Fodor's Expert Review The Publican Restaurant

$$$ West Loop American Fodor's Choice

Don't call this beer-focused hot spot a gastropub—Chef Paul Kahan (of Blackbird fame) prefers "beer hall" (though wine is available, too). Certainly the long communal tables, at which beer connoisseurs sample from a selection hovering around 100 brews, give the bustling space the air of an Oktoberfest celebration. The seafood- and pork-focused menu does give an elevated nod to pub fare, though, and diners share shucked oysters and just-fried pork rinds before tucking into grilled, smoky country ribs, fried perch, and beef-heart tartare. Brunch is just as popular as dinner here, so arrive early or call for a reservation—seating fills up fast.

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

Quick Facts

837 W. Fulton Market
Chicago, Illinois  60607, USA

312-733–9555

www.thepublicanrestaurant.com

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