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El Ideas
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2419 W 14th St Chicago, IL 60608
2419 W 14th StUSILChicago60608
(312) 226-8144elideas.com
$$$$American RestaurantToday Closed
Monday ClosedTuesday 7:30 – 11:00 pmWednesday 7:30 – 11:00 pmThursday 7:30 – 11:00 pmFriday 7:30 – 11:00 pmSaturday 6:00 pm – 12:00 amSunday Closed
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Upscale, intimate BYOB restaurant serving fixed-price American menus in chef Phillip Foss’ kitchen.- Google
People talk about dining experience, foie gras, beaten path, byob and fine dining restaurants
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Bill Jones
reviewed 9 months ago
Quite possibly my favorite restaurant in Chicago. The creativity here is astounding, plus, it's nice to have an open view of the kitchen and interaction with the chefs. The BYOB policy makes it fun to help customize your own meal. Worth every penny.
Sam Chau
reviewed a year ago
Definitely one of the best places to eat at in Chicago if you don't want to whole smugness of Michelin starred restaurants. The food is original, fun and tastes good. The best is you can dress in whatever the heck you wanted and really just focus on the food. Plus the open kitchen that allows you to interact with the chef makes the place alot cooler!
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Suresh Pillai
reviewed a year ago
Dining at El Ideas was akin to dining in the living room of an amazing chef. The unique concept of this restaurant allows diners to go behind the curtain and see exactly how each dish is crafted, providing the opportunity to question the chefs as the dishes are plated! Diners are served "at the same time", so the entire restaurant experiences each course at the exact same time. This unique dining experience should not be missed by true foodies.
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Lu Yao
reviewed 10 months ago
El Ideas is the ideal foodie and photographer molecular gastronomy restaurant hidden away in Chicago. With an open dining room connected to the kitchen, you are allowed to see how your food is prepared AND plated, which is the coolest part! Plus, it's BYOB! Service: Very professional service without the stuffiness. Ambience: it's very casual - the chefs and waiters don't dress up, but you are welcome to. Food: All the flavors are spot on and really mesh together well. Always very well-thought out menus!
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Salil Gandhi
reviewed 8 months ago
Innovative food, great service. Super fun to talk to the other guests and the chefs. Got tips on how to improve my gels. Phillip was great and his team gets it. Food & fine dining is about fun and not being pretentious.
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Christianna Klangides
reviewed a year ago
Tucked away on the corner of absolutely nowhere and the ghetto is a restaurant where imagination has no limitations and rules are meant to be broken. The dead end road leads to an eclectic space with 18 seats. When our first course was served, we were instructed to pick up our plates and lick them. No silverware was to be provided and using your fingers would be frowned upon. Amazing. Thank you for making fine dining fun and playful!