Midtown Kitchen and Bar
Midtown Kitchen and Bar
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Midtown Kitchen and Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://midtownbarchicago.com/
  • Phone: 3123795086
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Luis Avila
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Select from our catering menu or ask about any of our Restaurants-America Chicago location menus. We also customize menus to fit your special needs.
  • Private Party Facilities: We have two floors with two full bars. We have a private dining room as well. We have the space to accomodate nearly every need.
  • Private Party Contact: Jude Abella 3122220627

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lake St.
  • Public Transit: Blue, green, orange, purple,and brown line Clark/Lake stop attached to building.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking lot attached to building. Street parking after 6pm.
A word from Midtown Kitchen and Bar
Business professional meets social scene in this urban Chicago loop kitchen and bar.
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Midtown Kitchen and Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Great for lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/20/2013
    Great place for lunch. The special burger that day was very good as was the bbq chicken salad. It's good that they take reservations for lunch.
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    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Could Have Been Better
    crtneyvVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2013
    My friend and I chose Midtown Kitchen because it's close to the Cadillac Palace Theater. We arrived and it was pretty slow. Ordered drinks and thought everything was going to be fine! But then the waitress never came back. She was playing double-duty as waitress/bartender, and we understood that, but how could a busy restaurant in the loop not be staffed enough for happy hour during the work week? There were literally 4 people working...total. So, after we finally got our food ordered we watched as it sat in the delivery window for 5-10 minutes. When it finally came, the food was good, so there's a bonus! Then we got the check and we were overcharged for our drinks. There's potential here - they just need more staff!
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  • For what its worth
    designsbywoz
    Dined on 8/8/2013
    We used this place as a meet and greet for our Light the Night walk team meeting. The server was great and the bussers were great - but the folks greeting and seating were a nightmare. We had this reservation for 3 weeks, and when I walked in to ask where the party was I got a blank stare - I clarified that I had called and spoke to Petra earlier in the day to confirm and add about 5 people to the rsvp list. I was directed to the table with a hand wave over there and arrived at a table with only 10 seats. Needless to say it took a while to get everyone on the same page. At least we had a good server and a great topic for the meeting.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Updated American
    BRT2738
    Dined on 8/5/2013
    We frequent this restaurant for lunch since it is near our office. I always have the Mexicali Salad.. so good with pieces of roasted spicy pepper mixed into the greens. All of the sandwiches and other things are updated American style...not the plain jane stuff you'd get at a bar. The one thing we have found that isn't great is the fish and chips. The fish breading is dark and greasy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for lunch
    JackMac
    Dined on 7/10/2013
    Did a reservation for lunch because I was nervous it would be packed, but it wasn't too crowded and good/easy for lunch!
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    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • vegan + gluten free options
    JacqVIP
    Dined on 6/19/2013
    I scheduled a big team lunch here for about 15 work friends. I let them know when I made the reservation I needed a gluten-free menu. The server acknowledged this right away and took the time to point me in the direction of excellent options for gluten-free and vegan. I had a BIG mexicali salad featuring greens, poblano pepper, black bean, pico de gallo and avocado, I reuqsted they hold the tortilla strips, chipotle ranch and cheddar. With pico de gallo and avocado, no dressing is needed! It was a very satisfying meal for lunch, the poblano peppers were a spicy, pleasant surprise!
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We left before the food....
    MmmmmVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2013
    Because PRIMEBAR is so good, we wanted to try this too. When we arrived another server was chatting with hostess so we couldn't get to stand to give name. She finallly moved and hostess took our name, told man to seat us at table. We waked to 2small tables together, by booths, seats 4. He pulled apart tables, pushed 1 in aisle and told us to sit there, the other 1 was reserved. As we were sitting, he asked what we'd like to drink. We hadn't even sat down, yet. He reached across to "reserved table" and gave us their flatware. I was already "rubbed the wrong way" We sat down & opened menus. No one could walk around our table as we were in the aisle. I was uncomfortable about the whole situation, so we left. Too many other good rest. choices
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  • Happy Hour Hot Spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/7/2013
    Great place to have lunch or grab cheap eats during happy hour. Typical glammed-up bar with flat screen TVs and comfortable booths.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meh
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 6/3/2013
    Service was fine. The food was average at best. Portions were small for the price. I left hungry.
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  • Nice lunch spot
    Soxy12
    Dined on 5/30/2013
    Good food, moderate prices. The last time I was there, I had good service. However, on past experiences, service can tend to be a little slow. Be sure to ask for you check as soon as your food arrives - it could take awhile.
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    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Poor Service, Okay Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 5/29/2013
    Service was slow even though there were not many people there. I asked them to leave out an ingredient in a cocktail (cranberry juice) and they forgot. We had to ask for water after about 15 minutes. I had ordered a side of vegetables, and I think they forgot because I had to ask for it, and it came about 5–10 minutes after my meal. The server kept hovering over us to take our plates away. I think he asked about 2 or 3 times if we were finished, as if we were being pushed out the door. I won't go back here. The restaurant was picked solely on location for a meeting with a friend downtown. I definitely would not recommend.
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  • From the outside, this place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/14/2013
    From the outside, this place looks a bit run down (under the Lake Street tracks, can't see in very well), but don't let that deter you, once you're inside, it's great. I've been here twice and was pleased with my meal both times. The waitstaff is very courteous. Bonus - they're one of the few places in the area that take reservations for happy hours and lunch.
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    good for groups, great for lunch
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  • Meh
    Allison
    Dined on 5/13/2013
    Midtown Kitchen and Bar has potential to be a great work hotspot. However, I found the food and service to be lacking. Our waiter was unattentive (there were only about 4 occupied tables in the place). I ordered the Popeye Salad. Boring. The brie and cornbread croutons did not add anything special and the strawberries tasted old. I might try midtown again for dinner, but I think there are better places in the loop for lunch and after dinner drinks.
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  • Good food, good service, way
    Shakekspeare1
    Dined on 4/26/2013
    Good food, good service, way too loud to hear each other talk.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food, fun place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 4/5/2013
    I really liked this place. They kept the kitchen open for my group which was awesome however the kitchen was closing at 9pm on a Friday night which seems ridiculous for a city restaurant. Anyway all is well that ends well. We had a great time! Pulled pork there is fantastic (my friends ordered that)! I had the burger which is also good.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The nachos were cold, the
    Tommy
    Dined on 3/15/2013
    The nachos were cold, the cheese barely melted. The carnitas sandwich was really just some shredded meat DROWNING in an overly sweet and thick sauce. Not good.
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  • Midtown is a lunch and happy
    mmmm
    Dined on 3/6/2013
    Midtown is a lunch and happy hour spot similar to several others in the loop. I came for a late lunch with a friend. My Midtown Burger (the one with the bacon and egg) was great -- highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Took a large work group here
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/1/2013
    Took a large work group here (15) on a late Friday afternoon....even with making reservations well in advance, they were not prepared. Had only 1 bartender handling the entire place. After more staff came on board, service improved. Food was pretty good for a bar scene, especially the bacon wrapped shrimp!
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    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It took 10 minutes for anyone
    MaxineVIP
    Dined on 1/31/2013
    It took 10 minutes for anyone to come to my table to greet me and ask for my drink order. This was 5 minutes after I flagged down a bus boy to ask for a waiter. I specifically asked for no oonions on the salad and repeated myself twice. The salad had onions. Although the green salad with grilled salmon was good, I will not go back due to POOR service.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I went at lunch and it was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001VIP
    Dined on 1/29/2013
    I went at lunch and it was pretty much empty. the working lunch moved into the early evening and then the place was hopping. it was a perfect place for my working lunch and drinks.
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  • Food was good. service was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/18/2013
    Food was good. service was fair but felt that the waitresses had too many tables and not enough time to service tables as they should be. one of the food runners was completely rude. when i asked for hot sauce when bringin out our food, he just gave me a look ,didn't say a word and turned around and ran off. 10 minutes later my waitress ran by (as she was bringing drinks to another table and asked if we wanted hot sauce, i say yes). 5 minutes later we got our hot sauce (almost done with my meal at this time). Waitresses did their best but need to be staffed better to handle the lunch crowds. more waitresses / better bus boys and / or food runners to off set the waitresses work load. my 2 cents.
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    great for lunch
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  • Met up with some colleagues
    Ewagenaar
    Dined on 1/15/2013
    Met up with some colleagues for a late lunch and some business talk. Bustling energetic atmosphere when we arrived but when it empties out, it empties out QUICK. Food was good and portion size was generous. Happy hour specials will definitely get me back there again. Overall, service was handled well and we were in and out in a reasonable time. Would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
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  • Very lively lunch crowd.
    pppatpc2VIP
    Dined on 1/10/2013
    Very lively lunch crowd. Good daily specials. Server very friendly and patient.
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  • It was a little louder and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/8/2013
    It was a little louder and more casual than I expected. I expect a more diverse and exciting draft list at an upscale bar/restaurant these days. But the food was good.
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  • Eh, this place is just okay.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/8/2013
    Eh, this place is just okay. I had the carnitas sandwich and it was dry and overly salted. I was there for a downtown business meeting and it was a convenient spot, which is why it was chosen. I wouldn't go again.
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  • Quick and painless lunch option.
    Sahara18VIP
    Dined on 1/7/2013
    Solid service and I was pleasantly surprised at how delicious my food was. The initial impression is not fabulous - its dark and very bar-y. But the food was great! I had the buffalo chicken wrap, and my friend had a salad. We were both very happy.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • The restaurant is relatively
    FrequentDiner
    Dined on 12/28/2012
    The restaurant is relatively close to nearby theaters and shopping on Randolph and State St. The food was great and the service was attentive and courteous. Very nice atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Staff was very accommodating
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/21/2012
    Staff was very accommodating to allow us to change our reservation to a larger group at the last minute, and still seated us early even though our whole party had not arrived. It's a good after work drinks and dinner spot, but clears out early in the evening. I would visit again!
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    good for groups
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  • Mediocre at best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 12/20/2012
    They tried sitting my table of two in the very back corner of the restaurant... right next to a table of 6... so close that I would've had to walk sideways to get to the table. The problem with this is that the restaurant was 80% empty. Why are you stuffing me in the back when you have literally 20 other tables open? Not a good start. Food was decent, service was pretty slow and I had to twice ask for things that I shouldn't have to ask for (bread and more water). Overall, very unimpressed... likely won't be back.
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  • Went to Midtown for lunch.
    Rich
    Dined on 12/14/2012
    Went to Midtown for lunch. The server was excellent. He kept coming by the table to check up on things and refilled the drinks automatically. The food was brought out quickly and tasted great. I will be going back to Midtown.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for lunch
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  • The food tastes really good,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/6/2012
    The food tastes really good, the portions were huge, and prices were great for this downtown restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice Lunch Spot In Loop
    callen
    Dined on 12/5/2012
    Met with business colleagues for upscale yet casual lunch. Service was friendly, efficient. Burgers were significant notch above typical bar food. Atmosphere was comfortable, busy but quiet enough for easy conversation. No rush to flip table.
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    great for lunch
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  • Great loop spot for lunch
    TigluvVIP
    Dined on 11/29/2012
    Great loop spot for lunch or happy hour. good specials too.
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  • The waitress did not write
    AmykinsVIP
    Dined on 11/21/2012
    The waitress did not write down any of our orders so I was expecting something to missing or wrong. Surprisingly, she got the special orders right, but forgot to put my order in. I received my sandwich 10 minutes later than the rest of my party but she did comp it.
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    great for lunch
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  • Newly Found Midtown
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/15/2012
    This was a good spot to meet for lunch. The calamari was good and the Carna Asada tacos were okay, but I do plan to go back and try other items.
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • This is a decent place for
    TerryVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2012
    This is a decent place for lunch centrally located in the business district where there are not a lot of sit down places to meet for lunch. The food was pretty good, not stellar, but reasonably priced. The menu has a bit of a Mexican flair to it but also has the standard lunch fare of salads, burgers, etc.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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  • It was okay - nothing to write
    PeggyC
    Dined on 11/1/2012
    It was okay - nothing to write home about. Very noisy and not private at all. Good only for a quick meal.
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  • Terrible service. Mediocre
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 9/26/2012
    Terrible service. Mediocre food. I wouldn't come back.
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    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • They have a great specials
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/30/2012
    They have a great specials menu - was there on a Monday evening for dinner, and took advantage of the $3 burger special. All the extras cost more (cheese on the burger, fries, etc.), but even so my group of three still paid under $30 after including drinks, tax, and tip!
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good for a large group happy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/27/2012
    Good for a large group happy hour. Something was really wrong with the A/C and it was stuffy, hot, and uncomfortable. Our group would have stayed longer, but left and went elsewhere due to the environment.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic