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Rustic House

1967 N. Halsted St. (Armitage Ave.) Send to Phone
312-929-3227 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
The name says it all at this casual Lincoln Park contemporary American restaurant by chef Jason Paskewitz.
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Dining room at Rustic House, Chicago, IL

Rustic House Restaurant Review

: The name clues you in at this inviting Lincoln Park restaurant from chef/owner Jason Paskewitz (Gemini Bistro). Dimly-lit and covered in woods, from the floors to the furniture, it features bare walls, candle-topped “chandeliers" and a small bar that serves a full menu. A romantic-yet-lively place, its dishes are “rustic,” too, from whole farm chickens to suckling pigs and Maple Leaf duck slow-roasted in a glassed-in rotisserie oven that's visible from the dining room. Also on offer are simple, comforting pastas like veal ragoût over house-made pappardelle and such sides as creamed corn brûlée, three-cheese potato grain, and a free-range chicken potpie. A decent small-plates lineup can work as starters or mini-meals, be it honey pepper bacon, crispy kettle chips with sea salt or marinated olives. Pair up the plates with selections from the thoughtful wine list, which is filled with affordable yet sophisticated bottles and glasses. Otherwise, turn to local microbrews, bourbons, cordials and classic cocktails like the Sazerac. Desserts shine just as bright; most notable is the chocolate soufflé alongside creamy chocolate gelato. It's finished tableside with a pouring of vanilla crème anglaise into its molten center.

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