Bellemore

4.7
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American
Join Chef Jimmy Papadopoulos as he celebrates his two great loves: people and food. In a space designed to channel a modern brasserie, Bellemore is a vibrant place to enjoy bright, bold, beautiful (and often playful) cuisine that centers on the freshest, highest quality ingredients.
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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience at Bellemore our server was amazing he was patient and informative with us. I ordered the lamb meatballs, Wagu strips, and pavlova.

F
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is very obvious that the chef and his team take great care and lots of time in creating all the dishes. Each is layered, complexed, and incredibly seductive in its own flavor, texture and composition. More than worth every bite. For such a sophisticated environment and exquisite food, the music was a bit too load.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t believe we’re just now finding this place!!!! One of the best meals we’ve had in a long time. Highly recommend choosing multiple small dishes & sharing. We had 3 appetizers, 1 veggie & 1 pasta entree & the chef coursed everything out for us. We weren’t rushed & the dishes were spaced out perfectly. We were too stuffed for dessert but they sounded amazing. We’ll be back very soon.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

My wife is pregnant and cannot drink. She ordered a club soda and had one refill during the meal. $8 for two club sodas. Are they making the club soda in-house? Ridiculous. Outside of dessert, the meal was forgettable.

A
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bellemore has such an inviting ambiance. The hosts and servers were very polite and the food was delicious, prepared well and full portions. The lighting was very romantic, perfect for a nice date night!

NC
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The ambience is amazing. It felt so hip and cool. The food is delicious, but the portions are pretty small. The server was very nice, but could have stopped by the table more. I wanted another drink and it took a long time to even order it.

K
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A very enjoyable evening from the time we walked through the door to our departure. Everything was perfectly prepared and served.

RC
Naples
14 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Very explicitly Ordered gluten free. Server was terrific, attentive, understood and we saw her write it down. Salad came out with croutons. To their credit they took off of the bill, but still bad on the kitchen. Terrific service.

RS
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bellemore never disappoints. It was a beautiful evening with my favorite person in the world.

AK
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went with my boyfriend to celebrate birthday during Chicago restaurant week and it was wonderful. I heard about this place for a friend and I’m really glad i was able to go! Staffs were awesome and I enjoyed every single dish.

GL
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for dinner, we did restaurant week 2020, dishes were really good, nice selection. I would definitely be back soon!

GA
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I picked this place for my boyfriend and I to go to for Restaurant Week 2020 and I’m so glad I did! The ambiance of the restaurant was upscale, classy, glamorous and chic I loved the color scheme and decor.

Our server was very professional yet friendly and she gave us recommendations and specials for the night. We ended up getting Venison Tartare, Kona Kanpachi, Shrimp & Grits, Rigatoni, Artic Char, Skirt Steak, Triple Chocolate Mousse Cake, Banana Pudding. Every single thing was absolutely delicious! I would 100% come back here!

J
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bellemore is a great place to dine or even to just grab a drink as a couple. The staff is extremely helpful and will do whatever they can to make your time there as good as possible. when it comes to the food it's very creative, yet approachable and utterly delicious.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant week menu is amazing! Venison tartare, Brussels sprouts, duck rigatoni, and skirt steak are must haves.

BK
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Definitely was not wowed by this boka group restaurant. Food was okay but was lacking quality for the price. Much better places in the city for lesser price.

J
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went for restaurant week and the food was phenomenal. Such a variety and we absolutely loved everything. Service was top notch as well. Would highly recommend.

DB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delightful

g
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for restaurant week.. broccoli salad was the best but each course was superb , waitress was helpful and allowed us to enjoy our time

VI
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience. Had the restaurant week menu. Every course was outstanding. Will happily return.

TK
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We went to Bellemore to try their restaurant week menu. I had read so many great reviews about this restaurant that I told my wife that we owed it to ourselves to go and see if all the hype is merited.

The dishes on the restaurant week menu were very good. I especially enjoyed the Venison Tartare and my wife liked her Rigatoni with duck ragu. Each dish was excellent.

The skirt steak was good. Nothing to write home about but my wife's herb roasted chicken was quite delicious. Clearly she got the better entree.

For dessert I had the chocolate mousse cake and my wife had the winter pavlova. The cake was very good but the pavlova was a wonderful dessert. Bellemore's version is head and shoulders above the pavlova's we tried at other restaurants.

Is the hype justified? I would say yes but I was disappointed with the quantity being served during restaurant week. Yes, I know the restaurant has to meet a specific price point but honestly, the shrimp in the shrimp and grist were so small that I was wondering if there was a shortage of decent size shrimp in Chicago!

A return trip to Bellemore is in the works to try the cuisine on the regular menu and to watch the chefs in action in the open kitchen.

MJ
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service, beautiful restaurant, lovely and delicious food. Creative. Restaurant week success!

B
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu is singing, the ambiance inviting and chic, and service top notch and professional. So grateful to have this gem on Randolph.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants I’ve been to in chicago. So much flavor in all the courses.

D
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and a very unique menu. The flavors were amazing and different than anything I’ve really had before. It’s definitely a food experience. We loved everything about it!!

NY
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Went here with a group for restaurant week. Overall, a nice meal and good experience. Would go back here again. We noted there were half priced bottles of wine, but were told we could only get it at the bar, so we asked if we could quickly get our drinks before seating and they requested we were seated since we had a reservation and it was the time of the reservation. We sat down and again asked our server if we could get our drinks ourselves at the bar and were strongly discouraged and they asked that we did not. Ultimately, we didn't have any drinks since we felt pressured not to get them at the bar (just a few feet away) and could not justify spending the higher price point a few feet away from where the exact same drinks were being sold for half the price.

Thus, word to the wise, go a bit early to have a drink at the bar.

YI
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great ambiance, delicious food but the service was stellar! Selena (our server) went above and beyond, so professional and so pleasant!

n
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING. smaller plates but everything is great. Try something abnormal or out of your comfort zone

AD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food. Great service. Love it. I would definitely come back

f
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent!!

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N
Chicago
287 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Six of us had dinner here during restaurant week. We had drinks at the bar prior to dinner. For our dinner, each ordered something off the special fixed price menu. Everybody enjoyed their meal from beginning to end. Service was attentive but not intrusive. Cocktails at the bar were a bit bigger than the ones served at the table. We were celebrating a birthday so they brought a piece of cake with a candle in it and made the evening even more special. We will definitely be back in the near future.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for restaurant week to try out the food. It was a wonderful experience and amazing flavors. The drinks were delicious too. The service was outstanding. We will definitely be back. Totally recommend.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant week is perfect for trying something different or out of your usual neighborhood(s) . Bellemore was terrific in every way. Will be returning soon. Would post more pics but only allows 4.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall amazing experience for my wife’s birthday. Service and food are top notch!

c
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our meal. Interesting food.

a
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The 2020 Bellemore reboot is as good if not better than before. The menu is now filled with high end dishes for splurging (truffles on your pasta anyone) as well as more approachable everyday fare from a to-die-for burger with brisket and fire chicken sandwich. Cocktails continue to rock and the happy hour serves up the best $1 oysters that aren’t off a boat on the coast.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steve is great.

EL
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Seriously excellent food - the brussels sprouts with stracciatella cheese (not sure how to spell that) was one of the best things I've ever tasted, but of the eight dishes we tried, all were my "favorite" at the time I was eating them!

Only weird thing was the ladies room - didn't have a hook to hang my coat on. This made for some awkwardness trying to keep a bulky winter coat off the floor. Why not just put a hook on the back of the door?

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. They only offered the restaurant week menu though.

AP
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The second time I've been to Bellemore, and their menu was fantastic. Both my girlfriend and I were wiping each dish clean. The chandelier atmosphere is extremely pleasant, and never gets too loud or too quiet. The servers were quick to make suggestions when we asked and answer all our questions, and explained each meal to us which I always appreciate. Will return!

AN
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved Bellemore. The food was delicious. It was very flavorful and you can tell a lot of thought went into the presentation of the dishes. Loved the dessert and the service was really professional and perfect. Loud environment though, so be prepared to talk loud!