Historic River North

660 N. Orleans Street, Chicago IL
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We are chef owned and operated, and we believe that food is king! Our success lies in our commitment to our core values, our belief in a strong company culture, and an unwavering desire to do a little better in everything we do each day. We are always looking for talented professionals to join our team, one that recognizes your dedication and passion for relentless hospitality; if you are interested please send us your resume.

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About Bernie's

Bernie's opened in Chicago’s historic River North neighborhood in the summer of 2015. This is Chef Zack Sklar’s first venture in the city of Chicago after being at the helm of multiple, successful culinary ventures in Michigan. Located on the corner of Erie and Orleans Streets, Bernie’s is set in an inviting and casual yet refined space that includes family-style seating with rich turquoise banquets, coffered ceilings and an eclectic collection of textiles. Our wood fire oven, two spacious bars and seasonal rooftop provide an ideal setting for everyday dining as well as special occasions.

We delight in offering each of our guests a unique and memorable experience. Our seasonal and progressive menu focuses on many locally sourced ingredients, drawing on flavors from Spain to coastal Italy, Provence and beyond. We also feature craft cocktails, micro brewed beers and a thoughtfully procured wine list with attentive and gracious service.


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Hours of Operation



Monday: CLOSED

Tuesday - Thursday: 11:00am -9:00pm

Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm

Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm


Private Events

Bernie's is available for private parties of many sizes, from intimate luncheons to cocktail parties and company functions. Private dining reservations can be secured up to one year in advance; Our management team is on hand to help you plan your event. For larger events, we offer exclusive use of the restaurant including the main dining room, rooftop and two spacious bars.


Located off the main dining room, our elegant yet inviting bar offers an ideal setting for small cocktail parties and gatherings.

Main Dining Room

With its soaring ceiling, antiqued mirrors and open kitchen view, our main dining room is perfect for parties of varying sizes.

Rooftop & Bar

The rooftop and adjoining bar provides a spacious al fresco venue for cocktail receptions, seated dinners, birthday celebrations or milestone occasions.

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