Table Donkey and Stick

4.6
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
699 Reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
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.
What 699 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
SV
SeanV
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great: Hostess, bartender and server. Great place for small plates, whiskey/bourbon and cheese

NS
vipNadaS
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Are there couple years ago and was happy to go again ! Disater !!! Wasn’t able to eat it ! So sad for wasted money in Chicago where there is good food at every corner !

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always. Can’t eat here enough

PA
PrairieAve
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our group enjoyed Table Donkey and Stick. We had a larger group, and they were very accomodating as we made and changed the reservation. The servers were all very pleasant and helpful, and the food was quite good. The famous burger was very good, but the tagiatelle was even better.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I had been wanting to go for a while and it was worth it. Everything was outstanding, especially the service. The arctic char was too salty for me to finish, I should have said something when I was there but I was on a date and didn't want to make a fuss.

M
vipMeaghan
Chicago
188 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get the latkes! TD&S never disappoints and I love the cozy mountain cabin vibe.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here when the restaurant opened at 5 for a quick bite before an event nearby at 6. After talking with the waitress we decided on a board of two meats and two cheeses that

s
vipspen1024
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They always knock it out of the park! Excellent food and drink in a cozy space that highlights the ambiguous romance of the Alps and Bohemia. Is it Swiss? Austrian? Greman? Italian? Doesn't matter because you feel like you're in a Chalet a world away from Logan Square. They are also very kind at accommodating food allergies! Thank you, we will be back again soon :)

D
vipDoubleg
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were great. Will definitely be back.

EH
EladH
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Let me start by saying the food is fantastic. Not too heavy or fancy/. Too often at a high end restaurant you walk away feeling like you overate, but here the food is well-balanced and flavorful, and, most importantly memorable. My main issue is with the way the tables are setup. In the back, the shared table space ruins the experience. Diners are not warned that they’ll be sitting with strangers sitting so close you are basically dinner guests sharing in the same conversation. My wife, sitting across from me, couldn’t hear most anything I said was in direct earshot of our neighbor. Granted, this made for interesting gossip after dinner but wasn’t what I had in mind for our date. We also had to wait far too long for our “table” and the bar was full, meaning we were standing awkwardly sandwiched between the bar and brick wall while waiters passed through. Would go again but insist on a regular table.

JW
vipJanetW
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

I loved the food but felt the portions were inconsistence- meat portions and sides were much larger than fish large plates. Not a fan of long picnic tables and should be told that this is the standard seating when making a reservation.

EG
ErikaG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We had exceptional service and our starters were excellent, but both of our entrees were oversalted which put a damper on the whole meal. I had the fish and my boyfriend had the sweet potato tagliatelle.

SW
vipSarahW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Delicious food in a cozy environment! Great service! A little loud when busy but not anything you can’t talk a little louder over :-)

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall great, cozy environment. Option to sit at the bar (with some locations allowing you to watch the kitchen create your dish) or at tables in the front or back. Eclectic decor reflected on the menu ranging from a variety of European countries. Great food, atmosphere, service.

LS
LoganSq
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Awesome food, great lighting and looks very cool inside. Definitely a mixture of local regulars and those from farther areas that have heard about it.

They were about 20 min late for our reservation (stuff happens, especially on a Saturday during Restaurant Week--totally get it), but there was no sort of acknowledgment. It's also a very small restaurant, there are 6 tables in the front area and 2 communal tables in the back, not the best layout for groups of 3 or 4. There's also no waiting area, so when the restaurant is running late on reservations--which they were--there's no place to stand and unfortunately waiters and bussers will often bump into you.

Once we were seated, the server was great and the food was awesome. Would like to try it again during the week sometime.

HM
HannahM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful space and great selection, specifically for restaurant week! Can’t wait to come back! :)

JH
JamesH
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Restaurant week dinner was very nice with good cocktails but noisey

AB
AvisB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is very good and definitely not ordinary. Great drinks and wine.
Only complaint is it’s loud.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

No donkey on menu!

AM
AleksandrsM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice, hype spot in Logan square. Loved the atmosphere and the food was exceptionally good! Will definitely come again.

d
vipdaruma
Chicago
59 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
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
vipKathyP
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
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
vipXzbit
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
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
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great. Good service, great food

BJ
BonnieJ
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, fun times!

JL
vipJudyL
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
vipJenniferS
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
lamacat
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
KCall
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

S
Sarah
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food. Really good service. Highly recommend!

S
vipSarah
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They are the best

CJ
vipCaptainJoe
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
Milou
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
vipOpenTable Diner
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
ElizeG
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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

MT
MarkT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 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
Ceecee
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
vipBirdman
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

EC
EmmaC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

FAQs

Table Donkey and Stick is rated 4.6 stars by 699 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

Tweets by Table Donkey and Stick