The Ogden Chicago

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A Chef driven sports bar two blocks from the United Center. Our food is always fresh and never frozen, and we use only the best quality ingredients. From our bacon cheddar minis featured on Chicago's Best, to our famous Cowboy Burger, we're sure you'll find something you like. Chef is always willing to work with any food allergies you may have. The Ogden is the perfect spot to meet before or after any United Center event. We feature 75'' HDTV's and carry all of the major sports packages.
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JK
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Very convenient for meeting up before game. Appreciated the valet parking. Was not informed that it started at 4 pm. Friends arrived early to watch college football and were not able to park.

The margarita I ordered was awful. I sent it back once because it was served without salted rim. It is part of the description on the menu. When I got it served again, it was the same glass with salt thrown on the side. And the taste of the drink was not acceptable. Due to everyone else about done with their drinks at our table by this point, I was not able to get a new drink from the waitress as we could not find her for awhile.

TR
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

For our first time here before a Hawks game, we thought we would try it out. Although we had a reservation, we were seated in the middle of 3 2-top tables, just outside the door of the kitchen. We wondered if the other more favorable tables were open for walk-ins. If so, not a good move for folks who made prior reservations. The couple next to us once seated, requested a move after 2 minutes being there. Same perspective we're sure.
The food was very tasty. The only problem was, it was cold where the cheese on our sandwiches were hard. The fries were luke warm at best. When asked to take it back to re-heat, they could not do it as I already started eating it. While I understand that rule maybe for health dept reasons, somehow they could have made amends for this, other than a "can't do". Were willing to give them one more try as they are very close to the UC, thus quite convenient for parking.

DA
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun place to go before concert. Food was great but it was really loud in there.

XE
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The valet parking has some personal work to do with themselves. I asked a question to the attendant and I gestures with my finger for his attention toon and I was told that it was rude of me to gesture with my finger. How else do I get his attention while e sitting in the car...? Over all I like the Ogden a lot!!!!

n
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We have been going to The Ogden for their Sunday Brunch for a couple of years. We have a great time. The service is great, the set up of the brunch is great! The only thing that would make this place 100% great would to be to play music during commercials and half-times. This would be much better than the commercials or just normal bar noise. The experience would truly be enhanced. Other bars do this and it’s really a plus!

I
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is my go to restaurant before events at United Center

AC
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Love the location! Service was slow but we did have a larger party so maybe that was why. Otherwise, good time.

L
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It was a very average bar experience. The food was decent, but nothing to rave about. Two orders out of our four were messed up, but they did fix the corrections in a timely fashion.

JK
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect pre-game spot. We had a group of 8, aged 13 to 72 and we all loved it.

BF
St. Louis
11 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Disappointed they no longer have their guac, and there's not much there on draft from local breweries any longer. This visit the server was pretty unattentive, and we never hear Chelsea Dagger...not once, and it was before a game. But, the food was good.

Maybe just preseason...a little disappointing but will go again.

CM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The Ogden is a fantastic spot before a Blackhawks game. Their wings were out of this world! They also have valet parking and they will keep your car until after the game.

KS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Good - we hit traffic on way into city and were running late. Called and they kindly adjusted our reservation time.

Bad - we arrived at 5:30. Placed order. Waited and waited. Server said it was coming, and coming. At 7:00 we got up and left. Already late for the concert. Never got food (even the appetizer).

OT
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Quick, easy and so convenient!! Food and service was great

TS
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Just great food and outstanding service! The design of outside of the place made me a bit concerned. But once I got inside, I was blown away by the décor, the atmosphere, the food, and the service. Good job!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were able to easily get a reservation before our concert, and it was a quick walk to/from the United Center. Our server was great, friendly, helpful, attentive. Cute decor, and some cozy spaces - sports fans, there are TVs everywhere! Food was very good, not a huge menu, but plenty to choose from, and a huge bar selection. Will definitely be back!

DN
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent choice for pre-concert or Hockey outing. The Valet was very helpful and it is a great parking value. The wait staff and the atmosphere was friendly.

JL
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

It was very easy to get a reservation, the food was good, the service was good, my only complaint was how loud it was and we had to yell to be heard. But it was a perfect place to eat before a concert at the UC.

OT
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent from start to finish. We will be back.

ME
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service, it's normally packed before bulls and black hawks games but otherwise should be no problem to get a table. Got the garlic buffalo wings which were too garlicy and spicy and they didn't have blue cheese but everything else was great!

M
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was super friendly. It was a bit loud but not to the point where you had to shout across the table to be heard. Food was great and cost was reasonable. Would definitely recommend!

OT
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We ate here before a concert @ United Center. Then walked over to UC! We will be back! ♥️

SR
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Dined in Saturday and made my reservation a few hours before the start of the UFC prelims. Ordered wings and a Knob Creek to start with, the wings were extremely dry!

Then my friends arrived and we ordered dinner along with another Knob Creek. Server came back and said they were out of Knob Creek (not that big of a deal) and I ordered a different bourbon.

We ran out of table water twice having to flag down our server. Then after an hour our food that we were anxiously waiting for arrived. Just in time so we could get over to watch some UFC action. But there was however one small issue... one of our parties meal never made it out because they “were out of chicken”.

Service was terrible, the food was bad! I did request to speak to the manager who comped half of the mea ticket.

Not sure I’d be willing to try them next time around. 🙁

RG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Convenient location for getting a bite to eat before a concert or other event at United Center. The food was fine. The staff seemed a little rude and overwhelmed.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were getting ready for a concert. The Ogden has always been my first choice for a dinner before any event at the United Center. The menu is small, but there’s still something for all types of eaters. The drinks are delicious and strong, while also reasonably priced. Love this place!

KE
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great customer service and ambiance. Will definitely visit again.

DG
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Service was horrible. Our waitress mistakenly brought a champagne instead of a bud light (not sure how you mix that up) our food took forever to come out and we were seeing a show that (something they’re used to) an unfortunately our food order got messed up as well without any time to send it back and get what we ordered. They offered to take it off the bill... and then forgot! Would not recommend going here before a night at the UC.

SW
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Service was poor. Server had a bad attitude. Service was very slow.. we had to ask multiple times for simple requests like getting the food and drinks we had ordered and for another carafe of water. It seemed like our server was actively ignoring us. Did not check on us. We had to get a manager involved to flag her down.

KO
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time. The menu was a little limited, but the Chicken Sandwich was outstanding.

MK
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Ogden has a great vibe as soon as you walk in. We had early reservations so it was not crowded when we got there which was nice. Our server was great. Very attentive and helpful with suggestions from both the drink menu and the food. We had chicken wraps and pulled pork sliders. The truffle fries were delicious. We would definitely recommend the Ogden and we’ll be back again.

B
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 2service 2ambience 5

The Steak Wrap was not good ..
I thought it would be strips of steak and the fried avocado was not good ☹️
The waitress seemed like it was an inconvenience to wait on us... she seemed like it was a bother ..

MW
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great place to watch games. Tons of TVs, including personal ones in each booth. Went here to watch the NCAA Basketball games and it was great because there's so many TVs to show all the different games. The food was good but seemed a bit overpriced.

AC
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very convenient location to grab an quick bite before Bulls game! Waitress was great as well as the food.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

The food is average, at best. Honestly, we were sorely disappointed by the beer & menu selections. When a restaurant only offers a dozen items, you expect them all to be excellent and available. The Animal Fries were soggy & bland. The Garlic Wings weren’t even up to Zaxby’s/Hooters standards, if that tells you anything. The beer I chose was unavailable & the one I settled on was a full inch shy of a full pour.

DF
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Excellent place to go before United Center Events. Very fast service!

AB
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Love their pulled pork nachos!!!! It’s our go to before Bulls or Blackhawks games!

GP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere , many Hawk fans . Love the vast beer selections. Would have given 5 stars, but the food menu was standard bar fare. Try adding some unique offerings. Food was good. Great that they take reservations. Highly recommend.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

My husband did not even get to eat! His meal was completely messed up and by the time they delivered the meal, we had to leave. Will never come here again.

D
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and staff were friendly and the vibe was fun!

OT
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to catch the UFC fights. Really like that they allow for early reservations for fight nights to guarantee a spot.

L
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Seated promptly (we had a reservation at a busy time). Food was good. Prices are reasonable. Fairly loud- had to lean in & talk loud for my wife to hear me.

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