Three Aces is a very good
Three Aces is a very good restaurant disguised as a bar.
Excellent pizza's and Bolognese.
A not miss dining experience.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
The pork shank was awesome.
The pork shank was awesome. Food came quickly and hot. Our wait person was very personable. The scallops were delicious, the only they could have been better is if the order came with 3 scallops instead of just 2
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
My second visit and there
My second visit and there will be a third. Great food, far beyond bar food. We liked everything, particularly the black kale salad and meat balls.
Lose the sherbet glasses and get some real martini glasses
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
On a cold sleepy Wed night
On a cold sleepy Wed night went for dinner. We sat in the back because we wanted to talk. It was great... I was concerned about getting service by being in the back, but our server was very on top of it.
Great Beer list (Need to serve Half Acre). We had the Pizza, Kale salad, and the Burger with the Sauced fries... all was very good.
Can't wait to come back when the weather is nice.
4/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Inside can get a bit crowded
Inside can get a bit crowded and loud, but the patio and food are five stars.
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
This truly is a bar, so it
This truly is a bar, so it is very noisy with the crowd and music going. Our server was very sweet and smiley. She was very friendly. The food was really really good, especially for a bar. We ordered the arancini, carbonara pizza, and the bolognese pappardalle. There was only 2 of us, and we cleaned the plates. Everything we ordered was so good. Definitely beyond our expectation. I am still thinking about the pappardalle days after, so I will have to go back soon to get that fixed.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Loved the burger and s'mores
Loved the burger and s'mores doughnuts. Both cocktails I tried were excellent. Such a gem on Taylor Street!
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Neighborhood Gem - Beer and Burgers
Went on a Friday around 6:45 PM. Looked for street parking - none available, so we parked in the convenient lot across the street for $10. There is an outdoor area, but it was still too cold for that. The inside bar area was very crowded already, but we ordered beers - an extensive beer list, but not one "light" beer for someone in our group. Oh well, she ordered something else based on a recommendation and it was fine. Another in our group ordered a glass of wine, and it was served in a rocks glass - different, but kinda cool. And a generous pour also. Service at the table was great - not rushed, came back in five minutes like we asked. Burgers as good as advertised, and steak special also delicious. Great place.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and awesome ambiance.
Great food and awesome ambiance. Hard to find such good food in a laid back atmosphere. Beer list is phenomenal and the cocktails were delicious.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
This place is my go to gem
This place is my go to gem if I want to impress someone. The food never fails and is a place you can go to several times and it is always different since they have a seasonal menu. Always get the dessert, you can't go wrong.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
I always enjoy myself and
I always enjoy myself and the delicious cocktails and entrées. I was lucky enough to have tired the Award wining dish from this years Bacon Fest. It was a bacon scramble with a homemade saracha sause and a Malort Julius. The service was excellent, I wouldn't except anything less from them. I can't get enough of this restaurant and I wish I lived closer to visit more often.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Enjoyed the meal, very eclectic.
Enjoyed the meal, very eclectic. Friendly atmosphere with a lot of character.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food is surprisingly good,
The food is surprisingly good, unique and fresh. The atmosphere is casual and all that work there are super friendly. Our waitress was fantastic, very informative with the menu, attentive, professional, and accommodating. Really glad we tried it. Would definitely go back. The only drawback is the lack of valet parking.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
The staff were nearly as amazing as the food! Great outdoor seating, too. Our food was a little late (we had a steak and hamburger, so we weren't expecting a quick meal!) so they brought us free pistachio tiramisu. Couldn't have asked for a better experience. Try the popcorn!
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
I love this place - I recommend making a reservation just to get a table right away. The patio is open and is huge. You can reserve a patio table as well. Great rock n roll feel with a awesome menu and beer selection.
5/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Outdoor Love Fest
We loved being outside with the super fun drinks and great starters - including duck fat fried chips. A winner for a fun group outing. There were 6 of us and we loved it . . .
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
No better place
I would eat here every day if I could. Menu changes with what is in season. Chef butchers in house. Anthony is awesome host.
6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was really good and it was a very fun vibrant place to eat at. The best part of the meal was when coach Q from the Blackhawks came in holding the Stanley cup and let us take pictures with it and touch it. Awesome.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Friendly neighborhood restaurant
I passed three aces quite often and finally decided to stop in. They have nice outdoor area to have food drinks. Extensive beer list and great fries.
6/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Hipsters in Little Italy?
I came here for a second date. We were on the fringe of the burger or the chicken. We decided to try both and split it. The burger and bolognese fries were great! The chicken was a little dry and somewhat salty but still good. We opted to sit indoors because, for some reason, it is 60 degrees in Chicago in July! Regardless, the restaurant still had all of its doors open and the place was chilly. Come early for a more intimate meal or later for dinner/drinks with friends. The crowds and music began to get louder around 8:00. Overall, good experience. Try the Ace Burger!
6/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
I never have complaints about this place... Service is always great and the food is always amazing.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I love this place! The food is delicious! He loves the burger and I love the pizzas. Especially the margharita pizza. Everything tastes so fresh. They also have a great selection of beer. We went there for bike night last week with some friends and had a great time! The rockabilly band was really good. I also love the decor and the outside patio area. It's one our favorite restaurants!
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very welcoming staff.
Food is thoughtful and fun.
Hip and relaxed at the same time!
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Also great 1/2 off pizzas on Mondays... Where else can you get this kind of deal?
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Side of Rock N' Roll, Please?
Three Aces is an awesome find in the Little Italy/UIC Medical District area. The food is very well done, using interesting and fun ingredients, and the service is top notch. Love the music - a great mix of today, 80s punk, and rockabilly. The scene is ridiculous - medical professionals, 20-somethings, bikers and greasers - but everyone is looking to have a great time and eat great food. Drinks are fantastic and the beer selection is top-notch. We love this place, esp sitting on the patio on a great summer night,
8/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great Food and People Watching!!!
Three Aces was not quite what I was expecting, when going for their "bike night" on Sundays.... It is more Hip than Rough, has a diverse menu and MANY selections to choose from on the Beer Menu!! The patio was loud and energetic, with a Rock-a-billy band playing (playing very well too!!). It was also Womens Mud Wrestling night, so we were not expecting to see a bunch of ladies in costumes running around the bar, but the people watching was priceless!! Try on of the pizza's, if you like thin crust home made!! Many entree's are great as well!
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a delightful experience!
Always a delightful experience! Great local food with a friendly vibe!
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Burger and appetizer-the
Great Burger and appetizer-the Popcorn with scallions and Parmesan cheese!
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Three Aces is definitely in tune with the night life of the city. A great spot with outdoor dining and a nice bar. The only thing that keeps me from giving Three Aces a 5, some drinks on the menu they were out of which is understandable. At the end of our dining experience we felt rushed to leave the establishment and it wasn't crowded. Aside from those minor things is was an over all pleasurable experience.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Real cocktails, creative menu.
Real cocktails, creative menu. Great dining experience with friends before a concert at United Center!
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best burger I ever ate!!!!
The food was outstanding! The octopus risotto was amazing-the burger was ground to perfection and was literally the best burger I ever had!!!!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
My second time here didn't disappoint. Fantastic burger and bolognese fries! All food sources are hand chosen. Pizzas are also a must. Great presentation.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a great meal
Saw their photo of the special on Three Aces facebook page & booked the reservation. Bustling Friday night crowd. Excellent food. Always something new on the menu & whatever is on menu is spot on. We had the pork shoulder which melted in your mouth. Also the special was sausages over pumpkin spatzle with kale & a poached egg. Exceptional beer list. Vibrant atmosphere. Good service.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a late seating, so
We had a late seating, so most of what we wanted was no longer available. Food was good, thought the bolognese fries were soggy. Our Server was attentive.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Unusual Bar Food
This is a local bar on Taylor street, but the food is far from usual. Everything we ordered was delicious from the duck fat chips to the pasta. They have a special fun drinks menu too. Be prepared, if you are in the main bar area it is noisy. If you want it quieter ask for a table in the back area where it's a little quieter.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Beer Menu & Elevated Pub Food
We went to Three Aces before a concert at UIC Pavilion. It's within walking distance, and definitely worth the stop. We were initially attracted by it's outstanding selection of micro-brews. The group I was eating with enjoyed trying new beers, and getting to order some of our traditional (but hard to find) favorites. The food was top notch. We had the amazingly buttery and delicious brussel sprouts and the duck fat chips to start (eh). My husband, who is a burger fanatic, was not disappointed by theirs. One of the best he's had in awhile, according to him. We also had the flatbread with short ribs and ham/beet salad. The service was a little slow, but our waitress was very nice (and they were very busy). Make reservations, & come!
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM