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The Stained Glass

1735 Benson Ave, Evanston, IL 60201-3704
+1 847-864-8600
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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American, French, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
1735 Benson Ave, Evanston, IL 60201-3704
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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 29 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
Reviewed 15 December 2016

Had dinner with our son here to celebrate and found menu options interesting and tasty. Service was great! Had a trout dish that was fresh and very good and dessert was also excellent.

Thank JLL1975
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

I had been before for dinner and this time enjoyed a relaxing brunch. The food was good...I had a spinach and mushroom crepe. Service was pleasant but slowMore

Thank Opinioned_traveler
Kevin O, Owner at The Stained Glass, responded to this review

Thank you for coming back to check out our brunch! Sorry if the service wasn't as fast as we like it to be, our brunch crowds can get quite large. Still, glad you enjoyed your crepe and we hope you'lll be back to try some...More

Reviewed 20 October 2016

Because of the proximity of Northwestern, it seemed to me that many of the restaurants in Evanston have similar menus and ambiances. The Stained Glass seemed to pull it off as one of the best, and we were pleasantly surprised at how affordable it was...More

1  Thank Glenn T U
Kevin O, Owner at The Stained Glass, responded to this review

So great to hear, Glenn! We try and make every meal a little something special. We hope you'll dine with us again next time you're in the area! Hope to see you again very soon. -Kevin, Owner

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you offer gift cards? If so, in what amounts? A. W. Redmon
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
Do certain tables offer better view, better location, etc?
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
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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.