Three Dots and a Dash

4.7
1074 reviews
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$30 and under
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Polynesian
A modern take on a classic tiki bar serving inspired cocktails.
Must be 21 years of age or older to enter.
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MM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved Three Dots!! The ambiance is so fun and the drinks were great. I'd definitely go back next time I'm in Chicago - fantastic experience.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat at the bar and hung out with Nick! He was awesome. Great vibes and amazing service. Thanks for making our Chicago experience great!

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Only had cocktails, but all very good. Nice date night.

AV
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I loved the Thai fried chicken it was everything with the drink options, I wish the jerk chicken was a little less spicy but that’s always going to be jerk chicken. I wish they had a dessert menu. My friend recommended me this place to try out due to ads online and she will be going for her birthday next month.

L
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took my brother for his 21st birthday and had a blast! We tried a few of the cocktails and the shotopus! If we a fun ambiance and great for some fun pictures. Our waitress was helpful in making suggestions on the menu and was very attentive. We really enjoyed ourselves and will definitely be back.

SH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance, chill vibe, great appetizer's, great drinks! I will be back!

FG
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

Very good bar. Drinks are second to none. Rum selection is amazing, don't second guess the food either. While the music is too loud and not exactly tiki bar pure once you get through the door does it really matter. Answer is no, btw. This place is amazing and go there no matter what anyone says. Good food, great drinks outstanding service, do yourself a favor and visit.

A
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! The drinks all come in fun cups and are eloquently handcrafted. The service is impeccable—they seated us late for our reservation & gave us free shots in the Shotstopus (partly because birthday reservation). The atmosphere and effort put into the menu make it so fun! As long as you know you’re in for expensive drinks, it is great.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Drinks and food were good and super fun but a bit pricey. We also found the music to be a little too loud. Overall, it is a super fun experience and with unique drinks!

CB
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Love the environment. Such a fun place to go for a drink.

DS
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always wonderful

BW
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 1

Bouncer gave my I.d a problem when it was my 21st birthday & never even said Happy Birthday while reading it. Server seemed to not really care much and got nothing special done for it. definitely not a place you’d want to celebrate anything at

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

21st Birthday

AW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great cocktails definitely trying again soon. Happy hour maybe

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and great drinks! Very unique place! Love it

RK
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

Go for drinks! Drinks and ambience are amazing. Service is ok, food is slow and not worth it.

DH
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My waitress was awesome.It was my first time there and she was really patient and gave us recommendations and overall I loved her energy

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing. Lives up to hype and press. Came from Detroit area and was not disappointed.

AD
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Such a fun place! I am definitely glad my party of 4 made reservations, as it got pretty busy while we were there. Loved the alley entrance, loved that it was 21 and over, loved the Tiki mugs, loved the small plates.

I didn't love the flashes of cell phones, though. I know the Tiki cocktails are super instagrammable, but I really liked the dark ambiance, and Karen taking 7 flash pictures kind of interrupted the mood.

JS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a very good time. Seated on time, prompt service, and very good Tiki drinks for a reasonable price. Would visit again.

AW
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This was my first time at three dots and a dash and I absolutely loved it. I ordered the jerk wings and they was so good just a little to hot . My drink was good as well. It was kind of hard to find but other than that I had a really good time. My waiter was awesome and very patient we had a large party when we went. Will definitely go again!!!

s
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Brought a group of out-of-town friends here for a fun drink. The ambiance is amazing and the cocktails pack a punch-- good value for the quality. The attention to detail with the garnishes and presentation in unique tiki-themed ceramic cups makes for an unforgettable experience. Two in our group ordered sliders, and they were nothing special. The limited food offerings make it a better place for after-dinner drinks. Still, it's a complete, well-designed experience.

S
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for a cocktail and Hors d’oeuvres. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable, we would return in a heartbeat. Definitely a must for tourist or natives of Chicago.

TM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Cocktail and snacks are worth every penny. I bit on $$$ side, but worth in once a while.

J
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

The experience and ambiance at Three Dots and a Dash was AMAZING! Great presentation and wonderful flavor for all food and alcoholic beverage selections. The price was moderate but well worth it. The service could have been a little quicker.

TB
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

The place is very popular with the younger generation. Our group is in our 50s. The drinks were just way too sweet and the food was just not good.

DD
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

We came after dinner after hearing great things about Three Dots and a Dash. The place itself is really cool and fun. Unfortunately our server was incredibly rude dismissiveness and judgemental. Pretty pricey for what it is but the atmosphere is good.

RS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and yummy drinks. A little hard to find since the entrance is in an alley, but a fun place!

JK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

A great atmosphere and nice drink selection. A great location with a fun environment. Food selection a little limited

F
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent drinks and great ambiance. The cocktails are strong so beware! We just had the chips and guac but they hit the spot. Our server was fantastic and made good drink recommendations. She really knew the drinks well and could help us figure out what we wanted. Highly recommend this spot.

OT
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Came here after dinner, had reservations. Make reservations in advance, unless you want to stand outside in a line to enter. Very popular tourist and local spot. We only came here for drinks. The Hawaii style Mai Tai and Aloha Felicia drinks were incredible. Service was friendly and attentive. Will definitely return and recommend.

NS
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the atmosphere. Food and drinks were excellent as well as the service. Fun experience, but a little pricey.

MK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 4

The food was fun and delicious! The service was....hmmm? I also burned my arm on the food platter and told the server and she said, "oh" and walked away. She placed our drink on our table and none of us were able to reach it. We asked her to help us move it and she said, "one sec" and didn't come back for a while. It seemed like we were bothering her, but maybe she was having a bad day.

LG
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is the best around. Nothing's gonna ever keep it down.

Also the drinks are good. Make a reservation at least two, maybe more, days in advance. You won't get in otherwise.

h
New York Area
110 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

I wish i knew more before I booked - maybe website should show the crowd and play POUNDING base? At least I would know that no conversation is possible.
The reserved table not ready - no big deal - waited about 20 mins - next to a giant crowd and had NO room for 6 people but we made it work by finding little seats.
Drinks get a 5 star review - waitress fine, as well.

D
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always Three Dots and a Dash did not disappoint. Great service and the best cocktails in town. Always worth the long trek to enjoy a long weekend.

AS
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Such a fun and unique place for either a date night or group gathering. The alleyway leading up to the door is beautiful at night.

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

Yes the drinks are big and you are able to share. Every drink is sweet. I do not like sweet drinks. Only food I like was the jerk wings. I think this place is overrated to me.

BH
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really fun tiki bar with great ambiance, delicious food and drinks, and an excellent wait staff. The theme of the bar is top notch from the decorations to the cups and food presentations. The bar snacks are all excellent and the cocktails are amazing tropical creations. The hostess and our waitress were both perfectly attentive and we never felt forgotten or harassed. The one slight knock on the place is that the drinks are on the slightly more expensive side... you can easily blow $50 or more per person for 2 drinks and snacks. Still would highly, highly recommend especially for a special occasion.

NB
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 3ambience 5

We were in town for the Taste of Chicago and found this place. It’s hard to find because it’s hidden but once you find it, it’s enjoyable.

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