Bellemore

4.7
537 reviews
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$50 and over
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American
For tickets to our New Year's Eve Midnight Masquerade, visit: bit.ly/BellemoreNYE19

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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Dinner:

Sunday, 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Monday - Thursday, 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Friday & Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm


Lunch:

Monday - Friday, 11:00am - 2:00pm
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(312) 667-0104
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Jimmy Papadopoulos
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Jefferson
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Special events & promotions
To host your upcoming event at Bellemore, visit bokagroupevents.com.
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Please contact the restaurant for reservations.

Join Bellemore on New Year's Eve for a Midnight Masquerade. A Five Course Prix Fixe Menu for $95 exclusive of tax and gratuity will be prepared by Chef Jimmy Papadopolous! Wine pairings are also available. Cheers!

Monday, December 31, 2018

What 537 People Are Saying
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EA
Chicago
63 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went to Bellemore to celebrate my birthday. I was presented with a birthday card signed by all the staff — what a wonderful way to start our dinner experience! We spent a leisurely several hours enjoying a variety of courses; there was NO rush to “turn our table.” Courses were easily “shareable,” and it was a nice touch that the kitchen split our courses for us. Kudos especially to our server, Kelly, who is exceptionally knowledgeable about wine, and found a great selection to go with our dinner orders of three fish dishes and one red meat entree. Kelly was attentive without being intrusive, and responsive to all of our questions about the composition of the courses. The noise level is high, always an issue for those of us who appreciate an opportunity to converse over dinner, but that seems to be more the “norm” these days, and perhaps to be expected in a dining room with very high ceilings. All in all, a wonderful dining experience, and we’re glad the restaurant is in our neighborhood. We’ll certainly dine there again!

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s
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A WOW on all levels!!! Outstanding, creative, mouth-watering dishes and fabulous service. You can actually have a conversation without losing your voice.

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CF
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The fried chicken sandwich is amazing and the service is great.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful from the hospitality to the food and the service – amazing!! The ambiance is gorgeous, and every dish was great! Wonderful place to celebrate a special occasion! :)

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 4

The service was great, but I’m very disappointed with the food. Expensive small plates.

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JG
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every dish is creative and beautifully plated. The flavors are superb and the variety makes it hard to choose a plate! The staff is very professional, pleasant and friendly and the music level is just right to provide a nice vibe without interfering with conversation. The decor is gorgeous and the ambiance comfortably sophisticated. Love this restaurant!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything I had was delicious and the service was excellent

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GK
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I am a fairly tough restaurant evaluator, having over 45 years of dining experience at the best restaurants in Chicago and elsewhere. I gave Bellemore a 3 star. Some of the dishes where very good others not so great. The prices were quite high.. Food plating and ambience were 4 star. Small things like the Mafaldine (shrimp) pasta was a little too al dente, almost tough to eat. They were out of the the Icelandic cod, which two of our guests wanted. Vegetable soup at $14 was just ok but definitely over priced. The green circle Chicken was outstanding. Try it. Drinks were good but on the expensive side(Manhattan $17 with Markers Mark). We got seated right on time, but the wait staff were a little too quick to want to clear the table before we were done with our entrees. The cost was about $100 per person, food(appetizer & entree) 2 drinks, tax and tip.

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Richmond
26 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our second visit to Bellemore and it was as wonderful as the first. The tasting menu was so good. Out waiter was fantastic.

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OT
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 5

I really wanted to like Bellemore because I've heard such good things, but maybe I was there on the day they changed menus or kitchen staff. The restaurant is elegant and comfortable, the staff are knowledgeable and provide very good service. Every plate looks Instagram-worthy. But, the food is just not good. My friends and I ordered individual main courses and shared an appetizer and dessert. Flavors and textures didn't mesh on anything. My guess is that the chef/menu consultants wanted to create a new and exciting dining experience, but they don't have a basic knowledge of how tastes and textures need to work together within a dish. If you want to go to the Bellemore, go there for a drink and then leave for anyplace else in Chicago to have a good meal.

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d
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Service was very attentive -- perhaps too much so. Refilled water glasses constantly (too often) and tried to clear too quickly/often. Pet peeve of mine. Restaurants need to learn to wait until everyone is finished.

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A
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second visit to Bellemore and the tasting menu was even better than a year ago. A range of interesting flavors and the suggested wine pairings were surprising but worked well. The sommelier is a walking wine encyclopedia and is great at sharing his knowledge.

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CP
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my fourth time to Bellemore, and it was once again great. Bellemore has rather quickly become my second favorite fine dining restaurant (after Shanghai Terrace) in Chicago.

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BG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Ambience felt like a hotel lobby.
Waiter felt like he memorized a canned speech for menu recommendations.
Wait staff kept trying to take our food before we done. They had nothing else to do since it was almost empty.
Food was not good - too many ingredients, very heavy on salt.
Waiter waited too long in between checking on us.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb dining experience.

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RS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, beautifully presented and knowledgeable, attentive server.

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j
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful space! Great attentive service and friendly staff. Food was delicious and beautifully executed. Deserts were the only weakness.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Food was delicious but very very small portions ... absurdly small so therefore can’t refer anyone here until they correct that miss.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

FANTASTIC!! Tasty, flavorful. Gastronomic delight

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D
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Absolutely awesome place. Professional, unique - and well presented food. It’s one of the best places. Your sure to remember it.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came in for drinks and a few small bites before dinner reservations elsewhere. It was phenomenal! We wanted to stay for more, we will absolutely be back soon!! Thanks for the special touches for our birthday celebration too!

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SZ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Met a friend for dinner; we enjoyed our meal, but, probably wouldn't go back for the price point. The menu is very small; the drinks are a small pour. We ordered the Hawaiian rolls (tasted exactly like King's - not sure that these were homemade, but, they did have a special butter with them.) We each ordered the Fall Salad with pears - very good - different flavor, but we enjoyed. For entrees, my friend ordered the Porcini Radiatore and I ordered the Mafaldine (Baja shrimp) - again, we both enjoyed our selections - but, the portions are small. It is recommended to order 3 of their menu items, but, expect that to come in at around $50 each + beverage tab. The atmosphere is nice, but, they sat us at the corner-most two top that they had - therefore, poor ambiance from our perspective.

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RS
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Overpriced. Trying too hard with the food. Pleasant service and lovely room.

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MM
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect for a any special occasion! Would definitely go back!

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RS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tasting menu w wine pairings was phenomenal

Great, knowledgeable service in great space (faux owls odd touch)

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great service. Will be back.

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e
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The "first" and "second" plate options (sweet potato tots; porcini with burgundy snails, and the malfadine/baja shrimp) are excellent in every way: creative, very flavorful, and fine pricing; the "third" plate options are meat-heavy, as well as small portions and highly priced. Desserts fantastic--the chocolate mousse cake is wonderful! Wine list is limited. Service is very attentive and lovely.

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CP
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Food and Top Notch Service. Great for special occasions.

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MB
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for my husband’s birthday and wanted to check out the chef’s new restaurant, having been major fans of Boho House. While totally different, Bellemore was a wonderful experience all around. The service was top-notch and they made my husvand’s birthday super memorable and special. We will be back! Thanks :)

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SP
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding, My new favorite restaurant in Chicago

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AH
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The tasting menu was excellent. The food was delicious and portions were just the right size. My only criticism — which applies to many restaurants that serve interesting combinations of ingredients— is that the server should speak slowly and distinctly when describing the ingredients as each dish is served, instead of scurrying away after quickly speaking.

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L
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent, especially the pasta dish. The ambiance was upscale but relaxed and the wait staff attentive but not intrusive.

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DM
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance and layout. Private feeling in open space. Innovative and creative menu. Every dish was a winner. Caviar cake is a must. Quiet room perfect for conversation. Pleasant wine list.

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AL
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, very nice place, excellent service.

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MP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here for a birthday dinner with another couple. Meal was excellent, service was perfect and the noise was not at all too loud to comfortably carry on a conversation. Music was fantastic from start to finish. Great experience all around!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food, music was slightly loud.

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UP
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. The interior is also breathtaking.

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E
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were amazing! I called a week before the reservation and requested a vegetarian tasting menu (make sure you call ahead if you want the vegetarian menu so they can be prepared). They did not disappoint! Every bite was an explosion of flavor in my mouth. I loved the grilled vegetable soup as well as the Porcini Radiatore while my date said the Icelandic Cod was his favorite. I can't wait to go back!

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AB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 5

I had a reservation at Bellemore with a group of friends to celebrate a good friend of mine getting a new job. Service was phenomenal. Ambiance was breathtaking. The atmosphere was dim, lively, and it felt perfect for a fall night. Here's the downfall:

The drink selection was creative to a certain extent, however, a long ice cube in a basic scotch and soda doesn't warrant it to be priced at where it is. Also, revamp the menu. It seems as if you're trying too hard to be "different" when it comes to small plate dining. Presentation has to be revisited. The Shaved Foie Gras looked like someone smashed black beans and grated white cheddar cheese over it. It wasn't appealing to the eye. The lamb sausage was overpowered with salt and terrorized my palate for the rest of the night. The "Hawaiian Pull Apart Rolls" were basic dinner rolls you get at your local Costco that were just covered in butter or at least that's what they tasted like. Not impressed. Wild Striped Bass was the only winner, we should've ordered 5 of those.

I'd come back for Drinks and for a menu change.

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BB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The food is fine, but generally speaking is WAY too expensive for what you get. With a couple of drinks, it’s difficult for a party of two to exit with a bill under $200. In my humble opinion, $200 is WAY too much for this place.

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