Bellemore

4.7
432 reviews
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$50 and over
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American
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.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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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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L
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Nice place and great service but not very generous with the food.. thanks

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

Outstanding meal with lovely and thoughtful service from Kelly. The Trumpet Radiatore first plate I had was easily one of the best dishes I've ever had at a restaurant in years.

I'll be back.

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JP
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food accented by attentive service. Probably the best octopus dish I’ve ever had. Chef found perfect spot between under and over cooking. Well curated, unexpected ingredients made this meal an adventure. Fresh cantaloupe sorbet with watermelon and tapioca was a blast of summer in each bite.

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c
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing. Can't say enough good things about the food and space. Service was perfect. Would highly recommend to anyone. The food was so good - I thought about it more after leaving!

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZINGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bellemore exceeds all expectations. The food. The drinks. The staff. The interior design. Even the bathrooms were designed with the guest in mind. This place is a must-visit. 5 stars.

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MW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Angie the Bartender is wonderful. Cocktails are exceptional and such a lovely presence at the bar.

Manager Coryn is omnipresent and always welcoming!!

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CM
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food. Somewhat pricey but high quality throughout the dishes. Service could be more attentive and faster (eg 10 min wait for a bottled beer)

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r
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely Amazing!

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DW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Boka group has all the moving parts of a top flight experience in excellent form here.
Flavors hit the palette with intrigue and surprise often in small delightful bursts.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

I have no idea what’s all the hype about this place. For an upscale fine dining restaurant the food didn’t meet our expectations and service was just okay.

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K
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Gabby was outstanding and represented the excellence of the entire restaurant. We loved our experience and each delicious bite!

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E
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Some of the best, most flavorful food I've eaten in Chicago. The staff was amazing, so sweet and accommodating. They helped us celebrate a birthday and brought out amazing dessert on the house. Highly recommend!

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EM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding early dinner . I’m glad to have one more place on my favorites list.
We’ve ordered few dishes to share:
Kona Kampachi
Venison Tartare
Shaved Fois Gras
Alaskan Halibut
I cannot choose which one was better. From presentation to combination of various ingredients , all made to perfection.
Servers are knowledgeable , polite, and accommodating . We will come back.

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GS
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was exceptional. A glass of champagne for my wife's birthday was provided for free along with a card signed by everyone working there. This was such a nice touch. The tasting menu was really good and reasonably-priced. We met Chef Papadopolous and he could not have been nicer.

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OT
Chicago
62 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Outstanding upscale addition to the West Loop lunchtime dining scene. It's not inexpensive, but food, wines by the glass, atmosphere and the service is perfect for a proper business lunch. Highly recommend you give it a try.

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L
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food. Great server. Pretty room. I had the steak and an interesting presentation of fois gras

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SS
Chicago
49 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My boyfriend and I celebrated our 1-year anniversary here. I eat out a lot, and often go to Chicago's celebrated/foodie restaurants and I have to say that I was blown away by the extra attention and goodies from the staff to help us celebrate. Wow! Plus our dinner was delicious. We went on a Thursday night so I suspect the restaurant wasn't as scene-y as it is on weekends.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We thought the menu was a little limited.

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BE
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for our anniversary dinner. Quite phenomenal. Loved the tasting menu, paired with exceptionally compatible wines. Great job, sommelier!
We both have dietary issues (two celiac, one also pescetarian with other sensitivities), and Bellemore could not have done a better job in accommodating us. Each dish was more exquisite than the last. Dessert was gorgeous and fun. We loved the experience.
Wine list was certainly adequate - even a bit adventurous - and I was happy to see a couple of true champagnes from which to choose on the sparkling list.
Overall, we can't wait to go back!

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L
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve had two business lunches here, both of which were superb. The restaurant is spacious enough so that you aren’t sitting right on top of neighboring tables As you do in many downtown restaurants, and the atmosphere, food and service are all sublime. My one request is for a slightly bigger lunch menu — I’ll be out of hot entree options soon. Looking forward to trying dinner here.

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Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A friend and I went to Bellemore to try some of the more interesting dishes we saw on the menu and we were not disappointed. The food is absolutely amazing. All of the wait staff were friendly and gave good recommendations. Everything was extremely well done, even down to the decor and the website matching. Thanks for a great evening of food! :)

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

Food was delicious

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KD
Chicago
130 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We tried the tasting menu and loved it! Our server was knowledgeable and friendly. All the wait staff did an excellent job at service!

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JH
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I’ve been here twice and the food and service were great both times.

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DB
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was a terrific experience especially if you are willing to splurge a little bit on the three courses. The sweetbread in the second course is one of the most amazing things you will ever have.

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Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unbelievable food and service from start to finish. Go!

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BB
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pleasant surprise with terrific food. Our waitress was very energetic and attentive.

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R
France
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Assez surprenant le foie gras râpé!
Le reste du repas est à la hauteur.
Un restaurant qui vaut le détour.

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S
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was exceptional. Would have done the tasting menu with wine pairings but wanted to try oyster pie and it was not on the tasting menu. I had the sea bass as an entree and it was fabulous as was the oyster pie.

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d
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I couldn't have had a better 50th birthday dinner. Asked the server to do wine pairings with each course and she obliged and went over and beyond. We were so impressed with her extensive knowledge. The service was exceptional. We felt welcome and enjoyed every moment! The food was everything I had hoped. So many different textures, developed flavors and contrasting moments! The venison tartare and shaved foie gras should not be missed (of course, with Hawaiian rolls!) We truly cannot wait to go back!
And I have such respect for the chef and what he is accomplishing...keep up the good work!

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D
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a delicious meal served beautifully. The ambiance is elegant and sophisticated. It was a perfect evening.

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T
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The pasta and foil gras appetizers were taste sensations, truly unique! Actually all the food (we had black bass and halibut) was perfectly prepared and seasoned. We sat in the non-bar area which was cozy and quiet and afforded a nice view of the kitchen. All in, we highly recommend Bellemore; even the cost was very reasonable given the great food and ambience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was amazing! We had a lovely experience! Would go there again !!!!

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Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

The restaurant is uncomfortably noisy. We almost had to shout to talk.

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G
Chicago
56 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a late dinner date at Bellemore on a Saturday night. The place was magical. Very upbeat and chic. The food was delicious and the service was excellent (Thank you, Sarah). I will definitely come again and tell my friends and family to check it out.

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FT
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came with my mom on our trip to Chicago and we really enjoyed Bellemore! Fantastic food, service, and ambiance. Highly recommended!

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f
Chicago
61 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and fantastic service plus beautiful decor. Absolutely love this place!

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New England
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Waited 40 minutes to get seated for our reservation. Menu is somewhat limited on options. Overall a decent recent but perhaps not as good as people make it seem

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J
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fabulous food. Meticulously prepared and presented. Borrowing from traditional European dishes but with a creative interpretation. I have eaten at Michelin star restaurants that couldn’t hold a candle to Bellamore.

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