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Cold Storage

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Wed, 8/21
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Certificate of Excellence2018 Winner
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CUISINES
American, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner

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Menu

SHELLFISH TOWERS
priced per person
20
Small - Shellfish Tower
3 oyster, marinated mussel, 3 shrimp
40
Medium - Shellfish Tower
small tower + 3 clam, 3oz king crab, and scallop
75
Large - Shellfish Tower
medium tower + 1/2 lobster and seasonal item
RAW BAR
a la carte
MP
Oysters on the Half Shell
see mirrors for today's selections
each0.99
Little Neck Clams
massachusetts
15
Shrimp Cocktail
baja, california
9
Chilled Mussels
smoked paprika, fennel
14
Scallop Ceviche
coconut milk, green curry, finger chile
SMALL PLATES
8
Smoked Whitefish Dip
saltines, lemon
8
Caesar Salad
garlic bread crumbs, house marinated anchovies
11
Kale Salad
spring vegetables, chili, coconut milk vinaigrette, herbs, halvah
8
Chowder
bacon, smoked lake fish
12
Fried Calamari
spicy pickled peppers, grana, chile honey
32
Hot Crab Knuckle
1/2 lb king crab, garlic butter
SANDWICHES
11
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Cheeseburger
lettuce, tomato, american cheese, 1,000 island dressing, sriracha pickles
22
Warm Crab Roll
garlic butter, parsley, coleslaw
14
Fried Shrimp
giardiniera, remoulade
14
Grilled Whitefish
spicy pepper on toasted seeded rye
10
Grilled Chicken Thigh
sriracha pickle, spicy aioli
LARGE PLATES
18
Wedge Louie
crab salad, avocado
13
Fish & Chips
remoulade, coleslaw
19
Steamed Mussels
garlic, white wine sauce
24
Steak Frites
garlic, paprika, hotel butter
MP
Daily Catch
ask your server for daily selection your choice of grilled, a la plancha, fried or steamed
VEGGIES
7
Potato Salad
pickled cucumber, puffed kombu, char roe
6
Chilled Greens
cabbages, spinach, lemon, chile, green onion
10
Grilled Asparagus
nori brown butter, lemon, sesame, almonds
8
Grilled Artichoke
sunflower mustard, garlic butter, lemon
6
Malted Fries
garlic aioli
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
American, Seafood
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place has a decent happy hour for their food and drinks. Not many spots in the West Loop/Fulton market offers $1 oysters for happy hour. Make nice with the wait staff and you can choose your oyster type for the happy hour. Food -...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank anywheredoor
Reviewed March 19, 2019

The service at the Cold Storage was excellent at the Cold Storage. All of the servers were very attentive. The food was marginal. We had east and west coast oysters that were excellent, Smoked Whitefish Dip that was terrific and by far the best thing...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Laurie H
Reviewed February 22, 2019 via mobile

Stopped in for a late happy hour around 5 o’clock. Stayed at the lower bar for some happy hour drinks and appetizers. Fresh oysters on the half shell for a dollar each, fresh scallop ceviche, and calamari or absolutely outstanding. Reasonable cost for downtown, fantastic...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank auggieson3
Reviewed December 4, 2018

We eat mostly all seafood. We loved the selection of oysters and daily fish offering. Yesterday they had Salmon, Meagre and Porgy. My husband had the Meagre which is just like Branzino (sea breem family). Grilled and very light and delightful. I had the Porgy,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Jkarr11
Reviewed December 3, 2018

We decided to visit Cold Storage while walking the Fulton Warehouse area yesterday after a photo shoot we had in the area. We were cold and hungry and needed something satisfying. I was excited about the tin seafood featured on the menu (surprisingly we tried...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Desniege J
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

So my boys and I took Dad out to dinner for Father's Day. We had a fantastic experience all around. We started with a round of oysters which were fresh and briny, just the way we like them. The mussels were fresh, but the broth...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Kimberly R
Reviewed April 12, 2018 via mobile

I had a big lunch so I didn’t want a lot of food. Cold Storage had a great atmosphere. I sat at the bar and was extremely comfortable. I had 1/2 dozen oysters and a glass of bourbon. The staff was friendly and not too...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank travelwithamission
Reviewed March 11, 2018

If you are in Chicago, Cold Storage is a MUST Stop. This place is a little upscale from the places where we usually go, but a special occasion meant going to a special restaurant. Cold Storage was an OUTSTANDING choice! The food was great, service...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Paul B
Reviewed February 10, 2018 via mobile

It might have been me suffering from jetlag but I was not overly pleased with this restaurant. Food ok but it was freezing cold in the restaurant. Mind you, my two colleagues loved the place!

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Birgitta-Kenneth
Reviewed January 16, 2018

Cold Storage shares space with one of my favorite restaurants (Swift & Sons), so we decided to try this restaurant out. Evening got off to a shaky start as the restaurant couldn't find our reservation. This was particularly of concern since I called the restaurant...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank BillD6512
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