About Sable Kitchen & Bar

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.

505 North State Street
Chicago, IL 60654
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Global, International, American, Tapas / Small Plates

Hours of Operation:
Bar:
Monday – Friday 4 pm – 2 am
Saturday, 11 am – 2 am
Sunday, 11 am – 12 midnight

Dinner:
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

Breakfast:
Monday – Friday, 6:30 am – 10:30 am
Brunch:
Saturday & Sunday, 8 am – 2 pm

Cross Street:
Illinois

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 755-9704

Website:
http://sablechicago.com/

Entertainment:
N/A

Catering:
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.

Parking Details:
Valet and self-parking available

Public Transit:
Red Line to Grand
Brown Line to Merchandise Mart
Bus Routes: #29, #39 & #65

Executive Chef:
Shane Graybeal

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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.

Private Dining

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.

Sable Kitchen & Bar Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

3.6

service

3.9

ambience

3.9

value

3.1

Noise

Moderate

50% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
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Good for Anniversaries (1)
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Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Hot Spot (1)
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Notable Wine List (1)
People Watching (1)
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·Dined on November 12, 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.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

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

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·Dined on October 22, 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!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 9, 2017

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

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 26, 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.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 18, 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.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Las Vegas)·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.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 20, 2017

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

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 18, 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!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 10, 2017

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

Tags: Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 29, 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.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Nashville)·Dined on July 22, 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!

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Absolutely adore the tasting menu here.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 11, 2017

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

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 11, 2017

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

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 (Los Angeles)·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 .

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 1, 2017

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.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2017

Birthday celebration

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 21, 2017

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

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Organic, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 20, 2017

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

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 19, 2017

Their pistachios cake dessert is absolutely to die for!

Tags: Casual, Local Ingredients
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2017

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

Tags: Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2017

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.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2017

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.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 30, 2016

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

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2016

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.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 18, 2016

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.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 16, 2016

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

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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 10, 2016

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.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 9, 2016

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 8, 2016

Delicious food and great atmosohere

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 5, 2016

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.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 4, 2016

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.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2016

We had an amazing meal! Marty was an awesome as our wait staff! Our food was amazing!!

Tags: Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Casual, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Late-night Find, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 1, 2016

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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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 26, 2016

I've been to Sable before for dinner which was excellent. This was my first time for brunch. I had the pancakes with earl grey cream and lemon curd. It was very tasty. There are plenty of options for brunch. My only comment is I noticed the tables and the chairs looked pretty worn (tables scratched up and the chairs had very noticeable tears) for a restaurant with a very modern vibe and clean look. Otherwise, good service and good food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 23, 2016

The presentation of the food and the drinks

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 19, 2016

We were unfortunately seated right by a door (kind of cold), but the place itself was really nice. We ordered 2 items (pork cheeks, mac and cheese) and accidently were delivered a corn souffle. The souffle was awesome, but the other items were good, not great. The dessert was fantastic though (sweet potato pie and pistachio gloriousness), and the service was very friendly.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 19, 2016

Food was amazing! And the recommendation from the server to order as you go was great because I don't eat alot and I wasn't sure of their portion sizes.

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