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Sable Kitchen & Bar
Sable Kitchen & Bar

Sable Kitchen & Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://sablechicago.com
  • Phone: (312) 755-9704
  • Hours of Operation: Bar:
    Monday – Friday 3 pm – 2 am
    Saturday, 11 am – 2 am
    Sunday, 11 am – 12 midnight
    Sunday- Wednesday, 5 pm – 10 pm
    Thursday, 5 pm – 11 pm
    Friday & Saturday, 5 pm – 12 midnight
    Monday – Friday, 6:30 am – 10:30 am
    Saturday & Sunday, 8 am – 2 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Gastro Pub, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Heather Terhune
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: The modern elegance of our boutique hotel continues throughout our meeting rooms. The Hotel Palomar Chicago offers the ideal space for all kinds of meetings and events, from off-site business meetings to social events to the most memorable of wedding parties. Uniquely stylish, our River North hotel provides 5800 square feet of meeting space in our flexible meeting rooms, accommodating up to 160 seated guests or 300 for a reception. Distinctive catering for our meeting rooms is provided by Heather Terhune of Sable Kitchen & Bar featuring a tailored menu of mouthwatering contemporary
  • Entertainment: N/A
  • Special Events & Promotions: Each Wednesday Sable offers a flight of whiskeys that is connected through a common element, i.e. ingredient, style, location, etc, for $25 from 3:00PM - 11:00PM.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Illinois
  • Public Transit: Red Line to Grand
    Brown Line to Merchandise Mart
    Bus Routes: #29, #39 & #65
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet and self-parking available
A word from Sable Kitchen & Bar
As a gastro-lounge, Sable Kitchen & Bar will do for hand-crafted cocktails, spirits and wine what the gastro-pub has done for beer: pairing seasonally-inspired cuisine with an artfully designed cocktail, spirits and wine program. Sable’s menu fuses traditional cooking techniques with a modern flair that seeks to highlight the harmony between cocktails, spirits, wine and cuisine. The bar menu will focus on snacks, medium sized plates and brick oven flatbreads while the dinner menu combines small, medium and large plates to encourage sampling and sharing. With a commitment to working with independent Midwest farmers and purveyors, the menu will draw inspiration from local and organic ingredients—everything from seasonal produce to free-range meats and sustainable seafood. A sleek and sexy space, Sable is a refreshing update on the glamour of the 1940’s, as old Hollywood charm mingles effortlessly with modern industrial touches and classic Chicago warmth.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "This was my fourth visit to Sable. We sat outside on the East side of the restaurant where we could enjoy the weather and planted beds in a quiet environment. Had one of their specials, the fresh corn flatbread which was so delicious we could have dined on just that. Several small plates followed, all delicious. A minor criticism was that we didn't enjoy the bean mixture that came with the perfectly cooked scallops. Both of our cocktails were interesting and also delicious. The dessert menu was tantalizing, but we were too full to even try one. Next time!"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "This was not my first time at Sable, so I was expecting good food with interesting twists on traditional fare. This was the first time that I had less than stellar service. Our server seemed to hover over our decisions a little too long and quickly rattled through options. It may have just been a matter of style, but it ended up making the evening different from previous visits."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "We were from out-of-town and it was great to experience the latest in food trends. The waiter was very professional and took the time to explain the concept plus how to make our meal enjoyable. Luckily a cool summer evening in Chicago made sitting outside a pleasure which added to the success of the evening overall. The food was outrageously delicious and the cocktails were refreshing. Definitely a hot spot in town - wish we had one in Florida to enjoy!!!"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Great service complements an interesting menu and lively cocktail selection."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The food was excellent but the server was not very attentive."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Sever was knowledge and attentive. Craft cocktails were amazing. Home made pasta (fettuccini carbonara) was al dente and crazy good. It is kind of hard to go wrong here. Order small plates and share"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "The food just wasn't good. We ordered eight dishes - I could not recommend one. Our server was not as polished as a restaurant of this stature should be. The whole experience was a great disappointment."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "I really like Sable but this time the service was not as great as the first time. Appetizers came out really fast, almost rushed, then long wait for entrees. I had the curry which was too spicy, but everyone else at the table was happy with their choices. Desserts very good then too long of a wait to get the bill from the waitress who did not appear. Definitely still really like this place and will go back!"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Sable Kitchen was recommended by a foodie friend. We enjoyed our dinner with friends visiting from Houston. Our server recommended that we share and choose from the menu over the course of the evening - worked out perfectly! Food and cocktails were excellent and attractively presented! Relaxed pace allowed us to have a good visit with our friends. Service was attentive and our needs were anticipated. Clean, modern attractive dining room in a convenient downtown location."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "I love sable! It's perfect for a date or a good catch up session with your girlfriends!!!!! Love it and its delicious!!"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Sable was recommended by our hotel staff, but I should have trusted my intuition when most of the tables were empty on a Sunday during brunch. Our waitress promptly greeted us and then disappeared for what seemed an eternity and not just once, but consistently throughout the meal. We are fans of tapas, but our choices were definitely overpriced for the size and quality. Husband commented his French toast was much better at our hotel than Sable. My lobster roll was mediocre at best. We decided not to order additional dishes due to the poor quality and service. We enjoyed so many wonderful restaurants in Chicago. This was not one of them."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Really creative menu. Easy to share main plates, since half portions are very big. Definitely a place to return to."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Did some research prior to coming here, and the menu sounded so good....and with two sizes to most selections! Great idea! We had a wonderful waiter who didn't try to talk us into ordering more....but wanted it to be just right. His recommendations were superb, and we especially loved the dates wrapped in bacon and bleu....also the beet salad and the Lemon Salted KC Strip Steak entree.....enough for two! The sweet corn creme brulee was outstanding as a side dish!!!!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "This place has high ratings that are well deserved. Would not hesitate to return."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We have been to Sable about five times and have always enjoyed the good food and service. We really like Marty. We were there Saturday night however and did not have Marty as our server when we noticed that all if the people around us were being moved to another location. In a few minutes we figured out why as the ceiling started dripping on our table. We asked a waiter who was just hanging around to change our table also and he refused. Finally the manager, who is a lovely woman, came over and apologized and gave us another table. Our waitress was a youngish blonde who did not help at all. Although the food is very good, portions are tiny and it is expensive. I'm not sure we will return."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Delicious and inspiring! The flatbreads are particularly yummy as well as the salad selections."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "On our visit to Sable, my coworkers and I had a blast choosing items off the eclectic menu. We shared everything from fried cheese curds to scallop ceviche to chicken and waffles with bourbon syrup. We also had beet salad, lemon risotto, lobster rolls, and evening buns. The food was incredible--every single item was a delight. The drinks were also perfectly balanced. We enjoyed the variety in Sable's menu, and plan on goin back every time we visit the city. PS. The sweet corn brûlée was to die for and serves as a perfect dessert, even though it's on the main menu."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "interesting, fabulous food, amazing service, gorgeous restaurant. Don't hesitate to make a reservation and go!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Excellent. Excellent. Excellent. Excellent. Excellent. Excellent. Excellent. Excellent."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Ate here twice during our visit to Chicago - once outside: lovely - once inside: quite noisy. All food was great. Especially recommend the scallops and the flatbreads."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Sable Kitchen and Bar is underrated. Chef Heather is very creative,and produces some of the most wonderful food coming out of her kitchen!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "This is the second time I've been to sable. Each time the food was incredible and I savored every bite. It's a good thing their chef is amazing because other aspects are rather disappointing. I had the same waitress both times, and each time she looked bored being there and was not friendly at all. The food and drinks came out incredibly slowly. I think we waited twenty minutes before our drinks finally came out. So Sable, your food saves you, because if it was based on your service alone, it would be one star."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We chose to dine outside on a recent Thursday evening, as it is very loud inside. Our hostess (I'm sorry I don't recall your name!) was just lovely and very helpful with a special request. Our server, Robert, was delightful. The service side of our visit was the most memorable. The food, unfortunately, was good but not great. Ingredients were definitely high quality. There were plenty of choices. We had bacon-wrapped dates, olives, risotto, truffle butter sliders and shrimp and grits. Favorites were the olives and the dates. The most disappointing were the shrimp and grits. Overcooked shrimp and very fishy grits. Desserts good. Cocktails good, but a bit pricey for the quantity of the pour. I would go back for what was an overall good time."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Everything we tried was excellent. Tuna tostados tasted of summer and lime. The scallops were so perfectly cooked and spiced up beautifully. Asparagus salad was nice; the south indian veg curry is always my go to dish at SK&B. Perfection. The lamb shoulder with pita was lovely. The food is fabulous and the service is very good. Our server was very knowledgeable. Cant wait to go back and eat the rest of the menu:)"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "A great choice to meet my out of town visitor for dinner. Chic decor, big cocktail menu, lots of variety on the size and choices for small plates, and attentive service. We met early and split several small plates, bacon jam any one? Be sure to try it, or any of the other mouth-watering choices, shrimp and grits or tuna tostadas, for example. Kudos to this top chef for making this a destination in and of itself. The Palomar's hotel guests have a great dining experience at their doorstep. We met early, and had time to chat before the place really started filling up and the noise increased."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "excellent experience at Sable as always. One of the best restaurants in Chicago"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "A little louder than I was hoping for a Friday night date but the food was delicious and the wait staff was very knowledgeable about the menu!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We were very impressed with the level of service, the combinations in both the cocktails and the food, and the 'value' for what you got."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "One of the best meals of my life. Period. It was AMAZING!"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Best food, amazing service... We loved it, especially the sweet corn creme brûlée, and the scallops with tomato chutney! So delicious! We will definitely be back."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "This was my first time attending this restaurant. They were super accommodating. My date was running 20 minutes late and they were very understanding. Food Was absolutely superb. The chef sent us a taste sample before our meal even started... this in turn set the bar for the rest of the night. Our server was awesome (forgot his name shaved head, facial hair). Very knowledgeable about all of the food and very kind and funny. Between the amazing food and awesome service I would definitely return again. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Delicious food, great sharing plates to sample from. Restaurant is quite noisy, however it was a very busy night."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Sable is a nice modern restaurant with a bar/snack area at the front and restaurant at the back. Table layout is ok but not fantastic. But the food! It was really lovely. One thing to be aware of, it doesn't all arrive at once so plan to share and to take your time dish by dish. Highly recommend the charcuterie meats for starter - all cured onsite. The soft shelled crab was also excellent. Good, varied wine list and in a great location (we went to the lovely bookstore "AfterWords" after our meal)."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We enjoyed our meal and our waiter, Marty, was excellent. The food was great, every bite!!! The Star of Siam, across the street, is also good tai food. Sable$$$$ Star of Siam $. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Good food with unique flavors. Sharable plates so can taste a lot. Prices not bad for Chicago, but portions are not big. Ex. 2 scallops on plate for $15, but did taste excellent"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "When they say small plates they are not kidding..... usually when you spend $80 on food for two people, you walk away at least somewhat full. After we left we went to another place near by and split a sandwich. I'm sure this place has a great profit margin, but I would want to be an investor in the place before I would consider going here again. "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "My husband and I had dinner this past Sunday after going to see Motown the Musical. The food is fun and very well prepared. The last time I was here was about 1 year ago. I have to say that the menu had not changed much. I was a little disappointed since the last time we came, we pretty much tried everything on the menu. This time around we were not super hungry so we just ordered a few small plates. The cheese curds with spicy ketchup, devil eggs, bacon wrapped dates stuffed w/ blue cheese, mini truffle butter burgers. I think the truffle butter burgers were the only thing new we had. Don't get me wrong, the food is very good. I was just hoping for some new options."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Loved the brunch here- great mix of savory and sweet. We brought our 6-month old and while I wouldn't necessarily peg the place as "kid-friendly" with its more upscale atmosphere, we had a nice space for him and felt very welcomed."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "The food was devine - we had lots of little plates to share between 4 of us and there were lots of choices for drinks! "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We we're over at Sable Kitchen & Bar for brunch over the memorial day weekend, and it proved to be a great meal. Attentive service, and great small plates brunch service, with the Lobster Rolls and the Salmon smorgasbord being highlights of that meal. Oh, and they take reservations for brunch, which is a definite plus for a packed weekend. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014