Black & Caspian

4.6
46 Reviews
$30 and under
Mediterranean
Black & Caspian Wine Bistro is a Modern Mediterranean Wine Bistro in Lakeview East.

Highly regarded locally, our modern international restaurant has indoor and outdoor seating, and a reputation for excellent service. We are known for creating stunning food experiences and our meals are known for being outstanding and well remembered. Our wine bar flows with great international selections – wine and good food pairing forever.

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What 46 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
service
4.7
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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Cecil
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful and the service was excellent!

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vipLauraE
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A terrific wine and cocktail menu. The food was divine - cannot wait to bring friends and family.

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vipVeeCee
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great date spot. Especially love the live music. Food is good, but not outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just an incredible experience from start to finish. This place cannot be let a secret any longer

CG
vipChicagolandGirl
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Fresh Food with Excellent wines at Fair Prices. Everything we ordered was to perfection. Must Try's are Home Made Olive Tapenade and Salmon TarTar. You can't go wrong with whatever you order at this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Wonderful service. Good food. Had wine with different appetizers. My girlfriend is gluten free and they had good options for that. Would definitely dine again.

KG
KaylaG
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time at Black & Caspian!! The service was perfect even though they were busy. Their menu is big and filled with great plates!! The wine list is perfect! I cannot wait to go back and try more wine and food! Perfect place for a date night, girls wine night or just a simple dinner and glass of wine!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal and great outdoor dining experience. Waiter was extremely friendly and attentive

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AlexM
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Can be a little pricey but worth it.

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Shawn
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Visited for dinner and it was delicious. Sat outside in the tent with only one other table. Ordered the gnocchi and the marble steak. Both were amazing. Only downside is I didn't expect the steak to come out like a Chili's skillet. Service was alright. Server was mostly focused on the couple, the only other table there. Finished both of my drinks, halfway through the meal, and still couldn't get the servers attention. I ended up finishing and leaving. A single person would bring about an obviously lower check average then a couple but would of stayed and enjoyed myself more if there was a server then a foodrunner.

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vipRileyW
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful culinary experience from the spicy ezme to the lamb shank to the seafood risotto. All exquisitely prepared

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vipjillianb69
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was quite good, although, even though the waiter insists it's the spiced waffle I ordered, I know it wasn't. The omelet was done quite well, but since I rarely eat red meat anymore, it wasn't as good to me as I'd hoped for. Service was very attentive, funny, and prompt, especially considering how busy they were. The hostess even removed a bee BY HAND from the table next to me! I will return.

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CourtneyG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dishes were delicious, service excellent, and live string musicians really make for a lovely atmosphere.

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vipkeepitsimple
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience2

Very strange food pairings, menu made everything sound great but the grilled salmon came out with wilted spinach, tomatoes, pineapple slices, rice with peas... very bizarre. Try to keep it simple instead.

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

Live music was playing which was nice. Nice environment, great food.
Know that they regularly open the door to let the virus out .... wear something warm and don’t take the table in front of the door.
Maybe the staff can wear paper masks so they are easy to understand instead of taking their mask down ....

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Waited a long time to be seated.
Messed up on the cheese board.
Everything else was nice. Music was nice.

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JoshH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Was very excited to make a reservation for the new restaurant in town! Finally made one for Monday at 715 and when we arrived the restaurant was closed with not notice. Not a great first impression and the reservation site should not be up on days when the restaurant are closed. More attention to detail is needed and if people are allowed to show up to an empty restaurant that’s not a great sign about the attention to detail given to the food.

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KKS808
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

All the food was delicious and the portion sizes are generous. White wine was initially served warm, but they put the rest of the bottle in the freezer for us so the second servings were chilled. We were able to make a reservation outside during Dine Out Broadway and felt comfortable with the set up and spacing between tables. Staff wore masks at all times and we put ours up whenever they came to the table. Service was a little slow and inattentive, but that may be due to trying to keep contact down by not coming by to check in all the time, so it's understandable. The live music was also a nice touch. Overall, really enjoyed and will return.

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Jeremy
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Surprisingly good food for the area! Everything was delicious!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and wine! Our new favorite spot!

AH
vipAndreaH
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was very pleasantly surprised by this restaurant. I loved everything! The service, wine selection and food. We had the steak and chicken kabobs. The salads are huge.

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vipRileyW
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from the live music to the Turkish red wine and lamb shank was phenomenal. Beautiful establishment

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vipTamaraB
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excited to try it - especially for our wedding anniversary. Really good food but would have preferred indoor seating.

JD
vipJeanneD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Large portions. Live music transports you.

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vipDiane
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is a treat for us in this neighborhood. Their service is amazing. The food is spectacular. Even with the relatively small menu everything they have is so good

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vipmicste
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I really want to like B&C more. They have hits and some misses.
Quaint, street side dining with two person live music. Super location for us.
Charcuterie tray was nice but the Mediterranean salad was bit dry and generic on first visit. Mixed grill and Branzino were nice.
Second time Zucchini pancakes were fresh and excellent. Branzino again was very nice.
Tangine was robust flavorful, lots of veggies. the meat was good but definitely not filet mignon. If this was braised or stewed you wouldn't use fm anyway. So it was freshly made with another cut.
Service is competent and pleasant. Worthy of continuing support/

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Kris
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

We had wine (excellent), gnocchi (very good), calamari (too chewy), stuffed chicken Marsala (great flavors but chicken was tough) and lamb chops (not bad). We wanted to love this place so badly but weren’t impressed. I would only return for wine, live music and ambiance.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
42 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. The food is incredible and the service was amazing. Looking forward to going back again!

JM
JennM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fresh and light, iced coffee was delicious. Service was good.
COVID precautions: they had many tables outside and were spread out. Our waitress was wearing a mask. Menus were paper, unclear if they were reused.

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vipTyler
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate on the sidewalk, but the setup with tables and music felt relaxing and intimate. The food is AMAZING. Not cheap, but big portions and tasty. Will return for many special occasions.

AH
vipAnneH
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we loved the live music as much as the delicious dish

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NatB
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! My husband and I went for a date night this summer and had heard great things. We would definitely recommend. The wine was great too. We ordered the gnoocchi, salmon tartare, grilled branzino and beef tagine. We can't wait to go back to try more of the menu!

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LeannaL
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve recently discovered this neighborhood gem and am thrilled. The food and service are true perfection. The live music each night also makes this a perfect date night spot. They made a cute little fence around the outdoor tables for privacy and space away from the sidewalk so I feel safe eating here. The server made my birthday truly special!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I found this restaurant on Open Table and had never heard of it before, but it paid off!! The food was SO delicious, our waitress was so sweet and accommodating (had to move inside from patio when it started raining), and the wine list was great! Very different from your typical Mediterranean food, really modern and interesting dishes. This place is a hidden gem!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service were excellent!

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Cosmic
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding. They were very attentive. It is a lovely restaurant. I had the baked eggs and sampled the French toast. Both were excellent. Highly recommend this restaurant. I would love to return for dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience, great food and atmosphere!
Definitely coming back!

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missy3
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

New to my neighborhood. Small and relatively quiet. Good menu, good food, reasonable prices. Really enjoyed it

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vipChicagogal
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Disappointed with the food. It was brunch, the presentation was fine, but the French toast was not even room temperature, it was cold. The atmosphere is nice, the service is adequate and well meaning, if not somewhat lacking.

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DionneK
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Service very good and nice staff but food was very bland. No flavor. Best thing was the free hummus. Didn't like the fish or seafood risotto.

FAQs

Black & Caspian does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar. Black & Caspian also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 975-0609.

Black & Caspian is rated 4.6 stars by 46 OpenTable diners.

Black & Caspian does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://squareup.com/gift/1BMMM3WBRPWB6/order?fbclid=IwAR092VOltpjw4OhBfw5opTwqAbqR2XJPP5KBSpsXkNgTXklUeyN1SgNqYgo.

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.