Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

HotChocolate

1747 N. Damen Ave. (Willow St.) Send to Phone
773-489-1747 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
The innovative desserts from Mindy Segal are a major draw, but the savory side of the equation is no slouch either.
Your Opinion
Add your own review

Local Deals: 120 * 90

Cuisine
Open
Lunch Wed.-Fri., Dinner Tues.-Sun., Brunch Sat.-Sun.
Features

* Click here for rating key

  • 4.0 star rating
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
4.0 rating over 6 reviews
Dining room at HotChocolate, Chicago, IL

HotChocolate Restaurant Review

: This relatively small, high-volume restaurant serves food that is, more often than not, first-rate. Mindy Segal (formerly the pastry chef at mk) is the chef-owner, and she --- along with Dennis Stover --- oversees the creation of seasonal, exciting plates. Options might include braised suckling pig, offset by English peas, ramps, watercress and turnips, or a simple, restrained roasted half chicken plated with Parisian gnocchi and leek vinaigrette. Desserts, of course, are a joy --- especially when it comes to the chocolate soufflé tart or the Honeycrisp apple strudel served with roasted apple and sour cream ice cream. There's a whole range of hot chocolate drinks and milk shakes as well as a decent wine list and good cheese selection.

User Ratings & Reviews for HotChocolate
 
Chicago Top 10 Restaurant Lists

Discover the top restaurants in Chicago for various cuisines and categories like sushi, steakhouses, pizza, happy hours and romantic dining. Find the best restaurants in Chicago here!

Discover the best restaurants in Chicago for sushi, steak, a romantic night out and more



RESTAURANT AWARDS 2014

Check out the 2014 edition of GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Issue, which features the Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S., Rising Chefs and more.