About Rebar - Trump International Hotel and Tower
REBAR. This chic, sophisticated lounge located on the mezzanine level offers a vibrant atmosphere in which to enjoy captivating views of the Chicago River & Michigan Avenue Bridge. Rebar takes a progressive approach to food and drink, and features ever-evolving hand-crafted cocktails & varied artisanal small plates. The beverage list is heavily focused on champagne & small-batch spirits, and is constantly curated in an effort to innovate and feature the most exciting products in the industry.
American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Wine Bar
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Wednesday: 4:00pm - 12:00am, Thursday & Friday: 4:00pm - 1:00am, Saturday: 3:00pm - 1:00am, Sunday: 1:00pm - 12:00am
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Valet, Self-Parking and Street Parking available.
Red Line to Grand
Brown Line to Merchandise Mart
Bus Routes: #29, #39 & #65
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Ideal for both business receptions and social gatherings, Rebar’s versatile space can be tailored to groups of any size. Book either the semi-private area for events 20
Rebar - Trump International Hotel and Tower Ratings and Reviews
Rebar at the Trump Hotel Chicago is a so ...
Rebar at the Trump Hotel Chicago is a sophisticated, country-club-casual bar with creative, expertly prepared small plates and top-shelf offerings of beer, wine and liquor. The large room winds around a floor-to-ceiling wall of windows facing the Chicago River lined with iconic architectural treasures and almost constant boat traffic.
The room is large, but is well-divided by pillars and walls, to provide many cozy spaces with comfortable seating and plenty of room between tables and chairs. Not busy during our late afternoon visit, the space allowed for relaxed, intimate conversation; although when the bar is full, the noise level and atmosphere may be substantially more lively.
Service was near-perfect, with smiling, sincere greetings, prompt and timely attention, and friendly comments and suggestions about the menu.
Food included a number of small plates with widely diverse origins, from sliders to charcuterie. While relatively simple in concept, the items were expertly prepared and attractively served. As it was our first visit, we 'explored the menu,' ordering 5-6 items in the $20 to $25 range, and enjoyed the variety and casual approach to what amounted to our dinner for the evening.
We stuck to our standard cocktails, but noted that the bar offers a number of creative mixtures, and boasts a particularly impressive list of premium liquors as their house brands. Of note: Top quality limes - plenty of juice from fresh, healthy wedges!
All considered, we agreed that we can't think of a better bar/casual dining experience when food, drinks, ambience, view, and service are all taken into account. We can only hope that when we return, we can enjoy a similar experience.
Saturday night slow
Saturday night group business dinner of 12. They weren't particularly busy. We were in a corner purchasing cocktails and a variety of apps from their strictly app menu. The wait was very long for the food and the quality was not good. $1,000 bill later and no one at our table was raving. It's great scenery with a hip décor. I've had much better experiences at the Trump and sorry they weren't prepared this evening.
Trump knows how its done!
This was our second time visiting Rebar, and the experience both times was fabulous. Our seats were right up against the window with a fabulous view of the river, the boats, the Michigan Avenue bridge, and the lake beyond. The drinks are pricey no doubt, but with the flawless service and the relaxed ambience, it is well worth it. The seasoned popcorn is a nice touch (especially if you love popcorn as much as I do). We were also served wasabi peas.
Disssatisfaction guaranteed! First time here in this tiny lounge, and I am not coming back any time soon. Skyline view was nice and crowed was pleasant, ambiance was not as eclectic. An order of their expensive $22 savorless 4-piece dumplings took 40 mins to be served. Music played that weekend was ok. Drinks were ok, ladies drinks were ok. No parking validation nor parking discount.
I expected more,.. should've just gone elsewhere.
Best view of Chicago River
We went here just for an after-dinner cocktail. It is a beautiful view over the Chicago River and downtown. We didn't order any food, but the nuts/popcorn came complimentary and were tasty. Cocktails are pricey, but good. Service is friendly too. Expect a lot of skin exposure when you come here, but what else at a swanky Trump bar?
Great View but Pricey
Rebar has a fantastic view and great food/wine but you will be paying a premium for the experience. I would recommend it for a glass or two of wine and an appetizer during the spring/summer/fall to get the most of the river front view.
Modern plush bar with wonderful views!
Sit by the windows @ ReBar & you have great views of the Chicago river. Ambiance is modern and comfortable. Drinks are a little pricey, but the ones with bourbon are easily worth it. Don't settle for just drinks though - their kitchen also serves up delectable appetizers. The lamb meatballs and the buttersquash + pistachio + sausage flatbread is highly recommended. Service is good too.
Came here on Valentine's day as an end to the evening. My date was greeted with a red rose - nice touch. We were then taken to our table, right by the window looking over the river. So far, so good.
However a couple of things irked me. The music was too loud for the environment. The bar has chairs ideal for lounging in - this naturally encourages one to spread out a little. However doing so left the two of us unable to hear each other. So all of the couples were joined up close at their tables, rather than relaxing a touch more with more space. It just didn't quite fit the ambiance for romance.
Our server was a lovely guy, but made a couple of mistakes - firstly bringing the wrong wine, then bringing the wrong bill at the end. OK, everyone is human, but again it didn't contribute to the relaxed, effortless mood I was hoping for.
"I love the relaxed feel of this place – ...
"I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes. The potato-leek soup was amazing and the Bibb lettuce salad was refreshing. The table was split on the monkfish – one person thought it was great, but another felt that the tastes didn't quite mesh. Everyone loved the flat iron steak. Service was well-timed and friendly, wines were affordable."
Gorgeous View for Cocktails
I brought my best friend here for cocktails after work on a Friday. I made reservations so we could have a table by the window...that's the best view. I'd much rather come here than the Signature Lounge for drinks. The river is all lit up and if you come on a fireworks night you can see them at Navy Pier.
We got cocktails that were great, a bit pricy but that's what you pay for the view and ambience. We ordered hummus and a flatbread. Also they brought complimentary olives and popcorn as nibbles. By accident they brought us the wrong flatbread and let us keep that one free plus the correct one we ordered, both were tasty. A great place to start your evening out in Chicago.
Since the hotel opened, we have visited Rebar or eaten at 16 on every visit to Chicago, every 1 - 2 months. On our last visit, we were disappointed to learn they have changed their wine list offerings at Rebar. Clearly, they have downgraded their Cabernet from the Jordan they used to serve. The quality of the food and service remain excellent. We are hopeful that they will reconsider their choice of house wines for Rebar.
Great Decor and Food
We loved everything at Rebar... from the service to the food. The french fries were the best french fries I've ever had. I don't know what they do to them... or how they do it, but it was love in my mouth. Our server was wonderful and very nice and attentive.
Lovely evening with excellent food and drinks
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves the other night at Rebar. I chose the Pink Lady for my drink and it was wonderful. I had the spiced lamb meatballs while there and they were excellent. My husband had India Ale and chose the Braised short rib sliders to eat. We both enjoyed the complimentary popcorn and olives too! We will definitely be going back soon.
The setting and view was relaxing and lovely.
The Christmas decorations in the lobby were tastefully done. The gentlemen at the entrance were welcoming. The window view was very nice. The St. Jude's elevator was well done.
The drink menu was quite limited. The Margarita was poorly made. The popcorn and olives were adequate.
Ambience and view was good but the menu online showed a great line up of sushi which they apparently have not had for over a year. One tuna app only. Apps are 25 bucks and most are fried they were good but was just a totally different experience than I was looking for. Disco beat but quiet enough to talk
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