Having eaten at The Girl and The Goat the night before my standards were up pretty high when I stopped in to Telegraph for dinner last night and they delivered in every possible way. The food was phenomenal, the service was some of the best I can remember ever having and the space is beautiful.I was with a party of eight, not ideal for the type of dining that Telegraph offers, smaller plates created to be shared, but they did an awesome job of catering to our group. We started with drinks and appetizers, I highly recommend the Old Kentucky Tomme, and our server was super patient with the folks that wanted wine but couldn't decipher the list. With a few questions he had a glass to recommend and everybody came out happy. The olive oil poached tuna was a hit at out table. I had the pastrami spiced duck that came over an apricot puree and it was perfect, the waiter again had a recommendation for a wine, the gamay and I loved it, it really complemented they entree. We ended the night with dessert and from the way my cousin and his girlfriend inhaled the ice box cake I can't but assume it was delicious. Armita and I split a cheese plate of a rich and creamy roquefort carles, a milder but no less wonderful gubeen and a goat cheese from Indiana of all places that stole the show.I cannot recommend Telegraph highly enough. I am looking forward to a chance to go back.
15. The Portage
3938 N Central AveChicago, IL 60634
From Business: Named by Chicago Magazine as one of the Best New Restaurants in 2011 & recently featured on "Check, Please!" in 2013, offering New American, Asian inspired refine…
It was our first time and wasted money. It was very pricey and the food was not even good. There were a few waiters and every one of them looked at each other and didn't know what to do. Finally more than 30 minutes one person came forward. After all, our food came and it was totally cold. We had to ask them to warm it up. You get a lot of food but not great quality food. For what we paid, we could go to any franchise restaurants such as Cheesecake Factory or Maggiano's or........., pay the same and get the best quality food. It was a cozy place, they were very nice and friendly but not good service, not great quality food, cold food.
My husband and I actually had our wedding reception here. We couldn't have asked for a better location or staff. A year later our guests still tell is it was one of the most fun wedding receptions ever. My husband often comments that he never seen so many smiles in one place. But I guess that's what happens when you ditch the Chicken Dance for Lincoln Square Lanes' juke box--plus some grub from the Gale Street Inn and lane after lane of bowling extraordinaire. Hope they're around for hundreds more year to come.
This is really a excellent place. They have food in here so dinners could be set in here and have to drink the night away. I just love going in here in the weekend.
This restaurant has very good food. I absolutely love the jerk chicken and macaroni!! The owner is very pleasant and cares for the satisfactory of each client!!
One of my favorite places that I have discovered in Chicago thus far. Knowledge, kind staff, an array of amazing micro beer on tap, and the decor...
Good sports bar with decent food and beer specials.Near the el for easy access and late night fun! Young and older crowd so everyone a winner
A great new place with fabulous food & awesome happening bar at night!!!!!
Super awesome customer service