Eight Bar and Patio

4.6
56 reviews
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$30 and under
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Located in Chicago's Gold Coast neighborhood, Eight Bar and Patio is the perfect place to go for brunch, dinner, and late-night cocktails.

Brunch menu is served 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Late night menu starts at 10:00 p.m. Seven days a week
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Daily Hours: Sunday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00am
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Phone number
(312) 944-8888
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Danny Grant
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Entertainment
Industry night on Monday's
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.6based on all time ratings
4.7
food
4.5
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
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JK
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite spots. Never disappoints. Food, cocktails, service and atmosphere always on point.

YI
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Oh, my BURGER! That Downstairs Burger is almost too good to be described. It was juicy, perfectly cooked, just absolutely decadent. Our server remembered that we were celebrating an anniversary (I'd forgotten I indicated that making the reservation) and brought us a slice of the richest chocolate hazelnut cake I believe I have ever had. I wouldn't have ordered it, but I was beyond happy when it showed up. Wow, that was so good.
The decor is just beautiful. I wanted to take pictures to try and replicate some of the elements at home! The place is beautiful, service is great, the food is just so good! We will be back.

KV
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I loved the ambiance of the restaurant. Our service was delightful and we received our food extremely fast. There is another restaurant located in the same building so a lot of people were walking through the bar to continue towards the other restaurant. The portion sizes were great and they had a very sexy color scheme.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Sexy patio and really refreshing cocktails. Ask for Chris

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and amazing burger. Wine was all really pricey but it is Chicago so understandable. Definitely worth it

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my fav places in the city!

JE
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service and outdoor seating.

DR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We were planning on sitting inside because the bar looked great when we walked thru on our way to Maple and Ash but it was gorgeous so we sat outside. We all had the burger and it was as great as the reviews inply, but the Parmesan fries were outstanding themselves. We all decided we loved them , worth every calorie

CL
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

In general, I will definitely NOT recommend this place. The hostess at the front door is always absent and not nice. Today they missed us when we walked in with reservation since she was NOT there. We got a message, so we stopped by to tell her that we have already finished eating. She lied to us that she has marked us dined there, when reported us not eating. The service at the bar is really not good each time. Maple and Ash on the other hand is much better. There are so many great food places around and I will not come back here anymore even though we have been here a few times. Terrible!

H
New England
16 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Loved my weekend girls' lunch at 8 Bar. I was recommended this sweet outdoor spot by a local chef friend. It was surprisingly quiet for a Saturday at 1PM. Our server was kind and attentive. The cocktail list is creative but I found everything to be a tad sweet (we tried 6 different cocktails on the menu!). It's nice there are some frozen drink options, if you're into that! The burrata was to die for, such a good app for the table. We also had the burger which was super rich and decadent - definitely a classic burger with all the naughty toppings and condiments. Will definitely try and return to this spot next time I'm in the city!

FN
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eight Bar is one of my favorite spots in the city right now. I have probably been there at least 3x in the last few weeks. The food and drinks are amazing and the staff provide amazing service. Make sure you try their frose!

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent waiter

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M
Chicago
67 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

Our entire family loves EightBar. Sitting outside is so fabulous! We had a group of 6 for dinner this past Sunday. Somethings were a bit off on Sunday. Server got the order wrong which can happen at the best of places. Last summer I loved the beet salad. There has been a big change and the new salad is not so good. Won't order again. They could use a few more vegetarian options. We will be back because we all still love this place!

DH
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Maple and Ash is hands-down our fav Chicago dinner dining. We obviously walk thru Eight Bar each time we visit M&A and have always liked the feel/energy of the bar. Decided to try for lunch on Friday and food was great, but our server was so chatty with the bartender we often felt forgotten. She was slow to bring menu, drinks and our check. There were two other tables of two diners so she was not too busy.
Slightly disappointed in service but steak frites were great.

c
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

For a last minute business dinner we were very pleased, would return with spouse.

JL
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Ambiance is lovely and the food was all around wonderful. Everything was a little pricey but I guess that comes with the neighborhood and atmosphere.

E
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Arrived early for Sunday brunch reservation and got seated right away outside, which is the primary draw for dining here. Although it was a busy Sunday afternoon, we weren't rushed through our meal, our server was fairly attentive while not being overbearing. Food was delicious and for the Gold Coast didn't seem overpriced.

X
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our first dining experience at Eight Bar and it was great! We chose it because we saw online that it had outdoor seating. We were not disappointed— their terrace is beautiful with blooming flowers and upscale outdoor furniture. We both found our Cobb salads delicious (mine w/o bacon). Service prompt and our water very attentive. Prices reasonable. Will dine there again in the future.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best waiter I’ve had in a long time

BM
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect sized bar to watch a game with amazing food

DG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant! Eight Bar and Maple & Ash are both exceptional on so many levels! The menu, food, staff, and execution are perfection!

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, good food, wonderful bartender (Ivan)! New favorite restaurant!!

Y
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The best fried chicken in the city.

g
Denver
88 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A nice urban-stylish space. Menu was a little pricey but so is every restaurant in the high-rent neighborhood. Excellent and creative cocktails--the "Ward 8ish: My Reply Is No," with Bourbon and a touch of Mezcal (!) was especially tasty--and very good food. Three of us ordered the Fried Chicken but one plate is enough for two people at least: too bad our waiter didn't give our party a little guidance on this fact. It was delicious, but we had a ton left over, what a waste. The Onion Soup was great.

w
Chicago
183 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

My friend got the French onion soup and I got the downstairs burger which is always great. Service was a little slow because they appeared to be short of help. One bartender was taking care of everyone.

SM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The whole experience was great, clubby atmosphere, but friendly and engaging. Food was delicious!

GC
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you Amy for the great service!! Love that burger!! Please try the coconut cream pie ... it is to die for. Love this place!

a
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a mid-afternoon lunch on a Sunday, so definitely an off-peak time. The burgers were fantastic, the bar was laid-back, service outstanding. Prices seemed in line for the area & type of restaurant. Overall just a great experience, can't wait to return.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was great. Amazing suggestions for specialty drinks

GC
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the chicken with the mashed potatoes and roast garlic. Absolutely delicious!’

GC
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amy was great!! Thank you for your service!

OT
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here because of a recommendation from our hotel concierge and it did not disappoint. My wife had the chicken and I had the burger which was out of this world. Our server was excellent and he was the one who talked me into the cheeseburger. I almost ordered the salmon but after he told me he ate the burger everyday I had to get it. Will definitely be back next time I'm in Chicago

h
Miami
88 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I think the burger here is the best in Chicago. I drool just thinking about it.

OT
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect patio for a relaxing lunch! Service was attentive - checked in often enough, and not intrusive. Food was amazing, so crazy for those onion rings.

SD
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 4

Love being able to pop into Eight Bar and "Feel" like I'm eating at Maple & Ash, yet get to sit outside and dress down. Food is always good, the drink "Trust me" on the menu is nothing short of amazing. Service can get a little slow (all 3 times I've been here for lunch), but for me it lets me have a little longer and more relaxing lunch.

GC
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kimber recommended the fried chicken which was juicy, crunchy and tender. Hot maple syrup infused with Serrano? Peppers gave it a nice heat. Great service!!

MR
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Hostess didnt take the time to check our reservation when we wanted to show her, she didnt offer inside or outside, and when we asked to move inside she seem annoyed like if she didnt have time, even though it was not busy

E
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Overall good experience. Crowded when we were there and only 2 bartenders/servers for the inside, so service was a little slow.

h
Miami
88 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A week after my first visit I returned to eat the same thing, the epic burger. Need I say more?

JP
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2017
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

Usually great, upstairs and 8 Bar. We had the worst server ever. Her name was Nina. Ask to be moved if she is your server. Actually had to call the restaurant from our table to get her to come to our table since she kept disappearing for 10 minutes at a time. Maybe one of her problems was she was wearing sun glasses even when the sun went down. Also, she forgot our fries and we didn't get them until more than half way thru our dinner. Maybe a first, but we left a zero tip.

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