... an intimate dining experience that serves high-class food, presenting dishes that combine intricate design and easy eating... With this culinary mastery under his belt, Chef Oliver is committed to providing a high-quality dining experience.”
— "Out-of-this-world experience" by Chicago Weekly Food Blog
I have been here at least 5 times and have never had anything but an amazing meal here. This is fine dining on the level of most downtown restaurants... The owner Oliver is a very accomplished chef and both his creativity and execution are excellent... Even if you are from downtown, the north side, or even the suburbs, this place is definitely worth making a trip.
— Yelp review by John J.
... If you’d prefer your calories more compacted, opt for an Asian-marinated Australian rack of lamb with ginger stir fry, or the balsamic-glazed short ribs over horseradish mash and root veggies topped with tobacco onions, which you’ll likely inhale...
— Thrillist Chicago
... savory quality that really shows that Oliver has been in the kitchen for a long time...
— Yelp review by Chris G.
... new bistro with dishes such as pan-seared jumbo sea scallops with salsify; quail with Swiss chard, chestnuts, and port wine glaze...
— "Bustin' Out Oliver" by Chicago Magazine
We started with the caesar salad in a bowl made out of cheese! The scallops and shrimp were very good apps. We had the medallions and skirt steak as entrees and they were both cooked perfectly… Oliver, the chef, is such a friendly, great neighborhood guy...
— Yelp review by Sandra M.
.... an intimate new bistro... has affordable plates like a pan-seared sea scallop appetizer, Asian-style marinated Australian rack of lamb and Canadian Rivers blackened salmon
— Chicago Eater
... Oliver’s chef really knows how to mix dissimilar ingredients to create perfection... a unique dining experience.
— Chicagoland Food Blog
...The service was attentive, knowledgeable and present without being intruding. Our waiter, Jeff, is top-notch... Great place for the money, awesome service, just really pleasant all around. I’m looking forward to going back.”
— Yelp review by Carrie S.
A long-time private club chef is going public... “I wanted to do something cozy, intimate, where you could really enjoy dinner, and there was not really a restaurant like that Bridgeport,” said Oliver Valenzuela, a former chef at Women’s Athletic Club of Chicago and Green Acres Country Club...
— "New on the scene: Bridgeport" by RedEye Newspaper