Aria Restaurant

★★★★☆
Aria. Culturally Inspired. Comfortably American.
  • 200 North Columbus Drive

    Chicago, IL 60601

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  • 312-444-9494

About Aria Restaurant

Hours
Breakfast - Sunday to Saturday 6:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Lunch - Sunday to Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Dinner - Sunday to Thursday 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Friday to Saturday 5:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Food

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I dined at Aria and it was terrific! We started out on their new patio with some refreshing white wine and the coconut soup as an appetizer and then went into the restaurant for dinner. The food, service and decor were amazing. The restaurant just hired a new chef and he has revised the menu. It was great before and now it is Fantastic! He came and said hello to us too. We loved the coconut Soup appetizer and we had the wagyu beef that melted in your mouth. Chef even sent out gratis, a lovely tasting of grilled mini vegetables that they bought locally from the green city market in Lincoln Park and herbs from their very own roof top garden. - It was an AWESOME Exprience. It's so close to work that we now will be a regular. We were also told that ENO, the new lounge in the Fairmont, has something called ENO -versity, it's a once a month class of wine pairing, chocolate and cheese and it's only $25. We will be going to the next one on JULY 20th! it's at 6pm, perfect thing to do after work.

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★★★★★

I dined at Aria and it was terrific! We started out on their new patio with some refreshing white wine and the coconut soup as an appetizer and then went into the restaurant for dinner. The food, service and decor were amazing. The restaurant just hired a new chef and he has revised the menu. It was great before and now it is Fantastic! He came and said hello to us too. We loved the coconut Soup appetizer and we had the wagyu beef that melted in your mouth. Chef even sent out gratis, a lovely tasting of grilled mini vegetables that they bought locally from the green city market in Lincoln Park and herbs from their very own roof top garden. - It was an AWESOME Exprience. It's so close to work that we now will be a regular. We were also told that ENO, the new lounge in the Fairmont, has something called ENO -versity, it's a once a month class of wine pairing, chocolate and cheese and it's only $25. We will be going to the next one on JULY 20th! it's at 6pm, perfect thing to do after work.

Pros: Excellent Food, Personal Attentive Service, lovely Ambiance

Cons: none for me

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What a great find just off of Michigan Ave. The food was a great mix with both vegetarian and regular food. The decor was so relaxing I could see why business people were there. The only draw back would be our server who was less than attentive, maybe because we weren't in suits. Even when we left he couldn't thank us or give us a good bye. The chef, manager, and hostess were most gracious.
I would definitely go back again but I will be prepared to speak up!!

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★★★★★

What a great find just off of Michigan Ave. The food was a great mix with both vegetarian and regular food. The decor was so relaxing I could see why business people were there. The only draw back would be our server who was less than attentive, maybe because we weren't in suits. Even when we left he couldn't thank us or give us a good bye. The chef, manager, and hostess were most gracious.
I would definitely go back again but I will be prepared to speak up!!

Pros: Great ambiance, great food

Cons: Server

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while I'm not the biggest fan o the location, this place has good food.

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★★★★★

while I'm not the biggest fan o the location, this place has good food.

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Nice ambiance in this sort os american/asian fusion restaurant. They bring you warm bread with four different spreads right when you sit down. The food and service are both good.

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★★★★☆

Nice ambiance in this sort os american/asian fusion restaurant. They bring you warm bread with four different spreads right when you sit down. The food and service are both good.

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The experience my friends walked away with was very professional.This is not to be thought of as a stuffed shirt kind of way but rather sharp and relaxing at the same time.I would recommend them.

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★★★★☆

The experience my friends walked away with was very professional.This is not to be thought of as a stuffed shirt kind of way but rather sharp and relaxing at the same time.I would recommend them.

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Visited the Aria Bar while staying at the Fairmont. I liked the atmosphere and would imagine that there?s plenty of people watching during the weekend. I was very disappointed in the wine selection, only 8 selections or so split b/w reds and whites, with the cheapest glass being $12. The food was subpar at best. While the miso soup was good, the beef noodle bowl was practically inedible. The broth was over-flavored and of course the veggies and noodles absorbed the unpleasant flavor. However, the beef strips were good, all 4 little pieces of them. My coworkers said the food in the main restaurant is better.

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★★★☆☆

Visited the Aria Bar while staying at the Fairmont. I liked the atmosphere and would imagine that there?s plenty of people watching during the weekend. I was very disappointed in the wine selection, only 8 selections or so split b/w reds and whites, with the cheapest glass being $12. The food was subpar at best. While the miso soup was good, the beef noodle bowl was practically inedible. The broth was over-flavored and of course the veggies and noodles absorbed the unpleasant flavor. However, the beef strips were good, all 4 little pieces of them. My coworkers said the food in the main restaurant is better.

Pros: Atmosphere, plenty of seating

Cons: Poor wine list, pitiful food

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We visited the old Aria bar which was very nice and the very next day were astonished to see that it was entirely torn apart for remodeling. When we returned it was an entirely new bar which looked great. It has a sushi bar that looks pretty good, we haven't tried it... yet. This is definitely a great people watching place and has many interesting spots to sit and talk. The waitresses are prompt and friendly. And on this visit we had a waitress when had served us before in the Fairmonts reception/lounge area. Unfortuantely we cannot remember her name, but she was really nice and attentive. And she knew her wine list, she was able to give a good description of and recommendations of the various wines.

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★★★★☆

We visited the old Aria bar which was very nice and the very next day were astonished to see that it was entirely torn apart for remodeling. When we returned it was an entirely new bar which looked great. It has a sushi bar that looks pretty good, we haven't tried it... yet. This is definitely a great people watching place and has many interesting spots to sit and talk. The waitresses are prompt and friendly. And on this visit we had a waitress when had served us before in the Fairmonts reception/lounge area. Unfortuantely we cannot remember her name, but she was really nice and attentive. And she knew her wine list, she was able to give a good description of and recommendations of the various wines.

Pros: Great people watching, after work, before/after dinner spot

Editorial from

Locally sourced ingredients inform the new Asian menu at this sultry spot in The Fairmont Chicago hotel. The end result is dishes such as spicy tuna tartare with avocado mousse, rice "chicharron" and watermelon-shiso as well as sake-glazed…

 

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