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652 W Randolph St, 60661-2114
Chicago, Illinois, USA
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Batcolumn is one of the most unusual places often visited by tourists. Flavorful lamb sausages might be what you need. One of the menu items is the excellent wine. The high ratings of this restaurant wouldn't be possible without the friendly staff. In accordance with the reviewers' opinions, the service is amazing. Prices are fantastic for the quality you get. The beautiful decor is to make your food even more attractive. It's a three-star Michelin restaurant that is worth a special visit. Grace was given 4 red knife-and-fork symbols and added to the list of the Michelin best addresses due to top-class comfort it offers.

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Once in a lifetime experience. My bucket list complete. Thank you!
After watching Grace documentary on Netflix, we were very eager to try the restaurant. We planned our Chicago trip around dining here and some other places; it was the best decision ever. Reservation tip: it is hard to get on weekends if you don't get it on the date of release, especially on a holiday weekend like Labor Day. Arrived early but they were very accommodating and seated us immediately. We sat close to the kitchen window which offered a little sneak peek of how the kitchen runs. We started off with a glass of 2017 vintage water and an explanation of the two menus that they offered: Funa and Flora. Though Funa offers more meaty courses, Flora isn't entirely vegetarian either. We both chose the Funa menu and one wine pairing. Food and wine went well together and the courses were presented beautifully. The service was very attentive and nice. The atmosphere is more of a classic fine dining; top notch service, dim lights, romantic, etc. Heck, a couple got engaged during our dining session. The chef stuff the ring in the cake and once she found the ring in the cake, his knee went down and the question popped; feels these kinds of stuff only happens in a movie. It was very nice to witness something like that and Grace was very accommodating to them. Even though we didn't meet them, I wish them a happy ever after! Our experience at Grace went very well. Food, wine, and service were phenomenal. But I do encourage to those of you who are planning to dine here to go watch the documentary and truly learn how much time, effort and the meaning that was put into the restaurant, it was just amazing. Curtis Duffy's saving Grace....
Every aspect of Grace completely blew me away. We knew we wanted to come here after watching "For Grace" on netflix. The opportunity came to visit Chicago for a short trip, and we made it our first priority to dine here. I won't go into details about the food. Every single dish was absolutely beautiful, artistic, and a food-gasmic experience in your mouth. The plates themselves are a work of art. Our opening finger food dish was made of bees wax and could pass as a sculpture itself. Go for the wine pairing. It may be half the cost of the course, but it makes a world's difference in your Michelin star experience. Go big or go home. You can start making a reservation 3 months in advance. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE FURNITURE -Every aspect of the interior itself is well thought out. The walls have strategic jutted counter tops where wines are placed and discreetly removed and rotated around during the wine pairing experience. SERVICE The service was the most amazing part of the experience. Every staff member was impeccable. Well dressed, well versed, and the whole course was a seamless choreograph. -There is 1 staff member in the kitchen responsible in taking note of each table's pace. They don't bring out new dishes until everyone is present ie. say someone went to the rest room. They also don't remove anything until all guests have completed their course. How they take note of this so subtly is beyond me as the wait staff, during downtime, simply stand in the shadows along the back wall. Why is this important? Because every time new dishes are brought in or completed, there's always a pair of waiters synchronizing their moves to either replace or remove something at the same time. They got transitions between courses down to the T. -Although Dan was our sole waiter responsible for our table, there is a whole team of other staff members involved in the background- whether it's describing the wine pairing/the meal itself or bringing out the dishes. EVEN THE REST ROOM IS AN EXPERIENCE -Someone will always walk you to the rest room. They provide facial towels not paper towels to dry your hands. -Every time someone leaves, they will fold the toilet paper into a nice tipped triangle and close the toilet lid. They will also leave a new towel strategically next to the basin. Again and again they re-do this after each guest. -Once you return to your table, they always leave a brand new, pressed napkin.   ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Do ask the staff if you can see the kitchen afterwards. Dan was kind enough to give a brief tour of kitchen. Unfortunately this was the one week chef Curtis Duffy was off! As you walk out, they will hand you an envelope with a written menu of your course and wine pairing. Grace is elegantly pressed on the top of each page. Grace will forever leave a special place in my heart- not only because it's my first Michelin restaurant experience- but because my boyfriend proposed to me here. He somehow worked with the restaurant to coordinate it. It was so magically executed and everyone was kind in congratulating us after. Much thanks to Dan. We loved your passion towards every aspect of our experience here-from your soothing voice, your flawless and detailed explanations, to your facial expressions and smile as you brought us along a culinary journey. The love for your job is very much evident. Thank you for an unforgettable night!
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652 W Randolph St, Chicago, Illinois, USA, 60661-2114 Get directions
Opening hours
MondayMon Closed
TuesdayTue 17:30-22:30
WednesdayWed 17:30-22:30
ThursdayThu 17:30-22:30
FridayFri 17:30-22:30
SaturdaySat 17:30-22:30
SundaySun Closed