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Sable Kitchen & Bar

4.2
4.2
1777 Reviews
$30 and under
Global, International
Sable Kitchen & Bar is permanently closed. A brand new concept, CBR, has replaced it. Learn more at https://www.opentable.com/r/cbr-chicago

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Global, International, American, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue 4:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (312) 755-9703

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party contact

    Ash White: (312) 985-0730

  • Neighborhood

    River North (Chicago)

  • Cross street

    Illinois

  • Parking details

    Valet and self-parking available

  • Public transit

    Red Line to Grand <br />Brown Line to Merchandise Mart<br />Bus Routes: #29, #39 & #65

  • Entertainment

    N/A

  • Additional

    Patio/Outdoor Dining

What 1,777 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.2
4.2 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.4Value

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  1. JL

    JLChicago

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2017

    overall3food1service3ambience1
    Sable has been our top 3 recommendations to anyone from or visiting Chicago. Unfortunately after our last visit this weekend, we won’t be back. The seated portion of the restaurant in the back has since been cordoned off for private events only. The food menu has been cleaved by two-thirds and the quality was atrocious. A $40 chicken dish was ridiculously over brined and burned (see photo). First time I had brussell sprouts that were fried to a burnt crisp. Our server was apathetic and did little to show attention. The head server was a bit better, walking around tables to check on folks. We won’t be back to Sable again.
  2. CH

    ChrisH

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The fried chicken was a knockout It’s not your Mothers fried chicken!!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2017

    overall1food1service5ambience5
    I made reservations for the restaurant and no one bothered to tell me they were closed for private dining. We ate bar food and the service was atrocious.
  4. PS

    ParkerS

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2017

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    The meals didn't come out at the same time. The bartender was surly and unfriendly.
  5. A

    Algie

    Exclusive

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2017

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    we had a GREAT waiter and checked on us timely.The selection of creative cocktails with bourbon was awesome. food was great and not to much!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’m a regular. The best the city has to offer.
  7. GB

    GraceB

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2017

    overall1food4service1ambience4
    Would not recognize our reservation on Open Table. The host claimed that we only reserved "space" but not an actual place to sit!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2017

    overall1food1service3ambience4
    Wow this place used to be amazing. Now it is embarrassingly bad. Food not just bad, but down right awful. I'm not a complainer but this requires it. Cheese platter had the 3 smallest, thinnest pieces of cheese ever for $16. Charcuterie was almost as small and two the the items were inedible. Squash dish was a soggy over cooked mess. I've had better cheese balls from a fast food restaurant. I was embarrassed for the staff who did their best. It's clear they must have run out of money at this place and have no real chef. Until something changes just don't go.
  9. MK

    MikeK

    Detroit

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2017

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    This used to be one of our favorite spots....but chefs changed and it is now mostly a bar with an assortment of things to eat. The food was fine, but it wasn't the broad range of options that they used to have. (Whereas previously, we always had trouble narrowing down what we would order, we now had a bit of a problem putting together enough dishes.) My chicken, while reasonably tasty, we just barely recognizable as "fried chicken". The accompanying salad was strange. Moreover, the prices were a bit high for the food. Bottom line. It wasn't bad. But it wasn't the previous Sable and we do not anticipate a quick return in a city with so many great places to eat.
  10. MP

    MarekP

    Las Vegas

    135 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    135 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2017

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Sable used to be a decent restaurant. When I reserved, I was not told that the restaurant had closed and was now a bar and appetizers spot. This was a big disappointment as well as the sub par food and service.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great selection of alcohol. Very nice decor. Service was great
  12. L

    Lopie1221

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the moment we walked in, the entire Sable team made us feel as if we were the only one's dinning there that day (Note, it was packed). The service, food, cocktails, and ambiance are all 5 stars!
  13. VD

    VictoriaD

    New York Area

    68 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great place to catch up with friends for drinks / good variety of options including appetizers
  14. GP

    GeneParmesan

    Chicago

    60 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2017

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Not the Sable as it was back in the day. The entire restaurant is closed. There is a limited menu that is served in the bar area which is now the only place you can eat in. No hostess, open seating. The food we ordered was very good however. The cocktails are excellent, but not nearly as good as I remember them when Mike Ryan was behind the bar. Too bad as this was one of the best spots in the city when Heather Terhune was in the Kitchen. The vibe is that this is a place on it's way out.
  15. LB

    LizB

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food with exceptional service. They were very accommodating and went above and beyond for us to have an excellent day! Good ambiance too!
  16. D

    Dre113

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2017

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Food was ok at best but the ambience and wine were good! Our bartender was friendly but not super attentive.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely adore the tasting menu here.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sable was great. I loved the tasting menu was awesome!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it. But they're closing 2/15/17, so
  20. M

    Mike

    Los Angeles

    125 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    125 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2017

    overall5food4service4ambience3
    I stayed in the hotel that houses this restaurant , so ate here twice , and had cocktails numerous times . Very fun , happening spot , interesting food and cocktails , very entertaining and personable servers and bartenders .
  21. M

    Mopio87

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Though a bit pricey, the food was very delicious and the service was excellent. We enjoyed the fries, pork cheek, deviled eggs, and pumpkin panzanella. The cocktails are incredibly unique.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration
  23. MV

    MackV

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2017

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Loved being able to sample several wines before choosing one. Great service.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2017

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    I was unimpressed with the menu. It's a small plate and venue that offers very little choice. But hey the icewater was good
  26. m

    magnoliablanche

    Chicago

    95 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    95 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2017

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Their pistachios cake dessert is absolutely to die for!
  27. N

    Natalie

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2017

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    The new menu is really disappointing. The calamari was its only saving grace--it was delicious.
  28. u

    urbanpln

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2017

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Stopped by Saturday night for a good drink and some small bites. The old fashioned was great and so were the appetizers. This is one of my go to places for decent food and great cocktails.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2017

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    All the food was over-salted. The menu on Open Table did not accurately reflect what was on offer. Everything was heavy. Service was spotty. Overall, after being hyped by so many, I would not return.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2016

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Dessert was the best part. Drinks were a bit over-priced for both the quantity and quality.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2016

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Food was decent, nothing spectacular. Pretzel encrusted calamari sounds good, but was too much fried portion that masked the calamari taste. Overall, good food, service wasn't very friendly. Not necessarily unfriendly, but very cold.
  32. BB

    BobB

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2016

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    I guess it was a problem with expectations. My wife and I expected a really good Sunday brunch. What we got was an average hotel coffee shop. The food and service were fine. We just thought it would be more.
  33. JT

    JohnT

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, interesting cocktails, and unbelievable service. We were flying in from out of town and at the airport when I got the confirmation call for dinner. Expecting 4-6 inches of snow, I joking told the gentleman on the other end of the line that if our flight ever takes off, we will be there. Fast forward 6 hours and two plane delays later, the young man who drops off the truffle fries (which were awesome) asks me how the flight was. It took me a minute to realize what he was talking about until I remembered the call earlier. It was nice to see someone go above and beyond what is normally expected of them. This goes for the whole staff We had the sliders, pork cheeks, butter shrimp in avocado, truffle fries and octopus, each plate better than the last. Will definitely go again
  34. c

    cmdplymouth

    Detroit

    11 reviews

    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2016

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    We were here on a very slow Sunday afternoon. Place looked a little dirty...floors had crumbs and mess everywhere. Our waitress, Veronica, was friendly enough but forgot water and forgot a place setting. She said they had been very busy earlier and that might have explained the dirty floor but there were several employees around and the only one who seemed busy was a bus boy. Others were just chatting. Crab cakes and potatoes were COLD. Coffee tasted as if it had been sitting for awhile. Couldn't get Veronica's attention in order to correct it in a timely manner. Lunch for three without alcohol was about $55. Not worth it.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Sable was a pleasant surprise. The atmosphere was warm and inviting. The staff was so kind and helpful with recommendations for food choices. The food can be ordered in smaller portions so you can make multiple choices and try more. The food flavors were wonderful. The timing of serving each portion was perfect. We enjoyed our anniversary more because of this special experience.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and great atmosohere
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2016

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    We all thought the restaurant was fantastic until one of our group got violently ill after the seafood. Everyone who did not eat the octopus was tremendously pleased with their meals.
  38. T

    Terry

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2016

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Was told no bloody mary mix at brunch on the day we dined, but it's attached to a bar, so that was weird. Then saw them pour bloodies 30 minutes later. Eggs were over cooked, sent back then the steak was cold when I got the new eggs. Fail.
  39. WH

    WendyH

    Chicago

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing meal! Marty was an awesome as our wait staff! Our food was amazing!!
  40. l

    luv2eat

    Minneapolis

    131 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    131 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been to Sable a few times now and all our meals have been really wonderful. We shared all the dishes which we enjoy. We especially enjoyed the pork cheeks with roasted vegetables and the sweet potato pie dessert.

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Sable Kitchen & Bar is rated 4.2 stars by 1777 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Illinois

  • Neighborhood

    River North (Chicago)

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue 4:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Global, International, American, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Valet and self-parking available

  • Public transit

    Red Line to Grand Brown Line to Merchandise MartBus Routes: #29, #39 & #65

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    N/A

  • Additional

    Patio/Outdoor Dining

  • Phone number

    (312) 755-9703

  • Private party contact

    Ash White: (312) 985-0730

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