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1901 Restaurant at AceBounce

4.3
4.3
34 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American

*Note*: Reservations at 1901 Restaurant do NOT include a ping pong reservation or a Brunch reservation at AceBounce. 1901 Restaurant serves elevated, handcrafted dishes in the exciting environment of AceBounce. The globally inspired menu, designed by renowned Chef Rick Gresh, has flavors from the Mediterranean, Europe, Asia, Latin America, and the United States. The seasonal menu reflects Gresh’s commitment to sustainable and locally sourced ingredients — even taking him on a journey to harvest olives for olive oil. The pursuit of quality comes across in longstanding relationships with local farms, providing ingredients that diners can enjoy only at 1901.

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    MON 4pm - 12am
    TUE 4pm - 12am
    WED 4pm - 12am
    THURS 4pm - 12am
    FRI 12pm - 1am
    SAT 12pm - 1am
    SUN 12pm - 9pm

  • Phone number

    (773) 219-0900

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Neighborhood

    River North (Chicago)

  • Cross street

    Wacker & Clark

  • Parking details

    AceBounce validates parking for up to 12 hours in the public parking garage at 203 N Clark St, Chicago.

  • Public transit

    Clark/Lake (El - Blue, Brown, Green, Orange, Pink, Purple lines)

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

Menu

Shared

  • Tomato Bisque$8.00

    Foot long garlicky cheese stick

    • Lobster Fritters$15.00

      Fresno chili tartar sauce

      • Banh Mi Shrimp Toast$12.00

        Cilantro, scallion, pickled carrots

        • Spicy Tuna Tartare$17.00

          Hatch green chili oil, cucumbers, sriracha aioli, poppadum

          • Pepperoni Meatballs$13.00

            Tomato sauce, crispy parmesan cheese, crusty bread

            • Grilled Chicken Thigh Kebabs$12.00

              Sea salt, togarashi, brown sugar

              • Fried Mushrooms$11.00

                Gluten free batter, tarragon aioli

                Salads

                • Frisée Salad$10.00

                  Strawberries, hazelnut, blue cheese, hazelnut dressing

                  • Shrimp & Wild Rice Salad$12.00

                    Wild rice & squash with shrimp, mandarin orange, avocado, toasted almonds, herb vinaigrette

                    Pizza

                    • Prosciutto$15.00

                      Asparagus, arugula, lemon zest, white sauce, parmesan, aleppo pepper

                      • Sausage & Rabe$14.00

                        Pecorino, provolone, garlic, oregano

                        • White Pizza$17.00

                          Truffle gouda, parsley, white sauce

                          • Hawaiian$15.00

                            Smoked pork, fresh mozzarella, caramelized pineapple, chilies

                            • Pepperoni Meatball$14.00

                              Calabrian chili, Italian parsley, shaved garlic

                              • Crispy Chicken Skin$14.00

                                Mozzarella, caramelized onions, chilies, celery, white sauce

                                • Zorba$13.00

                                  Mozzarella, feta, kalamata olives, romaine, cucumber, tomatoes, oregano, pickled red onions

                                  Entrées

                                  • Scallops$24.00

                                    Spring pea risotto, mushroom relish

                                    • Pan Roasted Salmon$25.00

                                      Zucchini, Yukon gold potatoes, coconut curry, hatch green chili oil

                                      • Red Quinoa Tacos$16.00

                                        Corn tortillas, quinoa "taco meat", lettuce, cheddar, cilantro, crema, salsa

                                        • Skirt Steak$24.00

                                          6 oz, grilled asparagus, crispy potatoes, roasted garlic, preserved lemon

                                          • Cameron Farms Fried Chicken$22.00

                                            Spiced honey, cabbage & carrot slaw, buttermilk habanero dressing

                                            • Spicy Artichokes & Perciatelli Pasta$24.00

                                              Lobster, Mighty Vine tomatoes and crisp guanciale

                                              Sides

                                              • Cacio e Pepe Mac n' Cheese$6.00

                                                Parmesan, black pepper, crunchy breadcrumbs

                                                • Garlic Fries$6.00

                                                  Garlic & vinegar french fries, parsley, crushed chilies

                                                  • Grilled Asparagus$6.00

                                                    Pickled red onion, lemon, cured egg yolk, crispy breadcrumbs

                                                    Desserts

                                                    • Bittersweet Chocolate Tart$7.00

                                                      Pistachio, luxardo cherry, vanilla gelato

                                                      • Loaded Doughnut Holes$7.00

                                                        Maple glaze, crispy bacon, hot fudge sauce

                                                        • Lemon Berry Pavlova$7.00

                                                          Vanilla meringue, lemon mousse, fresh berries

                                                          • Black Dog Gelato$4.00

                                                            Choice of: toasted coconut, espresso, cashew goat cheese

                                                            • Black Dog Sorbet$4.00

                                                              Choice of: cucumber rose, blood orange, cherry peach

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                                                              What 34 people are saying

                                                              Overall ratings and reviews

                                                              4.3
                                                              4.3 based on all time ratings
                                                              • 4Food
                                                              • 4Service
                                                              • 4Ambience
                                                              • 3.7Value

                                                              NoiseModerate

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                                                              1. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                Chicago

                                                                4 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                5.0

                                                                4 reviews

                                                                Dined on December 6, 2017

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Service was great food and drinks were even better!

                                                              2. KL

                                                                KeyLargo2019

                                                                New York Area

                                                                13 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                4.0

                                                                13 reviews

                                                                Dined on December 2, 2017

                                                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                We stumbled upon AceBounce making last minute dinner reservations before a show at Goodman Theater. It was a good find. We didn't have enough time to enjoy playing ping pong, but enjoyed watching others. We sat in the few tables near the kitchen and found the noise level was not bad at all (it was 7pm on a Saturday night). The food and drinks were all really great - quinoa tacos especially were a hit. I'd go back - but plan to play ping pong too next time!

                                                              3. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                Chicago

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                1.0

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                Dined on December 1, 2017

                                                                overall1food2service1ambience1

                                                                Awful. Had to get up and ask a waiter to even take our order, then one entree was not cooked correctly and the chef was rude when we asked to have it corrected.

                                                              4. L

                                                                Lisa

                                                                Chicago

                                                                5 reviews

                                                                4.0

                                                                5 reviews

                                                                Dined on November 19, 2017

                                                                overall4food5service5ambience5

                                                                I had a great time at Ace Bounce. The food was good, the service was excellent (Go Aaron) and it was just really fun. I need to brush on my ping pong skills, but I still give Ace Bounce a 4 out of 5.

                                                              5. LT

                                                                LaurenT

                                                                Chicago

                                                                8 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                8 reviews

                                                                Dined on October 27, 2017

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                We got 30 min of ping-pong for $22 and a taco pizza that was really delicious and unique for $8 and fed 2 people. Drinks were half price or so. This was for happy hour until 7 PM on a Friday. Server checked in frequently, was nice, and brought ice water without being asked. He was helpful with his recommendations. We didn't do the sitdown we planned for.

                                                              6. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                Miami

                                                                7 reviews

                                                                3.0

                                                                7 reviews

                                                                Dined on August 21, 2017

                                                                overall3food4service2ambience3

                                                                I had higher hopes for this restaurant considering all the decent reviews and ratings online. After being seated we quickly got to ordering, I'm also in the biz, so I clearly recognized the tactics that came with wanting us out of the restaurant as soon as possible. However, to have made it so obvious really left me bothered. Both the appetizer and all entrees were fired at the same time so everything arrived to the table together, considering my entree isn't something I could eat cold I went straight for that first and the app after I was done. As I was still clearly eating and chewing my food the waiter comes and alerts me of last call and proceeds to take my plate with my utensils. Last call 40 minutes before a restaurant is closing? Ok. As we got closer to finishing up our meals we weren't offered any option for dessert, just went straight to dropping the check. Overall, the food was great.. (would've been better had it not been eaten cold) but the service was lacking. The gentleman that I assume was the manager also had a standoffish attitude, clearly this restaurant is feeling the hit of slow season considering it was empty, but if hospitality isn't your thing, then you're definitely in the wrong industry.

                                                              7. MM

                                                                MomMD

                                                                Chicago

                                                                31 reviews

                                                                3.0

                                                                31 reviews

                                                                Dined on May 28, 2017

                                                                overall3food4service1ambience3

                                                                Really good food, but for the price, there should have been more of it. The service was the absolute worse part and the place was not busy at all. We didn't play pingpong which looked like it was fun.

                                                              8. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                Chicago

                                                                4 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                4 reviews

                                                                Dined on May 13, 2017

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                Waiter was great. Suggested special made drink. Food was excellent and it was a fun atmosphere

                                                              9. GA

                                                                GARYR

                                                                Chicago

                                                                12 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                4.0

                                                                12 reviews

                                                                Dined on May 13, 2017

                                                                overall4food5service5ambience5

                                                                Really cool looking place . The food was excellent along with the service. The prices drinks and food were on the expensive side, but on par with the area. My only complaint would be that the music was too loud, hard to hear the waiter.

                                                              10. b

                                                                bigpittstop

                                                                Savannah

                                                                6 reviews

                                                                2.0

                                                                6 reviews

                                                                Dined on April 22, 2017

                                                                overall2food1service2ambience1

                                                                Its was way too loud. We were not impressed with the food. The bar menu seemed way more the way to go. Also, we thought the restaurant was separate...as in, in another room. The music was good, but it was so loud, we could not talk. We liked the mac n cheese. I had thought all day about the potential of the Loaded Glazed Donuts and was so unimpressed, I didn't eat more than half of one and asked the waiter to take them off. The staff was working really hard and super friendly. Ping Pong party all day. Pre dinner or post dinner, but eat some where else. Or go with apps and bar menu.

                                                              11. NM

                                                                NixMac

                                                                Chicago

                                                                42 reviews

                                                                4.0

                                                                42 reviews

                                                                Dined on April 15, 2017

                                                                overall4food3service5ambience3

                                                                Surprised my husband with Sunday brunch and he loved the atmosphere of pingpong and shuffleboard play. The food was creative and it was SO much fun trying all the tapas and munchies. The pizza was the best part and we both loved the oatmeal creme brulee. The bottomless mimosas and bloody marys were nice but could use more orange juice. Everyone at Acebounce was SO nice and waited on us very well. I have a mobility issue and they were very accommodating to my situation. Unfortunately, if you are disabled or use an assistive device the building the restaurant is in is NOT disability-friendly. Not the restaurant's fault but they need to pressure the landlord to make sure that elevator is working during business hours. We had a great time and we were glad we visited AceBounce and enjoyed their Bottomless brunch.

                                                              12. m

                                                                mabelsc

                                                                Chicago

                                                                71 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                5.0

                                                                71 reviews

                                                                Dined on April 8, 2017

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                The music was a bit loud for a lunch meeting

                                                              13. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                Chicago

                                                                4 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                5.0

                                                                4 reviews

                                                                Dined on March 21, 2017

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Great service and food!!

                                                              14. LJ

                                                                LotsaJetGirl

                                                                Chicago

                                                                28 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                3.0

                                                                28 reviews

                                                                Dined on February 18, 2017

                                                                overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                                Went before a show at the Goodman. It is primarily a bar/ping pong palace with limited dining tables, so it is not quiet. I had the skirt steak which was well prepared. My husband had the scallops. Our friend had the salmon. Meal was very good. We split the apple salad which was enough for 2. Our friends had the fried mushrooms which were delicious. Interesting craft cocktails. Next time will book a ping pong table.

                                                              15. MM

                                                                MeghanM

                                                                Cincinnati

                                                                9 reviews

                                                                4.0

                                                                9 reviews

                                                                Dined on February 2, 2017

                                                                overall4food4service3ambience3

                                                                We were just eating at 1901, the small restaurant part of AceBounce, but I would be interested in coming back to play some ping pong. The ping pong/bar area was very busy--good happy hour crowd. The food was decent and it would be easy to order some of the bar food and shared plates while playing a game.

                                                              16. GL

                                                                GrandmaLinda

                                                                Chicago

                                                                48 reviews

                                                                4.0

                                                                48 reviews

                                                                Dined on January 15, 2017

                                                                overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                                We enjoyed our meal at 1901! The food was creative and excellently prepared by a great chef! Portions are just right and the prices were cost friendly as a Theater Fixe Prix meal. All the food was plated beautifully. Great job! The only disadvantage is it is connected with AceBounce, a ping pong hall. The noise level is loud and so it is difficult to have a "quiet conversation." However, we enjoyed a game of ping pong before dinner and enjoyed the energy of the evening.

                                                              17. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                Chicago

                                                                5 reviews

                                                                3.0

                                                                5 reviews

                                                                Dined on January 14, 2017

                                                                overall3food2service5ambience5

                                                                The octopus was VERY sub-par. Would not order again. Hits from the Pong is the best drink ever

                                                              18. l

                                                                ladybug

                                                                Chicago

                                                                3 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                3 reviews

                                                                Dined on December 28, 2016

                                                                overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                Good food, nice service, and fun ambiance

                                                              19. B

                                                                Bull

                                                                Chicago

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on December 17, 2016

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Fun, innovative and unique. The food was creative and delicious and the staff was exceptional. We went for a pre theatre dinner and enjoyed all the ping pong players in action. Great for all ages.

                                                              20. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                Chicago

                                                                10 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                4.0

                                                                10 reviews

                                                                Dined on December 17, 2016

                                                                overall4food3service3ambience4

                                                                It's a fun place for drinks and games. Cocktails were very good. The pizza was good, crispy and hot with good amount of toppings. Unfortunately, the Lobster Gougeres was disappointing. They weren't served as puffs, but flat hard disks of dough with tasteless, finely chopped cold lobster. Not sure if they even put the foie gras tourchon on there, but if they did, it was tasteless too. Not worthy of the $18 price...at all. We were never asked how we enjoyed the dish, so we let it go. Our server got overwhelmed with a large table and out service tapered off as a result. Not really his fault, just the circumstances but maybe they should have a helper or manager cover. We'll go back, but more for the games and less for the dining.

                                                              21. CA

                                                                CherylA

                                                                Houston

                                                                50 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                5.0

                                                                50 reviews

                                                                Dined on November 25, 2016

                                                                overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                SO fun!!! Great experience. The charcuterie board was sad , needs major improvement. Pizzas were yummy staff was exceptional!

                                                              22. MS

                                                                MSquared

                                                                Chicago

                                                                7 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                1.0

                                                                7 reviews

                                                                Dined on November 10, 2016

                                                                overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                We left immediately after we got there — that is no place for fine dining! It was SO LOUD! It's in the same room as a bunch of ping pong tables, and you couldn't hear each other talk. There was only one other couple in the restaurant and they looked miserable. (I had to rate one star on each of the dining experiences because there wasn't a "not applicable" option)

                                                              23. AL

                                                                ALSWharton

                                                                Chicago

                                                                37 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                4.0

                                                                37 reviews

                                                                Dined on October 30, 2016

                                                                overall4food5service4ambience3

                                                                Surprisingly good food for a table tennis gimmick. Not catching in very quickly in Chicago.

                                                              24. CP

                                                                ChloeP

                                                                Chicago

                                                                3 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                3 reviews

                                                                Dined on October 22, 2016

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                We had a fantastic time. The food was excellent and the service was even better.

                                                              25. MT

                                                                MichaelT

                                                                Phoenix

                                                                24 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                5.0

                                                                24 reviews

                                                                Dined on October 21, 2016

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                Second time here. First was a work function. Couldn't wait to come back to eat here. The food is excellent. Very good menu. The chef actually took the time to talk about how some items were prepared and certain ingredients. Staff is very cool and accommodating and on point. Carlos was our waiter both times. He was great and Johnny on the spot with drinks ("every twelve Minutes").

                                                              26. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                Chicago

                                                                1 review

                                                                3.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on October 21, 2016

                                                                overall3food4service2ambience4

                                                                The food was good, and it was fun watching everyone play ping pong. It was extremely loud but that is to be expected. But one thing I did not understand is that when we first arrived we were told it would be at least a half an hour, probably an hour for a table, but open table had openings within 15 minutes of the time. Also, there were not a lot of people sitting and eating so I'm not sure why we were told it would be so long....

                                                              27. c

                                                                chitowndiner

                                                                Chicago

                                                                36 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                2.0

                                                                36 reviews

                                                                Dined on October 7, 2016

                                                                overall2food3service3ambience2

                                                                We thought it would be a good place to play some family ping pong and gather for a casual meal. Had stopped by late afternoon and on a Sunday afternoon before and did not notice loud music. We arrived for early Friday evening dinner with family including baby grandson and it was just too loud to enjoy. We ate - decent food but oddly undercooked bacon wrapped dates (sent back and returned still undercooked). Stick with basics - pizza was good. Unable to take advantage of Ping Pong due to music level.

                                                              28. m

                                                                mabelsc

                                                                Chicago

                                                                71 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                5.0

                                                                71 reviews

                                                                Dined on September 20, 2016

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Small plates to share, but music can be very loud. Too bad it's not open for lunch Monday-Thursday, considering it's in the Loop.

                                                              29. KH

                                                                KennethH

                                                                Toronto

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                Dined on September 11, 2016

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                                Our meal was outstanding. The menu was creative. The chef also provided us with a complimentary dessert. This is awesome. The only issue we had was that the music was so loud. We were unable to chat with each other except between tunes.

                                                              30. E

                                                                Ella

                                                                Chicago

                                                                13 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                13 reviews

                                                                Dined on August 27, 2016

                                                                overall5food3service5ambience5

                                                                Fun place to be with friends and family. Service was great!

                                                              31. JB

                                                                JenniferB

                                                                Milwaukee

                                                                4 reviews

                                                                2.0

                                                                4 reviews

                                                                Dined on July 23, 2016

                                                                overall2food2service3ambience3

                                                                Too expensive for small amount of food. Fun place and friendly attentive staff though. Will definitely return but not for 1901. Maybe appetizer at the bar.

                                                              32. a

                                                                artspatron

                                                                Richmond

                                                                11 reviews

                                                                3.0

                                                                11 reviews

                                                                Dined on July 22, 2016

                                                                overall3food3service5ambience4

                                                                Enjoyed the "active" environment and watching ping pongers. The service was top notch. Menu variety was very strong for this type of restaurant, even on the "creative" side. Our pizza crust was a little overdone, but overall the food was good and the price was very reasonable for Chicago.

                                                              33. HP

                                                                HPFoodie

                                                                Chicago

                                                                12 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                5.0

                                                                12 reviews

                                                                Dined on July 12, 2016

                                                                overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                I am in LOVE with this place, and that's not good. I have been there FOUR times in a month...that's ridiculous! From the pepperoni meatballs to the incredible Green Acres - squash with roasted peppers and hummus to the "slap yo' momma" Cameron Farms Chicken with its addictive spiced honey sauce to the...as I affectionately call it "chicken fat" pizza (real name - Crispy Chicken Skin) that is insane! You can't leave without dessert and for me, that's either the Loaded Doughnut Holes with the bacon and hot fudge sauce or the Tropical Cheesecake with macadamia nuts and pineapple. No, they didn't pay me but I really could be a spokesperson by now. :) Chef Rick - you are the man!

                                                              34. LT

                                                                LaurenT

                                                                Philadelphia

                                                                3 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                5.0

                                                                3 reviews

                                                                Dined on June 25, 2016

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                awesome new addition to the chicago scene. Classy and fun with excellent food and cocktails!

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                                                              • Cross street

                                                                Wacker & Clark

                                                              • Neighborhood

                                                                River North (Chicago)

                                                              • Hours of operation

                                                                MON 4pm - 12am
                                                                TUE 4pm - 12am
                                                                WED 4pm - 12am
                                                                THURS 4pm - 12am
                                                                FRI 12pm - 1am
                                                                SAT 12pm - 1am
                                                                SUN 12pm - 9pm

                                                              • Cuisines

                                                                Contemporary American

                                                              • Dining style

                                                                Casual Dining

                                                              • Dress code

                                                                Business Casual

                                                              • Parking details

                                                                AceBounce validates parking for up to 12 hours in the public parking garage at 203 N Clark St, Chicago.

                                                              • Public transit

                                                                Clark/Lake (El - Blue, Brown, Green, Orange, Pink, Purple lines)

                                                              • Payment options

                                                                MasterCard, Visa

                                                              • Additional

                                                                Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

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