Burger Bar - South Loop
Super cool restaurant located near the Shedd Aquarium, Field Museum, and Adler Planetarium. The food was well priced for how large the portions were and how delicious it was! We both had “the” bacon cheeseburger which had the thickest layer of aged cheddar I’ve ever had, delicious! We also had the regular fries, sweet potato tater tots, and the fried pickles. Everything was amazing!! Would definitely go again next time I visit Chicago.
The burgers were OK, but nothing special and way to expensive. Charges for basic hamburger staples such as lettuce, tomato, pickles, onions, barbeque sauce and all the options was too much over the top.
3 beers and two burgers should not have been a $90 meal cost for 2. Sorry but we could have gotten the equivalent at Portillo's for $30.
Everyone working was absolutely amazing! They managed our late, last minute reservation of 7 with ease and skill. Food was excellent and cocktails were great, so reasonably priced and a great spot!
The service and sides are good but the burgers were not great for the price. My bison burger was charred in the outside but pink (like I ordered - medium) on the inside.
Our kids did enjoy the food from the kids menu.
Mother’s Day. Server was phenomenal!!!
Great burgers and a nice vibe. Only suggestion would to be more variety such as salmon for those who are more health conscious
If you love burgers, this is the place to come. Make your own with all your favorite ingredients and you will truly enjoy this joint.Great traditional french fries. They serve late lunch, which is very helpful for travelers. Not always with your watch on sight.
The environment was welcoming and comfortable. The food was good too. I would go back again.
Shout out to Burger Bar for not only good burgers but a great server who made us feel like we were dining in a 5 star restaurant on my brothers birthday.
Great music. Super relaxed vibe. Very welcoming staff and best burger I've had in Chicago
Creative options for burgers, good selection of appetizers. Everything was perfectly cooked and tasty.
One of the best burger places that I’ve been too. Their poutine was delish!!
The food was excellent, the service was great, and the wait was not bad at all. Both burgers at the table were cooked perfectly to order, and overall it was a great experience.
One of the burgers I've ever had! The appetizers were fantastic too. All that said, it was a bit expensive.
Great food! Great service! I will go back the next time I’m in Chicago
Pommes sind leider nicht bei Gerichten dabei, dswg. eher teuer. Schafften es leider nicht separat abzukassieren.
Food was great overall. Service not so much. Waitress kept coming to the table every 3 minutes asking if we were “doing okay” the entire time and asked if we were still working on our meal at least 4 times. I’m guessing her shift was going to end soon and she needed to get us out so she could leave. We paid and she was nowhere to be found right after.
We happened to stumble upon Burger Bar when looking for a place to meet in the South Loop before a sporting event and boy, did we hit the jackpot? This place was fantastic! If you love burgers, bbq, etc., this place is a must! The fried pickle spears were a great starter and our server, Kendall, was excellent! Totally recommend this place!
We loved the place! Friendly staff and great atmosphere! And very tastv food!
Food was great as well as the atmosphere. Service was slow.
all of our food was over cooked or undercooked. Had the Bison burger oered med, came rear. My son ordered his burger med, came eell done. Our friend ordered brisket on his food, was hard and awful. Will never go back.
Although the burgers are great and the fried pickles are amazing I’m disappointed that you don’t get fries or a side with the $14 burger. To be charged an additional amount for plain fries seems a little much and I hate to say will keep me from going back unless it’s to splurge. The beer list though is great!
Great burgers and wings and truffle fries and very reasonably priced, especially for Chicago
Great wait staff. Split a stacked burger with lamb meatballs. Delicious. Fried pickles were also very tasty, nice light coating. Good selection of beer. Would definitely recommend.
One of the best burgers in the city. I always try the monthly special and am never disappointed!
It was definitely one of the best burgers I've ever had !
We had a great time and the burgers were fantastic. Mix in some poutine and great drinks and it was a resolution-busting evening!
Definitely would recommend! Lots of options on the menu and tasty food! Not pricey in my opinion!
Food and options were fantastic. Great beer options.
Good with kids!
I'd recommend Burger Bar to a friend if they are looking to eat good food but are not in a rush and aren't trying to have a conversation. The volume level was ridiculous and they seemed to be severely understaffed at 1p. Our server was behind the bar doing her tables' beverages. We had to ask several times to get water after being seated. One of the busboys (I think) ended up getting the water. The server was super busy and apologetic so I don't feel it was her fault but the place was not staffed appropriately.
The Bar Burger became our third choice since our initial date became lunch instead of dinner and the weather hindered our prompt arrival to our second choice, When entering the establishment, there was no one posted at the host stand so my husband and I seated ourselves. We didn’t even notice the host stand until we were leaving so it seemed to be in an odd place. The server visited us some minutes after we seated ourselves,. She didn’t introduce herself or make any suggestion although it should’ve been obvious that this was our first time there. We placed our order, my husband built his own burger with fries and I ordered the El Pastor burger and the jerk wings. For an appetizer, we ordered the guacamole and queso dip with chips. The server asked if I wanted the wings to come out with the chips and I replied yes. I also ordered the fire water margarita which was absolutely good with a hint of spice. After a short wait, our server brought our burgers which was a little surprising bc I thought the wings and chips was going to arrive first but I had to ask the server if the items were on their way out. She apologized for the delay after returning with both items.
I must say that the food was really good and we enjoyed it. The server never checked on us during our lunch and only stopped at the table when I signed for her. All in all, my husband and I enjoyed this place but the server did not add any value to our experience which was disappointing.
great food the burger was juicy and i love the idea of get what you want
Always a solid choice! Great burgers and great staff! Love sitting at the bar !
The food was great and the service was fantastic. We will definitely be back.
Great food and a great find! Worth the visit.
They were not friendly to open table reservations, as they did not bother to check their system for our reservation. Service was very slow, and I had to continually call for service for water, and drinks and to order food as well as ask them to check on our food.
The veggie burger was really good! The beer list was also very extensive, which was nice. There wasn't a ton of variety on the menu, but at a place called "Burger Bar" you probably shouldn't expect much else besides burgers.
Had a group of 7, most of our food was good, I’m especially thrilled they had the impossible burger on the menu. Excellent cider and beers but some of our burgers were too charred on the outside. My toppings were limp and not super fresh. However, vegan approved and a good option in the south loop.
The food was fantastic. Our server was good. My burger was not properly prepared (missing key ingredients clearly listed on the menu). The server took my plate back to the kitchen to show the cook and they added the ingredients. The sandwich was not hot at this point. The sandwich was not remade nor was there any offer of apology or compensation.
Reviews sounded like this was a great choice for a casual night during a convention. Burgers are good but not extraordinary. Not enough to make it the best. Service was slow and he seemed not that interested in us. Would come by the table take one second drink order then walk away not asking the rest of the group. Food was good. Beer list good but they were out of a few and it wasn’t late at night. The place was quiet with not a lot of guests.