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The Bristol, Chicago, IL

The Bristol

4.5
4.5
1936 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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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Contemporary French / American, American
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (773) 862-5555
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Larry Feldmeier
  • Neighborhood
    Bucktown / Wicker Park
  • Cross street
    Damen & Webster
  • Parking details
    Street parking available on Damen and surrounding neighborhood.
  • Public transit
    Blue Line - Damen50 Damen Bus - Webster & Damen
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,936 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 2.8Value

NoiseEnergetic

1,936 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The tasting menu here is reasonable, delicious, and innovative. Cocktails are also fabulous. Highly recommend.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was delicious, and the staff was phenomenal.

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  3. MEMV

    Monterrey

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had one of the best experiences we've ever had in a restaurant!! It was simply amazing, not just the food and presentation of the plates, but the service was also outstanding!!! We were celebrating my husband's birthday, they had a bd card signed by everyone, they brought our desert with candles and the chef came out to say hello. Everyone was very attentive and nice: the hosts, all the servers, the barman, the chef and a cook who came several times to check on us. I would go back anytime!!!

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  4. TomS

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful place -- superb bartender who stocks hard-to-find spirits like Luxard, Green Chartreuse and Creme de Violette. Fantastic food which is presented beautifully and a truly kind staff. Highly recommended.

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  5. KellyR

    Salt Lake City

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Creative choices for dinner. Wonderful atmosphere and staff

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  6. Linny

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic. In every way

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  7. RichardT

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of my favorite restaurants ever. I've been here for the eight-course tasting three times now, every season. Brilliant.

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  8. David

    St. Louis

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly but professional service, prompt attention to needs. Food was excellent - very unique but enjoyable dishes Abs flavors. I highly recommend!!

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  9. SusieB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really great experience. I had the vegetarian tasting menu and was really blown away by the creativity, the flavors and textures of the food. All the staff were very attentive and welcoming. Highly recommend.

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  10. foodislife

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exquisite! We did the "8-Course Experience," and what an experience! Dishes were perfectly arranged and timed. Excellent wine list. GM and Chef were very down to earth and personable. Would do it 1000 times over again. We are from out of town, but hopeful to make it back for the refreshed Summer menu beginning in July.

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  11. Hammer

    Chicago

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was really delicious. Ricotta ravioli with peas, pea gazpacho, salmon/garbanzo tartar, chocolate entremet. All really delicious. Service was top-notch. Friendly, helpful, knowledgeable.

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  12. Shar

    Chicago

    38 reviews

    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very creative menu and delicious! Service was outstanding. I highly recommend Bristol!

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  13. LanceI

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was upscale fine dining (8 course tasting menu) that tested our taste buds. The chef was able to meet our dietary restrictions (pregnancy) quickly and without fuss. Our server was very knowledgable, communicated well, and was great as a server. They do require the entire table to eat the tasting menu if one person orders it. This made our final bill somewhere in the $350 range after 2 tastings ($125 each), one canned beer ($12), still water ($7.50), tax, and gratuity.

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  14. NathanY

    Nashville

    84 reviews

    4.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Chefs/kitchen, manager and front staffs delivered an excellent experience - delicious dishes, timely & attentive service. Thank you & Best wishes to the entire team!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous experience! The chef's tasting menu and wine pairings were exquisite! Incredibly attentive staff. We were there to celebrate our daughter's college graduation, and they made the entire experience absolutely perfect!

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  16. SohailC

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Bristol was great! Our server was excellent (friendly, funny, very accommodating) and the food was wonderful...highly recommend the rabbit pesto, as well as the asparagus/caviar appetizer! Would definitely recommend!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrated our anniversary with the 8-course tasting menu and it was phenomenal. The staff was super attentive , friendly and knowledgeable of all courses being served. Lots of nice touches throughout the evening including an anniversary card signed by the staff for us, it’s that kind of place. Warm and lively room, fairly noisy but in an energetic way, not disruptive. Food was inventive and delicious, and well worth the price. Can’t wait to come back!

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  18. KristyEats88

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The tasting menu combined with the wine pairing was amazing. Everything was exquisitely presented and the staff didn’t miss a beat with coursing, menu and wine knowledge, and table touching by almost every staff member. Will definitely be back!

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  19. FrankA

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Isabella was the most wonderful server I’ve encountered. Kinda, knowledgeable, helpful, made the experience an unforgettable delight. The food was absolutely superb! The saddest part was I was getting full as more food was coming. But every dish was the most delicious adventure my date and I have been on. 10/10 on everything.

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  20. Kimeliza

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We opted for the early bird tasting with the wine pairing, but the food is the same as the full tasting. I started with an endive salad, which seemed a day old, it was still tasty but nothing special. Then the pasta dish which was the worse of the five dishes. It was swimming in some sort of Italian dressing with two mediocre and limp slices of what might have been bacon or prosciutto—it was hard to tell. The lamb roulade was amazing as was it’s wine pairing of a cote du Rhone. The dessert and it’s dessert wine pairing were outstanding, however the first two wine pairing were abysmal and actually fought against any flavor the first two sad dishes might have had. I’ve been going to the Bristol since they opened and this was the first time I was surprised. I will go back but will probably stick to the excellent choices on their menu.

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  21. KirkT

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Mother's Day experience. Look forward to trying dinner. I recommend The Bristol highly!

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  22. AshleyW

    Anchorage

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Attended for Easter brunch. Small menu but varied selections. I had the short ribs & they were exquisite. Best I've ever had. Would definitely come back to try different dishes.

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  23. ScottH

    Chicago

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly and good service. Great taskting menu and wine pairing. Nice ambience.

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  24. PMon

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have the 8 course menu and a bottle of wine. Everything was fantastic and the service couldn't be better. Can't wait to go back.

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  25. Alex

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The tasting menu was exceptional. Every course showcase complex flavors that perfectly complemented each other. Expert wine pairings. The quality of each ingredient was evident throughout. Knowledgeable staff and involved management. We are thoroughly enjoyed our experience.

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  26. KayleighM

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Last night was my first time at The Bristol and it exceeded all expectations! The food was amazing and the service was even better. I will definitely be going back.

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  27. JessicaZ

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went to The Bristol for Chicago Restaurant Week 2022. Outstanding food, drinks, and team.

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  28. Clwho65

    Chicago

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dined with friends at The Bristol for Restaurant Week. Our party of six had the 4 course tasting menu. Gem Lettuce had a delicious carrot vinaigrette; Farro Risotto was my favorite course due to the flavorful pesto!; Short Rib Was prepared perfectly with lovely sauce; Basque cake melts in your mouth and the sherbet enhanced the flavor. The service was attentive and informative. Overall a very enjoyable evening.

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  29. ClayH

    New York City

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Cute restaurant.. very good service.. slightly noisy since smaller indoor space.. food was great

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friend visiting from Australia

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  31. TristanH

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food. We did Chicago restaurant week and were slightly disappointed with size of meal. All 4 members left hungry. The fish was 2x2 inches which was incredibly small for price of meal. It was delicious just wish there was more.

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  32. BenjieB

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always creative, perfect portions, and amazing flavors.

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  33. Gweb

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food with impeccable service

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  34. MyRecommendations

    Chicago

    142 reviews

    5.0

    142 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What an awesome restaurant. The menu was very creative. The little gem salad was a burst of ingrediants and flavors - risotto very savory - short ribs tender and tasty - and an old world dessert that was over the top. Our server Il Moon was very attentive and had wonderful smiling eyes. The place was packed from the time we arrived to when we left. This is a great dinner spot if you can get a reservation and enjoy the Chefs creativity.

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  35. KiriM

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of my favorite Chicago restaurants. Have been many times and it’s an exceptional experience every time. The staff rarely rotates so we get the same excellent service with every visit. Can’t recommend enough.

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  36. annat116

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was so delicious! We went for Restaurant Week and also did the wine pairing. Highly recommend!

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  37. HanaeM

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service we received was great. Our waiter, Imun, I believe was awesome. He explained each course and answered in depth questions about different food that piqued our interest. We met the beverage director who was also amazing. We discussed how the cocktails seamlessly connected with he menu. The food is one of a kind, the level of detail, plating, creativity and taste was some of the best food I have ever tasted. The chicken liver mousse melts in your mouth. All the food was delectable. We will definitely be back over and over.

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  38. Christian

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely design. Thoughtful Menu w nice rotating items and staples

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was amazing and thank you for an amazing service!

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  40. CherieO

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice experience

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The Bristol is rated 4.5 stars by 1936 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for The Bristol

2152 N Damen, Chicago, IL 60647

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Damen & Webster
  • Neighborhood
    Bucktown / Wicker Park
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Contemporary French / American, American
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street parking available on Damen and surrounding neighborhood.
  • Public transit
    Blue Line - Damen50 Damen Bus - Webster & Damen
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Larry Feldmeier
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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