Dragonfly Mandarin Restaurant & Lounge

★★★★★
Voted Best Chinese Restaurant in Chicago by Citysearch.com
  • 832 W Randolph St

    Chicago, IL 60607

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  • 312-455-1400

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11am - 11pm daily

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I really loved their food. Very delicious ... Must Visit

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I really loved their food. Very delicious ... Must Visit

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Dragonfly was recommended to me by a friend. They said the food was some of the best chinese they've ever had! I had some friends in town and decided to bring them to see if this place lived up to the hype. Luckyily... the food was

3
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Dragonfly was recommended to me by a friend. They said the food was some of the best chinese they've ever had! I had some friends in town and decided to bring them to see if this place lived up to the hype. Luckyily... the food was

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This was a great time. My family and I enjoyed the food immensely. I come here at least once a month to enjoy the situation.

3
★★★★★

This was a great time. My family and I enjoyed the food immensely. I come here at least once a month to enjoy the situation.

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24/7 is opened 24 hours a day because they have some great food and some amazing fried rice that will make you comeback any time of the night!

5
★★★★★

24/7 is opened 24 hours a day because they have some great food and some amazing fried rice that will make you comeback any time of the night!

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16 friends and i went to this place, big mistake!!\r
They all paid to get into this place smooth sailing\r
as soon as i approached the door, "let me see the bottom of your shoes," You can't come in with those shoes on" why not?? they

3
★★★★★

16 friends and i went to this place, big mistake!!\r
They all paid to get into this place smooth sailing\r
as soon as i approached the door, "let me see the bottom of your shoes," You can't come in with those shoes on" why not?? they

Pros: none Ha! Zilch! REfund please!!

Cons: Shoe policy too strict, management is very uptight snobby

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Dragonfly is amazing on Friday nights! They call the night fetish friday's and the place gets packed! I've been other nights of the week and it's been pretty calm, but there's something about a tyku drink special that packs bars! If you're

3
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Dragonfly is amazing on Friday nights! They call the night fetish friday's and the place gets packed! I've been other nights of the week and it's been pretty calm, but there's something about a tyku drink special that packs bars! If you're

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we had reservations at 830 and were told we would have to wait only 10 minutes for our table upon arrival. after 45 minutes the hostess tried to put some tables together for us but the manger would not allow this. no one came to talk to us

3
★★★★★

we had reservations at 830 and were told we would have to wait only 10 minutes for our table upon arrival. after 45 minutes the hostess tried to put some tables together for us but the manger would not allow this. no one came to talk to us

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I went to Dragonfly for dinner on Saturday. We had a reservation for 7 at 8pm. We had to wait about 15 minutes once we got there because it was a full house. The manager bought us our first round of drinks because it was my friend's

3
★★★★★

I went to Dragonfly for dinner on Saturday. We had a reservation for 7 at 8pm. We had to wait about 15 minutes once we got there because it was a full house. The manager bought us our first round of drinks because it was my friend's

Pros: Honey Walnut Prawns, decor and manager bought us 7 drinks!

Cons: Noisy when a full restaurant

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I went here recently on a friend's recommendation. It was a cold winter night so I had a stylish leather jacket on and wanted to keep it on. They wouldn't let me keep the coat. They said it was a rule that every coat had to be coat

3
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I went here recently on a friend's recommendation. It was a cold winter night so I had a stylish leather jacket on and wanted to keep it on. They wouldn't let me keep the coat. They said it was a rule that every coat had to be coat

Cons: More interested in making money than customer service

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I just thought the food was nasty. I ordered beef with broccoli which was gooey. It was like they had used corn syrup or something in the preparation. We ordered spring rolls as an appetizer and they were way too greasy. The soup I had

3
★★★★★

I just thought the food was nasty. I ordered beef with broccoli which was gooey. It was like they had used corn syrup or something in the preparation. We ordered spring rolls as an appetizer and they were way too greasy. The soup I had

Pros: I really can't think of one...

Cons: Disgusting Food

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This place is awesome! The food was delicious! My friend recommended it to me after her family went there for her parent's anniversary and couldn't agree with her more that the food was some of the best Chinese food I've ever eaten in

3
★★★★★

This place is awesome! The food was delicious! My friend recommended it to me after her family went there for her parent's anniversary and couldn't agree with her more that the food was some of the best Chinese food I've ever eaten in

Pros: The food and gorgeous decor

Cons: Parking

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Soft shell crab not crispy and hot but like fish that had been cooked in old batter. Satay were OK but peanut sauce creamy. Fiery curry hot rice with chicken ugly mess of a lot of rice , cheap curry powder and no real heat. Fillet of

3
★★★★★

Soft shell crab not crispy and hot but like fish that had been cooked in old batter. Satay were OK but peanut sauce creamy. Fiery curry hot rice with chicken ugly mess of a lot of rice , cheap curry powder and no real heat. Fillet of

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A group of us ordered lunch from Dragonfly on a Tuesday afternoon. We were sorely disappointed, both with the food and the price. They should pay people to eat the food. Fiery chicken was slimy, had no taste or "fire", and left a

3
★★★★★

A group of us ordered lunch from Dragonfly on a Tuesday afternoon. We were sorely disappointed, both with the food and the price. They should pay people to eat the food. Fiery chicken was slimy, had no taste or "fire", and left a

Cons: Everything

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I went last Friday and had great service from Barbara. The place is gorgeous and the umbrellas on the wall are very cool. The live jazz was a nice touch and the $20 per person family combo is a great deal. We ate so much and will

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★★★★★

I went last Friday and had great service from Barbara. The place is gorgeous and the umbrellas on the wall are very cool. The live jazz was a nice touch and the $20 per person family combo is a great deal. We ate so much and will

Pros: Service, Ambiance, Price

Cons: Parking is hard

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Drinks were about as watered down as any I have ever had. If you are charging $8 for a drink you need to put a reasonable amount of alcohol in it. Nickle and diming on this low cost item is just plain dumb. You can make customers very

3
★★★★★

Drinks were about as watered down as any I have ever had. If you are charging $8 for a drink you need to put a reasonable amount of alcohol in it. Nickle and diming on this low cost item is just plain dumb. You can make customers very

Pros: Decent ambiance; good location

Cons: Weak, overpriced drinks; snooty staff

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great chinese food in the west loop!\r
its about time we got some great high quality chinese food in the area.\r
jimmy chings wasnt doing it for me.\r
red light is ok. too fusion.\r
dragonfly is really good. i order from them about twice a

3
★★★★★

great chinese food in the west loop!\r
its about time we got some great high quality chinese food in the area.\r
jimmy chings wasnt doing it for me.\r
red light is ok. too fusion.\r
dragonfly is really good. i order from them about twice a

Pros: Great food and service

Cons: Sometimes out of certain dishes

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In our quest to try something new we stopped by one beautiful evening. We were seated prompty in the outdoor seating area. Though the hostess seemed annoyed that we waited at the hostess stand outside at the entrance of the sidewalk

3
★★★★★

In our quest to try something new we stopped by one beautiful evening. We were seated prompty in the outdoor seating area. Though the hostess seemed annoyed that we waited at the hostess stand outside at the entrance of the sidewalk

Pros: Close to downtown

Cons: Service, price

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Athough it took awhile for server to bring our drinks, the martini was yummy. Dessert was super delicious. We were accomodated to sit outside in a timely manner. Would come back for the food. it smelled great in there!

3
★★★★★

Athough it took awhile for server to bring our drinks, the martini was yummy. Dessert was super delicious. We were accomodated to sit outside in a timely manner. Would come back for the food. it smelled great in there!

Pros: outside or inside seating available

Cons: music gets louder later at night

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Normally, I don?t rate any restaurants at all, but last night's experience at Dragonfly was exceptional. I know it was the fourth of July, and despite the chaos and them being busy, our dinner experience went by smoothly. I came in with

3
★★★★★

Normally, I don?t rate any restaurants at all, but last night's experience at Dragonfly was exceptional. I know it was the fourth of July, and despite the chaos and them being busy, our dinner experience went by smoothly. I came in with

Pros: ambience, food, service, lychee martini, saw their lunch special

Cons: valet took a little longer to get car back, then again, they were busy

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Came here yesterday cause I heard it was a good date place. I called ahead to make reservations and to let them know I had some special requests (as I really wanted to impress my date). When we got there we were giving the royal treatment

3
★★★★★

Came here yesterday cause I heard it was a good date place. I called ahead to make reservations and to let them know I had some special requests (as I really wanted to impress my date). When we got there we were giving the royal treatment

Pros: food, wine, service, everything was great

Cons: the bar could use a little face lift. didnt go witht the rest of the restaurant

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I feel sorry for the other guys who left reviews. Must have been an off night for Dragonfly. I was just there last week for a Birthday party and I have to say it was one of the best times we have ever had. The entire staff, from the

3
★★★★★

I feel sorry for the other guys who left reviews. Must have been an off night for Dragonfly. I was just there last week for a Birthday party and I have to say it was one of the best times we have ever had. The entire staff, from the

Pros: great service, food, drinks

Cons: parking was a little hard (cab it or valet it)

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I believe I ate here the same night as the reviewer above and that I saw them walk out. We asked the hostess if we were going to get better service than the table that had walked. She was stumped and then assured us we would. Yeah

3
★★★★★

I believe I ate here the same night as the reviewer above and that I saw them walk out. We asked the hostess if we were going to get better service than the table that had walked. She was stumped and then assured us we would. Yeah

Pros: Great neighborhood other than this particular locale

Cons: SLOW, cold food, excuses, hostesses that lie, reservations mean nothing, forgetful staff

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I wish I could be writing a review about the food...unfortunately we never got to try it! A group of 5 friends and I tried this place out on Saturday night (maybe we were the "large group of unhappy people" mentioned in the next review!).

3
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I wish I could be writing a review about the food...unfortunately we never got to try it! A group of 5 friends and I tried this place out on Saturday night (maybe we were the "large group of unhappy people" mentioned in the next review!).

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I had made a reservation on the Thursday before we were going for a party of 7 to be seated at 8:30. I received a call on Friday confirming the reservation so they knew we were coming and to be expecting us. On Saturday night when we

3
★★★★★

I had made a reservation on the Thursday before we were going for a party of 7 to be seated at 8:30. I received a call on Friday confirming the reservation so they knew we were coming and to be expecting us. On Saturday night when we

Pros: There are none!

Cons: EVERYTHING!

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For those that have written a good review on this place,"Are you kidding?" Our reservation was for 8:30pm, we were seated after 9pm, after seeing another party of people storm out in disgust. Service does not exist here, one waitress

3
★★★★★

For those that have written a good review on this place,"Are you kidding?" Our reservation was for 8:30pm, we were seated after 9pm, after seeing another party of people storm out in disgust. Service does not exist here, one waitress

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This place is awesome! The food is always great and the service even better! I saw some of the bad reviews and I justed wanted to say, being in the service industry, no matter who you are your always going to have an off-night. What

3
★★★★★

This place is awesome! The food is always great and the service even better! I saw some of the bad reviews and I justed wanted to say, being in the service industry, no matter who you are your always going to have an off-night. What

Pros: Food, Ambience

Cons: Parking

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I went to Dragonfly for the evening lounge/dancing scene so cannot really comment on food?but I CAN comment on everything else. I would have to say the place had POOR service and unprofessional staff. I took the chance to plan a big

3
★★★★★

I went to Dragonfly for the evening lounge/dancing scene so cannot really comment on food?but I CAN comment on everything else. I would have to say the place had POOR service and unprofessional staff. I took the chance to plan a big

Pros: Okay music on Sat night

Cons: VERY poor service and unprofessional staff, especially if planning larger get-together

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Had a reservation at 8, didn't get seated until 9, cold entrees came out before the appetizers! Need I say more? Very rude management. I don't understand how this restaurant can stay open.

3
★★★★★

Had a reservation at 8, didn't get seated until 9, cold entrees came out before the appetizers! Need I say more? Very rude management. I don't understand how this restaurant can stay open.

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I had dinner at Dragonfly last Saturday with a group of about 20 for my friend's birthday. Not only did we have a blast, but the food was outstanding. And coming from someone who is Chinese, I KNOW good chinese food! The Dreaming Roast

3
★★★★★

I had dinner at Dragonfly last Saturday with a group of about 20 for my friend's birthday. Not only did we have a blast, but the food was outstanding. And coming from someone who is Chinese, I KNOW good chinese food! The Dreaming Roast

Pros: Outstanding Food, Friendly Staff, Great Ambiance

Cons: Too crowded

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A group of us went to dinner here for a friend's birthday. First, when we got there, we mentioned we were there for the birthday party and the hostess didn't even acknowledge us. We eventually wandered around the restaurant until we

3
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A group of us went to dinner here for a friend's birthday. First, when we got there, we mentioned we were there for the birthday party and the hostess didn't even acknowledge us. We eventually wandered around the restaurant until we

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I was surprised to find that this restaurant was pretty empty despite the fact that other trendy eateries nearby were packed. The food was excellent and service was good(despite the fact hat our server couldn't open a bottle of wine).

3
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I was surprised to find that this restaurant was pretty empty despite the fact that other trendy eateries nearby were packed. The food was excellent and service was good(despite the fact hat our server couldn't open a bottle of wine).

Pros: food, inexpensive

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this was the worst club I have ever been to. The music was not good and the people were stuckup and cliquey. No one danced so this is not a club you would like to go to if you want to dance or meet new people.

3
★★★★★

this was the worst club I have ever been to. The music was not good and the people were stuckup and cliquey. No one danced so this is not a club you would like to go to if you want to dance or meet new people.

Pros: bar

Cons: , atmosphere, club

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Cheesy music that is too loud, but the food is good. But the worst thing is the pour--an $8 rocks drink should be at least 1.5 ounces, Dragonfly manages to pour the lightest drink I have seen.

3
★★★★★

Cheesy music that is too loud, but the food is good. But the worst thing is the pour--an $8 rocks drink should be at least 1.5 ounces, Dragonfly manages to pour the lightest drink I have seen.

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The food varies from dish to dish. The tofu appetizer was delicious. The duck entree was also tasty. The treasure of the sea entree was bland. The presentation is excellent for the price paid for the food. This restaurant is probably

3
★★★★★

The food varies from dish to dish. The tofu appetizer was delicious. The duck entree was also tasty. The treasure of the sea entree was bland. The presentation is excellent for the price paid for the food. This restaurant is probably

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In the genre of high end Chinese, Dragonfly is clearly above and beyond the competition. They take common favorites and turn them into wonderful gems. My favorites include Crispy Sesame Chicken and Beef Chow Fun. Their Chow Fun is the

3
★★★★★

In the genre of high end Chinese, Dragonfly is clearly above and beyond the competition. They take common favorites and turn them into wonderful gems. My favorites include Crispy Sesame Chicken and Beef Chow Fun. Their Chow Fun is the

Pros: Great Food, Friendly Staff

Cons: Impossible street, parking

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I went with a date on a Friday night. The dining room was closed, however, we were able to have a nice meal in the bar area. Get there at around 8:45 for a nice dinner before the club crowd moves in. The waitress was very friendly and

3
★★★★★

I went with a date on a Friday night. The dining room was closed, however, we were able to have a nice meal in the bar area. Get there at around 8:45 for a nice dinner before the club crowd moves in. The waitress was very friendly and

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The food is simply wonderful. The menu is extensive, I'm sure you'll find something that you will love!

3
★★★★★

The food is simply wonderful. The menu is extensive, I'm sure you'll find something that you will love!

Pros: Superb Quality, Extensive Menu, Nice Decor

Cons: Too far away from me!

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The best chinese restaurant in town. In terms of food, service, and decor, this modern restaurant/ lounge hybrid can't be beat. The food is sophiscated yet subtle. The decor is dramatic but not cheesy. The service friendly but not

3
★★★★★

The best chinese restaurant in town. In terms of food, service, and decor, this modern restaurant/ lounge hybrid can't be beat. The food is sophiscated yet subtle. The decor is dramatic but not cheesy. The service friendly but not

Pros: Refined cuisine, Modern, sexy decor, Excellent value

Cons: N/A

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From the food to the service, this restaurant doesn't miss a beat. Each dish that I have tried has been good. I've eaten here 4 times, and each time I have been satisfied. The seafood here is extremely fresh. I recommend the Hot &

3
★★★★★

From the food to the service, this restaurant doesn't miss a beat. Each dish that I have tried has been good. I've eaten here 4 times, and each time I have been satisfied. The seafood here is extremely fresh. I recommend the Hot &

Pros: Fresh Seafood, Well prepared cuisine, On point service

Cons: a bit TOO trendy

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Great food. Spendid service. Beautiful decor. I am a very satisfied customer and I would highly recommend this restaurant.

3
★★★★★

Great food. Spendid service. Beautiful decor. I am a very satisfied customer and I would highly recommend this restaurant.

Pros: Excellent food, Friendly service, Cool decor

Cons: N/A

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This is funny to me. Some people seem to really love this place...on the other hand, some people seem to really hate this place. From my experience, I found this place to the best of the classy 'upscale' Asian restaurants in town. I

3
★★★★★

This is funny to me. Some people seem to really love this place...on the other hand, some people seem to really hate this place. From my experience, I found this place to the best of the classy 'upscale' Asian restaurants in town. I

Pros: HIGH quality food, Authentic, Dim Sum on Sunday

Cons: Trendy, not for me., I'm here for the, food!

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can't believe this place gets such a high rating..the food was horrible, very generic chinese food...very expensive too..

stay away...

3
★★★★★

can't believe this place gets such a high rating..the food was horrible, very generic chinese food...very expensive too..

stay away...

Cons: bad food, bad mixed drinks, generic menu

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I live in the neighborhood, and I frequent Dragonfly at least once a week, whether it be take out or dine in. The food is always high quality -- hot and fresh. Additionally, the service is always on point. This is far and away my

3
★★★★★

I live in the neighborhood, and I frequent Dragonfly at least once a week, whether it be take out or dine in. The food is always high quality -- hot and fresh. Additionally, the service is always on point. This is far and away my

Pros: Great food, Friendly staff, "Feels like home"

Cons: nothing

 

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