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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-7:30pm
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "Bottlefork hits it out of the park. Had a wonderful meal with friends. Would recommend to anyone who has a group."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Heard about the burgers - everything else fell into place. Had wagu beef jerky! Very good - would recomment."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Don't come if you are in a hurry, but come here to relax and enjoy interesting food and drinks that are so delicious! The jerky and chips+egg are my favorite apps, and the burger and lamb ribs are great. House cocktails are fun and delicious! One of my fav spots in the city."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Our group of 4 had 7 different items each of which was so good that I'm writing a rare review. The flavors and preparation we all fantastic. Will definitely return."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "I loved my birthday dinner at bottlefork. The tuna was exceptional and The service is perfect."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Important to set the stage; 7:30 Friday night on beautiful [almost] summer evening--service was good, food was good, but like other reviews noted, entrees were not piping hot, when served. The meat/cheese plate was tasty, but I would prefer more meat/cheese selections, instead of unlimited bread, which was delicious, but not good for the waistline. My second glass of wine was a half pour, compared to the first; they seemed to want to free up the table, which admittedly was one of the best in the house, but I was entertaining my sister, from Iowa and did not appreciate the rush to vacate, which is not uncommon & unwelcome in most restaurants in Chicago. When paying a premium price to eat, you should be given some time to digest it."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Wasnt impressed with the lastest Rockit Ranch restaurant. Food is overpriced and small portions. When making an rsvp you are given a table time limit which states to me a pompous aire. Time will tell on this latest installment."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Really good food and great desserts. Service a little slow yet they take away plates too fast (while people are still eating)"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "The ambiance of the restaurant is very cool. I like being able to see part of the kitchen with the food being prepared. All of the menu items we ordered were delicious. Our server, Ray, was fantastic, quick, and energetic."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We had a fun girls night out at Bottlefork Friday night. Food and service were excellent!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "I was expecting so much out of this place. We ordered Kale Caesar Salad, Mediterranean Salad, Gnocchi, Halibut, Pasta, Pumpkin Stew, and a side of fries. Every dish was way too rich and/or salty. The service was just mediocre. We over-ordered for a party of 4, especially given that there was not a single dish that any of us wanted to finish, and no indication from the server that it was too much. I eat anything and everything, and I couldn't get past a single bite of any of the dishes. When the dessert menu came around, someone in my group made a joke about how it would likely be smothered in gravy, so no thanks, we'll pass. And finally, the piece de resistance: the bill. As has been stated before, way overpriced for what it was."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Girls weekend in Chicago resulted in reservations here and we were not disappointed. Our server helped us choose suitable items for sharing. Food was fantastic - skirt steak was AMAZING! Great ambiance - although VERY noisy....we didn't mind but some may. Would definitely return :) Very cool open bar next door where we happened upon the opportunity to cheer the Blackhawks game 6 win along with the locals - great atmosphere!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "I was informed a party of two had a 1.5hr limit at a table upon confirming my reservation. We arrived & waited @ the bar for our table to open. We ordered the fois gras & chicken liver mousse (it was too smokey), sweetbreads (were solid), rich man Po' boy (tasty but better if not a cold sandwich) & wild Alaskan halibut (over Cooke, hard & cold). The sandwich and fish entree took over 45min after we received our appetizers and the server even came to clear off our plates at 40min & didn't even say word to update us. It was though she was avoiding us all together. We won't be back. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Had a good experience. One of the better meat&cheese plates around."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Took an out of town relative here for dinner and we both loved it. Great service, unique cocktails, and terrific food. The bag o' chips is fun and delicious and the roast chicken was awesome….the leftovers we brought home were even better the next day. Cheeses are a good option too. It's a small space and can feel claustraphoboic when the bar area fills up. But definitely a unique addition to the Chicago dining scene"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "I've been to this place three times in three weeks, so it's clearly a place i like. Potato chips with poached eggs, lamb ribs, pork flatbreads, popcorn sweetbreads....the menu is fun and it's great to introduce friends to this really tiny restaurant. Because it's a place to try new things, the check grows very quickly. I recommend going with a group of four or more, which gives you a chance to sample more items without accessing your home equity line. The service has been very good each time we've been there, which is a nice surprise. Many gastro-joints are too hip to worry about their customers, but Bottlefork gets points for consistently good service. "
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "With the exception to the grilled octopus and house spam, the spread of dishes we received were all under executed. Menu is priced fairly and selection is good, as was the service just didn't enjoy the food."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "Here on business trip , found place online , we loved it . Good food, little to small for small plates but very good Awesome drinks menu ."
    Dined on 5/19/2014