Usually when I review a restaurant, my guest is the Baron or for those times when girlie time is in order, my friend Melissa joins me. But every now and then, Joel pulls up a seat to the table and it’s a great way to see how a restaurant can also cater to the kiddies. Thankfully Joel has gotten his share of restaurant exposure and [for the most part] is well behaved. A recent experience we all had together was for brunch at a brand spanking new restaurant, ARTango Bistro. Located in the Ravenswood neighborhood on the north side of Chicago sits this beautiful restaurant that’s full of culture and delicious cuisine…
ARTango Bistro is a combination of artistic expression and fresh Latin fare with unique ingredients. Our original take on South American cuisine will guide you through a thrilling journey of sights, colors, aromas and flavors.
Our menu features a combination of Argentine and Venezuelan heartiness and Peruvian spiciness with a fresh and healthy modern twist. We use fresh ingredients specific to the Southern hemisphere such as quinoa, mango, avocado, aji peppers, pears, and yams.
Menu highlights include arepas (Venezuelan corn flour buns stuffed with meat or veggies), empanadas, lomo saltado, Argentine-style steak, and eggs Benedict. We also offer Bristol Italian coffee.
When we visited, the restaurant had just opened four weeks prior. Starting off with brunch and lunch, they have kicked things off on the right foot. And speaking of feet, this restaurant has strong ties to tango along with art, hence the name…
ARTango is a place where you can enjoy tango music and dance and experience authentic Argentine culture. Tango gives us a chance to connect with another person…in embrace. ARTango is our own little Buenos Aires in Chicago where everyone can feel the heat of the milonga nights.
Our space is gracious yet edgy, modern yet rustic and was crafted and designed by local artists and architects. With exposed brick walls, a beautiful bar, and hand-crafted light fixtures and furniture, ARTango is a unique and artsy space. The walls are decorated with photographs, paintings, murals and installations by local artists.
Candied walnuts and Balsamic Reduction
Grilled Red Pepper finished with Malbec Sauce