Showy New American plates are the draw at this upscale venue with whimsical touches & garden dining.
Loved the presentation of everything! Its over the top, beautiful and it definitely makes for a unique place to go with a group of gals because of its glitsy feminine vibe. At first you might think the prices are steep, but the artfulness is truly worth the splurge. Also, the service is prompt, friendly and clearly provided by career professional servers. No detail was overlooked. Everything I got my fork into was packed with flavor and plentiful in portion size. Plates and utencils were provided with every course and not one glass saw the bottom. Overall I was impressed.
The place is fun and whimsical. Do you get what you paid for? Absolutely not. All you’re paying for is a photo op. The props used for the food were so dirty, they could at least clean it before being used for the next guest!! You’re sacrificing quality of food for a presentation. The amount we pay for each dish should at least be enough to feed 4 people. I had the lobster mac and cheese because the dish I wanted was all gone. It was an average tasting mac and cheese. I’ve had better at a fraction of the price. I wouldn’t come here again unless the price and food quality change. Really just came for the experienxe.
The headaches with Barton G. The Restaurant Chicago continue. Avoid the restaurant at all costs. Awful service, awful apologies and ridiculous excuses. Our dinner took almost 5 hours on what was a night to celebrate successes for 2019, they absolutely ruined it for us and months later, continue to cause us headaches. But this is the topper. A friend valeted her car and ended up with a ticket on her car RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE RESTAURANT. The valet company is refusing to respond to her after saying they would handle it. Now, the ticket is due. Barton G is hiding because it is “an outside company”…..no responsibility and more bs. This has been the worst “customer service experience” and every review I write, they delete. So, I am posting here so everyone knows. As long as their pockets are lined, who cares, right ? —— More from that night We are now 4 hours in to our meal. I have had 2 drinks. Initially, it took over an hour to get a drink. This is our annual dinner and everything has been a complete disappointment. I have been here before and it is normally amazing. Tonight…..Everything takes forever. The sides came out before the salad. The dessert took over 90 minutes. From the salads to desserts. An absolute disgrace. We were stuffed in a room upstairs where we were treated like we did not exist. I would rather go to Joe’s on Weed..a sports bar where beers are $3. So done with Barton G. Embarrassment to me and my entire board who bust their ass all year for sick animals.. You should be ashamed for taking $ from us for this bs service. Sarah
Presentation of everything is over the top fantastic. We ended up coming to Barton G’s for my birthday back in May and everything was fantastic. The cocktails are delicious, the liquid nitrogen and dry ice make them feel special. It’s not all just show, the cocktails are great too! The lobster pop tarts are delightful and a great start to the meal. We ordered the “Let Them Eat Cake” for dessert and it was definitely a show stopper, even comes with a pair of sunglasses you can take home!
Service: Dinner Drink(s): Prohibition Starter(s): Lobster Pop Tarts (2) Entree(s): Jambalaya Risotto Dessert(s): Carnival Fun Cakes Great dining experience!! We were seated by the kitchen, so we had a great view of all the props and creative presentation of dishes/drinks as they were being delivered to other tables. In visiting this restaurant, I knew that we would get a unique dining experience with IG worthy dishes and presentations, but was skeptical about the actual quality of food due to some other reviews. I came away pleasantly surprised after having one of my best dining experiences ever. I started with the Prohibition cocktail and Lobster Pop Tarts (2 per order). Both came out with creative presentation, and the Lobster Pop Tarts were a great choice as they were full of cheese and generous chunks of Lobster. The Jambalaya was full of flavor, and the Carnival Fun Cakes came with a live duck shooting game. Service was great as well. This was a pricey dining experience, but I knew that coming in. I would definitely return if I’m in another city with a Barton G location.
The best birthday place, great food, what a wonderful place , you have so much fun words can never decide, it a must go,
Let’s be real…this place is only for IG. The portions are massive. Kitchy. Not good. All of the food was mediocre at best. All for the gram. Just skip it.
Interior: bright and clean. The decorations were unique and colorful which I did like. Our server was sweet and kind and very informative about what was in the food and how to eat it. Drink: Sabina this had nitrogen ice in it which made the drink smoke. With a chocolate monkey hanging from the glass. The presentation was beautiful Lobster Mac and cheese: this was great had a lot of flavor good amount of lobster pieces within the mac & cheese. If I came back it would be for this. Samurai Pork Shank: this was 80% fat and 20% meat. This is the only reason I’m giving one less star for this restaurant because this dish was awful. If you are someone that enjoys the fat on meat then by all means get it. But if you do not I recommend staying away from this dish. Dolla dolla bill: The presentation was beautiful this was accompanied with vanilla ice cream and popcorn covered in gold ( both delicious) with chocolate ganache that had caramel chocolate sauce and marshmallows. This was great!
If you wanted a delicious meal, this is NOT the place. Food was really horrible. It’s all about the presentation with this restaurant. Even so, thought it would be a more theatrical and only one server actually put in the effort to make our visit a bit more pleasant. This is just an Instagram trap. Lobster Pop tart – Probably the only thing that is worth getting to eat. It does serve as a unique appetizer if you want to get out of your comfort zone. Short ribs – Dry & flavorless. Had to borrow sauces from my friend’s entree to help coat the flavorless taste. I actually couldn’t even finish it. Prohibition – The drinks were pretty tasty and was worth the price since it was a double shot. 100 dollar Chocolate Cake – If you must get a dessert, this is probably the bang for your buck since everything else seems to be even more expensive. Getting one was more than enough to serve a guest of 10 because we only had one bite each and was so done with it. Honestly, if you really want to see what this place is all about, go during HH. It allows you to try the apps & the drinks. But this is serve at the bar.
After a few months of drooling over Barton G’s outlandish Instagram posts, I was thrilled to get a chance to try the wild restaurant last night. We decided to come for desserts and drinks; therefore sitting at the bar. The aesthetic of the restaurant; with Lamborghini’s parked outside, cirque du soleil styled light fixtures and sparking architecture, Barton G. was a fun and gaudy place to see (or be seen). Our bartender was extremely helpful and efficient. It was evident he was having fun watching us take in the experience of eating and drinking at BG. I began with the “Diamonds are forever” cocktail. Tasting similar to a lemon drop martini, I especially loved the citrus vodka popsicle and the artsy dry ice nitrogen vapor. My mom was equally entertained by her drink choice “the Buddha” was a sweet Asian cosmo type martini. Served on a beautiful platter with a lotus flower and a gigantic Buddha sculpture. Her drink was sweet and the hammered copper martini glass was particularly unique. My mantra for dessert was: “When in Rome!” Though our bartender told us that two desserts surely would suffice for the 5 of us, we ended up ordering 3 of them. My favorites; and probably the most notorious, were the “Marie Antoinette” cotton candy head, and the “Dolla Dolla Bills Yo” an enormous “super rich” gold bar cake with ice cream and gold caramel corn. The cotton candy was gorgeously crafted and abundant in size and stature. I loved the donut/cupcake hybrids that were served alongside the cotton candy. We had fun grabbing strips of cotton candy and taking photos with the outstandingly creative dessert. The “Dolla Dolla Bills yo” was presented by the bartender; he proceeded to put on a helmet and torch the gold bar “breaking into the safe” if you will; revealing a dense, chocoholic dream cake. The gold caramel corn was sweet and salty, a balance that I welcomed after tasting the thick cake. We also ordered the enormous ice cream Sunday. It was served in a huge metal martini glass and topped with brownies, sprinkles, whipped cream and cherries galore. As an ice cream lover, Bill was nothing short of obsessed with this dessert. I loved the outrageous experience of dining at Barton G. I recommend coming here to celebrate with family. The desserts and drinks were amazing and it was one of the most entertaining and theatrical experiences I’ve ever had at a restaurant.