In Meat-Heavy Chicago, A Shrine to Vegetables
“Wood-grilled maitake mushrooms arrived sandwiched between a rich butternut squash purée and vivid orange ribbons of more butternut squash, with a nutty ricotta salata crumbled over the whole brilliant thing."
Review: The West Randolph Spot has Brilliant Moments, Especially in the Dessert Category.
“The ever-changing menu is small but contains moments of inspiration. Thinly sliced lemons and slivers of sweet potato both get tempura-fried and dipped in a balsamic-hazelnut sauce—and emerge heroic. Even more impressive are the butter dumplings."
Bad Hunter is Good
“The wildly creative food presents a level of ambition and inventiveness not often encountered at lunch..."
Review: Vegetable-focused Bad Hunter blooms along Randolph's Restaurant Row
“One of the menu's prominent hits is the root-vegetable Bolognese, which absolutely nails the traditional texture while luxuriating in a porcini-rich tomato and red wine sauce. "
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“Bad Hunter. If there's a better name for a veggie-focused restaurant, I haven't heard it. There actually will be some animal protein on the menu by chef Dan Snowden, but don't count on a lot of it. Paved flooring and lots of greenery will evoke an English garden look. ”
Veggie-Centric Restaurant Coming to Randolph Row
“The concept gives Restaurant Row a type of cuisine it's lacking and a contrast to the burger bonanza on the other side of the space.”
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“The hits just keep on coming from Heisler Hospitality, the group behind Queen Mary, Sportsman’s Club and Pub Royale. Next up is Bad Hunter, a vegetable-focused restaurant and bar in the West Loop beside their tavern, Lone Wolf. Designed to conjure images of a lush English garden, the relaxed, sunny space is a refreshing change of pace for Restaurant Row. ”