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Sable Kitchen & Bar

1897 reviews
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$30 and under
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Global, International
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Sable Kitchen and Bar is a neighborhood bar that is well-versed in food and drink. Our ability to craft an impeccable cocktail is supported by our extensive catalogue of spirits, featuring one of the most diverse whiskey selections in the country. Our Culinary team has created a menu that compliments the beverage program with bold flavors and a hint of Southern-inspiration. From tasty bar bites designed for sharing to larger composed plates, Sable is the perfect spot for date night or a friendly outing.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Global, International, American, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation
Monday – Friday 4 pm – 2 am
Saturday, 11 am – 2 am
Sunday, 11 am – 12 midnight

Sunday, 4 pm - 10 pm
Monday thru Thursday, 4 pm - 11 pm
Friday - Saturday, 4 pm – 12 am
Saturday and Sunday dinner menu available 2pm till close

Monday – Friday, 6:30 am – 10:30 am
Saturday & Sunday, 8 am – 2 pm
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Phone number
(312) 755-9704
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Shane Graybeal
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Private party facilities
The modern elegance of our boutique hotel continues throughout our meeting rooms. The Hotel Palomar Chicago offers the ideal space for all kinds of meetings and events, from off-site business meetings to social events to the most memorable of wedding parties.
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Private party contact
Lindsey Burton: (888) 583-1880
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The modern elegance of our boutique hotel continues throughout our meeting rooms. The Hotel Palomar Chicago offers the ideal space for all kinds of meetings and events, from off-site business meetings to social events to the most memorable of wedding parties. Uniquely stylish, our River North hotel provides 5800 square feet of meeting space in our flexible meeting rooms, accommodating up to 160 seated guests or 300 for a reception.
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Cross street
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Parking details
Valet and self-parking available
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Public transit
Red Line to Grand
Brown Line to Merchandise Mart
Bus Routes: #29, #39 & #65
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Special events & promotions
Each Wednesday Sable offers a flight of whiskeys that is connected through a common element, i.e. ingredient, style, location, etc, for $25 from 3:00PM - 11:00PM.
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.6  based on recent ratings
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71% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JLChicago (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

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.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on November 24, 2017

The fried chicken was a knockout
It’s not your Mothers fried chicken!!

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
1.0  Dined on November 11, 2017

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.

ParkerS (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on November 4, 2017

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

5.0  Dined on October 21, 2017

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!

OpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0  Dined on October 14, 2017

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

GraceB (Chicago)
1.0  Dined on October 8, 2017

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

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
1.0  Dined on September 25, 2017

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.

MikeK (Detroit)
4.0  Dined on September 17, 2017

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.

vipMarekP (Las Vegas)
2.0  Dined on August 25, 2017

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.

OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on August 20, 2017

Great selection of alcohol. Very nice decor. Service was great

vipLopie1221 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on August 17, 2017

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!

vipVictoriaD (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on August 10, 2017

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

vipGeneParmesan (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on July 28, 2017

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.

OpenTable Diner (Nashville)
5.0  Dined on July 21, 2017

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

Dre113 (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on June 20, 2017

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

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2017

Absolutely adore the tasting menu here.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2017

Sable was great. I loved the tasting menu was awesome!

vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2017

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

vipMike (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2017

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 .