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Bar Biscay: Basque-inspired bar/bistro in Noble Square

Bar Biscay: Basque-inspired bar/bistro in Noble Square
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    Post #1 - November 23rd, 2018, 2:16 pm
    Post #1 - November 23rd, 2018, 2:16 pm Post #1 - November 23rd, 2018, 2:16 pm
    Based on two recent visits, we are really digging Bar Biscay. The restaurant is apparently named for the Bay of Biscay where northern Spain meets western France. The reviews we read before going describe the decor as 'trippy' and 'psychedelic'--there's definitely a lot of turquoise and back-lighting. I really like the vibe.
    The menu leans towards small plates/pinxtos/side dishes with a few large plates thrown in. There's a focus on seafood and the vegetable side dishes really shine. I can't remember everything we ate from a meal in late summer but the the anchovy toasts, heirloom tomato salad, roasted fingerlings with vermouth aioli and jamon/melon dish (that sounded pedestrian but really blew me away) were all great.
    From the fall menu, we had the anchovy toasts again and tried the veal sweetbreads with maple-espelette glaze and parsnip puree, the manchego gougeres, Brussels sprouts with pecan/sage vinaigrette and farmer's cheese and the steak au poivre with shallots and frites. The steak was phenomenal--the frites were cut thick, which is not my preference, but they were a great vehicle for soaking up the brandy cream sauce. In recent memory, 2 Brussels sprouts dishes rank among the best things I've eaten lately--the sprouts with ham at Giant, and the dish from Bar Biscay. The gougeres were delicious in the way that golden brown buttery, eggy dough with cheese is but I probably would forgo these in favor of less traditional items on the menu.
    Our servers were very knowledgeable and friendly. They have a nice selection of wines by the glass.
    There's a chef's counter with stools looking into the kitchen--we're hoping to nab that for the tasting menu at the next visit.

    1450 W Chicago Ave
    Chicago, IL 60642
    (312) 455-8900

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