A Modern Urban BBQ Experience
- Name: Chicago q
- Location: 1160 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL
- Chef: Lee Ann Whippen
- Cuisine: American – BBQ
- Site: http://www.chicagoqrestaurant.com/index.php
- Price: $$$
- Food: Great
- Atmosphere: Casual elegance
- Business Appropriate: Yes
- Service: Great
- Cocktails: Good
- Overall Rating: Great
- Would I go back?: Yes.
BBQ in Flight
My husband and I have eaten at Chicago q twice and both times have been delightful. This is upscale bbq at its most approachable. Expect more complex flavors, a dressy decor and quiet surroundings. The service is also great.
Serving sizes are generally enough for two people. Especially this selection of delicious sides:
- Yukon Gold Potato Salad
- Poblano Cheddar Cornbread
- Braised Greens
- Honey Butter Cornbread
- Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes
- Kobe Brisket Baked Beans (My absolute fave!)
- BBq Flight – Kobe Brisket, Pulled Pork and Pulled Chicken
Bert enjoyed the bourbon pecan pie and I tried the Espresso Brittle Ice Cream.
It was a great time. Believe it or not, Bert and I do not go out much. His job as a concierge usually calls for him to visit resturants with his group for special presentations.
Left-overs are Just Fine
I made this meal for lunch the next day with my Chicago bbq left overs. The baked beans and honey corn bread were still delish!
Chicago q in Review
I think Chicago Crain’s said it best….”Chicago q has an upscale take on barbecue, in gracious surroundings”
Chicago Q Menu: http://www.chicagoqrestaurant.com/menus/dinner.php
Price symbols indicate the typical cost of a meal (without tax, tip, or alcohol) per person. ¢ … under $20 | $ … $20 to $29 | $$ … $30 to $39 | $$$ … $40 to $49 | $$$$ … $50-plus