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Autre Monde Cafe
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Ranked #2 of 130 Restaurants in Berwyn
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Oak Park Avenue
Transit: Pace Bus - Roosevelt Road Line and Oak Park Avenue Stop on the Blue Line - about a 5 block walk south to Oak Park and Roosevelt.
Description: An Absolute Jewel-quite A Find-exceptional Food Not Found Anywhere Nearby
Reviewed October 22, 2013 via mobile

Stopped in for dinner before going to a show at Fitzgerald's. Had burrata cheese and mussels for appetizers. Ask for extra bread for the broth. Pumpkin cavatelli special for dinner was flavorful. Fried pumpkin bread for dessert was excellent. Will definitely go again.

Thank Sgaffney34
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Reviewed October 18, 2013

Great food, Mediterranean, inventive. Excellent service. Easy access. Energetic atmosphere. Nicely selected drink menu, worth a short trip to dine.

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Thank harryruby
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Reviewed August 10, 2013

It's an interesting restaurant in of all places Berwyn. And therein lies the problem. If this restaurant were in River North or Lincoln Park, no one would notice it, and it would likely go out of business in a matter of months. But this one is in Berwyn (albeit on the border of Oak Park), so it gets second and third looks it otherwise really doesn't deserve.

The food is spotty at best. Some dishes can be quite good, but there is little or no consistency. The service is even spottier. Roughly one out of four waiters are competent, and that may be a stretch. The beer selection can be good on some nights but not good on others, leaving one to conclude that the staff is trying a little too hard to be eclectic. We don't really want or need that next random porter for Slovenia, and if you are going to offer that particular beer, at least have a few mainstays that are consistently available. The wine list, however, is worse, much worse. Some of the most over-priced and underwhelming vintages anywhere to be found in Chicago. The atmosphere is interesting but quickly devolves to deafening if the main dining room is half full or more, and last but not least, the whole menu is vastly overpriced for what it is. So if you are intrigued by the idea of an interesting restaurant located in Berwyn, by all means take a look at Autre Monde. But be prepared (somewhat counter-intuitively) to pay roughly 150% what you should be paying for the privilege of eating in Berwyn.

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3  Thank MidwestLawyer0331
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Reviewed July 25, 2013

I'm not a snob, but on my birthday we walked into the restaurant that had so many rave reviews, and the first thing that pops out of my mouth is, "this is it?" I normally control what comes out of my mouth, but I was really surprised because it looked so plain on the inside. It was a cooler windier day so we hadn't planned on eating outside, but we took a chance anyway. A little nicer outside; cozy with a great mural on the wall. The food: FANTASTIC. Yes, one the best meals of my life (lots of different states, a few countries). For me, the restaurant experience is not just about food, but I would sit down in the alley to have this meal. Trout pate, octopus, pork belly, the sides...all fantastic. Yes, I understand what all the fuss was about; if you're a foodie, you are NOT going to be disappointed. Well done, Autre Monde!

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1  Thank Mike16Chicago
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

We keep coming back and each visit surprises and delights us with new menu tems, cocktails, and wine. Aways a delight to bring friends here to introduce them to this place. Yes, it can be noisy and some guests should control their voices a bit, but the noise does not distract from the delicious layers flavors found in each dish. We arrived a bit late on a Friday evening but had called ahead to advise we were tied up in Roosevelt Road traffic. Our table was waiting and our server was gracious about our delay. Oh, the valet parking was a nice touch for our first weekend visit!

Thank Colby J
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