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Artango Bistro

Chicago , IL

LOCATION

4217 N. Ravenswood
Chicago, IL 60613 US

PHONE

312-823-4859

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Artango Bistro is a Unique Wedding reception Venue and Loft Space ideal for for wedding receptions and other private events. It was designed by Sebastian Casanova, local Argentine visual... Read more
Artango Bistro is a Unique Wedding reception Venue and Loft Space ideal for for wedding receptions and other private events. It was designed by Sebastian Casanova, local Argentine visual artist.

Gracious yet edgy, modern, yet rustic, Artango combines the best of both worlds to cater to your needs. With exposed brick walls, a beautiful hand-made bar, professional sound and lighting systems, and available catering packages, it is the perfect venue for unique wedding receptions and ceremonies, corporate events. The loft space is a more unique and intimate alternative to generic banquet facilities. The Ravenswood Avenue outdoor patio is a wonderful addition to spring and summer events. A Wedding Wire reviewer affirms: “The venue was the perfect size. It’s roughly 2000 square feet with beautiful hardwood floors and wonderful artwork. We didn’t even have to decorate. It was very intimate and everyone was able to interact with each other without feeling too close.”

Different packages are sure to fit your needs with cocktail reception, family style, and plated dinner options. Chef Isaak Reyes and Artango’s proficient service staff work as a team to assure a memorable experience. An ample catering menu is sure to you’re your needs. Customized options are also available for those seeking a more personalized experience. Artango guarantees a first class event from the planning to the day of the party. From prep and set-up, to menu options and decorations, you will enjoy your event to the fullest with no stress. Reviewers contest: “The food was fantastic! We had rib-eye, lemon oregano chicken and mushroom risotto. Everyone raved about the food. Everything is in house.”

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
2.1/5.0
We had our 117 person wedding reception at Artango in June 2016. We had serious issues with responsiveness and communication from Maria which definitely was reflected during the reception (many things were requested that were not followed through with). Dinner service was also very slow, which resulted in opening up the dance floor much later than anticipated. Not sure if the new restaurant that they opened is affecting their service and communication but we are unsure that we would recommend using this vendor in the future.
We had our 117 person wedding reception at Artango in June 2016. We had serious issues with responsiveness and Read more...
We had our 117 person wedding reception at Artango in June 2016. We had serious issues with responsiveness and communication from Maria which definitely was reflected during the reception (many things were requested that were not followed through with). Dinner service was also very slow, which resulted in opening up the dance floor much later than anticipated. Not sure if the new restaurant that they opened is affecting their service and communication but we are unsure that we would recommend using this vendor in the future. Read less
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Leo
Wedding:
5/20/2016
2.5/5.0
We held our reception ar Artango on 05/20/2016 for about 70 people, and dealt with Maria. Maria was probably the worst person we could have dealt with. The responsiveness and attentiveness from Maria was more than lacking. Every time we met, it was as if she didn't know who we were. We kept having to push her to try to communicate with us and she barely replied to our emails. Even after we signed a contract, she made us feel like we were a bother to her, and like she was doing us a favor. When we set up the tasting, she again ignored our request for food choices and gave us what she thought we should have. We had asked for the steak, salmon, and chicken. However, we received the pork and a very salty risotto (which we had no desire to taste from the beginning). Even after asking her to guide us through the process, she continued to do whatever she wanted. She changed the seating arrangement even though we specifically asked her not to change it. As a result, my family was tucked away in a dark corner 2 tables away from me. She had 1 layout in mind and it didn't matter what we wanted. Her layout made for a very long and narrow dance floor, even though we specifically asked for a designated dance floor section. It would have been fine if she had told us from the very beginning that there was only 1 layout and that was it. The day of the event was chaos. Tables were missing, chairs were missing, and everyone seemed lost and confused. But, they were able to quickly add tables and chairs that were missing, and were very attentive during the event. If it hadn't been that invites had already been sent out, and over 40 family members had already purchased plane tickets, we would have cancelled and found another venue. If you plan on holding your event here, keep in mind that it will be Maria's way, or no way. In the end, our food was delicious and the wait staff service was amazing. However, dealing with Maria was extremely frustrating.
We held our reception ar Artango on 05/20/2016 for about 70 people, and dealt with Maria. Maria was probably the worst Read more...
We held our reception ar Artango on 05/20/2016 for about 70 people, and dealt with Maria. Maria was probably the worst person we could have dealt with. The responsiveness and attentiveness from Maria was more than lacking. Every time we met, it was as if she didn't know who we were. We kept having to push her to try to communicate with us and she barely replied to our emails. Even after we signed a contract, she made us feel like we were a bother to her, and like she was doing us a favor. When we set up the tasting, she again ignored our request for food choices and gave us what she thought we should have. We had asked for the steak, salmon, and chicken. However, we received the pork and a very salty risotto (which we had no desire to taste from the beginning). Even after asking her to guide us through the process, she continued to do whatever she wanted. She changed the seating arrangement even though we specifically asked her not to change it. As a result, my family was tucked away in a dark corner 2 tables away from me. She had 1 layout in mind and it didn't matter what we wanted. Her layout made for a very long and narrow dance floor, even though we specifically asked for a designated dance floor section. It would have been fine if she had told us from the very beginning that there was only 1 layout and that was it. The day of the event was chaos. Tables were missing, chairs were missing, and everyone seemed lost and confused. But, they were able to quickly add tables and chairs that were missing, and were very attentive during the event. If it hadn't been that invites had already been sent out, and over 40 family members had already purchased plane tickets, we would have cancelled and found another venue. If you plan on holding your event here, keep in mind that it will be Maria's way, or no way. In the end, our food was delicious and the wait staff service was amazing. However, dealing with Maria was extremely frustrating. Read less
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Thomas
Wedding:
1/16/2016
5.0/5.0
We booked our wedding of approximately 70 people with Maria and are very glad that we did. A week after our wedding it is still such a rush how beautiful the entire process was and we have Ar Tango to thank. They did an excellent job of working with us on our big day to make everything go smoothly and they handled all of the last minute surprises and accidents like true professionals. The decor was beautiful and everyone raved about the food (we selected beef, salmon, and pork). I would highly recommend this venue to any friends in the city, especially as it is a great bargain.
We booked our wedding of approximately 70 people with Maria and are very glad that we did. A week after our wedding it is Read more...
We booked our wedding of approximately 70 people with Maria and are very glad that we did. A week after our wedding it is still such a rush how beautiful the entire process was and we have Ar Tango to thank. They did an excellent job of working with us on our big day to make everything go smoothly and they handled all of the last minute surprises and accidents like true professionals. The decor was beautiful and everyone raved about the food (we selected beef, salmon, and pork). I would highly recommend this venue to any friends in the city, especially as it is a great bargain. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding at Artango Bistro and it was amazing! I am so glad I found this place. I highly recommend Artango to anyone looking for a cool, intimate (we had ~100 people, and it was perfect), fun and budget-friendly venue with amazing food! The space is beautiful, no furniture/glassware/linen rentals to worry about as everything is included, and since the food is in-house it’s like half the cost of all the outside caterers we looked at but WAY more delicious! I got SO many compliments on the food – several guests told me it was the best food they’ve ever had at a wedding. I could eat like 10 bowls of their mushroom risotto. (I think I know where we’ll be going for anniversary dinners…) A ton of my guests told me they loved the venue – it’s not your typical boring, stuffy banquet hall. The light coming in the windows during the ceremony made for a very warm kind of look that looks great in our photos. The transition from ceremony to reception went very smoothly, the guests mingled outside on the patio or around the bar while they transitioned the room. Speaking of the bar – this place is BYOB which is totally awesome if you’re trying to save some money! They also have a great sound system so if you’re going the DIY route when it comes to music, you can easily plug in your phone or iPod and go! I have nothing but nice things to say about Maria, who coordinated the whole thing. She is very nice, always responsive to emails and went above and beyond to help make our lives easier. Couldn't be happier with our choice of venue.
We had our wedding at Artango Bistro and it was amazing! I am so glad I found this place. I highly recommend Artango to Read more...
We had our wedding at Artango Bistro and it was amazing! I am so glad I found this place. I highly recommend Artango to anyone looking for a cool, intimate (we had ~100 people, and it was perfect), fun and budget-friendly venue with amazing food! The space is beautiful, no furniture/glassware/linen rentals to worry about as everything is included, and since the food is in-house it’s like half the cost of all the outside caterers we looked at but WAY more delicious! I got SO many compliments on the food – several guests told me it was the best food they’ve ever had at a wedding. I could eat like 10 bowls of their mushroom risotto. (I think I know where we’ll be going for anniversary dinners…) A ton of my guests told me they loved the venue – it’s not your typical boring, stuffy banquet hall. The light coming in the windows during the ceremony made for a very warm kind of look that looks great in our photos. The transition from ceremony to reception went very smoothly, the guests mingled outside on the patio or around the bar while they transitioned the room. Speaking of the bar – this place is BYOB which is totally awesome if you’re trying to save some money! They also have a great sound system so if you’re going the DIY route when it comes to music, you can easily plug in your phone or iPod and go! I have nothing but nice things to say about Maria, who coordinated the whole thing. She is very nice, always responsive to emails and went above and beyond to help make our lives easier. Couldn't be happier with our choice of venue. Read less
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Noah
Wedding:
7/11/2015
5.0/5.0
We are thrilled with our 114-person wedding at Artango. Maria is very organized and responsive, and also very flexible in making plans. She is always happy to meet and spend time to discuss details and answer questions. The space is beautifully and uniquely decorated; all we needed to do was bring in a few flowers and some candles and it was perfect. The ceremony setup was very close and intimate, which was wonderful. Unsurprisingly to anyone who has ever eaten at Artango, the food was splendid. The appetizers were nothing short of extravagant, and our family style dinner was delicious, all for an incredibly reasonable price. Multiple people have told us that it is the best wedding food they have ever had, and I agree wholeheartedly. While the basis of each chosen dish is clear, it does seem like they take some minor liberties with the details of the menu, so if you have very specific desires about the food, make sure to tell them. For the reception, the space turned out to be ideal for a dance party, with the entire center of the long room turned into a dance floor, with seating all along the edges. Overall, we couldn't be happier with our choice of venue. It honestly exceeded all of my expectations.
We are thrilled with our 114-person wedding at Artango. Maria is very organized and responsive, and also very flexible in Read more...
We are thrilled with our 114-person wedding at Artango. Maria is very organized and responsive, and also very flexible in making plans. She is always happy to meet and spend time to discuss details and answer questions. The space is beautifully and uniquely decorated; all we needed to do was bring in a few flowers and some candles and it was perfect. The ceremony setup was very close and intimate, which was wonderful. Unsurprisingly to anyone who has ever eaten at Artango, the food was splendid. The appetizers were nothing short of extravagant, and our family style dinner was delicious, all for an incredibly reasonable price. Multiple people have told us that it is the best wedding food they have ever had, and I agree wholeheartedly. While the basis of each chosen dish is clear, it does seem like they take some minor liberties with the details of the menu, so if you have very specific desires about the food, make sure to tell them. For the reception, the space turned out to be ideal for a dance party, with the entire center of the long room turned into a dance floor, with seating all along the edges. Overall, we couldn't be happier with our choice of venue. It honestly exceeded all of my expectations. Read less
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Danielle
Wedding:
7/11/2015
5.0/5.0
We were very happy with our choice to have our wedding ceremony and reception at Artango! Maria was very easy to work with. She was always responsive, extremely helpful, and incredible flexible! I also had a wonderful experience working with Gus who was also very accommodating. Our pictures look amazing because every bit of the space is gorgeous...even the ceiling! This also meant that we did not have to bring our own decorations at all (we only brought flowers and candles). We had 112 guests with ten rectangle tables, which worked out well. The tables lined the perimeter and the dance floor was the entire center since they have a wood floor built for dancing. This venue was the perfect layout for us. We used the outside for cocktail hour, and guests stepped outside during the reception to get a break from the dancing. The passed appetizers we chose (mini cheeseburgers, caprese skewers, mushroom caps, seared ahi tuna) were all amazing! The food was much better than typical wedding food, but to be honest, the risotto was cooked better when we had a tasting than on the wedding day. There were also less vegetables served with the main courses than I had expected (more of a garnish than a side). Regardless, guests commented on how tasty the food was, one guest even saying it was the best wedding food he had ever had! The salmon was so fresh and was the item that guests raved about most! We did have to ask the waiters to bring out more food during our family style dinner because people were taking one of each entree (steak and salmon). They graciously brought more food when asked to do so, but I'm afraid a few tables might not have known to ask. I will definitely recommend Artango to anyone who is interested in an intimate wedding!
We were very happy with our choice to have our wedding ceremony and reception at Artango! Maria was very easy to work Read more...
We were very happy with our choice to have our wedding ceremony and reception at Artango! Maria was very easy to work with. She was always responsive, extremely helpful, and incredible flexible! I also had a wonderful experience working with Gus who was also very accommodating. Our pictures look amazing because every bit of the space is gorgeous...even the ceiling! This also meant that we did not have to bring our own decorations at all (we only brought flowers and candles). We had 112 guests with ten rectangle tables, which worked out well. The tables lined the perimeter and the dance floor was the entire center since they have a wood floor built for dancing. This venue was the perfect layout for us. We used the outside for cocktail hour, and guests stepped outside during the reception to get a break from the dancing. The passed appetizers we chose (mini cheeseburgers, caprese skewers, mushroom caps, seared ahi tuna) were all amazing! The food was much better than typical wedding food, but to be honest, the risotto was cooked better when we had a tasting than on the wedding day. There were also less vegetables served with the main courses than I had expected (more of a garnish than a side). Regardless, guests commented on how tasty the food was, one guest even saying it was the best wedding food he had ever had! The salmon was so fresh and was the item that guests raved about most! We did have to ask the waiters to bring out more food during our family style dinner because people were taking one of each entree (steak and salmon). They graciously brought more food when asked to do so, but I'm afraid a few tables might not have known to ask. I will definitely recommend Artango to anyone who is interested in an intimate wedding! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
2.9/5.0
Artango is a beautiful venue with amazing food. I recommend communicating with Maria via phone verses email, since she seems to be more accommodating that way. I was planning this wedding long distance, so there was some mis-communication via email. Make sure that you ask detailed questions.
Artango is a beautiful venue with amazing food. I recommend communicating with Maria via phone verses email, since she Read more...
Artango is a beautiful venue with amazing food. I recommend communicating with Maria via phone verses email, since she seems to be more accommodating that way. I was planning this wedding long distance, so there was some mis-communication via email. Make sure that you ask detailed questions. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.8/5.0
We ended up loving everything about Artango – it was the perfect place for our 100 person wedding in December. The space itself manages to be both romantic and unique, keeping your guests interested and making your wedding pictures pop. The food is beyond fantastic. Everyone (and I mean everyone) told us it was the best wedding food they’d ever had and how happy they were it wasn’t another plate of boring chicken. The best part, though, is definitely how affordable it is considering where it’s located and how much the site offers (free parking, chairs, linens, silverware, glasses, byob, etc).

I will admit that in the days leading up to the wedding, I was very nervous as to how well “the flip” would be pulled off. It went off so smoothly though! Maria and her staff were able to turn it from a ceremony area with rows of chairs into a full service restaurant in under an hour without inconveniencing any of our guests. It was truly amazing to see how quickly and professionally they worked. Also, the waitstaff working that day were so wonderful and courteous to all of our guests – making sure wine glasses were filled, bringing out more food if requested, and quickly clearing dirty dishes once they were finished.

The only piece of advice I have to give about Artango is if you are having your both your ceremony and reception there, do yourself a favor and hire a day of coordinator (I whole-heartedly recommend Naturally Yours Events). There’s just so many moving pieces and little details that you don’t want to be stressing about on your wedding day.

Thank you Artango for hosting our wonderful and memorable wedding!
We ended up loving everything about Artango – it was the perfect place for our 100 person wedding in December. The space Read more...
We ended up loving everything about Artango – it was the perfect place for our 100 person wedding in December. The space itself manages to be both romantic and unique, keeping your guests interested and making your wedding pictures pop. The food is beyond fantastic. Everyone (and I mean everyone) told us it was the best wedding food they’d ever had and how happy they were it wasn’t another plate of boring chicken. The best part, though, is definitely how affordable it is considering where it’s located and how much the site offers (free parking, chairs, linens, silverware, glasses, byob, etc).

I will admit that in the days leading up to the wedding, I was very nervous as to how well “the flip” would be pulled off. It went off so smoothly though! Maria and her staff were able to turn it from a ceremony area with rows of chairs into a full service restaurant in under an hour without inconveniencing any of our guests. It was truly amazing to see how quickly and professionally they worked. Also, the waitstaff working that day were so wonderful and courteous to all of our guests – making sure wine glasses were filled, bringing out more food if requested, and quickly clearing dirty dishes once they were finished.

The only piece of advice I have to give about Artango is if you are having your both your ceremony and reception there, do yourself a favor and hire a day of coordinator (I whole-heartedly recommend Naturally Yours Events). There’s just so many moving pieces and little details that you don’t want to be stressing about on your wedding day.

Thank you Artango for hosting our wonderful and memorable wedding! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
3.0/5.0
This review is NOT for the restaurant. This review is for the use of Artango as a venue for a wedding reception (AKA ARTango Center Chicago).

POSITIVES:
The venue is very unique for a wedding reception. All of our guests were impressed with the location, ambiance and free parking. The waiters and waitresses were wonderful. Sebastian (one of the co-owners) was wonderful and always nice and courteous to us. The food we ordered was good. The salmon and risotto was delicious. The steak was not what we had ordered for our guests, but nothing is ever perfect at a wedding.

NEGATIVES
MARIA, MARIA, MARIA! She is the wedding manager for Artango. She is unfit to be a manager for this place. She was rude, cold, and gave us inaccurate information EVERY step of the way. We were told we could have a BYOB wedding, then she tried to change this information several times. Even worse, she tried to make us get an open bar through a third party. Maria also does not know math. She kept giving us the wrong numbers for the balance of our bill. We had to personally drive down to Artango with a calculator to show her that she was wrong. She always had the wrong numbers and details for our contract. Thank goodness I saved all our email exchanges with her. It really helped us a lot when she would try to change details. The worse was when we informed her that we would not be having an espresso bar or alcohol bar due to financial constraints. On the evening of the wedding, some of our guests asked for liquor and drinks. Instead of informing them that there was no open bar, she went ahead and started an open bar!!! we had to get our wedding coordinator to shut her down! We had no money in our budget to pay more!

SUMMARY:
Book this venue if you really want a unique space and have a wedding coordinator with an iron fist. That is the only way you can handle the incompetence of the main manager and still enjoy your wedding.
This review is NOT for the restaurant. This review is for the use of Artango as a venue for a wedding reception (AKA Read more...
This review is NOT for the restaurant. This review is for the use of Artango as a venue for a wedding reception (AKA ARTango Center Chicago).

POSITIVES:
The venue is very unique for a wedding reception. All of our guests were impressed with the location, ambiance and free parking. The waiters and waitresses were wonderful. Sebastian (one of the co-owners) was wonderful and always nice and courteous to us. The food we ordered was good. The salmon and risotto was delicious. The steak was not what we had ordered for our guests, but nothing is ever perfect at a wedding.

NEGATIVES
MARIA, MARIA, MARIA! She is the wedding manager for Artango. She is unfit to be a manager for this place. She was rude, cold, and gave us inaccurate information EVERY step of the way. We were told we could have a BYOB wedding, then she tried to change this information several times. Even worse, she tried to make us get an open bar through a third party. Maria also does not know math. She kept giving us the wrong numbers for the balance of our bill. We had to personally drive down to Artango with a calculator to show her that she was wrong. She always had the wrong numbers and details for our contract. Thank goodness I saved all our email exchanges with her. It really helped us a lot when she would try to change details. The worse was when we informed her that we would not be having an espresso bar or alcohol bar due to financial constraints. On the evening of the wedding, some of our guests asked for liquor and drinks. Instead of informing them that there was no open bar, she went ahead and started an open bar!!! we had to get our wedding coordinator to shut her down! We had no money in our budget to pay more!

SUMMARY:
Book this venue if you really want a unique space and have a wedding coordinator with an iron fist. That is the only way you can handle the incompetence of the main manager and still enjoy your wedding. Read less
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Kim
Wedding:
10/19/2013
4.7/5.0
I had my wedding reception of 89 people at artango center. When I first booked the place, I was told there was going to be another space that they were opening up, which was great so I could have my ceremony in the other space. For some reason that space never happened, so I had to find another place for the ceremony. (I could have had my ceremony but I did not see how the reception could have gotten set up without guests seeing the change). Also, the layout for tables is pretty set (would have liked more of a dance floor) since the venue is narrow. With all of that however, I would recommend this place for a small wedding reception or small event. All of my guests loved the place. The food was awesome, the venue is unique, the staff was excellent and Maria is very well organized & easy going.
I had my wedding reception of 89 people at artango center. When I first booked the place, I was told there was going to be Read more...
I had my wedding reception of 89 people at artango center. When I first booked the place, I was told there was going to be another space that they were opening up, which was great so I could have my ceremony in the other space. For some reason that space never happened, so I had to find another place for the ceremony. (I could have had my ceremony but I did not see how the reception could have gotten set up without guests seeing the change). Also, the layout for tables is pretty set (would have liked more of a dance floor) since the venue is narrow. With all of that however, I would recommend this place for a small wedding reception or small event. All of my guests loved the place. The food was awesome, the venue is unique, the staff was excellent and Maria is very well organized & easy going. Read less
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