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About A10 Hyde Park
A10 is the only restaurant south of Chinatown named to Michelin’s Bib Gourmand list in 2014. Our menu has been described by the Chicago Tribune’s food critic Phil Vettel as “a little French, a little Italian and a lot of American”. He added that A10 “should drop the 0 and call the restaurant A1, because that’s how good I think it is”. Chef Matthias Merges couldn’t agree more with the Chicago Tribune, adding that the menu is "about 75 percent recognizable and 25 percent dishes you may not have tried before but you’re gonna love!"
We’d be truly honored to welcome you to our table for your next dinner or event.
Chicago, IL 60615
Contemporary American, Italian, French
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
53rd & Harper
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
A parking lot is available 1 block north on Harper Court. Street parking is also available.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, View, Wine
A10 Hyde Park Ratings and Reviews
I was so excited to try out this restaurant based on their reviews. I made a reservation on Easter Sunday. My overall experience was not very pleasing. Upon walking in, the restaurant was dead/not busy. I was not greeted nor shown to my table. 👎🏼The hostess showed me where my table was bc my other party arrived 5 minutes early and was already seated! Then, I waited like 10 minutes until my server arrived, again, the restaurant was still dead at 12pm on Easter Sunday. My server made us feel as if we inconvenience her for showing up. She was not authentic, geniune, nor attentive. She did not even run thru their specials/hot items knowing this was our first visit. Anyway, I was excited to try the chicken & waffles. To my surprise, the meal was so bland and not good at all. I was extremely disappointed and ate less than half of my food. My server clearly did not care what thought of the food bc she never ask. I did not even want to take my leftover bc I wanted no trace/memory of this experience nor food.
A10 was a tasty night out, but was definitely not French/Italian. They had some good pastas, several all-American entrees (grilled salmon, burger, etc.), but nothing French. The desserts were minimal. The service was friendly and good, and the fries were amazing.
Food arrived cold after a ridiculously long wait. Bizarre as we were virtually the only customers in the dining area. Waitress was great but the rest of the team clearly wanted to close up and go home. They even turned up the sound system to I suppose chase us out. All the staff had to do was courteously ask. I have no idea if it was closing time though there were multiple customers in the bar area so if it was it wasn't obvious. Net what could have been a nice experience was ruined by multiple employees not caring about the customer experience or handling things professionally. We won't be back.
Had a nice meal on Saturday evening. Food was very good. Service was just ok, our server didn't know how to set a table when replacing silverware or wine glasses. Music was so LOUD that we could barely hear each other. They turned it up about halfway into our meal and after asking to turn it down, we were ignored. Booth/bench seating is too low for the table, so opt for a table with 4 chairs instead. We were celebrating a friend's birthday, so management handed out free glasses of champaign with our dessert. Overall a good place, if you like it loud.
No parking. Rainy day. What nuisance! They need a valet. Food is just average Restaurant was empty and they still gave us a very small table. We could barely keep the wine bottle on the table. How silly. People should be comfortable when dining out. You won't be comfortable here.
Friendly and lively, but the service was extremely slow. The soup was not hot, nor was any other part of the meal. The food was flavorful, but I do prefer hot food. Even the bread, which was served in an iron skillet (suggesting that it had just come from the oven) was not hot. The butter was quite good.
Had the capaleni pasta w/ braised lamb. It was very good, but only enough to feed my 5year old daughter. Also has the catch of the day '' brezinne" Fish (probably didn't spell that right) and it was tasty but small and a little undercooked. The overall probably with A10 is that for the price, the portions are ridiculously small. I literally left and stopped at 5 guys on my way to my car.
What a wonderful dining experience and great value for a special meal !
A bottle of Petalos wine with delicious fresh olives reminded us of a trip to Spain. Then we decided to share each course - the perfect way to try a kale salad , a homemade pasta, & grilled octopus. Save room for dessert ! I can't forget to mention our server, Ashley, & her sparkling personality
Went here for dinner with our granddaughter to celebrate her birthday. Our first visit, she has been here before.
The menu was limited but adequate and had some interesting items (e.g., roasted cauliflower, mushroom soup with duck confit) and the portions are sizable. Food quality was good and the presentation was very nice. The wait staff was attentive without being overly solicitous.
Overall, it was a good meal - but not a great one.
We've rarely enjoyed a restaurant more. Creative and interesting food, beautiful decor (with wall tapestries helping to keep the room quiet), professional and friendly staff, incredible cocktail menu. The whole restaurant experience had all the characteristics of an upscale restaurant, without any of the pretension. The prices were surprisingly reasonable. Just perfect. We'll be back.
Outstanding evening. It began with a parking space one door away! Attentive service, accommodated our seating requests immediately. Server available and and politely fulfilled requests. We felt very welcomed. For northsiders, worth the trip to Hyde Park. Food: excellent and portion size just right.
In a city where you can't find an open table on short notice on Saturday evening, A10 is a surprising find. The drink menu is creative but not crazy (and drinks are large), the food is not overly pretentious, and the wait staff friendly. It has a upscale feel, and pretty high prices, but none of the crowded push of the River North scene. I wouldn't travel to come to this restaurant, but if you are in Hyde Park for the evening and want a nice drink and well prepared food with local ingredients, why not?
We waited 20 minutes for our drinks to arrive, despite alerting our waitress about the delay. The food was mediocre in general, the pasta dish was terrible (dry pasta, and three mushrooms despite they being the main ingredient). We were warned not to go there by a friend, but we read good reviews from Phil Vettel (Tribune), and the person in Time Out. Perhaps they should reconsider their reviews.
This is our third visit to A10. As usual, the server was very friendly and the food was very tasty and presented timely. Two things to note- we were there before attending theatre at the Court Theatre, but no one asked if we might be there pre-theatre (there is a discount if attending the theatre after dinner) and, after convincing us to get dessert, the item we were encouraged to try was "out" (at 6:30 dinner) with no ready substitute. Very disappointed about that.
We've been coming to A10 since it opened and we continue to hope it will live up to its potential. Tonight we had a very good dinner and terrible service. It took 30 minutes to get a drink. When I approached the bartender and asked why we hadn't been served, he seemed surprised and said he was about to make our drinks. The staff were friendly, but totally inattentive. One item was so late in being delivered to our table that I told the waiter to forget it. After the check was finally delivered, no one came to collect it for payment. Finally I took the bill with my credit card to the nearest waiter. Even then, we waited and waited for the receipt in order to sign it. It's hard to imagine that A10 expects to be taken seriously. Very sad.
We decided to have an early Valentine's dinner at A10, though we did not get any of the specials on that menu except the half bottle of champagne. We chose from the regular menu instead. We were favorably impressed with the food overall. The meat in my lamb dish was a bit dry, though better nearer the bone. My husband got the Chicken Piccata and it was delicious. We would try it again for a special occasion. The waitstaff were all very helpful.
We went to celebrate Valentine's Day and had a nice time. The food was good and the service was friendly, though they didn't bring our wine until we were halfway through the entree. We were pleasantly surprised to find that while it's an upscale restaurant, it also had a bit of a neighborhood feel -- one couple brought their baby and another their toddler (both of whom were very well behaved!). It was a comfortable setting with good food.
This spot was chosen for a girls night out. The two appetizers for the table: handcut fries (looked and tasted like shoestring fries and were extra salty) with an ailoi sauce and fritto misto (fried kale with fried shrimp) which was on the special Valentines Day menu (again the kale and shrimp were extra salty) wasn't enough for 3 people to share equitably. I had the Walleye which was delicious. My friends enjoyed their entrees of campanelle (braised goat) and the A10 cheeseburger. Overall, nice ambience, but for the price and salt in Hyde Park I don't need to revisit.
Although A10 aspires to be a top-notch foodie destination in Hyde Park, it's not quite there yet. Presentation and ambiance are competent, but not above average for the price. Entrees seemed skimpy and not fully executed. A walleye plate I tried was a trifle overcooked, oddly spiced and the homemade pasta was nothing remarkable. The desserts, which were calling cards on other reviews, were disappointing both in presentation and volume. Our cheesecake seemed to be tiny dollops of mousse. They really needed to work on the aesthetics; the plates certainly weren't worth the price. If you're going to spend $200 for a party of four (with tip and only two drinks), you should at least feel that you had an above-average culinary experience. We didn't experience that sensation and I'm still feeling that I was overcharged two days later. While I realize this is a work in progress, I hope they will step up their game and realize they're still serving a largely Hyde Park clientele. I can't imagine someone coming in from downtown and the North Side, much less the Northern Suburbs (as we did for an excellent Court theatre outing), and being satisfied. Still, I laud their imagination and innovation in presenting this fare. I think they can improve. It's certainly worth a visit in the future once they work out a few kinks.
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