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Waiter was outstanding. He gave us Champaign and cake to celebrate all our events. Love Bellamore!
Delicious food in a beautiful setting and impeccable service--a bit pricey and the wine list was somewhat limited but other than that, fabulous.
Everything was fabulous! It was a very special dinner! Every detail of that evening made it superb!
I've been to Bellemore a number of times for drinks but this was only my second time for dinner. We had the tasting menu and every single dish was amazing. Everything about this place is amazing - the decor, ambience, food, drinks - you name it! I look forward to coming back soon!
Nice room - lively atmosphere - limited but varied and interesting menu - well conceived - same goes for wine list. Everything very tasty. Not crazy expensive. Service ok - not exactly friendly - a little cold.
Beautiful Bellemore! Wonderful meal, great service.
The complexity of the each of the dishes I had surprised me:
The Gem salad was great. I have to recommend the Asparagus, that farro! The waiter said it was harvested early and flash roasted to remove the husk, the nutty texture and flavor were terrific. For entree I had the Wagyu Tri-Tip, followed by the desserts! Tres Leches Cake and Canelè de Bordeaux! each were full of surprises. Though I had read about the restaurant recently, I wasn't familiar with the desserts and had no idea how multifaceted and delicious each would be. A wnderful way to close the meal. Almost forgot, I loved the Amaro Daquiri. My husband enjoyed the Fois Gras, Hokkaido Scallops, and his entree, Monkfish.
We will return!
Bellemore was phenomenal. From food, ambience, to service. Would definitely come back. One of the best restaurant in Chicago!
The decor, the music, the food and the drinks. All amazing!!!
Food was inventive and good! All was great.
I would rate Bellemore the lowest in the Boka group. The menu is trying too hard to be exotic. Every item on the menu had strange ingredients and combinations.
Amazing wait staff and great service!
Beautiful, creative food impeccably prepared. Outstanding, attentive, engaging service at the perfect level. Great cocktails (try the Smoke and Berry, trust me). All sanely priced. We had a delightful experience and we'll be back.
Wanted to like this place. Had the tasting menu. 3 courses came before any of our drinks. My guest ordered wine from menu and 2 of her choices were unavailable. Waiter said he’d bring tastes for her to try and instead just brought a random glass for her without explaining what it was or even bringing back a drink menu. Waiter didn’t offer wine pairings with tasting menu. Pace of meal was odd, 3 dishes came out in rapid succession and then slow. Tasting menu—the foie gras dish and beef dish were yummy, really enjoyed them. Left though still hungry...I’m a 120 lbs woman so I feel bad for bigger dudes. Ambiance is gorgeous. Wouldn’t recommend or return. Maybe if service had been better I would have over looked a few things but with poor service even the food starts to be disappointing
Quality of food and experience matches that of restaurants with better known names and higher prices
Our friends got there early and hung out at the bar. They were very impressed with the cocktails, the bartenders and the whole ambiance. They went back to the bar after dinner to thank the bartenders for such a wonderful experience. They felt they had really connected and made friends! Everything was delicious. Many thanks!
Really lovely dinner. Menu and experience is carefully curated.
Staff and managers extremely helpful and courteous. Enjoyed everything about it.
What a delight! Food choices were inventive and tasty. How often do you get to eat fiddle heads and LOVE them? I wish we had had more time to enjoy our meal as we had a show at the Lyric to attend - no time for desert. I enjoyed a dill waffle with goat cheese, scallops hors d'oeuvres and finally an asparagus (with fiddle heads) entree. Next time my only entertainment will be a Bellemore meal (so want to try desert)!
One of my favorite spots in Chicago. I almost hesitated to review it because I don’t want everyone finding out about it. You can still usually get a reservation last minute and it’s not overly crowded— but it’s still fun and full of guests. Food is great. Atmosphere is gorgeous. Tables are spaced out so you’re not right next to other guests. Just all around fabulous.
Inconsiderate noisy people at the next table can ruin an evening of otherwise excellent food. Great service should include intervening to maintain an excellent experience for all patrons.
We enjoyed a delightful lunch at Bellemore this past week. We were greet warmly and shown immediately to our table despite the fact that we were more than a bit early for our reservation. Seated in a beautiful banquette with menus and a wine list and with water glasses filled, we settled in for a relaxing lunch for two. The waiter was at hand with an offer of something to drink and there were several very nice options by the glass. We each chose the Sancerre and were not disappointed...a perfect summer wine. The diner has the choice of the ala carte or the 3-course meal menu. Both feature many of the same options so it really depends on how hungry you are...which is nice. One of us had the creamy Green Garlic Soup and the Garden Salad and the other had the Steak and Avocado Salad with an amazing sesame and chopped cashew vinaigrette both delicious and filling. Other enticing options included the Bellemore Burger and a Veal Ragout Pasta. I am hoping to return soon for a chance to sample the dinner menu. This is a wonderful option for a quiet, peaceful meal in the midst of a bustling city. I recommend the food, the wine, the service and the ambience without reservation.
Run, don’t walk to this place! Lives up to everything you may have heard or read! Spectacular is not enough.
Very attentive in answering questions. Device was top notch. Friendly. Insured we enjoyed ourselves
I came a few months ago and thought this place was terrific- one of the top restaurants in Chicago. Now, I don't have the same conviction. Most of the problems we encountered were service related. We were seated about 15 minutes after our reservation time. We were offered complimentary cocktails for the wait which I appreciated, but they didn't come out until we reminded the staff about them. The restaurant and staff just seemed overwhelmed.
I had called ahead of time to tell the staff of dietary restrictions. When we were seated, I asked the waiter if he had received them and he said yes. I also did remind him that I was 7.5 months pregnant. When we asked for recommendations, he suggested a dish was raw.... We were able to flag down another waitress and asked for her recommendations. She was infinitely better and ended up taking over our table. It's not a huge menu and I had pregnancy related dietary restrictions myself and my friends also had dietary restrictions as well so it limited our options. The Hawaiian rolls and sunchoke salad were great. My friends ordered the chicken dish (dry, bland) and the grilled asparagus (they liked it). I ordered the monkfish- I didn't care for it to be honest. For dessert, we had a strawberry tiramisu which tasted more like strawberry shortcake. We also had a dark chocolate trifle dessert (I don't remember the name) and that was nice and decadent.
I definitely do not consider this restaurant to be the best that Chicago has to offer. I was also disappointed to have this experience replace my first impression of the restaurant (which was very positive). Lastly, I would recommend that this restaurant also change up their menu every once in a while! I wish the best for this restaurant but it will be a while before I come back!
Was beyond disappointed with Bellemore. Had read great things about this restaurant and the cheff. We ordered the tasting menu and I have to say only one of the courses was good (the Wagyu tips), the rest ranged from barely ok to just inedible (dessert in particular). As far as service, we had a waiter that was missing or ignoring us most of the time and had really long gaps between course. The table next to us came and went while we were still waiting for food. The drinks were ok, but I expected a lot more from a $300.00 meal.
One of the few places that lives up to its press - impressive.
Everything was perfect
Fernando was wonderful!
Tasting menu and pairings were spot on
So I was just there. The food is okay. The major issue is that the bar and the staff have no idea what's going on. I was misguided in everything. I chose because of my research. It was empty. So go elsewhere.
Great on every level. Staff was very hospitable. Interior was welcoming and approachable. Food was fantastic. Will definitely go back.
More vegetarian entrees would be great. Otherwise great place
Great food, yummy cocktails. Wait staff was very attentive. Nice lighting, went on a Thursday and it was very calm & quiet. Perfect date night.
Superb as usual
We ha d a very good meal at the Bellemore, coupled with very good service. This was our first time there and we went for lunch. It was our anniversary. When we made the reservation, we did note that it was a special occasion = our anniversary. We were quite disappointed that no one acknowledged our anniversary. We thought that a restaurant with the stature of the Bellemore would at least acknowledge and wish us well, but nothing, from any of the staff we interacted with; the person who seated us, our server and others that came by. The food was quite delicious, and the portions are the right size.
We ordered the tasting menu, portion sizes were either too big or too small from course to course. A few dishes were very heavily salted. I found plastic in my foie gras, my guess is it was plastic wrap from making the torchon. I didn't mind, I'm a chef from out of town so I'm understanding when it comes to that stuff, it's better to happen to me, a person from the industry, than to someone else. They are going to have to really tighten up the kitchen execution to hit that one star.
Just excellent in every way possible.
Terribly slow service and menu choices were quite limited. I won’t take a business group back. The room is beautiful but the menu choices aren’t for everyone.
Had to come back for the oyster pie I failed to order the first time I dined. Glad I did...Delicious as was everything else. Service could have been a bit more prompt, but overall great food, service and atmosphere.
Initial service was slow. Food was ok. Waiter was very good!! Overall ok.
Everything was amazing
The menu, the service, great restaurant
The food was outstanding and the cocktails were amazing.