A look at restaurants featured in ‘The Bear’ as show gets renewed for 3rd season


by wagdy ahmed

 trailer of the beloved Chicago-based show.

Madia praised the show on Instagram following its release.

“@avecchicago and @publicanquality are incredibly grateful to be part of season two of @thebearfx.
This show is a beautiful homage to all the great restaurants and this great city of Chicago,” he wrote.

Publican Quality Meats, a butcher and market that also serves as a popular café, is where Sydney gets a lesson in butchering meat. The market also has sister spots nearby, including its restaurant The Publican and bakery Publican Quality Bread.

“Our homebase and fearless leader @rob_levitt appear on episode 3,” the restaurant wrote on Instagram

Lao Peng You

Another Ukrainian Village hotspot, Lao Peng You is where Sydney enjoys some noodles and dumplings. And it’s not just any noodles, it is the Chinese restaurant’s signature noodles.

“We’re excited to be a part of Season 2 of @thebearfx!” the restaurant wrote on Instagram.


Contrary to its name, the small Logan Square restaurant named Giant has an equally small but still recognizable cameo in the show, as first reported by the Chicago Sun-Times.

Pizza Lobo

Logan Square’s Pizza Lobo makes a cameo in the episode as Sydney grabs a slice of thin crust pizza to-go.

Margie’s CandiesFor an episode titled, Sundae, it is only fitting that Syd’s tour includes a stop at the beloved Margie’s Candies.

The show features the eatery’s Bucktown location. Margie’s has been dishing out ice cream, milk shakes, candies and more for more than 100 years in the city.


While not in Syd’s tour, Pequod’s Pizza gets a special feature as Richie Jerimovich, played by Ebon Moss-Bachrach, brings his favorite deep dish pizza to a customer who expressed disappointment that they didn’t get to try Chicago deep dish during her trip.


The world’s best restaurant “Carmy” sends Richie to work at for a week is actually Chicago’s Ever, though more of a fictional version in the show.

The episode is filmed inside Ever and the shirts feature the restaurant’s name, but no, Olivia Coleman does not work there.

“We were so honored to lend Ever restaurant to the extraordinary team of The Bear @thebearfx for Episode 7 of Season 2. Thanks for letting us take part in it; we had a blast. Shout out to Ebon Moss-Bachrach (Richie),” the restaurant wrote on Instagram.

In addition, the restaurants bar, After, is where scenes for episodes set in Copenhagen, where pastry chef Marcus, played by Lionel Boyce, apprentices under Will Poulter’s character Luca.


Chef Sydney spends time in a new kitchen as she works to create her menu ideas. Turns out, that kitchen is Chicago’s own Elske.

“We’re so happy to have scenes from The Bear filmed at Elske. Such a well thought out and thoughtful show. The attention to detail of kitchen culture is spot on,” Chef David Posey wrote on Instagram.