Mott Street, a restaurant on Ashland near Wicker Park, serves interesting, delicious Asian-influenced food.
We had a great time at Mott St! The food is excellent and fun to share with people. I highly recommend the pork jowl! The service was a bit slow which was a little annoying but it was a beautiful day to sit outside. The servers themselves were really nice and great to interact with.
Great experience as always
Good time. Solid place. Mushrooms were the highlight.
Negatives: pace of plates coming out was uneven. We would get two at a time then wait 25m for the next one.
The fish was the bomb.
We had such a lovely time at Mott St! Our food was incredible and the staff was super fun, friendly, had great recommendations. Perhaps my favorite dining experience in Chicago!
All wonderful. The food, service, setting all came together for a wonderful food experience.
Excellent food, drinks, and service
I will start by saying that the only reason I gave Mott St a 4 out of 5 is because upon entering the, the hostess was unfriendly and a little snarky, she also made us feel a bit awkward. After observing her behavior throughout the course of our meal we figured she may just not be the friendly type. Fortunately, after being seated the rest of the staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. The food is certainly unique - I would recommend leaving your picky friends at home and bringing someone who is adventurous and willing to try new things as their menu is quite diversified. We had the brussel sprouts, dumplings, mussel hot pot and cat fish. The flavors were on point and dishes brought out in an ideal order (they bring it out as it's ready instead of all at once). I enjoyed a cocktail (forgot the name of it) which had cracked pepper in it - yum! The recommendation is to share plates, and I would suggest bringing no more than 4 people in a party just based on the small restaurant size and shared plate sizes. Overall, great experience minus the first impression with the hostess. We will definitely return to try some different plates.
Been wanting to try this place for years and it didn’t disappoint. Went for our anniversary and I had notated that in my reservation. We sat down and they brought us each a glass of cava! We sat outdoors and it was a warm evening. The music was summery and it felt like we were on vacation! I ordered the slushie rum drink which was perfect! I really enjoyed the steamed buns and the burger. Everything had such great flavor! Don’t skip this place!
I had made a reservation for my boyfriend and I on our last night before he left for Europe for a couple weeks. We showed up about 10 minutes late and had expected that there may be a wait to get us situated. The hostess wasn’t super friendly but I don’t really expect everyone to be “on” all the time. She told us it would be a few minutes (despite there clearly being over 50% of the indoor tables unoccupied, but still we were not bothered; figured there was some method to this madness). There’s no where to wait really, so we were standing in the 2-3 feet of space between the bar and the dining room tables, which made for a pretty awkward and uncomfortable wait. After about 10 minutes another staff member came up to ask us if we had a reservation, so clearly we were back to square one. After about 15 minutes or so we were seated. It took a comical amount of time for a server to come to us, but again, these things happen. It may have just been confusion with ourselves and the party sitting next to us. They have communal seating here for the most part, Which would be fine if there were more space. Myself and the people sitting to the left and right of me had no where to put purses and the table was quickly cluttered and messy. At one point the server mistakenly poured water on my food and the table while filling my glass and maneuver around everything, and then just left it. The food however, was amazing, and everything came out of the kitchen with perfect timing; no complaints there. We had the empanadas, calamari, bread w/ chipotle butter, wings, the burger, short rib, cider donuts, mango rice, chocolate bananas, and nearly every cocktail on the menu. Everything tasted fantastic. Other than a poorly planned dining room/bar layout and a lacking personality department , everything was good. I would probably order carry-out from here if it’s offered, but can’t really see myself dining-in again.
The food was creative. Good fusions between korean and western foods. Some of the foods were too buttery but overall it was a good experience
The food here is amazing! You cant beat it. Definitely a very unique dining experience. You sit at communal tables sometimes and very close to other people, so take that into consideration! But if you’re in the Chicago area, this has to be a stop!
Food was tasty, creative...fun to try lots of plates with our group of six. Really loved the brussel sprouts, chicken wings, calamari and potato and onion bread. Mussels had so much spice that it overwhelmed the other flavors. Enjoyed the crispy sticky rice on the stuffed cabbage but seemed like a misnomer because you could not taste the cabbage. Really wanted to try the highly rated burger but had to make a late reservation because we just arrived in Chicago that evening and could not order a burger from the table OR go to the bar to order. Boo! Fun, lively atmosphere but also very noisy! So hard to talk to each other...could barely hear the person next to you. Service was good.
Wow. Three of us went for (my) Mother's Day Brunch. We all loved our entrees--I had the eggplant benedict and was positively swooning. We also shared the yummy kimchi hash browns, and had delicious coffee. Service is wonderful. Can't wait to go back and try it for dinner.
I’d been dying to try the burger and it lived up to expectations! Juicy two patties with an Asian peanut sauce flair. Also wasn’t so big that I felt stuffed after!
Best burger in the city. Knowledgeable service. Non-pretentious crowd. Excellent setting.
We went for my girlfriend's birthday. We had a party of 7, which included 1 vegetarian. The food was amazing, shareable for all the omnivores, limiting our vegetarian friend's meal, but the rest of us had a blast! We also had 2 people at the table order the burger, which lived up to the hype.
I had a fantastic time with my friend. We sat at the east end of the bar. Although close to the entry for service, there is nothing better than getting to see how the magic happens. My friend ordered a classic domestic beer, and although Mott didn't carry the vintage, our Bartender (Jeremy I believe) was quick to recommend a couple other delicious lagers. Also, the food was flavorful and presented well. We both had the burger, split the dumplings and cauliflower, and were surprised with a dish the chef had been experimenting with in kitchen. Another great experience at a top-notch establishment!
Absolutely original and creative menu made this a very memorable meal.
All was good. A great place for dates. It was a beautiful night.
We booked 2 weeks in advance. The day before received a confirmation for our reservation. We get to Mott Street and it was closed. Understand pipes break, etc but would’ve been nice to call the reservations in advance and notify them of the situation.
Food here is straight up delicious! Staff is very knowledgable and very professional, definitely a must try in Chicago!
Mott St was excellent! Burger ranks high; one of the best in the city. There was a lot of thought and effort put into the cocktails and food, and either disappointed. Everything was delicious! Given the crowded restaurant scene in Chicago, Mott St's fantastic food and better service allow them to stand out. The bartenders and server (Steven) were vested in making a pleasant experience their guests. It's been awhile since I have received that level of service. Combine that with one of the best burgers I have ever had... I'll be back.
Great with kids!!!
Mott St was wonderful! It's a neighborhood gem with Asian-fusion inspired dishes to share. The service was attentive and the vibe is artsy and fun.
Mott St is pure gold. I will be buried there.
Very interesting variations on the food menu, and the cocktails were also excellently creative!
We had a great date night at Mott St! The food was quite tasty. We enjoyed the Brussels sprouts, fried rice, dumplings, imperial rolls, and stuffed cabbage. Our favorites were the Brussels sprouts and dumplings, closely followed by the imperial rolls. The stuffed cabbage was not at all what we were expecting, but I did find it to be delicious! I don’t think my husband was sold on that dish, however. In hindsight, wouldn’t order the fried rice again. I’m a big fan of fried rice and this one just wasn’t anything to write home about.
Service was great! Our server, Steve, was very helpful with recommendations and very attentive and helped keep our table clean as dishes were served on a rolling basis. Many others also stepped in to deliver our food, refill water, etc. we definitely felt well taken care of.
The ambiance was nice, really liked the atmosphere/decor. We were glad we went on the early side (or reservation was at 6:15) because it did get a bit louder later on and the tables are rather close together.
Food was nothing special and was very expensive for brunch.. bloody Mary was all ice.
I think Mott St. was one of the best dining experiences that I have ever had. Their Sunday brunch was exquisite, we ordered the kimchi fried rice served in a hot pot, and I would eat it every day of my life. Also their shareable menu was creative and very affordable. Will recommend to every person who comes to visit/lives in Chicago. Will come again, and again.
I think the food is great but when we got our dessert i think it was the black sticky rice. The rice was undercooked, it was very hard. The flavor was delicious but it could of been better if the black rice dessert was cooked.
Also our server was good at the start but when we started getting our food she never checked up on us to see how we are doing, also she handed the bill to us right away while we just started eating our dessert. We felt rushed and we didn’t ask to get the bill.
The atmosphere was fun.
Loved this place!! My boyfriend and I split everything, we especially liked the everything wings and Brussels sprouts. Very tight seating but fun for a date :)
The place was packed and we had a 6:45 reservation. It took a little while to get seated, but they brought us drinks while we waited. Once we were seated the gave us some of the chicken wings comped! They front of the house service as well as the wait staff was so amazing, I can't say enough good things! The food was so good it was just an added bonus!
I want to start by expressing my gratitude to a great staff cumulatively to make my first anniversary with my girlfriend such an amazing experience. The hostesses and servers were extremely receptive and accommodating to our requests and questions. They maximize every square inch of the establishment and I couldn't exactly maneuver around comfortably as a larger human being, but grateful they used every available space to fit seating. That being said the food was sublime, appreciating the flavor development and textures. Would recommend this place to everyone, but make sure you have a reservation. Unless you want to try your luck in getting a seat at the bar.
Great burger and loved the mushroom appetizer
Really good food and energetic atmosphere. Drinks are really unique and the service is great.
Unique, delicious, eclectic, fun. Mango sticky rice was outstanding!
Everything was delicious!!!
I met a friend here for dinner to catch up. We had a wonderful time! Good vibe and we can't wait for the patio to open! We will be back!!
Note - serving sizes for small plates should be 4 instead of 3 pieces. :)