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.View Private Dining Details
Join The Bristol for a special prix-fixe brunch! $45 for adults, $19 for kids 10 and older, FREE for kids 9 and younger. Savory starters & salad for the table to share, an entree per guest, and non-alcoholic breakfast beverages included for all. Plus an adult beverage for all ladies at the table!
Sunday, May 13, 2018
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Tue - Thu 9:00PM - 10:00PM
Sat 5:00PM - 5:45PM
The Bristol is an American restaurant in Bucktown good for any date or small group of friends.
Great food. Very kid friendly.
It was a delicious meal, it was more lively and louder than I expected for brunch.
We had 7 for a bachelorette dinner. The food was amazing, we ordered almost every appetizer and they were excellent. Our dinners were great, service was great, I will be back!
Great meal with two friends. We all had a great time. The meal was delicious.
We've been going to The Bristol for years and it never disappoints. Lately we've been back into brunching and decided to pop in on a Sunday for the most delicious fried egg sandwich, duck fat french fries and a pork shoulder hash. SO GOOD. The coffee cake wasn't worth it but everything else was.
Cost far outweighed the experience. Extremely loud, slow service and average food.
Tremendous food quality. The orecchiette with morels and peas was perfectly al dente and the duck confit classically executed and quite substantial with two full legs.
Menu options are great for sharing. Dishes could use a little more flavor intensity. The combinations and concepts are good. The endive salad was a little bitter and could use a more pistachios, manchego cheese and dressing to balance the bitterness of the endive. The smoked trout on arugula salad was delicious. Upstairs section noise level was too high, do not recommend large groups. Seating so close and tight together we ended up making conservation with the table next to us, because by the middle of our meal, we already heard most of their conversation without intention to and I am sure they heard all of ours. So might as well, make new acquaintances.
Waitress was very knowledgeable and attentive. The Basque cake dessert is a must to try and share with others. Enjoyed the cocktails.
I love the Bristol and have been coming since they opened. This was my first disappointing visit. I had family in town for a shower and wanted something I knew would be good. While the food was pretty solid, our service was horrible. We weren't even greeted by our server for at least 10 minutes and then we waited another 25 for drinks which we had to remind her to go get. Our salads came out quick but it was as though she completely forgot to enter our food order and we waited another hour for the rest of our food. She comp'd the 2 drinks but it didn't make up for how hungry and annoyed my family was. :(
Made an 8pm reservation. Had to wait about 20 minutes to be seated. We were seated in a corner and essentially were placed sitting WITH the loud girls directly next to us. Each time a waiter served the two girls, he squeezed himself between our tables and theirs, practically sitting on our table. Food was good, but not great. Wine was perfect.
It was a little better than ok. The cocktails were well balanced and interesting, and the food was good, but the portions were smaller than usual/expected and the dining experience felt cramped and rushed. Service was pleasant and attentive, yet, again, felt rushed. Maybe dining mid-week or for brunch would be more relaxed than a weekend night.
I was pleasantly surprised with our first experience. There wasn't a plate that hit the table that I didn't enjoy and the drinks were well crafted and timely. Our server was attentive and engaging from start to finish and was prepared for all questions that were asked. We left knowing that we will definitely return to try more.
Very clean simple plates that taste outstanding the best pasta I ever had cacio e Pepe very good and the fries are exquisite
Great brunch, the basque cake is amazing. Had the salmon with a bagel, delicious lox. Great friendly service, food came out quickly. Awesome place for brunch.
Disappointed with the very long wait, over 45 minutes from my reservation time. Staff handled better than most but took almost 20mins till it was addressed.
And unfortunately some of the pasta was delivered lukewarm to the table.
Simply AMAZING!!!! Food and drinks were fantastic. They were running behind with our reservation so the manager gave us free Prosecco, discounted our wine, and gave us free pasta dishes. He went above and beyond to make sure we had a great experience and we did. I cannot wait to go back!!!
My wife and I went for a date night. The only reason I am giving it 3 stars is because of the wait staff and the service. The people were very nice and accommodating. However, we did not get seated until 30 minutes past our reservation time, we stood at the bar and it was so packed that we were constantly ping ponging around. The food was so salty, it was basically inedible and my wife found a hair in the burrata. Just a bad experience and we won't go back.
A little close for comfort
First visit. Delicious, well prepared and presented food with pleasant, efficient service. The restaurant was extremely busy EARLY on a Saturday night; even so, an issue with one of our entrees was handled quickly with grace and sincerity. The space has a modern, yet historic decor and (in my opinion) a few too many tables/people, though most patrons seemed to relish in the energy. The ricotta ravioli was sublime; the white fish delicious. We will return.
Food was only ok, maybe it was because we had the last reservations but it wasn't great. Also, if you are closing at around 2pm, maybe don't allow 1:45pm reservation in on OpenTable. The waiter informed me they close at 2pm when I got in and from then on my table felt awkward like the whole staff wanted us out of there.
The food and ambiance was FANTASTIC! The lead bartender was super informative and made the best old fashioned I’ve ever had.
Wonderful!! We were celebrating an engagement in our group. They brought Prosecco and dessert on the house. The food was incredible!
Duck confit was awesome and so was the monkey bread. Pasta texture was nice but flavors were skippable. Seafood or crab pasta tasted fishy and not fresh.
We loved everything, with the exception of the duck, which I found to be very salty. The monkey bread with dill butter sauce was exquisite, as was the crab pasta and the steak tartar with cheese crunchies (wow!)
The hand-crafted drinks were super-special. I had the black diamond, which I wish I could enjoy every single evening for the rest of my life.
I always enjoy the service at the Bristol. They are always attentive and make sure you get everything you ordered in a timely manor. The menu is not the biggest around but they know how to specialize in everything they put on their menu.
Great drinks and friendly staff.
This is one of our favorite restaurants. We were nervous bringing our 3 year old but other parents were there as well
This was our second time there for Sunday brunch, & again, they didn't disappoint. We switched up our orders, only got the basque cake rather than the whole pastry board, skipped the sides, because we knew there would be more than enough food. The eggs benedict was amazing, a generous portion & the ham slices were enormous! The root veggie hash was also a great choice for savory comfort food. Service was top notch, as always!
Food was overpriced and only so-so. The cheese appetizer was served with Saltine crackers. Definitely not worth the price. Adorable ambiance and great potential if improvements to menu are made
We had dinner with Mike our server and we had an excellent time. Everything from starters through dessert was truly wonderful, the butter braised chicken was absolutely spectacular. The service was attentive without being over the top. My wife and I brought friends from out of town and we couldn’t have picked a better spot. Thanks to the staff for making it a special night.
I very much enjoyed my evening with friends at The Bristol. My only complaint, and I know I'm a bit intolerant in this area, is that the prices are too high. I understand the costs of running a restaurant, but dinner for four was upwards of $250 (including tip). That may be the going rate, but it's enough to keep me from returning. Apart from that, the food was good, the service was great and the company I kept was superior!
Good food. Good service. Quite loud. One of our few recent brunch experiences that we'd go back to.
This was a spectacular night for us - every little thing was on par - food service and the staff went above and beyond. We left feeling like rockstars, full and happy!
Be sure to try a new cocktail that will hit the menu - ask Pablo for his new smoky scotch creation - insane!
Thank you Bristol for such a wonderful memorable evening!
The Bristol always has an amazing selection of food and drinks as well as impeccable service. Their brunch is delicious and they have one of the best cinnamon rolls in Chicago!
Tables are too close together, so there is no privacy.
My friends and I took a road trip to Chicago from Ontario ! This was by far our favourite restaurant that we visited! The food was outstanding, our server was fantastic and the energy and decor were great ! It’s the perfect size establishment with close seating which we enjoyed! Made it seem very social ! If I’m ever back in Chicago I will be back !
the food was excellent and our server Michael was great.
The food service management taste everything was superb
I’ve been going to The Bristol since they opened, and I always marvel at what value it is to the Bucktown neighborhood. The food is exceptional, the service is it outstanding, and the atmosphere is comfortable. It is a gem, perfect for most any occasion!
Great service, great food what more do u need for a great night out