Great patio, good food – Red Door in Chicago’s Bucktown


It may be a generational thing because the 20-somethings in our party liked the food a bit more than the 50-somethings at the Red Door, a small casual restaurant in Chicago’s Bucktown that seems to attract a young attractive crowd. One thing our four-some definitely agreed upon is that Red Door has an awesome outdoor patio (see photo above) – and it was a great place to dine al fresco last Saturday night, until it started raining (by which time, we had, fortunately, just gotten in our car.) The patio was spacious and surrounded by walls that blocked the street noise. It has long  wooden tables, some with chairs, some with benches (which was handy for my son who was in a thigh-to-ankle brace after ACL repair surgery. Our server was pleasant and the service timely. We had several small plates – all of which were fine but didn’t bowl me over. (braised bok choi in hoisen sauce, “chestnut fried calamari with tarragon aoili” “mushroom quinoa with prunes, crispy kale, harissa”, creamy burrata cheese with bits of strawberry and pancetta, I think) and an entree of German-style mussels served with sauerkraut and a soft salty pretzel (sort of odd but the  Beer-mustard broth was tasty.)

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