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Jack's on Halsted
Jack's on Halsted
  • Address:
    3201 N Halsted St
    Chicago, IL 60657
    Neighborhood:
    Lakeview / East Lakeview
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

Jack's on Halsted Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.jacksonhalsted.com
  • Phone: (773) 244-9191
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:30am - 3:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Tuesday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Wednesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 1:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Delivery, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Belmont
  • Public Transit:
    Belmont (Brown Line, Purple Line, Red Line)

    Wellington (Brown Line, Purple Line)
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Valet
A word from Jack's on Halsted
Jack's on Halsted, owned by chef Jack Jones, was selected as best new restaurant of 1998 by Chicago Magazine.

A contemporary, American neighborhood bar & grill, Jack's features global cuisine incorporating Asian, Mediterranean and New World making it a true American blend. For the past 15 years Jack's has been serving distinctive, skillfully prepared, high quality food for all to enjoy. We strive to use only the finest and freshest ingredients available. We are passionate about two things, serving healthful, excellent food and being sensible about our prices. Jack's on Halsted is committed to offering the best food value possible.
Jack's is in the most diverse and exciting neighborhood in all of Chicago. With Blue Man Theater just steps away and some of Chicago's most unique shops, not to mention clubs, bars and restaurants, Lakeview is a destination you will never forget.
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Diner Reviews
  • "We enjoyed our meal for the most part. The asian rib appetizer was very good, salad was also very good, and the entrees of half chicken and steak and fries were very good also. We just weren't blown away and not sure we'd visit again. I think maybe my biggest issue was the ambience. The place looks a little worn out and it could use a good remodel. I know food is most important, but for the money we spent, just over $100 it just wasn't the awesome experience I had hoped for."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "As usual, we had an excellent waiter who added to our enjoyment of the meal. The food was delicious and the pace of service just right. We always go to Jack's and try to make special occasions (to justify spending the $)."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "My wife and I dined at Jack's before the Billy Joel concert at Wrigley. The food was great,service very timely and thoughtful and the bar drinks were also super. i would definitely recommend Jack's if you like great food at a nice local restaurant. we were very impressed."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We chose Jack's because of the location. We had tickets to Blue Man Group nearby. We were pleasantly surprised at the great menu & everything we ate was delicious! The teens enjoyed it as well. (Even the picky eater) the service was great as well."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "For a Saturday evening it was was half full of patrons. So there was no wait. Our waiter was very nice and offered suggestions. The service as quick which was the likely the reason some of the food was not great. The calamari was like a truck tire. Barely able to chew it. The half chicken with wine reduction was dry and tasteless. The arugula salad was drenched in dressing. So the place was fine. More like a clean bar and the food sucked. Sorry we will not be returning. Also we provided the restaurant with our reservation that it was our anniversary. Nothing special was provided or recognized. For a small neighborhood joint I would expect the hostess or manager to stop at the table to welcome us as special guests."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Overall, my party had a nice meal and a nice time. We were seated right away. Ordering and receiving our food happened in a very timely manner. I had the salad with avocados, goat cheese, and walnuts with some salmon on top and found that dish to be very pleasing. I ordered the salmon "medium" and it definitely came more cooked than medium, but I still really enjoyed the dish. A member of my party enjoyed his pizza, although another didn't seem to enthused about his steak. I thought this was a nice place and would try eating here again! (When I'm in the mood for spending a little more than I usually do.)"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "love the place ... great food, friendly staff... and they did a great job catering to our party of 10 ...."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Great cocktails, interesting entrees, and very attentive service."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "You would not think the corner of Belmont and Halsted a great place for outdoor dining, but Jack's has don it right! Great food, service and drinks!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We always enjoy Jack's. The food is terrific and the service is always way above the norm."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "I've been to Jack's several times, and it is consistently wonderful. Interesting, flavorful food, welcoming atmosphere, friendly and attentive staff. For drinks or dinner, Jack's is always excellent."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "I made a reservation for a Saturday night at 7:15 two hours earlier for a party of 5. Upon arrival, there were not surprisingly any tables available. I and the rest of our party were very impressed with the effort that the host and manager went to get our party seated within a few minutes of that time. It was refreshing to see a restaurant make best efforts to make a table available at the stated reservation time and not take the customer for granted which is sadly the norm in many restaurants. The food was very good and we all had a positive dining experience. The one drawback is that the noise level in the dining room can be a bit high, but that is not uncommon in Chicago restaurants and would not detract us from going back to Jack's."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "My husband and I ate here just before going to a Blue Man Group matinee. We had a salad and soup followed by a couple scoops of sorbet. The food was fresh and tasty. Nice light lunch before going to the theatre. Staff was friendly. Bathrooms were clean."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Great cocktails & food! A favorite of ours, no doubt. Plus they offer a discount if you're going to the theatre nearby! Always recommended!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Great menu, a nice change from the classic Chicago steakhouse. Great salmon, good wine list and nice ambiance in a classic neighborhood."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Location was perfect for pre-show dinner. Steak that the kids had wasn't the highest of quality and wife had an allergic reaction. Probably not Jack's fault, but her experience wasn't good. My pork tasting was decent, thus overall 3 stars."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "The food was excellent; waiter was friendly and attentive and atmosphere very pleasant, however the website listed nitrate-free hot dogs on whole wheat bun, but our grandson got neither. I have to say though, that the child menu offered an unusual number of healthy options - no chicken tenders or pizza, yeah!"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "We arrived about 20 minutes early, were able to get seated immediately. We requested the outdoor patio and since it was a little cool, they offered to bring out the heater for us. We had Barry as our server and he was top notch and very friendly. We live out of town but will definitely go back the next time we are in Chicago. Great place to have dinner! Food was great!"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "I was staying in Chicago for a few days and planning on seeing the Blue Man Group. Our hotel recommended Jacks. I thought it was going to be generally fast food. I was really surprised when they had wonderful entres to choose. My dining companion and I had the Mahi Mahi. It was perfectly done & presented. they also had grilled vegetables and a yummy rissoto. with it, also tried their cesar salad quite unique and the best i've ever had. Highly recommend"
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Everything was excellent from the good to the service to the owner. I will definitely be going back! "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Jack's has slipped. We ordered baked crab cakes which arrived oily and blackened from skillet frying. The Caribbean Snapper was also blackened to our surpise and, in fact, quite burnt on the outside. We had acid reflux all night."
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "Always consistent. Great place to meet friends. Sexy waiters too!!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "I had never been to this restaurant before and we decided to try it - our waiter was very attentive, the food was delicious and he surprised me with some homemade gelato with a candle. I would go back!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "I was meeting friends who were visiting from out of town, and we met for brunch at Jack's. The usual question -- What do you recommend here? -- I had to answer with: You can't go wrong. The food was great, the service was exemplary, the people watching was fun. Excellent coffee! I need to remember to come here on a more regular basis."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "I choose this restaurant because it was near Blue Man Group where we were going after dinner. We arrived 30 minutes before our reservation but was happily seated right away by the window. Was fun to people watch while waiting for dinner. Our service was great. The menu had a decent selection. Martinis were great. Food was really good (We both ordered the cajun pasta dish). I am glad we choose this restaurant and we would definately go again."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Good food and atmosphere, but what sets Jack's apart is the warm welcome from Drew, the owner, and the top-notch service from waiters like Barry. At Jack's, everyone is engaged--not looking at cell phones--have a good time with friends while enjoying a great meal."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We had a mixture of friends, family and out of town guests celebrating our daughter's graduation from grad school--everyone LOVED Jack's!! the food was excellent--drinks over the top and service was the best I have experienced dining out! Really impressed!!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Years ago under different ownership or management (whatever) Jack's was always hit and miss. OK, mostly miss. Not anymore...over the past 2-3 years Jack's has become one of my favorite go-to restaurants in Boystown. Their appetizers and entrees are always cooked to perfection. I especially love the Seared Calamari, Shrimp Cocktail (with wasabi cocktail sauce), Seared Tuna and the NY Strip Steak with blue cheese crust. The food and service are always very good. I can always take someone new to Jack's and they are always happy I did. Finally, their drinks are great and not over priced. Keep it up Jack's!!!"
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "We have eaten at Jack's 6 or 7 times and have always been very, very pleased with the entire experience. Last weekend I had the scallops & the pear salad. Both were prepared perfectly & tasted sooo good. My husband is a chicken lover & no matter which chicken entree he orders he is always very pleased. Great food & service!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Great food, ambiance at good prices....great that you can make reservations - even on a holiday!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "A great neighborhood restaurant that has well above average American cuisine, from top notch hamburgers to a delicious duck confit risotto starter, a very wonderful pork tasting entree and a excellent tuna duo (We had all these dishes at our table and shared). Excellent ambiance except it is bordering on too noisy. They could use some dampening materials in the room. ANd the staff is friendly and responsive. A fine experience.... "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "The service was great and the food was amazing. The price for the food quality was very reasonable. We had pork sampler and a pasta dish. Both were fantastic! Next time i get a chance to eat in Chicago i'm going to Jack's."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Have been coming here for years. Always great service and food. I recommend Jacks to everyone."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Jack's menu holds many imaginative and flavorful items and should please many palates. I especially like their soups, their pork plate and their interesting side dishes. This is not a place to go to on the cheap. Two of us have never dined for under $100, but it's worth the expense. Staff has always been gracious and attentive."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "My cousin and I was impressed with our recent dining experience. The crab cakes appetizer are some of the BEST in the city. I highly recommend. Our server, Michael, was attentive and extremely pleasant. Go see him and Jack's!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Our cab driver took us to the wrong place making us a half hour late for our reservation. The staff at Jacks understood and sat us right down and had us served without delay so we could make our show on time. Food and wine was wonderful and the server was great. Thank you for saving our evening. Would definitely return."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We had tickets to a play and they were wonderful at getting us out of there on time. Our server was professional, helpful and fun to work with. His recommendations were perfect! The food was excellent and we left just as the Briar Street crowd with lots of children arrived to eat. The staff handled the crowd with ease and made everyone's dining experience pleasant. We will definitely eat here when we are in this neighborhood!"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "I am so happy we tried Jack's on Halsted for dinner -- we were pleased with the variety of offerings on the menu (to-die for butternut squash ravioli with sage and brown butter; grilled calamari instead of the mundane fried variety; delicious carne asada as a main course was so tasty, and the fresh fish dishes were terrific) Waitstaff is knowledgeable and attentive, and honest in their recommendations. We will be back as soon as we can!"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Jack's on halsted has become one of my fav brunch restaurants. I love their egg benedict, and how brunch plates come with little bit of fruit. The service is really nice, waiters always so kind."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Ate before late show. Great location. Fun and vibrant. Food was very flavorful and moderately pr8ced. Staff was friendly."
    Dined on 3/22/2014