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Trenchermen

4.3
1002 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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Trenchermen is a neighborhood restaurant and bar located in the heart of Wicker Park. Chef Patrick Sheerin's modern American cuisine provides a refined yet approachable dining experience for the heartiest of eaters and drinkers.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Organic
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Hours of operation
Closed
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Phone number
(773) 661-1540
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Pat Sheerin
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Cross street
North/Damen/Milwaukee
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Parking details
Valet available Wednesday-Saturday evenings

Abundant street parking available along North Avenue (free on Sundays)
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Public transit
Rail: CTA Blue Line, Damen stop
Bus: CTA North Ave (#72), Damen (#50), Milwaukee (#56)
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Entertainment
Uncanned Music Vinyl Listening in the Trenchermen bar every Wednesday from 7:30pm to Midnight
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.3  based on all time ratings
4.2
food
4.2
service
4.4
ambience
4.0
value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2016

Sorry to see this place close. Their burger is the best.

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OpenTable Diner (Miami)
2.0  Dined on December 27, 2016

The food was good but it took way too long to be served. Once we complained they gave us complimentary bread. It did not occur to them to give us the bread until we complained because we sat there for at least 30 minutes between our appetizers and meals.

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motzradio (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on December 27, 2016

Jasmine was fantastic. Service was impeccable. Food was amazing- especially those pickle tots. Wow!
We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves tucked into the world of long-ago Turkish baths. Creativity flowed from the kitchen to the interiors. Would go again in a heartbeat.

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VenetianMaskGuy (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on December 26, 2016

Really enjoyed the experience here. Got there early so it wasn't crowded and was quite quiet. Great decor. I'm sorry to see they're closing to rebrand. Ciabatta bread was so warm and good. Hopefully they keep the pickled tots.

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vipDisappointed (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on December 17, 2016

Great server! She was very nice and gave us good recommendations. Food was nice. Avocado toast should come on different bread - it was a bit too hard.

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vipFish (Berlin)
4.0  Dined on December 16, 2016

Food, drinks, and atmosphere are terrific. In contrast, the service seemed a bit sterile and awkward at times.

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JamesL (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 12, 2016

Our server was amazing. She had the best recommendations for everything.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on December 11, 2016

Trenchermen never disappoints. I hope that it continues to be consistently good after the rebranding.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 11, 2016

Stunning venue...cleverly turned a Turkish Bath into a world class restaurant. We attended a Sunday brunch, which may be the best value in the history of the world, especially for a Michelin Star restaurant. The food was interesting, creative and exceedingly good. Three of us shared multiple dishes, which allowed for fun and a mini-tasting. Highly recommend.

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vipjbl123 (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on December 10, 2016

Went for a birthday dinner and enjoyed the atmosphere, the cocktails, and the food. We had Hot Toddies and they were the best I've ever had! Then appetizers: pork rib was so flavorful ad the octopus vesuvio was unique and wonderful. For main, we split the scallops which were a knockout. However, the brussels sprouts dish was a bit overcooked and lacked balance (way too much curry). Here's the issue, though -- the service was truly subpar. The server paid virtually no attention to us after he took the order. The food came out really really slowly (it was a Saturday night, relatively early, and not that crowded) without explanation. I don't expect being attended to every minute, but this guy just disappeared.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 10, 2016

Sorry this place is closing. Always been an enjoyable spot for dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 6, 2016

Went on a Tuesday evening so it was slow and quiet. At the bar, we grabbed a drink before dinner but out of the 4 bartenders no one made eye contact or served us for at least 20 minutes. There were 3 other people at the bar so it wasn't that we couldn't be seen. Kind of obnoxious. The bartender also mixed two different bottles of wine to make my friend's a full glass. Kind of faux pas. Food was great though. We had the salmon and gnocchi and both were cooked to perfection. The plating was also very lovely and portioned out well. Will definitely return.

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JaimeM (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 6, 2016

Excellent service. Outstanding food. Great wine list.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 3, 2016

I would definitely come again! Loved the atmosphere and service. Food was delicious - especially the brusselsprouts made with green curry.

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vipReillyBailey (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on December 3, 2016

We loved Trencherman and will be back soon. The food was excellent throughout, appetizers, entrees, desert. The choices were varied and included really interesting combinations. I had a goat cheese gnocchi type dish with lamb shanks that was incredible. The wait staff was excellent. I loved this place.

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OpenTable Diner (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined on December 3, 2016

Trenchermen is great! Loved the staff, food and beverage selection!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 3, 2016

Two thumbs up for Trenchermen brunch! First off, the space is beautiful...It used to be a Russian bath house, and they've honored that history and kept that sophisticated rustic vibe going. So we had a 10am reservation, this is when they open so when we arrived it was basically empty and quiet. The place did fill up pretty quickly, I'd say it was full by 10:30-10:45, but still the atmosphere was pretty chill, not too loud (As compared to a Little Goat, for example, that seemed to be more energetic during brunch). I will say that there seemed to be quite a few families with kids, so it seemed to be very family friendly as well. The service was good, our waitress was bubbly and knowledgeable of the menu. The food was excellent, it definitely lives up to the name. Very hearty and satisfying. Try the monkey bread. Overall a great place for brunch!

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vipElla (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 2, 2016

It's the burger, served medium..., it's the burger, served medium..., it's the...nom nom, yum yum.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on November 28, 2016

Ive been here multiple times and I've always loved it. I tour around and try places out to see where to refer my clients. Its always been so good. This last experience was poor to the point where I will probably not be back. It's too bad, I really liked this place. I now see why the place was empty in the dinner prime time.

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SJones (Austin)
5.0  Dined on November 27, 2016

The food and environment at Trenchermen were both amazing. From appetizers to dessert, everything was delicious and beautifully prepared. Out waiter, Graham, was attentive, friendly, and gave excellent recommendations. I recommend the pickled tots, burrata, and scallops!

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