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Sable Kitchen & Bar
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Ranked #184 of 9,766 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $50
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
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.
Reviewed January 23, 2013

Had a great meal last week in this tapas style restaurant. The atmosphere is sophisticated, and the service was excellent. The food -- well, that was quite memorable. We tried about a dozen dishes, and none of them disappointed. Who would have thought that a lentil cake would taste divine and that a date-hater would love dates wrapped in bacon. There is an extensive specialty cocktail list with lots of drinks you've never seen anywhere else. I did try one of the more popular ones and found it uninspiring. Thankfully, the waiter quickly replaced it with something more conventional and to my taste. Plan to take your time enjoying the culinary adventure. We had a leisurely 2.5 hour lunch and loved it.

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Thank alvalady
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Sable505, Manager at Sable Kitchen & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded January 24, 2013

Thank you so much for joining us! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your culinary adventure!

Cheers!
Heather Terhune
Executive Chef

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Reviewed January 23, 2013

We sat at the bar - loved the bartenders who were willing to educate as well as mix some wonderful drinks. I wish I had the appetite to try everything on the menu! The half portions were a great way to sample many of the offerings - and it was all good. Loved the background music too - a loungey feel - and the seating options that ranged from comfy sofas and chairs to a large communal table, big high tops, and the bar itself. Can't wait to go back to try some new things.

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Thank BeachGirl616
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Sable505, Manager at Sable Kitchen & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded January 24, 2013

We can't wait to have you come back and try many, many other items! See you soon!

Cheers!
Heather Terhune
Executive Chef

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Reviewed January 23, 2013

The food is delicious and the bar list is inventive. Stop in for a drink and if you are early enough the brunch is great too!

Thank ChicagoAly
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Sable505, Manager at Sable Kitchen & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded January 24, 2013

Glad you liked the poutine, it has quickly become a Sable favorite!

See you next time! Check us out for dinner as well!

Cheers!
Heather Terhune

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Reviewed January 23, 2013

Met a friend for lunch and we decided to share a number of items on the menu. We started with the chicken confit putine, hand-cut fries with chicken gravy and cheese curds, amazing!
We then had the mini wild mushroom veggie burgers, they we OK though a little bland for my liking. Next was the tuna tartar tostadas, OK, unique, but I'd like to try th shrimp and grits next time.
Finally, we had the grilled pork belly with butternut squash and crispy kale, crazy delicious!!

We each had a cocktail (only one, work hours!) and they were quite delicious. My friend had a martini and I a drink called War of the Roses, very nice!

Decor was upbeat and attractive, service was very nice, I'll certainly be back...

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1  Thank Chip K
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Sable505, Manager at Sable Kitchen & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded January 24, 2013

Glad to hear you had a great dining experience! It is always nice to hear.
See you next time!

Cheers!
Heather Terhune
Executive Chef

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Reviewed January 22, 2013

The menu was so uniquer and diverse that we had trouble choosing. Thankfully they offer full and half portions so we were able to try many things on the menu. Everything was delicious and came out quickly. Highly recommend the roasted corn creme brulee and the caramelized onion & goat cheese flat bread.

Thank jewelsinthecity
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Sable505, Manager at Sable Kitchen & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded January 24, 2013

Glad to hear you love our menu, we are very proud of it! Corn Brulee is certainly become a Sable must have!

Cheers!
Heather Terhune
Executive Chef

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