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1227 W. 18th St. Send to Phone
An historic building sees an exciting revival, complete with grub from Jared Wentworth.

Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly, Brunch Sat.-Sun.
  • Dress code: Casual dressy

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Dusek’s, Chicago, IL

Dusek’s Restaurant Review

: Built in 1892 by John Dusek as a public hall, Thalia Hall has been re-established as Dusek’s, where Jared Wentworth (Longman & Eagle) joins Bruce Finkelman and Craig Golden in offering a spot where American, Southern and Asian flavors shine, be it fresh-shucked oysters; luxurious, butter-poached Maine lobster with smoked carrot purée, a trio of beans and black trumpet mushrooms in ramen broth, with Wittekerke; or a deviled pigtail rillette, plated with sweet, carrot-cucumber relish, fried potatoes and a paprika-cured egg yolk, then finished with celery foam. Be sure to get the seasonal ice cream sundae for dessert. If it’s caramelized honey ice cream with confit quince, warm quince syrup, lemon cream, maple praline walnuts and a shower of pomegranate seeds, you’re in luck.
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