Balena Pop Up (at Dutch & Doc's)

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$30 and under
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On August 8, 2017, during a full dinner service, an electrical fire broke out in the ceiling above the kitchen at Balena. Despite the quick response from the Chicago Fire Department, Balena suffered extensive fire, smoke, and water damage.

Our beloved Balena was taken from us quickly, and without warning. She is remembered fondly among the culinary community in Chicago and holds a very special place in our hearts. She was home to celebrations for many, from birthdays to engagements, so it feels appropriate that we commemorate her with a deserved farewell.

From November 1st - December 31st, please join us for a pop-up dinner experience that will serve as a celebration of life for Balena at 3600 N. Clark Street (Dutch and Doc’s). A menu highlighting your favorite dishes ranging from the Tagliolini Nero with Sea Urchin and Crab to the Lemon Kale Orecchiette will be available from Executive Chef Chris Pandel, Balena alumni, and friends.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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American, Seafood, Italian
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Hours of operation
Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(773) 360-0207
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chris Pandel
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Cross street
Clark and Addison
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wi-Fi available, Wine