Oriole

4.9
867 reviews
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Contemporary American
Oriole is a restaurant hidden down an alley-like street in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood, offering an extended tasting menu presented by Executive Chef & Owner Noah Sandoval. The Michelin-starred and Jean Banchet award-winning team hosts 28 in an intimate and elegant dining room shared with an open kitchen. Never bending to industry trends, the dishes and service at Oriole give guests a thought-provoking and interactive experience, where the diner is the true focus of the meal.

We each look forward to welcoming you to Oriole.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best restaurant in Chicago!!!

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J
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place speaks for itself. Suffice it to say, best meal I’ve had all year.

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L
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food. Desserts were not my favorites. The concept of wanting you to want a little more of each bite was true up until the dessert courses. Highly recommend the experience.

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RH
Tallahassee
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Oriole was a wonderful experience. We received the best and most personal service I have ever experienced at a restaurant. The food, drink, and ambiance were delectable. Expensive...and worth it!

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TM
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tops! None better in Chicago.

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Caribbean
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Experience , a Place to enjoy food
and All that a great Chef could offer to u

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KM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable service, impeccable food, impeccable evening at Oriole.

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Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Knocked my socks off this experience just as well as they did the last time. Accommodated all my food allergies and preferences. Much appreciated! Only thing I would recommend different is asking on the front end and/or save space at Kumiko, should you want an after diner drink.

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DC
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Oriole brought the two of us 'Ratatouille' moments- the taste, smell and mixtures of flavorings, spices, sauces and artisan cooking really and truly transported both of us like Anton Ego, to places we'd experienced fondly as kids! We've eaten at some of the finest restaurants on four continents and this is the place to experience an art form that will linger years after the fine food at the table has disappeared! Thank you. We shall return meal passports in hand!!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was one of the best meals we have ever had. Rarely, even at the very best restaurants, does every single dish deliver on its promise: at Oriole, every dish was transcendent.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best meal period !

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular service and outstanding food. We have been to many amazing and highly rated restaurants around the world and Oriole is definitely among the top. The space is interesting and intimate. The servers are professional, knowledgeable and take incredible notice to details.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Oriole was one of the best dining experiences I’ve ever had! And the staff was so wonderful, they even all had a card signed by everyone and personalized menus prepared for us for our anniversary. Can’t wait to go back!

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Tulsa
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic evening top to bottom. Interesting and delicious food. Well selected drink pairings - both wine and non-alcoholic. Beautiful space to have this dinner in as well.

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d
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I will dedicate a post in my blog, dndcomer (blogspot) to explain how wonderfull it was.

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DJ
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very good food progression, we did the standard wine pairing and all wines were well matched to the food. My wife has a visceral dislike of Riesling for some reason, and (with the exception of Port) does not care for dessert wines either. She also does not like sake, which was featured in our pairing. Oriole had no problem substituting those three wines with others, which she very much enjoyed. Two other Michelin-starred restaurants we recently visited gave us some grief over these types of substitutions, even when I "warned" them of this when making the reservation. So very pleased they rolled with those punches. If you go, say hi to Bun...

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and spectacular service! Highly recommended.

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RS
Denver
177 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing dinner!! Go here now!! Loved it

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my second time eating at Oriole - each time has been a unique and pleasurable experience. Before my first time at the restaurant I’d had good food before, but this was truly a life changing experience.

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d
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular tasting menu and the service was really fine without hovering, but still always available and helpful. They noticed I was left handed and switched to placing drinks and tableware on the left. Wine steward knew his stuff and explained without going overboard. The king crab dumpling and Japanese milk bread with king crab dip was ti die for and the real Japanese Kobe Wagyu beef steak was melt in your mouth delicious. Nearly impossible to rank which were our favorites because they were all fabulous.

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R
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about Oriole is stunning. This is a restaurant for Foodies without the gimmicks and pretenses. One of the best meals I’ve had; the caviar and scallop dish is now my “last supper” choice!

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my girlfriend there for her birthday both this year and last. She says it was the two best meals she’s ever had.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef made accommodations for dietary restrictions and the result was amazing and delicious.

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New England
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Utterly superb.

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Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

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.

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KM
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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L
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food and impeccable service.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything it should be, service and food. Creative and delicious. Truffle pasta amazing!

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unpretentious fine dining. Excellent all around

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e
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants in the world.

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GM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If I could give 10 stars for service I would.

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JZ
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly one of the best restaurants in the city. If you enjoy Alinea or Next, put this on your list!

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Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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M
Chicago
54 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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EL
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable. This restaurant absolutely lives up to the hype.

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J
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have no words. Everything was IMPECCABLE!!!

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