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About Gilt Bar
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.
Chicago, IL 60654
Gastro Pub, American
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.
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Street parking is also available
Merchandise Mart (Brown Line)
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
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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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.
Gilt Bar Ratings and Reviews
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
One of the best meals I have had in a long time!! Don't miss the butternut squash & brown butter gnocci with roasted sage!- Amazing!!! Eat it slowly (if you can) to savor the layers of incredible flavors.
Dim lighting makes it cozy, yet a packed house makes it a lively atmosphere. Decor is funky/cool. Loved it!!
My two friends and I, staying downtown for a girls' night, made a 9:30pm reservation because Gilt has a Gluten-free menu. We arrived at 8:30 for cocktails and the hopes of possibly getting seated earlier. The hostess is an ice queen who I believed used to work at The Betty. Do not be fooled by her charms. We did not get seated until almost 10pm and in all that time that we were there no one mentioned to us that they were undergoing renovations the next day and had a limited menu. They had two protein choices - mussels and Andouille sausage. Since I had mussels for lunch, I ordered the sausage to be told a few minutes later that they were out of that too. I had plain greens and potatoes. Which were ok. But the waitress made no apologies for their lack of menu or the delay in seating us. We were treated horribly and will not return. Nor will we recommend this place to our many friends. Too many delicious places with far better service in the city to waste time here! Don't go!
I love this restaurant. I’ve been once with my fiancé and twice with girlfriends. It never disappoints! The ambiance is great, perfect for a date, and the food is excellent. I highly recommend the burrata as a shared appetizer. Overall one of my favourite places!
My partner and I came down for the night from Grand Rapids to have a fancy date night in the city. The ambiance was exactly what I was looking for: dim lighting, beautiful people wearing beautiful clothes, and the packed buzzy atmosphere of a night out. I was skeptical about making a reservation on a Wednesday night, because who goes out on a Wednesday, but I’m glad I did. The place was packed when we got there at 8. The hostess, Keara, was super friendly and accommodating, she created a great experience from the moment we walked in. Our server, Andrew, answered all our questions about night life in Chicago and even wrote a list of places for us to check out. The cherry on top was the photo booth downstairs.
The food was good, but honestly I’d go back for the ambiance before I came back for the food.
Great experience and the food was great. The Steak Tartar with toast was delicious and there was a lot. The restaurant was dark, which made it a good ambiance, not great. It was a little too dark. Our waitress was very friendly and gave us great suggestions.
My girlfriend and I went here for our anniversary. We were ushered to a corner booth, which was perfect. The atmosphere was great, romantically lit. It was a little loud at the beginning of the night, but as we neared 9pm quieted down. Our server was fantastic, and the food was great. Overall a great spot
Gilt bar is consistently delicious, offering creative apps through desserts. Love the burrata and the roasted garlic apps - truly amazing, I could lick the plate. The meatball was also great. Love the bacon side and the creamy corn is amazing! If you like truffle, the pasta is rich and creamy. The burgers are delish - no idea what is so special, but amazing and the chicken is among the best I've ever had. Desserts do not disappoint either - the warm brownie dessert is amazing, and the whipped cream is delectable. Loved Tommy or server. He was fun and perfect in every way!
This was my second time at the restaurant and it was a really great experience. The food is delicious, the staff are incredibly sweet, the atmosphere is really cool. The only draw back is after a certain time it does get a little TOO dark in the restaurant lol, at one point i could barely see my friends it was so dark lol. All in all it was great.
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