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The Mandrake

333 W. Trade St. (Mint St.) Send to Phone
Contemporary tapas and cocktails draw fans to a chic uptown setting.
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Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner Mon.-Sat.

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The Mandrake Restaurant Review

: The Mandrake’s interior --- an industrial yet cozy, contemporary space --- has not changed much from those of the previous concepts housed here; however, the restaurant shakes it up on the food front. A dips-and-salads menu offers a buffalo chicken dip served with tortilla chips, hummus, and a beet salad; hearty sandwiches include Chicago-style Italian beef, a Cuban, and California chicken version. Just in for a glass of wine? Splitting a bottle is likely your route, as by-the-glass selections are limited. Perhaps opt for the cheese and charcuterie tray, a collection of dried fruits, seeds, and two types of cheese. Desserts include a pecan pie cupcake, seasonal cakes and truffles. Service, while friendly, needs polishing, but the atmosphere is trendy and pleasant.

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