Consistently Creative American Fare
This contemporary American bistro in Chicago’s Bucktown neighborhood has become a staple in the city’s booming restaurant scene. Chef Chris Pandel’s adventurous plates and relentless attention to detail packs the boisterous dining room with loyal fans every night (a focus on local ingredients, a knowledgable waitstaff and a serious cocktail program doesn’t hurt). Beyond a few signature items – including the roast chicken with dill-mustard spaetzle and the decadent plate-sized ricotta-filled raviolo – the menu changes often with dishes such as pork loin tonnato (thinly-sliced pork loin, topped with a classic Italian sauce made of tuna conserva, garlic aioli, lemon and capers) and crispy pigs’ tails served in a craveable pho-like broth. For an all-around experience, go with a crowd and order family-style to share.
2152 N. Damen Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647