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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.
Chicago, IL 60606
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.
$30 and under
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One North Kitchen and Bar caters to both corporate and private events. Please reach out to Lateef Eyiowuawi at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and the current menu.
Washington/Wells (Brown, Purple, Pink, Orange)
Ogilvie Metra Station
Amtrak Union Station
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I reached out to the restaurant before traveling to Chicago because we were going with a large group and two of us are vegan. Their website said they were friendly to all diets. The chef contacted me and made suggestions and even offered to make a special dish. We placed our orders and the food was amazing!! That special item, although not ordered, was brought to our table and everyone loved it! SOOO delicious. The chef came out to meet us. Such a great experience.
I had the scallops with spaghetti squash which were exquisite. The sauce was mouthwatering. I am looking for another opportunity to go back and have this again. The service was good as always. As usual this spot is very loud. I wish they would fix the acoustics. I would come and eat the great food far more often if they did something about this.
One North is our favorite pre-opera place to dine. It couldn't be handier, of course, and the staff is aware of curtain times so service is fast and efficient. We always order the fish and chips, which is really delicious. If there's time, we also order from the dessert menu, because the desserts are out of this world!
We've been happy to see that One North is successful -- it deserves to be!!
One North Kitchen is my go to place for downtown lunches either with friends or business associates. Now that I live in Indiana, I still drive in to schedule downtown lunches here. it is always reliable food and service. If I ask for a "quieter spot" in the room, I am always accommodated. I have my menu favorites and have never been disappointed either with food or service. Highly recommended.
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