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    Post #1 - February 7th, 2005, 1:07 pm
    Post #1 - February 7th, 2005, 1:07 pm Post #1 - February 7th, 2005, 1:07 pm
    Has anyone had recent (or not so recent) experiences with Evergreen? From my initial research it seems to be one of the more "upscale" chinatown spots. Are there any other restaurants in Chinatown that would have a decent wine list, good service and polished atmosphere?

    Thanks in advance

    ab
  • Post #2 - February 7th, 2005, 1:44 pm
    Post #2 - February 7th, 2005, 1:44 pm Post #2 - February 7th, 2005, 1:44 pm
    it's pricey.. but i'm not sure that really defines 'upscale'. the room is pretty ratty looking. there were waitresses picking apart green beans (some type of vegetable, can't quite remember) in a nearby table the last time i was there. the honey glazed (mayo) walnut shrimp was still darn good but.. it's definitely not charlie trotter :wink:
  • Post #3 - February 14th, 2005, 11:28 am
    Post #3 - February 14th, 2005, 11:28 am Post #3 - February 14th, 2005, 11:28 am
    TonyC wrote:it's pricey.. but i'm not sure that really defines 'upscale'. the room is pretty ratty looking. there were waitresses picking apart green beans (some type of vegetable, can't quite remember) in a nearby table the last time i was there. the honey glazed (mayo) walnut shrimp was still darn good but.. it's definitely not charlie trotter :wink:



    Went to Evergreen Saturday night. Really had a fine meal. Ordered whole lobster in X/O sauce, S&P shrimp and beef with orange. While it generally tends toward the common American-Chinese menu, there were plenty of interesting items and the clientel is mixed asian and gringo pretty evenly it seemed.

    It is a bit nicer than the other stalwarts in Chinatown, and for my purposes (professional service, booze and solid food), it was perfect for the evening.

    The lobster was outstanding, in fact, I'd like to go back and eat some of their other lobster dishes. Salt/Pepper shrimp, shell-on, head-on, was outstanding. Delicate coating, cripsy/salty shells...
  • Post #4 - October 4th, 2020, 1:50 pm
    Post #4 - October 4th, 2020, 1:50 pm Post #4 - October 4th, 2020, 1:50 pm
    Evergreen was the first Chinatown restaurant I was taken to when I moved to Chicago in the mid 90s, and it still satisfies. I have always found their Peking duck to be a sleeper hit. My dad doesn't like duck, so whenever my mom flies into Midway, we stop there on the way home, with a duck on reserve. (The one time I tried to switch things up and go to Phoenix, they brought the platter to the table with the head still intact, so that was the end of that for her.) Last night my husband and I ordered carryout from Evergreen, with Peking duck, pea pod tips, and egg rolls. All were first rate! In the future, I would ask them not to roll up the pancakes, but it worked fine, we unrolled them and reheated the duck meat and skin, then re-rolled with the pancakes, scallions, and hoisin. Paired with XLB from Hing Kee, it was a delicious evening, and felt good to do our little part to try to help a couple of spots in a seemingly still-struggling Chinatown

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