Chicken & Farm Shop

Restaurants, Contemporary American West Loop
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Chicken Shop has a diner vibe, and the simple menu consists of rotisserie chicken and sides—that’s it. We ordered a whole chicken for two of us, along with three sides, and wound up having the rest the next day for lunch—not terrible for a $22 bird. Since the chickens are continually roasting away on a rotisserie behind the bar, they come out in minutes, and you can see chefs hacking them up into manageable pieces. The bird, from Indiana's Pine Manor Farm, is well-seasoned but on the drier side, which you can mitigate with a shake of either the Hot or Smokey sauce (the former is bright and piquant, the latter is thicker and sweeter).

Sides are hit or miss: the butter lettuce and avocado salad was coated with vinaigrette and was a nice light starter, but the mac and cheese was served lukewarm and the crinkle cut fries were clearly the dregs, since our bowl was filled with tiny nubs of fried potato. For dessert, our server brought the entire apple pie the size of a basketball to our table and scooped some out onto a plate. The result? The pie was decent but the presentation was an absolute mess and resulted in our sever knocking the pepper shaker onto the floor. 

By: Amy Cavanaugh

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Venue name: Chicken & Farm Shop
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Address: 113-125 N Green St
Chicago
60607
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11:30am-3pm, 4:30pm-11pm, Sat 10am-11pm, Sun 10am-6pm
Transport: El stop: Green, Pink to Morgan-Lake. Bus: 8, 20, 56.
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Great little casual spot. It is to the right when you walk in Soho and up the stairs. My go to is the rotisserie chicken half with collard greens. They have some yummy cocktails too. Good place to go get a light bite to eat before hitting up the Allis bar or other spots in West loop.

tastemaker

Chicken Shop is situated in the very fancy Soho House Chicago. Although Soho House is membership only spot but us layman can access their hip food spots. The space of Chicken Shop is reminiscent of Southern fried chicken joints and is intimate due to the small amount of seating. The chicken sandwich seems a bit pricey compared to other similar chicken focused restaurants in the area ($14 with no side--just the chicken) but the chicken is juicy and the breading is peppery.  The portion is pretty solid as well. If you do venture into side-dom, get the very cheesy and creamy mac and cheese.  Don't do the $6 crinkle fries as they are nothing special.