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The Bristol

2152 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60647-4562
+1 773-862-5555
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (24 reviews)
“monkey bread” (27 reviews)
“basque cake” (29 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 February 2018 via mobile

We went to the Bristol for our first time during Restaurant Week. We did the Restaurant Week menu along with the wine pairing. We got there a little early before our reservation and grabbed a drink at the bar. It took a very long time...More

Thank Anne S
Reviewed 30 January 2018

in the Wicker Park area and found this to be a nice "boutique" restaurant. unique menu that changes from time to time. i had an excellent salad and some great mushroom risotto. they had a green bean appetizer that was beyond excellent. also - try...More

Thank jon s
Reviewed 28 January 2018

A few friends and I came in for a late dinner during the first weekend of 2018 restaurant week and we loved the food, drinks and atmosphere. The staff did a nice job handling all of the craziness of restaurant week. We did the 4...More

Thank Joseph R
Reviewed 24 December 2017

Their brunch options are interesting and tasty. We had brunch with three people. I had the salmon board, my partner had the mushroom toast and our nephew had the pork hash. All were very rich, hearty, and flavorful. The service was excellent.

Thank Larry P
Reviewed 15 November 2017

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 30 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
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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
17:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 23:00
10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
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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