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Barton G. The Restaurant - Chicago, Chicago, IL

Barton G. The Restaurant - Chicago

4.1
4.1
643 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American
With a philosophy that dining is a cause for celebration, Barton G. Weiss and our team of award-winning chefs, designers, and producers create meals not only to satiate the appetite but to stimulate all the senses. Our menus and approach to guest service is uniquely crafted to push the limits of normal dining. From neo-classic twists on comfort food to Instagram-worthy presentations, guests are invited to have an experience like no other. As the originator of experiential fun-dining, we pride ourselves on doing things bigger, bolder, and more dramatic.

With an ambience designed to elevate the guest experience, Barton G. The Restaurant Chicago serves parties of any size from date nights and birthdays to private parties and large groups.

The restaurant does not take reservations for dessert only. Table reservations are exclusively for guests ordering entrees.

Starting March 2nd, 2020 we will be closed Monday evenings

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Seafood, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 6:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (312) 260-5050

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Losa Yi

  • Catering

    Curated to fit any celebration, our catering arm is an extension of our talented award-winning culinary team. All Barton G. Restaurants provide private on- and off-site catering services of any scale or theme. Guests are invited to choose from our signature specialties or collaborate with our team to develop one-of-a-kind culinary bites and drinks.

  • Private party facilities

    - Our UpTop private dining space can accommodate groups of 12 to 400 and offers up to 6 configurations. - Full Service Private Bar Featuring Our Below Zero Nitro-Cocktails - State-of-the-Art Audiovisual Equipment, Sound-Proof Walls & Presentation Capabilities - Pre-Fixe Menus & Enchanting Food Presentations - Custom Stations & Creative Fare - Located In The Heart Of River North With Views Of Downtown Chicago

  • Neighborhood

    River North (Chicago)

  • Cross street

    Located in River North, corner of Hubbard and Dearborn

  • Parking details

    Valet: $15 for first three hours - Cash Only Closest Parking Lot: 17 W. Hubbard Street $25 flat rate Saturday & Sunday - Cash Only Mon - Fri $19 for 2 hours, $25 for up to 8 hours - Cash Only

  • Public transit

    State & Lake - (red, pink, green, brown, orange and purple lines)Clark & Lake - (blue, pink, green, brown, orange and purple lines)

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 643 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.1
4.1 based on all time ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.6Value

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  1. AS

    AngelS

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2020

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    The set-up was very nice, calm ambiance, and the unique way they serve the dishes was awesome.
  2. JC

    JessicaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My hubby & I loved the environment of the restaurant... The space was nice and interment... It was a great date night for us and the food was delicious...
  3. OL

    1991OLIVE

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was very delicious and the presentation was amazing
  4. EY

    EricY

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent and the presentation was great too.
  5. t

    toddk

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2020

    overall2food3service1ambience5
    I have been to the LA location many times. The Chicago experience was not very good. It took forever for the food to come out. It was kind of pulling teeth getting our order in. The food was good - the presentation was good. The service was bad.
  6. HG

    HeatherG

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    OMG...I truly enjoyed my experience. My boyfriend and I will definitely be back.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Girlfriend birthday
  8. KG

    KendralynG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2020

    overall3food1service4ambience4
    Menu very small food not good flavor to anything we ordered and the overall experience was very nice I don’t think I’ll ever go back
  9. AZ

    AnnaZ

    Caribbean

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my 1st time of there and we were celebrating my sister's birthday and we had an AMAZING experience! The food was over the top and we loved every minute of our dining experience!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food delivery was very unique. Quite an experience. It’s pricey so it’s definitely not something you can do often
  11. LM

    LaurenM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Our drinks from the bar took longer than expected
  12. S

    Stella

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    Very loud music, staff was ok but not too friendly/professional. They made us move the table during dinner, props were taken away too early. Cake cutting by the waitress was horrible. Food was good. Ok-value for a high price.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Husband 43rd birthday
  14. RR

    ReRefromtheChi

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    For show and animation / experience only. Food average or below.
  15. HR

    HeatherR

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Food was just ok, it was more about the experience
  16. Q

    Qadira

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2020

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Barton G's food is sooooo good and their ambiance is amazing! We enjoyed the decor and artistry that was incorporated with our meals and drinks! I will say that their customer service lacks quite a bit. The servers were basically rushing us to be done with our food and they were very nonchalant with us as guests. It was my birthday and I've had better celebratory experiences at Red Lobster. I would definitely go again because I enjoyed the food, drinks, and decor experience! Their customer service is for certain the reason why this restaurant isn't as popular as it should be!
  17. MB

    MakalahB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2020

    overall3food1service3ambience3
    My experience at the Barton G wasn’t so good the Food was not good and the chef is new
  18. MH

    MiguelH

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious!
  19. AS

    AlisonS

    Columbus

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The kitchen was running behind so they delivered lobster pop tarts to the table... even after I explained my allergy to shellfish 😕. With a reservation, out table was not ready... and when we were seated the table had not been cleaned. Over all experience was cool! Miami location, much better.
  20. M

    Magda

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2020

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    My the chicken was very dry. I did not receive everything what was left on my plate. Not impressed with that place at all.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of my favorite restaurants. The lobster Mac and cheese is one of my favorite dishes.
  22. VS

    VidalS

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Cool experience definitely a bit pricey but a fun time overall.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    I was visiting Chicago with my daughter and she asked to go here because she saw the restaurant featured on food network. The food is just ok, definitely not worth the price though. I enjoyed the unique presentation of the dishes, but the portion size and taste just didn't do it. Infact, after we left our entire party had to stop at Jim's (local eatery) to get something else to eat. But it was an experience and I can say I went but I wouldn't go back.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    We had higher expectations but weren’t impressed! Appetizers were delightful and presentation was good! Our party of only 6 had an extended wait for seating, minimum of 30 minutes after our reservation and for dinner service! This was just something to do, not an wow experience as we thought it should be!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    -Forgetful waiter -Bad seating -More than visible Rushed staff -Did not follow through with my reservation requests -Food did not match the value of the food
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Valentines
  27. LP

    LisaPisa

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Overall experience very fun. Food needs work. $300 tomahawk full of fat, inedible, and disappointing. If you are hungry, this is not the place to go to, if you are looking for a good time and a new experience while dining or drinking, this would be that.
  28. EH

    EricaH

    Atlanta

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed the Barton G experience for Valentines Day. Our food was delicious and cooked to perfection and our server was awesome!
  29. N

    Nate

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Loved the display of food. I will visit other locations!
  30. B

    Britt

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2020

    overall1food1service4ambience1
    Food suck over priced! Dishes were dirty!!!
  31. VI

    VIVALADIVA

    Chicago

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2020

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Loved the Decor, Restaurant Week Menu was very cool!
  32. R

    Ronnie

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Food was overpriced. Menu was dirty, waited a hour and a half for dessert that never came!!! While waiting for dessert that never came waiter kept lying and saying it will be ready in 2 minutes. I got tired of waiting so asked for check waiter was not pleased with tip and asked for more money and tried to keep my receipt!!! Paid a lot of money for a horrible memory for my daughters 15th bday!!! Truly disgusted!!!
  33. F

    Fudluv

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    The restaurant was surprisingly small and quiet. There was no music playing in the background, only the chatter of guests, therefore lacking energy and ambience for a Saturday night out. Many tables were left open and tables themselves had no tablecloth, simply a napkin folded like a robe and some utensils. Each item on the menu came with a prop. After you saw the props being delivered to other peoples tables, it was not that exciting to receive your own. The props were in fact clever. But you see them once, there’s no need to see them again. If the food was extraordinary then maybe it would be worth returning. However, the food was simply mediocre. There was no signature dish on the menu only typical American food items which tasted fine but nothing to wow. Not to mention, they messed up my salad order and 2 salmons needed to be sent back for additional cooking. There were so many people attending to the tables to carry all the props, but they kept asking to clear away dishes instead of allowing us to eat our meal. It became annoying to continue sending them away. Lastly, when the bill arrived, they charged an extra $3 for liquor served WITHOUT ice and their tableside credit card swiper automatically charged a 30% tip to the bill. Thankfully we caught it before we signed the receipt. It’s Disneyland for adults but not worth going back again. Been there done that. I don’t think it will last in Chicago .
  34. WM

    WhitneyM

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    We made reservations for 4 about a month in advance, and the table was ready when we arrived. We went to celebrate my mom's birthday. Our server was very nice, but I think he had too many customers to provide us with the 5-star service I expected after spending over $500 for a meal for 4 people. It was difficult to fit all the food with theatric on the small table and the waiters who brought it out were not very accommodating. One sever was downright rude. I probably wouldn't go back to this Barton G location but I am willing to try some others in different cities.
  35. SM

    SheriM

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    This was a great overall experience for everyone in our party. Drinks were incredible (a little pricey) and dinner was the same. Would recommend this restaurant for a special night out.
  36. GL

    GlennL

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Interesting experience and the food was good, and the Waitress was excellent. However, the one note that I would recommend to the Manager. Through our entire dinner, I can count over 10 times where I was asked whether they can take things away from the table. Multiple interruptions where we felt rushed instead of enjoying the night. Unfortunate.. but hopeful advice to gain more repeat customers.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Highly recommend for special occasions. The waiter was outstanding! Due to some very minor hiccups during service, the manager comp’d the Strawberry Fields and sent us home with a bag full of short rib and lobster pop tarts! A bit pricey but you pay for the pomp and circumstance along with the food.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Small food portions, dirty food presentation, horrible service, weak drinks.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food Was delicious love the food display with a surprise with each meal and loved the deserts presentation definitely worth coming back
  40. MS

    MichelleS

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    I went on a date for Chicago Restaurant Week and also to celebrate my birthday. I was turned off from the day BEFORE when they called to confirm my reservation. The lady told me that if I ordered desert that they would put sparklers in it but that the dessert itself would not be free. What an odd thing to say. On the day of, they didn’t even mention CRW. We received the default menus and I had to ask for Restaurant Week menus. The decor is stuck in the 70s and does not go with the food presentation. The food was good. But not for the price. Just seemed like much ado about nothing.

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Barton G. The Restaurant - Chicago is rated 4.1 stars by 643 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Located in River North, corner of Hubbard and Dearborn

  • Neighborhood

    River North (Chicago)

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 6:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Seafood, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet: $15 for first three hours - Cash Only Closest Parking Lot: 17 W. Hubbard Street $25 flat rate Saturday & Sunday - Cash Only Mon - Fri $19 for 2 hours, $25 for up to 8 hours - Cash Only

  • Public transit

    State & Lake - (red, pink, green, brown, orange and purple lines)Clark & Lake - (blue, pink, green, brown, orange and purple lines)

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Losa Yi

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (312) 260-5050

  • Catering

    Curated to fit any celebration, our catering arm is an extension of our talented award-winning culinary team. All Barton G. Restaurants provide private on- and off-site catering services of any scale or theme. Guests are invited to choose from our signature specialties or collaborate with our team to develop one-of-a-kind culinary bites and drinks.

  • Private party facilities

    - Our UpTop private dining space can accommodate groups of 12 to 400 and offers up to 6 configurations. - Full Service Private Bar Featuring Our Below Zero Nitro-Cocktails - State-of-the-Art Audiovisual Equipment, Sound-Proof Walls & Presentation Capabilities - Pre-Fixe Menus & Enchanting Food Presentations - Custom Stations & Creative Fare - Located In The Heart Of River North With Views Of Downtown Chicago

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