LG’s Bar

4.8
87 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Please note that we keep the majority of our tables available for our walk-in business and phone reservations. Please contact the restaurant directly for reservations or just walk in to see us!

Regardless of what her ubiquitous stoic expression and prim upswept hairdo might have led you to believe, Lady Gregory, the accomplished Irish writer and playwright, was a party animal. We decided it was time to set the story straight and honor this distinguished dame’s fun side.

Lady Gregory’s Old Town has undergone a metamorphosis or a loosening up of our corset strings so to speak. Starting with our new name, LG’s Bar, we’re shaking things up and casting aside our traditional Irish pub vibe for a modern, contemporary one.

For the new menu Chef Henry has created dishes that are approachable, delicious and, yes, a lot of fun. He’s done away with borders and opted to showcase a variety of global cuisines that focus on sharing.

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vipmabelsc
Chicago
71 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I’m so disappointed they don’t have the full Irish Breakfast anymore.

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Anand
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sweet potatoes fries were great and the thin crust pizza was good. Lots of tvs everywhere and nice candles at the tables. Would go to again for a bite before second city show

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LizzieG
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a super cute place and the service was amazing! It was a week night and it was quiet, not sure about the noise level on a busy night. It was great food and friendly service; we will totally return.

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KellyM
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, great service- Christian was very attentive, witty, and helpful. We will be back for sure!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service!

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vipMyreview
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great gluten free menu!!

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AmyR
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic, ambiance was enjoyable for a Saturday brunch, and our server was really great in helping us decide between a couple of different dishes! Highly recommend.

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vipDoodle
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Great place to go for yummy food and a fun atmosphere. The noise level was a bit loud but overall great time!

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BrettR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was tasty, and they sat us in a more private area since the brunch crew was loud and we were with parents. They also provided a complimentary desert for the birthday at the table (and sang!).

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Csharrow
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

We had a reservation before a show for 6:30pm - I think we were right at the time they switched from restaurant to bar. It got really crowded and all the tables around us were actually broken down and removed, which made us feel kind of awkward. The food and drinks were great, but the service was really slow. It took another 20 minutes after we finished eating to get a check, and then 15 after that to actually pay.

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KathleenN
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Unbelievably loud. Couldn’t have a conversation with the thumping music added on top of noise level.

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vipJonH
Jacksonville
8 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner at LG's Bar before walking to Second City. Our meal was delicious and the gluten free options were plentiful and appreciated. The interior has beautiful dark wood and unique spaces for eating and drinking.

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vipJoanV
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

The food was good but the service was plain awful. It took forever to get service in first place. Then server missed taking order of one of our party and I had to go get him to take it. Then when the food came one of the meals was wrong. The server never asked if we wanted more drinks even though our glasses were empty. He just delivered the bill. We felt rushed out. Too bad because we really did like food and atmosphere.

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yayyy
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The cocktails were strong and well made. My salad was soaked in dressing. The tomato bisque soup was absolutely delicious. My friends thought the Buffalo Chicken sandwich was tastey.

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vipRachelS
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate at LG’s bar for a Saturday night late dinner, and loved it! Convenient location, good drink selection, and food that exceeded expectations! Highly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
184 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience2

To be fair, we did book last minute and they did accommodate that, and our biggest issue was noise, and yes this is a bar. I do just wish there were more options for varied noise levels/sections, so if someone wanted a quieter experience where you can actually hear each other and have conversation, it could be a possibility. The food was above average and was fairly-priced. The service was pretty lackluster... We saw her a total of three times, to take the drink order, to take the food order, and to give the bill. We were all missing silverware so we went to find that on our own.

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vipDanover
Chicago
248 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

LG is a staple on our Friday night dinner....great food, great prices....a bit on the noisy side.

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vipMelvinH
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Must have the Chicago Mule

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vipKathrynA
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! We needed a quick turnaround as we had a show to see and were late to dinner. They did a great job accommodating. Food was delicious!

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Mike
St. Louis
22 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We met some friends here for a pre-show drink, since it is right next to the Red Orchid Theatre.
We were there early [5:30] and so able to have a nice table for four near the NE firerplace.
Our server, Christian, was very friendly and great, and the both the $5 happy hour pils and the Guiness were nice and fresh.
We only had some soft pretzels to dip&eat, but they hit the spot.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

LG Bar is NOT OPEN FOR LUNCH! Open Table confirmed 12pm reservation, but when we arrived (in bitterly cold weather) we were told they no longer serve lunch. Both the restaurant and OPen Table need to keep their information up to date.

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vipHoward
Chicago
128 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice neighborhood restaurant, with excellent food, generous portions, reasonable prices and attentive service. My family enjoyed our meal there very much.

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vipDanover
Chicago
248 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

LG is always great on a Friday evening....this one was no exception.....

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vipstevig
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Best salmon burger we have ever had! The healthful buddha bowl was also delicious! We will be back. Ask for a table in the “library “ if you want a quieter meal.

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LinhN
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the music and staff here!!! Drinks tasted great!

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MargaretL
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I started coming to LG's Bar when it was known as the Old Town outpost of Lady Gregory's. Things have changed since I last came here. The name. The menu. I think they've rebranded themselves as more of a bar with a smaller menu. That said the restaurant is lovely, and the food is still really good. The service is always impeccable. I recommend this place if you're in Old Town and looking for good food, drinks, and a lively atmosphere.

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vipilovebrunch
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious brunch... even for gluten free! I did the Avocado Toast (gf) and it was fantastic! Highly recommend!

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vipDanover
Chicago
248 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LG is a great place to end the work-week. Staff is always pleasant and the food is great.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for a birthday dinner with family and we had a great time. Our server was great and everyone loved the food.

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vipJLDubs
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Food was decent, standard upscale bar food. They do bingo on Mondays, which has the potential to be fun, but the host / structure was a bit aggressive for a dead Monday night. Would not return on a Monday.

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vipDanover
Chicago
248 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LG is proving to be a reliable place to gather with our friends. Friendly atmosphere, great service and good food....great combination!!! Thanks.

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vipBobbySova
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Overall very good, but the noise level was very high, and the sound system produced throbbing bass that shook our booth.

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REP1
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Chef has provided a wonderful menu. Love the atmosphere because it is different. Great staff. Well run. Perfect for any occasion. 5 stars.

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vipiluvoldtown
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Too loud to converse

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vipOpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Service could improve

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vipAHipp1965
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Brunch. LG’s was good,not outstanding. Our server was not good. For example, the table next to us was seated several minutes after we were and she took their orders first. She never refilled our waters even though we asked. That being said, the food was delivered promptly after we ordered. Food was good. Bloody Mary’s were tasty. We sat on the sidewalk and it was pleasant.

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vipDanover
Chicago
248 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighborhood spot....love the location and ambiance. Thanks.

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LindaK
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience2

The restaurant is way too loud. Unable to carry on a conversation.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visitors from Cincinnati had a wonderful get together! Thanks. Great service!

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StephenH
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was good and the staff was very accommodating for our party of 11. My only compliant was that they have a painting of a naked woman over one of the booths, which is where they sat us. I requested to move to a different table, and the team was very helpful moving tables and chairs to help us fit in a different section. I'll almost certainly come back in the near future.

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LG’s Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 87 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.