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The Bristol

4.6
1200 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Neighborhood Gem (24)
  • Good for a Date (23)
  • Fit for Foodies (20)
The Bristol is an American restaurant located in Chicago’s Bucktown neighborhood. The Bristol has become a staple for Chicago’s local dining crowd, off-duty chefs, and visiting gastronomes looking for a great dinner or weekend brunch. The menu features handmade pasta, farm-fresh produce and a nose-to-tail approach to cooking, thoughtfully crafted by Chef Todd Stein.

Beverages include signature cocktails, a wine list featuring over two hundred producers, and beers from local breweries and around the world.

The Bristol’s second floor features a spacious private room built for any number of events, from business dinners to wedding receptions. Your experience at The Bristol will be met with a smile, warmed with hospitality, and filled with great food and drink.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Tapas / Small Plates, Farm-to-table
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Hours of operation
Brunch:
Saturday 10:00am - 2:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm

Dinner:
Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Friday 5:30pm - 11:00pm
Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(773) 862-5555
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Todd Stein
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Cross street
Damen & Webster
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Parking details
Street parking available on Damen and surrounding neighborhood.
Valet available Thursday through Saturday, for dinner only.
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Public transit
Blue Line - Damen
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Special events & promotions
The Bristol has a gorgeous private event space. Please contact Michelle Herndon at michelle@bhospitalityco.com for details:

• Seated dinner (2nd floor private space): 75 guests
• Seated dinner buyout (1st & 2nd floor): 130 guests
• Standing Reception (2nd floor): 120 guests
• Standing Reception buyout (1st & 2nd floor): 160 guests

FEATURES

• Private Bar
• Private Restrooms
• Flatscreen (42") w/ DVD/ HDMI/ VGA
• Dedicated sound system w/ iPod attachment
• Fireplace
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

The Bristol offers a locally-sourced and seasonal menu in a polished-casual dining setting. An ideal private setting for social and business gatherings. Your guests will also enjoy an intimate bar & lounge area for mingling and spectacular custom curated menus for you event.

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Tue - Thu 9:00PM - 10:00PM
Sat 5:00PM - 5:45PM

What 1200 People Are Saying
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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 20 hours ago

Possibly my favorite restaurant in Chicago! Get the monkey bread + raviolo.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

lovely duck and duck fries, generous serving of greens (collards) with the duck; great cocktail; appreciated that the waiter let us split a glass of (nice) pinot. Not our first visit and we'll be back

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Kepao2016 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

We were seated on main level. The staff was incredibly friendly and attentive. We brought our 6 month old along and the staff had high chair ready and helped us to our seats.

The food was fast and flavorful. We would definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner (Birmingham)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Recommend the duck confit it was excellent. We shared several things at the table. Other favorites included the striped bass the mushroom risotto and the duck fat fries were killer!!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Wonderful evening! Everyone talked about how they loved dinner all weekend!

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vipgbk5 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

I'd been to The Bristol multiple times before and was happy to go back for Valentine's Day. Luckily some tables opened up on Tuesday and they didn't have a prix fixe which we both were happy about. We had a few items from the special menu and a few classics (and the basque cake) and everything was served quickly and explained by the person that brought it out to us. We never waited for drinks or water refills. While it was busy there the tables weren't so close together so we could converse freely. The Bristol has been consistently good and I'd be happy to go back for another meal.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
1.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Had high hopes for the Bristol but everything from the service to the food fell way short of expectations.

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Great food!

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We had the best experience at The Bristol on Valentine’s Day! The food was delicious, especially the pasta.
The ambiance and service were both spectacular.
The entire experience exceeded all of our expectations and we will be back!

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vipBecker (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

We live around the corner so it is a neighborhood gem ...... we usually sit at the bar and the service is always great ..... along with the drinks

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vipmaryo (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Met some friends for brunch. The selection of menu items was great and we all enjoyed the meal, especially the basque cake and the pork hash. Our server was great but unfortunately we were seated in the upstairs area where the larger groups and the young children were also seated. I didn't even know thus was an option as I had always been seated in the main room on the ground floor.

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vipJenLovesFood (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

my friend and i brought our kiddos (11 mths and 7 mths) and the staff was super accommodating and so thoughtful. Definitely will be going back with my son!

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vipKaty09 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

The food here is always great, terrific brunch menu, but dinner is also terrific, lots of seasonal well prepared dishes. Service is excellent, from the bussers to the bartenders to the servers and manager, everyone is friendly and attentive to every need or want. I don’t live in the neighborhood but always feel welcomed as if I do.

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OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Get the pastry board.
You’re welcome.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Amazing Food and more amazing staff and service. A must go to place!

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ElBlMo (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

My friends were visiting from out of town and we decided to try The Bristol's Restaurant Week menu. We loved the food, especially the burger and the basque cake. The drinks were also excellent. Highly recommended!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Top notch all the way around! Will definitely be back!

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NBMom (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Service was spotty. Monkey bread was delicious, but I can make that at home for much less than 8 dollars. All the food was unremarkable, except the basque cake, which was hard to the point of being inedible. Disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Went for Restaurant Week. We got 8 dishes altogether and all of them were delicious. Highlight was the Basque Cake.

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chicago1717 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

We went to the Bristol for our first time during Restaurant Week. We did the Restaurant Week menu along with the wine pairing. We got there a little early before our reservation and grabbed a drink at the bar. It too a very long time to get a menu and our drinks at the bar but they were tasty once received. Everyone was very busy and they do have a happy hour special. The food was extremely good! Both my husband and I had the fried oysters as our first course then shared everything else on the menu. The pastas were superb. The wine also paired very well with the different courses. It’s not a big place but it felt nice and cozy. Don’t go here if you are in a hurry, but if you are there to enjoy a good meal, drinks and company then I’d highly recommend it!!! I’d go back in a heartbeat!

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

The restaurant week menu was delicious, we very much enjoyed our dinner. Great wine pairings too. Our server, Kenneth, was very attentive.

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2suburbs (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

Wonderful service. Crab pasta was great!

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viptapaslove (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

Delicious!! We had the burrata, followed by the hanger steak and pasta with crab and lobster sauce. Everything was spectacular!!

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vipjonstein (Cleveland)
4.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Seated quickly, efficient service, tasty food

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Crisz23 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

The food was so good! And the service was awesome. Our water glass was always filled😋

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Goop (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Sunday brunch was tasty, and service was good and quick. A bit noisy for me, but not unmanageable.

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vipMelogi (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Restaurant week visit - everything done so well I am wondering how I hadn’t been here yet? Loved every bite and wine pairings were excellent.

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MelzM (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

The service was definitely wonderful. I came with a group and we really loved the ambiance of the second floor. The pasta wasn't as good as I was expecting but the Amish chicken and Mushroom risotto was definitely worth it. They are known for the Basque cake and it was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner (Indiana)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Restaurant week - LOVED EVERYTHING. I booked just for Friday night dinner out and we were thrilled to have the option for the $44 restaurant week menu. We also got the wine pairings and had a wonderful experience. Will definitely come back soon. I expect the cacio e pepe to become a go-to dish for us!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Went for restaurant week and the food was phenomenal. Staff was very friendly and attentive. Highly recommend!

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