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French-American Cuisine for Two or Four at Magnolia Cafe (Up to 51% Off)

Uptown

92% of 1,175 customers recommend

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In a Nutshell

Grilled hanger steak and cheese-stuffed chicken complement martinis and boutique wines amid soft jazz, low lighting, and exposed beams

The Fine Print

Expires 90 days after purchase. Limit 2 per person. Limit 1 per table. Reservation required. Valid only for option purchased. Dine-in only. Not valid for Sunday brunch. Not valid on Valentine's Day, Easter, Mother's Day, and Father's Day. Merchant is solely responsible for all sales and delivery of alcohol. Must provide 21+ ID to receive alcoholic beverages. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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Choose Between Two Options

  • $20 for $40 worth of French-American cuisine for two or more
  • $39 for $80 worth of French-American cuisine for four or more

The bistro-inspired menu spotlights appetizers such as Prince Edward Island mussels simmering in a tomato-basil cream sauce ($12). Appetizers precede entrees of basil-topped roasted chicken stuffed with fontina cheese and spinach ($22) and grilled hanger steak with sautéed spinach, blue cheese, and natural jus ($21).

Magnolia Cafe

Chef Kasra Medhat's refined culinary techniques draw from his diverse gastronomic history, from his childhood filled with Turkish- and Iranian-style family meals to his college internship at a Chicago gourmet restaurant, as well as his catering work. Today, Kasra captains Magnolia Cafe, where he infuses all that passion and experience into his innovative French-American recipes.

In the kitchen, Kasra and staff cobble together ingredients plucked during their peak growing season in a variety of meat and seafood dishes. Upon white tablecloths, plates of appetizers and entrees meet with the house's specialty martinis and boutique wines in crystalline glasses, which are great for clinking or playing pieces from Mozart's glass-harmonica phase. Soft jazz music pulses amid the exposed brick and beams that ring the dining room, which is speckled with hanging photos of the flowers from which the establishment takes its name.


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Reviews

This place is really a hidden gem in the Uptown neighborhood.

Iris H., Yelp, 8/5/12

The food was great. The atmosphere was great. The service was great. What more can I say?

Brian R., Yelp, 12/10/12

Tips

92% of 1,175 customers recommend

  • “The rack of lamb is really good.”

  • “Magnolia Cafe is a neighborhood jewel. .”

  • “A lot of food. Nice place good food. Great for the neighborhood. Its been here for several years. Should go more often.”

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    Uptown

    1224 W Wilson Ave.

    Chicago, Illinois 60640

    773-728-8785

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