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Bottlefork - Permanently Closed

4.4
4.4
789 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Bottlefork is a comfortably stylish New American bar and kitchen offering modern interpretations of both familiar and new American dishes that feature local and global ingredients. The food and beverage programs work together seamlessly at Bottlefork with an emphasis on all things seasonal.

Bottlefork is a Rockit Ranch Productions venue!

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of operation

    DINNER MENU MONDAY - THURSDAY 5-10PM FRIDAY - SATURDAY 5-11PM LATE NIGHT KITCHEN TIL CLOSE BRUNCH MENU SAT: 10AM-2:30PM SUN: 10AM-5PM

  • Phone number

    (312) 955-1900

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Nicole Ella

  • Private party facilities

    Please contact the restaurant for details!

  • Private party contact

    PJ Janke: (312) 955-1900

  • Neighborhood

    River North (Chicago)

  • Cross street

    Illinois

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Entertainment

    Happy Hour: Monday-Friday, 5-7PMHalf of Cocktails, Beer & Wine by the Glass (Cocktails that are $14 or less)Monday: $15 Burger + Bourbon Shot Tuesday: $20 Bottles of Wine // Select Red & White Bottle of the DayWednesday: $10 Flatbreads PLUS Industry Night! 50% off food & select cocktails for Industry membersThursday: Select $7 Glasses of Wine // Seasonal $7 glass of wine optionFriday: Micro Happy-hour with $1 shots from 5:15-5:25PM

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 789 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

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  1. BG

    BridgetG

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2017

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Went here early on a Saturday evening. Food was delicious but service was a little shaky. Kind of felt like they were trying to rush us out before the dinner crowd. Would definitely recommend the crisps and maple butter brussel sprouts.
  2. l

    lmondo

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Unfortunately this place is closing down. Last day is 10/28/17
  3. DK

    DrKimH

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My daughter and I went to this great little restaurant in Chicago on a Monday night and we were delighted. The service was great, the food divine and the atmosphere was lovely. Go---just go!
  4. SR

    SallyR

    Atlanta

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for dinner! I’ve gone there on both of my last trips to Chicago - one business dinner and the next time a date. Good food at reasonable prices - the mussels are a must! The craft cocktails are very good.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience. We sat on the patio for brunch. We all left saying wow.
  6. y

    yummyfoods

    Chicago

    95 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    95 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    awesome service and delicious brunch. The weather was gorgeous so we got a table outside and enjoyed mimosas (I switched mine to passionfruit for the same price) and everyone loved their food. Bag of chips are a must and I loved the Sope dish.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a delightful brunch thanks to recommendations from our server. We split the sammich and the sope. Both were amazing.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The place had a really cool vibe. Well appointed cocktail selections, good selection of beer and wine. The food is really good, very tasty, different levels of flavor in each dish. We started with wagyu beef jerky, very tender well balanced. Not salty could really enjoy the meat. My wife had the fish with hominy succotash and I had grilled octopus and housemade spam. Very memorable. We don't live in Chicago but if we find our way back to the city we will come back. Try to get the bar table seats by the cooks.
  9. VA

    VAfoodie

    Houston

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2017

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Mussels were great and Kelly M. was attentive and hilarious. Loved my experience at Bottlefork
  10. L

    Lexi

    Seattle

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2017

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant is on the smaller side. The ambiance is great and the food was delicious. It was pretty casual but I would totally recommend checking it out.
  11. JV

    JoseV

    Greensboro

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great. Burger was awesome. But the bag of chips with egg was surprising, and the shrimp pasta was terrific.
  12. p

    pintsize

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place. Such good food and they put delicious twists on original items like Tots and French Toast.
  13. S

    Sean

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2017

    overall3food1service4ambience4
    The ”baysic” is a delicious cocktail. But don’t get the tots if you’re expecting crispy tater tots
  14. OK

    OKAY

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2017

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    The food was mediocre. It was fine, but just not great. In Chicago, the food has to be great because there are so many great places to eat.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    food was great! service was excellent! the music was awesome! thanks for a great Sunday afternoon friend lunch!
  16. BP

    BethP

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time. Great food, excellent service. Tots, breakfast Sammy, Bloody Mary. Will return.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2017

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Nicholas was outstanding and made our experience! Highly knowledgeable and enthusiastic staff!!
  18. M

    Mark

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2017

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Pretty tasty food, were out of a few things on the menu. Service was great though.
  19. P

    Papaya

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I think that was the best pickle juice-inspired Bloody Mary I ever had. It was so tasty! The tots were absolutely delicious, too. My husband had the breakfast Sammich which apparently changes with the chef's whim and it was a big hit with him and all the tasters. Menu is limited but plenty of options to choose from. Service was perfect. Great food and drink!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2017

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I had the cast iron french toast and it was absolutely amazing! We also ordered the tots for starters and they were so tasty! They were covered in this delicious cheese sauce. Highly recommend for brunch and when you can make a reservation using OpenTable, it's kind of a no-brainer!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The Bag of Chips + Eggs were a huge surprise. Very yummy! Bacon Burger and drinks were excellent also. Service was great.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2017

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Get the ground bacon burger, tater tots and wagu beef jerky. All were incredible. The desserts were mediocre. I'd definitely go back.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Met a group of friends here for Sunday brunch. Service, food, atmosphere--all great! Will come regularly!
  24. NO

    dininginNO

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, enjoyed the new menu items. Kelly was great. We asked her to choose our entree (we were sharing) and she brought out the catfish which was absolutely delicious. Drinks were good. Per usual, another great dinner at Bottlefork.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic brunch! The Spanish omelette is wondrous.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service by Chris. The burger, chips and flatbread were amazing as was the strawberries and cream Sunday. Best meal of the Chicago trip!
  27. KT

    KateT

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and amazing service. Would recommend BottleFork to anyone and everyone!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bday awesome dinner
  29. NR

    NeilR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2017

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Be adventurous Octopus with housemade SPAM and Brussel Sprout kimchi actually works. Tater Tot starter a must
  30. g

    gobagirl

    Cleveland

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great pre-theater dinner.
  31. V

    Vikingmom

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We had a bite to eat pre-theatre; had an attentive waiter who made solid food and drink recommendations. Our appetizers and entrees were familiar with a twist - highly recommend the tots with pimento cheese. Our entrees were well portioned and tasty. Would have liked to see a little more menu variety, but overall very good.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was looking for a place with a varied menu for brunch and Bottllefork was centrally located and was recommended for their Bloody Mary's. (which were really good by the way) They should offer a Bloody Mary Bar with lots of stuff to add to make a meal in a glass. We sat outside and had a very comfortable and nice time. Our server was kind and attentive.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2017

    overall2food4service1ambience1
    The food was good yet expensive with no sides included if you order a $25 sandwich. The place seems to pride themselves in creative cock tails and ofcourse charge you an arm and a leg so I was expecting an amazing cock tail....this was not the case. My cock tail has no sophistication or settle favors, it tasted just like orange soda which isn't a hard flavor to get to with all the supposedly over priced ingredients I was paying for. On top of all that our waiter was no where to be found most the evening. I would not recommend it or go back myself.
  34. RR

    RobR

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and excellent service! Highly recommend the "rich man po' boy" lobster and crispy oysters!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Cool spot, brunch was good. Enjoyed it.
  36. CS

    CathyS

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As we had never been to Bottlefork before we counted on our server to guide us through the menu. He recommended and described several items, starting with cocktails. He was spot on! Everything was delicious and we would highly recommend. Thanks for a wonderful evening!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great evening again - service is spot on
  38. N

    Nikki9891

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the atmosphere here. Waiter was great, staff was fun. I would 110% go back and recommend.
  39. DI

    DinerInTampa

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I thought menu selection was very limited, but overall a nice experience.
  40. CM

    ChiMerrill

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Finally went to Bottlefork for something besides just drinks or dessert, and definitely glad we did. We started with a couple of appetizers, including the Mediterranean Salad and the Jerky. The salad was fabulous, with the perfect blend of textures and tastes, and was definitely large enough for sharing. Highly recommend as a starter. The jerky, to me, was very good, but I would prefer it as an accompaniment to drinks, versus a precursor to a meal. We also had a pre-dinner drink, and for fans of a good Old Fashioned, try their For Allocation…v nice. For entrees, we split the Hanger Steak and the Bacon Burger. Wow. That burger? Ah. Maze. ING!! They actually grind bacon into the beef for the patty, and it definitely works. One of the few disappointments of the meal for me, though, was the French fries that came with the burger. Pretty blah tasting compared to the burger (and compared to fries at many burger places). I’d like to see better fries, or a more unusual side. Also worth a special shout out is the service we got from Nick. He was perfect. Friendly, high-energy, and smart enough to give friends that haven’t seen each other since high school plenty of time to chit-chat and catch up. Thanks, Nick!

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Bottlefork - Permanently Closed is rated 4.4 stars by 789 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Illinois

  • Neighborhood

    River North (Chicago)

  • Hours of operation

    DINNER MENU MONDAY - THURSDAY 5-10PM FRIDAY - SATURDAY 5-11PM LATE NIGHT KITCHEN TIL CLOSE BRUNCH MENU SAT: 10AM-2:30PM SUN: 10AM-5PM

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Nicole Ella

  • Entertainment

    Happy Hour: Monday-Friday, 5-7PMHalf of Cocktails, Beer & Wine by the Glass (Cocktails that are $14 or less)Monday: $15 Burger + Bourbon Shot Tuesday: $20 Bottles of Wine // Select Red & White Bottle of the DayWednesday: $10 Flatbreads PLUS Industry Night! 50% off food & select cocktails for Industry membersThursday: Select $7 Glasses of Wine // Seasonal $7 glass of wine optionFriday: Micro Happy-hour with $1 shots from 5:15-5:25PM

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    (312) 955-1900

  • Private party facilities

    Please contact the restaurant for details!

  • Private party contact

    PJ Janke: (312) 955-1900

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