This is my favorite Korean restaurant in Chicago so far. Everything I've had is sooo good... all of the ban chan, ja jang myun, kalbi, and bulgogi. The kimchi jigae is tastey to me, though my boyfriend complains that it is not spicy enough. He always asks them to add a little something to make it extra spicy, but maybe they think that he can't handle it because he's a hwaiteu? :D We also like to order a bottle of soju to go along with our meal. It tastes very smooth, but will get you pretty buzzed so be careful! Costs about $10 a bottle. Another bonus is Service is good for a Korean place. I highly recommend this place.
The place was pretty packed when I went in on a Friday night but the wait staff was very attentive and made sure we sat down within 5-10min. Our waiter was not so great, he was in and out in a flash and rushed us. We ended up ordering two appetizers and sharing them because I wanted to go somewhere else. We got the scallops which were amazingly fresh and the citrus garnish was fantastic. The queso fundido was good but the chorizo underneath was burnt and the tortilla strips didn't taste that fresh. Overall I would say the scallops saved the place but don't go in on a busy night or you'll be rushed in and out.
I also wrote this review on Yelp.com: I was fortunate enough to hire Tyler Grey Professional Bartending Services for a last minute private party I had in my home recently and was very impressed. First off most other services wanted to gouge me for booking a party last minute; not cool. I found this service through some friends who had used this business for their wedding reception. The bartenders were great, professional, friendly and the guests loved them. The were on-time, had everything set up before the guests got there; I have no complaints. I'd use these guys again with no hesitation.
Awesome spot for a business lunch. There are numerous decisions on the menu so it doesn't make a difference who you're bringing, I'm certain they'll discover something they need to attempt. I attempted the Turkey Club and it was a Big sandwich with Roasted turkey, fresh lettuce, new tomatoes, and firm bacon. The french fries were fresh on the outside and delicate within - simply like any great french fries ought to be. The service is quick also - awesome for a business lunch. I profoundly suggest this spot for an easygoing business lunch tuned in!
Had our girls night at this place and we will definitely be back!! The feel of the place is pretty cool, music is ok (could be better) and the drinks... AMAZING!! We ordered a little bit of everything and they were delicious but super strong. Highly recommend to go while the kitchen is open so that you can snack while you drink. The staff was very friendly. The only down side: it is hard to find because the entrance is in an alley, and there may be a line to get it (not cool when it's freezing outside) Overall grade: B++
This bar has that neighborhood feel, but with tons of fun happy drunk people all there to have fun. The staff is pretty and very nice and fun. They will have fun with you if you are fun. This bar is always pretty busy and the music is great. Food is fine, and the girls are not stuck up like lincoln park and annoying like Wicker park. Wednesdays they have $2 domestic bottles which always helps the wallet for that midweek splurge.
Beautiful space with scrumptious food, great beer, and inventive cocktails. The cheese soup, fries, and pork shank,were some of the best I have tasted. The mussels although small were surrounded by a delicious broth containing wonderfully flavorful bacon sausage and potatoes. Desserts,, panna cotta and stout cake, were wonderful Certainly a place to return to to sample their inventive take on pub food!
We found this gem of a place by accident. The food is awesome. Went during the week for lunch. We were going to walk out we were the only ones in there, no bartender behind the bar. Thank goodness she came out. We live on the Northside of Chicago and stopped there on our way home from IN. Great burgers, kabobs, homemade potato salad and coleslaw. They give you enough food for 3 meals.
Fancy and sports bar don't usually gel but it works here. The waitstaff was a bit stuffy and the food wasn't anything to rave about. You will find an abundance of guys in polo shirts and khaki shorts at this bar looking up at the tv's instead of around at the very good looking crowd that attends on weekends.
As an east coaster, I didn't know quite what to expect from a Chicago "piano" bar. I was pleasantly surprised. The music was wonderful, the service pretty good for an extremely busy place and the prices moderate. The crowd was fun, and a good time was had by all! I would definitely recommend this place.