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Red Door

179 reviews
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$30 and under
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Gastro Pub
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  • Neighborhood Gem (267)
  • Fit for Foodies (226)
  • Great for Outdoor Dining (207)

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Red Door is a restaurant and bar located in Chicago, Illinois. The dining room has a classic vibe with dark wood, warm colors and simple decor. However, it is the large outdoor patio space, a rarity in the large city, that is most popular with frequent visitors. The full bar at Red Door features a variety of great wine, craft beer and spirits.

Chef Troy Graves strives to create flavorful dishes sure to please any customer. Munch on bacon wrapped artichokes or truffle fries if you are just looking for something light. Share items chicken confit poutine or avocado toast with the whole table. For dinner, enjoy the kimchi reuben, spaghetti carbonara or the hangar steak for a delicious entree.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Gastro Pub
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Hours of operation

Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

Dinner: Sunday, Wednesday-Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00 p.m
Friday and Saturday: 5:00p.m - 12:00 a.m.
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Phone number
(773) 697-7221
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Troy Graves
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Cross street
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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3.9  based on all time ratings
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on July 19, 2015

We had reservation for a party of 8 for Sunday Brunch and they were ready for us; seated right away. Staff was amazing, outdoor dog friendly patio is a super plus! Delicious food, great portions for price point! The pork belly, it is one of the best thing on the menu, get it... you will not regret!!! Spicy fried chicken and waffle, great balance of flavors. The chicken breast was juicy and tender with the correct amount of fried goodness!

vipOpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on July 3, 2015

Great team from the host, bartenders, chefs and to our waitress patty. Rare date night for us and we loved our time dining outside. Ginger beer on tap is excellent!

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on June 17, 2015

The food and atmosphere at Red Door is amazing. I have never been disappointed with a meal here. There patio seating is great for a nice summer night and the service is phenomenal!

Osolis (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on May 23, 2015

Delicious food, but at the prices they offer for the portion size I felt like the place was very over-priced. I got the prime rib melt, plenty of food, but the rest of my group got different meals, the avocado toast looked very interesting and creative but the portions were meager. The plus side was both the bar area and outdoor patio were beautifully designed and the atmosphere was very enjoyable. Our server was very laid back and friendly, hardly in sight but would check in on us every so often and if we ever needed any help she was no more than 5 feet away. I never felt rushed to eat my food and leave, nor did I feel ignored by the staff. More so a place for a light dinner and drinking than a full dinner date.

Jason (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on May 10, 2015

Red Door is easily my top pick for brunch in Chicago. Between the incredible food, awesome drink selection, and friendly wait staff, it's nearly impossible to go wrong!

vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
1.0  Dined on May 7, 2015

Service was awful, took 40 minutes for our food (salad and a burger) this made us late to our show. Staff wasn't apologetic and were rude.

vipWhitneyH (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on May 7, 2015

Food was delicious, but service was absolutely awful. Took several hours to get through a few courses, we frequently had empty water and wine glasses and had to get up and find servers to get their attention.

vipeclecticthinker (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on April 24, 2015

Didn't think to much about it. Ended up being pretty great. Great food, excellent craft cocktails, more than excellent beer list. Looking forward to my next visit.

Boris (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on April 24, 2015

Still not sure what qualifies as a Gastro-Pub, but I found Red Door while searching for a Gastro -Pub and I must like them. I was having trouble finding a parking spot, and the Host came outside and pointed me in the right direction. Very helpful service. Efficient but not too pushy. Food was great! We split a pasta appetizer and then split a Burger. Very well prepared on both accounts. Strong beer list.

Looking forward to going back when we can see it in the summer.

Lret (Chicago)
1.0  Dined on April 4, 2015

The new back room is awful. Food lacked flavor. Moscow mules were still amazing. I've been here 5 or 6 times but unfortunately Red Door has lost my business after this past experience.

Thrush (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on April 4, 2015

They have a very good beer and drink list. Burger was really good. Highly recommended the chorizo mac & cheese.

Tteck (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on March 29, 2015

I had the pleasure of dining at red door for my birthday. I had a large party of 14 and the staff was very accommodating. They had great suggestions on the food and everything came out tasting great! The mimosas were great and the bloody mary's were filled with horseradish (my favorite!) I would recommend Red Door to anyone in the Bucktown area for a brunch experience as well as a great outdoor experience as it warms up.

vipFoodie (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on March 27, 2015

Whoa! Can someone say salt lick? I love my flavor but everything was heavy handed. The gnocchi might as well have been pillows of sea salt and the kale chips, which we sent back for being more like dust and "crumbly" as defined by our server were thankfully not charged to our bill.
If you sit in the back it'll feel cold and way too bright. And in the front, good luck seeing your food by candlelight.

vipNEbody (Seattle)
3.0  Dined on March 13, 2015

The back room was a very different area than the front room. Food was excellent, but really for foodies...they don't have food or a beer list that caters to the fearful of new and unique tastes. Menu was incredibly short with just a few items, mostly small plates for sharing.

vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on March 7, 2015

This is a casual spot, darkly lit, and comfortable. The periodically changing menu always offers up fantastic dishes for carnivores and non-meat eaters. They also offer craft cocktails and a well thought out list of beers from local microbreweries. Brunch and dinner are both always great.