Bellwether

4.3
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361 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Bellwether features an eclectic modern american cuisine that includes everything from a signature bellwether salad, to wraps and burgers, to steaks and seafood dishes. There is also an outstanding wine, beer, and spirits selection. The dining room features 3-150' screens that come down from the ceiling to enjoy any of your favorite Chicago sports teams.
What 361 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.3
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.1
Value
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

The food is subpar. Service mediocre

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience3

Party of 7 adults and one child (19 month old). Accommodated us within 30 minutes. Good food and friendly servers.

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vipRobertS
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fine food and cocktails, friendly service....and best of all, REALLY open late, which is a rarity in Chicago. We love this place.

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vipJumper
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The food was great and our server, Nathan was knowledgeable, polite, and professional.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

They can lettuce wrap your burger and its alot and doesn't fall apart.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My bestfriend and I had a galentines day date. It was wonderful the food, the service and the overall look was outstanding. We’re definitely planning on returning!

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vipRobertS
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A wonderful place for REALLY late night dining...meaning 10 PM or later. There's very few places that serve dinner that late. Excellent food and friendly service. The Chilean sea bass I had this week was absolutely delicious. I highly recommend Bellwether.

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JimL
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday lunch with my son !

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best Scallops dinner!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere and food was delicious

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DomenicK
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

All good, nice atmosphere, good food, attention is just about right.

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Curious
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We had the pre-theater dinner special, as we had tickets to the Goodman Theater. There was a nice crowd in the restaurant, busy but comfortable. The food was tasty, filling, and a great bargain for the quality.

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Charloga
Des Moines
6 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience4

Well we had a reservation and they tried sitting us upstairs against the wall and it was so HOT so we asked and they re set us downstairs . The portions were very small, I had the sea bass 38.00 with risotto and it had two bones in it . It was cooked properly but very small portion . My sister had the lobster Mac and cheese and said it was good but wouldn’t order it again and my mom had the lobster ravioli and said it was delicious . She got 6 on her plate for 17.00 and she would get it again

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Solid choice for type of foodie. Shrimp and Cod tacos were very solid choices. The Charred Brussels were amazing!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience5

Dinner was ok, but the server wasn’t the most helpful. He didn’t have much to say re: the menu. No help at all, luckily we made great decisions independently. We wasn’t aware of a gratuity charge for 2 people dining, so that was a surprise. Love the atmosphere though!

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Isaac
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service, but a bit on the pricier side. Hope prices can be controlled so that we can go here more often.

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jedge
Milwaukee
9 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great waitress,great food glad they had the packers on t.v.

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vipGreatFood
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and food. Nice atmosphere. I highly recommend it!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

First and chips were very good

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I come at least twice a month for work travel. Theres a large selection.

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vipToryP
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience2

The food is good and the service was fine. What costs this restaurant points is the fact that it is cold indoors when the weather outdoors is cold. The two entrances set up a wind tunnel through the ground level space.

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MarciaH
Omaha
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The grilled octopus was the best I've ever had anywhere. Good service, good food and nice environment.

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arielles
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Juan was our sever, he was awesome .we will definitely return

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vipMoMi
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience2

The Kale salad was awesome, however the short ribs were terrible. I have had better short ribs at gastro pubs. The drinks were strong and delicious. The wine menu was very limited. Chicago has so many awesome restaurants that I feel like I would never need to eat here again. The waiter was trying to rush us to order and did not seem to be interested in explaining anything or providing quality customer service.

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vipWendyH
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Dinner out with our son!! Great staff! Great service! Food was good!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

We went after movie for dinner we ordered our appetiser and main course together ,not realising that waiter will not have that the common sense of not bringing everything together along with our drinks.This of course crammed the table resulting in spilling of wine and then nobody came to offer help to clean up. It was all mess.we picked up napkins from neighbouring tables to clean up. Luckily the food was saved.we were hardly done eating that waiter was there with a check without enquiring if we wanted coffee or dessert etc.looked liked they they just wanted us out.
Unfortunately they have already included gratuity in the check or I would have given nothing.food was fair

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Everything was just okay.

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vipLauren
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great experience coming here. It’s never too busy and the food is always solid. Service has always been great too.

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OpenTable Diner
Mississippi
2 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful restaurant. However our dessert was cold. The cake crumpled and cold, you could tell they had the chocolate cake in the fridge before they have it to us. They could have atleast warmes it up a few seconds before bringing to the table. Short walking distant from our hotel and other nearby places. Great selection and decent prices.

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BerylC
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great, overall menu for reasonable, casual dining. Open very late and right next door to AMC theatre. It’s become our Go To place when we come out of a film.

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vipNone
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

First Time There, was very pleased, will definitely return.

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RandiL
Austin
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

We split the grilled calamari and the prosciutto flatbread. The calamari was amazing! The flatbread was good, a bit salty and could have used more balsamic. The service started off good, but then it seemed that our waiter got lost and never came back. When he did he brought the wrong check. Luckily a manager noticed and was able to help.

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BobbyPK
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Service was great! Tasty food.

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vipScootergirl
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience2

Our experience was below par
Service was very slow
Our Server was constantly doing a disappearing act
We were celebrating a birthday and had written it on our open table reservation- mentioned it again to the hostess who sat us.... made mention of it to the server when asked to see dessert menu but there was not even a happy birthday congrats or a candle on his dessert. We even sang happy birthday but no staff acknowledged the occasion.
Next special occasion will not be celebrated there!

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Vekktor
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

Place for tourists.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Weekend trip to Chicago for fall break

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall2Food5Service2Ambience4

Food took a ridiculous amount of time to come out (like 1h) during lunch rush. Ugh!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I came here for a meeting with my family to discuss out future plans and just to talk and catch up. We had a great time and experience. The amount of food given was great for the price amount. We ordered different things and did a food share. The waitress and maybe manager was great. We spoke with them about the food items and the waitress was very caring and nice. It was a great experience and I would definitely be going back and recommend to others.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We had a great time and the food was good. Lobster Mac n cheese, cool feature having goldfish crackers. Fish and chips with very very good cole slaw. And the spinach artichoke dip with warm pita is delicious.

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vipbladerunner925
Jacksonville
41 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

ended up here because I had a business meeting at Embassy Suites; did not realize that Bellwether was actually part of the hotel. Regardless it was a nice clean, contemporary place- had the lamb burger which was excellent, my guest had the chicken sandwich which was so big he didn't finish it. all washed down with a nice local IPA (Face Melter!! best name yet)- waitress was great!

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Bellwether does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Bellwether is rated 4.3 stars by 361 OpenTable diners.

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