“Bon Appetit” and “Food & Wine” have praised this Wicker Park restaurant’s playful take on dishes like roast quail and potato gnocchi
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About This Deal
What You Get
$85 for dinner for two ($116 value)
- Two small plates (up to $15 value each)
- Two entrées (up to $30 value each)
- Two house cocktails or glasses of wine (up to $13 value each)
Pick any small plates from the dinner menu, such as fried green tomatoes with preserved lemon or potato gnocchi with pastrami pork belly, followed by your choice of entrées like arctic char with borscht aioli or quail with barbecue jus. See the full list of house cocktails and wines by the glass.
The menu is seasonal and subject to change.
How It Works
Reservations may only be made at times available on Groupon. You may select “Check Availability” to book at purchase, or book later by following these steps:
- Purchase deal
- Visit “My Groupons” or tap the mobile app to make a reservation
- Select day and time online to secure reservation
- Show up for your reservation and mention your name and the words “Dinner for two” to the host—they’ll be waiting to welcome you.
"Unusual and conceptual." "Witty and imaginative." "Equal parts geniality and trickery."
These are just of the few ways critics have attempted to describe Trenchermen, the lush, subterranean restaurant and bar housed in the basement of a century-old bathhouse in Wicker Park. In the kitchen, chef Pat Sheerin flirts with the unconventional, turning tradition on its head with startling dishes that include his signature pickle tots, as well as potato gnocchi in any number of iterations—the latest with pastrami pork belly in a sweet corn broth. It's dishes like these that have earned the praises of Bon Appetit and Food & Wine, both of which have name-checked Trenchermen as one of the best restaurants in America.
The restaurant's vibe differs vastly between the sunken bar and neighboring dining room. Through the front entrance, visitors step onto a painstakingly arranged tile floor, near little cubbies that house artifacts fit for an apothecary or the moss collection of a mad scientist. To the right, the more formal dining room is dramatically lit from above by a large stained-glass fixture, creating an old-school Victorian feel. Down a set of stairs, the large, oblong bar serves as the centerpiece of a more casual space for both dining and drinking.