Exposed brick walls and black-and-white photography give this casual, contemporary café the feeling of an unpretentious gallery. The straightforward approach carries through to the food, where a range of flavors are done well. Menu items change based on what’s in season, but this neighborhood eatery always gets it right with possibilities like grilled shrimp over lemon-chive-sweet-pea risotto and miso black cod with a zippy lemongrass-ginger reduction. Don’t worry about hailing a cab home—the staff will call you one, and shake a mean nightcap for you while you wait.
|Venue name:||Magnolia Café (CLOSED)||Contact:|
1224 W Wilson Ave
|Cross street:||between Racine and Magnolia Aves|
|Opening hours:||Brunch (Sun), dinner (closed Mon)|
|Transport:||El stop: Red to Wilson. Bus: 22, 36, 78, 145, 148.|
|Price:||Average main course: $24|
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