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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Butterfield 8

713 N. Wells St. (Superior St.) Send to Phone
312-327-0940
Bold and noisy at times but it is an enjoyable, fun place to be.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Butterfield 8 Restaurant Review

: The scene is eclectic nightclub, but the food is as solid as can be with a retro menu right out of the 60s. The noise level is way up there, the atmosphere is party festive. It is good to see Chicago restaurateur Demetri Alexander back in the saddle. His retro restaurant featuring Chicago classics like shrimp de jonghe and beef Wellington is appealing and fun in every way. Even better are all of those reasonably priced steak and seafood dishes. Try the triple chocolate layer cake---a massive wedge of chocolate cake layered with white and dark chocolate mousse, fresh raspberries and chocolate sauce---delicious. Service is top-drawer, efficient and knowledgeable. The wine list is decent, but not extravagant. Specialty cocktails are the big deal here. Reservations are recommended, but it’s a good place to drop in for late-night supper.
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