Bellwether features an eclectic modern american cuisine that includes everything from a signature bellwether salad, to wraps and burgers, to steaks and seafood dishes. There is also an outstanding wine, beer, and spirits selection. The dining room features 3-150' screens that come down from the ceiling to enjoy any of your favorite Chicago sports teams.
American, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 3:00am
Saturday-Sunday 3:00pm - 3:00am
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday 10:00am - 3:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live DJ every night starting at 9pm, DJ Defcutdon mixes music along with music videos during his sets at Bellwether. 3 - 150" projector screens along with TV's at the bar.
Check out http://www.bellwetherchicago.com/catering/ for our full catering menu!
We do validate for the parking lot next door. $15 for up to 4 hours.
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
Bellwether Ratings and Reviews
We have been here several times and this ...
We have been here several times and this restaurant is located in the lobby of the Embassy Suites Lakefront on the way to the Navy Pier. Food has always been very good and a great selection. Fish tacos are amazing. I would highly recommend this eatery.
It is really just an hotel restaurant, b ...
It is really just an hotel restaurant, but one that we found to be very tasty - though the service was a bit slow. I would not really go out of my way to eat here, but if I were staying here or walking to Navy Pier, I would not hesitate to stop in again.
We had a really nice lunch here. I appr ...
We had a really nice lunch here. I appreciated the reminder phone call the day before to confirm our reservation. I was surprised at how empty the restaurant was, though, because my spinach salad with goat cheese, candied almonds, and lemon vinaigrette (I added chicken) was absolutely wonderful. I guess my only complaint would be that the salads were pricey since the proteins were an added charge.
A frequent flyer at this place since it ...
A frequent flyer at this place since it first opened (live right near it). Always a good spot to come if you want to watch a game and have some drinks with friends. The apps and burgers are great. As far as the "fancier" food, I've tried a couple of times and have not been impressed. Service has always been great for me. They have changed up the menu and ambiance for the better.
Perfect for business lunch
Dined here for lunch with a client and a few colleagues. Had a reservation but it didn't look like it was necessary. We were seated immediately. Someone delivered waters promptly and the server stopped by and said she'd be with us shortly. She seemed pretty swamped and we did wait a little, but it wasn't excessive. Service was good, food was great. I had a BLT that was perfection. Others had burgers and the salmon cobb salad. All said the food was excellent. I would go back for the BLT.
Great Service; Food was tasty
The food was tasty. I am always hesitant going to restaurants that are attached to hotels for fear they'll be just another hotel chain's vision. But I was pleasantly surprised with Bellwether and I will find myself visiting for drinks, or snacks and definitely lunch/dinner on weekends when I am visiting the Mag Mile!
Great food, Hugh portions, delicious, to ...
Great food, Hugh portions, delicious, top shelf adult drinks, the Chef uses only the highest quality food products, I have eaten there three times this week, two dinners, one lunch, wide selection of meal choices.
Poor waiter didn't ruin our fun
We often stay at the Embassy and were excited to try the "new" restaurant there. The atmosphere is fun and contemporary...quite a change from the former one. Right from the start we had a poor waiter--seemed frustrated when we didn't know what we wanted to drink yet, and same with the food order. My daughter's order came wrong, and I witnessed myself as the server met our waiter the rolling of the eyes, etc. Bad move. The food however, was delicious and fresh. We will most likely go back (and make sure we get a different waiter!)
Unfortunately our food took about 1 hour to come out. The server I think forgot to put our order in and was a little oblivious to the surroundings. A shame one mistake causes a bad experience and unfortunately probably won't be returning due to this. Everything else was pretty standard to a typical american style restaurant with decent food.
Such a cool and interesting atmosphere! ...
Such a cool and interesting atmosphere! I loved it, its more of something casual like a hangout with your friends. The server was acting weird 1. I couldnt hear him when he spoke (dining area was quiet, so it was him) 2. he came up to our table saying "Guys....(long pause) is everything ok here?" which sort of scared us with that long pause. So the service was a bit odd. The food tasted great but was a bit cold. Mimosas are perfect! I would recommend this place & I will return !
Convenient but Noisy
This spot is very convenient to the movie theater we frequent so thought we'd check it out. Server clearly had too many tables and appeared flustered most of the time. Food was decent enough that I would return for a pre-movie bite. However, there was a private party in the lofted space and there were constant waves of loud "woo's" from the group - the kind you would hear during the wave at a football game. I mentioned the noise to the group at the hostess stand on the way out and received a half-hearted "oh sorry" from the hostess and an indifferent shrug from the guy who I am quite sure was the manager.
Mehhh, nothing special
The table was cracked in the middle. They tried to fit 5 of us in a booth that was fit for three. We were buying drinks, plenty of appetizers, and entrees but got pushed out the door (granted it was NYE). My friend hated the waiter, his service was good, but he thought he had an attitude.
Would not return.
We were seated, nice and attentive serve ...
We were seated, nice and attentive server. One of the meals was (45 minutes) late to the table. It was a New York Strip Steak dinner, not sure what the hold up was, server offered a free glass of wine to our friend. Great food, disappointed with amount of time to bring a steak dinner.
We really enjoyed the appetizers and mai ...
We really enjoyed the appetizers and main coarses. The spinach rolls were excellent and so were the muscles. We were disappointed in the desserts, they were ok. The cake was dry and mousse grainy.
We liked the new look to restaurant and enjoyed the big screen TVs.
Nice place to go after the movies or if you are in the neighborhood. The food was good. Many choices on the menu and the service was also good. The host staff were very helpful with regard to helping 2 disabled guests enter and leave the restaurant, including getting a taxi to come to the front door. Prices are reasonable too,
My wife and I went here for a quick bite before a concert. We had Flatbread as an appetizer which was better than most of the pizza I've had in my life. I ordered the Bellwether BLT with a fried egg as my entrée. The sandwich was HUGE and also very delicious. I took half of it back to our hotel room and ate it as a late night snack.
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