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First Come First Served & Waitlist

We operate first come, first served. Once we are filled up we start a waitlist. You can put your name in with us in person or give us a call to get a quote on the wait at 773.666.5143

We also have a large bar with 21 stools that is not part of the waitlist. Those seats are available for whoever is present at the time they are free.

*The only time we take reservations is for our Rose Menu offerings under the Group Dining section. Please take a look there if you have a special occasion or guests in town.*

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% deposit.

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 $8.50

    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 $11.50

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

  • potstickers $11.50

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

  • Eggplant $13.50

    Wok tossed eggplant in dark soy & black vinegar with spicy lamb sausage & thai basil *G*

  • sesame pea tips $11.50

    served chilled, wok tossed baby bok choy marinated in sesame, chili oil and black vinegar. *G*

  • asparagus salad with salted egg $11.50

    marinated & chilled asparagus with oyster mushrooms, cippolini onion, green garlic, chili crisp, potato crispies, mint & cured egg yolk grated on top.

  • dry-fried green beans $12.50

    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 $17.50

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

  • beef and broccoli $17.50

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

  • dry chili chicken $16.50

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

  • cashew chicken $16.50

    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 $16.50

    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 $14.50

    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 and your protein of choice protein (G)

  • fried rice $10.50-13.50

    stir fried rice, egg, peas, carrots, sesame oil - available as veggie, tofu or combo

dessert

  • almond cookies $4.50

    3pc- soft and crunchy
    (G, TN)

  • black sesame custard $9.50

    served with candied citrus, sesame cookie crumble and chocolate mochi cake bites (*G*, *TN*, contains seeds)

  • PLEASE NOTE

    *white rice comes with all main dishes, except noodles
    *one of each sauce comes with each order (two for larger orders)
    please ask if you'd like
    *utensils/ chopsticks
    *extra white rice- $1
    *extra sauces (hot mustard, soy, sweet & sour, chili oil)-$1

  • 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

  • The Stryker $12

    TEQUILA REPOSADO, TAMARIND, PINEAPPLE, MONTENEGRO AMARO

  • Lemongrass Gimlet $12

    GIN, LEMONGRASS, SHOCHU, CHILI, LIME LEAF

  • ChiChi Colada $13

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

  • Bunny Hutch $14

    RHUM, DRY VERMOUTH, CARROT , GINGER, LEMON

  • Afterglow $13

    BOURBON, MANGO BRANDY, SIBONA AMARO, LEMON

  • LITTLE LIES $13

    CHRYSANTHAMUM- CHAMOMILE MEZCAL, SUZE, VERMOUTH

  • Chef's Old Fashioned $11

    BOURBON, BLACK CHERRY, ORANGE BITTERS, ANGOSTURA BITTERS

  • Soda of the Day $9

    ROTATING & REFRESHING

  • Big Shirley $10

    CHOICE OF SPIRIT, HOMEMADE GRENADINE, SPRITE

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

    LEMONGRASS, PINEAPPLE, LIME LEAF, SODA

  • Unsolved Mysteries $14

    rye, campari, nonino amaro, red vermouth, scotch mist

7 NITES A WEEK

  • Food
    5pm-11pm
  • Drinks
    'til 12am

*Sundays*

  • Food & Drinks
    'til 10pm

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