We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Benchmark

) #1,626 of 7,831 Restaurants in Chicago $$ - $$$ American, ,
1510 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610-2055
+1 312-649-9640
Website
Save
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Overview
  • Excellent20%
  • Very good58%
  • Average20%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“quesadillas” (2 reviews)
“pizza” (5 reviews)
“wells street” (2 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Pub
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
1510 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610-2055
Write a Review
Reviews (34)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 34 reviews

Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Stopped in at benchmark for a quick dinner with Friend. Sitting at the bar was good, the bar tender was very friendly and helpful and helped us choose lots of different craft beers. A pretty good selection that we were very pleased with. Had a...More

Thank sing_trav_888
Reviewed 25 October 2016

We had 40 people comfortably together in section off from larger crowd, but very much a part of the action. Several big screen and booth TVs to catch all the action. Great finger food served buffet style on side, attentive waitress service.. Fun.

Thank Jeff T
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

When I am in Chicago this is my go to place to catch up with old friends. It's great to park at the corner of the bar and get the gang together. The scene is cool, casual and relaxed, the staff are friendly and helpful....More

Thank sing_trav_888
Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

A business visit for drinks and appetizers to Benchmark made for a pleasant summer evening. A very inviting open-concept with an urban vibe. The location in Old Town is great. We just had drinks and apps (sliders, quesadillas, and pretzel bites with cheese sauce) -...More

Thank Denise M
Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere. The food is relatively cheap and it's good. The tv's allow for optimal sports viewing. In a really nice part of town. The service is on point.

Thank Logan M
Reviewed 22 March 2016

The food is good. Drinks are priced reasonably. I loved that they did a raffle to give away drinks and menu items. I wished i had enough people to sit in one of the few booths that include mini tv's inside the wall. Overall, this...More

Thank Shanel S
Reviewed 11 March 2016

Good food. Good portions. The wait for coffee was unreal. The environment was busy and loud but appropriate for the moment. Would recommend

Thank 504johanne
Reviewed 29 November 2015

We watched a Cubs game here this summer. Food and service were great and the beer was local. We have such a good experience and will return my next visit tomChicago.

Thank William C
Reviewed 19 November 2015

We were in town to meet some friends and we met here. Great spot in Old Town and the service was outstanding; very attentive to the table. Drinks were phenomenal, great bloody mary bar to start, and the peach mule is ridiculous. Great beers too...More

Thank dyogi95
Reviewed 16 September 2015

Located in the Old Town in Chicago, which is a cosy area, originally habited by german immigrants. Old Town's Wells Street is full of restaurants and bars, and is therefor also full of life. The Benchmark is two level of bar/restaurant, and I took the...More

Thank Thomas C
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Topo Gigio Ristorante
331 reviews
.02 km away
The Vig Chicago
53 reviews
.05 km away
La Fournette
60 reviews
.12 km away
Old Town Pour House
89 reviews
.15 km away
Nearby Attractions
Chicago History Museum
826 reviews
.35 km away
The Moody Church
23 reviews
.34 km away
Red Orchid Theater
5 reviews
.07 km away
Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts
5 reviews
.45 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Benchmark staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 20
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 02:00
Monday
17:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 02:00
Thursday
17:00 - 02:00
Friday
17:00 - 03:00
Saturday
11:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1510 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610-2055
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Near North Side
  • Neighbourhood: Near North Side
  • Phone Number: +1 312-649-9640
  • E-mail
Description
BENCHMARK, A FOUR CORNERS(R) TAVERN, pairs great food and drinks with friendly service and strives to provide our customers with a powerful experience each time they visit. Our Benchmark concept is the perfect fit for the Old Town area in Chicago.

The Benchmark menu includes some new and creative items as well as updated twists on familiar menu favorites. With 46 TV's Benchmark is the perfect place to catch a game with old friends or make some new ones. The highlight of the venue is the first of its kind, fully retractable roof covering most of the 2nd floor. It's Chicago's first convertible beer garden.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing