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." 

the new york times

Best new restaurants, 2017

"Bad Hunter is legit, and it also serves a few proteins. Dan Snowden’s challenging cuisine, such as tempura-fried sweet potato and lemon slices with a balsamic-hazelnut sauce, renders the old lentil-and-tofu approach irrelevant forever more."

chicago magazine

Bad Hunter is Good

“The wildly creative food presents a level of ambition and inventiveness not often encountered at lunch..."

crain's chicago business

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. "

chicago tribune

50 Don't-Miss New Restaurants to Try This Summer in Chicago

“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. ”

chicago tribune

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.”


15 Most Anticipated Summer Openings in Chicago

“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. ”