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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:
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
Nice choice of entrees and cocktails.
Something for Everyone..
Plates are a bit big for sharing but not too big for an entree. Good choice is to choose an entree for each and choose 2 sides to share.
Loved the feel. Nice to be able to have a conversation with friends..
will definitely go back!
Amazing service. Our waiter Bri was so kind and professional. There is a great BYOB premise. There is no corkage fee as long as you share half a glass with another table inside the restaurant. So nice!
The ambiance is also incredible. Super dim lighting. Quiet music playing. Has a bit of a speakeasy feel when you go downstairs to use the restrooms. Damn it was a great night and cannot wait to go back.
Needless to say the food was great too. So Gilt Bar had it all - food, service, atmosphere.
Came here for a get together with friends and had a great time. While this place seems to be worried about the electric bill, the lightbulbs probably were all 12 watts, the service, drinks and food were on point!
*Our server Tom was attentive and gave us great recommendations. - 5 stars
*Drinks: the Chartreuse Mule was so good and after two I was feeling REAL good! - 5 stars
*Slow Roasted Meatballs: big enough for two people to share and tasted delicious. - 4 stars
*BBQ Pork Ribs: holy hell there were amazing. Tasted so damn good. -5 star
I'll definitely be back to Gilt Bar!
if you are at all concerned about your salt and fat intake, i would forget this place unless you like it so dark that you can't see your food or the menu. Then again you may use your energy scraping at your fellow diners cause it is so loud.
I like salt well enough until it takes over and becomes the flavor.
The entrance is pitch black and the entire restaurant is so dark that it is stupid. Lawsuit waiting to happen.
So, if you eat the way young men do and feel like clogging your arteries, come on in.
It was nice, the food was just ok and it was so dark it was hard to see my menu. We were super close to the table next to us and they were watching videos on high volume, so that put a damper on things. I don't think I would go back for dinner, but a late night drink would be fun.
I was extremely disappointed with my visit to Gilt Bar after researching and being overly excited to dine in the Library with my husband for his Bday. I called to the restaurant to make reservations because I couldn't find the Library on your site and when I googled it Gilt Bar kept coming up so I wanted to make sure they were the same place. While making my reservations I was told there was a possibility that the Library may not be open on that night due to a private event and to call on Tuesday to verify that it would be open to the public. I called a total of 3 times last week to verify that the Library would in fact be open to the public and each time I was told that it would be open to the public and to let the greeter know that I want to be seated in the Library upon arrival. Of course it wasn't open :.. ( and to make matters worse we were seated alongside the wall in the banquettes and my husband kept getting hit in the back of the head every time someone walked by. We asked if it was possible to be moved to a booth and were told that the booths were reserved but that we could be put at one of the tables in the center of the restaurant. The seat change didn't make a lot of difference because the tables were so close that every time someone got up they were bumping our chairs. The waitress was a bit on the slower side. It seemed like it took her forever to come back every time she left our table. We ended up missing the Blueman Group performance. The food however was amazing and the kitchen staff got everything out to our table very quickly once our orders were taken. The restaurant was very noisy which I wasn't expecting and very cramped.
Gilt Bar was once again a great place! There was 7 of us for a ladies holiday dinner. Our waiter was absolutely great and provided recommendations for drinks and food for us. Also love that’s it’s BYOB and you just give a glass of wine away per bottle. Highly recommend Gilt Bar for any date, ladies get together or special event!
I first started to have a drink at the bar while I was waiting for my friend to join me for dinner. I didn’t feel as though the bartender was very warm and accommodating and he really just seem to not want to be there. The hostess was nice and we were a bit alarmed at the noise level. For just the two of us it was really difficult to talk. The wait staff was pretty good. I got the chicken and it was very odd and mediocre at best. My friend got the mushroom pasta which she enjoyed. I feel as though the pace of the meal especially the drinks I had much to be desired. I will not return on a future visit
Our server was incredible and the food was excellent! It was super dark inside, creating a certain ambience, but it was a bit too dark for those not on a date... It was pretty loud, and it is a bit tight. Overall, our server and the food made this a high rating!
I had a good experience at Gilt Bar. I knew it was pretty difficult to get seated in the Library downstairs, but after being put on the wait list, my party was able to get seated down there after we sat and had some drinks. The service was great even though they were very busy that night.
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