The West Town Tavern, located in the near west side of Chicago, serves a very good selection of contemporary food that includes weekday specials. Its one dining room is nicely decorated and is housed in a rehabbed late nineteen century building that is set up with booths and tables. It has an original tin ceiling, exposed brick walls, and a very comfortable 15-seat oak bar near the entrance. All of this combines to provide a very charming and warm ambiance.
On a recent weeknight my wife and I dined there. We started with a drink at the bar. Chris our bartender poured ample, well prepared drinks at very reasonable prices. We then moved to a nicely located booth where we started our dinner by sharing a crab cake appetizer that was a special of the evening. We then shared a fresh salad that was made with arugula and tomatoes topped with a green goddess dressing that was also a special. For our entrées my wife had the sea scallops accompanied by butternut squash risotto, and I had the pot roast with mashed potatoes (that I believe is a signature dish). For desert we had the Michigan Tart, another special, that consisted of berries and vanilla ice cream in a pastry shell that is made on the premises. All the food was very well prepared, fresh, and delicious, and we ate everything with great pleasure. We also had house wines by the glass that were very tasty and reasonably priced. Our table service was professional, helpful, and well-paced. Also, the hostess who greeted and seated us was very friendly and accommodating.
We had an outstanding dining experience at The West Town Tavern, and it is very highly recommended.
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