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Next Restaurant

#460 of 7,717 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
West Loop
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958 W Fulton Market, Chicago, IL 60607-1323
+1 312-226-0858
17:30 - 23:30
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Wed - Sun 17:30 - 23:30
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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been excitedly awaiting the day we could experience Next. It is certainly an experience and that is how as a family we framed it for ourselves as the food was good, however, not outstanding. In fact it was very salty and we were unable to enjoy a few of the preparations. We also felt rushed and wanted to... More 

Thank Doctorwhotravels2014
Camas, Washington
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were lucky enough to be able to eat at Next before the upcoming new theme. The food was fabulous and interesting. A copy of The Roman Cookery book was on every table so we could reference the dish that we were eating. Fascinating and oh so much fun! Thank you Grant Achatz!

Thank AnnSusanAnn
United Kingdom
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After watching Grant Achatz at his Alinea restaurant on Chefs Table (Netflix series), i was inspired to book for my finance's birthday. We were visiting Chicago from the UK. Alinea was fully booked on the days we were in Chicago so we decided to book Next instead. Im glad we did! The staff were so professional without being patronising or... More 

Thank FayeJennifer
Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Grant Achatz and Jenner Tomaska at top of their game with Ancient Rome menu. Each course offered surprising tastes, textures and aromas. The standard 🍷 pairing was very good. I'm sure the reserve 🍷 were exceptional. My only complaint was feeling rushed. Meal lasted 2 & 1/4 hours. Could have easily used an extra 3/4 hour.

Thank richard_ridge
Vancouver, Canada
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40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I went end of January for the Ancient Rome theme. It was one of the most fun dinner i've had. Presentation is beautiful, food is good, service is professional and friendly. I like that they are creative with the menu presentation. I was given a book and a sheet of paper and to know what's on your dishes you cross... More 

Thank Yvonne W
Los Angeles, California
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132 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

After many years of waiting, we finally dined at Next for Ancient Rome and it was a revelation. One of the best meals that we've ever had and outdid Alinea (where we ate the night before). We loved the concept and loved the food but what really did it for us was the intersection of the concept and the food... More 

Thank Mark J
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Great concept and dishes so I won't focus on the food. It is excellent. I read one criticism about too much star anis in the dishes, I only recall noticing it one dish and it was still excellent. I'll focus on the experience instead. Sadly, some staff gave great explanations of the courses discussing the origins of the dish and... More 

Thank Elenting
Harvard, Illinois
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98 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and I had been dying to try Next after our amazing experience at Alinea, but were sadly disappointed. The use of fennel/star anise was excessive. I get that it may have been a major component in Ancient Rome cooking, but it tastes awful. I don't know many people who enjoy that licorice flavor. The service was great and... More 

Thank kyliesue91
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Having been to Alinea and the Aviary I was excited to try the ever changing theme at Next. The restaurant is fairly small and set up in a long galley style with mirrors on the walls which makes it fairly loud. It did detract from the overall experience especially as we were seated next to a table of four and... More 

Thank Sardra
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 March 2017

I had been dying to go to this restaurant since it first opened. My girlfriend was going to be in Chicago for business and my husband suggested I meet her there and try to get tickets to Next. So we I did and we were able to get tickets for a friday night while she was still there! Yay. What... More 

Thank Stephanie M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 23:30
17:30 - 23:30
17:30 - 23:30
17:30 - 23:30
17:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 958 W Fulton Market, Chicago, IL 60607-1323
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > West Loop
  • Neighbourhood: West Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-226-0858

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West Loop
Fulton Market, Randolph Market, Jackson Boulevard and Greek Town make up the West Loop. The neighborhood is best known as the location of Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Studios, but this downtown neighborhood is also an up-and-coming spot for Chicago’s trendsetters. Several sub-neighborhoods within West Loop make this a unique neighborhood to visit. Dotted with factories and warehouses, West Loop is packed with various types of dining and nightlife options. If your timing is right, you can take part in neighborhood events like the West Loop Farmers Market, Craft Beer Fest, or the Randolph Street Market Festival.
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