Mott Street

4.7
506 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
Mott St serves a menu inspired by the post-service cravings of a hungry Ruxbin team. Partners Chef Edward Kim, Jennifer Kim, Vicki Kim and Nate Chung are proud to share feel-good comforts, spanning oyster mushrooms in miso butter, everything wings to stuffed cabbage. Mott St is family style dining and eclectic cuisine paired with a pointed beverage selection.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Dinner:
Tuesday - Thursday, 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday, 6:00pm - 11:00pm

Brunch:
Sunday, 10:00am - 2:00pm
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Phone number
(773) 687-9977
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Payment options
Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Edward Kim
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Cross street
Blackhawk
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Parking details
There is parking directly behind the restaurant. Plenty of free parking on Blackhawk and Ashland.
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Public transit
Division blue line stop
Additional
Bar Dining, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
8.4

Mott Street, a restaurant on Ashland near Wicker Park, serves interesting, delicious Asian-influenced food.

Ratings 8.0-8.5:The best way to think about restaurants in the low to mid 8′s is that these are the places you would absolutely go back to, anytime. These restaurants are ones that you want to bring a friend to, just so they can also experience the duck carnitas, or burger, or whatever dish the place is known for.
What 506 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

The food was amazing and the servers were very attentive. The staff was great when it started raining in getting us a table inside right away to finish our meal (and that’s not easy to do with 6 people)!

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Loved sitting outside. Must be open to shared tables but the food and service were excellent!

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2.0Dined 3 days ago

We have dined at Mott Street many times and have found the food unique and the ambiance and service acceptable. However, after dining there again recently, I would not recommend this restaurant. We found the service condescending, especially from the receptionist and the food not up to par. The only dish we enjoyed was the mussels which were wonderful but we could have used some bread to soak up the sauce. The eggplant dish, though good, had 3 small pieces of eggplant and lots of hard broccoli stems. The portion of mushrooms was tiny and the Korean short ribs were inedible. When we mentioned this to the waiter, he said that's how Korean ribs are. Having had Korean ribs many times, I don't remember so much fat and gristle and so little actual meat. This restaurant was a huge disappointment and we will not be returning.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

We loved the food and the drinks. Service was great, both at the bar and at the table. Only negative is we wanted to sit outside and they said no because it was supposed to rain, which it didn’t.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

The food is fresh and delicious, creative and thought put into it. I am not GF but a family member is and it SO rare that the GF options are so flavorful—so often GF just means take away ingredients—here, there are NO compromises to the flavor and yumminess of the options. Heck, I loved so many dishes like the mushrooms which are knockouts. My next trip I will get the pork jowl dish, which I never would have tried if not having tasted it since it was GF. Sounds a little scary but it was soooo good. The cocktails are freshly crafted, interesting and the sesame non alcoholic drink, for example, is very good. There look to be a ton of beers and wine but I can’t get past the delish cocktails. They also have a vegan menu. I love the sticky rice dessert. This is a very favorite Chicago restaurant. Oh, the folks are very friendly and accomodating as well... You will need reservations for the obviously busy times like weekends.

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2.0Dined on August 11, 2018

The food was good but not exceptional. The service was pathetic. It was good to try but I would not go back.

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2018

The brussels sprouts, pork jowl, stuffed cabbage, and calamari were delicious. Catfish hotpot also great!

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3.0Dined on August 9, 2018

It was a hot humid evening and there was no air conditioning inside, just overhead fans. There were some empty tables near open windows and we asked if we could sit there. They said no, the tables were spoken for. We ended up eating outside on the patio which was cooler than inside. When we left, we noted that the tables by the windows were never filled. Diners should be aware that there is no air conditioning inside.
The food was good,not great. We wouldn’t rush back.

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4.0Dined on August 8, 2018

It was mottly good!

Way more hits than misses. We traveled all the way from Australia to try it out :D

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4.0Dined on August 5, 2018

the food was inventive and very tasty. The only thing I would say is it was an extremely hot day and for some reason the hostess put us at the back of the room, the hottest part of the restaurant when there were plenty of tables available under the fans up front.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Reservations were easy, service was prompt and friendly, food was amazing, definitely would love to visit again.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

The scallop dish is the weirdest most offensive attempt to destroy several scallops I’ve ever encountered. The wings and catfish pot were good. The fried rice was 7 dollars for 1/3 order of bland rice. It took quite a while to get the food. After spending 80 dollars we left hungry. Overpriced. Underwhelming. Don’t do that to scallops. Hipsters try to make me overpriced again food and fail.

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4.0Dined on August 3, 2018

We will be back soon! Loved the patio on a nice 75 degree evening. Dogs are allowed, which is awesome. Although you are seated pretty close to other diners, it didn't feel too claustrophobic as some places do. My husband loved his chicken wings and burger. The burger is avail only 6-7 pm outside so if you want to get a burger and eat outside, you must go early (why do you limit the time for a burger Mott Street?). I loved the black cod dish - delicious! I had told waiter I eat gluten free so was surprised when the shrimp dish I ordered arrived fried. I assume that isn't gluten free and the menu didn't say fried, but I do think he should have told me. I gave them away to diners next to me. I ordered a calamari dish as a starter instead, but it was too spicy for me. Wine and beer were really good. We already have a few additional reservations.

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2018

Loved the place. Had great staff making sure our meal was great and felt very relaxed with friendly faces and amazing food. You have to try the everything wings. Some of the best in the city!

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2018

An awesome experience all around. Highly recommended!

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3.0Dined on July 29, 2018

We order all vegetable dishes and chicken wings and it took 45 minutes to get anything...we ended

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Awesome food and service. Will definitely go back there.

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

I really enjoyed Mott St, and appreciated they were timely with their reservation, seating us promptly. Staff was very nice, attentive. the cocktails we ordered were superb. This is a bit of a family style meal and thus with only two of us we didn't get to try half of what appealed to us, but the dishes we had were very good (Burger; cauliflower; short rib). Am looking forward to trying this again and trying more dishes!

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1.0Dined on July 28, 2018

The food here is still spot-on but lately something has happened with the service. Waited for over an hour for the food to arrive and while waiting, one of the servers offered us a drink, which we assumed was complimentary. Needless to say, when the bill arrived, we were charged for the drink and nothing was discounted. At this point, I will wait quite a while to return in the hopes that service improves.

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

The service was great and the food was amazing, Mott Street offers such a good variety of dishes and plate sizes. We absolutely loved the Oyster Mushrooms and Mentaiko Kimchi Udon. The only item we ordered that I wasn't crazy about was the Crispy Tofu, just not a lot of flavor. Next time I am aiming to try the burger as it looked amazing and had rave reviews from those around us who ordered.

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

One of the greatest places the city has to offer. Featuring Asian inspired foods and inventive cocktails that truly deliver an amazing dinner experience. Will definitely be back to try more from the menu.

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3.0Dined on July 25, 2018

Not a great date spot. Communal table seating and it’s tightly packed, elbow to elbow (and I’m a small person!) We had the signature cocktail and it was mediocre.... I feel that the food and drinks are overpriced for what you get.
We did enjoy the cauliflower dish, the bread, and the tofu salad. But the chicken wings were horribly seasoned and overcooked, inedible.
The service was great and the patio is quite nice.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

I had the eggplant benedict and it was delicious. I would definitely go back for the food. I did not care for the bloody Gary.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

This place is nice and swanky.. I loved the brunch with the Short rib, kimichi Hash, and 2 eggs.

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4.0Dined on July 21, 2018

The Mott Burger it is easily one of the best burgers in all of Chicago, the hype is truly deserved. The other food we ordered was solid. Waitress and staff was nice. Overall cool atmosphere and vibe.

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3.0Dined on July 18, 2018

Very good. Food was great overall. Udon noodles were incredible. But the bread with egg tasted like nothing. No salt at all. And a bit undercooked inside. Desserts seemed like an after thought. I’d skip them. Nobody can seem to really offer a killer donut. But will go back someday.

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2.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Wasn't seated without 2 of my 4 member party despite my reservation and all but 3 tables being occupied.

Mott burger was ok. Beef boat was horrible.

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3.0Dined on July 12, 2018

Great service and the food was good! We made a reservation weeks in advance and requested patio- which was accommodated but very undesirable locations and hostess was unwilling to accommodate request for a more comfortable seat. Disappointment when you don’t have date nights often. The server was fantastic though and turned the experience around. Food was good- had a couple excellent dishes (everything wings & empanadas faves) and a few that were average (Szechuan shrimp was bland) . Again the serving staff was the best part tho- with restaurants coming and going in the city that can make a place standout!

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3.0Dined on July 12, 2018

I live down the street and it is always been hard to get in there and finally one day , I called and got in. Service was good, I thought the wine list was overpriced but we found a good French white for $44., one of the lesser expensive. Most were over $50 and more like $65.
I thought the food was good, not amazing. the dumplings were good, but overall the Asian influenced food was not as good as I get at a Phoenix or Ming Hee on one end or Wasabi on the other end, cleaner as far as leaner meats etc, but nothing was amazing. And , it was pricey for what it was. I guess for a date place and fun dinner, it is good, but I did expect more.

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Oyster mushrooms and Kimchi Oaxaca empanadas are amazing!! Great cocktails as well.

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3.0Dined on July 8, 2018

What a cute spot but food was bland/had little flavor especially if you’ve had those dishes before from actual korean/Thai spots. I expected a new take on these dishes but if you’re going to do the same thing then you gotta make sure it has similar delicious flavors!

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4.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Unique brunch menu and very quaint outdoor patio w/ cool ambiance. Service was a bit slow, but the server was friendly and we weren't in a rush so not a big deal. Food was delicious and not your 'run-of-the-mill' brunch menu (kimchi hasbrowns, salmon belly on lobster roll w/ dill, etc). Street parking wasn't too difficult to find.

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

It's a nice place with good food. I'll definitely go there again!

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Still one of my favorite spots in town! You never disappoint!

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

I love coming back and trying something new while enjoying a few of my favorite dishes. As always, the cocktails are something new every visit (for me) and so refreshing during the summer.

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Loved it all! Great find. The food, atmosphere were wonderful. Will definitely be back. Outside dining patio was special.

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3.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Heard a lot about this place. The ambiance/service is great and we liked the wings, but weren't crazy about the other dishes we ordered - the Chinese Broccoli was recommended by the waiter and we did not enjoy it. We are admittedly not the biggest fans of strong Asian flavors, so others may appreciate the food more than us. The burger is only available at certain times outside of the bar (which I found a little obnoxious) but I've heard great things about it and will likely try to go back for it at some point.

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Despite the awkward space to wait for your table, the food was delicious and the service was even better. The grilled cauliflower was the best! They have a great out door dining section as well! Go and enjoy!

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3.0Dined on June 29, 2018

They don’t have air conditioning. It was hot as hell in the middle of the summer. The food was good...not GREAT, but good. We didn’t have the burger that looked awesome - so we will come back for that. Get some AC!!!

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Mott St burger is heaven on a bun! Especially tasty when eaten on the patio on a warm Chicago day.

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