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The Stained Glass

1735 Benson Ave, Evanston, IL 60201-3704
+1 847-864-8600
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“rack of lamb” (9 reviews)
“deviled eggs” (6 reviews)
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American, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1735 Benson Ave, Evanston, IL 60201-3704
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1 - 10 of 128 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 5 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 10 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 5 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 8 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
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 29 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 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.

Thank John B
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Questions & Answers
13 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
7 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
US$30 - US$40
Dinner, Lunch, 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
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
  • 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.
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