Reclaimed Bar & Restaurant

4.3
96 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Gastro Pub

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About

Reclaimed Bar and Restaurant is a neighborhood place conveniently located at the corner of Western and Waveland between the North Center and Roscoe Village neighborhoods. Our place was designed around building something new and reclaiming our love and passion for good food, drink and music. We carefully selected local spirits and beer to provide a connection to the area we live in and to give back to the local community. All of our food is developed under the direction of Chef Craig Bell, co-owner of Reclaimed and owner of Big Hatt Gourmet a catering company specializing in experiential cooking and from Memphis, Tennessee. Our live music lineup on weekends is from Avenue N Guitars and Old Town School of Music when not live we only spin vinyl with our extensive collection donated by friends and customers
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Gastro Pub, Southern, Dining Bar
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Hours of operation
Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–12:00 am
Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am
Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm
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Phone number
(773) 857-0943
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Craig Bell
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Catering
Big Hatt Gourmet is our catering company and we are happy to assist with any catering needs of our customers.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
SE corner of Waveland and Western avenues
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Parking details
Parking available on Western Avenue and side streets including Claremont and Waveland.
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Public transit
49 bus (Western Avenue) stops in front of the restaurant
80 bus (Irving Park) is less than a 1/2 mile
152 bus (Addison) is less than 1/8 mile
Brown Line to Addison or Irving Park stops. Each is within one mile of the restaurant
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Entertainment
Live music on weekends including our jazz and Beatles Sunday Brunch
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Special events & promotions
Beer Tastings
Live music
Bourbon Tastings
Farm - to- table
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 1

This was our first trip to Reclaimed. It was around 98 degrees outside. It is a small but nicely decoratd place with the kitchen right when you walk in open to all. Normally this would not have been a problem but it was sweltering inside. We sat and had our first appetizer and finally decided to move outside into the 98 degree heat as it was cooler. It appeared there was only one waitress who was working her butt off in this heat. However, the food was delicious . We had the bacon brittle which had a great sweet/spicy taste. We also had the shrimp which was nice and spicy. Several people had the blt sandwich which was good. One had the lamb burger and said it was the best she had ever had. Also one had the pasta and raved about it as well. Will go back when the weather cools or they get the air conditioning working.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Made a reservation for 7:45 pm an hour before and couldn’t get seated for over 45 minutes after being told it would be 20 minutes. Was told couldn’t be seated since they were understaffed and there was a popular music duo there. A/c didn’t work either.....because the vents weren’t open.

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C
Chicago
81 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 1

I realize it was an extremely hot day (97 degrees); however we had to leave right after our meals and even skipped the fried chocolate pies for dessert because it was unbearably hot in the restaurant! The band that was playing was outstanding; we hated leaving but some in our group were becoming ill. I will definitely return when the weather is much cooler. Strongly recommend you have an HVAC person come in.

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R
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a hip little place with great food, a nice drink selection and outdoor seating. The BLT is so amazing I have a hard time choosing something different. The other options I've tried, from their brussels sprouts shareable to their scallops and grits, have been delicious too. I'll definitely be back!

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AM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food! Great service and atmosphere
We will definitely come back.

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CP
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great as always. We will be back!

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CP
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great spot. Casual dining with outstanding food. Excellent menu.

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EG
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I came on a Wed evening around 6:30p with two of my kids. They devoured the delicious food, especially the corn and crab fritters and the reuben. I loved the crispy brussel sprouts. Everyone in the restaurant was extremely pleasant and attentive. Atmosphere was just right for a dad who needed a beer after a long day of work and kids activities!

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1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love it here. Nice people and they are very accommodating to the kiddos. Our favorite starters are the deviled eggs, bbq shrimp, goat poppers, and pork nachos. For the mains our go-to is the Scallops and grits, bone in ribeye, the Rueben with crispy fries. The Rueben is probably the best Rueben I’ve had, anywhere. Great cocktails and awesome tunes make for a good time.

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JC
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch menu and friendly service. The live music for the Beatles Brunch is fantastic!

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CP
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding staff. Excellent menu with plenty of choices. Food was very good. Will go back.

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m
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

The food is always very good here but the service on Mother's Day was quite poor. They seated us 20 minutes late without explaining that we would be waiting and for how long, and when finally seated, no waitress showed up and introduced us to the buffet/explained which dishes they would be serving at the table/provided a drink menu/asked about drink orders. All the food was quite good and management did comp us two bloodies.

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MF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

We went for Mother's Day. After sitting at the table with our twin toddlers for over 10 minutes before anyone even addressed us, we were told that the buffet wouldn't be opening for another 25 minutes. Nowhere in the reservation was it stated that I would be "treating" my wife to a buffet for Mother's Day. Couple this with the fact that we wouldn't even be eating the buffet until 15 minutes after our reservation time and I had a real problem. Also, the buffet seemed to be prepackaged and pre-bought food that they planned on heating up. We paid for our drinks and left. It's a real shame because I know that this place has great food as my sister in law has eaten there multiple times.

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KB
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After driving by this restaurant for months, I decided to check it out and am so glad I did! The food was outstanding and the cocktails were delicious. The decor was fun and I am excited to make this spot a new neighborhood favorite!

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been enjoying reclaimed since they first opened. The service and quality is consistent and spot on every time. Amazing meals and out of this world cocktails. This place is a must try

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Spectacular venison loin and amazing service, I brought picky eaters here and they loved both the ribeye and the venison loin. I need more veggie side options though. I would love to see roasted vegetables or charred broccoli added as side options. That said, everything I’ve tried at this restaurant is spectacular!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 4

Service was very slow.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Easter Brunch

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GV
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was outstanding thank you!

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RI
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Bacon. And more bacon. Out of the way but good food and nice staff.

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RH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a dinner plans with another couple and shared most of the small plates. There was a jazz duo playing during dinner and TVs to watch basketball. Great food, drinks, service all around.

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Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This is our third time at Reclaimed and we have not had a bad experience. The venison was wonderful! Love the live music and the staff is always so friendly and attentive. Can't wait to go back!

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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food is amazing, especially the venison. Loved the zin
on the wine list. Cocktails were just ok on this visit.

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JF
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a group of 8 and it was perfect! Great food, good drinks, and amazing service! I will definitely go back again!!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Great addition to the neighborhood! A kids menu or salad option would be helpful on the menu.

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SM
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great family owned neighborhood place. We just had appetizers & treated it as a tasting menu. Outstanding service & neat vibe.

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k
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second visit so tried the scallops and grits for a change... amazing. Their Bloody Marys are wonderful too. Great for Sunday brunch with family and friends. Can't wait to try it for dinner

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Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

We arrived early for our reservation and had to wait a bit. It's not a big place and it was crowded so it was pretty tight, but the servers and the owner were SO nice and did not make us feel like we were in the way - even though we know we were. Our server was very sweet and helped us make decisions. The side salad was just ok, but it had dark greens which is great. The deviled eggs were delicious! We also got the scallops which were cooked perfectly and went great with the grits. There was a live duo playing and they were great! Not too loud and great background music if you preferred to talk. All in all - great place and we can't wait to go back!

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Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

My sister and I wanted to have a fun and casual dinner. I had heard something good about Reclaimed and was intrigued. There was a fairly loud duo singing Indigo Girls type music which made it hard to have a conversation. There wasn't much in the way of vegetarian options. I ordered another glass of wine but it never arrived. We ended up leaving and going somewhere else for another drink. Sorry to say that I will not be going back.

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k
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Live in neighborhood so went with husband and son for Sunday lunch. Everything tasted wonderful, lamb burger, rueben, candied bacon, fries, pulled pork. We couldn't decide which was our favorite. Will definitely be back.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great live music

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f
Chicago
80 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at this restaurant and it was a great experience. The food & service were outstanding with great bar vibe including live music. Can’t wait to return.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Beatles Brunch is great! Wonderful breakfast burritos and great drinks. Live music outstanding. Easy parking. We will definitely come again!!!

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KH
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Reclaimed was a great venue for a birthday gathering. The service was fantastic-the staff is friendly, aware and extremely service oriented. The food is always flavorful and filling. There are a variety of offerings for the foodies as well as those wanting comfort food. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, tasty giid, friendly staff

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was skeptical about a farm-to-table type restaurant in North Center that featured live music. Boy, was I wrong. The food was amazing, the drinks were tasty and reasonably priced, the service was great, the place was hopping, and even the music was really good. Really glad this is in the neighborhood, it’s our new favorite local spot.

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S
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It’s a nice neighborhood restaurant with a relaxed, vibe. The service was a little slow but the food was good.

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AC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Smooth cocktails, solid comfort food with an upscale twist. Nice environment, great service. We enjoyed the Sat. night musicians. We were on a date but it would be a nice spot for a double date or dinner with a group of friends. Prices were reasonable. I wish it was in my neighborhood -- we would go all the time.

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CL
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We had an outstanding meal at Reclaimed. The small plates were fantastic. We ordered all of them, and came back for seconds with several. This is a really great place with good food and good prices, and is an excellent option for the neighborhood.

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MS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was warm and inviting. We enjoyed the ambience. The Brussels sprouts were amazing and scallops and cheese grits, too! Love, Love, this new place! We brought our little girls and they were having fun sitting at the picnic table that we sat on. We will be definitely back.

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