We had never been to this restaurant before. We also had not looked up their menu online. The hostess only provided us with the Dinner Menu, which only has the option for a preset charcuterie board (either meat, cheese, or combo). We were completely surprised that a place focused on charcuterie would have such a limited charcuterie menu. Even though we neglected to look up the menu online and were thus unaware of the entire ala carte charcuterie menu, how does a restaurant forget to provide a table with their primary menu? Maybe the menu was on the back though and we missed it? If so, "face palm," but regardless the board we got was just not worth the price.
We ordered the combination charcuterie and cheese plate (again, thinking it was our only option) from the Dinner Menu. For 38.00 dollars, we received a fairly large board, containing primarily different pates. I think we got maybe two salami style charcuterie options, and the remainder was all different forms of pate. Don't get me wrong -- I love pate, but I was expecting more variety. Additionally, the cheese section was almost non-existent (I actually thought they had forgotten to give use the combo board till I looked closely) and, similar to the charcuterie, lacked variety. Also, it took an extraordinary amount of time to receive the charcuterie -- the waitress said they had a mix up in the kitchen, which was fine -- mistakes happen.
Aside from the charcuterie, the rest of the food was lack luster and not really memorable.
We had charcuterie again at a different restaurant in Logan Square on Sunday night (two days later) that was exquisite. We will be going there from now on to satisfy any charcuterie cravings since we were so disappointed by Tete. Not sure why it is listed as a top ten in Chicago -- it was also fairly empty on a Friday night in Chicago, which, I think, is saying something.