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Artango Bistro

Chicago , IL
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LOCATION

4217 N. Ravenswood
Chicago, IL 60613 US (map)

PHONE

312-823-4859

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ABOUT US

ARTango Bistro is a Unique Wedding Reception Venue, Loft Space designed by Argentinian artist.

Artango Bistro is a Unique Wedding reception Venue and Loft Space ideal for for... Read more
ARTango Bistro is a Unique Wedding Reception Venue, Loft Space designed by Argentinian artist.

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.” Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1906
When was your venue last renovated?
2010
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Historic Site, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
Modern, Rustic, Vintage
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
130
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
1
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
350
Bar Service
Outside vendors welcome
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
50
Event Coordination
Outside vendors welcome
Event Rentals
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Linens
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

When was your venue built?
1906
When was your venue last renovated?
2010
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Historic Site, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
Modern, Rustic, Vintage
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Reception
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
1
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
350
Bar Service
Outside vendors welcome
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
50
Event Coordination
Outside vendors welcome
Event Rentals
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Linens
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

4.0
out of 5.0
4.3/5.0
2.9/5.0
4.0/5.0
4.7/5.0
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Molly
Wedding:
9/20/2013
5.0/5.0
I LOVE ArTango! We had such an amazing and beautiful wedding on September 20th! The venue was perfect! We invited 95 people for our ceremony and reception. 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. We also used them as our caterers. The food was fantastic! We had rib-eye, lemon oregano chicken and mushroom risotto. Everyone raved about the food. Everything is in house. The tables, chairs, etc. Lots of other venues made you hire another vendor for all of that stuff. The best part is that this place is BYOB! You really save a ton of money buying the liquor yourself. You do need to hire bartenders, but they have a vendor they work with that were great. The only thing I would recommend is having a day of coordinator to make sure everything runs smoothly. I'd recommend that for any wedding though. Go take a look at the venue! It's gorgeous!
I LOVE ArTango! We had such an amazing and beautiful wedding on September 20th! The venue was perfect! We invited 95 Read more...
I LOVE ArTango! We had such an amazing and beautiful wedding on September 20th! The venue was perfect! We invited 95 people for our ceremony and reception. 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. We also used them as our caterers. The food was fantastic! We had rib-eye, lemon oregano chicken and mushroom risotto. Everyone raved about the food. Everything is in house. The tables, chairs, etc. Lots of other venues made you hire another vendor for all of that stuff. The best part is that this place is BYOB! You really save a ton of money buying the liquor yourself. You do need to hire bartenders, but they have a vendor they work with that were great. The only thing I would recommend is having a day of coordinator to make sure everything runs smoothly. I'd recommend that for any wedding though. Go take a look at the venue! It's gorgeous! 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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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.5/5.0
Absolutely beautiful!
Free parking
Sound system already installed
Decorated so beautifully we aren't even going to do too much.

Such a good price too!!

Only negative is it hard to get them to respond. My wedding is months from now though so I will update as we get closer.
Absolutely beautiful!
Free parking
Sound system already installed
Decorated so beautifully we aren't even Read more...
Absolutely beautiful!
Free parking
Sound system already installed
Decorated so beautifully we aren't even going to do too much.

Such a good price too!!

Only negative is it hard to get them to respond. My wedding is months from now though so I will update as we get closer. Read less
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Eliza
Wedding:
8/30/2013
4.0/5.0
the value for the price was great!
Wish you can use your own caterer, but the food was great anyway. too bad they do not offer pastries, I had to coordinate it with a bakery in Old Town.
Maybe something to consider for future events?
the value for the price was great!
Wish you can use your own caterer, but the food was great anyway. too bad they do Read more...
the value for the price was great!
Wish you can use your own caterer, but the food was great anyway. too bad they do not offer pastries, I had to coordinate it with a bakery in Old Town.
Maybe something to consider for future events? Read less
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Natalie
Wedding:
9/6/2013
3.8/5.0
I stumbled across ARTango unexpectedly & absolutely fell in love. It was everything I was looking for. I was blown away by the services they offered with venue rental: up lighting, quality sound system, & chairs/linens with catering. I didn't put a single thought into renting out the venue, especially considering the owners were so accommodating.
As months passed & questions started to arise, I found that communication was not up to par. Then when it was two months out to the wedding, I found that communication was even more below par. E-mails & calls went unanswered & there was an appointment double-booked. I found out, what seemed very last minute, that I had to scramble for a bar vendor as the venue, owner, nor the caterer did not hold a liquor license. All along I was told it would be an easy-to-handle bar setup as the venue was BYOB & all I needed were bartenders, but I was completely wrong. I don't blame them, but this was not communicated clearly & I felt slightly duped.
The food:one word-AMAZING! We had created a tapas-style menu: empanadas, ceviche, chicken & shrimp skewers, spicy roasted potatoes, grilled veggies & Spanish rice-all of which were phenomenal. The only downfall was that I was told it would be a family-style dinner, unlimited small plates, but when a few guests asked for more food they were told that that was all they were receiving, which was not what I was told.
The owners are great, however, be sure to speak up & ask EVERYTHING & ANYTHING that crosses your mind before the actual day of the event. It was nearly impossible to find the owners at the end of the night. I was greeted by them just before the reception & never saw them the rest of the night or even after the event was over.
Overall, the venue was great! I don't regret the choice I made, however, I may have considered outsourcing catering & bar for a better deal. Please don't mistake this review for complaining, but these were my pain points & lessons learned.
I stumbled across ARTango unexpectedly & absolutely fell in love. It was everything I was looking for. I was blown away by Read more...
I stumbled across ARTango unexpectedly & absolutely fell in love. It was everything I was looking for. I was blown away by the services they offered with venue rental: up lighting, quality sound system, & chairs/linens with catering. I didn't put a single thought into renting out the venue, especially considering the owners were so accommodating.
As months passed & questions started to arise, I found that communication was not up to par. Then when it was two months out to the wedding, I found that communication was even more below par. E-mails & calls went unanswered & there was an appointment double-booked. I found out, what seemed very last minute, that I had to scramble for a bar vendor as the venue, owner, nor the caterer did not hold a liquor license. All along I was told it would be an easy-to-handle bar setup as the venue was BYOB & all I needed were bartenders, but I was completely wrong. I don't blame them, but this was not communicated clearly & I felt slightly duped.
The food:one word-AMAZING! We had created a tapas-style menu: empanadas, ceviche, chicken & shrimp skewers, spicy roasted potatoes, grilled veggies & Spanish rice-all of which were phenomenal. The only downfall was that I was told it would be a family-style dinner, unlimited small plates, but when a few guests asked for more food they were told that that was all they were receiving, which was not what I was told.
The owners are great, however, be sure to speak up & ask EVERYTHING & ANYTHING that crosses your mind before the actual day of the event. It was nearly impossible to find the owners at the end of the night. I was greeted by them just before the reception & never saw them the rest of the night or even after the event was over.
Overall, the venue was great! I don't regret the choice I made, however, I may have considered outsourcing catering & bar for a better deal. Please don't mistake this review for complaining, but these were my pain points & lessons learned. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
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
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Private User
Wedding:
10/4/2013
3.0/5.0
The venue is a cool space, free parking & good food. But there were some bumps in the road. Initially, we were told it was BYOB...and that we just had to hire a bartender. Then 3 wks before the big day, we found out we had to hire a vendor instead. We were never contacted in any way about this. We were also told we could set up our own PA and lights. Turned out that was not true either. They said we could use their in-house system, but only 1 speaker worked. So you couldn't hear the music that well.
Keep in mind, this is a restaurant during the day and you get an hr to set up before the wedding. So when guests start arriving 15-20 mins early, they have to stand in the parking lot until the doors open.
This place has the potential to be a great venue, but the lack of responsiveness, communication, and flexibility made me only give 3 out of 5 stars.
The venue is a cool space, free parking & good food. But there were some bumps in the road. Initially, we were told it was Read more...
The venue is a cool space, free parking & good food. But there were some bumps in the road. Initially, we were told it was BYOB...and that we just had to hire a bartender. Then 3 wks before the big day, we found out we had to hire a vendor instead. We were never contacted in any way about this. We were also told we could set up our own PA and lights. Turned out that was not true either. They said we could use their in-house system, but only 1 speaker worked. So you couldn't hear the music that well.
Keep in mind, this is a restaurant during the day and you get an hr to set up before the wedding. So when guests start arriving 15-20 mins early, they have to stand in the parking lot until the doors open.
This place has the potential to be a great venue, but the lack of responsiveness, communication, and flexibility made me only give 3 out of 5 stars. Read less
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