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Theory Chicago
Theory Chicago

Theory Chicago Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.theorychicago.com
  • Email: info@theorychicago.com
  • Phone: (312) 644-0004
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm

    Dinner: Daily: 4:00pm - 12:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Comfort Food, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Blake Macdonald
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Formore information about our food catering options - please visit http://www.theorychicago.com/parties.html
  • Private Party Contact: Holly (312) 644-0004
  • Entertainment: Live Music. Dj's on Weekends.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: State & Hubbard
  • Public Transit: State & Grand Red Line Stop.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: There is limited street parking available. Valet service is available during all business hours. $12 for the first 3 Hours - $17 for 4 or more
A word from Theory Chicago
Our goal is to make Theory your home away from home. Theory is a cozy, upscale sports lounge with an emphasis on comfort, good food, and great service. A sports enthusiast's dream, Theory has over 20 plasma TVs to catch your favorite team, while you relax in one of our over-sized dark leather booths, or in our home theater-style private room. Enjoy our menu with a focus on American comfort food with Mexican and Southern BBQ influences.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood for Groups
  • Diners' Choice WinnerLate Night Find
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "We visited Theory for brunch before a Goodman matinee. The NCAA basketball games were just starting and the Shamrock Shuffle had just finished. The place was hopping. All three of us LOVED the expansive selection of items on the menu and the food. Yes, it was noisy, but it was noisy from excitement and friendship. The management and server checked on us frequently but not overly so. We all felt very well taken care of. We will definitely go back!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Great service. Welcoming atmosphere. Great food and specials. Would definitely eat here again."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Every time I go to Theory, the experience is stellar. Bring greeted by the owner each time just solidifies the fact that he appreciates the customers and the business. The staff is friendly, the food is good and the atmosphere is always welcoming and fun."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We were a group of five (5) and it took almost 1/2 hour after we placed our order to receive our food. Although the server was very pleasant, we were thinking that maybe our server was new to the job. She came to table 3 different times to ask questions about allergies and our orders AFTER she had put the order in. Overall, management was very attentive and I will be going back. Oh yeah...the eats are rather innovative and SCRUMPTIOUS!"
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "This bar is great for watching games at. There are TVs everywhere and they're very willing to change channels so that everyone can watch the game they want to see. They food is good for bar food. It's a little smaller so it's kind of cozy. I definitely recommend Theory if you have a game you want to watch or if it's just a big game day in general."
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "First time going there was for the colts/ pats game... Awesome time awesome bar. Going back again FOR SURE"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "this is more of a bar than a restaurant and the loud explicit hip hop music makes for an uncomfortable meal when kids are present. the staff was friendly & the food was tasty. they also advertised a gluten-free menu which was just supposedly "GF" options off the regular menu. do NOT come here if your gluten allergy is severe."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "This was the perfect spot for brunch for 8 adults + 1 three year old! I will say, not sure our experience was totally representative of a typical Saturday brunch there, because this was my first time at Theory. There were no notable games on that day and it was a snowy morning, so we had the place almost entirely to ourselves. But regardless of what the environment is usually like, I can say for sure that the food was great and the service was excellent. I would definitely go back. Our server took good care of us and the owner stopped by a few times to make sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed. We had a great time."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "I highly recommend Theory to anyone in the Chicago area. The staff is friendly and very welcoming. Every time we visit we have a great visit and the food is wonderful. Theory is obviously owned by an individual that cares very strongly about his staff and customers. Thank you!! We will always visit Theory when we are in the city."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "Excellent spot to watch the Hawkeyes! Great staff and food."
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "I continue to come back here because the owner Joel is a really cool guy whom cares about his patrons and employees."
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "Food and swrvice was good but we weren't expecting a bar based on open table description. We weren't in the mood for a bar scene but ended up having a great time anyway. Food was great. We would go back again."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "Very welcoming atmosphere. We were there to watch the Iowa Hawkeyes play. We actually felt like we could have been celebrating in Iowa City! Loved it! Both service and food were excellent!"
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "Very loud (rap) music for a sports bar, especially considering both the bulls AND hawks were playing. Otherwise, wonderful."
    Dined on 10/29/2013
  • "We LOVE theory! The staff is great, the food is great :)"
    Dined on 10/27/2013
  • "Went there specifically for the wings. They did NOT disappoint!"
    Dined on 9/11/2013
  • "Great atmosphere but the food was not very good. Had the fish taco's and they were very poor. Taco shells were falling apart when you tried to pick them up and no flavor in the fish. Beer and drinks were excellent. Management was very good, place was packed for the OSU and Northwestern game."
    Dined on 10/5/2013