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Burger Bar

Burger Joint, American Restaurant, and Bar$$$$
  • Diane W.
    "The sweet potato tots are the best!"(10 Tips)
    "Also loved me some truffle fries on the side."(5 Tips)
    James R.
    "The burgers are great and the beer selection is top notch."(11 Tips)
    "Try the Les Urbain Burger"(3 Tips)
145 Tips and reviews
  • burgers
  • french fries
  • sweet potato tots
  • beer
  • hey shortay
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  • Shawn B.
    A great place for an upscale burger and a beer. I've been many times.
  • Jeff E.
    Jeff EarlyFebruary 20
    They get points for creativity but the burgers were expensive and average. Fries are single cooked fresh cut so limp and bland. If they prepared them correctly 2x fried they would be great.
  • Diane W.
    Diane WittDecember 15, 2015
    Love the lemon pear cocktail. The sweet potato tots are the best!
  • Joshua W.
    Joshua WhitakerOctober 15, 2015
    Phenomenal burgers of every variety, piled with meats and gourmet toppings. Beer deals. And milkshakes guys. Milkshakes.
  • Dana J.
    Dana JensenFebruary 21, 2015
    The truffle fries are great, and the mug club can get you more generous servings of beer. Buns are softer than I'd like, but the regular burgers are otherwise all very solid. Specials can be weird.
  • Ashley S.
    Ashley SullivanJanuary 29, 2015
    Absolutely amazing burgers! The craft beer list is extensive. You have to try the truffle fries!
  • Vuk N.
    Vuk NikolicNovember 17, 2014
    Burgers, local beer and pearl jam in the background. Love this place. The stuff is really friendly.
  • Yaqoob A.
    Yaqoob AlobaidliNovember 13, 2014
    Burgers are super freaking awesome , one of the best ever on this planet
  • William P.
    William PotashAugust 11, 2014
    get a burger. shakes are good but get a bit too sweet for me.
  • Justin R.
    Justin RandAugust 11, 2014
    Great beer list, the burgers are as good as Kuma's, and the chorizo mac and cheese is incredible.
  • Brent G.
    Brent GatewoodAugust 11, 2014
    Well, the burgers are the best thing about the burger bar. Great beer selection too!
  • Rafael F.
    Rafael FerrerAugust 9, 2014
    Try the beer flight. From the right to left: Bruce, Rosa and Lagunitas. Sounds good! ;)
  • Louis K.
    Louis KliegerAugust 7, 2014
    Fantastic beer selection. The burgers and location are both good for dinner. Don't forget to get a milkshake or malt for dessert!
  • Redeye Chicago
    Redeye ChicagoAugust 3, 2014
    Meat-on-meat burgers called stackers—with short ribs, pulled pork or prosciutto piled on top of the beef patty—are the ultimate indulgence for carnivores at this eatery. Read more
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsOctober 4, 2013
    The customizable burgers are good, but the sides are usually better.
  • Tristal H.
    Tristal HunterJuly 2, 2013
    Good food big portions & my wings were half off because 2day was Tuesday
  • Mariela G.
    Mariela GormanMay 26, 2013
    The wings are incredible... Burgers to die for... And as for the root beer float, words can't explain how good. COME EXTREMELY HUNGRY!!!!
  • Chelsea G.
    Chelsea GrintMay 11, 2013
    Ballast point pale ale is amaze balls. I don't even like pale ales. Incredible after taste.
  • Scott Kleinberg
    Scott KleinbergApril 14, 2013
    Oh, the milkshakes! Try the malted milk ball madness (pictured) or the banana Nutella.
  • Scott Kleinberg
    Scott KleinbergApril 14, 2013
    Burgers are great, fries are great, shakes are great. You know what? It's great.
  • Katie W.
    Katie WilhelmFebruary 23, 2013
    Don't try to substitute for chili...apparently they can't do it bc it will shut down the kitchen. Some kitchen, huh?!
  • Melissa B.
    Melissa BalsanFebruary 10, 2013
    When dining here in the winter, try to get a table in the second room. The front room by the bar is gusty and cold when the door opens.
  • Marco T.
    Marco TimpanoDecember 16, 2012
    It was just meh. The burger was expensive for what I got. Certainly not the best I've had, though not the worst. Bartender was friendly.
  • Colin R.
    Colin ReynoldsOctober 19, 2012
    Good burger and beer options. Reasonably priced (for the city) and enough character to invite a friend next time.
  • Ross G.
    Ross GuthrieApril 26, 2012
    Great selection I draft beer. Sit at the bar & chat with the bartender: they will take great care of you!
  • Lillie Ann F.
    Lillie Ann FarrellApril 5, 2012
    They have great specials! Thursday's $3 can, $2 domestics, $1 pbr
  • Kim
    KimFebruary 26, 2012
    Try the Veggie Burger - Great! One Of the best veggie burgers in the city.
  • Brenda W.
    Brenda WinttersFebruary 15, 2012
    Ask for Mike he is the best! $4 crafts today. Lamb burger, fried pickles are amazing!
  • Rudra B.
    Rudra BanerjiJanuary 10, 2012
    I hope they bring the chorizo burger back. It was one of the best I've had.
  • Kate L.
    Kate LeeNovember 14, 2011
    Les Urbain and the High Hog burgers are the best. Make sure to ask about the monthly special.
  • Meg F.
    Meg FranklinOctober 10, 2011
    Not many burger joint offer grass fed beef. The tallgrass burger was great!
  • keli k.
    keli knightOctober 8, 2011
    The Les Urbain burger is awesome &amazing (Brie, onion jam, dijonnaise)
  • Chris B.
    Chris BroylesOctober 6, 2011
    Always give the special burger of the day a try -- something special every time!
  • Thrillist
    ThrillistSeptember 21, 2011
    BB's the latest entrant in the over-the-top burger game, with half pounders like the Hey Shortay (braised short rib patty w/ fennel) and the High Hog (pork burger topped with BBQ pork/bacon/ham). Read more
  • Steve ‘Pudgy’ D.
    Care with that name! This is a fast service casual restaurant with a spectrum of craft beer selections. Watch out for daily beer specials. Food is above-average.
  • Kirstjen L.
    Kirstjen LorenzJuly 31, 2011
    Looking forward to trying another burger here. Hey Shortay & Les Urbain were both winners! The fries with bacon & blue cheese were very good & they have an excellent beer selection & make very good
  • Michael
    MichaelMay 23, 2011
    This burger changed my life. By far the best thing I've ever put in my mouth. Also there's a photo booth. A PHOTO BOOTH!! Read more
  • Scott B.
    Scott BushFebruary 14, 2011
    Not super consistent on cooking temp. Medium well ended up being pink throughout.
  • Kap L.
    Kap LangDecember 9, 2010
    Wild Bill w/ white cheddar was phenomenal. Service was great along w/ the specials and beer selection. Will definitely come back.
  • Annie E.
    Annie EricksonNovember 24, 2010
    Amazing burgers. Cooked perfectly. Try the horseradish cheddar!! I will be back despite the service being less than stellar.
  • Gio F.
    Gio FretzNovember 12, 2010
    Must try the Tur-Duck-En Burger!!!!!! Arugula, cranberry chutney, brie, butternut squash, relish and rosemary aioli. HOLY GOODNESS!!!!!
  • Joe K.
    Joe KieferNovember 6, 2010
    Arrogant Bastard. First time I've seen this beer since 2003, and haven't had a better beer since. Expensive, but if you like dark beer you won't regret it. Trust me!
  • e.g.
    e.g.October 2, 2010
    Great burgers (Les Urbain is a good choice). But the fries were disappointing--both truffle & sweet potato fries were under-cooked, and bleu cheese fries were bad (just dressing poured over them).
  • Marco
    MarcoSeptember 20, 2010
    So far the best cheese burger place in the gold coast; half pound burgers plus home made chips delicious!!!!
  • James R.
    James RegaladoSeptember 16, 2010
    Sweet potato fries are my fav. The burgers are great and the beer selection is top notch.
  • Chicago Sun-Times
    Chicago Sun-TimesSeptember 10, 2010
    2 stars for a joint that makes a good burger, turns out tons of tasty toppings and creativity. But the service can leave you flat on your buns. Read more
  • Jess S.
    Jess SSeptember 5, 2010
    Good craft beer selection. Burgers are nothing to write home about. Definitely not a Kuma's replacement.
  • Ozzmon D.
    Ozzmon DumasSeptember 1, 2010
    Great place. Default cooking for burgers is medium. So let them know if you want otherwise.
  • Alison
    AlisonAugust 8, 2010
    Really friendly staff and great burgers! Also loved me some truffle fries on the side.
  • Laurie R.
    Laurie RedmanJuly 31, 2010
    Chef John was a doll and the les urbain burger with Brie and onion jam marmalade with dijonnaise to die for.
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