Chicago >Food & Dining > Between Peruvian Café & Lounge
1324 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL | Directions 6062241.905698 -87.670284
Monday-Tuesday From 06:00 PM To 10:00 PM Wednesday To Friday From 06:00 PM To 02:00 AM Saturday From 06:00 PM To 03:00 AM Sunday From 10:00 AM To 02:00 PM Sunday From 06:00 PM To 12:00 AM
Neighborhoods: Wicker Park, West Side
Some of the Best Peruvian Dishes! – Great service, nice atmosphere, and some of the best Peruvian dishes I ever tried, the Peruvian ceviche is very comparable to the ones served in San Francisco or Peru itself!
Great Spot for Girls Out – This is a great place for dinner with the girls or somewhere to take a date and be able to have a great conversation. I heard their chef is from Top Chef so that explains the creative dishes. They also have very good drinks and all their cocktails are $1 on Sundays! Can't beat that
Cool place to meet people and eat-eat-eat. – This place was pretty cool. I've seen it as it was being built, and it honestly doesn't look open! But when you walk in- wow. It's like you come off the street into some crazy-beautiful New York dream lounge. You got to go just to see these chandeliers - if that's what they are. I want em whatever they are.
The food was pretty good. I don't normally like small plates. and i especially don't feel comfortable sharing with people i don't know, so i'm not sure if I'd go here on a first date or anything. But i was with my girlfriends (this would be the place for guys to meet girls btw.. it was like 80% women the night I went) and we had a blast. We were fortunate enough to get a string curtain-couch.
Wild drink menu. I had a popcorn martini. YES, popcorn. Salty, sweet, weird, good.
I'll be back probably with just friends.
Luxe lounge with late-night dining brings nightlife options to the outer reaches of Wicker Park. – The Scene
The dimly lit, red-saturated interior suggests bordello, pirates' den or Asian gaming parlor. Curtains of slender scarlet threads surround crimson seating areas and lend an air of mystery to couples and small groups lounging on sofas and noshing. The bottle and shelving-free back bar is a dramatic palette of more deep reds washed over exposed brick.
An eclectic small plates menu manages to use every condiment in the spice rack. Cumin and saffron flavor open bun chicken patties over chorizo waffles, while ginger gives an Asian twist to mini burgers served on streamed Chinese bao bread. The signature lobster trifecta plate features the tender crustacean in a maki roll, in creamy bisque seasoned with chive and turmeric and in risotto cakes accompanied by a delicious truffle and black pepper dipping sauce. Even the French toast and ice cream dessert plate gets a healthy dusting of cinnamon.
Hits: Despite the VIP look of the curtained off sofa niches, there's no bogus air of exclusivity: If a couch is open and unreserved, anyone is welcome to grab a seat.
Misses: Sharing the lobster bisque requires first ladling the soup into tiny espresso cups and then deciding whether to drink it or use the absurdly tiny accompanying spoons.
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