Santa Baby

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364 Reviews
$30 and under
American
***We are currently only able to offer outdoor dining in our tented patio. Our igloos cannot be requested in advance. Once you arrive, if we have open igloos then our hosts will happily seat you there.

We have heaters for your comfort, but we still recommend bundling up and wearing layers for the most comfortable experience.

Tables are well spaced for your safety and we've enhanced our sanitation protocols to ensure a safe and comfortable dining experience. ***


He Sees You When You’re Drinking!

You better watch out! Santa Baby Christmas Bar is back for the 2020 holiday season! A multi-room, multi-level, over-the-top Christmas experience.

Santa and his elves have taken all of the necessary and required and required precautions to ensure your safety this holiday season. For more information, please visit www.santababybar.com/covid19-response

It's Christmas cheer like you've never seen it before - it

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 364 people are saying
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4.0based on recent ratings
3.7
food
3.9
service
4.3
ambience
3.6
value
Noise · Moderate
68% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TashaS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience1

We were asked if we wanted a booth or table. We chose a booth thinking it would the booth with the table not two couches with a low cocktail table but wasn’t told we were being seated next to open windows! Our food was cold when we got it and I asked one of the workers if he could warm it in the microwave and he looked at me like he didn’t want to and even hesitated. The cold air continuously blew through causing our food to be cold and us to freeze and I had my two granddaughters with me.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food1service1ambience3

Food was not tasteful

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Phoenyxbabay
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

This is fantastic place but the food prices don’t match the food quality. I didn’t might paying a “little” extra for the food but I definitely expected it to be better tasting and not like it came from the microwave and the freezer!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Place and staff were nice but I had higher expectations about the food. It was not the best

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KEATRICEG
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My second time going it was better this time I would be going again food and drinks are delicious it's my girls new spot. Staff is very friendly we love this place!!!!

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natashial
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I love Santa Baby I go every year and it’s fun every year!!!

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SamonyaL
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

I have been coming here for the past two years and I’m not happy with my experience with my family and friends. I had bugs in my drink, burgers were not well done and drinks were not good!

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Drea
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Overpriced drinks with too much sugar. $150 for 3 drinks with much sugar that didn't even get us drunk besides a killer headache from the sugar.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

The drinks were terrible and the food was worse , the service was just okay !

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

I was greatly disappointed that the section we were sitting in was absolutely empty when we arrived and we were not allowed to pick a table as we were told tables are pre-picked. Now had the restaurant been crowded then I could understand. I think we should have been allowed to sit where we wanted as long as the section was open and able to accommodate our party size. I won’t be returning anytime soon.

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Surprise
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The outside was not warm at all has a cold draft that u have to sit with your coat on! You can’t be comfortable and enjoy the place with your coat on

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience5

For seating to be on such tight timing the service we had was very slow .

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Lizzie
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

My overall experience was good. My only complaint was that with a ton of tables available, we were sat in the darkest part of the bar. The server at the table across from ours seemed to offer more of an experience and engaged more with her guest. They were spinning some kind of wheel and having fun. Our server only gave us the teleprompter version of do's and don'ts.

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LatoshaW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Just wish it was a bit warmer. Overall experience was good

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We were greeted greatly ! But then it took 10 minutes for our server to come to our table. Once food finally arrived it was cold, drinks were wayyyyy watered down and to top it off they charge .15 cents for a bottle of water. Water is free !!!

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Deloris
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Went here for a child's birthday celebration, which I included in the notation space. The server was unaware, no problem. I did inform them about the occasion. This is my only complaint, no mention of the birthday and no give-aways. We spent approximately 150.00 for 5 persons, no alcohol, all food. The food was better than anticipated for a bar and grill. We had mini turkey burgers which were okay, chicken wings okay, regular burger good, pretzel Great and taco salad great. Service was good, seating was excellent. We got there first and was seated in the center of the room. We were able to get great pictures from all angles. Xmas venue great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great service!

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SBee
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience4

The set up and decorations were really cute, our server was really nice it was just colddddd we were seated outside in a tent with no type of heating. My fingers were cold from trying to eat my food but overall I give it a 5/10.

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JericaM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service, food and drinks. I really enjoyed it for my birthday!!

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EricaW
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

I normally don’t do bad reviews but, this is my third time going, however this time was different. Each time that I had went the service and ambiance was wonderful. This time I had a bad experience, they seated us in the middle of the room, it was cold and noisy. Each time I went I used my chime card which is what I preferred at the moment and this time the waitress said I couldn’t use my card to be held until the final bill. Which was confusing because each time there wasn’t a problem and I told the waitress and she said well they shouldn’t have. If I didn’t have another card I guess I couldn’t stay. This passed information wasn’t told before the reservation was made. It was cold because there wasn’t any heaters around the area we were seated so our food got extremely cold fast. I guess I have worn out my welcome, but I came from work which was 4mins away and I bragged to my sister how awesome this place was and we both was disappointed

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

The Food was ok! Hot wing was sooooo salty couldn’t even eat them or exchange them that wrong and the drink was Garbage and water down. The drink cost too much for it to be water down and we GM had the Mega. I think something should had been done about that. People spend too much money in there for it not to be right. Hope y’all get better

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LaTarshaA
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Drinks highly over priced and watered down. Menu is limited but food is alright if you're going to a sporting event. Our waitress highly unprofessional i wouldn't recommend it and will be returning

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AshleyW
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great it was just cold but of course I understand the times we’re in

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MariaM
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Over all it was a great experience. Highly recommend. Personally I get cold easily. I wanted a table inside and unfortunately the tables were already assigned so we couldn’t switch tables but other wise service was fast. Employees were super kind.

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Food was not very good. My kids couldn’t eat the bread (sliders) because it was so hard.

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Passion
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was terrible
Service sucks
Covid guidelines sucks
Establishment shouldn’t open during pandemic

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THERESAF
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great food and the Xmas decorations were beautiful.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The decorations do not disappoint! Super cute again this year! Really puts you in the holiday mood. The food is nothing spectacular, but decent bar food. The giant hot pretzel was a hit. The holiday sliders w sweet potato fries snd fried green beans was pretty good. Lots of fun cocktails to choose from. The ambiance is the best part by far.

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vipSantaBabyReview
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

My husband, and I with our two kids (7 and 10 year old) went, and thought it was decorated really cool! However, I think there should be a kid's menu with a few things on there such as a pasta, chicken tenders, and/or hot dogs. Also, the music was very loud.

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vipChristyF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere! They out did themselves with all of the decorations. It will definitely be on my bucket list every holiday season. Krystal was also an amazing server. She went above and beyond to make it a memorable experience.

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AlexaG
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Santa baby bar was SO MUCH FUN! The ambience and vibe of the place was so cute and cozy. Loved all the holiday decor! Drinks were very pricey, but definitely worth it!! Overall, had an amazing time & would recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Family Day Out

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

First time there. Amazing food but waiter was rude

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was nice. We would definitely come again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience5

It was nice

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TanishaW
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was awesome from the time was greeted at the door to leaving. Lovely restaurant. Definitely will be back.

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ChanekiaK
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

The service was not what I expected. Asked to be seated at a different table inside was told no but other guest were able to choose what they wanted to see it. The waitress had an attitude and act as if though she didn’t want to be there.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Heard the place was outstanding had see fir myself and it was great

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Nika
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

I am very disappointed with self for not using better judgement. I say this because when I first heard about Santa Baby Bar I was ecstatic. Place looked cool and fun so of course wanted to check it out. Made a reservation and my FIRST reservation we didn’t too much care for the food only good thing they had were the wings drinks were also tasteless and watered down. Not to mention you were not allowed to walk around to take pics which defeated the purpose somewhat. So unfortunately I turned around and made another reservation with my friend to take our kids just so they can see all the decorations and we thought they would love the place because of all the pretty decorations and the cool shakes and kid drinks they had. Well this time during our 2nd reservation my daughter ordered a burger medium well as did I and some wings. My burger was super dry and tasted old the bread was hard and not fresh. Then as my daughter is eating her food she noticed a long strand of her in her food which was neither of ours as I had a hat on and hers was up in a bun not did the strand match the texture of our hair. We sent the food back at this point I no longer wanted the burger I ordered the nachos which were ok they just didn’t have enough cheese and pico on there for the amount of chips they give. They did offer a complimentary shake to my daughter for the inconvenience. I tried to give them another chance but when they ever do come back in town I will not be returning and I don’t advise anyone to waste their time and or money at this place!

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Sally
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience2

The waitress was super short with talking. Just rude and barely check on us. The table was right next to the door couldn’t see any cool decor. Tried to ask for different seats before we sat down and was told we couldn’t.

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Santa Baby is rated 4 stars by 364 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.