25 Degrees

4.7
234 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
25 Degrees offers a new twist on the traditional American burger joint. It offers casual, yet upscale dining experience with a unique menu that includes a substantial wine list, specialty cocktails and adult milkshakes. 25 Degrees is decorated with French toile wallpaper and black crystal chandeliers, creating a swanky atmosphere and old Hollywood ambiance.

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
7.4

25 Degrees is a solid, dimly-lit burger and beer kind of spot in River North. We approve.

Ratings 7.0-7.5:These are your neighborhood standbys - the places that you’ll happily hit for some pasta or a quick salad, but not a restaurant you are bringing your parents or (god forbid) a date to. The true embodiment of good but not great.
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TD
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved this find. Great food, the service was quick and I'd definitely recommend it and visit again.

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OT
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent burgers and good service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place to try. Food was good service was great good music will be back for sure

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NG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great brunch...$12 bottle of champagne and reasonable meal prices. Service was okay but food was great!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Food was delicious! Had the number 3, it was not too spicy and great flavor. What took away from the experience was as soon as we put a fork down the staff was pretty much climbing on top of us to clear the table. It was towards the end of the day but a few times the guy was reaching over us to get stuff of the table.

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VM
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love their adult shakes! The brussel sprouts and cauliflower are delicious too :)

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Good food but they ignored the request for a high top table that I put in when I made the reservation.

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AP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great restaurant, however, Open Table let me make a reservation on President's Day for a time that they were not open for yet. I had to stand outside for 20 min until they opened. This was disappointing.

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TI
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best burgers in Chicago. Love going here whenever I can!

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AS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

25 degrees is my favorite brunch spot. You can't beat $12 bottles of champagne and the burgers are so delicious!

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AB
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great music, great drinks!

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C
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

The food and service is usually very good. Our burgers were not done to our liking and the server sent the wrong order and double charged us on our bill.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really loved the atmosphere and $12 bottle of champagne. Food was great. Need to make reservations before going! Thank goodness we did because they were full Saturday morning for brunch.

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Naples
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent all around!

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KF
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was so yummy!!! The food and drinks make this place a new go to spot for brunch!

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Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Got the half and half fries and onion rings that could’ve been better. Fries oversalted and onion rings bland. But the burger was amazing (ordered a custom burger), nachos are a must try because they don’t skimp on toppings and ordered the wings and Caesar salad wrap which were great too. Wish they had blue cheese for the wings but they only had ranch. Still would def return in a heartbeat

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 1

There weals no heat and cold air was blowing throughout the restaurant. Although, it was not really busy, service was very slow.

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RH
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very accommodating for large groups. Fun atmosphere with great food!

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GI
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always love 25 Degrees, their brunch environment energetic! The menu is unique (with the breakfast quesadilla being my favorite) and the service is fast! Great option for mimosas and bellini's with fresh fruit juice.

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NW
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place with the best burger I have ever eaten. Love the boilermakers and $12 Champagne. Would eat here again and again

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SF
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and drink! I love this restaurant. I have gone for dinner and brunch and I will absolutely go back for both.

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T
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

always a good time - staff are friendly and responsive, hamburgers are delicious, comfortable place with great sunday-funday specials

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SS
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The place was very loud, fun for a boozy brunch. They had tons of food options but the burgers were definitely the star of the menu.

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VW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the $12 champagne bottles. & the breakfast burger was on point! 😊

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

Absolutely horrible experience. Booked a reservation for a large group. Half of the food came out and the other have came out 30 MINUTES LATER. It was awful. Then we asked for a refund on the food that was late since the other people were already done eating by the time it came out and all they took off was a $5 beer. THEN they added an automatic 20% tip which she did NOT deserve. Maybe 10 percent max. This was a terrible experience and we will not be coming back here.

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J
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

I used to like 25 Degrees but did not have a good experience this time. My husband and I arrived at 5:30pm on a Sunday and were the only table ordering food in the entire restaurant. Typically that means that the service is extremely attentive however they messed up the toppings and cook temperature of my burger. When we asked about it, they told us we didn't order that topping. Rather than fight with us, why not bring out the topping so we could add it ourselves? The burger was supposed to be medium, but came out dry and overcooked at a solid "well done". I will not be returning to 25 Degrees. There are too many good burger places in Chicago.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Went to meet my daughter and have a great burger and a good draft. Was a perfect place for that goal.

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A
Chicago
50 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Probably one of the best burgers I've had in Chicago! The fries could have been better, but I'd stack the burger against Au Cheval.

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A
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Definitely not a place for Afternoon Tea although a great place for a beer anytime. The atmosphere is "authentic" for sure...an authentic Chicago bar experience with great burgers. Definitely not a California fern bar. The burgers are simply the best, the fries great, the homemade milkshakes actually homemade. The crowd are nice people and the service very friendly even though sometimes harried at times. You will not be disappointed.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

VERY loud but great food.

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BW
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Great food but some issues with service (errors in orders, issue splitting the bill). Music was too loud for conversation across the table.

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CC
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Despite our long wait with a reservation the burgers were great. The manage, or who we believed to be the manager, was accommodating and apologized for our wait and thanked us for our patience with a complimentary bottle of champagne for our mimosas. The burgers were the perfect size and cooked exactly as requested. The half sweet potatoes and half traditional fries were also delicious. Although the setting is low lighting it gives a great mysterious diner vibe. Large half circle booths provide privacy and the large center bar also provides pleanty of seating.

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AK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great champagne special for brunch and great food!!

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K
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Menu is largely comprised of giant burgers, so you better be ready for them

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c
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was really awesome I have been here a couple times now and I always leave stuffed and happy.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Made a special trip to try this restaurant for brunch and it did not disappoint! It had a very cool and unexpected old Hollywood but hip vibe, the staff was very energetic and genuinely seemed happy to be there. The food was very good. The place was packed which made it a bit noisy but not terrible as we were still able to hold a conversation. Would definitely return!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We were celebrating a birthday and decided to come for their Sunday mimosa special! The food and drinks were wonderful and the atmosphere was energetic & fun. My only complaint was they had very “attentive” busboys who’d continuously take plates we weren’t really done with or would pick up the champagne bottles that weren’t quite empty without asking. I am all for an uncluttered table, but checking to make sure we want our plates removed or we actually want more champagne poured never hurts!

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TM
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

So much fun at this restaurant. Great to go with a group of friends.

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B
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Hamburger and the fries were outstanding. Great atmosphere and service. Good beer choice. Highly recommended.

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BP
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome vibe, menu that exceeds expectations, service is spot on.

Dare I say this is as good, if not better, of a burger joint in Chicago as the fabled au cheval.....YES, I will enthusiastically.

The burger I enjoyed was as perfect as I’ve had, anywhere. Can’t wait to go back and try more soon.

Make a reservation and go.

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