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945 W. Fulton Market (Morgan St.) Send to Phone
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Moto features food that's both artistic and confounding --- a combination some foodies find attractive. Photo by Jonathan Wisner / CC BY 2.0
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Dining room at Moto, Chicago, IL

Moto Restaurant Review

: Moto breaks all the rules, blazing trails that are both uncharted and titillating for those who view dining as a theatrical, multi-sensory affair. In the past, chef-owner Homaro Cantu has wrapped sushi rolls not in the typical seaweed, but with flavored, edible "paper." Food-based inks create colorful images. Menus (edible, too) are sometimes flavored like main course dishes, and pictures might take on sensory properties (i.e. an image of a cow smacks of steak). Truly, this minimalist spot in the ever-hopping Fulton Market District is mind-blowing, and you will pay for the experience in kind. Executive chef (and "Top Chef" alum) Richie Farina presents two tasting menus consisting of eight courses ($125, available Tues.-Thurs.) or 16 courses ($175, available Tues.-Sat.). Beverage pairings are also available. Fortunately, the servers know what they are presenting; unless explained to the diner, it can be difficult to interpret menu descriptions (fallen log, aged carrot, strawberries & cream --- as nothing is what it seems). Expect a well-researched wine list. The restaurant includes a unique indoor farm and also a state-of-the-art lab that doubles as a private dining area.

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