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 fromâ¦
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
Laid-back Humboldt Park wine and beer bar with gourmet food.
By Emilie Zanger at Citysearch
Burgeoning Humboldt Park needed a chic, unpretentious gathering spot, and one visit to this relaxed spot confirms that the young, tattooed neighbor... Read More