A former laundromat, this neighborhood restaurant and wine bar distinguishes itself from the rest of the farm-to-table yadda yadda pack with its innovative Midwestern fare, open kitchen, and rotating list of 10 wines nightly. Reservations are a must, as Irving Park neighbors, foodies, and organic-anything enthusiasts crowd the seats at wooden tables and get a peek at their beef & chorizo burger with Wisconsin cheddar and red onion jam being made. Other menu hits include the homemade fettuccine with mushroom and slow-poached egg; the fresh goat cheese plate; and the rosemary olive oil cake. Bread & Wine’s menu even includes the names of the farms they buy their ingredients from, so there’s no mystery here – just freshness.
3732 W. Irving Park Road, 60618
Wine List Extensive . Bar Scene . Open Kitchen . Organic . Romantic Dining . Upscale Casual Dining
Price: $$$ Reservations: Alcohol: Beer & Wine Vibe: Bustling/Boisterous Restaurant Type: American (New) Restaurant