Neat Kitchen + Bar

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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.
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SB
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 5

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
144 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

JS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, we shared appetizers and main dishes and enjoyed the cocktails and vibe. Great place!

m
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went there to celebrate a birthday. I have been there several times and sometimes it is noisier than I would like. However, on this occasion there wasn’t a lot of noise. Our waiter, Antonio, was excellent. He was attentive without being bothersome. Food came out at a good pace. It made for a very enjoyable evening.

b
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Neat is lovely. Urban chic, barn-style decor. Warm ambiance. The Short Rib Melted Cheese Sandwich was decadent and wonderful! I managed 2 bites (rich!) and left it to my husband, while I enjoyed a bespoke salad (they don't mind slight changes!). The COSMOS *were* neat -- balanced, not too sweet, perfect!

z
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Enjoyed a cocktail before dinner. Our entrees were tasty ( magi tacos and a burger) and the fries were piping hot . Our server was in training and very “fresh”. Overall a positive experience. Will be back for the food.

OT
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved our server Daniel was very helpful with accommodating my celiac allergy and am so glad that this restaurant opened again! The food was delicious I. Had the burger with the fried duck egg and it was delicious

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What Can I say but my food was beyond delish. The Blackend Chicken was so flavorful and the presentation was killer. Will be back again for sure 👍👍

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time. The food and service was fantastic. Would love you opened one in Naperville.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service are always good

SB
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service is always fantastic at NEAT!! It’s my new favorite restaurant!! Make sure to order the pork “wings” and the Arugula & Pear salad, both are amazing!

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is such high quality for the suburbs and the drinks there are just as delicious. This little gem in the neighborhood is definitely a go to for a date night or special night out.

j
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We make this our annual restaurant for the Westmont. We request a table in the patio so we have a great view of the band. The menu selections area generous, great cocktails, and the food is superb. The service is fantastic. The wait staff is very attentive.

OT
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We went to Neat Kitchen because we had friends telling us about it. We decided to go and also use it as a celebration for my husband and our neighbor friend who had July birthdays. We enjoyed the food and drink and the ambiance of the place.

DD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a wonderful experience. The service was outstanding and our server was highly knowledgeable in what the menu had to offer. She made incredible drink recommendations and really highlighted Specialties offered. She was very attentive and made a date night a wonderful time for my husband and I. Would recommend for a date night or group event everything was delicious!

GS
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great cocktails. The duck egg burger is my favorite. Plus we had a pork belly steamed bun appetizer that we would definitely order again.

J
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great first dinner at Neat Kitchen and Bar. Our meal and wine was very good. Service was great and the Owner even came over to see if we needed anything. I had the green chili and avocado toast. Both very good. The egg on the avocado toast wasn't really poached; more hard boiled but when I asked for another that was poached they brought it out right away. We'll definitely be.back and maybe use their private party room. I like the casual, modern, somewhat upscale ambiance! Their bar is very nice too!

d
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 5ambience 1

The food was great, and it's always great. The service was great, and it's always great. But why they play loud music is beyond me. They are not the restaurant they planned on being. They have become a family place, and a date night place. They treat themselves more like a biker bar. The music is so loud you can barely talk to each other. Maybe their employees like it loud because the table next to us was talking about it too. Same thing happened last time we were there, and the couple actually just walked out.... Such a shame.

W
Chicago
48 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoy their menu. Went for an early dinner very quiet. Service is great very prompt and attentive

ST
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really cool and chill inside. Super nice staff. The food was delicious and came out very quickly. Lively scene. Delicious drinks. I had a spiced pear old fashion that was aged for 30 days in a separate oak barrel—- PHENOMENAL! I had to stop myself from drinking more but could have sipped on that all night. Fun place. I recommend for sure.

T
Chicago
395 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved the food and great service at Neat Kitchen + Bar Saturday night. We had the Green Chili, Cobb Salad, Garden Grain Salad with Grilled Chicken, and the Chocolate Lava cake. All were excellent. We will definitely be back to try more of the menu items.

SJ
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed our experience very much. Ordered a variety of appetizers and entrées. Everybody enjoyed everything. We would definitely come back, and recommend to friends.

BL
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

First time there, after lots of recommendations from friends. Great and interesting burgers, and good fries (Regular, truffle, and sweet potato). The appetizers were fine, but the “pork wings” weren’t hot (merely warm). The service was very attentive.

o
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great everything! Our family went there for a Mother's Day dinner and everything was outstanding! Great food, service and atmosphere. The staff was extremely attentive we had a very enjoyable meal.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food, nice decor and very friendly people

W
Chicago
48 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menu and service. Try their Bao buns they’re fantastic.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time celebrating Mother’s Day here because we were all able to find something delicious on the menu. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for some great food and a good time.

h
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

The second iteration of Neat isn’t as good as the first. The prices went up, the signature items they had before are not on the menu anymore. The food isn’t the same quality as before. We were glad to see them come back, but not the same as before.

J
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot with excellent food. Service was very good and the waitress was knowledgeable and attentive . Highly recommend for a casual, fun night out

M
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal at Neat. I did order a burger medium and it came out very rare!! They immediately fixed my order and brought me a fresh medium burger! The management is hands on and the staff is friendly and attentive!!

KC
Chicago
72 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time visiting Neat kitchen, what a excellent place to dine! The restaurant is so modern and I love the decor. My husband and I had the whiskey bbq wings, short rib grilled cheese and ribeye sandwich. Everything was outstanding. Will be back!

W
Chicago
48 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good for a quick dinner or out with a group,of friends. Food and service are great.

MK
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

They did a nice job and we will be back again. This is a newer and nicer place in Westmont.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fun upscale bar atmosphere with yummy food.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Fish special was mushy and overpriced

OT
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and drinks

a
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Another great meal! Everything was extremely fresh and very well presented. Ordered the edamame, Neat burger, 3 style tacos (Carne Asada, El Pastor and Chx), asparagus and Brussels sprouts. The fried egg on the burger was perfect. Out of the tacos the El Pastor was the best. Not to say the others weren’t tasty. Shout out to Patrick for the excellent customer service.

MM
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place. The food is outstanding. The wait staff is always pleasant and attentive. The French Onion soup, the Short Rib Grilled Cheese and any of the Burgers are among our favorites!

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