Doc B’s Restaurant + Bar - River North

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$30 and under
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Set in a comfortable and inviting atmosphere, Doc B's Restaurant + Bar serves food made from scratch daily. Incorporating the highest-quality ingredients, the menu includes a variety of entree-sized salads,"very special” entrees, crave-worthy burgers and sandwiches, signature Wok Out Bowls™, indulgent desserts and so much more. Doc B’s also impresses with an extensive craft beer, wine and spirits selection in addition to signature cocktails. No matter what occasion, the expansive menu truly offers something for everyone. With each location having its own personality, Doc B’s Chicago (River North) is located next to Nordstrom on the corner of Grand and Wabash and offers an expanded selection of house cocktails as well as a weekday happy hour.
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4.7based on recent ratings
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PaulaE
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food was very good
service was very good
social distancing was available

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Jennifer
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I am sure Covid makes running a restaurant a real challenge. That being said, food and drinks were tasty. Maybe need to work on cleanliness of seating area. Overall, a nice time and super friendly staff. Would definitely go back.

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JBChicago
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Regular of Doc B's and love it. Food is always outstanding and great wine selection. Used to be my regular happy hour spot pre-covid. Popped in the other day because the HH specials were such a good deal and found out they removed their specials. Bummer but understandable.

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MaryM
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch and service was both great! It was our first time in a restaurant since Covid and I felt they really took precautions to keep everyone safe.

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JulieC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hostess was more than kind to seat us in a table that felt right for us with social distancing- and the food was fantastic!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience1

Such a disappointment. I've been to the other location and raved when I told friends about it. I couldn't wait to take my kid and have a similar experience. Not even close. Staff felt unengaged, felt like a good pick up joint and not a restaurant. Staff was accommodating by making my kid a grilled cheese - I would not recommend bringing Kids as the menu has very few options for them. Not sure what it was but it was not what I expected.

I'd be willing to give the other location another go but not this location.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal and atmosphere

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MaryC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent original cocktails and entrees. Quiet ambiance, excellent service, Brandon was available and our dinner was wonderful.

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ShirleyT
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Outstanding all around. Food was amazing and service was as well.

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vipTamara1
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great new additions to the menu!! Only thing better than the food was Olivia!

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vipJevtico
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sat outside at one of only two tables. Very comfortable. Inside wouldn’t be bad either as it is very open and they have the large windows open in good weather. Service was good. Everyone was masked up and all tables thoroughly cleaned.
Food was great. Had Ahi Tuna salad that was outstanding. Had shrimp salad with avocado dressing and it was excellent. At least 5 large cold shrimp in the salad and the dressing was very tasty.
Would definitely go back.

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YvonneF
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I go there for the Number 1 Tuna salad, it NEVER disappoints.

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vipSassafras22
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was SO GREAT! Server was super attentive and sweet. 10/10 on chimichurri wings

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent service and drinks! The food was also very tasty as per usual.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly knowledgeable staff! We dined outside due to pandemic preference. Outdoor seating is very limited but we got lucky with an open table.

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vipDrea
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I love this place! They are one of the only restaurants in Chicago, that consistently provides great food and amazing service! Even during the pandemic, they are exceptional! My husband loves the spicy margaritas! I tried the strawberry margarita and it was good. Any chicken dish is amazing and so fresh. I tried the chicken kabob for the first time last night and it did not disappoint! Their fish sandwich they offered before the pandemic was one of the best! Hopefully, they bring it back. Thank you guys for never lacking in quality!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, bit expensive

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HappyCamper
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Doc B’s. It’s my go to lunch spot or a Friday night late dinner and cocktail. It’s affordable and the food is healthy enough for my food/dietary restrictions.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was wonderful. Set up outside had adequate spacing

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vipLuveatingout
Chicago
53 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best tuna salad!

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MisterMR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Overall I had a fair enough experience for a last minute set up. I've eaten from this business in particular on a number of occasions, but only carry out. After my dine in visit yesterday afternoon I think I'll just stick to carry out. Great food, great service but I do feel like the dine in experience was a bit lack luster.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Our first round of drinks was a little slow but besides that this place was perfect. Ahi Tuna Salad is to die for. And spend the extra $5 and get the homemade Oreo ice cream.

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Peyton
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

The food was terrible honestly, it had like no taste or good flavor at all

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RayyJ
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice atmosphere and attentive staff, food was also very good😊

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came to Doc’s with my boyfriend to celebrate my birthday, and the food was amazing! The restaurant had a really nice feel to it, and the windows were wide open so it made us feel very near outside. Would definitely recommend!

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WilliamK
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gregory was a great, attentive server. Food was great, atmosphere was fine (COVID 19 spacing). Visited twice in two days.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience2

Best Server, Great Drinks, lots of noise!

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KrystalPIvory
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waiter Richard was excellent. We had a great experience and I will return soon.

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vipSurajS
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and nice place. Would go again

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BrandonT
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I think this is a good place to take someone. the nice low ambient lighting is great, the service is great, and the food is even better.

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Shawnee
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent-really appreciated the attention by my server

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vipBobF
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and atmosphere made for a simply wonderful experience all around!

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vipTheresaM
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Consistently good food in a casual setting. A lot of choices and seasonings. Something for everyone.

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vipWolfey
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

My salmon was wonderful, right from the grill to my plate, and not pre made and re warmed like so many other restaurants. I am a regular eater at Doc B's.

However, I have a strong issue with the red wine being served warm - very warm. Red wine should be served no greater than at room temperature, preferably 10 degrees cooler (not cold), BUT NOT WARM!!!
I had to switch to white wine instead which was served appropriately chilled.
As far as I am concerned, red wine drinkers should complain until they fix the situation.

I strongly recommend DocB's to everyone except to those who enjoy their glass of red. I like everything else about the restaurant so i will keep wining about this issue and from now on I plan to redwine myself up before going in again next week.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was great, we were seated right away. Our server was very nice and attentive. Food was delicious.

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vip3GradFamily
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Fun atmosphere. Good service. Rice and tofu bowl was very good. Steak was fair. Veggie burger was awful, especially the sauce on it.

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viptiffanys
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best food and service in the city for lunch!!!

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JeffreyS
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every single time I come here it is absolutely delicious and the service is quick and friendly! Love this place and even better now that they take reservations for lunch.

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QuentinG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service. Our server was friendly, outgoing, willing to modify the item. The food was amazing! I’ll be back.

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Nita4
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, food is scrumptious and the service is great!

FAQs

Doc B’s Restaurant + Bar - River North does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar and Uber Eats. Doc B’s Restaurant + Bar - River North also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 999-9300.

Doc B’s Restaurant + Bar - River North is rated 4.7 stars by 412 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.