Barton G. The Restaurant - Chicago

4.2
194 reviews
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Contemporary American
By combining fine dining with fun dining, Barton G The Restaurant makes each meal an experience, fulfilling the senses with enticing fragrances, extraordinary food and over the top presentations. After successful opening in Miami and Los Angeles, the restaurant is now opening a sister space in Chicago. The creation of events impresario Barton G. Weiss whose innovative approach to entertaining has received worldwide acclaim. The restaurant does not take reservations for dessert only. Table reservations are exclusively for guests ordering entrees. Bar Menu Available Sunday - Thursday 3pm to 10pm Friday and Saturday 3pm to 11pm
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Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Horrible experience. I would avoid at all costs.

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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

Short ribs were amazing. The other entrees were good but not amazing for the price.

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PJ
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Food and ambiance were very good. Service was very poor

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f
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Came for sons 30th birthday .. it’s a show and a dining experience. Presentation was amazing. Food was great . Not cheap but not crazy priced for Chicago . Recommend coming with a group as appetizers and desserts are huge... even entrees came home in doggy bag. Loved lobster pop tart , strawberry field dessert, meatloaf ... in fact everything was good and we’re picky foodies .. our server Andrew B was attentive and kept us on schedule as we had a train to catch ... fun time yummy food over top presentation . Bring a group and be prepared to be WOWED...

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

I hosted my birthday dinner here and when I got there I was informed I couldn’t bring my birthday cake in which I brought in anyways and cut at the table. I had the popcorn shrimp which was a very small portion my friend had the jambalaya which was pretty good everything was just basic and over priced but the presentation was cute tho

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S
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely Incredible Dining Experience that everyone should experience!!!!

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M
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

My 2nd visit and I love it. I do wonder how Barton G will keep it from being a “one and done” experience because once you see the theatrics it feels like a very expensive rerun.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

The service was nice and the presentation was over the top. Unfortunately the food was poor. I ordered the meatloaf and it was presented in a creative and over the top way which was great but the food looked unappealing and then the taste was worse. My wife have the salmon which was again spectacular in presentation, but flavor was average. The prices are outrageous for subpar food even with the entertainment value of the presentation.
Not sure if I’ll give it a second chance.

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B
Chicago
74 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great place for a birthday celebration.

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IV
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Barton G is exactly what Chicago need it in the restaurant industry. Definitely a remarkable experience for my guests, as well for me. Ambiance was great , starting from the decor , to the warm light of the space as well the music selection in the background. Food wise we loved every single item and the presentation was outstanding.

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LW
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The ambiance and service was great. Our server while I cannot remember his name ( I believe it started with an F) he was really nice and attentive, provided food recommendations. The food was just ok. The best thing we had was the mouse trap Mac and cheese, it was delicious! I had the fried lobster (a little greasy) but I enjoyed the fried rice a little more. The meatloaf was hot or miss. Two people in my party had it, one was disappointed b/c it was dry while the other was really enjoyed his. Both green beans were a little under done. My funnel cake was not hot, which made it not as enjoyable as a Great America or another theme park. Overall, it was cute but I would not go back. Maybe a different location like Miami.

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NH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to Barton G to celebrate my mom's 60th Birthday. She really enjoyed her birthday. The food was amazing and the atmosphere was great. Come with your appetite and ready to be entertained.

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TK
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

My fish still had a lot of bones on it & that was after they took the dish back in before they realized they forgot to put the profiteroles on the flowers. Service was great, fun experience, but the food was nothing extraordinary. Ambiance & presentation was what brought us though.

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A
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food representation !!! Wonderful atmosphere and staff!Love it!

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was awesome experience. Especially for bday

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K
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 5

Presentation is GRANDIOSE and outstanding but besides that the food was either over salted or under salted and the portions were TINY!

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DI
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fun if you make it fun. We talked and made friends with other couples on both sides of us. It was very entertaining watching the food items at other tables. We laughed alot😂 drank a few 🍸and enjoyed our meal🍽🔪

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KK
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 2

The presentation is fun and over the top but the food itself was very underwhelming. Good spot for a group in early 20’s or bachelorette party. Do not go if you consider yourself a foodie. You will be disappointed.

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R
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 2service 5ambience 5

Experience was great, the food was just ok. I would recommend solely for the experience. For the price, I expected the food to be better.

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k
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a fantastic dining experience ! I expected to come here and be entertained by the presentation and had no idea what the food would be like. We were pleasantly surprised. Everything we ordered was delicious. We had a few Nitro cocktails, popcorn shrimp, tuna tartare, lobster pop tarts, fried lobster dinner, fillet, pork chops, macaroni and cheese, and a few other side dishes. Our waiter “ Forest” Was so professional and helpful when it came to choosing our dishes. Overall the service, the food, and the experience were wonderful.

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OT
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I celebrated my birthday here with my family and it was amazing. The presentation of the food and the ambiance was perfect for anyone who loves good food and loves theatrical props. This is very nice place to come to with family and friends.

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

You’re definitely paying for the experience. Food was just okay, but the experience was so much fun. Only regret is not getting dessert.

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F
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance was very nice! The server was very nice, and the display of the food was very nice!

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Orange County
20 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Wow, a was that a fun dinner! Totally enjoyed the experience that is dining at Barton G’s. Was surprised that the food was delicious, too!!!

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MS
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a unique and truly wonderful dining experience!

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BW
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The food was delicious. The presentation of the dishes were great and unexpected. The ambiance is nice and intimate dim lighting and candles and the decor I loved. Lastly there wasn’t a long wait time for food. It’s worth trying.

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D
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding ambiance excellent service and delicious food! They pay special attention to every little detail. Very impressive

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K
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

I don't see how this place is going to last if they continue to operate this way. I will never go back and I'm sure the case is the same for anyone else that has been there.

It started off alright, the space is pretty cool and has an energetic vibe. Placed our orders only to find EVERYTHING came to the table at the same exact time - our drinks, app, main courses, and a side. There was ZERO room and we were unable to enjoy the presentation experience we were paying a huge premium for. As far as that goes, all you are paying for is the presentations. The $25 drinks lacked flavor and creativity other than the presentation. The food was awful. It's worth nothing that it took less than 20 minutes for it to reach the table after we ordered, so it was most definitely prepped beforehand. You can literally purchase something in the frozen food isle of a grocery store and get better flavor and texture.

We wrapped up with dessert. Once again the presentation was cool, but the donut like cupcakes served with it were stale.

I feel like I got robbed. I'm recommending everybody I know to stay away.

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r
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 2

All sizzle and no steak. Way over priced with meager portions. A $3 up charge for 2 olives in a martini. Presentation is over the top and fun, but... Strictly a tourist trap for giggle parties. Don’t dine.

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l
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Crlebrated my sons 14th bday he loved it can’t wait for our next visit 🙌🏻

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k
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Its all a big show. Extravagant serving themed food presentation, that they take away after 3 min. I got the Sabrina I should have sent it back. Veggie risotto was bad. My friends said their salmon had no flavor.

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VP
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place!! The service was surgery, the food was excellent, the space was gorgeous and the wow factor with everything was amazing!!! I will be back soon!! It’s worth every penny

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome and very much worth every dime

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B
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 2ambience 2

It’s great to come ONE time for the cool food experience, but I definitely won’t be returning. The service was poor, and the tables are super close to each other. Over all the food was decent, but for the price of $400 the service should have been better.

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N
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A must for out of town visitors and fun groups. This was a girls’ night for 3 of us and we had a BLAST! Food is very good and service is on point !

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TC
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is such a unique experience and one you cannot find many places. Definitely a great location to celebrate or enjoy a fun night out.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

I thought it was different. More like a circus of sorts. I wouldn’t go back because the quality of the food didn’t match the price! It’s all a little over priced.

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MS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

I selected yes, i lean towards maybe. Entrees were not good. Appetizers were great. Service was good but could have been more attentive. Our server was great but could tell it got busy later. Presentations and timing of food was good. We did expect more.

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BP
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Barton G was absolutely amazing !!!!! Definitely a fun atmosphere to celebrate my birthday. The staff were every welcoming and attentive. The food was amazing and the presentation of both food and drinks was mind blowing. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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BJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great entertainment environment best part of the night is looking at the different dishes that came our to each table. Our table location was not the best we sat by the kitchen doors against the wall.

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