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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED The Drawing Room at Le Passage

937 N. Rush St. (Walton Pl.) Send to Phone
A swanky restaurant-lounge that serves creative small plates and craft cocktails.

Dinner nightly
Open late

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED The Drawing Room at Le Passage, Chicago, IL

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED The Drawing Room at Le Passage Restaurant Review

: It would be easy to assume that The Drawing Room, located inside Le Passage, is just a lounge. That would be a huge mistake. With a menu by Rodney Staton (Craftsteak, Spiaggia, Longman & Eagle), this basement-level spot is both easy on the eyes --- think modern chandeliers, white curtains, low one-armed brown velvet chairs alongside just-as-low-tables --- and creative in the small plates department. Examples may include charred octopus with morcilla, piquillo peppers and chickpea stew, or duck heart fricassée. Of course, no visit is complete without a few fun cocktails --- and these are every bit as centerpiece-worthy as the food. Sit pretty with classics like a Negroni and old fashioned or newer creations like A Perfect Poire, crafted by master bartenders. Work off the calories next door on the dance floor.
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