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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.
Chicago, IL 60622
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm, Brunch: Sunday 10:00am - 2:00pm
$30 and under
Discover, MasterCard, Visa
There is parking directly behind the restaurant. Plenty of free parking on Blackhawk and Ashland.
Division blue line stop
Bar Dining, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch
Mott Street Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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