Earls Kitchen + Bar - Lincoln Park

4.5
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$30 and under
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Global, International
Earls Kitchen + Bar Lincoln Park is at Clybourn Corridor’s NEWCITY. Beautifully designed with a casually elegant environment, Earls Lincoln Park offers a dining area with a relaxed culinary experience and a lively lounge. Featured art pieces by Ricky Alvarez create a vibrant place to connect over handcrafted cocktails, share plates and a selection of entrees. Three-season patio with a fire pit welcomes you.
Chef Jon Yee serving up classics like our famous Burgers and Steak + Sushi. If you are in the mood for something globally inspired enjoy the Bibimbap, Hunan Kung Pao or Dynamite Roll. With daily drink specials and happy hour from 3PM-6PM and 9PM to close Monday-Friday, there's plenty of reasons to come in for a visit! And if you need one more reason, all bottles of wine including reserves are half price on Thursdays.
Located just on North Clybourn Avenue, close to Steppenwolf theatre and Chicago History Museum.
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OT
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service really good food. Not my first time here and definitely not my last one.

OT
Chicago
75 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always

Ty ❤️

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service

N
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wings and service was amazing! Great happy hour deals!

LW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. Cost is very reasonable and affordable.

TL
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the ambiance was great.

AK
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to Earl's before for their brunch happy hour, and it is an amazing deal! I love that they offer Bailey's with cold brew in addition to the usual mimosas and Bloody Mary's. Well-lit atmosphere with natural light and our waitress was very attentive. Can't wait to come back again!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints.

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OT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience5

Food was old and dry. We were the last ones in the restaurant probably for the night at 9pm.

ME
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great food and ambiance! Will definitely be back for the Cali burger

Earls Kitchen + Bar - Lincoln Park
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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Valentine’s Day

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went out for Valentine’s Day, it was busy as expected. We had reservations for 8:30pm and still ended up having to wait approx. 10 minutes to be seated which isn’t the worst considering the day. Our server was very kind and gave us plenty of recommendations, he was still timely and attentive even though the high volume of customers. The drink menu had a variety for all yet wasn’t too expensive. The food menu had plenty of options, my lady is vegetarian yet the plant based menu and the appetizers still gave her plenty to choose from. I had steak ( fillet 7oz) and sushi (spicy tuna roll) along with a few Tequila Sunrises which were quite strong. From the food and drinks everything was delicious, no complaints and we definitely will be returning whether for a date night, or a casual dinner with some friends.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Nice place, server was friendly. We ordered cocktails, a couple apps, and we each had the surf and turf. Drinks and apps were good. Steaks could have been warmer and the shrimp was cold and came on a separate plate, unlike shown in the picture. They were out of their main dessert.

Overall, an okay experience. Nothing I would run back to.

OT
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience5

Half the menu not available and no hot drinks available

OM
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We were there last night and there was a "Restaurant Week" menu and I had the ribs with potato salad. I was thinking I'd have a bite or two of potato salad since I am not a big fan, but their potato salad was like none other - it was warm, creamy, bacon-y - completely off my diet but worth every bite! The ribs fell off the bone. I always love their chips and guac as well. Perfect spot to head too before or after the movies.

Last night the service was a bit slow, but we were chatting away so it wasn't that much of a problem since we saw a movie before hand. Ask for a seat in the dining room if you are not into the at least 8 TVs in the bar (not a fan of cage wrestling).

TP
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great. Loud. Food awesome. Service awesome

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still great but noticing the prices increasing throughout the year

KW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, amazing atmosphere, genuine-good quality service! Will be coming back!

SJ
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

First time dining at Earl’s. Overall experience was just OK. Not against giving Earl’s another chance. During my visit I was seated in a booth with what I learned was occupied by off duty staff (guest) of Earl’s. The group was highly intoxicated and very loud. In further, I observed one of the employees/guest from the aforementioned booth approach the bar and and physically reach into the condiments caddy removing cocktail garnishes. In every establishment that would be considered a health code violation. I summoned the on duty manager and made him aware of my observation..... He freely stated “the individual was not on duty but she was the head Bartender. Regardless of her position as a guest she should NEVER approach the bar and definitely not use her non sanitized to handle the garnishes that will be placed in the drinks of other customers. The Manager stayed he would discuss the matter with her but I never saw him approach her. Prior to ending my dining experience, the group left and never once did he speak to her. Hopefully it was an one time incident. Food was excellent however the cocktails needs a little TLC.

SH
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sam, our server, was amazing! Very attentive & on top of it. The quality of the food was superb. No complaints all around.

SK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Went on a Sunday for Brunch. Three of us ordered the American Breakfast. Told that it didn't come with toast! So we asked for side orders of toast. Then we were told they were out of toast! When egg orders came, mine was wrong. I had asked for my eggs cooked basted. Server did not know what that was! I explained that the butter in the pan is ladled over the egg yolks to partially cook the top of the yolks. When the order came, the eggs were sunnyside up and accompanied by a separate shallow bowl of partially melted butter! Manager came over to see how we were doing. Explained that the eggs were not cooked properly. She apologized and took them back to the kitchen to have the order corrected. I also mentioned that we were surprised that they had run out of toast. When the corrected order came back it was accompanied by a side order of toast! I guess they found two slices somewhere in the kitchen. Finally when the bill came, we were charged $3.50 for the toast! I would have expected to be comped for the toast due to the messed up order. The ambiance at Earl's is pleasant but noisy. Music is quite loud so not easy to talk. As for the drinks, two of us had specialty cocktails. Mine was mostly ice in a short glass. Gone in three short sips. Not worth the $14 price tag. Have been to Earl's multiple times in past and service and quality of food is inconsistent. At times, outstanding. At times mediocre. Not the place to go if you want to have quiet conversation. Location is convenient, but you pay for it in higher prices and erratic quality and service.

T
Chicago
142 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Love the look and the atmosphere! Service was great and the food was good. My California burger was great. My husband said his salad bowl was good but not great, but he looks forward to trying another dish at our next visit.

C
Chicago
45 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience3

The restaurant across the walkway, The Yard House, had closed 3 days prior to our reservation and it quickly became clear that Earl's was completely unprepared for the additional business: the problems started as soon as we were seated. It took our server over 15 minutes to show up with the menus. She was great, but it was clear that the restaurant staff, particularly the kitchen, was totally overwhelmed. It was a half an our before we got our drinks. My salad showed up eventually (the plate was ice cold); about 15 minutes after that my wife's salad showed up, but the salmon filet was raw. She took it back to the kitchen thinking it would be a quick fix, but no: we waited some more. After nearly an hour with no food we finally decided to leave. (The appetizer, garlic french fries, showed up as we were putting our coats on to leave.) The server was apologetic, then two managers showed up to smooth things over, but - seriously - that was awful. We've been going to Earl's since they opened; I really doubt we will be going back.

KM
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Would have given a better review but the brunch portions were very small. Service was great though!

OT
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Very underwhelming. Service was not great. Salmon was way overcooked that it was not edible.

By the time I got my plate, my friends were done with food.

I don’t love earls but I go for convenience.

m
Chicago
15 reviews