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O'Brien's Restaurant

1528 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610-1308
+1 312-787-3131
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good41%
  • Average19%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Bar, Steakhouse, Irish
$$ - $$$
1528 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610-1308
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Reviewed 1 May 2017

We had gone to the Old Town neighborhood to stop at The Fudge Pot and when we thought about lunch, our first thought was O'Brien's Restaurant. O'Brien's Restaurant at 1528 N. Wells St. has been closed for months. The website has been removed and the...More

Thank Allen21096
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The last time we visited O'Brien's Restaurant at 1528 North Wells Street in Chicago's historic Old Town neighborhood, the management was announcing that it was closing temporarily to make room for a boutique hotel that was scheduled to be constructed on the property. The iconic...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 30 November 2016

All of a sudden, within the last year, some of our favorite restaurants and bakeries on the North Wells Street corridor in Chicago's historic Old Town neighborhood have closed. Real estate developers have purchased a lot of property to make room for new businesses and...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Visited with friends and was great way to spend some time sitting next to the Chicago river on a nice day. Food was good - not great, and service was OK. It's not fine dining so as long as you accept that all good. Would...More

Thank Clint A
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

We ate Saturday lunch / brunch here outside. There is a cordoned off outdoor area on the sidewalk, great for watching the world go by. The waiter was very attentive providing menus, water and taking drinks orders quickly. Both the traditional menu and brunch were...More

Thank Gerbra_10
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Had hoped for a better meal than we got. I had the prime rib "special" for $26...let it go. Nothing more than a buffet quality cut of meat with a baked potato....blah. My wife had a spinach wrap that was pretty good. Service was average...More

Thank ssuchy89
Reviewed 27 August 2016

The weather was perfect on the busy Sunday afternoon we enjoyed a hamburger, steak sandwich and a couple of cold beers under an umbrella table. Our server and the food were good but it's the view that would bring me back.

Thank cthrnmsn
Reviewed 25 August 2016

This is just an average restaurant with average service and a great setting to sit along the river. Setting means a lot and we really enjoyed our Sunday lunch...we just weren't blown away by the food or service.

Thank LORI H
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Not sure if this is the same O'Brien's, we went to a place by the river & had drinks & some lunch. Was a great stop. Enjoyed sitting by the river watching the world go by

Thank NaomiBUK
Reviewed 15 July 2016

I enjoyed a delicious steak sandwich while enjoying the waterfront river view as kayakers paddled by and people strolled along. Super views of Chicago's unique downtown architecture.

Thank SunshineCindyT
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 40
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 12:30 am
10:00 am - 12:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1528 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610-1308
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Near North Side
  • Neighbourhood: Near North Side
  • Phone Number: +1 312-787-3131
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