Bellemore

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$50 and over
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American
Chef Jimmy Papadopoulos brings bright, bold, and beautiful flavors to the West Loop. Voted #1 in Robb Report’s 2018 Best of the Best: 10 Best New Restaurants in the Country
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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Service was awful. Food was late and cold. Three hour dinner!!!

TK
Des Moines
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic first experience with Bellemore. Food, service and ambiance were all exceptional. Not inexpensive, but really a great value for a restaurant of this caliber

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service celebrating a birthday.

ME
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

It was nice but not worth the cost. I did enjoy it but not enough to make an effort to go back.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance and delicious food with a friendly staff. Chose it based on other reviews and it didn’t disappoint. Quiet enough to have conversations but still felt lively. The rigatoni and the halibut were amazing.

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just an amazing meal and experience. Service was ON POINT

j
Chicago
109 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful evening out, with good food, drinks and friends!!

YS
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Extraordinary service only matched by a culinary extravaganza. My taste buds danced as I sampled the menu and Sarah delighted us with her knowledge and care. Expensive but worth it!

CE
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Third time at the restaurant and it was the best. We had a 6pm reservation on a Sunday night so we were able to

VD
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food was good but nor outstanding. Service was very good. Our server offered us a glass of dessert wine by donna fugata

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Thoughtful gestures of sparkling wine and a card for our anniversary. We will be back.

GB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We tried bellemore the night we had opera tickets and we had a limited time to eat and get to our seats. The waitress Kiwi ( like the fruit she said, that’s why I remember it!) was excellent and got our food out very quick. Food is exquisite, their play on cassoulet with foie gras sausage was divine, and veal tartare hitting all the rights notes! Service is impeccable. Why don’t they have a Michelin star yet?

RH
Chicago
60 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very nice place. Super friendly staff, and the food is great. Ill be going there often for sure.

RD
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and food. My only complaint- The oyster is overrated.

F
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Creative cooking and excellent service. Overall an outstanding dining experience.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service
Tasty food

OT
Monaco
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The place is beautiful! The decor and ambiance is fantastic. The food was delicious and the service was amazing. It’s quite pricey but I think it was worth it.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Nice food - nothing super special but good.

KD
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing, but the best part was a server Fernando. He made us feel so special and really went the extra mile to give us 5 star service!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From beginning to end everything was fantastic! This was our second time coming in to Bellemore, and it is my absolute favorite restaurant in Chicago. Not only is the food spectacular, but the service is outstanding as well. Highly recommend for a special night out.

WS
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

LOVED THE RESTAURANT. FOOD DELICIOUS. BEST, HOWEVER, WERE THE DESSERTS...OVER THE TOP FAB.

M
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful time at Bellemore! Our waiter (Fernando) made sure our evening was extra special. The food was amazing--possibly the best I've ever had--and the overall environment was relaxing and beautiful.

m
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just great from beginning to end. Beautiful setting. Service gracious, informative, attentive yet unobtrusive. Food delicious and well-portioned. A well-selected and good-value wine recommendation. A great choice for our 10th Anniversary. Highly recommended, and we will return when back in Chicago.

H
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow. Each of the three courses was outstanding. Venison, octopus, and wagyu. Service was excellent. The client I was with added the restaurant to his short list. I will be back every time I visit our Chicago office.

r
Dallas
93 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful space with professional service. Pasta course was exceptional. Halibut and chicken were very good. Creme brûlée was delicious. My only complaint is the list of cognacs is very limited.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Everything was amazing. The only issue was that we had a 9pm reservation that we showed up for 10 minutes early for. Not only did we wait for over 30 minutes before our table was ready, but an other party of 2 that had a 9pm reservation of whom showed up 5 minutes late for was almost immediately seated upon entry before us.

I completely understand the encouragement of customers to enjoy their time while dining, but if making a reservation is expected for the promise of being seated, the staff needs to do a better job to ensure that everyone who has a reservation time is seated in a timely manner. Otherwise, there is no point of a reservation system.

Food was amazing just like the last time! Would still go back again!

LB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

I have to say the service was wonderful, our server was a lovely woman who was informative and attentive without being overbearing or intrusive which is impressive. When it came to the food I must admit I was very disappointed. We were there for my birthday after hearing nothing but wonderful reviews and the food did not live up to the expectation. The standout item of the evening was the Venison Tartare which was quite delicious. The halibut hardly had any flavor and seemed as though it had not been seasoned at all. The short ribs were incredibly dense and quite dry and lacked the qualities I have come to expect in short ribs. I was so looking forward to this meal and I left feeling quite let down.

AJ
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinner and the ambiance + service were tremendous. We will definitely be coming back!

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Loved the halibu with black rice !

CS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I heard small plates and overpriced... not our experience. One of the best new restaurants in Chicago. I’ll be back very soon...

OT
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend came into the city just to dine at this restaurant and we were not disappointed! Everything was amazing.

MS
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bellemore is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxed dinner and drink (or two) with the perfect ambiance. Everything was delicious, and the service was great. Highly would recommend the short rib -- it melts right in your mouth!

JA
New England
28 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Outstanding gourmet food. This chef really knows what he’s doing! Had the tasting menu which was a nice selection and we were very satisfied at the end.

HE
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We came here for my wife’s birthday and couldn’t be happier for our choice. Our server Steven was always available to answer our questions beyond the dishes served. The tables were reasonably apart that we couldn’t hear conversations from tables around us.

F
Chicago
50 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I decided to try a new restaurant on a Friday night. I like the location and the restaurant design. Drinks, deserts and service were to perfection! The food needs some touch. Beet had too much marinate in it. And crab pasta was too salty.

g
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Underrated. Easy blend of formal dress and informal service. Shared plates, a snap. Sparkling water option very thoughtful, refills generous. Nice, big, bright room. Right music, right demographic, right volume. Food excellent. Kudos!

S
Chicago
214 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was fantastic! we loved the venison appetizer and also the lobster appetizer. Also the arctic char was outstanding! I really liked the whiskey sour cocktail and the white wine and after dinner whiskey was also great. We will definitely be back

JC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Some of the best food in Chicago and a warm atmosphere with exceptional service!

OT
Chicago
68 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bellemore is my go to business lunch place in the West Loop, because the food (sweet potato tots, carrot toast, kona kanpachi, fire-bird chicken sandwich, short rib rigatoni, and mussels) and service are excellent, and you can actually have a conversation there.

LH
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for lunch in a elegant but sheek atmosphere
I would order the muscles and salad again. I’m sure other items are good as well

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