Bellwether

4.2
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350 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
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DK
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All good, nice atmosphere, good food, attention is just about right.

C
Des Moines
6 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Well we had a reservation and they tried sitting us upstairs against the wall and it was so HOT so we asked and they re set us downstairs . The portions were very small, I had the sea bass 38.00 with risotto and it had two bones in it . It was cooked properly but very small portion . My sister had the lobster Mac and cheese and said it was good but wouldn’t order it again and my mom had the lobster ravioli and said it was delicious . She got 6 on her plate for 17.00 and she would get it again

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Solid choice for type of foodie. Shrimp and Cod tacos were very solid choices. The Charred Brussels were amazing!!

OT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Dinner was ok, but the server wasn’t the most helpful. He didn’t have much to say re: the menu. No help at all, luckily we made great decisions independently. We wasn’t aware of a gratuity charge for 2 people dining, so that was a surprise. Love the atmosphere though!

I
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, but a bit on the pricier side. Hope prices can be controlled so that we can go here more often.

j
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great waitress,great food glad they had the packers on t.v.

GF
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. Nice atmosphere. I highly recommend it!

OT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First and chips were very good

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I come at least twice a month for work travel. Theres a large selection.

TP
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

The food is good and the service was fine. What costs this restaurant points is the fact that it is cold indoors when the weather outdoors is cold. The two entrances set up a wind tunnel through the ground level space.

MH
Omaha
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The grilled octopus was the best I've ever had anywhere. Good service, good food and nice environment.

a
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Juan was our sever, he was awesome .we will definitely return

MM
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience2

The Kale salad was awesome, however the short ribs were terrible. I have had better short ribs at gastro pubs. The drinks were strong and delicious. The wine menu was very limited. Chicago has so many awesome restaurants that I feel like I would never need to eat here again. The waiter was trying to rush us to order and did not seem to be interested in explaining anything or providing quality customer service.

WH
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Dinner out with our son!! Great staff! Great service! Food was good!

OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
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 November 11, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Everything was just okay.

L
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on November 3, 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.

OT
Mississippi
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant. However our dessert was cold. The cake crumpled and cold, you could tell they had the chocolate cake in the fridge before they have it to us. They could have atleast warmes it up a few seconds before bringing to the table. Short walking distant from our hotel and other nearby places. Great selection and decent prices.

BC
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on October 23, 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 October 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

RL
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 19, 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 October 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was great! Tasty food.

S
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on October 13, 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 October 12, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Place for tourists.

OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Weekend trip to Chicago for fall break

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall2food5service2ambience4

Food took a ridiculous amount of time to come out (like 1h) during lunch rush. Ugh!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 29, 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
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 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
40 reviews
Dined on September 24, 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!

W
Chicago
61 reviews
Dined on September 21, 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 September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love everything about this establishment. Perfect for any occasion.

HS
1 review
Dined on August 29, 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 August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

l
Columbus
66 reviews
Dined on August 16, 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
14 reviews
Dined on August 1, 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 July 20, 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 July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

MS
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious. Fair prices.

MM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 6, 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 July 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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