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Nacional 27
Nacional 27

Nacional 27 Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.n27chicago.com
  • Email: leye120@leye.com
  • Phone: (312) 664-2727
  • Hours of Operation: Bar opens every day at 5 pm. Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm; Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm; Sunday: Closed; Nightclub: Friday: 11:00pm - 2:00am; Saturday: 11:00pm - 3:00am (Proper Attire Required)
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Latin American, South American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Executive Chef: Francisco Vilchez
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Full Off-premise catering is available through our private events team. Please contact Jennifer Kozy at 312-664-2727 for more information.
  • Entertainment: Salsa, Merengue, Bachata and more! DJ and dancing Friday: 11:00pm - 2:00am; Saturday: 11:00pm - 3:00am. Live Latin Music ever other Tuesday and complimentary Salsa lessons on Thursdays at 7:30pm.


    Thursdays: Complimentary Salsa Lessons with a purchase, every Thursday from 7:30-8pm
  • Special Events & Promotions: Calendar of Events at n27chicago.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Orleans
  • Public Transit: CTA Brown Line or Purple Line Train to "Chicago and Franklin" stop
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet costs $10
A word from Nacional 27
Eat. Drink. Dance. Celebrating 10 Years as Chicago's original Modern Latin Restaurant featuring a fusion of flavors from 27 nations and islands from Central and South America and award-winning cocktails. Dancing from 11pm - 2am on Fridays and 11pm - 3am on Saturdays.





Check out n27chicago.com for our action-packed schedule of salsa lessons, live bands and nightly happenings!
PLEASE NOTE: Reservations on Friday & Saturdays at 11:00pm are available for bottle service. Please refer to the restaurant’s website for the full menu. Late night menu is available until midnight, with dancing going to 2:00am on Fridays & 3:00am on Saturdays.
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Diner Reviews
  • "This plave is the definition of a fun energetic yet elegant and romantic restaurant. I absolutely loved everything about and you can't beat the price!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We have some dietary restrictions. There were not a lot of choices for us but it seems great for people who eat red meat and seafood."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Service was great; the Tapa's & Sangria were fabulous. I enjoyed dining in the semi-circled booth; the restaurant turns into a club after 11pm (Tip: make your dinner reservation at 9:30 pm or after & you get to keep your booth for the evening). The DJ played a good mix of music, including Dance, Hip Hop, Salsa, Merengue and Bachata. My only negative comment is they should remove the tables from the floor area, so they are out of the way after dinner, as the dance floor is way too small (we couldn't even get to the floor to dance once Midnight hit)."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "All the food here was spectacular! The service was also just as wonderful. We didn't stay much later than 11pm so we didn't get to participate in the dancing for more than about 5 minutes but I'm sure that would have been fun as well. I really enjoyed myself and would definitely recommend this place to friends and will be coming back!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We have dined at N27 for a long time. It has always been one of our favorite restaurants. While the food is still interesting and fresh-tasting, the restaurant ambience has become less elegant. The white curtains are gone along with the illuminated bar and the classily dressed greeters and waiters. Perhaps the elegance returns when the dancing begins? Tapas and empanadas flights are a nice edition to the menu. We'll return, but N27 is less a special event place and more an everyday place."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Enjoyed the service and staff were all very nice. Food was excellent. Salsa classes were fun. Will definitely come back!!!"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "The food was fantastic. However, the service could have been a bit better"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Loved trying new foods. Waiters and service people were quick and attentive. Presentation of food beautiful. If you love spicy food this is a gem. I asked for a booth near the dance floor and we were given the perfect table. There were several lady groups...birthdays celebrations going on that night. This was my birthday weekend in Chicago. My husband and I choose this place because it had salsa dancing. 3 minutes after the dancing started at 11 the floor was so packed that nobody could move let alone dance. Just as we were thinking of leaving the manager came over and asked us to move to another table because someone else really wanted only our table. I felt this was uncalled for and not good business practice. We just left at that point."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Had a great time with a co-worker. Music was great, nice crowd. Food was excellent!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "It's rare that you go to a restaurant and like everything in front of you...well this is that place! Everything was fantastic and i could not stop chigging the passion ginger sangria!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I really enjoyed everything. I went there to celebrate my birthday. My husband and I went dancing for the first time. The instructor was great and didn't mind helping us. I enjoyed the food and atmosphere. Lots of fun! Plus I got complimentary birthday dessert."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "My sisters and I got rid of our kids and husbands for a one night sister night out. Nacional 27 was the perfect spot. Wonderful food, great for sharing, good wine list - and just as it became time for dessert, the lights go down and the music goes up for dancing. We had a great night!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Our meal was very flavorful, and delicious. We loved the latin ambience, and when the dancing got started at 11 it capped off the night. Cheers"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Second time going there and it was worth it. Great food, knowledgeable servers and fast service. Drinks are nice and strong with everything being worth the price."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "My girlfriends and I had a fabulous good time at National 27, we will go there agin soon:)"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Very pleasant and knowledgable staff Service was excellant! First time there and wont be our last"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "I cam from Milwaukee for my daughter's birthday and we hadn't chosen a restaurant. She live around the corner and amazingly they had a table at 6:30. Good service until dessert - then it was real busy and not alot of help. Food selection was great and fresh. Music was aweome but at 8PM, they turned it up. Great if you weren't sitting near a speaker. Overall, we would go back again. Lots of groups came in after 7pm and by the teim we left at 8:30, it was packed. Oh yeah, a surprise dessert for the birthday girl was a nice touch and very delicious! We bought two more desserts!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "The atmosphere was nice and the table was great. The food was greasy and salty; chips and chocolate mouse were good however."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "My Husband and I had a intimate romantic dinner. The food, drinks and service were exceptional. Really enjoyed our experience! Thank You! We are looking forward to our next experience."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Same day reservations but sure felt special at the same time. The food was super fresh . I will visit again. I especially liked the fresh octopus"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Really more of a bar/nightclub feel than a restaurant, but the food we had was good. Service was fine, though the poor waitress had to shout to be heard. The nightclub takes over around 11, so know that you'll be kicked out to make room for the dance floor shortly before (handled in a polite way). Would return to check out the scene and have a drink late some night or to have dinner earlier on a week night."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Had never been to Nacional 27, although I always wanted to go. Can't believe it took me so long to try it.. I'll definitely be back. And thnx to open table for making reserving a table so easy."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "The food was excellent! I loved that the menu listed some items as tapas so our group was able to get a variety. The ambience was upbeat and perfect for a group outing. The service was also good. Its too bad the dance floor is too small"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "I brought my boyfriend to National 27 for his birthday and Valentine's Day. The food was great and we had so much fun dancing after dinner! I would definitely recommend this restaurant!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Overall a great dining experience. Excellent service!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I have dined at N27about 6 years ago. I loved the ambience but the food was not very good. I have to say the food was fantastic, we ordered skirt steak entrée. It was all at a perfect temp, perfectly cooked, all sides complimented the main course. . Ambience was nice during dinner. Service by my waitress was excellent she was kind, helpful. Needs a new hostess, was very rude, threatened to give my table away for being 5 minutes late"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "This is a great date location. It would also be a great place to enjoy a ladies night especially on Thursday night. The chicken tacos were excellent and the Salsa teacher was wonderful. The waitress was somewhat unpleasant and made us feel like we were interrupting her."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "My friends and I dined at Nacional 27 on my birthday. The atmosphere was great, our server was awesome, loved her! The food was okay but the portions were really small. The drinks were amazing and more than made up for the small portions and I would go back just for the drinks alone!"
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "We had a great waitress who treated us very well. Our food was very tasty and came out fast. The complimentary chips and salsa were definitely above average. The drink prices were very high for the signature mojitos considering the alcohol content was hard to detect. We planned to stay for the dancing but were told after ordering several drinks and two pitchers with our dinner that we had to vacate our table for another reservation but could get another table if we ordered two more pitchers for $60 each. Ouch! We would have liked to have known this information when we got there. We are from out of town and didn't know the policy."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "This was an incredible disappointment and really should no longer be included with the rest of the Lettuce Entertain You family. This restaurant is dingy, the food is dated and the atmosphere is just tired. Our favorite was "get 3 empanadas for $9.95 or you can get two orders at $4.95 per order and get 4." Really? The serving size was poor, the empanadas were over done and the filling was almost non-existent and the skewers of meat and vegetables soaked in olive oil....enough said. I won't even mention the beans with some sort of coconut milk concoction. When you compare this to Paris Club, Wildfire, Maggianos, and the host of other LEY selections, it doesn't even come close. Terrible, terrible disappointment."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Fun new restaurant in River North. It's a little far from the cluster of other River North hot spots, but well worth the walk. The food and drinks were great and around 11 they start moving the tables away for the dance party! The staff matches the ambiance-- energetic, fun, and social. So fun for a couple or a night out with the girls."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Haven't been in years and decided to try it for restaurant week. I'll be back soon. Food and cocktails were terrific."
    Dined on 2/3/2014
  • "And I won't be going back! Having liked it years ago I was very disappointed this time. Although the food was good the service was tragically bad making the entire experience painful."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "The service and food is always great. I love taking friends and family to Nacional 27 who have never experienced the ambiance and cuisine. The Restaurant Week menu was good as always however we chose to order all the menu. From the mini tacos to empanadas, the food never disappoints!"
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "Good drinks but a little on the smaller side considering all the ice. We shared a couple tapas and a couple entrees between 4 people (the empanadas, fish tacos, plantains and skirt streak...) all was delicious! There's dancing to salsa & energetic music starting around 11:00."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "VERY LOUD! We got there early and sat in the bar waiting for friends to arrive and ordered drinks. My partner ordered a Cosmo and when it arrived it was made with grapefruit juice. We sent it back and the second drink was the same, so we could only assume the bartender didn't know how to make a cosmo. Food was very good and we ordered the special for Restaurant Week. I ordered a second drink and when it arrived it was also the wrong drink. The corrected drink had no ice or sugarcane which is a key ingredient. The food was delicious, inventive and nicely plated however the portions were rationed so each person got a single taste. Water is served warm, no ice. No thanks. Expensive for portion size, sloppy bar tending, and WAY too loud."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "The food and drinks were outstanding (but the Mahi Mahi tacos were just so-so). The service was excellent. I went here with my girlfriend and her mother for my gf's 30th bday on a Tuesday during restaurant week. There was a pre-fix menu with your choice of entree (but the full menu was also available). The apps were empanadas, tacos, and incredible little meat skewers, the entree's were the skirt steak and the mahi mahi tacos, it was served with shrimp and scallops. We had a variety of drinks off the menu that were ALL excellent (El Corazon was incredible, as were the mojitos and others). On Fridays and Saturdays they have music and salsa dancing. This place is a treat and not to be missed for any special occasion."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "I forgot how much I like this restaurant. We took advantage of their pre-fixe menu and it was delicious. We got so much food for a great price. Even on a gross, snowy night-the energy in the restaurant just made you forget it was January in Chicago"
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "They had a restaurant week special for $33/person and the food was fantastic."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Late night latin dancing is lots of fun; noise level can get very high though, so consider earplugs if you are sensitive to it"
    Dined on 12/31/2013