Taste 222

4.7
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$30 and under
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Taste 222 is the storefront showcase of Cleveland Avenue headquarters, a venture capital and consulting firm that invests in remarkable food, beverage and restaurant concepts.

Taste 222 is a restaurant and event space focusing on unique experiences with an upscale vibe. We are a full-service restaurant with rich beverage and culinary offerings set in a beautiful space reminiscent of home.

We provide “Cheers”- like service. We know our customers’ names, their orders...we HUG! With a family-like atmosphere, Taste 222 provides great service, and delicious, comforting food in a warm and sophisticated environment.
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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OT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere

t
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and delicious food at a reasonable price.

GC
Orange County
26 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a great experience at Taste. It has been a pleasure to watch the restaurant grow into a wonderful place to meet, mix, mingle and get great food.

The servers are always gracious and helpful and food is outstanding. Never a bad meal and great appetizers to boot.

GG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

All the food came at once and was all pretty mediocre.

CT
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Finally a restaurant that had it all... Great food, excellent service, an enjoyable atmosphere, reasonably priced, and a place where you can actually hear the person across from you! This small restaurant is a gem in the heart of the city. I can’t believe I haven’t made it here sooner. We will definitely be back!

Taste 222
Responded on November 1, 2019

ChiTownDiner thank you for taking the time to share your experience! Taste 222 is your home away from home and we so much loved having you here. We greatly appreciate your feedback and look forward to hosting you at Taste 222 again. Best, I . Dean

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JP
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, ambience and service.

Taste 222
Responded on November 1, 2019

JohnP Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. Food, ambiance, and service are the cornerstone of how we approach the Taste experience and I am elated that you received that with us. Look forward to hosting you in the near future. Best, I . Dean

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JM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved finding this gem so close to the train station. The decor was great, spacious, so easy to hear. Lots to choose from on menu and great service. Great wines. I will be back.

Taste 222
Responded on November 1, 2019

JaneM Thank you so much! WOW! thank you so much for all your awesome feedback. Taste 222 is a gem for us and we are excited to share that experience with you. See you soon! Best, I . Dean

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal and very attentive and engaging service.

Taste 222
Responded on November 1, 2019

Greetings! thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us! Look forward to seeing you soon!

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W
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu, cozy interior & convenient location.

Taste 222
Responded on November 1, 2019

Windycitygal - thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We sincerely appreciate your feedback and will share it with our team. Best, I . Dean

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JW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food....taste absolutely fabulous! Enough TVs and comfort to watch the game!

Taste 222
Responded on November 1, 2019

JayW Thank you for your feedback. If you're looking for a place to watch the game come join us! Taste 222, your home away from home!

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JG
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our server was outstanding...that young man made us feel right at home.

Taste 222
Responded on November 1, 2019

JasonG, This is great! Taste is your home away from home so we are excited to hear this! Do you remember who your server was? We would love to share your feedback with him. Best, I . Dean

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y
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was top notch (thanks Dan), food great and decor stunning. Music and lighting set a relaxing tone. Loved it. Highly recommend! Scallops appetizer was delish as was the Mac n cheese.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to meet friends! Great food & atmosphere!

AD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Took clients here and they really enjoyed the lunch offerings!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall4food2service5ambience4

Food not good. I am usually happy there, but the brisket was cold, and not as described

CK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food and service was very good, tables are a decent distance away from each other but the acoustics leave a bit to be desired as the background noise level is pretty high - you can still hear your dining companions, it is just a bit distracting.

Taste 222
Responded on September 27, 2019

Hi, I'm sorry to hear the acoustics were distracting. We have taken this into consideration and will be more mindful of the music moving forward. All feedback helps us strengthen service and our offering, so we thank you. Please say hi next time you're in to visit. Best, Iman Dean

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M
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place, great food, drinks, and ambiance

Taste 222
Responded on September 26, 2019

@Mike THANK YOU we thank you for your feedback and hope to see you soon. Best, I. Dean - General Manager

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service2ambience5

The ambiance is amazing! The food was great. Service was ok, I wasn’t to fond of my server. I would go again.

DA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service was great and the service staff were super nice

Taste 222
Responded on September 26, 2019

DebbieA, THANK YOU for the 5-star rating and feedback. The team and I look forward to your next visit. Best, I. Dean - General Manager

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YP
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful!! This was my 3rd visit and every time I’ve sinned at Taste 222 the experience has been excellent.
I’d like to give a special thanks to Yuchi our server and tour guide. He was the BOMB😊

Taste 222
Responded on September 26, 2019

YvetteP, thank you, thank you, thank you, we sincerely appreciate you taking time to share your great experience and make mention of Yuchi!! We look forward to your FORTH visit. Best, I. Dean - General Manager

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PH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first visit to Taste 222, and everything about it was outstanding!

JG
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Lunch service should be considerate of one hour lunch breaks.

GO
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Staff was friendly and attentive. Knew when to approach and when to leave guests alone. Food was excellent.

Taste 222
Responded on September 26, 2019

GwendolynO, thank you! we are so happy you had a great time and look forward to your next visit.

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LM
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, great service and food.

Taste 222
Responded on August 27, 2019

Hi Laura, THANK YOU for the 5-star rating! We look forward to your next visit...

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PH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rasheed took care of us again! He is a great ambassador of your restaurant

Taste 222
Responded on August 23, 2019

@PaulH THANK YOU for the 5-star rating! We look forward to your next visit... Best, Iman Dean - General Manager

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TM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very good brunch. Only area of improvement I would suggest is to lower the amount of salt on the breakfast potatoes. Other than that, the French toast was great, drinks were fantastic. The service by far was outstanding! We will be back!

Taste 222
Responded on August 23, 2019

Greeting @TremayneM and THANK YOU for taking the time to review us! We have since shared your feedback with the executive chef and will certainly reduce the salt on our potatoes. Again, thank you and we look forward to welcoming you back very soon! Best, Iman Dean - General Manager

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DO
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food and drinks are excellent. Everything is also reasonably priced especially for a downtown Chicago location. I've been once for dinner and twice recently for brunch. The chicken biscuit, cheese grits and the Nashville hot chicken and waffles were all very good. Sangrias and mimosas are a great brunch compliment. Great value. I highly recommend and have done so to several friends

Taste 222
Responded on August 23, 2019

Greetings DanaO, THANK YOU for your feedback and support in spreading the word. We want Taste 222 to be everyone's "home away from home". We look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Best, Iman Dean - General Manager

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OT
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, great food and stylish decor...what more can you ask for !!!

Taste 222
Responded on August 23, 2019

Greetings, and THANK YOU for the 5-star rating! Taste 222 is "your home, away from home" and we look forward to your next visit... Best, Iman Dean - General Manager

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DJ
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and very reasonably priced for a nice lunch near the loop. Tri tip steak was amazing!

Taste 222
Responded on August 23, 2019

Greetings @DebbieJ and THANK YOU for the 5-star rating! The Tri tip is one of my favorites as well. Look forward to welcoming you back soon! Best, Iman Dean - General Manager

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LT
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great! The server was really nice and attentive. The ambiance was really nice as well. Hopefully, the menu options will expand.

BB
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great. Underutilized. Delicious every time. Take my money.

E
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Ambiance and presentation was exceptional! Our waitress was also very nice. The coffee was amazing. However:

- Our frittatas were bland. It had zero salt added to the dish. Yet, the potato side dish was over salted.

- The homemade donuts appear to he fried in the same oil they use for chicken (they tasted a bit like fried chicken batter).

- When we asked the waitress what she thought about certain dishes, her response was “I don’t know, I have never tried those.” Maybe management should require taste testings...

- The Eggs Benedict that we ordered is on the menu with a description that indicated it comes with poached eggs... the eggs were not poached - they were a texture similar to a scrambled omelet.

Maybe the awesome reviews are related to the dinner menu...

F
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great cocktails! Excellent waitress. Definitely will be back.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Birthday dinner on Thursday evening. Great space in back with large screens for an intimate gathering
The front dining area is cozy.
There is also an outdoor sitting area

EW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and enough variety for everyone to be happy. Impeccable service without being overbearing. Becoming one of my favorite "go to" places as everyone enjoys it.

CT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great experience from the ambiance to the staff to the food.

JB
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience5

The entire staff seemed to be on drugs, but the food was ok. The main dining area had a strange smell, but the entire place is decorated beautifully.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Usually love the experience and introducing new people to it. Server was C- at best, and pork belly gyro was mediocre. That’s just taste preference I’m sure as it’s probably a great seller. Service frustratingly changed experience. I’ll still be back a lot though.

TM
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

I have used tast222 several times in the past 3months for breakfast and each time I have received mediocre service at best. Ambiance is nice and the food is good, although not worth the $$ paid. With lots of options in the west loop, I’ll look elsewhere for my “go to” breakfast experience.

AS
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance and the restaurant staff are superb!