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Michelin Guide 2012: Chicago - Recommendation
Home Bistro (HB for those in the know) is a chipper American bistro fixed up with orange faux-finished walls cradling framed mirrors, artwork, and painted quotes. In keeping with this ideal, the staff is particularly hospitable and kind. The tight-knit team is proud of their bistro, and loyal fans keep returning to this delicious den where everybody knows your name – as well as the names of the servers and kitchen staff, all printed on the menu.
Here, comfort foods may have Euro flair but translate into All-American dishes like white anchovies atop a mound of arugula with creamy Yukon Golds; handmade fettuccine ribbons woven around deliciously seasoned duck sausage and parmesan sprinkles; and a piping hot fruit bread pudding tickled with whipped cream.
Taste of Home at Home Bistro - April 1st, 2012
With Easter fast approaching, I cannot help but think about home. The thoughts and feelings that “home” brings up for me are one of comfort, safety, and security. A place in which you know your needs are met and that everything is at that appropriate level of satisfaction. ... read more
The monogram stands for ‘Home Bistro,’ where chef-owner Joncarl Lachman serves careful comfort food in a warm wood-and-tile-lined space. Shout-outs go to the exquisite pork chops and the pan-roasted trout. Try to snag a seat by the front window, which entertains with Boystown people-watching. HB is BYOB. ...read more
Grub Street, NY: Totally Sweet: 101 of America’s Most Crazy-Awesome New Desserts names HB's "Advocaat and Almond Pudding with Kletskopjes" in list. ... read more
Chicago Traveler - January, 2012
Regarded as one of the best restaurants in Chicago, the HB Chicago Restaurant near the Steppenwolf Theater features a contemporary American menu of high-end entrees and appetizers at affordable rates. This top Chicago BYOB restaurant in Lakeview features a delightful menu crafted by their award-winning Executive Chef and Owner Joncarl Lachman, and is open Tuesday- Sunday for dinner.... read full review
Zagats: food: 25; decor: 20; service: 25
Lakeview locals “keep coming back” to Joncarl Lachman’s “small” New American BYO for its “good vibe” and “excellent fine dining” featuring “glorious” “seasonal” “combinations in every dish” served by an “accommodating”, “enthusiastic” staff; it’s so “affordable” that surveyors say “for the price, we ripped them off”; P.S. “make reservations as the few tables fill up fast.” - Zagats June, 2010
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