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Gilt Bar

230 W Kinzie St, Chicago, IL 60654-4908
+1 312-464-9544
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“truffle pasta” (37 reviews)
“bone marrow” (23 reviews)
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American, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
230 W Kinzie St, Chicago, IL 60654-4908
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Varied menu and wine list. Excellent food. VERY noisy. Go with a group to a lively time, or go with a deaf friend.

Thank Fred M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I think the Gilt Bar serves better as a bar than as a restaurant simply because it's extremely loud and hard to carry on a conversation. There are outdoor tables, but it was over 90 degrees so we opted for inside. Even the front of...More

Thank Denise A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a great restaurant. I had the lobster roll which was very good. Service was also on point. Would recommend.

Thank UFMike
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were recommended to eat here for our anniversary dinner and are so glad we came! The food was fantastic. We had the cheese appetizer option with strawberry jam. Chicken and truffle pasta with asparagus for dinner and a chocolate chip skillet cookie with ice...More

Thank Brittany M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took my friends here from the UK. The place seemed very dark? We had a nice table and the server was good. The food was okay. Everything seemed really salty which spoilt it really. Even the Caesar salad was salty. The burgers were okay....More

Thank jazzyart
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely restaurant, hidden away. We were allocated a nice circular table, the restaurant is very dark but that seems commonplace in Chicago. Server was very attentive. We had bone marrow starter & Cesar salad to start - the salad was very salty and the bone...More

Thank MBrownie66
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an old fashioned cocktail bar with a lot of tables and banquettes. It's a bit on the dim side so not always easy to see what you're eating but you can sure taste how good the food is. Whether you want small or...More

Thank Lyn_Farmer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate at Gilt Bar after a visit to the Mart, dinning on pasta with truffles, grilled boneless chicken that had been pounded and marinated, and creamed spinach with garlic and cheese. All very good. But my piece de resistance was their toffee date cake...More

Thank Reamor
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my favourite of all the places we ate in Chicago where we were spoiled for choice! The food and service was great in contemporary surroundings but mostly it was a fun bar! Get your photo booth pic taken for three dollars too 😝

Thank mags1888
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Casual dining but the dark lighting and good music makes this such a relaxing place, and fun. Young. And not just a typical bar food: the pastas here are super delicious. Of course great alcohol and cocktails as well.

Thank Justin A
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Joel C
What's the dress code
27 February 2017|
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Response from Herb T |
We saw folks dressed up in formal attire and folks in very relaxed casual wear. Whatever makes you comfortable seems to be the norm. If you are ready to have a good time, the smile on your face is the best way to dress... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
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, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
16:45 - 22:30
16:45 - 23:30
16:45 - 23:30
16:45 - 23:30
16:45 - 23:30
04:45 - 00:30
16:45 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 230 W Kinzie St, Chicago, IL 60654-4908
  • 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
  • E-mail
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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