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4111 N. Lincoln Ave. (W. Warner Ave.) Send to Phone
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Farm fresh ingredients are in the spotlight at this charming, contemporary American eatery.
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Dining room at Browntrout, Chicago, IL

Browntrout Restaurant Review

: As good neighborhood restaurants go, it doesn’t get any better than this North Center spot, with its charming setting --- lots of dark wood, a welcoming communal table, a cozy bar in the back --- and wallet-friendly, flavorful fare. Chef Sean Sanders, formerly of Bin 36, creates contemporary American cuisine with an emphasis on greenmarket ingredients, some from the restaurant’s rooftop garden (this eco-friendly slant comes into play throughout the dining experience). The menu features a mix of large and small plates, like roasted beets and Werp greens under Banyuls vinaigrette, or grilled hanger steak with fingerling potatoes fried in the beef fat and served with chimichurri. Sharing is definitely an agreeable option. Desserts are straightforward, such as the chocolate chip cookies (recipe courtesy of Sander’s grandmother); fittingly, they're served with a glass of organic milk. Adding a touch of quaintness, the restaurant is named after a simple, but memorable, meal the chef-owner and his wife prepared while hiking on their honeymoon in New Zealand.

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