Самые лучшие рестораны Чикагской Украинской Деревни

Best Restaurants of Ukr ainian Village: Where to Take Visiting Friends to Eat and Drink

Лето в Чикаго – это такая радость, которую стоит ждать всю ужасную чикагскую зиму. Это также сезон отпусков, каникул и приезжих, которые день и ночь рыскают по городу в поисках пиццы и хот-догов.

Но если к тебе приехали друзья, рекомендуем посидеть с ними в одном из ресторанчиков и кофеен Украинской Деревни (Ukrainian Village). Вкусные блюда, интересные открытые веранды, музыка, сладости и вкуснейший в Чикаго кофе оставят довольным даже самого придирчивого гостя!

Итак, в этом августовском номере – ЛУЧШИЕ РЕСТОРАНЫ УКРАИНСКОЙ ДЕРЕВНИ! Иди, отдыхай и наслаждайся жизнью!

Famous: Ara mi

Address: 1829 W. Chicago
The low-down: Named one of America’s best new sushi restaurants by Bon Appetit, everything from the always-fresh sashimi, the uni shooters, togarashi-seared tuna, hamachi maguro ebi maki and newly expanded robata grill and tsukemono (Japanese pickles) has earned this sushi haven its well-deserved acclaim.


Famous: Bow & Stern Oyster Bar

Address: 1371 W Chicago Ave,

Phone: (312) 988-0644 

The low-down: At Bow & Stern have a fishing and farm to table philosophy which focuses on locally sourced food and the freshest ingredients.  Restaurant goal is to demystify the oyster and celebrate the social exuberance of sharing them with friends.   Feature up to 12 varieties of seasonal oysters, delivered to us daily from both coasts and the Gulf.

Famous: Erie Café

Address: 536 W Erie St, Chicago,

Phone: (312) 266-2300

Great old-school steakhouse, amazing prime rib, chops, also offers seafood, veal and pasta. This Italian steakhouse located on the north branch of the Chicago River is a classic, clubby neighborhood eatery, with large picture windows draped in floral chintz, as well as plenty of brick, wood paneling and white tablecloths. Formerly a meat packing plant, the restaurant features a bar and fireplace (in the banquet room) crowned with a huge elk head.

Coffee: Alliance Bakery & Café 

Address: 1736 W. Division

The low-down: Your Intelligentsia coffee served alongside a near-endless selection of breakfast pastries (not to mention the cakes, cupcakes and cookies you can buy and “save for later”). Throw in some macarons – they’re a neighborhood favorite.


Brunch: Milk & Honey Café 

Address: 1920 W. Division

The low-down: The kind of brunch food you’ll crave all day – orange brioche French toast with toasted almonds and maple syrup, huevos rancheros “casserole-style,” or grilled panini with scrambled eggs, bacon, cheddar and tomato.


Lunch: Bite Café 

Address: 1035 N. Western

The low-down: A small, bright café with a reputation for catering to hipsters, Bite is actually welcoming to all – and offers enough sweet or savory options to appeal to anyone in the group. Try the eggs Duncan (house biscuits topped with creamed spinach and peas, parmesan, fresh herbs and two poached eggs) or the pulled pork sandwich (with Dark Matter barbecue sauce, cole slaw and fries).


On the Go: Pizza Metro 

Address: 1707 W. Division

The low down: Grab a slice without sacrificing the toppings. Metro serves their pizza (like potato rosemary or garbage, with seven Metro-selected toppings) by the slice or the pie, so pick one up for a great snack to go.

Pub and Grub: The Old Oak Tap 

Address: 2109 W. Chicago

The low-down: An impressive beer list (including a featured brewery of the month) accompanied by a menu of bar favorites with a sophisticated twist. Try the “Baja” style fish tacos (with spicy aioli, marinated cabbage and pico de gallo), macaroni and cheese (with aged cheddar, gruyere, applewood smoked bacon and sautéed mushrooms) or the bison meatloaf sliders (served on pretzel rolls with chipotle orange juniper glaze) with an $8 on-tap beer flight.


Mexican: Tecalitlan Restaurant

Address: 1814 W. Chicago

The low-down: Traditional Mexican décor, relaxed atmosphere, giant burritos and delicious (read: strong) margaritas. Feel free to bring the kiddies.


Middle Eastern: Chickpea 

Address: 2018 W. Chicago

The low-down: Traditional Middle Eastern fare with a casual, on-the-go vibe, Chickpea serves some of the city’s best falafel sandwiches, lentil soup, hummus and baba ghanooj. If you’re open to trying something new, you can’t go wrong: the lamb, chicken and beef tenderloin are always tender, so go for one of “Mama’s Specials.”


Pizza: Roots Handmade Pizza 

Address: 1924 W. Chicago

The low-down: While the taco or sausage pizza is what it’s known for, some of the best dishes at Roots are those without the hand-tossed crust: mozzerella sticks, half sausage on a stick and salads keep the locals coming back.


Seafood: Mariscos El Veneno

Address: 1024 N. Ashland

The low-down: This hole-in-the-wall dishes out some of the tastiest, spiciest seafood in the city, and everything from the fried red snapper filet to the chapuzon del mar (with shrimp, oysters and octopus) satisfies. Whatever you do, don’t miss the crabs Nayarit.


Al Fresco Dinner: Homestead on the Roof 

Address: 1924 W. Chicago

The low-down: When Homestead says its farm-to-table, you better believe it. The rooftop restaurant features a 1,000-square-foot organic garden where it draws much of its inspiration (and ingredients). A super charming outdoor dining space, get there early for a special night out (it doesn’t take reservations).


Dinner (BYOB): Briciola 

Address: 937 N. Damen

The low-down: Chef Mario serves traditional Italian cuisine–fried calamari, gnocchi, risotto, pork Milanese–in his cozy, intimate restaurant. Try to sit in the sparkly side patio, but have no fear, wherever you sit, Mario will be sure to stop by and say hello.


Sweets: Black Dog Gelat o

Address: 859 N. Damen

The low-down: “Unusual” doesn’t accurately describe this gourmet gelato and sorbet. Good luck choosing between the goat cheese-cashew caramel, sesame fig chocolate chip, Mexican hot chocolate or the whiskey gelato bar. The creamy, whiskey-spiked gelato dipped in milk chocolate is unlike any dessert you’ve ever had.


Dinner: Homestead

Address: 1924 W. Chicago Ave.,

Phone: 773-904-1145
The 1,000-square-foot rooftop garden of this farm-to-table eatery is a perfect spot to soak up the last days of summer.

Dinner: Shokolad Pastry & Cafe
Address: 2524 W. Chicago Ave.,

Phone: 773-276-6402

This is the place for traditional Ukrainian food and desserts.

Ольга Руда
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