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Wed, 2/21
10:00 PM
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Gilt Bar

2060 reviews
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$30 and under
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Gastro Pub
Top Tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
An inviting River North bar and restaurant featuring classic craft cocktails and contemporary American cuisine designed for sharing. Guests can enjoy a curated menu of seasonally inspired large plates, pastas, seafood and grilled entrees, including the signature Tenderloin steak tartare, grilled farm chicken, and ricotta gnocchi.

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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Gastro Pub, American
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Hours of operation
Currently Closed for Renovations/ Reopening February 4th.

Monday - Thursday 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Friday and Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00 am
Sunday 5:00pm - 10:00pm

The Library: Thursday - Saturday, 6:00pm to close.
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Phone number
(312) 464-9544
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
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Cross street
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Parking details
Street parking is also available
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Public transit
Merchandise Mart (Brown Line)
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Featuring an intimate and inviting atmosphere, classic craft cocktails and contemporary American cuisine, events in The Library at Gilt Bar are the perfect combination of comfort and luxury. Offering a range of food and beverage packages, guests are able to experience Gilt Bar on various levels with highly personalized service, bartenders and a curated playlist of ambient music.

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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Featuring an intimate and inviting atmosphere, classic craft cocktails and contemporary American cuisine, events in The Library at Gilt Bar are the perfect combination of comfort and luxury. Offering a range of food and beverage packages, guests are able to experience Gilt Bar at the highest level.

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What 2060 People Are Saying
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4.7  based on recent ratings
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Truffle pasta was outstanding! One of the top dishes I've had. Great atmosphere.

vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Very dark - virtually no lights. Only light seemed to be by candles..which I liked a lot! Food was great too.

5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Awesome place to eat. Make sure you make it down to the Library. Stunning.

5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Ribeye steak is VERY well priced. 2.50/ounce. Minimum is 16oz. Truffle pasta is to die for, rich in truffle oil and very savory. Perhaps a slightly portion would be more attractive. Cocktails are great, however one was too bitter but the server quickly replaced it with another we enjoyed. Palomas are not disappointing.

Corner seating is the best!

Amazing (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

We had stumbled upon the gilt bar this past summer and it immediately became my favorite restaurant in Chicago. I celebrated my 50th birthday at the library on Friday night and it was perfect. We were in a corner booth and the staff made it a very special evening.

IrisB (Jacksonville)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Absolutely amazing customer service and food. This will be a MUST anytime I am in Chicago.

OpenTable Diner (Salt Lake City)
3.0  Dined 5 days ago

I think seasonal menu changes diminished the menu options. Truffle pasta was not impressive - tasted more oily vs. truffle. Pear salad was stand out of our meal.

alexpro9603 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Fantastic date night

OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

I made a special reservation for our 5th year anniversary at Gilt after spending some time researching romantic places in Chicago and wife and I both had a fabulous time in the library section (located in the basement). The food/drinks, decor, service, and ambience were all top-notch. Thank you Gilt!

JesseM (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The special occasion was Valentine's Day. We we're seated downstairs in a very cozy booth. Food and drinks were amazing. The whole experience was perfect.

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The ambiance is perfect for a romantic evening. Went here for Valentine’s Day and we could not have chosen a better spot. The food is amazing! We shared the bone marrow & bread, the truffle pasta, ribeye, and garlic mashed potatoes (amazingggg) and it was the perfect amount for two people. After we went to the lower saloon for drinks and they were just playing soft jazz music. The lower bar is a much more quiet, intimate area. It was a romantic ending to the most amazing evening

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

My husband and I were celebrating Valentine's Day. The service was excellent, atmosphere is cozy.
Unfortunately the food was very disappointing. We started with the truffle pasta which was incredibly salty to the point that we did not finish it... The broccoli was over grilled with lots of burns on them, therefore you can only taste the burn. The fries were mediocre and nothing special. The mussels were excellent and shorts ribs stroganoff was ok. The drinks were good. The highlight of the evening was carrot cake, that cake was amazing.

OpenTable Diner (Indiana)
3.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

The only trouble was seeing the food on my plate.

vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

//* Love this place

- We waited for a bit before the table was ready
- Server was ‘ok’. I had to flag her a few times for things we needed
- The ribeye (which is why we went there for) was sold out!!

Foodiereviewer (Pittsburgh)
3.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

The two bartenders were completely rude. I was waiting for my friend and tried to strike up a convo, they basically looked at me and ignored me. Seemed they were too busy complaining about something to each other and shooting dirty looks to the couple next to me using their phone so they could read the menu. Wish they knew how to make people feel welcomed. Food was excellent but very garlic! With all that said, I will try it one more time.