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Sable Kitchen & Bar

#140 of 7,717 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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505 N State St, Chicago, IL 60654-4803 (Illinois)
+1 312-755-9704
06:30 - 02:00
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Sun 07:00 - 00:00
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Sat 07:00 - 02:00
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57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went to Sable tonight after a couple of recommendations. Nothing interesting or inspiring about the cocktails. Actually left without finishing my second drink because it was so completely mediocre on every level. I started with the 'Traveler's Terrace' which online lists Yamazaki 12 year as the base spirit. That is not what I got. In fact I really felt that... More 

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Portland, Maine
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This bar was in our hotel we stayed in, it was great! They have amazing cocktails and everyone is so friendly!! We hope to visit again!

Thank schaej115
Damien P, Manager at Sable Kitchen & Bar, responded to this review

schaej115, Thank you for your review!!! So happy to hear you enjoyed our specialty cocktails and the hospitality that comes with it! We look forward to seeing you soon. Damien More 

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78 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staying at the Kimpton and came down for drinks. Discovered that they serve tapas. We decided to get a few to start our evening. We were greeted by a gal who was quite friendly. Then Manny came over and started our drink order. He made a couple of recommendations and we ended on a Spanish gin and tonic that he... More 

Thank NicoleSienna
Damien P, Manager at Sable Kitchen & Bar, responded to this review

NicoleSienna, Thank you for taking the time to write a review! We are so happy you enjoyed your time with us! Manny will be pleased to hear he was able to make your night special. See you soon! Damien More 

Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ordered choice of 8 items, everything delicious but pricey. Ambiance is very nice and bright. Had a corner booth which was great for a group.

Thank RigMac13
Damien P, Manager at Sable Kitchen & Bar, responded to this review

RigMac13, Thank you for your review on your dinner experience. I will certainly pass along your sentiment on the pricing to the chef. Damien More 

Naperville, Illinois
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110 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great place to have breakfast! Egg dishes are delicious as is the yogurt and granola dish! Very good service!

Thank Tony1223
Damien P, Manager at Sable Kitchen & Bar, responded to this review

Tony1223, Thank you for your review on breakfast at Sable. Come back and join us for dinner sometime. You will love the specialty cocktails and dinner menu. Damien More 

Scottsdale, Arizona
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324 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Don't discard their drink menu for your "usual". They have a lot of choices of custom drinks and will also make a personal concoction. Menu is small but mighty. Do yourself a favor and try the cauliflower steak even if you are not vegetarian. Bar staff is exceptional and very knowledgeable.

Thank Danielle A
Damien P, Manager at Sable Kitchen & Bar, responded to this review

Danielle A, Thanks for the review! Our bar team is proud of their craft and will appreciate your sentiments. I'm happy to hear you enjoyed the cauliflower steak too. You will have to drop by for the Spring menu as the chef is putting another twist on that dish you'll be sure to LOVE. Damien More 

Danbury, Connecticut, United States
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269 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

i go to a lot of restaurants so its hard to get four stars from me but this place was nice. The food was really good and the service attentive. The atmosphere is nice and good vibe in the place. i went for a business dinner with colleagues from work and all liked their experience.

Thank Shaun B
Damien P, Manager at Sable Kitchen & Bar, responded to this review

Shaun B, So happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. Come back and see us again soon. Damien More 

Chicago, Illinois
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

This restaurant has a new Executive Chef and I am so glad that they do. This was truly one of the best meals that I have had in a long time!! The restaurant has a relaxing vibe and a great bar. The waitstaff was so attentive and friendly, but the food totally stole the show. Our table shared the deviled... More 

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Damien P, Manager at Sable Kitchen & Bar, responded to this review

Latrice M, Thank you for the review! We are so happy that you enjoyed your time with us and we look forward to seeing you again very soon. Damien More 

Langenthal, Schweiz
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166 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

This is not the same Sable as the one we visited last year. The restaurant area is closed. It is used only for banquets. Sable is more of a bar that serves food now. Breakfast is served in the bar area as well. During the past week, I had 2 breakfasts and 1 dinner here. All 3 experiences left me... More 

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Damien P, Manager at Sable Kitchen & Bar, responded to this review

Solo, – Thanks for taking the time to give us feedback. We take honest comments from people like yourself very seriously. It pains us to hear the not-so-good stuff, but it helps us learn and improve! Damien More 

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30 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Ate dinner here one night while staying at the Kimpton next door. Service was outstanding. Seated quickly and great waitress. I thought the food was pretty average and had better meals during our staying in Chicago. I had the burger and it was red inside. My daughter had the shimp which she said was good. I guess I need to... More 

Thank micaryan62
Damien P, Manager at Sable Kitchen & Bar, responded to this review

micaryan62, Thank you for your review. Happy to hear the service was enjoyable and I will certainly address the food issue with the chef. We appreciate honest feedback as it helps us improve. Damien More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$50
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Television
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 00:00
06:30 - 02:00
06:30 - 02:00
06:30 - 02:00
06:30 - 02:00
06:30 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 505 N State St, Chicago, IL 60654-4803
  • Public Transportation: Red Line to Grand Brown Line to Merchandise Mart Bus Routes: #29, #39 & #65
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: +1 312-755-9704
Sable Kitchen & Bar: Classic Era Atmosphere in Chicago's River North Neighborhood
Step into Sable Kitchen & Bar. Discover what you've been waiting for: A new American gastro-lounge that artfully reinstates the cocktail to its rightful throne, a place where you'll lose yourself in a menu of Chef Heather Terhune's soul-satisfying social plates of delectable hors d'oeuvres, fresh fish, meats, sustainable selections from the farm and garden, alongside a collection of hand-crafted brick-oven flatbreads.

Adjacent to Kimpton's Hotel Palomar Chicago, Sable is a refreshing update for today, where the glamour of the 1940's mingles effortlessly with modern industrial touches. The effect is undeniably chic and immensely comfortable.
Exceptional Food to Match Exquisite Drinks
For some, Sable emerges as the spot of choice for dining any time of day. For others, it becomes a much-needed chance to revel in the purity of handcrafted cocktails and a chance to sample a diverse selection of wines. But for all, Sable surfaces as a dining destination in Chicago's River North neighborhood on par with the city's most acclaimed restaurants.

Drop in for a very special drink. Share a plate or two. And enjoy Sable's special blend of contemporary class and soothing Chicago hospitality.

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