The Love Chef

Restaurant Reviews

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Address: 225 N. Wabash Avenue
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone Number: (312) 236-9300 
Type of Food: Pure American
Hours: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Dress: Adult
Price Range: From a changing Blue Plate @ $14.00
to a Sirloin Steak @ $25.00
Reservations: Suggested
Description of Restaurant:

Walk in the door and immediately you fall in Love!

The Food


Try the skillet roasted Mussels in Chowder Broth, it will set the tone for the well prepared dishes to come. $8.00

The Butternut Squash Soup @ $6.00 is well worth the trip to Chicago.

The Baked Old Bay Seafood Scampi in garlic butter is so good that you will want to order another for the main course @ $10.00 the plate.

Main Course:

Chef Ricky's TV DINNER PLATE, horseradish ketchup, glazed Meat Loaf, mashed potatoes, long cooked beans, and a seasonal fruit crisp @ $16.00 the plate.

The Crock-simmered Pot Roast with root cellar veges, and a smoked pepper gravy will have you planning your next visit @ 18.00 the plate.

Sautéed Tilapia with mashed potatoes, spinach and caper butter sauce @ $17.00 the plate.

Your 'Love Chef's' favorite:
Grilled Pork Porter House, with sage, corn bread dressing, pot greens, fried apples in onion sauce @ $19.00 the plate.

I have to have the Pan Roasted Salmon with white beans, ham hock, cabbage ragout and mustard sauce. Wow, you'll be impressed. $18.00 the plate.

Now, this is a menu that you will have trouble with when deciding on your selection, because all of the dishes are the ones you want; so come back, stay in Chicago and eat all your meals here. Whatever. You can't make a mistake.


Be prepared for some great memories and, yes, it's worth the CARBS!


A great wine selection. Daily cocktail specials. Friendly bar menu.

This is a must on your 'to enjoy list'.

“The Love Chef” (Francis Anthony) is the author of several cookbooks and appears on local and national TV. You can find his cookbooks at and/or visit his website “Cooking With Love” and “The Love Chef” are registered trademarks.


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