The newest member of the Rosebud family of Italian eateries has an impressive selection of wine, almost 200 of which are available for less than $99 a bottle. They are stored in every crevice of the front dining area, which features a communal high-top table and four-tops next to the large windows that open up to the patio and flat screen TV. Away from the street is a wooden bar lined with red stools and even more alcohol. The larger dining leads to an intimate alcove with a U-shaped red leather booth that seats a couple dozen.
For those craving a non-liquid meal, the menu is stocked with rustic Italian dishes. Start with an assortment of cheese and salami or crostini with chicken liver and mustard, whipped lard and black truffles, or Ceci beans and preserved lemon. A contemporary approach to bar food led to the creation of fried giardiniera, scotch eggs and short rib tartare. Larger plates include veal agnolotti with morel mushrooms, goat cheese gnocchi and cap steak with bone marrow.
Happy hour is in good hands with chef Michael Ponzio, who worked at Spiaggia, Osteria di Tramonto and Maison Bistro before moving to Rosebud. Don’t take our word for it, check out the grand opening on June 27 or peek inside via the gallery below.
6 W. Hubbard St.; 312-494-1200