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Presidio, Chicago, IL

Presidio

4.4
4.4
66 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Presidio is an evening hot spot that serves drinks and California-inspired cuisine in a sophisticated setting. The restaurant features fun cocktails and a nice variety of California wines and beers. Presidio's Barbary Coast cocktail with genever, Cocchi Americano, Suze, poppy seed and lemon is a real treat. Share small plates at Presidio like beet salad or steak tartare or go all in with meaty dishes such as bone-in pork chop or venison strip loin. Anything the restaurant cooks in duck fat is an indulgence worth every calorie. An after-dinner drink of Irish coffee makes for a nice nightcap. Examples of what you will find on Presidio's Sunday brunch menu include a spicy Mission Mary cocktail and Thai shrimp and grits.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Californian

  • Hours of operation

    Sunday 11am- 3pm Monday 5:30-12am Tuesday 5:30pm - 12am Wednesday 5:30pm - 12am Thursday 5:30pm - 12am Friday 5:30pm - 2am Saturday 6pm - 2am

  • Phone number

    (773) 697-3315

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Shaun Connolly

  • Private party facilities

    Presidio offers a variety of options to host your next special occasion or event. Options include plated or family style dinners, passed or stationed canapés, and bar packages to make your event a memorable one. Available for parties ranging from 8-100 people for private, semi-private and buyouts

  • Private party contact

    Amanda Rivera: (773) 697-3315

  • Neighborhood

    Bucktown / Wicker Park

  • Cross street

    Willow

  • Parking details

    Street parking available

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 66 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. D

    Darren

    Chicago

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious. Loved the feel of the place, very cozy. Service was good. My dinner was a bit on the salty side, but it was very good. The small plates are great for sharing! Would go back
  2. WC

    WindyCityDiner

    Chicago

    84 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was one of the best restaurants that I've been to in recent memory. Fantastic flavors, textures, creativity and top-notch, knowledgable service.
  3. CG

    ChicagoGirl

    Chicago

    47 reviews

    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2016

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I had a great experience here, I would definitely go back.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2016

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    2nd visit in a week! My wife owns neighboring boutique VINTAGE CHARM a few doors down and we've been meaning to try Presidio for a while. the two of us went there Monday (no reservation) and LOVED IT! The pappardelle is outstanding as was the pork chop. Decided to bring the family back for our son's birthday dinner Thursday. Excellent the 2nd time as well.
  5. N

    Nochingity

    Chicago

    43 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2016

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    I came here for a "girl's night" and I wasn't disappointed. All of our food was delicious and amazing quality. I would definitely recommend to a friend!
  6. AM

    AMG41

    St. Louis

    97 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    97 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2016

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Always a favorite! Great bar for girls night.
  7. d

    darlingdivine

    New York Area

    68 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2016

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Loved the food here! We'd go back anytime...if only we lived closer :) Go there for brunch, you won't be disappointed.
  8. A

    Alyssa

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    would definitely recommend for dates or groups! Great food great atmosphere
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2016

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    The food was good and the drinks were great. The ambiance is great hip and modern. The only thing I didn't like is I felt we were being rushed though our courses. I didn't even have time to order another drink when i realized the bill was already at the table. I will probably go back for apps and cocktails only.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2016

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    trendy place with cool cocktails and good starters. the mains didn't sound too special, so we ordered a few small plates. they were all well prepared and tasted great. the service was perfect, but it wasn't too crowded when i was there.
  11. MY

    MarenY

    Chicago

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2016

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We used a Gilt City coupon to have my birthday dinner at Presidio. It was a great deal and everything we had was absolutely delicious. For our $60 Coupon, my husband and I each got a cocktail, a small plate and a large plate. We shared the 2 small plates - the Burrata and the Shepherd's Pie - both very, very good. For our entrees, I had venison and my husband had a pork chop. His pork chop was a good sized one, topped with peaches and was quite good. My venison was very good also, perfectly medium rare cooked, but only 2 medallions - not a very large portion for the $32 price. We decided not to have dessert, but did each have a glass of wine with our meals. I love the decor of Presidio.. it's a relaxing and pretty space done in teal and browns and grays. Our server was very attentive but not overly so - just right. We had been to Presidio before for both dinner and brunch and will most definitely be back for both.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent cocktails & ambiance.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Off the hook good. Get the Burrata, paperadelle, muscles and brocholi. Don't forget the brocholi.
  14. K

    Kristyb114

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2016

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Gorgeous space. Great drinks. Slightly above average food. Recommend more for the bar than dinner.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an outstanding experience here on Saturday night. Food and drinks were both very good and the bar staff were attentive and knowledgable. The place is gorgeous and we really enjoyed the Saturday night vibe - lively and fun with a well dressed clientele. Will absolutely return.
  16. M

    Mark

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2016

    overall1food4service1ambience3
    We tried there because the review was pretty good. I think we got a worst server because I see all other servers are working promptly and their customers are getting constant service as it should be. Our server was just slow from beginning. She couldn't even take our order right. It was very simple as it was restaurant week pre-fix menu. Our server didn't stop by to our table to see if our entrée was done so we had to wait forever. She disappear for a while. After about 45 min wait, she finally came and said they don't have desert. Food was pretty good but one server could ruin our dining experience. Never go back.
  17. DO

    DiningOutIsPerfect

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, Service and Atmosphere make this a perfect place for brunch. Now I'm anxious to try Presidio for dinner too.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2016

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and drinks! Great for a friend date or a romantic date. The only thing is that it's super loud in the dining area. As soon as our meal was finished we moved into the living room/front room area and it was much quieter.
  19. CM

    ChicagoMaria

    Chicago

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stopped by Presidio for drinks and a bite to eat after work and was pleasantly surprised by the great cocktails and delicious food. The service was excellent - friendly and knowledgeable without being overbearing. They have a welcoming atmosphere with couches, a nice bar, and cozy tables (especially nice during these cold months!). The cocktails were inventive and well executed - I wanted to try more of them! Food was also wonderful with each dish being well seasoned and flavorful with a nice presentation. We particularly liked the pasta dishes as well as the steak tartare and mussels! Dishes were of a good portion size and definitely shareable. Can't wait to go back so that I can share this neighborhood gem with other friends!
  20. CM

    CMRZ

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2015

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We loved everything about this place except for the hostess with the pixie haircut. I wish I got her name. She was incredibly rude and snippy. We literally almost left the restaurant if it wasn't for our amazing server who has always been nothing but sweet, accommodating and helpful.
  21. t

    tricia15

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2015

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The burger was so, so good!
  22. A

    Anthony

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2015

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    I dined at Presidio with my partner on Saturday, November 28. Upon arriving, we were sat in the dining room at the time of our reservation. It took almost fifteen minutes for the server to approach our table. When she finally did, we gave her our cocktail order. About fifteen minutes later, we began our food order with the server by ordering three small plates. We received the first food item before our first cocktail. So, at this point, we'd been sitting for over thirty minutes and hadn't received our drinks. They finally arrived at our table ten minutes later. We ordered another cocktail during the course of dinner and those took equally as long to receive. We continued checking-in with our server to ensure that she hadn't forgotten, which was also frustrating. When we asked our server about the delay, she told us that the bar area was very busy and they did not have enough bar staff to keep things moving quickly. With respect to the food, typically, I'm not particularly impressed with many newer restaurants, but I was pleasantly surprised how each plate we ordered was delicious and nicely thought-out. Specifically, the steak tartare was incredibly well done. Upon finishing dinner, we were going to have a glass of wine but decided to go down the street, as we weren't interested in continuing to wait. All in all, while the food was enjoyable, there seemed to be a disconnect between the kitchen and the bar. Each seemed to be moving at entirely different paces, which made the meal seem a bit awkward, especially when we had to continue to check-in with the server. This place seems to have potential for an excellent dining experience, but at the moment, the service could use a little work!
  23. GP

    GreatPeril

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a good supper. Got the pork belly, squash soup, and my date got the lamb loin and cauliflower. Food was excellent and well prepared. Table was near a loud group of patrons, which interfered with the ambience I had been hoping for. There is an element of upscale bar crowd to this place. Food all came at once, which was awkward, although this may have been partially an issue of confusion, since I ordered the pork belly and squash soup, which are both appetizers. Food and service redeemed this visit and I would definitely go again. Recommended.
  24. A

    Alwayswell

    Orlando

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2015

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Went for brunch, so we can't comment on the whole menu, but what we had was really tasty. Pork shoulder hash stood out - a generous piece of pork, enough jalapenos to keep it interesting, and visually very appealing. Our server, Kris, was friendly and attentive, and checked back just often enough.
  25. SS

    SamanthaS

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2015

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great meal with great service. Suggest the mussels and burrata.
  26. s

    sofiadujour

    Chicago

    226 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    226 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2015

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Thai Shrimp & Grits. Though I would usually stay away from Thai flavors at a non-Thai restaurant, this brunch entree works incredibly well. Coconut grits, coconut curry, lightly fried shrimp, and several additional nuances make this an outstanding dish. Brioche french toast with bourbon soaked peaches, was lacking in foie gras flavor, otherwise a satisfying dish that's, to my delight, available in a half portion. Lobster benedict comes with an adequate amount of fresh lobster, but is overwhelmed by sauce. Great drinks (bloody mary & wake up call), service, and fantastic interior design.
  27. MK

    MandyKirk

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A neighborhood spot that is more than that! Delicious food, great cocktails. Try the burrata!
  28. LE

    LELoyalCust

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best new restaurant in Chicago. Not a single dish left unfinished.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2015

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    Appetizers were great, main courses ok, service and noise in the dining room were not good/borderline terrible. Cool bar go for the drinks skip dinner.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really great food, server was knowledgeable and helped us make choices with both drinks and food
  31. WJ

    WhitneyJ

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite restaurant in Chicago! Amazing atmosphere and wine selection!
  32. CL

    ChicagoLocal

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Presidio is one of my favorite restaurants in Chicago. Great food, attentive service, and reasonable prices. I can't wait to go back!
  33. I

    Igorz

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Only went for drinks but they were done right, very tasty and boozy.
  34. A

    Astin

    Atlanta

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2015

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Presidio is definitely a nice intimate spot to meet with a small amount of people. The cocktails are fabulous. I had the California Derby. The food is fresh and flavorful, but definitely for a mature palate. I throughly enjoyed myself and would definitely return...especially for the cocktails!
  35. FD

    FrenchisDelish

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I went with a friend for brunch, and had a splendid experience. The waitstaff was incredibly friendly, and on point. They were there to have fun and enjoy the experience right along with you. The food was excellent, and they were very accommodating to my friend with celiac disease. There was a huge party that was sat next to us, so it got a bit noisy. Overall, lovely. Definitely will be returning.
  36. TB

    TBird

    Chicago

    39 reviews

    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2015

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Excellent knowledgeable service with top-notch food. Simple menu with good variety of options. Cocktail menu is spot on - highly recommend the 8 Track Mixtape and Stirred Byrd. Solid spot for a happy hour in the front bar/lounge area or a sit-down dinner in the dining room.
  37. C

    Chitowndiner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The lobster benedict was phenomenal.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2015

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    The Irish coffees and mixed drinks are inventive and delicious. The atmosphere was great for a cool late night date spot. But the beers are about $1 an ounce and everything is extremely expensive, which I guess is appropriate for a San Francisco based restaurant.
  39. NS

    NorthShorecutie

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2015

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I decided to make a reservation at Presidio from a friend's recommendation. I couldn't have been more pleased from the moment I walked into the door. The decor was beautiful the overall feel was inviting. Our waititress was great and the food was excellent. I recommend the mussels in cream sauce and scallops for small plates and the Porkchop as a large plate. I will be back to try something different as it would most likely not disappoint. It was a wonderful experience all around. Oh, and the handcrafted cocktails...thumbs up all around.
  40. s

    spen1024

    Chicago

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful brunch, gorgeous space, gracious service! We will definitely be returning.

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Presidio is rated 4.4 stars by 66 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Willow

  • Neighborhood

    Bucktown / Wicker Park

  • Hours of operation

    Sunday 11am- 3pm Monday 5:30-12am Tuesday 5:30pm - 12am Wednesday 5:30pm - 12am Thursday 5:30pm - 12am Friday 5:30pm - 2am Saturday 6pm - 2am

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Californian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street parking available

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Shaun Connolly

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (773) 697-3315

  • Private party facilities

    Presidio offers a variety of options to host your next special occasion or event. Options include plated or family style dinners, passed or stationed canapés, and bar packages to make your event a memorable one. Available for parties ranging from 8-100 people for private, semi-private and buyouts

  • Private party contact

    Amanda Rivera: (773) 697-3315

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