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    RatingAvg. Dinner Entrée
    $$$$$Greater than $25
    $$$$$18.01 - $25
    $$$$12.01 - $18
    $$$7.01 - $12
    $Less than $7
  • American (New), Gastropub, Mediterranean, Local/Organic
  • 2152 N Damen Ave, Chicago IL60647 41.920877 -87.677855
  • (At W Shakespeare Ave)
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  • (773) 862-5555
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Monkey Bread dill butter, sea salt   6.00
Formento’s Stuffed Olives italian sausage, honey-lemon crème fraîche   7.00
Duck Fat Fries home-made ketchup, garlic aioli   7.00


Market Greens tarragon-buttermilk dressing   9.00
Swan Creek Farm Apple Salad marinated manchego, hazelnuts   11.00
Smoked Carrot Salad sumac spiced yogurt, marinated barley, kale   12.00
Head-On Prawns A La Plancha anchovy butter, tarragon   14.00
Fried Brussels Sprouts fish sauce vinaigrette, herbs, sesame seeds   12.00
Glazed Halibut Collar spring vegetable tempura   15.00
Sautéed Rabbit Kidneys roasted oyster mushrooms, finger chilis, fava beans   15.00
Seared Goat Liver bulgar, snap peas, huckleberries, pine nuts   12.00
American Cheese Board piper’s pyramid, capriole farm, goat’s milk. cocoa cardona, carr valley cheese, goat’s milk. st. pete’s select blue, caves of faribault, cow’s milk   17.00
Charcuterie Board chicken liver mousse, lardo, chorizo, country pâté   19.00


Parisian Gnocchi creamed & pickled ramps   15.00
Fennel Chitarra sofrito, pernod, chili, grana padano   15.00
Potato & Sour Cream Pierogi braised cabbage, poppy seeds   15.00
Raviolo ricotta, egg yolk, brown butter   14.00
Carnaroli Risotto lamb dhansak, english peas, mint pesto   15.00


Flash Cooked Alaskan Halibut minted pea purée, spring onions, butter lettuce   26.00
Poached Scottish Salmon clams, chorizo, fingerling potatoes   25.00
Sautéed Mushrooms panisse, butter glazed brussels sprouts, charred onion soubise   19.00
Smoked Yukon Potato leek fondue, asparagus & fava salad, dill vinaigrette   18.00
Millers Farm Roasted Half Chicken dill spaetzle, crunchy salad   22.00
16 Oz Prime New York Strip Steak green garlic bulbs, green garlic-miso butter   42.00
Braised Berkshire Pork Shank black lentils, sherry glazed knob onions   26.00

Bristol Classics Cocktails $11

Moscow Mule prairie vodka, fresh lime juice, gosling’s ginger beer   
Poire & Elderflower grey goose la poire, st. germain, white grape juice, fresh lemon sour   
Gimlet Americano letherbee gin, cocchi americano, pernod absinthe, fresh lime juice   
Dark & Stormy gosling’s black seal rum, ginger beer, lime juice, black strap molasses, ginger purée   
Black Diamond larceny bourbon, averna amaro, fresh lemon juice, grapefruit juice, angostura   
Smoked Sicilian Manhattan house smoked larceny bourbon, averna amaro, regan’s orange no. 6   
La Louisiane rittenhouse rye, carpano antica, benedictine, pernod absinthe, peychaud’s bitters   

Seasonal Cocktails $11

North Atlantic Sour courvoisier v. s. cognac, leopold bros. cranberry, grenadine, egg white   
Cider In The Rye george dickel rye, st. elizabeth allspice dram, apple cider, lemon sour, regan’s no. 6 orange   
Sherry Collins bacardi "ron solera" rum, smith & cross rum, averell plum , lustau sherry, fresh lemon sour   
3.0 beefeater 24, carpano antica, luxardo maraschino, pernod absinthe, regan’s orange no. 6   
Brownsville rittenhouse rye, dewar’s scotch, benedictine, carpano antica, boker’s   
#yolo dewar’s scotch, sambuca, velvet falernum, fresh lemon juice   


Mexican Coke    4.00
Mexican Sprite    4.00
Diet Coke    3.00
Seagram’s Ginger Ale    3.00
Iced Tea "three estate" black tea   4.00
Lurisia Chinotto myrtle-leaved orange   4.00

Draught Beer

Pilsner oskar blues "mama’s little yella pils"   6.00
Witbier revolution "bottom up wit"   6.00
Saison brooklyn "sorachi ace"   7.00
Cider virtue "percheron"   11.00
Dortmunder three floyds "jinx proof"   6.00
Stout finch "secret stache stout"   8.00



Breakfast Pastries

Bristol Pastry Board cinnamon roll, kuchen, doughnuts   14.00
Cinnamon Roll    6.00
Warm Apple & Almond Kuchen rum raisins   6.00
Doughnuts ginger spice, coffee cream   6.00
Basque Cake apple confit, cider sabayon, candied walnuts   9.00


Grapefruit Brûlée grapefruit sorbet, candied fennel   8.00
Whipped Ricotta apple, pomegranate, meyer lemon & orange, house made granola   10.00
Market Greens Salad buttermilk tarragon dressing   8.00
Apple Salad toasted hazelnuts, marinated manchego   8.00
Quiche mushrooms, arugula, fontina, petite salad   11.00
Whole Wheat Pancakes whipped pistachio crème, orange supremes   12.00
Sautéed Mushrooms panisse, butter glazed brussels sprouts, charred onion soubise   12.00
Smoked Ham Benedict mustard hollandaise, potatoes   12.00
Chicken ‘N A Biscuit gravy, bread & butter pickles   13.00
Braised Pork Chilaquiles fried egg, lime, cilantro, queso fresco   12.00
Hangover Breakfast noodles, pork broth, shrimp mousse, pork belly   13.00
Open-Faced Egg Sandwich pork belly, mornay, texas toast   11.00
Biscuits And Gravy black pepper & sage sausage, poached eggs   12.00
Oyster Po’Boy fried oysters, tomatillo remoulade, iceberg lettuce, serrano pepper   14.00
Quarter Pounder With Cheese pickled onions, garlic aioli   13.00
Smoked Gouda Burger duck confit, cherry peppers, grilled vidalias, dijonnaise   15.00


Home Smoked Bacon    4.00
Home Made Sausage    4.00
Duck Fat Fries    6.00
Breakfast Potatoes    4.00
White Or Wheat Toast    2.00

Coffee, Tea, & Cocoa

Hot Cocoa    4.00
Drip Coffee    3.00
Espresso   3.00dbl 4.00
Latte   4.00dbl 5.00
Cappuccino   4.00dbl 5.00
Macchiato   4.00dbl 5.00

Hot Tea $4

Sicilian Blood Orange chinese green   
Emperor’s Genmaicha japanese green   
Magnolia oolong   
House Chai black   
First Flush Darjeeling black   
Emperor’s Lemon Meritage herbal   
Emperor’s Chamomile herbal   
French Mint herbal   

Juices & Soft Drinks

Orange Or Grapefruit Juice    3.00
Mexican Coke    4.00
Mexican Sprite    4.00
Diet Coke    3.00
Seagram’s Ginger Ale    3.00
Gosling’s Ginger Beer    4.00
Iced Tea three estate black tea   4.00
Lurisia Chinotto bitter orange   4.00
Lurisia Aranciata orange   4.00

Hand-Crafted Cocktails

The Bristol Bloody Mary prairie vodka, chef chris pandel’s bloody mary mix   7.00
add a 7 oz. pilsner   1.00
Moscow Mule prairie vodka, fresh lime juice, ginger beer, fresh ginger   8.00
Poire & Elderflower grey goose la poire, white grape juice, lemon sour   8.00
Stranger In The Alps gosling’s rum, brandy, espresso cordial, milk, nutmeg   8.00
Bourbon Stone Sour four roses bourbon, luxardo amaretto, oj, egg white   8.00

Draught Beer

Pilsner oskar blues "mama’s little yella pils"   6.00
Witbier revolution "bottom up wit"   6.00
Saison great divide "colette"   7.00
Cider virtue "percheron"   11.00
American Pale Ale three floyds "alpha king"   6.00
Stout finch "secret stache stout"   8.00



Desserts Are Thoughtfully Created By Pastry Chef Sarah Koechling

Ricotta Cheesecake Parfait rhubarb marmalade, almonds, vanilla cream   9.00
Malt Sundae hazelnut cake, mascarpone, chicory anglaise, preserved cherries   9.00
Caramel Bar peanut brittle, milk chocolate cremeux, nougat ice cream   9.00
Basque Cake braised pineapple, pistachios, sour cream ice cream   12.00
American Cheese Board assorted accompaniments. (includes the following selections): piper’s pyramid, capriole farm, goat’s milk. cocoa cardona, carr valley cheese, goat’s milk. st. pete’s select blue, caves of faribault, cow’s milk   17.00

After Dinner Cocktails $11

La Louisiane rittenhouse rye, carpano antica, benedictine, pernod absinthe, peychaud’s   
Via Emilia pyrat rum, house nocino, averna amaro, regan’s orange no. 6, sassafras tincture   

Coffee & Cocoa

Sgl / Dbl

French Press  (sgl 12oz) 4.00 (dbl 24oz) 7.00
Espresso   3.00 4.00
Cappuccino frothed milk, espresso  4.00 5.00
Latte steamed milk, espresso  4.00 5.00
Americano hot water, espresso  3.00 4.00

Tea $4

Chinese Green

Sicilian Blood Orange orange oil, orange segments, lighter   

Japanese Green

Emperor’s Genmaicha nutty, savory, more intense   


Magnolia fresh magnolia   


House Chai cinnamon, cardamom, lighter   
First Flush Darjeeling classic, sweet, and full bodied   


Emperor’s Lemon Meritage lemon peel and verbena   
Emperor’s Chamomile braeburn apples and honey   
French Mint spring mint and lemon   


Dessert Wine By The Glass

Auslese Cuvée kracher   11.00
Tannat alcyone nv   12.00
Rutherglen Muscat chambers nv   9.00

Bottled Beer

Small Format

Anderson Valley, "Barney Flats", Oatmeal Stout, Boonville, CA malted milk, coffee, aromatic hops   9.00
Brasserie Dubuisson, "Scaldis Noël", Strong Dark Ale, Leuze-Pipaix, Belgium candied fruit, burnt caramel, brandy   12.00
Brasserie d'Orval, Trappist Belgian Pale Ale, Orval, Belgium lemon rind, juniper, summer hay   11.00
Brouwerij Westmalle, Trappist Dubbel, Malle, Belgium dark plum, brandied fruit, smoked cherry   9.00
Clausthaler, "Premium Alkoholfrei", Low Alcohol, Frankfurt. Germany grassy hops, dried herbs, clean finish   6.00
Great Lakes, "Dortmunder Gold", Dortmunder Lager, Cleveland, OH portuguese sweet bread, golden malt, lemon   6.00
Great Lakes, "Edmund Fitzgerald", Porter. Cleveland, OH caramel coffee, burnt toffee, kumquat   6.00
Great Lakes, "Eliot Ness", Vienna Lager, Cleveland, OH toffee, caramel malt, spicy hops   6.00
Harviestoun, "Old Engine Oil", Old Ale, Alva, Scotland maple syrup, maraschino cherry. floral hops   11.00
J. W. Lees, "Harvest Ale", English Barleywine, Manchester, England raisin, orange blossom honey, ripe pineapple   17.00
Kulmbacher, "Eisbock", Kulmbach, Germany toasty malt, sweet fig, dark toffee   11.00
Kulmbacher, "Eku 28", Doppelbock, Kulmbach, Germany root beer, burnt malt, coffee   12.00
Miller. "High Life". American Macro Lager. Milwaukee. WI crisp, clean, mild malt   4.00
Muskatiers, "Troubadour Blond", Belgian Pale Ale, Ursel, Belgium white pepper, honey malt. pipe tobacco   10.00
New Belgian, "Trippel", Tripel, Fort Collins, Co chocolate, tropical fruits, caramel   6.00
Rochefort. "8", Trappist Belgian Strong Dark Ale, Rochefort, Belgium dried apricot, coffee   13.00
Samuel Smith, "Organic Lager", European Pale Lager, Tadcaster, England citrus, malt. aromatic hops   8.00
Sinebrychoff, Baltic Porter, Karava, Finland dark chocolate, espresso. smoke   9.00
Stone Brewing, India Pale Ale, Escondido, CA big hops, tropical fruit, caramel malt   6.00
Three Floyds, "Gumballhead", Pale Wheat Ale, Munster, IN grapefruit, marmalade, peach   6.00
Three Floyds, "Robert The Bruce", Scottish Ale, Munster. IN brown sugar, caramel. roasted malt   7.00
Two Brothers, "Cane And Ebel", Rye Beer, Warrenville, Il guava, pineapple, burnt sugar   7.00
Unibroue, "La Fin Du Monde", Tripel, Chambly. Québec banana bread, malt, honey   9.00
Valley Brewing, "Skullsplitter", Scotch Ale, Stockton, CA chocolate, smoke, coffee   9.00
Victory Brewing, "Storm King" Imperial Stout, Downington. PA roasted malt, berry, espresso   7.00

Medium Format

Belhaven Brewing Co., "Wee Heavy", Scotch Ale, Dunbar. Scotland caramel, blackberry, peat   11.00
Brauerei Pinkus Mueller, Organic Hefeweizen, Münster, Germany banana, lemon, almond   13.00
Carnegie, "Porter", Baltic Porter, 2004, Stockholm, Sweden caramel malt, fig, molasses   15.00
G. Schneider & Sohn, "Aventinus", Weizenbock, Kelheim, Germany rhum plantain, chicory, cocoa powder   12.00
G. Schneider & Sohn, "Wiesen Edel-Weisse", Hefeweizen, Kelheim, Germany meyer lemon, orange peel, toasted malt   14.00
Professor Fritz Briem, "1809", Berliner Weissebier, Freising, Germany citrus, banana, spice   13.00
Samuel Smith, "Organic Best Ale", English Pale Ale, Yorkshire England dried apricot, lemon curd, malt   11.00
Samuel Smith, "Organic Cider", Fruit Beer,Yorkshire England orange peel, marzipan, red apple   12.00

Large Format

Achel, "Extra", Trappist Belgian Strong Dark Ale, Hamont Achel, Belgium blackberry. hazelnut. apricot   29.00
Avery, "Hog Heaven", American Barleywine, Boulder, Co fruitcake. ruby red grapefruit. guava   15.00
Bfm, "Abbaye De Saint Bon-Chien", Strong Sour Ale, Saignelegier, Switzerland lemon. dried cherry. pepper   39.00
Brouwerij De Ranke, "Kriek", Lambic Fruit, Wevelgem, Belgium bing cherry. kirsch. almond   32.00
Cantillon, "Classic Gueuze", Gueuze, Brussels, Belgium sour lemon. oak. apple   32.00
Chimay, "Grand Réserve", Trappist Belgian Strong Dark Ale, Baileux, Belgium dried fruit. apple. brandy   20.00
Dupont, "Avril", Organic Saison, Tourpes-Leuze, Belgium lemon zest. herbs. wheat   15.00
Dupont, "Foret", Organic Saison, Tourpes-Leuze, Belgium orchard fruit. almond. spice   18.00
Dupont, "Saison Dupont", Tourpes-Leuze, Belgium citrus. yellow apple. brioche   17.00
Goose Island, "Juliet", American Wild Ale, Chicago, IL tart blackberry. fresh herbs. tobacco   15.00
Goose Island, "Lolita", American Wild Ale, Chicago, IL raspberry. citrus. sour apple   25.00
Goose Island, "Madame Rose", Belgian Style Brown Ale, Chicago, IL morello cherry. oak. barnyard   25.00
Kiuchi, "Hitachino Nest White Ale", Witbier, Ibaraki-Ken Naka-Gun, Japan lemongrass. coriander. orange   19.00
Le Baladin, "Nora", Spiced Beer, Piozzo, Italy rose hip. tangerine. white pepper   29.00
Liefmans, "Goudenband", Flanders Oud Bruin, Oudenaarde, Belgium orchard fruit. malt. orange peel   22.00
Meantime, English India Pale Ale, London, England grapefruit. orange marmalade. pine   20.00
Meantime, "London", English Porter, London, England dark chocolate. mocha. blueberry   19.00
Mikkeller, "Draft Bear", Imperial Pilsner, København, Denmark bread, licorice, vanilla   27.00
St. Bernardus, "Abt 12", Quad, Watou, Belgium caramel. plum. toffee   19.00
St. Feuillien Brewery, "Brune Réserve", Dubbel, Le Roeulx, Belgium orchard fruit. licorice. caramel   22.00
Three Floyds, "Live A Rich Life", Belgian India Pale Ale, Munster, IN passionfruit. banana. citrus hops   17.00
Unibroue, "Maudite", Belgian Strong Dark Ale, Chambly, Québec dark fruit. coriander. clove   16.00


Bristol Classics Cocktails $11

Poire And Elderflower grey goose la poire, st. germain, white grape juice, lemon sour   
Moscow Mule prarie vodka, ginger puree, lime juice, gosling's ginger beer   
Gimlet Americano letherbee gin, cocchi americano lime juice, pernod absinthe   
Dark & Stormy gosling's black seal rum, gosling's ginger beer, ginger puree, lime juice, black strap molassas   
Smoked Sicilian Manhattan smoked bourbon, averna, regan's orange no. 6   
Black Diamond larceny bourbon, averna, angostura, grapefruit juice, lime juice   

Winter Cocktails $11

North Atlantic Sour (Up) courvoisier v. s. cognac, leopold bros. new england cranberry, house grenadine, egg white   
Cider In The Rye (Rocks) george dickel rye, st. elizabeth allspice dram, apple cider, lemon sour, regan's no. 6 orange   
Sherry Collins (Collins) bacardi ron solera rum, smith & cross rum, emilio lustau amontillado sherry averell damson plum, lemon sour   
3.0 (Up) beefeater 24, carpano antica, luxardo maraschino, pernod absinthe, regan's no. 6 orange   
Brownsville (Up) rittenhouse rye, dewar's scotch, benedictine d. o. m., carpano antica, boker's bitters   

Wines By The Glass


Blanc De Blancs ruinart   16.00
Brut Cava creador   10.00
Brut Rosé henriot   19.00


Bourgueil domaine de la chanteleuserie   11.00


Sauvignon Blanc otto’s constant dream   10.00
Treixadura/Torrontes viña reboreda   11.00
Austrian White Blend dürnberg "falko"   11.00
Riesling Ürziger Würzgarten weinkelter   12.00
Pinot Blanc trimbach   12.00
Altesse domaine frederic giachino   11.00
Trebbiano D’abruzzo villa medoro   12.00
Chardonnay maison l’aiglon   12.00


Pinot Noir dante   12.00
Beaujolais domaine de la madone   11.00
Montepulciano d’Abruzzo agriverde   12.00
Merlot/Corvina gran passione rosso   11.00
Grenache/Syrah domaine de montine   12.00
Cabernet Franc domaine des caillots   12.00
Aglianico colli di lapio   12.00
Meritage clos centenaire   14.00
Cabernet Sauvignon michael pozzan   14.00


The Bristol
2152 N Damen Ave
At W Shakespeare Ave
(773) 862-5555
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