Fado Irish Pub in River North. Beer time! (5/5 stars)
Posted by ChicagoismynewBlog! on April 30, 2009
Before our random visit to Molly’s Cupcakes, James, Melody, Anna, and I went for a LATE dinner at Fado Irish Pub, located at 100 W. Grand Avenue, in Chicago’s River North neighborhood. Now, the reason for my all caps lock LATE is because we went at around 8pm at no fault of my own…Melody…so all of our appetites were ready for some good food and beer. To me, Fado Irish Pub is decorated like a medieval log cabin, perhaps an Irish medieval log cabin with basically every surface covered in wood. Our waitress was speedy, attentive without being too attentive, and very nice. Thinking back now, the food at Fado Irish Pub was some of the best pub food I’ve had in Chicago!
I ordered the corned beef reuben sandwich which was served on rye bread with cole slaw and fries on the side. I also ordered a Guinness and a Boddingtons. Not sure of prices, it was too good to pay attention.
Melody ordered the fish and chips which are lightly battered haddock with thick cut chips, tartar sauce, and homemade coleslaw. To polish off the meal and unless I’m mistaken, Melody ordered a Strongbow Cider. Melody and Anna say Fado Irish Pub’s fish and chips are the closest to the real thing that they had while in Ireland. Impressive.
Anna ordered the chicken cheesesteak which is tender chicken, mushrooms, and carmelized onions with American cheese on a hoagie roll. The sandwich is served with Fado’sown boxty straws which compare to Steak n’ Shake’s french fries. She also ordered a Strongbow Cider to top if off…correct me if I’m wrong Anna, Now, Anna was going to order the fish and chips but got self conscious about ordering the exact same thing as Melody. Lame.
James ordered the old fashioned cheesesteak which is steak, mushrooms, and carmelized onions with American cheese on a hoagie roll. His sandwich was also served with boxty straws. No beer for James though.