“The Insider's Guide” Of Where To Go And What To Do In Chicago
The menu at Mott Street, an Asian influenced modern American cuisine, is inspired by their Executive Chef, Edward Kim. Edward Kim is a Chicago native, although his inspiring story of following his passion for the culinary world has taken him across the nation from the Big Apple to Los Angeles. He eventually returned to Chicago, opening his first restaurant, Ruxben with significant help from his family. After two years he opened Mott Street, a relaxed dining experience dedicated to family-style fare and a cozy environment.
The unique menu includes Asian inspired dishes such as crispy tofu, kimchi & Oaxaca empanadas, fried rice, and mussel hot pots. The variety of meats and seafood offers something for everyone, with reasonable priced dishes. Mott Street also offers a unique seasonal and year-round cocktail menu, with a variety of sake and shochu by the glass or bottle and wine selections. Alongside his team, the vision of Kim can be tasted through the Asian inspired dishes.
Chef Kim has been praised by the press, such as Michelin Guide, Thrillist, and Eater Chicago, and his burger was even named the best in Chicago. While they allow you to make reservations for their dining room, you can't make them for their bar and patio. On Sundays, they offer brunch from10 AM to 2 PM but no dinner that day. Mott Street is so well known for their burger that the restaurant has designated a burger hour time: in the dining room, you can only order the infamous burger between 6 and 7 PM or at the bar after 7 PM.