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851 N. Ashland Ave. (W. Pearson St.) Send to Phone
It’s a gastronomic bonanza at this whimsical eatery, where Asian flavors meet Latin, French and Mexican.

Dinner Tues.-Sun.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Ruxbin Restaurant Review

: Chef Edward Kim is a Windy City native who honed his skills via gigs all around the globe, including in the kitchen of Thomas Keller’s Per Se. His foray into the Chicago dining scene is this eccentric Noble Square bistro, where both the décor and food command attention. The quaint space is bedecked with resurrected materials: church pews retooled as booths, salvaged wood and tin acting as wall panels. But the pièce de résistance is a chunk of the DJ booth from the now-defunct Sonotheque, which adorns the wall. The seasonally rotating menu is brief and traversable, with intriguing starters like crispy eggplant flanked by roasted beets and cucumber and topped with honey-cardamom yogurt. Mains are innovative as well, like pork loin, grilled eggplant and Parmesan cream of wheat. Most portions are compact, so we advocate a tapas-style approach. Be forewarned that the prices are not as mini as the plates, but since this spot is BYOB, things even out in the end.
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