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“Fantastic cocktails”

Sable Kitchen & Bar
Ranked #159 of 9,544 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $50
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, 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.
Chicago, Illinois
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54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Fantastic cocktails”
Reviewed February 12, 2014

More a cocktail lounge than restaurant. One of the best brown liquor bars in Chicago. Bartenders truly know what they are doing here. Perfect for Happy Hour, an aperitif or after dinner drinks.

Visited January 2014
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Sable505, Executive Chef at Sable Kitchen & Bar, responded to this review, February 21, 2014
Thank you so much for joining us during you visit. We are very proud of our cocktail program.

See you next time!
Heather
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great lively pub”
Reviewed February 10, 2014

The atmosphere was great and added to the ambience. Staff very attentive and the cocktails were fabulous.

Visited November 2013
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Sable505, Executive Chef at Sable Kitchen & Bar, responded to this review, February 26, 2014
Thank you for joining us in the lounge. See you next time!

Heather
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Singapore
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“great place for food and drinks”
Reviewed February 10, 2014

if you walk in to this place wanting a drink, you'll definitely have to eat (the food isn't to be missed). if you're there for food, well, you'll have to have a drink cuz the bar experience is so great. Highly recommended for eating or drinking.

  • Visited November 2013
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Sable505, Executive Chef at Sable Kitchen & Bar, responded to this review, February 26, 2014
Thank you so much for eating and drinking at Sable. We really appreciate your patronage.

See you next time!
Heather
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Columbus, Ohio
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61 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Fantastic food at both dinner and brunch”
Reviewed February 10, 2014

I ate here twice during a recent business trip to Chicago, once for dinner and once for brunch on the weekend. The food was outstanding from beginning to end, with my only critique being the the brussel sprout salad was a little dry and could have used some dressing. The portion sizes are meant to be shared, and could be without feeling the need to fight for the last bite. The deviled eggs were a highlight; good enough that I got them again for brunch. At dinner, I ate with a vegetarian co-worker and only ordered one dish with meat. Not only was he thrilled to have so many vegetarian options, but I had no problem sharing them as they were all delicious. Brunch was also excellent with many savory options perfect for those who may have imbibed too much the night before. The cocktails were very good, but considering the other places I had drinks that week (Berkshire Room, Three Dots and a Dash, and the Aviary), they suffered by comparison. I would recommend to anyone, even vegetarians.

  • Visited February 2014
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Sable505, Executive Chef at Sable Kitchen & Bar, responded to this review, February 26, 2014
Thank you so much for joining us for two meals, we feel very honored! Please come back and see us soon.

Heather
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Canada
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112 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Just great!!!”
Reviewed February 8, 2014

This place is great. Just great! The food, the drinks, the wine list, the servers, the music, the atmosphere. They do it all and all very good. It's a very sexy place with excellent food options. We absolutely loved everything about it. I will definitely go back next time I'm in Chicago. Great job Sable!! Do not miss the bacon wrapped dates stuffed with blue cheese.. Delish!!

  • Visited June 2013
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Sable505, Executive Chef at Sable Kitchen & Bar, responded to this review, February 26, 2014
Thank you so much for singing our praises. We really appreciate you coming in. Please stop by sometime soon.

Heather
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