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Capacity & Reservations

We are now at 100% capacity in our dining area, bar & patio. First Come, First Served~ No Reservations Needed. Our space is made up of 19 barstools, 63 indoors seats and 30 patio seats. Most parties are able to be sat right away.

Rose Menu & Buy-Outs

We offer our Rose Menu for groups. The Rose Menu is a customizable feast designed for groups of 6 or more, starting at $30/person. Although we are not taking reservations for regular dinner service, we will take one for these dinners.

We ask that all parties (6-12 guests) book at least 48hrs in advance and make a $50 deposit to hold the table. If you are in a large group (13-25 guests) we also offer partial and full buyouts with 1 week to plan in advance and a 20% despot.

All inquiries for the Rose Menu can email reservations@chefsspecialbar.com.

Food

Appetizers

  • bar nuts $4.50

    *in-house only* (PN, TN)

  • chili-marinated cucumbers $5.50

    toasted sesame and black vinegar (G)

  • egg roll with pork & shrimp $7.50

    2 pc- crunchy wrapper stuffed with pork, shrimp, glass noodles, cabbage and carrots. (G, SH)

  • vegetable spring roll $7.50

    2 pc- thin crispy wrapper, filled with mushrooms, carrots, scallion and tofu. (G)

  • crab rangoon $8.50

    4pc- fried wonton wrapper stuffed with cream cheese and crab.
    (G, FF, SH)

  • wontons in chili oil $10.50

    6pc- thin noodle-like wrapper filled with ground pork, ginger, garlic chives, Thai chili and black vinegar. (G)

  • potstickers $10.50

    4pc- thicker dough stuffed with pork and cabbage, served with a tamari- fresno dipping sauce. (G)

  • sesame pea tips $8.50

    served chilled, wok tossed pea leaves marinated in sesame, chili oil and black vinegar. (G)

  • chili crisp cauliflower $9.50

    served chilled- wok tossed cauliflower and firm tofu dressed in our chili crisp sauce. (G)

  • thai eggplant salad $10.50

    shaved thai eggplants, fresh chilies, tiny shrimp, black vinegar (G, *SH*)

  • dry-fried green beans $9.50

    wok-fried green beans. sweet and spicy glaze. crispy garlic. (G)

Appetizers

Mains

  • sweet & sour $13.50-15.50

    crispy (tofu, chicken or shrimp) in Chef's Special sweet n' sour sauce with onion and bell pepper

  • kung pao $13.50-16.50

    tender (tofu, chicken, shrimp or beef) wok tossed with roasted peanuts, dried chilies, Sichuan peppercorn and bell peppers (*G*)

  • twice cooked pork $16.50

    braised and roasted pork belly with pickled bok choy, napa cabbage and fresno chilies in a sweet and spicy sauce (G)

  • mongolian beef $16.50

    tender beef with hoisin, dark soy and chili vinegar. Served with crispy cellophane noodles (*G*, *SH*)

  • beef and broccoli $16.50

    tender sliced beef glazed in a sweet, dark soy sauce with spring onion and broccoli (*G*)

  • dry chili chicken $15.50

    crispy chicken wok tossed with ginger, garlic, scallion and lots of Thai chilies and Sichuan peppercorns

  • cashew chicken $15.50

    tender chicken, wok-tossed with roasted cashews, scallion, daikon and a garlic-oyster sauce (*G*, *SH*)

  • orange chicken $14.50

    crispy chicken in orange sauce with onion and broccoli (*G*)

  • walnut shrimp $15.50

    battered and fried whole shrimp with a honey- walnut dressing, radicchio, pickled fresno chilies and candied walnuts (TN)

  • mapo tofu with ground pork $15.50

    soft tofu with ground pork, doubanjiang and Sichuan peppercorn- served with rice (G)

  • dan dan noodles w/ ground pork $13.50

    thick egg noodles, ground pork, sesame paste, peanuts and Sichuan peppercorn (G, *PN*)

  • lo mein $11.50-15.50

    thick egg noodles with wok tossed with mixed vegetables, garlic broth, oyster sauce and your protein of choice protein (G, *SH*)

  • fried rice $10.50-13.50

    stir fried rice egg, peas, carrots, oyster sauce, sesame oil - available as veggie, tofu or combo (*G*, *SH*)

dessert

  • almond cookies $4.50

    3pc- soft and crunchy
    (G, TN)

  • chocolate coconut custard $7.50

    chocolate coconut custard, almond cookie crumble, peanut, toasted coconut and sea salt
    (*G*, *TN*, *PN*)

  • TAKE OUT ONLY

    please ask if you'd like
    *utensils/ chopsticks
    *extra white rice- $1
    *extra sauces (hot mustard, soy, sweet & sour, chili oil)-$1

  • PLEASE NOTE

    *white rice comes with all main dishes, except noodles
    *one of each sauce comes with each order (two for the big ones)

  • ALLERGY KEY

    G- contains gluten
    SH- contains shellfish (mainly oyster sauce)
    FF- contains fin fish
    TN- contains tree nuts
    PN- contains peanuts
    **- although item typically contains this allergen it can be done without. Options to remove allergen are programmable via Toast online ordering.
    For Example: Kung Pao Tofu (*G*) - contains traces of gluten, but can be done without. Lo Mein (G) cannot be done without gluten.

    Anyone with a severe allergy that cannot tolerate cross-contamination in our fryers or woks please call us with your order at 773.666.5143

dessert
Drinks

Drinks

Drinks

Cocktails

  • Smooth Operator $13

    GREEN TEA GIN, GINGER, VERMOUTH, MARTINI-STYLE

  • Blue Moon $11

    TEQUILA, ELDERFLOWER, LEMON-LIME, BLUE

  • Lemongrass Gimlet $12

    GIN, LEMONGRASS, SHOCHU, CHILI, LIME LEAF

  • ChiChi Colada $13

    MEZCAL, SINGANI, LIME, COCONUT, PINEAPPLE, ORANGE BLOSSOM

  • Spa Water $12

    WHITE RUM, CHARANDA, NARDINI DI CEDRO, CUCUMBER, ALOE, LIME

  • Afterglow $13

    BOURBON, MANGO BRANDY, AVERNA AMARO, LEMON

  • Safety Suit $13

    LAPSANG SOUCHONG, MEZCAL, CAMPARI, CACAO, RED VERMOUTH

  • Chef's Old Fashioned $11

    BOURBON, BLACK CHERRY, ORANGE BITTERS, ANGOSTURA BITTERS

  • Soda of the Day $9

    ROTATING & REFRESHING

  • Manager's Special $10

    WHISKEY OR RUM, HOMEMADE GRENADINE, COKE

  • SHOT & A BEER $7
  • Neutral Expectations $7

    LEMONGRASS, PINEAPPLE, LIME LEAF, SODA

7 NITES A WEEK

  • Food
    5pm-12am
  • Drinks
    'til 2am

Press

For all press inquiries contact cat@byrdhousepr.com

Epicurious

March 6, 2020

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February 25, 2020

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February 13, 2020

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January 29, 2020

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