Mordecai

4.3
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283 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Mordecai is a bi-level cocktail bar and restaurant located inside the Hotel Zachary in the heart of Wrigleyville. A beacon for spirit aficionados, Mordecai offers a destination for both discerning drinkers and casual cocktail fans. Guests can enjoy limited edition spirit pours and classic drinks, ideal for game day celebrations or cocktail-fueled evenings. A full menu serves refined, American-inspired bar fare and grilled entrees.
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.1
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4.4
service
4.4
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3.9
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VV
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was nice except when we were first presented with the check we discovered that we were overacharged. I have bad near vision and many time I just sign the charge and not pay attention. However, my companion caught that and they adjusted the charge. They did apologize but given the fact that I find this restaurant to be run to perfection, I left with some disappointment.

OT
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The selection was expansive and the food was delicious!

AP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Everything was top notch... except for the cocktail program. It needs to be fine-tuned a bit, to remain true to the cocktails offered.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic, service perfectly tempo’d and skilled - made me look great in front of out of town clients!

U
Milwaukee
24 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Sat at the bar and had some amazing food. The Beef Tatar was wonderful.

KK
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Our experience felt rushed and our server wasn’t able to provide us with any recommendations from the menu. While I’m used to pricey drinks in the city, their cocktails were at least $10 above average cost at similar restaurants. Cheese curds and pasta were the best food items we tried!

DS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love it there. Chris is so kind and warm and easy to talk to - but so is the entire staff!!! Our favorite place on the block by far.

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dining experience ! Located in a city full of fine dining options, located in the heart of Wrigleyville, Mordecai is among a handful of fine dining establishments that stand at the top of the heap. Great innovations in the kitchen, top notch service. A thoughtful wine list make this spot a not miss dining destination

FM
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the tortellini appetizer which came with mushrooms and it was delectable! We then had the burger and roasted chicken which were both very solid. We had drinks at Hush Money - highly recommend.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Service was slow, food was fine. Would not visit again.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Restaurant wasn’t at capacity. Service polite, but very slow at every turn.

KB
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall1food3service2ambience3

It felt understaffed. And for the price of food and drinks you shouldn't have to constantly wave down someone to refill your water or order another drink.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience1

Too dark and my chicken wasn’t cooked through and pink in the center. Had to use the flashlight on my phone to see bc it was too dark

SM
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Liked the ambience. Food was good especially Steak Tartare but dinner menu selections were limited. We went for whiskey cocktails and couldn’t find anything we wanted to try in their cocktail menu. Service was inconsistent with timing and indifferent.

RA
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an incredible dining experience! The burger here is amazing, drinks were solid and the place has an electric atmosphere. But the staff is what took our dinner to another level. I messaged them when I made the reservation as it was a special occasion and they brought out complementary champagne to start our meal and dessert to finish things off. My girlfriend still is talking about it 4 days later. Thank you!!

B
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food was good, but not great. Not worth the prices and very small portions. Waiter was very nice, but didn’t offer any information, history, or pairing info on any whiskeys which is why we were there ( even after we questioned this). Very expensive dinner for three people and we weren’t blown away. Would try hush money upstairs for drinks, but would not return for dinner

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

The oysters were very good, the sea trout tartare was fair. I ordered the “grilled” chx but it wasn’t grilled it was smoked. When I inquired about this they said it was not smoked. But on the bill it clearly said “smoked chx”. The fish & chips is literally a log of fish under a very thick fried layer. The music was good but not appropriate to dining. I do love Guns & Roses but Welcome to the Jungle didn’t jive with the ambience that night.

OT
New England
55 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a great meal. Service and food exceeded what was expected when first walked in. Lasagna was unique and good. Roasted chicken with goat cheese also good. Crowd ranged from young adults to families on a fall sat night

TS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We are huge whiskey fans and our bartender was exceptional at helping us with pairings, allowing us an opportunity to evaluate the bottle from our higher end pours, and offering history and insight. Made the night extra special.

MK
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We ate upstairs at Hush Money and enjoyed this TERRIFIC drink menu. Specially crafted cocktails for remembering Chicago. Each one had a "theme /poem" and it was delightful. I will definitely be back for more.

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Great vibes, loved the atmosphere and service was top notch

JV
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Service was great. Pasta deal was fun. Cannolis were terrible

AS
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience3

The food, although tasty and well prepared, were small portions. The $31 scallop dish, for example, came with 4 scallops and about 6 or 7 small (and slightly tough) gnocchi. The half chicken which was served with baked potato didn’t even have one whole small potato in the serve. It was underwhelming. For a $$ restaurant review we felt it should be considered more as a $$$.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Great cocktails and service. Did not try the food but looked pretty appetising.

RL
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mordecai is one of my favorite spots. Out-of-the-ordinary food and cocktails, and a staff that is attentive, polite, and very helpful. I never hesitate to recommend it to friends and acquaintances.

JB
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our dinner at Mordecai. I had the CAMPANELLE PASTA and it was fantastic. If you like mushrooms then this dish is for you. My wife had the CLASSIC STEAK FRITES. The steak was really tender but it is prepared medium rare. We liked it but some may not. The fries were amazing. Don't underestimate them. Very crispy and seasoned very well. For desert we had the CRACKERJACK BEIGNETS. If you are looking for a great way to finish your meal don't pass this up. If we are ever in the area again we will definitely go here.

JO
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service amazing!! View of Wrigley makes the dining experience even better!

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another win by Mathias Merges! Comforting food with masterful technique. Simple menu and well trained professional staff.

DD
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience2

There are several new restaurants near Wrigley Field. We tried Mordecai’s before an evening game. It is a small space with a bar going the length of the room. It was half full when we arrived, but felt crowded as tables are scrunched together down the middle. VERY LOUD! Waitress was pleasant. The menu had many pasta dishes with names we did not recognize. We both ordered fish and chips. It came with potato chips, but can upgrade to French fries. The fish was super dry and the crust was seasoned. Neither my husband or I liked the seasoning. Could not finish my meal. The hamburgers looked good. Would give it a second chance if it were not so loud.

t
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always treated as though we are special. Sam greets us with a friendly smile every time. The cocktails are unique and delicious and go down too quick. Service superb.

H
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Waiter did terrible job, was poorly trained in attentive. Had to cancel the main course to make the game. Prices are ridiculously high.

B
Chicago
48 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the breakfast.

R
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Hush Money bartender did a flight of bourbons for u, including Pappy Van Winkle.!
Outdoor sheltered seating gave us a direct view of Big screen Cubs game and we could hear the roar of the crowd as Cubbies brought it home. Delicious hearty brunch entrees: Hansel & Greeley, sirloin steak & eggs and Mordecai omelet. Dark Matter coffee.

M
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious cheese curds and shishito peppers for starters, everyone enjoyed their burgers and crabrolls. Interesting service and alcohol choices.

P
Chicago
54 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great location for before Cubs game but it could get extremely loud and hard for conversation. Food is good.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Oysters were so small - terrible value

MG
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have eaten here several times. Decided to treat my husband there for his birthday. He enjoyed the time and food. Waiter was wonderful. He had served me several times and he is always thoughtful and observant.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

The food was alright but under seasoned. There was nothing I would get again. The bar messed up two drinks and then spilled a whole drink on one of us. There was no compensation on the bill.

MM
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Girls night out