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2152 North Damen Avenue, Chicago, IL (Wicker Park / Bucktown)
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Ranked #60 of 8,416 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Neighborhood: Wicker Park / Bucktown
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Damen & Webster
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Woodridge, Illinois
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93 reviews 93 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Took my sister and brother in law here for her birthday. Got seated upstairs. Not as comfortable as downstairs-a bit crowded. We got a bad entree-they had to redo it. The manager had to come over. Service was a bit spotty. A bit on the pricey side. Loud.

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Libertyville, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

There are two ways to be seated, at an individual table or a long group table. As we were dining early with 4 people, we got a private table. Cocktails are well made and creative. Excellent wine and beer selection. The food is designed to be shared, which is a style of dining that is not to my liking. There... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The place is dark and small. The staff is overly friendly. These are fine... It's the ridiculous amount of small starters at crazy prices they try to get you to buy. Once that chicken came though... After 30 minutes... Was AMAZING!!! BEST chicken I've had in a long time! My suggestion if it means anything to you.. Get the chicken!!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I popped in for a quick bite and sip at the bar...Moscow Mule was great! Their special touch is a ginger puree. I just had a simple salad with a very tasty tarragon buttermilk dressing but I could have eaten the wild fennel levain with the chicken skin butter all night. Delicious!

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North Carolina
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159 reviews 159 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014 via mobile

We very much enjoyed our dinner at the Bristol. It was my husband's favorite of the weekend. He raved over the duck sauerbraten. The Basque cake was awesome as was the house made limoncello (a generous pour). It's a bit tight with long tables down the middle and Very dark lighting, but was warm and festive on a December evening.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I found this place on Urbanspoon when I was searching for breakfast places near our hotel. The website menu looked intriguing so I pushed for this venue. This is easily one of the best brunches that I've had. It's an upscale joint with quite a range in breakfast options (not a lot of options with 8 main dishes/4 pastries and... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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50 reviews 50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Friday night, looking for a place to eat and found a spot at The Bristol. I had not heard of it but one of our dining companions had been for a work function and said it was great. Free street parking and a $10 valet makes it easy for everyone. We were greeted by a super warm front desk person... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This was an impromptu dinner with a friend that I ran into at the airport on my way home after a long week of work in Florida. He was meeting there his partner and a friend of them and I was simply invited. When I got there I remember that I had been there in the past but did not... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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77 reviews 77 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

* The Bristol was recommended by the wait staff at another restaurant. We tried it and thought it fabulous. The service was great and the food superb. * The place was crowded when we were there so the place was a little noisier than I like.

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Chicago, Illinois
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46 reviews 46 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

we read a lot of good reviews and decided to meet some friends for Sunday brunch. luckily we made a reservation and were seated on time even though our entire party was not yet present. bloody Mary's were good, and you can ask for a little more heat if you'd like (I sure love Tabasco!). I had the smoked ham... More 

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Additional Information about The Bristol

Address: 2152 North Damen Avenue, Chicago, IL
Phone Number: 773-862-5555
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Wicker Park / Bucktown
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30

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