Fodor's Expert Review The Bristol

$$ Bucktown Modern American Fodor's Choice

While Bucktown isn't wanting for dining options, this self-proclaimed "eatery and bar" sets itself apart by focusing intently on the food. Chef Chris Pandel sources local produce and features meat from sustainably raised animals. As a consequence, it isn't rare to find slow-cooked beef brisket on the frequently changing menu. He also offers playful takes on more familiar fare, turning out popular small plates such as braised cabbage, smoked ham, and potato-stuffed pierogi, baked-to-order monkey bread, and the raviolo, a plate-size stuffed pasta filled with ricotta and egg yolk. Make reservations or plan to arrive early; the boisterous dining room gets busy. The upstairs lounge, though, is a pleasant place to wait for a table to free up.

Modern American American Trendy Sceney Dinner Brunch Dessert $$ Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

2152 N. Damen Ave.
Chicago, Illinois  60647, USA

773-862–5555

www.thebristolchicago.com

Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: No lunch Mon.–Sat., Reservations essential

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