From intimate gatherings to karaoke parties, for business or for pleasure, bellyQ can turn an idea into an event you’ll never forget. We host events from 10 – 350 guests and offer a variety of options, including: Chef’s Quarters, Karaoke Den, Ogden Room, and Patio. Buy outs are also available.View Private Dining Details
Menu is imaginative, with interesting twists on familiar Asian fair like savory scallion pancakes designed to for solo eating or sharing. The Peanut Noodle Salad, Blackened Shrimp Curry and Roasted Pork Butt were outstanding and the donuts were amazing. Service was also outstanding. For folks our age, the place was a little noisy but, all in all, a great experience. We'll be back.
Me and two friends visited BellyQ, the food was fantastic. I got the Blackened Shrimp Curry and Coconut Grits, both were delicious and super satisfying and decently price for the quantity and quality of the plates. Our server was outstanding, really attentive and helpful.
The restaurant itself is lovely and dimly-lit, so it would be great for a more intimate dinner. The only underwhelming aspect, however, was the drinks. I got Thor Gets His Black Belt, which featured a drinking vinegar, but the flavors were muted, and the ice to drink ratio was not great.
Overall, BellyQ is a great spot, I'd definitely revisit!
Great place. Really enjoyed the cocktails and the range of the menu. Particularly liked the lamb buns and the spring rolls.
Size of the check was a pleasant surprise too.
Compared to other more well known places just up the road, we felt this was much less crowded and we weren’t rushed at all.
Will definitely be back.
Food was superb and they are very good at addressing any dietary/allergy issues. Great food and drinks before heading to concert at UC!
Food is good, no doubt about it....but, it is overpriced for quality and quantity. Generally speaking, it is easily 10- 15% more expensive than it should be or what you find in non-'fusion' restaurants. The real bargain is the Vietnamese donuts - 3 hot donuts with blueberry sauce (they could use more sauce) $6. They have an interesting liqueur/apertif menu that includes such rarities in the US as Aperol and Cynar, and the first restaurant that I've seen in many years that features green AND yellow Chartreus (at $15). And, the place looks great - it has real eye appeal, but for those of us who don't carry around our own seat cushions, those flat metal chairs/stools are probably the most uncomfortable seats your body will ever find in Chicago. My take? It's worth one trip, but they need to make some changes to entice me for a repeat visit.
Belly Q has had good reviews over the past several months and I wanted to give it a try. It was trendy, somewhat creative and an interesting experience. My biggest complaint was that they pour a "Short" drink but did not over charge for it. I would rather had a decent size drink and be charged for it accordingly.
Did the grill table - all the proteins lacked flavor and the bib lettuce wraps were small and torn, making it hard to assemble and eat the food.
Very good meal . Our waitress and the servers were very kind and made us feel like we were welcomed
We ate at the bar and had an outstanding evening.
Excellent Korean Food. The Kale salad and fried chicken were yummy. And of course the short ribs. A great date night for Valentines Day.
Not sure how this restaurant has such high ratings. Ordered the Korean Fried Chicken (basically 4 Buffalo Wild Wings boneless nuggets), the Scallion Pancake (cold/bland and the sides accompanying it brought nothing to enhance the pancake), Sauce Boss (Meat was all over seasoned, chicken wings were inedible, ribs tips were okay, all over a bunch of mediocre fries... not worth $20 or whatever is cost), Blackened Shrimp Curry (flavor alright but nothing special at all). Overall I was very disappointed with the food. The service/ambiance/drinks were good but I cant get over paying $100 for dinner for 2 at this place.
Everything was delicious! The blackened shrimp and vegetable main course was amazing.
I wasn’t a fan. I like Asian fusion but this was a little overpriced and the food wasn’t great. The plates are small and you will probably leave hungry. The noodles were tired and ribs had no meat on the bone. It’s wasn’t innovative and everything I ate was better somewhere else. The drinks were good though and there is free parking...... that’s about it.
Enjoyed the menu for Chicago’s Restaurant Week. The food was delicious.
Great food, great environment, great service.
The only I would say is put the heat higher I know it’s winter but it was freezing in there
A great place to go before a bulls fame for a quick delicious meal. Very flavorful food and friendly helpful service. Really enjoyed it.
We ate here before a concert at the United Center. When we arrived we sat at the bar for a few cocktails before our reservation. The bartender was awesome! He explained the drink and food menu and was super helpful. He also gave us complimentary shots that were out of this world yummy! When we got to our table, the waitress was so nice and helpful, explained the best options and we're glad we took her advice because the food was so good. She even went next door to a coffee shop to get my husband a Vietnamese hot coffee to go with dessert. Amazing experience!
This is my second time at Belly Q. The staff is great but the food isn’t my favorite. The banchan isn’t very good, particularly the kimchee which tastes as if they slipped some kimchi paste on napa cabbage about 29 minutes before dinner service started. For $49 per person, the servings are rather modest as well.
BellyQ food was very good. Service good, nice ambiance. I didn't love the table "sauces" but the food was good, main portions pretty decent.
This is the second time I've been to Belly Q and it was disappointing. The food was sub par and something I ate didn't agree with me.
Went for New Year's Eve dinner and had the excellent prix fixe menu for New Year's Eve. It was an excellent value with a whiskey toast, beef broth, two appetizers for the table; a fried rice, two entrees and a specialty entree. At the end is a sparkling sake toast and fried dough with cinnamon sugar. It was fantastic. Would definitely go back.
We need to add two friends to our New Years Eve table. The hostess cheerfully accommodated us. We had a great unrushed evening.
We went for the NYE dinner only to find out it was for groups of 3 or more (we were two). However, the food, as always, was wonderful even if we had our hearts set on some dumplings.
A party of three a day before New YeariEve; we were very disappointed with the service. We asked for a specific table,which was given to us but a bit reluctantly. When it came to ordering, One of us wanted to have the Grill, only to be told that ALL of us had to order the Grill, a piece of information we should have been given at the outset when we received the menus. My guest had to read the entire menu in a rush to change his selection. The waitress also seemed to be in a rush throughout our dinner; we wanted to enjoy our dinner and felt pressured all the time. As soon as one of us finished his meal, she would take the plate away; she did that for each of us and brought the dessert menu while the third guest was still eating his main course. I understand a waiter can be tired and in a hurry to go home at the end of the day but they need to realize guests are here to enjoy the food and each other’s company, and feeling rushed is not a good feeling. In spite of these faux pas, and in the spirit of new year I left a 20% tip, which I didn’t have to do. We were only a small party of three and didn’t feel particularly well treated or welcome; the waitress took the check and left without saying thank you or goodbye; we showed ourselves to the door. The food was good but the experience was completely ruined by the service. The restaurant manager or owner should look into this because this can really affect the business. We won’t come back or recommend it to friends.
Great night at BellyQ. I enjoyed the food and ambiance. I only drink white wine and they only had one choice for me - a Gruner Veltliner on tap (made it very fizzy and I do not like fizzy wine). My overall stars would have been more if I had a choice of drink, after all drinking is a major part of your experience at a restaurant and to have such a limited wine menu is not a good thing these days especially as nearly everyone drinks wine.
Amazing food and great atmosphere! It exceeded all expectations for my birthday. The customer service was top-notch and the food was affordable with big proportions. I definitely will be coming back again and again to try more items on their unique menu!
Excellent choice for a casual dinner, especially for a group interested in sharing, family style. Service was very good and food came out incredibly quickly. Delicious flavors.
Great place for a small to medium sized group. We did a tasting menu for 5 and were able to pick different appetizers, entrees, and other items for the table. Served plenty of food for the entire group and had quite the variety on this menu. Very good Japanese whiskey on the menu as well.
Just love this place! Great food, great service, and love the complimentary valet parking.
I’ve been here twice, and the second time was a bit underwhelming. The menu wasn’t as robust as before. Would have like to see more asian-fusion dishes, especially those with kimchi. Great service.
Meet friends for dinner and had a great time starting with the awesome drinks at the bar. Very unique cocktails. Hostess never rushed us to get to our table but when we did the wait staff was unbelievable. Explained every dish we asked about as if they created it themselves. Very attentive. Foods is beyond delicious. Desserts are a must try.... words cannot describe how deliciously decadent the donuts are. Can’t wait to go back again.
Have been to BellyQ multiple times, great food and great service!
Food was subpar
Amazing flavors. Duck spring rolls and Korean fried chicken starters were excellent. Rib tips were awesome and flavorful. Don’t pass up the fried rice as a side dish. Pork with curry , Korean short ribs, and The Sauce Boss were all fantastic.
It was good I like the grill experience. It was our second time and I would go back!
Great craft cocktails.
The "manhatten" from the specialty drink menu was great. We ordered the scallion pancake appetizer. I thought the three spreads were on the small side. The Korean short ribs were really tasty and melted in my mouth. The duck had good flavor, but if you like crispy duck skin, this is not the dish for you. Eric, our server, was spot on. He was never too far away to ask if we needed anything, but not too close to suffocate us. Overall, dinner and service was great! I will be back!
Our sever was Lady and and she was awesome. You should ask for her especially if you're I interested in the whisky selections.