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Three Aces

Three Aces

(Now Closed)
University Village - Little Italy, Chicago
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  • Micah P.
    Micah PfeifferJanuary 18, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    The Three Aces Burger is the best damn burger in all of Chicago. The bartenders and wait-staff here are the absolute best. They are like family. I always suggest this place to people, always!
  • Rick T.
    Rick TorresAugust 8, 2014
    (Clockwise from upper-left) The John Shaft cocktail, King Crab Gnocchi, Three Aces Old Fashioned cocktail and the Pork Belly Pizzetta were all amazing. Highly recommend!
  • Eater
    EaterMay 15, 2012
    Matt Troost's refined bar menu in a rock 'n' roll-vibed neighborhood spot with a killer beer list and fantastic parking lot patio is a great reason to hit Taylor Street. [Eater 38 Member]
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoMarch 30, 2012
    Chef Matt Troost puts out food that ranges from popcorn with housemade hot sauce and thin pizzas to giant, made-for-two bowls of the Tuscan stew ribollita, his version topped with milk-braised pork. Read more
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoApril 13, 2012
    The tongue is poached with spices, and it picks up all those flavors and brings it to the potato hash, which is topped with bone-marrow hollandaise, fried and pickled shallots, and a fried egg. Read more
  • PureWow
    PureWowMay 30
    Three Aces is a big space with an even bigger brunch menu. Did you know breakfast poutine is a thing? And it comes with bacon Sriracha? Sign us up. Read more
  • Chicago Tribune
    Chicago TribuneAugust 1, 2014
    The restaurant's wide-ranging American menu is available until 11 p.m., at which point the late-night menu takes over (11 p.m. to 1 a.m.), offering bar bites, burgers and pizzas. Read more
  • Kathryn
    KathrynApril 22, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    1/2 pizza every Monday. Short rib pizza with roasted garlic cream sauce will make your taste buds weep with joy (salivate). Try them all, they are 1/2 off.
  • Shannon H.
    Shannon HeathJuly 24, 2012
    Again "College bar" in a "college town" in the summer they have an outdoor patio you can chill on and they serve food pretty late so get there by 9ish and you'll be fine ;)
  • 👑Dawn N.
    👑Dawn Noir👑July 5, 2013
    Get the chicken raviolo (it's one big ravioli), it is beyond good. Also, their garlic seeds are yummy as well. For drinks get the lavender lemonade.
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoNovember 2, 2011
    Ask for the “ghost face killah” and you’ll get a pizza (pictured) loaded with insanely hot ghost peppers, which, unlike the pizza itself, have no qualms about making their presence known. Read more
  • Kim B.
    Kim BeanApril 23, 2011
    This is arguably the best bar on Taylor Street, Amazing beer list, pool, pinball, photobooth, interesting menu choices, quiet enough for a conversation in the back, NICE staff, NICE owner. I'm happy!
  • Bobbi B.
    Bobbi B.March 6, 2014
    Upscale food at great prices. Solid beer and cocktail list, too. Get a seat on the patio in the summer -- one of the best in the city.
  • fritz h.
    fritz heffingerSeptember 1, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    You seriously need to make this your secret spot in Chicago! The food is seriously out of this world and Matt the chef is so enthusiastic about his food that it makes you want to come back!!
  • Myra R.
    Myra RubinJuly 5, 2011
    LOVE this place! Great staff, music, atmosphere. Food is outstanding. Grilled Romaine, Mussels, KingCrab salad, Gnocchi...and much more! Awesome specialty cocktails. A must try :)
  • Crain's Chicago Business
    Crain's Chicago BusinessNovember 15, 2010
    Executive chef Matt Troost is all about meat at the moment. Braised oxtail in the arancini (fried stuffed rice balls, $7). Luscious bar snacks like chips in duck fat, dusted with fennel pollen ($5). Read more
  • AskMen
    AskMenOctober 22, 2010
    The chef's marriage of farm-fresh fare & rock ‘n’ roll will wow diners with items such as roast porchetta pork & beans, as well as grass-fed burgers. Read more
  • michelle j.
    michelle jimenezJanuary 19, 2015
    Good for a whiskey drinker. Food menu is limited. Very dark atmosphere. Very cool place. Check it out! Good for dates and friends.
  • Bobby K.
    Bobby KennedyAugust 23, 2016
    I still don't really understand what double dough means, but the pizzettas are very good. Great patio area too on a nice day.
  • Phillip S.
    Phillip SoloriaMay 27, 2013
    The breakfast poutine was superb. The service was great. All while watching replay of WWF Survivor Series. I will definitely be back.
  • Gilt City
    Gilt CityFebruary 1, 2011
    The rail of ten beer taps features all local brews, including Goose Island, Metropolitan and Two Brothers. Even the vodka is American-made—try a martini with Tito’s, straight from Austin, Texas.
  • Shannon H.
    Shannon H.February 20, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Came here for the first time last night and everything we ordered was delicious. We ended dinner with the donuts topped with caramel bacon. Beer and donuts...mmm. Looking forward to coming back.
  • Andrew S.
    Andrew ScarlettJune 8, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    If you haven't tried this place, you should.Ah-freaking-mazing food and a sweet craft beer list. Ace burger=must have
  • Patrice Y.
    Patrice YursikMarch 30, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    One of my fave restaurants. Rock n roll ambiance, incredible food, unique cocktails. Awesome
  • Justine G.
    Justine GershakAugust 4, 2012
    Try the bolognese fries! Amazing. Get them as a full side not with your meal- you'll want more!
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoDecember 6, 2011
    Try the chicken-thigh pizza from our 100 Best list: Everybody knows that, at the end of the day, there’s really nothing more satisfying than a well-made pizza.
  • Suzanne K.
    Suzanne KoFebruary 1, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The burger is amazing! Indulge by upgrading to Bolognese fries!
  • Chicagoist
    ChicagoistAugust 1, 2014
    With plenty of picnic seating and umbrellas providing shade during the hot months, guests gravitate toward the patio before they try to find seating inside. Read more
  • Jessica K.
    Jessica KimMarch 9, 2013
    Get the burger, you won't be disappointed. And the bolognese fries but bolognese on the side!!!
  • Ana M.
    Ana MarcialSeptember 27, 2015
    Beer menu is great and the arugula pesto pizza and ace burger were outstanding.
  • Manbque
    ManbqueMay 13, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the secret pizza: The Ghostface Killah. Also, ask for Anthony or Lyle and tell them Manbque sent you!
  • Khouloud S.
    Khouloud SMarch 10, 2011
    Very good atmosphere, good music, great food, large selection of local beers and never intolerably crowded. An excellent combination!
  • Alison
    AlisonAugust 20, 2011
    Really friendly staff! The burger and fries were legitimately delicious and beer/cocktail selection fantastic!
  • Micah P.
    Micah PfeifferAugust 31, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    This is my second favorite bar in Chicago although they do make my favorite burger in the city!
  • Elizabeth G.
    I'm so sad that this place closed, if it ever reappears in a different location try the Ace burger and the sausage pizza!
  • Taylor M.
    Taylor MonacoNovember 27, 2011
    This is a spot you simply HAVE to try. Fries are heaven and beer selection is fab.
  • Jay P.
    Jay PatelAugust 20, 2013
    One of the best burgers in the city. Bolognese fries are a must also
  • Itzamna C.
    Itzamna CastrejonJuly 18, 2013
    The pizza was good and you have to try a few of their beers to compliment the food.
  • Jim D.
    Jim DrewJanuary 12, 2013
    If you don't get the burger you'll be haunted forever by regret. Trust me. My girlfriend will never forgive herself.
  • michelle j.
    michelle jimenezAugust 1, 2015
    Has an awesome outside patio. If you enjoy whiskey this place is for you.
  • Betsy H.
    Betsy HeffingerNovember 27, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    They have the best gluten free options! Ask Matt the executive chef and he'll hook you up!!!!!
  • Andre "Chronic Winter" H.
    One of my new favorite spots ..... You must try the bolognese fries!!!
  • Emily J.
    Emily JurlinaOctober 24, 2014
    Their pizzas are super thin and delicious. Try the lamb sausage.
  • Dawn M.
    Dawn McKenzieJanuary 28, 2012
    Awesome beer list. Loved that they had Red Poppy when we were there.
  • Tamara E.
    Tamara EdwardsApril 27, 2012
    how to guide for 3 aces: 1 say hi to anthony2 ask about their bruschetta3 order a rabid rabbit or matilda on tap
  • Lulu A.
    Lulu AJanuary 12, 2014
    Fresh squeezed juice and yummy buscuit, can't go wrong.
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoFebruary 15, 2011
    Thought you’d want to know: Three Aces has been nominated for Best New Pub Grub and Best New Italian in Time Out Chicago’s 2011 Eat Out Awards. Vote now! Read more
  • Molly G.
    Molly GravesNovember 27, 2011
    The "drunk fries" are out of this world - this place is a MUST!
  • Ivan R.
    Ivan RojasMarch 27, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the hand cut fries, and do not dilute with ketchup, lemon zest is just perfect
  • John S.
    John SylwestrakJuly 12, 2012
    Try the Grilled Octopus - Tasty & a bit spicy= yummy thanks Lyle
  • Jough D.
    Jough DempseyApril 13, 2013
    The bolognese fries are delicious. It's like like Italian poutine!
  • Patrice Y.
    Patrice YursikSeptember 1, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    OMG the Bolognese fries are on a whole nother level of AWE
  • Matt E.
    Matt E.August 19, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Wreckless Bike Night, every third Sunday! Bikes, bands, great people.
  • Manbque
    ManbqueJanuary 19, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Brunch time? Have their biscuits and gravy with a side if Bloody Mary
  • Brittany W.
    Brittany WebbSeptember 17, 2015
    Looove their burgers, pizza and bolognese fries!
  • Brian P.
    Brian PowersOctober 26, 2012
    Hoppin' John and its not New Year's Day...what a surprise. Great food...
  • Brandon D.
    Brandon DudleyApril 13, 2015
    Cocktails, solid burger and cool vibe
  • Sean F.
    Sean FiorittoJuly 16, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Try the spring greens salad. Love those little roasted almond things!
  • Steve ‘Pudgy’ D.
    Steve ‘Pudgy’ De RoseSeptember 3, 2013
    Come here and have a Big Red Coq! !=O}
  • Krystal O.
    Krystal OlsonNovember 12, 2011
    The cocktails are great here! Sweet atmosphere
  • Leyla A.
    Leyla ArsanFebruary 25, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    I love Anthony. I love Lyle. But I'm probably not that into you!
  • Jack S.
    Jack SalzmanJuly 6, 2012
    Bolognese fries...holy @&%& they are friking awesome
  • Andrea G.
    Holy Trinity...not on the menu, but available.
  • Morsel
    MorselAugust 1, 2012
    We hear they are planning tableside service of elotes... styrofoam cup and all! Killa.
  • Yazmin P.
    Yazmin P.December 5, 2011
    try the unholy burger and the fries w special sauce..
  • Kirstjen L.
    Kirstjen LorenzAugust 13, 2014
    Really nice outdoor dining space.
  • Nick D.
    Nick DillyMarch 4, 2012
    Bolognese fries are a must. Delicious.
  • Catherine R.
    Bolognese Fries are wonderful and very salty.
  • Gabby G.
    Gabby GolubJanuary 23, 2013
    the Ace burgers are the best!
  • Bryce J.
    Bryce JensenDecember 2, 2014
    Great food, service leaves much to be desired.
  • Kirstjen L.
    Kirstjen LorenzAugust 13, 2014
    The bartenders here make a very good old fashioned.
  • Kristy D.
    Kristy DuMarch 30
    This was a favorite but they closed shop last month
  • Jake S.
    Jake SicinskiMay 30, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Always get the burger. You'll never be disappointed
  • Lizz M.
    Lizz MNovember 10, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    It's all about the short rib pizza!
  • Shannon H.
    Shannon HeathAugust 15, 2013
    $10 purchase $30 or more
  • Yvonne M.
    Yvonne MitchellApril 14, 2015
    Hey Three Aces, you should join Freebie! The benefits are amazing for both you and me. Read more
  • Kevin C.
    Kevin ConroyFebruary 13, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Whiskey shots with pickle backs
  • Mary K.
    Mary KingOctober 14, 2012
    Just walked in 4 empty tables, but bar was full, had to leave because the ONLY place to sit was "reserved" for diner only.Rude and un friendly
  • Leticia R.
    Leticia RamirezSeptember 19, 2014
    Delicious food, great atmosphere!
  • Melita
    MelitaApril 6, 2014
    Try the calabresse pizza!!!
  • Stephanie S.
    Stephanie SimonAugust 23, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Delicious French fries!
  • Lauren F.
    Lauren FioreAugust 14, 2014
    They have Not Your Father's Rootbeer. yum.
  • Roxana V.
    Roxana VMarch 20, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Doughnut S'mores are an absolute MUST
  • Joe S.
    Joe SteinkampDecember 25, 2014
  • Mathew A. K.
    Mathew A. KingJune 30, 2013
    Late night burger special!
  • Amy P.
    Amy PieperApril 21, 2013
    omg.... get the burger...
  • Ricky S.
    Ricky SherrillAugust 16, 2014
    Burgers and Pizza
  • Ashley P.
    Ashley PAugust 23, 2014
    Breakfast poutine
  • Rhea S.
    Rhea SteeleOctober 26, 2012
    Best place for good food with good friends.
  • Michael L.
    Michael LorenzenFebruary 9, 2011
    awesome local beer selection.
  • Matt Spudart M.
    Matt Spudart MaldreJuly 13, 2012
    Play pinball: Elvis
  • Dave C.
    Dave ClarkOctober 17, 2010
    Have a beer at this Little Italy gastropub.
  • Emily N.
    Emily NydamOctober 27, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Half price pizettes from 4 to 6
  • Anusorn P.
    Anusorn PlubkhajolDecember 7, 2011
    Sawaddee.............................. :)
  • Rachel P.
    Rachel PortellJune 14, 2011 Read more
  • Khouloud S.
    Khouloud SMarch 12, 2011
    Cool music :)
  • Tara W.
    Tara WilliamsDecember 13, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    pumpkin donuts!!!
  • Chelsea G.
    Chelsea GabonAugust 28, 2012
    RUDE SERVICE. !!!!!
  • Cristyam O.
    Cristyam OtavianoJanuary 30, 2012
    Vazio, agora. Otimo pra trazer quem você acabou de conhecer
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