Lincoln Square's Prix Fixe Officially Opens in Chicago
Prix Fixe Restaurant Opens in Lincoln Square
Chicago is full of all kinds of restaurant gimmicks, but Prix Fixe (4835 N. Western Ave., 773-681-0651) — an eatery that serves its locally sourced, European inspired fare only from a prix-fixe menu — is one I can get behind. Owned by husband-and-wife team John Fuente and Alisa Gaylon (both of whom have spent time at Chicago's Le Cordon Bleu), the 34-seat space in Lincoln Square offers a three-course menu (each course has three to four options) for a mere $35. if that's too much for you, Prix Fixe will also let two diners split three courses for $50.
Prix Fixe officially opens this Saturday (though serving dinner tonight and tomorrow as well), and features dishes including goat-cheese gnocchi with mushrooms, parsley, garlic, and an herb broth; coq au vin with lardon, pearl onions, egg noodles, and thyme; and vanilla bean crème brûlée with cinnamon tuile and maple macaroon cookies. In addition, this week Prix Fixe introduced a menu of small plates (two for $8, three for $11, four for $14, five for $17) including a whole-wheat flatbread with caramelized onion, goat cheese, arugula and parmesan cheese straws with a roasted garlic dip. To add to the wallet appeal, Prix Fixe is currently BYOB while they're waiting for their liquor license, so make your reservation soon!