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About Trenchermen

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.

2039 West North Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Organic

Hours of Operation:
Closed

Cross Street:
North/Damen/Milwaukee

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

Phone Number:
(773) 661-1540

Website:
http://www.trenchermen.com/

Entertainment:
Uncanned Music Vinyl Listening in the Trenchermen bar every Wednesday from 7:30pm to Midnight

Parking Details:
Valet available Wednesday-Saturday evenings

Abundant street parking available along North Avenue (free on Sundays)

Public Transit:
Rail: CTA Blue Line, Damen stop
Bus: CTA North Ave (#72), Damen (#50), Milwaukee (#56)

Executive Chef:
Pat Sheerin

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

Trenchermen Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (2101)
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Good for Groups (895)
Vibrant Bar Scene (893)
Romantic (635)
Great for Brunch (570)
Notable Wine List (511)
Late-night Find (132)
Great for Lunch (128)
Kid-friendly (68)
Good for a Date (35)
Bar Seating (33)
Creative Cuisine (27)
Handcrafted Cocktails (25)
Good for Anniversaries (20)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Cozy (18)
Fun (14)
Scenic View (14)
Great Beer (13)
Authentic (12)
Seasonal (12)
Business Meals (10)
Casual (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Sunday Lunch (9)
People Watching (9)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Local Ingredients (7)
Tasting Menu (6)
Happy Hour (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Healthy (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Outstanding Value (2)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2016

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

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 (Miami)·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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 (Minneapolis)·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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 (Los Angeles)·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.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Fun
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vip
 (Chicago)·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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vip
 (Berlin)·Dined on December 16, 2016

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

Tags: Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 12, 2016

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

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 11, 2016

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

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 (Chicago)·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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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vip
 (Chicago)·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.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, People Watching
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 2016

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

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vip
 (Chicago)·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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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 6, 2016

Excellent service. Outstanding food. Great wine list.

Tags: Great Beer, Notable Wine List, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Outstanding Value, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·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.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·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.

Tags: Cozy, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 3, 2016

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

Tags: Hot Spot, Casual, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Chicago)·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!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Chicago)·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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 (Chicago)·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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 (Austin)·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!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Seasonal, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2016

I forgot what a cool space this restaurant is! The atmosphere is terrific for hanging out for drinks and be sure to stay for dinner. My favorites were the butternut squash soup, Caesar salad and salmon. What an amazing mix of flavors, textures and taste. Everyone at the table enjoyed their meals. We also had the Gnodi, seared scallops and hamburger with giant steak fries. Great cocktail and wine selection. The rice pudding and Mexican hot chocolate for dessert were also hits. I will definitely be going back and I highly recommend everyone stop in for drinks and dinner.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2016

The food was excellent but the portions were minuscule. I resent paying $33 for an entree and leaving hungry. I would have appreciated a slice of bread for the sauce.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 20, 2016

Awesome place for brunch. Great service, delicious food and cool atmosphere with history (old bath house)

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 19, 2016

Love this place! Amazing cocktails--I always get hungover from only a couple drinks, but not here! Also it have a ton of food intolerances and they're so accommodating and make me feel like a proper foodie again!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 19, 2016

Great Experience. The staff was very attentive and friendly. The food was great while being somewhat classic and interesting. Great cocktails, beer, and wine. The atmosphere is very nice as well. Loved it.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Paleo Friendly, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 18, 2016

We had a reservation for 8:15. We didn't get our appetizer until after 9 and then our meals until about 9:40. Our waiter was nice but the service was SO SLOW and just terrible. We were disappointed the server didn't even acknowledge the slow service. We understand sometimes the kitchen is backed up and things happen, but at least acknowledge it and keep us in the loop. Wont be going back.

Tags: Happy Hour
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 17, 2016

The atmosphere, food, service were all spot on at Trencherman. It's a perfect winter place...cozy and warm. The beef tartare was SPECTACULAR. The portions are reasonable (certainly not large) and the menu a little pricey, but well worth it. We'll be back...probably to hang out at the very cool bar!

Tags: Business Meals, Hot Spot, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 13, 2016

Loved for Sunday Brunch!

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 12, 2016

Odd menu. Small portions. There are so many better choices.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2016

Ok, use to be solid service and good food.

Last 3 brunch visits have been very slow service and non attentive staff.

Won't be going back for a while.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2016

It's a great spot if you're planning an evening out in Wicker Park. It is a nice meal, but it is also overpriced.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 6, 2016

Food was outstanding. Shouldn't need to say anymore but...

Service was impeccable. We were there on a Sunday night, not our first time. We saw Chef Pat Sheerin on "Beat Bobby Flay" and decide to visit again. We love sitting in the bar area because its comfortable yet not isolating as many restaurant bars are. The menu is interesting, but brief, and the preparation is excellent. Having said that, I wanted to order 8 of 10 things on the menu (burger might be great, but that's not why I came here) . You need to look on-line at the menu if you're not open minded or adventurous. Not that Trenchermen is crazy out of control, but if you're not open minded (i.e. you want your steak and potatoes), your choices are burger or new york strip. Chef Pat Sheerin made decomposed pork fried rice on "Beat Bobby Flay", so we had to try the pork shoulder. It did not disappoint. I love basic pork fried rice and this satisfied while presenting something more than typical. Also had pickle tots, scallops (perfectly prepared) and everything was excellent! Absolutely will go back again!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 6, 2016

Fun environment. Recommend more for friends get together and larger social gathering than intimate conservation spot, as tables are close together. Interesting vibe, good drinks and good service. And easy to talk to your neighbors, if you're outgoing. :-)

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 6, 2016

I was reminded why I don't come here

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 6, 2016

I've been here for evening drinks and for brunch, and neither disappoint. The bar scene is relaxed and great for conversation and the beer/cocktail offerings are fantastic.

Brunch featured a lively crowd, a small but delicious menu and solid Bloody Mary's. The everything bagel with smoked salmon was perfection and the bloody had a nice little kick but maybe a tiny too much Worcestershire sauce. Throughout brunch time there was also live music, which was great and the volume was at a level where it wasn't overwhelming.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Great Beer, Authentic, Live Music
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2016

Historic and interesting building. Creative food experience. Good cocktails and wine list. Limited but solid beer list. Some items offer good value and others do not.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2016

Not many options for a vegetarian which was disappointing. Service was top notch.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Comfort Food
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 28, 2016

Great venue in former bath house in exciting neighborhood. Excellent ambiance for dinner. Menu not extensive but wonderful fresh local ingredients, portions not excessively large, just right. I didn't like the recommended wine I got but our server was so gracious about it and brought me a spectacular cocktail instead. Very attentive service. Want to go back and hang around the bar.

Tags: Romantic, Bar Seating, Healthy, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 24, 2016

Chose Trenchermen for our 1 year wedding anniversary. Service was great, drinks were well-attended, food was delicious and our server even had some dessert wine sent to our table as a digestif when she found out it was our anniversary. Our only complaint would be that we ordered bread and it came after our entrees came/during our meal instead of before. It was also a slow night when we were there (Monday) and they kept seating 2-tops directly next to each other, which was a little weird considering there was ample space throughout the dining room.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 23, 2016

wonderful atmosphere and our server was fantastic. We all loved his suggestions and wine pairings.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Authentic
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