ARTango South American Bistro
ARTango South American Bistro

ARTango South American Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://artangobistro.com/
  • Phone: 7736977479x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch Tuesday - Friday: 10:00am - 3:00pm
    Brunch Saturday - Sunday 10:00am-3:00pm
    Dinner Wednesday - Sunday 5:00pm-11:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Argentinean, Peruvian, South American
  • Executive Chef: Isaak Reyes
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Cafe, Dancing, Delivery, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch
  • Catering: Whatever the event, we want to
    make the menu selection as easy
    and exciting as possible.
    You can order off our delicious
    catering menu, or meet with one of
    our catering consultants to custom
    design your menu. Anything from our regular lunch menu to dinner or cocktail options.
  • Private Party Facilities: Interested to book your Holiday party, corporate event, family reunion or wedding? Our restaurant has everything to cater your need. Please call us for details.
  • Private Party Contact: Maria Alferov 3128234859x
  • Special Events: Halloween Night with Dinner and Tango

    ARTango South American Bistro invites you to dress up and experience a three course dinner Halloween night while enjoying Argentine Tango.

    Be sure to dress up in your costume to have a chance to win hourly giveaways.

    A Special Three Course Prefix Menu designed by our chef Isaak Reyes.

    BYOB

    $20 per person

    Reservation recommended:

    http://www.opentable.com/single.aspx?rid=114307&restref=114307

    Enjoy South American Flavors!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Berteau & Ravenswood
  • Public Transit: CTA Brown Line Irving Park or Montrose
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Plenty of free parking in front of the building.
A word from ARTango South American Bistro
Artango Bistro is a voyage to South American flavors. A little Buenos Aires in Chicago, and Ravenswood’s hidden gem.
Artango has long been a place for Argentine culture, tango music and dancing. The artistic spirit is now present in cuisine. You will dive into a unique dining experience with sounds, sights and flavors that you won’t forget.
Looking for a hidden gem or a romantic night out in Chicago? Try the best mix of Argentine steak, Peruvian ceviches, or inspirations from the Patagonia region.
Diners will appreciate that Artango is BYOB.
During spring and summertime, enjoy the outside dining area on Ravenswood Avenue.
Enjoy a new kind of destination restaurant in Chicago with fresh, innovative food, a one-of-a-kind décor, and a space with rich history and love for culture.
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ARTango South American Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
63 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (40)romantic (34)fit for foodies (32)special occasion (31)good for groups (31)great for outdoor dining (21)late-night find (16)hot spot (13)great for brunch (13)great for lunch (6)kid-friendly (3)notable wine list (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Unusual Venue
    cmd1954
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Delicious novel cuisine and impeccable service in an attractive European setting.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Food and derive were great. The NEED to fix the lights. They flicker and it's very annoying.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Argentinian Brunch
    calish
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    I have been in Artango so many times and I love this place is so quiet, modern, late back, chick, and great food. I def recommend this rest and BYOB is A+
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • disappointed in the food
    foodforfun
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We had very high expectations for brunch. The appetizers (empanadas) were outstanding. The entrees (crab benedicts) were OK, and the side dishes didn't come with all of the ingredients. One of the biggest problems was that the food was not hot and seemed like it had been sitting before being served, even though there were few patrons in the restaurant. Maybe if we had stuck to more traditional dishes it would have been better. I would give it a second try, and the place is beautiful, and the servers are nice people who try hard.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's BYOB!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Didn't know but it's great and will have to go back next time. More bistro-style than Argentinian. Empanadas are baked, which is great. And delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • brunch for the ArtWalk
    Cardon
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We'd previously signed up for Tango lessons at Artango, and although we'd heard they had started food service a while back, hadn't gone there. On the occasion of the 13th annual Ravenswood ArtWalk we decided to meet friends there for a Saturday brunch. It was delightful. We weren't aware they were BYOB, but the interesting brunch offerings made the visit well worth our while. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tango!
    JojoVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We were in the area looking for a nearby restaurant on a Friday night, and ended up at ARTango. There were two surprises: the dance floor was full of tango dancers, and the restaurant was byob. Unfortunately, it was too late to go buy a bottle of wine to go with the great food, but it was fun watching the dancers; we hope to go back some time during the week for lessons!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One word-FABULOUS!!!!
    HinsdaleFoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Met our 24 year old daughter for dinner on Wednesday evening.....What a treat! The lamb shank and gnocchi was unbelievable! My husband had the strip steak with chorizo and loved it. Appetizers were terrific and the mango flan was the best flan I have ever had. The kicker was that they offer free tango lessons on Wednesday nights. What could be more romantic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tango evenings
    Cedar
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Excellent restaurant. The bife de chorizo and the mango flan are delicious, the tango evenings are good fun and a great way to dip your toe in.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great neighborhood BYOB
    Tomas
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Passed by too many times, found a warm vibe and great food. Chose to be inside, but there is comfortable outdoor seating, also.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great place
    disappointedVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    the food was fantastic. We ordered a tuna salad appetizer not knowing salad came with the dinner. I wish the waiter had told us. We were celebrating a birthday and there is a charge for the desert which is fine but they brought the wrong desert. we did not make an issue over it but we did not order the chocolate cake my husband can not eat it
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Classy and Fun!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Our experience at ARTango was so wonderful! Great service, cozy and romantic, unique, and sophisticated. Perfect date place to keep things classy and romantic, but to spice dinner up with some tango lessons! Will be back and will be telling all of my friends about this place! The food was fabulous as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique and Delicious
    JaneannVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    ARTango is a lovely setting -- elegant, yet warm and inviting. After 8 pm the lights are dimmed and Tango lessons begin on the dance floor at the front of the restaurant. We found this to be charming, not at all interruptive to our dining experience. The food is beautifully prepared and the menu offers enough variety to satisfy most everyone. Very good service -- friendly and helpful waiter who did not rush us -- and the prices are very reasonable for the excellent quality of the food offered. 5 of us dined, with an age range of early 20’s to late 70’s and everyone loved it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WOW
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    WE had a delightful and delicious time. What a great find. During the week, there is even Tango lessons
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • sg2014VIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    a beautiful room, incredible and inventive food, great service, byob...terrific place!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Andale to Artango!!
    WindyCityLoVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We had a MOST wonderful evening at Artango. Granted, we were motivated by having a Groupon - but will definitely return. First, it's very colorful with great music. Second, it's BYOB, Third, the staff was just tremendously helpful and friendly; not "overly attentive" but there for every need. We brought wine for dinner and a partial bottle of Pisco brandy for dessert, which they put on ice for us. Menu is very manageable and creative - great ceviche options to start - and to share. Small plates offerings were quite creative and, again, easy to share and plentiful although dubbed "small" and entrees covered the vegetarian/fish/poultry/beef/lamb gamut with terrific sides. We shared a dessert of limoncello gelato with our Pisco. Yes!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Neighborhood BYOB Gem
    ZiurlsVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I live in the area & came upon ARTTango. My bf & I had dinner on a Friday night at 745-we had a reservation but it wasn't needed. The place was pleasantly crowded & we had our pick of outdoor or indoor seating & chose indoor so that we could see the interior. It's beautifully decorated & an intimate setting. The food was amazing & being BYOB was a huge bonus! We started with the empanadas which were more than enough for 2 people & delicious. We were then given salad which had an awesome dressing. Next, I had the entrana which came on top of mashed potatoes with a side of guacamole. My bf had the filet mignon in malbec sauce. Both entrees were outstanding. The service was also attentive but not overbearing. I highly recommend ARTtango!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice outdoor seating
    RaReVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Went with all the recommendations from the server. Cozy outdoor seating in a quiet section of Ravenswood with plenty of street parking available. Service was exceptional - very attentive and welcoming. Trio of ceviches (shrimp/mahi-mahi/tuna) is a nice starting point - esp. the mahi mahi in a passion fruit dressing is unusual and memorable. Empanadas were reasonably well executed. In the entree section the skirt steak is the star and surprisingly the duck is also very good. The chimichurri sauce was the only weak point in the whole experience. And don't forget this is a BYOB.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    CregVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    I cannot say one bad thing about the brunch I had here.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • ARTango7/25
    JP007VIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Another wonderful meal at ARTango. The food was great, we sat outside and enjoyed the weather and BYOB always works. We continue to recommend to other foodie friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Every visit has been great
    spotschicago
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    This was my fourth visit to ARTango. The food and service have always been great. I look forward to my next visit.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great!!
    ziggy
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The food and service was outstanding. Very nice atmosphere. BYO is a plus. Would definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Absolute Gem!
    chardonnaybilly
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    EXCEPTIONAL VALUE! the room is charming,,,nice comforting woods...generous table spacing (good acoustics) and the food was wonderful...had that international feel perfectly expressed....and to me a wine lover...the BYOB saves so much!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely Fabulous
    Diningwithclass
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    A wonderfully beautiful place that carries a thematic ambiance of a small town in South America. A lovely experience to enjoy wonderfully crafted food and amazingly sweet desserts all while watching Tango!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Nice Surprise
    Eatfrst
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    The five of us expected an Argentinian ambiance but were surprised to find so imaginative a decor retaining a significant amount of loft elements reorganized and combined with added elements of surfaces and objects. The large space, not filled the Tuesday night we were there, allowed for a lively continuous Tango class. Participants joined and some dropped out over the several hours we were there. Fortunately our table was situated so we could watch from a bit of a distance but not be overwhelmed by the music and instruction: a nice floor show without being part of it. The menu was comprehensive and creative. We worked our way through a number of appetizers rather than single entrees so we could taste more of a variety of items
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood Gem!
    PeckishInAville
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    My friend and I enjoyed a wonderful dinner here, tarting with a nice bottle of wine (byob!) and empanadas. The beef empanadas were excellent--like I remember when I was a child in Chile. Next came soup for my friend and salad for me. He loved it, I thought it was okay. We both had beef dishes--both outstanding as you'd expect at a South American restaurant. No room for desert, but now I have a reason to go back. Two couples dancing the tango enhanced the experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Great food - quirky atmosphere with sometime schedule tango lessions happening in part of the dining room. But, what was funny was they were silent. No tango music, and very wispered instruction. Kinda like Mime Tango dance lessions. Still quirky, but mybe better to just own it and tuirn on the tango music. Great Food! And you can skip the whole silent tango instruction thing by snaggin one of the outdoor tables.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 36 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 70 reviews are from the ARTango South American Bistro reviews archive.
  • loved it!!
    Beca
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    I really really enjoyed this place! the service was fantastic and it's BYOB! my boyfriend and I love these types of restaurants. can't wait to come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • what a great find!
    foodie
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    was driving by and noticed plants and umbrellas on ravenswood! made reservations for a sunday lunch/brunch and was very happy with the meal. the pricing is affordable and the meals were well prepared, presented and explained. the interior is very modern, industrial and room for tango dancing on friday nights. the staff was very friendly and helpful with questions...dont miss this great BYOB restaurant, you will surely be surprised with the delicious food!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I can't wait
    Esmeralda
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I can't wait to have a private event here. It's a terrific space.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RavenswoodMom
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Table of 12 with six kids. We had a fabulous time. Couples were dancing and I don't think we bothered them. Great place. Would highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great new restaurant
    eyedoc
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Better than Tengo Sur for reservations and ambiance. Easy free parking, they take reservations and there is live Tango dancing on Fridays. They apparently offer beginner, intermediate and advanced tango lessons on week nights as well. Awesome place and byob until they get their liquor license. No cork fee is a bonus too.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wsa hoping for better
    Aviller
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Most of what we had was just ok. The best dish we had was the fried cheese which was very good. The empanadas were good but there was very little filling. Veered more toward vegetarian except the pasta with lamb shank. But even that was just ok. Could use some more flavor. Nice staff. The room is a cool old loft. Would be a great event space. Will go back to sit outside on the patio and try one of the meat entrees.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Looking but......
    sundayluncher1
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Great little looking gem in Ravenswood, but the service for brunch was sorely lacking. The four of us ordered the exact same thing... which was a egg benedict dish....took over 45 minutes to get.. and there was ONLY one other table with us at the time........Honestly,its just poached eggs, folks.....the rest of the stuff that goes with it can be easily prepared prior..... I can only respond about brunch. I have not had dinner or lunch here. Maybe service is faster with these.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • TitaVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Awesome place! I would highly recommend it. Service is great, food is delicious and ambiance is just great!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HIDDEN GEM
    ChicagoTom
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    Michael our waitor was extremely knowledgeable, friendly, courteous, and never left our glass of water half full. The food was delicious and was comparable to other Argentina restaurants. They also take reservations, unlike Tango Sur, where you have to wait up to an hour for a table. The vegetable empanadas were amazingly good, as was the soup of the day (mushroom). The ribeye was very favorable and came with grilled asparagus and quinoa. The flourless chocolate cake was the perfect choice to end an amazing dinner. BEST PART: BYOB
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LJSO
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Great food. Sebastian and Daniel made it a wonderful experience. Great decor.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Hidden Gem!
    SallyO
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    A fantastic little hidden gem that I would highly recommend. The ambiance is intimate. The food is great. Parking is easy (and free). I love that some tango lessons were taking place during our dinner, and yet, it wasn't distracting. If anything, I think it added to the unique, romantic quality of the place. Check it out!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Done once, not twice
    InfinityFoodie
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Disappointed with the experience; many negatives: AC was off - it was 80 degrees outside, thus waiters were sweating (assume the cooks were sweating as well), they ran out of desserts (left with one option), BYOB was not clear, waiters could not explain the menu, bathroom was smelly, they allow pets (I assume small pets, had a customer next to me with a puppy in her lap), pricey for the experience: 3 adults + 2 small kids, no alcohol or dessert ~ $230. Few positives: food was decent (not WOW!! though), waiters were courteous. Certainly not coming back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic experience!
    Outandabout
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Our group of girls had a fantastic time fir dinner on a Friday night. The service was great. We were catching up and took forever to order and the waiter didn't rush us a bit and was attentive. The food was great and the atmosphere is really charming. I'd highly recommend this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.