Wednesday, February 28, 2024

North Side Restaurant "Week" Runs March 1st thru 15th -- Explore Away!

    When does a week run for 15 days? When there are too many nearby restaurants to explore to squeeze it all into just seven days.

    North Side Restaurant Week begins on Friday, March 1st, and runs through Friday, March 15th. It features dozens of nearby restaurants in Uptown and surrounding areas. This is your chance to try the places you've been hearing about! 

    Eateries in Lincoln Square, Ravenswood, Andersonville, Edgewater, North Center, Rogers Park, and Uptown will show off their wide range of dining options throughout the "week" with special prix fixe menus to enjoy.

    Here are the participants located in Uptown:

    Agami Contemporary Sushi, 4712 N Broadway.

    • Set One ($45)
    Choose one signature Martini
    • Lychee fizz (Vodka, Lychee liqueur, Prosecco)
    • Agami (Gin, aloe vera juice) 
    • Rude Cosmo (Tequila Twist with Red Cranberry)
    Choose One
    • Vegetable gyoza 
    • Pork gyoza 
    Choose one (served with Miso soup or romaine salad with ginger dressing) 
    • Any one roll of Signature or special rolls
    • 7 pieces nigiri or Sashimi (chef’s selection)
    • Chicken Teriyaki (Grilled Chicken Breast served with sautéed seasonal vegetables)
    Choose one
    • Chocolate lava cake
    • Mango Mochi Ice cream
    • Green tea Mochi Ice Cream 
    • Set Two ($28):
    Choose one
    • edamame 
    • vegetable or pork Gyoza
    Choose one
    • Tonkatsu Garlic Ramen (Pork Broth, twice-cooked pork belly, topped with assorted 
    • vegetables and soft boiled egg. 
    Choose any 2 rolls (California, spicy Tuna, Spicy Salmon, shrimp tempura, sweet potato with cream cheese) 
    Choose one
    • Chocolate lava cake 
    • Mango Mochi Ice cream 
    • Green tea Mochi Ice Cream

    Bar Roma, 5101 N Clark. 4 courses, $48.

    • Primi - Buffalo milk mozzarella wrapped in prosciutto, Castelvetrano olives, baby arugula, roasted red bell peppers
    • Pasta - Cacio e pepe ravioli, grated pecorino Toscano cheese
    • Secondi - Chicken Francese, roasted garlic mashed potato, green beans
    • Dolci - Carrot cake, Vanilla gelato, salted caramel sauce

    Danang Kitchen, 1019 W Argyle.

    • Chef Special, $29:
    • Mi Quang Signature Noodle. Savory Pork-based broth and Quail Eggs; choice of 2 Proteins [Pork, Shrimp, or Chicken]
    • Green Papaya Salad topped with Shrimp, Beef Jerky, Basil, Fried Shallots, Toasted Almonds, and House Dressing.
    • Custard Coffee.
    • Vegetarian Menu, $25. 
    • Vegetarian Pho. Vegetable and Fruit-based Soup, Enoki Mushrooms, Cherry Tomatoes, Fried Tofu, Soy-based Imitation Meat.
    • Vegetable Potstickers
    • Corn Pudding

    Fat Cat, 4840 N Broadway:

    • Option #1, $30.
    • Old Fashioned - Old Grand-Dad Bonded, cherry bitters, orange, burnt sugar, Amaro Lucano & wild morello cherry
    • Hot Mess Burger - Two 4oz all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, swiss and cheddar cheese, and pickles on a sesame seed bun.
    • Warm Cinnamon Sugar Doughnuts with Chocolate Ganache - Fun size
    • Option #2, $30
    • Espresso Martini - Caffe Borghetti, Giffard’s Vanille de Madagascar, Irish Cream, burnt sugar syrup.
    • Reuben Balls - Corned beef, swiss bechamel and kraut, dusted with marble rye bread crumbs and then fried to crispy perfection. Featured on "Chicago's Best," served with our signature 999 island dressing.- Fun Size
    • Chicken Pot Pie - Roast chicken, vegetables, savory cream sauce, flaky puff pastry

    Fiesta Mexicana, 4808 N Broadway. $38 per person, plus tax & 18% service charge

    • Appetizers (choose one):
    • Guacamole & Chips, served with crispy corn tortilla chips
    • Queso Fundido, a delicious blend of baked Chihuahua cheese and chorizo. Served with warm Flour tortillas.
    • Entrees (choose one):

    • Chicken Fajitas or Steak Fajitas Served with guacamole, pico de gallo, sour cream and your choice of corn or flour tortillas.
    • Chicken Enchiladas (2). Rolled corn tortillas with your choice of protein baked with Chihuahua cheese; topped with our Ranchero, Tomatillo or Mole Salsa.
    • Guisado de Puerco en Chile Colorado. Pork tenderloins simmered in chile guajillo salsa. Served with Spanish rice, refried beans and your choice of corn or flour tortillas.
    • Desserts (choose one):
    • Flan de Vainilla. Mexican caramel custard
    • Fried Ice Cream. Ice cream with crispy flakes. Topped with syrup, cinnamon and whipped cream.

    Hai Yen, 1055 W Argyle.

    • Pre Fixe Menu #1, $30: Goi Cuon Tom (Shrimp Spring Rolls); Grilled Shrimp Wrapped Beef; Grilled Chicken w/ Rice
    • Pre Fixe Menu #2, $35: 4 pc Bo La Lot (grilled betel leaf beef); Chicken Wings; Stir Fried Yellow Noodle w/ Beef and Shrimp

    Hon Kee, 5009 N Winthrop. 3 Course Pekin Duck Meal: $54

    • 1st Course: Sliced Peking Duck w/ bun (sides: scallion, cucumber, pickled radish/carrot, sauce)
    • 2nd Course: Duck Stir Fry w/ Veggies
    • 3rd Course: Duck Bone Soup w/ Radish

    Honeymoon Café, 1138 W Argyle.

    • Dinner for two, $29.95: Vegetarian Egg Rolls; String Beans w/ Black Bean Sauce; Beef Diced w/ Green & Black Pepper
    • Dinner for four, $55.95: String Beans w/ Black Bean Sauce; Beef Diced w/ Green & Black Pepper; General Tso's Chicken (spicy); Chicken Fried Rice

    Immm Thai, 4949 N Broadway. $30/person not inclusive of tax and tip

    • Pre fixe Option 1 ("Imm Thai"): Jiaozi (Chicken Pot Sticker); Kiew Nahm (Shrimp Wonton Soup); Pad Horapa with Chicken (Chicken Basil with Rice); Kanom Toey (Coconut rice custard)
    • Pre fixe Option 2 "Immm Northern Thai"): Ar-jard (Thai Cucumber Relish Salad); Nung Gai Todd (Fried Chicken Skin); Khao Soy Chicken (Northern Style Egg Noodle Curry); Longan drink
    • Pre fixe Option 3 ("Immm E-san (Northeastern Thai)"): Chicken Tum Yum Soup (Thai Hot and Sour Soup); Tum Thai (Thai Papaya Salad); Gai Todd (Thai-Style Fried Chicken); Khao Neaw (Sticky Rice)
    • Pre fixe Option 4 ("Immm Veggies"): Tao Hue Todd (Fried Tofu); Tofu Tom Kra Soup (Coconut Milk Galangal Soup); Pad Thai with Mixed Veggies; Pa Tong Go (Thai Donut)

    Kie Gol Lanee, 5004 N Sheridan. $50 per person, tax and gratuity not included

    • Mains - Choose one:
    • Tlayudas. Traditional Oaxacan dish, 10-inch homemade corn tortilla topped with black beans, cheese, cabbage, tomato, red onion, avocado & choice of meat or vegetables:
    • Arrachera (skirt steak)
    • Cecina (thinly sliced, spiced beef)
    • Chorizo (Mexican sausage)
    • Vegetariana (zucchini & mushrooms)
    • Enchiladas de Pollo, Three mole chicken enchiladas in a skillet with Oaxacan cheese, sour cream, guacamole served with rice
    • Chuletas de Puerco. Pork chops stuffed with Oaxacan cheese, chorizo over grilled onions served with rice, black beans and purslane
    • Bacalao Blanco en Hojas de Platano. Cod in plantain leaf with pumpkin seed sauce, cherry tomatoes, zucchini, cilantro, onion served with rice 
    • Tacos. Three tacos served with rice or refried beans:
    • Arrachera (skirt steak with onion and cilantro)
    • Al Pastor (marinated pork, onion, cilantro, radish)
    • Vegetarianos (roasted mushrooms, zucchini, peppers, avocado, fresh cheese, onion & lettuce)
    • Drinks (choose one):
    • House Margarita. Homemade with fresh fruit, no artificial syrups. Traditional lime, tamarindo, or strawberry with choice of house tequila or mezcal
    • Wine. Glass of house red or white wine,
    • Desserts (choose one):
    • Fruta & Crema. Apples, raisins, pecans and honey with Oaxacan sour cream.
    • Flan Vainilla. Homemade vanilla Nicuatole de Temporada, a traditional gelatinous dessert from Oaxaca, made with corn, sugar, cinnamon and milk
    • Pastel de Calabaza. Zucchini cake, caramel sauce, powdered sugar & whipped cream
    • Tres Leches. Our signature homemade three-milks cake topped with seasonal fresh fruit and whipped cream

    Marina's Bistro & Rum Bar, 4554 N Magnolia. Three Courses - $45 per person. (Includes One Cocktail or Mocktail)

    • Starter: Choice of:
    • Queso Frito (V, GF) fried cheese with tamarind sauce, OR 
    • Hummus de Gandules (V, GF) served with plantain chips, OR 
    • Pastelillos de Carne beef-filled empanada with avocado aioli
    • Main: Choice of:
    • Tripleta Sandwich (with arroz con gandules) pork, ham, steak, crispy papitas, lettuce, tomato, cheese, onion, mustard, OR
    • Pollo Al Ajillo (GF) (with majado de malanga) garlic chicken thighs with mashed root vegetable, OR
    • Jibarito Vegano (VG, GF) (with arroz con gandules) marinated portobello mushroom, lettuce, tomato, onion, vegan guava butter, OR
    • Mofongo (GF) (chicken, pork or mushroom) mixed yucca and plantain.
    • Dessert. Choice of:
    • Flan (V, GF) caramel custard, OR
    • Budin de Pan (V) bread pudding with ice cream

    Miss Saigon, 1129 W Argyle. $30/person.  Choose one from each category:

    • Appetizer: Saigon Roll (Eggroll wrapped with rice paper noodle/veggies); OR Bao’s Viet Tacos (BBQ Pork, Shrimp, Vegan) *no mix/match
    • Main: Crispy Chicken Broth(less) noodle (broth on inside); OR Crispy Chicken with Rice
    • Dessert: Fruit Tea (of choice); OR Milk Tea (of choice)

    Pho 777, 1104 W Argyle. $35/person. Choose one from each category:

    • Appetizer: Banh Bot Loc (Clear Tapioca Dumpling w/ Shrimp & Pork); OR Banh Tom Ho Tay (Sweet Potato Shrimp Fritters)
    • Main: Bun Cha Hanoi (Hanoi style vermicelli noodles w/ Grilled pork); OR Buc Moc Hanoi (Hanoi style Pork & Mushroom Noodle Soup)
    • Drink: Cafe Sua Da (Vietnamese Iced Coffee); OR Smoothie (customer choice)

    Rakkan Ramen, 4926 N Broadway, $35/person. Choose one from each category:

    • Starter: Brussel Sprouts; OR Takoyaki
    • Main: Ramen (Amber, Garnet*, Asian Spicy) ; OR Buns (2) (Pork, Chicken, Vegan)
    • Dessert: Tempura Ice Cream (Vanilla, Matcha); OR Mochi Flight

    *Garnet can be vegan 

    The Reservoir, 844 W Montrose, 3 Course Menu, $50/person

    • Starter. Mediterranean salad with balsamic vinaigrette OR spicy Korean BBQ style brussel sprouts, applewood smoked bacon, apple aioli.
    • Main. Grilled flat iron steak, roasted fingerling potatoes, house made chimichurri sauce OR grilled salmon, white truffle risotto, sautéed spinach, citrus butter sauce.
    • Dessert. German chocolate cake OR key lime pie.
    • Wine. One complimentary glass of mohua sauvignon blanc OR oak farm cabernet sauvignon

    Thai Pastry, 1113 W Argyle, $30/person. Pick one from each section:

    • Appetizers: Spring Roll (Veggie option); OR Baby egg roll
    • Main: Khao Soi (Chicken or veggie or tofu); OR Panang Curry (L, V, T); OR Eggplant Basil
    • Dessert: Taro Custard; OR Thai Iced Coffee/Tea

    To see what restaurants are participating in each of the other five nearby neighborhoods, and their menus, click here.

    Bon Appétit!

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