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The Bristol

2152 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60647-4562
+1 773-862-5555
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (26 reviews)
“monkey bread” (27 reviews)
“basque cake” (28 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2152 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60647-4562
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Intimate setting. Great for a date. Try something different from the menu. Be prepared to taste new and different flavors! Try pairing the ravioli with the monkey bread. Delicious! Then, the butter cake. Oh my!

Thank Louise D
Reviewed 13 October 2017

This is a very nice-looking, hip trendy place. A great date night place. Service was good & our server was evidently training someone who was shadowing her. Might be nice if she introduced him so it didn't seem a bit awkward. Lots of Carbs &...More

Thank Justsaygrace
Reviewed 11 October 2017

We liked this place so much we came back the next day. Good, fresh and well prepared American fare with full bar. Everyone is friendly and are very attentive. One of our favorites.

Thank Zina E
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

We were told to come here by friends so we were anticipating an excellent meal. We were sadly disappointed. We shared an appetizer with watermelon which was good but our main courses were not up to par. Fish was salty and meat very chewy. We...More

1  Thank hawaiigirl68
Reviewed 29 August 2017

I have been to the Bristol dozens of times over the years, and it never disappoints. I've tried almost everything, but you cannot go wrong with the roasted chicken with spaetzle - it is the stuff of dreams, and I have never had another chicken...More

Thank Kateastrophe
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Absolutely loved our meal here. Too bad it took us so long to get there! We were trying to decide if the chicken dish here was the best we ever had or the brick chicken at Sienna Tavern! Salmon dish cooked to perfection. Awesome combinations....More

Thank italean
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

We visited recently with the team from work - we were able to book a table on the day. Great family-style meals, a good amount of food, and it was all very good

Thank CrazyShopper23
Reviewed 20 March 2017

There is a strange disconnect between the food pricing (reasonable) and wine pricing (very limited sub- $60 bottles). Food was excellent, though the desert menu was surprisingly limited (we went to Margie's for desert as a result). This place is among the herd urging "sharing"...More

Thank KenJen3925
Reviewed 5 March 2017

I ate with 2 other people so we shared our dinners. We ordered the chicken liver mousse and the savory monkey bread. The bread was great, the dilll butter was so good but the mousse was so amazingly delicious, I highly recommend getting it. We...More

Thank kaybabee
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Hubby and I enjoyed a marvelous dinner here. Each dish was better than the last. We dined here during Restaurant week and it was our favorite of the six restaurants we visited. Although the noise level was a bit on the high side, we loved...More

Thank Hpmicks
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2152 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60647-4562
    (Damen & Webster)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Wicker Park / Bucktown
  • Neighbourhood: Wicker Park / Bucktown
  • Phone Number: +1 773-862-5555
  • E-mail
The Bristol is an American restaurant located in Chicago's Bucktown Neighborhood. The Bristol has become a staple for Chicago's local dining crowd, off-duty chefs, and visiting gastronomes looking for a great dinner or Sunday brunch. The menu features handmade pasta, charcuterie, farm-fresh produce, and a nose-to-tail approach to cooking. Beverages include handmade cocktails, a wine list featuring over two hundred producers, and beers from around the world. The Bristol's second floor features a spacious private room built for any number of events, from business dinners to wedding receptions. Your experience at The Bristol will be met with a smile, warmed with hospitality, and filled with great food and drink.
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