GREAT BBQ!Chicago Q was outstanding: my family and I loved it.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMYum!We came here to celebrate my mom's birthday and Mother's day. The food and service was fantastic, specifically the st louis ribs and the pulled pork sandwich. The brisket sandwich was a little bit on the dry side and not the best dish I've had there. The dessert was also spectacular - pecan pie and the largest piece of carrot cake I've ever seen!
I definitely recommend making a reservation, this place is a popular neighborhood spot.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMLunch at qJust had a great lunch here with friends. We sat outside which was fun. Food was delicious!5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGold Coast ValueMy husband and I had out of town visitors last weekend. They were interested in seeing the sights and experiencing some great food. We love the food at Q and even more, we feel it is a great value for the quality, portion size and location. There are few restaurants in the Gold Coast where you can have a nice restaurant lunch for less than $20 per person- the average sandwich is around $14. The ambiance is comfortable and elegant and is suitable for any crowd.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Chicago Restaurant!This is the best restaurant I have gone to in Chicago and I have been to top recommendations such as Chicago Cut and others. It is primarily barbeque so it is limited in that way, but it is top-notch, gourmet barbeque. They are adding fish dishes soon I was told. I have never been disappointed at Chicago q. Food and service is wonderful; some would say the barbeque is to die for. I have never liked bourbon until I had their proprietary q bourbon. It is smooth. Please only drink it neat. Superb wine list also. Leanne, you're the best! We will return.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMPlace was hoppingYoung crowd in a beautiful restaurant. Staff was great.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMQuality BBQ!q is such a great place with some of the best BBQ I've ever had. My BF and I went there to celebrate something since it's on the pricey side, but well worth the price. Service was great and they had a good drink list. We ended up trying the Bruleed Mac and Cheese as an appetizer...amazing! Then we both had baby back ribs for the main meal and those were perfection. The meat was so good and the BBQ sauce was great. They do give you multiple sauces to try but we only used the original. If you live in the River North, Gold Coast or Old Town area, this place is great and close, but even if you don't, I recommend trying it.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall experience was great.Overall experience was great. Food was fantastic. There were 6 in our party, this was our first time and will definitely go again. Our server was great, very personable and catered to all of our questions.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMVery enjoyable BBQ experience.Very enjoyable BBQ experience. The right about of soft lighting and bustling on a Saturday night without feeling like your are elbowing your neighbor. For me, the best part was the variety of excellent BBQ sauces - 4 of them, all unique and fantastic. We had the hush puppies for an appetizer and the "special" for dessert: a concoction of Bacon, Phyllo dough, and chocolate mousse. I would not recommend that dessert. A little too much salty bacon flavor with not enough chocolate. Other than that, we loved the experience and will be back for more pork and cornbread!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWe really enjoyed our Q experience.We really enjoyed our Q experience. We were celebrating a family birthday at lunch and it was great place to dine and talk. The food was excellent. Our service was prompt and polite.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMfood was very good. specialtyfood was very good. specialty cocktails were also very good. bacon cheddar hush puppies were a bit disappointing, and the Mac & cheese was not very good ( too Smokey flavored). everything else was great4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful food, the pulledWonderful food, the pulled pork was amazing!! I am looking forward to going back!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had an overall excellentWe had an overall excellent experience at Chicago Q. We were running late for our reservation (on a busy Saturday night), but the staff juggled things to accommodate us. Our waitress was also fantastic. She explained everything on the menu, made very helpful suggestions, and didn't rush us at all. She was there when we needed her (and even anticipated our needs) but wasn't meddling or pushy. I would rate the service among the best in Chicago, which is saying a lot! The food was equally great--I had the pulled meat appetizer sampler as my entree--highly recommended for the indecisive...it is the best of all worlds - pork, beef, and chicken, plus the to-die-for cornbread.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat BBQ and sides. The picklesGreat BBQ and sides. The pickles and chips that are brought to the table are very good and it always makes me happy when a restaurant is generous with things like these - and Chicago Q was!! The broccoli side dish with blue cheese and walnuts was amazing!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMBest BBQ This Far NORTH!!!!Who knew you could find such wonderful bbq this far North? I'm from the South - and we know how to BBQ down there. Chicago Q is the best I've had this far North. It's simply wonderful. Not only is the meat wonderful, but the sides are killer, too. Get the braised greens! Get the cornbread! Get the baked beans! I mean seriously - this is so so so so good. The sauces are all fantastic as well. You cannot go wrong here.
Oh - and they have wonderful sweet tea!4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMChicago Q is our favoriteChicago Q is our favorite double date spot with our other couple friends. The food is great, the service is attentive but not pushy, we're able to have conversations without bothering our neighbors or vice versa.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing Ribs!Amazing ribs, the food was great all around. Very casual, but a well decorated restaurant, the way a BBQ restaurant should be.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Gold Coast findSome of the best barbecue in the city. Their competition ribs are a little pricey but well worth it. Appetizers and desserts are also very very good.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat BBQ and Perfect for a GroupGreat place to go with a group. There were 10 of us and we had a really cool private room up front with a vaulted ceiling - made it feel like we were gathering at a friends house for brunch. Every one if us loved our food and look forward to going back. Their Bloody Mary's are incredible as are the complimentary homemade BBQ potato chips and pretzels. The hush puppies are insanely good and the BBQ Kobe was top notch. It was fun that they bring out 4 different sauces that you can try on your BBQ. The wait staff was very attentive and knowledgeable. And they had an opinion which is nice when you're feeling indecisive. We will definitely go back!4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat find!The food was amazing, the service was perfect I will definitely be coming back. We had:
Shrimp and grits/
Q2 (half slab of ribs and pulled chicken)
Chicken Bacon Sausage plate
Everything came out fast and was delicious.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything we had other thanEverything we had other than the meat was excellent. Mac and cheese, hush puppies, salads and the table snacks were all great. The brisket, however, was just OK. It was tender but not very flavorful. Of all the brisket I've tried, this was my least favorite.
On the plus side, the wait staff and service in general was outstanding.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMYou have to try it!My parents were in town and we decided to try Chicago Q. We absolutely loved it!! Being from North Carolina, my parents agreed that the BBQ was excellent, and I loved the ambiance even more. It somehow manages to be both cozy and energetic, hip and antique in the best kind of way... Definitely somewhere worth trying! I hope to go back soon for brunch. One note -- the portions are ENORMOUS, so order wisely!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMYou have to try this place.In a word.... Delicious! Each of us had a different entree. The pulled pork was melt in your mouth. My husband had the brisket, our friends had the pork chop and the succotash. Definitely a cut above- this is not a Barbeque joint- the prices were fine for the quality of the meals, our server was friendly and knowledgeable. You will love the bread and butter pickles they serve while you enjoy a glass of wine and peruse the menu.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMMy girlfriends and I enjoyedMy girlfriends and I enjoyed the non-traditional breakfast menu and delicious Bloody Marys and bottomless mimosas. The atmosphere was great and we ended up staying for 3 hours. We moved to the patio after 2 hours and were in love with how cute and comfy it was. It was a great way to spend an afternoon.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMA very good birthday mealThe food here was wonderful! I took my friend for her birthday and she had a wonderful time. We were looking for something different and we found it. The space was too close for comfort but the service was spectacular. We will visit Chicago q again.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious brunchCame here for the Easter brunch with my family in the afternoon. We had a reservation and were seated right away. The food was delicious, though they did get quite backed up at the bar with drinks. The restaurant was packed, and quite loud, but overall we loved it. We were seated at the front of the restaurant, in a smaller room so it was a bit quieter for us than it probably was for others. There are two parking garages around the corner so parking wasn't an issue either. Planning on returning with my boyfriend to have something from the dinner menu. He had the carrot cake pancakes and I had the Cheddar-Chive Biscuits and Gravy. Both of us loved our choices.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother great meal, this timeAnother great meal, this time for Saturday brunch after our visit to the Art Institute.
Great choices, great service, very pleasant atmosphere.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service and amazingGreat service and amazing food. I love that the bar area that has a fireplace and tv- makes for a casual but delicious dinner!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome!Best BBQ you could ever want. Attentive wait staff and great ambiance. I would recommend this place to anyone.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was delicious and weFood was delicious and we were served quickly. It was a nice, casual atmosphere where my friend and I enjoyed some good wine and BBQ. Overall great dinner!3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWait staff and managementWait staff and management are super helpful. Shrimp and grits great for vegetarians. Chicken was dry. Ribs terrific.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything from the food toEverything from the food to the service to the beer selection was awesome. Would not hesitate to recommend this restaurant to anyone3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMBrought a family member forBrought a family member for a birthday dinner. This was his first trip to Chicago q. We visited on a Saturday evening. The room was noisy and crowded. The food was as wonderful as ever. The ribs are always moist and smoked to perfection. We shared several of the side dishes and the food was plentiful. This is a unique restaurant with great BBQ. The prices are reasonable and the service is good. We will be back.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMBest BBQ in Chicago. GreatBest BBQ in Chicago. Great drinks too. Recommend the Kobe ribs3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMLove the pickles and chipsLove the pickles and chips you get before the meal. Great service. Dim lighting, high prices, and smaller quarters make it good for date night. Also decent for smaller groups. I know that it's a bbq place, but the one vegetarian menu item could be more inspired than what it's been the past 2 times I've gone. And must add bread pudding to regular dessert menu!3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a great experienceAlways a great experience here. Service is always amazing and the food is incredible3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMOh yeah!We always enjoy q. You think of downhome meets the ritz and all of it finger-licking good- that is q!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service (and food)!I was thoroughly impressed with the service at Chicago Q. From the moment we sat down until the moment we left, we were always taken care of. The attention to detail and friendliness of the staff was appreciated. The food was awesome too but I had to highlight the service, as this is an area that sometimes is neglected. I plan to come back and bring more people!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service is wonderful andThe service is wonderful and the ambiance if beautiful. The BBQ sauces were just ok, nothing special thats for sure. There are definitely better barbecue restaurants in Chicago.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing ServiceRefreshing change, especially if with a small group. Portions are large but options exist for all diners (a full rack of ribs or the smoked meat appetizer plate with corn bread -- something for everyone in our party). You must get the side dishes, plenty to share! The buttermilk mashed potatoes, corn bread, mac and cheese, are to die for. Everyone was knowledgable of the selections as well as the sauce choices. If service is what you are looking for, Chicago q won't disappoint! The food was fast but not rushed and our water glasses were NEVER less than half full. Finally, locals seem to carry out the leftovers by the bag -- if you're traveling, consider sharing or you may leave a lot behind!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMAsked for quick service becauseAsked for quick service because we were going to "Girls Night Out" - and the food came out QUICK. Waitress was wonderful - most of us had BBQ salads which were great and the roasted chicken look wonderful. Will go back.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went there with a groupWe went there with a group of six people for a business lunch. The table went quiet after the meals were set in front of us! As I was the person who selected the restaurant, I asked if everyone enjoyed their meal and was met with a resounding yes from everyone! Will definitely return!!3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways very good, consistentAlways very good, consistent food with Excellent service. All service staff at Chicago Q is helpful and attentive. Nice consistent experience every time.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMJust can't tell you how muchJust can't tell you how much we love Q. Just took a group of 12 there for brunch and they were so unbelievably accommodating even when most of our group arrived half an hour early by mistake. At brunch you can order either brunch or lunch which is awesome, and the BBQ Bloody Mary's are about the best Bloody Mary I've ever had. Great great service.3/10/2013 12:00:00 AMIf you're craving really goodIf you're craving really good barbecue, this is the place to go. They greet you at your table with a bowl of homemade bbq chips and another bowl of bread and butter pickles. What a way to start. We've had the ribs, pulled meats, etc., and all are outstanding. I still think my favorite is the pulled chicken. Even without bbq sauce, this chicken is moist and flavorful, add the sauce and you're in heaven! We try to vary the sides we get so we can have a variety. There is more than enough to share. And be sure to save room for one of the desserts. If you like pie, they always have one or two on the menu, and they're great. The cookies and milk are great, too! Can't wait to go back!3/2/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing BBQ in the Gold coast.Amazing BBQ in the Gold coast. Food is beyond description it is so delicious. The competition ribs, although a bit pricey are worth it and the hush puppies and other appetizers are almost enough as a meal. Go with a group and taste a few items on this gourmet approach to down-home cooking. One small complaint, the mac and cheese was disappointing, so try the other side dishes. This is also the most extensive bourbon menu you will see north of Kentucky although if you are a Pappy's fan, you still will not find it here12/27/2012 12:00:00 AMYum!The food is outstanding, no doubt about it. The meats are all expertly prepared, and the sides are well thought out and delicious. Everything from the pickles and chips to the mac and cheese are great. The ribs are wonderful, coupled with an array of bbq sauces. My favorite is the pulled chicken. It's so flavorful, you can eat it without any sauce. Save room for dessert. They shift them around, but there is a caramel dessert that is fantastic. The pecan pie is awesome, as are the cookies. You'll have a hard time deciding!11/30/2012 12:00:00 AM