Tizi Melloul Restaurant

★★★★☆
  • 531 N Wells St

    Chicago, IL 60610

    Cross street: At Grand St, River North

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  • 312-670-4338

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I have actually only been here for drinks and socializing after hours so I can't comment on the food, but it's a cool place to hang out. The decor is just lovely.

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I have actually only been here for drinks and socializing after hours so I can't comment on the food, but it's a cool place to hang out. The decor is just lovely.

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When you step into this restaurant, its like you're walking into another world. The decor reminds me of arabian nights. As for food, their stews are fantastic on those cold winter days.

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When you step into this restaurant, its like you're walking into another world. The decor reminds me of arabian nights. As for food, their stews are fantastic on those cold winter days.

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The dinner we had was great! The flavors exploded in your mouth! I didn't expect this from Tizi, I have been here in the past (4 years ago)and was skeptical to come back--boy am I glad I did! The service was ok but the food and atmosphere will bring me back!!!

2
★★★★☆

The dinner we had was great! The flavors exploded in your mouth! I didn't expect this from Tizi, I have been here in the past (4 years ago)and was skeptical to come back--boy am I glad I did! The service was ok but the food and atmosphere will bring me back!!!

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Went in for dinner last week and we had a blast! The room was beautiful, and the food was amazing. Service was fine, very attentive and friendly. My friends and I all had different dishes from apps to entrees and we were not disappointed! The pear salad, fantastic!!! We can't wait to go back!!

2
★★★★★

Went in for dinner last week and we had a blast! The room was beautiful, and the food was amazing. Service was fine, very attentive and friendly. My friends and I all had different dishes from apps to entrees and we were not disappointed! The pear salad, fantastic!!! We can't wait to go back!!

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Before i start i would like to tell everyone that i am a chef and i know a whole lot about food, menus, ethnic food, etc... I dined with my friends last week at this restaurant and i have to say that it is one of the WORST by far. The food has nothing to do with Morocco AT ALL (I have been to Morocco 3 times and i know what i am talking about). It is French influenced; petite, very tiny plates and they charge a lot for it. I couldn?t believe my eyes when i got my dish that cost me $25. It was so small i left the restaurant so hungry and not satisfied. The waitress was soooo fake and could care less about what we ordered. The taste of every thing we ordered was so bland, no taste what so ever. The executive chef and the sous chef are both American and have nothing to do with Moroccan or Middle Eastern food. They think by providing good presentation and tiny plates they could earn respect but hell no. To top it off, i was charged $10 extra for no reason what so ever!!! I had to call and argue with the stupid owner to cancel this charge. UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!! Please do your self a big favor and DO NOT GO THERE. Again this is one of the worst food and service i have tried in many years. All my friends chefs that were with me agree 100% to what i am telling every one here.

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★☆☆☆☆

Before i start i would like to tell everyone that i am a chef and i know a whole lot about food, menus, ethnic food, etc... I dined with my friends last week at this restaurant and i have to say that it is one of the WORST by far. The food has nothing to do with Morocco AT ALL (I have been to Morocco 3 times and i know what i am talking about). It is French influenced; petite, very tiny plates and they charge a lot for it. I couldn?t believe my eyes when i got my dish that cost me $25. It was so small i left the restaurant so hungry and not satisfied. The waitress was soooo fake and could care less about what we ordered. The taste of every thing we ordered was so bland, no taste what so ever. The executive chef and the sous chef are both American and have nothing to do with Moroccan or Middle Eastern food. They think by providing good presentation and tiny plates they could earn respect but hell no. To top it off, i was charged $10 extra for no reason what so ever!!! I had to call and argue with the stupid owner to cancel this charge. UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!! Please do your self a big favor and DO NOT GO THERE. Again this is one of the worst food and service i have tried in many years. All my friends chefs that were with me agree 100% to what i am telling every one here.

Pros: nothing

Cons: nothing

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If you go to restaurants for a unique dining experience, this is a place to go. The food is absoluely top notch and the menu selections are ambitious. The kitchen is able to accomodate for vegetarians and customers with specific food allergies. The staff is very knowledgeable and friendly. The setting is very exotis which adds to the uniqueness of the outfit.

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★★★★★

If you go to restaurants for a unique dining experience, this is a place to go. The food is absoluely top notch and the menu selections are ambitious. The kitchen is able to accomodate for vegetarians and customers with specific food allergies. The staff is very knowledgeable and friendly. The setting is very exotis which adds to the uniqueness of the outfit.

Pros: FOOD! Service, too.

Cons: If you don't like very loud places, you might try it outside of their busiest hours

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I went on my 30th birthday with a group of about 25 people. Had a great time!! We had the cresent room which is very beautiful!! The ambiance was just right. The lighting was dimmed and romantic, seating was a little uncomfortable because they sit very low. And although the customer service was exceptional, the food was terrible! It's served family-style which is great but I was not impressed with the taste. The cresent room has its own menu so you can not choose from the other foods Tizi has to offer. Actually, I was a little embarrassed after tasting my dinner, I looked around to my guests and just about everyone had an unpleased look on their faces as they ate. The mussels and the Marlin fish was okay but the rest of it was terrible. Other than that, Tizi Melloul is a wonderful place for the ambiance. Great service, bad food! Loved the Huka pipes!!!

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★★★☆☆

I went on my 30th birthday with a group of about 25 people. Had a great time!! We had the cresent room which is very beautiful!! The ambiance was just right. The lighting was dimmed and romantic, seating was a little uncomfortable because they sit very low. And although the customer service was exceptional, the food was terrible! It's served family-style which is great but I was not impressed with the taste. The cresent room has its own menu so you can not choose from the other foods Tizi has to offer. Actually, I was a little embarrassed after tasting my dinner, I looked around to my guests and just about everyone had an unpleased look on their faces as they ate. The mussels and the Marlin fish was okay but the rest of it was terrible. Other than that, Tizi Melloul is a wonderful place for the ambiance. Great service, bad food! Loved the Huka pipes!!!

Pros: Ambiance, service

Cons: Food, price

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The food is unique, the service is fantastic, and the ambiance is something you'll likely never forget. I've been there several times and I can say without reservation that it is one of the best places in the city for dinner- either large group or just a couple.

2
★★★★★

The food is unique, the service is fantastic, and the ambiance is something you'll likely never forget. I've been there several times and I can say without reservation that it is one of the best places in the city for dinner- either large group or just a couple.

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Wow, went here for a special occasion with a party of 10. We sat in the Cresent room after enjoying Hookah pipes . . in the lush front room. Sat down for the 5 course meal. The food was so good that in a mixed party of 4 conversations. All subjects turned to how AWESOME the mussels were, then the next course, then the next. The service was great, attentive and quick. The ambience is perfect and the room was a constant in the conversation. 'It is like being in I dream of Genies bottle,' my friend said. This is the perfect place for small or large group, and I will be going back VERY SOON for the amazing food!!!!

2
★★★★★

Wow, went here for a special occasion with a party of 10. We sat in the Cresent room after enjoying Hookah pipes . . in the lush front room. Sat down for the 5 course meal. The food was so good that in a mixed party of 4 conversations. All subjects turned to how AWESOME the mussels were, then the next course, then the next. The service was great, attentive and quick. The ambience is perfect and the room was a constant in the conversation. 'It is like being in I dream of Genies bottle,' my friend said. This is the perfect place for small or large group, and I will be going back VERY SOON for the amazing food!!!!

Pros: ambiance, food, spices

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I highly recommend having dinner in the romantic and cozy Crescent Room. The mussels were some of the best I've ever tasted, and I loved the variety of the 5-course tasting menu. Every entree was paired with a flavorful side, each matched perfectly. The chocolate fondue dessert was both fun and a romantic way to end a dinner date. Our server was friendly and the decor was lavish, funky & cool. Loved it!!

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★★★★★

I highly recommend having dinner in the romantic and cozy Crescent Room. The mussels were some of the best I've ever tasted, and I loved the variety of the 5-course tasting menu. Every entree was paired with a flavorful side, each matched perfectly. The chocolate fondue dessert was both fun and a romantic way to end a dinner date. Our server was friendly and the decor was lavish, funky & cool. Loved it!!

Pros: romantic, eclectic, delicious

Cons: none!

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With a personalized greeting from the owner, Tizi gets the highest recommendation for its cool atmosphere, wonderful meals and THE BEST MUSSELS in Chicago! If you're in the Windy City and want something different, this is the place to go.....

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★★★★★

With a personalized greeting from the owner, Tizi gets the highest recommendation for its cool atmosphere, wonderful meals and THE BEST MUSSELS in Chicago! If you're in the Windy City and want something different, this is the place to go.....

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Romantic resturant with great service. The food was excellent. I would go back myself and I would recommend this resturant to someone who wanted to try something exotic. We celebrated Valentines Day here........and it made the day extra special.

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★★★★★

Romantic resturant with great service. The food was excellent. I would go back myself and I would recommend this resturant to someone who wanted to try something exotic. We celebrated Valentines Day here........and it made the day extra special.

Pros: Exotic, Romantic, Great Food

Cons: slightly expensive, close tables

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Somewhere between the chic of Soho and the exotic allure of Casablanca lies Tizi Melloul. The exotic decor wasn't as intoxicating as the bartender who created a drink especially for my friend. (which she loved) Enticed me to visit their Lincoln Square location (Acquilina sp?) for Sunday Brunch -which I LOVED. the chicken panini and KILLER chips.
The owner & staff were VERY warm & friendly--me being an out of town guest now have an excuse to visit Chicago again!

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★★★★★

Somewhere between the chic of Soho and the exotic allure of Casablanca lies Tizi Melloul. The exotic decor wasn't as intoxicating as the bartender who created a drink especially for my friend. (which she loved) Enticed me to visit their Lincoln Square location (Acquilina sp?) for Sunday Brunch -which I LOVED. the chicken panini and KILLER chips.
The owner & staff were VERY warm & friendly--me being an out of town guest now have an excuse to visit Chicago again!

Pros: Inexpensive, Delicious Decor, Excellent Service

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The food, service, and ambiance would be barely acceptable if the price per person was one $. This place will attract many people looking for a fun atmosphere. But, most will walk out saying that the quality and price do not match. Never going back here.

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★★☆☆☆

The food, service, and ambiance would be barely acceptable if the price per person was one $. This place will attract many people looking for a fun atmosphere. But, most will walk out saying that the quality and price do not match. Never going back here.

Pros: Ambiance is fun

Cons: , service

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The decor was really nice with a theme. The crowd was a younger crowd which was nice for us. The food I think was average. They were good but there were better places you can try for the same prices. The service was good too, we had a very helpful waiter. Try this place if you want to go for the environment.

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★★★☆☆

The decor was really nice with a theme. The crowd was a younger crowd which was nice for us. The food I think was average. They were good but there were better places you can try for the same prices. The service was good too, we had a very helpful waiter. Try this place if you want to go for the environment.

Pros: Cool decor, Place to hang out

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We dined in the Cresent room which was truly out of this world... the food was beyond belief, some of the best I've had. Belly dancer - quite talented. Service was a little slow. Signature drinks are good - try the Fizzy Tizi especially. The atmosphere in the Crescent Room is marvelous, unique... outside in the bar and dining room it's quite crowded. The chance to share a hookah among friends should not be missed!

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★★★★★

We dined in the Cresent room which was truly out of this world... the food was beyond belief, some of the best I've had. Belly dancer - quite talented. Service was a little slow. Signature drinks are good - try the Fizzy Tizi especially. The atmosphere in the Crescent Room is marvelous, unique... outside in the bar and dining room it's quite crowded. The chance to share a hookah among friends should not be missed!

Pros: food, drinks, atmosphere

Cons: crowded, slow service

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I've eaten here several times and love the food and decor so it was hands down the only place I wanted to go for my birthday dinner. Not only did the kitchen go out of its way to accommodate my vegan friend, but the menus were customized with a special birthday message. The server and manager came by to say happy birthday and they even brought out a candle in my dessert. The place is cool and hip, but there's not attitude like other places. In fact, they went out of their way to be friendly and make my night really special.

2
★★★★★

I've eaten here several times and love the food and decor so it was hands down the only place I wanted to go for my birthday dinner. Not only did the kitchen go out of its way to accommodate my vegan friend, but the menus were customized with a special birthday message. The server and manager came by to say happy birthday and they even brought out a candle in my dessert. The place is cool and hip, but there's not attitude like other places. In fact, they went out of their way to be friendly and make my night really special.

Pros: food, decor, service

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This is one of the few places in town where they have hookah pipes. They have a killer tobacco list and well priced drinks. The bar is small but nice. Didn't eat, but the menu looks pretty interesting.

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★★★★★

This is one of the few places in town where they have hookah pipes. They have a killer tobacco list and well priced drinks. The bar is small but nice. Didn't eat, but the menu looks pretty interesting.

Pros: hookah, good drinks, price

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The food was horrible across the board. The most frequently used adjetive at our table was bland bland bland. We started eith the feta crisps which were recommended, but got extremely greasy phylo filled with a flavorless white substance that was purported to be cheese. It went downhill from there. My fish entree was boring and overcooked. The menu and decor are very misleading, everything looks like it will be great, but the kitchen doesn't deliver. The decor may impress your see-and be seen date, but the food just isn't acceptable. Take a pass.

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★☆☆☆☆

The food was horrible across the board. The most frequently used adjetive at our table was bland bland bland. We started eith the feta crisps which were recommended, but got extremely greasy phylo filled with a flavorless white substance that was purported to be cheese. It went downhill from there. My fish entree was boring and overcooked. The menu and decor are very misleading, everything looks like it will be great, but the kitchen doesn't deliver. The decor may impress your see-and be seen date, but the food just isn't acceptable. Take a pass.

Pros: None

Cons: Bland, Expensive

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A great restaurant, I'd DEFINATELY go there again. The food was delicious, and they serve the best cosmopolitan I've ever had.

2
★★★★★

A great restaurant, I'd DEFINATELY go there again. The food was delicious, and they serve the best cosmopolitan I've ever had.

Pros: GREAT tasting food, Gorgeous decor, Nice service

Cons: Crowded dining area

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This restaurant is owned and managed by jerks. I'd give it a negative rating if I could, because they don't even deserve one point. NEVER CHECK YOUR COAT HERE!! I checked my coat at their coat check last week, and they left the coat check completely unattended, and someone stole my coat. To make matters worse, the restaurant was wholly unsympatheic and unapologetic for their negligence, and although admitting that they screwed up, they were rude, refused to give me anything for it, and acted like I was the one who screwed up. Even though this doesn't speak to the quality of the food or service staff, this reflects on the terrible character of the owners and manager of this restaurant. They don't deserve your business.

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★☆☆☆☆

This restaurant is owned and managed by jerks. I'd give it a negative rating if I could, because they don't even deserve one point. NEVER CHECK YOUR COAT HERE!! I checked my coat at their coat check last week, and they left the coat check completely unattended, and someone stole my coat. To make matters worse, the restaurant was wholly unsympatheic and unapologetic for their negligence, and although admitting that they screwed up, they were rude, refused to give me anything for it, and acted like I was the one who screwed up. Even though this doesn't speak to the quality of the food or service staff, this reflects on the terrible character of the owners and manager of this restaurant. They don't deserve your business.

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We went there for Valentines because it was on City Search's list as most romantic, and it was anything but. The seats and tables in this place are so close together I could have shared an entree with the people on either side. And for the price they were, it is advisable to. The food was good, but other that that the value and privacy were lacking greatly. Would not return.

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★★★☆☆

We went there for Valentines because it was on City Search's list as most romantic, and it was anything but. The seats and tables in this place are so close together I could have shared an entree with the people on either side. And for the price they were, it is advisable to. The food was good, but other that that the value and privacy were lacking greatly. Would not return.

Pros: unique tastes, different food select

Cons: cramped tables, pricey

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The back room is key. Very private, very romantic. There is a set menu for this experience. No utensils are given until the later courses, which allows for creative food etiquette.

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★★★★★

The back room is key. Very private, very romantic. There is a set menu for this experience. No utensils are given until the later courses, which allows for creative food etiquette.

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My girlfriend and I truly enjoyed our NYE's dinner! The reservations were kept on such a busy night to a delay of 5 minutes which is perfect for a drink at the cozy bar. Our server was very attentive and thoughtful. We ordered the preset menu of caviar appetizer, arugula sald, whole lobster, dessert and champagne. It was delicious to say the least. My girlfriend really enjoyed herself and that means alot to me. Thanks to Tizi Melloul for making our night memorable by making us relaxed and fulfilled.
Happy New Year!

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★★★★★

My girlfriend and I truly enjoyed our NYE's dinner! The reservations were kept on such a busy night to a delay of 5 minutes which is perfect for a drink at the cozy bar. Our server was very attentive and thoughtful. We ordered the preset menu of caviar appetizer, arugula sald, whole lobster, dessert and champagne. It was delicious to say the least. My girlfriend really enjoyed herself and that means alot to me. Thanks to Tizi Melloul for making our night memorable by making us relaxed and fulfilled.
Happy New Year!

Pros: Food, Prices, Atmosphere

Cons: Bigger Restrooms, Bigger Bar, Lower Volume

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It's magical, erotic, and romantic from the ambiance, food, and music. The mussel appetizers awakens the senses. The duck entree was sumptous and tender. For vegetarians, Tizi offers a tasty eggplant rigatoni. Perfect for cocktails, dining or after dinner drinks!

2
★★★★☆

It's magical, erotic, and romantic from the ambiance, food, and music. The mussel appetizers awakens the senses. The duck entree was sumptous and tender. For vegetarians, Tizi offers a tasty eggplant rigatoni. Perfect for cocktails, dining or after dinner drinks!

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Wonderful food, wine and staff. expecially in the Cresent Room

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★★★★★

Wonderful food, wine and staff. expecially in the Cresent Room

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Four different dishes and impossible to determine which was best. All agreed that we would order any one of the dishes again. WOW!

2
★★★★★

Four different dishes and impossible to determine which was best. All agreed that we would order any one of the dishes again. WOW!

Pros: food is amazing, charming dining room

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All I can say is WOW! After finding Tizi on the web, my wife and I decided to go there for our fourth wedding anniversary. When we arrived, we taken back by the stunning decor on the multitude on "beautiful people" lounging by the bar with a few of them puffing on a hooka (think the caterpillar in Alice in Wonderland). We were seated in the Crescent room where we joined 15 other people sitting around the perimeter of the room pillow strewn couches and in the center on large cushions. As we ate, we could not help but smile as we basked in the ambiance and indulged in all five amazing and exotic courses. Definitely a hidden treasure! And for $30 a person, you simply must give this place a try.

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★★★★★

All I can say is WOW! After finding Tizi on the web, my wife and I decided to go there for our fourth wedding anniversary. When we arrived, we taken back by the stunning decor on the multitude on "beautiful people" lounging by the bar with a few of them puffing on a hooka (think the caterpillar in Alice in Wonderland). We were seated in the Crescent room where we joined 15 other people sitting around the perimeter of the room pillow strewn couches and in the center on large cushions. As we ate, we could not help but smile as we basked in the ambiance and indulged in all five amazing and exotic courses. Definitely a hidden treasure! And for $30 a person, you simply must give this place a try.

Pros: Ambiance, Romantic, Clientele

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If you're looking for a unique dining experience head to tizi melloul. The blend of Mediterranean and Morocaan produces wonderful flavors that you won't find anywhere else. Decor is lavish and warm. Service is top notch. Food is delicious.

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★★★★☆

If you're looking for a unique dining experience head to tizi melloul. The blend of Mediterranean and Morocaan produces wonderful flavors that you won't find anywhere else. Decor is lavish and warm. Service is top notch. Food is delicious.

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Fun group dining experience in the Crescent Room. A unique dining experience. The Mussell's were packed with awesome flavor. Can hardly wait to to go back for more.

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★★★★★

Fun group dining experience in the Crescent Room. A unique dining experience. The Mussell's were packed with awesome flavor. Can hardly wait to to go back for more.

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Love the mussels. Fun for tapas and after work drinks.

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★★★★★

Love the mussels. Fun for tapas and after work drinks.

Pros: decor, wine deals & tapas, belly dancing

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Middle Eastern meets modern in this stylish River North space, where copper-plated tables, hypnotic sitar music and a decor rich with red, blue and gold set an exotic mood. Tizi Melloul's Mediterranean menu starts with tempting appetizers…

 

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