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Gilt Bar

#101 of 7,674 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Near North Side
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230 W Kinzie St, Chicago, IL 60654-4908 (Franklin)
+1 312-464-9544
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16:45 - 23:30
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Sun 16:45 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 16:45 - 23:30
Fri 04:45 - 00:30
Sat 16:45 - 00:30
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121 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

One of our family members lives in Chicago and picked this place for all of us. What a great choice! Great vibe! Lower level is prohibition style decor. Very unique menu items, primarily small plates for sharing - they're huge and plentiful. Since it was 6 people, we tried most everything - all excellent. The restaurant was very busy, service... More 

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Thank Bankerwon
Chicago, Illinois
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79 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really love the ambiance in this restaurant -- dimmed lighting, lot's of wood and upholstery, neat lighting and other fixtures. Our wait-person was friendly and attentive -- kept our wine glasses full, and our orders were all correct and executed in a timely manner. Food was just okay -- had the farm baked chicken, was good but nothing to write... More 

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Thank paintgirlchgo
Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved Gilt Bar! The styling and dimly lit atmosphere provides a very cool, romantic vibe. The food was excellent - Favorites include the Slow Roasted Meatball, Roasted Garlic, Orecchiette, and Charred Brussels Sprouts. Highly recommend the Lemon Meringue Pie for dessert! Cannot wait to return!

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Thank Eleni P
Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting our daughter for the weekend- she put our name in and waited the hour for dinner- it was worth the wait. The food was excellent, great variety of drinks- cauliflower was a big hit. Will go back when we visit again.

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Thank Marge F
Gilt B, General Manager at Gilt Bar, responded to this review

We're glad you enjoyed everything and are looking forward to having you in again soon! More 

Manhattan, KS
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52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We met friends here for dinner, and everyone enjoyed their meals and cocktails. I had the Orecchiette pasta, which was incredibly tasty with the Roasted Garlic On Toast. My husband had the special, which was a beautiful chicken pot pie on mashed potatoes. For dessert, we had the warm brownies with ice cream. I would definitely eat here again!

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Thank blueribbon_98
Gilt B, General Manager at Gilt Bar, responded to this review

We're glad you enjoyed everything and are looking forward to having you in again soon! More 

Dallas, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The restaurant is beautiful, and we sat in a fun booth. The food was incredible. House wine is only $5 and not bad. The mussels were AMAZING. My husband loved his Prime Rib. My friend and I shared the gnocchi and truffle pasta and both were excellent. Highly recommend the brussels sprouts. Only downside was our rude waiter who was... More 

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146 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

If I could pre-order my last meal before I die, this might just be it. I came here in October for a girlfriend weekend ... a bit of a reunion with 3 old friends. Translation : we tasted every bite of each others food. Every stinkin bite was unbelievably delicious. Did you ever have a meal where you wished you... More 

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Thank Connie I
Gilt B, General Manager at Gilt Bar, responded to this review

We're glad you enjoyed everything and hope we can welcome you back the next time you're in town! More 

Rockford, IL
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Saturday night dinner for my wife's birthday, and we couldn't have picked a better place. 7pm reservation and we were seated promptly. Started with the roasted garlic with toast and the garlic melted in our mouths. We then ordered the ribeye and short rib pot roast along with the smashed potatoes and charred brussel sprouts. Potatoes were awesome, brussel sprouts... More 

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Gilt B, General Manager at Gilt Bar, responded to this review

We're glad you enjoyed everything and are looking forward to having you in again soon! More 

Dallas, Texas
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46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

My sister took my mom and I here for some dinner. We did not have any cocktails but they sounded great and looked fabulous! Mom and sis had some roasted garlic with toast. It was very good. They also had the salad with avocado and it was delish. Amazing lemon vinaigrette. I had the truffle fries with aioli-very good and... More 

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Thank Mishmash0718
Gilt B, General Manager at Gilt Bar, responded to this review

We're glad you enjoyed everything, looking forward to having you in again soon! More 

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130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We came here with my wife, our daughter and her boyfriend. We'd made reservations but showed up about a half hour early so we had to wait a few minutes for our table. Even though the place was full, there wasn't the loud noise you often hear in other places. We ordered several dishes that we shared (tapas style). All... More 

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Gilt B, Manager at Gilt Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words, it was a pleasure to serve you! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
16:45 - 22:30
Monday
16:45 - 23:30
Tuesday
16:45 - 23:30
Wednesday
16:45 - 23:30
Thursday
16:45 - 23:30
Friday
04:45 - 00:30
Saturday
16:45 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 230 W Kinzie St, Chicago, IL 60654-4908
    (Franklin)
  • Public Transportation: Merchandise Mart (Brown Line)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Near North Side
  • Neighbourhood: Near North Side
  • Phone Number: +1 312-464-9544
Description
An inviting River North bar and restaurant featuring classic craft cocktails and contemporary American cuisine designed for sharing. Guests can enjoy a curated menu of seasonally inspired small plates, pastas, seafood and grilled entrees, including the signature Tenderloin Steak Tartare, Truffle Pasta and Grilled Farm Chicken.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?