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Gilt Bar

#228 of 7,853 Restaurants in Chicago
#250 of 8,618 Places to Eat in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Near North Side
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230 W Kinzie St, Chicago, IL 60654-4908 (Franklin)
Merchandise Mart (Brown Line)
13124649544
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4:45 am - 12:30 am
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Hours:
Sun 4:45 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 4:45 pm - 11:30 pm
Fri 4:45 am - 12:30 am
Sat 4:45 pm - 12:30 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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Visitor rating
  • 105
    Excellent
  • 66
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Outstanding!! Amazing basement library

We absolutely loved this place. It has a fabulous atmosphere and decor, great food and the service was excellent. We had the foie gras, the mussels, the salmon and the truffle pasta with a bottle of Spanish wine. Everything was wonderful. We were very surprised with the basement library - it makes... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
Isabel A
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Alicante, Spain
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Alicante, Spain
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

We absolutely loved this place. It has a fabulous atmosphere and decor, great food and the service was excellent. We had the foie gras, the mussels, the salmon and the truffle pasta with a bottle of Spanish wine. Everything was wonderful. We were very surprised with the basement library - it makes you feel like you've stumbled on something hidden.... More 

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New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I took my wife to Gilt bar for a late night dinner on Saturday (after Second City). It was a romantic/sceney type of place, in a good way. The cocktails were solid, I would recommend the steak tartar and the octopus dish. Biggest negative was probably the service, which was a bit slow. I would also recommend against the gnochi... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

If you want a really intimate, romantic experience, ask to be seated in the basement library. I went there on a date and was blown away at how spectacular it is. Dim lighting, chandeliers, books, exposed brick, plush red booths...it's beautiful. The service was great, the French martini was fabulous, and the food was amazing. We split the apple &... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I had the salmon which was cooked perfectly and ordered the charred green beans on the side which were incredible. My sister ordered the rib eye and it was also very tasty and cooked perfectly. Our food was out fast and the service was great.

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is a hip and trendy spot in Chicago - the lights are dim, the cocktails are interesting and the service is friendly. Came here during a work trip based on reviews and we were very pleased! Enjoyed everything about our experience at Gilt Bar. We started with Bone Marrow, Ricotta Gnocchi and Orecchiette. Both the pasta dishes were cooked... More 

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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We went for drinks after having dinner elsewhere. The patrons were described by a Chicago native as "kind of douchy" -- I don't know about that, but I can't say enough good things about the barkeeps. These ladies were professional, helpful, and made our visit really enjoyable. And they made some great cocktails, too. I'm going to rate this a... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

I had no idea what we were getting into. When we arrived the room was dark but filled with smiling happy people. I now know why. We had the most unusually flavored Caesar salad. We didn't know what the flavor was (lemon?) but we couldn't stop eating it. What a shock when the chicken arrived. Indescribably delicious. Just perfect. And... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015 via mobile

Loved the restaurant ambiance. Food was good. Our waiter was rude at times and had quite the attitude. My husband and I brought our 19 and 20 yr old daughters who obviously can't drink...felt like this had something to do with his attitude. This ruins the whole experience for me! Very unlikely to return with so many great restaurants in... More 

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St. Louis
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97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Beautiful place in an old building, restored to show off much of the old interior. Great bar and cocktail selection. Very good wine list, reasonable prices. All of the food was pronounced excellent. Quirky selection of music. However, this also added to the din in this relatively noisy dining room. We had a table off to one side, which helped... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

The food is great, I ordered the salmon, it was incredibly delicious. The home made ice cream is worth every calorie. Wine is reasonably priced too. Wlak out after the meal and there are lots of bars and restaurants to hang out.

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Restaurant Details

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
  • Neighborhood: Near North Side
  • Phone Number: 13124649544

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
4:45 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
4:45 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
4:45 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
4:45 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
4:45 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
4:45 am - 12:30 am
Saturday
4:45 pm - 12:30 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?