Three Dots and a Dash

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859 reviews
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$30 and under
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Polynesian
A modern take on a classic tiki bar serving inspired cocktails.
Must be 21 years of age or older to enter.
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WC
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been to Three Dots and a Dash more times than I can remember and have yet to be disappointed. The drinks are delicious and I love the atmosphere.

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KJ
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved it. Drinks are excellent. Service was superb. Very interesting fun place to find. Great experience

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D
London
5 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 4ambience 2

Very expensive, very dark, very loud, not what I’d imagined a tiki bar to be like at all. Loud r&b pumping like any other bar and too dark to see the decor. Not kitsch or fun in any way. Very disappointing

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MG
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Everything was just OKAY. The drinks were good I had 3 of the Aloha Felecia's, really fruity but not to sweet which I liked. I wouldn't recommend eating here though the food is very underwhelming, my friends and I spilt the Dino platter and the chips and guac and honestly could've done without the platter...definitely eat before coming or use this as an after dinner drink spot. The staff were moderately friendly and that's being generous, I don't even think our waitress introduced herself because no names are even ringing a bell..the staff just seemed very uninterested and rushed. I heard great things about this place so maybe my expectations were set too high but this place would not even make my top 20 recommendations list.

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S
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a unique, fun place! My friend and I shared a drink and there didn’t seem to be much in it the waitress checked it and it was frozen to the side and comped us the drink without me asking. We stayed in ordering more due to the great service and delicious food on the Pu pu platter.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Love the funky cocktails and party vibe of this place!

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S
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our first time at 3 Dots and it was great. The Cobra's Fang and the Shotsopus were fabulous. I also highly recommend the coconut shrimp and the fried chicken. Our server, Dana, was outstanding. She was very attentive and gave us great suggestions for food & drinks. This is a good place to go with a group of people, not meant for a quiet romantic dinner. It is a really loud, yet fun atmosphere.

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SA
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brought my niece there for a fun time out with different drinks and Ambiance . She loved it and of course was sending pictures of it on snap chat .
That’s a good thing !

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, good food, amazing fun drinks

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HY
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Started the New Year right with great friends and great drinks. Couldn’t ask for more!

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TP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

Perfect for late night catch up for some funky drinks

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 5

We made two separate reservations for groups of 8 on a Thursday night for 2 birthdays. We called ahead to request that the tables be put close together. When my friend arrived, she went to check in at the host stand and was cut off before she could even say her name. The host immediately said “we can’t put the tables together.” No hello, no welcome. Complete + utter rudeness from this host followed our entire party of 16. I am in this indmustry. I ran the door at fine dining restaurants in Chicago for years. The idea that this well-run, near iconic bar couldn’t plot out their map and put our tables near each other is ridiculous. There were multiple open tables of the same size nearby and we were seated six tables away from each other. It is so easy to accommodate guests in this business. A little bit of foresight can make someone’s experience a memorable one, for the right reasons. Three Dots didn’t care about that at all — the attitude we got for a simple request is what we will remember most.

The first thing the server said to my friend when she came to the table was, again, “we can’t seat you together.” My friend finally flagged a manager, Kurt, and asked for his staff to simply be kind to us. Nothing about the tables. Just a request to treat our guests kindly and with respect. This was all before I even arrived, 15 min after. When I walked in the host didn’t even look at me. She also didn’t allow me to get my name out. Just another reminder that they couldn’t seat us together. 🙄

I kept an eye on other tables and after 20 min the table next to one of ours was available. The table next to the first one was available as well. I asked Kurt if we could switch tables. Imagine if they had just tried to be accommodating and kind in the first place? They ended up offering us their private room to make up for the terrible start. I am sharing this long review so they make fixes and someone else doesn’t have the experience we did on a special evening.

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LK
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for drinks with friends. Staff was wonderful and we are making this a regular stop when we are in Chicago

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SL
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

While I love the concept, I just don't feel the food and drink is quite up to the prices. I've been twice now and each time I was very impressed with the presentation, but very underwhelmed with quantities. It feels a little like the Rainforest Cafe for adults. Would recomend it for a drink and a quick bite if you're in the area, but don't go out of your way.

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VW
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 3

Server was very slow and in knowledgeable.
Won’t be back!

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SG
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love tiki drinks and rum. Each drink had dimensions of character. Amber helped one our friends pick out something perfectly suited to her tastes. Can’t wait to come back and try more.

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G
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We love Three Dots. We have been customers from the opening. Drinks are consistently good. The Holiday drink menu is great, well worth a try before the holidays are over. We tried the Yellow Snow, and the Gingerbread Painkiller. Both were great. If you love Tiki and great tropical drinks, you will love this place!

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HC
Columbus
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So fun!! A great time with friends!

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OT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Note that the entrance is in alley. This place is so cool. Has a Trader Vic’s vibe. Appetizer food but very filling! A fun date or outing with friends. Be sure to make a reservation.

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B
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

This is a bucket list Bar. Pricey but you've got to do it once. You feel like you've stepped into Hawaii for an hour. Or onto the set of Gilligan's Island. Drinks are delicious. Food so-so. Of course it's overpriced because of its novelty. Think $80 for two drinks and three appetizers and you will still need to go to dinner after. But worth it ONCE!

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JD
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere to grab tropical drinks. They have single drinks and drinks that can be shared by a group. They also have appetizers.

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SK
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

21st Birthday celebration with friends. So much fun! Will definitely be back!

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D
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great cocktails as always. While being seated, asked to sit in a different table and were refused rudely. The experience was great, but the seating/hostess situation is a bit arrogant. Love the place!

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D
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 2service 5ambience 5

Fun tiki bar! The drinks are tasty and strong. Try to make a reservation. The place is not very big and fills up fast.

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CA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Honestly had a really good type. If you’re looking for actual meals with a meal, this place might not be the best fit. But if you don’t mind delicious appetizers this place is great. And the drinks are delicious! Will definitively go back to this place!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First timers ! Fantastic crab Rangoon and drinks

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Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super fun!

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Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We all had a fun, signature drink and the lanai chips. Drinks are pricey, but definitely a fun atmosphere.

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super chill, secret tiki club vibe. My mom and I stopped in while visiting the city, and I’m so glad we did. The drink were expertly crafted and delicious and authentic. Each drink we tried had its own story. We loved it!

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NN
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

It's pretty loud, so definitely expect to speak louder than normal. The drinks are really great and fun. Some light on fire and others smoke up. I didn't try the food, so can't say much. But I definitely recommend the drinks.

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Tahoe
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 4

Waitress was pushy, brought the wrong drink, then left it on the check. Had to wait for $60 cups and for her to fix the check

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LM
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came for our 20th anniversary and had such a fun time. The drinks were amazing and fun. Our waitress was always available when we needed anything and very helpful in selecting drinks. Highly recommend to anyone visiting and looking for something different.

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Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice romantic spot, drinks were delicious.

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M
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

My wife’s birthday and we went for dinner and drinks. The food is appetizers so don’t go for dinner. Our mistake. Drinks were good but mostly rum.

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S
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

wWe continuously come back to three dots whenever we are entertaining guests. It's always an impressive spot and a good time.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Girls weekend

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my new favorite place on earth.

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Awesome tiki bar

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San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cool underground spot. Speakeasy style. Drinks were strong and tasted great. The pupu platter was perfect. You got to try a little bit of everything.

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GA
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is so much fun! We went there for a work happy hour and had some group drinks and an absolute blast!

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