Chief O'neill's Pub & Restrnt

★★★★☆
  • 3471 N Elston Ave

    Chicago, IL 60618

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  • 773-583-3066

About Chief O'neill's Pub & Restrnt

Hours
Monday 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM Tuesday 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM Wednesday 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM Thursday 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM Friday 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Saturday 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Sunday 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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Let me just start by saying that I never leave these reviews but felt it was necessary this time. I live in the neighborhood and have been to this place 10+ times, usually in the summer with a couple buddies to sit in the beer garden, I would go more often if the drinks weren't so expensive, which is why it only got 4 stars. But I went in a few Fridays ago with some buddies, when we walked in we were greeted by the smokin' hot blonde behind the bar, so we naturally sat at the bar instead of the beer garden, which was our original reason for going. We ordered a couple drinks and the bartender (Kelly? can't remember, but definitely an Irish name) immediately struck up a conversation, needless to say she had us rolling laughing the entire time, and had a drink waiting every time we needed one. Ordered food which was great, would recommend the steak appetizer. We left when her shift was over, or should I say stumbled out? The atmosphere is great too, you really feel like you just stepped into Ireland! But all in all the best service I have ever received can't remember the last time I was at a bar with such a personable bartender and amazing food. We plan on making this place a regular stop. Good Job Chief O??Neill??s!

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★★★★☆

Let me just start by saying that I never leave these reviews but felt it was necessary this time. I live in the neighborhood and have been to this place 10+ times, usually in the summer with a couple buddies to sit in the beer garden, I would go more often if the drinks weren't so expensive, which is why it only got 4 stars. But I went in a few Fridays ago with some buddies, when we walked in we were greeted by the smokin' hot blonde behind the bar, so we naturally sat at the bar instead of the beer garden, which was our original reason for going. We ordered a couple drinks and the bartender (Kelly? can't remember, but definitely an Irish name) immediately struck up a conversation, needless to say she had us rolling laughing the entire time, and had a drink waiting every time we needed one. Ordered food which was great, would recommend the steak appetizer. We left when her shift was over, or should I say stumbled out? The atmosphere is great too, you really feel like you just stepped into Ireland! But all in all the best service I have ever received can't remember the last time I was at a bar with such a personable bartender and amazing food. We plan on making this place a regular stop. Good Job Chief O??Neill??s!

Pros: Food and Service

Cons: Expensive drinks

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That is their motto. Walk in here, you are in Ireland. Everything is authentic right down to the servers, Whiskey on tap, and the fish and chips on Fridays. Fabulous beer garden in the summer which is dog friendly on Monday nights! Great brunch on Sunday. Call for the live music schedule. A wonderful neighborhood pub.

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★★★★☆

That is their motto. Walk in here, you are in Ireland. Everything is authentic right down to the servers, Whiskey on tap, and the fish and chips on Fridays. Fabulous beer garden in the summer which is dog friendly on Monday nights! Great brunch on Sunday. Call for the live music schedule. A wonderful neighborhood pub.

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There was a five dollar cover for music in another room and it was 5pm on a Monday (St Patty's day). They poured guiness in plastic cups like we were at a college keg party and charged 6 dollars each. The food was alright, the fish and chips were soggy. We were told cash only even though we were sitting at a bar with about ten stools, they normally take credit cards and we came to eat and have a few drinks. The bartender decided to apologize about twenty minutes to late in an attempt to win us over after we had already gone to an ATM, told us we could pay for the rest with a credit card if we wanted to. It didn't work, we won't go back. Overall, it was really overpriced and the service was bad. They obviously arent' looking for new customers because they went out of their way to make the experience one not to be repeated. Of all the irish pubs in Chicago, don't choose this one.

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★☆☆☆☆

There was a five dollar cover for music in another room and it was 5pm on a Monday (St Patty's day). They poured guiness in plastic cups like we were at a college keg party and charged 6 dollars each. The food was alright, the fish and chips were soggy. We were told cash only even though we were sitting at a bar with about ten stools, they normally take credit cards and we came to eat and have a few drinks. The bartender decided to apologize about twenty minutes to late in an attempt to win us over after we had already gone to an ATM, told us we could pay for the rest with a credit card if we wanted to. It didn't work, we won't go back. Overall, it was really overpriced and the service was bad. They obviously arent' looking for new customers because they went out of their way to make the experience one not to be repeated. Of all the irish pubs in Chicago, don't choose this one.

Cons: cover charge, overpriced, plastic cups

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i went to a party at this bar. it was in the upstairs attic. i had heard nothing but great things about this place, prior to going. The room was beautifully decorated, the food tasted absolutly delicious, (for bar food!), and everything seemed to be running smoothly, up until i was a witness to what was possibly the WORST "customer service" i had ever seen in my life! the staff was involved in the whole party setting, and not because they were working or invited, but b/c they found it necessary to question every customer that walked up to the bar, even though the ENTIRE room had already paid a ridiculous amount of money, for an open bar special. not only were the employees terrible, starting from their appearance down to their demeanor; but the "management staff" was the most unprofessional i have ever seen in my life! i give this place one star-for the beautiful decorations, and decent bar food. but i would NEVER recommend this place to anyone! do not attend or throw your party here, i promise you will be sorry!

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★☆☆☆☆

i went to a party at this bar. it was in the upstairs attic. i had heard nothing but great things about this place, prior to going. The room was beautifully decorated, the food tasted absolutly delicious, (for bar food!), and everything seemed to be running smoothly, up until i was a witness to what was possibly the WORST "customer service" i had ever seen in my life! the staff was involved in the whole party setting, and not because they were working or invited, but b/c they found it necessary to question every customer that walked up to the bar, even though the ENTIRE room had already paid a ridiculous amount of money, for an open bar special. not only were the employees terrible, starting from their appearance down to their demeanor; but the "management staff" was the most unprofessional i have ever seen in my life! i give this place one star-for the beautiful decorations, and decent bar food. but i would NEVER recommend this place to anyone! do not attend or throw your party here, i promise you will be sorry!

Pros: good food & decor!

Cons: their "events planner" is less to be desired!

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Can't top this place for authentic Irish music, atmosphere, and food. The service is always great. This is what an Irish pub should be.

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★★★★★

Can't top this place for authentic Irish music, atmosphere, and food. The service is always great. This is what an Irish pub should be.

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Heard good things about the place and tried it on a Sat. night. Not busy at all, but host seemed confused and wandered away before seating us. Finally got a table in the very odd beer garden (a lawn with tables a good 20 ft apart), looked at menus, and waited 15 min for waiter to take our beer order. Waited another 15 min for beer to arrive. Before we could say anything, waiter said he'd be right back and went to take another table's order. He then went inside before taking ours, and 10 min later returned and thanked us for "being patient." Against our better judgment, we ordered appetizer and entrees. 20 min later we'd finished our beers and still no sign of food. We left money for the beers on the table and walked out. STAY AWAY!

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★☆☆☆☆

Heard good things about the place and tried it on a Sat. night. Not busy at all, but host seemed confused and wandered away before seating us. Finally got a table in the very odd beer garden (a lawn with tables a good 20 ft apart), looked at menus, and waited 15 min for waiter to take our beer order. Waited another 15 min for beer to arrive. Before we could say anything, waiter said he'd be right back and went to take another table's order. He then went inside before taking ours, and 10 min later returned and thanked us for "being patient." Against our better judgment, we ordered appetizer and entrees. 20 min later we'd finished our beers and still no sign of food. We left money for the beers on the table and walked out. STAY AWAY!

Pros: good beer

Cons: weird vibe, nonexistent service

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Easily my favorite restaraunt. I've been here with just my wife and with the our kids. The food is always good and the service is excellent. The pub area has better ambiance - fire place, cozy tables, and on Sunday the owner plays music with 2 or 3 other musicians. The restaraunt in the back is more spacious and quiet, except when they have a band playing (usually after 8pm).

The menu is a bit small, but tasty. My wife and I both recommend the Irish Stew. The steak was pretty bland, though. They also have a Sunday brunch that is excellent and includes bloody mary's. I prefer the Guiness. :)

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★★★★★

Easily my favorite restaraunt. I've been here with just my wife and with the our kids. The food is always good and the service is excellent. The pub area has better ambiance - fire place, cozy tables, and on Sunday the owner plays music with 2 or 3 other musicians. The restaraunt in the back is more spacious and quiet, except when they have a band playing (usually after 8pm).

The menu is a bit small, but tasty. My wife and I both recommend the Irish Stew. The steak was pretty bland, though. They also have a Sunday brunch that is excellent and includes bloody mary's. I prefer the Guiness. :)

Pros: Atmosphere, Music, Service

Cons: Small menu

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Weekend before last I joined friends at Chief O'Neill's, and loved it! A little noisy, but stirring with energy and folks just having a great time. I'll definately make this a regular stop. The bartenders were quick for the large crowd that they dealt with...and even did it all with smiles. Our server was wonderful, I wish I could remember her name or I'd post it. Except for a minor kitchen error-our meal was yummy. The live band in the other room was too loud...but the few that complained about the pub being to loud (talking, music, etc.) were the real annoyance. All in all, a zealous, fun time...I highly recommend it.

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★★★★★

Weekend before last I joined friends at Chief O'Neill's, and loved it! A little noisy, but stirring with energy and folks just having a great time. I'll definately make this a regular stop. The bartenders were quick for the large crowd that they dealt with...and even did it all with smiles. Our server was wonderful, I wish I could remember her name or I'd post it. Except for a minor kitchen error-our meal was yummy. The live band in the other room was too loud...but the few that complained about the pub being to loud (talking, music, etc.) were the real annoyance. All in all, a zealous, fun time...I highly recommend it.

Pros: Fun, Friendly Staff, Great Service

Cons: A Few Rude Customers, Downtown Prices

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Chief is great if you don't want that crowded bar atmosphere. Sit down with your mates and put back a pint or two without yelling over the juke box or having to deal with that not so hot, hot annoying chick that is all over the place ruining your pint of Guinness. The menu selection could stand a little work, but usually I'm going for a burger and beer and they do that part perfect! Go here in the summer and sit outside in beer garten or go in the winter a sit by the fire. Good bar, good service, good people, ok food. Not my top pick for beer garten, nor for Irish Pub, nor for best tapper, but its on the list for sure. Girlfriend, "I feel like sittin outside, have a beer and smoke a cigarette." Me: "Sounds good, see ya at the Chief." Guys: Come thristy

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★★★★☆

Chief is great if you don't want that crowded bar atmosphere. Sit down with your mates and put back a pint or two without yelling over the juke box or having to deal with that not so hot, hot annoying chick that is all over the place ruining your pint of Guinness. The menu selection could stand a little work, but usually I'm going for a burger and beer and they do that part perfect! Go here in the summer and sit outside in beer garten or go in the winter a sit by the fire. Good bar, good service, good people, ok food. Not my top pick for beer garten, nor for Irish Pub, nor for best tapper, but its on the list for sure. Girlfriend, "I feel like sittin outside, have a beer and smoke a cigarette." Me: "Sounds good, see ya at the Chief." Guys: Come thristy

Pros: Beer, Cold Beer, Quiet, Outdoors

Cons: Small Menu Selection

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It was a surprisingly, wonderful first experince for dinner. I raved about it to everyone. We revisited yesterday for lunch. The dining room was closed; so, we had to eat in the smoky bar area. The wait and bar staff was friendly and attentive - really quite excellent. I ordered the skirt steak sandwich, which was incredibly, melt-in-your-mouth delicious the first time there. This time it was much chewier and difficult to slice (once I gave up on eating it sandwich style). It was also, supposed to come with onion wedges, which were very good, but, they substituted steak fries this time without notice. My companion had the Shepherd's pie. He enjoyed it. The salads are the best. Try the spinach salad. You will not be disappointed. I will probably give it a third chance for dinner, since the staff is so friendly and nice.

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★★★★☆

It was a surprisingly, wonderful first experince for dinner. I raved about it to everyone. We revisited yesterday for lunch. The dining room was closed; so, we had to eat in the smoky bar area. The wait and bar staff was friendly and attentive - really quite excellent. I ordered the skirt steak sandwich, which was incredibly, melt-in-your-mouth delicious the first time there. This time it was much chewier and difficult to slice (once I gave up on eating it sandwich style). It was also, supposed to come with onion wedges, which were very good, but, they substituted steak fries this time without notice. My companion had the Shepherd's pie. He enjoyed it. The salads are the best. Try the spinach salad. You will not be disappointed. I will probably give it a third chance for dinner, since the staff is so friendly and nice.

Pros: like homecooking, big bar setting, exc. wait & bar staff

Cons: hit or miss on beef, smoky bar

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Chief' O'Neill's has the look, feel and attitude of a genuine Irish pub. Well worth the trip.

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★★★★★

Chief' O'Neill's has the look, feel and attitude of a genuine Irish pub. Well worth the trip.

Pros: authenticity, prices, freindly staff

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just attended a private party last weekend in their upstairs room. very authentic irish pub atmosphere, with all the amenities of america. service was strong, food good. a fun experience.

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★★★★★

just attended a private party last weekend in their upstairs room. very authentic irish pub atmosphere, with all the amenities of america. service was strong, food good. a fun experience.

 

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