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Next Restaurant

#546 of 7,702 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
West Loop
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958 W Fulton Market, Chicago, IL 60607-1323
Wed - Sun 17:30 - 23:30
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Vancouver, Canada
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38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I went end of January for the Ancient Rome theme. It was one of the most fun dinner i've had. Presentation is beautiful, food is good, service is professional and friendly. I like that they are creative with the menu presentation. I was given a book and a sheet of paper and to know what's on your dishes you cross... More 

Thank Yvonne W
Los Angeles, California
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132 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After many years of waiting, we finally dined at Next for Ancient Rome and it was a revelation. One of the best meals that we've ever had and outdid Alinea (where we ate the night before). We loved the concept and loved the food but what really did it for us was the intersection of the concept and the food... More 

Thank Mark J
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great concept and dishes so I won't focus on the food. It is excellent. I read one criticism about too much star anis in the dishes, I only recall noticing it one dish and it was still excellent. I'll focus on the experience instead. Sadly, some staff gave great explanations of the courses discussing the origins of the dish and... More 

Thank Elenting
Harvard, Illinois
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98 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and I had been dying to try Next after our amazing experience at Alinea, but were sadly disappointed. The use of fennel/star anise was excessive. I get that it may have been a major component in Ancient Rome cooking, but it tastes awful. I don't know many people who enjoy that licorice flavor. The service was great and... More 

Thank kyliesue91
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Having been to Alinea and the Aviary I was excited to try the ever changing theme at Next. The restaurant is fairly small and set up in a long galley style with mirrors on the walls which makes it fairly loud. It did detract from the overall experience especially as we were seated next to a table of four and... More 

Thank Sardra
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 March 2017

I had been dying to go to this restaurant since it first opened. My girlfriend was going to be in Chicago for business and my husband suggested I meet her there and try to get tickets to Next. So we I did and we were able to get tickets for a friday night while she was still there! Yay. What... More 

Thank Stephanie M
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

We visited Next, the immensely popular Chicago restaurant created by Chef Grant Achatz, for the first time on a Thursday night in February. The 2012 James Beard Foundation "Best New Restaurant" winner features a new menu every four months based on changing themes. It is a multiple course tasting menu that may be paired with wine (3 tiers of selections)... More 

Thank Beth F
Chicago, Illinois
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178 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We saw a last-minute Friday night reservation for Next’s Ancient Roman menu, so of course we had to jump on it. It was a fun evening with friends…the menu theme was clever, the presentation was beautiful, and the service was quite good. While I’ll definitely consider returning the next time the theme strikes my fancy, it was nowhere near the... More 

3 Thank Merrill O
Chicago's North Shore, Illinois
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Next is going to be one of the most interesting dining experiences you've ever had. Generally the food was excellent but there were a few small misses... I give Next 10 stars for making up for mistakes! The price is definitely high, we only purchased the meal no wine package... in my opinion the best way to go. Order one... More 

Thank GeoBoz
Algonquin, Illinois, United States
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

This season menu is Ancient Rome. There were about 18 courses with all the theater that you come to expect from The Alinia Group. Each dish was excellent prepared well and served with clarity. We were fortunate to have the super premium wine list. A friend came with us from Italy who has worked in several vineyards and has a... 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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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: 958 W Fulton Market, Chicago, IL 60607-1323
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > West Loop
  • Neighbourhood: West Loop
  • Phone Number: 312-226-0858

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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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