Sable Kitchen & Bar



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505 N. State St. , Chicago, IL 60654
Near North Side
Style:Heather Terhune


Sable Kitchen and Bar website states; Step into Sable Kitchen & Bar. Discover what you've been waiting for: A new American gastro-lounge that artfully reinstates the cocktail to its rightful throne, a place where you'll lose yourself in a menu of Chef Heather Terhune's soul-satisfying social plates of delectable hors d'oeuvres, fresh fish, meats, sustainable selections from the farm and garden, alongside a collection of hand-crafted brick-oven flatbreads. Adjacent to Kimpton's Hotel Palomar Chicago, Sable is a refreshing update for today, where the glamour of the 1940's mingles effortlessly with modern industrial touches. The effect is undeniably chic and immensely comfortable. For some, Sable emerges as the spot of choice for breakfast, lunch, dinner or brunch. For others, it becomes a much-needed chance to revel in the purity of handcrafted cocktails and a chance to sample a diverse selection of wines. But for all, Sable surfaces as a dining destination in Chicago's River North neighborhood on par with the city's most acclaimed restaurants. Drop in for a very special drink. Share a plate or two. And enjoy Sable's special blend of contemporary class and soothing Chicago hospitality.

Menu:Recent Reviews

profile image Chic drinks, Classic Food

I'm skeptical whenever anyone asks me to go to a Hotel bar/restaurant, in fear that it's going to be over-priced and undwhelming when it comes to food and drink; but Sable is non of the above. Located in the heart of Downtown Chicago, this hotel bar-restaurant is like no other. The drink list is never ending, the food is classic and the tab at the end of the evening is very affordable. I love all things truffle, so when truffle deviled eggs is of the first things listed on the menu, I knew I had to try. These eggs are truly 'devilish' with their rich taste and creamy texture, you'll never want to stop indulging. I especially like that the truffle was apparent, but not overpowering. You'll definitely never eat your typical deviled egg again without asking, 'Where's the truffle?' Bacon wrapped dates are a classic appetizer and classic they remain at Sable. Crispy bacon, soft dates and creamy blue cheese, don't disappoint. This is another dish that is very rich, but satisfying enough to warm up your taste buds for the main course, not fill you up entirely. A chicken sandwich, is a chicken sandwich, is a chicken sandwich... But not just a chicken sandwich at Sable. Anyone can throw some bread crumbs on a piece of chicken, top it with pickles and a bun; but Chef prepared this chicken with 'home' in mind. The chicken is extra crispy, spiced simply and the homemade mayo tops off the main course as the perfect lunch dish. I had to save the drinks for last. I think the drink menu has close to 15 pages, which may seem overwhelming at first, but I absolutely LOVE the selection. Sable brings back the meaning of cocktail hour with their classic offerings and not so known drink selections. The menu is sure to please, even the most pickiest of drinkers. Sable is a great place to take clients for lunch, a first date for drinks and a place to impress that special someone when you're looking for an intimate but comfortable environment to dine at (without breaking the bank). Cheers!

profile image Cocktails with a twist

The bar has a great selection of cocktails with unique concoctions that you will not find anywhere in Chicago. If you are a bitters fan, this is the place for you! The small plates are great - if you're looking for truffle goodness - the deviled eggs, mushroom flatbread and cauliflower are delicious! The service is bar none - the bartenders know their drinks and will help guide you to find your new favorite cocktail - I love the pisco sour and grandfather clock - be patient, these unique cocktails can take a minute to make!

profile image Great small plates restaurant!

I have been hearing good things about Sable which is located in Hotel Palomar. We sat in a booth by the kitchen which gave us a great view of the chefs in action. The menu has a lot of great options and the ability to try more items in smaller portions - we took full advantage of it! The mussels and deviled eggs were great, we also loved the soft pretzels with smoked cheddar cheese dip, mini tuna tartar tacos, and cauliflower gratin. I was incredibly full by the time we got the buttermilk fried chicken drumettes and pork belly b.l.t's but the small bites I had were good! The drumettes were larger than I thought they would be.

profile image My new favorite

I visited Sable for the first time last Friday, and I expect to return very soon. First, we hung out in the bar for about an hour before our reservation ("vibrant" bar scene). Our bartender Mike was super friendly and happy to answer our constant questions about the many drink concoctions he was preparing for other tables. The hostess Grace was very helpful and managed to accommodate our last-minute request to add a guest to our reservation (early in the day I had been told this was impossible as the restaurant was completely booked). Finally, the food was outstanding. We shared several small plates and desserts and were happy with all, and everyone loved their entrees. A friend and I each had the venison, cooked to our different requested temperatures, and each was perfect! The only negative is that the venison was a special and not part of the regular menu. Fingers crossed that it will be added permanently!

profile image hand crafted cocktails

A fabulous place to have drinks. Their cocktail list is massive and there is originality and care put into each creation.