No outside food or drink is allowed. We're surprised we even have to say that, to be honest.
Great food and service! Festival of unique flavors that are not easy to find. Chill atmosphere to boot.
We went late - after theater - so we just got a selection of lots of smaller plates. Everything was delicious and the service was friendly, helpful and efficient. Nice wine too.
Really amazing experience and a great team. We did the chefs table tasting and my wife and I had a wonderful experience. You truly feel special throughout the courses and feel the passion that chef Johnny puts in each course. He makes time to explain each dish and takes time to get to know the customers pállate. One of the best deals we’ve done so far and will be coming back for sure.
We just loved it. It was a good find and we are planning to go back.
Cool space, pricey food which was good but not excellent. Service was mediocre as waiter seemed annoyed with us. Called ahead to see if they had vegan options and host said yes, but the vegan options were sauteed carrots and squash and a small salad. Waiter seemed perturbed we asked a lot of questions
The food is amazing. The fish has always impressed me. The gougères are the best thing on the menu!
1 small slice of cheese = $10.
A tiny (SUPER) tiny miniscule jar with a few mussels = $10.
Bread was not fresh & dry.
Especially for the location we thought it was overpriced...
We had a terrific experience. The food was outstanding, as was our server. My only complaint (if you call it that) is that the tables are quite close together.
I love the decor of Bar Biscay! We had a wonderful server who gave us great recommendations. We were surprised at the large plate size, we had the salmon and the portion was small to be shared between two people, so we ordered two side dishes and they were big portions. But the white sangria they had was really good.
Everything was outstanding. From start to finish. Service and food. I’m older so a little loud for me but I’m sure it’s just my age. I had something from each section of menu including deserts and bottle of wine. And bill was very affordable. I’ll be back especially on a Wednesday!!! Oh and general manager is very personable.
The restaurant has a great atmosphere and staff is super friendly. Definitely get the crepe for dessert.
Bar Biscay was great! I went with a group of girlfriends (5 total) and I thought the service was excellent. Our waiter was very attentive while still respectful of our conversation, let us take our time with ordering and sit after dinner without rushing us out the door. The food was very good, cocktails were great and the atmosphere was cozy. I would definitely go back!
The service was friendly and really just impeccable - waters filled instantly before I needed them. Staff friendly and good balance of making us feel comfortable and giving privacy. Food had some impressive flavors. Gf said the steak was the best she’d had IN HER LIFE
My boyfriend and I had an absolutely excellent experience at Bar Biscay on Saturday, February 9th. We sat at the end of the bar and every member of the staff was incredibly gracious, helpful, knowledgable, witty, and attentive. We would like to return VERY OFTEN! Not only was the personal experience wonderful, but the food and wine were outstanding. We could not have been more impressed with the timing, presentation, recommendations, and interesting flavor combinations served to us. Thank you for a wonderful evening!
I have been wanting to come here for some time and was finally able to book a reservation for my husband and me. They were on top of my shellfish food allergy making accommodations and substitutions for menu items that had shellfish in it. The tables are a little close together and was difficult to have a conversation but the food and service were fantastic. Definitely want to come back and try their summer menu!
Loved our first time at this local neighborhood spot. Focuses on seafood and was really good. Loved all the french wine and the waiter was very knowledgeable. We will definitely go back.
Food was excellent and our server gave us great recommendations for what to get. Overall would definitely come back and recommend to other friends.
interesting preparations and presentation--extemely pleasant staff--not at all dull and repetitive of everyplace else--some relation to basque origins--reasonable prices--decent sized portions---i had some quibble over preps not being precisely as i might have preferred, but all were interesting and unlike other restaurants
Food was great as was service! Gougeres were not as expected; that was the only dussppoibtment
service was amazing, food was delicious. we followed our servers recommendations and everything was good. I would say fit for foodies, decent wine list for a small place and great cocktails. Anchovy toast was tasty, the king salmon was probably some of the best I've had and the coconut dessert was yummy.
Food was very good and wait staff was knowledgeable. It was a little chilly but we were seated close to the door
Our server Taryn was amazing, food and cocktails did not disappoint. I’ve already recommend and hope to be back. Thanks for kicking off my birthday weekend right!
Bar Biscay is a gem among the $35-40 per person (with a bottle of wine) restaurants throughout Chicago. It is impossible to walk out of there without having a good time.
Big group. Got the table up front so we were able to talk. It was a little chilly due to people coming and going from the restaurant.
The staff were knowledgeable and generous with their suggestions, especially in regards to my wife’s celiac condition.
Food was great - service was meh. The first thing the server told us was that we had to order our meal all at once. At the end of the meal, when we told her we were still hungry, she told us we could order off of the dessert menu (not what we meant) so I guess you really do have to order all at once. She forgot my drink order (gin and tonic) and came about 10 minutes later to fillet the fish - we had already taken care of it. Before the night even started, I spoke to the person who confirmed my reservation regarding my husband's issue with diverticulitis. We then explained this to the server, who decided he was allergic to nutella and we ended up with a caramel banana crepe instead of just leaving off the whole hazelnuts. Thankfully the food was tasty- some of the best sweetbreads I have ever had - but the service and the communication was poor.
We had a fabulous anniversary dinner. The food & service was outstanding. We sat at the Chef's table for the 5 course meal with wine pairings. Look forward to returning again soon.
This was a rare date with my husband and we had a great experience doing the 5-course chef tasting menu. Getting the bar table and watching the kitchen was fascinating. The chef and server explained every course and cocktail pairing very well and each dish was very tasty. We don’t often do pre-fixe menus but this was very approachable with a Spanish - American Tapas casual vibe. We really loved the whole experience.
It's one of our favourite restaurants in the hood! Food is amazing - we were never dissapointed: a lot of fish, seafood and dishes are prepared as a mix of tastes - really pleasurable experience. First time we got there for a causual dinner during the week day and we were just amazed by the ambience (i love the light there), service quality and of course - food (one of the places that you can get razor clams served in a more classic way - not buttered and deep-fried and that is so unique!) Next times we were with friends and big group: people visiting Chi - they also said that the dining there was a unique, pleasant experience! The service is really making everything to make it even better experience - we start also feeling there even more welcome since they already recognize us and chat for a little when we come over. The place is definitely a must to visit!
We has so much FUN going here for NYE. Food was great and wine was well curated. Can't wait come back.
Last minute choice to go sit at the bar for nye tasting menu . So great will definitely be back
We expected it to be good and it was better than we expected. The monkfish was the best we've had and the oxtail was as well. And thought service might just be adequate but it was terrific -- timely, gently friendly. Also, a bit more atmosphere than we expected. It was great.
Very fun menu, great seafood options. Especially loved the canned sardines.
I likes MFK very much, so we decided to try Bar Biscay too. The food was delicious! I am a big seafood lover. The environment was enjoyable, I like the lightness to the ambiance. Staff was very friendly yet professional. We were seated close to the door, so it was a bit chilly at times, it’s December. But the staff apologized for that. I guess they are working on a solution. If there is one thing that could change for the better, in my opinion, the staff could interrupt the conversations less. If we need anything else we would ask. I am not big on frequent checkins if all is o'right. Other than that, fine and fun place to go to, and the food is worth it!
Perfect - this place should be packed, everything top notch
Some delicious bites included the pate snack and the coconut cake.
Food took a long time to come out. Fillet came out COLD.
The best sea bass I’ve ever had. Do the chefs table if you can - it’s so fun and a great value for the variety you get and the wine pairings!