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.
Vegan (selections available)
Gluten Free (selections available)
Chicago, IL 60657
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
$30 and under
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$5 Self Parking available during the evening. Call Restaurant as approaching for parking pass
Belmont (Brown Line, Purple Line, Red Line)
Wellington (Brown Line, Purple Line)
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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Drew's on Halsted Ratings and Reviews
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.
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!
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
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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