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For 2
Sun, 2/25
11:00 PM
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Booked 6 times today

The Boundary Tavern & Grille

100 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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The Boundary is a popular neighborhood sports bar serving more than just bar food. A great atmosphere for Sunday Funday to Hawks playoffs to ISU parties and much more, we have a selection of over 120 craft beers, and serve up modern American food to keep you fueled during the big game.

With a neighborhood bar vibe, The Boundary instantly makes you feel welcome, offering a fun atmosphere for Sunday Funday in the 'hood', late night drinks, lunch on the patio, and great service anytime.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Contemporary American, American, Burgers
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Hours of operation
Monday - Wednesday: 11:30am - 1am*
Thursday - Friday: 11:30am - 2am*
Saturday: 10am - 3am* ˆ
Sunday: 10am - 12am* ˆ

* Late night limited food menu begins at 10pm
ˆ Brunch available Saturday and Sunday until 3pm
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Phone number
(773) 278-1919
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Isidro Soto
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Cross street
Damen St.
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Parking details
There is valet service available after 5:00 PM during the week and after 12:00 PM on weekends.
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Public transit
Blue line CTA stops at Damen and at Division El stops. #50 Damen bus has a stop at Damen and Divsion. #70 Division bus has a stop at Division and Damen.
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26 flat screen HDTVs for any sports lover's perfect viewing experience.
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Special events & promotions
Space can be sectioned off in the restaurant/bar dining area for a semi-private event. Contact us via for details.
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Gift Card
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 100 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Great variety on menu. Something for everyone! Cozy fireplace.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Slow service but very friendly. Food is a good value. Not amazing, but great for the price.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

Blackhawks game

OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
4.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

Food was EXCELLENT!!! Nice selection of beer and cocktails. Tons of TV's for Sports viewing.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
1.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

Food was just okay. Bloody Mary bar was just okay. I went with a group of 8 for brunch and our waitress was no where to be found the majority of the time we were there. I would understand her absence if the place was busy, but we were one of 3 groups in the whole restaurant. When we did see her she was too busy chatting with other staff or on her phone to ask if we needed anything. While we were there, a customer (who was obviously too drunk to stand) puked on the wall and al over the women’s bathroom floor-there was no hurry to clean it up.

Overall, I’ve heard great things. I was excited to try a new Iowa bar in the city, but you could not pay me to go back.

Melissa (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

Such a fun night and our server was FANTASTIC. Thank you

Jeff62 (Columbus)
5.0  Dined on October 20, 2017

Always a fun place with a great menu and sports on numerous TVs.

vipSarah (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on July 30, 2017

Our food was good, but the service was terribly slow. We can't even figure out why it was so slow because the restaurant was predominantly empty. Even when the sever dropped off our check, it took ten minutes to get a pen so we could split the bill.

FitFoodieNYC (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on June 23, 2017

The Boundary was not busy when we arrived and I thought it was a great spot for a large group.

The food was your basic bar type food. The drinks were probably the best part of the meal.

vipGohawks (Chicago)
1.0  Dined on June 13, 2017

The food at the table next to looked great! We were seated right away, after 10 minutes the hostess came back and asked if we had a server. We didn't and she said she'd get one. We waited another 10 minutes before leaving with no one coming by with a water or menu. I'd understand if it was busy, but we were 2 of 4 people in the place. Again the food looked good, just never got a chance to try it.

BonnieJ (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on May 29, 2017

We were looking for a place that took big groups on a holiday. Boundary didn't disappoint with outdoor seating, a great brunch menu, & top notch service.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on May 7, 2017

I absolutely love going to The Boundary just because I get to slam on their amazing burgers while drinking a beer to some live baseball or basketball. Unfortunately this last time I went, they had a low food stock. Burger buns were switched out (I'm guessing they had run out), no tater tots, and no giant pretzels. Pretty bummed since I brought a friend there for the first time.. Overall though, I'll continue coming to The Boundary just because its super cozy and the staff goes above and beyond. Super friendly! Plus the set up is perfect for watching your everyday live sports.

PleaseDontAskForTip (Chicago)
1.0  Dined on April 13, 2017

I will not recommend this place to anyone but people who has no where else to go to. It started when we walked in, the host was not pleasant (wrong job to be in). After we ordered, drinks and food didn't take too long (best part of the night). The food was bad. Clam Chower was terrible. Steak salad had a piece of hair in it. Meatloaf was okay (edible). Chicken pot pie was good. Our server was nice and friendly at the time, until............ we paid the bill. She thought we didn't tip and ran to her manager and presented him with 2 receipts that didn't have tip on it. But little did the manager know, she didn't provide him the third receipt that's worth more than 25% tip. He blindedly came to our table with those two receipts and asked what was wrong with the service. We were all confused. Then we asked where is the third receipt? He went back to her and came back to apologize. It's unacceptable when the manager doesn't have that knowledge to actually review this whole story before coming at us like that. It totally ruined our night. He offered to get us a round of drinks, but that doesn't fix anything. Good luck The Boundaries..

vipJonChicago (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on March 14, 2017

A table wasn't ready for us, but they righted that wrong by giving my friend and I the first round of drinks for free without me asking. Very friendly of the manager who did that.
However, I found it somewhat in poor taste to turn off a muted Chicago Blackhawks game to blast the Rachel Maddow show at a loud volume on a Tuesday night. I think people at a bar would much rather watch the local hockey team than listen to politics!

viptopes (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 18, 2017

Nice space. Good food and great beer selection.

vipSamantha (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 29, 2017

Was looking for a quick bite for brunch. We were seated when we got there and service was good. TV's were huge. Would try coming back here on a game night.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on December 9, 2016

What you'll get here is a grown up version of a frat party. Lots of booze, sports, and not so healthy but totally delicious food. Great place to go as your last stop of the night or want to watch the game, but it's not a place I'd recommend if you're going on a date or trying to catch up with a friend.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on November 5, 2016

Great beer selection, typical barfood but well executed. Went to watch an Iowa game with family. Crazy loud. Impossible to have any conversation. No reason to have the volume that loud during a football game.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on October 1, 2016

Overall we had a good experience, but it seemed like the staff had been a bit overwhelmed from the previous football crowd. Our food was a bit cold and the waitress seemed very flustered.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on September 19, 2016

This is the second time dining at The Boundary and again, they did not disappoint. Our waitress always stopped at our table to make sure my date and I were doing well. Regarding food, I took her recommendation on trying one of their burgers which in one word I can describe as AMAZING. Hands down, the best burger I've tried in a while. Will definitely be visiting again, soon!