Crofton on Wells

★★★★★
  • 535 N Wells St

    Chicago, IL 60610

    Cross street: Between Grand Ave. and Ohio St, River North

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  • 312-755-1790

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Very classy, very expensive with probably the best crab cakes in Chicago. Not huge quantities of food here, but everything is fresh and well prepared.

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Very classy, very expensive with probably the best crab cakes in Chicago. Not huge quantities of food here, but everything is fresh and well prepared.

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Crofton on Wells has not fallen into the "trendy" trap that so many other River North restaurants have. From the smaller intimate space to the focus on amazing food this place is now one of my favorites in Chicago. When we entered the

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★★★★★

Crofton on Wells has not fallen into the "trendy" trap that so many other River North restaurants have. From the smaller intimate space to the focus on amazing food this place is now one of my favorites in Chicago. When we entered the

Pros: Service, Food, Low Key feel

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For every bad review there is always a good one. Crofton on Wells was by far one of the best dining experiences I have had in Chicago in a long time. It was very intimate, the service was great and they even called us by name when we got

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★★★★★

For every bad review there is always a good one. Crofton on Wells was by far one of the best dining experiences I have had in Chicago in a long time. It was very intimate, the service was great and they even called us by name when we got

Pros: Service, location, intimate dining atmosphere

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What is the point of serving good food if your customers are still hungry when they are done?\r
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Seriously, I had an appetizer, 2 main courses (salmon and steak), dessert and a bottle of wine. I was still hungry.\r
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★★★★★

What is the point of serving good food if your customers are still hungry when they are done?\r
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Seriously, I had an appetizer, 2 main courses (salmon and steak), dessert and a bottle of wine. I was still hungry.\r
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This was our 2nd time dining at Crofton's & unfortunately it will most likely be our last. Food is good, however the whole dining experience is underwhelming & pretty pricey for what you get. This is not a place to go if you have a large

3
★★★★★

This was our 2nd time dining at Crofton's & unfortunately it will most likely be our last. Food is good, however the whole dining experience is underwhelming & pretty pricey for what you get. This is not a place to go if you have a large

Pros: Vegetarian Options, Good for Dieters

Cons: Expensive, Small Portions, Lack of "Life"

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Top notch dining experience. Excellent service, great wine list at all price ranges, heavy on domestics but a very impressive Pinot Noir list. The food was extremely well prepared and included some very unique updates on more traditional

3
★★★★★

Top notch dining experience. Excellent service, great wine list at all price ranges, heavy on domestics but a very impressive Pinot Noir list. The food was extremely well prepared and included some very unique updates on more traditional

Pros: Excellent preparation, Top wine list, Attention to detail

Cons: A bit pricey, Small menu

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Visited the first week of October and had no problem getting a table. Excellent service all around.

The ambience is wonderful and quite romantic. The fact that we were seated at a corner table helped as well. A little on the noisy side

3
★★★★★

Visited the first week of October and had no problem getting a table. Excellent service all around.

The ambience is wonderful and quite romantic. The fact that we were seated at a corner table helped as well. A little on the noisy side

Pros: Ambience, Service

Cons: , Portion size

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We went to Crofton's for dinner before the theater and we couldn't have been more pleased. When making reservations I asked for a private, secluded table for two and we got exactly what we asked for. It was very romantic and quiet. The

3
★★★★★

We went to Crofton's for dinner before the theater and we couldn't have been more pleased. When making reservations I asked for a private, secluded table for two and we got exactly what we asked for. It was very romantic and quiet. The

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I have had crab cakes all over the world and Suzy's remain the best. I even think they have gotten better over the years.

I was the host of a recent weekday business dinner for some well traveled associates and I couldn't have chosen a

3
★★★★★

I have had crab cakes all over the world and Suzy's remain the best. I even think they have gotten better over the years.

I was the host of a recent weekday business dinner for some well traveled associates and I couldn't have chosen a

Pros: sesonal specials , vegan menu choices, crabcakes!!!

Cons: prompt valet parking

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This place was one of the worst dining expereinces that I have had in Chicago. My mother was in town for the weekend and I wanted to take her to a special place. I do not have one good thing to say about this place. The food was awful,

3
★★★★★

This place was one of the worst dining expereinces that I have had in Chicago. My mother was in town for the weekend and I wanted to take her to a special place. I do not have one good thing to say about this place. The food was awful,

Cons: Bad Food, Expensive for nothing, Bad Service

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I respectfully disagree with contempler's review; in my experience, Suzy Crofton just keeps doing it right at Crofton on Wells. I've loved every meal I've had here over the (many) years, and though I waited too long to come back since my

3
★★★★★

I respectfully disagree with contempler's review; in my experience, Suzy Crofton just keeps doing it right at Crofton on Wells. I've loved every meal I've had here over the (many) years, and though I waited too long to come back since my

Pros: Service, Elegant presentation, Thoughtful winelist

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There is a sign in the window alerting the public that the restaurant is no longer open for lunch because of the on going constuction in the immediate area (too much dust and noise during the day). There is a forlorn look about the place,

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★★★★★

There is a sign in the window alerting the public that the restaurant is no longer open for lunch because of the on going constuction in the immediate area (too much dust and noise during the day). There is a forlorn look about the place,

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What a wonderful little place! We had the pleasure of walking about 1/2 mile from the theater, which was just perfect in terms of location! The food was FABULOUS - definitely for the gourmet taste buds. (Don't expect any burgers, here!)

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★★★★★

What a wonderful little place! We had the pleasure of walking about 1/2 mile from the theater, which was just perfect in terms of location! The food was FABULOUS - definitely for the gourmet taste buds. (Don't expect any burgers, here!)

Pros: Good Service, Amazing Foods, Close to theater

Cons: Empty until 6:30/7:00

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My husband and I scoured the internet to find a nice downtown restaurant to go to on our second anniversary. We found a great one! Service was excellent, the food was some of the best we've ever had. The only bad thing was that there

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My husband and I scoured the internet to find a nice downtown restaurant to go to on our second anniversary. We found a great one! Service was excellent, the food was some of the best we've ever had. The only bad thing was that there

Pros: Great food, Great Service, Very clean

Cons: Hard to hear

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Even though I was expecting great food... it exceeded my expectations. Wonderful combination of flavors and impecable service

3
★★★★★

Even though I was expecting great food... it exceeded my expectations. Wonderful combination of flavors and impecable service

Pros: Excellent food

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this place was extremely disappointing. there are far better places to eat than here. food was just bad.

3
★★★★★

this place was extremely disappointing. there are far better places to eat than here. food was just bad.

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We dined here on a completely crowded Saturday evening. Even so, the service was friendly, obliging and had no hipster attitude. Try the entrees with the gnocchi; it's out of this world. So is the risotto appetizer.

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★★★★★

We dined here on a completely crowded Saturday evening. Even so, the service was friendly, obliging and had no hipster attitude. Try the entrees with the gnocchi; it's out of this world. So is the risotto appetizer.

Pros: good value, friendly service

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Went to restaurant with another couple. Appetizers were very good, the crab cake is superb and the salmon is excellent (I missed the crackers, sauce and capers). The BBQ was the best we've ever eaten. I had the fillet and it was pretty

3
★★★★★

Went to restaurant with another couple. Appetizers were very good, the crab cake is superb and the salmon is excellent (I missed the crackers, sauce and capers). The BBQ was the best we've ever eaten. I had the fillet and it was pretty

Pros: service, appetizers, BBQ

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Crofton on Wells has well-priced, well-prepared food. I have had consistently great food that fills me up without feeling like I'm on overload. Comfortable, friendly atmosphere. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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★★★★★

Crofton on Wells has well-priced, well-prepared food. I have had consistently great food that fills me up without feeling like I'm on overload. Comfortable, friendly atmosphere. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone.

Pros: Friendly, Great Food, Comfortable

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Was in town for a meeting, took my girlfriend there. On short notice they were able to get me a table without any hassel...great staff, great food, just a great place.

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★★★★★

Was in town for a meeting, took my girlfriend there. On short notice they were able to get me a table without any hassel...great staff, great food, just a great place.

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While the atmosphere and service and fine....don't swim with the whitefish! It was distinctly fishy and when I commented on this after one bite, I was not offered an alternate and it was in fact on the bill!

This was with a large group

3
★★★★★

While the atmosphere and service and fine....don't swim with the whitefish! It was distinctly fishy and when I commented on this after one bite, I was not offered an alternate and it was in fact on the bill!

This was with a large group

Cons: Overrated, Uncaring, Oblivious

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crofton on wells is an excellent restaurant with amazing food, great wine list and service. more people should check this place out as it does not suffer from hype. it's the real deal!

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★★★★★

crofton on wells is an excellent restaurant with amazing food, great wine list and service. more people should check this place out as it does not suffer from hype. it's the real deal!

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Great food, great service for business lunches. Also good for dinner.

3
★★★★★

Great food, great service for business lunches. Also good for dinner.

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I have dined at Crofton many times and have NEVER had anything but a memorable meal.

3
★★★★★

I have dined at Crofton many times and have NEVER had anything but a memorable meal.

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Suzy Crofton does an excellent job preparing some of the best food in the Chicago area! I commend her on her style and bringing that style to the table.

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★★★★★

Suzy Crofton does an excellent job preparing some of the best food in the Chicago area! I commend her on her style and bringing that style to the table.

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This is the place to come for creative, seasonal American cuisine with finesse that makes sense. The setting, which is just austere enough, doesn't detract, pointing diners to the artistry on the plate. Chef-owner Suzy Crofton can take a…

 

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