Baptiste & Bottle

4.3
344 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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An approachable, bourbon-centric restaurant located on the 20th floor at the corner of Rush St. and Erie St. Mark Twain once said, "Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough." Renowned chef Richard Sandoval has partnered with Chicago local, James Lintelmann, to create Baptiste & Bottle named in honor of Chicago's first resident, Jean Baptiste Point du Sable. For breakfast, brunch, and dinner, guests will enjoy an elevated dining experience featuring regional menus paired with a one of a kind bourbon and cocktail program surrounded by spectacular views of the Chicago skyline.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast:
Daily: 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Saturday & Sunday Brunch:
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Dinner:
Tuesday - Thursday: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday & Saturday: 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
*Lounge Menu only on Sunday & Monday

Bar/Lounge Menu:
Monday - Thursday: 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Friday: 5 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. & 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. & 5 p.m. to to 11 p.m.
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Phone number
(312) 667-6793
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
James Lintelmann
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Private party facilities
Take in unobstructed views of the city of Chicago through our floor to ceiling windows while you sip on our selection of over 75 bourbons and savor dishes from a custom menu created just for your event by Executive Chef, James Lintelmann. Our refined Private Dining Room, elevated by Bernardaud china, custom blown glass decanters and Reidel glassware seats up to 12 guests, perfect for high-profile executive business meetings and intimate special occasions. Please contact our Private Dining Manager, Lynda Simonetti, with any inquiries - Lynda.simonetti@waldorfastoria.com.
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Private party contact
Lynda Simonetti: (312) 646-1315
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Cross street
Rush St. & Erie St.
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Parking details
6-hour complimentary valet parking is available, with validation from restaurant. Make sure to have your tickets stamped before leaving the restaurant. Street parking is limited. Please contact us at 312-667-6793 for further information.
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Public transit
Baptiste & Bottle is located four blocks from the Chicago Red Line stop. Please contact us at 312-667-6783 with any questions regarding directions to our restaurant.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Mon - Tue 7:00AM - 10:30AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 5:30PM - 6:45PM 7:45PM - 9:00PM
Wed 7:00AM - 10:30AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 5:30PM - 6:30PM 7:45PM - 9:00PM
Thu 7:00AM - 10:30AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 5:30PM - 6:30PM 8:00PM - 9:00PM
Fri 7:00AM - 10:30AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM
Sat 9:00PM - 10:00PM

What 344 People Are Saying
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service
4.3
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73% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ES
3.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Noise level unbearably loud.
Not what we normally expect at a Conrad restaurant.

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F
5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Connor was very knowledgeable and attentive. The food is outstanding!

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LS
1.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Food was ok - there is better brunch to be had in Chicago. Service was very poor and extremely disappointing especially since the restaurant is associated with the Conrad hotel brand. Will not return.

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DC
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Great location perched over Michigan ave. The menu is well thought outand executed as are the cocktails.

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LD
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Swanky date night! Very attentive and friendly waiter. We had a great table and view of the sunset peaking through the downtown skyscrapers. We indulged in (several) old fashioneds. Bone marrow appetizer was delicious. Had the scallops and halibut entrees, fish cooked perfectly and good portions. We also split the jalapeño mac and cheese. Our plates were cleaned and we left quite satisfied. After dinner we went upstairs to the roof bar/restaurant for a cocktail.

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CS
3.0Dined on July 1, 2018

My food was very good. I had scallops. My friend's steak first came out overcooked. I had them send it back. Our server was not the best which made our experience less than average. We asked her to include tip on the bill and she did. But then she denied putting the tip on there. I feel like she was trying to get us to tip her again.

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OT
4.0Dined on July 1, 2018

The food wasn’t bad at all. Everything was a little different and had its own fun twist.

The drinks were good. We all had a different bourbon cocktail and each was very tasty.

Only issue we had was with the parking. Signage outside and the open table app show that parking is validated when you dine. This wasn’t the case at all. Something needs to be updated there.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Excellent food, beautiful view

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2.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Poor service and a very limited menu. Three of the items we tried to order were no longer available. I would say it’s a great place to grab drinks but I would go elsewhere for dinner.

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AJ
1.0Dined on June 17, 2018

This is the third time I have been to Baptiste & Bottle (two prior times for work events). Never has the service been this poor. It was a Fathers Day brunch, restaurant was not very crowded, so no obvious reason for the lack of service. Unfortunately, I will not return and will also not recommend to others.

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1.0Dined on June 16, 2018

We had a 4 person reservation for brunch on a Saturday at 11 am. When we first got there the hostess told us that they were closed. The place was completely empty but we were confused since we had a reservation. The staff was just confused. Apparently they close during the week at 11 but they were open since it was the weekend. We went for the bottomless mimosas deal. Unfortunately when our first round was brought out the waitress spilled champagne all over my mom and her new Louis Vuitton purse!! The manager said they would take care of the damage but they have not replied to our calls and emails!! Horrible service!!! Not worth the 600 that we need to drop on the strap replacements for the damaged LV purse.

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OT
3.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Two of the entrees (lamb loin) we not up to par. We did tell the waiter.

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JO
5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

We actually went up to the roof top lounge. I’m not sure if they are he same space but it was fantastic! The inside as beautiful as well and I’ll definitely go back there once it gets cooler as the view is just as great and the food & cocktails were excellent!

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OT
5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Really enjoyed our evening!
The ambiance was great, the place is very chic and pretty, gorgeous views.
The food was delicious, loved everything we had. As it was our first time dining there, they brought two items “on the house” for us to try, which was definitely what we would call a “touch of class”...
We did ask to give our compliments to the chef as we found the food to be really good!
Service was excellent, starting with the host and everybody that took care of us. A special mention and thanks to Tom, who made the evening even more enchanting.
We would highly recommend the place and we are looking forward to returning very soon.
Emma

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OT
5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Don’t walk, RUN to this place. The food was incredible and service was wonderful. Great atmosphere and views. After dinner check out the rooftop bar.

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4.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Great cocktails and food. Look forward to the next time I stay at the Conrad, I will have dinner here again.

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2.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Food was amazing! Service was terrible!! The maitre d should be let go ASAP, I don’t think there can be a worse person to welcome someone into a restaurant. I also felt the waiter was unprofessional and legitimately rushed me to make my orders.

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2.0Dined on June 3, 2018

This was my third visit. Every time I have selected this restaurant it has been for a special occasion. We have really enjoyed the previous visits and have told others how good the food and service is here. I noted it was a birthday in my reservation and it was never acknowledged. I assume this begins at the host desk failing to notify the server. The server took too long to attend to my guests needs when it came to drinks or taking our food order. He made it feel like we should not get dessert because we “ordered a lot”. He failed to notice one of our sides never arrived. And then at the end told us to enjoy the rest of our stay in Chicago.
I HAVE LIVED HERE FOR 19 YEARS AND SO HAS THE GUEST CELEBRATING HER BIRTHDAY THAT WAS NEVER ACKNOWLEDGED. I am just really disappointed in the end.

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M
3.0Dined on May 27, 2018

We had an 11:30 reservation, and when I checked in at 11:15 I was told I had to wait until 11:30 to be seated. Then at 11:30, when the group checked in (like instructed) we were told they had to get our table ready for us. We waited 15 mins to be seated and there may have only been 2 other tables of people seated. No sure what the problem was, but it put a bad taste in our mouth, before even being seated.

The food was great and the pours were hefty for the bottomless drinks. However, the service was slow and not very attentive. We were not there to get drunk, unlike a few tables around us, so we were not being needy asking for refills left and right. After our meal, it took a good while for anyone to clear our plates. We also only had water refills once during our few hours at the restaurant.

While the food was above average and the deal on the drinks is great, I do not think we will go back. Could have been such a great spot to return to.

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SD
5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Amazing cuisine, every dish was perfect!
Had the burrata salad and halibut.
Very creative combinations of ingredients but still comforting foods.
Loved all aspects of this restaurant.

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JC
5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Awesome experience. Food was absolutely incredible had the Halibut & Chicken Entree & the Tagliatelle Nero as an app. Steven our server was outstanding. Enjoyed a nice bottle of Scarpetta Prosecco.

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OT
4.0Dined on May 22, 2018

Service was wonderful and food was delicious. Nothing over the top but just right!

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M
2.0Dined on May 21, 2018

They failed to mention when I made the reservation that they did not have their regular menu available that day. I was shocked for a business meal when the server announced "they weren't even suppose to be open that day and that there were only 2 lunch options: a burger or a lobster roll", thankfully my client did not have any dietary restrictions but regardless, if reservations were made the restaurant should have notified their patrons ahead of time that a VERY limited option was only available.

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OT
5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Best eggs Benedict

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4.0Dined on May 17, 2018

This restaurant is located in the Conrad Hotel on the 20th floor. The ambiance and view was nice, especially for friends catching up over dinner. Dinner was good and the cocktails were great. I had the scallops and it was delicious. We arrived on a weekday at 8:30pm and the kitchen closed at 9pm. It was not a busy night and service was not as attentive but everyone was very friendly. I would like to return to try more cocktails, but maybe on a weekend when it’s more livelier.

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OT
5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Excellent breakfast. Friendly staff. Beautiful views.

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MP
3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

I was really disappointed with this restaurant. I choose it for the listed menu and when my family arrived for a special occasion the menu was completely different. The servers essentially ignored us. We waited for everything for far too long and when we received our items they were wrong. Would not recommend.

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OT
1.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Except for the views everything was unpleasant.

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EM
4.0Dined on April 21, 2018

We came here for a birthday brunch and the staff was VERY accommodating to all our needs, and helped get us what we needed. The food was also OUTSTANDING, and the all you can drink brunch package is a very good deal. Highly recommend.

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HH
4.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Came for breakfast as we were staying at the hotel. It has a fun view of Michigan Avenue. Coffee was good and the pot was left at our table. I had the yogurt parfait and chicken sausage which was wonderful. I would definitely recommend this place if you are staying at the Conrad, but wouldn't go out of my way to dine here.

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CD
3.0Dined on April 20, 2018

The restaurant was physically beautiful. crowded for happy hour. we sat to eat just after 7 pm. My friend arrived at the bar first and waited over a half hour while seated at the bar but was not acknowledged or waited on by the bartender.
The cocktails were just ok. The dry ice and show was interesting but still a pretty average cocktail. Food was tasty and pretty but very small portions.

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DD
5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Fantastic, the Chef stopped by to check on our experience. The wait staff was outstanding!!!

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OT
4.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Took awhile to be seated despite having a reservation. However, after being seated, it was a fantastic experience.

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SG
3.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Wine and charcuterie board were great. Nice quiet spot for a business meal. The service was meh. Grumpy/rude server who you had to track down and they forgot the food we ordered. Very helpful and lovely hostess, however!

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G
5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Food and service were fantastic. Highlights of the meal were the bone marrow appetizer and bison entree. The drinks were incredible as well. Will definitely be back.

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MO
4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The food was very good (not amazing) and the cocktails were delicious. Our server was very knowledgeable and friendly. I wasn't that impressed with the overall quality of the service here though. The hostess was very rude and although our server was nice, the service wasn't anything special.

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JB
4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We enjoyed Baptiste & Bottle's special Taste of Iceland prix fixe menu. It was phenomenal. The food was high end, the presentation was beautiful, and the service was top-notch. We found the specially designed cocktails to be too sweet for the meal, and drinks, in general here, were over priced. As you're on the 20th floor of the Conrad, you have a great view of the city.

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R
5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We were here for the Taste of Iceland dinner in advance of our friend’s trip to Iceland. Is was a great evening with delicious food, awesome drinks, an engaging chef and a wonderful view of Michigan Avenue. The restaurant and bar had a very cool vibe, we will definitely go back for drinks and appetizers.

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OT
5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We were present for the "Taste of Iceland" menu and had a splendid time!

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P
5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We waited 40 minutes past our reservation time. Also took a long time to get a cocktail. After that dinner was amazing They were featuring a dinner from Iceland. One of the best dinners I have had in a long time. Unique flavors and the visiting chef gave us an education on Icelandic cuisine. We also enjoyed flights of bourbon which was very fun. I would definitely go back.

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