Ovie Bar & Grill
Ovie Bar & Grill
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Ovie Bar & Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.oviebarandgrill.com/
  • Phone: (312) 902-1111
  • Hours of Operation:


    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 5:00pm

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Ovie Bar and Grill offers two semi-private dining areas. Our first semi-private dining area is the Limited Room. This room has windows lining the East side wall and a beautiful mural of vintage trains along the West side wall. This room offers curtains that may be drawn to afford a group more privacy, or left open to experience the atmosphere of our large bar.
    Our second semi-private room is our Cafe/Wine Bar. This room is located in the front of our restaurant and is ideal for cocktail parties.
  • Private Party Contact: Lisa Seeder 3129021111x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Randolph
  • Public Transit: We are located inside of the Metra's Ogilvie Transportation Center. We are one block South of the Clinton-Green Line CTA Stop.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking is available in the Metra Market garage located less than one block north of OVIE. The garage entrance is located on Canal St. just north of Randolph (between Randolph and Lake St.) on the west side of the street.
A word from Ovie Bar & Grill
OVIE Bar & Grill serves as a neighborhood hotspot to give locals and those traveling through the Ogilvie Metra Station a place to sit back, relax and enjoy contemporary dishes along with a full bar. OVIE is a combination of a full service restaurant featuring seasonal dishes, raw bar and in-house smoked specialties, a 40-seat bar with signature cocktails and a grab & go express for the person on the go who needs to catch their train, creating a new destination at the entrance to the West Loop. OVIE believes in fine food and drinks with a neighborhood atmosphere.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Ovie Bar & Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Lunch is always solid at Ovie. Food is consistently good. Our waiter Jorge was very attentive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    The atmosphere is good for a business lunch. I could hear everyone at the table. The food was so/so.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go for drinks/snack not fine dinig
    DFIDinerVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Went for pre-theater dinner. Don't do it on a Friday. Clearly aimed at happy hour clients. Loud and crowded. Hostess and server were pleasant and attentive, but that doesn't make up for mediocre food. Salads swimming in dressing. Chicken Marsala was a slab of chicken breast (like you'd throw on the grill) and then some mushrooms and watery sauce on top. Sliders were ok. Kitchen must have screwed up, because server kept apologizing for the delay. Prices were reasonable.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food and survive but...
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    ...if you don't mind the occasional train rumbling. Not loud, but a low rumbling sound. The food and service is well worth it. We sat in a private booth towards the back. Discrete and charming. The salmon was delicious. Créme brûlée too.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We enjoyed it!
    Premierdoc
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The service was excellent! Food quality was just ok, not bad. Decor was very hip and trendy. We were there on a Saturday night and hardly anyone else was there so we were a little disappointed cause we were looking for a bit of the Downtown Chicago scene. Though restaurant is not exactly downtown. We were told they a busiest during the week with the after work crowd. Would have been great for a large group of friends wanting a nice restaurant in which to entertain.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good in west loop
    foodie
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Good menu selection and reasonably priced. They even have a sandwich selection where a portion of the price is donated at ALS.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little disappointed
    FoodFanVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Ovie has a great location in the Ogilve Transportation Center, which makes it perfect to meet work friends. I've always liked the food in the past, whether enjoying their salmon entree or sharing some small plates or bar snacks. I'm sorry to say I was disappointed this time. The cheese plate we shared to start was small to say the least -- 4 overly crispy pieces of toasted bread and five small shaved peices of pear with a big bowl of olives to accompany the cheese. My salad nicoise was fine except for an overly aggressive black olive dressing. On balance, still a great place and I'll be back but I'll order more carefully next time.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meh -- Too Noisy, So-So Food
    ChicagoSueVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I might put up with so-so food for convenience, but won't return to this restaurant. I had lunch here with a business associate and the first thing I noticed was everyone in the place seemed to be drinking which you don't see at restaurants for business lunches. We were seated at a high top table, which really isn't very comfortable if you're wearing a skirt. The music was on full blast which made conversation very difficult. I had the pulled pork sandwich and the pork was tender, but the accompanying potatoes were cold. My friend had soup and the macaroni and cheese. She didn't finish either. It is a nice looking restaurant and so I thought it would be a good place for a business lunch, but I was wrong.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Convenient commuter lunch spot
    pmetz
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    As a train commuter, this is a decent spot for a lunch or after-work drinks. The food was quite good. I had the gumbo and a crab cake. The gumbo was thick, dark brown and spicy, with plenty of chicken and sausage, and very good. The crab cake (an appetizer item) was a decent size and had a generous amount of crab -- again, very good. Not quite on par with the excellent crab cake from Michael Jordan's, but quite good. Ambiance is a bit "industrial". Service was pleasant and capable, albeit not as refined as you might find in higher-end Chicago restaurants. Price for two for lunch (3 items, 2 non-alcoholic beverrages) came to $45. I was impressed enough that I'd consider going again.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slow Service, Small Food
    SpecialKVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    I had been to Ovie once before and we had ordered several small plates to share. Worked out great that time and the food was fantastic. This trip however, I ordered what I thought was a full size salad. I wish the server had warned me it was 3 slices of tomato with a couple chunks of mozzarella cheese. Tasted fantastic, but I was very hungry when I was "done" eating! Also, while servicer was very courteous, he was very slow and the restaurant wasn't very busy. I work in the Ogilvie Transp Center so I'm sure I'll eat there again but will ask more questions about the serving sizes in the future. Hope the service picks up the pace!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • poorly organized chaos
    JayBeEatsVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Have no comment on the food... it never came. Sat down for a quick pre show bite. By the time someone came by with water we had about 50mins to dine. Notified the server of our time frame and immediately ordered salads and an app we were guarateeded was quick. Us 30 mins later- will the food be out soon? Server- yes, the food will come out. But when? That's the question! The server then runs off and never comes back... Never. 15 mins later I go to the host stand with my card to pay for the two drinks, but not the salads that 45 mins later have still not arrived. Someone drops off the bill a few minutes later with a mumbled apology. MOD never stops by, sever never acknowledged the impossibility of getting food in time. Won't go back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poor Service
    FriendlyFaceVIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    The service was poor. I ordered a wine and was brought the wrong one. I don't even think the server was listening when I ordered it. We then had dry mini burgers. The mac & cheese, while delicious, came out without breadcrumbs. The server told us that it should have breadcrumbs and he would get some, however he never returned with them. The beet salad was pretty good. Everything else was not memorable. It then took us 40 minutes to get the servers attention to obtain her check in order to leave. It was not a busy night and he was standing and watching TV most of the time. I will not be going back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicous
    CnikVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The food was excellent. Attended dinner before a show at the Civic Opera House. Service was a little slow for the fact that the restaurant was virtually empty. Waiter was incredibly knowledgeable about the menu and incredibly enthusiastic in his descriptions. I would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This place is fantastic
    pnt225VIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    It is spectacular to have such a great place in the Ogilvie Train Station. Tuesday night 1/2 price bottles of wine/champagne is outstanding. The food is out of this world. Finally, the service is the best in town with not a lot of turnover.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • cruzer
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Food and service was great. Unfortunately, condensation was falling from the over head ducts to by head and back. I would recommend Ovie to my freinds but warn them about the condensation.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quick drink before the train
    likingoodeatin
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    It's convenient to do a quick after work meet up and a drink if you're doing Metra to the burbs.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good for lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Not a lot of choices. But potato sides are fantastic.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best meal here so far
    ChicagoTexanVIP
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    I come with coworkers often for lunch, and so far had thought it ok. The flatbread apps are always good (prosciutto w/ arugula is favorite). Today all 4 of us had the grilled mahi mahi special with asparagus, spinach and garlic mashed potatoes as Jorge confidently said that was the way to go. The fish was well seasoned, moist and so fresh I thought I was at Bob Chinn's. It is the best meal I've had at Ovie and I applaud the chef. We all but licked the plates. Jorge also steered us well to the homemade tiramisu, which all 4 of us had and left not a bite! Well done, Ovie!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Second Times Not The Charm
    Unhappy
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    Tried this restaurant again after eating here the first time shortly after they opened. The ambience and service are very good, but the food is just mediocre.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Business Lunch
    ss33
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    It was a good place for a business lunch. I didn't really like sitting at a high top table, when there were plenty of normal tables available, but I also didn't request that they move us.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great place
    KJ36
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    This place was full when we arrived at 6pm. And it pretty much stayed that was until 8. Very good food, great drink choices and the wait staff was courteous if a bit stiff. I would definitely come again and recommend it to people. Much nicer than your average happy hour spot.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    The seating for reserved dinner was not good (the music was to loud); even though it was an early/slow evening the service was on the slow side. Otherwise, not bad for quick dinner.
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place under train tracks
    ChicagoTexanVIP
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    So you'll feel the rumble of the trains passing above, but most of the noise is from the patrons; place is consistently busy. Artichoke appetizer was smooth; I had yellowfin tuna and it was tender and moist with asparagus. The food is good, as is the service. Great spot for happy hour, cocktails (try the Paloma).
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Was very pleasantly surprised
    joes
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    Was very pleasantly surprised food was really good!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleased
    Panda
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    It's pretty noisy and busy around happy hour, can make it difficult to have a conversation. The prices are a little high, but the food quality is good. Can't beat the location if you're taking a Metra train home.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good location for commuters
    Diner100
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    This restaurant is on the bottom floor of the Ogilve Transportation Center and serves a long-unfilled need: to give commuters a spot to catch some food or a drink before their commute home or giving them a spot to wait happily once they step off the train. The food was good; the salmon was fresh. Dessert was even better. Recommend it for a nice spot if you're using the train. It's even open Saturday nights, so it is a good option if you plan a last-minute evening downtown and can't find a restaurant that isn't already booked.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ovie visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    we really enjoyed our dinner there on Ash Wednesday, as there were many selections for we Catholic folks. thank you the server was adorable and couldn't have been better in all ways. don't recall her name but had short dark hair with streak of red in the front. she was great we attend Broadway in Chicago events and take the metra from the burbs so this spot is perfect!! thanks - we will be back Colleen Panzino
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great service!
    33Jillybean
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    Very unique and tasty dishes! Our server was extremely attentive and the service was fast. The drink menu has a good variety, but like most places in the city, drinks are over-priced. I will definitely be going back and would recommend others try Ovie!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Enjoyable dinner at Ovie
    DaveinChicagoVIP
    Dined on 3/3/2014
    I had a lovely meal with 3 friends. The server recommended the soup of the day -- squash with thyme. We all ended up getting a cup and it was quite delicious. The rest of the meal came out relatively quickly and was also quite tasty. The only item ordered that did not seem to please the palate was the Baba Ghanoush. I did not have any so I can't comment on what made it unappealing but most of it was left on the plate. The hummus that it was paired with however, was delicious. Our server was attentive -- regularly refilling ice tea & soft drinks, inquiring about dessert at the appropriate time and then bringing the check as dessert was finished. Except for the noise level which made it hard to hear at times, we had a great time.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good place to stop on way
    Lenm
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Good place to stop on way home, food average but service was good
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Did someone say happy hour?
    Becca
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    I love the convenient location of Ovie. This is the perfect place for happy hour as it is near the office and connects to Olgivie station for the suburbanites. Our waiter was a black male in his late 20s-early 30s and he was not the kindest, was unenthusiastic and took a while to get any drink we ordered. I didn't get a chance to eat, but I am told the food is good. I would definitely go back, but would make a request for a different waiter.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful lunch
    evka
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Everything about Ovie is just perfect, a real gem in an area where there are few dining options.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not a restaurant!
    jackVIP
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    We reserved a table for 5:15 and had to sit in the bar on a high top table and I was getting bumped constantly by all the bar patrons. This restaurant should not have taken my reservation if they did not have any tables in the dining area. Also, I ordered chicken with my pasta and never got any. Showed the waitress and she removed the extra charge, This is a bar not a restaurant!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food in an unexpected location
    contrarian
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We tried 3 of their appetizers. Cheese plate was disappointing but the pear compote accompanying it was the highlight. Arancini and polenta fries were crunchy/tasty albeit a touch under seasoned - the aiolis were interesting. We also had their V-day drink special, a chocolate martini which was good - a second one was inexplicably mixed with less flair (less chocolate, plain-looking). We had their rigatoni - pasta was a little eggy but well-cooked with generous amounts of mushrooms. Farm salad was good with the roasted grapes adding sweetness but again wished there was a bit more of the port-rhubarb dressing. We didn't save room for dessert. Service was attentive and we got seated in one of the quiet corner booths which we appreciated.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for Work Events
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    This was an ideal location for my Work Outing. Our Group took a 'Field Trip' to the Chicago Auto Show (we work for an Automotive parts company), and we were looking for a location that would be accessible to the trains so that people could commute home ot the suburbs. This was an ideal location. Everyone could join us for Happy Hour and still make their train on time to get home to their families. It was a great time!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very fair
    chicagobarb
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    Very fair restaurant. Seating was uncomfortable. Food was a bit below average. Went there for a business lunch, ordered the nicoise salad which only had 3 thin cut pieces of tuna that tasted a day or two old. You can hear (an feel) the trains coming in to the station above you. Not good for a business lunch. I wouldn't go back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lunch review
    BigEatsVIP
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    Food is consistently very good. Good options on menu and staff very professional. Nice go to lunch spot in the area.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience!
    DanosFotos
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Went to Ovies last Saturday. Our train got in at 5:40, had our reservation at 6:00, & we told them that we had to be walking out at 6:50 so as to catch an opera at the Lyric. They told us not a problem & at 6:49 we're walking out the door. They have a prefix meal option for opera goers for a set price you get appetizer, entrée & dessert it was too much food for us but a great option to have. I think our servers name was Stephanie, & she was AWESOME. She was fast, efficient & did everything to make sure we were happy plus we were debating about beer selection & she made a great recommendation! My friend and I both agreed that next time we go to a show, we're going back to Ovies! Plus, everyone there is super friendly! Definitely recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place!
    AlliKat
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    We ate here prior to our "Paint Nite" evening. Worked out perfectly on many levels and the food was great! Will definitely go back even without having an event to attend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Who knew
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    That a train station spot could be so good. Mussels were tasty and plentiful, beer selection wide, polenta fries seasoned just right. Surprisingly varied menu. Fast and friendly service. We'll definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate