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. Our menu features gluten free options and our 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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KS
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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
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
14 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
4 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.

PL
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food with decent service. Fun place to go before a game/event at the United Center!

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 3ambience 2

Busy place. Slow service. Out of wine on menu. Very loud. Apps were pretty but entrees not so overwhelming. Fun atmosphere. Great for pregame aps and drinks.

d
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stopped in for dinner before taking our boys to their first Bulls game. Fantastic guacamole! Great food and drink all around.

MK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Went before a hawks game. Online they say they can do gluten free but server said only the salads are. The issue with service was not that they couldn’t do gluten free it was the fact that the server kept telling us “I don’t know” “I Think” when asking about gluten free options. If it could not be done through the iPad the server just said “I don’t think it can be done” without asking any manager or chef. If you don’t have an allergy, this place is awesome. Great food and energetic crowd but if you do, don’t expect the servers to be of any help.

JR
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here before a Blackhawks game and it was perfect! Easy walk to the stadium. The place was packed so I would definitely recommend making reservations. Food was great for a sports bar & the atmosphere was very fun. Will definitely come back before a trip to United Center.

c
Las Vegas
24 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

My friend and I chose this place because of it's close proximity to the United Center. We arrived at 6:15 and there were lots of choices of seats and got a booth right at the front. We both ordered chicken fingers and although a little well done were plentiful and yummy. I only rated them 3 stars since the fries were a little soggy. Great spot for a pre-game casual meal.

DT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best steak wrap I have ever had! Would definitely go back.

DV
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We arrived a little earlier than our reservation but got seated immediately.We decided to eat in the bar area and had a great server and the people around us all seemed very friendly. I will definitely get back to this restaurant. The food was incredible and very hard to decide. I don’t think you can go wrong with anything on the menu!!

KO
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

We went to The Ogden before a Blackhawks game. Overall we had a nice time, and the food was good, but what was disappointing is we had asked the hostess if they could recognize our friend's 22nd wedding anniversary, and she said she would check and then NOTHING happened. Not even a follow-up and when I went to ask her about it she was really too busy on her phone to be bothered. Disappointing.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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JT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and valet was great for us since we went to the Blackhawks game. Will go back every time we head to the United center

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