Asparagus

4.5
505 reviews
$30 and under
Thai French
ASPARAGUS distinguishes itself by offering a rare opportunity to experience fine dining in a serenely elegant, Zen-like environment while savoring dishes freshly fashioned from the cuisines of Thailand, Vietnam and the Americas, all informed with classic French culinary artistry.
The menu"s distinctive character comes from a flawless blend of talent and creativity. We are delighted to offer everything from Seafood Pad Thai to Honey Kumquat Quail and Wasabi Herb-Crusted Lamb Rack to Hoisin Marinated Pork Chop and Five Peppercorn Grilled Rib-eye Steak as well as our signature lobster mango spring roll and a variety of satays. The serene eatery accommodates 250+ guests. not to mention the Lemon Grass Room, a private dining room for parties and meetings with up to 70 guests, as well as the intimate Waterfall Room, 16-person private dining room adjacent to the sumptuously appointed lounge which is equipped with a beautiful baby grand piano.
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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is absolutely top-notch and one of our favorite restaurants in the region. Our server was absolutely amazing. We had a really good time and we were cracking jokes with our server as well. Food was excellent drinks were excellent and the service was amazing. Just another reason why this is one of our favorite restaurants.

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PamelaH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious! Our waiter was outstanding! An excellent meal!

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Sally
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Our seating in the dining room was unpleasant due to a very noisy large group. We asked to be moved so we could actually have a conversation at our table. The server moved us to a small intimate room which was delightful but chilly due to the late November outside temperature and the unexpected move to this room.

Food was spotty. Two entrees were delicious. I don’t recommend the red snapper as it was huge, though meat was delicious under the fried skin and bony presentation. Our friend gave up trying to find the edible fish.
Stir fry was a tad too salty though vegetables were crisp and fresh. They were out of several desserts.
We normally love this restaurant. It was a Monday evening and we were glad they were open for our birthday celebration.

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SharonW
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Worst visit ever!!! Took about 10 minutes for someone to come ask us for drinks then it took more than 15 minutes for the waitress to ask if we want appetizers, waited another 15 minutes for us to get 2 of our 4 drinks! Waited for another 10-15 minutes , the rest of two drinks never came then remind the waitress about the rest of two drinks! It took another 15-20 minutes for the waitress to get our order. We ordered Crispy seafood roll and calamari. Seafood roll was good however the calamari were warm and not crispy at all!!! Disappointment! 30 or more minutes later, entrees finally came out! One of the order Grilled Frank Steak was not hot at all and since we waited for long time for the meals to come out, we didn’t say anything. Asked for two more drinks; waited for more than 15 minutes, drinks never came and we had to go to the bar to remind the waitress/bartender about our two drinks! Asked to wrap up two leftover dishes, only got one correct one back! Waitress knew she packed the wrong leftover item however never said anything until we let her know that she packed the wrong leftover item. She then said, the kitchen is making a new dish for us since they threw our leftover away already! For her mistake, she took one drink off the bill and of course it took another 15 minutes before we get our bills after we asked! The restaurant were not that busy at all, so it just made it worst of the visit!!!!

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CherylA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Martinis are always the best! Food was good but very disappointed in my calamari tempura. Very rubbery to the point of being inedible. Still one of my fav places!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. I love everything.

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baris10048
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another great experience at Asparagus! Very good cocktails and food was delicious!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Prices were just too high versus the food taste and quality. I'll pass next time.

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vipjjmcd97
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Neighbors in Valparaiso have been telling me about this place so I finally went and now see what all of the buzz is about. We started with the avocado roll as an appetizer - a perfect balance of textures and the sauce with it was delicious. My wife had the drunken noodles with shrimp and now only was it excellent, but there is enough there for at least three meals! I had the Siam Delight stirfry with tofu and it was also a hit (but not the giant portion that the noodle dish was - yet easily two meals there as well). Looking forward to my leftover lunch today and to going back again. Lots of great sounding options on the menu in addition to some unique cocktail options.

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Carey
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Best Chicken curry ever! Good was delicious. Service was a little slow but, it was a busy evening.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

65th birthday

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DonnellD
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Asparagus was great! The food was great. The environment was great.

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vipMikeC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food is very good. Very loud the night we were there.

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DARIAM
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance is desirable. The service is excellent. The food is flavorful. We are repeat customers for the reasons listed above!

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rluekens
Chicago
45 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Asparagus is one of our favorite restaurants. That is why we chose it for our anniversary dinner. The beef lover dish with a Thai Vietnamese twist was outstanding. Service was very attentive.

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vipMikeZ
Des Moines
8 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Appetizer (chicken Satay) was delicious and delightful. Both main dishes were of very ample size and well presented. The ingredients seemed top notch and perfectly prepared. The problem was that the sauces(Which were excellent at first taste) quickly came to be overwhelming and too salty. We ate in the bar area, which is beautiful. The service was friendly and agreeable.

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baris10048
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!!

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AdrianaG
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience1

I had some management at your restaurant for dinner and but it was very loud and the overall apparence of the waitress was not welcoming.

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MaryM
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience1

Nice restaurant but way to expensive for mediocre food and and average atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had not eaten inside at Asparagus since before the pandemic. The food did not disappoint, the waitress wore a mask which we appreciated.

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LRS9
Indiana
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding as always. Our first choice for a nice meal out.

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KarenS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Good service but food and drinks over priced and taste was less than expected

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haddie
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious, creative, colorful, clean food and fun drinks in a pleasant setting with great service! It was our first visit and we will definitely be back soon.

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JustinV
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The restaurant is made up of at least three rooms. The front left took is there meeting dining area and is rather open spaces with a banquet room feel. The front right room is the bar and that has a beautiful ambience with low lighting and high tables with candles. The back room is a banquet room and very open and spacious but no lt much to satisfy the eye.

When we checked in for our reservation, we looked into the bar room with the nice ambience and requested a table there, as there were three open. The hostess then said there were no tables available there. Excuse me but we have reservations and there are empty tables...... The hostess walked us to the back room with no ambience and have us a corner to sit at......

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CoryH
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was amazing and the menu had so many interesting items I’ll definitely go back to see if I can try a few more! Our server was the kindest gentleman and took such great care! Highly recommend stopping by for a meal only reason I gave the ambiance a 4/5 was that the dining room away from the bar area was still quite bright but no problem for me honestly they’ve done a good job obscuring the light from leeching into the bar

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vipLec225
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Favorite restaurant in NWI. I went with a friend last night who is new to this area and she LOVED it.

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debbieg
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wow! The flavors are a party. Super service. Such great service as well. Been here many times and am never disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The lamb chops and red snapper was amazing.

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LarryW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love everything. The food and decor was awesome.

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obiemvy6
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely friendly and attentive service. They also were very patient as my wife and I don’t get away from the kids very often so we wanted to sit and talk awhile and take our time with our meal :-). The food was absolutely delicious, both my Seafood Penang and my wife’s Nutty Chicken, and we would highly recommend them!

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HughM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very fine dining experience yesterday for lunch. I highly recommend Asparagus.

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Amber
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Glad we had reservations (6:30pm Thur) because it was packed and they were turning people away. Acoustics in the dining room amplified the talking and made it nearly impossible to have a conversation—very noisy. Service, especially taking our order and waiting to get our bill, very slow. Drunken noodles very good but the duck extremely dry. When we mentioned it to our server, she said she hears that complaint a lot but yet didn’t suggest another option when we ordered it.

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DianeM
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

I don't know if it was an off night or not, but I was very disappointed in my meal. It was so salty (not only mine), it was impossible to enjoy. I did mention it to our server, but nothing came of it. I have enjoyed eating there in the past, so I don't know what happened.

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SabrinaR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The basil catfish and the lamb shank is incredible!! The atmosphere is beautiful and our server Matt attended to our every need!

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JoeH
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was extremely pleasant and helpful. Facilities were clean and the food was excellent with large entree portions.

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joec
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Great variety of dishes. Unfortunately, many were not available.

Asparagus
Responded on 14 July 2021

I am so sorry about that! We have had such a hard time getting our catfish, calamari & our pork shanks (along with random items) in from our vendors. I was hoping this doesn't last too long so we haven't taken off the menu yet since these are all some of the favorites!

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Donald
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time there and will definitely be back to try other menu items!

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RxNiki
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is always great and customized to what you like and most importantly is outstanding! Waitstaff are very attentive and friendly.

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NatashaH
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent choice, excellent food and exceptional service!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Asparagus delivers consistently delectable cuisine and excellent service.

FAQs

Asparagus offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (219) 794-0000.

Asparagus is rated 4.5 stars by 505 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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