Hyper Seasonal Fare in Logan Square
One of Logan Squares best restaurants has reopened their outdoor patio. Cellar Door Provisions had been on and off since the pandemic but outdoor dining is back. The wine bar has beeb considered one of the city’s best neighborhood type spots since it’s opening and the introduction of a dinner service.
Though there’s a menu online it’s not updated as much as the actual menu itself. Cellar Door takes full advantage of what’s local and what’s in season so the menu is switched up regularly. Now would be a good time to go as items like tomatoes are in season and on menu. A plate of them with golden plums and saffron was my favorite dish of a recent meal we enjoyed on the nicely decorated patio.
The bread at Cellar Door has a ton of fans and rightfully so. A nice chunk of warm porridge bread comes thickly sliced with a mouth watering butter as well as pickled vegetables available as an add on. The menu is small so we were able to try what equated to pretty much everything and my other favorite plate of the night was a piece of country bread served up with a whole sardine and a roasted green chile on top. This was something I might expect to be served in San Sebastian or somewhere. Other dishes weren’t as big of hits as the first couple but that might’ve been bc of personal preferences. A plate of Treviso and Buffalo Taleggio wasn’t to my liking (not the biggest cheese fan) while an order of mussels escabeche was refreshing but I prefer mussels served steaming hot. We ended the meal with an extra tart raspberry sorbet that had great texture from all the fresh raspberries mixed in. This was pretty much exactly what we wanted and we got it on what was a perfect summer night. Cellar Door is one of those spots that has the power to transport you somewhere mid-meal. What I like about places like Cellar Door Provisions is you can always count on something interesting coming out of their kitchen. Not everything is a home run but most of it is a hit.
Cellar Door Provisions
3025 W Diversey Ave
Chicago, IL 60647