Bellemore

4.7
385 reviews
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$50 and over
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American
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Chef Jimmy Papadopolous 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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Phone number
(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 Papadopolous
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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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Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Located in the vibrant West Loop neighborhood, Bellemore’s cuisine is what Executive Chef Jimmy Papadopoulos describes as “Artistic American.” The menu focuses on building dishes with the best quality meat, fish, vegetable & grains, while showcasing bright, bold, and beautiful cooking.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Second time I've had lunch at Bellemore, and will be back. The food is outstanding, as is the environment and staff. Love having a great spot in this part of the city.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Beyond our greatest expectations. Thank you, Bellemore. Thank you!

Rebecca

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

It was our anniversary. The staff bought us complimentary bubbles and they ALL signed an anniversary card for us! Amazing experience!!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Bellmore is a real treat. Creative food.
Tasting menu with wine pairings excellent and reasonable.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Most of our food was excellent. Service was very very good. Halibut was so so - kind of like a salad atop a lukewarm piece of fish. Loved venison tartar, veal sweetbreads, and cocktails.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Everything was wonderful!! Service terrific and the food was outstanding!!
Would definitely recommend this restaurant !

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2018

The atmosphere and food were outstanding! Will be coming back!

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2018

We tried the chef's tasting menu and everything was amazing!! They even personalized our experience by having a birthday card signed by the entire staff for my friend. Kyle, our server, went above and beyond to make sure everyone was taken care of at the table. Definitely, will go back again!

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2018

The decor and ambiance is excellent to match the food. Definitely should check this restaurant out, I'll be back.

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2018

I m in food industry in France I do a lot restaurant during my travel , second time in Chicago for me and my best restaurant I did !
Amazing wine list , price good value , food creative with precision and différents things in the menu

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2018

Great dining experience
Cocktails were flavorful and clean
Thank you!

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2018

Delicious dinner at Bellemore restaurant in Chicago. Opened November 2017 it was named “best new restaurant in US and best chef under 30” Oyster pie with whole oz of osetra caviar was orgazmic!!! And shaved foie gras , octopus and roasted duck were very lovely. Cherry coconut mousse was the perfect ending to the meal.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

I loved the Bellemore and look forward to going back. It's so chic and beautiful. Unfortunately, I have mention, two of my friends were terribly rude to the waitstaff, and because of that, I felt mortified during the entire dinner. The restaurant went out of their way, though, to accommodate all of my friends' many "needs." Our servers, the manager—and even Chef Papadopoulos himself—were all professional and patient with our table, even as I sunk down in my chair in embarrassment. Every dish served was phenomenal, and my cocktail was truly original and delicious (a melon nori daiquiri).

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Simply outstanding! The food - Kona Kampachi, grilled octopus, BBQ sweetbreads, aged duck and pork - was fantastic and on par with the far better restaurants in the city, as were the cocktails -- this is not your father's Manhattan. Service was impeccable, and they even moved us when a young person sat down next to us wearing far too much fragrance. Highly recommend dining here. As an added bonus, Moneygun is only two blocks away, and it's retro setting is perfect for a digestif.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Amazing! So many incredible dishes! Plus an absolutely great staff !!
It's been a long time since I have had such a memorable meal!
Hats off to the chef!

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Bellemore is amazing! We ordered the suckling pig and halibut for entrees; green garlic pasta, foie grass and octopus to start. All were exquisite!

The beverage menu is imaginative and Angie created dealers choice” drinks we loved. The service was attentive and friendly. We’ll be back soon!

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

My husband has an allergy to finned fish and the staff were thoughtful and accommodating toward the five course tasting menu that we had that evening. The wine paring was fabulous with generous pours.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Very responsive to my wife's wheat allergy and still turned out a first rate meal on the fly. Deft handling of the meal, great food, and helpful wine steward made for an excellent experience.

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Awesome place I went twice in one week ! Great service !!

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

One of the best all-around dining experience we have ever had in a while. Highly recommended!

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2018

Great food. Creative menu. Everything was outstanding from the bread to the salads to entrees and dessert.

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5.0Dined on July 31, 2018

Enjoyed the tasting menu paired with wine. Very good.

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5.0Dined on July 31, 2018

Bellemore was fabulous. The decor was so interesting and fun without being too showy. The food was the same, with great presentation and such interesting flavors. I will definitely go back! The Garlic soup and venison tartare were fabulous, as was the duck.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Fantastic food, the service pays attention to detail, the wines are interesting and the somm is quite I
knowlegable. The tasting menu with the paired wines was the best I've had in awhile.

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4.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Nothing beats the space and location - super glamorous and beautiful. The food is consistently good although there are better restaurants in town. Friendly, energetic staff. Amazing cocktails. Will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

We went to Bellemore for our anniversary. The service was perfection and the meal was to die for. We had the chicken and the suckling pig. Both were amazing!

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Excellent service and delicious food. Dessert wasn’t anything special, but the other dishes were outstanding.

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

Excellent menu, top notch cuisine & exceptional service!

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2.0Dined on July 24, 2018

We come to Chicago once a year for a week & one main purpose is eating. We comprise a huge list of lunches & dinners for the week, review new restaurants & old favorites & agonize over who makes “the cut.” We chose Bellemore bc of the ham & cheese raclette sandwiches (I’m pregnant & this sounded absolutely amazing) after reading about them. It was a huge disappointment to find them removed from the menu after having made the reservation based on this menu item only a week & a half earlier and told they could not still make it even though it looked as though they had all the items needed. They had changed to a summer menu - their reason for removal. Their website did not indicate spring or summer menus so we were not expecting a change, plus it’s the end of July. Most everyone is already on their summer menus. Our service took forever. I went to the bathroom & back with a toddler in tow before our waitress ever came to greet us. My husband waited forever for a glass of wine, our check, etc. I settled for an average chicken sandwich that looked huge when it came out but somehow collapsed to nothing once handled to eat. His burger was ordered medium but came out closer to rare so he could not split this with our toddler as planned nor could I eat it being pregnant. He reported it as average as well. Overall hugely disappointing & we won’t back for future visits. If you’re reading this & looking for an excellent lunch venue that never disappoints in food & servuce, go to Ralph Lauren.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Excellent dinner. Love the vibe at Bellemore and our food was wonderful. Fantastic menu! Super friendly service, nice drinks to accompany the food and reasonable prices. Thoroughly enjoyable evening.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Thoroughly excellent! The oyster pie was very special and a highlight of our meal. However, all of the dishes were wonderfully executed, delicious and nicely presented.

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3.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Outstanding prices, food not so much. Service was terrific. Wouldn’t recommend or go back.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Incredible

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Food was very good and service was attentive if young and inexperienced. Restaurant was beautiful but a little antiseptic. Need to increase table density or add some fabric or playful elements to warm up the room and match the food.

Chef Jimmy was really great and warmly accepted compliments.

Would love to go back in six months and see what it is like.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Wonderful, beautiful food! Fabulous service! Have the duck!

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3.0Dined on July 19, 2018

I rarely write reviews, but had to this time. Although he service was excellent, the value was so bad that we will not return. 4 bites of salmon for $34 and 4 bites of halibut for $38 and that was from “the large plate “ section of the menu. Seriously???

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5.0Dined on July 18, 2018

This place is what restaurant should be! 100% focus on the customer and on the quality of their product. Karin & Tim, managers are a stellar team and the staff was incredible. The entire operation runs as a team. The menu was great, the food was incredible...Halibut, Duck and the Pasta was a nice mix. The $68 oyster pie was tasty but I don't have an appreciation for caviar, so that was a bit excessive to me. The decor was great and we went to celebrate a birthday and the entire staff signed with personally written notes a birthday card for my friend. The brought out a little cake with a candle to celebrate! Seriously one of the best dining experiences in my 27th years of eating in Chicago. I'll be back!

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5.0Dined on July 17, 2018

I had the charred octopus as a starter. It was delicious. The eggplant paired with it was incredible. I then had Haddock was was perfectly cooked and paired with lots of delicious accompaniments. Each bite was different and delicious

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5.0Dined on July 17, 2018

I have enjoyed a lot of fine dining in cities throughout the country and the world. This was probably one of my top ten experiences. The ambiance is comfortable while upscale. The service was incredibly good. And the food! Even the butter with the Hawaiian Rolls was carefully curated. I highly recommend the shaved fois gras but, honestly, we loved everything that we ordered. This is perfect for an important business lunch/dinner or a romantic date. I highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

We had the very best server and very best service. Delicious food and fabulous atmosphere. A+

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