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About Bar Lupo

Bar Lupo is a neighborhood Italian pub in River North's booming Gallery District. Join us for strong drinks, great music, red sauce favorite and regional Italian classics.

Aperitivo weekdays from 3-5pm. $4 beer and wine; $5 spritzes. Have two!

217 W Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60654
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary Italian, Italian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

Hours of Operation:
Open daily at 3pm

Cross Street:
N. Wells St.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 643-3400

Website:
http://www.barlupochicago.com/

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Wine

Private Dining

Bar Lupo is a neighbourhood Italian pub in River North's booming Gallery District. Join us for strong drinks, great music, red sauce favourites and regional Italian classics. We offer private events + catering for groups sized 2-250.

Bar Lupo Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.0

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

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Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
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Cozy (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
People Watching (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Spectacular food, and not regular bar food. Upper scale food selection, that was plated very well. Service was spectacular, very friendly and was knowledgeable about the menu selection as well as drinks. I would highly recommend going to Bar Lupo!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Paleo Friendly, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Perfect balance of great food, service, and design. House-made ricotta was savory and delicious. We were there for lunch - my date had the mortadella egg sandwich in skillet format. I had what would sound dull - eggs, bacon, and potatoes - but everything was so carefully done that it was truly exceptional. Also had the cheese and pastry plate - perfect combination. Loved having a late-morning reservation, so we beat the brunch crowd (started getting busier by 1 p.m.)

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Excellent Italian food at moderate prices. A great neighborhood atmosphere with great service that you would easily find a reason to frequently drop in for a meal. The stuffed crispy meatballs appetizer and fettuccine entree were well flavored renditions of a traditional favorite

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Love the chicken parm here great ambience and was able to accommodate large groups will def come here again!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The staff could not have been more friendly and the food was delicious!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Bar Seating
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

I was really excited to try this place. The wine list is great (as long as you appreciate good wine selection from the Nebbiolo region). They were out of the blend which was disappointing. Over the experience was fine, the major downer was they basically rushed us out of there. I get it they were not super busy but the website says they are open until 11pm and they turned the lights on at 9:50pm, like get out please. My friend and I were just trying to finish our conversation and bottle of wine. It put a bad taste in my mouth for this place. It’s a shame because it’s a cool spot but doesn’t seem to be busy at night...maybe because they push people out.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The food was delicious, can get enough of the meatballs!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We arrived at Bar Lupo for our 7:45PM reservation. We waited for our table to be cleared so we could sit down. This took about 10 minutes. We were seated. We waited another 10 minutes without so much as being greeted by our server, even after the host promised to get our server and we went back once more to remind the host we were still waiting. The "manager" then arrived to take our order and promised to bring out bread "right away" to make up for our wait. We did get our wine promptly, but it took us - I kid you not - two hours from when we arrived to when we finally got the food we ordered. I've had awful service in my life, but this easily takes the cake. The "general manager" not only didn't offer a sincere apology but doubled down on his claim they were "fully staffed." Brian O'Connor has a lot of explaining to do over this debacle. What an embarrassment.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Very poor service - the waitress was clearly spread to thin and was ignoring our table. Took an hour and half to get food. Manager was requested and had no explanation for why it was so slow. 2 tables next to us stood up and walked out.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Short staffed which led to errors and inattentiveness. Otherwise.the place has potential

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

There were 9 of us and all would definitely come back again. Food was affordable and delicious. The menu was creative and drinks were eclectic. Jesse was our waiter he was attentive and knowledgeable. Not only would we return but we will recommend to friends as well

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

fun time!! no free birthday dessert /: just a candle

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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Fantastic food and staff. The Chef is amazing and does a lot with textures and flavors. Great for group outings and sharing.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Not worth the cab ride for lunch. Nothing special sandwiches. Pretty dead at noon.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Get the ricotta toast. It is honestly one of the best dishes I have ever eaten.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

This is a great spot! Great food and wonderful atmosphere. Will definitely be going back.

Tags: People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Nice ambience. Took a bit too long waiting for order to be brought out. Vegetarian portions a bit small but otherwise overall good experience.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on September 8, 2017

Fun atmosphere, great food and awesome location! What more can you ask for? Great service maybe? It was excellenT

Tags: Casual, Tapas, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Food was amazing and outstanding service. Will definitely be back.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 26, 2017

We took my husband's parents to this place and it was perfect for that occasion. The ambiance is perfect. We sat outside and everything was delicious.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Groups, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 23, 2017

I met a few girlfriends here after work and we sat out on the patio. We got there in time for the happy hour time and had some delicious $5 bubbly cocktails. Ordered a few things and shared - Dip in the Pot, Veggie Bowl, Lupo Potatoes Bolognese and the tagliolini. Everything was delicious and very shareable. I would definitely recommend!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Good food. Good drinks. Really hard to have a conversation without shouting.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Music is very loud, but good as long as you don't mind speaking loudly to your friends. Food was delicious!! Service was a little slow, but we were having a great time so we did not mind.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Very good food. Had a group of 8. Split the short ribs with a date or wife. Great service in a fun atmosphere. Well done Lupo!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Everything about Bar Lupo is awesome! Their food and drink selection is extensive with many options for those with dietary restrictions. The ambiance is great with low lighting and cool art. The Ricotta Toast is to die for! One of the best restaurants in Chicago!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 10, 2017

I waited a while at the door before waving down a server. ( may have been a manager). That really was the only negative.
I loved the atmosphere- a unique cross between a gastro-pub and bohemian cafe. The restaurant was divided just enough where you could still be s part of the pub side without sitting at the "bar"
The room flowed well with a blend of antique sofas and easy chairs. Their outdoor patio was inviting, but the rain clouds were forming? So I opted for a great window table. I was impressed that the. Assistant Manager took ample time to work around my food allergies. We decided on the spicy pasta with mushrooms and broccolini which was the best broccolini I've had in s long while. The portions were a manageable size, which left room to satisfy my sweet tooth. The chocolate ( pot d cream) masterpiece-dense and rich chocolate served in a preserve jar and topped with whipped cream and caramel drizzle. I will definitely return.
4 solid stars.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Quick Bite, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Disabled Access, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on August 6, 2017

This place has a great outdoor patio. Good Italian food for a decent price in the city. Our service was a little slow but the food was so great I'd go again!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Loved Bar Lupo! Great food, great service, and great ambiance- everything you want for a nice evening out on a Saturday night!

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 (Columbus)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Food is delicious and super reasonably priced. Our service was slow and we had to wait between courses without plates/silverware. Our server was taking care of a large party and I've been that server before, so really the manager should do sections differently. I also noted in my reservation we were celebrating my moms belated bday and no mention of it was made...

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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Charming inside and excellent service. They just need to improve on food quality as all 3 of our entrees were pretty sub par.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 2, 2017

We loved our waitress, Brit, and the food was excellent!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Good food, bad service. Even the free dessert they gave to compensate for the service came after we paid and two parties had had to leave because it took too long.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 25, 2017

We all enjoyed our food. The service was nice except that the food took forever to come out (over 25 minutes). When it's lunch time and people have to get back to work, and the restaurant is not busy, the food should be coming out quicker. But there was a nice selection of options, everyone liked what they ate, and so we'll go back.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 24, 2017

The service was poor. I was outside on the patio and it was easy to feel abandoned which I have not felt in any other patio seating in chicago

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·Dined on July 23, 2017

The service is excellent every time. Some of the best mussels I've ever had. The stuffed crispy meatballs and made-in-house pastas are phenomenal.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Food was great but one of them for my friends is a vegan and they gave her a pasta dish with me in it after she asked not to have it. We also waited a really long time for the drinks. The drinks were not that good the food was fantastic drinks awful. The service was subpar and because of the service we will never be back.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Service was very slow and was not incredibly busy when we dined there. They had an interesting wine list and the prices were pretty affordable. Outdoor patio is nice. I enjoyed the dip in the pot for the appetizer but nothing else stood out. Burgers were overcooked and not enjoyable.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 16, 2017

I enjoyed the drinks and the food, service was just OK.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 14, 2017

I love a dark restaurant with creative decor & good music! Bar Lupo also provided some of the most delicious food I've had in Chicago -- highly rec the tragliolini w/black truffles, ricotta toast, & budino for dessert! We'll be back & will bring more friends

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, People Watching, Cozy, Good for a Date, Casual, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Food was good. Service was very slow and confused. Music was way too loud.

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