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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!
Chicago, IL 60654
Contemporary Italian, Italian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Hours of Operation:
Open daily at 3pm
N. Wells St.
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Wine
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
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.)
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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!
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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
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