Little Italy is not just about red-sauce joints. Another option is this quaint spot, where the walls are the color of buttercream and the pâté is just as smooth. The mushroom quiche is thick with earthy ’shrooms and crunchy bread crumbs, and the steak frites comes with a particularly herbal maître d’ butter and habit-forming shoestring fries. This place might just be that dependable little spot you’ve been looking for when the wait at Le Bouchon is insane.
|Venue name:||Chez Joël||Contact:|
1119 W Taylor St
|Cross street:||at May St|
|Opening hours:||Tues-Thurs 11am-10pm; Fri, Sat 11am-11pm; Sun 3pm-10pm|
|Transport:||El stop:Blue to UIC/Halsted. Bus:7,12,60.|
|Price:||Average main course: $26|
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