Having been "regulars" at previous incarnation, Jane's, before attending The Trap Door Theatre (down the gangway between Mable's two storefronts), we were DELIGHTED to see modest but smart changes made. The menu brought many creative item that we very much enjoyed, along with some fine cocktails. We'll DEFINITELY return! Welcome, Mable! Sorry to see Jane's close, but another gal of this ilk is most welcome!
Great ambience and welcoming hostesses. We were seated in the adjacent room which was nicely decorated for the holidays. We started with the shrimp cocktail appetizer and enjoyed it. Our party of 4 had the filets and Delmonico steaks. All were cooked perfectly to our liking and came with their own au jus. Caesar and house salads were very good. Mashed potatoes were good but could have been a bit warmer. The dinner rolls are tiny but tasty. A bit tight between the tables but that did not inhibit our comfort. Our server was excellent and quite attentive throughout the dinner making sure we had what we needed. The apple tart for dessert was perfect! I would definitely dine here again.
Food, ambiance and service was great but alcoholic drinks were a bit watered down for me. My husband ordered a Bloody Mary and I ordered an Old Fashioned but both seemed a little underwhelming.
We loved everything we tried! The salmon tar tar was my favorite. The restaurant was nicely decorated for the holidays and the staff was great. I’ll definitely be back to try brunch!
Excellent Bucktown spot that does great comfort food and other great items. The Mac & Cheese was awesome. Friendly staff too.
Amazing ambience, food, and service! Highly recommended!
Good effort from the staff and very friendly but didn’t live up to the reviews. “Amazing brick chicken” was dry. 11 ingredient chop chop salad was underwhelming. Won’t be back unfortunately.
We travel from the South Loop in order to attend the Trap Door Theater that is adjacent (just behind) Mable's Table, which used to be Jane's. The restaurant was very busy the night we visited (for the second time) on Dec 28. They have expanded the normal seating area into the former private-dining area. The menu has changed, with some additional items, but MUCH more attention must be paid to preparation, service, and "sides". We found that our waiter was unknowledgeable although seemingly well-intentioned. Bread service is TERRIBLE. We waited about 15 minutes for a "bread serving waiter" to wonder around seemingly not knowing which table to serve until our waiter pointed him to our table. We then each received one TERRIBLE "parker-house roll" I'd call it--kind of sweet and doughy. Just like the good old days in Chicago back in the 1960s. My wife ordered the white fish, which was a soggy mess (frozen?). I ordered the daily special of prime rib, which was very good and well prepared. It was served plain with juice, just right. BUT THE JUICE CALLED FOR SOME DECENT BREAD, NOT THE HORRIBLE LITTLE ROLLS THAT TASTE LIKE THEY'RE FRESH OUT OF THE BOX FROM A DOLLAR STORE. Available beverages are adequate.
Top notch from beginning to end!
Fantastic we had a great time and would highly recommend
We are fans of this new hot spot. Dinner several times and brunch most recently. Dinner has been spot on but brunch was lacking a little bit. Server didn’t understand English completely and missed a few specifics about how we wanted food prepared. Not a big deal but will ensure order is correct next time. Chef, amazing venture and what a home run. Open the wall between the two rooms?
Outstanding Ribeye at a great value
Fantastic! Glad we checked out the spot before it blows up.
Pros: Easy location given proximity to highway. Meatballs. Whitefish with crab. Lamb. Wedge salad. Table was huge and inviting (table for 6 in back room). Atmosphere. Service and attentiveness.
Caveats: Salmon tartar and truffle/crab mac were underwhelming (not enough flavor). Mixed review on Porchetta (some bites tasted absolutely amazing but too high of a fat to meat ratio). Wine list too limited. Out of oysters the night we were there.
Glad to have them in the neighborhood! Owners and staff are very personable. Brunch was great too.