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The Publican

837 W. Fulton Market
Chicago, IL 60607

Critic’s Notes

Don’t be so distracted by all the porky goodness on display that you miss the other fab dishes. Anchoring the food at Paul Kahan’s beer hall are composition and expertise to rival most restaurants with whiter tablecloths (or any tablecloths). On one salad, for example, pig ear strips crunch exquisitely, and the Little Gem lettuce, fennel, and buttermilk vinaigrette please without peacocking. Desserts, a touch fancier, evince top talent.

Dishes We Liked

Potted rillettes ($12), little gem salad ($10), farm chicken ($24), blood sausage ($17), fried broccoli ($11), pistachio pot de crème ($8), puff pastry ($7)

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Additional Information:

Price: $40-$69
Cuisine: Contemporary American
Neighborhood: West Loop/West Town
Noteworthy: Child friendly
High noise level
Outdoor dining
Wheelchair accessible
Will seat past 10:30 p.m.
Hours: D nightly. Br Sat, Sun. Late seating Fri, Sat.
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