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“GREAT dining experience!”

Sable Kitchen & Bar
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Ranked #159 of 9,493 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$50
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Good for: Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Illinois
Transit: Red Line to Grand Brown Line to Merchandise Mart Bus Routes: #29, #39 & #65
Description: Sable Kitchen & Bar: Classic Era Atmosphere in Chicago's River North Neighborhood Step into Sable Kitchen & Bar. Discover what you've been waiting for: A new American gastro-lounge that artfully reinstates the cocktail to its rightful throne, a place where you'll lose yourself in a menu of Chef Heather Terhune's soul-satisfying social plates of delectable hors d'oeuvres, fresh fish, meats, sustainable selections from the farm and garden, alongside a collection of hand-crafted brick-oven flatbreads. Adjacent to Kimpton's Hotel Palomar Chicago, Sable is a refreshing update for today, where the glamour of the 1940's mingles effortlessly with modern industrial touches. The effect is undeniably chic and immensely comfortable. Exceptional Food to Match Exquisite Drinks For some, Sable emerges as the spot of choice for dining any time of day. For others, it becomes a much-needed chance to revel in the purity of handcrafted cocktails and a chance to sample a diverse selection of wines. But for all, Sable surfaces as a dining destination in Chicago's River North neighborhood on par with the city's most acclaimed restaurants. Drop in for a very special drink. Share a plate or two. And enjoy Sable's special blend of contemporary class and soothing Chicago hospitality.
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“GREAT dining experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2012

As a fish eating vegetarian, I found the menu selection diverse and unique; not to mention the drinks!. The wait staff was very accomodating and informative. The bar area was crowded, but we had a table in the back which afforded us a more intimate dining experience. We stayed at the Palomar hotel, and my boyfriend and I were so glad we dined at the Sable Kitchen and Bar. We will return next time we are in Chicago!

Visited April 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Unique, Interesting Tapas Menue, excellent food and service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2012 via mobile

What a find. This place has a unique menue of interesting and "comfort" foods. Having just spent a week in Charleston I was interested to find out if someone in Chicago could actually make good shrimp and grits. They were as good, maybe better than Charleston. The trophy wife lived the mussels. The chocolate bread pudding was fantastic. We had one of the best waiters ever. Ask for Geoff. Prices are reasonable for the quality. Most items are available as half portions, so try several and share.

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“Chef Terhune Delivers!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2012

Located next to The Palomar Hotel in Chicago, this place is great. From the valet park at the front door of the hotel, to the hostess and servers ~ everyone was friendly and welcoming. Our first course was delivered by Chef Terhune herself. Order small plate style and share. Marty the waiter guided us with portions and balance. The food is terrific. If you are looking for quiet, ask for a table away from the bar. If you are looking for activity, the bar is the place to drink and eat. River North Chicago blooms and delivers.

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Thank RowerChicago
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“Fresh and Satisfying”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2012

We were enticed by the thin crust pizza served at Palomar's complimentary wine-tasting plus our friend's recommendation, so we decided to sample Sable's brunch. The food is fresh, subtly seasoned, and creative. Vegetarians -- don't miss the mushroom-rice burger. Meat-eaters will love the perfectly cooked steak burger.

Visited April 2012
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“Loved Marty”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2012

So happy we discovered Sable Kitchen & Bar on on most recent trip to Chicago. The food was amazing. I loved that you could get half portions. Marty our waiter made the evening even more enjoyable with his easy going, cool attitude and wonderful recommendations.

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