Newsletters  | Mobile

Wicker Park/Bucktown


1466 N. Ashland Ave.
Chicago, IL, 60622, United States
TEL: (773)252-1466

Opened in 2005, this small, 26-seat restaurant sits on the edge of the Wicker Park neighborhood. Redesigned in 2010, the interior now features chrome-tipped light sculptures, ebonized black wood floors, and a mylar mirrored floating ceiling. Known for his artful presentation, chef/proprietor and Chicagoland native Michael Carlson creates a rotating menu using fresh, seasonal ingredients from around the world, including rare snail roe from the shores of France and locally-grown Midwestern produce. Diners are served by the actual chefs, who offer creations like the apple pie soup and the quail egg-filled ravioli.

Insider Tip:

Don’t be too upset if they call to cancel your reservations. Supposedly, it’s a rite of passage, and those who persevere claim that a meal here is worth the inconvenience.


Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • BYOB
  • Chef's Table
  • Dinner
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Monday - Closed
  • Notable Chef
  • Open Kitchen/Watch the Chef
  • Prix Fixe
  • Romantic
  • Reservations Required
  • Sunday - Closed

Cuisine Type:: Eclectic/Global


Sign Up

Connect With Travel + Leisure
  • Travel+Leisure
  • Tablet
  • Available devices

Already a subscriber?
Get FREE ACCESS to the digital edition