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Bien Me Sabe

4.8
4.8
300 Reviews
$30 and under
Venezuelan
We are a traditional Venezuelan cuisine restaurant located in Ravenswood.
We have interpreted the taste of Venezuelan homemade food, offering local dishes from our country and fused them with a modern touch for our customers.
Our “homemade” philosophy is to offer fresh food prepared with quality ingredients with the best combination of Caribbean flavors.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Venezuelan, Latin American

  • Hours of operation

    11am to 10pm Sunday - Thursday 11am to 11pm Friday & Saturday

  • Phone number

    (773) 549-5538

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Pedro Ron

  • Private party contact

    Pedro Rivas: (773) 549-5538

  • Neighborhood

    Ravenswood

  • Parking details

    Free street parking on Sundays

  • Entertainment

    We are BYOB and there is a liquor store with a decent selection about a block away

  • Additional

    BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cafe, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Arepa Wednesday

    $8.99 per person

    Multiple dates available
    AREPA NIGHT BEEF | Shredded beef CHICKEN | Shredded chicken PORK | Roasted pork Pelúa | Shredded beef & Gouda cheese La Catira | Shredded chicken & Gouda cheese After Party | Roasted pork & Gouda cheese TROPICAL | Shredded chicken, sweet plantains & black beans DOS QUESOS | Caribbean & Gouda cheese TROPICAL VEGAN | Tofu, black beans & sweet plantains DOMINO | Black Beans & Caribbean Cheese

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What 300 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. JP

    JPag

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was phenomenal. Get the sampler appetizer to try some of the basics first. The arepas were wonderful. Very good service, too. Many, many tables packed on the floor, and pretty loud, but very relaxed feel. Is BYOB, so that keeps the price manageable.
  2. PE

    PatrickE

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb food and service
  3. RO

    RONALDD

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was awesome. The server was a joy and very knowledgeable. As this was our first time here, she explained things and made great recommendations. This place is a gem. All the food was outstanding. The brownie ice desert was excellent. BYOB and no corkage charge. Definitely will return
  4. JS

    JohnS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service and food and surprisingly quite for a bustling restaurant.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    This place is excellent! Been wanting to try it for years and it was worth the wait! Delicious food, great service and cool Decor . Will def be back.
  6. CI

    CrosbyI

    Coastal Georgia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good quick bite in the loop, you dont need a reservation.
  7. MB

    MaryBethS

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Best to make reservations on weekend nights. Server was very friendly and helpful. The tostones appetizer was delicious! Pollo was moist and the steak in the arepa was cooked perfectly and very tender. Has GF choices. BYOB which makes it a good value!
  8. N

    Nico

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    BYOB and great food! Great portion size and the staff was great!
  9. J

    Jean

    Chicago

    148 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    148 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First time here and what a find! Great casual neighborhood place with fantastic food and great service. BYOB. We had never had Venezuelan food before and its similar to some Central American cuisines but with its own delicious twist. I can't say enough good things about this place, you just have to try it!
  10. V

    walterV

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, friendly service.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    Arepas were not very flavorful and kind of dry. Service was great. Just uninspiring food that was overpriced.
  12. K

    Kuno

    Chicago

    163 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    163 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience3
    We have experienced Bien Me Sabe before and enjoy or experience every time. The food and service is very good, we loved that we are able to bring our favorite wine to enjoy with their food. Our go to place when in comes to Venezuelan restaurant.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a delicious outdoor meal on a weeknight, on a Wednesday which is their “arepa special” night
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious and really nice service
  15. TH

    TitusH

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the food and ambiance. The waitstaff provided stellar service with great food recommendations. Would recommend others to go.
  16. SS

    SommSus

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Food was okay, lacking in seasoning and flavor. Service was okay.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was good.
  18. PL

    PaulL

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    This was my first time trying Venezuelan food so there’s a learning curve. I found the dough on the Arepa to be too heavy for my taste but the steak and peppers filling was excellent. I would definitely go back and just order differently. The mango badito was very refreshing on a summer evening
  19. DT

    DianeT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and great food !! John is great
  20. J

    Josie

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Lovely patio, great service. Unfortunately, all of the food we ordered was heavily fried and loaded with gobs of cheese. Seasoning throughout was bland.
  21. C

    Chiberia

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Deliciousness. Covers the diverse food needs of all my family and friends. Outdoor seating is surprisingly pleasant for being located along Montrose. Our server was fantastic! Right amount of attention , knowledge and conversation. We saved room for a sweet finish and our group tried all but the chocolate offering and we finished every bite. Come here and enjoy!
  22. TM

    TonyMiiiiiiiiii

    Anchorage

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it. We’ll be back. Everything we ordered was terrific.
  23. L

    Lauren

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite places in Ravenswood! Would definitely recommend
  24. LG

    LGS2841

    Chicago

    25 reviews

    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    This was my second trip to Bien Me Sabe, and once again, I truly enjoyed myself. The staff is always lovely and helpful, and while I don't know anything about Venezuelan food, what we ate was delicious. The restaurant is comfortable, casual and unpretentious, and although we had hoped to sit outside, the weather at the time dictated that we sit inside. I greatly appreciated the fact that while there was music in the background, it didn't overwhelm the room, allowing us to converse without difficulty. I will definitely return, so that I can sample more of their dishes.
  25. WB

    WarrenB

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Surprising and delicious. Familiar foods somehow different. Great experience.
  26. AJ

    AndyJ

    Chicago

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We always enjoy dinner at Bien Me Sabe. The Pabellon is consistently good, whether you have it with chicken or beef. Tonight I went for extra healthy - a Home Salad and a Bien Me Sabe Veggie Arepas. The salad was fresh and delicious with cheese, olives, and corn. The beans in the arepas were well-prepared, but a little bland. The tofu in the arepas was nice and firm. My wife and daughter also had the Cocada and the Venezuelan Chocolate Milk Shake, which were awesome - sweet and flavorful.
  27. AB

    AnnetteB

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food, as always, was excellent. The staff, as always, nice, helpful, and engaged — and in a good humor… Our only tiny niggle is that we generally don’t like music through loudspeakers while eating /trying to have a conversation. And yesterday we just happened to sit close to one speaker again…
  28. AR

    AnaR

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I loved Bien Mesabe! Went here for lunch and everything was made fresh - the arepas were delicious and the appetizer sampler has everything I could ever need.
  29. ED

    ErikD

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Love Bien Me Sabe. It always delivers for some delicious eats.
  30. AB

    AnnetteB

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, we loved our food and beverages there. We tried several new dishes yesterday, and were happy with all. (…still not gotten through the whole menu… ;-) Also as a nice plus, the weather was gorgeous! I am so glad for outdoor seating! Nice staff. And quick service.
  31. PJ

    PJRN

    Chicago

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our se one time here. It’s very filling and on Wednesday nights the Arepas are only $8.99. Oh and it’s a BYOB place for a small cordage fee!
  32. RL

    RobinLLC

    Chicago

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We wanted to have dinner outside on one of the first perfect weather nights of the year. Bien Me Sabe is one of our favorite places so we reserved a patio table and had a lovely meal.
  33. R

    Roman

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I really enjoyed the Churrasco Arepa and their sampler. The sample alone was pretty filling and I couldn't finish my arepa, so I brought it home. There was a live violinist playing a variety of songs from Frank Sinatra to Ed Sheeran, which made the ambiance enjoyable. I'll be going back to try their other dishes. The staff and service was very good, knowledgeable, and helped with explaining their dishes.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Latin food. Food was fresh and plentiful. Thank you !!
  35. MM

    MinouM

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    They can execute Venezuelan food! It was good, but when I asked for tofu on the side since I am a vegetarian and the sauté mushrooms were not an option I regretted it. The service is bad, we waited a while to get our order taken and they forgot to bring one of the appetizers earlier and brought it when we were almost done with our main dishes. I don’t think I will go back.
  36. WC

    WindyCityLo

    Chicago

    187 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    187 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    our waiter, john, walked us through myriad menu questions as this was a totally new cuisine to us. so many fun options, our party of three ordered different things so we might taste each others'. ... glad we did. then we shared two desserts that blew us away. two hopes: a liquor license, although BYOB is always good and an offering of additional spices. i found the food terrifically fresh and creative - yet, no special flavor spoke up. i DID ask for some "heat" - and was brought a great sauce in a small side dish ... to offer it on the table would be a boon! staff was friendly throughout - we'll definitely return!
  37. VV

    VVR23

    Chicago

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a delightful spot with genuinely friendly, helpful and knowledgeable staff. There is talent in the kitchen. Creative and tasteful food, beautiful presentations. Good sized portions and reasonably priced for the quality and quantity of food.
  38. PN

    PhilN

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing! The staff very attentive - thank you for a wonderful experience and it is BYOB!!!!
  39. AP

    AlbertP

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Food was delicious. Everything we had was tasty. Service is great. Staffs were really friendly. Definitely going to come back
  40. s

    stephanieh

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been there twice and ordered for delivery and pickup other multiple times. And the service, friendliness and quality of food never disappoints.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Bien Me Sabe does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Bien Me Sabe is rated 4.8 stars by 300 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Bien Me Sabe

1637 West Montrose Ave, Chicago, IL 60613

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Ravenswood

  • Hours of operation

    11am to 10pm Sunday - Thursday 11am to 11pm Friday & Saturday

  • Cuisines

    Venezuelan, Latin American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Free street parking on Sundays

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Pedro Ron

  • Entertainment

    We are BYOB and there is a liquor store with a decent selection about a block away

  • Additional

    BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cafe, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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