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392 N. Euclid Ave. (McPherson Ave.) Send to Phone
Duff’s melds a casual atmosphere, satisfying menu and surprisingly good wine list.

Lunch & Dinner Tues.-Sun., Brunch Sat.-Sun.
Open late Fri.-Sat.

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: Duff’s gracefully straddles the line between being a universally acceptable restaurant that is hip enough for your freestyle pals and straight enough to seem just pleasantly exotic to your elderly aunt. Similarly, the food ranges from safe (pepper steaks) to sexy (spicy samosas or smoked salmon quesadillas). Thai noodles stand next to black bean burritos and Greek moussaka. There's always at least one vegetarian entrée and a few constants, even though the menu changes quarterly. The service is surprisingly good for a place of its ilk, and the wine list offers up many interesting choices. One of a limited number of places to do Saturday brunch, it fills with locals and suburbanites touring the antique shops and bistros of the Central West End. In the evenings, the cappuccino machines get a workout, whipping up alcohol-infused tributes to Jamaica, Mexico and Vienna. Owners Tim Kirby and Karen Duffy might wince at the description, but their restaurant is consistently reliable.


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