Mott Street

4.7
580 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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 580 People Are Saying
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Birmingham
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not a quiet little spot. Instead kind of ruckus freewheeling atmosphere. We sat at a long table with dates on either side. Fun young ambiance. Small plates keep coming. Great wait staff!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service, but prices are a little out of line with its location on the edge of wicker park.

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SG
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went there for the second time, and it was just as good as the first. My sister and I went for a special sake dinner, where they had a 5-course meal, each paired with a different sake. Our server was so friendly and energetic. We got an explanation about each sake by the professional before each pour.
The food was delicious. My favorite was the mussels hot pot. The mussels were huge and so soft, so cooked perfectly.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went for the Sake dinner. Food was delicious and service was excellent. Would recommend to anyone.

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NB
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been here many times, and I always find something new to love about this place. I went for brunch this time, and everyone's food was outstanding. The burger is one of the best in the city, and is a must get. My friend got the fried rice and it was SO delicious and savory and really tasty. We also had some cocktails and wine that were delicious. Our server helped us pick out things, so I'd totally recommend asking and trusting their recommendations!

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was delicious with authentic flavors. The burger delivered. Nice bright space and great brunch spot.

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AL
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

We've been a number of times and the food is always outstanding! Love it!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Mott Street never disappoints. We typically come here for the burger (served at bar for dinner hours) and the mango sticky rice. The burger has the right Asian flair and the mango sticky rice is unparalleled (even compared to my travels in Thailand). I would also recommend from their brunch menu the kalbi and eggs. The eggplant Benedict leaves a little something to be desired. Overall, Mott Street is one of my favs in the city.

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Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They're known for their burger, but I was actually really impressed by the Freeman Torta. The salmon belly pastrami in that was awesome. Probably my new favorite brunch in Chicago.

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NM
Grand Rapids
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Literally cannot wait to visit Mott St. again. Everything from the drinks to dinner to service was just splendid. Was the perfect spot for a night out with friends. Highly recommend!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great dining experience

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EM
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

All the food was fantastic. The Chinese broccoli in particular was quite good.

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AM
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to Mott Street on a Saturday night. We got lucky and were able to make a last minute reservation for two at 8:15 p.m. It's not a huge place and is usually filled with people. We showed up but the table wasn't ready yet so we grabbed a drink from the bar while we waited. The drink list has a good selection and the food is always great. Since it's right across the street from me it can't get much easier. Definitely recommend.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a great experience. Charles helped us find and enjoy some great wines.

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H
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, atmosphere and food! We were seated quickly upon arrival (with a reservation of course). Our server was very attentive and really helpful at giving us suggestions on how to structure our meal. He also made sure to double check a few items with the kitchen (my friend had a shellfish allergy). The arrival of the plates was nicely spaced and the food was a unique fusion of flavors. The space is great for a small party or a large party. I'd love to come back in the summer when they have their patio set up.

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AA
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great and unique Sunday brunch menu

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Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Burger was excellent. Great brunch. Can't go wrong with anything you choose!

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MM
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Food was good, but service disjointed. It was suggested we put our order in all together which we did. We were half way through cocktails trying to get attention to order wine when the first dish arrived. It would be ideal to have finished our cocktails with the wine on the table before / when the first dish arrives. Noise level was extremely high. Price was OK if the service was up to scratch. Not sure we’ll be back

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JM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was incredible and well portioned. Jessie, our server, was extremely intentive and kind. The same goes for the rest of the staff. Highly recommend.

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JS
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Cod-excellent
Brazino - excellent
Burger - excellent
Ribs - very good
Wings - very good
Skewers - excellent
Brussels spouts - excellent
Gai lan - drown in oyster sauce, meh
Fried rice - don’t order it .. just a bowl of rice with a bit of seasoning - worst thing in the menu
Dirty rice (comes with the fish ) excellent
Service - great

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B
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We sampled a wide range of dishes and all were tasty. Kimchi empanadas, calimari and Chinese broccoli were especially good.. Good cocktails, too. Server was helpful in navigating the menu. Fun atmosphere but loud. Cost per item is not unreasonable but can add up quickly.

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C
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing cocktails, burger and service:) can't wait to go back for the burger!

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M
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

I was really excited about Mott St ever since it popped into my radar, since the executive chef is Asian and I love trying restaurants helmed by chefs of color. So I dragged my friend out of town to brunch while she was visiting Chicago. Unfortunately, we both found the meal pretty underwhelming.

We ordered the pork belly benedict, the black bean shrimps and grits, and the wok-fried gailan. My friend actually thought the wok-fried gailan was the best, which is a little disappointing, because it's basically just Chinese vegetables. I've had this but better and cheaper at other Chinese places. I felt much the same way though, the wok gailan had the most flavor of the three. The other two dishes were just kind of boring.

I love pork belly, but this one had nothing to distinguish it. It was pretty bland and the benedict was pretty basic. My roommate has made more flavorful pork belly.

The black bean shrimp and grits was basically mediocre grits and like four pieces of shrimp. I've had better grits at the countless other good soul food/southern places across the city.

All in all, the food was fine, but not really worth the money and/or hike to get here. I wanted to love it, and I might come back down the line and give their dinner menu a try / aka another chance. But for now, it's not for me. I also hate how close you are to other people - it's a little hard to have your own conversation when the two people next to you are discussing their future together, but I get that they want to fit more people.

The best thing about this place was the service. Super kind and friendly staff.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Liz was awesome. We were on the fence about the mango sticky rice, but she walked us through and it turned out to be great. Definitely enjoyed the entire experience. Will be coming back.

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CK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great for brunch! The burger is a must! All items have a fun unique twist to keep things interesting.

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a
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been here a few times but recently as a group for brunch. Of course, their amazing burger was had all around and a few other gems, including the kimchi fried rice. But, what really stood out was the service. We went in for a reservation and there was a table that was lingering longer than anticipated by the staff. We ended up waiting about 20 minutes. The hostess was extremely apologetic. They sent a round of champagne for the table as well as 2 orders of those AMAZING pancakes to apologize. That alone, will make customers return! Thanks Mott Street!

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y
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a great time there. The food was fabulous and our server was helpful!

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AB
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went because of the burger, but discovered so many amazing items on the menu. A few notes about how to order the burger: it can always be ordered at the bar, but I can also be ordered from 6:00-7:00 PM anywhere in the restaurant or from 10:00-2:00PM at Sunday Brunch.

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c
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

I'd heard a lot of great things about Mott Street but was a little disappointed. The cocktails were awesome but the food was average to me. Service also took a while even though the restaurant wasn't at capacity.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 3

We got to the restaurant at 7:10pm, it was my boyfriend’s birthday and he was looking forward to the burger. The server told us that it was past 7pm so we couldn’t get it where we were sitting. That we could only get it, if we were at the bar. We proceeded to order other food. After 45 minutes we hadn’t received any food so we asked and they said it was coming. When we finally received the food, it looked like either the server forgot to punch one of the dishes or the kitchen just forgot about it. The server didn’t come by to ask whether my boyfriend wanted another drink either. At this point, I asked the server to forget about the last dish because we had been there for an hour and a half and who knows how long it was going to take. The scallops were terrible, the empanadas were average and the shrimp was just ok. The ribs were the saving grace and I couldn’t tell you about the fifth dish (tofu) because it never arrived. I forgot to mention this is communal sitting so I enjoyed listening to other people’s conversation except my boyfriend who I could barely hear.

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HW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Mott St and each time I've eaten here my experience has been nothing short of amazing. The food is creative and I can tell they derive their recipes from authentic Asian cuisine. I'm rather picky about Asian fusion food and Mott St knocks it out of the park every time. The Everything Wings are a crowd favorite and I was pleased to see they have orange wine on the menu. It was good and paired well with our meal. I have a few friends who work here as servers and their service is impeccable every time. My favorite dish was the mango sticky rice. I wish there was more mango on top (and riper mango), but overall loved their warm bowl take on it.

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SS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything is delicious and amazing. It was my birthday and they gave us complimentary sparkling wine!

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LC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything we ate was delicious. Tasty unique dishes. The burger lived up to the hype.

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BK
New England
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good vibe, good food, good space

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b
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

I had visited Mott Street about a year ago and had a lovely evening with a girlfriend and delicious food. I wanted to take my husband back and finally did. I had requested a 2 top when I made the reservation a few weeks ago knowing that they do have some communal tables, but given we are expecting our first baby soon this was one of our last nights out and thought that would be nice to have our own space.

When we arrived we were shown to probably the worst table in the house, the end of the communal table right by the door. I eat out plenty and realize there is sometimes nothing that can be done about that. However, I noticed multiple 2 top tables available so I asked the hostess about moving before we even sat down. First it took her 5 mins to respond and her response was only “we have reservations coming in throughout the night and can’t accomodate everyone”. My question is what did those people do that I didn’t? What else could I have done to request a 2 top? Are they better customers? It wasn’t like we were asking to move to a 4 top table with 2 people. She wasn’t apologetic and wasn’t really very nice.
Unfortunately the night didn’t recover. The food was not as good as I remembered (what I remembered being the best dish was my least favorite, the chicken wings were great) and it all came out at the same time even though the waiter said they would pace it. So we were in and out in an hour and went and got dessert and drinks at another restaurant. And a 2 top was still available when we left which was the ultimate insult!

I would suggest to the hostess to come up with a better excuse for the seating if you aren’t going to allow it and try to pace the dishes. There was a nice woman (the manager or owner?) who apologized for us being on the end and was very nice. Too bad she wasn’t around at the beginning! Sorry, but even with the great experience the first time it left such a bad taste we won’t be returning.

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MB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great service and amazing food. the ambiance is wonderful - always feels that friends are having a great party.My favorite !

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

They charged me for each small soda water out of the bar gun. Not Perrier, the bar soda gun. Something like this definitely turned me off to Mott St

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MH
11 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

We had a reservation. The restaurant was about 50% full when we arrived, but we had to wait 10 minutes to be seated. Once seated, it took 11 minutes for a server to talk to us. We were actually putting our bottle of wine ($35 corkage, the most I have ever encountered in Chicago) away to leave when the waiter finally came over. We tried to order on that first visit, but he would not let us do that. It took a long time to get our food, a long time to get served, a long time to get our bill.

That said, the food was absolutely excellent and we were very happy with the food. If they do carryout, I'll probably consider it. I would not be interested in eating at the restaurant again unless their service drastically improves, and I will be recommending the same to my friends.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, sharing portions. Food comes out as it's prepared so you have to order smartly. For example, our brussel sprouts came last, after we finished eating 3 other plates. I would still go back and recommend to others.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious!

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