Chalet

4.4
50 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Chalet is the feeling of ski boots finally coming off. Tying up your boats on the dock after cruising through crystal water. The first sip of that bubbly rosé, spiced cider, or local IPA after a long day in Tahoe or Aspen. The crunch of that signature sandwich you’ve been waiting to eat since your last visit. And the unforgettable night you have planned ahead.

At Chalet, we invite you to dine, drink, and party as you would in your favorite mountain town. Spring, summer, fall, or winter — we’ve got a seat for you.

Offers

  • Happy Hour Wednesday-Friday 5-6PM

    Multiple dates available

    Wed - Fri 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    $6 Espresso Martinis, 1/2 off Flatbreads, & 1/2 off Bottles of Wine (red/white only, no sparkling)
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JackP
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience2

We went for happy hour was but they were out of happy hour flatbread even though I got there at 5 at opening time. No substitutions. They should have discounted the nachos or something. Plus an automatic 20% tip on the bill. I would give 20% anyway but it’s jarring when that decision is taken from me. I’ll probably go back because I live around there with the expectation that happy hour flatbread may be available or not and they will decide my tip for me.

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vipDubyA
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Overall experience was good. Good place for a date or to go out with friends. We thought it was a little nicer of a place but when we got there we saw it was more of a casual small bar which is fine. We ordered the poutine and the honey braised short ribs to share between the two of us. The poutine was incredible, I’d go back just for that. The honey braised short ribs were just okay, large portion but I probably wouldn’t get it again was somewhat lacking in flavor. Was a little disappointed in the drinks, I thought that was supposed to be their specialty. We tried 3 different ones and most of them were just very sweet and sugary with nothing particularly impressive about them, especially for $16 a pop. We even asked the server before ordering the fresh powder that we were looking for a not
So sweet drink and she said that was the way to go, it was extremely sweet and very sour as well. There was also a 20% service charge attached to the bill by default even for a table of two which I didn’t see that displayed anywhere on their website or menu. But that’s okay the server did a solid job. Overall would only really be interested in going back for the poutine because I haven’t had any good poutine in chicago besides here.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic happy hour

Cocktail options are fantastic, and food was amazing (meatballs, flatbread, hamburger).

Has upstairs venue that is probably fun for bigger events.

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JBuck
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and super tasty! The music was a vibe as well! Will be returning.

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vipStephenD
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Walked in. The noise was so overwhelming it felt that we had been dropped into a pin ball machine. Walked out.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Drinks were really good!! Very thoughtful elements & extremely tasty. The curly fries were also a delight.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New favorite restaurant, food and service was amazing!

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LeviC
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Amazing food, good service, weird ambiance like they can’t decide if they want to be a more upscale bare or a sports bar

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good drinks and food!

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JenniferHenry
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have celiac disease and the server and kitchen staff were wonderfully attentive to my requests. They even cooked my fries in a separate pan as they were aware of cross-contamination in fryers! The food and drinks are consistent in terms of quality and value.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service & atmosphere! Very knowledgeable server!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous food and service. Music a little too loud but still holiday festive.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! Loved the atmosphere and the food was delicious!

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vipGianna
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Cool theme and vibe. Good drinks and eats. A perfect little spot for a fun vibe without being too crazy.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a cool place! :)

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LisaE
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Nice birthday dinner with friends. Very attentive staff and they made a special effort to help with our birthday celebrations!

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Heidi
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ski theme brought us, atmosphere, drinks, good, staff didn’t disappoint.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time at Chalet! Drinks were wonderful and service was very nice. So festive inside for the holidays!

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Ursula
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful neighborhood restaurant and bar with the best service, the very best food and value. Had the best time

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vipRObertR
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

The food was good and the vibe was good but the service was exceptionally slow especially when it came to ordering and getting drinks. The food came relatively quickly but the bartender seemed to be moving very slow. Our server noted she was waiting for the bartender to “open” wine or mix the drinks so the acknowledgment was appreciated but at times it was difficult to get her attention as well. Overall I would not return. The food was not worth the price or dealing with the slow service.

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Zimmy75
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date spot with a great appetizer menu. Drink menu was excellent as well.

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vipLin7
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Most of the staff didn’t have masks on, food was okay.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very cozy restaurant with a nice ambiance. Came with two friends and we all got the smash burger as well as the calamari and bananas foster. The burger was positively amazing (one of the best I’ve had recently), as was the calamari and bananas foster. The drinks tasted delicious and weren’t too strong or too weak. The bartender was attentive to us and the service was fast. Will be returning.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall1food4service3ambience1

Should be decent but at 6 pm Saturday they had club-level bass coming down from a private party on the second floor. That's cool if it's what you signed up for but I signed up for a good burger and some drinks.

If they wanted to have a party like that - it's cool - but they should have closed the restaurant. I paid for my food but it hurt my soul to do it - the dining experience was awful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Everything was greAt!! We ordersd the mac and chhese with chicken for xtra $3 and we literally got 3 small pieces of chicken. However the mac and cheese was delicious!! We also ordered the short rib disg and it was so tasty!!

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Michelle
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Had a great date night surprising my skier fiancé with Chalet! Definitely coming back as a group outing, we loved it!
Wouldn’t recommend the high top seating, it was directly in front of the bathrooms :/
Other than that, we had a great time and the food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great bar food, well priced!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Absolutely fabulous food - Everything we ordered was great. Craft cocktails also very tasty

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bcdoc
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We looked forward to coming here, and it was…just ok. Everything was fine - but nothing that was extraordinary. We actually thought we may find some Swiss food. Nope. Again…nothing that was terrible but nothing that left us wanting to return anytime soon. Drinks and service were good. Natalia was nice. Bit loud…

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StephB
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience4

Overpriced and lackluster. While the ambiance is great and the service is decent, the portions are small and the taste is bland. Had high hopes for this place as it is right down the street from where I live but I will not be back there anytime soon.

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vipjebolker
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food2service3ambience5

The atmosphere and music were amazing! I would certainly come back just for that. The drinks were pretty good, but very strong. It almost difficult to finish just one. The food was subpar. We were very excited about trying the grilled peach flatbread. But the creaminess of the goat cheese and avocado overwhelmed the freshness of the peaches. We definitely loved the bananas foster dessert. The service was a little off. We didn’t receive menus prior to being asked what drinks we wanted. They forgot to bring us certain items when we asked, like water, drinks, napkins, etc. I understand that they just opened but it just seemed off. We also made a reservation but were running late, so we tried to call two or three different phone numbers and no one picked up at all. Please fix the phone number so people can actually call.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Had an enjoyable time at Chalet! The ambiance was my favorite part, and the food is very warm and comforting - perfect for the fall or winter and very on theme. Didn’t think the food was particularly special, but it was still good. 3.5 stars is probably more accurate.

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vipMN123
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Too loud, very much a bar atmosphere. The food was absolutely amazing. Everything we tried was delicious.

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JaniceS
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We headed over to a new restaurant @chaletchi for some after @windycityplayhouse eats. This place is the ultimate destination for mixed drinks, beer, and comfort food! The bartender / waiter made the absolute best Apres-martini !!!🍸

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JayH
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chalet was awesome, I went on a date and in all honesty it was like an album with no skips, great from start to finish. The drinks were good and the food was spectacular. We really liked the short rib and the poutine. Definitely give this place a try, you won’t regret it.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great fold, ambiance, and drinks. Perfect for a date night in the winter time

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RiccyReviews
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to into my reservation at Chalet with the idea that it would be a vibey new bar to grab a drink on a weeknight, or something of the sort. What I found is that it actually is extremely versatile for many different occasions.

The food was delicious, I would totally come back for a full dinner and not just apps. Particularly loved the salmon tartare which came on these really crunchy wonton chips. The cocktails were awesome too, although I had expected that might be the case. The Espresso Martini is crazy. One of the best I've had in Chicago, or anywhere for that matter.

What was really interesting was the late night. I sat downstairs but made my way up after I was done eating and drinking and found out that the top floor is this cool lounge/club type area. It started filling up around 10 and by the time I left it was almost packed!

All in all, had a great time here. They're still new so I'm sure things will get even better as time goes on but a phenomenal entry into the River North bar/dining scene.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great new spot for the niegborhood. Our server Michael was great. Made awesome suggestions. The salmon tartare is amazing and the espresso martini is the best I’ve had.

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vipSamS
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely loved my experience at Chalet! The vibe was great - loved the music and the overall ambiance.

The espresso martini was the best espresso martini I have had in Chicago. Highly recommend the salmon tartare and duck confit poutine. Will definitely be back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Service was slow because they had the bartender also waiting tables. We ordered fries as an app which took over 30 minutes to receive. Severs were also not wearing masks when coming to tables.

FAQs

Chalet offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 741-9785.

Chalet is rated 4.4 stars by 50 OpenTable diners.

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.