Chef de Cuisine Jason Vincent of Nightwood - Chicago, IL

2119 South Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60608
(312) 526-3385
Hours: Mon-Sat 5:30pm-11pm; Sun 9am-2:30pm

Located in Chicago’s artist-filled Pilsen neighborhood, Nightwood is the second restaurant from 2005 Chicago Rising Star Chefs Jason Hammel and Amalea Tshilds. The restaurant has the look of a vintage cafeteria—but with beautiful leather seats, pressed tin ceilings, and a wall of stacked firewood. Chef Jason Vincent’s food has a similar aesthetic. It’s mature and straightforward, and his rustic presentations belie the depths and clarity of flavor in his dishes. Vincent approaches the menu from a practical standpoint: what product is available now, and what’s the best way to use it? Nightwood is a place to go with good friends. It’s a place where pretense doesn’t matter, only the integrity of what’s on the plate.

Recommended Dishes:
  • Wood-grilled Illinois Goat Steak, Green Farro, Black Walnuts, Raisins, Chile Arbol and Pea Tendrils
  • Wisconsin Trout and Sour Cream Soup, Applewood Bacon, and Potato Steeped in Cheesecloth and Cream

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