2656 W Lawrence Ave (at Washtenaw), Chicago, IL 60625, United States
Closed until 5:30 PM tomorrow (Show more)
  • Wed–Sat
    • 5:30 PM–9:00 PM
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  • prix fixe menu
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  • husband and wife team
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  • Time Out Chicago

    The chef brings precision to every dish on the eight-course tasting menu, highlights of which include a luxurious chestnut-mushroom soup and a Cinderella pumpkin semifreddo coated in nougatine powder. Read more

    Time Out Chicago · February 21, 2012
  • Chicago magazine

    If you’re going to open this far from the action with a $90 prix fixe menu and a goofy name, it helps to be as talented as Chris Nugent. And BYO.

    Chicago magazine · February 1, 2012
  • AskMen

    Helmed by Chef Chris Nugent (formerly of Les Nomades), this Lincoln Square BYOB establishment focuses on offering seasonally-inspired fare amid cozy, yet modern confines Read more

    AskMen · December 19, 2011
  • Time Out Chicago

    Every dish is precise on the eight-course, $90 tasting menu, highlights of which include a luxurious chestnut-mushroom soup and a Cinderella pumpkin semifreddo coated in nougatine powder. Read more

    Time Out Chicago · February 10, 2012
  • Debbie H.

    BYOB but there's a liquor store 3 blocks away. This is a true dining "experience," not just a meal, come prepared to spend a few amazing hours with your dining companions over amazing dishes.

    Debbie Harvey · March 30, 2014
  • Jawwad A.

    Husband and wife team are warm and welcoming, and each and every course is a delight. BYOB - recommend starting with bubbles and transitioning to red halfway through. It's worth the wait!

    Jawwad Akhtar · July 21, 2013
  • Nick G.

    9 courses plus 3 bonus. Amazing and perfect. $115 now. Husband and wife team make a dynamic duo at the front and back of the house.

    Nick G · October 25, 2012
  • Meghan B.

    Best cuisine in Chicago, in addition to the most friendly service. Amazing!

    Meghan Bookmiller · May 19, 2012
  • Time Out Chicago

    Les Nomades vet Chris Nugent hasn’t lost attention to detail, his mastery of French cooking technique, his penchant for lux ingredients and a tasting menu that reminds diners this is a special event. Read more

    Time Out Chicago · April 17, 2012
  • Thrillist

    The prix fixe menu includes roasted quail with spiced beluga lentils/compressed apple/ginger. What it lacks is, thankfully, an actual goose's foot. Read more

    Thrillist · January 4, 2012
  • AFAR Media

    Beat out every single restaurant in Chicago in 2012 for 'Restaurant of the Year.' It's the most down-to-earth, least pretentious, BYOB friendly, food place that you will ever eat. Read more

    AFAR Media · August 4, 2014
  • Time Out Chicago

    The same absurdly high standards applied to the food extend to the service. Read more

    Time Out Chicago · August 2, 2014
  • Nick D.

    Amazing. We plan on going back soon!

    Nick DiCosola · February 27, 2014
  • Diane A.

    The chestnut soup is amazing

    Diane Abramowitz Rasher · January 16, 2014
  • La Dolce Vita

    One Michelin star

    La Dolce Vita · December 16, 2013
  • Michelin Travel & Lifestyle

    BYOB. A prix-fixe may include slow-poached beef, seared branzino. Plant the biodegradable menu: it’s got flower seeds. – Green Guide Editor

    Michelin Travel & Lifestyle · November 25, 2013
  • Matthew W.

    Incredible stuff. Nina is amazing. Service is impeccable. Food is phenomenal. Come with an open mind.

    Matthew Weiner · October 13, 2013
  • Jamie M.

    At artistic tasting menu that is delicious. BYOB too.

    Jamie Mack · September 14, 2013
  • Jen K.

    Took over 3 hours. Tiring but delicious.

    Jen K · August 29, 2013
  • Sarah

    This place is amazing! I'm a picky eater, but was nearly licking my plate with each course. Well worth the wait! Also, the service was fantastic. Well-timed courses and very friendly wait staff.

    Sarah · September 29, 2012
  • Tiffany G.

    BYOB!! 8 course ($90) or 12 course (140)

    Tiffany Goebel · July 24, 2012
  • Peter P.

    Bring the best bottle of wine you can get your hands on - the food will not disappoint.

    Peter Pace · July 22, 2012
  • Tasting Table

    Enjoy your eight-course menu of this ambitious, creative cuisine and be sure to BYOB: Read more

    Tasting Table · June 20, 2012
  • Chicago magazine

    Try the miraculous chestnut soup with white Alba mushrooms and truffle essence and the impeccable Angus beef with goosefoot greens, cumin, shallot jus, and ingenious variations on heirloom carrots.

    Chicago magazine · April 9, 2012
  • lafondue l.

    Nice presentation :)

    lafondue lafondue · March 17, 2012
  • Jeff

    2013 - 1 Michelin Star

    Jeff · November 15, 2012

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