One North Kitchen & Bar

4.8
1305 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Executive Chef Laura Piper drives the American Contemporary culinary scene in Chicago with a creative menu that boasts fare that is approachable, fresh, and succulent. The bar features an impressive and extensive selection of craft beer, artisanal cocktails, and fine wine. The restaurant is housed within the landmark One North Wacker building, where floor to ceiling windows encase mahogany and slate flooring, flagstone walls, multiple fashioned well-appointed indoor/outdoor seating areas, an urbane bar, and an open kitchen. Diners are privy to an extraordinary view of the adjacent historic Chicago Lyric Opera House. Chef Piper has created an ideal atmosphere for intimate dinners, social gatherings, business meetings, private events, and pre or post opera performance meals and cocktails. One North Wacker is conveniently located near CTA and Metra stations.

Offers

  • Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available

    Mon - Fri 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    3 - 7 pm Monday thru Friday with fabulous appetizers and daily drink specials
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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I has the BLT — the bread was so hard it actually hurt the roof of my mouth!

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vipArly
Chicago
148 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We did not expect such GREAT salads and sandwiches!

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PegR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great place to eat before opera. The food is excellent, servers are very good.
We were late because of traffic but the hostess was lovely and was able to accommodate us and got us out in plenty of time for opera.
Always enjoy eating here.
Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Team dinner and we had a great experience. Server was top notch. Scallops were delicious

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pizzlestix
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a friend in town that many friends wanted to see and we had a very short window of time to make it happen. One North came through like a champ for us and we had a leisurely dinner and visit with our friend in the one short hour we had. I’m grateful the food was good, the service was good and they accommodated our unusual requests brilliantly! Thanks, One North! We’ll be back!

One North Kitchen & Bar
Responded on August 30, 2021

Thank you so much for your review! We are so glad that you enjoyed yourselves and had a great experience. Looking forward to seeing all of you again very soon!

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TracyG
Cleveland
16 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our table of 9 dined outdoor at One North Kitchen Bar. The menu was versatile and had enough choices to make everyone happy. We all enjoyed our meals and our waitress was friendly and attentive. I would definitely return when in Chicago.

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KentK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal

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vipPradeepT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Ordered a medium rare burger. It was well done, I would say borderline burnt…. I did not complain about it to the server so cannot to hold against them to correct the issue. I did not want to wait around during rush lunch hour.

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ElizabethS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive service, great reno, inventive menu - try again!

One North Kitchen & Bar
Responded on July 21, 2021

Thank you so much for your review! We are so happy you enjoyed yourself! We will be sure to let Efren know how happy you were with his service. Hope to see you soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

It's a bit loud but reliably good

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RickS
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

They do a nice job. Really loud though for a business lunch.

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Tim1
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Holidays lunch.

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StevenR
Columbus
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Not until they re-open after renovation. They were short on a lot of items listed on the menu because they were not re-stocking at this time

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ShanMo25
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was delicious and great service!

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Dave
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Loud and slow service food was jsut ok but waiter was generally very nice

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vipGustavSpeed
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

We used to like to come here as it was across from the Opera House. Last visit we had steaks that were over cooked and grossly, stale bread, tasteless and dry apple pie and a chocolate martini where there was little if any chocolate. We probably will not go back. A shame, it used to be great!

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vipLadieswholunch
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was delicious; the wait staff was most accommodating.

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sherylwarbler
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The cosmopolitans were awful -- too sweet with hardly any alcohol. We asked for better ones, he brought the same ones back with an extra dash of lime juice. Really? The grilled asparagus tasted like propane was spilled on it. The whitefish was so overpowered with sweet potatoes, squash and other sides that it got lost -- and you could barely taste it. We did like the dessert of mango sherbet and fresh fruit. Our waiter was excellent -- it wasn't his fault about the food and drink.

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ShawnD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience for my staff team - food and service was great!

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vipDrJVN
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great pre opera dinner choices. Very good service

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BeatrizO
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One North Kitchen never disappoints. We enjoy a quick meal there before the opera. The food is great, the servers are attentive and aware of the need to get out in time for the downbeat. Service was especially good on our last visit. I highly recommend this place.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Service is good. Burger is a pre-made patty; not my favorite. Everything else was fine.

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HarryR
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

We have eaten there many time before going to the opera across the street. However, this time the service was poor, the food was mediocre and cold when served
Our waiter didn’t seem to be concerned
I doubt we will return

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ChicagoShawn
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience4

I had a reward that I had earned through Open Table that I wanted to use at this place. I was informed by our waitress that the manager on site, Erica, would not honor this reward (even though this establishment uses Open Table). When I asked why she would not honor the reward, I was not given any answer. I have been to this place several times but due to this atrocious customer service from their manager Erica, I will never be visiting this place again.

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vipBobJay1
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Directly across Wacker from the Lyric Opera, this spacious restaurant/bar serves appetizers, sandwiches, salads, soups, and entrees--all guided by Laura Piper, formerly chef at Trattoria No. 10. The "happy hour" at 1N extends from 3-8 pm, including reduced prices on drinks, flatbreads, and other small bites. My wife and I enjoyed our dinner (turkey chili, rigatoni with brisket ragu, berries with mango sorbet) and Claudio's very patient and friendly service was exceptional.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place to host lunch with office visitors

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vipNikonLee
Chicago
51 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Solid restaurant. The food is delicious as is the service. Never a disappointment.

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BillW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience4

After several visits the service and food have been inconsistent.

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CarolS
Chicago
70 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

This has always been a go-to lunch spot; I thought I would try it for pre-opera dinner. I was disappointed that the lighting was more like a sports bar than pre-theater restaurant. The food was okay, but not as flavorful as it could be and the service was out of character. The waiter was very polite, however the team kept trying to take our plates away, even when we were clearly still enjoying the meal.
I'll go back for lunch but would not recommend it for dinner.

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luv2din
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We ate there om an opera night. The menu is limited, but the Steak Medallion Salad was good. There is no bread basket as a starter & I would have enjoyed a roll w/ the salad. My husband had clam chowder & a cheese burger which were fine. The wine menu is a little pricy as there are no house wines. Service was excellent.

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dinerfromchicago
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Great place to get a quick lunch however service was somewhat slow in getting Waiter and servers attention.

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vipDman
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner and the service were exceptional. I have food allergies which the chef acknowledged and prepared a top notch entree. I love this place.

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vipBill
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good spot for dinner after Lyric matinee opera.

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EmilyL
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good. They were very responsive to my dining companion's dietary requirements, which was great. We were there on opera night and despite a full house the food arrived promptly and we made it to Lyric without any issues. From my point of view, the only problem I see is that the opera night menu doesn't include any vegetarian entrees--I wound up having an appetizer and a salad instead, but an actual entree would have been nice.

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JUDYS
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I’d recommend before opera for sure. Not sure why i didn’t get open table points for this reservation.

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vipMaza
Chicago
49 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food

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revgina
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an wonderful restaurant. The food is excellent. The service is outstanding: Both times I’ve been here, the wait staff has made me feel as if I am the only customer there when the place is packed. I highly recommend it!

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vipBoots
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and drink and delightful wait staff!

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vipColleenC
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a great lunch. Salad was fabulous and would go back again.

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KieraD
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience3

This was like going to a very overpriced Applebee’s. They give you no bread with the soup or salad, which are pretty basic. The burger was so charred, I felt like I was giving myself cancer right then and there. The only redeeming thing was the service. Our server was absolutely delightful. Overall, major thumbs down experience.

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