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Gilt Bar

#191 of 7,781 Restaurants in Chicago
#209 of 8,544 Places to Eat in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
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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 - 11:30 pm
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: Dinner, Drinks, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 97
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 14
    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
Interesting dark bar.

right across from the Merchandise Mart. Very friendly and knowledgeable bartenders. Good beer list though I found it strange that the only draft lager was PBR. Big cocktail list, many interesting choices.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
newyorklady88
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chicago, illinois
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chicago, illinois
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50 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

right across from the Merchandise Mart. Very friendly and knowledgeable bartenders. Good beer list though I found it strange that the only draft lager was PBR. Big cocktail list, many interesting choices.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We really enjoyed gilt bar, the bone marrow is amazing and the cauliflower side is to die for! The staff is really nice, i forgot my wallet there and they were kind enough to keep it on the side for me!

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Burlingame, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Simple review. This place is fabulous. One of the best dinners that I have ever had in Chicago. The bar is top notch. Great cocktail selections, creative, unique and well executed. They care so much about it too as you can tell from how they pay attention to details like glassware, ice and fresh ingredients. Dinner was equally good. Standards... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

I really don't know how to explain this spot. It was cozy and cute but I felt I could get their menu items from anywhere or could have made them at home. The staff was amazing and very attentive. From the name and exterior of the restaurant and the website I was expecting a chic bar scene. The fries were... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015 via mobile

Chicago is full of wonderful restaurants, and has been for some time now. But for my money, when I'm visiting the middle of America, I make it a point to stop at Gilt Bar. Not like many of the other restaurants in Chicago that are so big they feel cavernous, this place feels a bit more intimate and really well... More 

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Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We have dined here three times. Excellent every time. Gilt Bar is away from the main tourist centers along Michigan Ave and is favored by locals. Entrees are set up to share and the wait staff is quite helpful. On the negative side, the tables are very close together and it is loud. This is a place to go with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

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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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
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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
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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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Additional Information about Gilt Bar

Address: 230 W Kinzie St, Chicago, IL 60654-4908
Phone Number: 312-464-9544
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Near North Side
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
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30

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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?