Chicago >Restaurants > Naha
500 N Clark St, Chicago, IL | Directions 6061041.890986 -87.631275
Mon-Thu 11:30am-2pm, 5:30pm-9:30pm
Fri 11:30am-2pm, 5:30pm-10pm
Neighborhoods: Near North Side, Central
Chef Carrie is the real deal. This restaurant isn't flashy, but it's always reliable, delicious and just innovative enough that you feel like it's been an occasion to eat there.
A reliable institution for beautiful local farm food and excellent service, wine and cocktails. If fois gras is on the menu I don't pass it up here. Fish and game like quail always a winner. Don't skip dessert!
Upscale and well-executed dishes. Peaceful ambience and sharp service make it a special occasion-worthy pick.
I should have listened to the majority of the reviews in this section and gone elsewhere. Bring a food dictionary if there is one out there, you will need it to get through the menu to figure out what you are going to be eating. The menu was impossible for my wife and I, as well as others, to understand what came with the dishes. Several people, including us had to ask the waiter what everything meant.
The food was okay, nothing spectacular, especially for the prices they charge! I have had much better for less money. I had the rib eye steak that was good but not "brilliant" as I was told it would be. The red wine sauce that came with it had no flavor. My wifes meal was, as well, okay. She had the duck and again, nothing out of the ordinary.
The desert was unusual but good. Worth $11.00, no. Don't plan on sharing it, there is not much there
The service was better. The waiter answered all of our questions and was extremely friendly and outgoing. He did seem to push the items that were the more expensive on the menu though.
Overall for the quality of the food, my wife and I felt it was extremely overpriced. I have eaten at restaurants with these kind of prices and had much better meals! I would not recommend this restaurant.
There are so many great places to eat in Chicago-- THIS is not one of them! – It is lovely inside. And it ends there. The menu is impossible to read (and I am in my early 40's, not a Senior Citizen and I am saying that!) and the food is impossible to understand. The chef seems to go out of his way to put unusual food groupings and wine pairings together, but has made no effort to make it eatable. The menu was very game-heavy. I really had to work at finding something I would want to try. The chef would make no substitutions. Three of the four of us got the striped bass-- none of us liked it . The other person had halibut and disliked it. None of us would return. Very, very small portions and very high prices. The best thing about this place is the art on the walls-- that is worth coming in for a glass of wine and viewing, actually.
Just ok – Food was mediocre from app to main to dessert - nothing was very tasty.
Waiter was borderline rude - very passive aggressive. In addition, we waited at least an hour btwn our app and our main.
Everybody (from our table of six) gave it a thumbs down and all said they would not return
Maybe it was a bad night but didn't think Naha was anything special
Coat check misplaced our coats and we waited about 10 min and valet took 20 min to find our car....
Only positive was decor - beautiful design and colors
Fantastic – The skillfully crafted seasonal menu offers exquisite dishes. Try the foie gras appetizer - it is a permenant fixture on the menu and always incredible! The service is friendly, knowledgeable, and accomodating. In addition, the wine list is superb. Enjoy!
Cousins Carrie and Michael Nahabedian score with a seasonal American, Mediterranean-influenced menu. – Understated and modern, Naha goes for cool sophistication over flashy color. The long, narrow dining room is all browns and creams, with hardwood floors and straight-backed wood chairs combining with sparse dogwood hedges to give the space a simple, organic comfort. James Beard award-winning Chef Carrie Nahabedian's seasonal American menu offers earthy pleasures like celery root soup with tender roasted squab and plump, sweet roasted sea scallops scented with vanilla bean. For dessert, warm brown butter almond and pear cake is preposterously buttery and infinitely satisfying, served with almond ice cream, pear sorbet and pear compote.
Photo courtesy of Naha
Excellent Lunch Experience – I've only been there for lunch but both times was very impressed with the food, the service and the beautiful decor. Perhaps the service is better at lunch or perhaps it has improved since other reviewers ate there, but I found the staff to be attentive, knowledgeable and actually interested in and proud of the food. The mezze plate was especially delicious although all of the food was very good.
needs improvement – I have to say that most of the negative reviews have good reasons to say what they've said. Although I still think that Naha has a potential to make it right. I hope that the people from Naha tries to find ways to improve the food and service.
Great – It is too bad that some people had a bad experience with Naha. We ate there last night and thought it was one of the best restaurants in Chicago (and we've been to most). Yes it was expensive, but the food was fantastic, the service was top notch, and the room was beautiful. You definitely get what you pay for. I cannot say enough good things. We will definitely be back soon.
even a charge for extra martini mix – Naha - please that's a joke. I've been to all best restaurants in the city. I've worked in the business so I know the business. But Naha is a joke!!! And is very overprised, especially when you have to pay $38.00 for a filet that doesn't taste like anything.
GUESS WHAT??? I was charged $2.00 for extra martini mix...are you kidding??? I will never go back there...ever...
good things - waiter had a clue, and martini was fabulous...
just say no to naha – Horrible service. rude waiters. entirely overrated for the price. LOUD! Obnoxious with very mediocre eats. Would never go back.
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