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About Mott Street

Mott St serves a menu inspired by the post-service cravings of a hungry Ruxbin team. Partners Chef Edward Kim, Jennifer Kim, Vicki Kim and Nate Chung are proud to share feel-good comforts, spanning oyster mushrooms in miso butter, everything wings to stuffed cabbage. Mott St is family style dining and eclectic cuisine paired with a pointed beverage selection.

1401 North Ashland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60622
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:


Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm, Brunch: Sunday 10:00am - 2:00pm

Cross Street:
Blackhawk

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(773) 687-9977

Website:
http://www.mottstreetchicago.com/

Parking Details:
There is parking directly behind the restaurant. Plenty of free parking on Blackhawk and Ashland.

Public Transit:
Division blue line stop

Executive Chef:
Edward Kim

Additional:
Bar Dining, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch

Mott Street Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (27)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (20)
Fun (18)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
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Casual (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Special Occasion (10)
Authentic (9)
Cozy (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Romantic (6)
Spicy (6)
Tapas (6)
Comfort Food (5)
People Watching (4)
Seasonal (4)
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Local Ingredients (4)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

The food was very good. The calamari was spicy and flavorful. The short ribs were in a good marinade but little meat unlike the pork chop which is massive. We didn’t have the same experience with the cocktails, which were a disappointment. Most tasted like the same limey base. After sampling quite a few off the list and having too many flavors, all four of us were ready to switch to dependable and plain vodka sodas when we learned there was no vodka. It appeared to be a full bar, so hopefully they will consider adding one more bottle to please their patrons.

Tags: Fun
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·Dined 4 days ago

I was disappointed that you cannot get the Mott Burger after 7pm if you are not sitting at the bar. From what I've heard, the whole reason to go to Mott Street is for the burger.

The "short ribs" were not your traditional short ribs. They were more steak like and tasted like gristle and super chewy - not the tender fall off the bone type of short ribs I've always had.

Overall, slightly disappointed in the food. Atmosphere was fun if you like to sit in a community table style and really get to know your neighbors.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Had a great experience going with my brother and his young son. They pulled up a high chair for my nephew and we had tremendous food. The food came out fast and the burger was easily too 5 in the city!

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 (Nashville)·Dined 4 days ago

The ambiance was amazing!! Loved the candlelight. The food was also perfect for date night

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·Dined 5 days ago

A restaurant truly unlike any other. The server was patient, and extremely helpful considering it was our first time. I remember asking vague questions about specific foods to which he knew exactly what I wanted and how to make something similar. Truly an experience I will never forget, not only because of the ingenuity of the food, and the flavor profiles, but also because the ambiance and kindness of our server. Being family style was also a nice touch.

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Casual, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Wings yes. Sprouts also yes. Tongue not so sure. Bread really good but leave the egg off. Pig jowl...still trying to figure out how I feel.
Cocktails great. Service incredible. Come back? Absolutely. Impressed with the experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Great service and excellent food. Had our daughters with us both under 9 years old and they found favorites on the menu.

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

We absolutely love this place. The food is amazing and the drinks are worth your money.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion, Fun, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Food was great. Drinks were good. Communal seating can be problematic if you don't have a loud voice.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Everything was good except our waiter failed to mention the steak MP was $166 (almost double than 5 star steakhouses).

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Great Asian fusion, interesting flavors and combinations, lots of options.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Delicious and inventive Korean/fusion food. But most dining is communal tables, and timing was on the rushed side, all pointing toward the restaurant wanting to flip seating. Multiple servers were knowledgeable and their call on the number of shared plates to order was spot on.

Tags: Spicy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Mott St never disappoints - service is always on point and the food is amazing. Love the wings and the potato bread - but also the calamari was one of my favorites. They don’t bread it and it has a good kick to it. 10/10 recommend Mott st

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 2017

The Asian influence on the food is great. The communal tables are good but can get a bit crowded. Would recommend this to friends

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 (New England)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Tasty food in a small space. People constantly bumping into you, including the servers.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Mott Street really wowed me! Every dish was flavorful and well thought out, and the cocktails were delicious as well. We left dinner eager to go back and try items we didn't order. The service was great. Although it was busy, they didn't rush us at all, but they were still attentive. They spaced out our order appropriately, which many restaurants fall short on. Overall, I would recommend Mott Street to anyone looking for a very tasty, fun dining experience!

Tags: Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Enjoyed a great family brunch here on a Sunday. Food options were unique and delicious. Absolutely make a reservation otherwise you will have to wait. Staff was super accommodating and seated our incomplete party which helped since we had a toddler with us. 10/10 would dine again.

Tags: Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The host staff is horrible. We tried to add friends to our reservation a few days previous and was put on hold for such a longtime that I eventually hung up. My friend called also to make the additions and was rebuffed. We were running a few minutes late and called l to give them a heads up and were given a snooty reply that we basically had a 15 min grace period and if we were later would be treated as a walk in. When we arrived we were seated at a giant communal table next to a group of 4 that had 2 kids. We sat with much trepidation, thankfully the kids were too tired to be naughty. Ultimately the food was good and the waitstaff knowledgeable and attentive.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

2nd time here. 1st experience much better than the last. We had a 7 course menu. I think that was part of our mistake. Courses chosen for us were not exactly ones I'd choose for myself. But there were a couple other problems. Shrimp were starting to turn as were the tiny shrimp in another dish that ruined the flavor of it.

Kitchen and/or service were extremely slow between a couple of courses. We easily could have been done in an hour, hour and a half and were there over 2 hours.

This place is definitely a see and be seen place. Might be more fun with a group than on a date. At least on a Saturday night at 8:45, which is the earliest we could get our reservation.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Asked for a different table and we had to wait a very long time for hostess to make the switch, although several other parties of two were seated. We were made to feel that we not important.

Also, when order arrived that was incorrect I politely said to the employee who delivered it that I did not order it. Her response was , "yes u did". The waitress then came over and appropriately apologized for the error.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 25, 2017

This was a great experience. All the food was delightful and the cocktails great. They do have an oddball thing where they don't have vodka though.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great food, but we were told to order too much food! Waiter was nice but not attentive.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Beer selection small — only three on draft — but all local and excellent. Burger, brussel sprouts, and wings were delicious. We agreed Mott’s burger is better than Cheval.

Tags: Tapas, Hot Spot
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Had several dishes and all hit their mark, would definitely go back to try other items that we were too full to try.

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 15, 2017

We love Mott Street! Evenings are candlelit, good music, food is always awesome. The servers give great picks and you can order any combination of plates and they'll space the meal our perfectly

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

One of my favorites in Chicago. There were approximately 8 items on the menu that were under serious consideration. Choices range from more traditional brunch items to Asian influenced dishes. You won't be disappointed with a trip to Mott Street.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

I love this place. Like everyone else, I wish I could always get the burger, but everything I've had there has been delicious. Especially the Brussel sprouts and wings.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 8, 2017

If you have a party of more than 2, count on sharing your table with another party. Seating is TIGHT. We had a party of 3 and had to share the long table with another party of 3. We were having girls dinner out so sharing with another party was not ideal. The food is good but overpriced and portions are small but meant to be shared. We will not be dining here again.

Tags: Healthy
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

nice brunch

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The atmosphere at Mott St is amazing. Really fun vibe with lovely decor. The food however is not as great. The bone marrow was not very flavorful, and the gai lan (sp?) had way too much flavor and was too salty. The scallops and the pork-katsu were good. I'd say the dishes are more hit or miss and slightly overpriced for what they're offering. The drinks were good, and I'd definitely come back for the atmosphere of the restaurant.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Tapas
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 2, 2017

The food was great. The service was disappointing. My friend and I had a 630 reservation and at 810 they asked us to close out our check because they needed our table. We both had 1/2 a drink left and were surprised by the request. We were told by our server that they only plan on guests staying for 1 hour and 30 mins and they can’t accommodate beyond that. Had I known there was a limit on how long we were allowed to stay I would have selected a different restaurant.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 29, 2017

This is the BEST Cheeseburger in the city! Fellow Iowan Katie was a fantastic server and even adjusted quickly and effortlessly when a friend joined us late.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Service: Three of us had a reservation and ate at the long communal table in the middle of the restaurant. We ordered about eight dishes to share. We were instructed to place the entire order at once, presumably so the kitchen could properly pace the dishes. However, they came out one on top of the other; my friends and I do not eat slowly (we often joke about how unhealthly fast we often do eat), but we felt like we were racing to keep up and or create space on the narrow table. We ate around 9pm and the dining room was not very full, so I am not sure what the rush was. I gave three stars for service because of this pacing issue. The waitstaff and bartender were all very friendly and helpful, however.

Food: The calamari bokum, sichaun shrimp, gai lan, and cabbage "roll" were our favorites -- full of familiar flavors in unexpected combinations. After finishing up our meal, we headed to the bar; we could not help ourselves -- we had to try the famed burger. We had some cocktails while we waited (and to aid in our digestion) that were outstanding. Mine was described as something like a scotch old fashioned with bitters

The burger: First, we found it rather obnoxious/precious that it was only served at the bar, but put up with it to taste what the fuss was all about. And it was...good. Not a "destination" burger. Not something for which I would make a special trip. My friend remarked that the grind of the beef was so fine that it made for a really dense patty. And all of the ingredients/toppings kind of tripped over each other. I got none of the pickled jalapeno flavor. Likewise, the sweet potato shoestrings added little flavor and were so fine added little in the way of texture either. The bun also had a little crunch to the top, which while not an issue in and of itself, it made biting through the burger a total mess. This all may seem nitpicky, but when you have the lofty "best burger in Chicago" label, we were expecting more.

Tags: Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great food, great vibes, all around a great experience. Menu is designed as shared plating with so many delicious options to choose from - my favorites were the mussels and wings. Burger served at your table if you're seated before 7, definitely worth trying to catch (otherwise just a bar item). Will definitely be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Tapas, Special Occasion, Fun, Casual, Cozy, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Food was not at all up to par with its popularity/hype, overall very disappointing apart from the drinks, service and ambiance.

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·Dined on October 27, 2017

LOVE LOVE LOVED. We had a hard time deciding what to get because there were SO many great options. Everything was cooked to perfection, tasted fresh and flavorful. I will definitely be coming back!

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·Dined on October 26, 2017

They are not explicit that you can't order burgers at the table, so if you make a reservation--they will give your reservation up and make you wait for the bar to eat dinner.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Short rib was awful..avoid it
We ordered 5 items
Thought they would be paced out
1 was delivered very timely
And then 4 were delivered which included 2 big plates all at the same time. Not good!!
Felt rushed w the pace. So not relaxing and enjoyable
Chef has good flavors but short rib really threw us off.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 22, 2017

I went for Sunday brunch and got the Mott burger. Although it was good, I wouldn't call it the best burger I've ever had (as I've heard from others). The service was super attentive, and it had a great vibe, so I'll be back again to try different dishes!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

this meal was fantastic. standouts were the bread, the oyster mushrooms, the mentaiko udon, the mind-blowing purple mango sticky rice. the outside patio is also lovely.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining
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