Bellwether

4.2
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334 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.
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.2
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.0
Value
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75% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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

OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Everything was just okay.

L
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.

BC
Chicago
14 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.

u
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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

RL
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.

BP
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Service was great! Tasty food.

S
Chicago
35 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!

V
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

Place for tourists.

OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Weekend trip to Chicago for fall break

OT
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!

OT
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.

OT
Chicago
4 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.

b
Jacksonville
39 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!

OT
Chicago
60 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Food was good, but lunch menu nowhere near as nice as the dinner menu. Love the place otherwise though!

JG
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love everything about this establishment. Perfect for any occasion.

HS
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Found this fantastic gem! I was told by a friend to visit this place. It was fabulous every dish I tried (which was a little of everyone’s) was exceptional. The staff is so helpful and attentive, they really created an experience. Great Vibes! We will for sure come back.

SD
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place for a nice casual meal in Chicago. Reasonable prices and good food selections.

l
Columbus
61 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

Food generally very good. Green beans with spare ribs nothing special. Scallops very good and well done as we requested. Server very good. Would have preferred a more recognizable wine list but was ok. Would go back.

O
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved this restaurant. There was a nice variety of food on the menu and the prices were very reasonable. The beef tenderloin sliders were to die for! I highly recommend this restaurant!

CA
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

I would recommend Bellwether to anyone who wants a nice dining experience with a variety of menu options to fit most dietary types. At our most recent visit, our appetizers arrived extremely late and were immediately followed by our entrees. I am sure this was a timing issue due to the busy start of dinner hour.

S
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I LOVE the spring rolls and the Stella burger ! A favorite and a must have everytime !

MS
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always delicious. Fair prices.

MM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Bellwether was amazing. My boyfriend and I went there for dinner for a date night downtown. Food was great, ambiance was amazing and it was decently priced for it being downtown. Definitely would return again.

D
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, made my daughter a plate of spaghetti even though it wasn’t on the menu. Thanks

OT
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

GREAT, great dinner at the Bellwether Chicago. Superior service! Excellent cuisine!

JK
Milwaukee
20 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We agree we may adopt this as “our local!” The menu has good variety, all we’ve tried is very tasty. The Mac and cheese, the flat breads, the salmon, Caesar salad...and the Brussels sprouts were the BEST.
Service was very friendly and attentive. Wine list is kind of pricey but our cab was very good.

The atmosphere is comfortable modern. The kitchen stays open late. And it’s great for takeout, too.

KR
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

Food was food. Kitchen forgot one item in dish. Main problem was very slow service for refills on coffee and water. Had to constantly attempt to flag down a waitstaff. Restaurant was not yet busy. On a Sunday brunch need more attentive service. Everyone was friendly.

F
Chicago
75 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Went to Bellwether for Brunch, and it was a nice experience! Mimosas and bloody marys were made perfectly. The southwest skillet and salmon benedict were delicious! The waitstaff was attentive and nice. Overall I would go back there for breakfast and also give it a try for lunch/dinner sometime! It was a perfect spot for brunch right before the movie next door.

c
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, wonderful wine list, and great variety on the food menu.

PA
1 review
Dined on 25 March 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

I honestly cannot write this restaurant at all other than to say it was absolutely a big let down when my party got there the restaurant was not even open it was under construction very disappointed will never use this service again

SS
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

The restaurant is not even open - you should shut down your online reservation option and this survey process until the actual restaurant opens!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday dinner

TF
Charleston
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Was really looking forward to eating here since it was conveniently located and the menu had a variety of options, very disappointed to get there and see the sign on the door, "closed due to pipe burst." I understand some things are out of control, but had to search for a new place to eat on the street corner while everyone was hungry and cold. Felt very embarrassed to have planned a dinner for several people and find out when we got there. It would have been appropriate and respectful to receive an email or text message prior to showing up to a closed restaurant. I should have read the reviews prior to booking, seems like the restaurant has been closed for over a month yet people were still able to make reservations without knowing. Felt it was inappropriate for the restaurant and open table reservations to continue to allow bookings to occur and disrupt customers dining experience.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

This place is closed for renovation and didn’t have the courtesy to turn off their reservations. They will allow you to make them and show up.

P
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

When we arrived they were closed due to pipe broke. Understand that these things happen but no one let us know, my phone number was on reservation as well as email! Very disappointing to be left at 6 with no reservation !

a
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

They weren’t open and never called to let us know....

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

The restaurant is CLOSED for remodeling!!! That would have been nice to know before getting there!! Really threw off our days itinerary. Please note that in your app.

OT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

It is closed: please remove from the Open Table App

JR
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

So considering we had reservations on Val day it would have been nice to get a phone call email stating that they would be closed

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