  13. CS

    ClaS

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food Excellent service Loved it! Thank you Jenna!!!

    Machine: Engineered Dining and DrinkResponded 6 days agoThank you for your 5-star review!

  14. YJ

    YeseniaJ

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was amazing! Definitely coming back! Salmon was outstanding

    Machine: Engineered Dining and DrinkResponded 6 days agoThank you for your 5-star review! The salmon is truly one of our favorite dishes!

  15. SO

    SamsonO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It's a great place to go for a date. I enjoy everything from the door step to my seat. The waiter was so professional and she knew what is doing. Also the Manager came and check on us if everything was OK which I really appreciate. I will definitely recommend someone to this place. And I will be revisiting

    Machine: Engineered Dining and DrinkResponded 6 days agoWe love hearing reviews like this as this is what we strive for! Thank you for sharing your experience and we look forward to seeing you in the future!

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    The food and drinks were amazing. I would not go there in the future with friends only with my husband because we would be in the same check. They had an issue when I asked them if they could divide the bill so that me and my husband could be on one and our friends/ husband and wife could be on a separate bill. I didn’t want to just split the bill 50/50 for the table because my husband and I ordered more drinks then our friends.

    Machine: Engineered Dining and DrinkResponded 6 days agoThank you so much for reaching out and sharing your feedback with us. As we continue to move forward and grow as a business hearing feedback is the best way for us to look at these systems that we have in place and we will be adjusting this policy moving forward to allow for itemized checks. We do look forward to seeing you again in the future with your husband as well as friends!

  17. NM

    NurseMoo

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kristy was a great bartender/server and gave great recommendations based on our preferences. She made our night out enjoyable and interactive. I would definitely recommend this place for a night out. Did the table slide bouquet creation and it was a great experience as well.

    Machine: Engineered Dining and DrinkResponded 6 days agoWe're so glad that you had a wonderful time with Kristy! We will pass on your kind words and we look forward to your next night out!

  18. BS

    BenS

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Good was phenomenal, drinks were great but all relatively sweet for the ones that we tried.
  19. AN

    AmandaN

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Fantastic cocktails and a one of a kind elevated tea party vibe

    Machine: Engineered Dining and DrinkResponded 6 days agoThank you for your 5-star review!

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I absolutely adore this place. The atmosphere is amazing and it is very reasonably priced for the experience you get.

    Machine: Engineered Dining and DrinkResponded 6 days agoThank you so much for your 5-star review!

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience3
    We waited a long time for a server to ask us if we wanted drinks, then we waited longer just to get our beverages. My latte was cold and I ordered a hot latte. My friend had to remind the waitress to bring the water she asked for the first time. We asked for table side flower service but the cart didn’t arrive until we were ready to leave and then 3 flowers cost $20 plus tip. I would recommend the place if the service was better.

    Machine: Engineered Dining and DrinkResponded 6 days agoThank you for reaching out and sharing your experience. I'd like to apologize that we missed the mark on service and would love to invite you back in. If you can trust us on one more visit we'd love to show you the true Machine experience, please reach out to daniel@machinehospitality.co to set up your next reservation.

  22. JD

    JillD

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Final exam for Medical College

    Machine: Engineered Dining and DrinkResponded 7 days agoThank you for your 5-star review!

  23. J

    Justin

    Denver

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fantastic and drinks were incredible, service was a little slow but loved having the ability to create a floral arrangement at our table. Bri was fantastic!!

    Machine: Engineered Dining and DrinkResponded 7 days agoThank you for your review and kind words! We loved having you and look forward to your next visit!

  24. DS

    DinaS

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service, the drinks were curated perfectly and the steak and eggs were really good. I opted for the flower service but did not end up getting any.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite go to’s in the city. The ambience, food, drinks and service are always on point! Highly recommend!

    Machine: Engineered Dining and DrinkResponded 7 days agoOne of our favorite things to read! Thank you for your review and kind words!

  26. DS

    DavidS

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service!

    Machine: Engineered Dining and DrinkResponded 7 days agoThank you David for all 5-stars!

  27. D

    Demetria

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Met some family from out of town here and decided to give it a try. this was recommended from a friend and our usual brunch place was closed down. The menu was not large but everything that each of us ate was pretty good. I would definitely go back again. Great ambience also.

    Machine: Engineered Dining and DrinkResponded 6 days agoWe're thrilled you had a great time Demetria! We look forward to hosting you and your family again in the future!

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food3service2ambience5
    Seated quickly. Originally was seated at a small congested table but they moved us to a bigger table after a few minutes. Drinks were tasty but the food came out unusually fast, I got my steak in barely 15 minutes.. that was a bit surprising. My wife had the salmon and our other friends ordered chickens and gnocchi along with some tacos. Everything was tasty except the steak which I found rough and not tender. Worth trying again but won’t be ordering the steak.

    Machine: Engineered Dining and DrinkResponded 7 days agoThank you for your feedback. We definitely appreciate your feedback and will strive to be better moving forward.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The servers were really kind and attentive. The drinks were well worth it! Very creative mixes. Food was okay; I recommend the crispy chicken tacos
  30. CB

    CarlyB

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had great service and really interesting drinks!

    Machine: Engineered Dining and DrinkResponded 1 day agoWe're thrilled you had a great time and can't wait to see you again!

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome burger.

    Machine: Engineered Dining and DrinkResponded 7 days agoAwesome review! Thank you for your support!

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Although we noted that this was for a birthday, they really did not do anything to make it feel special. No scoop of ice cream at the end with a candle or option to even pay for a dessert with a candle to sing happy birthday. Additionally, the two hostesses at the front were rude and pretty much just talking to themselves instead of trying to get us seating. The food itself was fine, although the portions are very small relative to the price. Especially egregious was the salmon dish - it had to be a 3-4 oz serving of fish over a minuscule amount of sauce (and this was listed as a “large plate”). Overall disappointed with the experience. Definitely do not recommend for a special occasion, or if you are hungry.

    Machine: Engineered Dining and DrinkResponded on June 8, 2022We're definitely disappointed to hear that you didn't feel special for a birthday gathering during your visit. Hearing this does help us know where we are lacking and immediate areas of improvement. We'd love to invite you back in for another visit to properly take care of you. If you would trust us again and give us another try please reach out to daniel@machinehospitalitycom and we can reserve your table for you and ensure that you are taken care of.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a beautiful atmosphere. Perfect for a girls day brunch when you just want to treat yourself :) Highly recommend asking for the Table side flower cart service! you pick your flowers and pay by the stem. They then go create the bouquet as a whole and bring it back so you can enjoy it while you eat and then take it home

    Machine: Engineered Dining and DrinkResponded 7 days agoWe love a great brunch spot and we're thrilled we are yours! We can't wait for the next girls day brunch!

  34. S

    stellaS

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a great experience! Would have loved to have more food options ! Also seems to be catered to loads of pork and ham! Would love to have had Turkey options for brunch! Overall I would give this place 8/10’

    Machine: Engineered Dining and DrinkResponded on June 8, 2022Thank you for your feedback Stella! We will definitely take into consideration some Turkey options!

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food and amazing cocktails with such a cute floral bouquet added to our occasion!!

    Machine: Engineered Dining and DrinkResponded on June 8, 2022Thank you so much for your 5-star review!

  36. M

    Meeks

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Hannah the server was great! Very attentive and helpful. Short hostess was awful. Snippy, and not at all customer friendly. She threw the menu tile on a table, didn't explain anything, perhaps made some assumptions that we had been there before and was flustered at the front podium. Pretty florals, food was ok.
  37. KL

    KristyL

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love everything! Definitely come back!
  38. MC

    MatthewC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome place, great food and atmosphere. Delicious!

    Machine: Engineered Dining and DrinkResponded on June 8, 2022Thank you for your review Matthew! We can't thank you enough for the continued support!

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Everything about our experience was outstanding. It took a little while for our server to come over but besides that minor thing Machine was amazing. We will definitely be coming back. The food the drinks and the ambiance are top tier.

    Machine: Engineered Dining and DrinkResponded on June 8, 2022We're so glad that you had an amazing time even though service started a little late for your group! We strive to have the best experience from the moment you walk in to the second you leave and we missed a moment here. We'd love to invite you back in and ensure we hit every step of the way on your next visit.

  40. BT

    BenT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The drinks were delicious and fun, albeit a bit smaller than I hoped. Still worth the price though. The food was delicious, got the carrots, the tofu volcano, a mushroom burger and a regular burger between us. All of them were amazing, but the tofu volcano stole the show. Highly recommend this place especially for date night!

    Machine: Engineered Dining and DrinkResponded on June 8, 2022Thank you for your awesome review BenT! That sounds like a pretty good dinner as well! We look forward to your continued support.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Machine: Engineered Dining and Drink offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (773) 276-7422.

Machine: Engineered Dining and Drink is rated 4.6 stars by 919 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 37 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Machine: Engineered Dining and Drink

1846 W Division St Chicago, IL 60622-3112

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Division Street and Marion Court

  • Neighborhood

    Bucktown / Wicker Park

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Global, International, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Blue line stop near by. Division and Wood Bus stop.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Black/African American

  • Executive chef

    Kristofer Lohraff

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (773) 276-7422

  • Private party facilities

    We would love to host your next event at Machine! Please contact Brian for more information at Brian@machinehospitality.com

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator: (773) 276-7422

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