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Table Donkey and Stick

4.6
4.6
696 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary European

Located on the edge of Logan Square, Table, Donkey and Stick is a neighborhood restaurant offering seasonal fare and a unique selection of beer, wine and spirits honoring the eating and drinking traditions of the Alps. The restaurant has been named a best new restaurant by Chicago Magazine and awarded a Bib Gourmand by the Guide Michelin.

Our menu features creative, seasonally driven small and large plates, complemented by a rotating selection of charcuterie and artisan cheeses. The kitchen works with local farmers and whole animals whenever possible; all breads and charcuterie items are made in-house.

Table, Donkey and Stick is a place to gather with friends in a warm and comfortable environment. The focus is on the table: a place for food and drink, but also for story-telling and fellowship.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary European, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (773) 486-8525

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Justin Moser

  • Private party facilities

    Table, Donkey and Stick is available for parties, celebrations and other events with customized menu and beverage options. A glass-enclosed private dining room with fireplace and access to patio is available for up to 25 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Matthew Sussman: (855) 826-2481

  • Neighborhood

    Logan Square

  • Cross street

    Fairfield

  • Parking details

    Free street parking is available directly in front of the restaurant on Armitage Ave. Paid parking is available across from the restaurant on Fairfield.

  • Public transit

    The restaurant is under 1/2 mile from the California and Western stops on the Blue Line. The restaurant is also accessible via the Armitage and California buses.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

House Charcuterie

  • Gravlax$9.00

    fennel, capers

    • Pickled Bologna$8.00

      sunchoke aioli, gherkins

      • Lamb Soppressata$9.00

        chardiniera

        • Bresaola*$10.00

          green almonds, confit onion

          • Capicola$8.00

            caramelized onion puree

            • Duck Liver Mousse$8.00

              cherry agrodolce, pecan

              • Lomo*$10.00

                fried oregano

                Cheeses

                served w/ local honey & walnuts

                • Comeback Cow)$8.00

                  (Cow's milk) USA; rustic, creamy, grassy

                  • Lou Bergier*$8.00

                    (raw cow's milk) ITA; grassy, velvety, semi-soft

                    • Emmengoat$8.00

                      (goat's milk) NDL; nutty, hay, gouda style

                      • St Agur$8.00

                        (cow's milk) FRA; savory, fudgy, classic blue

                        • Hornkuhkase*$8.00

                          (raw cow's milk) SWI; nutty, sharp, alpine-style

                          Bread

                          • Rye Baguette$3.00

                            • Grilled Sunflower Oat Bread$3.00

                              • House Cultured Butter$2.00

                                Small

                                • Potato Latkes*$7.00

                                  horseradish aioli

                                  • Local Greens Salad$14.00

                                    tempura snails, spring vegetables garlic puree, pecorino chips

                                    • Bacon Tartine$13.00

                                      roasted potato bread, candied lardon, sunflower butter, smoked onion

                                      • Oat Crepe$16.00

                                        guanciale, poached egg, green garlic, fontina, chives

                                        • Grilled Lamb Leg$19.00

                                          creamed chard, pesto, lentils, fennel, ramps

                                          Large

                                          • Spring Risotto$22.00

                                            fava beans, asparagus, fiddlehead ferns, nettle pistou, hazelnuts

                                            • Alaskan Halibut$30.00

                                              oil poached halibut, sugar snap peas, fava beans, wild rice, česnečka

                                              • Choucroute Garni$25.00

                                                thuringer sausage, braised beef, savoy cabbage, sauerkraut puree

                                                • Dry Aged Duck Breast*$29.00

                                                  hazzard free farm grits, ramps, roasted carrots, verjus

                                                  • CDK Burger*$15.00

                                                    pretzel bun, raclette, shiitake, roasted onion, dijonnaise add: Baby Greens

                                                    What 696 people are saying

                                                    Overall ratings and reviews

                                                    4.6
                                                    4.6 based on all time ratings
                                                    • 4.6Food
                                                    • 4.6Service
                                                    • 4.4Ambience
                                                    • 4.2Value

                                                    NoiseModerate

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                                                    1. SV

                                                      SeanV

                                                      Chicago

                                                      4 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      4 reviews

                                                      Dined on March 8, 2020

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Service was great: Hostess, bartender and server. Great place for small plates, whiskey/bourbon and cheese

                                                    2. NS

                                                      NadaS

                                                      Chicago

                                                      10 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      1.0

                                                      10 reviews

                                                      Dined on February 29, 2020

                                                      overall1food1service3ambience3

                                                      Are there couple years ago and was happy to go again ! Disater !!! Wasn’t able to eat it ! So sad for wasted money in Chicago where there is good food at every corner !

                                                    3. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      Las Vegas

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      Dined on February 29, 2020

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Delicious as always. Can’t eat here enough

                                                    4. PA

                                                      PrairieAve

                                                      Chicago

                                                      12 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      12 reviews

                                                      Dined on February 22, 2020

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Our group enjoyed Table Donkey and Stick. We had a larger group, and they were very accomodating as we made and changed the reservation. The servers were all very pleasant and helpful, and the food was quite good. The famous burger was very good, but the tagiatelle was even better.

                                                    5. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      Chicago

                                                      11 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      11 reviews

                                                      Dined on February 22, 2020

                                                      overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                      I had been wanting to go for a while and it was worth it. Everything was outstanding, especially the service. The arctic char was too salty for me to finish, I should have said something when I was there but I was on a date and didn't want to make a fuss.

                                                    6. M

                                                      Meaghan

                                                      Chicago

                                                      203 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      203 reviews

                                                      Dined on February 17, 2020

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Get the latkes! TD&S never disappoints and I love the cozy mountain cabin vibe.

                                                    7. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      Chicago

                                                      5 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      5 reviews

                                                      Dined on February 15, 2020

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      We came here when the restaurant opened at 5 for a quick bite before an event nearby at 6. After talking with the waitress we decided on a board of two meats and two cheeses that

                                                    8. s

                                                      spen1024

                                                      Chicago

                                                      26 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      26 reviews

                                                      Dined on February 13, 2020

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      They always knock it out of the park! Excellent food and drink in a cozy space that highlights the ambiguous romance of the Alps and Bohemia. Is it Swiss? Austrian? Greman? Italian? Doesn't matter because you feel like you're in a Chalet a world away from Logan Square. They are also very kind at accommodating food allergies! Thank you, we will be back again soon :)

                                                    9. D

                                                      Doubleg

                                                      Chicago

                                                      6 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      6 reviews

                                                      Dined on February 11, 2020

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                      Food and service were great. Will definitely be back.

                                                    10. EH

                                                      EladH

                                                      Chicago

                                                      5 reviews

                                                      4.0

                                                      5 reviews

                                                      Dined on February 9, 2020

                                                      overall4food5service4ambience2

                                                      Let me start by saying the food is fantastic. Not too heavy or fancy/. Too often at a high end restaurant you walk away feeling like you overate, but here the food is well-balanced and flavorful, and, most importantly memorable. My main issue is with the way the tables are setup. In the back, the shared table space ruins the experience. Diners are not warned that they’ll be sitting with strangers sitting so close you are basically dinner guests sharing in the same conversation. My wife, sitting across from me, couldn’t hear most anything I said was in direct earshot of our neighbor. Granted, this made for interesting gossip after dinner but wasn’t what I had in mind for our date. We also had to wait far too long for our “table” and the bar was full, meaning we were standing awkwardly sandwiched between the bar and brick wall while waiters passed through. Would go again but insist on a regular table.

                                                    11. JW

                                                      JanetW

                                                      Chicago

                                                      40 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      3.0

                                                      40 reviews

                                                      Dined on February 8, 2020

                                                      overall3food4service4ambience2

                                                      I loved the food but felt the portions were inconsistence- meat portions and sides were much larger than fish large plates. Not a fan of long picnic tables and should be told that this is the standard seating when making a reservation.

                                                    12. EG

                                                      ErikaG

                                                      Chicago

                                                      1 review

                                                      4.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on February 7, 2020

                                                      overall4food3service5ambience5

                                                      We had exceptional service and our starters were excellent, but both of our entrees were oversalted which put a damper on the whole meal. I had the fish and my boyfriend had the sweet potato tagliatelle.

                                                    13. SW

                                                      SarahW

                                                      Chicago

                                                      1 review

                                                      vip
                                                      4.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on February 6, 2020

                                                      overall4food5service5ambience5

                                                      Delicious food in a cozy environment! Great service! A little loud when busy but not anything you can’t talk a little louder over :-)

                                                    14. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      Chicago

                                                      1 review

                                                      4.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on February 4, 2020

                                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                      Overall great, cozy environment. Option to sit at the bar (with some locations allowing you to watch the kitchen create your dish) or at tables in the front or back. Eclectic decor reflected on the menu ranging from a variety of European countries. Great food, atmosphere, service.

                                                    15. LS

                                                      LoganSq

                                                      Chicago

                                                      1 review

                                                      4.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on February 2, 2020

                                                      overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                      Awesome food, great lighting and looks very cool inside. Definitely a mixture of local regulars and those from farther areas that have heard about it. They were about 20 min late for our reservation (stuff happens, especially on a Saturday during Restaurant Week--totally get it), but there was no sort of acknowledgment. It's also a very small restaurant, there are 6 tables in the front area and 2 communal tables in the back, not the best layout for groups of 3 or 4. There's also no waiting area, so when the restaurant is running late on reservations--which they were--there's no place to stand and unfortunately waiters and bussers will often bump into you. Once we were seated, the server was great and the food was awesome. Would like to try it again during the week sometime.

                                                    16. HM

                                                      HannahM

                                                      Chicago

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      Dined on January 31, 2020

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Beautiful space and great selection, specifically for restaurant week! Can’t wait to come back! :)

                                                    17. JH

                                                      JamesH

                                                      Chicago

                                                      11 reviews

                                                      4.0

                                                      11 reviews

                                                      Dined on January 30, 2020

                                                      overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                      Restaurant week dinner was very nice with good cocktails but noisey

                                                    18. AB

                                                      AvisB

                                                      Chicago

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      Dined on January 29, 2020

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                      The food is very good and definitely not ordinary. Great drinks and wine. Only complaint is it’s loud.

                                                    19. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      Chicago

                                                      3 reviews

                                                      4.0

                                                      3 reviews

                                                      Dined on January 27, 2020

                                                      overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                      No donkey on menu!

                                                    20. AM

                                                      AleksandrsM

                                                      Chicago

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      Dined on January 26, 2020

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Very nice, hype spot in Logan square. Loved the atmosphere and the food was exceptionally good! Will definitely come again.

                                                    21. d

                                                      daruma

                                                      Chicago

                                                      63 reviews

                                                      4.0

                                                      63 reviews

                                                      Dined on January 26, 2020

                                                      overall4food5service4ambience3

                                                      Outstanding flavors on the food. Do you really need new silverwear for every course? Temperature in the room was cold, hot, cold never just right. Small portions but good value during restaurant week.

                                                    22. KP

                                                      KathyP

                                                      Chicago

                                                      13 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      3.0

                                                      13 reviews

                                                      Dined on January 26, 2020

                                                      overall3food3service3ambience2

                                                      We were disappointed with our experience with this restaurant from the beginning. Upon announcing ourselves to the hostess, she pointed to a table for two in the bar against the wall near the window; the table had not been cleared and we realized later that there was a space heater next to it because it was cold in that corner. The server did come over and apologize about the mess and she cleared the table but no one pointed out the space heater or asked if we would prefer to wait for a different table. They knew the area was cold hence the space heater. Once we realized the heater was there my husband spent the night making sure his coat on the back of his chair stayed clear of it. We did not complain but hoped things would improve, we were there for a much needed night out, not an opportunity to instruct restaurant staff on how to care for patrons. We had never been to Table Donkey Stick before and based on the just above average food (husbands steak was very chewy) and lack of professionalism we will not return.

                                                    23. X

                                                      Xzbit

                                                      Chicago

                                                      1 review

                                                      vip
                                                      2.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on January 26, 2020

                                                      overall2food2service3ambience1

                                                      The ambiance nearly ruined what was an otherwise nice evening. The restaurant is small and they really pack you in there. The back of the restaurant is communal-style seating, so there’s little-to-no privacy—that is, if you can hear the person across from you. We were stuck sharing the room with a table of 10-12 behind us, and while this is a singular experience for the evening, it goes to show that a large party can stain the atmosphere. At one point I was yelling across the table to the person I was dining with. It was quite difficult to hear the other person talk, much less hear yourself think. The service and food were good. The staff were attentive and the value for the meal was also strong (we attended during restaurant week). One last thing to point out is that on the menu, they disclose a 2% service charge for employee health insurance as optional. Yet, when the check came, the 2% is automatically applied. It’s an admirable goal but the optics and execution were in - excuse the pun - quite poor taste.

                                                    24. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      San Francisco

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      Dined on January 24, 2020

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Great. Good service, great food

                                                    25. BJ

                                                      BonnieJ

                                                      Chicago

                                                      4 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      4 reviews

                                                      Dined on January 19, 2020

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Great food, great service, fun times!

                                                    26. JL

                                                      JudyL

                                                      Chicago

                                                      98 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      98 reviews

                                                      Dined on January 12, 2020

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                      Want to return and try some of the other creative dishes. Good food, pleasant service and something a bit different!

                                                    27. JS

                                                      JenniferS

                                                      Chicago

                                                      10 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      4.0

                                                      10 reviews

                                                      Dined on January 5, 2020

                                                      overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                      This is a really fun place with great food. Expensive for what it is, but still very good. Service was excellent.

                                                    28. D

                                                      Diner

                                                      Chicago

                                                      9 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      4.0

                                                      9 reviews

                                                      Dined on January 1, 2020

                                                      overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                      Great Service | Ambiance | A bit overpriced Despite the ridiculous name, it's a nice neighborhood wine bar with solid dinner dishes and very good wine pairings. I've been several times and always had excellent service. The food is seasonal and tasty, and it has a really lovely cozy/rustic (but refined) ambiance. However, for the portion size and ambiance, it feels overpriced. Not a great place to go for a casual week night dinner or if you are very hungry. We recently had the 5-course prix fixe. At $80 pp (+ $40 wine pairing), we expected to leave feeling like we had had a full meal (spoiler: we ate again shortly after). The 3 beginning courses were about 2 bites each (small charcuterie board, a sliver of smoked salmon, and 1 dumpling); the entree was reasonable (4 scallops); and the dessert was meh (a very olive-oil tasting olive oil cake). Will probably go again because it's solid and convenient, but not a place I'd write home about.

                                                    29. KC

                                                      KCall

                                                      Chicago

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on December 29, 2019

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      This is our favorite spot. It never disappoints. Keep doing what you’re doing!

                                                    30. S

                                                      Sarah

                                                      Chicago

                                                      16 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      16 reviews

                                                      Dined on December 29, 2019

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                      Excellent food. Really good service. Highly recommend!

                                                    31. S

                                                      Sarah

                                                      Chicago

                                                      39 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      39 reviews

                                                      Dined on December 25, 2019

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      They are the best

                                                    32. CJ

                                                      CaptainJoe

                                                      Chicago

                                                      19 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      3.0

                                                      19 reviews

                                                      Dined on December 25, 2019

                                                      overall3food2service4ambience2

                                                      I have been there before and had a good experience. I was looking forward to duck on Christmas even it was dried out and tasteless. It was like sausage that was over cooked. Bathrooms a bit dirty

                                                    33. M

                                                      Milou

                                                      Chicago

                                                      6 reviews

                                                      4.0

                                                      6 reviews

                                                      Dined on December 20, 2019

                                                      overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                      Wonderful, eclectic European Alps food choices. Creamy, rich cheeses with overflowing earthy deliciousness. Outstanding service and lots of choices. Only issue being by the north exit door, the staff went outside frequently while working and the door bangs loudly shut each time. Fix the door and the ambiance will greatly improve.

                                                    34. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      Baltimore

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      Dined on December 14, 2019

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Amazing dinner with excellent service! Every bite was better than the last! Should be on everyone’s list.

                                                    35. EG

                                                      ElizeG

                                                      Chicago

                                                      4 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      4 reviews

                                                      Dined on December 10, 2019

                                                      overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                      Service was exceptional. Our waiter was very nice and attentive!

                                                    36. MT

                                                      MarkT

                                                      Chicago

                                                      5 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      5 reviews

                                                      Dined on November 24, 2019

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Food was delicious, service was great, overall experience was incredible!

                                                    37. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      New York Area

                                                      5 reviews

                                                      4.0

                                                      5 reviews

                                                      Dined on November 24, 2019

                                                      overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                      Most of the food was delicious. Our salad was just ok. Service was excellent.

                                                    38. C

                                                      Ceecee

                                                      Milwaukee

                                                      6 reviews

                                                      4.0

                                                      6 reviews

                                                      Dined on November 17, 2019

                                                      overall4food5service2ambience5

                                                      I loved the food and the ambiance but we had to wait 45 minutes for a table we had made reservations for. The host informed us we were “just waiting on the current people to leave.” The restaurant did nothing to hurry the table as my party grew increasingly agitated as we had to stand in the small hallway for 45 minutes waiting for the table. Besides a few “thanks for your patience” comments there was nothing done to address the situation.

                                                    39. B

                                                      Birdman

                                                      Pittsburgh

                                                      6 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      4.0

                                                      6 reviews

                                                      Dined on November 16, 2019

                                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                      Excellent food and service with an interesting (cozy) atmosphere. Will be back.

                                                    40. EC

                                                      EmmaC

                                                      Chicago

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      Dined on November 9, 2019

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      AMAZING MEAL as always took care of all gluten-allergy concerns & excited to go back!

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                                                    Table Donkey and Stick is rated 4.6 stars by 696 OpenTable diners.

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                                                    Additional information

                                                    • Cross street

                                                      Fairfield

                                                    • Neighborhood

                                                      Logan Square

                                                    • Hours of operation

                                                      Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–11:00 pm

                                                    • Cuisines

                                                      Contemporary European, Contemporary American

                                                    • Dining style

                                                      Casual Elegant

                                                    • Dress code

                                                      Casual Dress

                                                    • Parking details

                                                      Free street parking is available directly in front of the restaurant on Armitage Ave. Paid parking is available across from the restaurant on Fairfield.

                                                    • Public transit

                                                      The restaurant is under 1/2 mile from the California and Western stops on the Blue Line. The restaurant is also accessible via the Armitage and California buses.

                                                    • Payment options

                                                      AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                    • Executive chef

                                                      Justin Moser

                                                    • Additional

                                                      Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                    • Phone number

                                                      (773) 486-8525

                                                    • Private party facilities

                                                      Table, Donkey and Stick is available for parties, celebrations and other events with customized menu and beverage options. A glass-enclosed private dining room with fireplace and access to patio is available for up to 25 guests.

                                                    • Private party contact

                                                      Matthew Sussman: (855) 826-2481

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