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.View Private Dining Details
No doubt Gilt Bar is sceney, but it's still delicious and a bit luxurious. Prepare yourself for a lot of meat, butter, and salt.
The decor and style is beautiful, however dimly lit. The food is to die for, and reasonably not cheap.
Great food. Horrible lighting. It is far too dark if you're planning to read a menu or eat something. If you are over 25, bring your own flashlight or make sure your phone is charged!
Bolognese and mashed potatoes were delicious!!! Service was great also!
Get the steak tartare, brussels sprouts, and warm escarole! Little Gem salad was underwhelming.
It’s hard to have a conversation!
I felt the food was overpriced for the quantity and quality that we received
Good spot for a date. Food was delicious. Dim lighting. A bit loud but overall it was a great spot.
I enjoyed the atmosphere and the food. Was happy you had gluten-free options that really tasted good. However, it was really dark inside and hard to see my friend.
Everything was very good! Brad our waiter was super informative and explained all the menu items. We had Steak tartar to start which was very flavorful and plentiful for 3 adults. For main courses, my husband had the pork belly, my son had the Riccotta gnocchi and I had the orrenchetta. We also shared the cauliflower has a side. Dinner was very well priced. I look forward to going back again.
It was a rather busy time when we were there. The service and time it took to get the food was fantastic. The foods flavors were very very good. I had the short rib pasta that had very clean earthy flavors. The steak tartar was a very impressive appetizer. A great experience that will be sure to bring us back over and over.
Gilt Bar was phenomenal! The photos of the food look delicious, but it does not do the food justice. Everything was so flavorful and delicious. Honestly, one of the best meals that I have had! :)
Too dark. Too loud. Burnt Brussel sprouts Good gnocchi .
Lauren was fantastic and very personable!
Amazing food and wonderful service BUT the place is so dark that you can’t even read the menu. Dark to the point of being ridiculous. As such I won’t go back or recommend it to anyone unless there is some way for them to turn up the light just a tad.
I always leave happy.
The host is the best ever, she always serves us really well. The food is really good for a casual place and the drinks are perfect. They make the best old fashioned in Chicago.
Good place for ambiance. Very pleased.
Delicious food, drinks and ambiance! We were out celebrating special occasions and Gilt did not disappoint. From the perfectly executed burger to the delicious beef stroganoff, the Bolognese and tasty grilled chicken. Our plates were finished and we left full yet satisfied. Will return to check out the library lounge dining area in the basement!
Love Gilt for consistently great food and drinks. It is really loud and really dark, so will probably wait until it’s warm and we can sit outdoors to go back.
Had a great time for my wife’s birthday. Sat downstairs and it was awesome. I recommend it to anyone.
It’s my favorite restaurant.
Prices have jumped up quite a bit. Prices have jumped up quite a bit.
Truffle pasta was incredible!
Great place! The staff is amazing. The restaurant is EXTREMELY dark making it hard to see. We were seated a few minutes after our reservation time and there was red wine spilled on the table from the party before us and we didn't see it. My sister got it on her white shirt and the staff and GM were VERY attentive. Overall a great place even with a bit of a hiccup for my sister's birthday dinner while visiting.
Gilt Bar is casual, fun, rowdy, and a happening place. They were very generous with us when we were there for our anniversary (free prosecco toast and dessert). However, it was just TOO trendy for my old-lady taste. The food was good, but nothing inventive. The cocktails were tasty, but there was no lounge or place to sit to have a drink...people were two deep at the bar, and it was loud. So, we awkwardly stood next to someone and just kind of shouted at the bartender for a drink.
Lots of young people, very reasonably priced, great vibe. Maybe not the place for a quiet romantic dinner.
I hadn't been to Gilt bar in a few years, but I always remembered them for having the best salmon dish and sadly it was no longer on the menu. Also, our reservation was at 6:45pm and at 6:55pm the lights went from already dim to I could barely see my menu, which I thought was really odd. Overall the food was good, and it's a "sexy" atmosphere but not sure I'd go back.
Anniversary dinner was amazing.
The ambiance was great... Service was outstanding... And food was great. The steak wasn't the BEST steak I've had for the price of it, but it was good. Their wine list is also reasonably priced for such a nice restaurant.
Fairly dark place but our server was great and the food was very good. Shared a few appetizers and main courses between the 3 of us.
Seats are too close together. Other than that, it was great.
Amazing food, drinks, and atmosphere!
a beautiful environment with delicious food. the staff is always friendly and great. My favorite dinner spot choice for any occasion.
This was A GREAT experience! Everything from the food to the drinks to the service. We will DEFINITELY be back.
Cool atmosphere, dimly lit and cozy. All of the food we had was delicious, especially the Octopus appetizer and the chicken entrée. Our service, however, was pretty terrible. We waited more than 20 minutes to get our first drink (which were comp'd thankfully) and the three sides we ordered didn't show up with our meals. Our waiter finally checked in on us when we were nearly finished with the meals and then rushed to "check on the sides", at that point we didn't even want them.
I marked noise level as low because we were there extremely early. I know it gets quite noisy later in. This place is is such a great place for dinner. Wonderful food, with excellent service!!
The music sucked but I loved chicken and smashed potatoes. The carrot cake was ice cold unfortunately. Jazz should be played in that restaurant. It’s more suiting for the atmosphere
Absolutely loved our experience here! The food was amazing. I had the truffle pasta, which was very creamy and delicious. My guy had the slow roasted pork belly, which was so tender and yummy. We split the smashed potatoes, which just may have been the best mashed potatoes we've ever had. Cocktails were great too! We ended with a cookie skillet, which is always a win regardless of where you go. It's a little noisy, thankfully we got a nice corner table for our anniversary. Can't wait to go back!
Great food and service. Cauliflower gratin was fantastic. Truffle pasta good, as was the chicken.
This place never fails to deliver great food along with great service. The Rib Eye and the Truffle Pasta as well as the Octopus app were amazing as always. Be prepared for a dark room. We love it as its really cozy. Can’t wait to go back.