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Three Aces

1321 W Taylor
Chicago, IL 60607


Forget what you thought you knew about pub grub at this dark rock ’n’ roll–themed tavern. Yes, it serves a solid burger—dripping with aged cheddar and bacon jam—but the menu’s gems are Matt Troost’s seasonal dishes, a showcase of local farms featuring beautifully plated housemade pastas and sophisticated meaty entrées. Sure, there are missteps (bland Brussels sprouts swimming in oil and a lamb sausage pizzetta overwhelmed by pickled peppers), but this “bar food” rivals far fancier—and pricier—joints in town. Impressive lineup of Midwestern craft beers and Taylor Street’s best outdoor patio.

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Dishes We Liked

Figs and prosciutto with blue cheese, ciabatta, pickled mustard seeds, fried rosemary, and saba ($10); sweet potato gnocchi with braised lamb, mint pesto, confit cipollini, and crispy sweet potato ($18); hand-cut fries with lemon zest, parsley, house ketchup, and aïoli ($4) 

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Additional Information:

Price: $10-$19
Cuisine: Italian
Neighborhood: Little Italy
Noteworthy: Free dinner parking
Outdoor dining
Wheelchair accessible
Hours: D nightly. Br daily.
Date Opened: 10/29/2010
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