The Boarding House

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MONDAY - FRIDAY: 4:30 P.M. – 2 A.M. | SATURDAY: 4:30 P.M. – 2 A.M | CLOSED SUNDAY
312.280.0720 | WEBSITE

Master Sommelier Alpana Singh’s multi-level behemoth of a restaurant has a little something for everyone. The first floor features a more casual wine bar where you can enjoy cocktails and light fare. Tucked behind it is The Cellar Room, a loungey space with plush, low-slung banquettes, which—be forewarned—tends to get a little rowdy on the weekends. For a more traditional experience, go to the upstairs dining room where a team of well-informed servers can guide you through the deep list of old-school classics and a smattering of off-the-beaten-path gems from the Loire Valley and Beaujolais.

Known For
  • French wine
  • vintage wine
  • craft cocktails
  • full menu
What to drink
Look for well-priced wines from Burgundy with a little age on them, or go off the beaten path to places like Corsica and Greece, where's there's plenty of value at a lower price point.
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