Snax & Daqs Every Monday Nite!

Reservations, Waitlist & Bar

By popular demand we have decided to start taking reservations. We book about 2/3rds of room each night. We maintain the bar and a handful of tables for walk-in availability. In the event we fill up we will start a waitlist for guests wishing to join us. We are happy to offer quotes and add groups to the waitlist over the phone. Feel free to give us a ring at 773.666.5143 ex. 4.

We have a large round bar with 21 bar stools. The bar is not a part of our waitlist or reservations. It is self seat as space becomes available. Guests are welcome to stand in the bar area, while waiting to snag a spot. You can hang at the bar for just drinks or full dinner.

Group Dining with our Rose Menu

We offer our Rose Menu for groups of 6+. The Rose Menu is a customizable feast designed for groups of 6 or more, starting at $30/person. 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 $250 deposit. All inquiries for the Rose Menu can email reservations@chefsspecialbar.com.

Chef's Special Gift Cards

Physical gift cards are available for purchase in-house. E-cards are available over the phone. Call us anytime between 2pm-10pm. 773.666.5143 ex. 4.

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Food

Appetizers

  • chili-marinated cucumbers $5.50

    toasted sesame and black vinegar (G)

  • egg roll with pork & shrimp $8.50

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

  • vegetable spring roll $8.50

    thin crispy wrapper, filled with mushrooms, carrots, scallion and tofu (G)

  • crab rangoon $9.50

    fried wonton wrapper stuffed with cream cheese and crab (G, FF, SH)

  • wontons in chili oil $12.50

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

  • potstickers $12.50

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

  • eggplant with spicy lamb sausage $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*

  • baby carrots $12.50

    roasted baby carrots, smoked onion puree, ginger, scallion and sunflower seeds *D*

  • 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*, *PN*)

  • 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*, *TN*)

  • orange chicken $15.50

    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, D)

  • 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 $15.50

    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 $11.50-13.50

    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, D)

  • milk tea custard $9.50

    milk tea custard with passionfruit whip & toasted coconut mango jellies (D)

  • sesame semifreddo $9.50

    ~in-house only~ Toasted sesame semifreddo, local cherries & waffle crisps (D)

  • 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
    D: contains dairy
    ** 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

  • Lemongrass Gimlet $13

    GIN, LEMONGRASS, SHOCHU, CHILI, LIME LEAF

  • ChiChi Colada $14

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

  • Bunny Hutch $14

    RHUM, DRY VERMOUTH, CARROT , GINGER, LEMON

  • Lovers Rock $14.00

    LAVENDER GIN, SOJU, MEYER LEMON APERTIF, COCCHI AMERICANO

  • Little Lies $14

    CHRYSANTHAMUM- CHAMOMILE MEZCAL, SUZE, VERMOUTH

  • Chef's Old Fashioned $12

    BOURBON, BLACK CHERRY, ORANGE BITTERS, ANGOSTURA BITTERS

  • Tanline Express $$13

    TEQUILA, NONINO APERITIVO, HONEYDEW, LIME, SALT-SUGAR RIM

  • Almost Heaven $13

    BOURBON, RUM, APEROL, CREME DE PECHE, LEMON, ABSINTHE

  • Whiskey Bird $12

    BOURBON, APEROL, CH RUBIN, PINEAPPLE, LIME

  • Tinto De Verano $12

    RED WINE TOPPED WITH GUAVA-MELON SODA

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

    LEMONGRASS, PINEAPPLE, LIME LEAF, SODA

7 NITES A WEEK

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

*Sundays*

  • Food & Drinks
    'til 10pm

Press

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