5-10pm TAKE-OUT. DELIVERY. PATIO. NO RESERVATIONS.

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773.666.5143

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CSCB 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.

Buy a special tee

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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Reservations & Group Dining with the Rose Menu

CSCB operates on a first come, first served basis nightly. We will take reservations for groups who elect the Rose Menu. The Rose Menu is a customizable feast designed for groups of 6 or more, starting at $30/person. We ask that all parties book at least 48hrs in advance and make a 20% deposit to hold the table. All inquiries for the Rose Menu can email reservations@chefsspecialbar.com.

Food

Appetizers

  • 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 asparagus $9.50

    served chilled- wok tossed asparagus 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*)

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*)

  • 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*)

  • 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

  • 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)

dessert
Drinks

Drinks

Drinks

Cocktails

  • Psychic Ranger $13

    RYE WHISKEY, NONINO AMARO, SHERRY, MARASCHINO

  • Cowboy Curtis $13

    TEQUILA, CARDAMOM, CREME DE BANANE, YELLOW CHARTREUSE, LEMON

  • Lemongrass Gimlet $13

    GIN, LEMONGRASS, SHOCHU, LIME LEAF

  • ChiChi Colada $13

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

  • Safety Suit $13

    LAPSANG SOUCHONG, MEZCAL, CAMPARI, CACAO, RED VERMOUTH

  • Forbidden Zone $13

    BOURBON, ORANGE, HIBISCUS, BLACK CHERRY, AMARO

  • JAZZ OLD FASHIONED ~Fundraiser for AAAJ~ $13

    RYE WHISKEY, JASMINE DEMERARA, ORANGE BITTERS, ANGOSTURA BITTERS

Beer

POP

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

    lemongrass, lime leaf, lime juice, soda

Wine

  • House Red $10/45
  • House White $10/45
  • House Rose $10/45
  • House Bubbly $10/45

Beers

  • Hopewell Beer Co., "Clover Club" $9

    Raspberry Sour, Chicago

  • Yanjing Lager $7

    Beijing, China

  • Hirter Morchl $8

    Dark Lager, Austria

Patio

  • Tuesday-Sunday
    5pm-10pm
  • Friday & Saturday
    Drinks til 11pm

Take Out & Delivery

  • Tuesday-Sunday
    5pm-10pm

Press

For all press inquiries contact cat@byrdhousepr.com

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