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Table Donkey and Stick
Table Donkey and Stick

Table Donkey and Stick Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.tabledonkeystick.com
  • Phone: (773) 486-8525
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Monday, Wednesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 12:00am, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 2:00am.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary European, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Scott Manley
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Table, Donkey and Stick is available for parties, celebrations and other events with customized menu and beverage options. A glass-enclosed private dining room with fireplace and access to patio is available for up to 24 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Matthew Sussman (914) 629-6944

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Fairfield
  • Public Transit: The restaurant is under 1/2 mile from the California and Western stops on the Blue Line. The restaurant is also accessible via the Armitage and California buses.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Free street parking is available directly in front of the restaurant on Armitage Ave. Paid parking is available across from the restaurant on Fairfield.
A word from Table Donkey and Stick
Located on the edge of Logan Square, Table, Donkey and Stick is a neighborhood restaurant offering seasonal fare and a unique selection of beer, wine and spirits honoring the eating and drinking traditions of the Alps. Chef Scott Manley's menu features creative, seasonally driven small and large plates, complemented by a rotating selection of charcuterie and artisan cheeses. The kitchen works with local farmers and whole animals whenever possible; all breads and charcuterie items are made in-house. The beverage program focuses on small-production wines from the growing regions surrounding the Alps and their new world cousins; unique craft beers; and brandies, bitters, liqueurs and house cocktails inspired by the rich tradition of craft spirits in Alpine culture. Table, Donkey and Stick is a place to gather with friends in a warm and comfortable environment. The focus is on the table: a place for food and drink, but also for story-telling and fellowship.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "I am sure they set out to be unique, and they have struck oil. The concept of Alpine cuisine in itself stands alone in Chicago. The home-cures and the fresh ingredients stand out. The bites are great, the small plates are far from small and very satisfying. If there is a letdown, it's the desserts - nice ideas, marginal execution, but it's just dessert. They hit home runs where it counts. Four of us dined and all were very pleased. Service was very attentive, both at bar and at table. The beer selections are excellent and the schnapps selections were as well. None of our party ventured to the wine list so I cannot comment. All in all, it was an excellent experience and we look forward to repeat visits."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We were very pleasantly surprised with the food and service at Table Donkey and Stick. The drinks options were also excellent. We had 3 dishes from the charcuterie menu, two small plates and two entrees for 3 of us. Everything was a pleasure to eat."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We went for brunch with a group of six people, the food was fantastic and the service was excellent. I can say without a doubt, all of us will be back! I had heard great things about Table, Donkey and Stick and I can say without a doubt, they're all true!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Maybe it was because they haven't been offering brunch for more than a few weeks, but the inconsistency was unacceptable. The "sides" we're served before anything else; 2 chicken & biscuits were served 10 minutes before the other guests' dishes and 15 minutes before the other chicken & biscuit! When received, the food was very good but since we all were eating at different times it was a very awkward and unenjoyable meal. We received one weak apology when it was obvious we were not pleased. Will not go back any time soon."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We at here on an weekday. After greeting us, our server forgot about us and we had to ask different waiters to be asked to order food throughout the night. We ate the duck dish and the burger. The food was good, but nothing special. Especially given the price point. The ambiance is nice, and the restaurant was certainly busy. Unfortunately I will not be returning."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "We went for brunch on the second Sunday they were serving. Super sweet waitress, great bloody Mary's, good coffee. Food was good, not outstanding? Bacon steak was fab. Donuts and blueberry coffee cake not to be missed. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Service was excellent and food great. Waiter made wonderful recommendations for food and drink."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Can't say a bad thing about this. Great food, notable cocktails, wonderful ambiance and staff."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "I always go to TD&S for there Monday deals... I have never tried items off there full menu but the Monday specials are always awesome. I have probably gone 5 times so far and it was always good"
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "They just added a bar -- great idea! Excellent small & unique dishes."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Love the name of this restaurant. The staff was wonderful and friendly. Drinks delicious. The chartreuse was very good, but very expensive for the portion sizes--small. A tiny two bite of cheese $7. My sons burger was very good with latke-like potatoes. The grassfed steak was 4 small strips and costly! From where I sat in a small back room you could see the refrigerators. This I didn't like. They had just completed a renovation so maybe this was why, but really? One choice for dessert which had celery in it, making it a hard sell, but it was good--again small. The other desert choices were the same cheeses from the appetizer."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We both ordered the chef's tasting menu and thoroughly enjoyed every plate. Much of the emphasis seemed to be on braised root vegetables, robust greens and sauces, even for the meat dishes, but this suited us just fine. Serving staff was very helpful and recommended good wines to go with the dishes."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Great spot in the hood. Good cocktails and food. Service is always top notch!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Fun restaurant, wanderteller is a great starter for a group to nibble on. Definitely get the crispy tripe with house giardiniera and the pork belly with lard drop biscuits! All biscuits should be made of lard. The vegetarian cabbage roll sounds interesting but ends up falling a little flat. Service is friendly and unobtrusive, the restaurant is cozy and they have a great gin & tonic!"
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "We dine out a lot so for our Valentine’s dinner I chose an off-beaten path spot that sounded intriguing. Restaurant called in advance to announce that they’ll have a $70, 5-course menu V-day weekend, which sounded fine. Until we got the recommended glass of wine -murky and sour! I’ve never seen or tasted anything like that in a restaurant that charges so much for a pre-set menu! We settled for another wine by the glass but the “ by the glass” wine selection is uninspired and short. Food was mainly ok (but not first two courses: oyster &trout) but sizes were miniscule - we stopped for a snack after dinner - not an outcome you want after spending over $200 for a meal. I really regret I didn’t stick with one of our classic dinning choices."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The Valentine's Day menu here was an incredible value and every course wowed me. From the cured sea trout with celery and celery root, to the beautifully cooked aged duck breast with fried garlic and candied kalamata olives to the gorgonzola cheesecake dessert that I was so skeptical of, but blew my socks off combining the pungent savory creamy cheese with brandy-soaked olive oil sponge cake and TCHO dark chocolate mousse and shavings. Plus, they have a mean grapefruit gin tonic that pairs well with everything."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Very interesting food preparation. Warm, knowledgeable service. Very small space, some tables in hallway (less than ideal). Look forward to returning after they renovate this Spring."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Rich, rustic, and affordable. The charcuterie board has amazing options, especially the pork rillette and smoked whitefish, and the main courses are all satisfying as well. The service was wonderful, and the drinks were great too. They could increase their prices and it'd still be worth it for everything. We'll be back, and often."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "I had dinner a few nights ago with the family at TDS and had high expectations. Between the history of the location (formerly Savoy Truffle many moons ago) and the creativity of the menu (not to mention the name), I was excited. In the end, the food was slightly above average and overpriced, which is unfortunate. In fairness, we did not survey the menu, but we did have several small courses, and a couple of the entrees. My measuring stick (judge as you might): if you are going to put a burger on the menu, it better stand out like your ambassador. Here, it was more like being greeted by the assistant to the ambassador-- dressed well, but lacking any real personality. Unfortunately, too many other neighborhood gems to try again."
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "Donkey's food was very intriguing. The wanders' were small plates but with amazing taste and concoctions that no one has ever thought of. Very unique. Ambiance was filled with Radiohead and a touch of postal service. If the donkey renamed, it would be the bearded hipster. Overall I gave it a 4.5 because it was only close to perfect. I felt a minor rush throughout the night. Waiter coming by the table and asking if we were ready to order every 2 minutes. Also, while eating, if I were to have just one sip of water, there would be someone there to refill. Overall, I recommend anyone but the weak stomach to try."
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "We have been here twice and the food is imaginative and delicious! The wine list is thoughtful and contains many imaginative selections. A great small neigborhood place with some communal tables for groups."
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "Small menu but if you aren't picky and want delicious food -- give it a try. The service was fantastic and the ambiance and décor done to perfection."
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "This is a place where you need to be a little adventurous! They have a lot of unique food like chicken livers, beef cheek and duck liver mousse. They all were wonderful - its a perfect place to push the limits in terms of food. The service was fantastic - try to sit in the back room, its farm tables with a fire place and is really fun."
    Dined on 11/21/2013
  • "Cheese and the meat platter are good. Wine choices were lacking. We sent a wine back that had turned which we have only done one other time in our lives, over that time we have ordered thousands of bottles. Our party of 4 thought the food overall was not that good. Server was very nice."
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "Food was both inventive and delicious. Also had some great cocktails and beer on offer. Wait staff was extremely knowledgeable. Small space means it fills up quickly. Located near intersection of Armitage and California, which some may find locationally challenging. We thoroughly enjoyed it and will be back again very soon."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "We had a great experience at Table, Donkey and Stick. The serving staff was super knowledgeable and clearly excited about the menu. The food was all excellent, especially the wanderteller selection. My dad is a bit of a wine guy and he was impressed by the interesting wine list. Overall a great experience, we will definitely be back."
    Dined on 10/6/2013
  • "Amazing food, awesome service. As someone in the service industry I can only say good things about this place. The good was top notch, the server made sure we didn't order too much for our group and we were wonderfully happy. Thanks for making my birthday great!"
    Dined on 10/6/2013
  • "What a great restaurant! our waiter was so personable and helpful, food was great, beer and spirits list is really interesting but not unnecessarily long. i just can't rave enough about this place. my wife and i take our dining out seriously and were just blown away."
    Dined on 9/28/2013
  • "We sat on the patio around sunset and ordered 3 small plates, an entree, and some cocktails. The frog legs were phenomenal! So was the rabbit. The two of us disagreed over the cured salmon but it was my personal favorite. Our entree was the pork belly - a sizeable portion. Overall the food was perfect. Cocktails were a little strong, we really only needed one each after stopping for a glass of wine prior to dinner. The cocktails were reminiscent of Gilt Bar. Definitely worth a repeat visit."
    Dined on 8/24/2013
  • "The food here was excellent and the price point was very reasonable. Our server, who I think might have been one of the owners, was super knowledgeable about the wine and the food. We went on a Sunday and the place was only half full, if that. The covered garage-ish seating area has a rolling roof and is open during nicer weather which is pretty cool. Would totally eat here again!"
    Dined on 8/4/2013
  • "I went here with my boyfriend on Saturday night and really enjoyed it! We sat on the adorable little patio, and I keep describing our waiter as a mild-mannered Zach Galifianakis. Each dish was delicious, especially the salmon appetizer with pretzel crumbles. My boyfriend thought the portions were too small but he says that everywhere we go!"
    Dined on 8/17/2013
  • "While the concept of having a menu based on food from the Alps is interesting, I am not sure it is a broad enough list to really capture what they are going for. Also, the place is not that old, but the chairs are completely falling apart - the leather is duct taped in places and the wraps around the legs are missing on many, but not all chairs. It just makes the place seem dingy. We sat in the back room (inside) and were impressed by the amount of different beers available. (Hooray Lambic!) I got the rabbit to start (delicious) and the husband created a meat tray with one cheese. For entrees we had the chicken sandwich and the burger (huge portions, but nothing special) All this was about $113 before tip with 4 drinks - totally reasonable."
    Dined on 8/10/2013
  • "Staff was great. free street parking. interesting well priced cocktails. food was fine, but not stellar. very noisy."
    Dined on 7/27/2013
  • "The food was interesting. The pork dish was great. The fish dish was great. The chicken sandwich not so great... maybe the fennel? The starter was good, the waiter gave us a great recommendation as we didn't know what to start with."
    Dined on 7/18/2013
  • "Had a very nice meal in a family style setting. Met the neighbors eating next to us, which was fun. Good food, good fun, good service!"
    Dined on 7/1/2013
  • "I was floored by the quality of the food. Simply superb."
    Dined on 6/29/2013
  • "Everything we had was delicious! The menu is a very interesting concept. Some of our favorites were the whitefish and spring vegetable salad. We sat at the very front of the restaurant, where they had the window/door open so it was like dining al fresco but we were covered from the sudden downpour!"
    Dined on 6/28/2013
  • "Food solely based on the Alps region. The menu is innovative, complex with depth and variety. All locally sourced foods ensure quality. Talented chefs, very knowledgable staff. Very mellow and relaxing. Menu favorites included - Duck Liver Mousse with Roasted Strawberries, Pork Rillettes, Grilled Port Loin, Whole Trout, Fried Chicken Liver Salad. The cheese offerings are outstanding. Great wine and drink list. The desserts are amazing including Creme Fraiche Ice Cream with Fried Pork Crumbles and Panna Cotta, among others"
    Dined on 6/22/2013
  • "Really delicious sandwiches and a unique style of cuisine - unlike anything else you could find in Chicago. They have a great beer list as well, and some unique wines to pair with charcuterie, cheese, sandwiches etc. I really enjoyed the sunflower oat bread, which reminded me of some of my favorite breads in Germany, that came with the smoked chicken sandwich. Everything was flavorful, but nothing was too salty or heavy."
    Dined on 6/13/2013
  • "fun evening with innovative fare; nice garden made for a nice evening. very reasonable wine list with interesting wines. surprisingly, very limited menu."
    Dined on 6/7/2013