Mindy's Hot Chocolate

Restaurants, Contemporary American Wicker Park
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Mindy's Hot Chocolate
Photograph: Nicole Radja

Mindy Segal rehabbed her Bucktown restaurant in 2012, making it sunnier and adding a huge garage door that opens to let in warm weather. Segal—first and foremost a pastry chef—recently appointed Amanda Barnes to head up the savory kitchen, and the menu now includes lobster spaghetti and roasted chicken with a soy glaze.


Venue name: Mindy's Hot Chocolate
Address: 1747 N Damen Ave
Cross street: at Willow St
Transport: El stop: Blue to Damen. Bus: 50, 56, 72, 73.
Price: Average main course: $19
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Karen R

I've only ever really had the desserts from Mindy's, but all the ones I've tried have never disappointed! Of course everyone has to try the hot chocolate, I typically go for either the Medium which resembles the quintessential hot chocolate or the Half & Half whenever I need to wake up from a food coma, which is half dark chocolate & half espresso. The house-made marshmallows on top make it extra special. This would be a great date-night spot overall to fulfill that sweet tooth. 


Finally got in to try this place and I was not disappointed! Great wine list and an awesome cocktail menu for starters! While their menu does change seasonally, the mac and cheese on their list of starters is a staple and HOLY YUM is it worth a try. If I hadn't been in public I might have started licking the bowl. We also tried the sourdough focaccia, the pork chop, and the crispy skin half chicken all with seasonal veggies. The food was fantastic and the ambience was perfect for date night! We finished our meal with a cup of the Mexican hot cocoa (although they have upwards of 10 variations to choose from) topped with a homemade marshmallow and it was delicious! Their list of homemade ice cream flavors was so tempting but we were too stuffed from everything else. Mindy Segal has done a fabulous job here - it is apparent from the farm-to-table-esque menu all the way down to the interior decor. 

Hannah C

Amazing brunch, great coffee, superior service, world-famous desserts. . .What more could one want?!