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The Stained Glass

) #7 of 205 Restaurants in Evanston $$$$ American, International,
1735 Benson Ave, Evanston, IL 60201-3704
+1 847-864-8600
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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American, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
1735 Benson Ave, Evanston, IL 60201-3704
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have been here at least ten times over the years, usually for special occasions. We always order their flights of wines. It's an excellent place to experience really good wines. And the food is so good! This is a white table cloth kind of place...More

Thank James J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staff did a wonderful job accommodating a large group at the last meetings nite for a birthday party. Wine was great. Food was better. Unique and interesting meals. Great preparation. Better service. We don't come here often enough.

Thank dfutransky
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

We were in town for a trip to Northwestern University and wanted something special. I had duck and my wife had the thinnest lamb chops in the world, and both were slathered with what seemed to be the same brown sauce. If you scrapped it...More

Thank Christopher W
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

A group of 8 of us had a lot of sweet treats to select from. The eggs Benedict were perfect and the spicy Bloody Mary was a hit. A warm donut with bacon bit sprinkles or the Jan filled crepes to share. Had a great...More

Thank genoxxxx
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

We went here for my birthday! The food was very tasty with a good selection. We thoroughly enjoyed getting wine flights and trying a variety of wines. Wait staff was knowledgeable and attentive. Highly recommend their sister restaurant, The Cellar, as well for smaller groups.

Thank Jennifer F
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We both found the food much to "rich" (that is to say, sauces were excessively "creamy" for our taste) and left us feeling queasy and overly filled in spite of not being overly indulgent. We chose not to return.

Thank John B
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

We had a dinner for a large group- 12 and it was wonderful. I had been there before prior to the new owners and enjoyed it. It was still great. Very good service, interesting cocktails and delicious food. The starters of lobster bisque and brussel...More

1  Thank Schmooglet
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a great dinner just a couple of nights ago at this establishment. The comfortable welcoming atmosphere was quite engaging. The General Manager even hosted our ten year old granddaughter on a tour of the restaurant. Cocktails were well-prepared, and wine choices abound. We...More

1  Thank Allen L
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Great food...this is our special occasion restaurant. We wish the tables were not so close together, but otherwise food and ervice can't be beat.

Thank thekma
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Five of us had a long, leisurely dinner with fresh appetizers, excellent entrees, and fine wine. We also met the new-ish owner and heard his story of learning the fine dining business from the bottom up. He is active and exercising a positive influence on...More

Thank John B
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Questions & Answers
13 December 2016|
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Response from 680kevin | Property representative |
Yes sir. We offer gift cards in whatever amount you would like. You can purchase one either through our website or you may call the restaurant.
Trudy B
8 October 2015|
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Response from Christian F | Reviewed this property |
The restaurant does not really have a view. I suggest you ask them what they recommend. There where no better tables as it is s pretty small place. Maybe one in a corner?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1735 Benson Ave, Evanston, IL 60201-3704
    (Church Street)
  • Public Transportation: One block north of the the Davis Street L-station (Purple line) and Metra stop.
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Evanston
  • Phone Number: +1 847-864-8600
  • E-mail
The Stained Glass is a pioneer of the Evanston fine dining scene since opening its doors in 1999. Enjoy our New American cuisine.
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