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Rootstock Wine & Beer Bar

954 N. California Ave. (W. Augusta Blvd.) Send to Phone
773-292-1616 | Menu
A cozy wine and beer bar with food that steals the show.

Dinner Mon.-Sat.
Open late

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Rootstock Wine & Beer Bar, Chicago, IL

Rootstock Wine & Beer Bar Restaurant Review

: With its ragtag mix of vintage furniture and local art, Rootstock nailed the cozy, lived-in vibe from day one. There’s an emphasis on wines and beers from small producers, which means you’ll likely find brews from Three Floyds and Flossmoor Station and more unusual wines such as a Txakolina from Spain. For the menu, a combination of small and large plates, the kitchen opts to use local and seasonal ingredients when possible. Start with grilled squid with chorizo, olives, beets and kale or head straight for heartier plates, like hanger steak paired with carrots, hazelnuts, shallots, mustard and tarragon. As for the cheese selection, you decide whether it makes for a good starter or savory dessert.
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