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The Bristol

2152 N. Damen Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647


Chris Pandel’s endlessly inventive pastas, which might include a breezy Pernod-glazed fennel chitarra one day and a rich bucatini with tomato-braised duck liver and kidney sugo the next, continue to star at this seasonal-minded storefront. Sip a selection from the well-curated wine list and graze on well-conceived salads and vegetable starters, but don’t be surprised if the entrée list proves a bit small and redundant. Some flavors, especially dill, seem to show up too often; the roasted chicken, however, simply patted with salt and pepper, more than lives up to its fame as one of the best birds in town. Engaging servers help cautious diners make the most of the bold, if compact, menu. Desserts tend to be a bit on the sweet side.

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Dishes We Liked

Fennel chitarra ($15), bucatini with tomato-braised duck liver and kidney sugo ($15), Yukon potato with leek fondue ($18), roasted chicken with creamed corn diavolo ($22), malt sundae with hazelnut cake and preserved cherries ($8)

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Additional Information:

Price: $30-$39
Cuisine: American
Neighborhood: Bucktown/Wicker Park
Noteworthy: Child friendly
Wheelchair accessible
Hours: D nightly. Br Sat, Sun.
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