Pier 5736

★★★☆☆
  • 5736 N Elston Ave

    Chicago, IL 60646

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  • 773-774-3663

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I live 3 blocks from restaurant. Heard about it on check please. Never heard anyone from the neighborhood going to this place. I waited 3 years before checking this place out. What a disappointment! I don't understand all the hype about this place. If your willing to spend $35 ON A SPECIAL you will recieve a larger portion. But as for their $12 specials forget it-you leave hungry. I had their shrimp bisque to start. My only comparison would have been a lobster bisque I had years ago at a place called Oceanique which I still remember as being phenominal. I was so disappointed with the flavorless and watery soup at Pier 5736. Granted the staff is friendly especially an older gentleman who works only a few days to help out. The salad is nothing to talk about. It's just lettuce, cherry tomatoes(not grape tomatoes which I would expect for these prices) and very little dressing. For the price and not a huge variety of fish I can do better at the neighborhood restaurant called Sanders. They offer daily fish specials such as orange roughy, tilapia, salmon, shrimp and perch just to mention a few priced at about $14 for a complete dinner with large portions. I should have wondered why no one I spoke to in my neighborhood had ever gone to this restaurant especially after it had been on check please. I spent over $110 on dinner for three which included one glass of wine and two cocktails no dessert or coffee. Some how this is not a bargain for me.

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★★☆☆☆

I live 3 blocks from restaurant. Heard about it on check please. Never heard anyone from the neighborhood going to this place. I waited 3 years before checking this place out. What a disappointment! I don't understand all the hype about this place. If your willing to spend $35 ON A SPECIAL you will recieve a larger portion. But as for their $12 specials forget it-you leave hungry. I had their shrimp bisque to start. My only comparison would have been a lobster bisque I had years ago at a place called Oceanique which I still remember as being phenominal. I was so disappointed with the flavorless and watery soup at Pier 5736. Granted the staff is friendly especially an older gentleman who works only a few days to help out. The salad is nothing to talk about. It's just lettuce, cherry tomatoes(not grape tomatoes which I would expect for these prices) and very little dressing. For the price and not a huge variety of fish I can do better at the neighborhood restaurant called Sanders. They offer daily fish specials such as orange roughy, tilapia, salmon, shrimp and perch just to mention a few priced at about $14 for a complete dinner with large portions. I should have wondered why no one I spoke to in my neighborhood had ever gone to this restaurant especially after it had been on check please. I spent over $110 on dinner for three which included one glass of wine and two cocktails no dessert or coffee. Some how this is not a bargain for me.

Pros: walking distance from house

Cons: variety value decor

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Pier 5736 is a great choice if you want fine sea food at reasonable prices. I went there and was greeted like I was a regular, which took me by suprise! Our waiter made the evening even more enjoyable, though i forget his name, his characture was beyond words. I had the coconut fried shrip-fantastic! and the grilled escolar with sundried tomatos and olives-amazing! I very much enjoyed the food and the staff, I will surly be back soon...and so should you! ***RESURVATIONS ARE A MUST!***

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★★★★★

Pier 5736 is a great choice if you want fine sea food at reasonable prices. I went there and was greeted like I was a regular, which took me by suprise! Our waiter made the evening even more enjoyable, though i forget his name, his characture was beyond words. I had the coconut fried shrip-fantastic! and the grilled escolar with sundried tomatos and olives-amazing! I very much enjoyed the food and the staff, I will surly be back soon...and so should you! ***RESURVATIONS ARE A MUST!***

Pros: excellent food and a enjoyable staff/atmosphere

Cons: not a lot of parking

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I ordered the crab stuffed trout, and was served a tasteless open fillet with a small ball of crabmeat. not worth the price and I could have grilled better tasting fish at home. My parents didnt care for the food as well. Very bland

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★☆☆☆☆

I ordered the crab stuffed trout, and was served a tasteless open fillet with a small ball of crabmeat. not worth the price and I could have grilled better tasting fish at home. My parents didnt care for the food as well. Very bland

Pros: small, intimate

Cons: bland, tastless food, very expensive

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Looking for downtown-like seafood choices without the downtown prices? Pier 5736 is the place! Speaking of prices, they often have a $10 special that can't be beat. Soup or salad and an entrée (that includes potatoes and vegetables) for $10. Plus, it's been BYO (soon to end), saving even more $$$. It's only a store-front wide, so it can be a problem if smokers are present, and parking on Elston is sometimes tough. But the food is delicious (love the perch) and the hands-on chef/owner makes sure your time there is an enjoyable experience.

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★★★★★

Looking for downtown-like seafood choices without the downtown prices? Pier 5736 is the place! Speaking of prices, they often have a $10 special that can't be beat. Soup or salad and an entrée (that includes potatoes and vegetables) for $10. Plus, it's been BYO (soon to end), saving even more $$$. It's only a store-front wide, so it can be a problem if smokers are present, and parking on Elston is sometimes tough. But the food is delicious (love the perch) and the hands-on chef/owner makes sure your time there is an enjoyable experience.

Pros: Good Prices

 

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