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Bavette's Bar & Boeuf

218 W. Kinzie St.
Chicago, IL 60654


With Brendan Sodikoff’s name attached, it’s no surprise that tables are hard to come by at this sexy bi-level spot. And sure, the rib eye is delicious. But the predictability ends there, because the true stunners are found outside the menu’s steak section. A gigantic meatball nested among chewy hand-cut noodles is simplicity perfected; ditto the lemony roasted chicken and the prime rib sandwich that drips with smoky Monterey Jack. The dining room has an air of formality; venture to the downstairs parlor for the low-key version. Either way, augment your meal with the city’s best old fashioned and a wedge of velvety chocolate cream pie.

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Dishes We Liked

Shrimp cocktail with horseradish, cocktail sauce, and Dijonnaise ($18); bacon-roasted tomato salad with watercress, olive oil, and herb salt ($11.95); roasted chicken with lemon, rosemary, and chicken jus ($19.95); meatball with hand-cut noodles, red sauce, and Parmesan ($17.95); chocolate cream pie ($10)

Additional Information:

Price: $50-plus
Cuisine: American, steaks
Neighborhood: River North
Noteworthy: Wheelchair accessible
Will seat past 10:30 p.m.
Hours: D nightly. Late seating Fri, Sat.
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