Table Donkey and Stick

4.7
634 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.
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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Extremely loud in the back dining area, more loud than is acceptable. Food is incredible and service is great.

TH
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Warm casual setting, but a touch unrefined. Good neighborhood destination with unusual Alpine-referenced menu. Each dish offered a unique flavor and while quantities were not over-generous, we shared nearly all of the dishes. Good bar menu as well. There appeared to be a nice garden and a small sidewalk seating area. Recommended.

JB
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of the more inventive restaurants on the Chicago dining scene. Menu changes frequently, using what is currently fresh, and they aren't afraid to try unique/interesting ingredients in their dishes, which always seem to work so well with the dish. Wine list is always great, and if you aren't certain what you want with your meal, Matt is always spot on with his recommendations. Definitely a do not miss restaurant.

B
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our "go to" place! A hidden gem that never disappoints. Super food and fantastic service. We highly recommend TDandS.

CA
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Small place with very limited space between tables. To be honest, decor and ambiance seem a little dingy, and restrooms have moldy/stale odor. Food was overall a 3. Appetizers were great. Loved the charcuterie board with the cold meats and duck liver mousse. However, the small plates were very salty and main dishes (we had the salmon and pork) were average. Desserts were disappointing.

BC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We stopped in for a drink and appetizer. Had a charcuterie board recommended by the chef. Great food, cool environment.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

“Meh” service paired with a 50 min wait for three burgers for our group equals something I’ll never write home about. I read great reviews of the burger and I would rather eat at Culver’s. WAY better burgers elsewhere in Chicago with wait times that don’t equal almost an hour. Byeeee Felicia.

KK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

Meh, perhaps we’re not hip enough. This is basically a hole in the wall neighborhood spot with 4* prices. Even the menus (paper) were dirty and worn. We weren’t crazy about our only view of the bank of mismatched restaurant stainless fridges outside (and through a dirty window). Definitely wouldn’t go back.

MJ
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is delicious and the staff is great. Get the sunflower bread—it is delicious! When the weather is right, the back patio is a cozy place to dine as well!

CL
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great restaurant with a casual vibe and upscale food. Most everything we ate was delicious and the staff was very kind and responsive. Small food & drink menu's but great selections.

n
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Table Donkey Stick has been winning us over -- the summer menu is just fantastic. There's nothing bad on the menu and the strawberry dumpling dessert special is truly spectacular. I also appreciate that they'll make me mocktails when I can't drink.

CF
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing and the staff was extremely helpful.

JA
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server was friendly, helpful and efficient. The food was spectacular, from the charcuterie board to the asparagus salad to both the halibut and the suckling pig. We were at a table right by the host stand, and even the hostess helped out when needed. I look forward to returning when the weather is better and sitting out back.

B
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always better than I expect. And I have high expectations.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed every part of the experience. The charcuterie was to die for.

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorites. This place never disappoints. They have a great staff and amazing food/drinks.

JM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delishes and creative food . Very yammi. Cozy restaurant, great for a date and a group. Rotating menue, cool drinks and huge wine and beer list.
Definitely will be coming back over and over.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, if you’re in the mood for small plates and an awesome charcuterie board this is your place.

J
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Inventive dishes, knowledgeable & friendly staff, great beverage program. They have a lovely patio, but unfortunately we couldn't get a seat even though there were tables available throughout our visit. Not sure how to specify that on the reservation. So we took a table with a view of the patio and had to contend with the door to it slamming every five seconds. This is a lovely place, and we will definitely return, but next time I'll call in the reservation so we get the full experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It was muddy in back where we sat.

EC
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went on a Monday night, thus having an opportunity to enjoy the burgers of the week. Had a couple meats, a couple cheeses, a couple burgers, and a lovely evening.

AN
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great food, great experience as always. Tds is stellar. My favorite restaurant

D
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was delicious. Everything was great, the best burger ever. Definitely pricey but an experience not worth missing. The wait staff was super informative and happy help parse the menu. I went with a lot of their suggestions and was very impressed.

BB
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Went for my birthday with the family. Fun, little spot. The first appearance is a bar, but behind the bar holds a cute dining area, indoors and outdoors. We decided to sit outdoors, and we luckily sat in the corner, probably the best place to sit in my opinion. First impression: noise level was quiet but still busy. The waiter was nice, humorous, but quiet and hard to hear. Took us a while to decide and order; the waiter recommended three to five items on each side of the page. The bread and cheese were the BEST! All the food was very unique and delicious. Grilled lamb leg with the lentils and creamed chard and the potato latkes were delicious. For dessert, I was given a manchego and quince ice cream which was uniquely delicious (I was the one to finish it). We all enjoyed the rose and rhubarb ice cream. Overall, the food was delicious, but I was stuffed in the end. I would recommend only ordering three items on each side (we ordered five on each). For sure a hidden gem I would recommend to all my friends and for sure return to!

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

I wanted to love this place, but after all would likely not return. We celebrated a very special occasion and indicated that in our reservation, yet there was no acknowledgment of it whatsoever. The oat bread was so burnt, only half of it was edible, the halibut itself was cold when served. We ordered desert, but it just seemed it like a disconnect to to menu. Tried to order wine by the glass and weren’t really sure of the different options, but no advise/recco was given. $200 dinner that was mediocre at best

S
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chris was a terrific server, the support staff was on point, and all of the food was amazing. We had a great experience. The duck liver mousse alone is worth coming back for.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food and excellent service.

CM
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Gals night!

TV
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favorite restaurant in Chicago. Amazing house made charcuterie and fresh baked bread. Beautifully curated wine list.

KH
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved dining here, perfect shareable plates and great service.

AE
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, excellent service, lively crowd, great cocktails and nice wine list. Will return for sure

KH
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Such a wonderful meal! The dining space is very small, so while the noise level is not loud by any means, it does feel like you're talking over the other guests at times. The food was fantastic and our server was very knowledgeable about the menu items. He gave us some fantastic recommendations since it was our first time. Looking forward to going back again.

MP
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best dining experiences I've had in a long time because every small dish we ordered was cooked supremely well - and paired with just the right flavors/greens. We had bacon tartine, scallops, lamb leg w/ lentils and salad. You can appreciate the thought and careful oversight that goes into each. I'll be going back!

CT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious and nuanced flavor combinations. The charcuterie and cheeses were exciting. We loved the smoked trout spread and the recommended cheese on their awesome house-made breads. We also loved the bacon tartine; it was beautiful with flower petals on it and so good. For the main course I had halibut which was mellow but seasoned perfectly, cooked in an oil bath—that sounds oily but it wasn’t at all. The vegetables served with the halibut were unexpected with bright spring flavors, including the spring lima beans. They were a revelation (I normally hate them!) I also had a bite of the burger and it really was the best I ever had (I do love mushrooms though).

YR
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Good food, pleasant service, extremely noisy space.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Luv me some TDS

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was impeccable

NW
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent place to hang out and enjoy a great meal. Cheese, charcuterie, great bar, homemade breads, knowledgeable sommelier, friendly team, no-fuss vibe, good value... what’s not to love?

MN
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great choices for starters and meal. All was presented well and great taste.

JE
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very relaxing evening.. enjoyed eating at the bar and the conversation with the bartender. The salmon and the pate appetizers were delicious, although small. We came for the burger, and it did not disappoint. High quality meat grilled to perfection.

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