Chicago >Food & Dining > Custom House Tavern
500 S Dearborn St, Chicago, IL | Directions 6060541.875586 -87.629507
Mon-Sat 11:30 AM - 10PM
Sunday Brunch 10:30 AM- 2PM
Neighborhoods: Central, Loop
One of the most reasonable, great spots in chi town; amazing service. I loved the short ribs and sweetbreads!
Shawn McClain brings his culinary talent to the Printer's Row neighborhood with this upscale modern steakhouse. – The Scene
Taupe, chocolate and splashes of burgundy warm this contemporary South Loop restaurant. Separated from the front bar by a floating wine rack, the dining room is surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows on three sides, anchored by a stacked-flagstone wall with a window to the busy kitchen. A raised center floor houses booths for two or four; tables around the perimeter afford sweeping street views. Service is prompt and mindful.
The seasonally inspired menu focuses on meat with several fish and seafood options. First courses include silky tuna tartare alongside Mediterranean olives; earthy roasted sweetbreads are cooked tender with glazed bacon. Main courses like melt-in-the-mouth Maine scallops pair with a la carte sides like leek and blue cheese gratin or creamy polenta. Rich, comforting braised lamb served in a miniature cast-iron crock is a hearty dish with cannelini, root vegetables and fennel sausage. Sweet finishes include milk chocolate cake with custard and sorbet.
A memorable experience – The atmosphere was fantastic and the salad portions were remarkable. Highly recommend the mint chocolate chip ice cream. Had the short ribs and would opt for a less fatty meat next time. The flavor was all fat, did not really taste any meat at all. Seems like an older crowd. Excellent wine list.
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