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The Stained Glass

1735 Benson Ave, Evanston, IL 60201-3704
+1 847-864-8600
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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American, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1735 Benson Ave, Evanston, IL 60201-3704
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've hosted CEO "fellows" here for years. Food options are fine, and the prix fixe "Northwestern menu" allows for a multi-course dinner at an allowable price point. Dependably good food, very good service.

Thank Taichionthebeach
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have gone to The Stained Glass several times over the years, and each time, the prices have risen, and the quality and inspiration used in the cooking of the food has gone down. I had not been back for several years because our last...More

Thank Steve R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have eaten here many times and always have a good dinner. Can not say great but food is always good and there is a large wine selection. I hads the duck was I must say was really not great. Had nice service and the...More

Thank Kenneth L
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Nice decor, great service. Food was very good. Waiter was friendly and knowledgeable. Portions were somewhat small at $30+ an entree.

Thank Jim L
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

I went to the Stained Glass for a business dinner. The atmosphere was informal yet with the service and food is what you would expect from an upscale restaurant. Highly recommended.

Thank visitor264
Reviewed 6 August 2017

It has been a long time since we had eaten here. We were here over graduation weekend. They were very busy and service was stretched, but they were trying. The food was good.

Thank jennifer1NY
Reviewed 29 July 2017

My husband and I went to dinner here on a Wednesday evening. The service was great, and the food was generally tasty. Warm bread (always a plus). We both had the soup of the evening (ginger carrot), which was good. I ordered the spring pea...More

Thank Jen C
Reviewed 11 July 2017 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 6 July 2017 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
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Questions & Answers
14 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
USD 30 - USD 40
Dinner, Lunch, 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
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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
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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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