The action pulses from Brian Huston’s open kitchen to the noisy dining room at this energetic spot. A communal table overflows with shareable dishes, such as tender orange-tinged grilled octopus with fennel and poppy seeds. The vegetarian-friendly menu changes so fast that your favorite compositions—say, lightly grilled carrots with cilantro yogurt and Ruby Streak mustard greens—might be moving targets. But Boltwood always gives you plenty to shoot for.
Dishes We Liked
Grilled octopus ($18); bucatini with clams, parsley, grated pecorino ($18); grilled skirt steak with blue cheese ($21); half chicken with grilled kale ($25); crispy potatoes with garlic schmaltz ($7); grilled carrots with cilantro yogurt and Ruby Streak mustard greens ($9); chocolate cake with Chantilly cream ($8); Evanston Sazerac cocktail) ($10)