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7:00 PM
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Mrs. Murphy & Sons Irish Bistro

464 reviews
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$30 and under
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It is fitting that the Murphy family motto is "Fortis et Hospitable" which means brave and hospitable. At Mrs. Murphy & Sons Irish Bistro the Murphy family offers updated takes on classic Irish comfort food served with a well curated selection of craft beer, approachable wines, and cocktails. A 30 seat victorian style bar imported from Ireland is a centerpiece of the pub area, while private dining rooms upstairs are perfect hosting showers, weddings, meetings, or celebrations for every occasion.

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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Irish, British
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday : 5pm - 11pm
Saturday 10am - 11pm
Sunday 10am - 9pm
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Phone number
(773) 248-3905
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jonathan Trubow
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Cross street
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Parking details
Free parking in our private lot, just south of the restaurant on the east side of the street at Lincoln & Byron.
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Public transit
Brown Line 2 blocks, taxis plentiful.
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Live traditional Irish Music starts every Tuesday at 7pm, Wednesday and Thursday nights at 8pm in the bar area.
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Special events & promotions
Click on the private dining tab to see information about booking your event at Mrs. Murphy & Sons. Visit our website for information about upcoming performances.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Welcoming hospitality with attention to the smallest detail are the hallmarks of events at Mrs. Murphy & Sons Irish Bistro. We'll help you plan everything from weddings to meetings, birthday parties to family get togethers. Stop by anytime for a tour of the second floor event rooms.

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What 464 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipCubbieBlueJean (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

One of my "go-to" places - ALWAYS a good experience!

Billg (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Wonderful spot, loved the food and price points. Main room is wonderful, the side rooms a little sterile. Great beer/whiskey selections and the Mac & Cheese is tremendous!! Definitely will go back

vipChrisC (Atlanta)
3.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

I suggest avoiding the “special” - my dad and I both opted for what the menu said was a roast bacon - and the waiter described as pork but in essence was two extremely thick slices of bacon which was mostly fat and extremely salty. Our experience with “bacon” in Ireland has been something resembling ham but this was very American bacon. Totally yuck and really inedible - looked like they were trying to get rid of virtually inedible leftovers.

On a positive note both the beef stew and shepherds pie were great, but given our extremely disappointing experience with the special I doubt we’ll be back as you need to be sure the food is consistent...and this wasn’t, so sorry.

MissK (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

Perfect place for a large family gathering. The service was great. Large enough table seating and yet privacy from others. Excellent food choices for everyone and beers. Parking next door.
Such a great new find for our family. Will definitely return during baseball season and when visiting children in the area.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 17, 2017

Great Sunday Brunch/Lunch menu for when with a group that can't decide on breakfast or a lunch/dinner entree. Great authentic Irish dishes and some standard favorites. Nice holiday ambiance and ample seating for my family of 5.

dinersrus (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

excellent food, server was great....nicely decorated restaurant for christmas.

Funnyface (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on November 26, 2017

Quiet family dinner in a cozy atmosphere. All enjoyed their individual drinks, appetizers, meals and shared desserts (2). Excellent waiter.

vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on November 11, 2017

We came for my dad's 70th birthday celebration and they had a lovely spot all ready for us by the window. The food was incredible and the service was wonderful, too. We all had a great time!

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on November 5, 2017

Mrs. Murphy & Sons Irish Bistro was a wonderful gem that I discovered through open table. I was directing a show in the area and looking for somewhere nearby that would be affordable and have good food. After reading reviews and looking at their (wonderful!) menu I decided to meet a friend here for dinner pre-rehearsal. From the moment we walked in the door, we were treated well. They offered choices of seating style, and let us know about their really cool Irish goods store in the front of the restaurant. Service was excellent and attentive and the food was perfect and above par.

vipChicanoechick (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on November 4, 2017

The folks at Mrs Murphy was able to accommodate our large group by the bar. Excellent service and the food came quickly. The weekend roast was amazing. There was a band playing which got a little loud. Otherwise it’s a great neighborhood spot that can please everyone.