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About Drew's on Halsted

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.

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Vegan (selections available)
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3201 N Halsted St
Chicago, IL 60657
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:

Mon 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat 10:30 am - 2:30 pm brunch
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm dinner
Sun 10:30 am - 3:30 pm brunch
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm dinner

Cross Street:
Belmont

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(773) 244-9191

Website:
http://drewsonhalsted.com/

Parking Details:
$5 Self Parking available during the evening. Call Restaurant as approaching for parking pass

Public Transit:

Belmont (Brown Line, Purple Line, Red Line)

Wellington (Brown Line, Purple Line)

Additional:
Bar Dining, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Drew’s loves to host and cater events for any occasion, birthdays, holidays, wedding rehearsals, bachelor and bachelorette parties, showers, christenings, or any special occasion. We can host between 10-80 persons in the winter months and an additional 30 on our patio. Our space is also available during off business hours Monday through Friday for breakfast and lunch events as well. Please contact us for special pricing and rates on any promotional items you may need for your event such as Cakes, Decorations, Balloons, Flowers in to make it a special event for your special occasion.

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Sun 8:00PM - 9:30PM

Mon - Thu 12:00PM - 1:00PM 8:00PM - 9:30PM

Fri 12:00PM - 1:00PM

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Drew's on Halsted Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (30)
Good for a Date (28)
Pre/post Theatre (22)
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Special Occasion (19)
Casual (17)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Cozy (13)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Bar Seating (12)
Good for Groups (11)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Great for Brunch (10)
Fun (10)
Romantic (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Business Meals (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Healthy (6)
People Watching (6)
Authentic (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Scenic View (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Organic (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 29, 2017

I have been dining at Drew's back when it was still Jack's on Halsted, many years, and last night was the first time we had a bad experience.

1. We were asked to sit in the bar area, which was great actually, as it was a great day, cool breeze and the windows were opened, however, when people would go outside to smoke, they would stand there and the cigarette smoke would blow back in. What happened the 15 feet from the door rule?
2. The drinks were mediocre. When you order the specialty drink, watermelon Martini, you want to be able to take some of the watermelon, not just the vodka.
3. The We ordered Crabcakes and the Bacon wrapped dates as apps. The dates come in some marinara sauce, which smothered the great taste of the bacon and dates. Included were these pieces of crostini type bread, which was ABSOLUTELY stale. Nearly cracked a tooth. The crab cakes come out burnt.
4. I ordered the center cut pork chop of which came out warm, and the Brussels sprouts had NO flavoring, and were still uncooked. The sweet potato mash, honestly tasted like it came out of a can and was also cold.

Im not one to make a scene or cause servers to be uncomfortable by being that patron, but I felt that this review hopefully gets back to Drew and team, to possibly improve any mishaps that might have occurred. For now, I can't say for sure that I will be back to Drew's on Halsted, but there is always willingness to give a second chance in the future.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 24, 2017

Was a great choice for dinner before Blue Man Group.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (San Joaquin)·Dined on July 23, 2017

The food tasted great. The service was very friendly and they had good attitudes.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Great martinis!!

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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Service was slow. Both our entrees duck confit and sea bass were slightly overcooked.

Tags: Casual, Sunday Lunch
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 (Orlando)·Dined on July 21, 2017

We chose Drews based on reviews we read and it was wonderful. We both had Salmon entee and it melted in our mouths, delicious!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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·Dined on July 21, 2017

The food was absolutely amazing and the location is perfect too. Our server, Ark, was phenomenal and helped us in choosing cocktails and appetizers and meals. He was very knowledgeable and attentive. Our food came out in a very timely manner and we were very impressed. I will definitely be back!

Tags: Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 21, 2017

The food and service was excellent !our waiter David was attentive and kind ! The crab cakes were delicious as was the Tuna appetizer ,! The Dressing on the pear salad was fantastic ! We had the Cajun pasta for dinner and it was very tasty !!

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 17, 2017

Good very good, service friendly but not good. Two of four diners served main course 20 minutes before other 2. We had to bring this to servers attention. To compensate they took off 50% of the two late entrees. Parking $5 would be great.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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 (Nashville)·Dined on July 17, 2017

Went before a concert at wrigley field so we had to get there early (5pm) at opening. It quickly filled with others doing the same, so the slightly chaotic and less than fully attentive service was not surprising. The tapas starters were excellent. The risotto was moist and tasty. The calamari was above average. Salads were fresh although more tomatoes would be nice. The Amish chicken was disappointingly dry and the only flavor was that of peppers. Cocktails and wine were good value

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 16, 2017

This used to be Jacks on Halsted, it's now Drew's, next incarnation will be Closed on Halsted.
Came here on a Saturday night and had 9:00 reservations, the place had about 4 tables with diners on a Saturday night on a hot busy strip? Red flag number 1. Took 15 min to be noticed after being seated just to get drinks. Red flag #2. Got drink orders and our drinks sat at the bar for 10 minutes so we walked out and walked over to Yoshis and had a fabulous dinner outside on their busy patio. Bye bye Drew's, we'll be seeing a Closed soon!

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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on July 11, 2017

A nice dinner pre- Blue Man Group, but a bit pricey for what we had. Probably a better value to take the pre-ordered fixed price option.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 6, 2017

Great service, selection of Martinis and food ... love the Cajun pasta and my friend enjoyed the scallops... fine dining in the neighborhood.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Tapas, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Disabled Access, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Authentic, Special Occasion, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Awesome food with light-casual atmosphere. Great service. Make sure you try the Brie Pizza!

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Late-night Find, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Fun, People Watching, Great for Brunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 18, 2017

I've been to Drew's a few times, always for brunch. Normally the servers are very attentive and the food is excellent. This time I was a little disappointed in the quality of food and service. It might have been because we were on the patio and not inside, but I felt like the waiter didn't come and check up on us enough. My mother's eggs benedict was also served on a ciabatta bun, which was weird.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Our party of 5 aged 7-81 and Drew's accommodated each of us. Although I had been to Drew's before, my daughter-in-law is a foodie from Los Angeles and I made this reservation with trepidation. The waiter was awesome and the scallops and salmon were exceptional. And my granddaughter enjoyed the kids menu with fresh lemonade not on the menu they prepared for her. We will be back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Great food, service and overall experience. We were very disappointed by the enclosed, cut-off patio, which reminded of a frat party (plastic bud light cups and plastic dirty chairs), which contrasted with the elegant indoors.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Dinner was not bad, not great. Didn't see our waiter too often, but we sat outside. We're new to the neighborhood and there are tons of restaurants around to try. We may be back, but in no hurry.

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vip
 (London)·Dined on June 1, 2017

A solid neighborhood restaurant in the heart of Boystown. My only complaint is the menu. It's good, but hasn't changed in 15 years.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 23, 2017

We were very pleased that we were not rushed at all at our meal. I did think that my duck had a very heavy sauce, overwhelming the duck. The others were happy with their meals.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
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 (Richmond)·Dined on May 22, 2017

Had two meals here on recent trip to Chicago. Saturday night was vibrant and fun. Tuesday quiet and restful. Food was delicious and wait staff excellent both times. Definitely would recommend.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 21, 2017

All 8 of us enjoyed our brunch selections, lovely indoor and outdoor space, staff were accommodating and professional, good value

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch
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 (Detroit)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Really Good food. Somewhat limited menu. Felt overpriced.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Very accomodating! Food was very tasty! Staff seemed happy to work there!

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on May 14, 2017

The ambiance was great. I liked the classy decor. The menu was creative and had a wide variety. I had the Cajun pasta which was quite good but could have used a bit of spice for my taste. My wife had the scallops which she said were delicious. She had a couple of martinis that were very good. The cherry pie for dessert was great.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 13, 2017

This is a very elegant yet comfortable restaurant with friendly and timely service. Prices seem to be a bit on the high side for entrees, but not overwhelmingly so. I thought the scallop entree I had was delicious though the pear martini was flavorless. It was a completely enjoyable experience reuniting with several friends after a few months. The service was well paced and there were no complaints from anyone in my group. It was an easy time catching up with the comfortable noise level and very accomodating hosts and servers.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Jack's on Halsted was one of our favorite places so we wanted to see what change's had been made since it became Drew's. The menu is basically the same which is probably a wise move as they wanted to maintain the same clientle. We went at 6pm so the noise level was loud but when ordering dessert around 7:30pm the level was much better for having a table conversation. Glad they are in the neighborhood and will give it a try again but most likely for brunch as dinner with drinks, starters, mains and dessert for 4 broke the $300.00 range. We feel that's pretty pricey for a neighborhood place and more like downtown prices.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on April 29, 2017

When me and my husband walked in, there was a private event that we didn't know of. We were seated on the back and the table was very close from one another that everytime someone pass by their behind was touching the side of our table. It was extremely noisey for an early Saturday brunch as well.
To top it off, I found an eyelash on my croissant:(
I love the ambiance but I don't think I'll be a returning customer.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Blue man group

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 16, 2017

We always enjoy Drews for Sunday brunch and dine monthly. Typically, the food and service is good. This past Easter Sunday, three meals came out and one meal after the others were half done. Upon arriving home we noticed we were charged $5 for mimosa vs a regular price of $3. When calling the manager, her response was "it was Easter and we decided to charge more for them but we kept our menu prices the same". Because we're regular diners, it would have been nice to know and it felt a little deceiving. We'll think twice now before returning.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Brunch was great and not packed plus thy have a build your own Bloody Mary bar and great mimosas!

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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Easter Brunch was great!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Brunch, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Excellent and attentative service from Cesar and every other staff member who helped us. The food was delicious and well prepared. We shared several appetizers and the Duck Risotto was so good one of my friends ordered a double portion for her dinner. I had the Scallops which were perfectly browned and still tender. The price points are very reasonable. Great value. Great Experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Dinner was fantastic and our server was wonderful. We had tickets to the Blue Man show so he made every effort to make sure we would be done on time. His recommendations for wine and food were great.
i would highly recommend this place!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 8, 2017

I picked this place through Open Table app because close to briar street theatre & was SO SO SO. Glad I did. The service was pleasant , the hostess was friendly, the parking was close, & the food was phenomenal !!! ( & reasonably priced!!! ). A must go to again in future for me.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Fun, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Spicy, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Great food, great service and awesome $3 mimosas! Will definitely be coming back!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fun, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Good food and service, delicious brunch mimosas! Lovely back patio when open, inside is nice too.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on April 1, 2017

The staff is always customer-friendly and caters to special requests, such as, "no cheese." I loved the Autumn martini, which was made specifically less sweet for me. The atmosphere is relaxed but elegant. The chef prepares tasty and beautifully presented food. The red snapper, a special of the evening, was cooked to perfection with ample accompaniments of vegetables, orzo, and spinach. Delicious and enough left-overs for a take-home meal.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Casual, Healthy, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on March 23, 2017

Exact same menu and decor as Jack's On Halsted. Martinis were good, service was good, food was mediocre. We ordered 5 appetizers and were underwhelmed by all of them. Tuna Tartare was subpar, Walnut Ravioli's were bland, Steak Skewers had 4 pieces of steak chunks similar in size to what you receive at Chipotle. The friend calamari was bland. The best part of the meal was the goat cheese salad, but even that was overpowered by acidic dressing.

At this price point and this decor, there are much better places to dine at. I hear their brunch is decent, but their dinner leaves much to be desired.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on March 19, 2017

Good food and great service!

Tags: Authentic
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