Bernie's Chicago

4.7
645 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
With bold flavors, seasonal vegetables, sustainably sourced meat and fish, Bernie’s brings a new take on American cuisine to Chicago's River North neighborhood.

* It's our goal at Bernie's to provide each and every one of our guests with a unique, and memorable experience. We aim to be a meeting place, a center for gathering with friends and family. A place where every person walks away satisfied. Not just happy with the cuisine, but by the time spent with us.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 645 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.5
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4.7
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4.4
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for Mother’s Day brunch and the food was unbelievable! Very cute spot. We weren’t able to go to the rooftop due to rain but the inside is so cute and everyone’s meal was top quality food. You can tell the ingredients are fresh

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DonnaP
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was wonderful, the food was great. We had the French Toast and the Skillet that you design yourself. Both were phenomenal!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service and drinks

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great rooftop, quiet and fun!

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Grace
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Had an 8:30pm reservation and didn’t sit down until 9pm. We immediately ordered drinks, which took 30 minutes to arrive at the table. 2nd drink took same amount of time so we asked for our check. Waiter was not apologetic and made excuses.

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vipJoanS
Las Vegas
26 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great food and ambiance. Service was a little slow, wait staff awesome.
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stephenr
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

was not fun did not like the food prices did not match the taste of the food will not be going back

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful patio!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

f*cking phenomenal people and food. be back soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Meet Up group get together

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Super cold, almost no service, food was ok but not their usual. Sad.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience2

Service was sadly a let down again. Lamb hummus is as good as they say.

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RitaD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hostesses were quite fun....food was awesome as was the service. Will definitely be back!

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Foodguy
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful restaurant. Excellent wood-oven pizza, and equally great spaghetti with meatballs.

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vipchicagolucy
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we had great service & a wonderful experience! thank you!! delighted you’re back!! :)

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great rooftop spot for brunch or a night out!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience5

We had a server that was not attentive, spilled our drinks and gave my fiancé his drink with 3/4 full . We will not be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zach was our server and he was very helpful with the menu, very attentive with the food and table service and engaged in conversation that was thoughtful. Zach is a perfect example of Chicago top-notch service and he made it look so easy. The house made turkey-pork sausage and the just-the-right-size skillet we’re delicious dishes that we’ll return to enjoy again. And, oh that view!

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ZoeS
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I booked a reservation. Drove 30 minutes there to find out that the restaurant was closed. I received no call to cancel my reservation. I even called them on Monday to confirm and they said I would 100% be guaranteed a spot outside.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good!!!! And delicious! Def try the burger!

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vipTimL
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Also good for date night

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HollieT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch on Roof deck was amazing. Highly recommend

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vipLsums
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

great burger. awesome patio. partially covered and lots of heat lamp

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing ambiance, great menu and great service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kudos to Bernies for a great job keeping customers safe. Temp check at the door, all employees wearing masks, well spaced tables on the outdoor rooftop.

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vippassion4food
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thank you for the lovely breakfast/brunch for my family member birthday celebration. Our server was exceptional. And the food was delish as always!

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vipHeather
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered the scallops and burger. Both are definitely worth returning for! Didn’t even realize Bernie’s has a rooftop. Such a great space and perfect ambiance for a fall evening date.

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DonaldV
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I was looking for a romantic spot to propose to my girlfriend, while.in Chicago.
After doing some research, I picked Bernie's.
The service and ambiance was excellent.
The food was delicious.
We plan on returning, before we head home to California.

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vipJLS84
Fayetteville
7 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for brunch with a group of 4 - friendly server, delicious food, strong COVID-19 protocols. I'll definitely be back!

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vipKeriJ
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Cute rooftop with amazing food! We got the hummus with lamb, short rib and scallop, shrimp and mussels dish and I would recommend them all!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to celebrate birthday dinner. Reasonable priced options and incredible food

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MeetaK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a lovely lunch experience. Our waiter was excellent. Somehow one of us got the wrong food item - he exchanged it and also did not charge for the dish. Also topped off our experience with complimentary delicious donuts!! Will definitely return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience5

Things were pretty good until the waiter removed our heater because the people next to us were cold and no one would bring propane. After an argument they brought propane for the other heater

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vipAaronT
Detroit
34 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great rooftop patio! In from out of town and unfamiliar with the area, glad we found them on Opentable. Thanks!

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vipShanina84
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely PERFECT! I would definitely suggest the hummus with lamb and the bacon flatbread with spinach. The drinks were amazing and the decor is retro and vintage. Perfect place for date night or weekend brunches!

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MyCheri
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed Bernie’s so much, we went three days in a row!!!!

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RayS
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Only had drinks and an app but the Lamb Hummus is a MUST!

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JeneeG
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and drinks reasonably priced Nice roof

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ELLENH
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the perfect setting on the rooftop with wonderful service.

FAQs

Bernie's Chicago offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 624-9892.

Bernie's Chicago is rated 4.7 stars by 645 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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