Mordecai

4.3
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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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4.3
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4.4
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OT
New England
52 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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
18 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
4 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
7 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
2 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

CL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall4food5service1ambience5

Went there for brunch. Food and drinks were great, but service was horrible. Server clearly did not want to be there and was so indifferent to everything. My friend and I were more than willing to have a couple more drinks and hang out, but he did not come around at all after the food arrived and we even had to go up to the bar to ask for our check. And there were definitely other tables that also noticed the slow, inattentive service.

OT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal, Sam is a great host.

C
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch before a Cubs game. Excellent food and the service was friendly and prompt.

BP
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Too cramped, too loud, food not good and over priced. Server did her best, but highly unlikely to return.

KH
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Need bigger tables..

JK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food. Lighting was a bit to dark but overall would definitely return.

RG
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food and service were good. It’s a little upscale for wrigleyville and was pretty low energy for a Friday night. Nice for a quiet dinner, just don’t really know how it fits into the neighborhood, maybe a little more for tourists.

CW
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great space, great service, great drinks. A little loud, and price point is a little high for what you get, IMHO, but was a good experience, overall.

DD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Outside area was perfect for pregame brunch, will be back for sure.

JS
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Had a reservation for dinner and sat at a small cocktail table, which made for difficult dining with multiple dishes. Larger tables were available. Steak tartare had a very bizarre presentation with some sort of translucent white sauce frosted on top and served with stale tortilla chips. Shishito peppers served with sauce that had a skin on top. Burger, Crab Roll and Pasta all were less than desirable.

c
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience2

I would recommend going when the cubs are out of town/ the noise level was off the charts! The food was exceptional but for a place with such a beautiful bar the rest of the restaurant lacks ambience

DE
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around excellent and can't beat the view. Well run. Food was top notch.

OT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Server could care less. They did have any Chardonnay—seriously!?

LS
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Very nice service but not that good. Bloody Mary’s not that stellar. Had shrimp cocktail - was tasty. Charcuterie was a lot of different salami but no cheese and just some toast.

C
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We went to lunch before a Cubs game. Service and food was excellent.

AD
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

What a surprise to walk in on their second level and realize it was outdoor seating.
Great service, great playlist! My entree was a little undercooked so they sent it back
and took care of us. We will definitely be back!

MK
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to Mordecai with a friend for a birthday dinner at my request. As a Cubs fan, it was an ideal setting right across from Wrigley. We sat upstairs (technically a space called Hush Money) on the outdoor terrace. The service was excellent and the waiter offered suggestions and helpful information. The food took awhile to arrive even though it was early in the evening and there were few people in the place. It really didn't matter because of the great setting. Our salad was large enough to split between the two of us. The steak frites was delicious and was an excellent cut of meat. The dessert selections were tempting and included some interesting options.

S
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A welcome bit of quiet and refreshment in an increasingly overwhelming area. Lovely space, friendly service, great food and cocktails. We also had an excellent time up at Hush Money to close out the evening.