Chicago >Food & Dining > Outpost
3438 N Clark St, Chicago, IL | Directions 6065741.944548 -87.654325
Neighborhoods: Lakeview, North Side
Fine Wrigleyville favorite rewards its regulars with fresh, inventive American cuisine. – The Scene
A neighborhood crowd buzzes most nights at the Outpost, whose unassuming exterior gives way to a cozy, copper-ceilinged space with warm yellow and exposed brick walls. Old model planes, maps and drawings suggest the romance of the Australian outback, inspiring a relaxed mood in the couples sitting at close tables in the intimate room.
The smart, contemporary American menu boasts several instant favorites. Grilled prawns have a spicy watermelon glaze so hot it'll make you sweat; tender, peppery roasted pork chop is paired with hearty cheese grits and lovely greens with smoked bacon apple vinaigrette. The kitchen is wild about game: Zesty buffalo sausage stars in a tasty, slightly doughy pizza, while smoked wild boar shows up with tortellini in another. For dessert, the signature banana wonton is a scrumptious standard: crispy, dusted lightly with cinnamon and served with butterscotch sauce and vanilla ice cream.
Excellent – Both the service and the food at The Outpost were excellent. We ordered one of the specials of the night -- venison -- and it was outstanding. The chef came out to ask how it was. The wine that we ordered was not available so they made a substitution which was a perfect match for the venison. I had the bread pudding and it was great! My husband had the banana wonton and loved it also. The staff went out of their way to be friendly.
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