“Solid if not spectacular” eats and moderate tabs make this “comfortable” Loop New American a “dependable spot” for “business lunches” and dinners before the Lyric Opera (open Saturdays in show season only); fence-sitters, however, feel it’s merely “serviceable”, especially considering the “indifferent” service – but many agree its “convenient” location trumps all, keeping it a “standby.”
Operations may be disrupted due to COVID-19. Be sure to contact the restaurant to find out its current status and offerings.One North Kitchen & Bar Restaurant Review:
Dubbed a "contemporary American brasserie," this restaurant often tries to be too many things to too many people. The relentlessly trendy, globally accented selection bops from a tuna taco with pickled jícama slaw to Bolognese pasta. (Don’t bother with the burger.) A hodgepodge of ingredients spoils some dishes, while others are undone by careless preparation. The filet --- crusted with bone...
An energetic mix of corporate types and pre-opera diners nosh on American fare at this comfortable Loop restaurant.:
Stone walls, black leather booths and mahogany accents make suits feel right at home and provide opera-goers a cozy place to dine. The roomy outdoor patio is inviting but noisy... Pros + good corporate spotcomfortablegenerous portions Cons - hit-or-miss food