Bottlefork
Bottlefork

Bottlefork

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bottlefork.com/
  • Phone: 3129551900x
  • Hours of Operation:
    DINNER MENU
    MONDAY & TUESDAY: 5pm-10pm
    WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: 5pm-11pm
    FRIDAY & SATURDAY: 5pm-12am

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

    BRUNCH MENU
    SATURDAY: 10:30am-2:00pm
    SUNDAY: 10:30am-4:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, American, Contemporary American
  • 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.
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Bottlefork reviews from OpenTable diners
194 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (127)hot spot (93)vibrant bar scene (67)neighborhood gem (52)good for groups (41)special occasion (39)great for lunch (36)late-night find (32)great for brunch (31)great for outdoor dining (29)romantic (28)notable wine list (23)kid-friendly (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Different
    Lizz1212VIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Interesting concept when it came to food. Really modern and adventerous dishes. Same goes for the cocktails. If you are unsure of the ingredients, as I was, talk to your server and they'll get you something you like. Wasn't a fan of the Kale Caesar Salad, and the Chips with the egg were a little over rated, however the octopus and "spam" (not actual spam, pork shoulder and pork belly) and the Rich Man Po Boy were to die for. Would def go back to try some other cocktails and things on the menu!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • NancyVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    On a whim we tried it for Sunday brunch. We enjoyed the variety of food on the menu, we have the doughnuts w/bourban sauce, the grilled endive salad w/hummas and saganaki. The side order of a slab of bacon was amazing.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Creative new restaurant in Chicago!
    Clarence
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I dined at Bottlefork with my 5 girlfriends from college (some were visiting from out of town) and we had a fabulous time! Nick, our server was top-notch. He went out of his way to explain the menu and the crazy, creative drinks on the menu. We all tried something new on the drink menu. The food was exceptional...very creative, fresh and the presentation was spot on. The atmosphere was just what we were looking for...vibrant and energetic. I cannot wait to go back to Bottlefork...what a nice addition to the Chicago restaurant scene.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • overpriced food that isnt that good
    mmmgoodVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I wanted to like this place, but the food wasnt that good and was way overpriced.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great drinks and food!!
    PerkyVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Love the Little Miss Dynamite cocktail - my only complaint would be to fill UP the glass! The lamb ribs are very tasty. The tuna crudo is great. The best part of our meal was the chips with egg!! The berry crumble was very good. We also had some potatoes that were kind like tater tots - also very good! Overall, we'll come back because the menu and the service are great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Always love BottleFork. They have great lunch specials, that always please.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Prefer not to comment
    Disappointed
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Disappointing. We waited an hour and fifteen minutes to be seated at this restaurant until we decided to leave and take our business elsewhere. Can't believe we even waited that long!
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cool but pricy
    DskoochVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Went here for lunch. Not inexpensive at all. Everything is a la carte and the prices are way too expensive! Food was good but not sure I'd return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Experience
    RicardoVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    The food and service was excellent. There were 4 of us and we all ordered one dish which worked out great for sharing since we were eating light. The half price wine on Tuesday's was also a plus since the usually more than half our bill. The noise level was perfect, energetic but we could still talk with each other.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • rileysroost
    rileysroostVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    On the wish list and finally checked it out for lunch. We were not disappointed, great location and decor, and the service and food were all exceptional. Very creative and interesting menu that delivers a great presentation and quality food. It's a definite next stop for dinner and an awesome place to just grab cocktails.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fix the service!
    Crystal0419VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Went for brunch after hearing great things. Overall food was great but the service was very lack luster. Not sure if our server was overwhelmed or just had poor time management. Definitely took away from the entire experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good to very good
    TrnrmomVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Homemade hash with eggs and oven baked French toast. Donut holes that have been raved about were only ok - came out slightly dry and not warm...the old fashioned cherry jam is what saved it for us. The orange marmalade on the French toast made a good diisg spectacular. Don't think about the calories....just enjoy it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good drinks pretty good food
    ChiPhxCmh
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I don't really remember the food being something to write home about and that's saying something since it was only a couple days ago. The drinks were interesting and good although the sole reason for visiting was because of the brandy and cigars drink. It was good but I've been looking for something to match a drink I had at the blue hound in Phoenix called the 'Lawless'. Same idea but the Lawless was implemented better
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • More than outstanding
    annieg
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    From start to finish- our experience at BottleFork was top notch. The service (Eddie was perfect), the food (memorable), the music, the atmosphere, the cocktails (inventive)-- we couldn't have had a more perfect evening. Everyone in our party loved everything. Can't wait to go back-
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic Food and Service
    AMAZING
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Our waiter, Eddie, was OUTSTANDING! He gave us great recommendations (he knew the menu well!), was energetic and really engaged our entire group in picking out our shared dishes. The food was amazing! The "must tries"....Crisps and Eggs and Rich Man Po' Boy. Great selection of cocktails and beers! The vibe in this restaurant is upbeat and the location is great if you are looking to go out after dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time
    ToppCKrete
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Read about this place in a time magazine and decided to make it a meeting point for all family when we arrived in Chicago. Great atmosphere, food was very shareable and memorable; we all had a great time and added this to our list of places to come visit again! Next time we will save more room for dessert...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slaughterhouse....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    ...is the best Bloody Mary I have had in ages. Delicious drink topped with charcuterie on a stick. Good also delicious and filling. Wonderful and friendly service albeit a little slow at first.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    Delicious
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    There is nothing you can eat or drink on that menu that won't knock your socks off. Loved the chips in a bag, the pork belly, the roasted kale salad, and the gnocchi. Had a cocktail that had tarragon and orange in it that was unbelievable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good
    KMPA
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Cocktails were outstanding; food was very good; overall very good; only drawback the portions are very small for the price point. Appetizers barely enough for two; the $25 lobster roll was delicious, but tiny. Recommended in any case but just be aware if you're really hungry...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Out of food
    Green312
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hot & Sexxy
    sexxyVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    New adventuresome menu lots of new tastes easy to get in and out and still delicious & speical
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our reservations were not honored
    Debra
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2000VIP
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Brunch Ever
    DillonK
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, but Heavy and Pricey
    LaurLar
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pleasantly Surprised
    boone
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Low Key Hot Spot
    2timeoffender
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service Issues
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • pleasant surprize
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Better than advertised, some unique treatments, excellent service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My Favorite Resturant Right Now
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Good Start
    howieVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dinner in the city
    KKMM
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • North Clark Gem
    GaryVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Find
    JHEJR
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sub-Par Service
    EAT123
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wouldn't Go Back
    TM82VIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Excellent food, phenomenal service, and a very cool atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's a Publican want to be
    Californianative
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Not as good in any way compared to Publican. So many good reviews, some very misleading.
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  • Fun Food
    ddboiler
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    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!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • amazing food and drink menu
    suneelkamath13VIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The egg and chips in a brown bag that they shake up in front of you is a unique and delicious appetizer. Food is hearty, but still tasteful. The drink menu is extensive in cocktails, wine and beer, which is pretty special compared to most other places.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.