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Stained Glass in Evanston

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Stained Glass in Evanston

Tom | May 18, 2003 11:57 PM

Last night my wife and I and another couple dined at The Stained Glass in Evanston. Its located on the East side of the el/Metra tracks just North of Davis Street, providing easy access for anyone who doesn't like to drive.

The description on Metromix makes it sound like Webster Wine Bar, which is fine, but there's much more. It seems to be part of an old warehouse (the hostess of a dinner party I attended tonight said it burned down once so maybe its in a new location). The decor is loft-ish, candle-lit, white table cloth with a decent sized bar. The menu has options for everyone plus an extensive wine list. In traditional Wine Bar fashion, they serve "flights", but in much more generous portions than I expected.

We all order "flights" of yummy wine. Our first course orders included panzerella salad (greens with rectangular shaped fresh moz with similar shaped, lightly fried spiced bread) and a special crab salad which was done in a mold with tomato holding it in a neat cup shape.

Entree orders were free-range chicken w/mashed potatoes, barbeque salmon, pork tenderloin and the special ostrich. The presentation was amazing and flavors outstanding.

We lingered over the Chocolate Bombe (a mousee), sorbets, a cheese plate and very good port wine after the main course.

The wait staff was great with table spacing and noise level very comfortable.

After eating and drinking quite a bit over 2 1/2 hours the grand total was $300 after tip. I think Phil V. would give it three stars (not that he is the be-all).

I'd like to hear what anyone else has to say.

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