The Bristol

The Bristol restaurant Chicago IL
Mediterranean Based Cuisine*

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  1. The Bristol Chicago was named one of the 10 best new restaurants in America by GQ magazine.
  2. The Bristol offers a diverse fine dining style menu with Mediterranean roots.
  3. The Michelin guide named the Bristol as one if it's 'Best Value' restaurants in 2011.

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2152 North Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
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Hours of Operation:
Mon.-Thu.5:30pm- 10pm, Fri.5:30pm- 11pm, Sat.5pm- 11pm, Sun.10am- 2pm, Sun.5pm- 10pm

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Features: The Bristol Chicago is one of the best new restaurants in the country. With a unique menu that has Meditteranean roots, you've never had a meal quite like the one you'll have at the Bristol Chicago. Try one of the original menu items, like the charcuterie meat board with goat pate or the seared red snapper. You won't find a better or more unique menu than the one at the Bristol Chicago.

Why We Dine: Named by GQ magazine as one of the '10 Best New Restaurants in America,' the Bristol Chicago combines some of the best and most original ingredients to stand out among other Chicago restaurants. Not to mention, the service at the Bristol is some of the most excellent in the city, with a helpful waitstaff that truly loves the food.

  • Presentation: The presentation at the Bristol restaurant is like few others. Many foods, including the delicious raddish plate, the charcuterie meat plate, and the world class cheese plate are served on cutting boards. Other entrees and appetizers are plated with fantastic attention to detail at the Bristol.
  • Original Cocktails: The Bristol Chicago has some of the most unique cocktails around, like Smoked Sicilian Manhattan, where the whiskey has been smoked in an actual meat smoker. You won't find more original cocktails in Chicago.
  • Service: The friendly and polite staff at the Bristol Restaurant in Chicago will be more than happy to recommend menu items, but they are careful not to be pushy, and they have a vast knowledge of food intended to help you get something you want at the Bristol.

Inside Knowledge: The Bristol Restaurant in Chicago doesn't take reservations, so plan ahead for a wait time, as this is one of Chicago's hottest restaurants.

We Recommend:

  • Duck Fat Fries: The famous duck fat fries at the Bristol Chicago are just lightly seasoned so that you can taste the delicious duck fat, and then season to your liking.
  • Roasted Half Chicken: This generous portion of delectable chicken roasted to perfection will have you coming back to the Bristol Chicago again and again. It's served with dill spatzle and a crunchy salad. 

Restaurant Amenities

  • Fresh Food
  • Full Bar
  • Eco-Friendly
  • Energy Efficient Restaurant
  • Chef's Specials
  • Happy Hour
  • Healthy Options
  • Homemade Desserts
  • Organic Food
  • Organic Ingredients
  • Premier Location
  • Private Parties
  • Tapas/Small Plates
  • Wine Bar
  • Wheelchair Access