Food thrown together and unappetizing
When we arrived we were seated right away. After a few moments of getting settled in, we were greeted by our server and were informed that the menu had recently been revised to reflect the seasonal offerings. While deciding on our selections we never felt rushed and our server was very pleasant. Their wine selections were very good, as well as their offerings of in-house cocktails. We ordered a variety of menu options in order to get a true sense of the chef's abilities and we weren't disappointed. I recommend having an appetizer, a salad, a pasta and an entree which is how the menu should be experienced, much like they do in Italy. An after dinner digestivo before coffee and dessert will leave you quite satiated. This is a fantastic upscale restaurant and I'm looking forward to returning.
Overall, the experience was moderate. What disappointed me the most was that the reservation was never acknowledged. We specifically told the hostess that we booked a reservation, but she seated us without asking to confirm it. There were notes on the reservation that we were celebrating our anniversary, which were therefore never carried over to the hostess. We actually had our first date at A10, which is why we chose to go back for our anniversary. We live in Lakeview, on the opposite side of the city.
The ambiance in the restaurant is great. The decor, the music, the lighting, it all makes for a great dining experience. The service was moderate. Our server was friendly, but also low energy, so I can't rate the service higher than average. She didn't discuss any of the menu items in great detail or provide recommendations, which would have enhanced the experience (and ultimately would have led to a higher check too). Food quality is definitely very good, certainly higher than average, but also nothing mind-blowing to write home about.
I think the restaurant is a great addition to the Hyde Park neighborhood, but the overall guest experience could be improved upon if I were to consider returning.
food was ok. but my steak had a lot of cartilage and fat. portions small. barely any goat cheese on the goat cheese salad. poor selection of drinks. also the seating was strangely arranged and uncomfortable. the waitstaff was was dressed poorly street clothes, one chick I could see her underwear everytime she picked food up.
Food was very cold and not fresh.
The room was also very chilly
Food was delicious and well-presented. Server was attentive but not overbearing. Will definitely return.
This was my first time dining here. We ordered the Brussel Sprouts for an appetizer. They were tasty and liked by all. Three out of four of us ordered the cheeseburger and we all thought it was very well cooked and tasty. Overall we enjoyed the food and the atmosphere.
Didn't stay. Had reservations but couldn't partake of Happy Hour so we decided to sit at the bar. Was given drink specials for Happy Hour, we made our decision but was then told shipment didn't come in so only one drink was available. Food items weren't made to sound appealing so we left. Thanks for the water.
The fresh pasta dishes are highly recommended. There was a good selection of wines by the glass. The desserts were also innovative and there was an interesting selection of after dinner drinks.
Amazing food, amazing service. A friend and I are both culinary students, and we were thoroughly impressed with our meal. We tasted 7 dishes from the menu, but we think everything would have been more than delicious. The focaccia is an absolute MUST to start with. And of course, save room for dessert 😉
It shouldn't be as easy to get a same-day Saturday reservation at A10 as it is. Hyde Park is often overlooked, so if A10 would be packed if it was anywhere on the north side.
We were really impressed by everything from the asthetics to the service to the food. Highlights were one of the best takes on a Manhatten I've had in a long time, perfectly prepared Brussels sprouts, and an amazing sweet brioche dessert.
We'll definitely be coming back.
Would not go there again. They were out of many things and didn’t apologize. We ordered two different bottles of wine they were out of, a type of beer on the menu too and they wouldn’t give us a compromable item for the Same price. This was Friday of at Patrick’s Day and they should have been prepared. Carrots were burnt. And they were out of several types of tea too.
This is an awesome spot and is highly recommended!
A-10 is a restaurant that would not return, their food was in an intermediate level, nothing special and also expensive ...
Service was fantastic, the food was hit or miss. We arrived at 5:00 and needed to leave by 6:45 for a movie in the area. It felt like the kitchen was not ready for the first diners of the evening. One entree was served cold and the other could have been hotter. Our waitress was doing everything she could to make it better. I don't mind paying top prices for a great dining experience but A10 did not deliver this time.
Wonderful evening for our party of eight, visiting our UChicago son with his friends.
The food was good and well presented, but nearly every pasta dish had dairy. I would have preferred to have more choice though the waitress was very helpful in guiding me with my final food choice.
A10, a Hyde Park staple delivers. Good cocktails and a great beer/wine list. Try the mussels. You will not be disappointed.
Sorry, but do not waste your time....went for Valentine’s Day and the food was bad. The menu is limited in the food area. Signature drinks were fair. It looks as though they had a rather large wine list. ( I am not a wine person.)
I had the New York strip, the only steak on the menu and it was pretty fatty. At least trim the fat off of the steak. Don’t serve an excessively fatty steak! The steak was uneventful and excessively fatty.
The starters were the lamb meatballs and the house bread...Yes, the house bread, with a different name (so they can charge)was on the menu. Please A10 see it expedient to serve your customers bread in the beginning. Non gratis.
The lamb meatball were ok. We had some left over, if that can tell the story. Over all....don’t waste your time.
Great job. Great ambiance, great server, creative cuisine.
Terrible service. The food took over an hour. Taste not great.
The place is over all good, we will go there again for business dinners.
The quality of food was fair, for a mixed French\Italian cuisine, I am Italian.
It's a pity all waiters were not that talented, all the service was a bit clumsy.
My sisters were in town and wanted a healthy-ish, nice dinner. Reservation went smoothly. Service was not good. Both the hostest and server yawned widely while speaking to us. Server pushed getting a bottle over glasses, only to tell us the two bottles we wanted were unavailable. Food was mediocre. Empty wine glasses before entrees arrived but our server was missing throughout appetizers and entrees (delivered by runners) so we were unable to order more wine. 200 dollars later, we went to a liquor store to buy more wine and ate a snack when we got home. I’ve been to A10 a few times in the past year and it’s been disappointing every time. Probably won’t return.
Since I have only been in Hyde Park a short period of time, I try to go out and try restaurants in the area. The menu looked good so my friend and I decided to go. The service was great! The food was amazing! The housemade cocktail was to die for!! We were a little disappointed in the dessert selection, but overall, it was a wonderful dining experience for the both of us!
A bunch of us met for a surprise birthday dinner. Everyone woking at A10 were super accommodating.
Thomas made amazing drinks!
Good solid food, well presented. It wasn't as adventurous as I remember it from previous years. Excellent service.
Excellent food. Excellent service. Very small portions - could be good or bad depends on what you're looking for.
Prompt service.... Food was fantastic.
Great food, excellent service. .
The cocktails were very good. The red fish entree is highly recommended.
Our food was poor. Place too noisy. Not returning.
overall good experience. drinks were expensive. the n.y. strip steak was great except not enough. left still feeling hungry. would rather pay more for a 20 oz. and leave full.
The restaurant was good and the waitress was very friendly. Food was pretty good, but the desert was horrible. Italian Tiramisu.
What a disappointment. I recommended
A10 to friends for pre-theatre dinner. The service was very poor. The food mediocre. And the noise in the restaurant makes it impossible to have a conversation. I was embarrassed as it had been my suggestion we go there.
Enjoyed a dinner with a group of 10. The staff was attentive and friendly. They made sure our orders were correct and let us know when wines were not available. The food is good, only a couple of minor negatives, e.g. salty ragu, and olives with pits cooked with cheese. Great place for larger groups.
The decor and ambiance was very inviting and the service was exceptional. Lively comfortable bar area. Very attentive and polite staff from beginning to end. Comfortable seating and well lit dining area. The food was acceptable but not great for the price points and the menu is quite limited in choices. A very noisy experience which made conversation a challenge even at close quarters. Could use some strategically placed sound attenuation to suppress the background noise. Will try their Sunday Brunch if they have one.
Service was below average for the price. Slow on drinks. Food was to eclectic. Same smoked salmon used on various dishes and it was just average at best
The food was good quality and the service friendly although a bit disjointed. Nice wine list.
A great evening all around. Service was good, a little eager,but a great experience.