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The Boarding House

720 N. Wells St.
Chicago, IL 60654
312-280-0720
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Critic’s Notes

The first floor of Alpana Singh’s wine mecca glitters with hundreds of dangling wineglasses, while a fourth-floor dining room balances brooding shadows and dapples of light. You can’t miss with the wine list, but the dinner menu lacks focus. Keep it simple, perhaps with creamy Burrata topped with fresh peaches and a pork chop with stone-ground grits. For a laid-back evening, sip Chardonnay and enjoy pizzas and sandwiches in the wine bar.

Dishes We Liked

Grilled prawns with merguez sausage ($16), bone-in Berkshire pork chop with braised pork belly and stone-ground grits ($31), grilled flat iron steak with maitake mushrooms and pattypan squash ($28), Alaskan halibut with littleneck clams and sweet corn ($28), olive oil cake with summer berries
and white chocolate pastry cream ($8)

Additional Information:

Rating:
Price: $20-$39
Cuisine: Contemporary American
Neighborhood: River North
Noteworthy: Child friendly
Outdoor dining
Wheelchair accessible
Will seat past 10:30 p.m.
Hours: D Mon-Sat. Late seating at the wine bar Fri, Sat.
Date Opened: 12.20.2012
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