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Rootstock

New American Restaurant and Wine Bar$$$$
Humboldt Park, Chicago
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  • AFAR Media
    AFAR MediaAugust 4, 2014
    I love this place and if you don't see anything familiar on the menu, go ahead and ask. They really know their stuff. PS: brunch is fantastic & served until 4pm. Read more
  • kate r.
    kate readerMarch 23, 2014
    One of the top 3 burgers I've ever eaten. This place is a fraction of the cost of most places with similar menus & so delicious. Low key, inviting dining area, killer alcohol selection, great service.
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedOctober 2, 2015
    "All of Chef Duncan's steak dishes (and I've had several) hit all five tastes in this kind of harmony that's pretty, satisfying, and light, while not being precious at all." Chef Jason Hammel Read more
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoMarch 30, 2012
    Ex-Lula chef Duncan Biddulph's food is distinctive and beautiful, from the Roman-style semolina gnocchi with hazelnuts to the delicate corn crêpes to the hanger steak with seasonal vegetables. Read more
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoMay 15, 2012
    The menu at this alcove contains descriptions of an impressive selection of wine and beer. Thanks to the small plates served until 1am, this is a warm neighborhood place you won't want to leave. Read more
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedMay 5, 2016
    "You can taste the quality of the meat they use. Bacon aioli, Werp lettuce, a side of fries, and a beer, and you're good."- Noah Sandoval Read more
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoFebruary 29, 2012
    Very fine housemade cheese sticks, crunchy salads and a comprehensive list of Midwestern beers make for a spot that is surprisingly quality (especially when you consider the fratty atmosphere). Read more
  • Satish
    SatishOctober 27, 2014
    Endearing neighborhood jaunt with great service, locally sourced ingredients and good food. Tip: Get the Burger and the Fries with the garlic aioli!
  • Eater
    EaterJanuary 11, 2011
    If you're not serious about great wine, beer and locally sourced, seasonal small plates, this chill Humboldt Park spot will convert you. [Eater 38 Member]
  • Alison
    AlisonJuly 23, 2010
    Great service and ambience- it's a laid-back bar with a well- edited beer and wine selection. For the small plates, try the mussels, frites and pork belly banh mi!
  • Amanda G.
    Amanda GilmoreJanuary 3, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Best Charcuterie in Chicago hands down - excellent wine and beer list! I love this place!
  • Guillaume B.
    Guillaume BeaulieuNovember 4, 2014
    Good cheese and charcuteries, large choice of good beer.
  • Temple S.
    Temple ShepardDecember 23, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Love sitting at the bar and chatting with the friendly waitstaff. Very comfortable atmosphere.
  • Sam K.
    Sam KlingbergOctober 4, 2012
    Producer driven list with some of the best prices in town. The patio is a must in the summer.
  • Rose L.
    Rose L.April 12, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Mussels are fabulous! And to echo all the other posts it is the best burger in the city!
  • @chowbelle
    @chowbelleJune 14, 2015
    Try the burger. I beg of you... Also, the grilled cheese is spectacular!
  • jaehad
    jaehadMay 2, 2012
    If you're a fan of seafood, you have to try the Grilled Octopus... it's amazing!
  • Lulu A.
    Lulu ADecember 14, 2014
    Excellent Charcuterie Board & White Anchovies w/ Crostini quite good.
  • Max M.
    Max MearsheimerMay 24, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Do the three and three (three meats three cheeses) the best board in the city.
  • Colleen H.
    Colleen HughesFebruary 16, 2012
    Best burger in the city. Really. Also, the garlic aoili for the fries is tasty.
  • PnPPhat S.
    PnPPhat S.January 16, 2012
    Accepting all major credit cards except American ExpressNo dress codeStreet parking accessiblenot accept reservations
  • Brian M.
    Brian MacQueenFebruary 8, 2010
    Laid-back hangout with interesting wine and beer list. The food menu focuses on some well-made small plates, and as a bonus, the kitchen is open until 1 a.m.
  • Martin
    MartinMay 30, 2015
    Morels w/ Honeycomb Tripe, Bacon, Fresh Garbanzos, Green Garlic and Sarvecchio
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoDecember 20, 2013
    The hanger steak at Rootstock is one of the 100 best things we ate this year. http://tmout.us/rLOtk Read more
  • Martin
    MartinMay 30, 2015
    Artichokes “á la grecque” w/ Smoked Fluke, Preserved Mushrooms, Sorrel and Sarvecchio
  • Shannon H.
    Shannon HeathJune 6, 2017
    Winner of Best Wine Bar presented by Segura Viudas at the 2017 Time Out Chicago Bar Awards.
  • Cyndie C.
    Cyndie CarlsonJanuary 26, 2013
    Great** wine list, atmosphere & food!
  • Mazda
    MazdaNovember 10, 2010
    Delicious food to pair with an impressive liquor selection or wines from around the world.
  • Rose L.
    Rose L.April 21, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the swan creek burger bet in the city!
  • xcav8tr
    xcav8trMarch 24, 2013
    Very good bloody Mary's. Spicy.
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedAugust 5, 2014
    Susan Goss, chef of West Town Tavern, eats here on her nights off. She loves the Charcuterie platter. Read more
  • tashia n.
    tashia nelsonMay 24, 2011
    the chicken pate on the appetizer menu was the highlight!
  • Brad C.
    Brad ChmielewskiApril 1, 2012
    Order The Full Charcuterie Plate
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoApril 8, 2010
    Eat this: Remy Ayesh's bar food is some of the best bar bites in the city. Read more
  • Jessi L.
    Jessi LangsenAugust 4, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Best burger in the city. You heard me.
  • Mark L.
    Mark LindzyDecember 21, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Best burger in Chicago!
  • eitan s.
    eitan shayNovember 20, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    my fav' neighborhood joint. great food, great alcohol, and great service!
  • Graham S.
    Graham SiegelMarch 13, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    OMG all the roasted beets.
  • Frank B.
    Frank B.July 8, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    THE best burger in the city - totally.
  • Bum Squad DJz Worldwide
    Great drinks.. Thank you!
  • Curt M.
    Curt MyersSeptember 9, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Piraat ale is excellent.
  • Matt L.
    Matt LatourelleFebruary 3, 2015
    Great vibe/ambience
  • Ben L.
    Ben LeClairDecember 22, 2009
    Pork shoulder rocked my world! That's the best thing I've had in a long time.
  • John W.
    John WilhelmSeptember 4, 2011
    Ask them to turn on the AC! Whew....
  • Shannon H.
    Shannon HeathFebruary 1, 2013
    Order the 2010 Tire Pe Diem Bordeaux.
  • Jenn B.
    Jenn BOctober 18, 2011
    Get the Bonarda Oltrepo Pavese.
  • Stephen G.
    Stephen GayMarch 25, 2010
    Guy's night at Rootstock! Beer and Burgers!
  • Sharon Z.
    Sharon ZaughNovember 13, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    Mussels + Burger + Duchess de Burgogne = Perfect Meal
  • Anthony K.
    Anthony KahnyAugust 22, 2011
    Try the muscles!
  • Brady K.
    Brady KnippenbergSeptember 25, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Burgers, in fact, are good.
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