Neat Kitchen + Bar

4.6
300 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Neat Kitchen + Bar is just as its name implies, a restaurant and bar. It offers distinctly New American dishes served alongside a wonderful array of craft cocktails, craft beers or choices from our wine list. Open for lunch and dinner, Neat Kitchen + Bar is a modern and hip spot for families, groups of friends or colleagues to gather.

The menu at Neat Kitchen + Bar features an array of wonderful options. From the poutine to the green chili that features tomatillos, slow cooked pork and herbs to the short rib with parsnip puree and black pepper porter demi, diners will find something to delight their palates.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 300 people are saying
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vipRory
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Really think the food is so well prepared! Nice to see the restaurant hopping and appreciate the large tent for outdoor dining!

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Jeff
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Neat is a neighborhood treasure. Indoor and patio seating. The service is prompt and courteous. The drinks and food are always great. Good for couples or groups.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

First time there was amazing. Second time there, the cocktails tasted totally different, missing ingredients, the cauliflower side was absolutely disgusting. Tasted like mouthwash. Despite ordering a steak done medium, it was served rare.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner Arth the bar and the bartender was great. I think his name is Alex. He was knowledgeable, professional and efficient. I hope he is there the next time

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Sammy
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Service was good. The short rib grill cheese sandwich was dry. I would not recommend the slaw. It needed some more oil and vinegar added to it.

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LMLS
Chicago
96 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside ( in the parking lot). For most of the meal we were the only ones there ( nice). We both had the Snozberry drink and burgers. The chocolate lava cake for desert. Food was great. I had Brussels sprouts with my burger and my husband had fries. Both excellent choices. We will be back soon.

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vipchickie
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Neat is a great neighbor restaurant. Food is outstanding. Every one working there is so pleasant . Restaurant is so comfortable. It is a must try!

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vipKellyE
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've tried several appetizers and sandwiches over our visits and all have been delicious. We did accidentally come on trivia night the first time, which was a little loud, but not their fault - we just avoided it on other visits. This last time we had to run an errand in the area and were very early, so we hung out at the bar waiting for our dining companions. It's a great, comfortable space, and Zach the bartender knows his stuff!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite local restaurants!

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vipchrischicago
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Neat, and will be back! Our server was outstanding, helpful, and friendly. We ordered several sandwich entrees which they sliced into shareable bites. Truffle fries were great, but brussel sprouts were a little over done and too much balsamic flavor. I'd recommend the short rib grilled cheese!

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VTGal
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

The food was good - fish tacos and a burger but we didn’t realize it was going to be trivia night and the music and game were so loud we couldn’t even carry on a conversation. Probably won’t go back anytime soon.

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vipYorkgrad
Jackson Hole
88 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed time in the bar with great cocktails and the dinner later. We had delicious mussels

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DianeG
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Sat outside at one of the few tables along Main Street. Service was efficient and food was great.

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vipDanielG
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food is not outstanding but very good . I had the shrooms burger. The burger was cooked perfectly I just wasn’t a fan of the bacon on it. Took the bacon off for the second half of the burger and let the beef, shrooms, and cheese do the talking. That was closer to outstanding.

My wife had the ribeye sandwich. Nice size sandwich and very tasty although the ribeye was a little grisly. That happens with these steak sandwiches as they are nit the top cut of meat. I think the short rib sandwich is probably the better choice.

Drinks were very good. Service was very attentive. We sat outside in front which had to be better than the parking lot tent. Next time AND THERE WILL BE A NEXT TIME we will probably try indoors to get a real feel fir the atmosphere.

Very good neighborly place. Get the Bao Buns ….. excellent

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vipFinMo
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, David, was very attentive. Food was good. The truffle fries are delicious. We will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, good beer selection. Consistently a wonderful place for dinner with friends.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite restaurants. I order pick up, delivery or even dine in. I took my boyfriend here, it had been a while since he had been, and he was reserved. He had a bad experience years ago.
He loved it as much as I do! It it our new date night spot.
The owner, Matt is amazing, and since I am in the area I know all the servers and bartenders.
We will be back! Thank you for our amazing date night.

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SecretSquirrel
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and service. Beverage menu had enough to cover all the bases. Looking forward to going back and trying more of the burger menu.

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RachelM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome establishment. Food and drinks are amazing and we love the menu and staff. Highly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for our anniversary and decided to sit at the bar. The bartender Johnny took great care of us - will definitely be back!

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GaryA
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant and staff always exceed expectations. We enjoy the friendly atmosphere, and the food is always delicious!!

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vipmac47
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Need more servers and bussers

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vipJules
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great local place. Neat burger is fantastic. Always great service!

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vipAmyW
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and excellent service, especially considering we were a party of 12.

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Maxine
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Thoroughly enjoyed the food. Order 3 appetizers and enjoyed them all. Our entrees were all very tasty. Our only disappointment is the scaled down wine selection. That’s why I couldn’t give 5 stars. However, I do recommend this restaurant.

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vsansg1
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Overall good experience, friendly but busy staff and nice decor inside. Outdoor seating on the patio seemed a little claustrophobic; we chose to sit in the open tent in the parking lot which was not as nice but better for a group of >2 people, or a family (like us) with younger kids.

The food and drink prices were a bit high - my burger with upgraded side ended up being $20, and the $15 old-fashioneds and $5 soft drinks were definitely not worth the price. We all agreed that the food was good (2 different burgers and tacos), but again you can get similar food for less elsewhere.

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JulieS
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Bao buns were delicious. My husband had the fried chicken dinner and would definitely order it again. I had (and always have) the Neat burger with brussel sprouts. Don't forget to have a Manhattan.

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JoyceK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience2

Salmon was over cooked. Soup could of been hotter. Would like a bigger menu. Would like turkey burgers on menu.

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salO
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice restaurant, server was extremely helpful and courteous. Food and drink menu is amazing.

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vipEricK
Chicago
56 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Neat is our favorite place. Love the people, and the food. Always a great time!

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vipJules
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shauna was great. Food was delicious as always!!! Great neighborhood place

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vipSabineorDavidP
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

This place is great, the only issue we had was the lighting way too bright. As the sun goes down so should the lights. Thanks for the great service David. We will be back

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Reed
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. Nice location in downtown Westmont. Truffle fries were excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Service was great and the short ribs got the spot

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jhconwaymd
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great place - a real gastropub! Interesting twists on some old favorites & a delicious mix of flavors and styles. Everything from poutine to a taco variation of a bao bun. Excellent cocktails & good craft beer selection.

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Auntlur
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, drinks and atmosphere, coupled with great service and live music, made for a wonderful evening. The loaded poutine is a must have! The ribeye steak sandwich was the best I've ever had. Everything is reasonably priced and we're looking forward to returning there very soon.

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vipavittori
Chicago
54 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a good dinner here! Love the app options.

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vipTamiL
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always one of my favorite places. The burger here is incredible with the gluten free bun. Yum yum.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was great!

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Mathjan
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Consistently good with staff going the extra mile. Just wish they had more chicken options.

FAQs

Neat Kitchen + Bar does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Neat Kitchen + Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (630) 541-9657.

Neat Kitchen + Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 300 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.