Drew's on Halsted

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American

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Established in 1996 in the Lakeview neighborhood, Drew's features classic American fare plus a full bar and patio. Great food and impeccable service attract locals and visitors. Enjoy our outstanding martini, romantic dinner, delicious brunch or pop in for happy hour. We are a few steps from Briar St. Theatre, making us the perfect spot before of after Blueman shows.

$6 Martini Mondays
50% off Bottles of Wine Tuesdays
50% off Artisan Pizzas and Burgers Wednesdays

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Local Grown
Vegetarian
Vegan (selections available)
Gluten Free (selections available)
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4.4
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JackieC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, as always, and the ambiance is fun, upbeat, and a great place to dine! It was Cabaret week when we attended that evening, so the live music on the piano was an added bonus.

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GilE
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The experience was great. Drew’s was able to accommodate our party with no issues. Our party doubled in size at the last minute and everything was outstanding.

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vipSandi
Chicago
96 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First of all, loved the ambiance. There was constant music (no breaks) and it was all terrific! Sort of "our kind" of tunes.

The staff is great ... helpful, accommodating, friendly. Drew himself even stops by.

And loved the food. Some favorites: Drew’s salad, the Pear salad and the Brie pizza with grapes which we asked for crispy and actually got it crispy. I love unique pizzas. John thought it would be nice to have a basic pepperoni in addition to the available options.

On the whole, it was a VERY pleasant evening.

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vipRetiredTraveler01
Chicago
120 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Old school ambiance and menu. Even a piano player singing the oldies.

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Valliegirl99
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Neighborhood restaurant. Good ambience.

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CraigC
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great Service, excellent food and great drinks......

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XavierT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, drinks, and service was great.
Loved the live music!

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vipluv2eat
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great tasting, creative food. Attentive staff providing friendly and warm customer service.

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vipBobP
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Valentines Day

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DavidJ
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Drew's a a delightful white tablecloth piano bar with excellent Happy Hour deals and the food is delicious without being overpriced.
The staff is attentive and very handsome. It's one of my favorite after-work spots in the neighborhood.
Last evening almost everyone in the restaurant sang with piano accompaniment. I some circumstances that would be something to cringe at, however all who sang had excellent voices and I found it lovely.

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normanr
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Friendly waitress and attentive. Limited wine selection IMHO, but fairly priced. Creative menu options with quality, well prepared food. An expected Boys Town crowed, so there’s that. Definitely worth visiting again.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines date

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Jennyuk
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very romantic on Valentine’s Day with a special cocktail which was delicious, a Valentini! The Ahi tuna is always splendid and the Wasabi mashed potatoes too. The cherry tart was outstanding. Very good service, attentive and friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always!

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diva
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went on a Saturday night when they had two singers and pianist and had a great time. The Kennytime cocktail was delicious

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CrystalB
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance and food were amazing! The lady that waited on us was awesome! She even brought my significant other a birthday candle out on his Sunday during brunch! Thanks for the amazing experience!

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vipAlpenrose
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service! Very friendly staff, piano player/singer is great but much too loud for the size of the restaurant, doesn’t need any amplification! Will defiantly return again and again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for restaurant week and there were 2 price points and menus to choose from. I started out with a Grey Goose Dirty Martini with Blue Cheese Olives. Chilled to perfection. Our courses were tasty.
I would recommend this restaurant!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

While the food was good, they mixed up or second course (sat my date’s food in front of me and mine in front of him) and brought us both the same dessert even though he had ordered something else. Also, while the live singing was a nice touch, it was too loud. I found myself having to shout or wait until the singing stopped to carry on a conversation; not a very conducive atmosphere for a first date.

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Vegas1
Las Vegas
15 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food, and ambiance were all excellent. Also had a piano player and singers which added greatly to the enjoyment of the evening.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

We really wanted to love this place being local to our home we were hoping it would become our regular go to place. But after our experience I’m not sure we’d go back.

Firstly, I want to be clear that food and drinks were good.

But this was massively overshadowed by the really crappy service. Firstly the place was super busy which I guess is to be expected on a Friday evening but I’m talking hectic and rowdy busy. The tables are too crowded and there is insufficient space for the wait staff to even pass between tables. Not that there was really wait staff to speak of, which brings me to the next point.

Unfortunately the service was very erratic and poorly organised. Literally the only member of staff who was attentive in any way was the poor bar man who was absolutely run off his feet covering a busy bar as well as waiting tables. So credit to him for looking after us as best he could. Maybe they were having a bad evening and were short of staff. But with so many exceptional places to eat in the neighborhood we will likely eat elsewhere in future.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience1

Music is too loud the last three times we’ve been there. The director of entertainment is very rude.

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vipJustin
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Drinks and food are worth it alone!!!!! But the service is very basic not really friendly friendly but bare minimum. Back part needs some sprucing up a little. If they updated the ambiance factor I think this place can draw in a lot of business

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vipBillG
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday for grandson

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went for restaurant week and thought it was a good find. Nicer ambience but not intimidating. Really well made food.

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vipLarryC
Columbus
11 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Everything was awesome, except we were seated right by the piano. It was too loud. We couldn’t have any discussions without yelling. L

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ThomasN
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great staff serving excellent food. Convenient location near Briar Street Theatre. I was there with my grandchildren who loved it!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Service was very slow. Buss staff rarely cleaned off table, did not replace bread etc. they need some much better training.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was great and the value was too! Great location. The service was a bit slow and there weren’t many customers but all in all a great meal and will be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
45 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday brunch was outstanding with the fabulous mimosa flavors and the Bloody Mary bar!! Always our family favorite to celebrate here any occasion or just come for no reason at all. Food is fabulous!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Way over crowded. Rude diners at nearby tables.

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DavidC
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

It took much too long after we were first seated before a waiter attended to our table. After they finally got to us, everything was fine. Service, food, and ambiance were all very good.

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BarryS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful dinner for nine of us prior to the Blue Man show. The food was excellent, particularly the Duck Leg and Thigh Confit. So moist and flavorful! Fabulous.

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vipFriendlycatchup
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant itself is very pretty. The service was great from the minute we walked in the door. I went with a close friend for a catch up and were lucky to hear some live piano/cabaret music before we left. Both of us loved our meal and the drinks were also delicious. It's definitely a place I'd go back to and plan to.

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

Great food and friendly attentive service. The piano
player was an added treat. Look forward to my next meal at Drew’s.

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WilliamW
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Wonderful service. A short walk from the theater that blue man is playing. Definitely would eat here again

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KathrynM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful place with a lovely atmosphere for a date.

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vipHeidi
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience1

We went to Drew's last year during restaurant week. It was this quiet little bistro with a French focused menu. During this visit, it seemed to have changed its focus to a supper club with live music, tvs with sports playing at the bar and much less of a French Bistro vibe. It seems that this establishment is struggling with its identity. If you are a supper club with cabaret acts, don't have sports playing on tvs in in the bar. If you are a bistro, don't have live music disrupting conversation. I honestly don't think this space is large enough for a baby grand piano and live music because it eliminates your ability to interact with your fellow diners. You also can barely hear the wait staff. We also were disappointed with some of the food preparation as well as I had indicated that we were celebrating a birthday and it was not acknowledged. It's unfortunate the changes that have occurred in the past year. We won't be back.

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vipTeeBee
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

New Years Eve

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch. Fast service and nice people.

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Drew's on Halsted is rated 4.4 stars by 950 OpenTable diners.