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The Dining Room at Kendall College

$$ - $$$
American, International, Contemporary
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900 N North Branch St Fl 3, Chicago, IL 60642-4278 (Chicago & Halsted)
+1 312-752-2328
12:00 - 13:30
18:00 - 19:30
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 13:30
Tue - Fri 18:00 - 19:30
Sat 18:00 - 20:00
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Brantome, France
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137 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a really nice place. As I'm a cook I always enjoy to see the future professional learning the job. The place is really wonderful and student are really welcoming and hard worker Their spring menu is really good

Thank Nikow69
Chicago, Illinois
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2,769 reviews
1,561 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,775 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Dining Room at Kendall College is a training ground for students of the college's Culinary Arts School that is rated No. 1 in the country by Chicago Michelin Restaurants. My wife and I have enjoyed lunch at the restaurant on several occasions and we've never been disappointed. The quality of the service, the presentation and the food is exceptional,... More 

Thank Taylor B
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39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

From the minute you walk in its perfect. Everyone was polite, view was great, atmosphere was inviting and semi elegant. We were seated right next to the kitchen so we could see everything going on and all the meals from start to finish. I really dont believe you can beat the price for everything you get. I had mushroom risotto,... More 

Thank Maren R
Sherwood Park, Canada
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126 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

We were seated beside a glass wall looking into the kitchen to watch the chiefs working their magic. If that wasnt great enough...we were given cards to rate the service and the food we were tasting. As i have a background in catering and wine I enjoyed the critiquing imensely. I had so much fun that the chief complained when... More 

Thank constance w
Chicago, Illinois
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2,769 reviews
1,561 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,775 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Many people have a misconception about the Dining Room at Kendall College. For one thing, some don't even know it exists. For another, some believe it is merely a training ground for college students who aspire to be professionals in the restaurant industry. In fact, it really is the only quality restaurant in Chicago that offers a truly outstanding three-course... More 

Thank Taylor B
Baltimore, Maryland
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4 reviews
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Definitely a food destination if you are in Chicago. Kendall College is educating some of the best and brightest in the culinary world. If you are looking for an amazing meal for an amazing price this should be on your list. Run by the students at the school, and you are part of a living classroom.

Thank BillzSpots
Chicago, Illinois
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83 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

We went to the Dining Room at Kendall College for the first time last Saturday evening to celebrate my husband's birthday. From start to finish it was a wonderful dining experience. There is free parking and the dining room itself is beautiful with large windows providing a city view as well as a clear view of the kitchen staff's preparations.... More 

Thank Chelsea33
Blackburn, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

If you are in Chicago you must try The Dining Room. It may be the training ground for catering and hospitality students but the standard of the food is superb. We had the fixed price three course dinner but there were lots of extras as well during the course of the meal. The presentation was top class and the service... More 

Thank MaryH938
Chicago, Illinois
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2,769 reviews
1,561 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,775 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2016

What I like most about lunch at the Dining Room at Kendall College at 900 N. North Branch Street--besides the $18 pre-fixe price, of course--is the menu. It is changed periodically during the school year but it never, ever disappoints. It always includes five or six items in each of three categories--appetizer, entree, dessert. And whoever makes the choices always... More 

Thank Taylor B
Chicago's North Shore, Illinois
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131 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2016

We have brought friends on several occasions to experience the Kendall students in training and every single one has enjoyed themselves. The culinary students, under expert guidance, do a very good job preparing four-star appetizers, entries and deserts while the hospitality students miticulously attend to its service and guest's request. In my experience, only the bar tending is bush league... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
American, International, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 13:30
12:00 - 13:30
18:00 - 19:30
12:00 - 13:30
18:00 - 19:30
12:00 - 13:30
18:00 - 19:30
12:00 - 13:30
18:00 - 19:30
18:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 900 N North Branch St Fl 3, Chicago, IL 60642-4278
    (Chicago & Halsted)
  • Public Transportation: Bus- Halsted 8 & Chicago 66 Subway- Red Line (North & Clybourn)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: +1 312-752-2328
Kendall College Dining Room is an extraordinary classroom that provides students with the opportunity to gain real-world experience in a student run fine dining restaurant under the supervision of Kendall's experienced instructors. Thanks to an outstanding faculty and dedicated students, Kendall College produces the finest talent in the hospitality and culinary fields in the Midwest. The Dining Room offers guests an amazing view of the Chicago skyline, multi-course meals at very reasonable prices, and ample parking. Come dine with the students before they become famous. The Dining Room at Kendall College is first and only culinary school restaurant included in MICHELIN Guide Chicago 2012.

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