Mott Street

4.7
623 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Mott St serves a menu inspired by the post-service cravings of a hungry Ruxbin team. Partners Chef Edward Kim, Jennifer Kim, Vicki Kim and Nate Chung are proud to share feel-good comforts, spanning oyster mushrooms in miso butter, everything wings to stuffed cabbage. Mott St is family style dining and eclectic cuisine paired with a pointed beverage selection.

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
8.4

Mott Street, a restaurant on Ashland near Wicker Park, serves interesting, delicious Asian-influenced food.

Ratings 8.0-8.5:The best way to think about restaurants in the low to mid 8′s is that these are the places you would absolutely go back to, anytime. These restaurants are ones that you want to bring a friend to, just so they can also experience the duck carnitas, or burger, or whatever dish the place is known for.
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Kansas City
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff were so friendly and accommodating when we had a special request. They went out of their way to make our experience a great one.

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JC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food is phenomenal- communal seating is not ideal for a romantic or private meal, and service is a little laissez-fairs, but overall a great dining experience.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 1

Excellent food but wow is the staff rude. They almost refused my service dog and they didn’t want to seat at a an open table (they tried to put us on a shared table) when there were 10 open empty tables

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Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing! I recommend coming with a group so you can try as many dishes as possible.

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B
Chicago
66 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

An interesting menu that makes small plates in a group a good experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was dope. I liked it alot and the pork jowels were dope. The oysters with the bread was dope. I'll come back fosh

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Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

All the food is excellent and creative.

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LS
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a table of 6, and I have to say after trying many restaurants in Chicago with a party of 6, Mott Street was excellent! The food portions were big enough to share (which can be hard to find). The food was amazing, so many different choices and flavors - the menu is very diverse and everything we had was excellent. I highly recommend! Good vibrant vibe, good service, and well priced for the quality. I also appreciate the fact that our table was ready on time for a 6 top :)

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JB
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

I would recommend this restaurant to a friend with the caveat that it depends on the friend. This place is definitely great people watching, lots of Instagram-y stuff and murals, but the food was underwhelming. We ordered two small plates, two medium, plates, one large plate. The small plates were excellent (brussel sprouts and steamed dumplings), the medium plates were just "ok" and VERY salty (boat noodles and chicken wings), and our large plate, the short ribs, were a complete disappointment. Very tough, un-flavorful meat. This may be more of an apps and drinks kind of place, but we may try again at brunch.

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Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

The food was good but the service was awful. He said he would course out our choices since it’s small plates but everything all came out at one time. Then the food got cold as we had just too many dishes at one time. The waiter never checked on us. He eventually came by and we told him we were unhappy but he did nothing about it. Awful service all around.

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KH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was great-perfect mix of casual but still felt special, cozy atmosphere with adventurous and fun new dishes, and great beer!

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BB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Hip spot in Wicker Park. Nice ambiance. Food was excellent, lots of flavor and great menu variety. You can only get the burger at the bar so I guess I'll have to go back. The bar and restaurant were fully seated at 8PM on a wed night, reservation recommended.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Amazing food, service is always a little strange here, very particular about how you order things and when. Asked us to order everything at once and then a ton of stuff came out at the same time and we couldn’t keep up. Would’ve been nicer to order a few things at at time. Server was a bit sharp. Otherwise, nice experience.

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AB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, loved our server, super busy so just not enough space for shared plates if you’re at the communal tables. I had a previously poor experience here a few years ago and they won me back! Definitely will be back, highly recommend this neighborhood spot for a cozy brunch with friends. Awesome vibe!

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M
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went for brunch. Great Asian fusion food. Would highly recommend this place. Services was great but it felt a little cramped. Small dining room.

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New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Mott Street is easily one of the best restaurants in the city of Chicago. The food is outstanding and the service just as amazing. If Siskel and Ebert were alive and reviewed local restaurants, they would surely give it "two enthusiastic thumbs up!"

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London
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and great staff, definitely one of the best restaurants in Chicago!

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JJ
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food is amazing, one dish was a little over done but still very good. The only thing I would look out for is I was allowed to make a reservation at 930 but when we showed up we were told the kitchen closes at 10, so felt a little rushed.

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AT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best burger in Chicago. Great cocktails. Very helpful staff. I put in my reservation that we needed wheelchair accessible seating and they called the day of to let us know about options for entering the restaurant (there's a small step in the front).

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Mott Street for brunch! We always get the burger and coconut pancakes. Great coffee, too.

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AK
Milwaukee
10 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

The burger was pretty good but the rest was nothing special -- we got brussel sprouts, cauliflower, wings and steamed buns. Veggies lacked flavor and wings were dry. The vibe was cool and our cocktails were good.

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First visit. Best night out in a long time. Terrific food. Great atmosphere. Perfect staff attention. Missed the window for the burger in the dining area so I guess I will have to go back!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for my 34th birthday with my wife for brunch. From the moment we were greeted we felt immediately welcome and were shown to our table with out any hesitation or wait. The staff were very helpful as this was our first time visiting and gave us some great suggestions as well as time to explore the menu. Above all else the food was amazing, every dish was exceptional. The Chefs clearly spare no detail in creating beautiful, very composed dishes.
Can’t wait to go back for dinner service!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

Food was great but the service is poor

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a
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was very good. Just not a fan of communal dining.

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Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was really good with new flavors and decent portions. The Brussel sprouts were our favorite!

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Nashville
12 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We love their food! Definitely coming back for the stuffed cabbage!

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KM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have to go try the burger. Everything was great but the burger was amazing. It was very busy so I would recommend making a reservation.

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M
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

I was super excited to try Mott Street, but the food was so disappointing. We ordered 5+ dishes and every single one was on the range of not good to average. The chicken wings were probably the best thing we ordered. I really wanted to like the food, but it just missed the mark.

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NH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for dinner on a weeknight and the place was busy but not packed. The wait staff knows the food well and works with the kitchen to manage the whole meal/experience. The food here is great - it has a lot of flavor, and there's a lot of new things to try here.

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NT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

All of the food was amazing and presented very well. They had very interesting flavor combinations and textures. They don’t do anything for you if it’s a special occasion(no free dessert or anything).

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Honestly I have never written a yelp review until tonight. NYE 2018 we choose a restaurant that's been on our list for a while. There was suppose to be a fixed menu as well as the standard menu. We were never even given the option to order from the fixed menu, so we figured they scratched that idea. Until we were done and heard a different waiter offer the fixed menu to the table next to us claiming it as a great deal. We came here for the fixed menu we saw online for the 10 entrees. Instead we ordered 6 different small plates and were asked to order all at once. Have never been to a small plate restaurant where they requested that we order all at once. That's half the fun of small plate restaurants, to order as you go. Had 6 very mediocre small plates. In the end still very hungry with no option to order more. The service was horrible. From the hosts to our waiter, they all seemed bitter to be working on NYE and it showed. We didn't even get a happy New Years or a thank you as we left. Incredibly disappointing, and to spend a NYE there was even more disappointing. Definitely will never be returning.

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F
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Mott Street, the food and service are wonderful and not ordinary. Ask for Nathan, he is delightful!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Courses came it way too fast. Food was good though.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

The value and price of the meal did not match. There’s nothing about my experience that would make me want to come back or recommend this place especially with all the great restaurant options we have in Chicago.

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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Amazing food with great flavor would highly recommend to anyone looking for tremendous food experience.

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T
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Overall just an okay experience. The one major pitfall was our server who repeatedly and blatantly tried to upsell, mentioning most patrons find they need to order 3 or more menu items to feel satisfied. This would’ve been fine but patronizing us after we decided upon our order was not cool. Our group consisted of 4 adult women. We know our appetites better than some server who’s never met us and would’ve appreciated more autonomy in the experience. Moreover, what we did order proved to be more than satisfactory after-all. Opinions are fine but save the lecture please! Aside from our individual server, the wait staff and food itself were great. The unique but uncomplicated flavor combinations and beautiful presentation made for a thrilling dining experience.

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BS
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Everything was just so-so. Not bad, just not that good. We were "underwhelmed."

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Ambience was great. Some of the dishes were hit or miss. Empanadas were delicious, the soup was great and the bone marrow was a great variation on a simple dish. Unfortunately, the pork belly sisig was so salty we couldn’t eat it and the shrimp was just OK. Service was great.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Worst customer service experience in my life. Waste of time and energy to visit. Never seen such horrific customer service.

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