Travel & Leisure

The Burger: “Duchamp is almost too upscale to deserve mention on this list, except for the fact that in a city famed for its love of red meat, this one is a whopper. Chef Michael Taus bakes Czechoslovakian cottage-cheese-and-dill rolls from his grandmother’s recipe to pair with an eight-ounce burger, made with ground chuck blended with trimming scraps from local meat purveyor L&L; Packing Company.”

Best Sides: Garlic-and-Romano cheese fries

Time Out Chicago

“The fabulous outdoor patio may be closed for the season, but this joint (a venture owned by the guys behind Lumen and chef Michael Taus) isn’t letting the cold weather get it down. Instead, it’s putting out cool-weather dishes like sweet-potato-and-truffle risotto with a brown butter vinaigrette and a phyllo-encrusted escargot with Camembert fondue. Miss the elbow rubbing of the outdoor space? No worries—there’s plenty of elbow rubbing to be had at the communal tables indoors.”


“…easily the best we’ve had in town – let alone the neighborhood.”

Chicago Scene

“This twist on typical bar fare will have you smiling from ear to ear.”

Chicago Magazine

“Mellow vibe, mellow prices.  Wild welcome for comfort food in Bucktown.”

Chicago Social

“It’s Globalization at its finest.”

Time Out Chicago

“Right away, it is evident they got it right. … This time I thought I actually might never leave.”

WHERE Chicago

“this Bucktown newcomer offers creative, contempo-American plates”