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The Stained Glass

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1735 Benson Ave, Evanston, IL 60201-3704 (Church Street)
+1 847-864-8600
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17:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Fairfax, California
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 time.

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Thank genoxxxx
Evanston, Illinois, United States
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

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Evanston, Illinois
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 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.

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Highland Park, Illinois
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52 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 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 sprout salad we very good. The main courses were also very good. And we loved... More 

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Delray Beach, Florida
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219 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 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 started with four appetizers for our party of ten, including stuffed artichokes, steak tartar, Brussel... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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195 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 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.

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
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 the vibe of the place.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 14 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.

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Boston, MA
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152 reviews
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Reviewed 5 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 slow

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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 food! Hope to see you again very soon, Kevin, Owner More 

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Reviewed 19 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 at the end.

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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 More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$40
Cuisine
American, French, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?