Bar Ramone

4.7
21 reviews
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$30 and under
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Tapas / Small Plates
Bar Ramone, located in River North, is a wine bar with the heart and soul of Spanish tapas. The wine program is curated by Lettuce Entertain You Associate Partner Richard Hanauer and features a wine list of just over 100 bottles. The small plates menu is created by Chef Partners Hisanobu Osaka and Doug Psaltis. Favorites include house-made tomato bread, Patatas Bravas XL Fries, Duck Confit Poutine and Galacian Octopus.
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New Orleans
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

It’s a nice looking place. The wine was very good. The food was so-so. It’s a bit like Cafe Baba Reba’s menu only not as good. We had the Brussels salad, the potatoes bravas xl fries and the tomato bread w/anchovies. All just ok. Nothing special. It’s a bit loud, but normal for a restaurant like that. Our server ruined the experience He was rushing us, constantly bothering us about ordering more items. Just way too overly attentive and our check was wrong too. I also wish they would have had tasting flights like most wine bars offer.

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AD
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent new Spanish tapas restaurant in River North.

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SG
Chicago
80 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had another great dinner at Ramone. Food was very tasty as usual and the service excellent. Their attention to detail is impressive - such as having strict practices to keep wine by the glass fresh which very few places pay attention to.
We sat at the bar counter and Dennis took great care of us. Looking forward to the next visit.

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JH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cozy spot to sip wine and enjoy some unique spanish tapas. High energy, but not so noisy or crowded that you can't enjoy some good conversation. Bottle prices were almost all over $70, per glass prices started at $15.

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G
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Food was excellent. Wine was good. Server in training was far better personality than the “seasoned server” that barely could crack a smile. Our party of 5 was placed at a table for 4 in a corner where we could barely figure out to to seat ourselves because it was so crowded and very very tight.

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B
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is really good. Authentic but also has a modern twist. What impresses me as much is the staff. Knowledgeable AND they have remembered us which is really flattering and nice!

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ED
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was good and service was great but we dropped over $100 as a couple and left hungry. Felt ripped off.

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M
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went with my husband and daughter after the Bears lost in the Wild Card round of the playoffs. The staff was aware of the game and the loss and incorporated it into our conversation and evening. It was a birthday celebration and they definitely made the most of it without making it awkward or uncomfortable. The food was excellent, the staff was better! We will definitely go again and will definitely recommend.

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B
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been there twice and the food and wine selection are outstanding and so authentic! The servers are really knowledgeable too. Planning a return visit soon!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and staff!

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LC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Wine Program. Excellent small plates food.
Thanks

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Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family dinner with my (75 year old) parents and (20-something) kids - was so much fun! Quiet enough to have a conversation but enough going on to be entertained. The food was fantastic and the service was excellent. I highly recommend for your intimate special date to your fun family gathering.

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l
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

First time at restaurant and enjoyed the different plates. Not a lover of tapas food , but everyone thought it was good. Definitely I would recommend it.

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N
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I noticed one reviewer question the portion size for the cost. Let me say that if you want quantity over quality, do not go here. Go to Dennys, or IHOP. If you want very tasteful food, food that’s going to be different from most other places, come here. Actually, I thought the portions were quite in line for what one pays at similar tapas places. They have a great wine list. Great selection of food, and really good service.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinner spot! The wines were so tasty and all the dishes were fantastic. Everything was bursting with flavors. Service was great as well! Will definitely be back :)

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very good but way overpriced
Portions are very small and skimpy
Unlike most lettuce entertain you restaurants
I was there once before and had the pork shank which was amazing and a great value
Now every entrée is almost $20 and is two bites

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MD
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, wine, atmosphere including the music. It's super cozy and the food is very good.

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KH
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful new wine bar in River North. The service was amazing with great recommendations.

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CJ
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food and drinks were great. Only suggestion is to put in your food order in a few dishes at a time, the food came out too fast.

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JK
Milwaukee
13 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food and drinks were very good; nice cozy ambiance; service was a bit rushed...small plates arrived almost too fast and all at once; server was good, but a bit informal for our taste; kept referring to two middle aged couples as "you guys," which is just a pet peeve. Still the menu and atmosphere will bring us back.

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f
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service.

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