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For 2
Sat, 2/24
7:00 PM
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Black Bull

267 reviews
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$30 and under
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Top Tags:
  • Tapas (16)
  • Good for a Date (12)
  • Authentic (11)
At Black Bull, we believe that ingredients have always been the stars behind Spain’s culinary triumphs. Executive Chef Marcos Campos explores the exquisite products and flavors found throughout Spain with a variety of dishes that represent the essential pleasures of his country’s traditions and others that provoke and surprise with new textures and techniques.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation
Tuesday to Friday 5:00pm - 2:00am
Saturday 5:00pm - 3:00am
CLOSED Sunday & Monday
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Phone number
(773) 227-8600
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Marcos Campos
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Private party facilities
Ingredients have always been the stars behind Spain’s culinary triumphs. At Black Bull, Chef Marcos Campos explores the exquisite products and flavors found throughout Spain with a menu that takes guests on a culinary tour of his country.
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Private party contact
Event Coordinator: (773) 227-8600
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Full Catering Available. Tapas are the ideal off-site catering option.
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Cross street
Between Hermitage & Paulina
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Parking details
Street Parking. Valet Parking across the street.
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Public transit
Division Blue Line Stop.
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Music is also at the heart of BLACK BULL, where carefully crafted playlists place guests in their favorite pub madrileño. Artists from Spain, playing 80s rock en español, flamenco and bohemian classics are seamlessly mixed with American and British rock.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 267 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.7  based on recent ratings
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

I came here for my birthday dinner. We waited an HOUR for a table with the reservation. Once we were seated we had amazing service and food, but DO NOT come here of you are a large group.

vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

We stopped in for a late night snack and drink after a play at the Chopin Theater. It was a fantastic end to our night. I could eat those olives all night long! yum

OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
4.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

not bad, but I wouldn't go again. I like the decor and the staff is very nice

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Everything we had was amazing! Especially the Octopus and Croquettes. Some of the most authentic and tasty Spanish Tapas I have had. Definitely recommend!

BrettM (Indiana)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Black Bull was fantastic! Great Spanish cuisine with unique dishes and excellent service.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Loved the food, delicious! Great wait staff and a great upbeat atmosphere! Perfect for a night out.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

A friend of mine was in town so I wanted a cool place for us to visit and I always wonder why I don't got there more often. We got there a little early but were able to settle in at the bar. Ordered a few tapas, sangria and everything was amazing. Great service as well! Can't wait to head back.

Habanos2000 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Absolutely fantastic dinner. Red sangria was excellent as were all the tapas. The shrimp tapas were out of this world. I gave a lower review for service only because we were initially charged for two items we didn't order. After bringing it to the waiters attention it was quickly resolved and dessert was on the house, so all good in the end!

Distance (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

I don't think I've ever had octopus this good. Iberico-wrapped scallops were another favorite and the selection of Sherry was a great touch. My only criticism lies in the tables. 2-tops were longer than they were wide leaving me closer to the people next to me than I was to my wife. Not a huge problem but enough to be awkward. The solution isn't difficult though: Sit at the bar. The bartenders are attentive and entertaining.

Sibarita (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 5, 2018

Very happy with my experience at the Black Bull. Good food, good Jerez and very good service. Reasonably priced.

Sibarita (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 19, 2017

Excellent food and friendly service. Enjoyed the tapas and the manzanilla. Easy access.

vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

Beautiful decor and fixtures. The food is delicious and the servers knowledgeable.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on November 11, 2017

I've always liked Black Bull a lot, but this the last time I was there, the waitress took a really long time to get to our table to take our drink order. I was also disappointed that they didn't have almost a full page of the menu wasn't available including the mussels, which we really wanted and were posted on the online menu. I also feel like a tapas bar should have more seafood- think ceviche. The price and ambience make it worth coming back, but the menu could use some tweaking.

vipKP86 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on November 5, 2017

From the first step into the restaurant customer service was perfect. The bartender Steve was quick and explained everything thoroughly for first timers-his dealer choices were amazing. Off to dinner our waitress was also very knowledgeable and attentive. Food was fresh and hot, no mistakes. She was also very helpful as we had a person that was vegetarian in our group. 5 stars.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on November 4, 2017

I love tapas & was really excited to try the raved Black Bull. Unfortunately, we had a 25 minute wait with reservations (we were on time) and although the menu choices were authentic, majority of the picks such as croquetas and patatas or jamon iberico were lack luster and disappointing for the quality vs price. I would highly recommend the octopus and pork tenderloin. Kitchen did a great job on those. Sangria was notable but difficult to share in large group. Overall, I still choose Cafe Iberico if I'm in the mood for tapas. Would go back for ambiance & scene only.