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O'Briens Restaurant and Bar

The O'Brien Family welcomes you to an atmosphere of casual dining with a Continental cuisine specializing in prime steak & fresh seafood.
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78 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
(78 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 78 reviews
5 stars
(33)
4 stars
(26)
3 stars
(17)
2 stars
(2)
1 star
(0)
Food 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
Service 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
Ambiance 
4.1 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.1 / 5
Noise Level
2.2 / 3
Energetic
Value 
4.6 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.6 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • good for groups(29)
  • neighborhood gem(24)
  • kid-friendly(14)
  • special occasion(14)
  • great for lunch(13)
  • great for brunch(10)
O'Briens Restaurant and Bar Reviews List
Review 1 for O'Briens Restaurant and Bar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2008
Special Features: late-night find
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Review 2 for O'Briens Restaurant and Bar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dinner

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"All 4 entrees were very well prepared: fish, vegetarian, even liver and onions!"
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2013
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, fit for foodies
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Review 3 for O'Briens Restaurant and Bar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/31/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view, kid-friendly
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Review 4 for O'Briens Restaurant and Bar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2013
Special Features: special occasion
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Review 5 for O'Briens Restaurant and Bar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 1/29/2016
 2011
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Review 6 for O'Briens Restaurant and Bar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 1/15/2016
 2011
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Review 7 for O'Briens Restaurant and Bar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Flexible

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"We went after theater so didn't want a huge meal that late. We were happy to see so many small plate or sharable options. And the waitress was fun. All in all a very pleasant experience."
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, late-night find
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Review 8 for O'Briens Restaurant and Bar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/08/2016
 2013
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 9 for O'Briens Restaurant and Bar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/10/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/10/2016
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 1/10/2016
 2015
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Review 10 for O'Briens Restaurant and Bar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/30/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/30/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/30/2015
 2015
Special Features: special occasion
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Review 11 for O'Briens Restaurant and Bar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/01/2016
 2006
Dined on 1/01/2016
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/01/2016
 2006
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Review 12 for O'Briens Restaurant and Bar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Thank you! Perfect day. Great food & great staff!

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/02/2016
 2011
Dined on 1/02/2016
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Thanks! Had a reservation for the max, but was able to alter it as we were having a surprise brunch bday! Everything was perfect. The space, the staff, (even accommodating by splitting the bill up for us!) I will be back plenty! Brunch time is the best time!"
Dined on 1/02/2016
 2011
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
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Review 13 for O'Briens Restaurant and Bar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/31/2015
 2012
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2012
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 14 for O'Briens Restaurant and Bar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 12/31/2015
 2012
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Review 15 for O'Briens Restaurant and Bar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 12/24/2015
 2008
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Review 16 for O'Briens Restaurant and Bar
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 12/27/2015
 2012
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Review 17 for O'Briens Restaurant and Bar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/26/2015
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
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Review 18 for O'Briens Restaurant and Bar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

O'Brien's fab waiter

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Four of us went there for dinner Saturday evening after an afternoon play. Have not been there in many years and several favorite items were missing from the very shortened menu. I would had liked more choices since I somewhat reluctantly ordered the shepherd pie which I found rather soupy and somewhat spicey. Value was reasonable but service was the best. Our waiter was Wilson who was a totally efficient server and a very likable, personable guy."
Dined on 12/26/2015
 2011
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 19 for O'Briens Restaurant and Bar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/19/2015
 2003
Dined on 12/19/2015
 2003
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 12/19/2015
 2003
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Review 20 for O'Briens Restaurant and Bar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 12/12/2015
 2014
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Review 21 for O'Briens Restaurant and Bar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/13/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/13/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 12/13/2015
 2015
Special Features: great for lunch
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Review 22 for O'Briens Restaurant and Bar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 12/12/2015
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, scenic view
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Review 23 for O'Briens Restaurant and Bar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 12/05/2015
 2011
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Review 24 for O'Briens Restaurant and Bar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 11/28/2015
 2013
Special Features: good for groups
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Review 25 for O'Briens Restaurant and Bar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 11/14/2015
 2010
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Review 26 for O'Briens Restaurant and Bar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/22/2015
 2015
Dined on 11/22/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 11/22/2015
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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Review 27 for O'Briens Restaurant and Bar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 11/21/2015
 2001
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion
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Review 28 for O'Briens Restaurant and Bar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

O'Briens for early dinner

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We were there for an early dinner following an afternoon show at Second City.
The food was great, the restaurant is casual, but nice.
The only complaint was the service was much too fast, it was 6:00pm on Saturday night, there were only about five tables full, but, our waitress must have come to our table five times in the first ten minutes we were there. We weren't in any hurry, we told her we weren't ready to order, but there she was. Much better than waiting forever, but, we were done eating and paid within about 35 minutes of getting there. We would have had a second drink, but not enough time...
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Dined on 10/31/2015
 2001
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Review 29 for O'Briens Restaurant and Bar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/20/2015
 2014
Dined on 10/20/2015
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 10/20/2015
 2014
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Review 30 for O'Briens Restaurant and Bar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 10/18/2015
 2015
Dined on 10/18/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 10/18/2015
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
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Review 31 for O'Briens Restaurant and Bar
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 10/14/2015
 2007
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Review 32 for O'Briens Restaurant and Bar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 10/04/2015
 2002
Dined on 10/04/2015
 2002
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 10/04/2015
 2002
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Review 33 for O'Briens Restaurant and Bar
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 5/30/2015
 2007
Special Features: vibrant bar scene
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Review 34 for O'Briens Restaurant and Bar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 5/10/2015
 2015
Dined on 5/10/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 5/10/2015
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for brunch, special occasion
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Review 35 for O'Briens Restaurant and Bar
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 5/09/2015
 2012
Dined on 5/09/2015
 2012
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 5/09/2015
 2012
Special Features: good for groups
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Review 36 for O'Briens Restaurant and Bar
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 5/09/2015
 2015
Dined on 5/09/2015
 2015
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 5/09/2015
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion
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Review 37 for O'Briens Restaurant and Bar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 5/09/2015
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, kid-friendly
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Review 38 for O'Briens Restaurant and Bar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 5/09/2015
 2015
Dined on 5/09/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 5/09/2015
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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Review 39 for O'Briens Restaurant and Bar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 4/23/2015
 2008
Special Features: good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 40 for O'Briens Restaurant and Bar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/24/2015
 2009
Dined on 4/24/2015
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 4/24/2015
 2009
Special Features: special occasion
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Review 41 for O'Briens Restaurant and Bar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Character

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Vintage building with a lot of history. Nicely preserved with period decor without being dated and stuffy. Service was efficient and helpful. Not a huge menu but the food was good. The French onion soup had good flavor and was not overly salty. Restaurant has it's own free parking lot. Great feature for suburbanites."
Dined on 4/24/2015
 2013
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Review 42 for O'Briens Restaurant and Bar
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

limited menu

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Dined on 4/17/2015
 2010
Dined on 4/17/2015
 2010
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Food was good to acceptable, salad was not overly generous in size. A limited menu so I guess they do what they do fairly well but it would be nice to have a few more options. More interesting salads (kale, quinoa?) and more generous portions of salad (i.e. vegetables). One in our party just wanted plain bread pudding and was disappointed with the Irish whiskey added to it. Service was attentive and prompt, got louder than we would have liked even with only a few other parties in the place but that's not unusual, just the way a lot of restaurants are now."
Dined on 4/17/2015
 2010
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Review 43 for O'Briens Restaurant and Bar
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

O'Briens Would Not Honor Discount Certificate

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Business is a participant in Restaurant.com. Such businesses have an opportunity to set restrictions specific to their restaurant on certificates purchased from this web site. These restrictions are cited on each certificate. We regularly go to this and other participating restaurants and closely read and follow such restrictions.
We purchased a $15 off certificate. We ultimately decided to eat at O'Briens on Easter Sunday, running up a $70 tab and meeting ALL required criteria.
O'BRIENS REFUSED TO HONOR THE CERTIFICATE, stating it could not be used on a holiday. We pointed out that no such restriction was listed on the certificate - we even showed them an example of another Restaurant.com participant whose certificate HAS such a restriction so they could see that theirs clearly did not. They still refused. We requested to speak with the general manager and he refused to discuss with us.
We paid, left and will never be back despite having gone there dozens of times in the past."
Dined on 4/05/2015
 2001
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Review 44 for O'Briens Restaurant and Bar
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Something Missing

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"We have been to O'Briens several times and love it but this is the first time for brunch (Easter brunch). The food offered was very good but I was expecting something more special, or different, the food offerings were safe and basic. O'Briens did offer salmon and cream cheese that were good but no bagels to put them on!?!
O'Briens is a great place for lunch and dinner off the menu but the brunch was just okay."
Dined on 4/05/2015
 2014
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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Review 45 for O'Briens Restaurant and Bar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Irish Diner

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"After many Italian meals I wanted my husband to taste an Irish fare. Fortunately O'Briens had a St. Patrick's Day special of corned beef and cabbage. It was delicious! My only wish is that they had more Irish specialties year round; like Irish Soda Bread, lamb stew, leg of lamb . . . . .
More Irish ambience. O'Briens does have that old school Chicago feel and we enjoyed our dinner very much!
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Dined on 3/16/2015
 2013
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 46 for O'Briens Restaurant and Bar
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Mediocre choice

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Dined on 2/28/2015
 2012
Dined on 2/28/2015
 2012
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"My little family dined here the other night as a result of receiving a restaurant.com gift certificate and a desire to have steak. The food was prepared well enough but nothing special to note. Service was a little hot and cold. The hostess was cold and the waiter seemed new but did check in on us to ensure we had what we needed. A bit overpriced for what you get. Too many other restaurants out there that we'd likely choose over this one."
Dined on 2/28/2015
 2012
Special Features: vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly
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Review 47 for O'Briens Restaurant and Bar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Great place!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Ashley, our waitress, was terrific. We had the lemon chicken and the seared salmon, both were very good. Plan on going back and sitting outside during their patio season."
Dined on 2/04/2015
 2013
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion
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Review 48 for O'Briens Restaurant and Bar
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

O'Briens

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Food, ambience, service, just ok. Wouldn't return, many other choices in Old Town."
Dined on 1/14/2015
 2011
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Review 49 for O'Briens Restaurant and Bar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great food, service & atmosphere

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Long time fan, pleased to see this Old Town anchor has remained true to its excellent traditions"
Dined on 1/04/2015
 2014
Special Features: good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, scenic view, fit for foodies
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Review 50 for O'Briens Restaurant and Bar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Good food, nice variety on menu

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Enjoyed our dinner once you get past the rude male host."
Dined on 12/12/2014
 2008
Special Features: good for groups
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