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StarChefs

    Custom House Tavern

    EAT

    500 South Dearborn Street
    Chicago, IL 60605
    (312) 523-0200
    www.customhouse.cc
    Hours: Mon-Fri 11:30am-10pm; Sat 12pm-10pm; Sun 10:30am-2pm, 5pm-9pm

    Custom House calls itself a tavern, but little about 2008 Chicago Rising Star Restaurateur Shawn McClain’s restaurant recalls a raucous, beer-swilling brew house. Maybe it’s the mid-century vibe. Maybe it’s the white tablecloths or thoughtful, seasonal menu. Name aside, one thing is clear: food is the star in this restaurant known for both its savory and sweet sides. Pastry Chef Bryce Caron’s desserts elicit an emotive response from guests and involve extensive experimentation (his chartreuse candies took four years to develop). And his presentations are meticulous, reminiscent of English meadows or jewelry boxes.

    Recommended Dishes:
  • Popcorn Mousse, Concord Grape, Green Chartreuse Candies
  • Bittersweet Chocolate Ganache, Verjus, Violet, Cassia Bud Sherbert

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