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The Boarding House

  • 720 N. Wells St. Map It
  • Near North
  • Wine Bar

Published 08/31/2015

Fodor's Review

If the stunning 4,000-wine-bottle installation on the ceiling of the dining room isn't a dead giveaway, this Old Town newcomer belongs to master sommelier and former Check, Please! host Alpana Singh. Wine is obviously a big deal here; a 30-page catalog presents varietals from around the globe. Start in the first-floor wine bar, snacking on artisanal pizzas, charcuterie boards, and oysters on the half shell, before heading to the second-floor dining room to feast on a sumptuous menu of hen eggs and polenta fries, lamb chops with red wine–braised cipollini onions, and seared sturgeon with lentils and bacon.

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720 N. Wells St., Chicago, Illinois, 60654, USA

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Restaurant Details:

  • Closed Sun. No lunch

Published 08/31/2015


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