The best places to eat and drink near Chicago's Wrigley Field
Perhaps you’re not up for just a slice and a brewski or the snooty in-laws are in town who prefer artisan cheese, Chicken Liver Parfait and a goat bratwurst with 18-hour sauerkraut. Take ‘em to Mordecai, a bi-level cocktail bar and restaurant attached to the Hotel Zachary. Those who appreciate fine spirits will go for the namesake (Cubs pitcher and World Series champion Mordecai Brown) as well as the 250 rare bottles, especially whiskey - Chicago’s most diverse collection of antique spirits. Chef Jared Wentworth (Longman & Eagle) aims for refined, American-inspired bar fare (warm Gougeres with aged cheddar mornay is a perfect example);a game day list that includes asparagus salad, fish ‘n’ chips and a couple burger renditions; and a regular menu of tempting small plates from roasted bone marrow and Ora Bay salmon crudo to fine salads, sandwiches and grilled entrees like Hanger steak and summer flounder.