Mott Street

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Mott St serves a menu inspired by the post-service cravings of a hungry Ruxbin team. Partners Chef Edward Kim, Jennifer Kim, Vicki Kim and Nate Chung are proud to share feel-good comforts, spanning oyster mushrooms in miso butter, everything wings to stuffed cabbage. Mott St is family style dining and eclectic cuisine paired with a pointed beverage selection.
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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Joanna was our server and made this meal EXCEPTIONAL. She surprised us with a catfish claypot and this entree honestly made the entire meal! They have funky, yet delicious cocktails. If you can, try to get a seat outside and enjoy the meal on their patio.

d
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a charming bustling place for a fun date night!

B
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun delicious food. Great vibe. Helpful wait staff

r
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The burger was def the star of the brunch. I had heard a lot about the burger and it definitely met the expectations I had built up. THe pork jowel brunch dish was also very tasty.

E
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The outdoor seating area was nice. It was communal, but I don’t mind that sort of thing. Our server was helpful and kind, but some of the other staff that delivered our dishes were not very enthusiastic about things. No one explained what we were receiving when dishes were dropped off and people we just kind of unfriendly. The food itself was pretty inconsistent. The empanadas and bone marrow were flavorless and the sisig was super salty. The catfish dish was quite good but that was the only bright spot. Probably won’t return simply because there are so many other restaurants in the area at the same price point but with better food.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic all around. Been there multiple times. Had a group of 6 with some out of town friends so was nice try so many dishes since everything is shareable. Burger has always been a favorite and keeps us coming back every time. Can’t wait for the next!

L
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

I’m not sure I understand the rave about this place. The flavors were bland, poorly balanced and extremely disappointing.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite place in Chicago.

M
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Mott Street is one of my fave restaurants in Chicago! Great drinks, food, service. My faves are the kimchi empanadas, stuffed cabbage, mussels, burger which is why I bring groups of friends, coworkers when I get a chance.

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

Overall the dinner was mediocre. We sat outside on a nice night so the ambience was nice and The drinks were good. However, the food was completely bland and tasteless. The only good dish was the dumplings. Very disappointing, especially for the price. Will not be back.

MT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious! Made a reservation but ended up cancelling and sitting at the bar so that we could enjoy the burger. Highly recommend the burger, cocktails and the Boat Noodles!

k
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a first date on the patio. Twas perfect. If you are able to eat it, I recommend the bread! So worth it. I cannot wait to go back to try more menu items.

BH
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

Food came more than one hour after ordered.

BL
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing. The kimchi cabbage roll, the broccoli and the cauliflower remain on my tastebuds. One of my favorites

L
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything we had here was absolutely amazing! Of particular note are the coconut pancakes — I’ve never had pancakes that were as light and fluffy as these were and have been recommending them to EVERYONE I can think of. The summer melon and soju freeze was refreshing and perfect for the sunny day.

ZH
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They have the absolute best burger in Chicago! It was actually the best burger we have ever eaten. It’s a little messy, but it’s worth getting your hands a little dirty. If you go, get the burger. You will not regret it.

M
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Have driven by this place a thousand times and finally tried it for dinner. The food is very unique, everything we ordered came out in a timely manner and paced well through the meal. We tried the imperial rolls, scallops, Mott st burger, rabbit, udon kimchi noodles — the rabbit was by far the best thing we tried. Atmosphere is very noisy inside with the windows open so wouldn’t be great for any guests hard of hearing or where you want to visit a bunch. But liked the concept. Food was great, service was so-so. We’d finished our meal and waited about 20 minutes to locate our server and ask for the check, wish he wouldn’t have disappeared on us like that but overall not bad. Unique neighborhood spot.

NL
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came from france to visit Chicago. Mott Street was definitely the best restaurant we went to: thoughtful service, amazing creative food based on quality products, chill and relaxing atmosphere. I definitely recommend

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 5

Service was poor. Asked to order everything at the same time and then it all came out very quickly at almost the same time and we had 6 plates on our table. Next time we won’t order all at once because it basically ruined the meal

BB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food is good the plates are expensive and small you have to order a lot of dishes or leave hungry. My husband was raiding the refrigerator the minute we came home.

A
Chicago
49 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

2nd time been there and tried more dishes. Stuffed cabbage was really tasty. Didn't care for Steamed dumplings though as they were pretty hard and dry. Other good dishes included Skewers (Shrimp and Pork Belly), Bone Marrow, etc.

o
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was all very good; drinks not so much. When you charge $6 for a tiny glass of orange juice, it should definitely be fresh squeezed...we weren't convinced. The Mottmosa was bland and the bloody Mary was very clumping for some reason. The wok-smoked gailan was the favorite dish at the table. Atmosphere is so charming

KM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best burger in Chicago! We also had the scallops and broccoli which were also fantastic. We always sit at the bar and the staff is always friendly. Mott Street is a must try!

K
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 5

Super awkward service that continued throughout a variety of server changes. Let’s just saw we got two plates before our wine came out... The food was downright bad (we had been before) - the rice was extremely bland and dry, the pork jowl was so salty it burned your mouth, the wings were a flat note of soy sauce and were overcooked (the meat was legit dry), the scallops were the only interesting dish were cooked and seasoned correctly. Then we had the dumplings (fine), and the cabbage that had rice on the top that wasn’t “crispy”, it was actually burnt to the point that you couldn’t chew it/ it was sharp and could cut your mouth if you weren’t careful. The meat inside the cabbage was fine if crock pot pork is supposed to be special. They did the opposite of pace the meal - we felt like we were being blasted with piling plates of mediocre food. I think their reputation has proceeded them and they’re more interested in turning tables than providing a decent meal. Used to be an awesome spot in the neighborhood that has become another Chicago “hot” place to be with crappy food and service.

AK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Great food, absolutely horrible service. So bad that I wouldn't go again, or recommend to a friend. I also had to basically "fight" with the waiter to get him acknowledge my complaints--meanwhile, the table next to us had the SAME complaints, and were given free food, drinks, and apologies throughout their meal.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Service was slow. Many times our waitress was no where to be found, which is difficult considering the meals are not coursed and are served as they come out. White wine served lukewarm, cocktails weak. Some plates were great, while others were underwhelming.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Servers and wait staff were extremely rude and hostile

C
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was very good!

m
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time I dine at Mott Street I am blown away by the food and dining experience! Not only is literally everything on the menu delicious, but the ambiance (out door patio) and service exceptional! Thank you, Mott Street, for a very delicious meal!

AF
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Cocktails were good - the dishes tasted very fried, overloaded with sauce - like Chinese takeout. Expected more out of this place.

BO
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

My girlfriend and I shared 5 dishes, 2 cocktails, and a dessert and we were STUFFED. All but one item on that list thoroughly impressed us. The rabbit laap and pork sisig large dishes were our favorites, both very complex and both VERY tasty. The pork jowl medium dish and tofu small dish were also very good, both hitting on the sweeter notes. The Nam Prik Rita was my favorite cocktail, spicy and full. The dessert was also a very refined spin on mango sticky rice. All elements of it weren’t that special alone but with then combined, the flavor was just right. Mott St has become one of my top 4 restaurants in the city, up there with Kitsune, Avec, and Roister. Thank you Mott St and thank you Lindsey for an AMAZING experience.

F
New England
11 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Good menu recs from the staff. Food was amazing!! Bar service was a little slow but it was a Friday night and super packed. Good vibes all around.

WW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was incredible. Our server was very helpful!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food and service. We loved the Mott burger the most. We will definitely be back!

G
New England
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Good food and setting. I was disappointed when I asked to add a person and was told there was no room and then sat at a table for about 20 people with 14 empty seats for the duration of the meal.

AA
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the place so calm and nice to spend the night with friends. Highly recommended

DH
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Solid as always. Their fish was excellent and well executed. The sticky rice dessert was also delightful.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was incredible. Service was great. Perfect amount of food. Can’t stop thinking about it tbh.

DB
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have and I will! The food is so complete in flavor and quality!

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