Vincent: A User's Guide
European cuisine | Farm-to-Table Focus | Relaxed Bistro Setting | Genever Shots
Appetizer: roasted bone barrow with apple-date compote, bacon, and parsley
Main course: mussels with frites
Dessert: bread pudding of the day
Cocktail: It's a Daisy with Small's Gin, lavender honey, Lillet Blanc, lemon, and bubbles
Where to Sit: If the weather is nice, grab a seat on the patio. Here, you can revel in the serene residential vibe of Balmoral Avenue while enjoying distant views of the bustling pedestrian activity on Clark Street.
While You're Waiting
Sketch out a blueprint for a home windmill while admiring the Dutch-inspired art.
Plop down at the bar and sample one of the 13 craft gins.
Inside Tip: When ordering the Dutch Courage (Young & Old) cocktail, don’t act surprised when it arrives with a side of pickled herring. To enjoy this unique concoction, eat the salty fish before taking the shot of ice-cold genever, an old-world forefather to gin. Then, follow everything up with a bite of the accompanying house pickle.
While You're in the Neighborhood
Before: Explore Andersonville's Scandinavian roots at the Swedish American Museum (5211 N. Clark Street), or meander into Woolly Mammoth Antiques & Oddities (1513 W. Foster Avenue) to gawk at an eclectic collection of taxidermied critters and vintage knickknacks.
After: Swing by Simon’s Tavern (5210 N. Clark Street) for a cold pint or a cup of hot glogg, a spiced-wine punch from Scandinavia.
Load up on carbs at Anteprima — this Italian joint serves tasty grub.
Both low-fat and gluten-free menu items are offered at Anteprima.
This restaurant diners can also take advantage of the many drink options offered here.
Bask in the sun and enjoy a fresh meal outside at Anteprima.
Gather up your friends, coworkers or family members and head to Anteprima for a group meal.
The restaurant accepts reservations, so you can get around the busy crowd.
Fancy-schmancy attire is not required; in fact, guests are told to keep things casual.
The food's ready when you are. Come on in or carry out.
Don't feel like driving? Public transportation is right around the corner, with a nearby stop at Berwyn (Red Line).
Drivers will be surprised by the number of street parking spots available near Anteprima.
Bike parking is quick and easy at Anteprima.
Prices are a bit on the higher side, so this might be a good pick for a special night out.
All the best flavors of Italy await you at Anteprima.
In Focus: George’s Ice Cream & Sweets
2009: year founded
Owners: the Stotis Family
The goods: super-premium ice cream made with rbGH-free cream, pure cane sugar, and natural stabilizers
Sweet source: Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream in Madison, WI
Daily flavors: 32, rotating every day
Flavor highlights: black cherry, espresso almond, rocky road
Seasonal flavors: 10, including Door County Cherry, Pumpkin, and Eggnog
Other treats: dairy-free soy ice cream, no-sugar-added, Italian ice, and sherbet
Beverages: Italian soda, coffee, tea
Baked goods: from Alliance Bakery and West Town Bakery
Looking for a quick bite to eat? Head on over to Chicago's The Bongo Room III.
The Bongo Room III is great for families with kids.
Come order a flavorful feast at The Bongo Room III, and sit outside if it's nice!
Ordering food? You can pick it up yourself!
With meters and potential tickets, you'll thank us for our onsite parking!
Though outside the streets may be full of rain and slush, inside Pasteur, it's always sunny and tropical. Pure white walls carry the natural light from the front windows all the way to the back of the space, and woven chairs and soaring greenery lend a shore-side air to the space without relying on tables sprinkled with sea salt. What began in 1985 as a restaurant serving one simple dish—Vietnamese pho—has blossomed into a bustling, upscale eatery serving cuisine from all regions of Vietnam. Flavors of lemongrass, coconut, and garlic underpin a menu highlighted by seafood dishes: monkfish in a curry tumeric sauce, salmon baked in a clay pot, and whole fried snapper.
Great in the AM or as an after-dinner treat, Ba Le French Bakery and Restaurant sells scrumptious baked goods in Chicago's Uptown district.
Save your formal dress for another occasion — a nice top is the perfect fit for Ba Le French Bakery and Restaurant's business casual code.
Whether you prefer street or lot parking, Ba Le French Bakery and Restaurant is located near both options.
Ba Le French Bakery and Restaurant makes it their goal to serve food that is both delicious and affordable.
So when you're craving sugar, head to Ba Le French Bakery and Restaurant for a tasty treat.