Ampersand Wine Bar [Closed]

Bars, Wine bars Lincoln Square
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You might expect a wine bar to have hundreds of bottles and a hefty list. That’s not so at Darren McGraw’s (Charlie Trotter’s) Ampersand, where the global wine offerings are refreshingly well edited. Most cost less than $10 a glass, so try a couple while relaxing over small plates, like a lyonnaise salad with a quivering poached egg and orange segments or an adorable plate of tiny cookies and candies.  

By: Amy Cavanaugh

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Venue name: Ampersand Wine Bar [Closed]
Contact:
Address: 4845 N Damen Ave
Chicago
60625
Opening hours: Tues-Thurs 3pm-10:30pm; Fri 3pm-11pm; Sat 12pm-11pm; Sun 12pm-10pm
Transport: El stop: Brown to Damen. Bus: 50, 81.
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Meh...Ampersand fell flat for me. It's super small. I hate the bench seating. The kitchen looks like it only has one burner. The food portions were smaaaall. The meat & cheese plate was tiny for the large. Server was unaware of what one of the cheeses was & never told us. All the food seemed ok. The salmon took about 30 mins after all of the food had come out...it just didn't do anything for me.


Ok, not my go-to for classic, wood-paneled Chicago dive bar experience. Great food, ambiance, and vibe make this the spot for a classy evening out with your significant other or really anyone you care to impress!