Shaw's Crab House - Chicago
Food was excellent and service was perfect!
Good but overpriced
Birthday for our son who turned 22. Everything was nice.
Brunch buffet was excellent. Make sure to try the cinnamon roll French toast !
Amazing Brunch as always! And the service was outstanding. First class experience while celebrating Valentine’s Day.
Awesome! I love this restaurant. One of my faves.
Shaw's is a classic seafood place. location is centralized for the river north and the food is good. Don't be surprised with the prices. Servers are very attentive
My husband and I were in town for the weekend and decided to try Shaw’s. My sister lives in Chicago and I used to live there so we visit often. This weekend was a special trip for Valentine’s Day and we decided to save our date night for then. While the ambiance and decor are wonderful, the price you pay for the food at Shaw’s was not worth it for the quality of the food. I ordered the surf and turf combo and the steak was perfectly cooked but the lobster was tough and over cooked. My husband ordered chicken, which was average. We also ordered two sides of mashed potatoes and cauliflower. The cauliflower was hard and the mashed potatoes were bland. We ordered two desserts (crepe brûlée and cheesecake) which were good but not anything special. With all of that we still ended up paying $160 for food and beverages (not including tip).
I mentioned the ambiance was great, however, a downfall here is this supper club is meant to get as many people in the place as possible, so tables are practically on top of one another. My husband and I sat next to a man who was audibly drunk and his girlfriend. The staff could tell this and did nothing to try and get them to leave—instead they gave the girlfriend a free dessert because they felt bad for her (as did everyone around her) which kept them there longer. I get trying to make her feel better and have sympathy for that, however, when he is creating an issue for tables around him, it would be better to have them leave.
Lastly, when we asked out waiter for the check, I think he forgot about us. He said he would go get it and never came back. After 25 mins passed, we had to find him in order to get the check. He then brought it with no apology.
Overall very disappointed with such the great reviews and the initial excitement after walking in. Will not return.
We had a lovely post Valentine’s Day celebration. But it started out uncertain. Traffic was slow and we were running a bit late. We called to let them know and were told they only hold the table for 15 minutes. We were going to be 20 minutes late. My husband waited in the car by the valet station to see if we still had a table. Luckily we did. After that everything went perfectly!
Great experience, food was exceptional!!! Our waiter even brought my wife a slice of birthday cake. It was totally unexpected and super professional. Five stars in my book.
Very nice restaurant, food was tasty, dessert was disappointing however and I am a dessert person. I would go back... the lobster tacos were absolutely delicious, very fresh!!!
Dining at Shaw's is always a great pleasure. It has been my preferred venue for special occasions (I come from Michigan to Chicago eight or ten times a year), such as Chicago Symphony concerts with friends, and reunions with family. The food is always excellent--perfectly prepared, beautifully presented and served--and the atmosphere friendly and sufficiently intimate. My most recent visit was no exception to these well established norms, and I am already looking forward to the next time.
didnt live up to expectations. Food was just okay, as well as the service. would not go back.
Great food, great service!
Absolutely delicious food, very clean and also servers were very kind and fast.
We absolutely love Shaw’s. It is our go to restaurant for special occasions. The food is exemplary. Always fresh, and hot. The flavors are magnificent. The service is always top notch. The service is always phenomenal. A+++
Fantastic food and great service. Very popular, so reservations a must. Lobster fettuccini and raspberry pie dessert were to die for!
Always a sure thing!!!
Never lets you down.
Best oysters & service
Everything was perfect!
Very nice oysters and stone crabs. The service is considerate. Recommend!
Food was mediocre at best. We were a party of four and none of us liked the entres ordered.
We had a great experience - the food was delicious and we had excellent service. Kirk was our server and he did a fantastic job.
Our server was so knowledgeable. We are from out of town and felt right at home. Thank you, Shaw’s! What a great Valentine’s Day/Anniversary celebration dinner. ♥️
Great food. Waiter was trying to hustle us but it was pretty funny. Would recommend
Very nice place to go to. Service was excellent...
Amazing food. Buffalo shrimp and creme brûlée were the best we’ve ever had.
Great place and great food! A little expensive but it’s worth it.
Chicago location delish! Fresh fish - does not smell as other fishy restaurants- great kale salad and the deserts are outstanding too - one of my fav for fish - not cheap but you get what you pay for
The good news is that the food is excellent. The bad news is that the service was painfully slow. The restaurant was only half filled, but the time in between courses dragged on and on. So, based on the food, if you have the time it is well worth the experience. If you are pressed for time, pass.
Everything, from classic Chicago ambiance, to menu, food, drink, and service was absolutely top notch! Shaw’s is one of Chicago’s finest restaurants and me/my wife’s favorite Chicago restaurant.
My fiancee and I went out for an early Valentine's Day dinner at Shaw's and it was perfect! The food was phenomenal and our service was outstanding. We'll definitely be back for another dinner in the future.
I can always count on great food and service at Shaw’s .
It was my first time here & I was blown away! We came for restaurant week & the menu was incredible. The food was beyond expectations & the service was out of this world. Will definitely be coming back here for a date night in the future!
The meal, service and atmosphere are incredible. This is one of Chicgo’s finest restaurants. Catch 35 is a wonderful selection for a special occasion or a terrific night out.
Great ambiance, good value for what you pay. Will go back again.
Amazing food and wonderful experience. Superb quality and so many options! Will definitely return!
My husband and I came in for a special pre-Valentines Day dinner.. Shaw’s is one of our favorite places, and the brunch is not to be missed! The service is lovely, and the food is exquisite.. 5 stars, as always!
Fantastic food, everything was delicious and beautifully presented .
There is something for everyone's taste!