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Trenchermen

Trenchermen

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New American Restaurant$$$$
Wicker Park, Chicago
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  • Cole K.heart icon on user image
    Cole KennedyNovember 26, 2016
    Suave and sophisticated atmosphere. Amazing menu. The pork shoulder with bacon fried rice manages to be even more perfect than it sounds.
  • Eater
    EaterAugust 30, 2016
    The brunch program is given the same attention as the dinner menu and features an ever-changing array of seasonal dishes to go along with a robust pastry and coffee program. Read more
  • Chicagoist
    ChicagoistDecember 23, 2014
    Brunch here is great. The beverage menu is loaded with a monthly rotating selection of pour over coffees. The food menu offers both shared plates and individual entrees. Try the sweet potato cheescake Read more
  • Eater
    EaterMay 6, 2016
    Past, present and future come together in exquisite culinary techniques and ingredients, cocktails, coffees, fascinating design and a bustling bar inside an old bathhouse. Read more
  • Angie G.heart icon on user image
    Angie GiacchettiSeptember 5, 2014
    Very clever cocktails, the food is great for people with a desire to try new foods and pairings. Be sure to make reservations if you want a table on the weekend, it's well worth it.
  • Tony R.heart icon on user image
    Tony RandallJanuary 9, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    Inventive menus with aggressive flavors. Burger night and the staff meal are sweet deals. Great for brunch, dates or any occasion really. Fav restaurant in Wicker, poss the whole city. Prepare to eat.
  • Morsel
    MorselNovember 13, 2014
    The ribs here are good and tasty. They use a combo of classic rib technique with a Thai approach. Ribs are flash fried for a crispy outer shell, and then glazed in a Thai-influenced sauce. Read more
  • Bitches Who Brunch
    Bitches Who BrunchNovember 3, 2016
    Trenchermen is a beautiful restaurant, with a wonderful ambience. Offering an array of seasonal menu offerings, it is the perfect place for a weekend brunch in Wicker Park. Read more
  • Morsel
    MorselNovember 13, 2014
    Trenchermen offers a great quail platter. Accompanied with white bean hush puppy, tender greens, and heirloom tomato salad with smoked sea salt and a crispy piece of chicken skin. Read more
  • Chicagoist
    ChicagoistFebruary 19, 2015
    Every Monday night, Trenchermen does three courses for $20. Chef Pat Sheerin told us he uses the menu to allow his staff to practice French classics like cassoulet and cauliflower a la meuniere. Read more
  • Clint B.
    Clint BrockaMarch 4, 2014
    The atmosphere was great, the best mimosa I've had in a long time, breakfast sandwich OMG (I mean, it has bacon stuffed bacon in it!) and ask for the sriracha aioli to dip your potato wedges in. Nom.
  • Bitches Who Brunch M.
    Voted Best Hipster Brunch: Trenchermen, located in the heart of Wicker Park, is chic restaurant with a modern menu is the perfect place for hipsters and non-hipsters alike. Read more
  • Reserve
    ReserveJanuary 29, 2016
    Trenchermen is an inviting New American neighborhood restaurant and bar located in a former bathhouse. Spend Valentine’s Day with your beloved over a four-course menu for $85 per person. Read more
  • Leland B.heart icon on user image
    Leland BrewsterNovember 11, 2015
    The $48 prix-fine menu is the way to go. They say it's 1/2 portions but it's probably 2/3. Lots of food for a good price. The pork ribs and squid were standouts.
  • C R.heart icon on user image
    C ReyNovember 7, 2015
    As long as you understand the portions are conservative and slightly overpriced, the food will be excellent. It's like a gastropub is trying to be a high end bar and the staff is annoyed by it. Enjoy!
  • Chicago Tribune
    Chicago TribuneAugust 1, 2014
    I loved the bresaola-style chicken slices, piled high over cubes of pickle tots (the brothers' terrific take on tater tots) and a beet-tinged, ranch-dressing-meets-borscht yogurt sauce.
  • GQ Magazine
    GQ MagazineJuly 10, 2015
    This Wicker Park restaurant is like the nicest amalgam of all the hippest restaurants you’ve ever been to: light bulbs hung on sailing rope and wood-and-brick everything in an airy, well-lit space.
  • JenKuduheart icon on user image
    JenKuduSeptember 16, 2016
    The burger is very satisfying! Love the pickles and the fries are delicious. Don't miss the pickle tots!
  • Naz F. G.heart icon on user image
    Naz F. GérdabiNovember 7, 2014
    One of the first places i tried out here and definitely one of my favorites. The scallops were amazing especially since i dont normally order scallops...beyond delicious!
  • Thurgood C.
    Thurgood CoatsJanuary 29, 2015
    $10 Burger and Beer on Wednesday. Burger constantly changes and so does the beer. Perfect time to try this spot out. Nice music and great service as well.
  • Chicago Tribune
    Chicago TribuneAugust 1, 2014
    Dining at the Trenchermen is a steampunk-driven thrill ride, where the historical and the modern collide — often with an ironic nudge — in delightful, satisfying ways.
  • Eater
    EaterJanuary 28, 2013
    The Sheerin brothers have outdone themselves with a polarizing menu of upscale charcuterie. Everyone has an opinion on this spot. [Eater 38 Member]
  • Claire M.heart icon on user image
    Claire MirandaMay 13, 2014
    Roasted beets with burrata is killer. Also that aged duck with dirty rice. And the s'mores? Fairy food. Like childhood but better.
  • Kipp V.
    Kipp VisiJanuary 27, 2013
    Dinner at the bar was great. Good beers, salmon, burgers and tots. Ask for your food well done if that's how you like it bc they don't ask and cook things rare
  • Mary Kay H.
    Mary Kay HardcastleJanuary 17, 2013
    Eater says try the Pioneer ($12), made with pine needle whiskey, campari and citrus.One of the only drinks you'll find that comes closer to a Christmas tree than a Christmas cookie
  • Daniel H.heart icon on user image
    Daniel HFebruary 25, 2013
    One of the best new brunches in Chicago. Has a small, but good cocktail/beer/wine list. Try the Malort-based house cocktail too
  • Chicago Tribune
    Chicago TribuneAugust 1, 2014
    The smoked sweetbreads, served with lime-infused carrot slivers and a house-made XO sauce, has become my favorite sweetbread dish in town.
  • AskMen
    AskMenAugust 2, 2012
    Located inside a former Turkish bathhouse, Trenchermen offers vintage cocktails and a menu of dishes that can probably be described as “substantial.” Read more
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsMay 13, 2013
    The white cheddar on the chicharrones is distinct but lightly applied, so that you get the shot of salt and funk, but without all that excess gunk left on your fingers.
  • Sungwon Jennifer Y.
    Sungwon Jennifer YuneJanuary 21, 2013
    They serve the unique selection of brunch on Sunday. Everything I ordered was good except the extremely salty Asian noodle. I might not return for brunch, but I will definitely go back for dinner.
  • Emily J.heart icon on user image
    Emily JurlinaDecember 17, 2014
    They have a four course prix fixe menu for $50 that's a great deal. Huge portions and you pick from dishes on the menu.
  • Adam M.heart icon on user image
    Adam MadarMay 23, 2015
    Just had their brunch, everything was outstanding. From the friendliness of the staff to the salmon on my pretzel bagel.
  • Leslie d.heart icon on user image
    Leslie dJanuary 5, 2016
    Pork ribs were awesome. Gnudi was nothing to write home about. Be sure to add on the Brussels sprouts and ciabatta to whatever you order!
  • Cyndi B.
    Cyndi BerzowNovember 30, 2012
    Fried chopped liver is a great snack and delirium tremens ice cream is legit. This place is awesome and Ryan is the best bartender.
  • Lindsey W.
    Lindsey WoodyJanuary 15, 2013
    Order the pickle tots, Japanese sweet potatoes, potato gnocchi, and marvel at the steampunk inspired decor. Nice wine list also!
  • Eddie W.heart icon on user image
    Eddie WhiteApril 26, 2015
    Amazing brunch. House made bacon and mortadella are a must. Amazing atmosphere. Reasonably priced.
  • Renaissance Hotels
    Renaissance HotelsOctober 15, 2012
    Try the Sepia Noodles topped with avocado-chive, pickled watermelon and garlic, or the Braised Pork Belly with sugar snap peas, coconut, vanilla and plums. Read more
  • Veronica H.
    Veronica HAugust 4, 2014
    Brunch is a must. Pepperoni gravy and biscuits, morning buns, and pour over coffee. Do it.
  • Kinjil M.heart icon on user image
    Kinjil MathurOctober 8, 2015
    Vegetarian main entree choice available. And it was flavorful and delicious! Go early. Empties by 10:00.
  • Mary Kay H.
    Mary Kay HardcastleMarch 12, 2013
    Zagat named this a Must Try Coffee Dessert: Coffee cake with chai tofu ice cream, fried chocolate and smoked meringue
  • Mike
    MikeOctober 13, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Must have the Pickle Tots, Sepia noodles and at least one of the cocktails. Desserts are amazing as well. Fantastic Restaurant
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoDecember 20, 2013
    The Barrel-aged Malört at Trenchermen is one of the 100 best things we drank this year. http://tmout.us/rLOtk Read more
  • Molly E.heart icon on user image
    Molly EApril 26, 2015
    Great brunch and they take reservations. Eggs Florentine and Blood Mary were a excellent!
  • Josh W.heart icon on user image
    Josh WApril 2, 2014
    Octopus. Pork shoulder. Brussel sprouts. In that order. Wash it all down with a Blanton's manhattan.
  • Tasting Table
    Tasting TableAugust 9, 2012
    Go tonight for a celery juice Green Hornet cocktail, sweetbreads with XO sauce, and duck with rhubarb, red bean paste and nasturtium leaves: Read more
  • Randy S.heart icon on user image
    Randy SAugust 1, 2015
    Berkshire pork Mortadella sandwich is da Bomb! Try the brunch pastry sampler too!
  • CollegeFashionista
    CollegeFashionistaJanuary 14, 2014
    Trenchermen is good for cocktails and small bites with a cozy environment perfect for a date.
  • Amanda G.
    Amanda GilmoreSeptember 7, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    No but seriously get the pickled tots! All the cool kids are doing it and your tastebuds will thank you!!
  • shannon s.
    shannon sterneApril 19, 2014
    Brussels sprouts were the best. Gnocchi good but don't get much. Smores were good enough. Pretzel donuts can pass on.
  • ISC C.heart icon on user image
    ISC ChicagoMay 3, 2015
    Ask for the prix fixe menu: 4 courses for $48. Also, try the Bartender's Choice.
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