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Zealous
Price range: US$41 - US$80
Cuisines: American, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: Near North Side
Cross street: Hudson & Sedgwick
Transit: 3 Blocks away from the Chicago Brown & Purple El line stop.
Reviewed 23 December 2012

I have been to Zealous several times over the past two years. The wait staff, food, presentation and surprises are great. However, after three visits the magic is gone. The menu is static.

The restaurant is slightly off the beaten path and the same old food isn't going to enticing me to return.

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1  Thank chicagofran2
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Reviewed 5 September 2012

zealous is quite good--in a fairly contemporary buildout, and an almost traditional cooking style-- fine ingredients, carefully prepared and plated, appetizing with interesting--not quite traditional but not nouveau or shocking combinations. on the night we were there recently the room was 3/4 filled--an older and fairly quiet crowd. the food was good, the service good, the prices in line with the quality. i would/will return. it is odd that an operation of this high quality keeps such a low profile---c'mon guys-advertise

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Thank joeljcj2
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Reviewed 23 August 2012

I like this restaurant because there is never too many people here, and you get the attention you deserve. The food is decent (although I wouldn't give it a Michelin star), and the service is very good. The cocktails are well prepared. Overall I would recommend it as a relaxing place with good food and service.

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Thank goodgenes5
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Reviewed 22 July 2012

We came here afte a Riverside Theater performance of La Soiree. An easy 2 - 3 block walk thru a new upcoming neighborhood. We really enjoyed the crab cake appetizer and the lamb flat bread was also tasty. We shared a main course of duck and that was fine. Thers complain of small servings, but we were fine. We did also go for the decadent fries with garlic cream sauce and while it kind of didn't fit the style of the rest of the more gourmet food, we loved it. We like the open space and quiet conversational atmosphere and no cell phone policy.

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Thank colduser
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Reviewed 13 July 2012

Yesterday five of us dined in Zealous; the atmosphere, the food, the wine list and the service were all first-rate. We liked dining in a civilized place where we could actually hear each other without shouting. As Chicago residents, the only qualm we had was that we had never dined there before. In the future we will certainly return.

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Thank Rami Y
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