Dusek's Tavern

4.8
177 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Dusek's Tavern is an old school tavern that has everything you would expect from a good bar. We offer classic cocktails, liquor beverages, cold beer and nice wine. Our tavern fare is flavorful and honest, made with intentionally sourced ingredients from people who care, for people we care about.

With a nod to the building's history, Dusek’s hopes to bring a comfortable food experience to this re-established corner tavern. Our corner spot echos the same neighborhood spirit of Mr. Dusek’s time where his family tavern once lived and breathed.

Please note-as of 12/31/2021, proof of vaccination status is required to dine at Dusek's Tavern.
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Experiences

  • Valentine's Day at Dusek's!

    Feb 14, 2022 only

    Love is in the air! Join us at Dusek's Tavern for the most romantic day of the year. Enjoy your favorite dishes from our Chef selected menu along with seafood towers for two, natural wine pairings, champagne, bonbons from Good Ambler, dessert & music. To end your evening on a high note, grab tickets to Cate Le Bon, performing live upstairs at Thalia Hall! Visit thaliahallchicago.com for tickets and more information on this concert.

Offers

  • Oysters & Bubbly

    Multiple dates available

    Thu 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Join us every Thursday from 5pm-6pm for our Oysters & Bubbly Happy Hour! $2 Island Creek Oysters & Half-off Champagne.
  • Let Us Feed You

    Multiple dates available

    Sun 5:00 PM - 9:45 PM, Wed - Thu 5:00 PM - 9:45 PM, Fri - Sat 5:00 PM - 10:45 PM

    Experience a chef’s selected menu of Dusek’s Tavern favorites for the table to share. Menu subject to change, based on market availability. Prix-fixe menu available from your server at time of seating. Full table participation only, $55 per person. Reserve your table today!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff is vaccinated
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 177 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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vipJohnW
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience top to bottom. Loved the atmosphere, unique menu choices, and excellent service

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Burger Club Consensus: Top three burger in the city of Chicago

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my fav place! Super vibes! It is good for any occasion. Food is just amazing! 100% recommend!

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Nick12
Hong Kong
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining at Dusek's for my birthday turned out to be the perfect treat. The flavours and preparation of the food were excellent, the portions generous for a hungry party of two, and the service was perfect and engaging. I would recommend Dusek's for any occasion.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent atmosphere, service and food! Will be back again!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, great ambience. Best value, portions, and quality I’ve had for a tasting menu in Chicago.

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LIZq
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service exceptional; food outstanding. Highly recommend.

MK
MelissaK
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our server. Wonderful service and ambiance.

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Caitlin
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The flavor combinations are so delicious, and the ingredients are locally sourced. The service is always spot on and it’s an amazing ambience for any type of night out.

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BenjaminS
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always great and the service is excellent. I love that I can come here for an outstanding burger and beer or a top notch chef's tasting menu.

SC
ShadC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent ambiance. Limited menu options for young children. Varied food choices. Otherwise, perfect for a date night.

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

Julio, the GM is amazing! True hospitality. Great food, service, atmosphere 10/10

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great only some items missed at the bar like becharovka !!!

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viplisag
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing !!!!! Service was outstanding !!! Felt Covid safe !! Food was amazing !! Will be my go to !!

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Julie
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, amazing server, and awesome atmosphere!

CC
vipCarolineC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for New Year’s Eve, it was incredible. The food was outstanding. Our waitress Diana was so knowledgeable and helpful and gave so many incredible recommendations. We will 100% be going back!!

KP
KeithP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great food, cocktails and beer list -

MP
MarioPonce
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Team Dusek,

Mussels: broth was way too salty to enjoy (someone should have tasted it before it left the window); and also way too spicy for an average person.

Bread (6): less remarkable then we had hoped.

Steak/Fish: excellent

Cocktails: on point

Wine: I thought I heard the Server say "we have a wine special ... a full for $14" which I thought "wow, that's a bargain" ... bill showed $44. I couldn't say anything, I was entertaining friends. She was great otherwise.

I love this place ... it's the first time I've ever complained ... because I want you all to make it (big time).

JC
JoshC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great spot. Service was very nice and attentive. Food is delicious! I love their burger, it one of the best in the city I think. The eggplant is also amazing! Would recommend.

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vipAnnaA
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best experiences I have had a restaurant in a long time! The service was excellent and the food and drinks were perfect. Highly recommend the squid and pork chops. We will be back very soon and I’m spreading the word about this gem to friends and family.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly, fun, & efficient wait staff! Excellent food from a very imaginative menu. Cool, funky vibe. We had a good time.

EL
ErinL
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Aaron, was exceptional and the food was delicious. Highly recommend!

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Mlk4hny
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the this place, staff is wonderful, attentive and the food and drinks are strong and flavorful.

CP
ClaireP
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Although it was a bit too noisy, everything else about our meal was great-- the setting, the service and the excellent food and drinks!

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KristaV
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious tasting menu before the show at Thalia Hall. Very generous portion size, so come with an appetite!

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piotrb
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall a wonderful experience. Our waitress was very knowledgeable and made outstanding recommendations. Food was amazing!!! Will visit again in the near future.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I had a nice time food was good , waitress was very attentive , portions are smaller than I expected but I still got full

OT
OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
27 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was outstanding!!!!!!!!!!!

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juanitajayce
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was excellent. The tasting menu was delicious and offered SO MUCH food. Beautiful space. Very enjoyable.

CM
CaseyM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

love it!! we love coming here before a concert and getting a drink and food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful room, great friendly service and amazing food and cocktails. Went for dinner before a show, but would definitely come back if I was in the area.

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Osheas
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely amazing, perfect for our date night! Our service was wonderful and very welcoming. I would definitely dine here again.

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ColleenR
Key West
5 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place on the first floor with Thalia Hall. The food was very good and our server Aaron (sp) was great! Arron was very helpful in menu suggestions and provided great service without rushing. I will definitely be back!

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vipclairea
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

$55 tasting menu for ~10 courses and generous sizes. Not just one of the best deals in the city, but everything we had was great. There's a reason this place is a neighborhood staple that you'll want to keep coming back to.

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NicoleM
London
6 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is absolutely one of my favorite restaurants in the city! Food was superb as always and the service is amazing.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing!! Highly recommend for a nice date night out! Ideal restaurant for celebrations in the heart of Pilsen. Would say a bigger party is better to taste more of the amazing menu! 5 stars all around and the kitchen staff was extremely kind! Chef Ben and Tyler really know what they’re doing with the space! Blown away by the food 🤩🤩🤩

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RachelG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my birthday, and everything was wonderful! I wouldn’t change anything about it.

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AlejandraV
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So delicious! The music was top! Diana is the most sweet person.

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CarrieG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really excellent food and cocktails, a beautiful and romantic ambiance. Great place to eat before catching a show at Thalia Hall.

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CarlosL
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience! Worth the trip!
Try the desserts!

FAQs

Dusek's Tavern is rated 4.8 stars by 177 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.