Bernie's Chicago

4.7
670 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.

Experiences

  • Indoor Dining

    Multiple dates available

    This reservation is for an indoor table. Unfortunately we will not be able to honor any outdoor requests with this reservation.
  • Outdoor Dining

    Multiple dates available

    This reservation is for an outdoor table.
  • Sidewalk Cafe

    Multiple dates available

    This is an outdoor reservation at our sidewalk cafe, and *not* on our rooftop.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 670 people are saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.4
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipFoodie
Orlando
55 reviews
Dined 6 hours ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Loved being on the upstairs terrace. Our meals were good. The service excellent.

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jimmrivernorth
Chicago
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Hummus, Staff, The Ambiance ... One of my favorite places in the City

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Jazz
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great friendly service. Really nice birthday dessert presentation.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Rooftop
Was cool

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PaulG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal - low key atmosphere. Staff was pleasant.

JT
JimT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent rooftop. Great food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the rooftop, friendly staff, good vibes and great food. The homemade gin and tonics were awesome.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

William the server....yikes

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NathanJ
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Bernie's is a great option for entertaining business colleagues or for a special friend. The rooftop is fantastic view, parking is convenient on the street and the service is always outstanding.

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Jazz
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, delicious food, and lovely rooftop.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great ambiance

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SylvieTravels
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I do realize that covid has had its impact on everyone and on local businesses, but I was a bit disappointed to find that Bernie's rooftop lacked the fun summer vibe of its past. We were seated at a large black metal table with no flowers, not a tablecloth or even placemats and the bench seats along the walls had no cushions. Napkins and silverware where brought to us almost as if an after thought. It was all very sterile and I felt like I'd shown up where I wasn't expected and given whatever was available (despite reserving 2 weeks in advance). The menu was minimal - no brunch menu available on Memorial Day?!? (And despite having two kids with us, we had to ask for a kids' menu which doesn't have a vegetable on it!) Thankfully, my avocado toast with a poached egg was tasty.

I've always enjoyed my visits there in the past so please bring back the old ways and entice me to come again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Service was excellent! Staff took the time to read and take into account my personal message sent prior. Drink options were in abundance. Only negative would be the small portion sizes of food. Besides that, great overall and will definitely return for another visit!

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vipJenniferE
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a great time eating here the other night! Good food and drinks, beautiful rooftop patio with heaters, and excellent service. Shout out to our waiter, Zach, who was awesome and super personable and definitely made our visit special.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

The food was good, but a little overpriced. When we got to the restaurant, we asked to sit outside in the sun. We were told that those tables were reserved for larger parties and therefore we could only sit in the shade outside. There were 4 of us seated at a table outside and it was chilly. We were at the restaurant for over an hour. Once we had been seated at our table for about 20 minutes, we asked our server if we could move tables to sit in the sun since there were three open tables. We were told that we could not because those were reserved for larger parties. Instead, our waiter turned on the heater and moved it close to our table. While we were eating, a group of four adults got seated at the table next to us in the shade. A couple of minutes later, this group of four (the same size as our group) moved tables to sit in the sun even though they came after us. The whole time we were dining, the tables in the sun did not have guests while we were chilly in the shade. This was discrimination based on age which I don’t completely understand because at the end of the day, we are paying the same amount for food and tip the waiters the appropriate amount. The restaurant should be more courteous to customers- no matter who they are. It was disappointing to experience.

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TWNMD
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good drink, excellent food and great service!

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vipStevenS
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Short staffed on servers. Bartender awful.

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ZacM
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Took a bit for server to come over. But- this place wasn’t our scene. It’s young rich gossip girls lol, food is outstanding though.

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vipYaVe
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch! Awesome service.

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RM301
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bernie's has the best design your own salads! We have always enjoyed the service, staff and food!

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Lucia
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor patio space, well spaced out. Great drinks and food! Order extra pita with the hummus, you’ll want more!

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JoeC
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

We had seen Bernie's as we drove by to our new apartment. So we are new to the neighborhood and it was our first trip. The wait staff was very pleasant, but they had shared responsibilities instead of assigned to tables. So we sat for a long time several times waiting to put in our next drink or food order. Other than that the burger was excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
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 on May 9, 2021
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
10 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service and drinks

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

I went for brunch to celebrate my birthday with a friend. for view was gray, it’s perfect for the girls for a brunch date!

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Brenda
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome vibe and waitress was a awesome too! Nice place to sit and chill

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
11 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.

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 670 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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