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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
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.
Nice room. Good option in Hyde Park. Has potential to be so much better, and I remember it being so when it first opened. Drinks and menu still wintery in April. Just average food. No one in our party of 5 had anything bad, just not delicious or memorable.
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.
Great food and fantastic service. My wife and dine here for dinner on our date night. The service was really good, our wait staff was very knowledgeable and pleasant. The food was cooked just right and the music that played in the background was smooth.
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.
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