The Publican

  • 4.25 star rating
4.2 rating over 3 reviews


837 W Fulton Market ( )

Chicago, IL 60607

Neighborhoods: West Loop

Description: The Publican is a American and Casual dining restaurant where most Menuism users came for fun with friends, paid between $25 and $50, and tipped more than 18%.
Tags: American, West Loop, Casual dining, OpenTable, Reservations, Casual, Extensive Beer List, and Good for groups
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  • If beer's your thing, this is your place. There's 100 bottled ales, lagers, stouts and ciders, plus 10 beers on tap.
  • Those looking for a bit more privacy should grab one of the booths with swinging doors. If you're in a hanging-out kind of mood, score one of the stand-up tables at the front of the restaurant.
  • Every day but Sunday, the restaurant serves an edited menu of oysters (as in plump, salty and smoky Hog Islands from California) and ham-based dishes (think pork rinds) from 3:30pm to 5pm prior to dinner service.
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From OpenTable: 

From the team behind Blackbird and avec comes this homage to beer, pork, and fish. Executive Chef Paul Kahan and Chef de Cuisine Cosmo Goss have developed a network of proveyors to supply the restaurant with hand-selected, sustainably-harvested fish and seafood as well as sustainably-raised heirloom pork to anchor a rustic menu of simple, eclectic fare. The extensive international beer list, developed by partners Eduard Seitan and Terry Alexander, features 100 or so ales, lagers, stouts and ciders by the bottle, 12 of those available on tap. Like Blackbird and avec, The Publican is a design partnership from the James Beard Award-winning team of Thomas Schlesser and partner Donnie Madia.

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The Publican

  • 4.0 star rating
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Beer, Pork and Oysters

Extensive beer list? Check. Awesome raw bar? Check. Variety of pork cuts? Check. Three for three equals epic win.

I had the oyster sampler and it was an orgiastic journey through bivalve mollusk heaven. Yes, those slimy, briny sea creatures! Some, like the kumamoto were crisp and clean while others, like rappahannock were rather creamy. Mussels were lightly salty, but the real kicker was the broth. We were provided a loaf of crusty bread to mop up the buttery broth.

The real celebrity of Publican is the meat selection. Say what you will about the beer and the seafood, but the meats provided, specifically of the pork variety, are heavy-hitters. We had an order of the Potee and we were undone. A barrage of sausage, tenderloin and veal breast. Gawd…

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December 28, 2010

  • 5 star rating

sooo tasty!

the Publican is easily one of the best restaurants i have eaten at. i have visited many many times and talked with most of the staff and have eaten my way through most the menu. Michael, Kimberly, Jordan... thank you!

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July 14, 2010

  • 1 star rating

What is all the hype? Not impressed at all

I was excited to try this place after taking a look at all the great reviews. However, after having incredibly slow service by our server as well as being completely confused by the menu selection I changed my mind. The server told me it…

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The Publican is located near the cities of Pilsen, Armour Square, Near South Side, Mc Kinley Park, and Near West Side.
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