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“Delightful” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Branch 27

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Branch 27
1371 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60642-5761 (Northwest Side)
312-850-2700
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Ranked #4,014 of 8,344 Restaurants in Chicago
Price range: $30 - $30
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Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Northwest Side
Cross street: Noble
Transit: The Blue Line stops approximately 6 blocks East at the intersection of Chicago and Milwaukee Avenues. The CTA #66 bus stops directly in front of Branch 27 at the intersection of Chicago and Noble.
Chicago, Illinois, United States
2 reviews
“Delightful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2012

Just went there for drinks last night. Friendly staff and great atmosphere. Their menu looked great!

Visited January 2012
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“High Quality, Great Value and Service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2011

On the last day of a long Chicago weekend trip, we visited Branch 27 that's located just west of downtown - read cheap and plentiful parking - for their Mussel's Monday special. While I can't speak for the rest of the menu (although the burgers looked huge) the mussels were great. They come prepared three ways, in the shell with either a garlic cream or mustard sauce and as mussel tacos. We had the later two and both were great. At $13 which INCLUDES a glass of Bell's beer. What a value. Our server (I think her name is Tracy) was friendly yet professional and very knowledgeable about both the food and the wide beer collection. The restaurant became busy while we were there, but never felt too crowded nor were we rushed in any way. This was much unlike our experience the previous night at Bistronomic (see my other review). Of the three restaurants we visited during this trip, the bill at Branch 27 was by far the least expensive, but provided the best overall experience. The only improvement that I suggest is to add more draft beers to the collection than the current approximately eight. While I understand that the beers rotate regularly, the night that I was there only had one that was in my taste zone. Overall, major kudos to Branch 27. We will be back every time we are in Chicago.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Fantastically awesome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2011

This place is awesome. A very cool, contemporary, pub-fusion style restaurant. The staff are casual and conversational, yet very proffesional and the food very tasty.

The menu is one page, but a page filled with delightful and affordable options. The food is pub-fusion style with options ranging from the burger (14$), the pan roasted chicken (18$), the seafood stew (22$), to the steak (24$).

If they have it on the menu when you visit, have the soft shelled crab appetizer...simply divine!

The house cocktails are exquisite (try a "mule spring"), the beer menu is to die for, and the atmosphere very stylish and cool.

It's outside of the downtown core, but easy to get to using the blue line of the subway (4 to 6 stops from downtown, plus 5 min walk).

  • Visited May 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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