Reviews

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

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

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.

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

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.

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!!!

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

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!

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!

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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!

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

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!

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

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.

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.

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.

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!!!

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.

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

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.

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!

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.