Fantastic!! Best tasting menu restaurant ever... inventive and tasty!!! And the service was the best we had ever had... period.
This was such a special evening. From the moment we arrived to the end of the meal when we received our bag with cookies, menu, and recipe, we felt completely taken care of. Everything was just incredible, and I was particularly impressed with how serene the kitchen was. Tone is set at the top, and the ease with which everyone on staff handled everything reflected that. Thank you for a wonderful mini-vacation in our own town.
Oriole is the perfect fine dining restaurant - giving Alinea a run for its money as the best in Chicago.
This is my third visit to Oriole and this was by far one of my most favorite meals of all time! It was just perfect. The service, the food, the wine were just spot on. I can't wait to go back again!
Fantastic, memorable meal. From service to food - this place is a gem! A must try. Deserving of a 3rd star in my opinion...
Oriole is an outstanding experience that stays with you long after you’ve left and has you planning your next visit before the meal even ends.
Perfect dinner and I definitely have never said that before! Can’t recommend this highly enough.
Amazing as usual. Perfect food and wine pairings. Great experience. Didn’t disappoint!
Superb! It’s exceeded my expectations. Very much content with every single dish and service.
Wow! Oriole is a special place. Best meal that our family had in any restaurant in 2019. All of us agreed that every dish served was amazing. Since it's a tasting menu, it's at a pretty high price point, so we'll only go there on special occasions... but our family will definitely be back. Thank you to all the staff for making my wife's birthday memorable for years to come.
What a wonderful experience! Everything was done to perfection. A must go place.
Visiting Oriole was an amazing experience, the food, service, and ambiance was exceptional. The tasting menu offered a number of exceptional courses that were accessible, adventurous, and an over all delight.
We chose to have the standard drink pairing with our meal and the beverages were perfectly paired to the dishes. I think in total there were 8 or 9 drinks served and each one enhanced the course that it was served with.
Truly spectacular. Expectations were high - and were exceeded. One of the best dinners my wife and I ever experienced.
Absolutely the best, this restaurant is a gem, very creative and delicious food, I really think the chef is a genius.
It is expensive so it is best for special occasions.
I was a little frustrated that they allow use of cell phones (voice) in the dining room. Table next to us took no less than 4 calls.
Oriole is one of the finest dining experiences I have had. The overall ambience, service, and menu were all up to a 5-star caliber. I have eaten at a couple of different multi-course, prix fixe menu restaurants, and this one reigns supreme over the others. It definitely earns its two Michelin stars—with a pairing of flavors and culinary surprises you may not expect to cohesively deliver a tasteful dish. I don’t want to spoil their current menu too much for those wanting to go in blind; so, I will just state I liked every single dish they brought forward.
Aside from the food, they also gave my partner and I a signed card and additional favors to make our anniversary particularly special. They seemed to really care how the diners felt about their restaurant and that type of thing definitely should not go unnoticed. I can’t wait until my next trip to Chicago as I have already booked a table well in advance for my return!
Unbelieveable. The experience, the food, the service, the ambience. Michelin has it wrong giving this place 2 stars. It should be 3. All of the food was hot. Drinks were extremely well balanced. Just unreal
Mom visiting from Korea
Our evening at Oriole was very special and one that we will remember and cherish for years to come. Our server, Eryka was amazing, friendly, very knowledgeable, and absolutely darling. The staff worked seamlessly together, and we felt at home from the moment we walked in. It’s hard for us to pick just one favorite dish, as they were all incredible, but the mushroom really blew us away. They were also very accommodating to my allergies!
The staff at Oriole made Jeff’s birthday very special and we are very grateful for everyone that was a part of it. We look forward to returning!
One of the best dining experiences and the best choice for my sister's birthday. The food was delicious and they accommodated our dietary needs. The service was impeccable and they made it a special evening all around. It was a beautiful space that was comfortable with a Chicago feel.
Totally recommended. My husband and I celebrated our first anniversary here and the staff made us feel so special from beginning to end. Every single course was delicious and the wine pairing absolutely worth it. Amazing and unforgettable experience.
4th time. just keeps getting better & better. maybe the best restaurant in the US currently.
We were excited to dine at Oriole for our 38th anniversary. Our dinner more than lived up to our expectations. Each course was beautifully presented, very well explained, and most importantly delicious to eat. The standard wine pairing was tasty, presented a broad range of wines (including sake and pear cider), and informative descriptions from either wait staff or the sommelier. As to the staff, they were extremely attentive, yet unobtrusive and there was absolutely no sense that we were being rushed (in fact, at the conclusion of our evening I was surprised to see that 2 1/2 hours had passed). A final delightful touch was the goody bag, including chocolate chip cookies (including a recipe sheet), a printed menu that included our names and anniversary wishes, and a detailed menu of the wine pairing selections.
Amazing food and experience. Easily the best in Chicago
Overall an abundance of effort put into the food. Considering the 2.5 hour long meal, it is an experience rather than just a meal. However, the food was saltier than I would prefer.
It’s was all so beautiful.
The food is divine. It is a true dining “experience”.
Wow!!! Amazing experience- all around
Perhaps the best table service I've ever had. Like a well choreographed dance every step was perfect. While the dishes were very good, I didn't find them to be so delicious that I swooned over them and frankly, at this level I want to swoon! May be just my personal taste but my dining partner felt pretty much the same way. For perspective, I've dined at many fine restaurants over the years including Paul Bocuse Restaurant, Alinea and the French Laundry.
Wow! Amazing! I can’t wait for the menu to change to visit again. The staff is incredible.....& the culinary experience is 5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Treat yourself to the premium beverage experience & you won’t be disappointed. My only comment is that they should ask guests to refrain from wearing perfume or cologne....as it interferes with other guests experience.
Best meal I've had in the US
Fabulous experience, the ambience, service was impeccable and every detail thought through. The food was exceptional, with every dish providing an incredible taste, texture and flavour. Would highly recommended.
Amazing food. Flavors and textures I’ve never experienced before. We shared the standard wine pairing which was plenty and definitely added to the overall dining experience. A full one would have been too much. Service was professional and courteous. The most expensive meal I’ve ever had. It’s was terrific but $650 for dinner for two and a split pairing (before) tip was a kick in the pants.
incredible in every way!
Excellent food and service. Very nice. Romantic, business, does not matter. Very good.
Beyond this incredible! Hands down better than Aliena.
Greatest dinner ever an experience of a lifetime
Favorite restaurant on Earth!