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Gilt Bar

230 W Kinzie St, Chicago, IL 60654-4908 (Near North Side)
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Ranked #162 of 8,265 restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Near North Side
Cross street: Franklin
Transit: Merchandise Mart (Brown Line)
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124 reviews from our community

88% Recommend
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English first
Vernon Hills, Illinois
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

True mixologists pour the classics. Local beers and great appetizers. Go for a couple of drinks and take in the area around this bar you will not be disappointed

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London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Gilt Bar was packed on the Wednesday evening I came here. We hadn't booked but were lucky enough to be found a table for two. I'd recommend reserving a table. Our waitress was helpful and answered our questions about the menu. The food was excellent, probably the best mushroom ricotta gnocchi I've ever had (even in Italy). Really, really good.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Easily located and well staffed, this gastro pub was exactly what I was looking for. The pork belly gnocchi came out quickly and was delicious. Please try their whiskey sour. It's the best I've ever had.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Speakeasy bar in basement... very good drinks. We had loved the steak tartar, carrot cake, mashed potatoes, the truffle pasta. Chicken dish was good but a bit salty. Great service. Valet parking.

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Naperville, Illinois
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The menu is limited but Oh how I wish I had a large enough stomach to try all of it. We started and finished with a delicious Vodkas Smash each and we shared the Fennel & Apple Salad. Truffle Pasta and Gunthorp Chicken. It was simply delicious. We will want to visit again!

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New York City, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Seriously. I was hemming and hawing about picking a great restaurant in Chicago for our one nice dinner on a 36 hour business trip. Chicago has so many great restaurants, but this will be at the top of my list. First of all, our server was fantastic, I wish I remembered her name. She was our trusty sherpa on the... More

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Muskegon, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Wonderful and varied menu, great service! Environment was a little dark, we ate in the basement, but we adjusted and enjoyed! I would definitely like to go back and sample more of the eclectic menu! Everyone in the party of 7 raved over there meals!

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Changzhou, China
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86 reviews 86 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

This was the best nocci I have ever had! The atmosphere is very cool... We ate in the basement and it was fun, would recommend the nocci and the mashed potatoes were amazing 2... will be back, great service as well

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chicago, il
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

this place has more of an intimate atmosphere, dark and moody, I love it. The food, and I have tried at least half of the menu items by now, is always very tasty. Many of the items have a neat but not over the top twist to them. The cocktails are also very tasty. Check this place out.

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We stopped in for an after business dinner and really enjoyed our food, drinks, and service. The menu is not large and can challenge those who do not necessarily understand some of your less common preparation techniques. The meal was very good and one of my guests said their chicken dish was the best they had ever eaten. The outside... More

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