Doc B's Restaurant + Bar - Gold Coast

4.6
488 reviews
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$30 and under
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Set in a comfortable and inviting atmosphere, Doc B's Restaurant + Bar serves food made from scratch daily. Incorporating the highest-quality ingredients, the menu includes a variety of entree-sized salads, "very special” entrees, crave-worthy burgers and sandwiches, signature Wok Out Bowls™, housemade pizza, indulgent desserts and so much more. Doc B’s also impresses with an extensive craft beer, wine and spirits selection in addition to signature cocktails. No matter what occasion, the expansive menu truly offers something for everyone. With each location having its own personality, Doc B’s Chicago (Gold Coast) is located just steps away from the 900 North Michigan Shops, as well as Michigan Avenue and offers weekday happy hour.
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TD
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

Really poor service is making Doc B’s Gold Coast NOT my neighborhood ‘go-to’. During my most recent dining experience there, my entre wasn’t completed or cleared, I hadn’t finished my drink, yet I was already asked about dessert. I had not even responded yes or no when our bill was placed on our table.

I was one of the very first patrons to this establishment and have brought many guests here. I will hesitate to do so in the future.

t
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always the best food and service!!!! My favorite lunch spot in the city!!!!!

G
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Food was good and the service was good, maybe the service was a little too overbearing. Example. Waiter brought ketchup for my fries, before my meal was served, and two minutes later another waiter cleared the ketchup. They're simply too trained. I asked for some red onion because frankly my sandwich simply looked a lil too bare. Server brought me two strands of red onion....Like come on guys. Get with the program.

BS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Perfect spot for a quick but delicious California Salad with a friend. Can't beat it.

MR
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I’ve been to both locations multiple times and I leave happy every time. This dinner went smoothly, our server was friendly and attentive and the food was delicious (as always).

OT
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Okay food. Pretty overpriced.

LB
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

service was great...enjoyed the evening dining outside...all food was delicious and fresh. cannot wait to go back!

JV
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Location is great and outdoor seating fabulous for summer nights, but food is mediocre for price. Wok bowl with chicken wasn’t anything special and chicken was pretty bland.

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Steaks were overpriced for their flavor. Both the steak frites and the filet Mignon had the same flavor. In a blind taste test you wouldn’t be able to tell the difference

d
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Overall, this restaurant is delightful and I highly recommend it. I was able to make reservations (so happy about that) for lunch, the table was ready when we got there and we were able to get a booth. All positives when with children.

The dips and dressings are, as always, fantastic. The only thing that I was disappointed about was that my filet sandwich was cooked rare versus medium (as requested) and it was tough in the center. I have had this sandwich multiple times and this is the only time i have ever had an issue with the meat quality. Despite this, I am a forever customer and I will definitely be back :-)

AA
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Was staying at a hotel on the Mag Mile and decided to try Doc B's which was only a few blocks walking distance. Delicious food and superb quality. Excellent service. Highly recommend!

C
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

Doc B's is probably an "in" place for the under 40 crowd. Seems loud music and noisy clients draw this group of patrons to the door. But for those of us who prefer a more refined, quiet dining experience, this is not the place. The music is blaring. Outside seating is noisy, not only because of the music from inside that blasts out from open windows, but the location is right on a busy street. Sirens, horns and motorcycles are constantly interrupting conversations. Heaven knows what it's like to dine inside the restaurant.

The food is good but not good enough to put up with all the other annoyances mentioned above.

m
Leipzig
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Had dinner with kids,no kids menu available but great food

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service! Awesome wings! Didn’t even know they were on the menu!

ML
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Jake brought us our drinks - very personable and always good at conversation.

Mary was our waitress - friendly, courteous, brought us a wonderful slice of key lime pie as a birthday dessert.

This restaurant is unique in that whomever passes your table will check on you, bring you your food, water, etc. Even mixologist in kitchen, walked over our coffee. Great place, great food, right off the Mag Mile.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

Terrible service

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S
Chicago
83 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

always delighted with doc b's especially happy to eat outside with out all the noise
super service always, great menu with choices for everyone and always great food
happy repeat diner

j
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service

PS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

They lost our order and we ended up waiting over an hour for our food. The manager did comp the meals which was good.

GD
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and fantastic service!! I highly recommend this restaurant to everyone!!

G
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Waiter was inattentive. Great outdoor seating. Great food.

e
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and terrific from Peter

AR
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

I specifically asked for no mint in the noodle salad and it came with mint - server never even checked in with us to see how our food was. I have had really good servers at Doc B's - this guy was NOT that.

c
Chicago
297 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

We eat here frequently. Food is always great. Today a special was a lobster rioll. It wS very small. And bland. First time I had something disappointing here. Not worth $23.

DB
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 2

We went for a late evening light dinner, and the service ruined our chance at enjoying our meal. We were seated on the patio, ordered water, and still didn’t have anything to drink after our appetizer of grilled artichoke had been served. We tried to flag the server down, but he was too busy visibly counting his tips to see us. Apparently someone hadn’t left enough, because he seemed furious, and was slamming plates and silverware around after that. I had a house salad, which would have been good, except that it was drenched in salad dressing (should have ordered on the side), and the avocado that I requested be added wasn’t there. My friend ordered a bowl, and his Thai sauce also drenched his meal. And it was very sweet, but not at all spicy, as described on the menu. By this time we definitely needed our water refilled, but no one checked on us or asked if we needed anything. Overall such a disappointing experience.

e
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome service

JD
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

In town for 5 days. Loved this place so much we visited both locations. Best meal, music, art work, service we’ve experienced in a long time.

ES
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Terrific service with attentive wait staff. Delicious salads and guacamole with chips. I highly recommend Doc B’s for any occasion.

4
Chicago
89 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Very noisy and food was fair.

e
Chicago
64 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always great service and great food at Doc B’s. For a reliable lunch in a friendly atmosphere you can’t beat Doc B’s. And conveniently located across the street from Bloomingdales.

C
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic meal, great service, perfect for a relaxing evening while out of town.

JA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our party of 4 all enjoyed the bowls. Ahi tuna on rice, on low mein and other bowls were delicious with a healthy feel. Plenty of food, great service, and good beer selection for us beer lovers! We will be back.

SB
Dallas
32 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We had a good time. The food and service were much improved over our last visit.

OT
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

All was good but was disappointed they didn't have any gluten free desserts.

ML
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Drake was a very good waiter. He was engaging, checked in on us without too much disruption and recommended things on the menu. It was a special birthday and he added to the festive atmosphere.
The food was fabulous!

OT
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The fries were incredibly flavorful and the steak was amazing

LS
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

The service is very slow. Be prepared to wait quite awhile to get your food once ordered. The fries were cold and server did not return to the table to check on us until it was too late to let her know. The drink that was ordered took at least 15 mins to arrive and we were never offered a refill (Diet Coke). All in all, not a good value for a $120 lunch. Been here many times and it's consistently the same issues.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service and food were outstanding. Lots of variety to please our crowd.

AR
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

It was fine - food is always good and service was good. Tables r a bit close but that’s understandable

SM
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

It was okay, and nothing amazing. Average service. When we asked for recommendations they said everything, fries were the best part and they were nothing fancy. Great outdoor seating out front.

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