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Baptiste & Bottle

4.3
310 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Handcrafted Cocktails
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. 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:
Monday-Friday: 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Lunch:
Monday-Friday: 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.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.

Bar Bites:
Daily from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Bar:
Monday - Wednesday: 2:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Thursday: 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Friday: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 a.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. to 1:30 a.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. 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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What 310 People Are Saying
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4.1
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4.4
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3.7
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3.0Dined 3 days ago

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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5.0Dined 5 days ago

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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4.0Dined 6 days ago

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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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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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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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

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

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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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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We were excited to eat here. The website said they were have a special Icelandic menu but did not make it clear that it was the ONLY menu available that evening. So, started off very disappointed because my wife was not at all interested in the special menu. So instead of taking our table, we sat in the bar area at a 2 top with great city view. Service from hostess to waiter was indifferent. Bar food was great. Glass of wine expensive considering small portion.

would go back to have a drink at bar and a small bite. I'd be interested in trying the restaurant but indifferent service is not enticing me to do so.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We enjoyed a very carefully designed and executed Icelandic meal. Along with this, too specially created Icelandic

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Dined here for Taste of Iceland 2018. Excellent food, service and overall experience. Bartenders (Matt, India) were friendly and offered great suggestions for cocktails. Our server (Tom) provided wine pairings that perfectly complemented the food. Icelandic chef provided informative tableside presentation and explanations of the courses. The ambiance of the restaurant was lively, upscale yet not too noisy. Would definitely recommend and return for another dining experience!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We did the Taste of Iceland dinner. Our waiter was a true professional and one of the best. The food was amazing, the cocktails were delicious. One of my favorites.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

The food was great. The service was fantastic. The views were perfect. And the drinks were on point.

It was a great place to go on a business dinner as we needed to accommodate a variety of diets, including a couple vegetarians. I'd also recommend this to people who are from out-of-town as its a great opportunity to get the "city" feel with nice views.

Overall, I have only very positive remarks about my experience -- and I don't say that lightly as I'm a total foodie who has been to many great restaurants and live in a great food city, myself. Go check this restaurant out!

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great drinks, good downtown view. I was a little disappointed with the free range bison, which was overcooked and then sliced in half to appear rare. The macaroni was tasty but a bit soupy. I would have expected more for $ of the meal. I would recommend this place for cocktails and appetizers.

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2.0Dined on March 25, 2018

This place is such a disappointment. Not worth the trip or the price. First of all, they draw you in by advertising an unlimited bloody Mary bar for $26 so one would expect an up to par bloody Mary. Not the case! Oh and mind you, if you only pay for one bloody mary and not the the unlimited bar, you do not get to make your own. You get a pretty bad bloody Mary made by the bartender in a tiny cup with minimal to no garnishes. The food was ok. They try to make it fancy so they can charge more but they end up ruining a classic meal. E.g Breakfast BLT. Service was ok. Messed up our orders multiple times. I regret spending my money here. I should have known when they request credit card info to make a reservation that nothing good would come of it. I definitely won't be returning.

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Food was outstanding, service was not. We went to B&B for brunch. We were left with a dirty table and empty drinks (part of the Unlimited Mimosa and Bloody Mary package) for 25 minutes...turns out, our server had left sick. NO ONE came to tell us this. Finally the manager came over and apologized...although did NOTHING about it. Was really turned off by this. It's very clear the waitstaff and front of the house is clueless and doesn't have it together.

Also, the ambiance is a bit sterile...which seems to be the case with most "hotel restaurants"...could pick it up a bit and make it feel a little less of a "lobby" restaurant.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Loved this! Took a group for a bachelorette brunch and the food & drink options were perfect for our occasion! The vibe is really cool too and the views were great.

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2.0Dined on March 24, 2018

I was so excited to try this restaurant out but the service staff was not welcoming at all and made us feel like we were not wanted and they only had 5 tables in the restaurant. The server was nice but not knowledgeable and when your paying close to $30 for a brunch plate you want to know how it’s composed. When the food was dropped we were not asked if we needed anything else and the next time the server came around we almost done. If i had to sum it up in one word: Overrated

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Beautiful view of the city with amazing craft cocktails

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4.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Pre- Hamilton dinner . Beautiful setting, great ambience. Food slightly overpriced for the quality

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Our group had a great time at Baptise & Bottle. We were all celebrating different things (friends in town, birthday, and a new job.) The waiter was aware of our celebrations and made sure to give us extra attention (along with a free ticket to the dessert bar which was nice.) The food and bottomless mimosas were delicious. I would definitely go back here and look forward to it when it warms up.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Great bottomless mimosas and bloodies. Amazing food! Staff is fantastic.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Went for brunch for St. Patrick’s day and had a splendid time. Attentive and knowledgeable wait staff. Had holiday themed cocktails. Amazing food.

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1.0Dined on March 17, 2018

My husband and I were extremely disappointed in our experience at Baptiste & Bottle! We made reservations at 7:00AM to enjoy their St Patrick’s Day celebration as advertised on Eventbrite Rally. The celebration was supposed to run from 6:30AM - 10:00PM but when we asked about their specials we were informed the specials weren’t starting until 11:00AM. We traveled from out of state to celebrate St Patrick’s Day in Chicago and would have chosen a different location for breakfast had we known this information. The server seemed half asleep, the food was mediocre, and the disappointment high due to false advertisement.

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3.0Dined on March 10, 2018

There was a lady with her dog in the restaurant. Very off putting

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Came here for Saturday lunch and fully enjoyed the experience. The drinks were fantastic - tried the Dealer’s Roulette (noted my preferred taste profile to the waitress) and was not disappointed. The food was fantastic too but note that it’s on the heartier side (at least their brunch menu options). The views and general ambiance were on point - can’t beat views of the city from the 20th floor.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

This is an amazing restaurant!

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Enjoyed this place a lot

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

We were so happy with the friendly service and delicious food!

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Younas was a great and provided good service. Specialty sandwich came out over-cooked and sloppy, but an amazing manager, Iyala, helped to correct it and bring us another option. Views from the Conrad hotel are great. We will return.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

This was one of the most delicious meals of my life. Sat with two friends and had the privilege of having Stephen as our waiter. He was attentive, anticipated our needs, and educated us where we needed info on menu items and drink choices. The crudo in lime juice, the beet salad, Berkshire pork, pasta, and Brussels sprouts were somehow, we agreed, some of the best plates we had ever enjoyed. The chocolate dessert with chocolate beignets was the perfect ending

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Food is pricey, but wait staff and view were lovely! Will definitely bring out of town friends here.

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

The food and drinks here were great, but sadly the service was a mess. When we arrived for a 7:00 Friday evening reservation, we were told we would be seated around 7:30. But the hostess acknowledged there was no room to wait at the bar (because a lot of other late tables were there), and didn't offer any solutions as to where we could wait. She also didn't offer to buy us a drink for our inconvenience, and she basically seemed like she didn't know what she was doing.
We elbowed our way into the long table in front of the bar, but the bartenders were so harried that they were refusing to serve people. When we did finally get a bartender to pay attention to us, he complained that they were running out ingredients to make the house cocktails. He seemed genuinely distressed, but at the same time really unprofessional. We walked into the dining room, and there were several open 4 tops (we were a party of 4), so we went back and asked another person working the front of the room whey we couldn't be seated earlier. He promised to seat us at 7:15, but we were seated at about 7:25. The waiter working our table was great, but he seemed spread too thin as well, checking in with us only infrequently and slowing down our food and drink orders. Thankfully, when we did finally get orders in, both the cocktails and the food were excellent, but this place needs to staff up, train their people, and just generally act like they're in the hospitality industry.

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

I’ve been to Baptiste and Bottle a few times, but only once for dinner. For drinks, it’s a great place to go. However, our service at dinner was awful. I’m usually very patient and understanding, but our service was truly terrible and the restaurant was not that busy. I think our waiter forgot about us after we ordered appetizers. The food was very good, but the slow service will prevent me from going back for dinner. If you want a fun atmosphere for drinks, I recommend this place.

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

It was great food for the most part. (Bison was quite good, and the pasta was yummy. The not on the menu empanda was the best thing ive had in a long time, hope it goes to menu) However, the main reason we returned, was for the chocolate whip drink. This was amazing the first time we sat at the bar a few weeks ago. This past weekend, it was about half the size, and tasted much different, more like an irish coffee, than the luxurious hot chocolate drink the first was. Half the size, and same price of course.
The hotel vibe was more prevalent this time around as well. (young 20 something kids, vacationers, etc..)

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

We made a reservation at 11 which was after the breakfast rush but before the brunch rush. As my friends and I were finishing our meals it was getting quite loud with large groups checking in. The waiter David was prompt in explaining the drink specials which is always first on my mind during brunch.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

My mom and I went to brunch for bottomless mimosas. Both our food (avacado toast and the lobster roll with a side of chicken sasauge) was EXCELLENT. Our server was wonderful and the general manager comped our drinks. Overall, an amazing experience and we will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on February 7, 2018

I come here all the time. The hotel restaurant stigma never really made sense to me. Every time I have been here, the food has been innovative and delicious. The cocktails are great. This was the best meal I had for restaurant week.

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3.0Dined on February 5, 2018

The restaurant is on the 20th floor. Great city views. Nice decor. Friendly staff, good
service. Three courses offered during Restaurant Week. All the food offered was also
on their regular menu. Tasty.

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2.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Food was ok but the portions were very small. Service was non existent. The place was empty so the ambiance was awkward.

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3.0Dined on February 3, 2018

We went to Baptiste and Bottle for restaurant week and were disappointed with the menu. We didn't know that we couldn't order from their regular menu if we weren't pleased with the selections. I was not a big fan of the dessert and my husband did not enjoy the bone marrow first course.

The service was mediocre. We weren't checked on very much and had to ask for our waiter to get the check.

The ambiance was so-so. It was so dark so you couldn't really see much. We didn't get to sit at the window where there is an amazing view.

The only bright spot was the amazing bartender who had great knowledge of bourbon. He took good care of us while we waited for our table.

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