Having eaten at The Girl and The Goat the night before my standards were up pretty high when I stopped in to Telegraph for dinner last night and they delivered in every possible way. The food was phenomenal, the service was some of the best I can remember ever having and the space is beautiful. I was with a party of eight, not ideal for the type of dining that Telegraph offers, smaller plates created to be shared, but they did an awesome job of catering to our group. We started with drinks and appetizers, I highly recommend the Old Kentucky Tomme, and our server was super patient with the folks that wanted wine but couldn't decipher the list. With a few questions he had a glass to recommend and everybody came out happy. The olive oil poached tuna was a hit at out table. I had the pastrami spiced duck that came over an apricot puree and it was perfect, the waiter again had a recommendation for a wine, the gamay and I loved it, it really complemented they entree. We ended the night with dessert and from the way my cousin and his girlfriend inhaled the ice box cake I can't but assume it was delicious. Armita and I split a cheese plate of a rich and creamy roquefort carles, a milder but no less wonderful gubeen and a goat cheese from Indiana of all places that stole the show. I cannot recommend Telegraph highly enough. I am looking forward to a chance to go back.
I can't believe I'm the first one to write a review for this place. It is the greatest. The guys that own it and the folks behind the counter often the owners are just so sweet are and friendy. They make the best breakfast in town and so fast. My son loves the Monte Cristo. All their sandwhiches are great. My only complaint is their hours. I wish they were open 24/7. I often get cravins for their breakfast. It's right next to the CTA and if you want a great breakfast sandwhich on your way to work this is the place. Stop in and say hell-o to Pete. Trust me you try it once Pete's will turn into your favorite places
My husband and I actually had our wedding reception here. We couldn't have asked for a better location or staff. A year later our guests still tell is it was one of the most fun wedding receptions ever. My husband often comments that he never seen so many smiles in one place. But I guess that's what happens when you ditch the Chicken Dance for Lincoln Square Lanes' juke box--plus some grub from the Gale Street Inn and lane after lane of bowling extraordinaire. Hope they're around for hundreds more year to come.