My F&W
quick save (...)

Custom House

500 S. Dearborn St.
Chicago , IL , United States http://www.customhouse.cc/
(312) 523-0200

Right off Dearborn St and acting restaurant of the Blake Hotel, the Custom House is focused on using farm fresh, seasonal ingredients for its New American cuisine. Inside a long wood-paneled bar with square stools sits opposite cream booths, and on the other side of the bar, tables are top with white linens and metal sculptures. Chef Perry Hendrix creates an upscale, tavern-like menu with options like slow roasted pork shoulder, the signature Custom House burger, and chicken liver pate served with house-made pickles. Owner Sue Kim-Drohomerecky selected the wine list that is complimented by craft brews and artisan spirits.

From the From the May 2008 Food & Wine Go List

After opening a modern Asian restaurant (<strong>Spring</strong>) and a vegetable-oriented place (<strong>Green Zebra</strong>), Shawn McClain is focusing on artisanal meats from steak to rabbit. At Custom House, near Millennium Park, he promotes interesting cuts (veal cheeks with marrow-slathered crostini), as well as creative takes on classic dishes (duck prosciutto with buffalo mozzarella).

We loved: Flatiron steak and vinegar-laced fries; smoked ocean trout with celery vinaigrette.

Last updated 2012-02-21 23:08:44 UTC
advertisement
The Dish
Receive delicious recipes and smart wine advice 4x per week in this e-newsletter.
The Wine List Weekly pairing plus best bottles to buy.
F&W Daily One sensational dish served fresh every day.
advertisement

Tune in on Wednesdays at 10PM ET for Top Chef: Boston, the 12th season of Bravo's Emmy-Award winning, hit reality series.

Already looking forward to next year (June 19-21, 2015)? Relive your favorite moments from the culinary world's most sensational weekend in the Rocky Mountains.