1114 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60607Neighborhood:
Global, InternationalPrice: $31 to $50
- Dining Style: Casual Dining
- Website: http://www.tetechicago.com/
- Phone: 3127331178x
- Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
- Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: American, Global, International, French
- Executive Chef: Thomas Rice & Kurt Guzowski
- Dress Code: Smart Casual
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
- Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wine
- Catering: Our Chefs will work on an individual basis to craft a menu that works for both parties and budgets
A word from TETE Charcuterie
Driven by the history of Chicago, the traditions of France, and the pursuit of excellence, Chefs Thomas Rice and Kurt Guzowski aim to create a resounding passion for life and food by sharing the art of charcuterie with their hometown. We come together as family to create a charcuterie experience that honors its neighborhood origins in France while strengthening our local Chicago community through the shared passion for food that brings us greater meaning.Continued
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TETE Charcuterie reviews from OpenTable diners
70 reviews since June 3, 2014
- Ambiance3.9Noise LevelModerate
fit for foodies (51)great for outdoor dining (34)neighborhood gem (33)good for groups (29)hot spot (26)special occasion (17)late-night find (11)romantic (10)notable wine list (6)vibrant bar scene (5)great for lunch (4)great for brunch (3)scenic view (2)kid-friendly (2)Show More
- Excellent Choice!JLChicagoDined on 9/20/2014I selected Tete off of Open Table to celebrate my birthday with friends from out of town. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. Surprise birthday dessert. Thanks for a lovely evening and perfect birthday celebration.Special Features:
- OhgirlfriendVIPDined on 9/19/2014The food at TETE was good, but it took us almost an hour to receive our entres. Something was clearly up when we dined here. We heard the table next to us voice multiple complaints and the GM was making the rounds. The staff was friendly, but for the price of the evening the experience was lacking. We ended up taking our entre home after waiting around. We also noticed several people around us getting comped things due to the wait. This seemed to be in situations where diners voiced clear complaints. In situations like this, it would be nice to receive some of that love without having to complain. Off nights happen and I'm O.K. waiting things out while the kitchen catches up. A bonus glass of wine would make that hour wait way better.Special Features:
- Home run addition to the West LoopTomBowenVIPDined on 9/13/2014Tete Charcuterie is a fantastic addition to the West Loop's already impressive lineup of restaurants. My wife and I had items from each section of the menu: Charcuterie (the Coppa), Pate and Terrine (Duck Rillette), Starters (an impressive tomato salad), and Entree (Monkfish to die for). Presentation was exquisite, flavors jumped off the plate, and the service was courteous and knowledgeable. We cannot wait to go back.Special Features:
- New AdventureTALLDined on 9/12/2014For our annual culinary adventure we chose Chicago and specifically wanted to dine at TETE. It was an exciting and fun experience. It was perfect because the server was willing to guide us through menu selections step by step. As others recommended we took his suggestions and sat back and enjoyed. Great presentations and so tasty. Having a group of at least 4 allows for lots of sampling and a great time. It was a young crowd so quite energetic and enjoyable for we seniors. We highly recommend this restaurant for a great dining adventure.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Delicious!thepupDined on 9/4/2014A great overall experience, we let our server, Dudi, choose all of our dishes and he did a excellent job! New and interesting flavours at a reasonable price point.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great restaurantjobaVIPDined on 9/3/2014Outstanding, creative food in a beautiful setting. Knowledgeable staff. Excellent service. Desserts not up to the rest of the menu.Special Features:
- Best Dinner EverOpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 8/30/2014Tete Charcuterie is one of the best restaurants in Chicago. Hands. Down. The chefs are masters at what they do and I can't wait to go back again and again. It takes a special skill-set to do what they do and I hope the rest of the city wakes up and makes a reservation as quickly as possible.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- 5 star Charcuterie!!!GabyVIPDined on 8/29/2014We decided to sit outside, it was a great evening for it and since the noise level inside was too loud. We started with Burgundian Pate to start then followed by my all time favorite beef cheek salad (YUM), perfectly seasoned and so tender. Chefs Tom and Kurt sent out a=their heirloom tomato terrine with a parmesan crisp. Stellar! Philippine sausage (longganiza) with garlic friend rice. I would have wanted this more crisp on the outside and still juicy inside, the way most of the longganisas are prepared in most regions in the Philippines. Then we had the sweetbreads topped with black truffles. Another star! YES, I would definitely go back again and again and again.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- very disappointingOpenTable Diner Since 2007Dined on 8/23/20143 meat-lovers went to a charcuterie and were sadly disappointed by the large board -- it all basically tasted the same! The French and Moroccan sausages were tasty but the accompaniments were minimal. Dismal dessert selection. Only one cheese selection. Extremely noisy!! None of us will go back.Special Features:
- Delicious!OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIPDined on 8/20/2014My husband and I stopped in on a weekday evening and had a great meal. We ordered a bottle of the chenin blanc and asked several questions about the menu so our helpful waiter stepped in and offered to put together a menu for us. We then were served the duck terrine (really, really good), the beef cheeks (fantastic, would definitely order again!), and the shisito peppers to start. Next was the Philippines sausage which was SO good - reminded me of bibimbap (my favorite Korean dish) and the bacon - amazing. We were starting to fill up so just had one more course - the summer garden. I would never have ordered it but I am so glad we got to eat it - probably my favorite vegetables ever! We'll definitely be returning.Special Features:
- GWC1VIPDined on 8/15/2014Everything was thoughtfully done here. The staff from top to bottom was excellent and understood their roles. The server we had was one of the best I have experienced. The food was so flavorful and complex, a great dining experience, will return.Special Features:
- They know what they are doing!LisaEDined on 8/15/2014We had a truly memorable meal...makes Chicago a city worth visiting just for the food. The charcuterie board was the highlight (love the head cheese). Gracious and responsive service; the waiters clearly loved the food and wanted our experience to be the best it could. Will certainly return.Special Features:
- Not just charcuterieSPGChicagoVIPDined on 8/14/2014Don't let the name of this restaurant limit your thinking, or your appetite. While the cured meats, pates and terrines, and sausages are diverse and outstanding, so is the rest of the menu. On our visit our group ordered the fish, the scallops and the duck. Each person raved about their choice. But perhaps the most wonderful surprise was the vegetable (summer) medley which we shared. Dozens of different vegetables were served together but tasted as if they'd been cooked individually and creatively. A virtuoso dish! And the fact that there is only one dessert should also be a plus, because it appeals to everyone. Truly a fabulous meal!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- OpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 8/12/2014I really liked the food - everything was delicoius and I can appreciate that the menu was focused on meat but it would have been nice to have some more choices as an accompaniement to the meat dishes, like veggies, salads, and/or cheesesSpecial Features:
- tulipVIPDined on 8/7/2014great waitstaff ! knowledable and personable . menu items are very light portions thoughSpecial Features:
- Delicious diningDmgp712Dined on 8/6/2014I've been to Tête several times since is April opening and I've loved every visit! The food is fantastic, the signature cocktails are yummy and the atmosphere is great. I plan on many more future visits!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Good but LimitedSeriousFoodieVIPDined on 8/4/2014The Charcuterie is great but the menu is very limited. If everyone in your part likes cured meat and wine then you will love this resturant but if you don't like the cured meat there isn't much more to choose from. I also found that the accompaniments where a little stark. We choose 3 different curred meats no cheese on the menu so it came on a board with a couple of slices of toasted bread and a small ramakin of butter pickles in the middle of the meat and then a small ramakin of mustard seed on the side. I personaly like a little something sweet with my meat and some cheese so even though the salumi itself was great I probaly won't go back. I need a little more to choose from.Special Features:
- It's be tough to compete with Tete!MLH82Dined on 7/30/2014Great new spot in the West Loop. Love the open kitchen idea and the displayed cured meats made me looking forward to dinner as I enjoyed a great old fashioned at the bar. As my date arrived, we took it out side and ordered with the help of our server suggesting what would be great for two to share and would work well together. We loved everything. The beef cheek and fluke were something different than I'd ever tried and I loved them. Fluke had great kick with a curry-esque bite. Pork belly was decadent and perfect. Salad was so simple and delicious. Duck was a great way to end the meal. The team at Tete made for a great experience! Highly recommended.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- retiredfoodieVIPDined on 7/22/2014We liked the design, atmosphere, friendliness. A comfortable feel. The charcuterie board was great and we appreciated the inclusion of the one we requested. If you order a meat it won't be included on the board which is great. Loved the fluke and the boudin and philippine sausage.There are choices for those non meat eaters as well as an American hot dog.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great find on Randolph!!wjmrVIPDined on 7/19/2014We LOVED our meal at TETE Charceuterie! The food and device were exceptional. The four of us shared the large Charceuterie board and loved it. The pate, meats and accompaniments were exceptional!! We will be back!!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Got the Meat Sweats?mblackweVIPDined on 7/16/2014We let the waiters pick and choose the menu for our 5 person group and it was a great idea (even too much meat...)Special Features:
- TETE CharcuterieChicagoMariaVIPDined on 7/16/2014This place is excellent for charcuterie lovers! I almost always order the charcuterie board when I see it on a menu so this place was right up my alley. The charcuterie selection was great and had some really interesting choices. The entrees were more limited but also very good. Drinks were an A+! Our bartender Matt was very friendly and made some delicious drinks - we even decided to forego a table and eat at the bar since we were having such a good conversation. Chef Brian was also extremely helpful and friendly. Not to mention our server Carlos who made some wonderful recommendations. We would definitely go back and can't wait to try other dishes at this hot new charcuterie focused spot on Randolph!Special Features:
- Charcuterie DisappointmentUrbanFoodieVIPDined on 7/12/2014Listed on the Chicago Magazine "Hot List", my husband & I asked our foodie friends to join us at 7pm on a Saturday evening. Upon arrival I noticed 2/3 of the tables were empty, which is not a good sign. Our "ascot wearing" waiter was quite pompous. Was he confused and thought he was working at Sixteen @ The Trump? Then the mgr. came over to our table and asked how we heard about the restaurant. Considering the other tables were filled with suburban/tourist type, I'm sure she was surprised to see city dwellers. The food was average. Plain and simple. Maybe our expectations were set too high by our waiter, who replied "exquisite" each time we inquired about an item on the menu (?). Sadly, we will never know. We will not be returning.
- Excellent foodOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 7/11/2014Great great sausage dishes. Wondwrful avocado gazpacho. Large board had enough food to be a good start for dour people. Also great La Colombe coffer.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- OpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 7/11/2014good friendly service, fairly priced menu sausages are great - looking for more gluten free items on the menuSpecial Features:
- Great food ad servicesoptayVIPDined on 7/3/2014I was pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed the food, was concerned it would be all meat (not a bad thing). The variety was awesome and the summer salad is a must have!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Get Tete in your headRscar1VIPDined on 7/2/2014Great vibe, knowledgeable eager to please staff, decor perfectly paired with the good concept and remarkable fare!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Overall IncredibleTurkDined on 6/27/2014The restaurant has a great atmosphere, but the service and food set it apart. We got there a tad late for our reservation and they were fully accommodating to that. We were going to see a show at 7:30 and got to the restaurant around 6:15. I know that is rushing it, but it was the only time we had. The waitor immediately recognized we were in a bit of a time crunch. He made his suggestions, and we placed our orders. The small board for the appetizer was perfect. Then we tried one of the sausages as a shared appetizer round 2. Then we each got an entree (scallops and lamb, both phenomenal). Within an hour we had had 2 appetizers an entree each and a bottle of wine. We made it to the show on time with full bellies and completely satisfiedSpecial Features:
- Great food and attention to detailsOpenTable Diner Since 2006Dined on 6/18/2014Tete delivers exactly what it promises with delicious cold cuts, pates and the likes. There are still a few vegetable dishes (the garden salad is amazing!!) for everyone to find something suitable. Service was great with the owners stopping to chat. It was my birthday and they brought me a T shirt and clever cute bday card as a surprise. Was unexpected and cute! Would definitely recommend.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- $25 for 10 slices of cold cuts?ValouVIPDined on 6/7/2014This place is way overpriced. We ordered the small cold cuts board and were really disappointed by the quality and quantity. The finocchiona and one of the pates were good but the rest was not. We also ordered a merguez sausage which had nothing to do with the real Moroccan sausage. The portion was also ridiculously tiny. Honestly I don't recommend going there. It is overhyped, overpriced and the food is not particularly good.Special Features:
- Something a little differentGerryDined on 6/4/2014A meaty vision of the chefs and owners. Freshly served up sausages and patés. Small plates but somehow filling and interesting. Vodka and ginger beer cocktail a real discovery.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Outstanding New RestaurantOpenTable Diner Since 2004VIPDined on 6/2/2014The cocktails were inventive and delicious. All of the food was extremely fresh and creatively prepared and presented. Every dish was a stand out. We enjoyed the decor and the comfortable atmosphere. It didn't look as if there was a bad table in the space. The service was friendly, helpful and knowledgeable, and the pacing of the service was great.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- The following 11 reviews are from the TETE Charcuterie reviews archive.
- Gem on RandolphcitygirlDined on 5/31/2014I've been here twice for a night out with friends. The staff is extremely knowledgeable about the menu, from the wine, to the cocktails, to the food. The charcuterie is excellent, with great flavor and ample size for everyone to get several bites. Every item I've had on the menu has been exceptional in taste and presentation. This is one of my new favorite restaurants and I cannot wait to go back.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Something New and DifferenthowieVIPDined on 5/31/2014Unique. No barbeque or fried chicken. Inventive, well made sausages and pates. Real skills in the preparation. I'm not a fan of cooking with tweezers, but they make it work. Heavily labor intensive. Can't imagine the prep work Most important, the food is delicious and beautifully served and presented. Liked it a lot and will be back soonSpecial Features:
- Cured meats? YES please.ifitsnotBaroquedontfixitDined on 5/28/2014These guys are great. Do yourself a favor and have a few cured meats and cheeses. Started with the board. I've never been much into head cheese but theirs is phenomenal. I had the sweetbreads and that was well executed. My buddy, on the opposite side of the spectrum, had the hot dog. Also amazing. If you're doing encased meats in Chicago then you better have a tasty hot dog. Well done, sirs. Wine list is sweet and to the point. Great selection. Love the set up of the place. My friend let me have the view of the kitchen, best seat in the house. I met the executive chefs/owners of the joint and they were very nice and conversational. Didn't have any cocktails but they look amazing and I hear they are just as good. Go here. Now.Special Features:
- Great MeatsJenniferVIPDined on 5/28/2014The food we ordered was superb, 2 cured meats, 2 sausages, a veggie side and some pickles. Divine. Our waiter, wonderful! However, for a place that doesn't require much cooking for their food, it sure too a long time in between courses, enough time that they gave us a date cake as a comp to make up for it (which was delish). I did think the food was quite overpriced too, $10 for a Chicago dog?Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- bad service trumps the foodchicagonewbiesVIPDined on 5/24/2014We had such high expectations because of the reviews, but with so much competition in the area, you would think they would focus on both food and service. The food was fine but the service was beyond horrible. Server was actually lacking the smarts to realize that she cannot make a mistake then go to another server within line of sight of the patron to make faces and comments about the patron. Manager tried to make up by giving us a $10 card for future visit, but it was not worth using for a second visit.
- Don't go there hungry. Or at all.MelissaBDined on 5/24/2014A group of 6 of us went to dinner at Tete. When trying to order wine the bartender suggested we be more "new world" and less "old world." We were perplexed and it came off pretentious. Upon being seated we wanted a large charcuterie tray for the table. There was one option and it didn't suit us. Well too bad, it's "chef's choice" or nothing. So we ordered 6 small meat trays (and I mean small). When inquiring about their cheeses, the waitress flinched and said "the chef's is clear that this is a charcuterie and not a fromagerie." One cheese option, and worst of all, pretentious. I ordered the $34 halibut wih gnocchi which was delicious but ridiculously small (came with 2 gnocchi). $450 later we left hungry and went to eat across the street.
- Good charcuterie but $$$$$$$$frp0511VIPDined on 5/22/2014I like cured meats and terrines and sausages as much as the next guy. And Tete does a very good job with their offerings. But it's way way way too expensive. Too many personnel walking around a rather empty floor - the night we went in their were only about 1/8 of all their covers filled ... Through 9pm!Special Features:
- UnderwhelmedHauteChicago12VIPDined on 5/17/2014That's really the only word I can use to describe it. My boyfriend and I love charcuterie, and it was a hot spot, so we decided to give it a go. We waited about 40 minutes for our first drink, longer for the food, and when both came out, they were less than thrilling. The charcuterie board was bland; the head cheese, their namesake, tasted like lumped together Christmas ham. The entrees were overpriced, bland, and came out in haute cuisine style, all while The Rolling Stones Greatest Hits blared in the background. The international sausage menu and the wine list is the only thing that might save this restaurant, so skip the reservation, sit at the bar, eat sausage, and drink wine...or better yet, skip it all together.Special Features: