Can’t say enough about how amazing everything was! Food, wine service and atmosphere was outstanding! A great experience
The range, presentation, flavors, and amount of food for a prix fixe was extraordinary. The service was attentive and knew the kitchen well considering the menu changes every night. Wine selection was eclectic and solid quality. There was parking in the neighborhood. Will be back.
Fantastic experience. Highly recommend the wine pairing. Great energy without being too loud to converse. Creative and delicious food, portions and variety hit the sweet spot. Definitely will be going back!
Beautiful restaurant and excellent food, left full and satisfied. I would say it’s on par for price so don’t expect “a deal”. Would be fun to sit at the bar next time even if they offer a lighter menu.
The food was very good- creative, delicious and, I thought, a good amount for this type of menu. I think the biggest improvement they could make to be truly excellent is that we felt rushed. We ordered a dinner cocktail and also the wine pairings. We had just received our cocktail when the started to bring the first of the food and the first wine. Our cocktails were still full! From there, we were not allowed to simply ever enjoy our food and drink. Plates were whisked away and then more were brought out with more wines. We felt as if the attentive staff was hovering. It is a fine line that they could do a bit better on and allow people to enjoy their meals. Additionally, I was not overly impressed with the wine pairings. Wines should not only taste good but should smell wonderful. These did not. A bit of a miss there. Still a delightful evening for the most part.
Amazing food. Great creative wine pairings. Good price for this level of restaurant.
Yum! You can’t choose your menu but it doesn’t matter everything g they make will blow your GD mind. EVERYTHING!
Way too bright. Although the place was empty when we arrived, we were sited right in front of the kitchen counter with probably 8-10 servers (do they need this many?) hanging out at first, then moving a lot.
Food was okay. Not bad, not spectacular.
Wine was very strange and wine pour is tiny (even outside of the wine pairing). How many glasses are they getting out of a bottle? Must be 5 or 6.
The granita was my favorite I think (which I know it’s not supposed to be, but memorable flavor). Venison was also nice and tender.
Great price fixed menu for price. Very nice interior and setting. Attentive service with very accommodating staff. For those who are picky as to food likes, the menu which is set and without choices may be difficult.
We truly enjoyed our meal at Wherewithall. Service was excellent. Everything was delicious, with a dessert that was completely different from anything I’d had and absolutely luscious. The wine pairings stood out as well for really picking unique off the beaten path wines that paired very well with the dishes. Already planning to return next time we are in Chicago.
The experience was very enjoyable. As a pre fixe menu, there is an element of surprise. I felt a "fall" theme to the dishes - mushrooms, apples, etc. We both requested a pescatarian menu which included primarily vegetable dishes and one fish dish. Besides the main dishes, there were several extras - appetizers and desserts. The service was casual but attentive, not stuffy. While not inexpensive, I felt it a decent value given the elevated food experience.
This was such a neat experience! I love the whole concept of changing the menu daily. The restaurant was able to accommodate our dietary restrictions (no red meat, no pork) with absolutely no problem, just be sure to give at least 24 hour notice. We will definitely go back to experience a new menu in the future.
I thought that my experience at Wherewithal was all around excellent.
I loved the nightly menu and it makes me want to come back to try another menu.
I did feel a little cramped with people and servers walking behind my table. We were seated at a half corner of the slanted wall. When people would walk by, I frequently felt that I had to adjust myself to make sure people could get around me.
It was not a major distraction by far, but I did find myself feeling a tad closed in. Other than that, my partner’s and I experience was fantastic. I would recommend this restaurant to everyone I know.
Beautiful location and outstanding food. The constantly changing menu will bring us back. Attentive and knowledgeable staff. Wine list seems a bit off.
Wow...it lived up to the hype. Delicious and beautiful food, with great service. Highly recommended.
Just not that good. Parachute is outstanding, would go there instead. Hollandaise with scallops and truffles was way too rich, didn’t enjoy at all. Best part (only great part, really) was cider granita at end. Wouldn’t go back.
Fantastic concepts for each dish. Can’t wait to return.
Clever food in a cool space.
Soooo delicious. Was hesitant to do the wine pairing because of the price, but I decided to do it and it was so worth it! All of the flavors were perfect. Will definitely recommend to anyone coming to Chicago!
Food was good. Not much variety. Portions should have been
larger. The men in our party left hungry!
It's not the best food I've ever had, it's not really even in the competition, but wow did I have fun at this restaurant. Great vibe, good food, such a fun experience!
Where to start...we try a variety of restaurants in the city, and far and away, this was the worst experience we’ve had in years-maybe ever.
Fortunately, the company was good-but the fennel and cheese was...strange; the broth tasted like eggs and saltwater; the shrimp was raw and inedible; the curry was watery and the desserts tasted like food dyed petroleum jelly with sugar. The best item we had was bread and butter-and the whole party (of 4) felt the same. Hard pass.
We’ve eaten at the sister restaurant (Parachute)—and loved it-so this was a major let down.
I really enjoyed the food! From beginning to end I enjoyed every bite. Marina and the service staff were amazing. I’m definitely coming back again. Great job guys.
What an absolute great dining place. The room is open and very energetic. The meal is a prix fix three course, with a couple extras. The food was creative, visually appealing and unbelievable flavors. The staff was beyond great. I highly recommend Wherewithall!
Incredible experience with top-notch staff at a great value. Highly, highly recommend.
It was delicious
Really friendly environment and non-pretentious setting for an awesome meal and wine pairing. Prix fixe doesnt have to be stuffy and it doesn't have to be over the top expensive either.
We love Parachute so were very excited to try Wherewithall and it did not disappoint. I love that the menu has new items every day and then fully changes once a week. And as others have said 4 courses is misleading. There are so many little items they bring by in between the main courses it's more like 8-10. We had fantastic beet salad, fish, chicken and sweet corn ice cream. The sauce on the fish was amazing. A bonus app was broccolini with an amazing cheese sauce to dip it in. My son and I kept it for the amazing bread that came out after. Service was fantastic and it's just a comfortable, casual environment that focuses on great food. Will definitely go back.
I went to this restaurant knowing it was a 4 course tasting menu, but NOT knowing that you have zero choice in what those 4 courses are. That should be much better advertised - I really disliked two of the dishes because the ingredients were ones I don't like (beets, heavy cream/butter sauce), and felt like for the price the portions were incredibly small.
we arrived 12 min before our reservation time. they would not seat us rior to our reservation
time even though there had 9 open tables and were seating walk in's right away
Very imaginative and tasty. Left not feeling over-full. Interesting wine choices for pairings.
This was an unforgettable meal. I’ve eaten at a lot of excellent restaurants and this might be my favorite dining experience ever. The service was incredible and the food was simply gorgeous. There were so many little, thoughtful touches. Every dish was delightful, surprising and above all delicious. I can’t wait to come back.
Outstanding dishes that launch Wherewithall into the top tier of Chicago restaurants. Attentive, helpful staff were well informed and always willing to answer our questions. Great ambiance and design of the space. 100% worth a visit.
All around excellent. Only thing we didn't like was one of the wine pairings.
Good food, pleasant service and ambience.
Having dined at Parachute, our expectations were very high and therefore somewhat disappointed. Overall though it was an enjoyable experience.
A shockingly amazing experience! The space is thoughtfully laid out with attention to noise level and intimacy. The menu is obviously seasonal and ever changing. Every dish prompted discussion about the unique combination of ingredients and flavors. My wife ranked the hake as possibly one of the best seafood dishes she's ever had. We skipped the wine pairing, but took advantage of the well crafted cocktails. Staff were very professional and attentive. This restaurant is truly a gift to the Chicago food scene!
Food was outstanding and an incredible value for the price. Very much looking forward to returning!
We had a wonderful dinner at Wherewithall. First time having sweet breads and it was very good. The service was very attentive. The courses were perfectly timed. Wine pairs were also very nice. The restaurant decor is simple and comfortable. Noise level was perfect for conversation. Also loved the water glasses and towels in the bathroom are a nice touch. Looking forward to returning.
I had heard excellent comments about parachute and was excited to try this new restaurant. Unfortunately, it was disappointing. The service seemed rushed (examples: there was no plate offered for the bread, a server came and offered us the same item we had just finished which was clearly meant for another table, oddly timed in between courses, some were fast and others took a while). The food was a bit blegh and monochromatic, in taste and appearance. I’m hoping these are issues that can be fixed, as I’d be willing to give it another chance, based on Parachute’s excellent reputation. But will likely wait a year to do so.