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A Little About Us


In every neighborhood, there is a place where people gather. In the North Kenwood and Hyde Park area, that place is Norman’s Bistro, a distinctive restaurant that reflects the charm of its surroundings and provides residents with a welcoming place in which to dine, socialize, and relax.


Norman’s Bistro continues to refine its menu with a thoughtful use of the best and freshest ingredients along with its personable service. 

Norman’s Bistro “The Bar”After hours has delivered a breakthrough experience to the area, providing an intimate, exclusive setting where patrons can wrap up their evening. Come find out why this place is the best meeting spot in the area, where guests can enjoy an innovative selection of classic cocktails and modern mixology offered alongside a menu of light plates.


The atmosphere is perfect for those desiring to see-and-be-seen, topped with some of the most in-demand DJs for the best in smooth jazz, R&B, house, and everything in between.  Live Sunday night Jazz, combined with our passion for great food and drinks, creates an unforgettable experience.  

Group Dinning?  Absolutely.  click button

Our Group Dining reservations can accommodate 5 to 20 guests for a special celebration, business dinner or a gathering of friends for lunch. Our dedicated wait-staff will ensure you and your guests have a personal experience.  



Bistro Location & Hours

1001 East 43rd Street, Chicago, IL 60653-3006  (Street Parking Available)

Open Wednesday thru Sunday 3pm to 10pm (Dress code casual)

Menus and Price Range

American Creole with a Brazilian Flair  | Menus changes seasonally

Plates $12-17  |   Large Plates $19-35  | Desserts $5


The Bar Hours

Wednesday & Thursday 3pm till 10pm   •  Friday, Saturday & Sunday 3pm - 11 pm


Wine List

The Wine list designed by Front House Manager to compliment the current menu. Price Range ~ $26 - 175

Credit Cards

Master Card, Visa, and American Express, Discover

Seating Capacity

80 in the Dining Room, 70 on the Patio (Patio Dining - as weather permits)



Recommended in advance especially on weekends. 

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