Neat Kitchen + Bar

4.8
228 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
Physical Distancing
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 228 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.8
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4.6
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4.6
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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coco6812
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We had a brand new server, he did well but missed a couple items , wrong drinks , food was ok not big wow for first timers

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DONNAL
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great dinner at Neat our favorite server Sarah took care of us. We always feel welcome and the food it fabulous. Can't wait to go back.

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vipXoxo
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most polite, positive, enthusiastic staff around! And the food is delicious!

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AgnieszkaS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The place is very nice, the food is great, the service good.
I recommend Peanut Butter Burger and Brussel Sprouts

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vipcubbyman
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Arrived early, checked in with the hostess. 30 minutes later still word, checked in again, now 10 minutes after our scheduled reservation. As if she had no idea...

Server was inattentive, perhaps stretched too thin. But food was excellent and saved the night.

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Susan
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience2

Very disappointing visit. Took 10 mins. for waiter to arrive, and only after we sent the hostess in search. No QR code on the table...had to wait for waiter to share it with us. ???? Dishes weren't cleared between courses or even at the end of the meal. Hugely cold draft when outside door was opened; we asked that the vestibule door be closed to avoid this, but request was not honored. The most underwhelming restaurant experience we've had since covid.

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Trent
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed the Valentines Day special fixed price menu!

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timserver
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, great food, great service. Thanks Louie

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vipRyanS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall2food5service3ambience1

Was definitely not following Covid protocols at all. No seats removed except at Bar but huge groups gathering there and walking all over maskless. Food was really good as usual but wont be back anytime soon with the overcrowding and maskless scene. Management has to be able to tell patrons walking to restroom or all over to mask up.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good Food. Good Service. A very nice little spot.

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ClaudR
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and cocktails were great! Definitely recommend

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wineanddineme
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the tacos here especially if you like shrimp. Also a good wine list and don’t pass up the mini mozzarella sliders. Staff did great job with masks and service with a smile. We felt secure eating distanced from others and wearing masks when entering and moving about the restaurant. We miss seeing the ahi tuna nachos on the menu so hopefully they will bring them back. We’re definitely coming back.

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vipEricK
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love the people at Neat!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and outstanding service. Aden was an excellent server he was very informative with a ûggreat attitude and he didn’t rush us when we were the last table of the evening!
Short Rib Grilled Cheese is amazing. Get the cauliflower side for an extra $4. Worth it!
We will be back for sure!

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vipPaulO
90 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Service was outstanding but food was very mediocre. And they have these casino games right up front which cheapens the overall experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun place and love the decor. First time there and will definitely return!

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vipMrBattery83
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food has gotten better over the past CPL years. I would definitely recommend the bao buns. Louie was a great server. We'll be back soon.

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vipNickyM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food was excellent. Also, doing a fantastic job at keeping everyone social distanced and environment clean.

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Grisy
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

The food was pretty good, the biggest issue we had with our experience was the the waitress that asked us to get up and leave. There is a time limit due to covid, which we had no issues with. After ordering our main meal (prior to receiving our dinner) we asked our waiter to bring out a dessert as soon as we were done eating in order to not go over the time limit. Spoons were brought but no dessert was brought to the table. After the waiter realized he forgot our dessert we swiftly began to eat dessert and ask for the check. Seconds after receiving the check a different waitress asked me if I could get up as the new guests for the table were already here. I understand the time limit- which we felt we were being proactive with but her approach and delivery was extremely brash. Unfortunately, I will not be recommending nor returning.

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Steve
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the manager to the waiter.....everyone went above and beyond. The food was amazing.....!!!!!

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vipEricK
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Neat! Always a great experience. Keep it up!

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vipEricK
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Grateful for Neat!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was exceptional (5/5)! Very attentive and knowledgeable server. He also let us know
Recommendations. Super pleased with the service.
Food was good but some room for Improvement (4/5) our appetizers (sliders) were a bit salty and my Pablo Chicken was a bit undercooked to my liking.
The ambiance was perfect

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Neat is a great spot for any occasion. Food is delicious and the menu offers plenty to choose from.
Service is always friendly and attentive.

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vipmonicat
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Louis was fantastic! He was very polite and was very very helpful - we commented to each other on how great the servers are at this restaurant. Can’t wait to go back!

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vipEricK
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience. Great service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor seating, food was perfect. Drinks excellent. Service was amazing.

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vipTL1975
Chicago
54 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best value around. Love their food and service!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First time for dinner here and the place was full the food ,as always, was very good. The tacos hit the spot! Lunch is always a go-to for me it is very nicely decorated inside with a sizable bar and currently they have accommodated for Covid with a tent and outdoor high tops with heaters. Good place to go to with friends

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vipLunchfriends5
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Ate dinner in the outdoor tent - no heaters although I had been told they had heaters when I called to make reservation great food- blackened chicken sandwich, salmon entree, Brussel sprouts side is fabulous- carmelized. Good value hope they get heaters so we can return w cooler weather

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vipKaryn
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I sat at the bar and Emma was our bartender/server. She was phenomenal. So attentive, friendly and made AMAZING cocktails. The food is great and they have the BEST TRUFFLE FRIES. It is such an inviting atmosphere. The owner came around and treated everyone as if they were family. We can’t wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! First time here. Good,service and ambiance were all fantastic.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
75 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

We made a reservation for a party of three. We arrived on-time, and were told that it would be a "few minutes" they were waiting on a couple of tables to clear. 15" passes - no update; 20" no update. I inquired and was told a table was being cleared, and we were next in line. 10" later, a waiter comes and invites another party to be seated. We were finally taken to our table 40 mins after our reservation, but not seated as they "didn't know if it had been cleaned". Then standing there, someone came over and cleaned it off with a wet rag. Later saw other tables being cleaned off with a rag. Not clear to us if they reuse those rags or not. They didn't explain where/how to look up menu. Waitress came over 5" after we were seated and apologized - she did her best to do service recovery, and at the very end of the meal reduced our bill by 20%, but frankly it was too late. Food was good, but the overall experience was very disappointing.

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RebekahH
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my new favorite restaurant! They modify whatever dish I like and make it vegetarian or whatever! The servers are always friendly and I love how it’s just the right amount of upscale. You must visit this place!!

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ValarieG
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Was great just a little confusing at first about the seating but then it all worked out in the end!

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vipmary
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

brussel sprouts and cauliflower and burger were really good

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ChariG
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and terrific beer! This is our go-to during the week!

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ShannonW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time here and we have salute Lee love the unique menu! The food is fantastic drinks are reasonable and the music on occasional Friday night was fantastic. It’s our new favorite place.

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vipTL1975
Chicago
54 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food—per usual!!!

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vipmonicat
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waiter! He was spot on with suggestions and we loved his attention and humor. Definitely will be back soon

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 4.8 stars by 228 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.