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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED ZED451

3008 Finley Rd. (Butterfield Rd.) Send to Phone
630-512-0900
THIS ESTABLISHMENT IS CLOSED Non-stop portions of meat---carved tableside---provide a twist on the churrascaria tradition.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED ZED451, Downers Grove, IL

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED ZED451 Restaurant Review

: THIS ESTABLISHMENT IS CLOSED Meat, meat and more meat---that’s the name of the game at this fixed price concept where chefs prepare and hand-carve charcoal-fired specialties like slow-roasted, savory short ribs; tender, buttermilk-marinated top sirloin; and zippy Parmesan-crusted pork from skewer to plate. It’s the creation of San Francisco-based Tavistock Restaurants, also behind Sal & Carvao, which was formerly located in the same space. While we’re not totally convinced the concept swayed from the churrascaria of yore---think stones instead of disks that bring on tableside carving---it certainly did gussy up. Amuse bouche bites come to the table to get things rolling; cocktails are crafted from infused liquors. Complex marinades add layers of flavor to proteins before they ever hit the heat, and the “Harvest Table” brims with creatively fashioned Maui pineapple salad with cucumber, grapes and sun-dried tomatoes tossed in minty yogurt dressing. Still, it’s a feeding frenzy. Plan on coming hungry, and don’t expect anything close to an intimate experience (a fact that can be hard to swallow with a price tag that’s over $40 a person).
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