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EL Ideas

2419 W. 14th St. (Ogden Ave.) Send to Phone
312-226-8144 | Menu
Chef Phillip Foss wows with his experimental, ultra-intimate, set-price BYO micro-eatery.


Dinner Tues.-Sat.

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EL Ideas, Chicago, IL

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EL Ideas Restaurant Review

: A sense of whimsy prevails at Phillip Foss’ restaurant, featuring just a few in-demand tables. The brick-walled space, done up with white tablecloths, is at once low-key and artsy, tucked away and talked about. The BYO place serves elegant, funky meals in prix-fixe fashion. Molecular gastronomy techniques pop up in courses like a take on nachos with A5 Wagyu, black bean and avocado. You might also encounter signature dishes such as potato, leek, vanilla french fries and ice cream, or a mashup of lamb wellington and onion soup. A meal might end on a sweet note with cherries, cake, chocolate and sabayon earl grey.

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