Wow! Just all around great!
Service was friendly and attentive. More importantly, the food was incredible-- not a single dish that wasn't special in some way. Highly recommend a meal at Black Bull.
Asad Bandealy · February 17, 2018
If you're looking for a neat spot to try out a new cuisine on the weekend in the beautiful neighborhood of Wicker Park, I highly recommend this place. Black Bull offers a variety of delicious and flavorful tapas, and you can't go wrong with their chicken liver. However, their most prized possession is their talented and caring personality, Julia!
When I want to evaluate my experience at a restaurant I do not solely take into account the taste of the food that I ate. I try to think about how I felt after dining and whether or not the ambiance made feel it was a positive or negative experience.
Immediately upon being greeted by Julia, my friends and I felt welcomed by her smile and warm hospitality. It felt like she welcomed us into her home, and that she was ready to make our experience unforgettable. Throughout our entire visit she paid close attention to all of our needs and made sure we were always satisfied. Beyond her expansive knowledge of the menu, we were impressed by her persona and her positivity. While juggling so many tables at a time and catering to everyones needs, her energy made it seem like it was done so effortlessly.
We had a great time trying out a variety of tapas, some that we never tried before. The seafood was incredibly delicious at this spot, especially the shrimp. The Chicken Liver is also a must try.
Black Bull did not fail to impress us with the art created in the presentation of their dishes. Although the food was overall great, I must admit I forgot most of the names of the dishes we tried that night. However, I will never forget Julia because she was truly one of a kind. She has the best customer service, and communication skills I have ever seen in the restaurant business.
Black Bull should not solely take pride in their food, but also in their outstanding staff. With professionals like Julia taking care of customers, Black Bull will never fail to impress.
It's hard to imagine Black Bull without Julia, because she is what made the night so special and remarkable. Her VIP treatment will surely make us want to come back again and refer this spot to our friends. It's people like Julia that make restaurants like Black Bull sustainable and a legacy in the heart of the Chicagoland area.
Mimi Moss · March 21, 2018
Great space for a charming tapas place. Food is delectable and easy to share. The layout is good for large groups and intimate dates.