954 N California Ave, Chicago, IL
(773) 292-1616 serving: West Side, West Town
open:Mon-Sun 5pm-2am

Location, Location, Location:


Restaurants, Mastercard Accepted, Bar Scene, Discover Accepted, Visa Accepted, American Express Accepted, Wine Stores,

The Low Down


On the Menu: Liver lovers shouldn't skip the silky, flavor-packing chicken liver pate topped with pink peppercorns and served with crusty French bread and accoutrements such as house-made fruit preserves.

Where to Sit: The seasonal outdoor sidewalk seating is enticing, but far more sedate than inside. To really get a feel for this place, opt to sit indoors at one of the communal tables or at the wrap-around bar, where the warm, low lighting combined with that third glass of wine gives everyone a happy glow.

When to Go: What are you in the mood for? On weekends, the scene is at its liveliest--and loudest--but even in the thick of a rush, the staff is warm and welcoming. On weeknights, it's the perfect laid-back date spot.

Rants, Raves & Reviews

by at Gayot

With its ragtag mix of vintage furniture and local art, Rootstock nailed the cozy, lived-in vibe from day one. And with a staff that reads like a who's-who of some of Chicago's favorite drinking and dining spots (staffers have hailed from…
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By Nisha S at Insider Pages

A really busy place on the weekends but personally, I thought it was worth the wait. The food is tasty and the atmosphere is relaxed and cozy. I'd... Read More