Reviews

EVERYONE was happy. What they said was a great part of it was that people get moved around…by that I mean you wind up sitting next to someone else on each trip, instead of going to a restaurant and sitting with the same folks all night.

Thank you for your services; I have had nothing but great feedback from our employees and the ones who where not able to make it are now regretting their decision. Thank you for the Dine-Around Chicago experience; I greatly appreciate it and your kindness toward the Strive Group. If anyone in the future is looking for entertainment I would not hesitate recommending Chicago Dine-Around.

Thank you—Everyone had a marvelous time last night! It turned out to be an awesome night—the weather cleared just in time and was so pleasant to be out on the boat. You make everything so easy (for us, anyway J) and I so appreciate the attention to detail and timeliness. Sapori was fantastic—food was delicious, staff very attentive and they accommodated our vegan co-workers so well! Bonnie was awesome as our guide and Arthur was a great driver! Thanks again from all of us—I have heard over and over today what a wonderful evening it was!

I can’t thank you enough for all of your help with last week’s event, I heard NOTHING but great things. It was 100% awesome all the way around. Again, thank you very much. I have planned many events and the ease of the planning with this and the event itself was genuinely one of a kind.

Thank you so much for your help coordinating our dinner last weekend. It sounds like everyone had a great time and we appreciate your management of all the components. Thanks again – look forward to working with you again.

All of our guests’ feedback of the event was positive. They enjoyed the food and the restaurants, and the settings where they could visit with each other. There was plenty of food, which they enjoyed also.

Just wanted to let you know that we all had an amazing time. Both restaurants were outstanding in regards to food & service. You really made our committee look good. Bonnie & Kim were great they really made the bus ride very enjoyable. We will keep you in mind for future events & some of us would like to do this again on our own. Thank you again for all of your help & patience. Look forward to working with you again.

Thank you again for facilitating our Dine-Around experience, the group had a wonderful time.

We cannot thank you and Kim enough for the wonderful evening last night. Our new faculty loved the experience, from the food to the trivia to the gorgeous views of the city at night, and have even asked if we can do this again as early as spring! You were not only incredibly organized, friendly and entertaining but also extremely generous and accommodating to all of our delays and last minute requests. Please let us know if there’s anything else that you need from us. We look forward to working with you again on this next fall and in the meantime will continue to recommend Chicago Dine-Around to our colleagues at the University of Chicago for their events! Thank you, again!

It was wonderful and the team was so accommodating.

Everything worked out great. Everybody from the team kept saying how much of a blast it was – lots of laughing during the show, food and service were great at the restaurant, the chartered coach was a HUGE hit, and our personal escorts were very personable and prompt.

Brandon and Team, Thank you to all for making my recent events a big success. Especially the second night. Dinner a Quartino was amazing. Chicago Dine Around’s willingness to work with our needs and last minute number changes made my life so much easier and allowed to appear to be a Rock Star to my group. It was a pleasure working with you and I look forward to doing it again in the future. Thank you again!

Thank you very much Brandon for your flexibility and hard work to make this event extremely wonderful for everyone. I receive a lot of great feedback and it was due to you! I would love to do this event again the future and look forward to working with you again.

Thanks for a wonderful tour yesterday. I’m looking forward to working with Chicago Dine Around again.

It was a great time! Everyone was very happy with how it turned out and our guide Daniella was great! She made it so easy and helped everything run smoothly. Well worth the money and we all agreed we would do it again and could select different restaurants and it would feel like a totally different event. Everyone was really happy with it and felt it was a much better option than just doing a large group dinner at one restaurant!

Your team did a great job. Our guests had a fantastic time. It was enjoyed by all. Thanks for your helpfulness throughout the process.

The team had a great time last night. The food was great, as was each restaurant’s atmosphere. We will definitely recommend you all to our internal colleagues and other businesses. Thanks, again, for everything.

I have to say we all had such a great time! I’ve already received several thank you notes from my team saying things like:
· Definitely one of my favorite off-sites in my 16 years at PEP.
· Best offsite ever!
· So much fun and the food was great. You’ve set the bar high for next year 🙂
· Great way to end the year!
· It was so nice to be able to get out of the office and hang out with the team in a really fun and creative setting.
Henry and Bonnie were fantastic! The restaurants/settings/food were amazing. And, working with you has been wonderful. You’re always so responsive and in touch and worked SO HARD to accommodate our every request. Thank you, truly! And an extra thank you for the gift card. I’d love to put that to use in the future. Thanks again for everything!

Here is some of the feedback I received!
· Loved it! I would definitely do it again. Loved the idea of going to different restaurants for each course and the tour guide was very friendly.
· I thought it was great. The lady running it was really nice and sweet and she kept it moving like clockwork. Very fun.
· Chicago Dine Around was so much fun. Our host made the experience fun with interactive games during our rides to different locations. And the food was delicious.
· Overall good experience. It was a very new and creative idea, good restaurants, and was kept on good schedule.

Thank you for the great experience! It was an enjoyable evening.

Thanks again for the great job you did with our group a couple weeks ago! Everyone had fun and the frequent change of venues ensured that there was a lot of mixing and mingling, which was my goal.

Just wanted to let you know we had a wonderful outing on 7/19. The weather was great, food was delicious, and Daniella was a great host. I’ve heard nothing but compliments from the team here. Thanks again for a pleasurable event!

Thank you SO MUCH for helping us to host such a great event! Everyone really loved it and could not stop talking about how much they enjoyed themselves. They were still raving about it the next day! And thanks again for everything. It was truly a great event. I don’t know how I’m going to top it next time.

Our experience was greater than what we expected. This was something new to do as a team builder since our Oncology organization is not as large as the other departments within the organization. We choosing Chicago Dine-Around, I completely went off the Yelp reviews and I was hoping that wasn’t a mistake. And guess what, it wasn’t, it was FANTASTIC. Brandon arranged for ground transportation to pick up the group from our office (Northbrook) and bring us downtown so that individuals wouldn’t have to drive, which was a seller for us as our team hates to drive downtown after work. Brandon and his team met us at the first restaurant and the night began from there. The choices are restaurants they have to choose from and the individual attention that Brandon ensures you receive is amazing. We chose to go with his top tier package as this provided us with unlimited beverages. During the bus ride, it was nice to learn more about Chicago even though the majority of us are from here. We ended the evening with dessert at the drake Hotel which was amazing. What I loved about this experience is that at each stop we sat with different people, it wasn’t planned but something that came naturally to us to get to know other people in our organization that we don’t talk to on a daily basis. THE TEAM STILL TALKS ABOUT IT TODAY.
After experiencing such great service, I had my meeting planning department reach out to Brandon again for another event that I was responsible for a much larger audience as we thought this would be great for our out of town guest. Once again this was the best choice ever, and the greatest part was that Brandon was our host for this event. Once again we went to different restaurants for each course (dietary options are not an issue as Brandon ensures this is handled before we got to the restaurant). This team we have a cross-functional team that included senior level management and they LOVED IT. We ended our night at a Jazz Club for dessert but my group was having such a good time, I don’t know if we even listened to the jazz music. This event that Brandon sponsors is such a great team building event!!! What better way to get to know your colleagues and experience the taste of Chicago. What a fantastic idea that Brandon and his team came up with. We will definitely be participating again in the future, more when the weather gets nice as we did our last Progressive Dining Tour with him in February of this year.
I am so happy that you reached out to me to provide this review; I would highly recommend Brandon and his team!!!

I organized an event for almost 300 people at the Chicago Dine Around. I have been hearing feedback all day about what a great time people had, what a unique experience it was, and how fantastic the food was! The event was organized, fun, and really different than the usual corporate events. I also personally attended this once before with the general public and can tell you both the specialized events and the general ones are a totally fun, unique way to see the city. I’d wholeheartedly recommend this attraction to anyone, both Chicago natives and out of town guests! Thanks for a great time, Brandon and crew!

Thank you so much for a great evening! Many people told me it was one of our best holiday parties! I would highly recommend it to others. You did a great job for us and appreciate you be such a wonderful host! Thanks again for everything!

Thanks so very much and thanks for your wonderful hosting abilities. We all had a wonderful, wonderful time. Food was GREAT and show was fabulous!!

Thank you so much for the evening! The team had a great time and absolutely loved the show! Bonnie was great and took great care of us and we certainly appreciated you both checking in on us during dinner.

Thank you for such a wonderful evening. Being in the hospitality industry we are always conscious of good customer service and I can say that your company provided excellent customer service. The event was such a success, our clients are still chatting about it. The food portions were large and the restaurants were welcoming. I was very pleased with how professional and organized your staff was. The Dine-Around team did not miss a beat on anything and you represented the Hilton Suites Chicago Magnificent Mile well. I would surly recommend your services to other companies that want to entertain clients in a whole new way.

I just wanted to say thanks again for the wonderful event. The progressive dining experience was a lot of fun and everything turned out very well. The food was excellent. I think the ridiculously cold weather was tolerated by all because they were having a good time.

First of all, thank you so much for yesterday – everyone enjoyed themselves immensely. The choice of restaurants was superb, the food was delicious, the bus ride was great – I can’t say enough of great things about Chicago Dine Around. What’s is worth to you that you will probably be getting many, many reservations from different departments at Alberto Culver. I wrote an e-mail this morning to 5 different people in 5 different departments letting them know how great it was. Again, thank you, thank you, thank you.

Received feedback from one team member so far and she said everything was wonderful. Thank you so much for everything. Your professionalism, dedication and customer service were top-notch. We really appreciate everything that you have done for us. We look forward to working with you again in the future! Continued success.

Yes! All great things. Everyone said the tour was super informative and interesting. The food was good and the hospitality was amazing! Thanks so much for everything!!!

The event was a success! As usual, you are very flexible and customer service oriented – we all really appreciate it. I enjoyed working with you as well. If I don’t have the pleasure again, best of luck in all you do! Thanks again.

My small group of clients had a really good time and consider it as an option for other entertainment events.

The Museum Campus was a WONDERFUL stop on a beautiful day! Everyone enjoyed their day very much, we received several very favorable comments. I’m sure we’ll be seeing you again!

Our employees had a truly enjoyable time. They loved the comfort of being driven from place to place. Sonny, our driver, was friendly and entertaining. Bonnie was great in keeping us on schedule and very accommodating. The three employees who were acknowledged for their birthdays at the last restaurant also appreciated the birthday wishes and blowing out their candles. It’s going to be hard to top that company event!

Thank you. We really enjoyed it. We often have guests from out of town and your service offers a great way to get downtown to show people Chicago. Thanks Again.

Quite a few people that went last night came up to me and said they had a really good time. They commented that the service that Chicago Dine-Around provided was wonderful. Thank you.

Here is a GREAT testimonial about your business. Thank you for taking such exceptional care of this customer from Cardinal Health, and as always, thank you for your continued support of the CCTB. It is a pleasure to recommend companies likes yours that excel at customer service.

It was a wonderful afternoon – Bonnie was very friendly and very attentive to anyone’s needs and kept us right on schedule.

Thanks to you and the team for coordinating a fun event last Friday! The teachers loved the show, having their own personal transportation and the dinner went very well too. Everything went very smoothly and efficiently – we appreciate all of the attention to details. Thank you again!

Thanks for organizing the night out to Second City, it was the highlight of the trip and much appreciated. I will recommend this to other groups here at KC that will be coming to Chicago later this year. Most everyone from the Chicago trip is back in the office today. Cece said that the whole night was simply amazing. Everyone had such an awesome, fun time. I will highly recommend it to everyone else here at Kimberly-Clark.

You all have been fantastic to work with and I will surely recommend you all. Bonnie and the driver did a FANTASTIC job. Thank you!

Thank you for making this a great experience for us. I am glad we were able to make this night happen with your assistance.

Thank you for your help coordinating this! Everyone had a GREAT time, and they are still talking about it! Also, please give a BIG thank you and kudos to our driver, John, for getting us there and back safely! He had some pretty yucky weather and road conditions to work with, but you never would have guessed it due to his excellent driving. The group was able to have a great time, laugh, socialize with each other, and didn’t have to worry about navigating the traffic and weather. Much thanks to him. He played a big part in our night being wonderful, and I want to make sure he got recognition for it!

Again, thank you for the great event. I had nothing but great feedback from our attendees, and might even have a new customer for you. If you ever need a reference or anything please let me know and I would be happy to assist. Thanks again.

Thank you so much for organizing a great event for us. Everyone had a great time! The food was amazing 🙂

Chicago Dine-Around was a great experience for our group. We were able to try a variety of restaurants in one night instead of just one. It was nice to sit with different people at each restaurant since many of our group had not met each other prior to this event. The food and service was great. The Dine-Around staff were professional and very accommodating. We all enjoyed the evening and would highly recommend this dining experience.

I have heard only great things about the event. You made it seamless and I will definitely reach out to you for future events and spread the word to other departments. Thanks again for your help.

Thank you SO SO much again for all your efforts. I really appreciate it. As you knew, the evening was a complete hit with everyone and you were an absolute perfect host! I’m certainly going to spread the word to others and look forward to participating in it again myself! Thank you again.

Thanks again to you and Kim for being such great hosts last night! Everyone here today is still raving about what a great time they had, and I appreciate that the event was fantastic and there was very little for me to do. You guys are pros! Thanks again for everything, and I would definitely considering doing this again next year!

Everyone had an awesome time. Thank you so much for all you did to make it a success. Thanks again and look forward to working with you again soon.

Thanks again for a wonderful, memorable party. I feel certain we’ll be back next year. The Chicago Dine Around Progressive Dinner Tour was the best holiday party my boss has had for his direct reports! The restaurants were great, our driver was friendly and prompt in picking us up and taking us back at the end of the evening, and our tour guide kept us on schedule and told great stories about Chicago during the drive to each restaurant. As the planner, this was great for me because Chicago Dine Around Staff did all the work! I could actually enjoy myself and not worry. Many thanks to Brandon and his wonderful staff. Book your holiday event with Chicago Dine Around now!

Everything was wonderful! Maria and Joe were very accommodating to our team – they made the evening very enjoyable!

Great evening showcasing Chicago! We did a dine-around with 30 guests from all over the country. Our objectives were to have a great time together, eat well and to showcase our great city. The folks at Dine-Around were able to help us achieve those objectives 100%. Well done!! I highly recommend them and would use them again.

Thank you – on the whole we thought it was a great experience, and I’m thankful for all the work that you, Maria and Angel put into our event. Maria was personable, the Chicago movie quiz was very well received, the staff at each restaurant was very helpful, the food was delicious and ready when we arrived. The bus was clean and everyone enjoyed their evening. Thank you again for your assistance in creating a memorable event!

Thanks for a wonderful tour yesterday. I’m looking forward to working with Chicago Dine Around again.

Everyone LOVED the tour. Last year I organized a pizza tour for the same group of people, and that went well but by comparison my team enjoyed the Chicago trivia and restaurant variety.

The feedback has been outstanding – everyone loved the restaurants, the networking, and the touring. Great job!

Thank you. Everyone had a great time. Great choices on the venues. You guys are awesome. Hope to work with you again sometime.

The whole experience was wonderful! Maureen and Jamal were great. She was able to handle all our guests’ food allergies even with very limited notice, and it was very helpful that she took care of the bills with all of the vendors and notified me of when we should leave in order to stay on schedule. It was also very nice that you made an effort to stop by and make sure that things were running smoothly. My team and our guests had a great time and really enjoyed the experience. Thanks for all of your help and I’m sure we’ll be working again together in the future!

We all had a great time !! The food was incredible, Bonnie was a lot of fun, and the bus driver was very good too. !!!!! Thanks so much for all you did for us. 🙂

You were delightful to work with. I heard many comments about how much fun the Dine-Around was. People were buzzing about how enjoyable the tour and dinner was. I appreciate all your hard work and am happy we decided to add your event to our calendars.

The Dine Around was a blast and Brandon was fabulous! If you need a unique experience this is the best choice. They were prompt for our pickup, kind to everyone, involved the guests with Chicago trivia and the food was to die for! The cost is very affordable. I had several with special dietary requirements and that was not an issue. I was asked to find a unique experience to entertain an eclectic group of people from USA, Germany, Switzerland, Mexico, Brazil and Chile. A grand time was had by all.

Thanks again for everything – everyone truly enjoyed the event!! We will highly recommend. And thanks again for the flexibility and making it happen.

We had a great experience with Chicago Dine Around from the initial visit when they took me to a variety of restaurants to check out different options, to on-site event support. They were prompt, extremely responsive, and very customer oriented. They went above and beyond by securing a kosher meal for one student. We were a group of 200 people and the event was smooth on both nights. Dinner & show one night and dinner & a stop at Bean/Museum Campus the next. The night of the show they stepped in to work with the vendor who was not as customer oriented rather than having me be the go-between. Really appreciate their flexibility and support through the process. Would highly recommend their services.

Everyone enjoyed their time on the tour and it was way too much food, dessert was my favorite. But everything was really great.

Everyone had a wonderful time and the dine-around gave quite a flavor of Chicago. Thank you.

Thanks again for everything. We had a great time at the event, and the dinner was really good. It was great working with you and we will definitely use Chicago Dine-Around in the future for any events.

We all had a great time last night. Everyone loved traveling the city and enjoyed the food. One of the best things is that at every restaurant we got to sit with different people, so we got to know everyone better. I also really appreciated your promptness and professionalism. We will definitely use you again.

Thanks a million for pulling this off for us. I know this is what you do, but for us it was an incredibly enjoyable evening. We would seek out your services anytime we are back in Chicago, and will be certain to tell others about the opportunity.

I wanted to thank you for all of your efforts in planning and coordinating the event for us yesterday. From what I heard I think everyone really enjoyed themselves and I really appreciate you guys being flexible with the timing and options we had. Thanks again!!

Thanks! It was such a pleasurable experience! You guys did a wonderful job. I received many great compliments. Thanks again.

I had a group of 22 corporate folks in Chicago for a meeting this week. I worked with Brandon at Chicago Dine-Around to plan a Progressive Dinner Tour. The private bus picked us up at our hotel and took us to 3 different restaurants. Appetizers at one, dinner at another and dessert at the 3rd. The original plan was for the bus to drop us back at the hotel after the last restaurant, however instead we had them drop us off at the John Hancock so we could have drinks at the 95th floor lounge. Chicago Dine-Around took care of everything for us. Literally all we had to do was get on the bus. All reservations, set up, payment, tips, etc at each restaurant was all handled for us. One person to work with (Brandon), and one invoice at the end of the night. It was a fantastic experience. A great way to taste Chicago by visiting several different restaurants. Such a carefree and fun night! If you plan to be in Chicago (or even if you are from Chicago, as I am) you have to do an event with this group. A+++++++++. Everyone with my group loved it, thought it was a lot fun and a much better experience than just going and sitting at one restaurant all night. Thanks to Brandon and the team from Chicago Dine Around for providing such an outstanding service!

Thank you for everything on Wednesday night! It was such a great evening and our attendees really enjoyed themselves. Many of them commented to me that this was the best event they have been to. I will definitely keep you in mind for any future events. I will also let the other meeting planners know about your company in case she has any Chicago events coming up. I really appreciate all of your hard work to put this event together. Thank you!

Everything was perfect! Thank you so so much! It was greatly enjoyed by all! Thanks again!

I want to thank you sincerely for the wonderful service from the start, and I want to let you know I and all of our guests thoroughly enjoyed the Chicago Dine-Around Tour. Everyone thought it was a great idea, and the food was fantastic at all three restaurants. It really was a fun evening for all. Again, we all had a really fun time, and, the little tour of the city prompted most of our guests to venture back downtown on Thursday night to do *whatever* they wanted. Thank you again!!

Our group absolutely loved the experience. I often hear from folks that come in for meetings that they have never had a chance to go to Chicago. It gave everyone a taste of what it’s like to live in Chicago and all the fabulous restaurants. We had appetizers and house wine at an Italian Restaurant, Dinner in Greek Town – Grecian Chicken, and Dessert at a funky Japanese Restaurant. Our Group absolutely loved it! Dine Around provided plenty of staff and transportation was included in the cost. The buses were clean and nice and we had a whole lot of fun! I would definitely recommend Dine Around for a unique group meeting experience.

Chicago Dine-Around was great! Brandon took care of everything and was a pleasure to work with from start to finish. He was able to work within our budget while still honoring what we wanted out of our event. The restaurant that we dined at was very hospitable and accommodating. Transportation worked very smoothly. And billing was so easy. This service is an event host’s dream!

I want to thank you for making our experience with Chicago Dine-Around very enjoyable. The evening was a great success. All of the attendees had great compliments for the evening. They enjoyed the food, the tour and Millennium Park. I’d also like to thank Bonnie. She made sure the meals was a great experience at the restaurants, was interactive with facts about Chicago that was entertaining and was very open and amenable. She contributed to the enjoyment of the evening. I would have no problem recommending your company to others.

I should also pass along that everyone who attended was incredibly impressed with the whole evening, from the driver to the restaurant to the show, everyone was raving about what a great night it was. Your staff did a great job, and it was the perfect ending of the trip for everyone who attended.

Everyone’s response was fantastic – it was a really big hit! I will certainly recommend it for other groups in our office and to friends & family! Thanks for all your help.

The conference we held is an annual event and we will definitely be suggesting it to our future conference planners. Thank you again for your flexibility in working with us, we had a wonderful time!

THANK YOU again! The buzz around the office is swirling around this morning!! Some have made comments to me that they want to know what other restaurants there are to choose from when we do this again 🙂 Thank you & it was such an AWESOME experience!!

You scored 100% — again – yesterday!!! Everything went great! The transportation was great! Having Bonnie as our Guide again (she was our guide 2 years ago) was really nice. The Restaurants were really good – Quartino seemed to be THE favorite, hands down, for everyone. We will definitely be back in touch with you when we decide to do this event again. Thank you for going the extra mile to secure the transportation; it worked out extremely well.

Brandon was great about follow up, organizing the event, and taking care of all the details. All we had to do was show up. And on the coldest night of December, we were warmly shuttled from our hotel, to dinner, to the Oriental Theater, then back to our hotel. It was spectacular!

Thank you so much for everything. Our group had a wonderful time last night!! We’ll be in touch for next time.

My group loved the dinner tour. They absolutely raved about it – thank you!!!

We ALL had a great time. Thank you so much for making the evening so enjoyable! The food was excellent and we really enjoyed going to each place. What a seamless way to offer variety! We would definitely do this again!

Everything went great & Maria was an amazing host/tour guide. Thank you again! Happy Holidays!

The Dine-Around was a HUGE success and thoroughly enjoyed by everyone. We especially got a kick out of our Tour Guide and the Chicago trivia. The food was exceptional and each restaurant was a unique experience in itself. We will spread the word. Thanks for making it all go so seamlessly.

The comments were all great and they really had a great evening. Thanks again for everything!

I am just writing to personally THANK YOU for making the Dine-Around experience so wonderful for my Roseville group. Here is what the teacher had to say…
The Dine On experiences was simply stellar. We got a great kitchen tour of Quartino—including the sausage drying room! The kids tried truffle fries at Troquet and had an amazing dessert flight at Nacional 27 including chili-chocolate milkshake, tres leche cake, and churros.
I have not had a lot of hospitality groups in the past, but I am hoping to expand my horizons and reach out to other schools. Your customer service was awesome, and you have always been so professional and helpful. I have been in the industry for over 26 years, and I have dealt with a lot of vendors & partners. I am totally impressed. You are definitely doing something RIGHT!!! Please forward this email to your Supervisor.

Thanks so much for everything. Everyone had a great time!! Thanks again for a great night!

Thank you, also, for everything you did to make this event a success. Your attention to detail, liaising with the staff to ensure the special meals went to the correct people, and fun tour commentary were much appreciated. Great job! Our group seemed to really enjoy the event and I suspect we’ll be working together again in the future.

This event was a smash! Everyone loved it even BEFORE we left and were not disappointed (afterwards). I left you a rave review on Trip Advisor. GREAT IDEA!!: We had a great time on our ‘trip.’ We entertained corporate and banking customers and EVERYONE had a great time! We were not confined to one location, guests sat next to new people each time and got to know other conference attendees, ate different, wonderful cuisine – highly recommended.

Yes! I heard the same thing (everybody had a wonderful time) and lots of too much food!! But it was a great ice breaker for our group and the Director was especially happy which is the best thing!! Thanks again, everyone had nothing but great things to say!

Our evening went very well. Nothing but positive feedback from all of our guests. Night flowed with ease for all we had planned.

Thanks again for the fun evening last night. The group was raving about it all day. I will definitely post the feedback on TripAdvisor and yelp. When trying to find a group event for 50 with varying tastes and desires, I stumbled across Chicago Dine-Around. The reviews are right. This is a great experience for companies or individuals interested in a unique dining experience. Our group loved the varied dining experience, the bus tour along the way and the commentary and trivia games Brandon provided. I highly recommend this activity; it is definitely a great value.