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About Ovie Bar & Grill

OVIE Bar & Grill serves as a neighborhood hotspot to give locals and those traveling through the Ogilvie Metra Station a place to sit back, relax and enjoy contemporary dishes along with a full bar. OVIE is a combination of a full service restaurant featuring seasonal dishes, raw bar and in-house smoked specialties, a 40-seat bar with signature cocktails and a grab & go express for the person on the go who needs to catch their train, creating a new destination at the entrance to the West Loop. OVIE believes in fine food and drinks with a neighborhood atmosphere.

120 N Canal St
Chicago, IL 60661
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:


Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm

Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm & Friday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Randolph

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 902-1111

Website:
http://www.oviebarandgrill.com/

Parking Details:
Parking is available in the Metra Market garage located less than one block north of OVIE. The garage entrance is located on Canal St. just north of Randolph (between Randolph and Lake St.) on the west side of the street.

Public Transit:
We are located inside of the Metra's Ogilvie Transportation Center. We are one block South of the Clinton-Green Line CTA Stop.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Located in the West Loop, Ovie Bar & Grill is the perfect place for your next event. With three different private dining rooms, each with their own features, allows you to pick the right fit for your event.

Ovie Bar & Grill Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.9

service

4.1

ambience

3.6

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

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·Dined on November 17, 2017

Chef Jose uses all fresh products which shows in the amazing taste of the menu items.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Wanted someplace different and this worked out fine. tucked away under the train tracks, cozy and private with excellent food and drink I plan to add to my go to list.

Tags: Business Meals, Happy Hour
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Made a reservation for an early evening dinner and was not at all disappointed. Food and beer were really good. It was fun to sit and listen to the trains low rumble above as they came and went from the station. The noise did not overwhelm conversations. Have to like a place that has a picture of the great Mavis Staples on the wall.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Casual, Fun, Great Beer
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Recommend the Ahi Tuna salad. I'm looking forward to trying other seafood and appetizers.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Good lunch. Great location for business lunch

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 3, 2017

We told the hostess that we wanted a quite table and not only did they seat us out of the way, they asked us if they should turn the music down. Very thoughtful and efficient waiter as well!

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 1, 2017

Good food, drinks and service Always good place to go. Must try the restaurant and bring

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 28, 2017

Really like this restaurant for lunch. Good menu and friendly service. Have booked reservations on 2 occasions using Open Table. Even told them upon arrival. Later received emails from Open Table that we didn't honor our reservation. Ovie should correct this recurring problem.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Great food as always, and the service is friendly and efficient.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 11, 2017

I didn't like the food. The Reuben was cold and so were my fries. The people that had the chicken soup said it was really good. I would go back, but only for a beer.

Tags: Bar Seating
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on May 11, 2017

Consistently great food. Love the location. In warm weather there is a nice area to sit outside.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 14, 2017

I have been to Ovie several times, and it never disappoints both in great food and in staff friendliness. I highly recommend.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 12, 2017

Food and service were top notch. Waiter made some stellar recommendations.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Quick Bite
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 11, 2017

This is a hidden gem for a casual business lunch. Quick service, nice menu and central location. Tables are spread out so you can have private conversation. And it's not super noisy and crowded. I'll be back for sure.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on March 22, 2017

Ovie was a great place for lunch with a business client/ friend. The atmosphere is high energy and friendly. Our waiter was great, gave opinions, very nice. I have been there a handful of times and is always impressed.

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 14, 2017

This was recommended by a friend and it was perfect for a business lunch. We were able to have a conversation without feeling disrupted, but without feeling like we were disrupting others too. The food was solid and would have had plenty of choices for any taste.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 13, 2017

Good food, good service, good value. We would return for a business lunch.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 27, 2017

It was good!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2017

The steak sandwich medium rare is absolutely delicious!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 16, 2016

Did need a fireplace for warmth, was chilly. It was very cold outside, so reason for it being chilly inside, I guess.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 9, 2016

Had a great lunch, server Julian was very informative without hovering. Had a Steak Dianne special and met the chef. Very enjoyable lunch and location is so convenient.

Tags: Quick Bite, Happy Hour
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 22, 2016

We need someplace to eat before an event at the Civic Opera House. Great food and a great server.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 21, 2016

Been taking the train forever but did not know Ovir was there. Cold day so I didn't have to walk outside. Our waiter was a pro. Menu and good womderful. Especially the flat bread. We asides as long as we wanted. We felt at home.❤️

Tags: Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 18, 2016

This was a good spot for a casual, well priced client lunch. The food was good, the ambiance was decent but most importantly the service was great! Our server was extremely knowledgeable, personable and provided excellent service throughout the meal.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 17, 2016

Convenient at train station. In the past the food has been very good with nice selections.
Now the selections are more limited and the quality of the food is just so-so.

Tags: Quick Bite
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 9, 2016

Easy convenient place to meet friends/colleagues. Proximity to both train stations big plus.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 18, 2016

For a simple business lunch, the server went on and on and on and on about so many specials. I'm sure the restaurant makes the staff do it, but it is irritating and way overboard. Mid-thought and while speaking to us, the server evidently didn't like that the adjacent table was seated with guests, and simply walked away / abandoned us to discuss with colleagues. Overall not a great experience. The food was fine.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 15, 2016

This is a great place for lunch. The environment was pleasant. Great food.

Tags: Outstanding Value, Vibrant Bar Scene, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Casual, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 25, 2016

Salad was over dressed and not very flavorful. French friends and basil aioli was great

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 2, 2016

Great service. Like the bread basket that comes with. Pasta primavera was great

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 28, 2016

Great loaded fries. Good drink selection. Like the big front area for groups

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 22, 2016

The place was not busy but the service was super slow

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 28, 2016

Salmon was good!

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 (Detroit)·Dined on June 11, 2016

Odd location but trendy with very good food

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 21, 2016

Convenient place at the Metra station and close to the opera house

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 6, 2016

The chef came out to our table to discuss some options for an appetizer, the wait staff was attentive, and the food was excellent. We will definitely be returning.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 29, 2016

We took the metra downtown to see the King and I on a Friday evening. Our reservation was honored early, and Ovie was packed. We were able to catch the happy hour pricing on wine by the glass. We ordered 4 small plates. The hummus was delicious. The Angus sliders were very tasty and cooked perfectly. Margarita flat bread had lots of fresh basil. Our server Christine was very accommodating to our theater time.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on April 22, 2016

Yummy steak frites! My friend loved her steak sandwich. Nice place to relax and catch up.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 23, 2016

Service was brutal. Although we were a group of 10, there were only 14 customers in the place. Waitress brought us an item no one ordered, failed to exclude onions on someone's sandwich request, never brought sweet n low when asked, failed to place bread on the side of one sandwich. Overall very poor service.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on March 22, 2016

Surprisingly great food!

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