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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: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: 4:00pm - 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
The good - Spinach salad was delicious and they make their own tonic for their gin and tonic. The wine they suggested as a pairing for my pasta was spot-on.
The bad - Spinach salad was listed as a "Small plate" it was a meal size salad - would have changed my order had I known that. The foccacia bread appetizer came out served in a cast iron pan, but was not warm. Also no instructions on how to eat it.
The ugly - the host seemed at best, non-plussed that I was there. I was seated without assistance and had trouble getting into the booth. First impression was poor and little was done to improve on it. My table wobbled and immediately my water spilled (due to the table wobble). Every time I did something that wobbled the table (such as cutting the cold focaccia bread with the steak knife I was given to do so) my water spilled.
There are other options to eat in this neighborhood. I suggest you look to those if you are looking to have a special meal out.
Food was very good, although the pasta bolognese was salty. Chicken Piccata portion was huge & warm Spinach salad was yummy. Service could use some work. Although we asked for a table in the dining room, the hostess sat us in the bar area even though throughout the evening the dining room had several empty tables. Small but very nice menu.
The food is interesting and quite good - for example, a very nice take on pasta carbonara - but it is a bit overpriced for what you get. We ordered a tasty cauliflower "entree," but, at $19, the markup is kind of obscene for a plate that probably costs under a couple of bucks to prepare. I also think it would help if they served a salad with their dinners, or, at a minimum, provided bread, instead of trying to get you to pony up for a "small plate" of focaccia (at @$9.00). I get that it isn't easy to make a go of it in Hyde Park, but a price point and some amenities that will make repeat business likelier will prove a better gambit than soaking one-time diners. Oh, and the wonderful desserts almost stole the show! Despite my reservations, I truly hope this unique, thoughtful eatery makes it. Hyde Park needs it!
Had another great experience at A10-- this time on a Saturday night sitting outside. Service was wonderful, excellent spinach salad, homemade pasta and steak special. People watching in Hyde Park can't be beat. Even the giant Kilwin's cow came and hung out on the corner for a while. Great fun and great food. Thanks A10!
Service was friendly and prompt.
The appetizers were pretty good. The olives are excellent. Foccacia bread was good but nothing that special. French fries but the aioli very tasty.
The octopus dish was excellent and probably the best thing on the menu. The Porkchop was too salty. The rigatoni with Bolognese sauce was also excellent but the Bucatini was not very good. Would agree with previous reviews that the pasta dishes were a bit small for the price. I would still highly recommend the octopus dish.
For dessert we have the softserve shortcake.
This was just average.
No valet. No drink refills. Just FYI.
Parking is a bit tricky but there is a multi level parking lot at Harper Square that is very close.
The available menu for Wednesday nights has very little option for large groups. Very disappointed in the choices, as well as not being notified of the limit of options when reservation was placed. Potential customers should be notified while calling to place the reservation. The food, once received, and after a very long wait, and while not busy, tasted decent but nothing special.
The server forgot multiple items and requests, and she seemed irritated when she had to be reminded of the requests. Service like that is the reason people do not return.
I would not recommend A10 for any reason, nor would I return if I have the choice.
The restaurant was memorable in appearance and those sitting near the windows had a great people watching experience (a brew fair was going on around the corner). The service was good and we liked the pasta dishes and broccoli salad -- original, excellent ingredients, fine housemade pasta. Portions seemed small given the prices. The dessert special, described as a peach cobbler pie, was a disappointment. Made of tasteless apples and some random peach slices, the crust was sodden and heavy.
I wanted and expected to love this place. The menu is ambitious and creative, but the execution was so-so. Fresh pasta was too thin and overcooked. The plates are described to be shared, but I don't see how we would have done that easily. The focaccia was outstanding.
A member of my party ordered salmon. She wasn't asked about how cooked she wanted it, and it arrived quite rare, seared more than cooked. She sent it back and they graciously prepared and served her a fresh piece. It too was underdone and the server should have checked back right away. When she finally did check back, my friend was done trying and declined to order anything else. They comped us two desserts, but they left the salmon on the final bill. We would not go back and cannot recommend it. Sadly, though 'cause it has a cool vibe. I just can't say that you're sure to get a great meal.
We enjoyed our appetizers of smoked fish on toast and marinated olives. The entrees ranged from good (pork chop, scallop tortallini) to bad (sausage cannalonni). Good wine and beer list. Chocolate creme for dessert drew a "worst dessert ever" from one of our diners, so the restaurant comped an after dinner drink for us.
We really enjoyed the atmosphere and server was great.
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.
Have to say a bit disappointing. Everything good, nothing negative, but nothing particularly special and did not meet expectations. We are rarely in Hyde Park and we were looking forward to finding a place that would be a draw from our Lakeview home.
Too many as good or better places closer to home to make a special trip.
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