Chicago >Food & Dining > Heaven On Seven
600 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL | Directions 6061141.892764 -87.624476
Monday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Neighborhoods: Central, Near North Side
What can I say, this place is so so good. I've never been to New Orleans, but if the food tastes as good as they I need to go. Love the sweet potato polenta.
Purgatory on Seven – I was expecting better, based on the majority of the reviews I'd read. I went with cajun staples, Gumbo and Red beans & Rice, and was mightily disappointed.
The Gumbo was nicely seasoned but the texture felt like it had cornstarch in it. Too thick. After trying the Red beans and rice, I asked the waitress if they were made fresh every day and she said 'yes' - difficult to believe when they tasted like yesterdays leftovers (ever had two day old frijoles?). I also had to play 'spot the Andouille sausage' in the dish.
Having learned to cook a few cajun dishes from a lady in Carencro, LA (including gumbo), I'd hoped for good food at Heaven on Seven but left concerned that this might be what purgatory is like.
Hair of the dog – Had breakfast here and found a strand of gray hair on one of the sausage links. I didn't make a big deal out of it - i was done eating already - but decided to point it out to our server. She apologized but then returned later and, for some strange reason, told us no one in the kitchen had gray hair and suggested it might have been a piece of string. Because string is delicious. Offered a free dessert but no comp for the offending dish.
Yummy Cajun Food – My husband and I were in Chicago last weekend and ended up eating here twice. The food was soooo good! The Red Beans and Rice, Po Boys, Gumbo, and Corn Muffins are to die for. We cant wait until our next trip to Chicago and Heaven on Seven
Killer Crawfish!! – I stopped in to Heaven on Seven last month when I was in town, and I was greeted by a bizarre spectacle: in the middle of the dining room was a large table containing a platter full of crawfish that appeared to be dying due to lack of water and possibly starvation. At first, I was confused, as I could think of no logical reason to slowly suffocate small animals in the middle of a restaurant. Then I was informed that this was in honor of ?Crawfish Festival,? and was an advertisement for their seasonal boiled crawfish special. I ordered the special, though I foolishly tried to select mine from the ones on display, and was informed that these particular crawfish were to be thrown away after they died. Still, the ones I did have were delicious!
When I went back a couple nights later, they had run out of live crawfish, so they had some dead ones sitting out, which I felt made the display slightly less festive. While I still found the sight of several dead crawfish lying on a plate at room temperature to be appetizing, it didn?t make me as hungry as the previous night when I got to watch them slowly grind to a halt and expire over the course of the evening.
Nevertheless, I was so inspired that I decided to use this sales technique at my own restaurant, Fat Paulie?s Invincible House of Beef in Topeka, Kansas (just south of the Municipal Airport on Rt. 4). Of course, we mainly sell burgers and steaks, so we?ve been bringing a cow in each night and tying a plastic bag over its head. We poke small holes in the bag to let a little air in, as we want our customers to be able to enjoy the sight of the cow becoming less lucid, stumbling around, losing consciousness and finally dying over a period of several hours. Needless to say, hamburger sales have gone through the roof! It?s been a bit expensive throwing a dead cow away every night, but the increased revenue brought in by this brilliant marketing strategy has more than made up for it. Thanks Heaven on Seven!
Paradise It Ain't – Had high hopes for Cajun food in Chicago, but if it exists, it isn't here. It's not that it was bad, or that they were having a bad night. It just that nothing tasted that good. The crab cake appetizer was homogenized crab, sauteed too long, for a thick crunchy crust. The shrimp po' boy was on the wrong kind of bread, and served with tartar, rather than remoulade. The red beans and rice tasted of refried beans. We ended up skipping dessert, knowing we could find better elsewhere. Overall, just mediocre food at a fairly expensive price. Try elsewhere . . .
if this is heaven i'll be sure to put in a request to go to h*#& – We made reservation so we got right in during a very busy dinner but that is about where my complements end. I was very disappointed with all of the food, we ordered crawfish tails for an appetizer and the portion was very small for the money and they were so over cooked that they were like tiny leather bites. We split a combo platter for dinner and it was only eatable. The crab cakes were very over cooked just like the crawfish and every thing seemed to have a burnt taste. Maybe it is time to change the fryer oil.
Our waitress was very nice but the girl bringing bread and removing plates was very unfriendly and she removed a plate while my boyfriend was eating from it, how rude,.
The atmosphere was great but not enough to bring me back.
Awesome Cajun Food in Chicago – When I visited Chicago, I read about a few that recommended this place and I am glad that they did. The food here was great, service friendly, and the place had the coolest decorum ever. Their walls are covered with hot sauces from whereever... a definitely little kick for any tourist. The food was great, but I have had better Cajun food (although I dont know if there are many cajun places in Chicago). Overall, I highly recommend this place to any tourist to come and check out (after eating all the Chicago pizza you can get your hands on). It is located right downtown Chicago, so its a great place to go to if you are shopping around. But beware, the restaraunt can be a little difficult to find (at least it was for me...).
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