25 Degrees

4.7
211 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
25 Degrees offers a new twist on the traditional American burger joint. It offers casual, yet upscale dining experience with a unique menu that includes a substantial wine list, specialty cocktails and adult milkshakes. 25 Degrees is decorated with French toile wallpaper and black crystal chandeliers, creating a swanky atmosphere and old Hollywood ambiance.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Burgers, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Monday-Wednesday 11AM-11PM // Thursday-Saturday 11AM-12AM // Sunday 11AM-10PM
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Phone number
(312) 943-9700
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Victor Barazza
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Cross street
Superior
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
7.4

25 Degrees is a solid, dimly-lit burger and beer kind of spot in River North. We approve.

Ratings 7.0-7.5:These are your neighborhood standbys - the places that you’ll happily hit for some pasta or a quick salad, but not a restaurant you are bringing your parents or (god forbid) a date to. The true embodiment of good but not great.
What 211 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.4
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75% of people would recommend it to a friend
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VW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the $12 champagne bottles. & the breakfast burger was on point! 😊

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

Absolutely horrible experience. Booked a reservation for a large group. Half of the food came out and the other have came out 30 MINUTES LATER. It was awful. Then we asked for a refund on the food that was late since the other people were already done eating by the time it came out and all they took off was a $5 beer. THEN they added an automatic 20% tip which she did NOT deserve. Maybe 10 percent max. This was a terrible experience and we will not be coming back here.

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J
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

I used to like 25 Degrees but did not have a good experience this time. My husband and I arrived at 5:30pm on a Sunday and were the only table ordering food in the entire restaurant. Typically that means that the service is extremely attentive however they messed up the toppings and cook temperature of my burger. When we asked about it, they told us we didn't order that topping. Rather than fight with us, why not bring out the topping so we could add it ourselves? The burger was supposed to be medium, but came out dry and overcooked at a solid "well done". I will not be returning to 25 Degrees. There are too many good burger places in Chicago.

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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Went to meet my daughter and have a great burger and a good draft. Was a perfect place for that goal.

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A
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Probably one of the best burgers I've had in Chicago! The fries could have been better, but I'd stack the burger against Au Cheval.

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A
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Definitely not a place for Afternoon Tea although a great place for a beer anytime. The atmosphere is "authentic" for sure...an authentic Chicago bar experience with great burgers. Definitely not a California fern bar. The burgers are simply the best, the fries great, the homemade milkshakes actually homemade. The crowd are nice people and the service very friendly even though sometimes harried at times. You will not be disappointed.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

VERY loud but great food.

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BW
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Great food but some issues with service (errors in orders, issue splitting the bill). Music was too loud for conversation across the table.

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CC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Despite our long wait with a reservation the burgers were great. The manage, or who we believed to be the manager, was accommodating and apologized for our wait and thanked us for our patience with a complimentary bottle of champagne for our mimosas. The burgers were the perfect size and cooked exactly as requested. The half sweet potatoes and half traditional fries were also delicious. Although the setting is low lighting it gives a great mysterious diner vibe. Large half circle booths provide privacy and the large center bar also provides pleanty of seating.

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AK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great champagne special for brunch and great food!!

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K
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Menu is largely comprised of giant burgers, so you better be ready for them

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c
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was really awesome I have been here a couple times now and I always leave stuffed and happy.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Made a special trip to try this restaurant for brunch and it did not disappoint! It had a very cool and unexpected old Hollywood but hip vibe, the staff was very energetic and genuinely seemed happy to be there. The food was very good. The place was packed which made it a bit noisy but not terrible as we were still able to hold a conversation. Would definitely return!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We were celebrating a birthday and decided to come for their Sunday mimosa special! The food and drinks were wonderful and the atmosphere was energetic & fun. My only complaint was they had very “attentive” busboys who’d continuously take plates we weren’t really done with or would pick up the champagne bottles that weren’t quite empty without asking. I am all for an uncluttered table, but checking to make sure we want our plates removed or we actually want more champagne poured never hurts!

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TM
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

So much fun at this restaurant. Great to go with a group of friends.

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B
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Hamburger and the fries were outstanding. Great atmosphere and service. Good beer choice. Highly recommended.

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BP
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome vibe, menu that exceeds expectations, service is spot on.

Dare I say this is as good, if not better, of a burger joint in Chicago as the fabled au cheval.....YES, I will enthusiastically.

The burger I enjoyed was as perfect as I’ve had, anywhere. Can’t wait to go back and try more soon.

Make a reservation and go.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Good service !

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ME
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

We had an early afternoon Saturday reservation. The location itself is great and for the area, you cannot beat the value. Unfortunately, the service was not great. We had to get our own silverware after asking the waitress three times. Additionally, we had to go to the bar to get a water glass.

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AM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch with the girls. Full bottles of champagne and get to pour your own. Amazing!

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great food, great service, great ambiance

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L
Fayetteville
23 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were most certainly the oldest people there... by a lot...
Nevertheless, the very youthful staff could not have been nicer, more thoughtful or more efficient. The place was rocking and while we generally do not seek out such a lively venue we honestly feel that this particular spot went above and beyond the call of duty to see that we had a nice time, at which point the noise level became a non-issue. We will surely go back, taking friends, kids, etc. We very much enjoyed our food, the mimosas and the energy.

Thank you for a lovely time!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress (her name has escaped me) was amazing. I went there with a group of friends last Sunday. The number in the group kept fluctuating from the time I made the reservation but they were so helpful and accommodating. My burger (the number 6) was great and our waitress was very attentive and made sure that we had everything we needed.

The brunch deal is great too! For $10 per bottle and a variety of mixers you really can't beat it. I do wish their menu was a bit more expansive but everyone seemed happy with their orders so no complaints here!

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N
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

25 Degrees was okay. I think the burger lacked flavor despite toppings. It was extremely loud as well. The music was good. The bathrooms are clean.

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MM
Columbus
26 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was fabulous. We are stoked that we discovered it and it was a perfect spot to meet up with some of our friends. The food was delicious, the decor is fun, and the service was great. Can't wait to go back.

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CK
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall great experience and good food.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 3

Terrible service, hostess flat out rude. Had to wait 45 mins despite having a reservation. Was served a RAW chicken wing. Told waitress who brushed it off and left it on the table, no replacement, nothing. Pretty disappointing

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing burgers and nachos! Unique decor and great ambiance! Would definitely go back.

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Chicago
73 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great hamburgers and onion rings. Loved the atmosphere.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and great experience!

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Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great everything

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Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great brunch spot. My date was impressed and wants us to return again soon!

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KW
Cincinnati
15 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun atmosphere and great build your own burger options! The burgers are amazing and the salads and fries are great too.

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Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun brunch!!

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SO
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The number 1 Burger, with extra Blue Cheese, medium rare in one of the best Burgers in the city - hands down.
I go here regularly and it never disappoints. Also, order the spiked milkshakes. Banana is the best one in the city... you are welcome

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WM
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

You should try 25 Degrees. It is an interesting experience. Yes, it is VERY loud, but I like it most for the $10 Bottles of Champagne for Mimosas with brunch. I prefer my Mimosas without juice, ;) but the peach puree was an interesting taste. Warning: The peach puree is REALLY thick, start with a little bit.

I really enjoyed the Avocado Toast with delicious heritage cherry tomatoes. The maple bacon was a yummy compliment. My friend that makes an AMAZING Chilaquiles dish said that the one at 25 Degrees was really good, and she would definitely order it again. Note: We ordered both WITHOUT eggs because we do not like eggs. Bonus: They also the football games on Sunday.

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place! I’ve never brought a group as big as 16 people here before but they all loved it as well. The service was great. Food was good. The waitress took excellent care of us. All reasons why i continue to come here! Never disappoints me.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Had a great time for my Son’s 25th Birthday!

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had the #6. Excellent burger. Onion rings were also very good. I would recommend this restaurant.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just awesome!

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