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About Permanently Closed - Bottlefork

This restaurant is permanently closed. 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!

441 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60654
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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

Cross Street:
Illinois

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

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

Phone Number:
(312) 955-1900

Website:
http://www.bottlefork.com/

Entertainment:
Happy Hour: Monday-Friday, 5-7PM
Half 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 Day

Wednesday:
$10 Flatbreads
PLUS Industry Night! 50% off food & select cocktails for Industry members

Thursday:
Select $7 Glasses of Wine // Seasonal $7 glass of wine option

Friday:
Micro Happy-hour with $1 shots from 5:15-5:25PM

Executive Chef:
Nicole Ella

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

Special Events & Promotions:
Bottlefork loves to host private events, parties, and marketing/promotional events. Please contact PJ at pj@bottlefork.com for details

Specials

Happy Hour

Fridays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

$20 Bottles of Wine

Tuesdays from 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Specials

Happy Hour

Fridays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Details

50% off cocktails, beer and all wines by the glass from 5-7pm Monday through Friday. Excludes Tax and Tip. The 50% off is valid for cocktails valued at $14 or less. Special valid Sep 29, 2017 - Dec 29, 2017 on Fridays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM.

$20 Bottles of Wine

Tuesdays from 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Details

$20 select red and white bottle of the evening! Excludes Tax and Tip. Excludes Tax and Tip. Special valid Sep 29, 2017 - Dec 29, 2017 on Tuesdays from 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM.

Bottlefork - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
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1

4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Fun (13)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Good for a Date (11)
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Creative Cuisine (9)
Great for Brunch (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Bar Seating (6)
Casual (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Cozy (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
People Watching (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Great Beer (4)
Authentic (3)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Spicy (2)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Romantic (2)
Business Meals (2)
Tapas (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Scenic View (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 27, 2017

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

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food4
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 23, 2017

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!

Tags: Casual
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food5
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 22, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals
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food5
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 21, 2017

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

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food5
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

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.

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·Dined on October 15, 2017

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

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, People Watching, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 12, 2017

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

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 7, 2017

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.

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food5
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on October 5, 2017

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

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food5
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 1, 2017

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

Tags: Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 1, 2017

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

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 13, 2017

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.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 10, 2017

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

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch
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food5
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 (Louisville)·Dined on September 9, 2017

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

Tags: Great Beer, Great for Brunch
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food5
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Nicholas was outstanding and made our experience! Highly knowledgeable and enthusiastic staff!!

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food4
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 3, 2017

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

Tags: Great for Brunch
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food3
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 27, 2017

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!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Casual, Bar Seating, Spicy
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food5
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

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!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on August 23, 2017

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

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on August 15, 2017

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

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·Dined on August 13, 2017

Met a group of friends here for Sunday brunch. Service, food, atmosphere--all great! Will come regularly!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 10, 2017

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.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Fantastic brunch! The Spanish omelette is wondrous.

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·Dined on August 3, 2017

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

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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 26, 2017

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

Tags: Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Seasonal, Great Beer, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options
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food5
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·Dined on July 22, 2017

Bday awesome dinner

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·Dined on July 21, 2017

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

Tags: Spicy, People Watching, Fit for Foodies
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on July 20, 2017

Great pre-theater dinner.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 18, 2017

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.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 16, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 12, 2017

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.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 12, 2017

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

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Casual
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Cool spot, brunch was good. Enjoyed it.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on July 7, 2017

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!

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Great evening again - service is spot on

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Casual
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 30, 2017

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

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 27, 2017

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

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 (London)·Dined on June 26, 2017

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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