The Bristol

New American Restaurant · Bucktown
2152 N Damen Ave (at Webster Ave.), Chicago, IL 60647, United States
Open until 11:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 5:30 PM–10:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 5:30 PM–11:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 5:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 10:00 AM–2:00 PM
    • 5:00 PM–10:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Beer, Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:

Bristol's menu features handmade pasta, charcuterie, farm-fresh produce, and a nose-to-tail approach to cooking. Beverages include handmade cocktails, a wine list featuring over two hundred producers, and beers from around the world.


Based on 229 votes

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  • What you need to know
    Chicago Realtor M.
    "The basque cake is quite possibly the best dessert I have ever had."(13 Tips)
    Time Out Chicago
    "devastatingly delicious egg-and-ricotta-filled raviolo"(6 Tips)
    Ray L.
    "Duck Fat Fries and a Matilda brew...the best"(8 Tips)
    "Bristol chef Chris Pandel does things with animal parts"(4 Tips)
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  • basque cake
  • cocktails
  • raviolo
  • brunch food
  • apple salad
  • trendy
  • ravioli
  • good for dates
  • wine
  • bone marrow
  • scotch
  • dessert pastries
  • great value
  • daily specials
  • monkey bread
  • tartare
  • chicken
  • meats
  • biscuits
  • brisket
  • Olga G.

    Amazing staff and Eggs Benedictne.

    Olga Gonzalez · August 24
  • Kara A.

    Basque cake!

    Kara Ayers · August 11
  • Marla M.

    The chorizo app is melt in your mouth yumminess. Yes the basque cake is totally delish.

    Marla Mullowney · August 6
  • Ben M.

    Just surrender to whatever the chef wants to cook that day. You won't be disappointed.

    Ben Morrow · August 3
  • Molly L.

    I like dinner better than brunch. The brunch is pretty heavy with not many non meat centric options available. Always an innovative menu and great cocktails.

    Molly Lynn · August 3
  • Eli S.

    The Duck fate fries are very good.

    Eli Speigel · July 22
  • paolo f.

    portion control ideal, well thought out plates, well priced, the bristol is an ace.

    paolo f · June 3
  • Chicago Tribune

    The Bristol's take on hangover comfort food consists of a combination of dense noodles, roasted pork belly and small coins of shrimp cake. Then, seasonal vegetables and herbs are added to the bowl. Read more

    Chicago Tribune · April 23
  • Brooke M.

    Good date spot.

    Brooke Morris · April 8
  • ben m.

    The wife and I had an incredible meal here. Both the food (raviolo and brisket in borscht sauce were favorites) and the cocktails (Vieux Carré) were fantastic. The staff was great. We'll be back.

    ben m · March 11
  • Helaine K.

    Delicious food. Monkey bread a must. Pasta all homemade don't miss.

    Helaine Katz-Ratskoff · February 12
  • Leonardo G.

    One of the best brunches I have ever had!!! Definitely a must in Chicago

    Leonardo Gastmann · February 7
  • behice i.

    Beef brisket, smoked salmon, and ravioli were to-die for. Definitely basque cake was living up to it buzz. I really like the European style of longer dining and not pushing the food in a rushed pace.

    behice ilhan · January 25
  • Rebecca R.

    Brunch was amazing! Great Bloody Mary!! Must try the chicken n biscuit.

    Rebecca Rickert · January 14
  • Bram S.

    The chicken for dinner. Is the best.

    Bram Schumer · January 3
  • Cathy C.

    Awesome brunch!!!!

    Cathy Calhoun · September 7, 2014
  • Chefs Feed

    Giuseppe Tentori, chef of GT Fish & Oyster, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Crispy pig's tail. Read more

    Chefs Feed · August 22, 2014
  • Renia P.

    Amazing food! A worthy try! So much fun

    Renia Pudzisz · June 27, 2014
  • Eduardo M.

    Portions are big, food is delicious

    Eduardo Martinez · May 4, 2014
  • Kavitha S.

    Fennel pasta is delish

    Kavitha Sagi · April 17, 2014
  • Geoff M.

    All around solid.

    Geoff Mikelsons · February 16, 2014
  • Nick N.

    The half chicken was delicious but unfortunately the fries were way overrated and the rest was just ok. Surprised it has a Michelin BG.

    Nick Naber · January 4, 2014
  • Justin M.

    Amazing grub. Great bartenders who make even better cocktails

    Justin Mccarthy · October 29, 2013
  • Christine S.

    Great brunch spot! Giid menu, drinks music

    Christine Solorio · October 13, 2013
  • Sara T.

    We ordered duck fat fries which came with ketchup and garlic aioli, raviolo, and Arctic char. Fancy restaurant. But unfortunately the food was only alright.

    Sara Tsai · October 5, 2013
  • Elise L.

    I don't order chicken at restaurants, ever, but I would order this again in a heartbeat

    Elise Lenthe · August 3, 2013
  • Bert T.

    Chilaquiles and Benedict seem to be top picks.

    Bert Tisch · July 21, 2013
  • Alissa G.

    I'm not a big chicken person but my husband ordered it and it was so delicious with such surprising, intricate flavors. Yum!

    Alissa Green · July 4, 2013
  • Bryan E.

    Try the crunchy snap peas with whipped feta as one of your starters!

    Bryan Einwalter · May 25, 2013
  • Clifford B.

    Small plates allow you to try an incredible array of tastes and textures. Beef heart tartare, seriously? It was great as was the 1/2 chicken. Basque cake was a nice finish. Tables very close.

    Clifford Brown · April 29, 2013
  • Emily D.

    If you're ever going to order chicken at a restaurant, this is the place to do it. It's phenomenal. And the monkey bread with dill sauce is more than worth filling up on.

    Emily Doolittle · April 19, 2013
  • Perry A.

    Smoked Sicilian Manhattan, Beef Heart Tartar, Chitarra, Chocolate Cremeux

    Perry Accardo · April 16, 2013
  • Daisy S.

    Great service. Basque cake is a must

    Daisy Sparks · April 6, 2013
  • Time Out Chicago

    The secret to the duck fat fries' addictiveness isn’t just that they’re fried in duck fat. It’s the fact that they’re executed perfectly—crispy on the outside, soft on the inside. Read more

    Time Out Chicago · March 20, 2013
  • ISC C.

    Get appetizers to share and save room for dessert, especially the Basque cake.

    ISC Chicago · March 7, 2013
  • Bordeaux Wines

    For all adventurous eaters, you cannot be mistaken at Bristol - the basque cake is to die for. All while drinking an inspiring glass of wine.

    Bordeaux Wines · February 26, 2013
  • Sang H.

    Eggs Benedict.. #holyshit

    Sang Hong · December 30, 2012
  • s p.

    For the adventurous eater, they have a selection of outstanding offal dishes (heart and liver Lyonnaise salad) along with the bistro classics (roast chicken, buttery ravioli).

    s p · December 22, 2012
  • Lillycita

    Ermergerd the smoked manhattan smells like a woodsy campfire.

    Lillycita · November 25, 2012
  • Bryan E.

    The awesome apple salad is back!

    Bryan Einwalter · November 10, 2012
  • Lindsey D.

    Best eggs Benedict in Chicago. Get the sugar doughnuts to start! You're welcome.

    Lindsey DeVar · November 4, 2012
  • Andrew K.

    Duck fat fries are sure to give you some organic gas

    Andrew Krekling · October 28, 2012
  • Clem S.

    Basque cake is a must.

    Clem S · August 12, 2012
  • Zeke F.

    Try the Warm Basque Cake

    Zeke Franco · June 8, 2012
  • Time Out Chicago

    We have a hard time moving away from signatures like the heirloom apple salad and the egg-and-ricotta raviolo, but it’s worth it to try the specials (marinated beef tendon salad recently blew us away) Read more

    Time Out Chicago · May 22, 2012
  • Lisa W.

    Their brunch is outstanding. Wonderful cocktails (damn good bloody mary) and if there is a wait, you can grab a solid latte next door and they'll call you when your table is ready.

    Lisa W · May 13, 2012
  • Nation's Restaurant News

    One of the top Chicago dining picks to visit during the 2012 NRA Show from the Nation's Restaurant News editorial team! Read more

  • Heather M.

    The monkey bread and raviolo were yummy. Hello, brown butter.

    Heather Matthews Kirk · April 8, 2012
  • Time Out Chicago

    We love Chris Pandel’s signatures, like the salad of heirloom apples and the devastatingly delicious egg-and-ricotta-filled raviolo, but it’s worth it to try the unusual daily specials. Read more

    Time Out Chicago · March 28, 2012
  • Phong N.

    Eggs Benedict are absolutely amazing.

    Phong Nguyen · March 2, 2012

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