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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” (48 reviews)
“bone marrow” (29 reviews)
“brussel sprouts” (24 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
230 W Kinzie St, Chicago, IL 60654-4908
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a large group (company holiday party) roll in around 5:30 p.m. on a Thursday evening. The place was PACKED. (We had a reservation, thankfully.) Super moody - in a good way - vibe with candles and brick walls and that ever-photographed chandelier in...More

Thank Lindsey A
Gilt B, General Manager at Gilt Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Lindsey, Thank you for taking the time to tell us how much you enjoyed yourself at our restaurant. We strive for excellent service and when it's been received it makes me very happy. The chandelier is like a giant octopus and is the Wow...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is my third time attending Gilt bar. We had a party of 6 and ordered a ton of food. Erin is an amazing waitress and was able to provide spot on service. The food is amazing. The truffle pasta is always on point along...More

Thank Nathan G
Gilt B, General Manager at Gilt Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Nathan, Thank you for taking the time to tell us how much you enjoyed yourself at our restaurant. We strive for excellent service and when it's been received it makes me very happy. Erin is the greatest, and has a plethora of knowledge about...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Gilt for the first time and had a blast. The ambience is beyond amazing and the food and service was outstanding as well. We were blessed by being able to speak with Kelly for reservations (Im terrible with names but I hope I’m...More

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Gilt B, General Manager at Gilt Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to tell us how much you enjoyed yourself at our restaurant. We strive for excellent service and when it's been received it makes me very happy. We can't wait for you to dine with us again soon. All the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Busy Saturday night dinner service. Really nice vibe in the restaurant, the food was high quality - particularly the truffle pasta. Interesting combo of ideas steak and tapas. It works. Brownie was shared between 4 people as still a struggle!More

Thank dmacinnes
Gilt B, General Manager at Gilt Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to tell us how much you enjoyed yourself at our restaurant. We strive for excellent service and when it's been received it makes me very happy. We can't wait for you to dine with us again soon. The Brownie...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I just happened to find the Gilt Bar. She says it has the best Old Fashioned's she's ever had. The menu is not large, but the food is excellent. The atmosphere is nice---dark, dimly lit, and chic. But, the hidden gem is...More

Thank Illini1982
Gilt B, General Manager at Gilt Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to tell us how much you enjoyed yourself at our restaurant. The Library is that special place to celebrate just about any occasion. We hope you have a wonderful New Year and can't wait for you to dine with...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a late dinner. Cool atmosphere, although the tables were a bit close together. The bone marrow was really good and unique. The meatball was nothing special. The French fries were great. .

Thank Gina R
Gilt B, General Manager at Gilt Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to tell us how much you enjoyed yourself at our restaurant. We hope you have a wonderful New Years and hope you come back soon. All the Best, Brittney Munro General Manager

Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

This is a great place to visit for cocktails, they have a pretty extensive menu. Great service, food and ambiance.More

Thank Jurgen P
Gilt B, General Manager at Gilt Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2017

Hello Jurgen, Thank you for taking the time to tell us how much you enjoyed yourself at our restaurant. We strive for excellent service and when it's been received it makes me very happy. We hope you have a wonderful holiday season and can't wait...More

Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

Had a great meal downstairs at a super comfy table. The burger was amazing. Loved the coleslaw. My husband loved the truffle pasta.

Thank spame
Reviewed 11 November 2017

Slightly off the beaten path in River North section, but worth the walk. Make reservations as this place gets packed every night. Ambiance is romantic even though a bit noisy with tables crammed together. The menu is designed for family style eating. We went with...More

Thank CountZeroCt
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Ate at Gilt Bar earlier this week with a some business colleagues and out-of-town customers and loved it. I'd heard good things about Gilt Bar, but hadn't been there. I loved it! Had one of the best Old Fashions I've had anywhere, and the food...More

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Joel C
27 February 2017|
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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
  • E-mail
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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