The title of this review is a little misleading, because I generally have high expectations of Lettuce Entertain You restaurants. However, the only reason we went to Tokio Pub is because Antico Posto in Oak Brook didn't have any available reservations. My wife needs to stick pretty carefully to a gluten-free diet and, though this restaurant wasn't listed on LEY's "gluten free menus" page, the person answering the phone confirmed they'd be able to accommodate us.
When we arrived, we were seated promptly (we arrived at the right time, too...it filled up pretty quickly afterward) and our server stopped by within a couple of minutes. She walked us through the menu and, when asked about gluten-free options, was forthcoming about the fact that they're working on improving the offering, but that we still had some choices. She worked with the kitchen staff to customize a dish for my wife that she said was delicious, so this place earned some big points for going above and beyond when they could have just left it at the few options we had at the time.
I ordered the pork belly, which was crispy without being overdone. It balanced well with the tangy ginger sauce and the fried rice it came with. Prices were on the higher side for what you get - about $15 a plate, for portions that weren't huge - but we left feeling full and satisfied. The atmosphere was surprisingly pub-y as well...tight spaces with louder music and an energetic crowd. A fun atmosphere on a Friday night.
If you're in the area, check Tokio Pub out! I think you'll find something to your liking.
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