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Sable Kitchen & Bar
Sable Kitchen & Bar

Sable Kitchen & Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://sablechicago.com
  • Email: joseph.adamczak@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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Diner Reviews
  • "We dined here on Saturday night before Easter. We were a few minutes late but were promptly seated. There was even a very nice "Birthday gift" placed at the table from the staff. It was a birthday cake mix and on the box it stated "You can have your cake and (B)eat it too!" It was a very nice touch to a great evening. We found the food to be a great mix of "home food" with a gourmet spin. The food came out at a nice pace and the service was excellent. We will definitely return!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Food was excellent, I have never had chicken and waffles before, I now know what I was missing. Truffled deviled eggs, need I say more? The service was professional and personable, the staff knows the menu and the wines. I really look forward to going back."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "I brought my team out for a special dinner...food was very good! Great service! Food came out quick, will def. be back!"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Fabulous cocktails. Your waitstaff will help you navigate the long and complicated menu. They so want you to be happy that they will get you a new one if you really don't like it. The food was good but somewhat pricey. The best value was the flat bread pizza. Delicious!"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "I had been wanting to try Sable for a while due to its combination of mixologist drinks and good food. I tried it with a group of 4 and it was a good experience. The atmosphere is modern, but not over done, and our server started the meal out right by answering many questions about the food and drink menus. In the end we ordered several appetizers, several small entrees, and desserts, along with some recommended drinks. I would say that the every dish was well prepared and our group felt that the meal experience was very good. The cocoa nib NY strip steak was my highlight and the beef was excellent. As a note on the drinks, if you are fan of cocktails, this is the place to go, I went back later to try two more off the drink menu."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "The food and the ambience are fine - good even. But the cocktails are exceptional. They have a nice selection of classic cocktails (try the Last Word). They also have some unique twists of their own. For example, they have a selection of gin & tonics that use artisinal gins, homemade tonics, and other ingredients (e.g., ginger). They are fantastic."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "Food, as always at Sable, is solid. Everything is rich and decadent, so do not come expecting a light meal. Be sure to check out the cocktail menu."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "I went for brunch on a Saturday. The environment is a bit stale, in my opinion. It feels more like a club or a super trendy hotel lobby than a restaurant. I prefer something a little more warm and inviting. The cocktail list is impressive. I ordered the Easy Street and although the bourbon flavor stood out, it was still an easier drink. The truffle deviled eggs were tasty--fluffy and decadent. The pork belly egg biscuit was actually sliders rather than a sandwich. The pork belly was mostly fat and the sandwich wasn't all that flavorful. The biscuit was nice and flaky though. The cocktails are definitely the standout here. Food was only okay. My server was very friendly."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "My husband and I were in Chicago for one night only and wanted to try a new dining spot. I found this place on Open Table and read the reviews which were great. We thoroughly enjoyed every bit of the experience. The food and drinks were divine and the service could not have been better. Our server was very knowledgable and helpful with recommendations that were spot-on."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "We have stayed at the Hotel Palomar many times and have dined and had cocktails at Sable, which is on the first floor of the hotel, many times since it opened a few years ago. We know of many great places to dine in Chicago and have our pick now that we live here. And, Sable always is as good as it gets. The management is always friendly and helpful, the wait staff and servers are on the ball, the kitchen crew works feverishly to turn out great, consistently great, food, and the quality and creativity of Heather Terhune and her chefs is outstanding. Whether you share dishes, which many are designed for, or have your choices to yourself, the flavors of each appetizer, entree, and desert are marvelous, and never cease to amaze."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Read lots of good reviews and was excited to try this place as we were from out of town. Some interesting dishes to share or not. I liked the food but hubby did not as much. In a city with many good options, I wouldn't go back. the bacon jam is amazing. Careful also when you split the bill, the suggested amounts for tips printed on the receipt are for the total amount, not split, so if you just write what they suggest, it's double!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "The service is haughty--uninterested and very very erratic. The food is very good, but ill-timed when the first order takes 3 minutes and the second tales almost twenty. Yes it is small plates but this is the big deal here in Chicago now and other places do it better."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Had a wonderful meal, as always. This is a laid back place, with an innovative menu. Service is relaxed as it should be for multi course small plate meals and everything was beautifully executed. The portions are very generous. My 12 year old loved the fun dishes like cheese curds and chicken and waffles. Nice touch--I ordered a steak dish very rare and it properly came out on a cold plate. So many restaurants miss that step. Will be back and highly recommend it."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Have eaten three times, each excellent. Deviled Eggs to die for."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Enjoyed a great meal here. You can purchase most items in a smaller size like a "small plates" restaurant. You get to try a variety of food that way. Most amazing thing on the menu was the deviled eggs. Seriously. I'd go back just for those. Also enjoyed the veal meatballs and the Mac & cheese. Several items we wanted to try but ran out of room. Full bar, extensive wine list. Flatbread pizzas looked great too!"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Excellent food and a terrific server, Sable was a blast! A terrific example of what a fun tapas-style restaurant should be in a great location in River North Chicago."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Always love the food, staff and scene! If you're a foodie, please bring an empty stomach..... If you like a good cocktail, please bring your imagination! If you link good people watching, you don't have to look far!"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Great food, awesome service, very cool b-day surprise and gift (although I didn't tell them of my b-day). Servers are very attentive and back up each other. Really great to see!"
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "From the moment we entered, we loved it. Our server Marty was PHENOMENAL- SO knowledgeable about the food and drinks, and he welcomed our many questions with kindness. The vibe in the place for a Saturday night was great. Vibrant, but not too busy and loud. We were welcomed by an "amuse booche" (or however you say it), and it started our meal off totally on the right foot. We shared a brussel sprout salad, veggie burgers, a pasta dish that was a special, and potatoes that was a special. All the food was absolutely mind blowing! We couldn't decide on wine, so Marty gave us tasters of four different kinds! Not only was the wine good, the cocktails extras tasty, and food to die for, but Marty's service made the experience unforgettable."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "...it will decide what it wants to be. I think they are celebrating 4 years but the menu shows that they're not quite sure what they want to be. The tapas/gastro pub/pan global menu shows quite a range so there's not a good way to say what kind of food it won't do. This way it won't ever be a destination, but if you stay at the Palomar next door you have a very decent place to eat. Diners in my party liked the mushroom flatbread, veggie slider, the tuna tostadas and the vegetable curry (nice and spicy). Our server was very attentive."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "we loved our food. Oatmeal was amazing and the eggs terrific. Service could have been a bit more attentive, but it was fine. We hope to go back for drinks in the near future."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Booked a birthday dinner for my husband here. What an amazing experience. From the experienced and friendly staff to the creative and delicious cocktails, to the amazing food and the special birthday treat, this was an exceptional night. The chef talked to us a few times, so wonderful to see that they care that much. The food is top notch with a very large vegetarian selection that is out of this world. The entire staff is dedicated and professional, and we especially enjoyed our waiter Rachel. She knew the menu perfectly and made excellent recommendations. The special birthday cupcake (to bake at home) was such a cute and unexpected surprise. This is a dining adventure, not somewhere you go just to eat. I cannot wait to go back."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I enjoy this restaurant and have been here a couple times. Both were fun and allowed me to try numerous small bites. This last time by far the absolute best dessert ever, Bittersweet chocolate cremeaux! It was amazing."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Bacon wrapped dates, scallops and risotto a must have!!!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "I am a chef, FYI The syrup on the chicken and waffles had none of the alcohol cooked off so it was like a soggy waffle dripping in maple syrup flavored bourbon and average chicken strip on top. The pootine had huge fries that were barely cooekd all the way (not crispy) that were drenched in a super salty braising that was then thicken, not a traditional gravy. The chicken waws overbraised to the point that you couldnt actually see any chicken, just strands of meat floating around a pool of limp fries and saltiness. I was excited to read the menu cause it was like something i would have come up with. It read real well but executed very badly. Dissapointed in the Top Chef contender, she was even on line the night I was there..."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Front desk excellent. Waiter excellent. I live in Chicago and was very impressed"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We reviewed the menu before reserving a table. It seemed like Sable Kitchen was offering a good variety of dishes. I was prepared for chicken & waffles or mac 'n cheese like someone's grandma had made. Not the case! Maureen, our server, offered us the choice of small plates or full orders. She made comments about her favorites that were welcomed. Our chef delivered a appetizer taste to we first timers, a nice touch. The atmosphere was up scale, but I'll show my age by calling it funky too. Order flatbreads or short rib sliders with a glass a wine and get off cheap. Or go big and expand your taste buds. We'll go back for seconds and probably thirds."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "I heard great reviews about the bar and the ambiance, that side of the restaurant seemed okay. A friend and I had reservations for brunch but constantly felt rushed when the server kept reminding us that the kitchen would be closing at 2pm on Saturday. Reservations for 1:30pm or 1:45pm should not be offered for brunch if the kitchen is closing at 2pm. We waiting 15 mins just for one brunch cocktail, then another 15 mins for the other cocktail that was ordered, putting us already at 2pm. The food arrived rather quickly and looked completely thrown together. I would say that if you want the bar menu and the bar scene go after 2pm but definitely skip brunch."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "The chicken and waffles are a must have, but I've never had anything that wasn't exceptional."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Food was absolutely delicious with a vibrant bar scene. Dining is great for more intimate dinner."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Hearty meal with all dishes fresh and wonderfully prepared."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Coming to this restuarant was an amazing experience. The food was amazing and the service matched it as well."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Great gem of a classic cocktail lounge combined with a gastro-pub. Extensive wine list. Highly recommend the devil eggs! Seared Scallops were fantastic, the rojo posolle was phenomenal, and the Brussels sprouts with pork belly crotons was tremendous. Each dish excellently prepared and portioned to share. Will definitely visit again when back in Chicago."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "The food was great, but the portions are indeed small and therefore pricey."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Our server was fantastic. He offered to return anything we didn't like (and we took him up on it after my date wanted a cocktail with vodka and he suggested she try it as advertised, with gin. she didn't like it and he gave her one with vodka). He also let us cancel our poutine order, even though i really wanted it, but he knew that we were maxed out. the food was superb. will definitely come back!"
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "Had heard good things about Sable's drink and food selections. Was blown away by the food - their menu was different, but in a good way. Great variety of meat, fish, appetizers, and were easy to share."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "I was excited for this restaurant and a fun, casual night out with friends. However, it hit way below my expectations. The service was mediocre at best and the food didn't do much for us either. It might be a fine restaurant in other cities, but it is not up to par in this city."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Wonderful food and impeccable service. The staff is super friendly and give great suggestions. The chicken and waffles were my favorite while my boyfriend loved the lobster rolls. No complaints from either of us. We could have eaten one of everything if we had room!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Everything we received from the menu was beyond delicious. The portions were small but its what's expected for bar dining. Service was great and we were checked on by various staff members. A great experience overall."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We to Sable for a group of four people. It was absolutely delicious. Our waiter was so knowledgable and fun to talk to a for first timers that was important for us. The option of half or full portions let us share a ton of stuff. We had everything from homemade beef jerky to chicken and waffles to cioppino! The drinks were creative and tasty! I would recommend this place a thousand times over. Only regret is being too full to try more!!!!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014