10 Chicago restaurants we wish took reservations
Via my Twitter, I came across this article from the RedEye.
My favorite restaurant and my neighborhood taco joint, Avec & Big Star, made the list. Is there some Chicago restaurant not listed below that you wish would take reservations?
When we heard Taylor Street fave Davanti Enoteca started taking reservations, RedEye thought of which other super-popular spots we wish we could enjoy without the wait.
M. Henry, 5707 N. Clark St., 773-561-1600 The pancakes at this Andersonville brunch spot are so transcendent that they have their own name--blisscakes--and a long wait on weekends doesn't deter loyal regulars. — RedEye photo, Sept. 25, 2012
Avec, 615 W. Randolph St., 312-377-2002 The departure of award-winning chef Koren Grieveson hasn't dulled the demand for seats at this Euro-inspired shared-plates spot in the West Loop. — Tribune file photo, Sept. 25, 2012
Kuma's Corner, 2900 W. Belmont Ave., 773-604-8769 At this Avondale bar, the burgers are legendary and so are the waits. On weekends, expect a line at the door forming prior to opening time. — RedEye photo, Sept. 25, 2012
Ruxbin, 851 N. Ashland Ave., 312-624-8509 National media coverage of the eclectic cuisine at this modestly sized West Town BYOB has made tables especially hard to come by. — RedEye photo, Sept. 25, 2012
The Purple Pig, 500 N. Michigan Ave., 312-464-1744 With tourists and locals alike filing in seeking their share of porky goodness, securing a seat at this Mag Mile wine bar is a tricky feat any night of the week. — RedEye photo, Sept. 25, 2012
Big Star, 1531 N. Damen Ave., 773-235-4039 Lurking for a barstool at this Wicker Park whiskey and taco bar is an art that plenty of fans have perfected. — RedEye photo, Sept. 25, 2012
Wakamono, 3317 N. Broadway, 773-296-6800 This popular East Lakeview sushi spot draws steady weekend crowds. The upside of the no-reservations policy? Having the excuse to sip a ginger martini at next-door bar Wang's while you wait for your name to be called. — Courtesy of Wakamono, Sept. 25, 2012
Revolution Brewing, 2323 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-227-2739 Logan Square's only brewpub continues to pack in beer fans every night of the week, though weekends ares especially tricky when it comes to snagging a table, or even or a spot at the bar. — RedEye photo, Sept. 25, 2012
Hopleaf, 5148 N. Clark St., 773-334-9851 A recent expansion added more room for sipping and snacking at this beloved Belgian beer bar, but tables are still first-come, first-served -- and hard to come by during peak times. —RedEye photo, Sept. 25, 2012
Longman & Eagle, 2657 N. Kedzie Ave., 773-276-7110 Want a taste of chef Jared Wentworth's seasonal American cooking? Get in line -- or rather, put your name on the list, head to a nearby bar and await a call from the host when it's your turn to chow down. — RedEye photo, Sept. 25, 2012