Barton G. The Restaurant Chicago Takes Guests On A Culinary And Visual Experience Like No Other

The world’s most Instagrammed fine-fun dining restaurant, from visionary Barton G. Weiss, opens for dinner on February 15, with lunch and brunch the following week

A visit to any Barton G. The Restaurant provides its guests all of the culinary adventure one can fathom, and then some. The new 12,000 sq. ft. Chicago space, opening on River North’s vibrant Hubbard Street entertainment strip, is the third outpost of the luxurious, innovative and cutting-edge eatery. The fine-fun dining restaurant will open for dinner on February 15, lunch on February 18 and Brunch on February 23.  Situated on the first two floors of the former Sullivan’s Steakhouse (415 N Dearborn St.) in one of Chicago’s hottest nightlife districts, Barton G. The Restaurant Chicago is among the most highly anticipated openings of 2019. Reservations can be made by visiting or  OPENTABLE.

Created by renowned restaurateur and special event architect Barton G. Weiss, the venue treats guests to a multisensory experience in which they interact with fellow diners as collective gasps and Instagram moments are shared every time another over-the-top dish is launched from the kitchen.

For nearly 20 years, Barton G. The Restaurant has created an unparalleled and unique experience for all of the senses, pushing sensory and culinary boundaries by expanding the limits of what restaurant-goers previously deemed possible.  Barton G. The Restaurant Chicago joins its sister locations in culinary hot spots Miami Beach and Los Angeles, where the restaurant was named one of “America’s Top 100 Tables” by OpenTable. 

Perhaps summed up best by this Zagat review of its flagship Miami Beach location: “If a restaurant was the circus it would resemble this outlandish South Beach fantasyland, where presentations of its New American dishes are over-the-top with signature trinkets and liquid-nitrogen mixology provides a smoky sideshow, with spot-on food and service and a beautiful garden atmosphere make this the perfect place to wow someone.”

Weiss lives to “create shockingly delicious and awe-inspiring dining and event experiences. Everything else, to me, is just boring.”

Guests will feast their eyes and delight their taste buds on signature, Instagram-worthy dishes including: the BBQ OF BONES with 12-hour beef ribs, lamb riblets, long-bone chicken wings, an elfin corn-wild mushroom skillet with minted yogurt, house BBQ and scallion chimichurri; KOBE MEATLOAF IN TERRACOTTA with house-made ketchup, whipped yukon golds and quick fire green beans; COCKTAIL BISQUE featuring sherry laced bisque with bronzino and fresh Maine lobster, kennebec potatoes, crisp baguette crouton and fine herbs; WHOLE GRILLED BRONZINI, Asian profiteroles with Thai coconut shrimp filling; ORANGE SALMON made of pan seared salmon loin, roots ratatouille and saffron paint; and SLOW COOKED SHORT RIBS, Angus beef short ribs slow cooked in red wine with mash potatoes, heirloom carrots and mixed mushrooms. Its extensive list of Trimmings & Frills features over-the-top sides including its BRUSSELS SPROUTS BRANCH, which appears to be plucked from the pages of a Dr. Seuss story.  

Complementing the food, Barton G. The Restaurant Chicago boasts an expansive and equally imaginative cocktail program that features the Below Zero Nitro-Bar concocting favorites such as: the STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN with Ciroc Vanilla, RemyV, cashew milk, Frangelico and ginger beer; BUDDALICIOUS, comprising Grey Goose Le Poir, lychee, cranberry juice, vodka popsicle; MOONSHINE featuring Ocucaje Pisco, Grey Goose Peach Vodka, mezcal and Cointreau; and DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER with Grey Goose Citron, Cointreau, lemon, vodka popsicle.

To ensure the dishes themselves are as delicious as the works-of-art on which they arrive (a process overseen by an on-site engineer), Barton works closely with his talented culinary team led by Starchefs Rising Star and Six Star Diamond Award winner, Corporate Chef and Culinary DirectorJeff O’Neill, Corporate Executive Chef Miguel Angel Rebolledo and Chicago-based Executive Chef, Erwin Mallet. Chef Erwin brings his Michelin Star experience and his passion for charcuterie to Barton G. The Restaurant Chicago. Working closely with Weiss, Erwin is responsible for lighting the fire, managing the kitchen and conducting the Barton G. The Restaurant experience in Chicago, daily. While the food leans toward art, the quality of the food is just as important as its visual aesthetics.  Weiss’ culinary team focuses on organic, sustainable and local for the individual market whenever possible providing guests not only with a show-stopping spectacle, but also a delectable meal they can feel good about eating.

As Barton G. The Restaurant is notorious for its food, over-the-top events and elaborate presentations, it is considered the most Instagrammed restaurant in the world.  Barton G. The Restaurant is redefining the art of being social in a digital world, by creating a platform for guests to socialize with one another in physical proximity to friends, while sharing their experience across the vastness of the Internet through the visually stunning and over-the-top presentations of the restaurant’s unique cocktails, appetizers, main courses and desserts. 

Barton G. The Restaurant Chicago is open daily for lunch and dinner and brunch on Saturday and Sunday. A stunning second-level private dining room space will be available for larger parties, and guests can also bring a taste of Barton G. The Restaurant Chicago home via the restaurant’s off-site catering division. Advance reservations required. For additional information on Barton G. The Restaurant Chicago, visit