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Gilt Bar

#103 of 7,617 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Near North Side
American, Bar
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230 W Kinzie St, Chicago, IL 60654-4908 (Franklin)
+1 312-464-9544
Today
16:45 - 23:30
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Hours:
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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Rockford, IL
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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Dallas, Texas
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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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 

Bogota, Colombia
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163 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

North Chicago, Illinois
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104 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

My two best friends flew in from CA to visit me, and I made reservations for dinner. We ordered the brussel sprouts and they were the best I've ever had. I've never had them prepared so perfectly- honey, vinegar, pecorino, but with *plenty* of each and really crispy. For our entrees I ordered the truffle pasta and my friends ordered... More 

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

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

Fairfax, Virginia
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200 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Isn't that what you are supposed to say when you walk into a speakeasy? Gilt has one. The Library. Down the stairs. To the right. First door in the wall with all the old photo booth picture strips on it. Private party. holiday party. Exceptionally warm, inviting, low ceiling. Truly the perfect room for an intimate small party. Gilt -... More 

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Gilt B, 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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52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

We had a nice dinner this past weekend to celebrate our daughters birthday. The food was good but the service was slow. The restaurant was not busy, but our waiter was too engaged in something else to provide proper service to our group.

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Thank Paul G
Gilt B, Manager at Gilt Bar, responded to this review

I'm sorry to hear that your experience at Gilt was less than exceptional. I hope that we can welcome you to Gilt Bar in the future and show you a better service experience. Please feel free to reach out to me at randrews@giltbarchicago.com and I will ensure your next experience was better than the last! More 

Dodgeville, Wisconsin
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

We were in Chicago for a performance of Giordano Dance and "thought" we had made a reservation at a Michigan Avenue restaurant. Instead, when we realized we had booked on Kinzie and arrived at Gilt, we went with it and are so thrilled that we did! The interior is dimly lit with a groovy vibe. Adam was our server and... 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 

Boston, Massachusetts
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268 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Nice spot with a comfy lighting, great aesthetics and I really enjoyed the music too. Exceptionally informed waiter (in Tom) - can't say enough about a server who really knows his stuff. Expediters and everyone else was on point. We had limited beverages, but I had a few good craft brews and the lady had prosecco which was good...but we... 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 

Northbridge, Massachusetts
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106 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Dinner and drinks for 4, Saturday night after Thanksgiving. Came here on recommendation, was not disappointed. Between us, we had 4 distinct entrees and shared two appetizers. Everything was very good. Appetizer portions are large, and are really meant to be shared. Entree portions are a tad more modest, but, are priced to reflect that, particularly for "big city" fine... 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 

Singapore, Singapore
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

While you should make a reservation if you can, they do accept walk-ins. We were told that arriving before 7pm on a Saturday night was safe; we arrived at around 7.10pm and were seated by 7.40pm. The food was worth the wait! The truffle pasta was wonderful, as was the pork belly. I wasn't able to consume alcohol but I... 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
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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, 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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