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Next Restaurant

#546 of 7,598 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
West Loop
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955 W. Fulton, Chicago, IL 60607
17:30 - 23:30
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Wed - Sun 17:30 - 23:30
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went in with no expectations. The flavors were OK but seemed dated. No explanation of the courses and the flavors combos which would have probably added to the overall sensory experience. Dangling flowers above was used in one of the dishes which didn't adds or detract from the flavors... So seemed more gimmicky. Save the time and money... And go... More 

Thank Wanglc
Leawood, KS
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237 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Next is a forward thinking restaurant that changes its menu theme every four months. This visit incorporated the original French Laundry Menu and accurately replicated those dishes throughout the evening. I only rated it four stars because the previous two nights we had dined at Grace and Alinea which made the 'dated" FL menu less than exciting. That being said,... More 

Thank Suddrethks
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48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my second visit to Next, the first was their El Buli tribute which was like food fireworks. Grant's ode to his mentor, Thomas Keller at the French Laundry in Napa was the reason we came back. We were warned by a server that this was the food of the "late 90's", not contemporary French. Not the most positive... More 

Thank Richard J
Chicago, Illinois
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58 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every year for Veteran’s Day my wife does something special to honor me for serving this great country. This year I was thrilled when I found out she had secured a reservation at Next, actually on Veteran’s day. We are true foodies and wine lovers, and willing to pay $1,150 to dine at a restaurant known for such an overall... More 

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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

The food is without a doubt really lovely but the service is shocking, not every server obviously, (there was one girl in particular who was with the programme but she was alone)but the majority of them. I was pretty irritated that I had prepaid 20% service because if I had paid on the night it wouldn't have been anywhere near... More 

Thank Larko54
Chicago, Illinois
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1,186 reviews
551 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 603 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Fabulous. We scored tickets only about a week before the meal. The ticketing system, while certainly different, was easy to use and the accompanying e-mails, etc. were easy to understand. We were seated exactly at our reservation time and the pace of the meal was relaxed. Service was perfect; our main server was approachable and funny. Various dishes were introduced... More 

Thank brmusicman
Chicago, Illinois
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146 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

One may be put off by the preliminary process that the patron is put through in order to dine here. Unlike the typical restaurant, even others in this league, you are not permitted to talk to a human. All reservations must be handled through the restaurant's website. You examine available dates and dining slots, select a dining slot (if you... More 

Thank Bob C
Coconut Creek, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Perhaps after reading so many rave reviews and with a French Laundry menu I expected much more. My husband and I decided to explore Chicago for our one year anniversary. We love food and recently had a few friends visit the city, sharing different "must try's". Of course, we wanted Alinea and no reservations available by the time we had... More 

1 Thank msbrisa
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61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Next is not just a restaurant. It's an experience. It is a parade of beautifully presented dish after dish. Many fabulous restaurants offer exquisite food but a stuffy atmosphere. Not here. My flight into Chicago the evening of our reservation was delayed, which caused me to have to arrive directly from the airport (suitcase and all). The staff could not... More 

1 Thank Virginia T
Budapest, Hungary
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159 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Next offered this time the "French Laundry" experience which was a true delight. An excellent 13 course menu with absolutely fantastic highlights. The most positively surprising thing was the non-alcoholic pairing, a real new experiment for us and with greta joy we tried it. The only miss was the lobster (which I think was a bit miss-cooked) and the Pot... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:30 - 23:30
17:30 - 23:30
17:30 - 23:30
17:30 - 23:30
17:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 955 W. Fulton, Chicago, IL 60607
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > West Loop
  • Neighbourhood: West Loop
  • Phone Number: 312-226-0858

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in West Loop

Neighbourhood Profile
West Loop
Fulton Market, Randolph Market, Jackson Boulevard and Greek Town make up the West Loop. The neighborhood is best known as the location of Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Studios, but this downtown neighborhood is also an up-and-coming spot for Chicago’s trendsetters. Several sub-neighborhoods within West Loop make this a unique neighborhood to visit. Dotted with factories and warehouses, West Loop is packed with various types of dining and nightlife options. If your timing is right, you can take part in neighborhood events like the West Loop Farmers Market, Craft Beer Fest, or the Randolph Street Market Festival.
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