Really wonderful experience. Love that the menu really focused on midwestern cuisine. Wine pairings were expertly done. And the place is just a vibe. The big fire, the outdoor terrace, the minimalist decor, just a whole vibe. Highly recommend to all.
Wonderful food, great service. We loved our meal here and won’t want to change a thing!!
Elske is one of my favorite dining experiences in Chicago. Amazing value fixed course meal. Good luck Elske
Food was great! Experience was great despite covid! 2 hours is a perfect amount of time to fully enjoy the full tasting menu plus extra time to finish any leftover wine without feeling rushed.
David and Anna are just the best....food never fails to stand up to the best spots in town. The fixed menu / wine pairing was the way to go. Service is just spot on with info / prep on every dish. We can’t wait to go again....see ya soon!!
Chefs David and Anna are phenomenal and we would go back in a second. Excellent service with very knowledgeable staff. Incredible dining experience!
What a wonderful place to celebrate our anniversary! Staff was friendly, dining space is beautiful and homey, courses were well-designed and tasted great. Thoughtful COVID precautions were taken and made us feel safe while dining (plus, all tables are either outside in their garden or open-air near the entrance). Would highly recommend for a special occasion or unique night out!
Could not have been better. Good for the tummy and soul.
I had great experience
Truly excellent. Still thinking about the hamachi.
Each course was meticulously prepared and delicious. Service was impeccable. Patio was beautiful.
We enjoyed a wonderful outdoor dining experience. Our server was very attentive and fun. She was well informed of both the food and the wine pairings. We would recommend Elske highly.
We had a lovely experience dining at Elske. Food, service and ambience were stellar. In spite of the covid-induced dining restrictions, we did not feel rushed or crowded at any point of the night.
Just wonderful and extraordinary cuisine
The food was wonderful. There are no words for how delicious the gnocchi with corn was! If you love a tasting menu, this is a must try!
It is the culinary greatness expected of a Michelin-Star restaurant: Inventive and delicious courses, fresh ingredients, attentive but not intrusive service, a beautiful surrounding but proper precautions in the age of COVID.
The Hamachi dish was the stunner for me - wow!
great food and awesome ambiance
Fun with friends. Courtyard dining was great.
Great special occasion place! Such a great ambiance!
The food was excellent, the servers were friendly, knowledgeable, and very competent and the setting was lovely. It was a perfect place for my wife and I to celebrate our anniversary.
Elske is a true foodie’s dream. Inventive, sensorial and delicious!! I probably would skip the wine pairing next time. The food and service, though? Is continuously superb.
VERY salty. We were super disappointed. This was my favorite restaurant but we struggled to finish our plates this time around.
Fantastic! One of the best fine dining experiences in Chicago, with a relaxed atmosphere and wonderful staff.
Had a wonderful anniversary dinner - totally delicious with great service from Nick.
This was the best meal I have ever had in a restaurant. The wine pairing with the food was truly exceptional. The comfortable and relaxed atmosphere of the restaurant made me feel like I was eating with friends. The service was both instructive and very unobtrusive (the perfect level of involvement with our meal). I love your restaurant and food!!
The whole experience was well thought out through the food and the wine pairings. The environment was clean and elevated but also relaxed and casual. The staff was attentive but not hovering. I left full and happy!!!
We had a wonderful meal. It was a beautiful summer night. The elske crew did an amazing job of COVID dining and the food and service were spot on. It was a little bittersweet knowing what havoc this reduced volume must be doing to the business; the comment from the staff that they are thinking it will be takeout only once the weather turns; and all that was missing was the buzz of a busy restaurant on a Saturday night.
Always always always have a great experience at Elske. Mind blowing food and cocktails to pair.
Lovely dinner in the courtyard space. Probably one of the best outdoor dining spaces in the city! Has a very European ambiance and the prix fixe menu, along with the wine pairing, was glorious.
Great patio, good distancing and hygiene, felt safe. Excellent food as always. First time with their Prix Fixe, it was perfect.
One of our favorite places to dine in Chicago. We have loved the whole experience in the past and we are so appreciative of all of their efforts made to keep their amazing presentation and their deliciously creative food intact while keeping everyone as safe as possible! Truly a special place. Literally ever attention to detail, even down to their music. Love everyone there! Thank you Elske!!
Wonderful service, ambiance, and atmosphere, and the food was OUTSTANDING! We've been here a few times and have never been disappointed. Covid table distancing and open air seating were perfect and all of the employees were masked, gloved, and very respectful of our space. Please support this restaurant through this difficult time!
Lovely tasting menu, with options for vegetarians and pescatarians. Service outstanding and a great vibe. Delicious cocktails and Wine list interesting. Wish the outdoor space had more comfortable chairs!
It was fantastic! We loved our server also!
The staff was super friendly and informative. The food was just above amazing! I could see the staff PROPERLY sanitizing w/ appropriate labels chemical. I love the effort this staff is giving to give people a safe and high caliber meal. 🤩
Elske once again continues to amaze with their outstanding quality across the board.
Absolutely incredible. David and his staff did a fantastic job and cannot wait to go back!
From start to finish the dining experience at Elske was excellent.
Lovely meal, atmosphere and service. Minimal contact, yet still felt very intimate. Highly recommend.
Service and ambience are great. I had very high expectations for the visit and, for the most part, Elske doesn't disappoint. I didn't care for the first course (a rye pasta in a broth that was nearly flavorless) of the set menu on the day of our visit, but everything else was seaonal, fresh, and delicious. They have done a really exceptional job preserving the restaurant experience while keeping guests safe during the current public health crisis. I hope to have an opportunity to visit again.