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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Al Chula's American Grill

449 N. Dearborn St. (Illinois St.) Send to Phone
312-755-0077
The long narrow space evokes an upper-end diner: booths on either side of the dining room, open kitchen, dark wood appointments. There is a large dining room at one end for private parties and a small bar toward the front. Service is laid-back yet efficient. Excellent for children and families. The diner setting allows for casual comfort food, and there’s plenty of that: Friday night fish fry, burgers and pastas. On the other hand, there are a number of steaks, chops and chicken dishes, so it seems as if this new restaurant is covering all its bases quite nicely.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Al Chula's American Grill Restaurant Review

: The long narrow space evokes an upper-end diner: booths on either side of the dining room, open kitchen, dark wood appointments. There is a large dining room at one end for private parties and a small bar toward the front. Service is laid-back yet efficient. Excellent for children and families. The diner setting allows for casual comfort food, and there’s plenty of that: Friday night fish fry, burgers and pastas. On the other hand, there are a number of steaks, chops and chicken dishes, so it seems as if this new restaurant is covering all its bases quite nicely.
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