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Table Donkey and Stick

4.6
4.6
693 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary European, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (773) 486-8525

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Justin Moser

  • Private party facilities

    Table, Donkey and Stick is available for parties, celebrations and other events with customized menu and beverage options. A glass-enclosed private dining room with fireplace and access to patio is available for up to 25 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Matthew Sussman: (855) 826-2481

  • Neighborhood

    Logan Square

  • Cross street

    Fairfield

  • Parking details

    Free street parking is available directly in front of the restaurant on Armitage Ave. Paid parking is available across from the restaurant on Fairfield.

  • Public transit

    The restaurant is under 1/2 mile from the California and Western stops on the Blue Line. The restaurant is also accessible via the Armitage and California buses.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 693 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. SV

    SeanV

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great: Hostess, bartender and server. Great place for small plates, whiskey/bourbon and cheese
  2. NS

    NadaS

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 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 !
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious as always. Can’t eat here enough
  4. PA

    PrairieAve

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 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.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 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.
  6. M

    Meaghan

    Chicago

    209 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    209 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Get the latkes! TD&S never disappoints and I love the cozy mountain cabin vibe.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 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
  8. s

    spen1024

    Chicago

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 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 :)
  9. D

    Doubleg

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service were great. Will definitely be back.
  10. EH

    EladH

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 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.
  11. JW

    JanetW

    Chicago

    40 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 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.
  12. EG

    ErikaG

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 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.
  13. SW

    SarahW

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 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 :-)
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 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.
  15. LS

    LoganSq

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 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.
  16. H

    Hannah

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful space and great selection, specifically for restaurant week! Can’t wait to come back! :)
  17. JH

    JamesH

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Restaurant week dinner was very nice with good cocktails but noisey
  18. AB

    AvisB

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food is very good and definitely not ordinary. Great drinks and wine. Only complaint is it’s loud.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    No donkey on menu!
  20. AM

    AleksandrsM

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    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.
  21. d

    daruma

    Chicago

    64 reviews

    4.0

    64 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.
  22. KP

    KathyP

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 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.
  23. X

    Xzbit

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 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.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great. Good service, great food
  25. BJ

    BonnieJ

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service, fun times!
  26. JL

    JudyL

    Chicago

    98 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    98 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!
  27. JS

    JenniferS

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    This is a really fun place with great food. Expensive for what it is, but still very good. Service was excellent.
  28. D

    Diner

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    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.
  29. KC

    KCall

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our favorite spot. It never disappoints. Keep doing what you’re doing!
  30. S

    Sarah

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food. Really good service. Highly recommend!
  31. S

    Sarah

    Chicago

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They are the best
  32. CJ

    CaptainJoe

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 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
  33. M

    Milou

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 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.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing dinner with excellent service! Every bite was better than the last! Should be on everyone’s list.
  35. EG

    ElizeG

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Service was exceptional. Our waiter was very nice and attentive!
  36. MT

    MarkT

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious, service was great, overall experience was incredible!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Most of the food was delicious. Our salad was just ok. Service was excellent.
  38. C

    Ceecee

    Milwaukee

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 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.
  39. B

    Birdman

    Pittsburgh

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Excellent food and service with an interesting (cozy) atmosphere. Will be back.
  40. EC

    EmmaC

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    AMAZING MEAL as always took care of all gluten-allergy concerns & excited to go back!

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Table Donkey and Stick is rated 4.6 stars by 693 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Fairfield

  • Neighborhood

    Logan Square

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary European, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Free street parking is available directly in front of the restaurant on Armitage Ave. Paid parking is available across from the restaurant on Fairfield.

  • Public transit

    The restaurant is under 1/2 mile from the California and Western stops on the Blue Line. The restaurant is also accessible via the Armitage and California buses.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Justin Moser

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (773) 486-8525

  • Private party facilities

    Table, Donkey and Stick is available for parties, celebrations and other events with customized menu and beverage options. A glass-enclosed private dining room with fireplace and access to patio is available for up to 25 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Matthew Sussman: (855) 826-2481

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