Chef Shin Thompson of Bonsoiree - Chicago, IL

2728 West Armitage Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 486-7511
Hours: Tues-Sat 5pm-10pm; Sun 5pm-9pm

If Bonsoirée were a type of real estate, it would be a small but well appointed pied-à-terre, a place that celebrates quality over quantity and serves as a hideout from the banal realities of everyday living. 2011 Rising Star Chef Shin Thompson took a risk opening up this 28-seat mini-temple to haute cuisine. And on all counts, he’s succeeded. The postage stamp dining room is serene in pale grey tones, and Thompson manages to cook some of the city’s top food in a bite-sized kitchen. His dishes are once precise, delicious, interactive, and witty; encapsulated Bread ‘n Butter is a high-brow play on a table’s oft second fiddle, and Duck, Duck, Goose is as seriously good as it is silly. This is Shin Thompson’s world. We’re just (thankfully) eating in it.

Recommended Dishes:
  • Scallop-Crab Motoyaki: Diver Sea Scallop, Peekytoe Crab, Ponzu Aïoli, Crisped Scallions, and Carrot
  • Duck, Duck, Goose: Duck Confit, Seared Duck Breast, Foie Gras, Gooseberry, Saffron Gastrique, Black Mission Fig, and Vidalia Onion Jam
  • Porcini Mushroom Bisque, “Umami” Sauce, Encapsulated Bread ‘n’ Butter, Crispy Beets, and Asparagus Slaw

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