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Au Cheval

800 W. Randolph St. (Green St.) Send to Phone
312-929-4580 | Menu
This modern-day, West Loop diner from Brendan Sodikoff throws calorie caution to the wind.
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Lunch & Dinner daily, Brunch Sat.-Sun.
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Au Cheval Restaurant Review

: Brendan Sodikoff (Gilt Bar, Maude’s Liquor Bar) has a hit on his hands with this small, narrow and packed to the hilt, updated diner in the West Loop neighborhood. Just be ready to loosen your belt, since the menu is far from light and vegetables are in short supply. That’s not without its rewards. What’s more, it’s decked in exposed brick with over 30 tap beers, hip vinos and specialty cocktails destined for pairing with a five-napkin, house-made fried bologna sandwich dripping with eggy goodness. Yes, there’s plenty to like. Foie gras runs rampant on the menu, but if the whipped, smoked salmon spread with toasted brioche is on offer, make fast tracks. Get the sticky, gingery fried chicken, too, tempering the tang with the (rare) green salad dressed in bracing sherry vinaigrette. But nothing is wrong with keeping it simple: the spot-on, two-patty burger is topped with melting cheddar and tucked into a puffy Z Baking bun.

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