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About One North Kitchen & Bar

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 and restaurateur Rodd Goldman have 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.

1 North Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Seafood, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 11am - 8pm
Open weekends for special event.
Thursday, November 23rd and Friday November 24th we will be closed for Thanksgiving Holiday.
Following dates we are closed for private events:
12/6, 12/7, 12/8, 12/13, 12/14, 12/15
We will be closed December 25th for Christmas.

Cross Street:
Madison

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 750-9700

Website:
http://www.onenorthchicago.com/

Catering:
One North Kitchen and Bar caters to both corporate and private events. Please reach out to Lateef Eyiowuawi at events@onenorthchicago.com for more information and the current menu.

Public Transit:
Washington/Wells (Brown, Purple, Pink, Orange)
Ogilvie Metra Station
Amtrak Union Station

Executive Chef:
Laura Piper

Private Party Facilities:
Buy-Out the entire Main Dining Room for a private event. The Dining Room accommodates up to 150 guests for a seated event and up to 350 guests for a stand up reception

Private Party Contact:
Lateef Eyiowuawi: (312) 263-0022

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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One North Kitchen & Bar Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.1

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

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Comfort Food (8)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Fun (7)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Authentic (6)
Casual (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Good for a Date (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Cozy (4)
Healthy (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tapas (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Sports (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Scenic View (1)
Vegan (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on February 11, 2018

All in all good. Drink service was a bit slower than expected, but all in all good.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Fine place for a bite and a libation before the Opera. This is our second time eating here before the opera. I liked it more than the opera bistro experience.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Food was delicious, server was very attentive, informed, and very cheerful. A very nice experience all around.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Great food. Great service. Great ambiance. I love this place.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Great for Brunch, Vegan, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Afternoon Coffee, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on February 1, 2018

My favorite place to eat. Great food, great service. Never disappointed.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 30, 2018

I am a long-time customer (work across the street), but last time I was there (1/30) the 'grilled salmon' I was served in my salad was raw inside. I mentioned something to the server - instead of preparing a new salad and/or piece of salmon, the server asked that I put my half-eaten, raw salmon on a side plate from my table for it to be cooked to further (is this even sanitary?). A couple minutes later, the re-cooked salmon came out, but again it was still raw inside and I could not eat it.

Additionally, I was asked by the staff multiple times if I "was done with my meal," despite the fact I was clearly still eating. It felt very rushed, the food was cold/under-cooked, and overall it was just a dysfunctional experience. I will likely be back, but this bad experience tainted my view of One North.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 27, 2018

My wife and I were visiting Chicago for a concert. I found One North through a friends suggestion and found it to be great. The restaurant is in the middle of the Theater District and was easy to find. They had a great bar selection and many different food options. The service was excellent and the kitchen had our food ready super fast. They are used to people being on a schedule to make their concert or play destination on time. I will absolutely visit One North on my next trip to Chicago.

Tags: Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Excellent menu with fresh choices. Unique dishes by wonderful chef whom greeted us as we left. We happened to be there for restaurant week and choices were fabulous. My husband and I chose different dishes and all were very tasty and unique. I’d definitely go back to try something different. Many complaints on noise level. Sadly it was loud but wouldn’t stop us from going back.

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Fun, Worth the Drive, Tapas, Authentic, Healthy, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

It's a great location for pre-opera and the food is very good.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Great staff and service plus excellent food made this a perfect after-work dinner spot for a non-local.

Tags: Business Meals, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 23, 2018

I have dined at One North for lunch many times and always enjoy the food - especially the salads. I am always amazed at how noisey it gets, once the place fills up.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 19, 2018

I love going to One North. It never disappoints. Great food, attentive service and a fun place to go. It’s so close to Ogilvie, you can do it even in winter’s cold.

Tags: Happy Hour, Fun
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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 19, 2018

The food was excellent and it’s a great spot to connect with friends. Great spot to grab a nice dinner after work on a Thursday or Friday.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Lively atmosphere, attentive service and a menu that offers lots of appealing options for a good value.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2018

One North Kitchen & Bar is the greatest choice for dinner before a night at the opera. My scallops were prepared just right, and the spaghetti squash accompanying them was an inspired choice. Phil’s salmon looked perfect. Our bottle of Malbec was very nice. Finishing with a shared creme brûlée and s couple of cups of coffee: the perfect ending. Thanks to our server, a real pro.

Tags: Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Good for Groups, Casual, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Great food, space, and service!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Grilled cheese is the best!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Excellent menu and service was fast-great for lunch when you have to get back to work.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Seasonal, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 3, 2018

This is a great lunch place. Would highly recommend it. Look forward to going back again. Food and the waitstaff were wonderful.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Great for Pre-Opera dinner. Salad was good. Fish and Chips was ok. Really attentive staff and friendly atmosphere.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 11, 2017

This restaurant is right across the street to Lyric Opera, so it was a very convenient place to have dinner before a performance. Good drinks here.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 7, 2017

One North ALWAYS delivers. Great food FABULOUS service.

Tags: Authentic, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 1, 2017

This was my second visit to One North Kitchen & Bar. The food was fine - not particularly remarkable. But, it was so noisy, it was difficult to conduct business.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Pleasant experience, limited menu, good service comfortable surroundings

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Great seafood- best fish and scallops we have ever had

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

I was in Chicago and was looking for something close to my hotel for dinner my first night there. I found One North to be a very good place for casual dining with good beer and desserts, friendly staff and very well thought out comfort food. Staff was friendly and accommodating. A good choice for casual dining.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Great Beer, Live Sports, Casual, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Our server was excellent and the food was delicious. Had the tacos and tomato basil soup. Excellent experience

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Good food, good service, but this is a noisy place.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Came here before going to a 5:30 Opera. Server and ambulance were wonderful. I had the whitefish which was outstanding. Others has salads and appetizers all amazing. The place was hoping by the time we had to leave. We will be back!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Cozy, Hot Spot
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We celebrated co-worker’s promotion!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 31, 2017

The 4 of us enjoyed our meals. From the Midwestern Cobb to the Burger of the Day to Grilled cheese and tomato soup - our meals were excellent. However, the noise traveled all around and we could not hear one another, which isn't the fault of the location, but is something to note. If you want to enjoy conversation with your dining companions, that may not be possible. Otherwise, food was very tasty and portions were quite ample.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 26, 2017

I love this restaurant. The staff is friendly. The service is excellent. The food is yummy!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 19, 2017

My sister and I have been to One North Kitchen & Bar several times before the opera. The décor is stunning, the food is delicious, the wine list is interesting, and the service is friendly and efficient. However, the restaurant is noisy. That's OK because we don't linger on opera nights; but it must be a negative for business meetings or romantic dinners.

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Menu is not overpowering. Great selections. Service was good. At lunch time it gets a bit energetic.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Reservation was for 2, but we were sat at a large U-shaped booth for 4-5 people. There was an awkward amount of awkward space. Service was not that attentive, took 8-10 minutes to get water.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great restaurant to eat before opera! A variety of food options and great service! Will definitely try again!

Tags: People Watching, Happy Hour, Scenic View, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Older crowd, but the food and service was exceptional.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Overpriced. $14.00 + for a small plate of indifferently chopped romaine and (count ‘em) two anchovies calling itself a Caesar Salad.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We had a fantastic dining experience at One North on Saturday evening before attending the Lyric, conveniently located across the street.

Deep beer, wine and spirits selection and varied selection of appetizers. Almost went for the BBQ shrimp and grits, but opted for the Paese flatbread instead. The flaked parmesan cheese gave it a nice kick.

My son opted for the NY Strip (mrare) which is offered on Saturday nights and I enjoyed the seared sea scallops. The scallops were fantastic - not my usual expectation for seafood in the midwest.
Very succulent and garnished with squash and apple curry butter sauce for a Fall taste. I sampled my son's steak and it was very tender and flavored well by the trimmed border of fat.

The service was excellent. Our server Rob was very patient and did not hurry us from start to finish. I was surprised when Erica from the Kitchen stopped by the table to talk about the scallops before and after our meal. And Fadi, the GM, also stopped by to make sure everything was meeting our expectations, leading to a nice chat.

Relaxed at our table with dessert and coffee until about 20 minutes before the curtain and then ambled across the street with plenty of time to get to our seats.

I think we've found our pre-opera dining spot for the coming season! Definitely returning and looking forward to sample other menu offerings.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Great food and service but very noisy even when not crowded. May be okay for younger ground enjoying the energy but we prefer quieter venues

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