Amazing playlist. Cocktails are legit. The cucumber one is my all time favorite.
Arbella didn’t honor the reservations made via Opentable
Perfect spot for a date night. Diane served us and Paige was our server and both were over the moon wonderful. My drink the trankilo Melon was served with burning sage and so so good! The atmosphere is so intimate and unique. Can't wait to get back!
Arabella was a fantastic experience. Ideal for small parties or a date night. Drinks were impressive and the food was very good.
Recommend a booth for two. You will impress your date.
After reading so many reviews from reputable sources, including Chicago Magazine and Chicago Reader, I was hoping for a phenomenal experience; however, Arbella fell short on the promise of a great lounge in Chicago. First, I was not impressed with the layout. It was actually quite small. Too much squeezed into a tight space. What bothered me most about our visit was where we were seated. My boyfriend and I were not given preferential seating even though there were so many other two tops available with the booth option. The reason I originally made a reservation at Arbella was in hopes to have a romantic lounge experience with my boyfriend. We sat at a hightop randomly that you would find at an upscale pub. Our drinks were nice, but nothing that screamed 'Let's come back.' Overall, I wouldn't recommend this for a date night out, more for coming with a few friends.
Our server was awesome. Their were multiple people paying attention to our table, rare and super awesome. Thank you for the great service, food, drinks and atmosphere. Nice to have a lengthy happy hour and reservations since most dont get out of work until 5 in the city.
Excellent tapas and creative cocktails! Loved the intimate feel of the restaurant in a hip location!
Wonderful service and amazing drink and food choices
Such a great cocktail bar, awesome intimate environment to get drinks with someone.
The waiters here are always great and super friendly.
This little hidden gem is my new after work go-to spot!!!
Wouldn’t recommend the food here. Very salty. Great drinks and vibe though!
Had a vegetarian date so we had the hummus and a flatbread goat cheese tray, both were great. Would have loved to try the carnivorous entrees. Also had their Pineapple Plantation Old fashioned was nice as well.
The DJ music on Friday night was louder than it needed to be. This is a bar/lounge, not a club. Otherwise the drinks and service were fine.
Fantastic, unique cocktails that are priced well. We had several cocktails and the cheese and meat platter. Super ambiance. Great for date night. We'll be back!
Amazing drinks !
Food not good - drinks top notch, service and ambience great
Amazing happy hour ...great old-fashioned
Fantastic retro ambience
Great date spot. Music fluctuated between loud and really loud.
Cool band on Wednesday night. Awesome cocktails. Food menu is limited but everything was delicious. Very intimate vibe.
Great for small plates and interesting cocktails. On a whim, i tried the Peanut Butter & Jelly cocktail, with peanut butter infused Vodka and grape jelly ice cubes. Clever and unique. Food also was very tasty and nicely presented. And reasonably priced, especially for downtown Chicago.
Loved the vibe!
Mostly everything we ordered was great. The empanada was the best and we could’ve used more of that and less of the sliders and fries. The waitress was ok but hard to get a hold of. Cocktails are fantastic and fun!
Staff was exceptional and drinks were a new standard of uniqueness!
Paige was great! She took excellent care of us and exuded the fun chill vibe of the whole place
We were only there for drinks and they were great but a bit pricey. Atmosphere was goo, server was great and so was the DJ
Food was great the drinks were awesome and the atmosphere was fun.
A good time!
Great happy hour for food and drinks! Definitely make a reservation. All of the food was very tasty and perfect to split with a group. Will definitely be back for more! Love the atmosphere
Honestly some of the best cocktails I've had. Waiter was also very knowledgeable with recommendations and comparisons to cocktails I may have had in the past. The food was great as well.
We went for happy hour this time. Good food and fun drink menu! Happy hour food a good value.
Drinks are on point and the creativity and flavor combinations of these are worth exploring. Trust me, you won’t want to miss this!
Our first visit, but a winner. Terrific server, friendly and helpful, Arbella has very unusual and tasty drinks, small, but decent wine list, and a very small, tasty tapas menu. Everything we tasted was excellent. Only compliant was that the pork belly in the tacos weren't crispy enough for my tastes. Otherwise, a very enjoyable dinner.
I love the ambiance of this place! It makes for a great date night spot or if you want to do drinks with the girls. Their cocktail menu is large with many options to choose from. They also have great food and small plates which I love. Sort of pricey but to be expected in a nicer place in Chicago. Definitely would recommend!
Arbella has amazing drinks and tasty food. The staff is very knowledgeable about the menu, especially the manager Joseph. Joseph explained all the drinks for us and made delicious recommendations. I highly recommend this must-try Chicago spot!
This was our favorite dining experience of our weekend getaway. The service was impeccable and the food was phenomenal.
The waiter forgot to place an order, but was great about helping with an allergy that was tricky to get around and otherwise very attentive. The place was full, so it’s understandable he was spread a little theme. Great food and atmosphere!
Fantastic cocktails and great service. Loved the atmosphere!
We went here for our 5-year anniversary and it was wonderful. Our server was extremely friendly, and brought us each a complimentary glass of champagne in celebration of our anniversary.
The drinks were incredible; they tasted great and were decorated beautifully (my glass of trankilo melon - a tequila-based drink with fruit flavors - came with burning sage on the rim to cap it off with a nice smokey smell).
The food was pretty good - we got these shrimp and pork egg rolls that were delicious, as well as some sliders and korean chicken.
I would recommend this to anyone as it is a fun environment that works well for either a romantic evening or a fun group outing.