Currently doing Patio, Take-Out and Delivery services. Heat lamps available on patio, but please dress warm!

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773.666.5143

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TEES

We now have Chef's Special Merch. Click below to order a tee online for pick-up or delivery. To request a special delivery email us at info@chefsspecialbar.com. T-shirts are unisex, sizes S-XXL, relaxed fit, 100% cotton Hanes. Custom embroidery from 20 year+ family run business Bucktown Embroidery across the street.

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PARTY PACKS FOR TAKE-OUT

Check out our Chef's Special Party Packs. These are easy-to-order group meals for about $20 a head. It's streamlined and flexible to include all your spicy, crunchy, saucy, veggie favorites into one feast. No need to pre-order. We're here for every whim.

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Food

Appetizers

  • egg roll with pork & shrimp $7

    2 pc- Crunchy wrapper stuffed with pork, shrimp, glass noodles, cabbage and carrots.

  • vegetable spring roll $7

    2 pc- Thin crispy wrapper filled with mushrooms, carrots, scallion and tofu.

  • crab rangoon $8

    Fried wonton wrapper stuffed with cream cheese and crab.

  • wontons in chili oil $10

    Thin noodle-like wrapper filled with ground pork, ginger, garlic chives, Thai chili and black vinegar.

  • potstickers $10

    Thicker dough stuffed with ground pork and cabbage, served with a tamari-fresno dipping sauce.

  • sesame pea tips $8

    Served chilled, wok tossed with sesame marinade.

  • chili crisp string bean salad $9

    Served chilled- sizzled green beans and tofu served with our chili crisp sauce.

  • spicy noodle soup (sm/lg) $8/16

    Chef's Special broth with pickled daikon, fresnos, thin wheat noodles and your choice of silken tofu or ground pork & chive.

  • wok charred brussel sprouts $9

    Wok-charred brussel sprouts, shiitake mushrooms, orange vinegar, walnuts

Appetizers

Mains

  • sweet & sour (T/CH/SH) $13-15

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

  • kung pao (T/CH/SH/B) $13-16

    Tender (tofu, chicken, shrimp or beef) wok tossed with chili paste, Sichuan peppercorn, ginger and peanuts.

  • mongolian beef $16

    Tender beef with hoisin, dark soy and chili vinegar. Served with crispy cellophane noodles.

  • dry chili chicken $15

    Crispy hunks of chicken wok tossed with ginger, garlic, scallion and lots of Thai chilies and Sichuan peppercorns.

  • walnut shrimp $15

    Battered and fried whole shrimp with creamy walnut dressing, radicchio, pickled fresno chilies and candied walnuts.

  • dan dan noodles w/ ground pork $13

    Thick egg noodles, ground pork, sesame paste, peanuts and Sichuan peppercorn.

  • lo mein (V/T/B/CH/SH) $11-15

    Thick egg noodles with wok tossed protein of choice, carrot and pea pods.

  • fried rice (V/T/COMBO) $10-13

    Stir fried rice with protein of choice, egg, peas and carrot.

  • PROTEINS

    V=veg, T=tofu, CH=chicken, SH=shrimp, B=beef, COMBO=shrimp & pork

dessert

  • almond cookies $4

    3pc- served warm

  • coconut custard $7

    fresh blueberries and peanut brittle

  • 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)

dessert
Drinks

Drinks

Drinks

Cocktails

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  • Psychic Ranger $13

    RYE WHISKEY, NONINO AMARO, SHERRY, MARASCHINO

  • Blue Moon $12

    TEQUILA, LEMON-LIME, ELDERFLOWER

  • Forbidden Zone $12

    BOURBON, HIBISCUS, CHERRY, AVERNA AMARO

  • Lemongrass Gimlet $12

    GIN, LEMONGRASS, SHOCHU, LIME LEAF

  • Salty Chamomile Daiquiri $12

    RUM, CHAMOMILE, SEA SALT, LIME

  • Energy Dome $13

    LAPSANG SOUCHONG INFUSED MEZCAL, BERGAMOT, AMARO MONTENEGRO

Beer

Non-Alcoholic

POP

  • Topo Chico $3
  • Coke, Diet, Squirt $3
  • Ginger Beer $3
  • Lemongrass Soda N/A $7

    lemongrass, lime leaf, lime juice, soda

Wine & Beer

Wine

  • Michael Cruse Pet Nat $77

    California- valdigue

  • Domaine Huet Vouvray sparkling $74

    Loire, France- Chenin blanc

  • Innconu white $58

    California- chardonnay

  • Partida Crus $69

    Spain- granacha blanca

  • Movia $77

    Slovenia- ribolla gialla

  • Clos Cibonne red $63

    France- tibouren

  • Anthill Farms $75

    California- pinot noir

  • Innconu $66

    California- cabernet franc

  • Sikéle $62

    Italy- nero d'avola

Beers

  • Yanjing Lager $7

    International Lager, China

  • Shlitz bottle $5

    Lager, Mila-wau-kee

  • Brauerei Pinkus Mueller 'Organic ur Pils' - 16oz $10

    Pilsner, Germany

  • Daisy Cutter Pale Ale - 16oz $9

    Pale Ale, Chicago

Patio Seating, Take-Out & Delivery

  • Tuesday- Thursday & Sunday
    5pm-9pm
  • Friday & Saturday
    5pm-10pm

Press

For all press inquiries contact cat@byrdhousepr.com

Epicurious

March 6, 2020

WGN TV Midday News

February 25, 2020

Chicago Magazine

February 13, 2020

Vinepair

February 11, 2020

Eater Chicago

February 7, 2020

The Daily Beast

February 6, 2020

Architectural Digest

January 29, 2020

What Should We Do

January 20, 2020

Eater Chicago

January 15, 2020
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