The Bristol

4.6
1848 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American
The Bristol has helped shape the Chicago hospitality scene since 2008 and remains a neighborhood staple. The food is deliberately created, packed with flavor and unpretentious. The menu is a hybrid of the classic and the contemporary and based in French techniques, but remains rooted in New American cuisine with farm-fresh produce and Midwest sensibilities. The Bristol wine program is built on a foundation of producers that are the benchmarks for their regions and styles of wine-making, while also focusing on the new generation of producers who've taken the baton and are re-shaping their region's historic styles. This philosophy trickles down to every element of The Bristol's 'Nouveau/Classic' beverage program from the redefined classic cocktails to quintessential European beer styles done in the American palate.
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Experiences

  • A La Carte

    Multiple dates available

    Book your table to enjoy our A la carte menu reflecting the flavors of the season.
  • 8 Course Tasting Menu

    $95.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Book your experience for a 8-course Tasting Menu featuring Chef Larry Feldmeier’s farm fresh delights.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1848 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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rjac
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing as was the service. Would easily rec to a friend

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FrankN
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had some service issues early on, but the manager took care of us and made it right. The food was AMAZING. We did the tasting menu and it was perfection.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the 8 course tasting menu. Highly recommend doing the wine pairing. It not only enhanced the food but the experience as well as each new wine came with an explanation of the wine and why it was chosen for that dish.

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edwardc
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fun with the tasting menu and wine pairing. Service was great. Perfect night

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vipAreB
Oklahoma City
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

In from out of town specifically looking for a tasting menu experience. Great food and service,, a little tight quarters for our liking.

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NancyK
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The corn soup was probably the best soup I have ever, ever tasted. Well done.
The tempura halibut was also excellent. Really lovely food. And, our guest were equally happy.

Bravo!

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NebojsaM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was quick and discreet, the food was delicious. The slow food approach gives you a complete break from the fast time we live in.

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jason
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Service was exceptional. Was hot af inside and cramped.

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Gwen
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve literally never had a bad dinner at The Bristol. Everything is delicious and the waiter’s wine suggestions were so great. This little neighborhood spot is my go-to for date night and special occasions. My fiancé and I celebrated two anniversaries here and both times the staff was so nice and brought us a signed card from all of them plus a complimentary dessert. Cannot recommend The Bristol enough.

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DavidJ
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing restaurant! You have to do the Prix Fixe Menu, you will not be sorry!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Food is great but way too expensive

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Faron
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable and had great service!

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EricP
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Will definitely recommend to friends.

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Lucas
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Murphy was great and always a pleasure to have. Super welcoming staff and best of all is the delicious food that knocks it out of the park every time . First time experiencing duck and couldn't have been happier. Fresh flavorful ingredients and awesome combinations. The drinks themselves are full of so much flavor. Definitely grab a cappuccino with dessert. Perfect drinking temperature.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really good! Did the tasting menu. Took longer to complete than expected (2.5 hours).

Lights kept dimming in and out, not certain why. I recommend though!

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
10 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Occasion was a reunion with old friends from college days who have become foodies. The Bristol was again perfect, particularly our mains - the halibut tempura, the steak, and the chicken. Preparation was flawless. Also enjoyed our appetizers, especially the tomato salad. The basque cake and accompanying gelato made an outstanding dessert.

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AlinaV
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating a friends new job.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!! Highly recommend doing the 8 course tasting menu

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vipScott
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic culinary experience; sommelier was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. Our waiter knew the menu well and really helped us plan our meal.

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LindaM
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

why asked if there's a special occassion online, and offer no token dessert. waitress even acknowledged online info. Not impressed.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the tasting menu with wine pairing. It was my boyfriends birthday. The service was phenomenal and the food was incredible. Every wine pairing was exquisite and to top it off the ambiance couldn’t be beat. Wonderful experience and we will absolutely be back.

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vipBeth
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Talented Chef, efficient team! Do the tasting menu! Everything was delicious.
Staff was professional but warm and attentive.

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vipStacyB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was outstanding! The food, drinks, service - my family of four thoroughly enjoyed every bite! We even ordered seconds of the milk bread and sesame dessert.

Edwin was our server. His knowledge of the menu, clear passion for the food and wine/ drinks only added to the experience. Another server went out of his way to research and write down lunch suggestions for another day. Multiple people checked on us throughout the evening.

We didn't opt for the tasting menu but I wouldn't hesitate to try it.

Highly recommend! We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tasting menu was fantastic and the wine pairing superb!

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SpudSpinner
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We opted for the Bristol’s tasting menu and sat at the bar. The overall progression was traditional in a good with with a summer tortelli dish offering “you won’t forget this” flavor. There were no misses, and it was overall a great menu. The service was a team effort and excellent quality, and we were pleasantly surprised that the cocktail menu might have even exceeded the food in quality and thoughtfulness. Couldn’t recommend more strongly

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We both agreed this was one of the best restaurants we have been to collectively and independently. The atmosphere was excellent the food outstanding - every - single -dish. Including the cocktails. Every person was a committed professional that had a pride and passion for what they did and worked as a team to deliver an experience that few restaurants can. We were nervous as it was a decent Uber ride out of center of Chicago but so worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal we’ve had in years!! We did the 8 course tasting with the reserve wine pairing. What a treat!!

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Chris
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding seasonal tasting menu; don’t miss the wine pairings. Fantastic chef and Som. Impressive wine list. Boxing way above their weight. Highly recommended!

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vipTanyam
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am def coming back! We are foodies and didn’t know this place existed. The vibe, excellent service and the food was divine. Thanks for a great experience

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Heidi
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely meal with excellent service.

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echristmas
Chicago
52 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

tasting menu was awesome and the wine pairs are on point

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vipFoodie60532
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quite possibly some of the best food I’ve had in Chicago. Service was on point. I will return and I’ve already share my awesome experience on social media.

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vipDarline
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The customer service was excellent. Cute industrial rustic decor. The only disappointing part was the food. We are food snobs though, we usually love getting tasting menus as these usually surprise and wow us. This tasting menu only offered 3 tasty courses out of 8. Cocktails were on point. Can’t win them all!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tasting menu was phenomenal and the service was excellent. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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vipBrendaP
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Once again Chef Larry came up with a suburb season menu presented Instagram perfect.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding. I was in town a few days and googled this great find. I highly recommend it. My 30yr old niece had never experienced food as good with an artistic flair.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Horrible service to start… the bartender made up for it after he realized how miserable we were. Food took forever to get.

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vipStonepony
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Apparently they don't seat tables of 5 or more in the darker and sexier street level bar dining room. We along with other 5+ diner tables were relegated to the upstairs brightly lit sanitized room - within reach of the two prominent bathrooms. We waited nearly an hour for our first course. Being not far from the kitchen, we heard staff grumblings - for whatever reason - whenever a pasta dish was ordered. The staff tried to put on a positive face, but it seemed like a common shtick. Not many choices on the menu; maybe 12 (or less) in total. Dishes were either hit or miss, and expensive. One of the saving graces was a Manhattan cocktail with two amaros - the Old Bull. We will not go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Excellent tasting menu and the cocktails are always consistently delicious!

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ScottM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here at last minute. I was a bit nervous that we got a reservation so late. Want a pleasant surprise. Great food. Great service. I will return

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Bristol using the Order Online button. The Bristol also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. The Bristol also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (773) 862-5555.

The Bristol is rated 4.6 stars by 1848 OpenTable diners.

The Bristol does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://egift.technology/Main.aspx?key=thebristol.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.