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Sable Kitchen & Bar

505 N State Street, Chicago, IL 60654
+1 312-755-9704
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Ranked #35 of 8,289 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 2:00 am
Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Illinois
Transit: Red Line to Grand Brown Line to Merchandise Mart Bus Routes: #29, #39 & #65
Description: Sable Kitchen & Bar: Classic Era Atmosphere in Chicago's River North Neighborhood Step into Sable Kitchen & Bar. Discover what you've been waiting for: A new American gastro-lounge that artfully reinstates the cocktail to its rightful throne, a place where you'll lose yourself in a menu of Chef Heather Terhune's soul-satisfying social plates of delectable hors d'oeuvres, fresh fish, meats, sustainable selections from the farm and garden, alongside a collection of hand-crafted brick-oven flatbreads. Adjacent to Kimpton's Hotel Palomar Chicago, Sable is a refreshing update for today, where the glamour of the 1940's mingles effortlessly with modern industrial touches. The effect is undeniably chic and immensely comfortable. Exceptional Food to Match Exquisite Drinks For some, Sable emerges as the spot of choice for dining any time of day. For others, it becomes a much-needed chance to revel in the purity of handcrafted cocktails and a chance to sample a diverse selection of wines. But for all, Sable surfaces as a dining destination in Chicago's River North neighborhood on par with the city's most acclaimed restaurants. Drop in for a very special drink. Share a plate or two. And enjoy Sable's special blend of contemporary class and soothing Chicago hospitality.
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

brunch is amazing! The family share style is great - although I certainly didn't want to share mine - I ate it all!!!

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Austin, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

With all of the great reviews about this restaurant, we were very excited to dine here. Unfortunately, the food was average and the service was spotty. The only dish that we truly enjoyed was the bacon jam. The rest of the food was mediocre. Our server was enthusiastic about the menu, but towards the end of the meal she disappeared.... More

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Sable505, Manager at Sable Kitchen & Bar, responded to this review

Hi Todd, thank you for your feedback. I am truly sorry to hear that you did not get the Sable experience that you had read others had. It is saddening to hear that we fell short of impressing you and that several of our items did not meet your expectations. I know that our menu and staff have a lot... More

Hamilton, Canada
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59 reviews 59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

I was in Chicago for a conference at the Fairmont Hotel on North Columbus Drive. I went out with friends and tried to get into one restaurant, but the wait was over two hours so we asked the waitress for somewhere else that was a good restaurant that was close by. She recommended the Sable Kitchen and Bar. This restaurant... More

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Sable505, Manager at Sable Kitchen & Bar, responded to this review

We're so glad you enjoyed all the wonderful food and had such a great time in the lounge. We look forward to your next visit and if you are ever interested in making a reservation in our dining room please email me personally and I will handle all the arrangements for you. Thank you very much. Josh King Josh.king@sablechicago.com More

Fort Myers, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Wonderful brunch and breakfast menus. Staff is very helpful and went out of their way to make sure we were well taken care of. Ask for Eric.

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Sable505, Manager at Sable Kitchen & Bar, responded to this review

Hi Gingy, I'm so excited to hear what a great time you had and how much you enjoyed everything. We pride ourselves on amazing food and wonderful service so it's always pleasing to hear these reviews. I will also pass this on to your server, Eric. I'm sure he will appreciate it as well. Thank you, Josh King More

Grand Rapids, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We entered by making our way through a tightly packed bar area to get to the very helpful host who managed to get us a table. Our waitress was efficient, if not the most communicative, and the three of us started by ordering seven small plates. The sliders and the short ribs were fairly hearty and filling. The other dishes... More

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Sable505, Manager at Sable Kitchen & Bar, responded to this review

Hello, I'm glad you and your party enjoyed your dinner with us and I appreciate your honest feedback. I appologise that your server didn't expand on the menu more and explain our concept better. I would like to personally invite you back to try our new fall menu so we can truly give you a five star dining experience. You... More

orlando
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Grabbed lunch and breakfast here. Highly recommend the devil eggs and short rib sliders. Bfast exceeded expectations. The family and I ordered shrimp/grits, pork belly biscuit, pigs in blankets to share and all were spectacular. My New favorite Kimpton restaurant.

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Sable505, Manager at Sable Kitchen & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you! I'm so glad you enjoyed your brunch with us here at Sable. If you would ever like to join us for dinner, feel free to call or email me personally and I'll set everything up for you. Thanks again! Josh King josh.king@sablechicago.com More

Toronto, Canada
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94 reviews 94 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

An impressive bar rail, fabulous bourbon selection, and a menu oozing with high end comfort food to satisfy the wildest craving of any foodie. We loved our experience at Sable so much the first night that we returned the second night - sadly to find a much different experience in terms of service, but it's understandable that not everyone is... More

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Sable505, Manager at Sable Kitchen & Bar, responded to this review

Hello, I'm so glad you had such a great experience with us and I'm so grateful you decided to join us for a second time on your trip. I do apologize for service not being as great the second time around and really appreciate your honest feedback. The next time you're in town please email me personally and I'll take... More

Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

After a day of walking the city, we stopped for a drink and something to "nosh" on. We found Sable with it's inviting outdoor patio. With a excellent list of wines, we found plenty of reds, whites and my favorite prosecco. The stuffed dates were delicious although they were few in number. Someone was probably trying to protect me from... More

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Sable505, Manager at Sable Kitchen & Bar, responded to this review

Hi Zatara! I'm so glad to hear what a wonderful time you had with us on your last visit. We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit. Thanks again, Josh King More

Vermont
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118 reviews 118 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

I visited Sable for drinks and appetizers during happy hour. The bar area was full to the brim and a bit noisy, but the service was attentive and the drinks really well done. We shared a mushroom flatbread and hot pretzel appetizer; both were quite good. A great spot to meet for after-work drinks.

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Sable505, Manager at Sable Kitchen & Bar, responded to this review

Hi Erin, thank you for your review and feedback about your lounge experience. I'm glad you enjoyed everything and if you ever want to come back for dinner in the restaurant you can email me personally and I'll take care of the reservations for you. Thanks again! Josh King josh.king@sablechicago.com More

Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I was staying at the hotel and decided to have the birthday dinner at Sable because it was convenient. What a great experience!! The staff was super friendly, the service was top notch, and the food was very tasty. A little different than your traditional restaurant because they serve plates to share. You can get the plates in small (serves... More

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Sable505, Manager at Sable Kitchen & Bar, responded to this review

Hi Liana! Thank you for the great review and wonderful feedback about the service and food. Please come see us again soon! More

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