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The Chesterfield, located downtown, is a tiny, narrow space, darkly lit and plushly furnished, with a feel and tone from a long-lost era. But it’s not the bar’s atmosphere that brings people through the doors. It’s Eddy “Lucky” Campbell and his team of bartenders. The attention to detail paid to each cocktail, including hand-chipped ice, and careful balance gives each drink a personality of its own. Food is competent at times, brilliant others, and occasionally misses the mark, but you came for the booze anyway. When a competent bartender blends fine spirits with passion, skill and balance, the tapestry of flavors to be experienced is as infinite as it is inspiring.


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  • Cuisine(s): American
  • Hours: Daily 11am-2am

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  • City of Ate: Food News
    The last time I checked in on the Chesterfield was back in January. I'd heard things were amiss at the popular bar and stopped in to order a drink. I requested a Sazerac and the bartender...
  • City of Ate: Food News
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    A press release landed this afternoon attempting to clarify the disagreement between Ed Bailey and Lucky Campbell, co-owners of the Chesterfield. If you've been following the drama, Campbell...
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  • Dining: Reviews
    On a January weeknight, one of the unseasonably warm ones, The Chesterfield was absolutely packed. Not with patrons, necessarily; the space was far from capacity. But downtown's newest...
  • City of Ate: Drinking
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