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Schwa Restaurant
American Restaurant$$$$
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1466 N Ashland Ave Chicago, IL 60622
1466 N Ashland AveUSILChicago60622
(773) 252-1466schwarestaurant.com
$$$$American RestaurantToday Closed
Monday ClosedTuesday 5:30 – 9:30 pmWednesday 5:30 – 9:30 pmThursday 5:30 – 9:30 pmFriday 5:30 – 9:30 pmSaturday 5:30 – 9:30 pmSunday Closed
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Chef Michael Carlson showcases inventive New American fixed-price menus in a simple, homey space.- Google
People talk about michael carlson, chef michael, apple pie soup, tasting menu and quail egg
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Dunrie Greiling
reviewed 2 months ago
We have been here twice - each time loved the food, the unpretentious atmosphere, and the good-natured, low key service. The dishes were amazing -- thoughtful and inspired twists on the familiar, wonderful flavors, beautifully presented. I was worried that the second visit would be a disappointment after loving the first visit. We loved it just as much or more the second time.
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David McMasters
reviewed a year ago
An awesome minimalistically decorated space in Wicker Park. One of the most unique BYOB, multi-course meals in the city. The staff made me and my fiancee feel right at home as they are the chefs, servers, and busboys for the evening. These dishes are creative masterpieces which make it worth every penny. Enjoying and relax to the loud rap music in the background :) Quail Egg Raviolo is to die for...Remember to bring the chefs some craft beers along with your alcohol; they will really appreciate it. This was quite the experience and hope to go back in the near future.
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Greg Shuraleff
reviewed a year ago
Unpretentious fine dining. Decor, or lack there of, fits the no frills experience. Nothing to distract from what a restaurant should be about: The food.
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Matthew Kelley
reviewed 7 months ago
If you can get a reservation - go. Anytime, from anywhere. Truly awesome.
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Meredith K
reviewed a year ago
This is the best place I've ever eaten. And not just because of the favors of the food, but because of the emotions that each dish conjured up. The staff is scrappy, but so kind and beyond impassioned. I'd kill just to hang out and grab some beers with them on any given night. Food can be exotic without being pretentious and that's what Schwa managed to do. I still dream about the skate wing w/ Kim Chee IPA!
Tim Pettineo
reviewed a year ago
I really wish I could offer a good review, especially after reading past reviews. However, when they call you on a Saturday afternoon to essentially say they don't feel like opening up that night, they should expect some knocks. Schwa, be quirky all you want - don't pick up your phone and only open when you feel like it - just don't expect that I'll ever be a customer.