Arbella Chicago

4.7
179 reviews
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$30 and under
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Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Top Tags:
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Good for a Date
  • Happy Hour
The exploration at Arbella begins with a menu showcasing a progressive craft proach towards cocktails either found in or inspired by different and exciting parts of the world. With playful displays and presentations, each cocktail intends to transport the mind to a specific place and evokes a sense of travel.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, International
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Hours of operation
Cocktail Service: Monday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cocktail Service: Tuesday- Friday 5:00 pm- 2:00 am
Cocktail Service: Saturday: 5:00 pm - 3:00 am
Closed Sunday
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Phone number
(312) 846-6654
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Cross street
Clark
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Parking details
Valet
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Special events & promotions
Semi-Private Space available
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Gift Card
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Wine
Reviews from verified diners
179 reviews
4.7 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
77%
Very Good
19%
Good
3%
Fair
1%
Poor
0%
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Cocktails were amazing, if a bit pricey, but the happy hour specials were well worth it. I only tried appetizers, but yummy, loved the empanada!

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MW
5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Great cocktails and tapas. We practically ordered everything on the menu

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4.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Great date spot- good cocktails and fun food options

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EG
5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

The vibe, the food, the drinks were amazing! Arbella's staff was very knowledgeable and provided an air of fun.

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5.0Dined on June 18, 2018

Stu was an awesome server. Food and drinks arrived quickly and their happy hour menu is spot on. Will be back many more times.

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CC
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

The burger is a must eat even if you've been beefless for two years like my friend who ate a piece. Absolutely one of the best burgers I've ever had. The drinks are also delicious.

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4.0Dined on June 16, 2018

stop playing gangster rap @ 5PM
doesn’t even go with your overall theme

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OT
5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Great craft cocktail lounge!!! Plus the food is great. Popular on weekends will encourage to make reservation

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OT
3.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Service was awful. The waitress kept interrupting our conversation to give her two sense. The air conditioning was up so high that we were freezing with coats on in June. When we brought this up to the server she basically said that there was nothing she could do. Thank goodness we had a GILT coupon bc it would have definitely not have been worth the price otherwise. Cocktails were delicious so maybe just go for that.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

This was my first time at Arbella and I really enjoyed myself. The food and drinks were great. Presentation of them was amazing! Our waiter, Paige, was a great time and made the experience enjoyable. Can’t wait to come back again.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Great spot with delicious food. Asia is awesome and I’m h service is top notch. Overall fun, energetic experience. Try the holy grail, you won’t be disappointed.

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Was surprised to see a lot of speciality drinks available! Found out after my visit that you can request your drinks to come Frozen! The food was very good! Small but shareable plates. Have to come back hungry so I can try more food! Overall a nice experience!

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OT
5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

Our service and food were great! The cocktails the bartender came up with were awesome. Definitely will be going back soon!

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FQ
4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

I always love the cocktails here. The music can get loud, but still a fun place for people in their 30s and 40s that want a fun night without the club scene.

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GV
5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Great atmosphere. Cool but not pretentious. We’ll definitely be back.

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CE
4.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Great service, and great cocktails. The food was ver good, would definitely come back!

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JS
5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I will come back with my friends

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OT
5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

Inventive small plates, creative and well-balanced cocktails on a fun, informative menu, excellent service, and a cool, sexy vibe. You won’t be disappointed.

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OT
5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Place is cute and small. Great food and great drinks! A tad bit loud but the music is good.

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JB
5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

We had a great time at Arbella. Tried several different cocktails and tapas. Slow and relaxing meal with great service - the servers were very helpful, and all had fun personalities. We got there right at 5 when they opened, so it wasn't crowded. A bit pricey, but perfect for a special evening out - will definitely be back.

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OT
4.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Great drinks! Unique but also really good. Dealers choice option was cool too. The dishes we had were takes on traditional dishes - done really well. Empanadas, tacos and elotes all spot on.

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OT
3.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Great for drinks and apps before dinner or a casual event.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Some of the best drinks in Chicago. Great ambiance. No real hostess stand, so to the back left of the bar

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k
5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Birthday celebration! Wonderful drinks and great atmosphere!!

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AH
5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

The food at Arbella was wonderful! So much flavor and such creative dishes like chicken shawarma empanadas. Service was great. We were checked on frequently and the dishes we ordered came out quickly one after the other and piping hot. It’s a cool trendy atmosphere but didn’t feel pretentious. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening here.

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M
4.0Dined on April 21, 2018

I decided to check out Arbella because of a few really interesting menu items and I was a little disappointed that the menu on Open Table was outdated...some specific items were were excited to try weren't available as the menu had changed (quite a while ago according to our server). I wouldn't go back to Arbella for dinner but definitely a great spot for creative cocktails, an appetizer or two, and some lively music. Service was great and we had a fun time!

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Our waiter Stuart was amazing in guiding us through the drink menu! He even started suggesting other drinks based on our individual preferences, it was so fun. Great music, lively environment, and the flatbread is so tasty.

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4.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Great vibe, it's like a hidden gem. You don't really see this place from the street but once inside was visually appealing. A great mix of music, get the "chips" and the Korean chicken. Awesome! Huge variety of cocktails with a superb Mixologist working behind the bar. Definitely will be back

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WW
4.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Nice spot downtown. Low key ambiance with nice overstuffed chairs, attentive staff, good craft cocktails and well-prepared high quality food. We had the empanada, smoked hummus with pita and the skirt steak. All were quite good.

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OT
5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Small plates are amazing - excellent diverse selection and reasonably priced.

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M
5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

What a great space!
The space was matched by the cocktail menu where attention to detail and balance created a fantastic experience.
Service, provided by Aja, was attentive, knowledgeable...guiding us to experience some of Arabella’s finest cocktails and food. She was engaging without being invasive. We will ask for her the next time we dine there ....which will be soon!

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TS
5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

I loved Arbella. Great drinks great food. The staff was awesome and the drinks...AMAZING

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OT
5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Awesome time!!

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R
4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Great drinks. Great atmosphere. Just wished there was someone to greet me at the door. We stood there for more than a minute and had to flag a waiter down who was busy with other customers.

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N
4.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Extensive and interesting cocktail menu. Great ambiance.

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OT
5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Great service, cocktails, and environment! 5 Stars

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TH
5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

The only issue we had was with the squid. I'm not sure if the burnt little round things were potatoes but the were burnt to a crisp.

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AW
5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

The drink selection is a vast one. Drinks inspired from travels around the world! Hard to stop at one! Food was wonderful. The egg roll was by far my favorite.

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JM
3.0Dined on February 17, 2018

It’s a bar with food, not a restaurant

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VF
5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Got drinks and apps with girlfriends. It was a blast and our server was amazing.

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