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mEAT on Chestnut
mEAT on Chestnut

mEAT on Chestnut Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.eatatmeat.com/
  • Phone: (773) 328-8320
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday: Dinner from 5:00pm - 11pm
    Friday - Saturday: Dinner from 5:00pm - 12:00am

  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Steak
  • Executive Chef: Ryan Brewer
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Mies van der Rohe Way
  • Public Transit: One block east of Michigan Avenue Chestnut bus stop. A few blocks north east of the Chicago Red Line stop.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There is street parking as well as nearby garage parking. there are also valet services across the street.
A word from mEAT on Chestnut
Note: streeterville location, please call the Lakeview location directly to make reservations there.

Meet and eat! A purely interactive environment where people come to “mEAT” and socialize is our focus. While some restaurants incorporate skewers into their menu, a majority of our menu boasts the concept. Our skewers are meant to be ordered like sushi; complete ideas, cut in bite-sized pieces. We offer choice cuts of mEAT, seafood and garden varieties of many different styles. These gourmet bites are prepared on skewers and uniquely presented in front of patrons for family style serving. Meant to share, each patron will have their own tongs to select the scrumptious bites of their choice.

mEAT’s cocktails take a classic approach to molecular bartending. Using foams, whipped creams, carbonation and gels, our cocktails put a twist on the “all too familiar” in order to liven up comfortable, American cocktail traditions.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Too little food! Too expensive! Very nice rustic ambience and easy to find"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "No matter if you are Paleo, GF or just love healthy, hearty food, mEAT is the place for you. Delicious grilled meats on skewers, amazing salads, yummy side dishes, tempting desserts and a great drink list is all topped off by amazing service. Brian, our waiter, steered us towards the most amazing meal combo and was like an old friend by the time we left. We were so full but still felt healthy - a rare occurrence. Gorgeous view on the patio. We lived it and will be back!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "I took my boyfriend here for his birthday dinner and I'm so glad I did! The food was great... definitely get the meatballs! Sides were plenty big enough to share with more than one other person. The service was absolutely excellent. 3 different employees came to our table at separate times to wish my boyfriend a happy birthday. The bartender brought over 2 free shots, and our waitress brought a complimentary chocolate mousse with a candle. Definitely raving about this experience to family and friends, and we will certainly be back! Thanks!"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Good place, especially for the paleo/gluten free folks. Celebrate the meat."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "I choose this restaurant because we were in town with children and always like to try new things. I thought the meat skewers would appeal to all ages in our group (kids 11,12,15) and it did. The family sides were very nice and had a great selection. Meats were a bit under seasoned, but still tasty. We had the beef, meatballs, pork and bacon wrapped chicken (bacon was pretty raw). Each came with a nice sauce, especially the pork. Wanted the lamb, but the skewer only came with 2 pieces. Creamed corn, mushrooms, and Brussels sprouts for sides. The restaurant's decor fit the food style. There was only one other table in restaurant at the time, 8pm on a Monday, host tried to sit all five of us in a small booth next to them, that was weird."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Fantastic experience top to bottom! Superb drinks with their 'spin', great outdoor seating with a view of the Hancock and action in the neighborhood, fun skewer variations, unique theme, and really nice staff. I will definitely go back"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The food was great but the service was a little slow."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We live around the corner so we've eaten there during the evolution of this space and I hope this newest restaurant stays around for a while. The skewers are a nice twist on sharing a meal and everyone found a favorite. The drink menu had something for everyone without being 5 pages long. We had veggies, lamb, beef, and shrimps skewers which were all high quality and excellent but the hands down favorite was the onion tart flat bread. Turtle fondue finished off the meal and we will be back for seconds."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Clever fondues to skewers of very tasty entree items, there is a lot to like here. First bites include an excellent bacon onion tart. It looks almost too large, but the delicate and flaky crust really melts in your mouth. Cucumber cups are a refreshing with olives, balsamic reduction and feta cheese and more. The skewer entrees (hung on a rack at your table with tongs are provided to pull off each bite) cover all the options: pork, beef, chicken, shrimp, veggie, etc. The Rosemary Mint Pork served with apple raisin chutney is my favorite. The menu includes family-style sides (fondue mac and cheese, anyone?) and the almost obligatory chocolate fondue for dessert. This is my third visit and it has quickly become my neighborhood go to."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We had an excellent time at mEAT! My 3 friends and I enjoyed dining outside, loved sharing all of the different food we tried, and our waiter (Nick) was great. Hope to go back the next time I'm in Chicago."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "We had a family gathering here of 11 of us ranging in ages from 13-55. The wait staff was knowledgeable, friendly and the service was great. The adults enjoyed some fun cocktails. Our favorite starters were the flatbreads and the truffle fondue which were really yummy. Because there were so many of us we were able to try many different skewers and sides. The favorites were the flat breads (we had both!) bacon wrapped dates, lamb chops, beef tenderloin and the cauliflower puree. The bacon Brussels sprouts were great but a little firm for me."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "The food was great, service was amazing. We were there on the Grand Opening Week. The owner was super friendly, his staff was incredibly polite. The food was just so fresh, and delicious. A very great concept.....and of course the fondue was superb!!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • " My mom recommended we try mEAT while in town based on the reputation of the original location up north, and we were happy with our decision. Though the menu is a la carte, the prices are reasonable and the portions are satisfying without being overwhelming. The stuffed mushroom appetizer was more than enough for two, as were the sides of sauteed Brussels sprouts and fondue Mac and cheese. We had a skewer each of the beef tenderloin and wasabi encrusted salmon. the flavors were subtle and worked well. We even had leftovers from each item. I will definitely fine here again."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Everything about mEAT is wonderful! The best dining experience Chicago has to offer!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Had a wonderful time with a great server and delicious food."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We enjoyed our first visit to mEAT and will definitely keep it on our short list for neighborhood dining options. Our waiter was very personable and helpful in describing the wide variety of menu items and cocktails. Our favorites were the Magic Magarita, the rosemary pork, and the avocado mousse for dessert."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The atmosphere, food and service were all on point. I highly recommend checking this place out. We had the truffle fondue, bacon wrapped dates, meat balls and ended the dinner with a vaportini."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "What a great take and presentation on meat with classic cocktails with a signature twist. I loved the cucumber gimlet, what a refreshing drink. The scallops with the apricot miso sauce are melt in your mouth delicious. We were under a time constraint and they were excellent about getting us our food without feeling rushed but still respecting the time constraint. Can't wait to go back and try more of the menu items."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We loved the pistachio crusted pork (so juicy and flavorful), the bacon-wrapped chicken, the enormous bacon-wrapped dates, and the delicious sides of bacon brussel sprouts, Greek potatoes, and mac and cheese. The bacon onion tart was amazing. The cocktails were delicious and innovative. We'll be back!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Really nice environment. Very easy to get to if your staying downtown. The service here is top notch, they go out of their way to make sure your happy. However, drinks are very pricey for how much you get. Bartenders are slow, even though there was 3 behind the bar. The food is great, but again it's pricey for what you get ."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "mEAT on Chestnut is easy to miss from the street but it has certainly earned it's place in Chicago's Gold Coast/Streeterville neighborhood! The best Churrascaria, Fondue, and inspired remixes on classic steakhouse fair make mEAT a staple to the Chicago vast culinary landscape. In addition to outstanding food and the best service, mEAT offers a cocktail menu that challenges the norm by taking pages out of Aviary's book. The Magarita is definitely something to treasure, as is the Vaportini which allows patrons to inhale their vodka (or Brandy in my case) hookah style instead of drinking it. The result is a beautifully subtle and steady buzz that can last the entire meal. Bravo to the owners of D.S. Tequila Co. & MiniBar!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "We will have to wait and see how the restaurant progresses. Things that need attention are (1) Very dark (2) Very loud and (3) Small portions for the price."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I haven't enjoyed a dining out experience this much in a long time. The food was great as were the drinks. Our waiter was very helpful and thoughtful. The entire staff was terrific. I will definitely recommend to friends and I will be back myself."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I took some very picky, persnickety people with me to mEat (not as a test I swear) and they loved it. Are looking forward to going back, even scheming about what to order. Plenty of water at the table, love that. Drinks were delicious, particularly the Manhattan--a nice petite size, and uniquely flavorful. The kale chips, which just showed up (policy or because the place is new to our hood?) when we sat down, were fabulous. The kale salad was a revelation. We loved the scallops, one guest the meat balls. They loved the quinoa casserole. Creamed corn really good too, made just ok compared to everything else?? Dunno. Same for veggie skewer. But ok, "meat" is the name of the place. :) Great experience. Planning next visit."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "So I decided to try mEAT after a long day of work; 12 hours of styling and attitudes. It was actually around 11pm and although they'd close within the hour, it didn't once feel as so. I was greeted with great pleasure, seat very quickly, and already had my order in-all in about 2-minutes with the great enthusiasm and knowledge of my waiter; she even talked me into trying Lobster MacNCheese (I hate seafood). The skewers were AMAZING, full flavored, juicy, hot, and came quick! I also LOVED the MacNCheese, and Bacon Flat Bread. Prices are very reasonable, all workers a fun, approachable, and extremely great at their jobs. The owner/manager is also very nice, he welcomed me at the door. I have already gone back for a pick uup order!!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014