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4343 N. Lincoln Ave. (Montrose St.) Send to Phone
A sophisticated American bistro with a seasonal, eponymous menu.
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Afternoon Tea Sat.-Sun., Dinner Wed.-Mon., Brunch Sun.

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  • 3.5 star rating
3.5 rating over 2 reviews
Dining room at THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Chalkboard, Chicago, IL

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Chalkboard Restaurant Review

: Walking into Lincoln Square’s Chalkboard, you may feel as though you’ve taken a ride back in time. That’s a good thing. The cozy, conversation-friendly restaurant features a simply decorated dining room with soft green walls, white framed mirrors and shelves overhead holding a sparing amount of knickknacks. Dominating the room is the restaurant’s namesake: a large chalkboard with the day’s specials. There you’ll find a varied selection of dishes, such as a salad of locally-grown mizuna with roasted tomato and Asiago, duck cassoulet or braised oxtail with fried peas and a shower of panko breadcrumbs. While accomplished chef-owner Gilbert Langlois (ex-Rushmore, The Room) is not afraid to go global, there are plenty of American comfort dishes --- like hanger steak with smoked sea salt, truffle oil and creamed spinach --- worth trying. Our money's on the fried chicken with buttermilk mashed potatoes and the Kobe burger crowned with bacon and truffle oil. There’s a casual elegance here, from the warm bread delivered by basket-toting servers to the linen-topped tables. The wine list may be brief, but offers enough diversity to please a variety of palates.

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