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Hutch American Bistro

Restaurants, American Lake View
3 out of 5 stars
(4user reviews)
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Time Out says

This space's latest incarnation (formerly Mediterrranean Socca and pick-up joint Buddies) offers comfort food classics geared toward Lakeview neighborhood diners. Chef Marc Wuenschel's menu sticks to classic dishes like meatloaf, steaks, ribs, and salads. The drink menu features martinis, craft cocktails and a well-edited wine and beer selection. 



Address: 3301 N Clark St
Cross street: between School St and Buckingham Pl
Transport: El stop: Red, Brown, Purple (rush hrs) to Belmont. Bus: 8, 22, 77.
Price: Average main course: $18
Opening hours: Dinner
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3 out of 5 stars

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2.7 / 5

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I recently had brunch here for the first time and had a great experience. Like others have said, it is REALLY crowded. Although we got a table immediately (thank you Open Table!) we were crammed on the patio and it was difficult to navigate the space. 

Regardless the food and drinks were excellent. I had the strawberry mimosa and avocado chicken toast - both highly recommended and fairly priced! I'll definitely come back - and will make sure to have a reservation when I do!

This place is PACKED on the weekend but I went here for dinner it was like a whole other world. I wouldn't recommend the flatbreads but everything else is great! Definitely opt for a cocktail over beer and wine.


Hutch is a good casual place for brunch. It's always packed on the weekends though. The ambience was fun and lively, and a lot of families with kids go there too. I liked the food as well and they have several options. Their blood orange mimosa is also popular so make sure to order a pitcher! 

Hutch is a "new american" neighborhood joint in Lakeview with a lot of specials including $12 steak frites on Tuesdays and $10 plate du jour on Mondays . I had gone about 5 years ago with some girlfriends and recall the food being better, especially the steak.  We went early to dinner on a Tuesday because I had a gilt dining credit here, where the diners  were mostly families and a few couples. The bar was  pretty busy; the food is ok and the service was good. The standout of dinner was the gin blossom martini.  This was a well balanced and solid drink. The steak frites were average; the fries reminded me of steak and shake fries. The meat needed to be seasoned more and were a little over cooked, rendering them to an almost rubbery consistency. The grill marks were pretty decent.  The pork belly meatballs were served in a strange white sauce, and were  decent. The grilled bread was underwhelming. All in all, an average dining experience (2 stars for the food) and an extra half star for the service. Our server TJ was very nice and attentive.  I'm not sure we'd return anytime soon.