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The Bristol

#346 of 7,674 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Wicker Park / Bucktown
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2152 North Damen Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647 (Damen & Webster)
+1 773-862-5555
17:30 - 21:00
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 21:00
Fri 17:30 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 14:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Highland Park, Illinois
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530 reviews
342 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Hubby and I enjoyed a marvelous dinner here. Each dish was better than the last. We dined here during Restaurant week and it was our favorite of the six restaurants we visited. Although the noise level was a bit on the high side, we loved the decor with a modern yet cozy ambiance. Dinner started with baba ghanoush, which was... More 

Thank Hpmicks
Chicago, Illinois
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I saw this restaurant on Check please, and decided to give it a try. Sensational, the food the atmosphere , the vibe was amazing. We went during restaurant week and dined of four courses and the wine pairing. I am a appetizer girl and never, finish a meal so I just order appetizers, this place proved me wrong. The leisurely... More 

Thank Crystal L
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely venue with cozy bar area and comfortable seating (particularly along the wall with the padded bench), The Bristol packs 'em in for dinner treats. We tried it as part of restaurant week (our second time here). Whilst the food is good, it just seems to miss it a bit. The brussel sprouts were just too crispy and heavily... More 

Thank Martha-Marie K
Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We dined feb. 1 for restaurant week. Wow; the chef is amazing. Delicious food and their presentation of the food. The pastry chef is incredible too. We ordered several items. Everything was great. Great wine list too. Very nice spot if you don't want to fight downtown traffic. Enjoy.

Thank Coconut1178
Weehawken, New Jersey
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited Chicago for the first time and decided to do some exploring, after hearing Bucktown is a must for hip, underground places decided to check it out. Hopped into The Bristol for brunch and it was great! Salmon was delicious and perfectly cooked, also took some bites of a friend's burger and was amazing! Very friendly staff, cool location. PS.... More 

Thank Caroline C
Chicago, Illinois
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Okay I know Cacio Pepe pasta isn't the most complex But aren't things that are simpler with less ingredients, more difficult to perfect? The bristols version is the closest to the best we've eaten , which was in a small Tuscan village, Buon Convento..mama cooking, papa serving.. Simple perfect, cheese, pepper, joyful... Bristol is a very close second... Nothing comes... More 

Thank Wendycity51
Chicago, Illinois
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136 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

I don't know what happened. Maybe we were there on an off night. But our meal was just plain not very good. Not well cooked and not fresh tasting. It's too bad. We used to like this place.

Thank RML1
Chicago, IL
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327 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

For our monthly friend's get-together we found this fabulous spot. Creative food, designed to be shared was enjoyed by all. True to all reviews the monkey bread and duck fat fries were to drool for. The prawns left us a little wanting--lots of prawn head, little "meat," but great flavor. The salmon was nicely prepared. The spaetzle on the chicken... More 

Thank dreytuch
Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin
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180 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

A friend had his birthday party here. We had the amish chicken, tri tip steak, bristol potatoes, monkey bread, apple salad and cauliflower au gratin. Afterwards, we all debated what was the best and everyone had a hard time nailing down their favorite. Only real disappointment was that a special pasta and well done steak was ordered for a few... More 

Thank Swiss_Zirks
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

My husband and I have lived around the corner from The Bristol for 10 years and never went in until this past October. I wish I had gone there sooner. Started out with cocktails. I had the Black Diamond and he had the Painkiller. Both delicious. Our friend worked there and just told us to order a few different items... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 23:00
10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2152 North Damen Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647
    (Damen & Webster)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Wicker Park / Bucktown
  • Neighbourhood: Wicker Park / Bucktown
  • Phone Number: +1 773-862-5555
The Bristol is an American restaurant located in Chicago's Bucktown Neighborhood. The Bristol has become a staple for Chicago's local dining crowd, off-duty chefs, and visiting gastronomes looking for a great dinner or Sunday brunch. The menu features handmade pasta, charcuterie, farm-fresh produce, and a nose-to-tail approach to cooking. Beverages include handmade cocktails, a wine list featuring over two hundred producers, and beers from around the world. The Bristol's second floor features a spacious private room built for any number of events, from business dinners to wedding receptions. Your experience at The Bristol will be met with a smile, warmed with hospitality, and filled with great food and drink.

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