2957 W. Diversey Ave
Chicago, IL 60647Neighborhood:
AsianPrice: $30 and under
- Dining Style: Casual Dining
- Website: http://www.eatfatrice.com/
- Phone: 7736619170x
- Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday 5:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Brunch: Friday & Saturday 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
We accept reservations for groups of 6 or less.
Walk-ins are encouraged and recommended.
- Payment Options: Discover,MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: Portuguese, Asian, Chinese
- Executive Chef: Abraham Conlon
- Dress Code: Casual Dress
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
- Additional Details: Bar Dining, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Weekend Brunch
A word from Fat Rice
Drawing influence from the Euro-Asian unions of China, India and Southeast Asia's colonial past with Portugal, the food at Fat Rice combines homestyle comfort with exotic, lesser known ingredients and flavors. Fat Rice is the celebration, preservation and evolution of these flavors, embracing the traditions of old and presenting them in a new light. Our food is made fresh right here and can be enjoyed at communal tables with drinks from our full-service bar that offers original cocktails, teas, and delicious Portuguese wines.Continued
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Fat Rice reviews from OpenTable diners
31 reviews since July 3, 2014
- Ambiance4.1Noise LevelEnergetic
fit for foodies (30)neighborhood gem (21)hot spot (17)great for brunch (8)special occasion (5)notable wine list (3)great for outdoor dining (2)kid-friendly (2)vibrant bar scene (1)great for lunch (1)good for groups (1)romantic (1)Show More
- Oh! The Dumplings!PickyFoodieDined on 10/25/2014Reservations recommended as there is often a line. The tea selection is a treat on its own. Radish Cakes and a Congee for main dishes were delicious, but the dumpling small plates offered for Chao Gordo, (their brunch/ dim sum service,) were spectacular. Everything we tasted was flavorful and made with quality ingredients- a welcome change from the usual dim sum joints.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Blending food culturesFlexifoodieVIPDined on 10/18/2014Fat Rice is an extraordinary blending of European, especially Portuguese, and Southern Asian, in particular Macao, flavors and textures and foods with excellent wine recommendations to match. We enjoyed multiple appetizers, from fish balls to spring rolls and pork dumplings, but the main course of the Arroz Gordon, a combination of paella style rice and great pork, chicken, and shellfish. We will go again.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Fat riceOregon1981Dined on 10/15/2014Foodie paradise w/ excellent service. Knockout flavors, interesting combos. A bit loud for me (I'm over 50) - but I wouldn't hesitate for a second to go backSpecial Features:
- Wonderful & UniquefoodfreakDined on 10/15/2014The food was great, tried multiple dishes. The couple dining next to us ordered the fat rice, looked amazing!! Definitely worth the effort for truly unique and wonderful flavors!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- I have eaten at the restaurantOpenTable Diner Since 2005VIPDined on 10/9/2014It is really delicious. They play with flavor. Go and see. Yummy.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Thank you for joining OpenTable!ERB162VIPDined on 10/4/2014Yes we are the stereotypical suburban foodies, and while we have gladly waited in the line to eat here, now we were able to walk right in - along with our 5-year-old foodie in tow! She loved the fat noodle with mushroom and egg, while we were amazed by the special dry-fried cauliflower and the estufada. As usual everything was awesome, service super-attentive, and we only wish we had the chance to try everything!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- WELL PUT!MdineDined on 9/27/2014It is always tough throwing a new food dart. Creative expression doesn't always click but this one hit a big bulls eye! Great casual ambiance. Communal tables, small tight menu with big bold unique flavors served family style. We tried the bacalao, and the Mallay Curried Veggies, the Beans and the Fat Rice. All were amazing and just enough for two hungry adults. Interesting wine list with small batch imports of some inexpensive but big wines. Great service and everything was priced just fine. We had a great meal, enjoyed the banter with the staff and met some new, hopefully long term friends. That's a bulls eye! Well done!Special Features:
- Deserves all the acclaimShopgirl312VIPDined on 9/19/2014We have been here many times and Fat Rice never disappoints. We recommend the tofu and mushrooms (small but only $3 or $4), the potstickers, and always the Piri Piri Chicken. Also any specials are always great. Tonight we had an octopus special as well as a fried rice with corn and bacon. Food is unlike any you can get in Chicago and just great. We have always gotten there early so we can get in, but they are now taking some reservations so get one now if you haven't been.Special Features:
- Macanese Marvel2muchmediaVIPDined on 9/17/2014On a gritty stretch of Diversey in Logan Square, this cozy (read crowded) hot spot wows an electric fan base who come for the ultimate south East Asian fusion cuisine. Now that they'd book Rez for early and late settings on Open Table those who don't want to que up on the street can plan ahead. The outdoor patio(actually just a narrow gangway) offers seating with all the comfort of coach class. Inside they are cheek to jowl, but it's all worth it for this flavor packed menu. Most dishes have a kick to them. The printed menu utilizes cute little emoji type icons to let you navigate spiciness, gluten, meat, pork, shellfish ingredients. Omnivores will love it. Hip, knowledgeable, helpful staff.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
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