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Bottlefork Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bottlefork.com
  • Phone: (312) 955-1900
  • Hours of Operation: DINNER MENU
    MONDAY & TUESDAY: 5pm-10pm
    WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: 5pm-11pm
    FRIDAY & SATURDAY: 5pm-12am

    MONDAY TO FRIDAY: 11:30am-2:30pm

    SATURDAY: 10:30am-2:00pm
    SUNDAY: 10:30am-4:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Executive Chef: Kevin Hickey
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Illinois
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Bottlefork
Bottlefork, from Rockit Ranch Productions partners Billy Dec, Brad Young and Arturo Gomez, and former Four Seasons Executive Chef Kevin Hickey, is a comfortably stylish New American bar and kitchen offering modern interpretations of both familiar and new American dishes that feature local and global ingredients. The food and beverage programs work together seamlessly at Bottlefork with an emphasis on all things seasonal.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
Diner Reviews
  • "At 9pm on a Saturday, they we sold out of FOUR of the entrees. I can understand one or two, but four is unacceptable. Among the sold out items were the entrees I had wanted to try when I made a reservation 2 weeks earlier, so after all the anticipation, Bottlefork could not provide the experience I had hoped for."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "New adventuresome menu lots of new tastes easy to get in and out and still delicious & speical"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "We made reservations for 3 at 7:30. Two of us were able to wait at the bar. We waited until 8 pm without a table. The remaining guest requested the host to give him the soon to be open bar seat next to us. She gave it to another couple. We were so disappointed."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "We an an enjoyable dinner with drinks but they need to work on their exhaust system. The food smells stayed with us too long."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "My girlfriend and I went to Bottlefork for lunch last Sunday. Where do I begin? The food is unique and delicious. From the braised beef cheek to bourbon donut holes, each dish is as tasty as it is interesting. Everything that we had on the brunch menu was incredible but the real fun was on the other side of the menu. The cocktail assortment is amazing and has some of the coolest drinks I have ever seen. I would suggest the "Brandy and Cigars" or the famous "Bill Brasky". Although they might be intimidating on paper, these are honestly two of the smoothest most delicious cocktails I have ever had. I will definitely be going back very soon and very often. The service is absolutely amazing and I can't stress enough how great my experience was!"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Overall, had a great time. Went for dinner on a Saturday night. Drinks were delicious (Little Miss Dynamite), as was the food. However, everything on the menu is pretty rich, not a light meal. All of it is great though. Portions are pretty small too for how expensive they are (i.e. Rich Man's Po' Boy was great, but it was a petite sandwich for $25.). Bill was around $130 including tip for two people, which is fine, but I would expect to be more full when leaving."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "I had mixed feelings about going here. The reviews on Open Table were very favorable for the most part, but the Yelp reviews were truly a mixed bag. I'm very glad I took the chance. The meal and drinks were fantastic. Loved the atmosphere, and I could not have asked for better service. I definitely will be returning."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Loved the ambience and the fact that it was a casual but contemporary restaurant. There was every age range and every style of dress, which made it relaxing. The food was great and so was my drink recommendation from the waitress after I told her what I was looking for in taste. The music was a good mix of different genres and I really appreciated that. The noise level was definitely up there from the clientele, which was a bit loud but it was still an overall great experience and I have already recommended Bottlefork to friends."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Unfriendly and unprofessional serving staff. After being seated someone came over to wipe our table (not sure why we were seated before is clean and set). This person did not great us, but left us waters. A few minutes later he re-appeared and asked us what we would like to order; no greeting, no review of specials, no recommendations. After quickly taking our order the food was delivered by food runners. I don't recall our server appearing to ask us how our meals were or inquire if we wanted anything else. After our dishes were cleared he again just dropped off dessert menus with no explanation. Despite the hostesses and the bar tenders being friendly, the server left us feeling confused and unwelcome."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "BottleFork gives a consistently excellent meal experience. Always fresh and interesting food choices and a great atmosphere. This restaurant believes in giving the best customer service always."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "We had drinks and appetizers. The popcorn sweetbreads are great. Hard to dry out a sweetbread. I'll go back for dinner. I want to try the porchetta"
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Seated immediately. Bag of chips with an egg was delicious as well as tuna crudo. Tot appetizer was OK. Creamed kale was OK. Rich man's po'boy was too rich for me but others in the party that it was great. Lamb ribs were very good. Special dessert was just OK but pretzel caramel sundae was very good."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "While in Chicago we kept trying new places. We had a reservation but when it started to rain, I looked for a closer reservation and lucked out and found Bottlefork. The palce was packed so my reservation was a find. Great wine list with an outstanding waiter who knew his stuff. We chose to do tastings with Wagyu Beef Jerky and Devil Eggs our first choices. Both were enlightening. The sweetbreads stood up and sang, the pork belly needed a little extra kick but still satisfied. We were directed toward the Lobster Roll which could have been done in Maine except for the outstanding Brioche it was on. All in all we enjoyed and will be back"
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "We had an excellent experience at Bottlefork! The wine list was excellent and at reasonable price points. The Ahi Tuna was tasty and fresh. The creamed Kale was awesome and the flavor just burst in your mouth. If risotto is on the menu, I want to try it. I tried the chicken risotto and it has made my top 3 dine out risotto list. Very, very good and prepared perfectly."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "I find it off-putting when a server is more enthused about my order than I am. He simply came off as smug and over-bearing. I understand there is a sentiment of to be conveyed about the caliber of cuisine but it’s too much when I say I’d like the lamb ribs and his response is to look off into the distance and tell me it’s a “brilliant-choice”. Between my girlfriend and I there were 2 drinks, 2 entrees, and 1 appetizer ordered and every choice we made visibly moved him. Visibly. Since eating there 2 days ago I’ve surmised my experience to my friends as good food with ostentatious service."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Went for brunch. Took 15 minutes to be greeted by our server, another ten to get our drinks. Worst Bloody Mary I've ever had - watered down tomato juice. Sent them back, got charged for them AND the replacement drinks we ordered. Tots were good, asparagus w/ham hollandaise was great. Poached eggs on both of our entrees were raw - and I like my eggs runny - but they were uncooked, whites still translucent. Both entrees were very heavily salted. We picked them off as best we could, ate and got out of there. Really cool space, but definitely would not go back."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Excellent food, phenomenal service, and a very cool atmosphere."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Not as good in any way compared to Publican. So many good reviews, some very misleading."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Great location, great food, impressive crowd. The menu was a lot of fun, something for everyone, and the food was great. Especially loved the Kitchen Charcuterie Platter! Could not decide between the nightly special and went with the sweet corn risotto which was amazing. Great waitress as well! The smells coming from the kitchen were crazy good!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Trying to avoid hyperbole but this is probably the best hamburger I've ever had. Grass fed beef grilled over some kind of hardwood. Exceptional."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Food was outstanding. An odd mixture of things that surprisingly worked together. Must try the cocktail of the day and the homemade crisps and egg. Seriously yummy"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "I've eaten here multiple times and love the food - especially the bacon burger & the lobster po'boy. However, went with the quinoa salad and added chicken. All I really tasted were the peas - not a lot of other flavor. And the pieces of chicken that were added were so tiny I couldn't even tell they were in there. I still love this place, but I probably wouldn't order that salad again - at least as a lunch entree. I wanted to eat healthy, so it was a great option, but would've like less peas, bigger pieces of grilled chicken, and maybe a little vinaigrette on the side as the salad was dry."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Our group of six had a great time. However, if you are not a foodie, this place may not be for you. Food is beautifully presented, but not exactly main stream. So just plan accordingly. Wait staff was fabulous and the chef brought several of our dishes to the table. Wine list was very good."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We came on a Friday evening early (5:30). Somewhat noisy, but not awful. It took quite awhile for the waiter to show, although when he did he was fine. Took quite awhile for the drinks to show, and for the appetizers to arrive. We ordered the tots and the tuna crudo as appetizers. Tots were mediocre, crudo was good but way over-priced. Ordered Kale Caesar, which was unusual and interesting, but, lets face it, its still kale. The main courses, the Octopus and the Pork Belly, were fantastic. They were the highlight, by far. In summary, we will not go back. Service was too disinterested, drinks and wine were small and extremely over-priced. Although the entrees were excellent, not enough to tip the balance."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Really enjoyed our meal at Bottlefork-- We started with fried squash blossoms stuffed with burrata and plated in a tomato sauce. They were perfectly cooked and the crisp batter on the blossoms was a beautiful counterpoint to the melty salty cheese. The tomato sauce had just the right amount of tartness and flavor to round out the dish. The Amish chicken was cooked to perfection. Crisp skin, moist and tasty inside and the sauce served on the side really "made" the dish. It was over the top good. So were the "Tots".. The texture was a cross between risotto and polenta--really hearty and good--with a cheese sauce on top. I could have eaten these as an entree! Great wine list--even by the glass. We'll be back."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Unbelievable food...unbelievable drinks. Wait-staff was very knowledgeable."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "The restaurant is a small space, so definitely make reservations. The decor is very quirky cool. The wait staff were fabulous! Several brought out food & made recommendations or just stopped by to make sure all was well. Everything had a unique twist. The salmon won out as the fan fav at our table & the biscuit & berry dessert was amazing!"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Picked Bottlefork from the Opentable reviews and took the chance. You should, too! Electic and solid menu. Great atmosphere and service. Would recommend to anyone who considers themselves a Foodie!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "I came for my friend's birthday, our server was wonderful. Our waitress was amazing, and really all of the staff made it a great night. The food was to die for. We got the tots, poutaine, and the Mediterranean salad as well as some entrees. Delicious! The sweet and salty sundae was mind-blowing."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "My wife and I ate dinner there we had a great time fun food to share and very good staff. We sat at the bar across from the kitchen very entertaining"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "I had a business lunch there. Wouldn't go back for that type of occasion. Dark and loud. Go back for cocktails , apps, party. Great service . Very few lunch options."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Bottlefork was delicious- I had the bacon burger and the little miss dynamite cocktail and it was amazing. Only con: it's next to Bub city which is SO loud. Ruins the romantic ambiance"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Awesome food. Can't wait to go back. They were extremely accomodating for our 2 year old daughter. I really appreciate that. My only beef was a lack of decent beer options. No Belgians on that menu at all. I made do. The food really was fantastic."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "This place never ceases to amaze me with their wonderful food, friendly attentive service, and unique drinks. I have dined here many times and have yet to eat something I did not like. Anyone I have brought with me to dine here has loved it. Their specials are built off their morning trips to the farmers market, their inventive imagination spawning from their fresh herbs being grown outside, and whatever is in season. This particular night I had an amazing dish consisting of squash blossoms bought that morning from the green city market stuffed with goat cheese and laying in a delicious heirloom tomato ragu with spicy oregano picked form their garden. Must try itmes are their lamb ribs, gnocchi, rich man's po' boy, and med salad."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I went with my boyfriend for dinner around 10pm. They seated us quickly, and our server was very nice. But we ordered drinks and I had to reorder because they didn't have the drink I ordered - they had just run out of their in house root beer syrup. Then we order the lamb ribs and our server had to come back yet again to tell us they just ran out. We ordered beef poutine instead but it was too heavy and so we didn't prefer it. Was a bit disappointed. We also ordered gnocchi and got the yelp free bag of chips as well! The gnocchi was delicious and I would recommend this place because the drinks and food were good quality - although they were not what we were craving. If you go in - just don't make reservations too late in the evening!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "we had a great time. the food was awesome and inventive; service top notch. had some great creative drinks too"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Food was good ordered the Hamburger a bit to pricey for just a burger and no fries."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The owners and staff have to be proud of what they have accomplished here. It's the atmosphere you want when you experience fine dinning! The food is off the charts and different from anywhere else in the city. The staff is very knowledgeable on what they are serving and can make great pairing recommendations. The most important thing is that the head Chef, Kevin Hickey, makes sure that every plate served is top notch before the food goes out! That is why Bottlefork is making it's way to the top of the food chain! Thank you for a great night out with friends!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Bottlefork is a fabulous little restaurant with an inventive menu that stimulates and delights the taste buds with a drinks menu to match. The Bill Brasky is one of the best cocktails I have ever drunk."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Really good food. French Toast is SPECTACULAR!!! Bloody Mary had great presentation & taste. Good coffee. The communal table outside was perfect for a sunny summer Sunday brunch with my girls...will go back again for sure!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014