Entente Brian Fisher

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3056 N. Lincoln Ave. (Barry Ave.) Send to Phone
872-206-8553
Stylish, globally inspired plates shine at this intimate Lakeview restaurant.


Cuisine

Open
Dinner Tues.-Thurs. 5 p.m.-10 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 5 p.m.-midnight
Features
  • Dress code: Casual
  • Full bar
  • Reservations suggested

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THIS RESTAURANT HAS CHANGED LOCATIONS Entente, Chicago, IL


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THIS RESTAURANT HAS CHANGED LOCATIONS Entente Restaurant Review

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About the restaurant and décor: Less is definitely more at this Lincoln Avenue restaurant whose past life more closely aligned with pure-play Asian fare. Intent on syncing with neighborhood and destination diners, the eatery makes a big impression with its well-edited menu of seasonal, shareable plates driven by chef Brian Fisher (formerly of Schwa). Modern with wood benches, succulent planters and various shades of grey, the space lends itself to intimate dinners for couples and friends.

About the food: A solo buttermilk biscuit sports a flaky center and is served with a side of seasonal butter, the perfect opener to a substantial kale Caesar modernized by the addition of smelt, fried capers and charred lemon. For savory lovers, the salt-meets-more-salt isn’t too overpowering and a welcome enhancement to a restaurant staple. Carolina Gold rice, perched in the center of an oversize bowl, packs creamy richness in every bite of black truffle, duck egg and Parmigiano. Mains deliver on their promise of bold flavors. The simply titled Duck arrives with most bites layered with unagi, chrysanthemum, watermelon rind and burdock and toothsome forbidden rice. Pappardelle is a pile of surprises laced with shaved radishes, avocado, San Marzano tomatoes, lime and Brussels sprouts. Delicate desserts include the tres leches cake and a large profiterole with sour cherries and sassafras ice cream.

About the drinks: While reserve wines are available, the beer and cocktail program is the star, featuring local breweries such as Metropolitan Brewing and Whiner Beer Co.





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