Neat Kitchen + Bar

4.6
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128 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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.

Specials

Friday Happy Hour 3pm - 7pm

Half priced appetizers | $4 drafts | $4 well cocktails | $4 red and white wine

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: January 23, 2020

Ends: January 24, 2119

Availability: Fri 3:00PM-7:00PM

What 128 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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KC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The restaurant got very high reviews so we were looking forward to it. Even with a reservation we still waited at least 15 minutes and it’s a small place with no place to sit to wait.
After we were seated the staff was very nice. I had a burger and my husband had the wings and chili. He said the chili was great but the wings were overcooked. My burger was just okay. Actually not very flavorful.
The service and atmosphere were good but I wudnt make the trip for the food

RV
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food and service!

JV
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience4

My wife ordered the Garden & Grain salad with shrimp and said it was very good. I ordered the chicken tacos and I got 3 mini tacos. What a disappointment! The menu should indicate they are not full size tacos but rather very small mini tacos. I don't think you can buy those mini shells in the store.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always consistent - owner is accommodating , this time we had a great Philly sandwich, wings, scallops, green chili and best manhatran and Ild Fashioned around !

T
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

You are greeted with a smile and everyone treats you like you are a guest in their own home. Service was spectacular. The green chili soup had a wonderful flavor, although I would have liked it a tad hotter as it came luke warm. We split our sandwiches and when they were served the kitchen had put a half of each sandwich on each plate. Shows the staff was really listening to us when we ordered. The food was good and they had a wide variety of beers to choose from. Overall if we decide to go out for a burger Neat will be a top choice!!

B
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Met a friend for an early dinner and stayed for trivia night. So much fun!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent service and food. Love the wait staff and co-owner Matt is amazing. Very personable, socializes with the patrons and makes sure everything exceeds our expectations. One of favorites for sure!

J
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The meat burger was amazing!!!!

BD
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Bourbon selection and a wide array of great food options. Burgers are always great and the cauliflower and Brussel sprouts are some of the best around. Great venue.

CV
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and a great atmosphere. We will certainly be back again

L
Chicago
63 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time eating here. Came with some friends for my bday. Food and service was excellent! Will definitely be back.

I
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience at Neat Kitchen + Bar last Wednesday night! Great atmosphere, service and the food was AMAZING!!
We started out with the Neat Board appetizer and some wine. Very tasty!
For dinner I had the short rib grilled cheese with the truffle fries. It was delicious. The $2 upgrade for the truffle fires was well worth it. Burgers were very fresh and tasty, too. We will definitely be back soon.

CM
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food and service were both very good. We would go back again.

W
Chicago
55 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love their menu service and food are great every time.

LS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a 90th birthday party for a very special family friend. I went to Neat and asked if I could see where we might be seated. The staff was SO helpful and enthusiastic from the start. They assured me that I could decorate the table and they would do everything to make it a great experience. And they did not disappoint!!!
The food was amazing and the service was so attentive. I brought a cake and wacky decorations and everything was welcomed . Our waiter, Patrick, kept asking if he could help me. It was so nice!

Both the manager and our waiter acknowledged the Guest of Honor by name. It was BEYOND!!
I knew in choosing Neat Kitchen + Bar that I would have a good experience.... but they hit it out of the park. I will be recommending this restaurant to anyone I know!
Don't go to a mall restaurant....the local ones treat you so much better !!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We booked our reservation thru Open Table and it was flawless. Table was waiting for us at 6:30 pm on New Year Eve ! Place was packed but noise was average and not an issue. Our server Daniel was great and though drink service was a tad slow we were not surprised. It was New Year Eve 😂. We had the meat and cheese board and it was super! Filled with a variety of items to please everyone. My short rib was absolutely delicious and filled with subtle flavors. Very generous portions all around too . My wife is a French Onion guru and she loved it. Service was excellent and well staffed. Friendly and welcoming staff and front desk which is just what one expects at a local establishment like this. A true gem and we will absolutely go back! We had a great time with good food. Nuff said!

W
Chicago
55 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really love the food. Service is great too

LK
Nashville
28 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Patrick, was great! The food was hot and delicious! We can't wait to go back.

h
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We love the French onion soup and tacos!! Friendly staff. Fun place to eat.

J
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Neat. Consistently good food. Glad to see it packed tonight

RW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Took forever to get our meal!

B
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Service was very slow, she was nice but a little too busy to keep up. Food was good, drinks were okay. I would go back but hopefully the service gets better.

JC
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Delicious and good selection of menu items. Great burgers and I especially like the bao buns.

NY
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food

DR
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food3service4ambience5

This was our third time coming and won't be our last! Service was great, atmosphere was great, food was great! All great things. Only thing that bothered me this time was that it was my second time getting the brisket grilled cheese...the first time it was AMAZING...so I was expecting the same thing...This time it was dry and not made with love! Little disappointing but it won't keep me from coming back!

a
Chicago
41 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As I’ve said before this is a neighborhood gem! Good food and service. Compliments to our server Daniel, which I’ve had twice now. Extremely personable and professional. Thanks again for a great meal.

T
Chicago
403 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We enjoyed our Saturday night dinner at Neat Kitchen + Bar. Food was outstanding as usual. The gluten free hamburger bun was a standout...best restaurant gluten free hamburger bun! Service was good and the waiter was vey helpful, but we waited a longer than normal time for our meal to be prepared. The restaurant was very busy so the kitchen must have been backed up. Anyway, we always enjoy and recommend the Neat Kitchen + Bar.

W
Chicago
55 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menu is imaginative and food is delicious . Staff is friendly and attentive

TD
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything I wanted in a restaurant. Nice atmosphere, good food, good selection. Staff was attentive and friendly. I especially liked the fact that it was cozy and no too loud. I would definitely return and try something else on the menu. Thank you for a wonderful experience.

JC
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food solid, waited 20 minutes to see a server. Overall was an ok experience but seems like they weren’t ready for a Saturday night crowd.

SS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been there several times and it’s always very good. Great food, drink and service but can get a little loud.

u
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had a good experience!!

NK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, ambiance, menu, and wine list. The truffle fries are the best I’ve had. Can’t wait to go back!

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Love this place!

T
Chicago
403 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed lunch specials at Neat Kitchen and Bar. The burger was very thick and juicy, salad and soup were excellent. Our server was outstanding as well. Highly recommend this place for lunch as well as dinner.

KC
Chicago
82 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Been here many times. Guess they have changed up the menu, my husband was going to have the steak sandwich they used to offer. Off the menu now, too bad! Was a favorite!

SB
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Nice place for meeting friends or date night. Food was ok. Ordered nachos and filet sliders medium but received them rare.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience5

I have been coming here since they opened, about one a month or so, even after they temporary closed we came back. Drinks are always above great quality and the food has always been superb, so we must have come on a bad night. It was busy as usual but there was a big party in the room next to the parking lot.
I really feel bad for our server because he was literally serving a FULL bar of people that also ordered food and making very drink.
He was excellent and kept a mental note of our food and gave us time with our appetizer.
The kitchen must have been packed because I ordered something new for once the grilled cheese short rib and it was very dry, like obviously dry. I am sure if they were slower it would have been wonderful like the first time my girl got it. Her sliders were always extremely dry. We ate it and just said no one is perfect every time and they are swamped. Although I forgot how the coleslaw is suppose to be but what I got was dry chopped vegetables. More salad than a slaw, if that is how it is suppose to be served then it was fine, I expected a light sauce or something.
Again service was professional but he was so swamped I didn’t want to bother him, his drinks were amazing as well .

S
Chicago
146 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were here a few years ago, and heard it closed. It reopened and I'm not sure if there are new owners, but some things on the menu were the same. The space seemed brighter, so maybe they changed the decor. Our server was very good and we enjoyed our meal. The French onion soup was delicious and so was the burger. We had the lobster roll special and it was good, but quite small. We love the homemade chips. The only negative was they said we didn't show for the Opentable reservation. The very young hostess checked us in, appeared to find the reservation, but then did something wrong I guess. I emailed them and they corrected the problem right away. We'll be back.