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About Appellation

An extension of the Pastoral retail store, Appellation offers guests a simple but amazing approach to food and wine with a sense of place, in a warm, inviting space.

The restaurant’s name and menu inspires guests to appreciate the place of origin for each ingredient and wine pairing, as well as the farmers and producers with whom Pastoral has built great relationships over time.

5212 North Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60640
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Wine Bar

Hours of Operation:
- Wine Bar -
Tuesday- Thursday 4:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Open for Drinks
Friday - Saturday 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m. Open for Drinks
Sunday 4:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

- Dining Room -
DINNER SERVICE
Monday - Saturday 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m
Sunday 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m

BRUNCH
Saturday & Sunday 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Dinning room is open for Pastoral Sandwich Counter Service every day
from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Cross Street:
Foster

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(773) 358-7181 ext. 293

Website:
http://www.appellationchicago.com/

Private Party Facilities:
Located in Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood, Appellation serves approachable and rustic dishes with a sense of place. With four different private event spaces a variety of custom menus to choose from, Appellation can elevate any celebration, shower, birthday, or meeting.

Private Party Contact:
Rachel Carlsen: (312) 226-4382 ext. 216

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Wine

Appellation Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.1

ambience

4.5

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (6)
Great for Brunch (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
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Good for a Date (4)
People Watching (3)
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Bar Seating (2)
Business Meals (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Authentic (1)
Fun (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Healthy (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Special Occasion (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The food is delicious and the service is excellent. My coffee never got lower than half the cup and food comes out quickly.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Quality ingredients were the star of the show. Had a lovely brunch--especially the bottomless mimosas were a highlight!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 1, 2017

This was our second visit to Appellation. The first time we were with three other couples and we sat at the table in the front room surrounded by wines. The service was excellent, and the manager (I believe his name was Anter) was very attentive, funny and engaging, discussing the menu and wines etc. Our second visit was with another couple and we were seated in the main dining room. Our server was not very engaging or friendly (did not speak to us except to take our orders) and the service was slow in between courses. The food was good but they did over cook my "medium" burger. We had the crab dip, fries and the chorizo meatballs to start and the chicken thighs, spaghetti and meatballs and a burger for the main dishes. I'd still go back as its a nice neighborhood spot.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 24, 2017

I really wanted to like this place but it seemed like extreme amatuer hour. The bartender was our waiter which led to very long waits for drinks, and ordering, which didn't make any sense, there were only 3 other tables occupied in the restaurant. The cheese plate i ordered was very good since the restaurant is attached to a cheese and wine store. My main course was another story it was horrible. Incredibly over cooked and uninspired. I will not be back unless it were for a drink and some cheese.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Hamburger not well done;new one cooked well. Small cheese plate offered in the interim. It's all good!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

The food is consistently good and the staff are all so accommodating and kind. The wine list is exceptional and the place, overall, has such a warm feeling. I am a fan

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Quick Bite, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Excellent organic and specialty foods, well presented in an open concept space with a cool vibe. I appreciate the high quality food, and that the staff are knowledgeable about the ingredients and products. I learned about a few cheeses I had never tried before during the meal.
It would be great if the noise level could be brought down a bit.

Tags: People Watching, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Absolutely awesome. Great atmosphere, great wines, and superb service. The cheese plates are incredible.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Fun
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 15, 2017

I left a less than stellar review about 4 months ago regarding service, once again we had a less than lovely evening. The food is what brings me back, but guys, get it together. we were served a plate with a giant chip on the top, blatantly obvious had the staff attempted to look at what they were serving; would have expected an apology from the server, instead a replacement plate was dropped in front of me without a word. On clearing the table the server dropped my knife onto my shorts, again without an apology or let me get you some soda and a fresh napkin to wipe off. At over $100 for two people with only two cocktails should expect a more refined staff experience.

Tags: People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 14, 2017

It took a long time for the food to arrive so I suggest ordering a few courses. Food and service were good. A few dishes were pretty small in comparison to their cost.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Outstanding service and very accommodating for vegetarians.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Great fresh frittata served with wheat toast and the most delicious homemade blueberry jam! A great place for brunch with friends.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, People Watching, Healthy, Great for Brunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Have been here before. Excellent service; suggestions for wine and food were spot on.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Appellation was fantastic as always. We went on a Tuesday when they offer retail price on the wine. We shared a number of small plates and the French Cheese Slate. They were so kind to accommodate our pregnant friend who could not have unpasteurized cheese. I highly recommend this spot and I will be back soon.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Pleasant place to enjoy good food with friends. When cheese is an important ingredient, they won’t disappoint.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Afternoon Coffee, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite, Seasonal, Casual, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 22, 2017

We enjoyed it but at one point it was SO loud I just wanted to leave. The front room is just an echo chamber.

Excellent cheese and meat boards to gmake with the wine!

Tags: Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 9, 2017

This restaurant has promise, if they can improve their kitchen service. Brunch for a party of four arrived 45 minutes after we sat down over a duration of 15 minutes instead of all at once as would be expected at a restaurant. One person's meal appears to have been completely forgotten by the kitchen staff. Crispy potatoes were inedible as they were burned, but server did remove them from the bill. Please note that the restaurant was not at all crowded during our brunch but server provided the excuse that the kitchen was "slammed".

Additionally, only some time after we had ordered did the server inform our party that what we had ordered, which was still printed on the menu, is no longer being offered at the restaurant.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Great selections of wine and cheese, great wait staff, delicious and unique main dishes. Has a good happy hour on Tues-Thurs with wine flights. Glad we found this place!

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Delightful brunch with inventive meal items. The ricotta fritters with passionfruit curd were excellent. Great energy in this space and accommodating staff.

Tags: Casual, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Always the best. Great wine, great cheese, great food, great people.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Great Father's Day Brunch. Our food was upscale and delicious. Different from other offerings on Clark St. Good service. Glad I chose this place!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 10, 2017

It was a hectic night during a summer street festival. The service was fantastic given the chaos! Great job by the management and staff to keep things running smoothly.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Decent wine list. Lackluster service. Small but intriguing menu.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Great brunch! Loved the bottomless mimosas & the brunch plate. Definitely trybthe grilled cheese French toast & ricotta fritters.

Tags: Romantic, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Service was poor. Wait staff basically hid out. Cheese gouda plate was okay and the smoked meat plate was ok. This is more of a place to drink wine than a place to enjoy dinner.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 25, 2017

I love this place! Good wine and cheese, what more could you want? Can't wait to come back!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Organic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Food has always been excellent, especially the appetizers. I had a spaghetti and (lamb) meatball dish which didn't knock my socks off , but this isn't an Italian restaurant.
It can be loud, but not to the point of making conversation difficult.
This time getting a mixed drink from the bar was very slow, and food was a bit been slow in coming - two hours today for 4 people and no deserts.
Overall, we have been there a half dozen times and will be back, just figure out your speed of service issue.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Great service! The staff was very helpful and provided a lot of insight in to their products! Would definitely recommend and come back again for a date night!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Normally this is a wonderful experience, however the restaurant had an off night. Many things forgotten this time. Our server forgot to mention what they ran out of until we ordered, he forgot our wine chiller, my garnish for cocktail number 2 was missing, and very delayed. The check was delayed, and not picked up by the server at all. We had to flag down the hostess to move things along; she looked at us as if she had no idea what we were implying needed to be done with it. The 10 or so other times when one of the owners was present things were different, perhaps when the cats away? We hope this was a one time problem, we really enjoy the place otherwise.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on May 20, 2017

The brunch is always delicious and the ambiance is easy. I do wich they still had the amazingly wonderful artisan crafted blueberry jam.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Very good restaurant, wine bar and cheese store. We enjoyed the frittata, baked eggs, smoked salmon and crepes.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on May 12, 2017

The Maitre D'and staff were tremendously attentive and helpful when I threw my husband a surprise birthday gathering. We were able to bring in a cake from a local bakery and they treated everyone generously while celebrating with us the entire evening-highly recommend!!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 7, 2017

Definitely not a first-timer here, but this was my first brunch (I'm a sucker for a bottomless mimosas special!).

Had a great time visiting with friends in a comfortable and relaxed setting! Food was terrific. Try the curd fritters and the grilled cheese French toast (yes they give the good ole grilled cheese sandwich the French toast treatment!). And for an entree, I loved the fondue cheese burger!

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on April 25, 2017

An excellent skate wing with leek purée, served by attentive staff. The wine was from their shop with no upcharge. A real neighborhood gem at a Tuesday night price point. Brava!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Organic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 23, 2017

First time at Appellation, but it won't be my last! The food was wonderful and reasonably priced. Service could have been a little more attentive (had to flag the host down for coffee refill) but we weren't in any hurry, so it wasn't a problem. Overall, quite pleased with this place!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Always leave slightly disappointed. For the numerous times here, the service is always aloof and you have to ask for things multiple times, inquire as to whether the glass of wine or order of food is indeed on its way or they forgot to place the order. Compared to the Lakeview location the food is mediocre. Lamb meatballs are spicy and flavorful, other dishes lack any defining character such as the grilled cheese that's 80% bread with one glob of congealed cheese in the center and a thin slice of ham that covers up any evidence of there wanting to be more to the sandwich. I'll always frequent their lakeview location and now avoid this one.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Food, waiter and drinks were all great, with the exception that it took over 30 minutes for my friend to get her Old Fashioned. She was brought a glass of champagne during the wait, and it was taken off the bill, but still not really clear why it took so long.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 12, 2017

Service wasn't great, wasn't there when needed, was there when not. Hovering. Bit snobbish: food wasn't as great as expected.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Quick Bite
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on April 12, 2017

A great spot in Andersonville this is an offshoot of Pastoral. Really nice selection of wines by the glass with good suggestions (and tastes) available from our server, Walter. Nice small plates to share by a sunny window facing Clark Street. Will definitely be back!

Tags: Romantic, Bar Seating, Authentic, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 8, 2017

I was introduced to this place by a friend one afternoon where we shared a bottle of wine. We decided to return for an actual meal and had brunch. Everything was delicious and they were not stingy with the bottomless mimosas - which is always a plus. Def a new favorite place to stop in to when in the Andersonville neighborhood.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fun, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Casual, Notable Wine List, Disabled Access, Healthy, Local Ingredients, People Watching, Tasting Menu, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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