cave-aged cheddar, pickled apples, spicy kohlrabi & seeded rye
persimmons, pumpkin seeds, bitter chocolate & pecorino
GRILLED VEGETABLE SOUP
turnips, carrots, beans, kale, sourdough & parmesan
The new menu is excellent and more reasonable prices. Don’t miss the oysters or pastas.
Dinner at Bellemore has always been a pleasure, as the focus is on hospitality that delivers a punch of flavors from the kitchen. The dishes of this evening included the stracciatella toast, fried mushrooms, and artic char. All solid in technique while layering the yumminess with captivating mouthfeels. The new menu is fresh and seems to focus on local and seasonal ingredients, which makes this trip very exciting. Possible last menu out in a while, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Exquisite!
The gentleman who took care of our table really took care of us, making solid recommendations and helping us have the best experience.
We were a table of women but were on a business lunch. Our server continued to attend to the tables of men around us and rarely came back to our table. We repeatedly had to search for him to place our order or get a refill. We had appetizers and an entree and were there over two hours. Horrible experience when entertaining customers!
The menu is somewhat sophisticated but accessible for those who are willing to sample different fare. The venison tartare was selected by my dining companion and I would have never selected that dish, but I did give it a try and it was incredible!
The menu menu items are as good or better as previous offerings. If wine is your thing, the Coravin offerings are well selected.
Amazing as always!
For the price, I've had much better food elsewhere. I can't say that anything my group of four ordered was noteworthy.
I'm amazed that I made a reservation for 5:30pm. They sat us at a high top. Very disappointing. Food was good, service was great, except the host/hostesses. Overall, it was fine
Overall, great. Disappointed that oyster pie discontinued. It was a major draw for going there.
First of all, it takes a lot for us to ever complain as my wife and I are really easy-going when it comes to restaurant service. We had a relatively early reservation on a weekday at the Bellemore and they were already sold out of the lobster ravioli, which is pretty poor, especially since we had our hearts set on it. If it was later in the evening on the weekend, I get it. To further compound the problem, the explanation as to why wasn't great. It was basically, too bad so sad.
Also, our grilled octopus appetizer, which was actually very good, came out lukewarm at best. We also planned on ordering dessert, but our server took so long to get back to us to take our order that we decided not to.
Years ago, I guess it may not not have been a big deal, but with all of the great restaurant options that are available in Chicago now, we will probably stick to those in the future.
Started with the Tuscan Bean soup with kale and sausage. It was excellent. Followed it with the pulled chicken rigatoni in a cream sauce (also with kale). Not very crowded for lunch mid-week, which is a great way to experience the place if you're on a budget since dinners can be pricey.
Wonderful experience, small portions but delicious.
Some of the food was pure bliss, like the carrot toast and banana dessert...but the rest was just decent. And for a place like this with the prices they charge ($$$), you expect the best with every dish. Nice atmosphere and friendly service though.
Delightful decor, good food, nice energy and easy to park.
We loved our dinner at Bellemore...beautiful space, delicious food and drinks and wonderful waitstaff! We will return again...thanks for the lovely evening ~our table was near the kitchen and we loved it!
I was super excited to finally try Bellemore, as it had been on the top of my list for a long time and came well reviewed from friends and coworkers. Unfortunately we were quite disappointed. Our service was good, but unfortunately the food was quite disappointing. We had the scallops, the venison tartare, the Brussels sprouts, and the squid ink pasta. Quite frankly everything was just pretty bland and lacking flavor. Ingredients were good, execution was good...the dishes just lacked sufficient flavor. The pasta was also undercooked (well beyond al dente). Our best bite of the meal was the blood orange sorbet, which was truly fantastic. Great ambiance and good service.
Service was perfect, and the staff completely accommodating our needs for quiet, cozy space.
Food was fantastic! Desert was inventive and yummy
Food was outstanding. Service was a little slow at beginning, but once we got started, the server was more attentive. Terrific value at lunch with 3 course meal for $24.
Amazing —menu was we’ll constructed. Service excellent. Do not skip dessert
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.
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.
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.
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.
Great food, service and atmosphere! We will be back!
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!
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.
A very enjoyable evening from the time we walked through the door to our departure. Everything was perfectly prepared and served.
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.
Bellemore never disappoints. It was a beautiful evening with my favorite person in the world.
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.
We went for dinner, we did restaurant week 2020, dishes were really good, nice selection. I would definitely be back soon!
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!
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.
The restaurant week menu is amazing! Venison tartare, Brussels sprouts, duck rigatoni, and skirt steak are must haves.
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.
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.
Bellemore is rated 4.7 stars by 1151 OpenTable diners.
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You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.