Party Earth Review Seasonal cocktails and a unique Mediterranean menu that changes daily have made The Bristol a popular neighborhood eatery where laid-back foodies and young professionals go for a taste of local flavor. Intensely dedicated... ... read full review
2152 North Damen Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647
Blue Line: Western
Dinner M–Th 5:30–10pm, F 5:30–11pm, Sa 5–11pm, Su 5–10pm,; Brunch Su 10am–2pm
Wicker Park / Bucktown, Chicago –
Seasonal cocktails and a unique Mediterranean menu that changes daily have made The Bristol a popular neighborhood eatery where laid-back foodies and young professionals go for a taste of local flavor.
Intensely dedicated to creating high-quality shareable plates, the restaurant works closely with area farms to offer the freshest dishes around – which means the menu can change from stinging nettle ricotta one day to charred dandelion hash the next.
On weeknights, low-key residents stop in to peruse the chalkboard menu before settling in at the small wooden tables to split a plate of steamed mussels or pork rillettes, while trendy couples take over the bar for some signature duck-fat fries and smoked Sicilian Manhattans.
Fridays and Saturdays bring a bustling scene as upscale hipsters and wealthy locals chill out in the upstairs lounge to snack on homemade nutter-butters as they wait for a table, or join more casual regulars at the two communal tables in the center of the dining room.
Perfect for a relaxing dinner, early-evening cocktails, or even Sunday brunch, The Bristol and its ever-changing menu keep patrons coming back for something new, every time.
The menu at The Bristol is designed to encourage snacking. If you’re with a group of friends, order a ton of the smaller plates and go at it tapas-style – you’re bound to find something you like. But be sure to savor whatever you get, because you might not find it on the menu tomorrow!
Laid-back young professionals, Bucktown residents, hipster couples, and groups of girlfriends, mid-20s to late 30s.
Ambient jazz, Latin, and mellow alternative beats.
Mediterranean fare with a focus on local farming and sustainable practices. Menu updated daily. Sunday brunch. No reservations.
Appetizers $4–$12, cheese plates $16, entrées $11–$26. Beer $7–$9, wine $8–$15/glass, specialty cocktails $11.
Upscale casual: skirts, blouses, slacks, dark jeans, button-downs.
Weeknights for faster service, and Fridays and Saturdays for a friendly crowd, but a potentially long wait.
Duchamp (2118 North Damen) offers more Continental dining and craft cocktails.