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About The Bristol

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.

2152 N Damen
Chicago, IL 60647
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Tapas / Small Plates, Farm-to-table

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

Cross Street:
Damen & Webster

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(773) 862-5555

Website:
http://www.thebristolchicago.com/

Parking Details:
Street parking available on Damen and surrounding neighborhood.
Valet available Thursday through Saturday, for dinner only.

Public Transit:
Blue Line - Damen

Executive Chef:
Todd Stein

Additional:
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

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

Specials

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Sunday, December 31, 2017

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Special fixed menu for $75 per person! Four course meal inclusive of starters and house-made pastas to share, entrees and desserts, featuring linguini & clams, duck confit, butter-roasted salmon and pork tenderloin, among other specialty cuisine by Chef Todd Stein. Celebrate NYE with The Bristol!

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Tue - Thu 9:00PM - 10:00PM

Sat 5:00PM - 5:45PM

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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.

The Bristol Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

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·Dined 5 days ago

Too loud/could not hear each other talk

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

I went to the Bristol this Spring with some friends, and we were (unapologetically) seated 1 hour past our reservation time. The staff was rude, and didn't care we were waiting for an hour. I decided to give the restaurant another try this weekend, as there were several times available for Friday night on opentable. Again, we were unapologetically seated 45 minutes past our reservations. We were not offered any compensations, no manager came by to say sorry for the wait, etc. We weren't even able to get a drink at the bar while we waited, because those were considered "reservations only" seats. I will not be coming back.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Cozy
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2017

very good but I don't recommend the hash- it was all onions! The chilaquiles were quite delish however.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Afternoon Coffee
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Bristol serves up enjoyable food in a cozy, but extremely dim, atmosphere. Eating there after dark is a bit of a chore. Nice wine list and menu, though, and worth checking out if you don't mind the low lighting.

Tags: Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 21, 2017

We really like the Bristol, brunch & dinner. We did have some trouble last night though (Monday). We got our usual two raviolo’s with monkey bread, delicious as usual but did not arrive hot (neither the raviolo’s nor monkey bread) just kind of tepid. Delicious, but disappointing; it’s usually so consistent. We tried the spinach foie gras; we could only taste the spinach. We also tried the apple salad—nice dressing, but the arugula(?) lettuce was clumsy, stemsy. We split the burger as an entree, very good. And we both had elderflower cocktails, delicious as usual.
So, overall, a good visit, but we felt they were missing their game a bit. Even the waiter explained the spinach foie gras as a lapse of the chef—that it was usually much better. Of course he didn’t charge us for it.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 19, 2017

The royale with cheese is the best cheeseburger in town. And with duck fat fries!

Tags: Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch
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 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Bizarrely dark, frustratingly cramped together, weak value for money, and heavily over seasoned food. Would not recommend.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Enjoyed dinner here with a friend, was surprised by how loud and packed it was on a Wednesday night. Drinks came out after starters, which was kind of annoying. All food was excellent.

Tags: Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We had the monkey bread, burratta, pepper pasta and burger. All were delicious and we had more than enough food for the 2 of us. Ambiance is a bit darker and loud but enjoyable.

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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Everything was delicious and the staff was perfectly attentive. The basque cake was one of the highlights as was the half chicken. Also really liked the cauliflower with raisins.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Way too loud. Some apps were average. Risotto was excellent

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Good food but slow service - and very loud! it was hard for 6 of us to hear each other at a round table.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Food here is AMAZING and service was great. Only criticism is that the tables are very close to each other and it an get quite noisy in there since it’s a smaller space. Highly recommend this place!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Been meaning to get there for a long time - finally went to a wine dinner there and were very impressed by the evening so we returned for dinner with friends. Excellent service from Elliott and all dishes were first rate - loved the raviolo and the chicken, but the steak tartare was great too - as was the endive salad.... they have corkage free days but you need to check as the policy/day was recently changed - this is a great choice for collectors wanting to BYO and still have great food!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Food and service were amazing

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

My husband had a burger which he loved and I couldn't believe when I was inquiring what they could modify to make Vegan and they give me a Vegan menu!!!! I had the mushroom toast and cauliflower and they were both excellent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Delicious food, highly recommend the mushroom toast appetizer. Great cocktails, wine and beer. Way too dark, like ridiculously dark.

Tags: Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Tables are too close to each other, feels like sitting at the communal table.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The Bristol was amazing! We went there for my birthday, and we cannot wait to return! The service was amazing and the food was even better! I highly recommend this to anyone who lives in Chicago or anyone who is visiting!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Love this place. Great atmosphere and great food!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Our waitress was a little strange. Very tiny space... I could see the wait staff tripping over each other several times.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Really good cinnamon roll

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Service was wonderfully attentive and even though the waiter recommended a dessert that we didn't like, he was apologetic and removed it from our tab. The food was otherwise outstanding. Addictive duck fat fries with garlic aoili... YUMMMMM

Tags: Fun, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on October 3, 2017

The food is good, fresh ingredients and decent price. The staff are friendly and attentive!!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 2, 2017

The watermelon salad, steak,& chicken were incredibly​ tastey: fresh ingredients, great service and friendly staff.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Delightful brunch spot. Great service and the food was delicious. The cinnamon roll is a must. Great to share

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 29, 2017

We had the steak tartare, chicken liver, duck fries and ravioli and 2 delicious cocktails ( FYI half off before 6:30) I would go back just for the duck fries, the crispiest fries I ever ate and the chicken liver pâté. Steak tartare is served with pork rinds doused in paprika, orange chettos like powder, I did not care for it, and for me it took away from the tartare, we asked for toasted bread instead. Not great for intimate conversation, small tables put very close together, but I would go back as a pre movie quick bite.

Tags: Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Been here many times for brunch and dinner. Love everything I've ordered (except the burrata, but I feel like it takes a lot to impress me as far as burrata is concerned). Especially love the coziness near the fireplace on the 2nd level, the wine, and the farm-to-table sourcing.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Casual, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Cozy, Organic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Hosted 3 out of town guests, 2 of whom are vegan. Server Kelly and Chef Joel went out of their way to meet their needs. All four of us delighted with the food, the attention , and the overall experience. (I chose my personal favorites--Black Diamond cocktail and Raviolo.). Love the Bristol!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Groups
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Had a great server with just the right amount of speech time, presentation, and anticipation. My girlfriend was satisfied and we had a great time- will defeinitely go again.. perfect quantities to share between 2 peoole. We got there early & a few things took a bit more time to prepare, but really appreciated the directness and clearness of the server letting us know what is happening with our food.. which in turn gave us more time to try out different cocktails! Thank you Ms. whoever you were. It was a pleasure dining with you serving.

Tags: Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Our server was great! Super attentive and really made us feel at home, even though we took up her best table for quite a while. The manager was also nice, he stopped by a few times. Very good with wine and we even got to talk about hairstyles!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Love this place. Really fun time and great food. Always a room full of people having fun

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 15, 2017

I wish the tables weren't so close together. It's hard to enjoy the company I'm with when it feels like we're sharing a table with strangers.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 14, 2017

We go to Bristol at least once a week ..... we love the bartender makes some great drinks

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 10, 2017

This was my second time visiting Bristol. The food was delicious, per usual. I did notice some of the menu options changed. I was looking for the microgreens & apple salad and the mini donuts, but both were removed from the menu. Nevertheless, my son and I found items which were very satisfying. He and I shared the cinnamon roll which was...OMG...delicious! I ordered the chamomile tea which was a great accompaniment. It was so buttery and almost custard like, as it was rich, dense and soft at the same time. the icing was gooey and sticky, just the way I like it. My son ordered the Chicken with Biscuit & Gravy. My son is not one easily impressed when it comes to food, but he was very pleased with his meal. I was able to get a forkful before he devoured it. We had a great time all around.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Drink choices are particularly good! The Manhattan was the best Ever!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Excellent dinner. The endive salad and whipped feta dish were delicious. Hangar steak well prepared and tasty

Nice wines and drinks- and very good service. This is a gem

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Rude waiter rude manager nobody there on a Saturday night. Food so so not worth the effort

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 31, 2017

We went on a whim and it was such a wonderful surprise. The food was amazing and the wait staff was fantastic and their recommendations were right on. The atmosphere was lively and noisy, it's perfect for a night out with friends. Do not skip dessert and splurge on the Basque cake...I would go back for that alone!

Tags: Fun, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 29, 2017

The Bristol is a short walk away from me. I love coming over with a friend or my son to sit and eat at the bar or sitting at a table downstairs. The food is great! Small menu but everything is really good! The drinks are just as good and the service is wonderful. I always feel very well cared for and know that whatever I order, I am going to love it!!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Healthy, Organic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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