Table Donkey and Stick

4.6
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678 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary European
Located on the edge of Logan Square, Table, Donkey and Stick is a neighborhood restaurant offering seasonal fare and a unique selection of beer, wine and spirits honoring the eating and drinking traditions of the Alps. The restaurant has been named a best new restaurant by Chicago Magazine and awarded a Bib Gourmand by the Guide Michelin.

Our menu features creative, seasonally driven small and large plates, complemented by a rotating selection of charcuterie and artisan cheeses. The kitchen works with local farmers and whole animals whenever possible; all breads and charcuterie items are made in-house.

Table, Donkey and Stick is a place to gather with friends in a warm and comfortable environment. The focus is on the table: a place for food and drink, but also for story-telling and fellowship.

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Join us for a special five course tasting menu from our chefs featuring oysters, pheasant galantine, lamb and more. The menu is $80/person and will be served in place of our normal a la carte menu. All dietary restrictions can be accommodated with advance notice.

Saturday, February 15, 2020

What 678 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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Chicago
54 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Outstanding flavors on the food. Do you really need new silverwear for every course? Temperature in the room was cold, hot, cold never just right. Small portions but good value during restaurant week.

KP
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We were disappointed with our experience with this restaurant from the beginning. Upon announcing ourselves to the hostess, she pointed to a table for two in the bar against the wall near the window; the table had not been cleared and we realized later that there was a space heater next to it because it was cold in that corner. The server did come over and apologize about the mess and she cleared the table but no one pointed out the space heater or asked if we would prefer to wait for a different table. They knew the area was cold hence the space heater. Once we realized the heater was there my husband spent the night making sure his coat on the back of his chair stayed clear of it. We did not complain but hoped things would improve, we were there for a much needed night out, not an opportunity to instruct restaurant staff on how to care for patrons. We had never been to Table Donkey Stick before and based on the just above average food (husbands steak was very chewy) and lack of professionalism we will not return.

X
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience1

The ambiance nearly ruined what was an otherwise nice evening. The restaurant is small and they really pack you in there. The back of the restaurant is communal-style seating, so there’s little-to-no privacy—that is, if you can hear the person across from you.

We were stuck sharing the room with a table of 10-12 behind us, and while this is a singular experience for the evening, it goes to show that a large party can stain the atmosphere. At one point I was yelling across the table to the person I was dining with. It was quite difficult to hear the other person talk, much less hear yourself think.

The service and food were good. The staff were attentive and the value for the meal was also strong (we attended during restaurant week).

One last thing to point out is that on the menu, they disclose a 2% service charge for employee health insurance as optional. Yet, when the check came, the 2% is automatically applied. It’s an admirable goal but the optics and execution were in - excuse the pun - quite poor taste.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great. Good service, great food

BJ
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, fun times!

JL
Chicago
90 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Want to return and try some of the other creative dishes. Good food, pleasant service and something a bit different!

JS
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This is a really fun place with great food. Expensive for what it is, but still very good. Service was excellent.

l
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great Service | Ambiance | A bit overpriced
Despite the ridiculous name, it's a nice neighborhood wine bar with solid dinner dishes and very good wine pairings. I've been several times and always had excellent service. The food is seasonal and tasty, and it has a really lovely cozy/rustic (but refined) ambiance. However, for the portion size and ambiance, it feels overpriced. Not a great place to go for a casual week night dinner or if you are very hungry.

We recently had the 5-course prix fixe. At $80 pp (+ $40 wine pairing), we expected to leave feeling like we had had a full meal (spoiler: we ate again shortly after). The 3 beginning courses were about 2 bites each (small charcuterie board, a sliver of smoked salmon, and 1 dumpling); the entree was reasonable (4 scallops); and the dessert was meh (a very olive-oil tasting olive oil cake).

Will probably go again because it's solid and convenient, but not a place I'd write home about.

KC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite spot. It never disappoints. Keep doing what you’re doing!

S
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food. Really good service. Highly recommend!

S
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They are the best

CJ
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience2

I have been there before and had a good experience. I was looking forward to duck on Christmas even it was dried out and tasteless. It was like sausage that was over cooked. Bathrooms a bit dirty

M
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wonderful, eclectic European Alps food choices. Creamy, rich cheeses with overflowing earthy deliciousness. Outstanding service and lots of choices. Only issue being by the north exit door, the staff went outside frequently while working and the door bangs loudly shut each time. Fix the door and the ambiance will greatly improve.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner with excellent service! Every bite was better than the last! Should be on everyone’s list.

EG
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Service was exceptional. Our waiter was very nice and attentive!

MT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, service was great, overall experience was incredible!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Most of the food was delicious. Our salad was just ok. Service was excellent, but it's a little expensive for what you get

C
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

I loved the food and the ambiance but we had to wait 45 minutes for a table we had made reservations for. The host informed us we were “just waiting on the current people to leave.” The restaurant did nothing to hurry the table as my party grew increasingly agitated as we had to stand in the small hallway for 45 minutes waiting for the table. Besides a few “thanks for your patience” comments there was nothing done to address the situation.

B
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food and service with an interesting (cozy) atmosphere. Will be back.

EC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING MEAL as always took care of all gluten-allergy concerns & excited to go back!

TC
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here after reading a Chicago Tribune article saying they had the best burger in town and wow Bethany wow it was amazing. Also had the duck and a charcuterie plate. Best food and great service.

L
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience5

We were hugely disappointed with our first time experience and embarrassed as we hosted two of our close friends. While the ambiance and set up were lovely, the value for this entire experience was absolutely outrageous. The portion sizes are insulting and the price tag is really laughable. The table service was certainly lacking and not aligned with the high end prices. The cutlery was handed out to us rather than nicely presented and the waiter almost poked my eye out as he was turning with the cutlery from out person to another - he was standing I was seated - it was really ridiculous. To say the least, we left disappointed and angry. Not going back. Donkey and Stick should be embarrassed about their serving sizes and review their pricing.

GC
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Cosy neighborhood restaurant with interesting food and good service.

KM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the Brussels sprouts, burger and char, all excellent! Very cozy spot!

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience1

I liked the food. I had counter seating. I would not recommend counter seating because i spent most of my time looking at one of the chef’s behind and it looked more like a washing station. But the food was interesting and plenty of vegetable options for a low- meat person like myself.

NK
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food and drinks were all good. The cheese board was very good, if small. Is a good neighborhood spot for an easy dinner out.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very intimate space. Pricier than your average. Highly, highly recommend the duck liver mousse and getting a cheese & charcuterie board.

CH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent food and service!

B
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has been one of our "go to" places for several years. They never disappoint!

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great experience.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time catching up over wine and charcuterie! Service was great as always.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really impressive

TT
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Table Donkey and Stick is probably my favorite place to eat in Chicago. Their menu is always superb. The service is impeccable.

J
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service!

BP
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, ambiance and service was amazing! Will definitely be back!!

C
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

"I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in friends home. I definitely would return to try the bratwurst.

The potato latkas was amazing and the smoked whitefish was super savory. The table was split on the steak – one person thought it was great, but another felt that the tastes didn't quite mesh. It was a great choice for my birthday, as they brought out a flight of dessert which made us feel special.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant in every way.

AK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great charcuterie. Sat outside on patio on beautiful September evening. Friendly staff. Highly recommended.

NC
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great price and great food! We went to the Pop up Dinner they have going on every Monday night and shared everything. Food was very reasonably priced and delicious. Great wine as well. Will be going back to sit on the patio with friends. Staff was super friendly and music was great. :-)

KC
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great wine, excellent waiter! Will definitely go back again.

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