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Gilt Bar

4.6
4.6
2154 Reviews
$30 and under
Gastro Pub
An inviting River North bar and restaurant featuring classic craft cocktails and contemporary American cuisine designed for sharing. Guests can enjoy a curated menu of seasonally inspired large plates, pastas, seafood and grilled entrees, including the signature Tenderloin steak tartare, grilled farm chicken, and ricotta gnocchi.

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, American

  • Hours of operation

    Monday - Thursday 5:00pm - 11:00pm Friday and Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00 am Sunday 5:00pm - 10:00pm The Library: Thursday - Saturday, 6:00pm to close.

  • Phone number

    (312) 464-9544

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

  • Private party facilities

    Featuring an intimate and inviting atmosphere, classic craft cocktails and contemporary American cuisine, events in The Library at Gilt Bar are the perfect combination of comfort and luxury. Offering a range of food and beverage packages, guests are able to experience Gilt Bar at the highest level.

  • Private party contact

    Kaitlin Fischer: (844) 710-8976

  • Neighborhood

    River North (Chicago)

  • Cross street

    Franklin

  • Parking details

    Street parking is also available

  • Public transit

    Merchandise Mart (Brown Line)

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,154 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    41 reviews

    3.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2018

    overall3food5service5ambience4
    Food was excellent!
  2. TO

    TimOnTheTown

    Chicago

    104 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    104 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This was my first time here and had a great evening. The service was top notch and the food was good. Everything can be shared, so it's great for a group. We will be back.
  3. MM

    MaureenM

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience2
    Good food, just turn up the lights. It’s awfully dark in there. Awesome deboned and grilled half chicken.
  4. BM

    BrendanM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2018

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The food and drinks were awesome. The only down side was that the hostess said she would seat us in the library after dinner, so the whole dinner we were so excited to get drinks there after. Unfortunately when we approached the hostess after dinner, she told us there was at least a 2 hour wait, so we were a bit bummed leaving the restaurant. Other than that, the evening was fantastic.
  5. DB

    DrewB

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2018

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Really dark inside, decent food. Nice relaxing ambience.
  6. AG

    AlisonG

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is by far my favorite restaurant in Chicago. Best service, best food, always ask to sit in the library & they always accommodate. My vegetarian husband loves it too which is a huge bonus.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our service was awesome- our waitress gave us many recommendations around Chicago and the food was to die for! Unforgettable experience
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday. Thank you!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Carl our waiter was amazing!!!
  10. KW

    KateW

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We made a reservation at Gilt Bar before a show at the CIBC theater. They were efficient, service was wonderful, and the food was very good quality. The truffle pasta and the Gnocchi with butternut squash were both awesome. If you’re looking for dessert, I highly recommend the Brownies with Ice cream - it comes with 3 delicious warmed brownies and vanilla bean ice cream on top
  11. A

    Annette

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2018

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    delicious lobster roll, nice wine, but service was slow, and extremely loud, so difficult to converse
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time, food was delicious, and the drinks were wonderful. My boyfriend and I loved the ambiance.
  13. DB

    DianeB

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2018

    overall2food3service1ambience5
    We sat outside. They forgot we were out there. I had to ask for a server. Took 30 min for appetizer. Overall service was very slow. Food was salty. No mention of birthday. Too bad as we just live down the block.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful interior, set, and ambience. Quick and on-point, excellent service.
  15. JT

    JimT

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent evening. Service was great and the food was top notch.....
  16. E

    E2018

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food. Great vibe. Will come back again in the near future!
  17. e

    erob

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hostess was very outgoing and energetic, engaged with all of the customers very well. I also love the wine list and food menu. Since I work around the corner - this place gets frequented by me and my friends a lot.
  18. M

    Mathkat

    Chicago

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The comfortable library ambiance, attentive (but not intrusive) service, the menu selections, and the nicely presented and delicious food were a hit. .. And don't miss the cornbread!
  19. r

    rat5591

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    wait staff and management were extremely friendly and helpful. food was very good as well.
  20. WG

    WallyG

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2018

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great hosts very accommodating
  21. QF

    QFam

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to the Library at Gilt Bar with some friends. First time and loved the atmosphere! The Library is what I invision when I go to a great ambiance "old" feel Chicago lounge. Wonderful food, service and hand crafted cocktails! Would highly recommend if you're in the area and want a nice atmosphere to relax and have great conversations with friends and Lovey.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cool spot. Service was great. Get the meatball!!
  23. KM

    KMMR

    Cincinnati

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience dining in the Library. Great atmosphere and some of the best food we have had in Chicago.
  24. A

    Alba

    Toronto

    56 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    The restaurant was extremely busy and very loud! It was difficult to have a conversation during dinner. However, the service was great and the food was very tasty with large portions.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Strong recommendation. We were on a date and seated towards the front. We asked to be moved to a quieter area and even though it was very busy, the staff went out of the way to make our evening special. Staff was outstanding! Food was outstanding! Ambience in the back was 5 star
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely loved our experience! Everyone remembered it was our wedding anniversary and treated us to a glass of champagne and a free entree! Thank you so much for making our first wedding anniversary so special - we will be back!
  27. CY

    CarenY

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Creative, well prepared great food, good service and an enchanting environment.
  28. J

    John

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent all around experience!
  29. AG

    AngelG

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Truffle pasta & the Library. Beautiful.
  30. S

    Skoth

    Chicago

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2018

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Amazing food! You really can’t go wrong. However, the service is unbelievably slow.
  31. I

    Ihadadodgycevicheinlima

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2018

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Too dark. Too noisy. Greasy pasta. Medium fresh mussels. Better value elsewhere.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I couldn’t be happier about our experience at Gilt Bar! Everything was delicious. The service was incredible. They really go above and beyond here. We will definitely be back!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2018

    overall2food3service4ambience2
    Too noisy and too salty.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a memorable evening of great mussels, memorable conversations, and phenomenal hospitality.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was delicious! The pork belly over grits dish is amazing!
  36. KM

    KarliM

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2018

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Gilt Bar was great. I was actually there 2x this weekend and my only complaint is that the basement smelled like mold/mildew. I have never noticed it before but I was with someone that actually refused to eat there bc of the smell. He said if they can't keep the basement clean I don't want to know about the kitchen.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, good ambiance and friendly service. Very good experience overall!
  38. DC

    DougC

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food. They even have a superb gluten free menu!
  39. TJ

    TheJCShow

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2018

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The service was phenomenal! The ambience is lovely. My only wish is there were more food options on the menu.
  40. C

    Carrie

    Las Vegas

    83 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are from California, came for a trade show. Open table descriptions was right on. Food fantastic, Carl our waiter was awesome! Very helpful with dinner selections. Hope to come back! So much fun and great food!!! Carrie

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Gilt Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 2154 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Franklin

  • Neighborhood

    River North (Chicago)

  • Hours of operation

    Monday - Thursday 5:00pm - 11:00pm Friday and Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00 am Sunday 5:00pm - 10:00pm The Library: Thursday - Saturday, 6:00pm to close.

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street parking is also available

  • Public transit

    Merchandise Mart (Brown Line)

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (312) 464-9544

  • Private party facilities

    Featuring an intimate and inviting atmosphere, classic craft cocktails and contemporary American cuisine, events in The Library at Gilt Bar are the perfect combination of comfort and luxury. Offering a range of food and beverage packages, guests are able to experience Gilt Bar at the highest level.

  • Private party contact

    Kaitlin Fischer: (844) 710-8976

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