Wyler Road

Restaurants, American Logan Square
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Wyler Road serves a Clam Belly Sandwich.

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Wyler Road serves a Watermelon Basil Daisy on draft.

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Wyler Road is a lowkey sandwich spot in Logan Square.

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Wyler Road serves a Reuben.

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Wyler Road serves fried cheese curds.

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Wyler Road is a lowkey sandwich spot in Logan Square.

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Wyler Road is a lowkey sandwich spot in Logan Square.

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Wyler Road serves a Bourbon Mule.

One Logan Square sandwich shop closes, and another opens with a delightful bar

When Logan Square’s Brown Sack closed in late 2014, the neighborhood lost a casual, affordable lunch spot. But the corner didn’t stay empty for long—Wyler Road, a sandwich place/bar from the Burlington team, opened over the summer and picked up right where they left off. 

This place is adorable, with tall mint green bar stools, lots of wood and windows for light, plus dishes served on mismatched china that you can’t help but photograph before diving in. The menu, from chef Forster Sorensen (Au Cheval) includes 21 sandwiches, divided into hot, cold, fried and grilled cheese sections. It’s a lot to choose from, but the clam belly is a good pick—clam bellies aren’t easy to find around Chicago, and the ones here come tucked into a batard with crisp strips of bacon, butter lettuce and a squiggle of zippy lemon aioli. The reuben has great flavor, with corned beef, muenster, bread and butter pickles and Russian dressing layered on rye bread, though the soggy bottom layer turned it into a fork and knife sandwich. 

Beyond sandwiches, there’s an array of salads and sides—don’t be too tempted by the fried potato balls, served with a drizzle of Cheez Whiz, sour cream, bacon and chives—they’re giant, and I wish they were smaller for a more crisp-edge-to-creamy-filing ratio. And you need to save room for the fried cheese curds, perfectly fried and light. With fried basil leaves and ranch dipping sauce, they’re already one of my favorite versions in Chicago.

End with a spiked float, like the Fernet cow, housemade Fernet ice cream topped with Coke and Letherbee Fernet poured on top—it’s super strong, so it’s not ideal for lunch. That just means you need to go back for dinner.

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Atmosphere: Bright and airy, it’s equally good for quick lunches (or settling in for work or a meeting) if you live in the neighborhood, or as a low-key date spot.

What to eat: Cheese curds, clam belly sandwich.

What to drink: The cocktail list is entirely comprised of draft cocktails, and they’re all pretty straightforward—the delightful watermelon basil daisy is a seasonal tequila cocktail made with orange curacao and lime, while the Northern Abbey is a gin martini with Lillet Blanc and grapefruit. The beer list focuses exclusively on local and Midwestern drafts, including picks from Destihl, Off Color and Surly. 

Where to sit: The long bar has plenty of high chairs for solo diners or pairs, while a handful of four and two top-tables offer more seating.

By: Amy Cavanaugh

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Venue name: Wyler Road
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Address: 3581 W Belden Ave
Chicago
60647
Opening hours: Sun-Thu 11am-12am, Fri-Sat 11am-2am
Transport: El: Blue line to Logan Square. Bus: 74
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tastemaker

Came here on a weekend afternoon and we were quickly seated in their sweet little back patio/converted garage space. The decor is charming, rustic and casual. I was so impressed with my vegan seitan au jus sandwich, complete with gardinera and crispy salt and vinegar chips! Did I mention the boozy lemon lime rhubarb float?? A perfect summer day spot!

moderator

Cozy up to the bar at Wyler Road and order an affordable and delicious grilled cheese and soup—you'll be glad you did. The service here is friendly, and there are endless options for great cocktails. Wyler Road also has a wide selection of bourbons to choose from. 

moderator

Taking up residence in the building that used to house the beloved neighborhood sandwich shop Brown Sack, the owners of this new Logan Square spot had big shoes to fill. Thankfully, they didn't mess with the former tenant's formula—offering affordable sandwiches (including an amazing fried green tomato sandwich) in a space that is cozy enough for a date or a group outing. They're also serving beer, which makes this a perfectly good place to stop by for a drink.