West Town Taven

(312) 666-6175

1329 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL | Directions   60622

41.895933 -87.660558

Open Hours

Mon-Sat 5pm-10pm

 
Restaurants, Bars & Clubs, Bars & Pubs  more

More Categories: Taverns

Cuisine: Traditional American

Price: $$

Tags: Bar Scene, Date Spot, Dine At The Bar, Family-Friendly Dining, Notable Chef, Romantic Dining

Payment Methods: American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Neighborhoods: West Side, Goose Island

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West Town Taven
West Town Taven
West Town Taven
West Town Taven
Menu
Fried Chicken Dinner, Wagyu Beef Burger, Open-faced Southwestern Steak Sandwich, Tavern Fish Tacos, Tavern Beer Cheese, Flatbread, Tavern Antipasto, Mussels, Market Cheese Plate, Crispy Lobster and Crab Cakes... more

Reviews for West Town Taven

West Town Taven
Recommends

The perfect neighborhoody restaurant (that deserves more destination traffic). And I'm a big fan of a lady chef who can dish out pot roast and fried chicken.

West Town Taven
Recommends
5.0

One of my very faves! Perfect neighborhood spot w/ simple, classic food. Go Mon for fried chicken special. Dessert (banana cream pie) a must

West Town Taven
Recommends
5.0

Best pot roast in the city. Be sure to get the potato chips.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Kick's butt – What a great birthday dinner we had here 3 weeks ago. This was our first time there and the entire experience was top notch. The Zinfandel Roast

just might have been the most delicious morsel of meat I have ever hunkered down on. We also had scallops that were yummy for your tummy. Just a great, reasonably priced joint.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

A very good time – A friend and I came for a dinner on a Monday night (without a reservation) and we were suprised at how busy the restaurant was! We expected to wait, but were seated right away. I had three appetizers and they were all great, especially the flatbread with morels and truffle oil. My friend had the steak (delicious), and we shared the lemon chess pie for dessert. The food was excellent! Our waiter was very professional and friendly and we didn't feel rushed. We really enjoyed our evening at West Town and will definitely recommend to our friends and family. Make a reservation!!!!

Recommends
4.5
over a year ago

Future Regular – Being a San Francisco native, I was a little bummed relocating to Chicago. The midwest isn't really known for its exciting dining. I tried a lot of the highly touted places (Zagat rated, etc.), but really hadn't found a great, comfortable, food-driven independent restaurant until I went to West Town Tavern. Killer mussels, truffle-scented flatbread, fennel salad are all GREAT!!! Sea Scallops, Tilapia and Pork Chop are perfectly prepared. Servers were professional without being stuffy. Wine list has lots of interesting/unique global choices. Cool spot-I plan on being a regular!! Can't wait until Chicago restaurants go NON-SMOKING!

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Hot? Unfortunately, Not. – Empty. That best described West Town Tavern on a Friday evening. Not only was our server a complete disappointment when they couldn't match wine to our food, but the food itself was just sub par. There are so many places in Chicago that are "hotter" than this place. I think the citysearch editors usually make good choices, but they're way off the mark with this one.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

The Pot Roast is amazing! – We love the West Town Tavern. We go there a couple times a month and we always get the pot roast, which is phenomenal! I also love the polenta appitizer and the antipasto plate.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

A Few Recommendations – West Town is my new favorite restaurant. I've been going every chance I get since the summer. here are a few of my favorites. Number 1 tip: Don't skip dessert--it's the unsung hero of the restaurant--especially the Devil's Food Cake and the Lemon Chess Pie! My Favorite appetizers include a heavenly leek and mushroom flatbread drizzled with truffle oil, the fennel and mushroom salad with a lemon truffle vinaigrette(I like truffles!) and the steamed mussles. Favorite entrees include the pan-roasted chicken served with yummy grits and greens, farfalle pasta with the best homemade sausage in Chicago!, potato-crusted tilapia and a special of seared scallops served with a green risotto the last time I was there. When I'm in a beef mood, I have to order the famous Zinfandel pot roast or the grilled steak--delish! Go soon and Go often, I'm sure it'll become your new favorite restaurant too!

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

Patience – I had heard a lot about the place, expecting to love this as much as Zinfindel. Unfortunately, I was wrong. Reservations ran 30 - 45 min past the appointed time. Dinner took another 2 - 2 1/2 hours for one app, one salad, and two mains. Once it arrived the food was very good, except for a feable attempt at a salad. Oh, by the way, don't drive to this out of the way place because there is no valet!

Recommends
4.5
over a year ago

Worth every dollar ! – Unlike the neighborhood, this restaurant should well withstand the test of time. Food, Service and atmosphere all warrant repeat visits. Super salmon and divine diver scallops were well paired with fairly priced wine. Mini lamb ribs complimented a cold martini and the head of lettuce salad with white anchovie dressing was superb. Special spiced butter was very good but possibly a little greater selection of breads would be the only improvement possible. Drew was a fine host and his wife a great chef.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Outstanding! – If you are looking for great food,service, and value, get to West Town. We will return and bring and send friends.

Recommends
4.5
over a year ago

excellent food, inexpensive – Can't believe how inexpensive the food is when you take into consideration the quality. I had the salmon and my girlfriend the tilapia, both would compare to entrees twice that expensive elsewhere.

we split a salad, the server brought the salad out already divided for us. Wine list could be better, but overall this place is hard to beat!

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