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The Dining Room at Kendall College

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American, International, Contemporary
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900 N North Branch St Fl 3, Chicago, IL 60642-4278 (Chicago & Halsted)
+1 312-752-2328
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 13:30
Tue - Fri 18:00 - 19:30
Sat 18:00 - 20:00
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Sherwood Park, Canada
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79 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were seated beside a glass wall looking into the kitchen to watch the chiefs working their magic. If that wasnt great enough...we were given cards to rate the service and the food we were tasting. As i have a background in catering and wine I enjoyed the critiquing imensely. I had so much fun that the chief complained when... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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1,353 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Many people have a misconception about the Dining Room at Kendall College. For one thing, some don't even know it exists. For another, some believe it is merely a training ground for college students who aspire to be professionals in the restaurant industry. In fact, it really is the only quality restaurant in Chicago that offers a truly outstanding three-course... More 

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Thank Taylor B
Baltimore, Maryland
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Definitely a food destination if you are in Chicago. Kendall College is educating some of the best and brightest in the culinary world. If you are looking for an amazing meal for an amazing price this should be on your list. Run by the students at the school, and you are part of a living classroom.

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Thank BillzSpots
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

We went to the Dining Room at Kendall College for the first time last Saturday evening to celebrate my husband's birthday. From start to finish it was a wonderful dining experience. There is free parking and the dining room itself is beautiful with large windows providing a city view as well as a clear view of the kitchen staff's preparations.... More 

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Thank Chelsea33
Blackburn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

If you are in Chicago you must try The Dining Room. It may be the training ground for catering and hospitality students but the standard of the food is superb. We had the fixed price three course dinner but there were lots of extras as well during the course of the meal. The presentation was top class and the service... More 

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Thank MaryH938
Chicago, Illinois
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2,449 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

What I like most about lunch at the Dining Room at Kendall College at 900 N. North Branch Street--besides the $18 pre-fixe price, of course--is the menu. It is changed periodically during the school year but it never, ever disappoints. It always includes five or six items in each of three categories--appetizer, entree, dessert. And whoever makes the choices always... More 

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Thank Taylor B
Chicago's North Shore, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

We have brought friends on several occasions to experience the Kendall students in training and every single one has enjoyed themselves. The culinary students, under expert guidance, do a very good job preparing four-star appetizers, entries and deserts while the hospitality students miticulously attend to its service and guest's request. In my experience, only the bar tending is bush league... More 

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evanston,il
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

Have been waiting to try this ace since theyoved to Chicago It's a lovely dining room well spaced tables and service was delightful tonight Their dinner special is great deal for the quality of the food. Nice assortment if appetizers,excellent rack of lamb Maybe avoid the steak Desserts were all terrific The presentation of all the dishes Was excellent. Good... More 

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Thank sitsis
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2016

Not only have I been a customer at this restaurant a few times, I've also had the pleasure to worth there during my studies at Kendall College. The greatest thing about this place is the price and standard you receive. The food is top notch especially for a low price. You also get to watch the kitchen in action while... More 

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Skokie, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016

This 'virtual restaurant' emulates high-end bastions of haute cuisine so well, you'll forget you're in a classroom situation. Occasionally, though, service may falter or the kitchen might botch a dish or two. That's understandable because making mistakes is part of learning. The student chefs are so talented, we felt like standing up and applauding at the end of our meal.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Cuisine
American, International, Contemporary
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 13:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 13:30
18:00 - 19:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 13:30
18:00 - 19:30
Thursday
12:00 - 13:30
18:00 - 19:30
Friday
12:00 - 13:30
18:00 - 19:30
Saturday
18:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 900 N North Branch St Fl 3, Chicago, IL 60642-4278
    (Chicago & Halsted)
  • Public Transportation: Bus- Halsted 8 & Chicago 66 Subway- Red Line (North & Clybourn)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: +1 312-752-2328
Description
Kendall College Dining Room is an extraordinary classroom that provides students with the opportunity to gain real-world experience in a student run fine dining restaurant under the supervision of Kendall's experienced instructors. Thanks to an outstanding faculty and dedicated students, Kendall College produces the finest talent in the hospitality and culinary fields in the Midwest. The Dining Room offers guests an amazing view of the Chicago skyline, multi-course meals at very reasonable prices, and ample parking. Come dine with the students before they become famous. The Dining Room at Kendall College is first and only culinary school restaurant included in MICHELIN Guide Chicago 2012.

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