Cabra

4.6
317 reviews
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Peruvian
Cabra Cevicheria is a Peruvian-inspired restaurant by Chef Stephanie Izard, located on the top floor of the Hoxton Hotel, Chicago. Open for lunch/brunch and dinner daily, the lively dining experience is anchored on shareable plates bold in flavor and bright in taste. While limited reservations are available, we encourage walk-ins and will be mostly seating the dining room on a first come, first serve basis!
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AN
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

We were really looking forward to our brunch. Unfortunately we will never go back. Food was just ok but the service was terrible. Party of 4. We had 2 appetizers, super small. Than each of us ordered meal. Each dish was served at a different time. The last one arrived once we were all done eating .... waitress expansion- they take different time to prepare... use your common sense and prepare them according so they can be served at the same time and the whole party can eat together. We are not coming back

AH
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed Cabra very much. Went for brunch on a Saturday. Outstanding view and ambiance. Food was fantastic, what you would expect from Stehpanie Izard - flavorful, inventive, sharable. Our server was outstanding and we just had a very nice time.

RR
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delightful surroundings, delicious small plates & amazing rooftop. Our favorite was the Mixto Ceviche - we almost had to order it twice. The egg white cocktails are amazing as was the goat empanadas. Hip without being pretentious. Will be back!

M
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

The food was outstanding, but the noise level dampened the whole experience. We were asked to be moved to the rooftop area. Although the noise was not so bad there, the sun was on our faces. I would like to be able to enjoy the whole experience when I order first class food.

C
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Food is good. Environment is obviously great. Service not good.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Flavorful and pretty but some items too much going on
Way too much cilantro on all food
Drinks not good
Service good but staff very under dressed
Glad we went, will never return

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

GreT waiter! Nice atmosphere! Very nice presentation!

PD
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The room inside and out is gorgeous. The service was superb. Then, the food was so full of flavor. Just an absolute great spot to go to!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely beautifully decorated rooftop. My friend and I split the salchipapas and steak sandwich between us two. Both very tasty. I had the Alpaca My Bags drink, which was very refreshing. Overall experience and service were great, but a bit pricey for the size of the drink and sandwich.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Was ok not amazing

MB
Chicago
61 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, chic space, great food

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was delicious with bright flavors and was extremely fresh. Our waiter was very attentive and helpful with suggestions for our picky 8 year-old daughter. I will definitely be back.

S
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Worth it for the view alone! Don’t miss the queso fresco dip!

m
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There are only 2 ceviches on the Sunday menu and one was fruit. The traditional one made with bass was phenomenal. Had a traditional lime Pisco sour which was very good. Had a 'leche' with crab, octopus, shrimp and tomatoes that was perfectly balanced and delicious. The crispy frites were copious and put me over the top but that didn't stop me from trying the goat empanadas. The pastry was flaky and buttery but the meat was too strong tasting for me. I've had chef's goat at Girl and Goat which I liked and I know goat typically has a stronger flavor. The restaurant asks for a 'smart casual' dress code but also shares the rooftop with the hotel's pool so plenty of guests sitting at the bar in swim gear. Make a reservation so you don't have to stand in the vestibule waiting.

FG
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a great Sunday funday! Rooftop seating, frozen beverages and not too crowded b/c everyone else was prob still hungover - haha!

B
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Back to the top of her game! I like Duck Duck Goat and Little Goat Diner but they never really compared to Girl & The Goat but Cabra does. Wow, the food is incredible and the space spectacular!

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was for a birthday! Hutch was a great waiter! Super knowledgeable of the menu and drinks! Great service and great views!

t
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable and delicious!!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing and the view was beautiful!

OT
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent. Really liked the fried potatoes and the octopus. Good variety in the menu. Counter seating is not real comfortable - get a table if you can.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Service was slow. Took a while for the food to come out (like 30 minutes in between small plates and the meal) so we were just sitting there staring at each other and it wasn’t anything that took long to cook/prepare

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

We weren’t able to experience Cabra. We were seated by a very polite host then waited about 15 mins before asking a passing staff member to send our server over. 5 more minutes passed and we flagged down a server and said “Are you our server?” and he replied “No”, and turned his back to us. We stood up and left. The staff chased us down to apologize as we were getting in the elevator and offered us a round on the house but at that point we were done.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 4

Lovely lunch. Four ladies. $400 tab. Horrible service.

I
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

I have been to Cabra twice in the matter of two weeks. The first time was on a Saturday night and the vibe was super energetic and awesome, and the food was of the same. I was totally impressed. I returned with my wife thinking we would have a fabulous date night. The second visit was a Wednesday night and the experience at every level was fine but disappointing. The food was very mediocre, the drinks were no good, and the service was slow. I still recommend the restaurant but clearly there is inconsistency.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

The space is beautiful. Noisy but that adds to the ambience. The service for us was extremely slow and muddled. We were brought one dish twice and then nothing for 40 minutes. When we let our server know (he never checked in with us, we had to flag him down) he looked exasperated but never apologized. We eventually got 3 more of our 5 dishes but one never arrived. I flagged down our server and asked for the bill letting him know we never received one dish. Rather than apologize he showed us the dish we should have got and said it was for another table. A table seated way after us. The food we had except for the empanada which was overcooked and dry. Things go wrong at restaurants, we know that. At Cabra noone took the time to rectify this nor apologize.

KW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great. Some drinks were great and done mediocre. Work on your cocktails! Setting was wonderful.

AM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Outstanding menu and range of flavors here. Cocktail menu is inventive and full of intrigue. I was disappointed by the service. Despite being there on a Wednesday at lunch, I was anticipating a bit more attentiveness from the staff. I think it should go without saying, but it shouldn't take 25 minutes for the server to come over after we've been seated. A bit embarrassing considering i brought a client. I will be back, but will expect an approved service experience.

L
Chicago
58 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

The food is really good but apps are pretty small. Entrees however are a fair size for price, the shrimp with tamarind is delicious. Cocktails are tasty but expensive for the size. The problem is the NOISE! Even the servers admit they have a hard time explaining dishes because it is so loud, and to know they add a DJ into the mix on weekends makes me crazy. Hoxton hosts multiple restaurants and bars so please put a sign out when you enter so people have a clue which way to go please.

N
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great especially the avocado dip. We were consistently checked on to make sure everything was fine, and our waters were constantly refilled.

J
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The hamachi collar was the best I have ever had! The chicharron de puerco was also amazing. We could eat the tuna handrails daily.

L
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stephanie Izard hit this one out of the park!! The application of fish sauce in almost everything and the detail with which she applies season and flavor to every layer and texture of the dish is astounding. LOVE IT.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just fun for our 33rd year

d
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Cabra is great for sharing small plates with friends and also getting your own portion. The food was served as it was prepared. Being from a coastal city in the North East, I always question the seafood in the midwest, but Cabra had amazing ceviche. So far, I've had dinner and brunch here and I highly recommend it to anyone!

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food, drinks, service and ambiance.
Well done Boka restaurant group!

MW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Food was so good but service was terrible

OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Delicious food. Want to go back to try dinner menu, and beautiful space full of light that felt very airy and light. I will say our party of three was seated at a able that would have been small for two people, all three in various low slung upholstered chairs. This set up for shared plates was challenging. We felt pulled away from the small table and were literally juggling several plates throughout the meal. One other note on the space. You are on a rooftop with the hotel pool and while there appears to be a poolside bar the parade of very skimpy swim suits through the space was surprising and distracting from the great food.

RN
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was excellent. Loved the music too. We requested outdoor dining and did not get it. I don’t understand why as the people who were seated after us did get outdoor patio dining. Hhhmm? Guess you need to know someone or slip the hostess a $20

B
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Food really good!!! Service Really POOR for Chicago standards.

Thanks

Basilio

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

It was our first time at Cabra. The food was very good, which validated the higher price point. However, I requested egg whites and was told I could not be accommodated for any of the egg entrees even though it is apparent your restaurant sources whole eggs for cooking. While dining, who I can only assume was the restaurant manager came over to say “I hear there is a little anger here.” All I wanted was egg whites. I did not shout or be rude to the waitier. I just commented I never heard of a restaurant that wouldn’t accommodate an egg while request. She then told me let her know if she could do anything but didn’t offer anything. My entire table was taken back by her approach and felt she was rude. While the food was good, we won’t be back soon.

KA
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 2

Nothing special was done even though we were celebrating a birthday

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