Sarah
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  • First Review
    October 13, 2014
  • Last Review
    January 27, 2015
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  • Average Rating
    4.7
 
 
Sarah's Reviews
 
Welcome to Nightwood. Jason Hammel and Amalea Tshilds, owners of Logan Square's Lula Cafe, invite you to join us in Pilsen -- at our open kitchen, on our patio, in our wine room, with the warmth and fragrance of applewood scenting the air.<br /><br />We are a farm to table restaurant, featuring local produce and sustainably sourced meats and fish on an ever-changing, handwritten menu. <br /><br />Spit roasted chicken, whole slow cooked pork, squash grilled over the open flame, a simple bowl of perfect fruit and sorbet. Hand in hand with the best farmers and craftspeople of the midwest, we cook with bold simplicity and care. We are looking forward to seeing you soon.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Bacon butterscotch donut! Must get!
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/25/2015
 2008
Dined on 1/25/2015
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"BACON BUTTERSCOTCH DONUT. You will be in my dreams forever. That chicory custard stuff donut also pretty phenomenal, but you had me at bacon, butterscotch and donut and you had me after each bite I took after that perfect donut of bliss.
Really though, that donut will make me want to come back out to Pilsen for sure. We went for brunch and I got a special they were rotating of tiny bay shrimp and gravy and biscuits with a sunny side up egg on top and it was so tasty! The biscuit was nice and moist and easy to cut up with each bite of the shrimp and gravy, so I was a happy camper. We also got the house made cavatelli pasta with their mini meatballs, the classic eggs and toast and tots and those tots were the fanciest tots I have ever seen! The soft scrambled eggs with queso fresco and such also was a hit and my other friend ordered their oatmeal which our server claimed was "perfect" in consistency when she asked if it was chunkier or runnier oatmeal and it actually was pretty perfect too!"
Dined on 1/25/2015
 2008
Special Features: good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for brunch, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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From the team behind One Off Hospitality Group, Executive Chef Paul Kahan and restaurateurs Donnie Madia, Terry Alexander and Kimberly Galban present Nico Osteria. An authentically Italian seafood restaurant, Nico Osteria at Thompson Chicago hotel brings rustic simplicity to the heart of Chicago's Gold Coast. <br /><br />Chef Erling Wu-Bower’s house-made pastas and fresh seafood, alongside Pastry Chef Amanda Rockman's unconventionally creative and approachable style are perfectly suited for the setting’s rustic elegance. <br /><br />Salone Nico is a welcoming gathering space, celebrating the European tradition of afternoon apertifis and low-proof cocktails. The approachable wine list features wines from Italy and Greece, as well as grower champagne, with an emphasis on small producers and older vintages. Grab a cocktail, sneak in a light bite or settle in for a night cap at Salone Nico.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Love fancy family style!
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/10/2014
 2008
Dined on 10/10/2014
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"This place is great because it is nicer italian/american fusion that is all designed to be shared by the table, and I love that approach since we all get to try more things! The ambiance here is great too and it has an open kitchen with a chefs viewing bar dining area I would love to sit in if/when I come back here. The highlights food wise were the whole rainbow trout--my goodness so good! And the big eye tuna crudo, the crab bruschetta, and this pork and truffle papperdelle! So much food and our server helped us order exactly the right amount. Huge, almost overwhelming wine list too, but the sommelier is great!"
Dined on 10/10/2014
 2008
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Born in Milan to culinary great Cesarina, a Cordon Bleu of Chaine des Rotisseurs in Paris, Maurizio inherited his passion for cooking and learned his skills under the watchful eye of his mother.<br /><br />After years of being the front man in Milan and New York’s most prestigious restaurants, Maurizio realized that he wanted to pursue his passions as a chef and subsequently opened his own Maurizio Trattoria in NYC’s Greenwich Village to great critical acclaim and success.<br /><br />Along with many prestigious articles and reviews, Maurizio Trattoria was also voted one of the best restaurants in New York by Forbes magazine from 2004 to 2007. Maurizio Trattoria’s regular clientele included famous A-list movie stars, fashion designers, Ceo’s, as well as neighborhood notables.<br /><br />Sofi Restaurant is an upscale Milanese Trattoria simply decorated with lithographs from Carroll Tyson and table tops that are handmade from two hundred year old wood.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great neighborhood spot
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/11/2014
 2008
Dined on 10/11/2014
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"If you are in the mood for nicer italian food that is still cooked in a home/comfort kind of style, this place is for you. It is right in the printers row neighborhood and you can tell everyone who works here loves it. Great crab cake with red pepper sauce as a special and a garganelli pasta with pancetta, and their ravioli's are the thicker kind, but still very tasty. Go early enough though if you want a souffle since we ate late here, and the chef was out of some of the ingredients! But great spot overall. Especially since I live around the corner, I would love to come back!"
Dined on 10/11/2014
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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