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Offshore Rooftop & Bar

4.3
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580 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Offshore is a bright and airy rooftop bar open year-round on the third floor at the East end of Navy Pier. With collapsable floor to ceiling windows you get sweeping views of Lake Michigan and Chicago’s city skyline. Our globally inspired menu features items from coast to coast that include light to substantial fares.

21 years of age and older after 9pm daily.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 580 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.1
food
4.1
service
4.6
ambience
3.9
value
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Jose
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and staff. Food was delicious. Nice calm environment.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s so nice and peaceful. I love it

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CelenaC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience5

The ambiance is simply amazing & the food is okay. It’s definitely not something to brag about. The service was great after we received a new waiter... the original waitress we were given was very rude when I asked to be moved to a different table simply because of the dress I wore & being unable to sit comfortably. As she mocked me & proceeded to get the hostess, I felt very uncomfortable & out of place until we reached our new table with a new waiter. Outside of the ignorant waitress that was serving that night everything was okay. I will revisit in the Spring.

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cssaintlouis
Dallas
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service3ambience5

the views are amazing, so glad we booked though opentable don't think we would have gotten a table if we wouldn't have made a reservation.

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Unsatisfied
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience4

The location is great. I would recommend it for the views alone. Our particular waitress was not so good. Had to ask for the basic stuff like silverware, napkins etc.

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vipJohnnieB
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE the views, love the food and service!! It's a wonderful venue!

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KeinikaC
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience5

It just ok. Not sure I need to go back. They food wasn't great. Just ok but very pricey. The drinks were good but presentation lacking. I got my cocktail in a plastic cup versus a glass. My family did bottomless mimosas and got glasses. The sparkling wine for the mimosas tasted flat, wasn't very good. To have to pay $20 in parking and $65 for 2 appetizers and 2 drinks for to food to be "eh" makes me in no rush to visit again. The ambiance was beautiful and the cocktails were pretty good.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

I was disappointed with the whole experience of being there outside of the food. The food was delicious! I’m not motivated to come back.

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VanessaV
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

I had make a reservation weeks before, it was a special occasion and I had asked specifically for a table with great view! First when we got there the hostess had a terrible attitude (definitely not a place for her to work) second when she takes us to the table it was in the middle of the room, weak chair and weak table and NO VIEW whatsoever I asked her and explain and still with the attitude she said there was not table anywhere else that she could’ve sit us out in the patio but there was no heater and after sitting we wouldn’t be able to switch back!! We ended up sitting but I was already upset! The waitress was okay she did help us moved to a different later on after we had finished our food but she did take long to bring us our drinks (two beers) we could see the beer sitting right next to her while she was chatting with the bartender. I don’t think I would go back maybe on the summer time when maybe I could have a better view of the city or lake.

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Meliroe
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

The hostess who seated myself and guest was rude when I asked about a seat away from the door. The manager began berating an African-American employee in front of patrons after he closed part of the patio doors. The patrons asked him to close the door as it was more chilly that day than forecasted. The only nice part of the experience and the reason we stayed is because of waitress Courtney was very nice.

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GretchenG
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience5

Literally the most overrated place ever. Go for the views. We had a reservation and still had to wait 30 mins. We watched the manager scream at the staff because a customer asked to close a door and he did it. I don’t know what their rules are about the doors... but to scream at staff in front of customers? Seemed extremely unprofessional which was pretty on par with everything else.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Went and celebrated a friends birthday and it wasn’t too crowded when we arrived so we were off to a good start. However it took at least 20 minutes before our server came up to us and took our drink order. We tried the mobile option that was listed as available on a card that was on the table but the site was down so we had to wait for the server to come around.
Food was pretty good but you don’t get much for what you pay for. I don’t drink too often and had 3 drinks and walked out of there feeling more sober then when I arrived - ha - so I doubt they were putting the right amount of vodka into my drink.
We ended up asking for our bill after the appetizers and went down the street to a different restaurant for dinner. Which was a good choice!
Scenery is beautiful but that’s now too hard since it sits on a rooftop overlooking the lake. Prob will not be back :(

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Dolfo
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and incredible site of my city skyline. Highly recommend this place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you love Chicago in the Lakefront it is exactly the trip you want to make. Food and service was great and excellent location to experience Chicago

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

A little underwhelmed

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PreciousD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The ambience was nice. Outside patio was nice and cozy. Crab rolls was amazing I had to order 3 orders of them. Drinks were delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

I actually enjoyed the ambiance, and our server was very attentive and professional. However, they didn’t have a good selection of food items, and not worth the price in my opinion.

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SarahC
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made reservations and were seated right away. We had a beautiful view of the city. The food was AMAZING, everything was well worth the price. We can’t wait to come back soon!

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RandyL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

This was our first visit to the Offshore Bar on a Friday at 5 pm. The hostess seemed to be in a bad mood. The complimentary golf cart saved us some steps walking from the Navy Pier entrance. The seating we were offered was outdoors and great for Covid avoidance. However the seats were a hard surface (picnic table) and really uncomfortable for sitting for a couple of hours. Everyone seemed happy with their food choices. The dessert we ordered was a strawberry-rhubarb cobbler -- what they brought out was an apple cobbler apparently thrown together at the last minute because it took forever to arrive. The apples seemed under cooked. The views were outstanding of the skyline and lake. The wind was bit of a challenge at times. Not sure how to get more comfy seating when having more than just drinks. Parking was validated $10 off the $29 off season Navy Pier rate. Would recommend this place for special occasion and for wowing out of town guests.

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vipMikeW
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place to hang out . Such a great view ,plus the glass walls and ceiling give it a nice open and airy feeling ... great food and drink menu

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CristinaS
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Offshore Rooftop and Bar - good food, great value, impeccable view, and most of all world class service. Thanks Offshore (Evelyn) for making my birthday experience memorable.

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GorgeousPrincess
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My experience at this place was suberb! The service, food and drinks were amazing!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance and views!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The set up is beautiful with the inside outside feel. Great view of the lake and service is great.

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JudyH
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time at Offshore and it was a great time!

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StephS
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Took my sister here for brunch. A little pricey, but totally worth it. The food was delicious, service was good, and the views are amazing. We went on a sunny day and 60 degree weather, but I could see it being very inviting even on a rainy day. Will definitely return for a lunch date soon!

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ShannonP
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Our server was nice, the food was ok and the drinks we ordered didn't have much liquor, if any at all. We ended up ordering shots to make up for the drinks. Other than that, the venue is lovely, along with a nice, cool, relaxing, chill atmosphere.

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Datenight
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Due to Navy Pier being closed off shore should bring more of the wow factory. I would go again but I think it would be best to go during the day.

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Quita
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

It was a very nice place, only problem was that even though you make reservations through open table, you still have to wait for a seat when you get there. We waited for at least 45mins or more for a table. The staff were very apologetic about it though, so kudos to them!

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JocelynG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Wings did not taste smoked and they had no flavor. Very disappointing. The only thing that saved them was the hotsauce. We had a reservation and still had to wait about 30 minutes which wasn't horrible considering what's going on but the food was not great

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Tina
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Poor service
Rude staff
Not accommodating

When asking the waiter what he suggests as best dishes he said nothing. I asked well can I have the burger he literally said “I DON’T CARE!”

Will never go here again!!! Ever

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vipPreciousG
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Customer service was horrible this will be my last time here which sucks after coming here numerous times for bunch!

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JeebaS
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

I was disappointed by the service, the food is ok the only nice thing is the beautiful view.

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IndraS
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

I experience the worst service of my life at offshore. The hostess was extremely rude, followed by our server being even worse. We didn’t even order dinner we felt so uncomfortable by the treatment we received.

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Freddy
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great signage to find the bar.
Very good food.
Can't beat the atmosphere or the view.
Chicago thanks you!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! Even with Covid restrictions, the experience was amazing. Very hygienic, friendly staff, amazing food and drinks

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience5

You’re paying strictly for the views, can’t beat being right on the water. Also, surfaces were very clean which is a plus during Covid. Service was underwhelming although food came to the table quickly. Hostess was very polite but beyond that, server, runners and bartender were not attentive at all and because of temperature, place was empty. There was probably six other people dining. Food was just okay, most lacked flavor. We had two orders of the sea bass, burger, chicken sandwich, kids tenders and several appetizers (wings, frites, crab roll and avocado hummus). Price point for some of the items were high although they did offer daily specials which were NOT mentioned at arrival. Parking is suppose to be free when you spend over $100, we spent $300 including gratuity and still paid $17 b/c server didn’t validate ticket properly. Probably would not return.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Covid precautions maintained. Beautiful views. Waitstaff not as attentive as I would’ve liked. Food tasty but a bit under seasoned.

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teresa
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Goo place to enjoy Chicago skyline. good service and good food.

MW
vipMikeW
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Offshore is a great place to hangout . Love the glass windows and doors ... what a spectacular view of the city skyline

FAQs

Offshore Rooftop & Bar is rated 4.3 stars by 580 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.