Zed 451

★★★★☆
  • 739 N Clark St

    Chicago, IL 60610

    Cross street: Superior Street

    Map & Directions
  • 312-266-6691

About Zed 451

Hours
Mon-Thu 4:30pm-10pm, Fri-Sat 4:30pm-11pm Sun 11:30am-2pm, 4:30pm-10pm Rooftop (weather permitting): Mon-Wed 4:30pm-11pm, Thu 2:30pm-11pm Fri 2:30pm-12am, Sat 4:30pm-12am, Sun 11:30am-10pm

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I wanted to buy a $100 gift card as a gift to my parents for their anniversary, and the process was rather complicated and frustrating.
The website says to call either your nearest location or a specific phone number to purchase a gift

3
★★★★★

I wanted to buy a $100 gift card as a gift to my parents for their anniversary, and the process was rather complicated and frustrating.
The website says to call either your nearest location or a specific phone number to purchase a gift

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I have eaten dinner here a couple times and the food and look and feel is outstanding. I love everything about Zed 451. Had a guest in town and decided to try it out for Sunday Brunch and the food was great from the salad bar to the all

3
★★★★★

I have eaten dinner here a couple times and the food and look and feel is outstanding. I love everything about Zed 451. Had a guest in town and decided to try it out for Sunday Brunch and the food was great from the salad bar to the all

Pros: Amazing selection and great service

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My boyfriend and I took his brother who was visiting from out of town. We had the best time ever, he was impressed and said there were no brazilian stake houses like that in California. Food, ambiance, and drinks were amazing and worth

3
★★★★★

My boyfriend and I took his brother who was visiting from out of town. We had the best time ever, he was impressed and said there were no brazilian stake houses like that in California. Food, ambiance, and drinks were amazing and worth

Pros: beautiful, excellent service

Cons: busy

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So get over it people, it is a beautiful place with crazy views.

Just go for the drinks and the great space. You set yourself up for disappointment when you go thinking you are going to have a great meal and superior service. Just don't. Chicago has plenty of great places to go to after you have a few drinks here.

1
★★☆☆☆

So get over it people, it is a beautiful place with crazy views.

Just go for the drinks and the great space. You set yourself up for disappointment when you go thinking you are going to have a great meal and superior service. Just don't. Chicago has plenty of great places to go to after you have a few drinks here.

Pros: Beautiful, stunning views

Cons: Spendy, Surly, Snippy

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Oh my gosh! If you enjoy beautiful architecture and delicious food, you have got to go ZED. I love, absolutely love, the cranberry spiced old fashioned. And I can't begin to describe the food. I mean fresh grilled fish, perfectly medium rare meat (just the way I like it), perfectly moist cornbread. I really couldn't get enough...I even had to help myself to some dessert, which I have renamed chocolate heaven. This is the perfect place to come if you are in the mood to indulge in a great meal.

2
★★★★★

Oh my gosh! If you enjoy beautiful architecture and delicious food, you have got to go ZED. I love, absolutely love, the cranberry spiced old fashioned. And I can't begin to describe the food. I mean fresh grilled fish, perfectly medium rare meat (just the way I like it), perfectly moist cornbread. I really couldn't get enough...I even had to help myself to some dessert, which I have renamed chocolate heaven. This is the perfect place to come if you are in the mood to indulge in a great meal.

Pros: Food, cocktails, architecture

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Went to Zed451 to celebrate my wedding anniversary and was EXTREMELY disappointed. The service was lousy at best as our waitress not helpful at all. When we began our meal, the servers seemed to all flock to our table at once. After about 10 minutes of that, they rarely came back. We asked our waitress if she could send some servers over who were carrying the meats that we enjoyed most. They NEVER came. The salad bar was OK but pales in comparison to other Brazilian style steak houses. We dropped $150 and were COMPLETELY unsatisfied. If your looking for a similar style restaurant in this area, I'd suggest Brazzaz. Don't go to ZED451 if your looking for quality service and a wide variety.

0
★☆☆☆☆

Went to Zed451 to celebrate my wedding anniversary and was EXTREMELY disappointed. The service was lousy at best as our waitress not helpful at all. When we began our meal, the servers seemed to all flock to our table at once. After about 10 minutes of that, they rarely came back. We asked our waitress if she could send some servers over who were carrying the meats that we enjoyed most. They NEVER came. The salad bar was OK but pales in comparison to other Brazilian style steak houses. We dropped $150 and were COMPLETELY unsatisfied. If your looking for a similar style restaurant in this area, I'd suggest Brazzaz. Don't go to ZED451 if your looking for quality service and a wide variety.

Pros: decor and ambience

Cons: service, salad bar selection and value

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I had a business meeting at Zed tonight and the service and food was horrible. I would not recommend this place to anyone. There are so many other great place to go in Chicago with much better service. Drinks and food are way over priced for what you get. The management is out of touch with what is needed for good customer service. We had an issue with food /drinks after spending $1000.00 and they were unwilling to discuss or address our issues. If you want a good dinner in the city avoid ZED the food/management is out of touch!!

0
★☆☆☆☆

I had a business meeting at Zed tonight and the service and food was horrible. I would not recommend this place to anyone. There are so many other great place to go in Chicago with much better service. Drinks and food are way over priced for what you get. The management is out of touch with what is needed for good customer service. We had an issue with food /drinks after spending $1000.00 and they were unwilling to discuss or address our issues. If you want a good dinner in the city avoid ZED the food/management is out of touch!!

Pros: nice roof top

Cons: service and food is way over price for what is delivered

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The service was wonderful, and the shuttle bus makes you believe your'e a celebrity! It very spacious anc cute!
I attended with friends and we were greeted with smiles! I enjoyed one server in particular..His name is Scott..he was so attentive to our needs..He even took pictures with my friends..This is indeed a place you should go if you want to feel grown and sophisticated..Also, try their lemonade ( It has a juicy popsicle on the side..)

2
★★★★★

The service was wonderful, and the shuttle bus makes you believe your'e a celebrity! It very spacious anc cute!
I attended with friends and we were greeted with smiles! I enjoyed one server in particular..His name is Scott..he was so attentive to our needs..He even took pictures with my friends..This is indeed a place you should go if you want to feel grown and sophisticated..Also, try their lemonade ( It has a juicy popsicle on the side..)

Pros: You are sure to have a good time.

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First of all, there is a free shuttle bus that picks you up if you are staying at a hotel downtown (something to know). There was a group of 6 of us (were expecting 9) on a Friday night and everyone was accomodating: from the hostess, to the chefs and wait staff. My friend was about to leave because we were late to join her, and the staff took notice of her waiting by the entry and when they saw she was leaving, they talked her into staying and gave her a free drink (she was impressed that they even cared). The downstairs lounge was busy yet service was still exceptional. The rooftop lounge gets crowded early, so if you're not a part of the after-work crowd, be expecting to wait an hour or two. We were seated in the upstairs dining room in our own little area (thoughtful for our large group). The hostess wasn't even tiffed that 3 of our guests were no-shows.
As for the food, it was good. It wasn't great, but it was good, nothing to complain about. The harvest bar was good as well. A larger variety of offerings at both the harvest bar and the meats than at any other brazilian-type restaurant I've been to. The drinks were made well! Try the lemonade with the popsicle in it...that was the bomb! They even made adjustments to our meat selections because we all wanted well-done, so they specially cooked several things for us.
Overall, you should give this place a try, especially if you're doing a ladies-night out or a birthday get-together or something. They were very accomodating to our group even when it came to splitting the check with different credit cards and stuff (I know how waiters hate to do that). Scott was our waiter and he was the best!!!! The total experience was worth the money! Shout-out to Mike, one of the chefs, as well!
P.S. We were seated next to an exit to the roof-top lounge so we can see outside and yes it was extremely crowded up there. There was no lying about the wait to create a buzz...there were a lot of people up there.

2
★★★★★

First of all, there is a free shuttle bus that picks you up if you are staying at a hotel downtown (something to know). There was a group of 6 of us (were expecting 9) on a Friday night and everyone was accomodating: from the hostess, to the chefs and wait staff. My friend was about to leave because we were late to join her, and the staff took notice of her waiting by the entry and when they saw she was leaving, they talked her into staying and gave her a free drink (she was impressed that they even cared). The downstairs lounge was busy yet service was still exceptional. The rooftop lounge gets crowded early, so if you're not a part of the after-work crowd, be expecting to wait an hour or two. We were seated in the upstairs dining room in our own little area (thoughtful for our large group). The hostess wasn't even tiffed that 3 of our guests were no-shows.
As for the food, it was good. It wasn't great, but it was good, nothing to complain about. The harvest bar was good as well. A larger variety of offerings at both the harvest bar and the meats than at any other brazilian-type restaurant I've been to. The drinks were made well! Try the lemonade with the popsicle in it...that was the bomb! They even made adjustments to our meat selections because we all wanted well-done, so they specially cooked several things for us.
Overall, you should give this place a try, especially if you're doing a ladies-night out or a birthday get-together or something. They were very accomodating to our group even when it came to splitting the check with different credit cards and stuff (I know how waiters hate to do that). Scott was our waiter and he was the best!!!! The total experience was worth the money! Shout-out to Mike, one of the chefs, as well!
P.S. We were seated next to an exit to the roof-top lounge so we can see outside and yes it was extremely crowded up there. There was no lying about the wait to create a buzz...there were a lot of people up there.

Pros: Service, free shuttle offered by the restaurant, fix-prix menu

Cons: crowded

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The food was ok, atmosphere nice, but the rude service was too the extreme. Made people in our party feel awkward. The upstairs staff was so judgmental after our party dropped over $1000 on our bill...they wouldn't let them go upstairs on the deck. There wasn't a line at this time and the deck was not full. They will find when the summer ends, their hotspot will be a new spot. Too bad they didn't treat the locals nice enough to want to go back! All around disappointed!

0
★☆☆☆☆

The food was ok, atmosphere nice, but the rude service was too the extreme. Made people in our party feel awkward. The upstairs staff was so judgmental after our party dropped over $1000 on our bill...they wouldn't let them go upstairs on the deck. There wasn't a line at this time and the deck was not full. They will find when the summer ends, their hotspot will be a new spot. Too bad they didn't treat the locals nice enough to want to go back! All around disappointed!

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I dined at Zed 451 on a recent trip to Chicago and while a beautiful restaurant, the experience overall was, EHH! The concept reminds me of Brazilian Style dining, however, the food offerings didn't excite me - nothing was super delish, just a dressed up salad bar and meat. The bar and upstairs scene was very cute and good for people watching although a little crowded.

1
★★★☆☆

I dined at Zed 451 on a recent trip to Chicago and while a beautiful restaurant, the experience overall was, EHH! The concept reminds me of Brazilian Style dining, however, the food offerings didn't excite me - nothing was super delish, just a dressed up salad bar and meat. The bar and upstairs scene was very cute and good for people watching although a little crowded.

Pros: Pretty Restaurant and Scene

Cons: Food is weak

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I don't recommend this as a destination as much as I recommend it as a "stop along the way". This place has a gorgeous rooftop terrace (be prepared to wait as much as an hour as they only allow 2 - 3 people in at a time, based on capacity) and the specialty drinks are delicious. The scene is great and there are always good looking people coming to relax after work. During the cold months, head inside to the bar on the 1st floor to sample the nice cheese and meat platter near the fireplace. As for the actual dinner - underwhelming.

2
★★★★☆

I don't recommend this as a destination as much as I recommend it as a "stop along the way". This place has a gorgeous rooftop terrace (be prepared to wait as much as an hour as they only allow 2 - 3 people in at a time, based on capacity) and the specialty drinks are delicious. The scene is great and there are always good looking people coming to relax after work. During the cold months, head inside to the bar on the 1st floor to sample the nice cheese and meat platter near the fireplace. As for the actual dinner - underwhelming.

Pros: good looking crowd, delicious drinks (blackberry mojito)

Cons: unbearably long wait to sit on the rooftop terrace (come early, you can't make reservations upstairs)

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I have eaten twice at the Zed in downtown Chicago and both times had a disapointing experience. The "head" waiter was young, inexperienced and completely untrained...the rest of the dining room staff was much better.. on both occasions, the hostess at the front desk told people in my party that we had not been seated and directed them to the bar, where they sat waiting for us for 20 minutes. the only problem was: both times we had been seated. is this some ploy to get people to spend more money at the bar?? not good policy.. as for the food, the first time we were there, our server never told us about the salad bar area... while the meat was plentiful, it was just passable and way too salty. with so many great restaurants in chicago, there is absolutely no reason to dine at zed.

0
★☆☆☆☆

I have eaten twice at the Zed in downtown Chicago and both times had a disapointing experience. The "head" waiter was young, inexperienced and completely untrained...the rest of the dining room staff was much better.. on both occasions, the hostess at the front desk told people in my party that we had not been seated and directed them to the bar, where they sat waiting for us for 20 minutes. the only problem was: both times we had been seated. is this some ploy to get people to spend more money at the bar?? not good policy.. as for the food, the first time we were there, our server never told us about the salad bar area... while the meat was plentiful, it was just passable and way too salty. with so many great restaurants in chicago, there is absolutely no reason to dine at zed.

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I've never been to a churasceria and I don't even actually eat red meat or pork but I still think Zed 451 is a great place to go on a date or with a group. The atmosphere is cool and the roof deck is impeccably designed for relaxing and socializing. As for the food and drinks, the cocktails are refreshingly made with fresh juices and fruits that are delectable. The harvest bar has so many salads, fresh charcuterie, cheeses and vegetables that you need to be careful not to fill up. As for the meats, my date loved them all and the mediteranean chicken was awesome. For the price that incudes amuse bouche, salads and all the meat you can eat is a steal. My one complaint is that the clientele needs to dress better. T-shirts and jeans are inappropriate for anywhere but McDonald's.

2
★★★★★

I've never been to a churasceria and I don't even actually eat red meat or pork but I still think Zed 451 is a great place to go on a date or with a group. The atmosphere is cool and the roof deck is impeccably designed for relaxing and socializing. As for the food and drinks, the cocktails are refreshingly made with fresh juices and fruits that are delectable. The harvest bar has so many salads, fresh charcuterie, cheeses and vegetables that you need to be careful not to fill up. As for the meats, my date loved them all and the mediteranean chicken was awesome. For the price that incudes amuse bouche, salads and all the meat you can eat is a steal. My one complaint is that the clientele needs to dress better. T-shirts and jeans are inappropriate for anywhere but McDonald's.

Pros: Great food and drinks

Cons: remember to confirm your reservation or they delete it

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If you're looking for a new brunch spot, I would definitely recommend ZED 451. It's the perfect kind of food (and a lot of it) when you're making this your biggest meal of the day. Pairing it with a Bloody Mary is also the way to go. My friend had another "brunchy" cocktail and we both were in heaven. Honestly, this is the place to be to sit back, chill out and start your Sunday off on the right foot!

2
★★★★★

If you're looking for a new brunch spot, I would definitely recommend ZED 451. It's the perfect kind of food (and a lot of it) when you're making this your biggest meal of the day. Pairing it with a Bloody Mary is also the way to go. My friend had another "brunchy" cocktail and we both were in heaven. Honestly, this is the place to be to sit back, chill out and start your Sunday off on the right foot!

Pros: space, cocktails, service and menu

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I came here with a friend the 2nd night it opened. We really were only going for drinks but the food looked so good we decided to eat there. All I can say is wow. Generally I'm the type to wait at least a month before trying a new place while they work out the kinks but I was seriously impressed. Not ony was the food ridiculously good and interesting, the service was excellent. The price for a churrascaria is generally about the same (here or anywhere else) in this city so I don't know why anyone would say it's overpriced. You can also just do the harvest tables for less money, I believe. Eventhough we were stuffed to the gills we still ordered dessert and again WOW. Who can pass up molten chocolate cake? I can't and glad I didn't. By the time we finished they almost had to roll me out of there. Loved the raspberry mojitos too. Can't wait to get up on the roof deck once the weather gets nicer.

2
★★★★★

I came here with a friend the 2nd night it opened. We really were only going for drinks but the food looked so good we decided to eat there. All I can say is wow. Generally I'm the type to wait at least a month before trying a new place while they work out the kinks but I was seriously impressed. Not ony was the food ridiculously good and interesting, the service was excellent. The price for a churrascaria is generally about the same (here or anywhere else) in this city so I don't know why anyone would say it's overpriced. You can also just do the harvest tables for less money, I believe. Eventhough we were stuffed to the gills we still ordered dessert and again WOW. Who can pass up molten chocolate cake? I can't and glad I didn't. By the time we finished they almost had to roll me out of there. Loved the raspberry mojitos too. Can't wait to get up on the roof deck once the weather gets nicer.

Pros: Great food, great service, great use of space, valet (parking lots are nearby too)

Cons: none

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My wife and I went to Zed 451 last night to celebrate an early Mother's Day. When we arrived at the restaurant, we were impressed with the atmosphere of the restaurant and the staff was very friendly. There was a slight mixup when we were looking for a table (waiter told us we could sit at a table that there were people already sitting, but were at the firepit area getting salad, cheeses, etc.). When we did get to our table, the waiter also failed to mention what the protocol was with the 2 stones in the middle of the table. Someone walking around (the owner?) asked us how we were doing, and explained that once we were finished with the "buffet:" part of the meal, we could place a stone near the corner of the table, and that's when the table service starts for the skewered meat. In all, I am not trying to complain about the service. I feel that we got excellent service, and everyone seemed very friendly and warm. The risk with any churrascaria type restaurants are that the meat is not warm when it comes to your table (not a problem here, meat was at right temperature) and that the quality of the meat is subpar. It's the quality of the meat that I had a problem with. It was either overcooked, or not as flavorful as I had hoped. In total, I rate the restaurant 3 stars, but there are other churrascaria restaurants in Chicago that I could visit before Zed 451 for the price.

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★★★☆☆

My wife and I went to Zed 451 last night to celebrate an early Mother's Day. When we arrived at the restaurant, we were impressed with the atmosphere of the restaurant and the staff was very friendly. There was a slight mixup when we were looking for a table (waiter told us we could sit at a table that there were people already sitting, but were at the firepit area getting salad, cheeses, etc.). When we did get to our table, the waiter also failed to mention what the protocol was with the 2 stones in the middle of the table. Someone walking around (the owner?) asked us how we were doing, and explained that once we were finished with the "buffet:" part of the meal, we could place a stone near the corner of the table, and that's when the table service starts for the skewered meat. In all, I am not trying to complain about the service. I feel that we got excellent service, and everyone seemed very friendly and warm. The risk with any churrascaria type restaurants are that the meat is not warm when it comes to your table (not a problem here, meat was at right temperature) and that the quality of the meat is subpar. It's the quality of the meat that I had a problem with. It was either overcooked, or not as flavorful as I had hoped. In total, I rate the restaurant 3 stars, but there are other churrascaria restaurants in Chicago that I could visit before Zed 451 for the price.

Pros: Service, Atmosphere, Temperature of Food

Cons: Quality of Meat

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This place isn't perfect, but it seems like it's trying to be. I'd triedhis place based on a number of reviews I'd seen elsewhere and all of them seem to focus on the renovation. It's true it's georgous. No question. Though some of it's choices are odd to say the least. There is a really bad painting on one wall of a hick and a fire in the field in the backgroud that looks like it was painted by a high school kid. This place is the kind of place where I felt even the price though not really expensive was a little daunting, until I ate there. The value was phenominal. I found all sorts of new gourmet foods I'd never heard of before. one of my favorites was the red wine poach pears with gorgonzola and pecans. I was impressed. I could go on and on about all the different food choices, but that's really the point. I never had an issue with any of it, but even better, I wasn't stuck with any one thing.,.. And most of us who love food, have paid $80 per person for a high end steak meal, and even a few we weren't impressed with. This place adjusts to you, and offers you so many choices, that you can't really go wrong. The even had Venison and Duck to offer. I don't love duck or lamb personally, But I tried them anyway, why?, because it didn't cost me anything more to try them. Best parts of the "chef selections" in my opinion were the Parmesean crusted pork loin, and the Mahi that was tempura dusted with the mango salsa. Now, I'm not a professional reviewer, and have no intention of ever being one. But this place opened only a week ago, and it's kind of daunting, so I thought I would clue you guys in. Also if your interested in a summer coctail. The bourbon ginger lemonade was awesome. I ended up drinking 3. So crisp and clean, and refreshing. Also the Dessert was great too. We split the Butterscotch bread pudding. Man that's what butterscotch should taste like. Our servers name was Andrew, we're going to request him again next time we go.

2
★★★★★

This place isn't perfect, but it seems like it's trying to be. I'd triedhis place based on a number of reviews I'd seen elsewhere and all of them seem to focus on the renovation. It's true it's georgous. No question. Though some of it's choices are odd to say the least. There is a really bad painting on one wall of a hick and a fire in the field in the backgroud that looks like it was painted by a high school kid. This place is the kind of place where I felt even the price though not really expensive was a little daunting, until I ate there. The value was phenominal. I found all sorts of new gourmet foods I'd never heard of before. one of my favorites was the red wine poach pears with gorgonzola and pecans. I was impressed. I could go on and on about all the different food choices, but that's really the point. I never had an issue with any of it, but even better, I wasn't stuck with any one thing.,.. And most of us who love food, have paid $80 per person for a high end steak meal, and even a few we weren't impressed with. This place adjusts to you, and offers you so many choices, that you can't really go wrong. The even had Venison and Duck to offer. I don't love duck or lamb personally, But I tried them anyway, why?, because it didn't cost me anything more to try them. Best parts of the "chef selections" in my opinion were the Parmesean crusted pork loin, and the Mahi that was tempura dusted with the mango salsa. Now, I'm not a professional reviewer, and have no intention of ever being one. But this place opened only a week ago, and it's kind of daunting, so I thought I would clue you guys in. Also if your interested in a summer coctail. The bourbon ginger lemonade was awesome. I ended up drinking 3. So crisp and clean, and refreshing. Also the Dessert was great too. We split the Butterscotch bread pudding. Man that's what butterscotch should taste like. Our servers name was Andrew, we're going to request him again next time we go.

Pros: Complex flavors, Geat service, Great Coctails

Cons: Parking kind of expensive, but not for the area

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A cut above its churrascaria counterparts, this surprisingly intimate restaurant gets buzz on account of the roomy (and super-stylish) rooftop lounge. But the real draw, of course, is the food, which begins with trips to the aptly named…

 

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