Drew's on Halsted

4.5
785 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Casual
Established in 1996 in the Lakeview neighborhood, Drew's features classic American fare plus a full bar and patio. Great food and impeccable service attract locals and visitors. Enjoy our outstanding martini, romantic dinner, delicious brunch or pop in for happy hour. We are a few steps from Briar St. Theatre, making us the perfect spot before of after Blueman shows.

$6 Martini Mondays
50% off Bottles of Wine Tuesdays
50% off Artisan Pizzas and Burgers Wednesdays

Organic
Local Grown
Vegetarian
Vegan (selections available)
Gluten Free (selections available)
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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Lovely meal. We enjoyed it and will be back.

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JC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

the only thing was that it was cold everytime someone opened the front door and i specifically asked the host if it would get cold due to where we were sitting and he assured us it wouldn't, but it was very cold whenever the front door(s) were opened. other than that, it was excellent, great food, great service, great atmosphere!

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MW
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Was looking for something convenient before going to Blue Man & Drew's exceeded that by miles.The fact they have parking till 12 for $5 added to it. We went there thinking casual along the lines og burgers, etc & left full after some fresh swordfish cooked perfectly & a moth watering hanger steak. Portions were filling & bread pudding desert was plenty to share. After the show we went back for some drinks. Drew's been there 20+ yrs & one can see why. We'll go there regardless of show nearby as there were several other dishes that looked good. Well Done Drew !!

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BV
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely evening, great service and very good food and drink choices. A little pricey but worth it. If you're celebrating something special it's the place to be. The once a month cabaret was an added treat. We'll be back.

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l
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The Mediterranean Salmon has a wonderful combination of flavors. The decor provides an atmosphere of comfortable elegance. Staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Love this place!

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G
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Drews offers a great menu of delicious food. We can always count on them for a great dinner and cocktail.

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c
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Small appetizer portions, slow service, entrees lacked flavor.

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RS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I’m always impressed how delicious the ribs are. I also decided to try some dessert this time and got creme brûlée which was also really good. The servers are always really friendly and overall I had a great dining experience.

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J
Chicago
65 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were dinning with friends from Milwaukee and they enjoyed the restaurant from top to bottom. In particular the tasty cocktails.

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JM
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Loved the casual yet elegance of this place! The food was very good, everyone had something different and no-one was disappointed out of 5 of us! I was so happy with the grilled veggies and the crab cakes were the best I've ever had! Will be returning!

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ST
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I had a wonderful time here with my 3 daughters. All three will be married this spring. April May and June, so a weekend get a way trip to Chicago was planned. We read about Drew's and decided that it would be a convenient place to go after the Blue Man Group. We found much more than convenience. The food was terrific and arrived promptly. Everything was tasty and fresh. The salmon was made to perfection and exactly how I ordered it. The server was pleasant and conversational and went out of her way to make our experience here enjoyable. We had a drink called "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!" Appropriate for the occasion. I highly recommend Drew's. I would eat here again if I lived in the Chicago area.

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SC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Starting off, we were seated directly in the kitchen doorway even though the restaurant had many open tables. It was a nice booth, but the kitchen noise is never the best for ambiance. Our server was lovely. Really lighthearted and fun, he came over enough to be helpful but he did not hover or come by too much. Which can be annoying. Honestly he saves this review. The menu was changed for the holiday (which is fine) but there were no links to the new menu on the website so when we had decided things we wanted to eat (the reason we chose this restaurant) they did not exist upon arrival. Not fine. Our meal was good. Not exceptional. But good. The kitchen messed up one of the orders but the server noticed as it was leaving the kitchen before it made it to the table. Unfortunately the vegetables were very subpar. Lastly and worst of all, we ordered crème brûlée.
When our dessert came out my husband and I each excitedly took and bite and each instantly choked it back up into our water glass. (Not exactly a nice moment for date night) The dessert was made entirely of SALT instead of sugar. When we told the staff, they LAUGHED it off and said “oh yes the salt is located next to the sugar. WHAT?!! Does this happen often?? I still have sores on my tongue from a he amount of salt in that one bite, it was staggering and quite frankly alarming that they did not seem to care at all. We were comped the $8 for the crème brûlée... which is literally the LEAST they could do. Slow clap for laughing at us and doing the bare minimum.

Definitely not an ideal restaurant if you’re trying to have a date, or interact with another human without regurgitating into your water glass. Go to another restaurant. (Hopefully our server moves to a new restaurant soon!!)

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KS
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a very special Valentine’s Night dinner. My steak was tender and delicious. My wife thoroughly enjoyed her Salmon! The bread pudding dessert was to die for!!

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B
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

My husband and I enjoyed dinner her on Valentine's day. The service was excellent. The cocktail was inventive and quite tasty, The butternut squash ravioli was a flavorful appetizer. The pork tenderloin was delicious, the roasted vegetables were fresh and crisp. Hubby enjoyed his pasta. They had an appropriate choice of wines by the glass to accompany my dinner.

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KS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

If they seat you in the back by the bathroom door, ask to be moved....everytime someone went through this door it slammed so hard it shook the wall. Told the waiter about it, he attempted to quiet the door, but only slightly. Other than this issue, dinner was fine, food quality is good.

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b
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Service team needs to be sensitive to vocalists while singers are on. Buss station area and dropping of plates too loud...as we patrons are seated right there.
Less harsh lighting for stage/window area would be an improvement. Glaring on guests and bouncing off windows back to interior.

Really enjoy the menu selection. Love the VEG burgers!

Continued success!

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MO
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 2Ambience 4

The grilled calamari was burnt . The chicken was so dry I could not even eat it. They also had a loud show that I was hoping to avoid and for some reason nobody could tell me when it was supposed to start. The place itself looks nice but there is no way I would go back.

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LZ
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Several Wednesdays per month you can enjoy Cabaret-style entertainment served up by a number of well-known or up-and-coming singers along with your food and drinks. The service is above and beyond pleasant, efficient, attentive and accommodating. Bartender mixes up generous cocktails and the menu has an extensive variety of Appetizers, Entres and more. NO COVER!

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DD
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was my second time here. This time I came by myself to dine at the bar. I have not stop telling people how delicious the duck confit risotto is!! Everything was great though! The salad was ever so slightly over dressed but the dressing was so good I didnt mind. Love the Parmesan fries and the steak was cooked perfectly. Cannot wait to come back!

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DC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent on all levels!

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H
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We explored this dining venue during Chicago's restaurant week. The food was sensational and the service was attentive and helpful. This neighborhood gem should be on everyone's must try list. You will surely become a regular.

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HN
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Nothing that really stood out food wise. Tasted fine. Service and atmosphere was amazing.

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CM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went to brunch for restaurant week! Overall it really wasn’t that great of a deal, but the food came in large portions and everything was very good. The servers were also very attentive and kind.

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OT
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a fun experience for brunch. Our go to place. Great food and value. Love Drew too

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SP
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, friendly service. Perfect for brunch - didn't feel rushed.

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OT
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was outstanding and service was spot on!

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OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service was great. Able to talk - not noisy. Brunch at 2:15. Perfect

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OT
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome. Great food and service.

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P
Chicago
63 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

This is my second time going to this restaurant. The food is very good and the service was fine.

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OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful all around, wait staff even showed us how they folded their napkins,

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SL
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was delicious. My friend and I ordered off the appetizer menu and split everything.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Drew’s was excellent. We had a great pre-show dinner before catching Blueman Group!! The server was very good and food was not too pricey. Hostess was very hospitable. We’ll be back again!!

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CC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Delish Grilled Steak Melt. Also went out of their way to make a Cappucino on ice

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d
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The good is really good and the service is always exceptional

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DW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely love the owner, Drew and the entire staff! The food is amazing and the ambiance is impeccable!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food and service it was very good.

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BR
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great neighborhood gem! The manager is beyond lovely our server was amazing and funny!

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M
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Good value. Will return

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always good food and service. Favorite place to bring friends.

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R
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

We tried Drew's for the first time for brunch and would definitely go back. The chorizo omelet was great and so was the salmon blt. We especially liked the mimosas (only $3 each) and the make your own bloody bar filled with all types of fixings. Warm and inviting atmosphere and the wait staff was all very friendly. Oh, the truffly fries were great too.

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