We were a party of six. Seated in a back room with another very large, noisy, group. We had wanted to sit in the dining room area which had a better ambiance. Wallpaper was tearing off the wall in the back room. Just didn't look clean or well maintained. We were celebrating my mom's birthday and it was so loud we could hardly visit. There was cold air blowing out of the vents directly on our table (Nov). We asked to have the heat increased. They did for a few minutes and then the cold air started again. The older guests had their coats on the entire meal. And couldn't wait to leave because they were so cold. The food was delivered very quickly and was very good. However, our wait staff only came to check on use a few times over 2 hours. We needed to ask for drink refills and waited with empty glasses. Waited for a long time for the bill and then to have the card returned.
This restuarant was recommended and we were all very disappointed. Especially considering it was a Monday night.
Everything was wonderful. We try to go at least once a year. The serving sizes are huge but we like leftovers. I would recommend a small plate option.
Great food, the lemongrass beef appetizer was one of the best things I've ever eaten. Food came out quick for a busy Saturday evening. They corrected our order without hesitation when we questioned it; which also came back fast. Drinks were outstanding; I recomend the Hennessy martini. There was a jazz band playing in the bar area where we were sitting which was pretty awesome. Atmosphere is hard to beat, and the service was great. Can't wait to get back!
Favorite restaurant for our vegetarian daughter. We always find something good for the rest of us. Nice restaurant.
The food was great as well as the atmosphere. The mango martini was awesome. We (a party if four) were celebrating my freinds birthday and I was a little disappointed they didn't give her a dessert. I've never been to a restaurant that didn't do something for a person's birthday. I included the birthday in my Open Table reservation and mentioned it several times to the server.
Everything was marvelous! It is one of my favorite dining experiences in Northwest Indiana.
We were in the main dining room and rarely saw our server, Oscar. After delivering entrees, he came by briefly to ask if everything was ok, but didn't really stop. I had to ask someone else for boxes for our leftovers and flag him down for the check.
Asparagus is a spectacular restaurant! Definitely the best in "da region" fit for any foodie. It is great for a special date, a celebration. Whether romantic or with a large group, it is a perfect place to share a great meal. And a special "hats off" to Kate and Stephanie both amazing waitresses.
Wonderful as always ... wished we lived closer to visit thee more often.
Food was delicious large portions so you can share. Full of flavor! Really enjoyed
Quality has dropped a notch in every visit I have had.
The ambiance was great and it was quiet. It was a great place to have lunch. The server was awesome. She was nice, attentive, and very helpful. The calamari was a little rubbery but the sweet and sour ginger spicy sauce was very delicious! I am typically not a fan of rice but having it soaked in the sauce on the stir-fry made it very good. I would definitely recommend this place.
Best restaurant in northwest Indiana!! Great food, good service, Jazz night the best!!! By far my favorite!!!
We were seated and given water. There were 2 waitresses and 1 other couple in the restaurant. 3 couples came in after us and had their drink orders and appetizer orders taken and brought out and still no one came to us. We gestured to one waitress without response. We waited another 20 minutes and walked out without being served.
We have dined at Asparagus many times. We wanted to have a nice experience with our daughter and son in law and that wasn’t the case. Our waiter was sloppy- spilled all of our drinks as well as my main dish. The staff didn’t clear our plates. Had to keep reminded the waiter that we were still waiting on dishes to arrive.
The appetizers we ordered were on the heat lamps too long and the portions were VERY small compared to our last few visits.
Just a very disappointing evening.
As always, I was wowed by the wonderful meal and well taken care of by the knowledgeable and attentive wait staff. The fusion of flavors in our dishes was delicious!
I’ve now introduced one more friend to Proximo, and they will be back!
Fantastic Everytime! The consistency of this place is absolutely outstanding. More bang for your buck!
The appetizers, drinks, and dessert were better than the main courses we ordered. The service was fantasic.
Spicy lemongrass scallops & shrimp had multiple hairs! 5 spice duck had no flavor. Business casual dress not necessary.
Hi Charman, I wish you would have said something. That is the lemongrass fibers in that dish there is a lot of them as we put a large scoop of the shredded lemongrass in that dish. We would have explained if you would have mentioned it or would have gotten something else if you didn't like that.
Excellent meal and great service from Nick
Second time there. Food was absolutely wonderful. Loved every dish. Our waitress Amy was so knowledgeable and attentive and funny. It was a great anniversary dinner!
Excellent recommendations from Kate. Tried new drinks on menu and different dishes all were very pleasing and satisfying .Recommend highly.
Asparagus always has a great staff to greet you when you walk in the door! We got sat exceptionally fast and our service was outstanding! Food was prepared to perfection. We love coming to Asparagus!
Asparagus is beautiful restaurant and Cassandra was an amazing server. However, it was not a great experience for my mother's birthday celebration. We made the mistake of sitting in the bar (per our request) to be close to the music, however it was so loud we couldn't hold conversation. My mother's food was really not good; poorly seasoned steak, and over cooked; potatoes were like soup. Our server did say the manager was going to discount the bill but when we got it we had to send the bill back for the discount, it was eventually completely removed. Cassandra made every effort to apologize and make it a better experience, which I appreciated and why I would recommend this restaurant, but the food was not as good as it was the 1st time I went.
Thank you so much for the honest review, and happy that Cassie was able to help correct our mistake on the steak. We do have jazz on the first and third Saturdays and it can get a little loud, we could always put you in a quiet spot for dinner then finish in the lounge to hear the band after. Hopefully we can correct our mistake on your next visit.
For the second time in a row the reservation we made has not recognized when we arrived !! Fortunately, we were there early enough so there was space for us.
Also, this time, when we were seated in the dinning room, your other guests were were so rude with noisy behavior we asked to be moved to the bar. We suggest you train your people in appropriate ways to approach guests who are too load for normal restaurant conditions.
Thanks for letting us know I will definitely talk to the staff about speaking with customers that are too loud and disruptive. I will figure out the situation with the reservations not being in, this is our first month with this reservation system and we are all still trying to learn everything. Thanks for all of the feedback and hope to see you again soon.
The family feel of Northwest Indiana resturants with a Downtown Chicago vibe without the headache of traffic and parking! Bonus: Food and drinks are AMAZING!!
Finally came here after lots of recommendations and we were pretty disappointed. Although the food was good, take out would have been a better experience. Drink menu was large but don't think there was any alcohol in them for $12. The service was below average, the noise level was very high for a nice restaurant, there was no ambience whatsoever, and the bathrooms were absolutely disgusting. Garbage everywhere and overflowing trash can. Expected a lot more from this place, would recommend for carryout only.
I really appreciate you letting us know how your dinner went, I am extremely sorry that we dropped the ball in a lot of areas. I can assure you that this isn't the norm here and I am going to make sure it doesn't happen again.
Place has very nice ambiance. Food flavors and portions were great for the price . However ,
The appetizer (seafood egg rolls) was over priced. $12 for essentially 2 egg rolls cut in half. Pad Thai probably the best in the region.
The braised pork shank has great flavor . Not stingy on the rice either.
Service was what I would expect.
Drinks are potent with an extensive martini and cocktail menus.
Thanks for the review, so happy you enjoyed your entrees! We do have some other great appetizers that aren't so pricey (try the lemongrass beef next time!)
I met a friend here for lunch and enjoyed it thoroughly. Although I had heard many good things about Asparagus and loved Siam Marina in River Oaks, I had not been here. Lunch was delicious, fast and the atmosphere was quiet enough you could conduct a pleasant conversation, but lively enough so you didn't feel like you were in a library. I ordered the chicken satay and it was great as were the crab and cream cheese egg rolls. Would definitely go back for dinner as their martini menu looked wonderful.
A must try if in the merrillville indiana area,Quiet,clean,great food,service,very reasonable lunch price to try out first...Lamb Satay was outstanding as well as the thai spaghetti,and beef drunken noodles...go and try a few items you wont be let down.
Great place for special occasions. Me and my wife went There for dinner on her birthday. She loved it . Was a great all around romantic dinner
Set in an area that has seen wonderful restaurants close their doors, Asparagus is a great find for individuals looking for a good meal. Asparagus is a great restaurant for individuals that enjoy unique cuisine with ambiance. The staff is knowledgeable about the food and can provide some solid information. It's not quite the exceptional fine dining experience that I've enjoyed elsewhere but it was definitely better than average.
Great food, terrible and extremely slow service. The place was busy but they had many waiters (waitresses) that were slouching around. People at tables got up and walked over to the bar to order their own drinks citing the M.I.A staff.
That said, the food is outstanding, the live jazz trio is great. I'd give it a 2nd shot when I'm next in that area in the hopes they pay more attention to their patrons.
Awesome food and awesome service. Love Thai food taste a lot
I wish I had discovered this restaurant years ago. This was my second time. The whole experience is "to die for". The service and the food is superb. Martinis--Yum! Everything is top shelf.
Enjoyable from the moment we walked in.
Excellent service, food and atmosphere.
Eating here made a special occasion even more so.
Our server was friendly, "menu" knowledgeable and treated us like we were his only customer's.
I would highly recommend this hidden gem and look forward to returning.
We have dined here before but we were very dissatisfied this time! Our waiter was slow and not very attentive! He didn't seem to be that busy but everything took a long time! Food, especially the fish tasted and smelled old!
As soon as we walked in we knew we would like it. The atmosphere was wonderful and the food was fabulous! We will definitely be back!
Excellent restaurant. The menu variety was amazing, the table setting unique, the quality and preparation of the food outstanding! And the taste, out of this world! Service was excellent. Definitely coming back!
Always happy with asparagus, food, drinks, service.