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Gilt Bar

#168 of 7,760 Restaurants in Chicago
#186 of 8,516 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)
312-464-9544
Website
Today
4:45 pm - 12:30 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 4:45 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 4:45 pm - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat 4:45 pm - 12:30 am
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 95
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 3
    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
Perfect night, perfect food

As soon as we landed, we headed to Gilt. The weather was perfect, and they were able to accommodate our request to eat out side. We had the mussels, fois gras, and sausage with a bottle of brut rose from spain. The food was unique and wonderful...if my husband hadn't stopped me, I may have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Glover R
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English first
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

As soon as we landed, we headed to Gilt. The weather was perfect, and they were able to accommodate our request to eat out side. We had the mussels, fois gras, and sausage with a bottle of brut rose from spain. The food was unique and wonderful...if my husband hadn't stopped me, I may have locked the fois gras jar... More 

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Everything is just ok. Nothing to write home about. There are much better places to spend your dollars.

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Madison, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Looking at the menu we were ready to walk out but we were told to try this from trusted friends. This food was unbelievable. Everything! If you don't know what to order ask the staff. It was great.

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Food was great and the atmostphere was nice! It's a great place to hang out with friends. The place might be a little tight for a business happy hour. There is a separate room downstairs that might be great for large groups. I LOVEEEE the truffle pasta, the salmon, and the chicken.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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69 reviews 69 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The food here I fairly simple, but of the highest quality and beautifully prepared. Some of the best vegetables I have ever tasted. The bread was off the charts! Unfortunately, I think our waiter was stoned and service was merely adequate.

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Houston, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

A fellow colleague recommended this place and they were correct on how good the food was. I loved the salads. I had never had pickled butternut squash and it was the highlight of the dinner for me, The lighting is on the dark side and we had to use our phones in order to read the menu. The service was... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

I take colleagues here all the time. The best French 75 and wisconsin worthy old fashions. Get the roasted Brussels sprouts - you will need to order a second helping they are amazing. It's like oh am I really eating veggies right now or am I eating a slice of heaven? They have amazing, inexpensive homemade ice cream for dessert... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Great place to go after work or on a date. Nice menu options. Tried a few new drinks and was very pleased. Would go again.

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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

In town for AUTOMATE 2015 and found this gem, one block from my hotel. Booked a table, made my way to Gilt, opened door and thought the place was closed.. Dark bar immediately came to mind and pleasantly realized the restaurant was packed.. Good sign! Sat at the bar, settled in for a beer and then made acquaintance with a... More 

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Downers Grove, Illinois
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68 reviews 68 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We were just in for a drink, but this is a cool setting with great cocktails. When there is live band, this place is pretty intense, but usually it has more of a restaurant style which is good for talking.

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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: 312-464-9544

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 pm - 12:30 am
Saturday
4:45 pm - 12:30 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?