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One North Kitchen & Bar, Chicago, IL

One North Kitchen & Bar

4.5
4.5
1428 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Executive Chef Laura Piper drives the American Contemporary culinary scene in Chicago with a creative menu that boasts fare that is approachable, fresh, and succulent. The bar features an impressive and extensive selection of craft beer, artisanal cocktails, and fine wine. The restaurant is housed within the landmark One North Wacker building, where floor to ceiling windows encase mahogany and slate flooring, flagstone walls, multiple fashioned well-appointed indoor/outdoor seating areas, an urbane bar, and an open kitchen. Diners are privy to an extraordinary view of the adjacent historic Chicago Lyric Opera House. Chef Piper has created an ideal atmosphere for intimate dinners, social gatherings, business meetings, private events, and pre or post opera performance meals and cocktails. One North Wacker is conveniently located near CTA and Metra stations.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (312) 750-9700

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    LGBTQ+, Women

  • Executive chef

    Laura Piper

  • Catering

    One North Kitchen and Bar caters to both corporate and private events. Please reach out to Elisa Harmon at events@onenorthkitchen.com for more information and the current menu.

  • Private party facilities

    Buy-Out the entire Main Dining Room for a private event. The Dining Room accommodates up to 150 guests for a seated event and up to 350 guests for a stand up reception

  • Private party contact

    Elisa Harmon: (312) 750-9700

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Loop

  • Cross street

    Madison

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Washington/Wells (Brown, Purple, Pink, Orange) <br />Ogilvie Metra Station<br />Amtrak Union Station

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM,Fri - 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    3 - 7 pm Monday thru Friday with fabulous appetizers and daily drink specials

Popular dishes

What 1,428 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. D

    Disappointing

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    We had great hopes for this restaurant, since we are frequent opera-goers and the location of 1N is perfect. But this was a disappointing experience. The food was okay, but meagre and not so carefully thought-through. I had the Salmon Nicoise salad (a favorite dish), and it barely resembled the dish. The piece of salmon was tiny, potatoes invisible, dressing barely detectable. This was a long way from a composed salad. My friend had the Chicken Paillard. A slab of chicken breast with a sauce of some sort, with a vegetable garnish. This did not reflect the menu listing except that it was chicken breast. The service and the wine were good, as was the beet bruschetta appetizer. But the prices are not cheap here for the food one gets. While the appetizers and desserts are fine, and the wine is competitively priced, the entrees are seriously lacking in both imagination and volume. Just passable.
  2. JM

    JuliaM

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    We went there for a pre-opera dinner. The service was good however the food was very bland. We all had the harvest bowl - and we all agreed it had no taste! Soy sauce, pepper flakes improved it greatly; pickled ginger would be another great option. It is very noisy; we were at a hightop table near the bar. There is an area with regular height tables ... perhaps it's quieter there?
  3. SC

    SusanC

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The table are spaced quite close to each other and everyone seemed to be shouting making it tough to talk in an indoor voice and be heard. There were surprisingly few non-meat choices. I have the Harvest bowl which was OK but lack flavor without cheese or sauce to speak of or anything that tied it together. The service people seemed overly busy and was happy to get out of there when done with our 1 course.
  4. KB

    KathleenB

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Disappointed with the partly uncooked, cold "roasted" potatoes and the tough pastry tart, but the rest of the food was good. The server forgot my espresso, but I eventually got it.
  5. BS

    BretS

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great business lunch, fantastic white fish entree, timely service.
  6. GE

    GEmom

    Chicago

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Cobb salad had too much dressing but was tasty- might want to consider ordering dressing on the side.
  7. LG

    LawrenceG

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent place for lunch before going to Lyric Opera.
  8. A

    Arly

    Chicago

    149 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    149 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Group going. To the Lyric
  9. d

    dinealot

    Chicago

    171 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    171 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    With so many choices in Chicago, this particular restaurant offers nothing to return for. Its only positive is its proximity to the Lyric.
  10. SZ

    SZJSINGS

    Chicago

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were seated promptly for our 5:30 PM reservation; our order was taken and the meal brought to the table quickly. We dined on the seared scallop entree and the risotto feature. Both were excellent.
  11. DT

    DeniseT

    Richmond

    25 reviews

    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Enjoyed our lunch! We had a great waiter, too. Thanks.
  12. CS

    CathyS

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Nice place for a business lunch. Good variety on the menu.
  13. PM

    PamelaM

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Drinks...well prepared. Food...moderate proportions. Service... excellent. Ha e been here several times before a event and service is very intune about time scheduling. Food is of good quality. Burrata appetizer is great for a starter. Scallops were amazing. Risotto is a good size portion. I saw others ordering salads which came out looking so fantastic. Don't forget dessert. Several great options. Highly recommend for all.
  14. LA

    LisaA

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for a pre opera dinner and parked in the garage on lower Wacker. Easy to find from directions listed on the website . Dinner was delicious and there was plenty of time pre show to enjoy. We did not feel rushed at all and our waiter Reuban was wonderful . Impeccable service , great food, lovely atmosphere and perfect location. They even validate the parking if you use the one south garage so that it is free.
  15. C

    Cgourmet

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Service was slow
  16. M

    Marcy

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    It was a hectic happy hour and before Opera so I can excuse the noise and slow service.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great for pre-show dinner . Staff responsive to time. Able to swap sides. Whitefish and risotto dishes were very good.
  18. g

    goodfoodlover

    Greensboro

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is an excellent place for a meal after the opera, or just a delicious light meal. We had the delightful Juan as our server. Service was quick, efficient and smooth. Food was well prepared and presented.
  19. HD

    HealthyandDelicious

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience3
    Noisy, but great location for the Lyric. Interesting menu and good service.
  20. LD

    LeahD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went here before going to the opera and had a lovely time! The stag was great and checked about food allergies! We sat outside which was lovely. Our server made sure we got our food quickly and check in enough time to make it to the show!
  21. Z

    Ziggy

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Went to Lyric opera for Fiddler on Roof
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service excellent. Our waiter Bob was very accommodating and had us out in plenty of time to get to the opera. So great to be back there again!
  23. JM

    JonathanM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One NorthKitchen is my go to spot for lunch or happy hour in the Loop. Great menu, great service, perfect location!
  24. W

    Wpnaes

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Super convenient location for a pre Opera meal. Modern ambiance, so not the most intimate locale, but very good food and service.
  25. CP

    CherylP

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The service was excellent. And our salads were nicely prepared. Pleasant dining area for conversation.
  26. PB

    PranayaB

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We sat outside on a beautiful day! Food was good as well.
  27. GB

    GrantB

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great location, great food with healthy choices and great service!
  28. K

    Kevin

    Chicago

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Loved the outdoor seating. Service was very good.
  29. L

    Lizard

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and terrific service
  30. L

    Lunch

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One North is a dependable place for lunch. Plenty of opportunity to reserve with spacious seating inside and out. Service was prompt and attentive. Menu offered standard fare with some interesting twists - my BLT had a tasty glaze on the bacon.
  31. TB

    TracyB

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We sat on the patio because it was a beautiful evening. The indoor area looked pretty cool,The menu was interesting with a good variety of choices. Most of our dishes were delicious. However, the salmon was just ok. The risotto was excellent! Our server was very nice and helpful. We will be back.
  32. LM

    LynnM

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Had a good experience and would recommend One North Kitchen. Good ambiance. Sat outside. Salmon was very good. Only complaint is that portions were small.
  33. m

    marty

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Met up with three family members for a pre-theater dinner & drinks. Great service, good food and reasonable prices!
  34. LB

    LittleBuff

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Nice atmosphere, great food, quick service. Highly recommend!
  35. K

    Katie

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Our server was very polite and attentive. The food was served quickly and Tessa very good.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    What restaurant does not have chilled wine glasses from wise that should be drink a bit chilled. Waiter actually told me to put some ice in my $16 Chardonnay. Wine is important to me and I will not return to a place that does not know how to serve certain wines.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Overall good food and experience
  38. LG

    LaurenG

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for lunch!
  39. AA

    AndrewA

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great biz lunch spot. So glad to see them full again for weekday lunch.
  40. MT

    MargaretT

    Chicago

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    enjoyed lunch outside on a beautiful day. Nice variety on menu

FAQs

One North Kitchen & Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 1428 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today
Google Map for One North Kitchen & Bar

1 North Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60606

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Madison

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Loop

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Washington/Wells (Brown, Purple, Pink, Orange) Ogilvie Metra StationAmtrak Union Station

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    LGBTQ+, Women

  • Executive chef

    Laura Piper

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (312) 750-9700

  • Catering

    One North Kitchen and Bar caters to both corporate and private events. Please reach out to Elisa Harmon at events@onenorthkitchen.com for more information and the current menu.

  • Private party facilities

    Buy-Out the entire Main Dining Room for a private event. The Dining Room accommodates up to 150 guests for a seated event and up to 350 guests for a stand up reception

  • Private party contact

    Elisa Harmon: (312) 750-9700

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