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Gilt Bar

View Map230 W. Kinzie St., Chicago
Tel: (312) 464-9544
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Editorial Review of Gilt Bar

There are plenty of things to feel guilty about when dining in Gilt Bar.

For one, there's the restaurant's carb-laden handmade ricotta gnocchi. There's also the savory pork and duck liver toast. Oh, and did we mention the bone marrow, or the cooked-to-perfection 16-ounce porterhouse? We won't even get started on the desserts, as those would surely require redemption.

But enough, you're here to indulge and Gilt chef and owner Brendan Sodikoff who has held for at such lauded places as the French Laundry, Alain Ducasse and Per Se is here to help. Located in the former Aigre Doux space just across from the Merchandise Mart, Gilt Bar evokes a sense of Hollywood glam with its vintage vibe, pre-prohibition cocktails and old-fashioned food. The bar's interior sets the mood with its 100-year-old brass bar top, brass-framed mirrors, antique street lamps, reclaimed folding theater chairs and rustic leather-tufted lounge seats.

Gilt's mixologists are well-versed in classic drinks, like the old-school sazerac, and their martinis made with local Wisconsin vodka are as stiff as they come. If you're in the mood for something a little less posh, Gilt will gladly serve you a PBR for just two bucks.

Average cost: $10-$20

Centerstage Reviewer: Stacy Warden

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5 p.m.-2 a.m. Tuesday-Saturday

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