Chicago >Food & Dining > D4 Irish Pub & Cafe
345 E Ohio St, Chicago, IL | Directions 6061141.892550 -87.618092
Neighborhoods: Central, Near North Side
Best bloody mary I've ever had, period. How do they get the bacon strip to stay so crisp immersed in the tomato goodness? Traditional Irish brunch on Sunday morning is great, including the home made jam.
Quintessential Cead Mile Failte – This is THE spot in downtown Chicago. After a hard day at work, or a busy day shopping along the Magnificent Mile, D4 is it.
Talk about a beer menu! I was flabbergasted by the number of beers from around the world, as well as local, and micro-brews to choose from. Of course, being an authentic Irish pub, they pour a mean pint of plain as well.
The food is very approachable, and simple but great. Nothing pretentious about it. Best curry chips I've ever had BTW. Corned beef - yes. Burgers - oh YES! Amazing salads - yes, that too.
Service was great, and the host/owner was most hospitable.
Prices are very reasonable - especially given its location and quality. We were there at the beginning of a large private party, and were handled very gently, and told to take our time. Looked like a well organized and fun spot to host a larger gathering (corporate or otherwise).
Food was fantastic – We were visting from out of town for a conference and stumbled upon this place. The service was great but the food was fantastic as well as the prices. We went back twice so we could try other things on the menu. Would recommend this place to anyone.
My Favorite Restaurant in All of Chicago! – Listen up everyone: I have gone to that place soo many times and every time it was G R E A T ! The food is perfect for anyone that is hungry. This place can make you feel at home and then serve you with a perfect amount of food. ( as in not too much and not too little.) If you are just going for a drink, go to the bar for 1 of MANY beer and wine choices. All of the servers know what they are talking about and are all friendly. You will almost never have to wait, due to the fact that its pretty big! My personal favorite, is the mini - burgers. AND, the fries there are not greasy AT ALL. They are cooked to the perfect time. Now, when i say not greasy, that doesn't mean they are dry. They will probably be the best fries your mouth will ever eat. You will most certantly find a great meal at the one and only D4.
Won't go back, Rude Hostess, Inconsistant Service – I've been twice. The first time I called ahead to make sure it wasn't closed for a private party during the holidays. They said no, come on in. When we get there (8 of us) a sign on the door said "closed for private party". They said we could have a table for 30 minutes & kept dropping by to tell us so.
The 2nd time was worse. We were ready to give it another chance. We were meeting some people and 2 of us went to the outdoor seating & pulled a table next to another. The Hostess appears confrontationally & asks if she can help as she abruptly pulls the table back. I looked at my friend & said, I guess they are always rude here. She replied, & this is no lie. "Do you always rearrange the furniture at the restaurants that you go to? We consider that rude." We told her that we had 10 people & she said she could pull some tables together on the sidewalk but not on the patio because it was too crowded.
We would have left but 8 other people were meeting us so we went inside & spoke with the Manager. He was professional & said he would speak with her and that it would be smooth sailing after that. Where was our apology? We were just called rude by a hostess because we tried to move a metal table with no glass or silver on a half empty patio in questionable weather.
It was not smooth sailing. We asked about specials, & were told there were none only to find out before it ended about the happy hour food specials. 6 people ordered food & we had to ask for napkins & silver & the waiter forgot one girl's wine. We reminded him 20 minutes later.
The Manager did check on us & the waiter was cordial. The food was good but it usually is at Irish Pubs. They really need to lighten up, after all, it is an Irish Pub (upscale or not) not fine dining. People want to relax and enjoy themselves at Irish Pubs.
As we were leaving, we walked past the patio and the tables we tried to move were pulled together with 8 people.
Old-world pub decor in a contemporary condo high-rise makes for a curious Streeterville tavern. – In Short
Despite its size, The Streeter is a quiet building. The lobby's pub--named after a posh Dublin zip code--is lively though, bristling with medical staff and students from Northwestern. Soaring ceilings allow for dramatic brass chandeliers, a contemporary backdrop juxtaposed against mosaic floors, chesterfield-upholstered benches, a crackling fireplace and miles of weathered wood. Pints of dark beer outnumber domestic bottles, perfect complements to dishes like Irish-flavored lamb shank and steak.
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