The Boarding House

American, Wine Bar
$ $ $ $
720 N Wells St (at Superior St)
Chicago, IL 60654
4:30pm - 2:00am
4:30pm - 2:00am
4:30pm - 2:00am
4:30pm - 2:00am
4:30pm - 2:00am
4:30pm - 2:00am
4:30pm - 2:00am


  • Great food, service and wine. Staff is extremely knowledgable about wine pairings.
  • Not your mom's pork chop. Unless your mom makes the best pork chop ever; on a cauliflower puree with butternut squash and pork belly. Honestly, when a pork chop is done right... you can't go wrong.
  • Nice people working at that joint but the food was overpriced and disappointing. Go for cocktails, skip the resturant.
  • Eat before dining upstairs. The meals are way over priced. It's not like it's Girl and The Goat. Also why is the alcohol selection different between the two separate floors? I don't understand.
  • This place had great signature cocktails. Try the "Teachers Lounge." Everybody would be happy if that was in the coffee pot.
  • Great food,, Amazing decor, outstanding service
  • Loved it. It was a thx giving set menu but still delicious. Nice chilled vibe in both the downstairs bar and upstairs restaurant.
  • Awesome service, octopus was great, and the pork chops were very good as well.
  • Great food, drinks and service. Even with res had to wait for a table--got free drinks and apps and apologies! Pricey. Def recommend--maybe for special occasion!
  • amazing service. the staff was incredibly accommodating and gracious. not to mention the food and wine - unreal.
  • Although the first floor is the most aesthetic, be sure to check out the downstairs and upstairs for a more loungey setting. Also, hats off the the sommelier!
  • Curl Up and Rye
  • Try the sugar pie. You won't be disappointed!
  • Dramatic ceiling (there's something disconcerting about sitting underneath so many bottles hanging over your head); very knowledgeable and helpful waitstaff; portion size is perfect
  • Eat @ the bar. Friendly bartenders!
  • With three unique spaces, this is a go-to for all things celebration. In the Dining Room, youll sup on contemporary American fare beneath a light installation made from 4,600 Riesling bottles.
  • Great decor. Fantastic menu. Perfect date restaurant.
  • Have the scallops. They also have wine from Golan heights
  • Huge wine list; the food is pretty good, too
  • Pollenta fries, wine pairings

Nearby places

731 N Wells St (at W Superior St)
213 W Institute Pl (Wells St.)
710 N Wells St (at W Superior St)