Cuisine: American, New American
Get out of River North and Fulton Market for crying out loud and spend a fall evening at Wood, an upscale casual neighborhood spot in the heart of Chicago's Northalsted. It's Chef Devin Kreller's... Read More
Get out of River North and Fulton Market for crying out loud and spend a fall evening at Wood, an upscale casual neighborhood spot in the heart of Chicago's Northalsted. It's Chef Devin Kreller's bully pulpit of classic French cookery combined with the best seasonal produce from family farms. There are house-butchered meats from Illinois, house-made charcuterie, and the intoxicating scent of just-baked bread exiting the wood-fired oven. Slip into a salmon-colored banquette or a seat at the wrap-around bar and nibble pork lardo toast - a savory wonder. Chef's autumn menu includes wood grilled quail with balsamic, rosemary, charred radicchio and roasted local farm grapes; braised chuck beef rib "pot au feu" with soy braised turnip, ginger and shio kombu; and sage butter roasted heritage chicken breast accompanied by Boudin blanc sausage, cranberry beans, leek veloute and local wild rice. If your cheeks aren't rosy from a chill in the air, they certainly will be after you try fall drinks like a sweet potato sour as well as hot cocktails.
- Best Restaurants for Fall: "Wood is just a few blocks from Briar Street Theater if you're heading to a Blue Man Group show."
- Recommended as Best Restaurants for Fall Because: Wood, a six-time Michelin Bib Gourmand winner, is a wonderful neighborhood restaurant offering soulful seasonal food and drinks.